"Leviathan will probably meet with you, even if the Council won't," Laine put in, "I think she likes you. Or... she likes the idea of you, anyway. She's... trusting." Laine smiled a little at that, thinking of Pollux's discomfort with that idea, of his objections. He was right about what Leviathan was, Laine thought, but she wasn't as worried as he was. Of course, that was at least in part because she knew that Pollux would worry for her. He'd take care of Leviathan. "I think she wants that for the Foundation - to be more trusting. To build that trust between staff and anomalies. She hasn't said so directly, but it wouldn't surprise me if she's spent quite a bit of time studying how you and I interacted at first, and I think she's trying to make that... normal. As normal as it can be, anyway. She's... she's hard not to like," Laine decided, thoughtfully, "I tried."
She'd wanted to dislike Leviathan, after all, for not bringing Alex back. For leaving her out there, where she wasn't safe. Laine had thought that it should be easy not to like her, but Leviathan was not easy to dislike. "She's willing to change," Laine added, in line with her own thoughts, "She's willing to change herself, if it's important." She'd let Laine find Alex, because it was important. Maybe, in part, because Laine could bring her back, but Laine thought that it was more just that Leviathan had known Laine needed to try. That she'd needed resolution, and so she'd offered a chance at it, even if that was difficult. "She'll need support, while she changes things. Some people seem to like the way things were, sometimes."
Sometimes, Laine was one of them. Historically speaking, Laine had not generally done well with change, and her recent transition had been admittedly difficult - but once things were in place, she could settle in again, and things were fine. Change itself wasn't bad, it was just that the process could be stressful. If Laine had truly objected to change, she wouldn't have fit into the Foundation as well as she did.
"The others... Hm. Butterfly is much the same as he always was," Laine said, with a little smile. "The good and the bad, I think. I'm hoping Leviathan will be a good influence on him." She knew about his little stint in Florida, and was a bit annoyed with him for it - risking Foundation security and 707's safety. Laine hadn't been privy to the Council session that had resulted from that event, but she could read between the lines well enough to know that it had been... likely interesting. She'd find out more, when she could. "Jupiter I just don't know well enough. I need to figure that out. Now that you're back, I can focus more on my council[/dropshadow] and try to figure out how they all fit in a little better. He's the one I have the hardest time understanding, of all of them."
That covered... most of it. Everything she felt like talking about, anyway.