Water. Lots of water. It crashed around her and pushed her down. The rest of them were clinging for their lives. To the left of her lay the body of Adam. Everything else went dark.
Emma blinked. She was standing in front of Sanctuary. A sudden rush of excitement filled her body. She was about to enter her home. The one place that made her feel welcome. The one place with the one person she loved.
"Who is that?" General Baine asked, his voice thick with resentment. The scar under his left eye seemed to stand out when he was either angry or giving threats, which seemed to happen every day. "I'm not going to ask again. Who is that?"
"She's our friend," Shalimar said, twitching as the barrel of the gun poked her in the head. She could smell Jesse's fear as he was beaten in the dojo. Brennan was taking a shower after his beating, and Lexa was serving the rest of the soldiers lunch as they looked her up and down.
"Is she like one of you?" The General put his finger on the trigger and licked his lips. If she were a freak, he would have to kill her. No one could know what he was doing.
"If I told you, would you kill her?" Shalimar smiled as the General swore under his breath. She had overheard his plans about killing them. She felt a sharp pain in her head as the gun hit her in the temple. The cold steel gave her a shock.
"Open the doors and keep your guns ready!"
Emma smiled as the doors opened. She knew that Shalimar would love her hair. It had grown longer and was still red. However, the person who opened the door was not who Emma expected. It was a well-built man clad in military attire. His gun was aimed at her heart.
"Who are you?" he asked, his finger on the trigger.
"I should ask you the same question. The last time I checked, this was no place for bastards like you." She ducked as a bullet whizzed over her head. The man was about to shoot her again when Emma flicked her hand. The bullet shot through the back of the gun and into the man's chest. He fell to the ground, dead.
"Emma!" Shalimar exclaimed. A bullet shot towards Shalimar and it stopped midway. Emma clenched her fist and the bullet broke into pieces.
"I'm not sure who you are, but this is my house!" Emma shot a psionic bolt at the General and sent him flying into a wall.
"Shalimar, are you okay?" Emma ran towards her old friend and hugged her. She let the tears come out and smiled as Shalimar cried as well. She couldn't believe that she was seeing her sister again.
"I'm fine. But the last time I saw you, you were lying in a stretcher."
Emma looked at her hands. "You saw an astral projection of me. I didn't know how it happened, but I guess the explosion released my full abilities. I knew that I was powerful, but I didn't know that I was this powerful." She suddenly got up and looked around. The rest of the soldiers came running and Emma sent a telepathic wave out, knocking the soldiers unconscious.
"Since when did the military get hold of Sanctuary?"
"Let's not talk about that right now. Instead, why don't you meet your family. By the way, I love your hair." The girls laughed as they walked arm in arm.
Jesse whimpered as he put an ice pack to his bruised arm. When he looked up, the pain instantly fled. Standing a few feet away from him was Emma. She smiled as he ran up to her. He embraced her in a hug and didn't care that his entire body was a big bruise.
"Emma, you're back! But how?"
"I already explained it to Shalimar. She can tell you why. For now, let's see how those bruises are. Shalimar, get me a soldier."
Shalimar left and Jesse looked at her, dumbfounded. How could she heal him?
"Is that the redhead I love and know?" Emma turned around and saw Brennan, handsome as ever. She ran up to him and hugged him.
"I can't believe your back." He smelled her hair. The smell made him float on clouds.
"And I can't believe you still use that shampoo." She smiled as he gave her a crooked smile.
"I got the soldier." Shalimar placed the General beside Jesse. She wanted him to feel Jesse's pain.
"Now Jesse, just relax and everything will be fine. Close your eyes and take deep breaths." Emma put her hands above Jesse's body and focused. She shifted one hand to the General and winced as the pain went through her to the General. When she was done, the General was bruised and Jesse was back to his sexy self.
"Your pretty powerful, huh? You must be the famous Emma."
Emma looked up and was astounded. Who the hell was that?