From the book
Then the door opened and Lehena stepped in, followed by Mahy. ‘What was that you just said, Jonah?’ Lehena demanded angrily, tears running down her face.
‘What are you going to do?’ Jonah reached out for her, but she refused his invitation. ‘Answer me!’ She demanded again.
‘There’s no other way, Lehena. You can’t hide a baby for a longer period of time and he’s declared death as we speak. You were there, when we decided on that.
Jack’s telling the crowd that it was all a lie, but authorities couldn’t safe us. They were too late. The mob’s got to us and killed all three of us. We’re supposed to be dead, Lehena! That’s the only way to survive this.
I’m going to be smuggled out of here and so are you, but separately, not to raise any suspicion. You’re going to a safe place, and I am going to be smuggled out of here to an entirely different state, till things blow over. I won’t stay away for long, I promise. But right now you’re not safe with me around. It really is the only way!’