Kai winced; he'd listened to the exchange with a grim but entirely unsurprised look on his face. He hadn't known Shari had tried to murder Akemi specifically; but he knew more about her than any of his other compatriots combined.
This was more than just revealing of Shari's nature (and, he admitted, even if he hadn't known all he did he still would find it hard to be too judgemental in this instance. Murdering people for money is what he did. He could understand. To an extent.) no- this was humiliating.
The failed murder was one thing, but she'd apparently worked for and been lover to Akemi. Kai glanced at Shari, his eyes widening slightly. This meant at one time Shari had worked- well, technically worked as presumably she was a plant- for a mind flayer.
He wasn't surprised she'd cut in and forced the subject so hurriedly.
"Any information at all- however tangental and irrelevant it may seem would be useful, Lady," he said quietly, his rural Shibayama accent becoming more pronounced despite himself "although there's only a slender chance the two incidents are somehow related we want to cover all bases."