The Power Of X
Chapter 2-Shock To The System
2 months after Sarah's arrival at the school, sometime around November
Location : The Med Lab. Jean and Sarah have a talk.
"Jean, can I talk to you?" Jean turned when she heard the voice.
"Of course, Sarah, come on in and have a seat." Jean said. "You wanted to
ask me about my powers."
"How did you know that?" Sarah asked as she sat down across from Jean.
"Do you know what telepathy is, Sarah?" Jean questioned.
"Yes, I do. It's the ability to read minds. Uncle Ewan has that power, if
you remember." Sarah explained.
"I remember, Sarah. I remember that very well." Jean said, nodding.
"Well, he used to read my mind when I was younger. It was creepy." Sarah
"I have that ability also Sarah. Understand that I would never read your
mind without your permission, but since you've been here you have been
projecting thoughts and I've been picking them up. So has the Professor.
There are also times when I can't shut out the voices even if I wanted to."
Sarah nodded, then asked, "Jean, when did you realize you were a mutant?"
"When I was ten years old, my best friend Annie was hit by a car. As she
was dying, I touched her. Her mind opened to me, and I was able to read
her thoughts and feel what she was feeling." Jean said
"Annie died, didn't she Jean?" Sarah asked.
"Yes, Sarah, she did." Jean said.
"What happened after that?" asked Sarah with concern in her eyes.
Jean sighed. "I became depressed. Very depressed. I didn't want to do
anything. And to make matters worse, I couldn't shut out the voices."
"Talk about a shock to the system." Sarah said, looking frightened.
"Tell me about it." Jean replied.
"What happened, Jean? Did it ever get better?" questioned Sarah.
"This went on for a year, until I was eleven. I thought I was going crazy.
Then Professor Xavier came. He saved my life and my mind."
"How did he do that?" Sarah asked, amazed.
"He put up mental shields in my mind." Jean explained.
"So you could shut out the voices." Sarah said, nodding.
"Yes, by that time I also realized that I was telekinetic. I can move
things with my mind." Jean said.
"Well, they say the mind is a powerful thing. I know it sounds cliché."
Sarah said, smiling.
"Very true, Sarah. They also say the mind is a terrible thing to waste.
The professor taught me how to make mine more powerful and control it. In
time, I know you can do the same with your power."
"Just like the Professor did with Morgan, mum, and dad." Sarah said,
"The Professor helped Storm and Scott also, and believe me they can do the
same with you." Jean said.
"Jean's right, Sarah, he can.", entering the Med Lab accompanied by Scott.
"Hi." Sarah said, turning around.
"Hello, you two." Storm said. "Sorry to interrupt your talk, but it is
time for history class."
"OK. We'll continue this later. All right, Sarah?" Jean asked.
"All right." Sarah said, standing and giving Jean a hug. "Bye Jean"
"Bye. Oh, and Sarah?"
"Yes?" Sarah said, turning to face Jean again.
"Thanks for listening." Jean said with a smile.
"Your welcome." Sarah said, smiling back, happy for the first time in two