Name:Isabel Johnson Character Sheet:Isabel Johnson Picture: Outfit: Power: Healer Dorm: Owl Hall-- Room Three Mentioned:Brother (Andrew Johnson), Mrs. Fox Interactions:Mrs. Fox Isabel knew that if she didn't call her brother soon, then she was in for an even bigger talk than she was now. It had been almost a year since she had ran away and started her life over again and she was still alive and she wasn't homeless. Everything was turning out great so far, but her brother, who never stopped worrying, made her call him every Monday, Sunday, Friday, and Wednesday to check in with him. She knew he worried, that was his job, but he never accepted the fact that it wasn't him she was running away from. It was everything else. When her brother went away for college, Isabel's life got worse, but when she ran away from her step father and moved to downtown New York, Isabel's life seemed much more relaxing. Plus, without her father looking over her shoulders every two seconds and breathing his horrible, alchohol smelling breath in her face, she was actually able to learn more about her talent. Anyway, Isabel had skipped her call to her brother on Friday, and now Sunday was almost over so she knew he was worried sick about her. She pulled her phoen out of her jean pockets and dialed the familair number. She held it up to her ear, but was suprised to find the line beeping as it told her that the line was busy. She hung up the phone and slid it back into her pocket, sure that it was probably just because he was attempting to call her. Isabel smiled at the woman behind the counter of the cafe she was sitting at before turning and walking out of the door. She turned left and began walking down the sidewalk as the sun shines brightly above her. It was a cool, chilly day, but despite the slight breeze, it felt nice and was definiteley a day to spend some time outside before winter came all too quickly. Smiling softly at the fresh air and taking a deep breath, Isabel again imagined what it would be like to be normal. To live without worry or fear and never have to look over her shoulder afraid that the government had caught up to her or that someone was going to beg her to help them or else she would be killed. But as much as the young, bonde, girl wished, no shooting star, birthday candels, or eleven-eleven's ever came true for her. Isabel was just about to turn and walk into the building her apartment was in when she felt a strange feeling tugging her away from it. She was confused as she let her body continue leading her away from the apartment buildings and instead towards this strange ball of light that was coming from a seperate alley way. By the time she noticed the light, Isabel again had control of her own body, but she was curious of the light. She eventually got up close to it, and jsut before her eyes flickered from it to behind her, she realized that she was no longer in the alley was where she was before. Isabel's bright eyes serarched for something that looked familiar, but everything was different. She pushed the long, blonde locks out of her face and began to worry as she searched. The darker alley had became a bright town square. Just a few feet away from her was a huge fountain with people all around her laughing and carrying on like it was a normal day. Which, she thought, was a normal day for them, but they didn't just get taken to a completely knew place in three seconds. She didn't recognize anything. None of the people, the places, and the more she walked, the more confused she got. That was until she felt an arm on her shoulder. The girl jumped quickly in fear and turned, ready to spray someone in they eyes with her pepper spray before she noticed a woman smiling at her softly. "Hi. You're not from here are you? I know everyone here and you jsut don't look familiar. Are you new to town?" Isabel nodded nervously, bud didn't dare say a word. She didn't know who this woman was and for all she knew, the woman might've been the one who brought Isabel here. Maybe it was just a dream or someone else who was special was using their talent on her. Maybe that's all it was.. Sighing, Isabel shook her head and tried ot clear the voices that worried her. "I am just confused. I was on my way home and I saw this light and I followed it and before I knew what was happening, I ended up by a fountain that I have never seen before. Are you.. with the government?" The dark haired girl was quiet for a moment, making the blonde pull back and start to turn, ready to run when she got any signal that she needed to, but to her surprise, the brunette softly chuckled and shook her head. Isabel's brows furrowed and she looked at her confused. "No, I am not with the governemnt. I am the principal at the schools here at Berkeley. I am also like you. I have a power too. We all do. Berkeley, it's a palce where only the unseen are seen. And you must be an Unseen. So tell me dear, what is your name?" Isabel was of course reluctant to telling the woman her name, but eventually she did. If what she said was true then Isabel would be able to meet other people like her and she would be able to stop running from the government and stop being terrified everytime she left her house. In fact, she would finally feel relieved, something that she hadn't felt in months. After Isabel and the woman talked and she told her about Berkeley and explained what it did and how she got there, she remembered that the light was the last thing she saw before the fountain. "See, Isabel, Berkeley is a place to make everyone who is being hurt and hunted because they are special feel safe and at home. Of course your family cannot come and live with us, I am sorry about, but there will be times when you can see them. Berkeley is here to protect you. It only shows people who it wants that it exist, and it wants you to know for a reason. We already have a dorm room for you, you can rest tonight and class starts tomorrow. After class you can go shopping and buy everything you need and want. Please let me know if there is anything we can help you with. Class starts tomorrow morning at eight. In the morning there will be a map and your schedule so that you can get to your class. Good evening, Isabel." After the last few words, the woman who called herself Mrs. Fox, was gone. Isabel decided not to go looking around, afriad she would get lost, so instead she stayed in the small dorm and looked around. There wasn't much there and it looked like no one had ever lived there before, but because there were four rooms, she was sure that she had roommates, she just didn't know who yet. Picking a room, Isabel set on the bed and looked at herself in the mirror. She didn't know what to say or do or if this was even a dream. For all she knew, this was all a dream that would be gone when she woke up. All she knew was that if this was a dream, it was a good dream because for once, she actually felt like she was part of something important. ~~~ The next morning Isabel was up and ready by seven. She had always been a morning person, but as soon as she was up, she realized that it wasn't a dream. Berkeley was a real place. A place where she finally belonged. The night before she had heard others coming in one at a time, so she was sure she had new people in the dorms, which made her a little awkward. Isabel was not an awkward girl, in fact, she broke the awkwardness and was the happy and loud and funny girl, but something was different. Something told her that these roommates were going to play a bigger part of her life than she thought. So, to start off the day rght, Isabel decided to make breakfast for everyone, though she was in too much of a hurry to stick around and wait for everyone else to eat. So instead Isabel quickly ate and then hurried to follow her set of maps to the room where she would be spending the first four hors of class in. Isabel walked into room 203 and looked around. She saw a couple others in the room already, but she didn't approach them yet. Instead she just took a seat by the far window and waited, wondering what this day would turn out to be. Name: Tyler James Character Sheet:Tyler James Picture: Outfit: Power:Water Manipulation Dorm:Shark Hall--Room One Mentioned:Mrs. Fox, Michael, Michelle Interactions:Mrs. Fox, Michael, Michelle Tyler had spent most of his weekend working or taking his brother and sister to the park for the last few days before the chilly days became freezing days. He didn't mind either of these things at all, in fact, he loved them. They beat sitting at home all day adn listening to his new baby brother cry becase he was sick and his step-mother complain because he hadn't finished the dishes or his father ignore him because that's what his new wife wanted. Normally, Tyler was use to it and didn't mind. He had actually learned to ignore it and let his mind focus more on other things, things that were more important. Like his younger siblings. Michael and Michelle were twins, and they were both about to turn ten the next week. They couldn't have been more excited, but because Tyler knew that they would be away for school and he would be working when they got home, he decided to throw them a small surprise party that night in his room. He had bought a cake, some ice cream, and bought both of them their favorite presents. Now he just had to sneek it all past them and his step mother without getting caught. The tall, blonde haired boy walked through his front door and was thankful that no one was in the living room. He continued up the stairs until he saw the twins playing in the floor of his bedroom with some toys that he had kept in there for them. He chuckled slightly and continued in. He shut the door behind him and then sat the cake and ice cream carefully down on the bed, beside the presents he just bought them. "Alright you two. Are you ready for a party? I have cake and ice crem, but you can't tell your mom that we had it before dinner or you are never eating ice cream or cake ever again! Okay?" The two kids jumped up in excitment and screamed in joy before he hushed them with his warning. They nodded as they smiled hugely, awaiting the chance to rip open their presents and take a huge piece of thier chocolate cake. The rest of Tyler's day passed without much hesitation. His siblings ate the cake and ice cream that he had bought and opened their presents, which they spend time playing with until dinner. He was ignored at the dinner table like he always was, and after he finsihed the dishes, he walked back up to his room and focused on what his mind always came back to. His ability. He had never really liked it, in fact, he hated it. It was girly and he didn't understand how it could be helpful. It wouldn't exactly help anyone if they were in a war and he could move water, but of course he was stuck with the ability of water bending. Not that he wanted one at all though. Oh no, if he could go back in time and tell whoever gave him this ability to move onto the next boy, then he would. He still couldn't do much with his ability and despite his effort to control it, he had a difficult job doing, especially when he got angry or upset. After attempting to solve part of the puzzel that was his ability, Tyler soon gave up and decided to take a walk outside and get some fresh air. As soon as he stepped outside, he could tell that fall was right around the corner, and he couldn't wait until next basketball season. The colder, the better. The tall teenager stuck his hands in his pockets and walked behind his house and towards his shed. Immediatly when he opened the door and walked inside he saw a bright light coming from the corner. Confused and convinced it was a flashlight that had fallen and turned on, the blonde haired boy walked towards it until the blinded him and forced him to clench his eyes shut and turn away. When he opened his bright blue eyes, he was confused and scared to see that he was not in his shed anymore. Around him was a group of people, all huddled by a fountain and looking like they were waiting for something. Someone. Confused, Tyler turned in a full circle and look around until he finally felt someone tap on his shoulder. He turned and stepped back as he looked at the dark haired woman smile at him softly. She look tired and confused, but at least she looked like she knew where she was. He did not. "Hi, I am the principal at the schools here in Berkeley. You are new here, aren't you? Well why don't you tell me your name and then we can go explain what is going on. Don't worry though, I'm like you too. We all have an ability here at Berkeley, that is why you found us. We can keep you safe. Trust me." Tyler talked to the lady whom had approached him for quite awhile. He eventually told her his name and let her explain how and why he was brought here. He was shocked, to say the very least, but at the same time he felt honored and relieved. Now he wouldn't have to deal with his father and step mother and the government wouldn't be tracking him down, or at least he didn't have to worry about it now. But despite this, there was a part of Tyler that told him that this place was going to change his life forever. He just didn't know if it was in a good way or in a bad way. After Mrs. Fox, the principal, explained everything to Tyler and told him what would happen the next day, she led him to his dorm room where she said other would be rooming with him. He thanked the woman, but said nothing further as he walked inside and looked around. He saw someone sitting on the couch, but he didn't see the face, so he instead turned and walked down a hallway until he got to a room whose door was still open. He knocked before walking in and deciding to make it his room, even if he didn't stay for a long time. Tyler took a quick shower in the bathroom but for the most part he avoided others in his room. He wanted to talk to them and ask if they had powers too, but he didn't want them to say no and look like an idiot. So instead Tyler hid in his room for the entire night, only coming out the next morning when his clock read 7:45. Figuring he should head to class, he walked out of his room after getting dressed into a new pair of clothes that was on his dresser, and following the map to the school he was suppose to go to. He walked into room 203 right as all the other students sat down. He quicky found a seat in the back as the teacher quieted everyone down. Name: Cassandra Jones Character Sheet: Cassandra Jones Picture: Outfit: Power: Body Insertion Dorm: Butterfuly Hall -- Room Two Mentioned:Mrs. Fox, her mother, her father Interactions:Mrs. Fox, mother, father The blonde haired girl sat at the end of her bed and finished up the touchups of her makeup before she decided to dress herself in a light sweater and a pair of dark skinny jeans. Since it was September, again, Cassandra was becoming paler and paler each day, which she did not like. She liked the hot days where she could be outside and have fun and wear shorts, not the cold ones where she always had goosebumps, everyone got sick, and she had to stay inside to feel warm. But of course the fall did have one perk, it was her birthday. Yes, it was still a month a way, but she couldn't wait. She would be turning eighteen! She would finally be considered an adult and she would be able to do what she wanted. Of course she would still listen to her mom and dad and she wouldn't be moving out for awhile yet, but she wanted to be free. She wanted ot finally know that even with being adopted, she finally would have social services and foster care off of her back. She was happy, and she didn't want that to change. Ever. Cass walked down the hallway from her room that led into the living room. She gave her mother a kiss on the cheek and smiled softly at her dad before grabbing her car keys. "Hey can I go out with a few friends? We were going to meet for breaksfast and then spend the morning together before we have school tomorrow. Is that okay?" Cassandra's mother smiled and nodded, but her father seemed a little more hesitant about it, like he always was. After she pouted her lip and promised she would be safe and keep in touch, he too finally gave in. "Thank you! I love you guys. I'll be home soon." Cassandra walked out of the house and hopped into her a newer car before backing out of the driveway and driving towards the cafe she was going to meet her friends at. She was almost to the small diner when she saw something out of the corner of her eye. COnfused, the girl pulled over and parked her car as she got out and began to look around. She saw someone out in the woods with a light, at least she thought so. Deciding to check it out and make sure they were okay, she yelled out towards the light. "Hello? Are you okay? Do you need help?" When Cass recieved no answer, she stepped further into the woods until she was close enough that the light was going to blind her and she was sure to be able to touch the person behind the light, if there was someone there. She clecnhed her eyes shut and called out again, but when she opened her eyes a few seconds later and dropped her hands, she was standing beside a fountain with people all around it. Confused, Cassandra turned a few times to see if anything was recognizable. Maybe, maybe the government had kidnapped her. Maybe they were behind the light and they took her away, but why would they bring her here? She didn't know where or what was going on, but she needed to call her parents. They could help. Cass reach into her pocket and grabbed for her phone, but it was gone. She must have left it in the car, but she could have swore that she had grabbed it before going towards the light. Maybe they took it away from her. Immediatly finding a face that looked friendly, Cass walked towards them. "Where are we? How did I get here? W-What is going on?" Cassandra shook her head in confusment and then listened as the dark haired, brunette spoke up politely. "You are in Berkeley. You found us, that is how you are here. You have an ability, don't you? Don't worry, we won't hurt you. Berkeley is for people who have abilities. We all have them. This is your new home." Cassandra didn't want another home. She wanted her old home, the one where her parents were and the one where all of her things were at, not some palce she had never seen before. Despite this she followed the lady and eventually told her her name. Mrs. Fox, the principal who first approached her, lead her around the two differne schools and to a few different places so she could get a feel of the place. "I can tell that you don't want to be here, Cassandra, but you are only here so that we can protect you. Whatever your ability is, it is special and you were brought here so that you can learn more about it and meet other people like you. This is your dorm. There may be others in there, but there is a room for each of you. Your roommates all have powers also and will attend a class like you will tomorrow. Each day you will attend these classes and it will help you control and advance your ability, whatever it may be. Berkeley is going to be like a regular high school, but at this one we all have powers, and you will feel accepted. I promise." After she explained the rest to Cassandra about the map and her class room number, Mrs. Fox left Cass to relax and take everything in. Which she did. Almost immeidiatly Cassandra fell asleep on the bed that she claimed as hers and she didn't dare wake up until the next morning. Cass went thorugh her normal morning routine, minus the makeup and her normal clothes, and she eventually made it to room 203 where people where all over talking and having a good time. Deciding to make some friends, Cassandra began talking to the girl beside her. [/fieldbox] Dylan Mathes Dylan MathesDylan MathesDylan Mathes Dylan was of course over thrilled that he had school tomorrow. Not. He hated school, and the only half good thing about it was that he finally got to pick on some more of the nerds. He skipped his classes anyway, so it's not like he had to worry about the teacher or homework, although his mother and step father always told him that it would catch up to him if he didn't keep up with school. He didn't listen though, not that he was a bad child, he was just a bad boy according to everyone at his school. He was actually a great son though, he was a huge family man. As Dylan walked down the stairs and into the living room, he immediatly felt weight jump into his arm. He laughed a little as he swung his sister around and then placed her up on his shoudlers. She had jsut turned seven and weighed less than a pound to Dylan, so playing with her was hsi favorite. He heard the giggles in his ear as Hayley held on to his neck, scared to fall off though he knew that she knew he wouldn't let her fall, ever. Andrew came up with them and held out a plate of sausage, eggs, bacon, ham, biscuts, and gravy. He held it under Dylan's nose for a minute and swiped it away before he could take a bite. Dylan narrowed his eyes at the twelve year old and consintrated as he forced a few thoughts into his brothers head, literally. Thankfully for Dylan, his family knew about his ability and was very supportive, even when he used it to mess with them for fun. "Hey! I'll tell mom if you don't stop! Besides, there are more in the kitchen, I was just teasing you! Go get some before Hayley eats it all." Dylan felt for his sister on his shoulders and laughed when he realized that she girl had snuck away from him and was hiding in the kitchen eating breakfast. He walked past his brother and messed his hair up before continueing into the kitchen. Smiling softly, he kissed his mother's cheek and patted his step father on the back before scooping his sister up again and ticking her stomach. "Alright you two. Settle down so that we can finish breakfast. Dylan do you mind taking your sister to day care after breakfast? I have to run into work early so I am leaving in just a few minutes." Dylan nodded and agreed to it before making himself a plate and sitting beside his sister as they ate. Once they finished, Dylan helped his sister get dressed and ready before he left to drop her off at the daycare. He kissed her cheek and whispered a quick 'I love you' before leaving on his way home. He was about it jump into hsi truck when he saw a bright light from the dog house. Confused but figuring that it was a little wanna be trying to scare people, Dylan walked towards the house and bent down tho grab the light, but as soon as his eyes closed in a blink, he reopened them to find himself next to a fountain. "What the hell? Where am I?" Dylan looked around for a split second before someone tapped on his shoulder. He looked down and saw a woman who smiled up at him. [COLOR=#808080]"Hi. I know you are probably confused, but I will explain everything in a minute. First, I need to know your name, and I want you to know that it is okay; we won't hurt you. We are all like you. We all have an ability too. This is Berkeley. This is where you belong."[/COLOR] The rest of the night went by very quickly for Dylan. He didn't much argue with the lady, partly because he thought that she was cute, but also because a part of him was telling him that she was right and that it was okay to trust her. So, instead of causing a scene like he normally would have, Dylan stayed quiet and followed her as she explained everything. "You seem to be taking it a lot better than everyone else. Do you have any questions, Dylan? If not then I will leave you to your room." Dylan thought for a moment before he registered what she had said. "Wait, others? How mnay others are there?" "I will tell you tomorrow, so far we still have more that keep coming. Whatever is going on, you guys will be right in the middle of it. Goodnight, Dylan." Dylan nodded at the dark haired girl before walking into his dorm and looking around. He could hear others in his apartment, but he didn't see them. Figuring they were in their rooms, Dylan walked until he would a bedroom without anyone in it and he decided to make it his. It took him awhile to fall asleep, but eventually the day caught up to him and he was out before he knew it. The next morning he decided to go to class on time. Maybe he would get a few more answers if he wasn't late and making a bad first impression. He waslked into room 203 and looked aoround. He sat down and a few minutes later the teacher turned around and Dylan recognized her as the girl from the night before. Mrs. Fox is what he thought her name was. "Hello students. I am Mrs. Fox, you may remember me from last night. I can't say how happy and surprised I am to see each and every one of you here at Berkeley. I want you to first all remember that the reason you are here is so that you will be safe, but the reason you are in this class is to learn about your ability and learn how to use it." Johnathan Andrews Johnathan AndrewsJohnathan AndrewsJohnathan Andrews Walking out of the small apartment where he and his sister lived, Johnathan wlaked down the sidewalk and wondered what this day would hold for him. He never had plans ahead of time and instead he just lived day by day. That's all he could do. He didn't have many friends, and the few who he did have never asked him to hang out because he usually said no. He was not the type of guy to do things with other people often, he prefered to stick to himself. Johnny bareley even went to parties, despite how much fun they were for him. Johnny coninuted walking down the sidewalk before looking around. Seeing that no one was around him, he shut his eyes and reopened them, standing outside of the movie theater. The one good perk to his ability was that when he was able to control it, he could literally zap himself to somewhere else with just one thought. Johnny smiled to hismelf before walking towards in the door and buying a ticket to a new movie. He didn't buy any food, but instead he hurried and found a seat as the movie began. By the time Johnathan was out of the movie theater, he could basically smell the food from all the restuarants when he stepped outside. He walked behind the movie theater so that no one would see him teleport. As soon as he closed his eyes, he thought about his home, but when he opened his eyes he was next to an unfamiliar fountain. Looking around, the boy groaned. His ability did have some dissapointments, like this. He had a hard time getting his ability to actually work and actually take him where he wanted to go all the time, and it wasn't the first time he had ended up somewhere unfamiliar. Before he could teleport away, a soft hand touched his arm, making him turn to look at the short girl. "Hi, I know you don't know me, but you can call me Mrs. Fox. I am the principals here at Berkeley's schools. You must be new here, what's your name?" Johnathan looked at the woman confused before shaking his head. "I am Johnathan but I am not a new student. I didn't mean to come here. It was a mistake. I am going home now. Sorry.." "Johnathan, this is your home now. Berkeley can help you.. with your power. Berkeley is the home for people like you and me. Here, I'll explain everything.." Johnathan put up a much bigger fight than Mrs. Fox had intended for. He kept her away and talking for at least an hour, making her go over and over again what exactly he was doing there and why he was there. But soon enough he had to face the fact that she wasn't lying, and if she was, she was good at covering it up. So eventually Johnny gave up and he followed the woman to a building that read 'MOOSE HALL'. He opened the door after nodding at the womans directions, but then stopped and turned around. "Thank you, Mrs. Fox." And with that, Johnathan walked intot he hall and looked around. He could here people in the living room and some in bedrooms, but he didn't feel like talking, so isntead he found an empty room and locked the door. The next morning he got up and ready for school, something he still hated, no matter what it was for. But he eventually found room 203 and took a seat near the door so that he could dash if it got too boring. When the familiar woman began talking at first, he thought it was going to be another one of those boring classes that he fell asleep in often, but was surprised when he heard the woman begin calling out names with their powers following. Some of the powers and abilities sounded really cool. Like fire, or ice, or even super speed. His old teleportation sounded boring next to those, but despite this it still seemed like it might not be that bad of a class afterall. Bailey Grisham Bailey GrishamBailey GrishamBailey Grisham To say that today was a good day for Bailey was an understatement. Not only had she been able to get in one last swim before fall, but she was also not visited by any of her friends, yet. She knew the day wasn't over, but so far she had went without it and she jsut hoped that the rest of the day would stay as good. Her brother was out with his college buddies, so Bailey was all alone in the house, which made her nervous. Despite this, she turned on the TV and didn't show any fear or worry. She never did, at least not when there was a chance that someone was watching her at all times. Bailey was in the middle of her movies when she felt someone beside her, but she didn't dare move, look, or even give off a flinch to tell that she was worried about who or what was beside her. When she heard a familiar voice beside her, she closed her eyes and hoped that she was dreaming, but of course, she wasn't. Her talent, the one that everyone was so interested in, haunted her, literally. She ended up with the one power that was her weakness. Dead people. More specifically, people she cared about dead. "Miss me? You know that you can just wish me away and it will all be over. You just have to send me away and I'll be gone. You know that, so why do you keep me around?" "You don't think I've tried? Who wants their dead ex-boyfriend beside them on the couch watching movies? Not me. You won't go away. I have tried everything! Just-- Just leave me alone. Today was a good day, so just go away." Sighing, Bailey shook her head and rubbed her temple with her finger. She had dated Taylor for a long time, but in an accident, he passed away. It was hard for her to get over his death, but when she was finally able to move on, he showed up in her room one night to comfort her. At first Bailey was terrified, but then her grandmother calmed her down and told her that she just needed to close with him. So she tried, but he never went away like her grandmother did or like her aunt or like her cousin Joe. Everyone else who came from her ability eventually went away, everyone except for Taylor. He was still there, even after a year. And everyday when she saw him, it became harder for her to move on and for her to forget that it was her fault he died. She hated her ability. The rest of the night was quiet. Taylor was still beside her, but he fell into silence to. For awhile it felt peaceful and it felt like maybe he was gone, but evertyime she thought that, she saw him move in the corner of her eye. Sighing, Bailey eventully moved her dark hair out of her eyes and walked so that she could go outside and get some fresh air. She was thankful that Taylor at least decided to stay inside and give her a few minutes of silence and freedom. She walked out into the fresh air and smiled as the wind hit her face. She walked down the few steps of her porch and walked behind the house and saw on the steps of the backporch. The backyard was her freedom, her escape. She felt like no one could ever reach her and that was when she finally felt free. She smiled in the air as she closed her eyes. As she reopened them, she saw a light to her right. Figuring that it was her ability summoning someone else yet again, she wanted to send them away as quickly as she could. She didn't need to deal with another one on top of Taylor. Sighing, Bailey walked towards the light but closed her eyes as it seemed to get brighter and brighter with each step towards it. Finally she opened them again to find a group of people surounding her. Some of the faces looked worried, some looked relieved, and some looked just as confised as felt. Standing up, Bailey looked around at the people who surrounded her and realized that she had never seen them before, so it obviously wasn't her abilities doping. "I'm sorry, where am I? What's going on?" A girl from the crowd smiled softly as she looked at Bailey. She could tell that she was tired, aparently it had been a long day for her. Bailey did feel bad, but she had no idea what was going on or where she was, but as soon as she knew, she would leave the poor girl alone. "You are in Berkeley. People with abilities come here. We all have some kind of ability, that is why you were brought here. So that we can protect you and help you. So, what is your name?" Bailey hesitated to tell the woman her name, still unsure if the entire thing was a set up to get her sent away. The woman didn't seem to mind though, and instead continued on and explaned why and how Bailey was brought here. After they talked about this and what it meant that she was shown Berkeley and not others were, Mrs. Fox showed Bailey around and told her about how Berkeley was started, trying to make Bailey feel like she was safe and it was okay to tell her her name and stay here. "My name is Bailey, but I still don't understand why I am here. I was fine with my brother. I just, what will happen to him?" Bailey stopped outside of the hall where Mrs. Fox had stopped as she talked. The woman smiled as Bailey told her her name and decided that it was okay to tell her. Then she answered Bailey's long wondered questions. "Berkeley is here for you to start over. Your brother will be fine, and him memory of you is still there but he won't know what happened to you or where you are. You can call him tomorrow and you can stay in contact with him, but he can't call you. Only you can call hiim and you can't tell him where you are. There will be breaks when you can visit him though, if you feel safe and you want to. We just don't know if you would be able to find your way back. You should get some rest Bailey, you have a long day ahead of you tomorrow. Sleep well." Kylin SimmonsKylin Simmons Kylin SimmonsKylin Simmons The alarm next to the bed of the brown haired boy rang for only a few seconds before his hand reach over and turned it off. It had been exactly two months since he had left his mother and father and siblings, and he wanted to go back more and more each day. It wasn't right that he had to leave and run and hide because he had some kind of power, but he knew that it was what was right. He knew that if he didn't leave then the government would go after his family, and he wouldn't let that happen. So instead he packed a few bags, said goodbye, and wished them luck. He had called and talked to them a few times, but it had been brief. He told them he missed them, he loved them, and that he was safe. But that was all. Sighing a little, the young man tossed his legs over his bedside and yawned, stretching his arms up and patting his stomach. He hopped up and walked down the hallway of the small apartment he had rented and made his way to the kitchen where he grabbed a couple pieces of bread and made some toast for his poor breakfast. He walked on towards the bathroom as he ate his toast and turned the water on for his shower. Despite how much he hated it, Kylin had quite a bit to do today. Work, practice, more work, cleaning, and them hopefully he would get a chance to take a relaxing walk somewhere in between them. After his shower and normal morning routine, Kylin was out of his apartment within the hour. He hurried down the sidewalk and made it to work on time to clock in and begin making food for the hungry people at the restuarant. Soon enough Kylin's shift was over and he was hurried to his practice. Basketball was a huscle, but it helped keep him in shape and it let him drown all his energy. He loved it, despite both of these things and it was one of the things he looked forward to everyday. Smiling his big, beautiful smile, Kylin continued on until he surived throuhg practice. Finally he got a chance to relax and take a walk. As he walked down the sidewalk, his smile still on hsi face, he let the cool air hit him as he relaxed. Fall and winter were his two favorite seasons. At least fall was, winter and summer was tied. He just loved them all. Kylin looked around as he walked and saw a small family eating outside for their lunch. Smiling, he turned away and felt a small part of him ache as he wished that that was him and his familiy. He knew that as soon as everything passes he would be able to see them again, but he wasn't sure if this would ever pass. It seemed to just continue dragging on and on and on. He didn't understand it. He didn't have that great of a power, but some had amazing powers that could change the world forever and that could help them, so why was the government wanting to lock them all away? It didn't make sense, all he knew was that he had to keep going and never stop. As long as he kept his nose low and his dreams high, he would be okay. At least thats what his mother told him. As Kylin walked, he found a small trail he hadn't been down yet, so as his wondering and curious self came out, he walked down the path and hoped for the best. With his smile still on his face, he came across a small bridge. Noticing that it looked like it owuld fall any second, the brown head decided that he would just turn around, that was until he heard something on the bridge and saw something bright. Curiously and carefully, he made his way on to the bridge and walked towards the brightness. Once he got close enough, he looked down and closed his eyes. Whenh he reopened them, he was somewhere completley differnetly. He was by a fountain in the middle of what looked like a town square. Noticing a girl sitting on the fountain and waiting, he began to go to her and ask where he was when she approached him first. "Hello. I am Mrs. Fox, the principal at Berkeley's schools. You are probably very confused, but if you tell me your name, I'll explain everything." Kylin was hesitant but eventually smiled and told her his name. "Okay, Kylin. You have an ability, don't you? We all do. Berkeley is a place where people with abilities can come and feel safe and protected. We help you learn about your ability and we protect you from the government. Everyone here has an ability like you, Kylin. Don't worry. Now, I'll show you around and show you your dorm." The rest of the night went by quickly, and Kylin was quite impressed by his dorm room. It was a lot better than his apartment, though it would never bee the same as his mother and father's house. Despite this, he knew after he went shopping he would be able to put his own part of him in it. But before that he would get to meet his new roommates and classmates, which he was thrilled about! Kylin woke up the enxt morning and changed into the clothes that had been set out for him and he was thrilled to hurry to his class for the first time. As soon as he walked in he looked around at the differnet people and couldn't help but wonder what their powers were and how or if he would get along with them. He took a step forward but felt his body bump into a small figure. He reach out thought, and quickly he touched the small figures shoulders so that she wouldn't fall. He looked at her for a moment and smile down at her. She was a beautiful girl who Kylin definitely needed to talk to again. Smiling in her sot brown eyes, he chuckled. "Sorry, I didn't see you. You're a little short, huh? I'm Kylin Simmons. Nice to meet you." Kylin opened his mouth to talk to the shy girl some more, curious about her, but Mrs. Fox called everyone's attention and got them settled in. Kylin set down and listened as she began class. After explaining what the point in Berkeley and the class was and what it was suppose to do for them, the teacher went over everyone and what their powers were. "Okay, now that you know everyone, I want to go over a few different things. One: This Friday there will be a Bonfire to welcome everyone back from the summer. There will be details on the bulliten, but it is a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn what Berkeley has done for other students. You are required to go, so make the best out of it. Also, each of you will have a pairings. These pairings will last for a couple weeks and then rotate. For who you are paired with, check the bulliten. The bulliten board contains everything including dorms, celebrations, pairings, and activities. You are required to be in some kind of activity, but there are several things, so have fun and sign up for them. Details about them will also be on the board. Let me know if you have any questions, but for now, the plan is simple. You guys will find your partners and pair up. The point in this is to practice and learn about your ability. The goal is to improve your ability at least a little each week. So have fun. After class, each of you will have money in your dorms in each room to go and buy whatever you need to get settled in. If something is wrong, come to me. Class begins, now.