I know you need to feel loved and cared for and respected, but above all else I know you need to feel safe. That’s why my hand is wrapped around your throat, hugging your neck as I kiss you. My tongue brushes past your lips, and your eyes close. The tighter I squeeze, the looser your body becomes. “That’s it, baby. Let go. Sink deeper into the bed. Sink deeper into your own mind. Daddy’s here to take over.” The only thing left for you to do is be still. Let it all wash away, because no matter how hard I squeeze, no matter how much I hurt you, this is where you belong. You belong to me.