|Securing the Throne|
|Series: Tales from the Tuckerverse|
|Date: Mid-April, 2009|
|Preceded By: Return to Stillsville|
|Followed By: Hui's Nemesis|
Michelle Gim kidnaps Rachel Xanders, deciding to finally oust her as head cheerleader. Michelle also is hounded by Sandy Vanholt, who wants to know where they stand romantically. Michelle ends up spending time at the Balfour Boutique to relax before the cheerleader meeting but Kelli McAdams arrives and spots Rachel as one of the mannequins in the boutique, forcing Michelle to freeze her too. At the meeting, Michelle gets the votes to become captain of the squad and after the event freezes Pamela Flipspatrick, knowing she'll notice Kelli missing fairly quickly. Sandra Packlin meanwhile discovered Rachel was, in fact, her long-lost daughter that she'd given up for adoption back when she'd been going to Harvard. Michelle confessed her feelings to Sandy and they made love, only for Sandy to betray her the next day after learning about the Durga Hourglass. Sandy used Transmoxide to hypnotize Michelle, Kelli and Adora Morales to be her slaves and taunted Katrina Vanholt, also a mannequin at Balfour, claiming she was going to rule the world.