She wiped the corner of her eyes, Reese had realised her mistake and covered quickly for it. "Curse these frailties of my lineage, dust seems to affect my eyes badly at times." A lie but a good one, she smiled sheepishly. I imagined something like this to happen with the One being absent so long. I will speak of it no more then. By your leave I will withdraw and find something with which to fill my role aboard the hive for the time being.~ She bowed her head took a backward step, then turned.
She then rounded on Rhys. Her eyes softened just a little but still held that fire. "Such a waste of talent Rhys..." She began in speech then ~you should have told me earlier, I'm not just merely a weapon for you to point and shoot, I still have the Lantean beaming technology to perfect, it would be a boon to our hive if you could divert some of you ministrations in that direction with me. I will trust you on this, what you do. Allow me to aid you and in kind yo can help me finalise my work, does that suit you?~ There was more Reese had to offer on her intelligence scouting, but that could wait until needed, now it seemed was not the time. She leaned against the bulkhead and sent to her drones. ~Stay with the engineers, until I call for you~