Reibe laughed. "Certainly not!" she agreed. "I suppose you're right about the Jabos Team, though. It really doesn't matter which side they're on. They're directly suited for some purpose, and they're looking for it with Tepe. I'll keep a casual eye on them whenever I can. I admit that, in working with Dannar, Kos, Grayson, Ruya, and Jena, I've grown rather fond of the group." She sighed. "I think I should have liked to get to know Andra, but it can't be helped."
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Kos lurched as if he'd been shot and glanced briefly at Andra. It didn't take long before the rest of the group was staring at him.
"It's nothing," he explained hurriedly. "If you'll excuse me... I think I want some air."
With that, he withdrew from the table, unable to look at Andra as he fled. Andra watched him go, puzzled.
"What was that?" she asked in a hushed voice. No one could give her an answer.