Spider-Man and Kitty Pryde are miserable. They both feel isolated in their worlds, whether that be because he just dumped his longtime girlfriend because he fears for her safety or because she's the nerd among nerds. Still reeling from her breakup with Iceman, Kitty decides that she wants to ask Spider-Man out. Because of his previous appearance at the X-Mansion, she knows his name and decides to go for it. They go out on a date and have an amazing time. They stop Shocker (like that's hard to do) and share a kiss on a rooftop. Peter realizes that maybe having a girlfriend who can defend herself isn't such a bad thing to have.