Everyone was entitled to their privacy and Kate wasn't exactly one to push someone into talking about their past, though she was a little intrigued by the kind of “crazy stuff” he did. But she could appreciate the statement, which she did with a humble nod and smile because she really did have a good head on her shoulders, even if making the decision to drink right in front of her predecessor didn’t particularly reflect that 100%. Looping a lock of hair behind her ear, Kate turned away to scan the people around them.
“I’m not so much with her than I am for,” she replied, turning back to face him. “And now that you mention it, I haven’t seen her since I’ve been here which,” and she chuckled, “defeats the whole purpose of why I’m here.” She still had to give Cassie her gift which, by now, she hoped wasn’t too buried underneath all the other presents piled up at the Christmas tree. Brows furrowed together, Kate pressed her lips together and hummed. “I should probably go look for her,” she said, taking a final sip before setting her glass on the counter.
“And you should go mingle. You said yourself that the teams don’t come together very often. Take advantage of that.” A pleasant smirk graced Kate’s lips and she started to back away slowly. “Later!” Kate held up a hand in goodbye and then turned around and walked off to find her friend.