Cas was a nervous wreck. He knew he shouldn't be and honestly, he felt more than a little stupid that he was. This was his own brother, for Faranth's sake. He'd known Anlian literally all of his life. Then again, this was his and Talen's children being affected by his brother's visit. He didn't want to think about how he'd feel if it was some stranger that was coming to meet his children...children they had given up before they were already born.
The brownrider huffed, a habit he had when stressed, as he adjusted the position of the vase of flowers on their table a few more times. Keeley and Canaan were playing quietly in the living area on the rug with the wooden dragonkin set their father's had gotten for them on their last Namedays. Even they were in a more subdued mood. They knew what was happening today and they knew who Uncle Anlian really was. When they were still babies, Cas had spoken to Talen about not wanting to lie to them about where they came from since it wouldn't take them long to realize that they could not be both Talen's and C'sian's biological children.
Anlian was supposed to be there by early evening, but the waiting was killing Cas. Not even the calming words of his brown was helping him to not be so nervous. There were a lot of things that needed to be spoken of between himself and his brother... or perhaps they really didn't have to talk about anything. Cas and Talen were engaged now, but he wasn't sure how Anlian would take that news. "Shards...where is your father..." He asked impatiently as he flopped down onto the couch and rubbed his tired face. Talen wasn't there yet and Cas was getting very anxious about this.
Sensing her father's stress, Keeley got up from playing and sat next to him on the couch. A skinny arm wrapped around him lovingly as she rested against him. "Don't worry, Dad. Daddy will be here soon." She assured him. He gave her a crinkled smile and then leaned down to give her a kiss.