It started out simple enough - I was born in the summer of 2001. Nothing special - there were no signs whatsoever that I was anything but the average human being. Growing up showed that I was highly intelligent, and highly imaginative. I began to feel isolated, different, sometimes downright alien. I made a few close friends, but never really had a “relationship” due to mine and other’s mistakes.
Things changed, however, on the night I graduated high school.
I gained an almost superhuman intelligence, and knowledge of things I had never learned. I developed telekinesis, teleportation, and telepathy. I had an advantage over everyone else there - and most of it was unbeknownst to me, until I reached my mom’s house and everything let loose.
Weirdest of all? When my parents took me to see a doctor - to make sure these powers of mine didn’t affect my health - my physician reported that I had two separate heartbeats, indicating that somehow I had gained a second heart. (However, further investigation showed that it’d always been there, but it was just laying dormant.)
These new abilities shocked everyone around me, myself included - no one really knew what to make of the changes. Nonetheless, I had college to attend, so I began to try and control what I could do. And let me tell you, it was not easy - it took me the better part of the summer to gain some semblance of control over them, all the while new powers began manifesting themselves (ranging from pyrokinesis to clairvoyance to conjuring things out of thin air.)
It had been a couple of years since then - I was living in California and sharing an apartment with my best friend, Ceceila (whom I affectionately call “Cece”.) I’d been able to control my powers much better than before, and it had proven useful around the place with mindless chores and stuff. I was doing some freelance graphic design, but in-between jobs I worked at Barnes & Noble downtown. Cece does shifts there too - she works there full-time.
Little did I know back then that my world was about to be shaken once again.