Cassandra barely paid much attention to the conversation that had began around them. To do so would only cause the mixture of emotions and confusion within her to take hold, and she couldn't do that. Rather, she concentrated on Alex, her hold loosening slightly as soon as he winced, and an apologetic expression on her features when he looked at her. She wanted to help, but wasn't sure how exactly... or if she even could, which scared her. She saw the Violet, and there was a brief moment of panic that perhaps he had changed so much that he didn't feel very connected to her anymore, but she had to force that down. She listened to him, and then nodded, shifting under his arm and wrapping one around his back in order to try and help him to his feet.
The young woman then helped him to get to the back door, and opened it so that they could step outside, before helping him to a chair and then crouching down in front of him, her hands on her own knees in case he didn't want her touching him.
"I'm sorry..." Cass' voice came out as a dry whisper. What else could she say? There was nothing that she knew that could ease any of the pain he was feeling. She wasn't willing to explore whatever was going on within herself right now, because it was all too mixed and muddled. It was too much for her to go near, so she had to keep her focus on Alex. Truth be told, she needed the air as much as him. She knew that anything that was spoken about inside was going to draw more questions and confusion from her. Still, she felt like she was floundering right now, until she felt a thought that wasn't her own and her hand went to her belly.
Without a word, Cass then stood and reached for one of Alex's hands, before bringing it to her abdomen.
"They want to say hello, since you can hear them now too," The woman said quietly. From within her he would be able to sense the love that the twins held for him, and their happiness that he had survived so they could all be together. It wouldn't fill the hole that had been created, but it would show him what he still had right now and to look forward to.
Inside, Caitlin's eyes opened to watch Millea as the woman spoke, her mind still running full time to try and breathe under the torrent of everything that had occurred and had opened up. She held onto the two gems in her hand almost like a lifeline, as though she may be able to glean more from them. There were brief flashes, but it was jumbled and unordered and she knew that it was going to take some time before she could get answers, though she already had some formulated as she considered what little she knew and what had been told.
"She learned how to heal the wound from... someone... an Elder fae..." The woman struggled as she tried to make out more, but there was too much fog between the brief insights that she'd received. "She'd done it on my brother, successfully... I've started the process on Alex, and Caleb seems mostly stable as well from what I can sense," It was strange to be able to sense the boy so strongly, to have that connection with him, and feel so protective of him despite this being a first proper meeting between them.
"I... I don't know what happened. I know she loved us. And then she was gone. I think we were stuck for a long time without her... and, must have been hidden by a spell or curse... considering how strong it was, it must have happened in one of the Fairy Mounds... one of their Realms. I can't recall anything but flashes from there, and then my life on the outside, under the belief I was mortal," The woman was mostly speaking in order to try and sort it out in her head, but the information would probably be helpful for those around as well. Though at the mention of how they came to all be here, and the teenagers found one another, she tilted her head a little and then nodded at Millea's words, "I wanted to find somewhere we would find security, while I could look for answers to things that had haunted me for a long time... and, for some reason, I was just drawn to Australia, to here." It made sense.
"And they both wanted someone they could connect with, who'd understand them..." And the teenagers had found it. Suddenly, it made some sense how easily they'd fallen in love and committed to one another.
"Thia's... Mother's... learning, her knowledge, isn't gone though... the gift from my fae heritage is Echo. During the time we were connected, it was passed on... I just have to try to make sense and sort it all out, which could take a while," Caitlin rubbed her head, swallowing before inhaling deeply. She'd been searching for Thia without even realising it. And the moment she'd found her, she'd had to say goodbye. It felt like some cruel design of the world.