Tenel Ka found it impossible to be someone that she wasn't. She was a good person without sugar-coating the things that she said...and without leaving behind the matter-of-fact, and straightforward manner with which she conducted herself. Her daughter knew that she loved her. That would never cloud her judgement overly. TK had dealt with the conflict between a person she loved and the right decision before and she had gone with what was right. The mother couldn't help but wonder if it was that reason that her daughter came to her now or if it were another reason all together. The Hapan Queen understood that Allana was treating this subject as an event that was large--and more than worth attention, which it was. She wanted reassurance, she wanted help with this, it was quite obvious. Just the body language of her daughter when she'd approached her was enough to give TK that. As much as her heart went out to her daughter, who was upset, she had to remain calm and be herself with this.
Tk's face was unmoved, unchanging as she watched Allana, just allowing her the quiet that she needed to get out what she needed to get out. Interrupting her would serve no purpose. Allana needed to get out her thoughts and speak through her feelings. Her words were something that her mother disagreed with, strongly. Her words were wrong. Allana....was so aware of the darkness. She was so worried and focused on it that the only way she would change, her mother believed, would be if something changed her opinion or she gave up. She was stronger than her father had been. She was resilient. Watching her daughter shift and take the physical position that she did, TK couldn't help but think that Allana felt the need to protect herself, to hold herself like that. It was so close to the fetal position that many babies took on. She was scared, worried, and there was obviously so much that she was feeling.
Only once she was finished did Tenel Ka move, scooting so that she was no longer on the opposite end of the couch. She moved until Allana was within her reach and what she did was simple. TK took her daughter's hand. "Allana, I am going to begin with the fact that you are not your father." That statement was so simple, and seemed as if it were something that one need not say, but TK felt the need to tell her daughter this, to begin with it. "You may share traits with him, just as you do with me, but you are not your father, nor are you Cade. Lucifer does not know you. He does not know the future, no more than anyone else. He has no more insight into you than a stranger. He has been able to surmise your weaknesses, your fear of being like your father and your fear of hurting people. He looks for things that he can prey on. He is grasping at straws, he is good at being convincing and getting under a person's skin." Tenel Ka did not look away from her daughter, though this was hard. Seeing your child so upset...it was something no parent wanted.
"Sweetheart, I cannot tell you what to do." Much as she might want to, it was the truth. "The choice when it comes to involvement in an emergency is up to you. If you believe that sequestering yourself away from everyone and punishing yourself for things you have not done, things that you believe you could do and worry about." TK gave her daughter a soft smile. "I will tell you that I believe you have an overwhelming urge to make up for the mistakes your father made. You worry so much about how to do what is right. I believe that you can help, and you want to help. I believe you're strong, much stronger than you realize, Allana. I don't believe you are in danger of becoming dangerous, and that is not because I do not take you seriously, it's because I see you from a different standpoint. I believe in you, both because I love you and because all evidence causes me to find it very unlikely that that should be the tun of events."
TK stopped and took the moment to sit up, leaning and pressing a kiss to Allana's forehead. "Follow what feels right. You cannot live in the future, in what has not happened, you can only focus on what is happening in the moment with you now."