She was having her victim repositioned down in the cellars while she was stilling Zad’s impatience in his throne room. “Where are men at their most vulnerable? At what point is their stubborn control ripped away?”
Zad sneered. “I keep people like you to answer dumb questions like that ……”
The sorceress conceded his wisdom with a nod. Always prudent when Zad was in his moods. She answered her own question.
“At the peak of pain. Unthinking. Pure survival. Control stripped away. His whole being intent on getting through this ordeal.”
She knew of Zad’s many attempts earlier to rid himself of this interference. He’d had the Beastmaster captured times before. But he’d never broken the broad back of this muscular will. He was strong, tough. Muscled and determined.
A man like that could take the hardest of beatings. She’d seen the soldiers try. Thwacked in the solid strength of his gut. Beaten about the chest. Smacked hard across that hard-muscled back. The soldiers had dished out Zad’s pain. But she had an added ingredient in mind.
She’d already started to warm the Beastmaster up. That body was muscular, powerful. His will was resilient. But that time thwacking down on himself .. astride the bar .. it had taught him about his vulnerabilities. Starting to unsettle that haughty self-belief. That a broad muscled back could not fend off every assault.
Zad looked he still needed convincing. She continued. “Most vulnerable …. in extreme pain.” She had observed the unwelcome tears of pain trickling down that gritted face.
“ ….. AND in sex,” she added. “Reason abandoned. At the height of passion, control thrown to the wind.”
She insisted. “Exposed. Vulnerable. Losing control.”
She was looking strongly into the sceptical features of her master. “The heights of pain. The wildness of sex.” Confident she concluded her plan. “THERE. Two irresistible forces combined.”
Two strong fingers crossed over each other. “Maddening pain. Agonies breaking the will. And the wildness of sex. Abandoning self-control.”
Her crossed fingers symbolised her strategy. “When a man forgets himself. THERE the Beastmaster will find his secret.”