Slowly but surely, Kaede was regaining his composure. He still felt extremely nervous and somewhat prickly inside, but he had enough self-control not to let it show much anymore. And seriously, what was with him, acting like a little school girl, no offense to present company intended? It wasn't like him. He was a proud man in his own right and the host to the celestial Suzaku, it was very unseemly for him to act as anything but. Thinking in such a manner and applying a great deal of willpower, the boy was able to calm himself down to an acceptable level. He didn't remain calm for long, however, as he glanced at Hoshi and noticed her eyes were closed. In all honesty, she was beginning to annoy him.
"Wake up, sleepy-head", - he said, extending his arm and giving her a light slap on the cheek, - "You're being rude".
Of course, he didn't mistake her actions for taking a nap. Earlier Kaede suspected that it was one of the requirements to establish a mental link with her Bijuu when it wasn't right next to her and the girl's answer then confirmed that it was, more or less, exactly the case. The fact that she would openly demean Hinata when she was standing right there and then float off into her inner world to hear about that shadow loser from earlier, that's what irritated him the most. Of course, it was probably natural for losers to stick together and lick each other's wound in an illusion of understanding and compassion where in fact there was only room for selfishness, and Hoshi was allowed to waste her life however she wanted, but he would not tolerate such behavior around Hinata or himself.
"Who I really am", - Kaede repeated the question, thinking, - "That would be rather hard to answer. What makes a person is, above all else, the collective influence of their memories and experiences. But due to Suzaku's nature, I share those with the people who served as her hosts in the past and even herself, partially. Because of that and the fact that Suzaku and I are one being - and quite literally, not like the Jinchuuriki - it would be logical to say that I am the God Phoenix itself", - he paused, - "I don't really feel like that, though. My logic may often seem strange to normal people, but I still perceive myself as human. I simply have much more knowledge than I should ever have been able to obtain. Does that help?"