" Was there anything of concern to DASS in their conversation?"

" No. I reported the same to the General, as well."

" What did they talk about?"

A pause.

Kada looked aside.

" ... Mordau was imploring Lyena to return to the Empire with him," she said. " It sounded very personal."

" Haaa, that's what I figured," William said, looking up at her. " He was just using Lyewa as a pretext to empty the room."

" ... Yes."