Kitty watched Scott leave before turning to look at Ororo, her smile curious. "How do you think he is?" Having come back from the dead, at least in everyone's mind who still knew him, she couldn't imagine how he was keeping so calm. Still, Kitty shook her head at Scott's last statement. It was just so him. There was that leader inside who wanted to get things moving in the right direction. In a way it was comforting.
With a sigh, she sat forward slightly, crossing her legs as she did. "Okay, so I'm just going to get straight to the point if you don't mind. Sean left and Hank is busy doing the whole running the government thing, which leaves you with a lot more work to do and no one directly under you to delegate some of the matters that need addressing to or to just get a second opinion from. I've been here since I was fourteen, I've grown up learning from you, and Scott, the professor...all of you. I see how you do things and how you want them done. I also see areas where you're a little less able to come through on your own...which you know I say in love and not judgment...and I want to offer myself up for being your second."
She took a breath but pressed on before Ororo could get a word in. "I know with Scott being back that may change everything. And I wouldn't want to step on any toes, especially his. So if it's temporary, that's fine. But I can do it. I want to help you and you know I can. I've led teams before on missions and, besides that one incident with the truck explosion, there's never been an issue. I know how to give orders but not be a bitch, and I don't let people walk all over me."
Kitty blew out a puff of air between her lips and sat back, feeling better having gotten that out. "Also, did you know Magneto and Lorna are missing?"