Lot nodded. Before Lilah, there had been Doe and Kora, and he had known no boundary in protecting them, in making them happy. It was still that way. He had spent more time at his sister’s home recently. There was more going on in her head than she was letting on, but that was pretty typical for Doe. He had spent enough time watching her shut down to know that she shut down, it was best not to poke the bear. Like the rest of the family when and if they wanted to address their feelings they would. Pushing a Karras to talk was done so at your own peril. There was very little one could do once they angered one of them… it was ugly. Extremely ugly. He worried often about losing his temper now that he had Lilah. He never wanted her to see him like that.
The truth was, between Atlas and Lot there was much anger and resentment. It seemed to intensify to see him bee a good grandfather to his daughter and his niece and nephew. The idea that he thought he could pull a 15 year old kid from the only life he knew and thrust him into another one while still lying to his family about having another child… he didn’t think it showed Atlas was trying to change. ”He was not around, and when he suddenly falls back into his old ways I will have to pick up the pieces once again. Doe is sometimes too open hearted and willing to forgive…” He loved that about his sister but he honestly knew it meant he would want to harm someone for taking advantage of that. ”She is always the first to open her heart to anything, which is amazing considering the crock of shit we’ve all been through.”
”he can play grandad all he wants, I just will hold him at an arm’s length until I see the true results of this new Atlas he keeps claiming to be.” He was also never as good at keeping his loved ones safe if he got too emotionally involved. One only had to see what Malcolm had done to the siblings to see just what he could end up doing. ”Someone has to be responsible you know, when the pseudo patriarch realizes he is not cut out for this kind of thing someone has to step in.” He said and sighed. ”and now there is another one of us to look out for. Which is a good thing. I think he’s a good kid you know. Angry, but he gets to be angry.” That was the truth.
”You would be truly surprised to see what we get ourselves into.” He said with a laugh. ”The truth is, there will always be blood spilled at our gatherings, last Christmas someone got stabbed with a fork.” he said with a soft chuckle. ”Right in the hand, but they should know better. Taunting Kora is just as dangerous as taunting Doe.” He said with a laugh.