|Dates run:||December 12-19, 2006|
|Read the logs:||Living Pele|
"He was always meant to betray you. That is all they do. Come here, rape our treasures and leave again."
Hell hath no fury... When Alex's girlfriend Vida sees him kissing his ex, Lorna, it sets in motion a plan to use his power to return Hawaii to its native people.
It begins on Thanksgiving in Hawaii, when Alex's girlfriend Vida sees him and Lorna kissing, unbeknown to either of them. Angry and humiliated, she runs to her mother, who just happens to be the leader of a local cult to the goddess Pele... and planning a ceremony to put the goddess' power into her daughter.
A month later, the preparations finished, Vida brings Alex a lunch of drugged tacos at the lab, since his mutant power is essential to what the cult have in mind, and the ritual begins. It goes off very successfully, and the world sees Pele take her first steps, bringing hugely increased volcanic activity to the island. The cult demand that all non-natives leave the island immediately, threatening to destroy it if this is not done.
The X-Men can't participate in this one, on the President's instructions, but Red X can and do, flying out to Hawaii to provide what aid they can. Meanwhile, Shiro sneaks away from the Red X tents in search of Alex (who is being kept drugged as a power source) and tracks him down after Alex manages to blow up the machine containing him. Vida/Pele comes after both of them, but Shiro attacks her while Alex thinks up and implements a plan to stop her once and for all.
It works, and the goddess withdraws from the girl so the power overload of Pele combined with Alex's power won't kill her. The crisis is ended, and the island starts to settle. Finally, Alex visits a weakened Vida at home... and forgives her.
Trivia and Meta
Tired of being a victim, Alex returned to the mansion and requested training in order to fully control his powers. Much to Scott's relief.