I swear. " He mumbled something against my skin that sounded like a warning not to make promises I couldn't keep before resuming.
It was my name on the lease, but we had been equal tenants from the start.
He lifted the lid and held up a set of metal handcuffs, putting the box on top of the ottoman. Without a word, he supported my neck to help me sit up, removed my top and bra, and then secured my hands behind my back.