“I didn’t find him.”
Bad, perhaps, but how bad? Caesar Salazar was never a good liar, but as before, there’s no defiance to his words. Not just that, but what has he chosen to lie about? A short run out to visit estranged family? He’s still under some control. Not…
“There’s nothing worth reporting.”
Caesar has made up his mind, and his answer doesn’t change. Rex is safer away from Providence, and Rex’s safety planted itself right at the top of Caesar’s priorities list the moment he found out he was alive, right up there with ‘keeping the world safe’ and ‘preserving as much of humanity’s population as possible’. Black Knight’s threats don’t seem hollow, but if he has to risk her wrath to satisfy his top objectives, then so be it.
“Okay. I believe you.” She really didn’t. If Caesar wasn’t going to tell her, then she would have to figure it out herself. She knew she would eventually get her information one way or another, even if that meant speaking to Rex about it. If she wanted to meet with Rex, then nothing would stop her. Especially a deal like the one they just made. If there’s one thing anyone should know about Black Knight, it is to never make a deal with her. Most people learn that the hard way.
“If that’s all Caesar, then you may leave.”
Caesar has not yet learned that lesson, apparently.
When he receives the dismissal, Caesar inclines his head a little, just enough to be polite. “I’ll keep in touch.”
Then he turns, walking out at exactly the pace he walked in.