He wasn't exactly sure how Storm might react. For all he knew, seeing him could cause a hurricane in the middle of New York. But when she walked around and touched his face, he realized it would be alright. With a faint smile, he pulled her close when she came to him. He was known for emotional outbursts at times, but this wasn't one of them. It was a happy moment.
When asked how, and to explain, he moved with her to sit. Scott wasn't sure if Kitty had stayed, or left, but he went into his story about the day he went missing. "Well..." He didn't know Logan and Ororo went looking for Jean. There was no way for him to know they found his glasses. He didn't know what happened after. Only that Jean lost control again, and lost her life.
"When I went to Alkali, it was to grieve. But Jean was there. It was her...but it was not her. The Phoenix was there." He sighed, admitting knowledge he should have never known. Charles had told him about Jean's other personality. It was for Scott's protection, when they formed a relationship. Charles told Scott so he was warned. He never thought it would actually become a problem.
"She kissed me. And for a moment, I thought everything was alright. But then it went dark. When I woke up, I didn't know who I was or where." He could still remember opening his eyes and seeing the red light shoot into the sky and have no idea what it was. "I moved to Alaska, and went by the name Erik." He wasn't sure where he got the name, but it worked for a while.
"I did what I had to in order to survive. Lived in the wilderness, took what I needed by force. All I knew was I was a mutant, and 10 minutes on TV told me I was hated." He shifted and leaned forward to place his chin on his hands. His elbows were on his knees, making him speak through his hands. "I could have taken the cure, but something told me I shouldn't have to. After new reports, kinda glad I didn't." He let out a slight chuckle.
"But I am back now. I need to find someone to help me sort out my head, and gather my belongings. I'll stay...if you need me. But I need to know what has happened here."