Hermitage Punishment Room

"The standard, my lady. Making a slave work through pain is a fine punishment, but in an emergency, when I would actually need him, it would be an unnecessary distraction." He gives a bow of thanks to Elizabethele. "As for the meal, my lady, may my servant be lead to the kitchen as well? He knows what I like better than anyone." He turns to brand for a short order. "If our lady says yes, cause no trouble, and bring the tray to me yourself. I'll have you back as soon as possible, understand. I expect better from you." The voice he uses is calm and collected, but stern. Out of character, he realizes this is Brand's chance, but he doesn't want him taking any unnecessary risks.