The grieving New Mutants receive a letter from their former teammate, Magma, currently residing in Nova Roma with Empath. Her letter informs them how they got there. After a training session with the Hellions, which showed that Tarot was jealous over Magma whereas Empath seemed to have feelings for Amara, Magma receives a letter from her father, ordering her back to Nova Roma to get married. The White Queen, in the meantime, hints to Empath that she is aware of him subtly influencing Mara and tells him to accompany the girl, to make sure she can return and that her father is well disposed towards the Hellfire Club. On the way to Rio to Nova Roma, the private plane crashes and only Manuel and Amara survive, stranded in the rainforest. Amara’s time as an Amazon comes in handy for their survival, but despite Empath’s threats of forcing her she refuses to use her powers to call for help, afraid of burning down parts of the rainforest. They brave several threats together, either growing closer or arguing. When Amara is injured by a jaguar, Empath tries to force her to call for help. Amara kisses him. Days later, they are found by Nova Roman troops.
- Writer: Louise Simonson
- Artist: Jon J Muth