I was just a typical high school student when my powers emerged. It all happened in a blur. I was getting ready for school & then I just started morphing into a metal form before my parents' eyes in the middle of our kitchen. They both looked at me as if their eyes would bulge out or their hearts would jump out of their chest. I was terrified I had no idea what they were staring at until I felt the temperture of my body change. I felt heavier yet extremely fluid. Oh, god whats happening!? Mom! Whats happening to me?!
Without an answer I run upstairs to my bathroom to see what I had become. My skin had turn silver, yet my hair stayed as red as ever. At least something stayed the same. I thought to myself as the panic briefly subsided. But then it came flooding back, what...what am I? And then it came to me as quickly as the change. I am a...a MUTANT! I run back down stairs to find my mother weeping and my father consoling her. Mom, dad I don't understand this....but please just be strong! We can get through whatever this is...maybe there is a cure. I bit my lip after saying this knowing it to be very unlikely. I had heard the reports of mutants "saving the day" & Senator Kelly's "mutant menace" campaign. Lost and confused I fumbled through my head picking apart my life now. What would my friends say? Would I still go to school? What, what exactly can I do? I mean is this it? Thounds of other thoughts flooded my mind as I was brought back to reality by my father's firm grip placed on my shoulders. Honey, your right...we will get through this and try to do whats best for "you condition". Your mother and I just need a moment to discuss some things, just wait up in your room for now. He brings me in with a tight bear hug, I barely felt it with my new metal body and actually saw him cringe a bit with pain of my hardened form.
I followed my fathers orders and went up to my room. Wondering the whole time what they thought of me now. Was I still "daddy's little girl" or are they afraid of me? Lost and confused I laid down on my bed and cried myself to sleep. It was horrible I tossed and turned. Visioning myself in the future, turned into a "monster" with too much power to control. My family and friends ran from me, as my world spun out of control...
My dream wasn't too far from the truth. After my parents had discussed things they both came up to my room and sat on my bed. I was still slightly dazed from my sleep, and shocked/realized to that they were still okay (unlike my dream parents). Mom! Dad! Your still alive! They look at each other shocked with horror. It was aweful...I dreamt I lost control of these powers and everyone just left me, and then my world was crushed and destroyed. It felt too real!
Oh honey, we're still here and we will always love you no matter what! I am sorry how I reacted I feel like a terriable mother. My mother said this as a tear ran down her face, she stroked the back of hand on my cold metallic face. I continued to cry, with fear and relief at the whole situation. Until I found out what their solution to the "my condition" ( I know they didn't mean to hurt me, but when they called it that I felt like a freak). They told me school would be no issue and they would just keep me home until they could figure things out.
It was my third day on house arrest. My parents called it being "extra careful", I thought of it as insanity. I would have to face the world eventually for what I am...a mutant. I had come to accept it. And was actaully somewhat excited at discovering if I had any other abilities. Besides always being this "tin can". In all honesty I told myself I was okay but, in reality I wasn't. I needed my friends now more than ever to give some advice or crack a good joke. And I wasn't okay with being like this. Locked inside all day, and more so locked inside this new body. Why me?! Is what I thought almost every minute of every day. I mean If I could at least use this to be a hero or help people it would all be different. But, my parents would never allow that. In fact, I am not sure if they will ever let me leave.
Dinner was awkward. For once I wanted to here all about their days outside this "prison". We chattered and talked as if I weren't a metallic mutant that deperately needed human interaction besides my parents. They could feel the tension too, they nervously eyed each other and then my mother nodded at my father and held his hand.
Your mother and I have hated having you held up here, leaving you in your time of need to go to work. And it breaks our heart but we've found a boarding school that helps those with your "condition". Ignoring his comforting gestures and semi comforting I stan up in outrage. So what!? Your sending me off to some FREAK SCHOOL! I am NOT GOING!!! And dad....it's not a condition, I am a mutant its what I am!
My mother bowed her head and began cryng like on the 1st day my powers emerged. She held her napkin to her face and cried into. It's...just that we do-n't she gargled up words through her pain and sorrow. I sat down and tried listening to her, clinching my right hand under the table to calm myself. We love you sooo, much....its the last thing we want to do. But what else is there? I just---I am sorry I can't. She rushes out of the kitchen into my parents' room slaming the door behind her. Honey what she wants to say is this school is great for young mutants like yourself. My father smiled, either proud that he finally used the word mutant of because he thought he might have a better chance of getting the message across. He holds up his finger, gesturing for me to wait. Gets up and comes back with a pamphelt titled "Xaiver's Institute for Higher Learning". This is what your mother wanted to tell you, we're not just sending you packing because we don't love you anymore. We love you now more than ever, because it's what our family needs more than ever. Now then read over the pamphelt and get your things packed a taxi arrives to take to the airport in the moring, where after that you'll be taken to the Xaiver Institute.
Dad! Are you serious you are just sending me away! Without meaning to I cry with feelings of rage and betrayal. I get up and slam my fist on the table, cracking it right down the middle. The table collapsed, my father stood up then, stared me down and then said. Even if you can't see it now this is whats best, We've talked with Mr. Xaiver and he believes he can help. He has many "students" as he calls them that he has helped and that have gone through what you are going through now. I look at him, tears burning my eyes as they slid down my face like a streaming river that seemed it would never. I run towards him and hug him, at first tight and then he gags. I stutter a laugh and loosen my grip. Okay. I whisper as I pretend for one last moment that its he thats the strong one, and holding me like the protective father he had always been. But my new life awaited so I let go, gave him a peck on the cheek and ran upstairs.
My night after dinner was a blur. I gathered my stuff, clothes, pcitures, stuffed animals, all inhabited my suit cases of stuff. I looked around my room for maybe the last time. It looked bare and lonely, just how I felt, draped in one of my dad's over coats to conceal my metallic skin. I walked downstairs, meeting my eyes my dad smiled and went up stairs to gather the rest of my stuff.
Oh, mom! I wrapped my arms around her as sofly as I could. She was trying the whole time while trying to absorb anything from the morning news to keep her mind on me not leaving, to me not being a mutant, to me leaving home. It'll be okay you'll see! I bet in no time I'll have this all figured out and...and we can e-mail,text, call whenever we need each other its that simple. I was trying to be strong for the both us. She looked up to me from the T.V.
No matter what...you always be our little angel, I love you no matter what... She looks away out the window,as if trying to push me away, make me move on to this new life that I would have to adjust to. But I still couldn't wrap myself around why now. School was starting to actually become fun. The guy at school was going to ask me to the dance, or so I heard from my best friend Jessica. Ah! Jessica, what will she do....we've been best friends since 4th grade. I couldn't cry! No more! My parents needed me to be strong, and plus I was done with it....this would be a new start & a new me.
My dad brought my suit cases just in time for the taxi to arrive. I grabbed a baggle and some crackers, he helped me load my stuff in the trunk as my mother watched from the porch. Still crying in her bath rob and slippers. As I am about to get in and ride off, they both stop me and we hug. There love courses through me, and I know things will be okay. Call me sweety if you need anything, or you just want to talk. It was the most composed my mother had been, she blew a kiss and waved goodbye. Okay mom! I love you both so much! We love you too! Door closed I felt safe, secure that I could now let out one last sob. I cried all the way to the airport.
Until I found a sign with my name on it in big black letters. There was a gruff looking man with a leather jacket on and two big tuffs of hair on either side holding it up with one hand. Come on kid, lets not keep Xaiver waiting. Is all he said to me. Even I asked several questions, such as "who are you", "where are we going", "whats Xaiver like". He didn't answer a single one. He only laughed and said you sure ask a lot of questions, you'll be fine kid Xaiver's gonna lova ya. We walk over to a thicket of trees and then we are dee into a forest. What am I doing? I think to myself as we go deeper and deeper...this man could be a serial killer, or a mutant bounty hunter! I begin to panic. He senses this and glances briefly at me.
We're here kid quite your worrying. A large black jet was resting by itself in a the clearing. It lowers a panel of stairs letting us in as if waiting for its masters return. Whoa, what did I get into. I begin walking up and down the jet, filled with excitement and fear I take everything in. Buckle up kid, unless you want to become a pancake...I am Logan by the way, but I go my Wolverine on the team. Nice to meet you Wolverine. I am Bella as I am called by my family. I stammer realizing how stupide I sounded I cover my face in my shirt and just focus straight ahead. He smiles and starts the engines. The jet begins to take speed as the nearby vegetation begins to shake and blow with the power of the engines. We pick up speed, faster and faster....until we're in the air! It was the most sureal thing I had expieranced. I felt as if I was in a flying rocketship with a race engine added on. We flew so fast it felt like the trip took no time at all. We talked some. I learned that he has been with the X-Men for a while. The X-Men are a team of developed mutants that fight for a world where humans and mutants can live side by side in peace. I was surpirsed to realize one of the teams I had been so fascinated by was here at my new school! And then before i knew it we were landing in a hanger that was hidden behind an oceanside cliff that opened up for the jet.
New Start & New Friends
The New Hellions
Meeting such friends as Charge up, Pixie, Rockslide, Hellion, and Dust, Mz S!lver will take with her memories and lessons what will last a life time. While at the Institute she learned to control her powers and a few lasting mentors. With Wolverine she became like a side-kick and learned better fighting skills. Hank McCoy (Beast) helped her to cope with her metal skin and helped to get her back on track to be excited to learn. Emma Frost really became the glue that kept the girls of her class close. Mz S!lver ended up joining a new type of Hellions with her, Charge Up, Pixie, Dust, Hellion, Rockslide, Blindfold, Tattoo, Magick, Leech, and squidboy.
After the Smoke Clears
After squidboy and Leech were kidnapped and killed by a mutant hating group the team broke up. With just Mz S!lver, Charge up, Hellion, Tattoo, and Dust remaining. They were then joined by a new advisor Nighcrawler to help Emma Frost. The Cuckoo sisters in the mean time were plotting against the new hellions and took mind control of psylocke and made her fight Magick in the demon world. The Hellions were transported there by the aid of mutants named Gateway and Scarlet Witch. The Cuckoo sisters had joined up with young fallen mutants (that had formed into demons in this demon world), such as Husk,Maggot, Wing, Tar Baby, Tarot, and Cypher.
Along with these fallen heroes the team comfronts the "royal guard" which are Magik, Psylocke, Catseye...and not only them but their recently dead friends Leech and Squidboy.
Old Enemies...New Allies
Dust and Mz S!lver end up facing off against Psylocke & Magik, it comes close but MzS!lver sends Psylocke through an open portal to the real world. While Magik turns into her alter ego and begins taking out anything that comes near her. It finally takes the combined powers of the New Hellions, Catseye, Leech and Squidboy to take her down. After this Magik still a bit angry takes her pain out on the Cockoo sisters and places a curse on them sealing with in the Demon World forever. She decides to stay to watch over them and lead the team of fallen heroes. She allows the New Hellions passage to the real world and one fallen hero to go with them( the offer only stands for Cateye, Leech, and Squidboy becasue this soon after the battle with her she makes the promise only to them). The New Hellions struggle with this decision, but as soon as Magik had uttered the promise Squidboy and Leech knew what had to be done. They both offer that they give up their spots to Catseye. After she so bravelya nd fully fought with all her hear, and she was the 1st to break mind control from the Cuckoo sisters.
After the battle in the Demon world the team went through another dramatic change. Emma Frost became shut off after hearing her precious Cuckoo sisters were trapped there and what they had done. Gateway lingered and helped the team by somewhat filling in for the emptyiness Emma had left. After shifting around some X-Men the Hellions had new advisors and new team mates and name. The advisors include Gateway(liked helping and being a part of something positive to help young mutants), Wolverine (mostly to keep morale up and have Mz.S!lver stay), and Psylocke (felt guilty and weak her self so she felt this could be a way to make it up and train). The team now included, Hellion, Charge Up, Catseye,Siryn, Vanisher,Icarus,Specter, Tattoo, Dust, and return of Pixie. Thus, Hellions Genesis was born!Mz S!lver left the team before she could get back in the goove of a team/family and much heart ache followed soon after. But this felt right to her and she had to do it...right?
On the Run!