Start the book with Sean hunting down TJ, capturing him at his old work where TJ ran to hide. TJ’s a mess, horns starting to poke through the skin of his forehead, feverish, confused. He babbles to his coworker and boss, trying to explain where he’s been, what’s happening, but it’s clear TJ’s not quite himself. He keeps having strange flashes of mood, sudden bouts of anger and fangs. The animals won’t stop hissing and howling from his presence and the noise grows worse when Sean comes in and all the lights blow in a grew flare of magic.
Sean is fully transformed, and we get a look at him with his new thrall magic and not giving a fuck attitude. He strips TJ, along the lines of if he can’t be trusted, then he’s going to have to be punished. Have to earn clothes. TJ tries to get Sean to see reason, Sean laughing at the term kidnapping. He gets TJ hard, who is resistant through it all, claiming Sean is spelling him. Sean doesn’t seem bothered. He’s certain he’ll break TJ eventually.
Sean wants to march TJ through the city naked. TJ fights him on it. Sean is merciless, wanting to degrade him, see him naked. He has no remorse magicking anyone who tries to interfere. TJ will have to stay close now, right? Or show off his hot body. He should want to. He should be confident—he’s gorgeous. TJ is a mix of anger and mortified. Fights Sean but there is no winning.
Sean gets a collar and leash from the animal shelter and threads the collar around TJ’s neck. TJ’s mortified but also trying to reason. You can’t be serious.
Of course I’m serious. I want to see you prance that hot body of yours through the city.
Fuck, Sean. You’re not yourself. You’re turning into a fucking psycho.
Grabs TJ by the hair. TJ hisses even as his cock stiffens. Should I just fuck you? Bend you over the desk and fuck you in front of all your friends so everyone can see how much you love this?
Sean… Sean, think about what you’re doing.
Sean kisses up his neck, TJ whimpering softly. I want to fuck you. I look at you and all I can think about it touching you, tasting you, burying my cock inside you until you’re screaming my name.
Sean, please. TJ moans as Sean rubs the flat of his palm over his rigid cock.
I could jerk you off right here. You cum so much, so quick, and you just keep getting hard for it. I could get you off a dozen times before they have to go to lunch.
TJ’s shaking, breathing strained. Sean, please. Please don’t.
You’re a thrall now, baby. These people won’t help you. No one is going to help you. They don’t even understand what we are. Takes a step back and TJ follows, not wanting his erection to be seen.
Sean, just… pants. Please.
Sean doesn’t look remotely remorseful as he takes another step and TJ glares and quickly follows after. You’re going to listen next time. You’re going to remember this, baby, and you’re going to behave.
TJ pauses when Sean takes another step back, Sean’s eyes glowing green. What did that demon turn you into?
Sean pulls on the leash, TJ lurching forward. He turned me into the guy who gets to keep you. Hand tangling in TJ’s hand, Sean marches him out the door and into the winter morning.