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I'm Baaaack! [Jul. 6th, 2003|02:24 pm]
Theresa Rourke Cassidy
[mood |So-So]

So I'm back. And before anyone asks, no, I didn't try to break my uncle out of jail. Though you'd probably all know about it if I had because it's the kind of thing the news stations like to cover.

I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. I don't celebrate it -what with technically being Irish and all- but I can sort of understand why it's such a big deal to you guys. Like Thanksgiving, right? Although that was celebrating the wiping out of a nation and not American independance so maybe it's not the...okay...I'll stop. Now.

We seem to have picked up quite a few new students while I was away. Anyone even close to my age? If there is then please make yourself known. I'm sick and tired of being stuck with older teens and adults. I mean you guys are great but it'd be nice to hang around with someone more on my wavelength.

Just realised I came home in time to choose my classes for next term.

Brilliant timing Siryn, really ;)
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Bon Voyage! [Jun. 27th, 2003|11:15 pm]
Theresa Rourke Cassidy
[mood |chipperchipper]

Well, the Professor has finally arranged for me to go see my uncle Tom!

I can't wait, it's been so long since I last talked to him in person. I mean I've been sending him letters and stuff all the time but I guess social services thought he was a bad influence on me or something because it's taken them this long to let me see him. Though to be honest, I can see where they're coming from. He did help in getting me criminal record....

But anyway, 'cause of where the lock-up is I'm going to be away for about a week. My social worker's taking me (lucky me!) so I'll need to keep my "gift" under control. Shouldn't be too hard. Although I get the feeling I might tempted to bust uncle Tom out of jail. Don't worry though, I'd never follow the desire through. These things have to be planned y'know ;)

So, I guess I'll see you all in a week. Don't have too much fun without me!

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Wackiness Ensues Once More [Jun. 15th, 2003|10:38 pm]
Theresa Rourke Cassidy
[mood |gloomygloomy]
[music |Pain Killer - Turin Brakes]

Things at the school have become so crazy lately. Professor Munroe went all stormy on us and we ended up having to all camp out in the rec room with only Miss.Blaire to look after us. She tried to keep us all amused with watching a couple of films but it started to wear off after a while. I mean there's only so much Star Wars crap that a person can take before they start losing their grip on normality. Not that there's really any normality in this place anyway. All you have to do is just look at the current events that've taken place.

John (or Pyro or whatever else he's called these days) went into a coma. That was really scary. I mean I'm not his best friend or anything and I don't hang out with him but it still worried me. Pietro told me not to bother because he'd be fine but I couldn't help it. Sometimes reassurances just aren't enough, you know? You have to see things for yourself.

And then Rogue left and she's really gone. At first I thought she was just doing what she did the last time, running away for a bit until Mr.Logan found her and coaxed her into coming back. She hasn't though -come back that is.

So I've been keeping to myself and trying to let everyone sort things out. They've tried too, the teachers, by having some kind of pool party and giving us finals. I'm not sure if it's really working though. My uncle Tom once said that the only way to get your mind off of something is "to get piss drunk on Irish whiskey" but I'm not sure Professor Xavier would approve of that....
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(no subject) [May. 29th, 2003|03:16 pm]
Theresa Rourke Cassidy
[mood |worriedworried]

You know, for a while this school was almost reaching normality. The only major incidents were Pietro and John’s road trip and the normal teenage scuffles. And then Dr.Grey came back from…well…wherever it was she was hanging out at. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really happy that she’s alive and not dead like we all thought she was because she was a good teacher and an all-round nice person. It’s just, well, now it’s got me wondering if maybe she isn’t the only person who can come back from the dead. Maybe my parents…
No, I do not need a psyche consult. I know it’s never ever going to happen in a million years but hey, a girl can dream.

Aside from the Dr.Grey issue, I now find out that John’s gone all comatose on us. I have no idea what the full story is behind that one but from the way it’s sounding it kinda reminds me of what happened to Mr.Logan the first night he was here. When he accidentally stabbed Rogue and she sort of “borrowed” his healing powers so she wouldn’t up and die on us. The fact that Rogue’s gone all AWOL sort of reinforces the possibility that she’s maybe done the same to John. Speaking of Rogue, I hope she gets back here okay. I like her a lot and she’s always be kind to me and if anything bad was to happen to her…No. I don’t even want to think that way.

You’ve got to keep a positive attitude, right?

John will wake-up because he’s John. There’s no way he’d let anything keep him down, not even a coma because he hates to be beaten at anything.

Rogue’s going to come back. She’ll be okay out there because she was by herself for so long before she came here and she’ll know how to look after herself.

So everything will be fine. Just fine.

(On a side note, what’s up with this “points” system Mr.Summers is forcing on us? Anyone else seriously scared/annoyed by it?)
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Social Workers Suck [May. 15th, 2003|11:54 pm]
Theresa Rourke Cassidy
[mood |annoyedannoyed]
[music |Christina Aguilera, Fighter]

I had my fortnightly meeting with my Social Worker today who apparently thinks I'm some sort of juvenile delinquent. I really thought this one was okay (I've went through quite a few of them in the beginning) but apparently she's just like all the others. The conversation (if you can even call it that) went something like this:

Carol: "So, you still like the school?"
Me: "Yup"
Carol: "Classes going okay?"
Me: "Yup"
Carol: "Still getting on with the other students?"
Me: "Yup"
Carol: "Good, good. So tell me, have you maybe stolen anything lately?"

Just like that! Completely out of the blue! So much for her being on my side! Maybe she found out about my need for a computer. Anyway, if I had stolen something then surely she'd be one of the first people to know -if I got caught that is. If I did risk it and slip up then I'd most likely get pulled out of Xavier's before I even had the chance to protest my innocence. Then I'd probably get locked up in some orphanage or school of reform until I reached adulthood and wasn't their problem anymore. In which case they'd fling me out, I'd end up on the streets, succumb to a life of crime once more -the very thing that got me in this mess- and get locked up again. Only this time in some jail in the middle of nowhere without any hope of being able to escape and I’d spend the rest of my days listening to the sob stories of my fellow inmates.

Now, I might not be the brightest bulb in the box but I am smart enough to know that the life I've got here is a million times better than the one that I could be leading. So why on earth does Carol think that I would be stupid enough to risk mucking that up?

The only good thing about the whole meeting was that she took me to the mall for lunch.

Hmmm, I think I'm going to go work out a way to get my revenge on the New York Social Work Department. Anyone have any ideas?
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The Economic Cycle [May. 13th, 2003|12:20 am]
Theresa Rourke Cassidy
So apparently there’s more than one new kid. I found out yesterday that there’s also a guy called Pietro who’s just joined the school. I’m not really sure what his story is but it seems as if everyone knows something I don’t. I mean I’ve only seen him a couple of times but every time he enters a room it’s like everyone just shuts up and stares. Weird. Kinda reminds me of how everyone treated Rogue after she “borrowed” Mr. Wolverine's powers. I didn’t get to witness firsthand what happened that night -kinda glad too cause the whole incident sounds pretty scary to be honest- but I heard everyone talking about it the next morning at breakfast and then came the accusing looks directed at Rogue and then she ran away and...well we all know what happened after that. I think I would maybe have preferred not to have been told but this is a school and news travels pretty fast.

It made me really angry though that some of us here at the school could treat her the way that we did -like she was some kind of freak. I mean, to be honest, we’re all freaks. Freaks of nature even. Evolution isn’t supposed to jump so quickly but it did and we‘re the result of that. Therefore, we are abnormal and thus freaks. But if we’re going to be freaks then we should probably all stick together and share the extreme weirdness that is us, right?

I also saw today that Rogue’s decided to pack in class and so now I’m wondering if I’d get away with doing that too. Yeah, yeah. I know there’s quite a difference between a 21yr old giving up high school and a 14yr old giving it up but isn’t the Professor all about equality?

I mean I hate school. Really detest it. I’m willing to say that I probably dislike it more than the average person. I can’t even remember going to one before I came here. Maybe I did as a little kid but any memories of kindergarten or playgroup are long gone from my mind. And I know there’s this whole economic circle thing going on that the teachers have drilled into our heads. You know; where you study hard at school, get good grades, got to College and then get a great job thus completing the circle and starting the whole process all over again. Apparently it’s a very respectable and worthwhile thing to be part of.


I’ve got a pretty good idea of how adults work now and what is “respectable” to them is “boring” to us and they’re probably only saying it because they’ve realised too late how lame the whole idea is but they’re too big a part of it to break free. So now their mission in life is to subject some other poor souls to the same fate because they’re bitter that they’ll never have the chance to lead a really cool life and that we still have that opportunity. Well, most adults anyway. I mean you get your black sheep in everything, like Mr.Wolverine, he seems to have escaped the circle somehow. Hmm, maybe why that’s Mr.Summers hates him so much.

I wonder if this Mr.Wolverine guy could give me some tips on how to avoid falling into the economic pit of despair...
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Rambling Thoughts [May. 11th, 2003|10:28 pm]
Theresa Rourke Cassidy
[mood |hyperhyper]

So I finally managed to get a hold of a computer. You’d think with this being a hi-tech, superhero facility and all that they’d have a few unused PCs lying around -apparently not. Anyway, Paige is letting me borrow her laptop for a while so that’ll have to do until I get something more permanent sorted out.

*Chants* I will not knock over any convenience stores. I will not knock over any convenience stores. I will not knock over any convenience stores.

Okay, sorted. I’ll just save up for it like normal kids do. That should be fun.

John’s come back and the reasons behind his return are circulating quite nicely in the rumor mill. My personal favourite is that he’s tragically in love with someone here at school and he only realized just how much he loved them after he’d left and joined up with the metal manipulator. You know what they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder and all. But that’s far too Shakespearean a situation for me to buy into. You know, like the whole Romeo & Juliet -tortured souls, young love, choosing sides- angst fest. And even if was a believable enough reason, well, John’s not exactly Leonardo Dicaprio material. He’s far too dark and brooding to carry off the angelicness of Romeo and...wow...I really need to get out more and stop thinking about this. Who cares why John –sorry Pyro- is back anyway? The point is that he's here, safe and not hurt. That reminds me actually, I must remember to look up the whole name change thing in one of the Professor’s psych books. I’m almost positive that it qualifies as what Psychiatrists label an “Identity Crisis”.

Hmm, maybe Psychiatry is a career I should look into...

Oh and there’s this new girl too –I think I heard someone calling her Surge- who looks about Rogue’s age from what I can tell. But who knows? Maybe her powers are to be eternally young and she’s actually two hundred years old and an ex-duchess from the 1800s and she’s here on a secret mission to...to...You see what I mean when I say I need to get out more? I’m not kidding; this captivity issue is starting to affect my health and mentality. Not in a good way either.

If that’s not a decent enough cause to let us to go to the mall then I really don’t know what is.
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