Skids' parents kicked her out when her powers catalysed. Because the world sucks, she worked under a pimp who specializes in mutants. There's a myth that mutants can't get addicted to drugs. This is so very wrong.
"I'm mostly on heroin now but before, fuck, it was anything I could get my fucking hands on. It was like, y'know, the only things that felt good any more. And man, it feels really good."
She smiled, revealing rotting teeth that had no business being on a face that young and beautiful. My expression must've shown my feelings because she never smiled again through the rest of our conversation.
"Did you hear about the mutant school that the government supposedly raided?"
"No shit? Huh. That's fucked. That's totally fucked. I mean,
I did this to me; I fucked myself up because I was just-- There
was a teacher in my school, a really nice lady. I bet she would've
taken me in when I ran away but..." Her thoughts went far away.
Again, I was struck by how painfully young she was. Just as quickly,
she hardened back up. "Hey, these pictures, you gonna pay me