After months of practice, Charles Xavier has managed to beat the psychosomatic feedback his mental powers had created preventing him from walking in his new body. He decides to enjoy this newly acquired ability to playing basket ball. However, his game is ended when he's struck by yet another powerful mental scan and wonders what the alien force causing it could be. He is then visited by Storm who has come with her concerns over her lack of control over her powers, and her new more savage attitude and it's effects on Kitty. She wonders if she is going insane. Probing her mind, the Professor reveals that there is nothing wrong with her mentally. He points out that he doesn't know what's causing her change in personality and ethically cannot bring himself to alter her mind with his powers as it could do more harm than good.
Elsewhere in Salem Center, Kitty Pryde is out at the arcade with her friend Doug Ramsey playing in an arcade. after ranking the top score the game fries and the two are kicked out by the owner, telling them they are not welcome back as they hog the machine for hours and hardly spend any quarters. Going for lunch, Kitty confides in Doug about her feelings about Storm. She explains that with all her changes, the woman she cared for like a sister has become someone who frightens her and she doesn't know what to do. Doug pledges to be her friend as well, and then tells her that he is appointment at the Massachusetts Academy and asks Kitty about her time there. Kitty explains that she hated it there, however secretly recalls that it was run by the White Queen of the Hellfire Club. She wonders if her friend Doug is a target of the X-Men's enemy and wonders what she can do about it.
Back at Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Colossus spends time recovering from his injuries by chopping trees on the property. He is trying to come to terms with his feelings over Kitty. When Wolverine comes and forces him to talk about them, Colossus worries about their future given how she almost gave herself to the Morlocks and her new friendship with Doug Ramsey. He admits that he is insecure that Doug is everything Kitty could want and fears that he might lose her. Logan tells him that if he thinks that, he's lost her already.