Genet paced thoughtfully. Ajani stood uncomfortably with Turiq so close behind him he could feel the man’s breath. Finally, Genet said, “Leave us,” and Turiq did. Ajani relaxed but only a little.
“I am worried for you, Ajani,” said Genet. “This report you sent me. This blasphemy.”
Ajani shook his head. “No, Enlightened One, not blasphemy. I only applied the–”
Genet silenced him with a motion. “You are confused.”
Genet came close and met Ajani’s eyes. “No? Then you intend to blaspheme?”
Ajani trembled. “I only told you the truth.”
Genet kissed his forehead and then summoned Turiq.