"This is Trish Tilby reporting live from a scene of total devastation in the heart of the Genoshan capital, Hammer Bay. It was just a typical day for the residents of this fine city before a group of super-powered mutants, calling themselves the 'Acolytes', appeared in the skies above and rained hell-fire down upon the unsuspecting innocents in the streets."
"Justifying their actions by claiming this as reprisals for the forced slavery of their kind in work-camps under the previous administration, the five mutants proceeded to commit wholesale slaughter and destruction until they were stopped by the timely intervention of the X-men, a vigilante group of mutants dedicated to the peaceful co-existence of our two races."
"The X-men seemingly gained the upper hand until the known mutant terrorist, Magneto, appeared on the scene, claiming leadership of the Acolytes and turning the tide of the battle. His attempt to withdraw from the scene with the X-men as hostages was thwarted, however, when an unknown mutant appeared and forced Magneto to retreat from the scene with his hands empty. A parting gift came in the shape of a three-story building being pulled down on top of the mutant and his well-known comrades. We wait to see if anyone has survived the impact…"
Rogue woke to find herself in complete darkness. After sitting up and taking a moment to get her bearings, she began to feel around for any other people, "Hey," She called out, "Anyone there?"
"Yeah, yeah, yeah." Logan replied gruffly, lifting himself up onto his elbows and sniffing the air "We're all here."
"An' where would that be?" She said, rubbing her eyes. "An' who turned out the lights? Ah can't see a thing."
"One, we ain't gone anywhere, I'm still getting the smells of the city, and I'd say we're buried under some heavy-duty amounts of rubble."
Rogue eyed her surrounding suspiciously, "Pretty lucky to have a handy-dandy clear spot open up on top of us like that."
"Yeah. Pretty lucky." Wolverine replied.
A strained laugh broke the silence, "I-it had n-nothing to d-do with luck."
"David?" Rogue said, straining to see the newest member of the team in the darkness. "Is that ya'll?"
"Yep, i-it's me"
"Where are ya?"
"You alright? You don't sound none to good."
There was a brief pause, "N-now that you mention it, no. I'm not." He replied tersely, "T-this stuff on my 'back' is pretty f-fucking heavy, and I don't think I'm gonna be able to h-hold it for much longer, so I'd appreciate any thoughts you might have on GETTING US THE HELL OUT OF HERE!"
"Whoa, way to go Mr Cool, Calm And Collected." They heard Shadowcat mutter groggily as she sat up next to, a gradually awakening, Gambit, cradling her head in her hands and trying to clear her thoughts.
"Kitty?" David called out, trying to keep the worry he'd felt for her when the building had collapsed onto them out of his voice. "You ok?"
"Hopefully," She replied bluntly, lifting herself up into a sitting position she tried to see the other X-men. "It's pretty dark in here, anyone got a light?"
"Your wish, cherie, is this Cajun's pleasure in making come true." Gambit said before taking out a playing card and charging it with a small amount of his kinetic power, the glow produced was enough for them to see everyone else in the enclosed space.
Kitty took a second, then a third look around, "Uh, David?" She asked.
"Where are you exactly?"