He watched on in silence because, really, what else was there for him to do. Crissa wanted to kill him. She wanted to tear him limb from limb, and if he got too close then he had no doubt in his mind that she could do it too.
When Connal saw Crissa’s original return reaction to seeing Lio, he had asked, “What lies did they tell her? How could they make her think like that?”
Lio didn’t answer, because he didn’t know. But his worse fear was that the answer was “None. They didn’t tell her any lies.”
What was he going to do if all Crissa knew was the truth?