"Catriona can speak quite well, though she tends to only do so telepathically from what I've seen", Andres began, somewhat curious regarding his daughter's deceptive intellect. "And she does so in order to preserve the image that she's no more than a harmless toddler. That is... smart, very smart actually", pride in his offspring's cleverness accumulated in his heart, drawing out a taciturn smile, "And it begs the question, is she smart enough that she actually knew what she was doing whenever she'd pop up to 'help' me restore my mind?", he rhetorically inquired, certain that this was a question that neither parent could answer. Only Catriona could dispel the uncertainty of the event, but would she? There seemed to be a gleam of mischief in the child's eye, mischief that to an extent, allowed her to play even her parents it seemed.
"I'll have to look into that". Next addressing Mercy's voiced concern over the detected global anomalies monitored by the Sicarii, the Knightfall Don pondered the implications of actually executing their 'move'. "No move, for now. I care about the world but I can't intervene at the moment. I've returned but my mind is not quite at it's optimum yet. I need more time to recover my strength. Then I will make a move, and perhaps even pay a visit to my brothers if they're still alive by then". One of the more compassionate Knightfalls, Andres did genuinely love his siblings, though his irritation with his family's antics was often roused in their presence. He would like to see them, but was more content with keeping them separate from Mercy and Catriona. He wanted their daughter to be raised in a supportive environment, free from all the plight the Knightfalls are infamous for.
"I don't want Catriona to ever come into contact with my family. The only exception is Ellie, and perhaps one day, Cassius. But Quintus", the Catalan paused, succinctly staring off into space. "Quintus is far too dangerous and his moral character is ambiguous at best. Our daughter must never meet my brother. Not until she is an adult, old enough to make her own decisions".