She doesn't tell him everything. It nibbles at the undersides of her conscience, but how can she possibly explain that she had prepared herself for any possible way of losing Mercy except absorbing her?

It's been months since the Cure faded, and Rogue has often felt Becca and Liv's minds in hers. Yet it doesn't hurt them. Ever.

But Mercy...

Mercy is still in her. She dreams the sweetness of her lost daughter and ponders exactly what to do, what to say. In the end, she waits for Remy to run some errands with the kids and talks to Hank.