She kept her eyes on Scott, trying not to explode with joy, or relief, or anything else she was feeling, Being Kitty, that was a hard thing to achieve. As it was, before she could respond verbally or answer Scott's question, she flung herself at him and wrapped her arms around his neck. She didn't care if it made him uncomfortable or if he still saw her as a kid. Kitty was a hugger and if this moment didn't call for an embrace, she didn't know what moment ever would. It really was him. The others were going to be so overjoyed when they found out. When she pulled away she kept her hands on his shoulders. "I don't even know what to say. Saying it's good to see you again doesn't seem like enough." She smiled lightly and shook her head in wonder. "It's really good to see you again, Scott."
As Kitty released him, she took a small step back and ran a hand through her hair. There was so much to take in. "When they brought Jean back here, she was still in there. She was more Jean than Phoenix. But it didn't take long..." She trailed off with a frown, remembering everything that transpired once Phoenix took control of her friend and teacher. It had been horrible. But Jean was present enough to save Scott, and Kitty was silently thankful for that.
Listening to his story, Kitty couldn't begin to grasp what he must have gone through. "You must have felt so alone," she said, voice just above a whisper. "I'm so sorry...but I'm glad you''re home now. Ro is going to freak."
As Scott looked at the sections of the mansion that still needed work, it was hard not to follow his gaze. Kitty nodded solemnly. "The news didn't even get half the story, thanks to Emma Frost. She did a job on the police and reporters before she left." If only the crisp British woman was still around. There was a lot of good she could have done. Maybe she could even help them find Magneto and Lorna.
"We don't know who did it specifically. We were hit in the middle of the night. Mutants and humans alike. They came in on a suicide mission. Their objective was to kill as many of us as they could before they were killed themselves." The thought of it still made her sick, made her instinctively touch her face without thought. Made her think of Bobby. She swallowed the lump in her throat and pushed the memories aside. "There's a girl out there now, a mutant, who was able to find one of many anti-mutant bases in the state and destroyed it. Not the way we would have liked for it to be done, but she seems to go by her own rules. Hopefully we'll know more when she returns."
Blue eyes glanced down the hall, a smile quirking at the corners of her lips. "I think there's a reunion that's long overdue." With purpose, she glanced at Scott before looking back down the hall in the direction of Ororo's office. "Would you like to speak to the headmistress?"