When Enoby, Willow and B'loody Mary arrive at Tom's store, he helps them by showing them the real goff clothes he keeps hidden from the posers and prepz. He gives Ebony some free clothes because she looks so hot in them.
When he asks her if she's going to the concert that night, she says yes, introduces herself, and he does the same - and says that he might see her there. However, Ebony points out that she's going with Draco, and calls him a 'sick perv'. The narrative implies he would have begged her to go with him, but Hargrid shows up at that point to demand Ebony returns to the school. It's mentioned that Tom would help the goths out with makeup and stuff if HE wanted because he's into fashion, due to his bisexuality.
The last time the story mentions Tom Rid is when Ebony inexplicably discovers him in Professor Sinister's office. He gives Ebony some "new cloves," including some "stilton" boots, blood red "fishnetz" and a blak corset.
- "Yah u wouldn't believe how many posers ther are in this town man! Yesterday loopin and snap tried to buy a goffic camera pouch." He shook his head. "I dint even no they had a camera."
- "You know what I am gona give it to you free cause u look really hot in that utfit. Hey are you gonna be at the concert tonight?"
- Oh hi fuckers he said. Lizzen, I got u sum kewl new clovez.