A short story sequel to Carte Blanche
After years of living with his human Mistress Grace, the vampire and submissive Ray uses his safeword for the first time. He does so not because of physical pain, but because of the anguish he feels after losing his Sire.
Even though Grace accepts his need to withdraw from their domination games for a while, Ray soon decides that the weakness he showed by saying his safeword requires punishment. Will his Mistress agree with him and give him the pain he craves, or will she set him straight with a firm hand, and just a few drops of her blood?