“I don’t know. My mom says that I’m not supposed to talk with strangers.”
“Your mom is right. It’s not very safe for kids to talk with strangers. But I can’t really do anything to harm you. You’re in your house and I’m in mine. What harm could there be in us talking with each other in our heads? I promise that you don’t ever have to see me in person, if you don’t want to.”
“Well…” John said, hesitating for a moment.
“You’re really going to need help with your powers or they’re going to drive you crazy. Trust me. I know.” J’Embra told him, quickly.
“Alright, then. If you can help me, I guess we can be friends.”
“Thank you. That was a very grown up decision.”
“I just have one more question. How did you realize that I’d just gotten my powers?”
“I’m not sure I could tell you in a way that’d make you understand.” She said. She paused, apparently thinking about how best to explain it to him. After a few moments, she continued, “Think of mutant powers like the road in front of your house. As a mutant, you could say that I drive on that road every minute of every day. Alright?”