Title: Uncontrollable Power

Author: Sarge

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A few hours later, Adam walked in to find all four of them asleep. He had gone in there to tell them that they could go see Shalimar, but realizing that they all had a pretty rough day, he decided not to wake them until the morning. After leaving the room for a few minutes, he came back in with an armful of blankets. Quietly, he walked over to them and gently draped blankets over the two girls who were curled up at opposite ends of the couch. Then he did the same for Brennan and Jesse. Walking back over to the door, Adam watched them sleep for a few seconds before turning off the lights and then silently, he slipped out of the room.

It was sometime around 3:00 am when Emma woke up to the sound of someone crying out. She immediately sat up and looked down at the other end of the couch to see Emily thrashing about in her sleep. Quickly realizing that she was having a nightmare, Emma got up and walked over to her. Kneeling down, she took Emily by her shoulders and gently shook her, saying, "Emily? Emily, wake up."

Suddenly Emily jerked awake, but as she did so, she brought up her hands and with a sudden rush of adrenaline, her telekinesis discharged. Before Emma could do a thing, she was sent flying across the room. Just as she was about to land, she knocked over a lamp causing it to make a loud crash.

At the sound, Brennan and Jesse immediately woke up.

Seeing Emma on the floor, Brennan quickly rushed over to her while Jesse sat up in his chair looking a little bit dazed.

"Emma, are you ok?" Brennan asked in concern.

With a slight moan, Emma sat up and nodded her head, replying, "Yeah, I'm ok."

It was then Adam came rushing into the room.

"What's going on?! Is everyone alright?" he questioned as he turned on the lights. It was only at that moment that he got a good look at everyone. Emma and Brennan were on the floor next to the broken lamp while Jesse and Emily were still in the same seats they had been in when he had come in earlier. Although, when he got a better look at Emily, he noticed that she had a shocked expression on her face and her hands, which were still raised, were trembling slightly.

"We're fine," Emma answered as Brennan helped her stand. "We just had a little a accident."

"What kind of accident?"

Just as Emma was about to answer Adam, Emily spoke up.

"It was my fault," she said quickly.

"How so?" Adam asked her as he walked over and sat down next to her.

"I um...was having a bad dream and when Emma was uh..trying to wake me up, I kinda... um..used my telekinesis on her," she replied.

"I see."

"I didn't mean to. Honestly I didn't! It just happened. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry," Emily whimpered as she cast her tear filled eyes down at the floor.

"It's ok, Emily. No harm was done," Emma said as she walked over. Then kneeling back done in front of her, she took Emily's trembling hands into hers and gave them a gently squeeze of reassurance.

"Except for the lamp," Jesse joked as he looked over at the broken shards.

"Well, as long as no one was hurt," Adam declared.

"But I could of hurt you," Emily said to Emma as Adam gave her a curious look. "I can easily hurt anyone and I have no way of stopping it."

"We know that," Adam explained to her.

"Then why did you ask me to come here if you knew how dangerous I was?"

As Adam opened his mouth to respond, another voice coming from the door interrupted him.

"Because we take care of our own."

They all looked toward the door to see Shalimar standing there. They could see that her shoulder was wrapped up underneath her shirt and her arm was in a sling, but other than that, all other signs of their fight were either covered up or gone.

"Shalimar, I thought I told you to rest," Adam scolded.

"You did, but when I hear the sound of things breaking, I really don't want to be sitting around. I guess the need to be where the action is, is just my nature," she replied with a smile.

"Why am I not surprised?" Adam muttered as he shook his head slightly.

Shalimar then turned her attention from Adam back to Emily.

"Now as I was saying, we asked you to come here because we want to help you. It wasn't your fault that you got those powers. You were experimented on when you were little and that's why you have them. That's why we all have them," she said as she walked over and sat down in a chair that was in front of Emily.

"She's right," Adam agreed. "And I was one of the scientist that did those experiments."

"You're one of the guys that made me this way?" Emily asked in utter shock.

Adam merely nodded.

It was then that Emily frowned at him, saying, "What gives you the right to do something like that?"

"No one did and that's why I've dedicated my life to helping those people who's lives I've changed by making them a new mutant...including you."

"So you're basically trying to make up for what you've done in the past, right?"

Adam nodded, "Yes, in a way and that's why you're a vital part to our operation."

"Why am I so important? Aren't there tons of other new mutants that you could of saved instead of me?" Emily asked.

"Yes, there are a lot of others out there that we could help, but you're very special ," he answered.

"Why's that?"

"Because you are what we call a hybrid," Adam said, but seeing the confused look on Emily's face, he went on. "And a hybrid if a mix of the four types of new mutant. Shalimar, for instance, is what we call a feral. Her DNA is mixed with that of an animal and that makes her exceptionally fast and agile."

"Yeah, you should see her in a fight. She's literally unbeatable," Jesse added. "Oh, but wait a minute. You have seen her in a fight."

Emily nodded.

"Now Brennan, on the other hand, is what we call an elemental. He can throw bolts of electricity from his hands," Adam continued.

"I can do that too!" Emily said with almost a sense of pride in her voice.

Adam and the others went on to tell her about things varying from their 'mission' of saving other new mutants for Eckhart to what their own powers are and how they work. Jesse and Emma even gave an example of theirs. By the time they were done, it was well into the late morning.

"Now, you can join us and we can teach you to control your powers or we can put you in the underground. Which would you prefer?" Adam asked.

"Well, I would really like to learn how to control my powers and I think that it would be really cool to stay with you guys. So, I think I'll stay here and work on becoming a part of Mutant X," she declared with a smile.

"You do know it's going to take quite a long time to master your powers and until then you won't really be able to go out with the rest of the team on any missions, right?" questioned Adam.

Emily nodded. "I'd be content just to learn how to control my powers."

"Ok then. Welcome to the Mutant X team!"

Suddenly, as if out of the blue, Jesse said, "I'm hungry."

"You're always hungry," Shalimar stated as she playfully smacked Jesse on the arm.

Adam looked down at his watch, saying, "Well, it is 9:30 in the morning."

"Why don't we go get something to eat then?" Brennan suggested as he stood up.

As everyone else agreed, the all got up too and left the room to go eat breakfast.

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