Hey guys. Iv'e been working on a fanfic for a few months. I finally
finished Chapter 2 and thought it's about time I put it up. Here goes
nothing. Hope you like it.
The Power Of X
Chapter 1-Everything Can Change
There's a new member of the team. The bad guys are after her. The
only ones who can help her now are her family.
Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, Westchester
County, New York
Jean receives a phone call that will change everything.
"Professor, have you found her?" Jean asked.
"Yes, she is in New York City." Professor Xavier replied. "Jean,
inform Cyclops and Storm to ready the Blackbird. You must find your
cousin at all cost.
"Why?" Jean questioned in a panic.
"When Sarah's mutation triggered, which is to discharge electricity,
she injured her older sister Morgan. In a panic, she ran away to the
city, thinking she had killed her sister. She was accosted by two
thieves. They would not leave her alone and she ended up
electrocuting them. As a result of this, the Mutant Watch Coalition
and the Friends of Humanity are looking for her."
"What is it Scott?"
"You have a phone call."
"I'll call them back later."
"I think you should take this."
"Can't it wait?"
"No, it can't."
Jean takes the phone from Scott and goes into the common room.
"Sarah, where are you? Are you alright?"
"I'm in the city. I ran away."
"Why would you run away?"
"I killed Morgan."
"Sarah, don't panic, I'm sure it wasn't your fault."
"I electrocuted her."
"Sarah, listen, I know where you are. Stay there, my friends and I
are coming to get you."
Jean hangs up and starts to head back towards the elevator when she
and Scott see a bright flash of light. When the light disappears,
they find Sarah slumped on the floor, unconscious.
"Sarah?" Jean said. "Scott, get the Professor."
"It's all right, Jean, I'm coming." she heard the professor say.
"Scott, notify the rest of the X-Men and tell the students that
classes are cancelled. Jean, take Sarah to the infirmary. I will
notify her parents."
"Professor, is Morgan alive?" Jean asked.
"Indeed, she is Jean. She is in the hospital, but I believe she will
"Jean, she's waking up."
"Sarah, it's me.
"Yes, Sarah, it's me. You're safe now."
"Jean, let me take her." Scott said.
"All right." Jean replied. "Sarah, we're going to help you. We're
taking you somewhere so you can get better."
"Where am I?"
"Don't worry about that now." Jean said. "What matters now is that
"What's happening to me?"
"Sarah, we'll explain all of this later"
"Jean, don't you think she has a right to know?"
"Yes, but I don't think she'll understand. Look what she's just been
through. I can't deal with this now. I have to go."
"If you can't deal with this what makes you think she can't? Don't
abandon her, Jean. She needs you." Scott said.
"You're right, Scott."
"Sarah," Scott said. "Listen to me. I'm going to help you."
"Morgan", Sarah said.
"What, Sarah?" Scott questioned.
"Sarah, it's ok. Scott's going to help you." Jean said.
"Sarah, who is Morgan?" Scott asked.
"She was my sister."
"She still is." Scott replied. "She's alive."
"How can that be?" Sarah asked.
"I'm not sure, Sarah." Jean said. "All I can think is that when you
discharged the electricity from your body it wasn't enough to kill,
only to stun.
"Sarah, listen to me." Scott said. "Your cousin is a doctor and she
can help you if you want her too."
"I do." Sarah said. "I know why Morgan survived. It's because she's
a mutant. She can survive things other people can't. I've become one
too. I know because no normal human being can do what I did, and my
family has a tendency to produce people with the gene. Not to be
mean, but look at you, Jean."
"You're right Sarah. I am a mutant. But look how well I turned out.
You can be the same way with a little help."
"Really?" questioned Sarah.
"Yes, Sarah, they helped dad and I know they can help you too."
"Morgan!" Sarah said jumping off the table to hug her sister.
"Sarah, wait." Jean said, touching her arm, receiving an electric
shock in the process.
"Jean, I'm sorry!" Sarah exclaimed. Are you alright?"
"Yes, Sarah, I'm ok." Jean replied.
"I know you love us and I know you love Jean, but think it's best for
the time being if you do not touch anybody."
Just then Professor Xavier entered the room. "Hello, Sarah, I'm
Professor Charles Xavier. I see you have met Scott Summers and been
reunited with your cousin, Jean Grey."
"Yes, Sir I have."
Sarah, now that you are here, everyone is safe, and you know that
your sister is all right, perhaps you'd like to freshen up. After
that, you can meet the rest of the children and be shown around the
"Thank you, Professor."
"I'll show you where you can clean up, Sarah." Morgan said. "Mum
brought your clothes."
"Your welcome, sweetheart."
"Morgan?" Sarah asked after she finished getting ready.
"Yes, Sarah?" she replied.
"It's all right, Sarah. It's not like I haven't lost control. Don't
worry about my arm. Jean says it will be all right. It's just a
minor burn. I know it looks worse. But it's not."
"That's good to know." Sarah said with a smile.
"Everything is going to be ok, Sarah." Morgan said.
"You know, Morgan, you always used to say that everything can change
in twenty-four hours. Only now do I realize how true that can be.
But you're right. Everything is going to be all right." Sarah replied.
The Power Of X
Chapter 2-Shock To The System
2 MONTHS AFTER SARAH'S ARRIVAL AT THE SCHOOL, SOMETIME AROUND NOVEMBER
LOCATION : THE MED LAB. JEAN AND SARAH HAVE A TALK.
"Jean, can I talk to you?" Jean turned when she heard the voice.
"Of course, Sarah, come on in and have a seat." Jean said. "You
wanted to ask me about my powers."
"How did you know that?" Sarah asked as she sat down across from Jean.
"Do you know what telepathy is, Sarah?" Jean questioned.
"Yes, I do. It's the ability to read minds. Uncle Ewan has that
power, if you remember." Sarah explained.
"I remember, Sarah. I remember that very well." Jean said, nodding.
"Well, he used to read my mind when I was younger. It was creepy."
"I have that ability also Sarah. Understand that I would never read
your mind without your permission, but since you've been here you have
been projecting thoughts and I've been picking them up. So has the
Professor. There are also times when I can't shut out the voices even
if I wanted to." Jean explained.
Sarah nodded, then asked, "Jean, when did you realize you were a mutant?"
"When I was ten years old, my best friend Annie was hit by a car. As
she was dying, I touched her. Her mind opened to me, and I was able
to read her thoughts and feel what she was feeling." Jean said
"Annie died, didn't she Jean?" Sarah asked.
"Yes, Sarah, she did." Jean said.
"What happened after that?" asked Sarah with concern in her eyes.
Jean sighed. "I became depressed. Very depressed. I didn't want to do
anything. And to make matters worse, I couldn't shut out the voices."
"Talk about a shock to the system." Sarah said, looking frightened.
"Tell me about it." Jean replied.
"What happened, Jean? Did it ever get better?" questioned Sarah.
"This went on for a year, until I was eleven. I thought I was going
crazy. Then Professor Xavier came. He saved my life and my mind."
"How did he do that?" Sarah asked, amazed.
"He put up mental shields in my mind." Jean explained.
"So you could shut out the voices." Sarah said, nodding.
"Yes, by that time I also realized that I was telekinetic. I can move
things with my mind." Jean said.
"Well, they say the mind is a powerful thing. I know it sounds
cliché." Sarah said, smiling.
"Very true, Sarah. They also say the mind is a terrible thing to
waste. The professor taught me how to make mine more powerful and
control it. In time, I know you can do the same with your power."
"Just like the Professor did with Morgan, mum, and dad." Sarah said,
"The Professor helped Storm and Scott also, and believe me they can do
the same with you." Jean said.
"Jean's right, Sarah, he can.", entering the Med Lab accompanied by Scott.
"Hi." Sarah said, turning around.
"Hello, you two." Storm said. "Sorry to interrupt your talk, but it
is time for history class."
"OK. We'll continue this later. All right, Sarah?" Jean asked.
"All right." Sarah said, standing and giving Jean a hug. "Bye Jean"
"Bye. Oh, and Sarah?"
"Yes?" Sarah said, turning to face Jean again.
"Thanks for listening." Jean said with a smile.
"Your welcome." Sarah said, smiling back, happy for the first time in