"Pretty much," he nodded. He chuckled at her joke, grinning right back at her. It was definitely not one of the best jokes, but Remy was a big fan of bad jokes himself. When she mentioned having forgotten how to be herself around people, his smile faded. He knew what that was like. Not from having worked at a bar and probably not from whatever else it was that was making it hard for her, but he'd definitely had to figure that out for himself. "Not easy, gettin' back into that habit."
She went on to explain the school, and at the mention of Chuck's name, Remy turned his head completely to look at her. She knew him. That Ororo woman had somehow become headmaster of Charles' little Institute... Remy listened to the rest of what she was saying, piecing it all together in his head while debating how much he wanted to tell her. She was being sincere. That much he could tell, but his relationship with Xavier had always been one that required secrecy. Of course, there had been no relationship to speak of for years...
"Sometimes people just need some kind of push," he shrugged, noting her frown and adding. "Don't make you a bad person."
He licked his lips and looked down for a moment. Might as well tell her something. Xavier had always been trying to get him to move on up to New York, anyway. Wasn't like he wanted to keep Remy separate from his kids. That had been Remy's decision. "I know Charles Xavier. Worked for him for..." admitting to the actual number of years would lead to a whole slew of other questions, so Remy kept it vague. "a long time, now. Always tryin' to lure me up to Westchester. Haven't heard from him in a good long while, though. Thought before he just didn't need my services no more, but now I figure it's got somethin' to do with why that Ororo's headin' up his Institute."