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Sophia Marinos

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a character in “X-Men: Good and Evil”, as played by Kuukakulily

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Name: Sophia Marinos
Age: 16
Alias: Calypso
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

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Appearance: Sophia is fairly tall for her age standing at 5'9". She has slim physique that consists of a great deal of lean muscle which she gains from swimming so much. At most times, her skin is pale, though in the warmer months she gets a tan from spending a lot of time outside. She has a lovely oval shaped face with wavy, dark brown hair atop her head that reaches to the middle of her back. Sophia has brown eyes at most times, though they change to a brilliant baby blue when her ability is active. She has a large scar on her back from when she was badly burned at age 7. Her attire is comprised mostly of tank-tops, shorts, and flip-flops because she finds many clothes confining and is comfortable in her own skin. In the winter months, she'll wear loose-fitting sweaters and the like. She never really wears make-up because she finds it too time-consuming to put on.

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Personality: Sophia is best described as neutral. She is neither an overly-happy and bright individual, but neither is she completely heartless. She has a relaxed attitude at most times, preferring to go with the flow. She isn't very easily stressed out, finding alternate solutions to many of her problems. While she's not shy, Sophia doesn't go out of her way to talk to others. That being said, because of her relaxed nature, she is easily approachable, and many find her a great listener. She doesn't like talking about her own feelings or herself and is very good at avoiding such conversations.

While she isn't very easily angered, she can get mad and it is best to avoid her when such a thing happens. When she is angry or upset, she rants and yells in Greek. When she is angry or feeling any other strong emotion, her powers become unstable. She is pyrophobic, or has a strong fear of fire.


Powers/Abilities/Mutant Enhancements:
+Sophia's mutant ability grants her the ability to control water, allowing her to shape it, move it, and throw it. She is unable to produce it as of yet, so she needs a body of water to work from
+She can also breath underwater, allowing her to spend more time swimming and such.
Weaknesses:
-Her greatest weakness is fire. Not only is it her elemental opposite, but she has a strong phobia of it.
-Her power is not strong enough yet to produce water from the air and other places, so she must be near a body or source of water.
Alliance: Good
History: Sophia had an easy life in the beginning. She lived in Miami, Florida with her parents who loved and praised her and her little brother, Adrian, who was born when she was 5. She became a loving and attentive sister after his birth and did all she could to help out around the house. For two more years she was happy and healthy. Then, on her seventh birthday her home caught fire. Her father and brother died in the fire and Sophia gained a large, ugly scar on her back.

Her mother became a bitter and depressed person after the fire who drank too much too often. Sophia, being naive, didn't know what her mother was going through and didn't understand why her mother would blame her for everything. A few weeks after Sophia's ninth birthday, they were visiting the beach. Her mother stayed on shore while Sophia played in the waves. A large wave crashed over her and she was pulled under. She was unable to catch her breath before being pulled under and was struggling to breath. Her lungs cried out for sustenance and she began to lose consciousness. Once her body relaxed, water invaded her lungs and she regained consciousness almost immediately. Her lungs had evolved to accept the oxygen provided by water. She was able to find her footing on the shallow ocean floor and walked from the water. Nobody, not even her mother, saw her go under. She tried to tell her mother about it, but she just ignored her.

As the weeks went on, she discovered new things about herself. The water in the bathtub went where she wanted it to nd she could make waves with just a thought. She demonstrated this to her mother and she shunned her, calling her a "mutie freak" and all sorts of other names. Sophia took the rejection harshly and contacted her grandparents in Santorini, Greece. They accepted her and all her abilities and she was sent to live with them. She lived happily and comfortably with them for seven years before she was contacted by Xavier's Institute. She viewed this as an opportunity to learn new things and perhaps get in touch with her mother once again and accepted it.

So begins...

Sophia Marinos's Story

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The view coming up the driveway was breathtaking. It was that of an enormous mansion, cloaked in ivy with wide windows. This mansion housed and trained those of Sophia's kind, those who had abilities that everyday humans would not. She was no ordinary human however, she was a mutant. An evolutionary step-up for homo sapiens. She had an ability that many would envy and one she now took some measure of pride in, though it was hard-earned. Sophia could control and breath water like it was air.

Sophia was coming to the Institute from Santorini, Greece, where her grandparents hailed from. She enjoyed it there, surrounded by the beautiful Mediterrean Sea and the bright houses that lived on the shore. She moved there when she was very young, after her mother scorned her for what she was. It took the Institute quite some time to find her, but they were persistent in their pursuit of having her as a student. They reasoned that she could be a force to be reckoned with if she had the proper training.

AS the taxi stopped at the front door, Sophia jumped from the backseat, eager to begin her adventure here. The driver popped the trunk from which she gathered her few belongings. After emptying the trunk of it's contents, she went to the driver's side and paid him the money he was due and with that, the man left.

Around the mansion, young people could be seen laughing and smiling. She knew behind some of those smiles was a troubled past full of ridicule and contempt, much like hers. The fact that some of these young people could still smile and laugh was a testament to how well this school treated it's students and how welcome it made them feel.

She was unsure of how to proceed, but she had no time to decide before a young woman with bright red skin and horns came from the door. "We've been expecting you Sophia. Welcome to Xavier's Institute for Gifted Youngsters. My name is Nadia. I'll be something of a tour guide and adviser while you are with us. Come with me, and I'll show you the room in which you'll be staying."
And with a flourish, Nadia plucked her bags from the ground and led her through the front doors.

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Liz had been standing at the window watching the entrance to the school for hours now, observing the students that were entering the campus. She had been in this same room for a few months, waiting for this day and staying far from the students already on school grounds. She could feel paranoia creep up to clench at the inside of her throat and swallowed harshly for the fourth time that day. These people she would have no choice but to socialize with. She would be seeing them every. Single. Day. The scowl seemed to be permanently etched into her facial region. People brought drama. And drama meant emotions. And the word 'emotions' was spelled T-R-O-U-B-L-E for all concerned. Yet another sigh of many was heaved as her blue eyes gazed at the ground below with unease, her nose piercing itchy slightly.

The window, despite the sunshine outside, was cool to touch where it connected with the side of her face. It seemed to relax her muscles surprisingly, turning her expression to a blank slate. She had given up focusing on the people on the ground, Liz would meet them all soon anyway. And Nadia looked completely at home, heading out to meet each and every single one of them. She remembered the mutants cheer when she had stepped foot in the institute, following two professors anxiously from the car. The red skinned woman had seemed like a threat at first, with her yellow eyes seeing through them all eerily. And yet the smile and bubbly voice that emanated from from her simply made Liz want to stuff her hands in her jacket pockets and hold her head down to eliminate all theories that she was associated with the cheerful being. Simple annoyance came from the woman speaking, nothing more thank the gods.

Heaving a sigh she slipped away from the window and walked to the door, grabbing her jacket on the way and pulling it on to cover her Metallica T-shirt and bright pink hair. The jacket was loose, and hanging down to her mid thighs; the yellow symbol for peace with an angry red slash through it on the back. Over her plain black jeans and shiny black, lace up boots she looked like any other angry teenager. Excellent. She knew how to play that part rather well and anyone who saw someone who looked like her would simply turn and walk the other way. She didn't really want to leave her room, the desire and temptation was there to just sit at the window all day until summoned to meet her new classmates.... or inmates as she so affectionately thought of them. Yet there was a much stronger desire to grab some coffee while the halls were relatively empty.

Along the way she nearly ran into Nadia as she was leading a student through the halls. Literally ran into her. The woman had been babbling on while looking back at the girl behind her and not watching where she was headed. If Liz hadn't been so caught up in brooding over her thoughts she would have been able to avoid the woman as she rounded the corner but no, today seemed to be the day they both decided to not pay attention and with a dull thud, Liz fell back with a flushed scowl. She was scolding herself for not paying attention and had blocked out the cheery, though worried voice. When a red hand reached to help her up she jerked away and stood quickly. The bags that she had been carrying had dropped and Liz felt somewhat bad so she helped Nadia pick them up, avoiding physical contact the entire time.

"Don't touch me." She nearly spat in annoyance. Liz sighed and wearily inspected the student who had watched.

Nadia seemed unfazed by her tone. "Oh Liz! Excellent timing! I want you to meet Sophia!"

"I'll pass."

"Oh but I...well would you be able to take Sophia up to her room? It's room --"

"Pass."

The red-skinned woman stared at her blankly before smiling brightly again. "O-ok .... I will show her to her room then and go back to meet the new arrivals. Where... where are you headed Liz? You rarely ever leave your room."

"The coffee Goddess calls, Nadia. And I being her loyal and faithful servant, must answer with haste." She turned to leave but gave a second last minute thought. Turning she looked at the girl Nadia was leading around. She had black hair, and pale skin. She also looked to be a few inches taller than Liz. Strangely the newcomer didn't look uneasy in this place. "I'm... Liz. Nadia takes it upon herself to show the new students around. She's odd looking but harmless. I uh..." She was feeling her throat tighten and pulse quicken again. The more time she spent in the company of others the more paranoid she became. "See ya."

Without waiting for a response she waved and turned back to head towards the kitchen. With any luck she could have a cup in the gardens before too many people flooded the place.

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Character Portrait: Lydia Bailey Character Portrait: Robert "Robbie" Kaltos Character Portrait: Alexander "Alex" Hughson Character Portrait: Dominic "Dom" Fiore Character Portrait: Sophia Marinos Character Portrait: Elizabeth Randall Character Portrait: Katherine Torvedia Character Portrait: Vincent Rochat
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Sophie was idly chatting with Nadia when they bumped into a girl coming around the corner. The girl seemed irritated with Nadia and scolded her for trying to touch her. Nadia tried to introduce Sophia to the girl, but the girl wouldn't really have anything to do with her. Nadia questioned the girl, asking where she was headed and the girl mentioned that she needed coffee. The girl took a second thought and introduced herself as Liz and mentioned how nice Nadia was. Sophia nodded in agreement that Nadia was in fact very nice and then, Liz, being lost for words awkwardly left.

Once she was gone, Sophia gave Nadia a questioning look. "Oh don't worry about her, she's just the moody type." she said with a laugh. "You'll love your room, it's not very big, but it has a great view of the lake." Nadia said, clapping her hands together. This thought cheered Sophia up considerably. Nadia talked the rest of the way to Sophia's room which wasn't that much farther away. Inside it was a little small, but it didn't feel cramped to Sophia. She asked a few questions about where the bathrooms were and where she would shower and Nadia responded kindly to them all. She mentioned that they would be having a small get together brunch for the new students to meet and mingle. "It's going to start pretty soon, so we should get going!" Sophia left her bags on the bed and followed Nadia downstairs to they foyer.

Once there, she could see that other students had begun to show up, and that there were more Nadia's than just the one who had been escorting her. She looked at the one standing next to her and began to speak. "Is tha-" but she was cut off as Nadia spoke. "Yeah, yeah, I know there are like four of me, but that's normal here." she said and the other Nadia's walked over to her. Once they touched her, they all phased back leaving only one Nadia. "Now," she said, announcing herself to the room as a whole. "Let's do a head count." She ticked off everyone on her fingers and gasped. "Oh, we're missing one, hold on." she said as another Nadia seemed to step from her skin. This new Nadia went in search of the missing member who was sitting in the gardens. "So, while we wait, how about everybody just introduce themselves to one another." She said and smiled.

Sophia was hesitant at first, but could see other people spreading out and didn't want to feel like the odd one out. She glanced to her left and saw a guy standing there with a guitar case next to him.She quickly took her chance and walked over to him. "Hi, I'm Sophia." she said holding out her hand for him to shake. She then remembered the incident earlier when Liz didn't want others to touch her. She figured this had something to do with her ability and didn't want to seem insensitive in case this boy had a skin-related power so she let her hand fall awkwardly back to her side.

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Character Portrait: Lydia Bailey Character Portrait: Robert "Robbie" Kaltos Character Portrait: Alexander "Alex" Hughson Character Portrait: Dominic "Dom" Fiore Character Portrait: Sophia Marinos Character Portrait: Elizabeth Randall Character Portrait: Katherine Torvedia Character Portrait: Vincent Rochat
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Lydia hadn't been doing anything important. She had changed like she had wanted to. She was wearing a nice pair of black skinny jeans, a pair of knee-high black leather boots, and a matte off-the-shoulder tee that had a nice little beaded design running down the center of the blouse. The only jewelry she wore were a pair of feathery earrings and a few bracelets on her left wrist. All Lydia had done was brush her hair and checked her nails, which were colored a very dark blue. Just as she finished dressing, Nadia had knocked on her door briefly and told her to come back downstairs to greet others and of course, inner Lydia actually didn't mind meeting people. Besides, she had been a social butterfly at one point. Lydia was famous for making friends quickly. However, now...she didn't feel as confident as she used to and meeting new people set her on edge with a nervousness that Lydia was not akin to. But Nadia came back with a comforting smile and reassured her that everything would be okay.

She had just finished decorating her room as she saw fit, loving being able to be alone. As much as she loved people, she actually preferred being alone sometimes. Having a roommate was...stressful. Lydia wasn't good with handling stress. Bad things happened when she was stressed...like blinding two of her best friends. Not even here for an hour and I'm already depressing myself, she thought with a sigh and pulled out her cell. Speaking of best friends, she hadn't even contacted any of them.

"Hey, hon," Lydia chirped happily in the phone. Their conversation ended up going on and on about nothing and everything. Cynthia was telling her all about her last shopping trip and surprising run-in with none other than Vanessa Hudgens. Vanessa-freakin-Hudgens! Lydia almost squealed at that point. Cynthia's parents had taken her to California and judging from the excited chatter, Cynthia was having a blast. And Lydia couldn't be happier for her. Just as the conversatio continued, Nadia started talking and Lydia had to shush her companion, trying to hear what Nadia had to say.

"So, while we wait, how about everybody just introduce themselves to one another." Nadia announced and one of her headed out to find that missing person she spoke of. Lydia sighed and ran her gaze over the room, peering through the throng of new classmates and hopeful friends in search of one particular person to start a conversation with. Just as she was about to simply force her way into the crowd, a very tall - or at least all from Lydia's perspective - guy with deep blue eyes locked gazes with her. It was a fleeting moment and Lydia immediately went back to her phone conversation. But then stranger-guy walked over to her and leaned against the wall beside her.

"Hi, I'm Dom." He greeted her.

"Hey, CeCe! I'm gonna have to call you back," she said and hung up before her friend could reply. Hiding her cell away, Lydia's eyes flicked back to his clear, sapphire ones and she gave him a bright smile. "I'm Lydia. Nice to meet you."

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Alexander "Alex" Hughson

Nodding to Nadia as she spoke quickly words of welcome, telling him where his room was, and of where many things in the building were. He nodded politely, putting a sweet and genuine looking smile on his face, the type that he was used to projecting for his dads friends. He glanced at the boy next to him, and as Nadia disappeared, forming into another version of herself, he turned away slightly, not necessarily feeling a friendly side from the boy. he smiled to himself, knowing that there was no need for Nadia to have spent minutes explaining the structure he was now standing with. He had not only had multiple tours and maze trips through the building, but had been forced to study the blue prints and layouts for weeks before finally being able to attend this school. His dad had people to quiz him about random facts of each teacher and on the school, he wanted him as knowledgeable as could be, and he sure was.

He looked at the ceiling, the architecture reminding him of the name of the designer, builders, constructers, flowing into his head. The style of the building, and the year it was finished. The facts floated into his head, spinning around, almost overwhelmingly so.

He was drawn out of his factual mind dispute by the voice of Nadia, the sole Nadia, speaking. Insisting they introduce themselves, Alex shifted in his place, the guitar cases growing heavy in his limp arms. Glancing around, hoping to find someone to speak with, he was happy to be approached by a girl, a pretty one at that, introducing herself. She stuck out her hand, and he instantly put down the guitar cases, though by the time he had raised them, she had lowered her hand. He smiled friendly-ly at him, sticking out his hand to meet hers. If she didn't have a power that would effect him, if she was willing to shake his hand, he didn't care. He was fine with it. The only strange, noticeable thing about him was that he was warm, or hot, compared to others, though never sweaty. A perk of being the hottest thing around, he didn't sweat.

"I'm Alex."

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Character Portrait: Lydia Bailey Character Portrait: Robert "Robbie" Kaltos Character Portrait: Alexander "Alex" Hughson Character Portrait: Dominic "Dom" Fiore Character Portrait: Sophia Marinos Character Portrait: Elizabeth Randall Character Portrait: Katherine Torvedia Character Portrait: Vincent Rochat
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Out of everyone in the room, Dom chose the right girl to talk to. Lydia was obviously going to be the queen bee of the new students, and if Dom had a good foundation built with her, he didn’t foresee any problems with becoming invisible. Besides, she was easy to talk to; mainly because she did most of the talking. There wasn’t much that Dom had to offer up unless he was responding to a question she asked directly, which was rare.

While Lydia was telling him about her friend CeCe that had just gone to California and her sighting of Vanessa Hudgens, Dom took the opportunity to survey the other kids in the room. After Nadia had announced for them to mingle, they had mostly split off into little groups, or to be alone if they were the anti-social type.

He spotted one odd looking boy sitting by himself, he had his nose buried in a book. Another girl with brown hair and a bored look on her face was leaning up against the wall opposite him. He could tell she didn’t really want to be here, and surmised that saying hi would probably change that look of boredom into one of contempt.

There was another boy who looked his age, maybe a little younger talking with another brunette. He carried with him a guitar case. Before the girl had walked over he seemed to be lost in thought. It was the same look that Dom got when sizing up his opponent, one of analytic inquisition. It was odd to see it outside of a fight, Dom’s arms tensed in reflex, but he quickly shrugged it off.

One last boy who was a little paler and skinnier was off to their side. He looked just as foreboding as the brown haired girl, but with less anger in his eyes. Dom was wondering what powers everyone had. He always thought you could tell a lot from a mutant’s personality based on their gifts.

One of the Nadia’s was walking into the kitchen, and Dom could make out another female figure, with….purple hair? Not something he found very appealing.

He turned his attention back to Lydia, who was still gabbing on and on. But Dom really didn’t mind. Her voice was sweet, not annoying and conceded like you would expect from a girl of Lydia’s beauty.

A lull seemed to form in the conversation, so Dom flashed her a smile and thought he would ask the only question that was on his mind, “So, what kind of powers do you have?”

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Character Portrait: Lydia Bailey Character Portrait: Robert "Robbie" Kaltos Character Portrait: Alexander "Alex" Hughson Character Portrait: Dominic "Dom" Fiore Character Portrait: Sophia Marinos Character Portrait: Elizabeth Randall Character Portrait: Katherine Torvedia Character Portrait: Vincent Rochat
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Lydia talks a lot when she's nervous. It was a realization that hit her while she was yapping on and on to Dom. And she really was yapping to this guy. Like, it would probably be irritating if she was the one listening to her crap. She even started telling him about Cynthia and the whole sighting and for some odd reason, Dom didn't walk away. It was one thing when she actually found him kinda cute; it was another that he was this cute guy and he was actually listening to her. If Lydia was in his situation, she'd have probably walked away.

So, after awhile of being the only one talking(mainly because she was pretty sure she hadn't even given him the time to talk other than when she asked small questions that required very little in responses), Lydia paused and bit her lower lip. What was it that someone called her at one point? A prissy, neurotic, and a control freak that never knows how to shut up? Wasn't the whole point of starting over to not be that girl?

So, she shut up. And that kinda left a bitter taste in her mouth and an awkward pause in the atmosphere between the two of them. She found herself wringing her hands together and running her eyes over the room, smiling at a few of the people she managed to catch eyes with. Her eyes fell on the pale, skinny guy that seemed stand-offish. Lydia tilted her head slightly at him as he seemed to either not notice her staring or ignored her completely. Either way, she was actually a tad bit intrigued for some odd reason and didn't like to see him so alone.

"So, what kind of powers do you have?" Dom's masculine voice had a surprisingly deep tone that sent chills down her spine and tore Lydia from her staring at the pale-guy. She quickly met Dom's gaze with a smile before the question actually reached her ears. Then her smile gradually thinned out and Lydia found herself biting her lower lip again.

"Heehee...it should be talking so much seeing how that's all I do," she replied with a nervous giggle. But Dom's stance was persistent and she knew she needed to answer the question. And actually saying her power out loud sounded...stupid. It was something out of a children's book or one of those corny pick-up lines this guy used at her school. You look like something the sun spit out, she recalled before deciding to answer. "Sunlight. I can manipulate sunlight. And...if I channel it, I can burn you with it."

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The boy that Sophia was speaking to thrust his hand as she lowered hers and introduced himself as Alex. He obviously had no inhibitions about touching her skin so his power must not have been one that required touch. Seizing the opportunity before it passed, she slipped her hand into his and gave it a small shake. She gasped as her skin touched his.

"Are you all right? Your skin is burning up. Do you have a fever?" She quickly pulled her hand from his. Heat was something she had never favored and didn't want to have skin contact with him any longer. She also feared that whatever he had would be contagious and she really didn't want to get sick during her first day. She peered closer at him, he didn't appear to have the feverish eyes. The only thing that was off was the heat that seemed to radiate from him. "Maybe you should go lay down. Do you know what your room number is? I'll help you get there if you need me to" She stopped talking, thinking she sounded a lot like Nadia.

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Character Portrait: Lydia Bailey Character Portrait: Robert "Robbie" Kaltos Character Portrait: Alexander "Alex" Hughson Character Portrait: Dominic "Dom" Fiore Character Portrait: Sophia Marinos Character Portrait: Elizabeth Randall Character Portrait: Katherine Torvedia Character Portrait: Vincent Rochat
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"Sunlight. I can manipulate sunlight. And...if I channel it, I can burn you with it."

Dom wasn't the least bit surprised by her response. He was right, you CAN tell a lot about a person's personality based on their ability. But what does that say about me if I've only ever used my gift to hurt others...? Dom didn't ponder that thought much. It wasn't something he wanted to carry with him in this new life.

Dom shifted his weight off the wall and looked more directly into Lydia's eyes, blue as well, but not as deep a blue as his own, it had an added serenity about it Dom liked them a lot. With a huge grin he said, “That doesn't surprise me one bit, it completely suits you, you certainly light up a room full of kids who are mostly off in their corners like they were put in time-out.” Dom ended the last part with a small chuckle. He had hoped Lydia found that flirtatious enough. Dom thought that flattery was the best policy for Lydia.

But, he had noticed how she was also surveying the room as they spoke, and her eyes lingered on the pale boy that was alone. No one came here to be alone. Everyone was so segregated. Only one other conversation was taking place, and that was between the more petite brunette and the kid with the guitar case.

Dom knew what it was like to be alone, he had been for most of his life. But, he also knew that this wasn't the time or place to embrace that fact. Dom caught the attention of the Nadia coming back in from the kitchen, “Hey Nadia.”

“Oh hi Dom. I see you're not shy,” she said with a slight head nod towards Lydia.

Dom ignored her little innuendo, but he was almost entirely sure Lydia saw it. “I was thinking maybe it's a good idea if we could go around and show everyone else our gifts. It might be better to get to know everyone that way. It doesn't seem like socializing is everyone's forte, and we did come here to learn more about people like us.”

Nadia lit up at the idea. It seemed she may have been searching for a solution to this lifeless gathering. Nadia turned to the room and said, “Everyone, gather 'round. We're gonna have a little demonstration from Dom on what he can do.”

Everyone was staring at him now. Oh boy, what did you just get yourself into? This isn't exactly what I had in mind Nadia....But oh well, like I said, give 'em hell.

“Hi everyone, I'm Dominic, but ahh, call me Dom. Okay...” Dom gave one last little smile out of the corner of his mouth and walked away from Lydia, into the center of the room. Wait, what am I gonna do? I can't very well just punch the floor and make a crater in here. Guess I'll just have to make something float in front of me, I don't want to try anything else again, I don't want to faint.

Everyone was waiting. He turned around to look at Lydia, it made him feel more comfortable when addressing the crowd. He put his backpack down and said, “I'll need a volunteer.”

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He stared down at her with an intense stare that made Lydia feel self-concious and like she seriously needed to check her lashes or something. They got clumped sometimes, which was such an annoyance. With a huge grin, he said, "That doesn't surprise me one bit. It completely suits you. You certainly light up a room full of kids who are mostly off in their corners like they were put in time-out." Lydia giggled at that while a small blush rose to her cheeks, but she agreed. Everyone was separated like this was high school and cliques were actually okay.

They weren't.

Trying to ignore the piercing stare Dom had given her, Lydia turned her attention to the room again and slipped her dainty hands into her back pockets. Just as she was about to ask Dom about his mutation, Nadia emerged from the kitchen with a warm, bright smile in their direction.

"Hey, Nadia," Dom exclaimed and Nadia stared at them knowingly.

"Oh, hey Dom! I see you're not shy." Instantly, Lydia's blush returned and deepened, forcing her to turn her head in embarrassment. But Dom didn't seem embarrassed at all; he was actually unaffected.

"I was thinking maybe its a good idea if we go around show everyone else our gifts. It might be better to get to know each other that way. It doesn't seem like socializing is everyone's forte and we did come here to learn about people like us." That was a true. And it might be effective. There were so many people yet no one really wanted to be that one starting a conversation. And Nadia seemed to agree.



"Everyone, gather 'round. We're gonna have a little demonstration from Dom on what he could do." But Lydia was sure having attention on him was not his idea and felt bad for the guy as he approached the center of the packed room. Her eyes scanned the wary, nervous faces of her peers before her eyes fell on Dom once more.

"Hi, everyone, I'm Dominic, but ahh, call me Dom. Okay." Lydia bit her lip at his anxiety, a small smile forming. No one wanted to be the first for anything. That was just human nature at this point. But then Dom's eyes met hers and she felt her smile grow, hoping that she could be some kind of support. "I'll need a volunteer." No one moved and Lydia sighed.

"Sure," she replied with a shrug. "Why not?"

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Dom was counting on Lydia. If she didn't volunteer for him then he'd have to make a vase or something suspend in midair, and wouldn't that be exciting to see?

"Sure, why not?" Dom sighed in relief and smiled as she walked forward.

“Okay, just relax and don't move, this won't hurt a bit.” Lydia looked slightly nervous, having no idea what Dom was about to do to her. Dom actually noticed that her weight began to shift to one side, and her front foot lifted the sole every so slightly off the ground, as it to dictate that if Dom was going to try and harm her, he had quite another thing coming. It was a reflex any fighter would have. Dom knew he liked her for a reason.

Dom took a deep breath and raised both his hands outwards, palms facing Lydia. He put all of his focus into his power, willing gravity to dissipate in the area around Lydia. And with that, ever so gently, Lydia lifted from the ground.

At first she was startled, her face a look of sudden shock, but after a few seconds she realized what was happening and the look on her face changed into a gleeful smile. Who wouldn't love the chance to experience zero gravity?

Dom would have laughed and smiled back, but all of his concentration was going into keeping her suspended. He could feel the familiar fatigue begin to creep up on him, and a bead of sweat began to trickle down his face. Letting Lydia float too high up could be dangerous too, once gravity returned she'd fall right back down. Dom couldn't ease gravity back, it was either there or it wasn't.

Dom flashed his eyes up to Lydia's, she was about four feet off the ground now. Lydia saw, and stopped smiling long enough to know what he was going to do. Dom let gravity return to normal with a loud exhale of exhaustion and Lydia landed gracefully back on solid ground.

No one moved as Dom was trying to catch his breath. He felt dizzy but he refused to show too much weakness in front of everyone. “That takes a lot out of me but it's the most fancy thing I can do. I can also intensify gravity on my body and force it outwards, but I wouldn't wanna make Lydia a pancake.

“So, who's next?”

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Alexander "Alex" Hughson

Alex smiled lightly when the girl pulled her hand away, shaking his head as she went on a ramble of how he might be sick and what he should do. "No-No Sophia it's part of my power." He said, running a hand through his hair. "I'm not sick." He chuckled, opening his mouth to say more, but then turning as Nadia gathered the group together. A boy was ready to show off his power. He watched, interested, as he lifted the girl up, but it wasn't the girl he watched. He instead watched the boy, and the effect and drain that using his power seemed to have on him. Behind him, he heard a girl muttering things, and didn't look back, giving her the attention she probably wanted.

As he let the girl down, Alex could see sweat trickling down the boys face. Incredible, he thought, glancing around for the next person to show their power. It's not that he didn't want to, but he didn't want to be the next to go. He looked at the girl who had been talking to the gravity boy, and who had volunteered. She looked nice enough that her power probably didn't involve doing something that could hurt someone. "Why don't you go next, sunshine?" He said, in a friendly way, not knowing how correct his words would be.

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Lydia was amazed when Dom was able to lift her like that. It was scary at first, but once she was up, it was probably one of the most amazing things ever. The smile on her face never felt so real until that moment and all she could do was direct that smile at Dom. But then their eyes connected, signaling that he was going to try to set her down, and Lydia nodded understandingly. Besides, he looked a little tired.

Finally, when her feet were on the ground, Lydia grinned at Dom more. She heard a few people snickering about something, but was hardly paying them any attention. Until one of the guys said something.

"Why don't you go next, sunshine?" She heard him ask and she glanced his way for a moment. Why he was able to know exactly what her powers were was beyong Lydia. But she was already in the center of the room...so why not? Try not to blind someone, Lydia, she told herself mentally.

"Umm...sure," she replied with a slight nod. "For the record, you were actually kinda right...about calling me sunshine. My power is that I can harness sunlight. I can blind each and every last one of you just be activating my powers." Closing her eyes for a moment, Lydia felt her power come alive and warmth filled her veins. Her skin grew pale, almost transluscent and her hair lightened immensely, billowing around her. When she opened her eyes, she revealed ligth gray eyes and Lydia smiled brightly, holding up her palms to reveal identical orbs of sunlight. "These can burn you if I throw them...kinda like fire."

Before long, she relaxed herself and the light within her faded, the sunlight in her hands disappearing. Her hair went back to normal and fell down her back in somewhat tousled waves and the color returned to her skin. Blue-gray eyes twinkled as she shrugged.

"It's not much of anything...and it's pretty useless at night unless you need a human flashlight," she told everyone. Then she turned her eyes back to Alex with a challenging glint in her eyes. "Why don't you show us something, Hot Shot?"

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Alexander "Alex" Hughson

Alex smiled nicely as the girl looked at him, watching her seem to reflect on her mind quickly, telling herself something. She started talking, nodding slightly, saying how he had been right with the name he had used for her. He watched her completely, used to observing a persons body language. He saw her eyes close, her skin growing pale and her hair lightening, much like him when his power was in use. He could feel warmth emitting from her body, confusion hitting his mind as to if they had the same power. Well I mean that'd be- Woah, he thought, watching the orbs of.. sunlight? It was incredible, the whole thing.

He listened to her words, taking notes in his head as he had for the boys power. He thought about how it looked, speculations of its power, how it reacted with the normal genes of a person, and more, thinking quickly. She made a mention about fire, and his mouth smiled, chuckling lightly. He watched her light fade, the ords disappearing as her coloring returned. She spoke about her power being lame, despite how incredible he thought it was. She turned towards him, a glint of challenge, the type that was more fun than not, in her eyes. He smirked at her words, stepping to the front of the group.

"Just like I did, you seemed to have... called my power before knowing it." He said, knowing it sounded confusing, but shrugging it off. [b]"Okay so I'm Alex." He spoke, looking at the space between him and the nearest person. Taking a few more steps back, he said, "I don't really know how to explain it, so I'll just do it." Alex took a deep breath, blinked once, and flexed his arm, at first, a ball of light forming over his hand, then his whole body erupting in flame as the tips of his hair changed to blonde tips, and his eyes turning into red eye shapes, instead of eyes. Then, taking another breath, the fire faded out, his features changing back to normal, as he stepped away from the center, keeping his head done, not making eye contact with anyone. Most people thought fire was a monster, so he was going to try to stay on peoples good side.

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Sophia was a bit disappointed when Alex was cut short from telling her his powers. In truth, she was actually extremely interested in knowing what everybody else could do, but she was trying to be polite and not be intrusive. Alex had been interrupted by Nadia, who was calling the group to form circle. One of the other guys was going to show his ability. Nadia and the guy who introduced himself as "Dom" seemed to think that this would sate everyone's curiosity and people would focus more on making friends. At least, that was what Sophia thought they had meant by it.

She watched with rapt attention as Dom levitated the girl he had been speaking to into the air. She assumed that others thought this was telekinesis or some such thing, but Sophia could tell the difference. He had no control over her body or where it would go, only the air surrounding it. Sophia had the correct assumption that his power had something to do with controlling the gravity, though by the look on his face, it took a great deal of concentration. She could hear muttering from other people behind her and a prominent "lame" which she chose to ignore. She thought this power could prove very useful.

After Dom was done with his demonstration, the girl who introduced herself as Lydia stepped up to the plate. She watched as this girl controlled the sunlight, forming into orbs and seeing her skin become pale and her glowing. "Cool," she whispered under her breath. She liked that power. It seemed pure and innocent.

Lydia and Alex exchanged quips and then he stepped into the center of the semi-circle. He didn't waste any time in showing his ability. Sophia looked closely as light flickered over his hand, wondering if he had a similar power to Lydia. Then his body caught fire and she panicked. She whimpered and shrunk into the person next to her, though she had no idea who that was. After a few seconds, the fire faded from Alex and he seemed unarmed. As Alex stepped from the circle, she looked at him different. She looked at him with fear now instead of the kindness she had before.

After a minute or so of no else sharing their power, Sophia decided it was time to demonstrate her's. She stepped into the circle. "Hi, my name is Sophia. To demonstrate my ability, I'll need a glass of water." Nadia quickly went to the kitchen and fetched her the water she requested. She set the glass on the floor in front of her and closed her eyes. She took a deep breath and with a swirling hand motion, the water flew from the glass. She opened her eyes to reveal they had changed to a very light blue. As she watched the water, it shifted in the air forming flowers and all sorts of pretty shapes. Her mind flashed back to the image of Alex on fire and the water splashed to the floor. " Sorry, I'm still learning." she said sheepishly. "I can also breathe water."

Nadia clapped as Sophia exited the semi-circle. "Great, does anyone else have anything they'd like to share. You don't have to demonstrate what you can do. You can just tell us if you're uncomfortable. It's important that we know what sort of power you have, that way, everybody can feel more at ease." She said smiling brightly.

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Katherine wasn't looking for attention. It just found her. Her and we're crossed as she watched the others demonstrate their powers.

Katherine thought that the one with the sunlight powers was interesting. Her powers match her personally, Katherine could tell that by her voice, scent, and appearance. She also thought it was rather comical. She was going to say something like, 'what are you going to do with those powers, create rainbows?' A small while appeared on her face, thought she kept her mouth shut.

She already hated the fire controller. Fire+ Feathers= Pain for both parties involved. Though his powers were powerful and interesting, she thought that he would have trouble controlling them, which means fun for her later.

The last one was the most intriguing. Katherine looked water for the most part, except for the fact she can flying soaking wet. The water controller had potential, that was for sure. Something seemed to have caused her concentration to falter. Katherine narrowed her eyes.

Katherine's wings were flat against her back, and because she was in the rear of the group, no one could see them. She wondered if she should volunteer next. So she did. As she made her way to the front, people moved out of the way, without her having to ask. When she stood in front, she flicked her bangs out if her eyes. "Hi, my name is Katherine. Call me Kathy and you will experience a slow, painful death." With a nod, she pulled the metal rod out of her pocket. It grew to full size with a shift motion, creating a click sound. She spun it in her fingers as she spoke. "I know many different forms of martial arts, and can kick someone's ass by opening my mouth." She stopped spinning the pole, and slammed it down on the ground. "My senses are heightened as well." She blinked as she heard a voice say from to her left, "Doesn't everybody?" Narrowing her eyes, she responded with a very serious expression. "Is that so. Can someone what tell you that that chick there is your girlfriend." She pointed a girl in the crowd who tried to act she wasn't there." l can smell you all over her. And that freshy over there is your younger brother."She nodded towards a short brown haired boy. The original one who spoke to her turned a lighter skin color. "That's right. Keep your mouth shut." Katherine turned back to the crowd. "I can reach the speed of a jet when in flight." She unfolded her wings, which made a few people step back. They towered over everyone. "I can't really demonstrate that in here. Though I would be happy to outside." It was more like she had told her powers instead of showing them. Well, she didn't want to hit the ceiling or break the building, so that was a problem. "Any questions?" The staff shrunk as she spoke, and she put it back in belt.

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It seems Dom had a good idea with having everyone go around and show their powers. After he had gotten the ball rolling, one by one more and more of the mutants stepped up to show what they could do.

Dom was glad that his time in the spotlight was over. He didn’t like it when everyone stared at him, it made him uncomfortable.

He was recovering quickly from his little dizzy spell, that little trick wasn’t near what he could actually do, and the exhaustion was slowly becoming more familiar and manageable, but he dared not try to exert more power.

Lydia had gone after him, showing the room how she could become as radiant as the sun. She called her power pretty useless, but Dom thought she was being way too hard on herself. If you could blind your opponent in a fight, you’ve all but won your battle. And those orbs looked like they could do some serious damage.

The boy with the guitar introduced himself as Alex and showed his ability to manipulate fire. Dom was impressed. It was obviously a very offensive power, and Dom could see hesitation in his eyes when using it in front of people. He checked to make sure he was a good distance from people when he activated his abilities, and for good reason, the heat he exuded could be felt from clear across the room.

The brunette he was talking to went next. She manipulated water out of a glass and made different shapes out of it. Then he saw a frightened look flash across her face and the water dropped to the ground. Dom was wondering why she had looked scared, but he just watched with the crowd. In the ensuing silence he could hear a motorcycle from outside.

It was the small girl who had glared at him before who went next. She pulled out a staff from her belt as she went on and on, patronizing others and trying to intimidate people. Dom returned her fierce glare with one of uncaring. His eyes locked on hers, but he just looked bored. Dom wasn’t frightened by her in the least, and if what she wanted to do was intimidate him, she would have to do a lot better than twirling a staff.

By her abrasive personality, Dom knew that acting nonplussed by her little show would only incense her rage more. He didn’t care. From her attitude and general mocking he had already decided he didn’t like her. He had hoped she wasn’t dense enough to not realize that he was telling her that she wasn’t better than anyone else here, but Dom didn’t expect much.

The girl with the purple (well actually in the light it was obviously pink) hair stepped forward, and the glass that Sophia had moved the water from began to melt. She then explained her ability to everyone, to disintegrate matter, and then exclaimed that no one can ever touch her, and ran from the room. Dom felt sorry for her. He felt guilty for judging her on her hair color earlier; she obviously had a lot more problems than not being fashion conscious. He felt that she truly didn’t want to leave, but her nerves got the better of her. Maybe he should introduce himself personally later; a one-on-one situation might make her more at ease than being in a crowd.

All of these mutant powers were both fantastical and daunting at the same time. Dom began wondering how they would begin to teach them all how to master their power, rather than being a slave to it. Dom surveyed the room. When his eyes met Lydia’s he couldn’t help but smile, and gave the “’sup” nod to Alex. Dom was thinking he was going to like it here.

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Lydia was ecstatic. After she had presented her powers, Alex came and showed them his. For a second, Lydia mistakenly assumed that their powers were alike, but immediately realized she was wrong. She felt the power emanating from the fire that surrounded his body and had to take a breath. When Alex finally went away, she noticed the sense of almost sadness and wondered why. Was he ashamed of his powers? Did he not like it? It was pretty frickin' awesome, she thought before this girl named Sophia came up.

She manipulated water out of glass and shaped it. It was definitely one of the most interesting abilities Lydia had ever heard of and she couldn't help but smile at that one. Sophia told them that she could breathe underwater, which was pretty awesome because Lydia knew she'd never leave the water if that were possible for her. But then the water dropped and Lydia noted the sudden petrified expression on Sophia's face and some part of her wanted to comfort the girl for whatever reason there was to comfort someone.

And then this Katherine chick - and don't call her Kathy, Lydia reminded herself. Because the girl was deadly serious about that. She went on and on with her patronizing ways, eyeing everyone as if they were to fear her. And Lydia...Lydia her bitch mode moments and for a second, the mode was activated. She found herself folding her arms over her chest and staring at the girl everywhere she walked, not bothering to let her gaze falter. There was nothing threatening about Katherine. Lydia had met and dealt with girls like her back in her high school - physically and psychologically. They weren't girls who were actually threatening or as cold as they wanted you to believe; they just had been hurt before and didn't trust people. And aggression, despite how much Lydia disagreed with its use, was the easiest way to handle people.

And then Liz demonstrated her abilities. She was pretty amazing looking and Lydia immediately admired her. While Lydia would never have her hair color change to all the colors of the rainbow, she definitely wouldn't mind adding some streaks or something and this girl...her style was pretty awesome. The glass that Sophia used melted under the girl's doing and she explained her ability to disintergrate matter. But then Nadia spoke to her and Liz pretty much yelled, "I already told you no, everyone listen -DON'T touch my skin. Ever." And she ran out of the room, claming a need for coffee, and Lydia's heart went out to her.

For a second, the room was silent save for the mindless murmuring about the "weird girl" and how everyone's powers were pretty awesome. But there was a tension in the room after that outburst and even Nadia didn't seem to understand what was going on. Lydia found herself catching eyes with Dom and smiled before turning her attention to the rest of the room.

"So..." She began and pondered what her next move would be. Not everyone seemed up for "demonstrating their powers" and that was okay. They'd be living in this house together for a minute; everyone's powers were bound to be seen. Suddenly, a big smile appeared on Lydia's face and she turned her gaze to Nadia, putting on her biggest puppy dog eyes. "How about a pizza party outside?" Nadia pondered that for a long time before smiling at Lydia in return.

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Alexander "Alex" Hughson

Keeping his head lowered as he headed to the back of the pack, Alex made the mistake of glancing at the one girl he was hoping wouldn't judge him. But he was wrong. As his eyes quickly lifted, looking at the face of Sophia, he couldn't help but feel guilty. Often enough his power had some how freaked people out, and though they had called him things such as monster or beast, no one had ever looked at him like that. Her fear was more than evident in her eyes, and he wondered why he had even shared his power in the first place. This always happens he thought, pausing at the back of the group, picking up his guitar case and shifting his weight to one leg. Whenever he shared his power, it seemed that despite what you would think, he was the one who got hurt. Because people can be cruel, but so can fire and fear of the element created fear of the beholder. Or something like that.

Barely letting his eyes lift to watch the front of the group, being able to see over everyones heads as he was taller than most, he was able to see Sophia's power. At first, he understood why she might be slightly scared. Fire and water were opposites and all, but when he gave it a bit more consideration, he didn't understand. Fire didn't destroy water, it couldn't. And your power wasn't who you were. You were the same person either way. If anything, he should fear her. But he didn't. She seemed to nice to be evil or anything.

Alex watched yet another girl step up, the one who constantly called for the attention of everyone in the room, and seemed not to be happy unless she had it. What's her deal, he thought, watching her as she demonstrated, after having a weak back and forth with someone. She seemed interesting, on the other side of her powers, but the look she had given him for the brief second their eyes met insisted she was also uncomfortable with his power. Great. First hour, and people already hate me.

He scratched his neck as a nervous habit, though he watched the pink haired girl step up. Though he was unable to see the demonstration of her power, by the sounds of it, it was something both incredible, and destructive. He would be sure to ask her about it, he acknowledged, as the girl stepped down from the spot light, pushing through the group and going to the kitchen. If the day continued as it was going, he may have to do the same. With a final glance up, it must've been a stroke of luck that he caught eyes with Dom, nodding back at him and grinning. They guy seemed cool enough. he made yet another mental note to talk to him, and the girl with similar powers to his, who then suggested a pizza party. Maybe that would be- The last word to his though was fun, though with a second glance around the crowd, recieving a few more glares, he sighed, close enough to Lydia, Dom, and Sophia that if he spoke, they would hear him. "I think I'll pass. Wouldn't want to scare anyone else." He said, his voice seemingly friendly, though if you listened, you would be able to hear the bitter sadness behind it. "I'm hitting the kitchen."

He grabbed his bags, both guitars in either hand, and walked towards the kitchen, following the path the pink haired girl had taken. He put down all bags except one guitar, the nice one he didn't trust leaving alone, and walked in. There were quite a few people in there, though it was easy to find Liz. He walked over, his head ducked slightly, though a smile on his face. He paused a few feet away from her.

"Hey."

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As smart as Dom was, he sometimes could be completely oblivious to the obvious. Once the powers demonstration had died down, Alex and Sophia both looked distressed. Lydia had suggested a change of scenery for everyone, moving outside for a pizza party. Dom had thought he would get a chance to talk to Alex, maybe make a buddy instead of flirt with Lydia all day (not like he minded that).

But no sooner had Lydia suggested the move did Alex say, "I think I'll pass. Wouldn't want to scare anyone else." Dom was confused, who had he scared in the first place?

Being so used to only dealing with his own emotions and not having to comprehend others, Dom never realized that Sophia’s frightened expression that caused her to drop her water and Alex’s sadness were most likely connected. In the streets you only cared about yourself, and in a fight you only cared about your opponent, there was little time for Dom to brush up on his emotional intricacies.

Everyone had seemingly dispersed. Some students went to their rooms, others had went outside to indulge in the pizza that seemingly appeared from the kitchen from no where, while some lingered, still too shy to try and make a friend.

Dom had been outside, politely refusing pizza as that didn’t fit into his diet. He didn’t want to follow Lydia around like a love sick puppy, wouldn’t that seem desperate, he thought. But, he stayed close enough that if either of them wanted to steal a glance at one another, they could. If it was possible, Lydia lit up even more outside, he assumed it had something to do with her being directly in the sun’s rays.

Dom had just been laughing along with a few other kids who were telling funny stories to one another over pizza and soda when her heard a loud ruckus coming from one of the above balconies. Dom looked up to see the girl Katherine leaping from the building.

At first, Dom thought she was just trying to be loud enough to get attention, but Dom realized there was another kid attached to her leg once she took off. Everyone had quieted down when they saw what was about to happen, Dom had actually realized a second before she began to plummet to the earth. He saw a dangerous look in her eye, he knew that look. It was the same one an easy opponent would have right before they went in to attack.

Dom had almost no time to react, at the speed they were dropping the boy dangling from her feet was going to break something, and if he landed on his head that would be his neck. Dom had seen and caused enough violence to know when something was going to cause injury beyond repair.

He didn’t know why he cared about the well-being of this boy. It was actually very uncharacteristic of him- he has snapped necks without giving it a second thought. Maybe it was because he knew this wasn’t what either of them intended to do to one another. Actually, he wasn’t entirely sure this wasn’t what Katherine intended.

Either way, he raised his hands and mustered as much power as he could. He was far away to where they were going to crash and he had never dissipated gravity from this great of a distance. With one final push of his mind, gravity disappeared from where the boy would land and all the force that would have careened onto his neck disappeared and almost as instantly as gravity wasn’t there, it returned, unable to continue his power.

The boy landed with a light thud instead of a sickening crash. Dom collapsed to his knees and felt nauseas. Great, now you’ve done it, was Dom’s last thought as he saw black and the ground rushed towards him.

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You know what? This was fun and all, but I actually think I’ve made a mistake, so I’ll just go, I won’t waste any more of your time and… Robbie’s increasingly panicked mental dialogue was brought to an abrupt halt as Horns Lady raised her voice above the few conversations that had sprung up between the more socially minded inmates – schoolmates – and informed them that some sort of demonstration was about to take place. The last demonstration Robbie had seen involved a rather large bottle of Vodka and a funnel, so his standards weren’t exactly high.

Then the kid – Dom – just, y’know, levitated her off the ground. Robbie was aware that his jaw was probably dropping and his dark eyes springing wide open in a manner that wasn’t even in the ballpark of attractive, but he was totally oblivious to that fact. Wow. I’m not joining his fan club or anything – blonds aren’t really my thing – but that was some impressive stuff. Guess that’s what the A-list looks like. As if I didn’t have an inferiority complex already.

Robbie caught some less than impressed mutterings from nearby, but didn’t bother to turn to acknowledge them. Normally he’d be right there with the dissenters chucking orange peel – metaphorically – but today he just wasn’t feeling up to it. Call it what you will, the casual confidence that he usually wore like some kind of protective helmet had been crushed and tossed away like yesterday’s garbage as soon as he’d entered the room.

Then the next girl stepped up. Robbie was beginning to feel like he’d inadvertently stepped into some odd version of Blind Date, but the show was a good one, and he might as well go along with the ride. He watched, with a now familiar feeling of disbelief and admiration as the girl produced what had to be orbs of sunlight. Not much of anything. Yeah. With all these firmly A-list people in evidence, Robbie wasn’t exactly feeling top of his game. After all, what could he do? Summon the ghost of Christmas past?

She was replaced quickly by the guy that had saved Robbie’s bacon just outside and kept ‘homicide’ off an already considerable criminal record, and Robbie watched with growing interest, arms folded unconsciously across his chest in standard protective, isolated body language. Fire. Cool. Robbie had been impressed with all that he had seen so far, but the destructive teenager in him liked that the most, and he found himself nodding appreciatively.

Another girl replaced Alex, and Robbie experienced a moment of envy for their confidence in showcasing their abilities like this. Then again, they were unlikely to get laughed off the stage: a result he considered inevitable if he took to it. Her manipulation of water was just as surprising and impressive as the rest, and an odd smile kicked the corners of his mouth up. This is just getting better and better.

Then the girl that had previously made less than friendly side-notes to the other demonstrations stepped forward and began her little speech. Robbie initially found her terrifying, but then he was simply impressed. She seemed to have been rewarded with a host of powerful abilities that he would have given his nonexistent firstborn to experience even once. She was also perhaps the most hostile person he’d seen in a while, and in this place full of too-nice people and their immaculate hair, she was an intriguing breath of fresh air.

Liz. There was pain in that voice, pain, frustration and loneliness, and for the first time since he’d arrived Robbie laid eyes on someone and their ability and found that he actually understood. She had been landed with something that didn’t immediately classify her as a do-gooder, and she seemed to be feeling the pressure. He was going to step up and talk to her – for he wasn’t entirely socially inept – but then she fled for coffee. He empathized with that too: he was really suffering from lack of caffeine, but didn’t go after her.

The tension was palpable in her absence, and Robbie was seriously considering summoning a ghost just because it would at least do something for it, when Lydia suggested a pizza party. And while that sounded like a whole new torture to him, it at least did the job. But then most of the other students dispersed, and Robbie followed suit, heading straight outside. He didn’t have a preference, he just didn’t want to sit in his dorm and stare at his one measly bag of belongings. He had his pride, after all.

He arrived outside just in time to see Katherine drop some kid who’d seemingly latched onto her before she’d taken flight, Dom prevent any serious injury coming to him by serious exertion of his powers, and then Katherine crash into him to stop him from going over. Wow, what a mess. Inevitable, I guess. You put this many powerful teenagers in one place, you’re gonna have trouble.

Nadia turned up, and that was Robbie’s cue to back off. She was just too nice. Robbie’s usual crowd included mainly addicts and alcoholics, and they were hardly great conversationalists, so he couldn’t really be blamed for sticking to the sidelines in group situations. He did that now, remaining at the back of the growing crowd.

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Dom was circling his opponent. He felt on edge in this fight, the hairs on the back of his neck standing up. Normally, Dom anticipated opponent's movements and stayed stationary, making it easier to launch a brutal counterattack but the hooded figure seemed to exude a sinister air around him and Dom needed to change tactics.

It charged at him, sliding low for a sweep kick. Dom planted his feet and crouched low, catching the figure's leg in his arms. Dom moved quickly to break it, he planted his right leg on the thigh of his opponent's adjacent leg and began to wrench the leg to the left, but before he could complete it his ears were clapped, hard and Dom let go, dazed. A palm to the nose broke it, and blood gushed down his face.

Dom backed off, trying to regain his balance, but the combatant did not let up. It came at him with a series of kicks and punches. Dom put his arms around himself to protect his vitals.

Finally seeing an opening, as the figure raised its leg for a high roundhouse kick Dom raised his left elbow and collapsed upon it, calling upon his power to enhance the force of the impact. The bones shattered completely and Dom collapsed upon the figure. He rose by swinging his body to the right, and enhanced a kick to the side of the face, the neck of the opponent snapped with a sickening pop and spun completely around.

Dom was panting. He reached over and removed the hood. Lydia's icy blue eyes were staring up at him lifelessly. Dom panicked, an audible gasp escaping him, and he slid back away from the body. The face began to change. It was Alex, then Katherine, then Sophia, Liz, the pale boy, the oddly dressed boy, the boy he saved earlier, and finally Nadia. “No...”

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Dom awoke in a panic. Sweat was slick across his whole body and he felt like he was fighting for breath. He was in a white room, a monitor was beeping, hooked to his left arm intravenously. He recognized he was in a hospital of some sort.

He was alone in the room. The clock on the wall read 3:47 am. He had been out for at least twelve hours. He was angry and disgusted with himself for fainting like that. Everyone was probably worried and he probably caused more trouble than he was worth.

He couldn't shake his nightmare. He kept on seeing the faces of what he thought were his new friends, with cold lifeless eyes. Ones that he had caused. How can he train with these people if his instincts were to inflict maximum damage in the littlest time possible. One slip up, one involuntary reflex and he could kill someone.

His mind was on overdrive, and he needed to run himself down. Exhaustion was better than being in a constant state of panic. Dom ripped the IV drip from his arm and reached inside his backpack next to his bed. He put on battered shorts that had holes on the stitching and a white T-shirt that was stained.

He left the room and the building and began to run around the grounds. He could always exercise when he felt as if the world was going to unhinge at any moment. It cleared his mind. So Dom didn't know what else to do, except keep running.

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Sophia was ashamed of her fear towards Alex. She knew his power wasn't who he was as a person, but that didn't make her feel any better. She could see the hurt in his eyes as he watched her. She looked at him as the other two people exhibited their power. She gave a small smile, trying to reassure him that she wasn't that frightened anymore, but he wouldn't even turn her way anymore.

With a sigh she turned back to look on as Katherine displayed her wings and flaunted an attitude. It was obvious to Sophia that her attitude was more of a front than anything, and she was genuinely impressed by her wings. As Liz showcased what she could do, she was even more impressed. Her power was destructive and Sophia respected her even more for shouldering that burden.

After nobody else volunteered, Lydia suggested a pizza party of sorts outside. While Sophia didn't mind this so much, Alex quickly passed and followed after Liz into the kitchen. Sophia wanted to go and explain. She didn't want Alex to feel bad for such a great gift. After nearly everybody had dispersed to their respective areas, Sophia hurried after Alex and Liz into the kitchen.

Nadia's were coming to and fro grabbing pizza boxes from the counter. Liz and Alex were conversing near the coffee machine and she made her way to them. "Sorry, to interrupt, I just wanted to explain myself." she said speaking towards Alex. She didn't really care if Liz heard, by now her past seemed like old news. "I'm highly pyrophobic. I understand that your power doesn't define you and that it's not all there is to you. I would really like to be your friend, if you'll forgive me." she wasn't sure what to really say to Liz. She wanted to be her friend as well, but her looks were a little intimidating and she wasn't sure how to approach her on that subject. She had said all she wanted to and without waiting for an answer, she left. If Alex truly forgave her, then he would seek her out and tell her so.





Sophia had heard of all the commotion that had been going on outside earlier in the day, and she expected nothing less coming to a school for teens with superpowers. She felt sorry for Dom, because she sometimes passed out too if she over exerted herself by trying to control very large amounts of water. She didn't lose much sleep over thinking about it though.

She did however lose sleep over thinking about what tomorrow would bring. She was nervous about the classes they would take. Would she be able to get along with the teachers? Will she be a good fighter? All these questions and more raced through her mind. Finding herself unable to rest comfortably, Sophia got up from her bed. Looking at the alarm clock, she could she that it was about 4:30 in the morning. She dressed a little bit warmer, covering her shorts and t-shirt with a sweater and some yoga pants. She slowly creaked her door open and glanced down the hallway, unsure if she was allowed to be up and about.

Deciding that it was ok, she snuck from her room and went down to the kitchen to grab some water. As she rounded the corner into the kitchen, she happened upon seeing Dom kissing Lydia on the cheek. She blushed and retreated back into the shadowed hallway and waited for Dom to pass. He didn't see her thankfully, and she peeked around. Lydia had retreated using the back set of stairs so the kitchen was clear. She grabbed a bottle of water from the kitchen and took a refreshing swig. She took a seat the kitchen table and cradled the bottle in her hand, her mind still racing.

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Sophia sat in the kitchen that morning for another 30 minutes, playing with the water in her bottle. Exerting her abilities made her mind feel at ease, and she grew tired once more. She figured she could do with a couple more hours of sleep, and went back to her room upstairs to sleep.

At 7:30, her alarm went off like everyone else's presumably did. She rubbed the sleep from her eyes, grabbed her bathroom things and went to shower. After the nice, soothing water washed her clean, she dressed in a simple tank top outfit and pulled her favorite sandals on her feet. After pulling her hair into a long ponytail and brushing her teeth, she exited the bathroom and went back to her room and put her things away.

Nadia told her that classes would start at 8:30 sharp, but failed to give her any type of schedule of classes. Deciding her best option was to find a Nadia for the roster, she left her room and began her search. She went to the foyer, kitchen and viewing room, all with no results. She looked out the window and could see Nadia speaking with Lydia outside in the gardens. With a smile, she went out to meet her. " I'm so glad I finally found one of you!" she said speaking to Nadia. "You never gave me a class roster." Nadia smacked her forehead. "Crap! I forgot to give you guys the roster yesterday in all the excitement." She searched her bag and finally produced the paper. "Here's yours, I have to go pass the rest of these out." Nadia hurried away, trying to catch everyone at breakfast.

She looked down to read the paper. It read:
Sophia Marinos
8:30-Genetics and Mutation
9:30-World History
10:30-Visual Art
11:00-Literature
12:00-Lunch
1:00-Russian
2:00-Algebra 2
3:00-Training/P.E.

The classes seemed reasonable, and she was happy to have Training at the end of the day. Her stomach grumbled and she realized that it was breakfast time. She cheerfully made her way to the dining area for breakfast.

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The minute Lydia arrived in the kitchen, she made a beeline for the stacks of pancakes that awaited her destruction. She grabbed a plate and stacked five on it, buttered them up, and then drizzled the delicious gooeyness that is syrup on them. She didn't bother looking at any other food for a minute, but then thought better and grabbed a banana. At least she should be somewhat healthy today. Just as she reached for the pot of freshly brewed coffee - and was that Folgers she smelled? - Sophia appeared.

"Morning," Lydia said quietly, not even sparing the girl that much of a glance. But she felt the happiness oozing from the girl and it was suffocating. Was that how she always was when she entered the room? Why was she so depressing? This isn't you. It's just the grief talking, something in her said. It'll pass by tomorrow. Lydia only shrugged to herself and poured herself a cup of coffee. As she fixed it up with vanilla creamery she found and sugar, she contemplated what today would bring. Would classes start? Or would everyone just wander around the castle like a bunch of inmates? Damn. I'm depressing myself even more.

Just as she was about to head to the dining hall, Nadia arrived and inwardly, Lydia rolled her eyes. Did she have to deal with the devil's advocate again? Seriously? Nadia only smiled, as if she sensed Lydia's irritation, and strode right up to her. She handed her a paper, which was pretty difficult to take because her hands were full. Or maybe Lydia just didn't feel like carrying it. After all, Lydia was a known multi-tasker. Perhaps this truly was an off day and she was seriously off her game.

"Here's your schedule today. I think...you'll like it," Nadia told her with a promising smile that had Lydia setting down her breakfast to fully stare at the paper. It read:

Lydia's Class Roster:
8:30 Dance
9:30 Journalism/Yearbook
10:30 Arabic
11:00 Sociology
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Pre-Calculus
2:00 Biology/Life Science
3:00 Training/P.E

As she read, a small smile appeared on Lydia's face, her first one for the day. And it was a real smile, dimples and teeth appearing. She was radiant for that moment and she peeked up at Nadia to see the woman smiling at her.

"I had a feeling you'd like it," Nadia exclaimed proudly. "You better eat fast. Someone's gotta break out her leotards." Winking, Nadia strode past Lydia and headed back out, looking for other students to hand them their schedules. But the smile didn't break off her face. Instead, Lydia felt bright and energetic, not dead and depressed. Dancing had become Lydia's favorite outlet. Even though she quit being a cheerleader, she never stopped dancing. It was one of her favorite pass times. She glanced at Sophia quickly.

"Sophia, right?" She asked. "Um...would you watch this? I have to change really quickly. Thanks."

Lydia was gone in minutes, sprinting up the stairs and down the hall to her bedroom. She went into her dresser and even her suitcase - because she honestly didn't unpack everything - looking for some dance clothes. She threw the clothes she was wearing off and replaced her bra with a black sports bra. She grabbed a pair of black leggings and pulled them on. They clung to the shape of her legs and thighs and although they stopped mid-calf, they made her legs appear longer. Plus, they were easy to dance in. She exchanged her sandals for sneakers and threw on a crop tee to complete her ensemble. It was a light pink with a purple heart on it. It was an off-the-shoulder top with short sleeves, falling off her left shoulder and revealing her flat, smooth tummy. Lydia took off her earrings and traded them for studs at least, just because she's never gone a day without earrings. Satisfied, Lydia bounced out of her room, cheerful somewhat.

But their was a gnawing pain in the back of her heart, a memory drilling itself into the back of her mind that made her frown for a minute. However, she refused to allow herself to be even more depressed. Shaking her head as if she was shaking off the darkness surrounding her, Lydia jogged down the stairs lightly and entered the kitchen. Surprisingly, Sophia was still there. Lydia smiled appreciatively.

"Thanks." After a beat, she decided to strike up a conversation. They had at least thirty minutes. "So, what's your schedule?"