"No," Kitty agreed with a small smile. "Sometimes life isn't fair." She waited until the waiter left to try her wine. It was not one she'd had before and the fruity flavor was somewhat unexpected. It was really good. The question about the attack dampened her mood only slightly. "There was this one mutant who really looked more like a giant bug. He had poison coated talons or he secreted poison. Something like that. He stabbed Bobby first but he was smart enough to turn ice and negate the poison. Well the bug guy started coming down the girls' wing when I was trying to get them out, so I led him back down the hall and we had an epic battle." Her laugh was quiet and she shook her head. "At some point he knocked me through a wall which I phased through and came running back out. I solidified as soon as I was in front of him, ready to beat him down, but he ran one talon thing through my stomach and slashed my face with another." Kitty traced an invisible diagonal line from her left temple to the right side of her chin. I'm always going to have a mark but it's faint enough so make up covers it. My stomach...not so much."
Not wanting to dwell on the unpleasant, Kitty looked away from Warren to once again take in her surroundings. His knowledge about the place was fascinating and somewhat surprising. "How do you know so much about this place? And...why?" Looking around now, she could see different people occasionally glancing in their direction. It made her a little self conscious. Tucking loose strands of hair behind her ear, she looked at Warren. "People keep looking over here."
Being bored by talk of big business was definitely a possibility. But what Warren spoke on now was not your every day type of business deal or regular transaction. "You're not boring me at all. It's actually kind of interesting." This was a huge deal. She knew as much when they'd spoken in January, but Kitty had no ideal just how big it was until now. "This could really bankrupt you? I thought Worthington Industries was a billion dollar company." The very idea of that much money being given out to so many people and subsequently ruining Warren's family's business was too much for her to wrap her mind around.
"There really isn't a lot going on right now which, if I'm being honest, is quite wonderful. I mean, we seem to get new people coming to the mansion every day because of the cure wearing off, but most of them only stay temporarily. The students are students. Pains sometimes, absolute joys at others. I have a few favorites," she admitted with a tender smile. "There's a little girl named June who came from an abusive home about seven months ago. Parents just dropped her off and signed her away to be a ward of the school. She's special to me. Then there are people coming in like Forge, who has a record, Remy, who probably has his picture next to ladies man in the dictionary, and Jamie. I can't tell if he's genuine in his wanting to reform, or if he's just there to get a better grip on himself before going back to his old life."
She rested her chin in her hand when Warren spoke of relationships, nodding in understanding. "It's good that you refuse to settle. You shouldn't have to." She could just picture the busty blondes he probably went out with all the time. The mental image gave her an inward chuckle. He was a poor rich man. "Me? Well, let's see. Where am I all the time? At Xavier's. Which kind of leaves slim picking. Even when I was teaching at the studio, out of the four other guys there, three of them were gay and the fourth had a girlfriend." Kitty shook her head. "I've started going to a church downtown but I don't have a good enough grip on what I believe to want to date a church boy. So I guess I'm sort of single by choice, too."
She sat up straight, elbow off the table, when the waiter came back. "I might have to try a bite of your salmon," she warren Warren when the waiter was gone. "I like burgers too much to be a vegetarian. You're safe." She laughed openly at Warren's comment. "Glad I could remind you why. No, you didn't mention you were spending the night, but I figured since it was late, or will be late by the time you get me home. I'll try to hide my disappointment."