@builtmyth said: ‘ if you do this, you’ll be dead to me. ’
that stops him right in his tracks. there was a risk, an enormous one, that kaz might never fully trust him again — and they’d already been here before, hadn’t they? he knew how easily kaz could keep his word on this, and how quickly it would take effect if he went on to act as any kind of double agent. however fake the scenario, that little grain of doubt would always remain thereafter. jesper meets his eyes, his fingers drumming on the grip of his pistols. he usually liked risks.
“ alright . . . so we sell our rivalry to anyone curious enough to watch, ” that made it more believable, didn’t it? nobody would trust that one of the dregs higher ranking members would just turn tail and turn against brekker, of all fucking people. nobody would trust it, but they couldn’t trust any new hires or lesser dregs to take up the task either. at least . . . jesper couldn’t. “ make a big deal of us having a falling out. shouldn’t be hard. we’ve got enough eyes on the crow club, and the silver six, that when word gets out about me no longer siding with you . . . someone is going to come crawling by to make the most of it. ”
he pauses, finally takes his eyes off kaz’s. “ it’s your call, though. i wouldn’t offer if it wasn’t serious information on the line. and since we no longer have a spider . . . we’ll need different ways of acquiring our information, won’t we? ”