No worries! It's about to go off the f-page so I might end it soon.
Warren nodded knowingly. As much as he loved being here, it was so different from the life he'd led growing up and the life he was leading now, being a full time resident would never be enough for him. With Tabitha's background, it was no surprise she felt the same way at times. "People like us have a hard time staying in one place for long. Still..." He trailed off, looking around the vast library with a warm smile. "Somehow this place will always be home." A place to go when no one else wanted him and he didn't want anyone else. Not many people had a haven like Xavier's and for that, Warren knew how lucky he and the rest of them were.
His smile turned into a grin at Tabby's comment. "Did you miss me, Tabs? Or did you miss having a scape-goat for your pranks?" It was teasing but friendly teasing. He knew what she meant. There were certain people who'd been staples in his mansion life for awhile that were no longer there. It felt strange. "I'll be around for awhile. At least that's the plan. I'm working on some security issues and trying to find the weak spots, get rid of faulty backdoor codes that would give us a weakness." His smile faded into a serious expression, eyes flickering toward his laptop. "This place has been attacked two too many times and I don't want to see it happen again."
He shook his head and sighed. "Growing up with my father, I can kind of understand why some people would lose it if their powers came back. It's hard when the people who are supposed to love you the most in the world, no matter what, decide you're no longer good enough for them because of a gift you have." Years ago there would have been bitterness there. But Warren and his father had come to an understanding, even a basic respect for one another. "It's fear that drives them and that deep, basic longing to be loved again. If only they'd known that the people here could help them. Sometimes real family doesn't even hold a candle to the family that's made here."