I found out about my "gift" when I was 11 years old.
I had to do an oral report in class. I was so nervous. I got up to read and felt 20 pairs of eyes staring at me. I wished I was invisible. Odd enough, at that moment my wish came true. I had turned invisible in front of my class.
My teacher screamed and fainted while my classmates stared at me in awe. I looked down at myself and saw what had happened. I was so scared and confused. What did I do? How did this happen? Can I become visible again? As soon as I thought that, I became visible again. I wasn't sure what to do, so I finished up my presentation.
Once my teacher was woken up, she called my mother and explained what happened. She believed that I could be a mutant. Mutants were common. They even came up with a vaccine to get rid of mutant genes.
After that experience, people never saw me the same. My friends acted like I had a disease. Kids talked about me in the halls. As I grew up and went on to middle school and high school, I was seen as an outcast.
When I turned 16 my mom thought it was a good idea to send me to a school for children with mutant powers. They could help me control my powers and learn what else I could do. They wouldn't treat me like an outcast, because they were outcasts too.
"I'm just trying to do what's best for you." My mom told me. "You'll be safe and happy. I promise."
"Okay. I'll give it a shot." I said. It could not be worse than my high school.
My mom found directions to Xavier's Sister School for Gifted Youngsters.
After Talking to the headmaster, Miss Ororo Iqadi T'Challa, she allowed my mother to register me in the school. My mother left and Miss Ororo led me to my room.
"Uh, so Miss Ororo, everyone here is a mutant, like me?" I said quietly.
"First of all dearie, you don't have to keep calling me Miss. You can call me Storm. Second of all, yes everyone here is a mutant." She smiled at me and opened the door to my room. "This is where you will be staying. Just unpack your things and settle in. Would you like someone to give you a tour?"
"Uh, yeah. That would be helpful" I said shyly.
"I'll find one of our older students to give you a tour." She cheerfully said. She closed the door and left.
I looked around the room. It was a nice room. Light blue walls and a nice big bed.
I started unpacking my things. I put sheets on my bed and pluged in my desk lamp and put all my books on the desk in the corner of my room. I looked at the mirror I had put on the wall. My violet eyes looked really dark for some reason. I looked at my platinum blonde hair and wrinkled my nose in displeasure. My hair was a mess. I quickly grabbed my comb from my bag and brushed it.
I heard a slight knock on my door. I opened it and saw a girl around my age. "Hi! I'm ShadowCat! Welcome to the school!" she said cheerfully. "I'm here to give you a tour. What's your name and power?"
"Um, I'm Stella Lawliet. I turn invisible."
"Oh, that's so cool! I'm Katherine Anne Pryde, but everyone calls me Kitty or ShadowCat. I can walk through things and make things intangible."
"Cool." I replied. She beamed. "Well, let's start the tour!"
She grabbed my hand and pulled me out of my room. "All these rooms here are the dormitaries. Everyone has their own." She led me down the hall and into a large room. "This is the cafeteria. You obviously get food here." She led me up and down stairs, in and out of rooms.
Finally the tour was over. I was so tired from running around. Kitty looked like she hadn't broken a sweat. "Ok, here's your room. If you need anything just call!" With that, she floated down into the floorboards and out of sight.
This school is weird and awesome at the same time!