No sooner had the metal fastened around her wrists than Muse felt a sudden helplessness overcome her. So hard, so unbending, so cold. She had played around with rope and leather before, but this was something different. Her pulse quickened as she knew that he held the only key, and that he wouldn’t release her until she had passed his tests.
Three tasks he set her, all to be completed while chained in metal. She struggled to steel her face in a mask of defiance, even as she felt herself melt within.