Audrey Evans was born into a well-to-do family in Grand Rapids, MI on September 1st, 1982. She was born with psychic abilities that began to surface when she was three. Her parents grew concerned as their daughter claimed to hear voices. For the next couple of years, she saw many many specialists, all claiming she had one condition, and then another. At one point she was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. It wasn't until she was about six or seven that a doctor finally suggested she might have some sort of super powers. He arranged for a consult with someone form Angelstone Laboratories, a for profit organization that studied superhumans and superhuman technologies. After a battery of tests, it was determined that Audrey was not schizophrenic: she was psychic. The voices she was hearing were the thoughts of other people around her. Arrangements were made for Audrey to move to Millennium City, so she that the folks at an Angelstone Lab there could guide and study her.
Her time at the laboratory was not a bad one. While it was certainly scary at first, the people at the lab believed she wasn't crazy. That certainly made these people better than her parents and their doctors. What she thought would only be a temporary stay at the facility stretched on for nearly eight years. Her parents wanted her cured, but the fact of the matter was that her powers were an integral part of her, something that couldn't - shouldn't - be cured. For obvious reasons, this left the child feeling as if she'd been abandoned. Initially this created quite a problem, as her bitterness and anger over the whole situation made it impossible to work with her. Over time though, she overcame this, opening up to the doctors and researchers helping her to control her abilities. Once she finally let down her barriers, she caught on quickly in the safe use of her psychic powers. She developed a bond with the personnel at Angelstone. It might not have been a close family bond. But she considered the staff to be her friends, at the very least. That was certainly better than the estrangement between herself and her actual family.
The notion of using her powers for hero work never even crossed Audrey's mind, until one day a contingent of armed militants broke into the facility. The teen reacted on instinct, making use of what she had been learning in theory and applying it to what could've been a deadly situation. By the time heroes in the vicinity were able to respond, Audrey had placed half of the men in psychic induced sleep, the others subdued by her telekinetic abilities. While she easily could've carried on in life with just that one act of heroism under her belt, the incident brought her to the attention of two aspiring young heroes seeking to form a group of their own: Patrioteer and Hard Wire.
The Teen Wardens
Audrey first came into contact with Alan Everett (Patrioteer) and Parvati Dalal (Hard Wire) at the tail end of an interview with WCOC about the attack on Angelstone. She was hesitant and stand offish with the pair initially. For valid reasons, she had a hard time trusting others, plus she had no experience in dealing with her own peer group. She initially turned their offer down. But Parvati continued to stay in contact with her, using her technopathic abilities to keep a dialogue open with Audrey. Finally, after a couple of months, the young psychic relented, joining Noble Boy, Slickshot, Knightshining, and Diomhair to form the Teen Wardens. She donned the name Psioni-Gal, and with the assistance of the good folks at Angelstone, she dove headfirst into the world of superheroics. It...wasn't an easy transition. For one, her social skills were sorely lacking. She was used to dealing with adults, not hormonal teenagers, and found that her honesty was perhaps a little too brutal at times. Secondly, she had very little experience in using her powers outside of the lab. Transitioning from theory to application presented a bit of a challenge. Lastly, she had never worked as part of a team before. This made for some very trying times early on, as she had to learn to not only work as part of a group, but she had to open up and trust her teammates. After a couple of months, she found herself settling in. Audrey found that she could use her telepathy to create a psychic network with her fellow Wardens, a mindlink to use for communicating to one another. She even learned that she could dive into the psyches of others, allowing her to pull out information from the minds of criminals. Patrioteer even started to teach her kali, so that she could at least somewhat defend herself should someone get past her telekinesis and try to harm her. The next five years were easily the happiest years of Audrey's young life. For the first time ever, she had friends her own age... a family. So it hit her particularly hard when eventually it all fell apart.
The Teen Wardens operated from 1997 until 2002. While they never faced off with big name villainous organizations, such as VIPER, they were well known for their street level work. Their most frequent adversaries, however, were members of the pro-superhuman rights group know as the Pride. The Pride originally was formed by Elaine Pryde after the United States formed the Department of Superhuman and Paranormal Affairs. While her efforts at first were to lobby to have the American Superhuman and Paranormal Registration Act repealed, over the years she and her followers grew to become more extremist, until eventually the group became recognized as a terrorist organization. It was during an encounter with the Pride that the Teen Wardens faced their first loss. The group had managed to confront the leader of the Pride. During the resulting fight, Hard Wire was killed. The death was a heavy blow, as the technopath was the glue that seemed to hold the team together. It hit Audrey especially hard, because Parvati was the first person her own age who befriended. Patrioteer took the loss poorly, and began a campaign against the people responsible for her death. No stone was left unturned, no dark shadow was left unexplored as the Teen Wardens tracked down the Pride, questioning every member they apprehended for information on Elaine Pryde's whereabouts. Finally, after months of endless searching, they found her. The teens engaged in an intense battle with Pride members. The Teen Wardens won the day, and things were looking up.
And then, instead of turning Elaine Pryde over to the authorities, Patrioteer killed her outright. This became the starting point of the rift that eventually broke the group apart. Audrey tried to deny what was happening, but she could see the writing on the wall. The breaking point for her came when Patrioteer forced her to mind dive into the head of a suspected former member of the Pride, suspecting that there were still pockets of the pro-metahuman rights group in operation. Try as she might, she could find nothing. The man had no further knowledge to give, and the continued pressure to pry into his mind put the man into a catatonic state. Shaken by what she'd done, she walked away from the only "family" she had ever known. The group formally dissolved in November of 2002.
As the Teen Wardens splintered and went off on their own paths, Audrey cut off contact with her former friends. It was partially done out grief over Parvati's death and guilt over her own actions prior to her departure. But it was also done out of a need to find her place again. She chose to pursue a solo careeer in hero work, under the name of Psion. She continued her martial arts training and worked on refining her telekinetic capabilities out of necessity. She found she had a great reluctance to use her telepathy, so she had to do something to make up for that. Finding a need to give herself as little free time as possible, she enrolled in college. She certainly got her wish, because between patrolling, training, and juggling course work, she barely had time to breath, let alone have any kind of social life. And while she couldn't honestly say she was happy with that, she at least didn't have to worry about having time to sit and dwell on the past. That all changed when she and Noble Boy, now going simply by Noble, crossed paths again.
Audrey had been aware that Will Pepler (Noble) had a crush on her, back when they were a part of the Teen Wardens. But at that point in her life, she simply wasn't to a point where she was even remotely thinking about a romantic relationship. At first, being reintroduced to Will was an unwelcome affair. Gradually, as she reconnected with her former teammate, she found more and more that he seemed to fill a void that had been in her heart since the team had fallen apart. Eventually, their friendship became more than that. The pair dated throughout their college years, moving in together roughly a year before she earned her MBA. The two finally tied the knot in 2009. It only took a Qularr Invasion to get Audrey to say yes. And about a year later, Brianna was born.
She took a step back from active hero work for the next two years to raise little Bri, while Will took up part time duties with UNTIL. During that time, Audrey decided she wanted to do something with that business degree of hers, while at the same time do something for the hero community. She did her homework, worked with consultants, and just after Bri's birthday, Super Latte was open for business. She marketed the coffee shop as a place for heroes to come together in their off hours. She modeled her business to specifically cater to the cape crowd, and went with a "quality over quantity" approach with her menu. With a specialized focus like that, it made the first few months of operation rocky. But as word of mouth spread, profits went up. Soon she had regulars that came in, both in and out of costume, and a staff that was almost entirely comprised of meta humans.
Life was good. She was married to the love of her life. Together they had a beautiful baby girl. She operated one of the most quietly successful shops in town. But she still had an itch that needed scratched, so to speak. The only way to do that was to go back to hero work. Insert stuff about re-entering herowork here.