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The Mutant Problem

Published: July 19, 2015


 

Teresa

 

Teresa blames her love for "emo-folk" and "maudlin caterwauling" on her dad, who is 100% born and bred Irish. She moved to the USA after her mom's death. Her dad's work in the Irish Army Rangers Wing made it impossible to care for a tween with emerging mutant powers.

"I miss my da all the time but he comes over as much as possible. And when he can't, we have Skype. We trade music over it and even do some jam sessions. I'm starting to get better than him at plucking. Don't tell him I said that though; he'll be mortally offended."

She volunteers at her old school as a music teacher.

"It's a positive outlet. I can't tell you how satisfying it is to beat on a drum kit or let rip on a Fender. A few years ago, when the school was raided, I stayed awake all night in the music room. Playing there was the only time I felt safe."

The raid Teresa described may be part of the Weapon Plus Papers, the same military project that created Captain America. Unfortunately, current investigations are revealing the less savoury details like Camp Cathcart, where three hundred African-American soldiers were forced to act as test subjects in the attempt to recreate the super soldier formula.

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