The deceptively lazy drawl and the way he leant on the chair in seeming nonchalance sent shivers down her spine.
He raised one perfectly sculpted eyebrow and she sank to her knees.
"I'm so sorry, Sir. There was a major accident and —"
"Did I say I wanted to hear your excuses, girl?"
His voice had dropped an octave, taking on that sandpapery quality she found utterly unable to resist.
She shook her head and he sighed. Such an innocuous sound, yet it brought tears to her eyes. The knowledge that she'd displeased him burnt a path of shame in her heart.
"No, Sir, I'm sorry, Sir."
He didn't say anything, just stood watching her. The longer the silence lasted, the more desperate she became to look up. He hadn’t given her permission to, however, and she was in enough trouble as it was. The only movement in the room was the ball gag swinging to and fro from his hand like a pendulum of doom.
When he finally stepped forward she opened her mouth eagerly to accept the gag.
He tipped her chin up, and the intensity in his gaze blew her away.
"I was worried!"
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