Lay Your Hands On Me
Lay Your Hands On Me is Part Two of Episode 1.2 in Legion of Lawndale Heroes, Volume Two. In this episode, the Legionnaires have arrived at the United States Academy of Extranormal Studies and are beginning to mingle with the cadets there, including Martin Peters, who is a Cadet First Year in the 'Elite Academy' and Cadet Commander of Corps.
A pivotal point in the fic comes with the revelation that Daria has met several of the cadets at the Academy who possess telepathic powers like she does and that she bonds quickle and easily with them, to the point that she is seen as acting like a 'normal' teenage girl in their presence (which includes being hormonal and making out with several of them). Daria also discovers that she has a 'connection' with Leda Calavicci and David Allen Farrington, two cadets who are incredibly powerful telepaths like her; they persuade her to fully confide in Jane if she wants to keep her as a friend. Daria agrees, and later uses her telepathy to form a mental link with Jane, in which they share a great deal of memories, experiences, and the knowledge that they will be there for one another. In a related storyline, the Fashion Club Legionnaires discuss over lunch how Daria (in using her powers to sublimate Quinn's memories of her attack by a metahuman) was actually trying to be helpful, and how they should try to understand her problems as a telepath. During this conversation, it is revealed that not only did Kyle Armalin have telepathic abilities at one time, but that he gave them up voluntarily; it is also revealed that Kyle and Jean Grey are close associates and have had heated discussions on the loss of his powers and his methods of training Daria.
The fic also introduces Odell Jones to the LLH universe; a wanted serial rapist, Odell has been on the run from the law for almost a year and a half when, after making his way into a wooded area of Maryland, shoots a squirrel with an odd-colored pelt and is immediately engulfed in an explosion. Upon awakening, Odell discovers that he has the ability to destroy any solid materials upon touching them with his right hand, or controlling their destruction enough so they will act as explosives when thrown.
- Leda Calavicci
- David Allen Farrington
- Maryann Lyter
- RADM Martin Harriman