"HIGHER LEARNING" CONCLUDES! Ever wonder how and why Emma Frost became the White Queen? This conclusion to the first story arc reveals the life-altering decision young Emma makes, and the dire consequences she must face as a result.
The family was at the hospital and Adrienne tried to apologize to Emma. Emma can't read Adrienne's thoughts for some reason. Her father comes in and starts telling them they can't see Christian. Emma tries to go by herself but is restrained by her father, then her butler. Christian was finally allowed to sleep at the Frost mansion and he was resting in his bed watching the X-Men on the T.V. Emma comes in to visit him. Emma talks to him for a bit and she realizes how depressed he is and that he really wanted to kill himself. She and her sister have an argument again and Emma discovers pills in her mother's cabinet. Emma goes in her brother's room to find him not acting straight. She reads his mind and realizes he is high on heroin and knows who gave it to him. At first she thought it was Cordelia, but it wasn't and she has no idea who it was. She tries to tell her father and he pretended to mean every nice word he said. Later he would pick Emma to be the one he passes his assets to and sends Christian to a mental hospital. Emma declines the family fortune and yells at her father some more. She storms out of the house and goes off on her own.