Kitty shrugged, trying to play down what had been a horrifying experience for all of them. "As horrible as it was, it showed us that we still have vulnerabilities that need to be worked on. Those of us who've been there since Xavier was reacted just as we should have, so lack of earth-saving missions hasn't slowed us down any. That's good to know. And the kids were brilliant, especially the older ones. They may have panicked at first but after the initial 'holy crap!' wore off, they knew exactly what to do, where to go, and did it. It was an amazing thing to see now that I can look back on it without just getting really angry."
Her smile was only half-hearted when Warren asked how she didn't die. "I probably should have, really. But Bobby and Hank were right there. Bobby saw what happened and tackled the bug thing, gave him a literal brain freeze and killed him before he had a chance to finish me off. Hank got me into the basement and did his magic. I don't know exactly what happened because I was out of it before we were even to the elevators but I know if they hadn't been there, I wouldn't be here now." Being part of the X-Men meant coming across situations that were dangerous and could cost them their lives on a fairly frequent basis. It didn't make living through them any less frightening. "Damn bug cost me my job."
Warren was an interesting person. Just when you thought you had him figured out, he'd throw out something about himself that no one would have ever guessed. He didn't come across as the type of person to obsess over anything but success. The revelation that such a thing was not the case was surprising. "Google is my best friend. We have daily conversations. It's almost as bad as YouTube as far as rabbit trails go. You click on one thing, it leads to another, then another. And, oh my goodness, unless you want to lose an entire day of you life, never got to tv tropes. I can't even tell you how bad that website is for eating time." She smirked and shook her head. "Wow, do those lines come to you naturally or do you practice in the mirror often?"
It was crazy to think about the number of mutants who'd gotten the cure. When it had first come out, and for several months after, she thought of it all in relative terms. But hearing a number that high for New York alone, she could see why Warren was worried. "And what of the others? What about the second round patients and everyone after that? Won't they be trying to take you to court as well?"
Warren may have liked hearing about it, but Kitty felt like it was such simple talk. She didn't understand how he couldn't not be bored after deal with what he dealt with every day. Still, she humored him and answered his questions. "Most of them have gotten used to it. When we first heard about the cure wearing off, Ro gathered everyone and explained that a lot of people may be coming our way and there was no telling how long they would stay. She explained the dangers, how to be careful of these new people and how to treat the. Some of the children tend to get nervous still, but that's what Bobby and I are there for. We're the ones who get woken up at night when someone has a nightmare or has an issue with a roommate. We also get to help them when they're struggling with feeling uncomfortable or upset about things like people coming and going." She liked her role at the school, liked being the one who got to have more of a relational role in the loves of the children. It helped her feel connected all the more. "No, he got out a couple years ago I guess. He's having trouble keeping himself together. literally."