Derek was silent for a long moment, his jaw working as she spoke. It was stupid, and insulting, and it was something that he couldn't just roll over and accept because she was the Alpha. He swallowed back his immediate anger in order to formulate a response.
"Do you have any reason to think that Allison's not perfectly capable of taking care of children?" he said, voice tight. "Do you even know anything about her other than the fact that she's Kate Argent's niece?" His voice rose at the end, in anger, and his eyes flashed bright blue. "Do you honestly think that I would endanger a child? Miranda and Drew's children? I deal with the slaves more than you do!"