DISCLAIMER: Nope not mine. I wish though. Stan Lee can feel free to talk to me about using my character anytime.

SUMMARY: A new mutant is making herself known. But is she a help or a hinderance to the X-men.

A/N: This won't be just an X-men story. It will involve the entire Marvel universe. Thank you Stan for creating such great characters.


Pain knifed through the man's body, dropping him to his knees.

"Professor!" Two young women knelt beside him. "What's wrong?"

"The - - pain," was all he could manage.

"Kitty, go get Ms. Monroe!" The chestnut-haired teen nodded and ran off, going right through the wall. The rest of the class gathered around him, unaware of the conversation going on in his head.

'I'm sorry, sir. My walls have weakened. Please forgive me.' The voice was pleading.

'I am not angry, child. Your pain took me by surprise.'

'I will strengthen my guards. I will not disturb you again.'

Her presence in his mind disappeared abruptly, leaving the professor puzzled.

"Professor?" The dark-skinned woman knelt in front of him. He sat up, shaking his head.

"I'm alright. But I don't think she is." He stood up and walked toward the door. "I need to find her."

"I can't believe that I was that reckless. I should have never let myself get that weak."

The young woman sat on the bed in her room, wishing that the beatings she received on a regular basis would kill her.