In the last 500 Years things really changed a lot, thanks to various new technologies. Cars can hover by now, the streets look like they are made of glass while they are as hard as diamonds, and it was never that easy to work with data thanks to holographic computers. People have changed as well though. There are a chosen few, maybe around 2% of Mankind, have developed special abilities. These days, they are referred to as X-Factor. It is not allowed to use these abilities during competitions, or to hurt others since they can be considered weapons and a way of cheating. Some even fear these people and wish them gone, but most people look up to them. Evolved humans who broke the barrier of a normal Human and became Espers. One of these Espers is Ryan Heartfire, a young hot head at the High School of Pilot Point, a City that originally started as nothing but a small airport. He is known for causing some trouble here and there, but most look at him as a good guy... with some screws loose. The doctors told him that he is an Esper, but he is a rare case. Not all Espers can willingly activate their powers whenever needed, and Ryan is one of these cases. Something about his X-Factor is strange though. Whenever it is activated, nothing happens. No hypnosis, no shockwaves, not even waves of energy come from him. Whatever his X-Factor is, it is unknown what it does. Another tiring school day was finally over, and Ryan made his way home. He lived alone in an apartment on the 3rd floor. It had a living room, bathroom with a tub, small kitchen, bedroom, and even a small balcony. He could afford this with ease since he worked for a weapon manufacturer. He was skilled with guns, even build himself his own special ones, and earned enough to not only pay his school costs, but also his apartment, food and some smaller luxuries. When he finally arrived at home, the first thing he wanted to do was to just sit back, hit the power button of the TV's remote, and relax, which is exactly what he did now.