Nancy Corture----Staircase, Ground Floor_Strange Happenings_"Nancy...Ever hear of the X-men?"
What kind of question was that? Of course she heard of the X Men. They were often on the news, every time some reporter wanted to do a story on the growing terrorist group known as the "Brotherhood of Mutants", they would always mention the X men in passing. It appeared that most people had conflicting views on the team of superpowered heroes. On one hand people admired them for challenging the terrorist actions of the Brotherhood. On the other hand, and this was possibly due to what was happening in San Francisco, people feared them just as much as they feared Magneto, perhaps even more so. She herself had always dreamed of meeting Charles Xavier before his unfortunate death. She knew that many nations had admired him and his ideals, with good reason to. The sad thing was, she didn't hear about it until she read a post about it on some forum on the internet.
"Yeah I heard of them" she told Hellion, raising an eyebrow. The guy was being pretty mysterious right now, was he saying that he personally knew the X men? Even further; was he saying that he was actually a member
? That grin of his was off-putting to say the least. She couldn't decide whether or not she could trust him just yet, but if he was implying what she thought he was implying... "What are you hinting at?" she asked cautiously, deciding to test the waters.
Just after she said that, something strange appeared in the sky. Nancy only just caught it, since she was still at an angle where it could be easily missed. It was still strange enough to hold her attention, as it wasn't every day you say a purple hole in the sky. It appeared to be too coincidental for her, and only served to inform her that there was some strange things afoot. She didn't think this was the sort of school where kids would purposely exploit their powers (or even be allowed to), so something must be up. "Did you see-" she started to say, but she was interrupted by a new arrival that was coming up the stairs.
She found it strange that a student could forget things so easily. Judging from where the girl was coming from, Nancy deduced that she must've been to the Information Office. Nancy herself had no trouble finding the Girl's Dorm from there, so what was this girl's malfunction. 'She must be one of those ditzy types'
she thought, looking the girl over, although she didn't look that way. Before Hellion could try anything with her, Nancy spoke up. "I'll show you. I actually just came from there." She looked back at Hellion, "You're going to tell me more about this scouting thing of yours later, just so you know." Nancy just wanted to get the newcomer out of there as quickly as possible, more than aware of what a guy like this would want to do with her. A ditzy girl like her had no business being caught up with a guy like him