Discomfort ran through the young women as Del's pain was transmitted, and Jezebel shifted a little uncomfortably on the sofa, while Lorelei's lips pursed a little. They could understand the concern, but even Adele knew that this had to happen eventually and it wasn't going to get any easier no matter how long he waited. Jez offered a small smile of encouragement to Alex's view on the baby thing, though she considered thoughtfully over what he said about Cassandra.
"The woman who did carry me before I was born was a wizard, and her energy was quite difficult to maintain. I am unsure how Auntie Cass will go, though being she is also a creature of great energy, and can gather it from nature, she may fair better. I am curious as to what your children shall be like, aside from obviously girls," Lorelei chimed in quietly, her own expression reflecting that curiosity.
"Either way, you've got family around who are willing to help. I'm sure that Cassandra's aunt will as much as she can, too," Jezebel added with a nod, her gaze shifting off to watch her mother leave the room. She wanted to go after her, but the exhaustion made her feel too sluggish. And... just maybe, Del might want a moment to herself with so much going on. No doubt it would be overwhelming the woman, all the news, the discoveries, everything piled on top of what had happened earlier tonight. She sighed as she thought for a time. Adele shouldn't be staying here alone, perhaps Stuart might be able to convince her to go to his place for a couple days with the boys.
"You know it's no trouble for us to help sustain you," The women then added, having been part listening to Alex and Lillian's conversation. "In time, you might discover a way to better hold your energy in, as you said. But you've got lots of family around who can lend you some here and there."
Lorelei nodded in agreement, simply listening for the most part now, while also keeping a mental eye on Adele and how she was doing.
In the kitchen, Stuart was aware of Adele wandering down the hallway as he checked on the bake while also talking to Caleb, smirking a little at the kid's enjoyment of Mary's treats. There wasn't really anyone who didn't love them. He considered Caleb's questions, though was surprised he'd asked about Améa, since she'd been staying with Stuart since before she'd been made young as well - it had been a part of her healing process. Though he wondered if Caleb quite understood that. Rather than tackling that question right, away, he decided to go for the one that clearly bothered the boy more, taking a seat near him so he was down at the same level as the boy.
"Let me tell you something, Caleb. In the years long before you were born, I met your mum and spent quite a bit of time with her. As much as she never wanted to show it, she was a very frightened woman, also a very lonely one. Because of that, when she first had children, she was scared, and she made mistakes that she's still trying to make up for," The man said, nodding gently, remembering back to those days for a moment, before looking at Caleb again.
"That's why, when she had you, your mother wanted very much to be the best mum she could for you. She wanted you to be happy, and to feel loved. Sure, she was still a bit scared, but she fought that fear because she loves you. If your father suddenly decides he wants you back, no way she would give you up," The man smiled warmly at the boy, "You're her Caley, you made her want to be a better mum for you and your sisters and brother." Stuart gave a nod then, before ruffling the boy's hair lightly, "That's why you don't ever need to worry about anyone coming between you. She has enough love for all of you, but her connection with you won't ever change, mate. Now, you should go give her a big hug, I think she just went to put your brother in his crib."