His eyebrows went up at that, and his eyes grew a little cold.
"Would you rather I have told you?" he asked. "I thought I was protecting you, you not knowing."
He ran a hand over his hair. "I met her a few weeks ago, and she asked me to work with her. I provided her some... information." His lips curved up a bit cruelly at the corners. "In return, she's promised that we will have not only protection under the current.... administration, but also that, quite possibly, I might be allowed a place in their ranks."
Finally he stood up, eyes on her. "Just think what that could mean for us. If I could become one of them."