He didn't seem to have a response to the reveal. Whether or not he believed them, never mind trusted them remained a visible issue. He could not believe these words just because they came from his daughter. At the same time, if there was a chance at all that they could be false, and Kaska exonerated... well he would not let it pass. And then there was the matter of what they had suggested. Treachery? Inside the ranks? He shifted back, the angry tension dissipating to wariness as Kaska stepped around him to Lia's side. She said nothing, but the angry way she raised her chin at him spoke volumes. He felt a twinge of regret for the blood smeared there. "These are heavy accusations, not ones you should lightly toss out.