... The youngest brother, who was apparently around his age, was actually a few years older.

" Lyena. I'm Ensign Mordau. My older brother sent me to act as an aide for you."

He bowed.

" ... I don't need an aide. I already have Kaama."

Ensign Mordau looked up at him, evaluatory.

... It was true that Kaama had barely spoken with him since he became Lyena, but he also found the idea of letting another person into his life for any reason repugnant.

" It's temporary. You can dismiss me if you so wish."

This person, certainly, knew about all that too, and was looking at him with veiled revulsion.

Nova didn't want him around.