Taeli gave a small smile as Ara repeated the question from Varonat, dragging the silence out between them even longer as she took another sip of her tea and savored the flavor. Now, she could answer it directly as had been stated back during their last conversation... or they could play around with it. They had plenty of time, unlike their meeting at the ball, and there was no rush truly. It was not like the world was going to be attacked any time soon. The League of Voss was the only active organization that might appear, but they were quite busy what with all the dying and running from the ever expanding Sith Empire.
"I did indeed say directness was encouraged," she finally said. "And I certainly appreciate that you remembered in asking your question yet again. But, as we are not in any imminent danger of full scale planetary attack and lockdown, directness can be tempered a bit by our love for the game I think."
She poured herself another cup of tea, swirling it around in her cup with the faintest of smiles still on her lips.
"Perhaps we can start with your evidence, suspicions, and predictions on who I work for," she continued. She was honestly curious to see if, out of all the beings in the galaxy, that Ara Zambrano was the one to pick up on the subtle clues she gave people. It was always so dull when no one could pick up the game and play it, although it greatly amused her whenever she was in the same room as the great Jedi Sentinel Coren Starchaser. "And then we can see whether you are correct or not? I promise that any question you ask over the course of our little game I will answer with the truth."
Well a version of the truth, but that was all part of the game.