[Note: This story arc continues from The Uncanny X-Men #362 - The Hunt For Xavier! Part One: Meltdown]
Storm, Colossus, Rogue and Gambit have flown to Tajikinistan to search for Professor Charles Xavier, whose mutant bio-signature was traced to this location. Due to horseplay on Gambit’s part, he and Colossus plummet into a deep crevasse. Using her weather-controlling power, Storm cushions their impact and they get up unharmed. Fortunately, the X-Men find themselves a short hike from an icy monastery were they believe Xavier to be.
Their arrival has been witnessed by a monk within, and he runs to warn a young woman and a small girl that, “it’s back!” The child replies that she and “Charley” will stop it.
Outside, Gambit blasts the doors open with his energized cards, and, upon entering, they find dozens of dead monks, their bodies frozen in terrified poses. As the X-Men explore the chamber, they are being observed by an electronic presence. Soon the team finds what appears to be a huge mirror, but, they soon learn, is actually a portal. Boldly, they pass through only to find a bizarre space where their bodies deem distorted, and their deepest fears grip them. Due to her experience with multiple personalities, Rogue is the least affected and she tries to help the others.
Elsewhere, the woman, Renee, asks the girl if her defence is working, but the girl is unsure. Meanwhile, the Cerebro construct, which had been hidden, approaches the mirror portal.
The X-Men nearly recover, so the girl pushes harder, and their environs again go insane. Rogue detemines that emotional responses are able to quell the unreality of their surroundings, so she and Storm implore the others to focus on emotional moments from their pasts.
Feeling the emotional feedback, the child realizes her targets are not her true foe, and she relents, allowing the X-Men to shatter their mind-bending prison to escape.
The mutants find themselves face-to-face with Renee and the girl, Nina. She recognizes the X-Men, and Storm asks about Xavier, but before her questions can be answered, the group are found by Cerebro, intent on eliminating the mutants.
[Note: This story arc continues in The Uncanny X-Men #363 - The Hunt For Xavier! Part Three: When You're Unwanted]