It's been three months since the mutant kids had escaped across the Canadian border; three month since Laura Kinney's father, Logan, died to save them. Everyone was happy, but poor Laura was still in mourning. One night, under a clear sky full of stars and a full moon, Laura sat on a log on top of a hill looking at the celestial object above remembering her father.
"Hola, dad." Laura said sofly. "Everyone's doing great. I wish you could be here to see it."
"How sentimental." Laura turned to see a stranger, a man in a bright white suit. His eyes were pure yellow and his fuzzy hair was silver. He had a soft voice. "Ah, Earth-17315. A time of mutants, changing timelines, and iconic moments."
"Who are you?" Laura asked.
"Right, where are my manners? I am called… the Beyonder. I'm what you might call a celestial entity, the most powerful being in all the cosmos. And Laura Kinney, we need your help."
Laura stood still trying to process what the man calling himself the Beyonder was saying. "Who's we?"
"The Multiverse, of course." The Beyonder explained. He snapped his fingers and several small orbs of light surrounded the two of them. "You think your universe is the only one that exists? Millions and millions of worlds exist outside of your perspective. They outnumber the stars in the sky and the sand in the desert. But right now, there's another Earth in danger and you're the only one who can save it."
"Me?" Laura asked. "I don't understand."
The Beyonder grabbed an orb and expanded it to make sure it was seen. "This right here is a world that's far, far away from this one. The only thing both worlds have in common is that there are people born with incredible abilities. A lot of those people become professional superheroes. It's quite entertaining really."
"So what's the problem?" Laura asked.
"Well, picture the Multiverse as a complex piece of machinery. Every once in a while, there's a problem in it that forms on its own. In the world I am showing you, an anomaly has been formed, a disasterous one."
"What anomaly could possibly be that big?" Laura asked.
"It could be anything really. An event, an object, a person. All that matters is that it's something there that ususally isn't. One difference is all it takes."
"Isn't that was the Multiverse is about like you say?"
"Normally, yes, but this is different. This world was not supposed to have this anomaly. And if this escalates, it could create a chain reaction that'll bring catastrophe not only to that world, but others as well. And that's where you come in. I need you to take care of it."
Laura had to breathe heavily to breathe at all. "Okay. Let's say I believe this craziness. Why me? Why don't you take care of it yourself? I mean, you're supposed to be powerful, right?"
"It's because I'm so powerful that I can't take care of it. If I try to interfere, I could end up blowing up the entire world. Sure, it would stop the anomaly, but all the other celestials would be all upset at me and it would be a real drag for at least a millennium. I got a lot going on. As to why I'm delegating this to you specifically, you're the most statistical choice. I've been combing the entire Multiverse from one Earth to another trying to find the perfect counterforce to use against the anomaly. You're the only person—the only Laura—who matches the necessary requirements. You're literally the only one who can stop it right."
Laura looked away into the distance. "I don't know."
"Hey, it's your choice whether or not to get involved. I won't force you. If you don't, the worst that'll happen to me is that I'll get an inconvenience, so it doesn't make that much of a difference to me. And since your Earth is so far away, it won't be affected either. All I need is for you to give me an answer. Yes or no? One time offer, by the way."
Laura continued to think. She had many friends with her and she risked everything to see them safe. She lost her father and his mentor to the worst humans in the world to be where she was. But the nail on the coffin were her father's final words running through her head. He told her to not be what she was made to be. The future was hers to choose. She carried her father in her memories when she gave her answer.
"All right. I'll go."
"Good to know." The Beyonder said. "Now, listen up 'cause I'll only say this once. I'll imprint the basic information on this world into your mind. When you enter this world, it will seem like commonplace knowledge. It will help you fit in better. Speaking of fitting in, superpowers are common, so your claws won't seem out of the ordinary. As long as you don't tell anyone that you're from another world, you won't be sent to a laboratory for testing. I'll also create a faux backstory for you in case the locals try to look you up. As soon as you set your eyes on the anomaly, you'll recognize it with this little trigger sense I'll leave in your mind. You'll know the anomaly when you see it. Once the anomaly is taken care of, should you choose, I'll send you back to this world and this very second. It will be like you never left. Is that understood?"
Laura nodded her head and took the Beyonder's hand as soon as he offered it. Suddenly, the very area around them lit up a bright, blinding shine of blue and silver until she blacked out.
When Laura opened her eyes, she was standing on a sidewalk above a bridge. She instantly realized the knowledge she woke up with; the quirks around the world, the superhero careers, and even the number one hero, All-Might. She even had her fake backstory in her memories as well. She had a headache at first, but due to her healing powers, she got over it quickly.
"Okay, Laura." She thought to herself. "This is the new world. You've just got to find the anomaly and take care of it. The problem is, where do you start?"
Laura looked around, even under the bridge. She set her eyes on an upset boy around her age. He had a dark-green school uniform and dark-green, frizzy hair. He had freckles on his face that curled up as he was clearly holding back the tears. Feeling sorry for the guy, Laura walked off the bridge to follow him, but when she saw him again underneath, she saw a large, slimy figure jump out of the sewer lid and wrap itself around the guy.
"A medium-sized body to hide in!" the slime rasped. "I'm hijacking your body. It'll only hurt for a minute. Then, it'll all be over! I need a cover to hide from him!"
The boy struggled to free himself, but the slime just slipped through his fingers. Acting on instinct, Laura pushed out her two metal claws out of her right hand and ran to the slime monster. She saw it had eyes, so she aimed her claws to one of them. Sure enough, it hit him. Screaming in pain, the slime monster released the boy and threw Laura beside him.
"You okay?" Laura asked.
"I… I think so." The boy responded before he passed out. Laura turned to the slime monster revealing claws from both her hands.
"You think you're so smart!" the slime villain shouted. "Just you wait! I'll really mess you up!"
Laura was ready for a fight, until a loud, manly voice echoed through the tunnel.
"FEAR NOT, KIDS! I AM HERE! TEXAS…" A big, muscular man with blonde hair jumped forward sending a very powerful strike on the slime villain making him explode. "SMAAAAAAAAASH!"
Laura was amazed. She was only in this new world for only a couple of minutes and already, she set her eyes on the real life number one hero in person. She was already meeting All Might.
When the freckled boy woke up, All Might was gently and repeatedly tapping the side of his face with his hand. When he finally saw who it was that stood over him, he screamed and scurried backwards until he was next to Laura.
"WHERE DID…" he shouted.
"He showed up after you passed out." Laura explained. "He defeated that slime guy and put him in a bottle."
"She is correct!" All Might declared. "I'm sorry I let that creature attack you! It's not often I make a mistake! But I couldn't have caught him without the two of you! You have my thanks!"
"Wait!" the freckled kid said looking around. "My name is Izuku Midoriya! If you don't mind, I'd like an autograph!" He found his notebook and opened up the pages… only to see the hero's signature already inside of it. "ALREADY?! THANK YOU, ALL MIGHT! THIS SHALL BE A FAMILY HEIRLOOM!"
"Now, if you'll excuse me," All Might said, "I must turn this villain in to the authorities! Until next time…"
"WAIT, ALL MIGHT, I HAVE QUESTIONS!" Izuku shouted. He jumped and grabbed All Might's leg right before the pro jumped and soared into the sky leaving Laura standing in the street shocked.
"Izuku Midoriya, huh?" she asked. "He sure has determination, I'll give him that."
Laura walked away and headed for the city. Little did she know that it certainly wasn't going to be the last time she sees Izuku and All Might.
Author's Note: Another request by Dracus6. I'm sort of conflicted because he insists on having a ship between Izuku and Laura, but I'm more of a fan of Izuku and Ochaco. Any insight you can give helps. Any and all comments welcome.