Good, because she doubts he's going to like the next part."May
I ask you why you still wear those cuffs?"
"I've worn cuffs before, but I always find they grow uncomfortable after a
"According to whom?"
"I think," she says, quiet but definite, "you would likely feel better if
you stopped wearing them."
Brix makes no move to rise from where she's kneeling on the floor --
indeed, no move at all."I won't take them from you. But I think
they're binding you to a memory of pain."