This takes place before the war happened But after in the story Scott and his friends decided that they wanted to steal a pie from Mrs. lewandowskis freezer. This scene is important because it displays a way kids don't seem to understand. This scene creates conflict. Scott and his friends don't think they just act and this is a true but, life lesson. After they steal the pie Mrs. lewandowskis catches them stealing the pie."she saw us, she is called our names.(pg 28)" As they run away they feel regret of stealing the pie."Was a Sara Lee frozen cheesecake really worth this much anxiety?(pg21)" It is starting at the rising action and then goes to a climax. I think next the consequence will be that they can't be able to see each other.