"Certainly." Lenatha replied. "It's hardly what I'd call strenuous exercise."
Taking Iyav and Tonatius out of earshot of the ship's captain, Kalla asked her stepfather, "What do you know about Echelon 5?"
"Officially, they don't exist. Unofficially, they're an organisation in the Republic with near-full autonomy and little to no accountability. Very secretive. It's unlikely its own operatives know more about the organisation than they need to. According to rumours, my ex-husband works for them now." Iyav explained. "It suits him."
"Not the sort of man you'd miss, I take it?" Kalla commented.
"No, not really." Iyav added.