"Everything is so fragile. There’s so much conflict, so much pain… You keep waiting for the dust to settle and then you realize this is it: The dust is your life going on. If happy comes along, that weird, unbearable delight that’s actual happy— I think you have to grab it while you can. You take what you can get. ‘Cause it’s here, and then… Gone." — Kitty Pryde (Astonishing X-Men #22 & #24, Joss Whedon/John Cassaday)
//”Reasons I hate Joss Whedon” #2 Kitty’s death.
I’ve omitted a Scemma page and a page between Agent Brand and Hank because they’re not really related to Kitty and this is a Kitty post because I’m a Kitty RPer.
This whole scene broke my heart and reminded me of why Kitty is my favourite character in the history of ever. She’s just so perfect. And brave. And strong.
Emma: What do you mean “can’t”?
Kitty: I’ve been trying, but this metal, it… it’s been affecting me since I first found Pete, and now… I barely made in it here. I won’t make it out.
Emma: This is a very bad time to play the weak kitten, Kitten. You’re going to phase out and we’ll fly right through you. It’s not a request.
Kitty: I don’t feel weak, Emma. I feel sick.
Emma: Well that’s too bloody bad—
Kitty: Not pain, not… just like it got in me. Like I’m meshed to this metal. It wants me here. I’m in the cage I freed Peter from.
Emma: Kitty, you know any hope we have of stopping this thing…
Kitty: I know. I know.
Kitty: So. Can’t be much longer, right?
Emma: We’re trying to put something in between you and the earth. We don’t know if it’ll work, but either way… feel like phasing out of there? Say, oh, about now?
Kitty: Sounds great. Sounds really great.
The metal was affecting her in the worst possible way, she didn’t have the strength to phase herself out, but she put all she had, sacrificing her own life and her little piece of happiness into phasing the whole bullet through the center of the earth.
If Kitty isn’t your favourite you’re wrong.