Kara sat in one of the pull out chairs, adjusting how she was sitting every minute or so since when she had first sat down it was freaking freezing. She was trying to get warmth from the fire, but she wasn’t sitting very close to it. She was chewing one of her fingernails nervously when Mantis boy came in. Sure, she had been observing the others, but she still had no clue who they were or their abilities, so this introduction thing seemed like a promising idea. Though, she still wasn’t sure she could call herself a hero. When Mantis boy revealed his real face, she wondered once more why her identity should be a secret anymore. After all, everyone seemed to be enemies nowadays. She wasn’t protecting herself from anyone.
Kara slowly undid her own mask and shook out her mass of red hair before she cleared her throat to speak. “I’m Spine… and I’m a mutant,” she spoke in a clear soft voice. The jumpsuit she had designed for herself that she was now wearing had no material between her breasts all the way down until it hit the top of her pants to allow her ribs to come out from her skin. “This is my mutation,” she said, neither proudly or with any feeling as she punched herself in the lower ribs. A crack was heard and her face contorted in pain as a bulge appeared in her exposed skin. Blood began dripping as a clean white bone poked out. Kara grabbed it and pulled out the rib. The broken end was extremely sharp and jagged, and Kara twirled it in her hand for a brief moment like a throwing knife as her rib healed. All of this took less than 5 seconds before she purposely dropped the rib on the floor and touched where the new one had grown.
“This will happen with any bone I break,” she said, looking downwards, towards the fire. She didn’t want to make eye contact and see the disgusted faces she knew must be around her. After all, her power was nothing if not morbid. Her chest where the rib had come out was completely healed and held no scar. “I don’t know if I’m a hero, but I promise to try,” she added, her green eyes glancing over at Mantis boy with a solemn look on her slightly freckled face.