“No, sir, she is unaware.” The voice on the other end of the phone shook with fear.
“Good. Make sure you keep it that way.” Simon filled his voice with as much patience and calm as he could muster. “It will be far easier to keep her safe if she thinks we are on her side until it is too late.”
“But if he discovers the betrayal…”
“Then we will be no more dead than if we had done nothing.” It was the harsh reality of their situation, one Simon had grown accustomed to.
“But our souls,” the man on the phone whispered, “they will be taken from us.”