"Spirit of the holidays," Kitty repeated gleefully. "That, or maybe too much eggnog." Not that she'd ever truly admit to drinking too much eggnog. She was supposed to be a responsible adult, after all. With a great sigh, she began leading the way from the mansion to her purported "tree farm," taking note of the wide berth Theresa gave her. "I do know exactly where this tree farm is." She gave Theresa a sideways look. "Are you afraid of me, Terry?" The idea seemed to amuse her.
The idea of sneeze soaked gifts had Kitty making a face. "That's pretty much the grossest mental picture I've had all day. Thanks for that, Pete." She turned to walk backwards so she could look at her friends. "You guys, I don't know what to get for Logan. I had all my shopping done until he showed up. Now I'm like...what the heck do I get him, you know?"
The tree farm was actually just the woods behind the mansion. It was a thick forest that would hardly be offended if they took one meager little tree to brighten things up. Sobering some, she turned around and hefted the axe onto her other shoulder. "I hope Ororo is home soon." She really wanted to be able to go home for at least a few days, but didn't feel comfortable leaving with the headmistress gone. It didn't matter that others were there. She felt like it was part of her job to stay and make sure things were kosher until Ororo was home.
She pointed to the treeline in the distance, revealing the tree farm to her friends. "Why go pay thirty bucks for a tree that will be dead in two weeks when we have a perfectly good free forest right behind our home? Besides, this way we know that we got the best pick." Stopping, Kitty dropped the axe and turned to Piotr. "Okay, I give up. It's too heavy for me."