Derek let out a low breath because this...this was never a choice he thought he'd have to make. His family, or his future family. He swallowed heavily.
"I'm not giving her up, Laura," he said, his voice breaking slightly. "She's not a danger to us. And I'm not going to throw her away like Eterna did. And she's...." he huffed a breath, and shook his head. Better to tell her now, in case Laura had any ideas about selling her off behind his back. "She's carrying my child."