Kate's is deathly afraid that Curran chose to mate with her specifically because she was the daughter of Roland and her power might be used to protect the Pack. When she asks if he's thought about her bloodline, he says he has...and goes on to reveal that he's been setting up safehouses all over the country and squirreling away money for them to live on, so they can take her kid and disappear. Because he knows that if he were ever crippled, the Pack would soon forget he ever existed, while Kate would spend the rest of her life caring for him, because she truly loves him.
And at the end of Magic Breaks, he does. He asks Kate if she likes being Consort—clearly fully willing to fight the most powerful man on the planet if she wants to—and when she says she doesn't, he steps down as Alpha without a moment's hesitation.
Ascanio and his mother were separated for the first 15 years of his life, so they're still getting to know each other. Ascanio tries to make his mom happy by buying her scented soaps, which he knows she likes. She now has two drawerfuls.
This conversation Between Kate and Curran in Magic Rises.
Curran: "I love you and you love me, and we're both too fucked up for anyone else. Who else would have us?"
Kate: "Well, clearly we're both crazy and this relationship is doomed."