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X-Men The Imperfect Angel Saga – Part One: First Love

Prologue

Caroline's POV

"Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward."

I am Caroline Aves; although I prefer the name Starling, after the bird which mimics the sounds it hears. I was born in London, 18 years ago, in the year 1992, in the month of October, on the night of Halloween. When I was born however, my mother knew there was something special about me; in more ways than one. At the age of four, the year 1996, just before I started primary school, I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. However, I always believed there was something different about it, and I didn't mean the Autism, as I learnt to live with that. My parents are mutants. My father, John, has the power to teleport to all different sorts of worlds; fictional or real. Whilst my mother, Katherine, has the power to bring life to anything, including people who have died, due to this power she doesn't age. However, my powers didn't manifest themselves, until I turned the age of thirteen, when I hit puberty; three years before my parents were taken from me. I never saw much of my father, as he was a writer, and so spent a lot of time travelling, finding inspiration for his next novel. However, when he travelled, he imagined worlds so amazing, you wished they were real. My mother on the other hand, was a singer. I remember my father always told me, he believed my mother to be an angel, fallen straight from heaven. Life was definitely good.

However, one event in my life, will change it forever.

It was my 16th birthday, and I was out with my family, spending the day together, seeing the sights of London. I don't know why though, but I had this feeling of foreboding, forming within me. At first, I thought I saw the city lighting up, as the night set in. However, once I realised the lights were in fact moving, I knew something was wrong, and I think my parents knew this fact too.

"Quick Caroline! Hide!" My mother yelled urgently. I reluctantly followed her instructions, knowing I couldn't win an argument with her. My eyes widened, as out of the darkness, came a huge robot of silver.

"Where is the mutant?" It commanded.

"We do not know who you speak of." My father lied smoothly.

"You two are mutants! You will be taken into custody."

"Please have mercy! Our daughter needs us." My mother begged.

"The targets are resisting arrest. They will be terminated."

"Terminated?" I asked myself. But before I could comprehend the situation, the robots face changed shape, it sort of opened out, and a moment later, a laser shot out of it, leaving no trace of my parents in its wake. The robot then left the area, allowing me to come out of my hiding place. I looked at the spot where my parents were, finding myself unable to grieve, as there was nothing to grieve over. But what was I going to do? I don't have a job, and I don't think anyone will hire a 16-year old. So what was I suppose to do? As the enormity of the situation set in, my powers manifested themselves, as I disappeared from the now empty streets of central London. For a moment, I felt disorientated, as a wave of dizziness took over. However, once the dizziness passed, I realised I found myself in New York City. As I recognised the towering structure, of the Empire State Building in front of me. And this is where my story begins; a story of love and acceptance...