Even though he was watching for it, waiting for it, he very nearly missed it. Distracted when she, of all things between the Heavens and Hell, curtsied; he still saw the look they gave one another. A scholar, but as leader of the Jiangzhou Alliance also a commander - the mysterious newcomer to the capital was very nearly worthy of her. Qing did not understand the dance they were doing with one another, why neither seemed ready to step forward, but he thought he could give it a little push.
“… and now I need to listen to Sir Su as well.”