Professor Xavier gathers all thirteen X-Men, old and new. Sunfire explains that the favour with Krakoa was a one-shot deal and he would be returning to Japan. Colossus is uncertain of a future with the X-Men, but Storm states firmly that two days is barely enough of an assessment of the X-Men but she is willing to accept the professor’s offer to stay. Wolverine seconds her opinion. As does Banshee after some convincing by Xavier.
The original team, on the other hand, breaks the news that they are leaving the X-Men. Xavier is shocked that all of the original team are leaving: Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, Havok and Polaris. Wolverine calls out Marvel Girl on her “soap opera” appreciation speech, and that strikes a nerve with Iceman. Cyclops orders Iceman and Wolverine to break it up, but Wolverine has a problem with authority and challenges Cyclops. Havok questions Cyclops on his decision to stay or leave, but he has no answer for his brother.
Cyclops spends the entire night thinking it through. In the morning, he bids his original team mates farewell as he has decided to stay. Jean is disappointed that Cyclops would not be leaving with them. Cyclops explains that his life and purpose is the X-Men. The two lovers part with a kiss, and Cyclops watches as she walks out the door.
Shortly after sending the original X-Men off, Cyclops puts the new X-Men to training in the Danger Room. He quickly discovers that not all of them are team players, and have strong, and not to mention proud personalities, especially in Wolverine and Thunderbird. Cyclops is having trouble handling them without losing his temper. In a meeting with Xavier, Cyclops confides in him that managing the new team is exhaustive, and he has second thoughts on putting the X-Men before Jean, causing him to lose the love of his life.
On Muir Island, Moira MacTaggert receives a message from Xavier needing her assistance.
(Classic X-Men #2 is a reprint of Uncanny X-Men (Vol 1) #94.)