a cure for the common block

The Outsiders

It had taken months of practice and focus, but Jackson was determined to hone his specialty. He was an M Child, the son of a genetically created mutant, so while his father’s camouflage ability was installed in him from birth, Jackson didn’t learn his power until his teen years. The first burst awoke him from sleep, he spasmed and his body contorted and then he vanished, he became invisible. His father told him the secret to commanding your power was recalling every miniscule detail of it; it was surreal, a subtle vibration of his muscles and what he could only describe as a dissolving sensation. M Children were kept under strict security and regularly observed and tested, however Jackson knew something that his Keepers didn’t: he couldn’t just turn invisible, he could walk through walls.

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