Husam maintained his vigil near the Vizier as the Bakr spoke. The hanging accusation towards the Sheikh troubled him. He knew that no such request had reached the Sheikh's ears. That meant that there had to be a liar somewhere. Either the Bakr messenger or this 'woman' that received the request. It may not be pressing, but it could be a sign of a larger issue of disrespect or ill intent towards Tajar. Not to mention, the personal insult to the Sheikh's honor was also a consideration.
However, to interject and speak over the Vizier would be a dishonor itself and serve to make her seem weak. At the moments that Ajan's attention snapped away, Husam tried to catch Akilah's attention so that she could engineer an opportunity to discuss his concerns.