"Huh? Name's Theo. Only my mother calls me Teddy."

"Your mother loves you very much."

"Where'd you come from/"



"The Magnus Institute of Research for Unstable Mutations. Don't worry, I didn't even know what it stood for and I was there three years. I saw it on a plaque at the front of the building before it went up in flames."

"You crazy?"

"Far from it. They just kept me there, drugged me, did experiments."

"Your kidding. That's illegal."

"Not really. You see it's not what I do that interested them, it's how I do it."

"Come on. It's grade school science how the X-gene mutates. That's all there is to it."

"You of all people know that's not true. That there are certain... anomalies. Yes. You understand now. A homo-sapian that manifests homo-superior qualities. Not as rare as the media wants everyone to believe. Most can pass for mutant, but some get caught and disappear."

"Who are you? What do you want? Leave me alone!"

"I'm not going to hurt you."

"Yes you are!"


"You have no proof, I have all the proper medical records."

"Teddy, shut up! I'm here to help you."

"What? How?"

"I'm want to help you remember, Teddy. About a time not as long ago as it seems, when things where very different. I want to lift the illusion and show you the truth, the truth I saw six hours ago, inspiring me to break out of that prison and come find you."

"You think you know me?"

"I do know you, Teddy."

"Stop calling me Teddy."

"How else could I know your hair is blonde in your true form. That you always wished you could know the names of the star constellations but didn't know the first place to look to find out. How you curl around you pillow every night, that that's the only time you let yourself think about what frightens you."

"How could you possibly know that? Who told you all that stuff about me?"

"You did."

"You trying to tell me that this isn't my life? That it's not real."

"This isn't anybody's life. It's all a bit complex, the only way you can really understand is if I show you."

"Alright, show me."

"It's not that easy, my power, I have to want something to happen, be able to see it happening. I've never tried it with another person before but I figure you'd have to be the same. You have to want it. You have to want to see the truth."

"You think I don't believe you."

"I know you don't believe me, but I think I know how you can. We've shared allot, you and I. Things beyond memory, and your the one who told me how to unlock that."

"Okay. How?"

"Look into my eyes."

"What am I supposed to see?"

"You told me, Teddy. You told me you could tell the first time you looked into my eyes. That we would always look out for each other, always take care of each other, always be together. Do you see?"

"... So that's why you call me Teddy."

"Your mother loves you very much, and so do I."

"Oh, Billy. I'm.."

"Shh. There's nothing to be sorry about."

"I knew, I knew it was you. I just couldn't find anything to connect you with. I've missed you so much."

"Me too, Teddy. Come on. Let's find the others."