Jon meets your gaze. "More than I would, my [lord/lady]. But you were a new-made [lord/lady], with much to prove. It will fall to me to protect your achievements."
"I know you think me soft-hearted, my [lord/lady]," Jon says, "but I see the greater good. If some must die so others live, I will protect our lands and people."
Jon laughs, surprised. "How do we know it doesn't? Perhaps we all accept our maesters as advisors, never knowing we are just acting out their will."