"Everyone except Akira. I have a special assignment for this special warrior,"
As the rest of the soldiers left, Akira obediently stays there and wipes some more tears from her eyes before she notices a circle of blue flame that is surrounding them, isolating the two women from anyone who might be watching. She the words 'special warrior' are so patronizing coming from Sasaki's lips, but there's nothing she can do about that but keep her head bowed. What would you know about honor? Akira thinks to herself.
Akira's feet have never ached so badly in her life. All she wants to do right now is sit down, but she doesn't dare. Instead, she remains in a kneeled position before the Fire Lord with her head bowed as she waits for what else the Fire Lord has to say.
When Sasaki tells Akira she wants her to be her spy, she has to struggle to hide her surprise. Then the implication if she can handle it is not lost on Akira. She'd have to be able to because if she couldn't, Fire Lord Sasaki would probably throw her in prison...or worse, kill her.
Akira bows her head to the floor, then raises herself, but still in that kneeling position, "Yes, I can handle it, Lord Sasaki. May I ask who my point of contact will be?" Sasaki didn't reveal that bit of information yet, so Akira asks because she needs to know who her contact will be so she can fulfill the Fire Lord's orders.