NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
"Emily and Joseph stop your fighting please before I have to call your father." Kaashaa stated sternly taking the toy away.
"Momma," Joseph whined turning his face toward her. He tried giving her his best pouty face.
"No sir, you're not going to give your sister a hard time because she wants to go play with you." Kaashaa reiterated looking over at Emmett.
"Hey bud why don't you and I play some games." Emmett said trying to distract the kid before his sister-in-law killed him.
Joseph smiled and went to sit with Emmett. Kaashaa shook her head taking Emily's hand, "How about you and I go aggravate Aunt Alice in the kitchen?" Emily smiled and allowed her mother to take her out of the living room.
They came into the kitchen as Alice put a platter on the counter. "Just in time little lady," Alice chirped coming around to bend down and hand Emily a cookie.
"Thank you Auntie Alice." Emily said hugging Alice.
Kaashaa smiled, "I swear I'm not sure who spoils her more rotten you, Esme, or Rose." She laughed setting Emily in a chair.
"My bet is on Bella actually," Alice, answered as Kaashaa sat down and took a cookie as well.
Kaashaa nodded. She enjoyed the fact that she fit so perfectly into this family. Suddenly there was knocking at the front door that caught her attention along with Alice's. "Who in the world would knock?" Kaashaa asked heading into the living room and grabbing the door before Emmett could detangle himself from her son. She opened to find a blonde male standing there and immediately caught the scent of vampire. "Can I help you?" she asked her voice soft yet firm.
"Yes, I was wondering if Carlisle Cullen lived here?" The man asked seeming confused by her.
"He does but he's not in at the moment. Is there something I can do for you?" Kaashaa asked stepping out and closing the door behind her.
"My name is Devyn Alton Cullen. Carlisle is my older brother, or should I say was my older brother when we were both human. I thought maybe it was time I quit hiding and find him." The man stated watching the movements of the female in front of him. He could tell by her scent not human but not full vampire. There was something that bothered him about her.
Kaashaa nodded smiling sweetly and silently sent a message to Edward. "Like I said he's not here at the moment but if you'll come back in about three hours I'm sure he'll be home or if you have a number you can be reached at I can have him call you." She stated stepping back a pace and placing on hand on the doorknob.
Devyn nodded noticing the door open and a short black haired girl emerge. "Here give him this number and tell him please to call me immediately." He answered handing a card to her and backing down the steps slowly, noticing a big dark haired male emerge as well.
"No need to run little brother that's just my son and daughters." A voice behind Devyn spoke.
Devyn turned finding Carlisle standing with a caramel haired female's hand in his and a bronze haired male on one side with what appeared to be his mate on the other followed behind with two blonde-haired people one male, one female. "Big brother you have quite the family I see." He said a smile spreading across his face.
"Yes, I decided it was high time to settle down. How are you Devyn considering the last time we saw each other you told me you never wanted to see me again." Carlisle answered his voice clipped but with a hint of confusion in it.
"I decided I wasn't being fair after all it wasn't your fault but my own I got turned. Please forgive me Carlisle I was young and misguided." Devyn said watching as the lanky blonde male stepped forward slightly.
"There's nothing to forgive Devyn please come inside and I'll introduce my family to you." Carlisle answered offering his hand in friendship.
Devyn took it though he could tell the blonde male must see something about him. "I'd enjoy meeting everyone considering I guess I would be an uncle now," As he followed Carlisle and the others inside.
Once they were seated Carlisle looked at his brother, "As I said I've settled quite a bit. Let me introduce everyone. This is Esme my wife," He said kissing her hand gently before continuing, "On the couch is my son Emmett and his mate Rosalie, beside them is my son Edward and his mate Bella and their daughter Renesmee, on the sofa is my son Jasper and his mate Kaashaa and their children Joseph and Emily and beside them is my daughter Alice and her mate Demetri. I do assume you at least know of Marcus and Jane. The young lady beside Marcus is his mate Cara," Carlisle added pointing toward each.
Devyn nodded eyeing Marcus, Jane and Demetri briefly. "I do say I didn't know that you were good friends with members of the Volturi?" He answered feeling something like a probing going on in his head which he shut out for the moment.
"I've known Aro, Marcus and Caius for a long time." Carlisle answered.
"Interesting indeed brother, so tell me how you came by such a large family and are you still on your shall we say diet?" Devyn asked trying to place Kaashaa's face, which he was sure he'd seen before.
"It's not all my story but I turned Edward, Esme, Rose and Emmett. Alice and Jasper found us later and Edward fell in love with Bella and turned her shortly after Nessie was born. As for Kaashaa, her father sent her and she and Jasper fell in love and married. Demetri, Marcus and Jane joined us around the same time. Cara joined the family a little later around the same time that Joseph and Emily were born." Carlisle answered quietly.
"Well it sounds like your family has some interesting tells. I can sense a lot about them happiness, concern, even fear but mostly curiosity about me." Devyn returned.
"It's to be expected Devyn," Carlisle answered. He could see the look that Devyn gave to Kaashaa and wondered if it would be wise to mention Theron's name. "I've not led an uneventful life that's for sure. As for your other question Devyn yes my whole family is on the same diet. You know my aversion to taking human lives. The only ones that can get away with eating human food are Nessie, Kaashaa, Joseph, and Emily." Carlisle stated.
Devyn nodded, "I do wonder how it is that you've acquired children. I thought that immortal children were forbidden. I know that you said they were born are you telling me that Kaashaa and Bella both were human?"
"No, Bella was human and had Nessie as for me I'm different from most of the family," Kaashaa answered nodding her head at the silent question Carlisle had asked and ignoring the raised eyebrow from Edward and Jasper.
"How are you different you look human to me?" Devyn asked his eyes making contact with bright blue eyes.
"I'm like Nessie I'm a hybrid. I'm sure you've heard of Theron and Amelia of the White Mountain Clan have you not?" Kaashaa countered not breaking eye contact and immediately strengthen the shield Bella had put up around this vampire.
Devyn's eyes grew wide at the mention, "I don't know a vampire that's not heard of those names nor that clan and I thought he had no children?" Devyn ventured after a moment realizing suddenly he couldn't feel anything other than his own emotions.
"That's where your assumption would be wrong. He has two children me and my sister. My sister is his adopted daughter. As for finishing the last question no neither Nessie nor my twins are immortal they're all hybrids like me. Nessie is half human and half vampire. I'm half Unicorn and half vampire and my twins are quarter Unicorn and three quarters vampire." Kaashaa finished finally allowing Devyn to break the locked gaze.
Devyn got quiet for a moment letting him self contemplate everything said, "It does sound interesting indeed big brother. I wasn't sure what I'd find when I learned of where you were. But this is intriguing to say the least."
"As I've told you before I've settled down quite well." Carlisle answered.
Devyn nodded watching each group, "So tell me Carlisle who it is in your group that's got enough power to block my own?"
Carlisle turned raising an eyebrow at his brother, "I didn't know you had a power but most likely that's one of my daughters or two of them shielding you." He answered not giving Devyn a straight answer on purpose. Something about his visit worried Carlisle.
Devyn smiled, "Well I do know you've got an empath and a mind reader in your family." He countered causing a small growl to come from both Edward and Jasper. "I think it only fair to tell me what else I'm going to be bombarded with."
Carlisle sighed knowing that not telling him would make him push harder and whatever his powers it could cause harm to his family, "I do agree that we need to layout the full truth but that includes little brother you telling us as well about your powers."
Devyn nodded, "I can agree with that and since there's only me I'll go first. I'm a several things myself one being an empath. I can also read thoughts but I've got to be in close range and can shield myself only myself however from most attacks."
Carlisle looked at the others who finally all nodded, "Edward and Jasper you guessed right away. Edward can hear thoughts from a range of five miles away. Jasper can sense and manipulate emotions. The shield most likely was placed around you by Bella. As for the others, Alice can see a person's future but its subjective to their decisions, Nessie is a reverse of her parents in that she must touch someone and can show you pictures of what she's thinking about. Demetri is a tracker once he has a sense of your aura he can track you. Jane can cause the illusion of pain." Carlisle finished.
"What about you nothing special big brother?" Devyn asked a smile on his face.
"Carlisle doesn't need an ability when he's got enough compassion to share with everyone. Esme doesn't have an ability either. Rose is just Rose and Emmett's well he's the strongest out of our family." Kaashaa countered catching and holding his gaze again forcing the smile off his face.
"What of you? I've heard nothing of your ability however I can tell you must have one considering I can't hear your thoughts or emotions." Devyn asked his brow furrowed.
"That's cause I've got a little of everyone's ability including shielding. I told you I'm a unicorn. We specialize in keeping assholes at bay. He's been lying to you Carlisle he not only knew what our abilities are he's been testing them. He's working for Sirena." Kaashaa hissed moving so fast that Devyn was on the ground with her hands on his throat before he could counter her attack.
Devyn coughed once struggling with Kaashaa finally pushing her away, "I do not know who this Sirena is that you're speaking of but you should watch that temper of yours little one." He snarled glaring at her.
She lunged again for him only to be caught by Carlisle, "If he stays we're all in trouble Carlisle." She muttered glaring at him as Jasper pulled her to him and began the tasks of getting her and the twins upstairs.
Devyn watched as Jasper, Kaashaa and the twins left turning only when Carlisle spoke, "Please forgive Kaashaa she's very protective of the family even more so since the twins were born."
"There's nothing to forgive big brother she's doing what is natural for her to do though I do wish she'd be a little calmer." Devyn answered rubbing at his throat feeling the sting of Kaashaa's firm grip.