I let the lessons go by in a blur, avoiding most people as I tried to work out what I was going to say. Eventually, Art, my last lesson ended. I hurried out before the bell had finished going, leaving a lot of odd looks aimed at my back. I got to the cafeteria quickly, using every short-cut I knew. I found a table where no one would look and pulled out a book, using it as cover as I scanned the thoughts around me.

Rain arrived first, followed by Steven. He gave her a curious look, then turned to me, looking worried. He thought that I had told her. Then Soar arrived as well. Steven looked even more anxious then. He was about to say something when I spoke, putting the book deliberately down on the table.

"Watch the book." I said quietly. It was not an order, but I couldn't think of how else to start.

They all looked obediently. I slowly rose the book to eye-level, made it spin once in a lazy circle and then lowered it to return to the exact spot it had been before.

"Soar, there are no wires. And Steven, yes. I figured you might have guessed when you saw me with those girls outside English. Rain, yes I am reading minds, and yes that was me."

I looked down as they all gawped in shock. I had deliberately showed my powers to all of them. The sky outside rumbled slightly. I swallowed hard.

"I can see now that you would understand more." I spoke softly. "Rain, your eyes give you away. I am not going to hurt you, but the sky is rumbling...and its you." I glanced up, "Steven, you stop time. I don't know for how long, but you can. That explains what I saw at lunch... And Soar. You hide your powers well, but now I can see that you alter memory.." I looked down again. "I promise, I will not pry into your thoughts anymore."

There was silence around the table. I looked up, anxious and uncomfortable.

"Somebody say something?" I pleaded

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