Just a Normal Girl 2

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Just a Normal Girl 2
by Brooke Erickson

Life here at Whateley isn't too bad.

Well, I'm still having to "explain" to folks here in Poe that my sex hasn't actually changed. Regardless of that stupid law back home.

At least nobody outside the cottage knows about it. Of course, they think I'm some sort of head case. I know the cottage needs the cover story, but I don't have to like it.

Then again, it does mean I get more slack for being depressed and stuff, so I guess it's a wash.

Classes aren't too bad. I managed to talk them out of Powers Lab, since I don't have any. They said I still needed Powers Theory though. I guess I can see their point. It'll help me understand the other kids, and might even help with figuring out a way to prove I'm not a mutant.

They suggested putting me in the "Survival" class for PE instead of Basic Martial Arts. But after thinking about it, I decided that I wanted to be able to do a better job of fighting back if I get cornered in a bathroom or something on a visit home.

Anyway, since Whateley doesn't have any sports I can compete in, this'll at least keep me in shape.

I was not happy to find out I'd have to go through Powers Testing.

It turned out to not be that bad. Everybody was fairly nice, not like the jerks doing it for the MCO.

Pretty much the same results as before though. Physically and mentally I'm really good for a baseline or really sucky as a mutant. No regen (ouch). No danger sense (really ouch!)

And I can think of a few jerks from my old school I'd like to put through that dodgeball thing.

In the end, they said that nothing says I'm a mutant, but that they can't prove I'm not one. (something about not being able to prove a negative)

In a fit of perversity, I decided on my codename: Normal Girl

Hey, if I can't make a joke about it, I'd have to cry.



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Sucks to be her. A norm at a

Sucks to be her. A norm at a mutant school... Maybe she'll get major fits of jealousy, or not.

I hope you'll continue this story...
Thank you for writing this interesting story,

Beyogi

underdogs?

looks like a good candidate for the underdogs.
looking forward to see what your going to do next.
thanks

Great stuff

I love this little romp because Whately is such a great masterpiece of a universe and should get a ton of respect. But this I love because just of what it is and there's something to be said about the normal experience in a not so normal place.

*Big Hugs*
Bailey.

Bailey Summers

I have a fondness for taking

I have a fondness for taking the rules of a universe and throwing in things that never got considered. Like my unfinished story in the "Naked in School" universe that considers the plight of a pre-op TS getting caught in the Program.

http://www.shadowgard.com/~brooke/erotica/nis.html

The stuff by Kkat is not mine, I just offered her a place to park her story.

The "spin-off" (also unfinished, since it is so intertwined with the other) is also TG and someday, when/if I finish them, they'll get crossposted here as well.

Brooke brooke at shadowgard dot com
http://www.shadowgard.com/~brooke/
Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world
"Lola", the Kinks

Just A Normal Girl 2

Her costume a supergirl dress with an "N" in the pentagram?

    Stanman
May Your Light Forever Shine
    Stanman
May Your Light Forever Shine

Being in whateley I wonder

Being in whateley I wonder how long she'll manage to stay 'baseline' before some devisor or gadgeteer decides she'll make a good test subject; for example trying to artificially cause someone with the metagene complex to manifest.

Said devisor better hope she

Said devisor better hope she never finds out who it was...

Brooke brooke at shadowgard dot com
http://www.shadowgard.com/~brooke/
Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world
"Lola", the Kinks

If I recall my Whateley, you are right it's a metagene COMPLEX

The more of the so called meta genes, and I don't think Whateley or ARC has cataloged them all, the more likely you will manifest but there is a critical threshold. Below that number of mutant genes or mutant markers it's very unlikely you will. If you have well above the threshold it is a near certainty. But in any case a mutant is very rare, one in a few hundred thousand at the very most, possibly much lower and certainly so for high powered mutants. Sounds like either she has some less common mutant markers, unrecognized ones mixed with known ones or she is at the threshold between obviously mutant material and obviously not.

And then most mutants are minor ones with minor powers.

It would be ironic if she really will have significant powers and has just barely begun to manifest, assuming she is a mutant. Not all mutants are one big burnout, if they survive it, then favoom, Mr or Mz Demigod. Many slowly develop over several years, much like normal puberty.

The judge in Ohio is an ass. But then so are many in the MCO.

Great little fan fic, The short chapters remind me of a personal journal... as if she is writing this before she goes to sleep each night.

I do wish her well and she finds herself and good friends at the school. If she's gonna be tagged as a mutant it's only fair she benefit with powers and maybe fixing her plumbing... so to speak.

Not everyone at Whateley is a terror. Remember Whateley is neutral ground and caters to all *flavors* of mutant from the minor to the all powerful, from the paladin types though to budding evil dictators and everything in-between. And not all the school is either Team Kimba or an Alpha.

Fun school.

Watch what you choose in the cafeteria, it might be watching back.

John in Wauwatosa

Well, I went with references

Well, I went with references in several stories to metagene complexes being sufficiently common that they weren't a good test for mutants. (If it was otherwise, you can be sure that H1 and others would be offering screening kits).

As for "fixing her plumbing", someone with CAIS has a vagina complete with clitoris and female location for the urethra. Their breasts and pelvis are about halfway between "normal female" and male. So she'll still have some hips and breasts but not be huge (Jamie Lee Curtis has the body type, which is why some folks speculate that she might have CAIS).

She doesn't have a cervix, or uterus, and I can't recall what the deal is with the gonads. Probably has the (non-functional) testes where you'd expect ovaries to be. Also not sure if she'd have a prostate.

So "fixing" her plumbing would entail getting a uterus to develop from the vestigal bit of tissue attached to the prostate in males. And converting her testes/ovo-testes to ovaries.

Of course, anything short of converting all her DNA from XY to XX won't help her legal problems. :-(

Brooke brooke at shadowgard dot com
http://www.shadowgard.com/~brooke/
Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world
"Lola", the Kinks

Great to see CAIS in a story!

I'm loving this story now that I'm back. :D
I do agree that she's a natural for the underdogs and hope she'll eventually get an I.D. with "F" instead if "M" regardless of her Y chromosome since I'm sure she'll be happier that way.

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