One last outing...

We don't really do "winter" at Raven Park. There's a few reasons for this. One is that what most people think of as winter in SL is actually summer for Miss Vila. Another is that it is winter for me and I like that SL is my warm escape. Also we tend to think that if you're going to do full-on winter on a region it's got to be all or nothing. Throwing down a snow texture on the land and throwing some snow sculpts on roofs wouldn't be enough for us.

And then there's the small matter of how snow makes a lot of the outdoor part of Z&A look a bit silly.

So we prefer to leave it up to the regions that can go all in to do the winter thing, and we stay a sort of perma-late-spring-early-summer.

That's not to say that Miss Vila and I don't like to go and enjoy the winter regions. We do. And today, for our last outing of the year (or, rather, the first for her as it was already 2014 for her when this happened -- it's still 2013 for me as I write this), we decided to go ice skating.

Here's a few photos:

This is so us. Mistress: the picture of calm and confidence.
Me: looking terrified and trying not to mess up. ;)

The cold was getting to her so Miss Vila decided to
use the ear muffs I bought her a while back.

Afterwards we took a ride on a ski lift.
(last alpha fight of 2013!)
My Mistress looking composed and dignified.
After I was left to drive the toboggan down the hill....
possibly not quite so composed and dignified. ;)
A warm drink to finish off the trip.
It was a lovely end to a wonderful year. Thank you Mistress. xxx



After the initial round of building a couple of days ago Mistress and I have being doing the odd tweak here and there around the replacement for the Cafe (which we've now called "The Abbey"). We've also been on a couple of (mostly window) shopping trips, getting ideas, considering other things to add (and also heading off on all sorts of tangents involving other parts of the region -- thankfully we've managed to rein that in so far).

After a few tweaks and a couple of visits to shops today Miss Vila suggested we do something we've not done for ages.... have a game of En Garde. Confronted with this sight...

Yes, she really does have her own En Garde weapon
how could I say no? So we did battle...

and while she did manage to strip me of my shoes and shirt (our En Garde is RLV-enabled, of course)...

...there's a reason I kept some clothing...

I have a funny feeling she won't let this stand. ;)


A day for building

Today saw Miss Vila and I doing some building work we've been planning for Raven Park for a while now. It was fun to be throwing big builds around again and doing loads of landscaping. Also, this marks the start of some building/scripting I'll need to do to get some new furniture going for the build.

Really though I'm just looking for an excuse to post this photo of us working on the build:

I think it's fair to say that my Mistress' building outfit is both cute and distracting. ;)


Exchanged gifts

When it comes to Miss Vila and I exchanging gifts in RL it takes a bit of time and planning and, obviously, they never turn up at the same time (and we both suck royally at actually waiting until Christmas). Exchanging gifts in SL, on the other hand, is a little easier to coordinate.

We had a little bit of time together in-world today and the gift exchanging happened. I got Mistress a pair of glasses that are of a style she just adores, and a pair of boots and gloves to match a corset she already owned. She got me a rather awesome leather jacket with tails (she did mumble something about feeding my virtual rock star delusion, I'm not sure if that's good or bad):

She did also get me one other gift, although I sort of suspect it was more for her than for me. It's already installed in the living room of the house. Apparently it's somewhere where I can sit and warm my feet by the fire as we chat...

It does still need a bit of adjustment to properly fit me
That feather you can see, if you look closely, isn't just a random thing laying around either. ;)


Empty workshop!

This is such a rare sight that it deserves a photo on the blog, I think:

The main build floor of the workshop is empty! Not a single prim is rezzed out. No "sketches", no "in progress" builds, no finished builds waiting to be permed and packed. I think this might be only the second time this year this has happened.

Not that I'm not working on anything right now. It's just that what's got the bulk of my attention right now is scripts and attachments.


Sleeping downstairs tonight

When I log off each night and head for my RL bed I also generally log off sleeping on my SL bed. My SL bed is a Z&A mattress at the foot of Miss Vila's bed. I sit on it and then lock myself on (it's an RLV device after all). The nice thing about it is that, when I log back in the following day, thanks to the way our devices and RLV relays work, I'm back on the bed, still sleeping.

Not tonight though. I finished up in the workshop, took the transport pad back home, and realised that the stairs were a pretty huge obstacle thanks to my current situation.

So, tonight, it's all boys together...

Lucky buggers, having a cushion...

Reduced to shuffling

Another day of needing a top-up for my allowance. This time I needed to top up my TP, walk and fly allowances. Considering the fact that I was already two punishments behind I decided I'd be okay with what little fly allowance I have left (I seldom use it for much that's vital, normally it's just a way of getting around quickly). Given the way things went I think that was a sensible choice.

On top of these outstanding punishments:

  • Be gagged for one hour.
  • Be locked in a cell for 96 minutes.

I managed to pick up the following:

  • Be caged for 41 minutes and gagged for 3 hours.
  • Be cuffed in a hogtie for one hour so you have to shuffle everywhere.

The problem with the last one is that, with the cuffs I have, it's not possible to set a timer for a pose/animation/bind. When the timer runs out they unlock -- and Miss Vila isn't very keen on my cuffs being unlocked (to be honest, neither am I -- I almost see them as equal to my collar in terms of being part of me). So it was agreed that I'll be locked like that until I next see her.

So this is me right now:

I'm the one on the right of the picture
I also had a pretty stupid moment when Miss applied the gag. She set the timer and asked "is it counting down?" I noticed that she'd set it to three hours and pointed this out, saying it was only supposed to be set for one. "Oh," she said, "I think you'll find I did get it wrong, it's supposed to be set to four." That's when I realised that I'd not read "caged for 41 minutes and gagged for 3 hours" and had only seen the first part.

If I'd just kept my big mouth shut....

I'm so glad I decided I didn't need more fly. It's not like I could make use of it right now.

And I still have the cell time outstanding...



Following on from yesterday, after last night's dance, I showed Miss Vila the eyeliner before she relocked my tattoo layer (until then she'd only seen a photo I'd sent her, she'd not seen it "in the flesh" as it were). As mentioned yesterday, she seemed to like it a lot. Rather a lot. So much so that it got left on when my tattoo layer was relocked. Which means not only is her tattoo locked in place again, the makeup is too. No changing it. No taking it off.

I can't say I'm disappointed. It's rather growing on me. ;)


A touch of eyeliner

This is something I purchased quite some time ago, noticing it in passing on the Marketplace, but I've only just had a chance to try it out. The reason why it's taken so long is rather simple: it's on a tattoo layer and normally my tattoo layer is perma-locked via my collar (for reasons that'll be very obvious to anyone who's seen most of the photos on my blog).

In the past 24 hours I've being shopping for this afternoon's dance and, because Miss Vila was horribly busy in RL, I needed to do it alone (normally we set time aside to shop for costumes and outfits together). The costume I had in mind involved tattoos so, for the first time in a very long time, she unlocked the tattoo layer.

That, in turn, let me try this out:

I actually kind of like it. Miss Vila seems to like it a lot.


That escalated quickly

Since the new rules came into effect it seems that my blog has turned into a constant diary of restrictions. Now, in part, that's down to the fact that I'm generally busy with a longish-term development for Z&A and there's not much else to write about but, also, it's down to the fact that the new rules really do seem to catch me out a lot and... well, the results do deserve being documented.

A little earlier today Miss Vila and I were contemplating some possible changes to Raven Park. It was a nice relaxed time together, pondering possible builds, terraforming changes, building and furniture purchases, general feel and style, that sort of thing. I even took a picture of us working on it and was going to add it to the blog:

Part of this did involve TPing to a couple of places to look at some options, and we'd also done a little bit of clothes shopping yesterday (in which Miss Vila got a new coat and a couple of other things, and I found a new rigged mesh top that actually fit, which was a bit exciting), which meant that I somehow managed to use up almost all of my TP allowance that I'd been given late on Sunday night. (there was the incident where Mistress force-TPd me within a sim we were on, when I could have just walked it, using up yet another TP from my allowance -- it's almost like she did it on purpose!)

When I mentioned that I only had the one TP left, as she was about to head for bed, she had no hesitation in dragging me into the office so I could select my "payment".

The first touch of the Punishment Picker resulted in something that wasn't really practical to do so she suggested I touch it again (I should have stopped at this point and found some way of doing it -- the time involved was 26 minutes). The next touch got me a punishment of being denied clothing for 2 days and the need to pick another punishment. The next touch told me that I should be denied clothing for 1 day and to pick another 2 punishments! Two more touches got me a gag for (I think it was) an hour, 56 minutes in a cell, and being denied any form of touch for 6 hours (yes, one of them got me two punishments in one).

That last one was huge. Six hours with no ability to touch anything in-world means not being able to edit too, etc. I had some plans for working on things this evening so this would have meant being in-world with no chance of getting about or working on anything the whole evening. I asked nicely, I begged, I tried to bargain, but there was no way I could get Miss Vila to give in.

So, this is me now, stuck in the house, unable to touch a thing (I was given the choice of being locked inside the house, or outside), and denied clothing of any sort until at least Friday. Mistress was at least kind enough to open the doors to the other rooms downstairs so I had more space to roam.

I was kind of shocked at how things got rather tricky rather fast. Especially the fact that I was facing a whole night in-world with no ability to work on anything.

Until, that is, as she said her goodnight, she pointed out that she'd locked me such that touch was denied for 6 hours of real life time rather than Second Life time. That's to say, touch was denied for 6 hours starting that moment no matter if I was logged in or not. It wasn't 6 hours of logged-in time.

My Mistress is so good to me. :)


Banished for an hour

Yesterday I finally finished a small job I've being meaning to do for the last couple of months, which meant I could make a copy/no-transfer version of our Z&A Palm Tree available (in the main store and on PrimBay, because we just use CasperVend for copy/no-transfer editions of the display devices). To make it available I had to head over to our backup location and stuff the box in the CasperVend dropbox. Which meant using a couple of TPs from my allowance. Which were my last two TPs.

So, obviously, as is the rule now, I had to pick a random punishment to get a top-up when Miss Vila arrived. This time it was to be banished (as in be locked in a bane suit). This is one of Miss Vila's favourite things (you might recall I spent a bit of time in it about a year ago, while working away on the new Z&A device scripts).

Much to my Mistress' annoyance, however, the time picked by the Punishment Picker was just one hour. That said, it was an hour where pretty much everything was denied.

So, without edit or anything like it, all I could do was wander the region for that hour while constantly ensuring that I proved to the helmet that I was still at my keyboard (it asks a question every so often that you have to answer -- failure to answer adds time to the helmet's timer). Of course, there's a trade here too. Going for a wander means I was using my walk allowance... Sure, I could have just stood still for an hour, but where's the fun in that? ;)

Besides, the environment imposed by the helmet is kind of neat:

It's hard to resist walking around and seeing the region in a different light.

As of the time of writing I'm free of the helmet but not, it seems, free of the latex catsuit. Unknown to me Miss Vila seems to have used my Submission HUD to deny any change of clothing. I'm curious to find out if that was on purpose or not, and what the purpose is.


More restrictions

So, pretty much, this is my life at the moment. A day or so free of restrictions (if I'm lucky) and then the need to have my Sub-Allowance topped up for something (often a couple of things), so I'm marched into the office and ordered to touch the Punishment Picker.

Last night I needed more teleports (only the 1 left with a need to TP to the tier box, and back, to pay rents) and more walk. Before I knew it I was heavily restricted with an isolation helmet and I'm locked in a chastity belt for at least the next three days.

Miss Vila actually piled on some extra restrictions which meant I couldn't edit anything or, well, pretty much do anything for an hour. So I waited...

...and waited, and waited...

...until, finally, the helmet unlocked. That was a pretty long hour.

Now I'm back to just being denied clothing and I can get back to working on current projects. Until the next time I need more TPs anyway...


I lasted almost two days

After "serving" the last set of allowance-payment punishments I lasted almost two days without any restraints or restrictions. In that time I made a point of getting most of my shopping done for this weekend's dance:

And then, last night, I almost blew it. As well as TPing around a couple of places with Miss to sort some things out I decided to release the Z&A HUD Locker, which meant that I had to TP to our backup CasperVend drop boxes so it'd be in our CasperVend system and on PrimBay.

This left me with a grand total of 1 teleport on my allowance.

Today I was helping Miss Vila shop for her outfit for the dance. Unsurprisingly that involved a bit of teleporting so that single TP got used up pretty quickly. So, long story short, I went from running about in lots of Doctor Who glory to...

The helmet is locked for an hour to deny maps -- not that great a problem given I wasn't planning on going anywhere (Mistress still hasn't got around to rewriting the punishment list in the punishment picker so some of the punishments are still a little.... doable). The mittens (from Sunshine Technologies) are, however, locked for two hours and are denying any in-world touch at all. That means I can't open a door or call a transport pad. I am actually now locked in the house for the next couple of hours, only allowed in the rooms that have an open door.

Okay, I could teleport up to the workshop but that'd mean that a) I'd be using a teleport from my teleport allowance and b) lack of touch would make it hard for me to do anything useful up there anyway.

This new setup gets more and more interesting and that's just with the default punishment list...


Finishing off the queue

After a weekend of not seeing Miss Vila I caught up with her last night and she decided it was time to work through the rest of the queue. She decided that it'd make sense that I do the next two punishments ("Wear the outfit of your dom(me)s choice for 3 days" and "Wear an isolation helmet for 2 hours.") together. First she decided that being stuck naked was exactly her idea of an outfit of her choice (much to my relief -- that could have gone any number of ways, I think I got off lightly there). Next she had a look at each of the isolation hoods I have.

She settled on a very firm favourite of hers, the MD gasmask. So, for the next couple of hours, I'm walking around like this:

(and, of course, once it's unlocked, I'm still left without access to any clothing for three days).

Thing is, Mistress didn't forget the isolation part of it. The mask has controllable apertures on the eyes that can be opened or closed. So, of course, she had to use that:

The result of which is that my world looks like this at the moment:

It's hard to convey just how awkward that makes things. I'd say it's worse than being blindfolded by the scarf blindfold that I had on last week. With that HUD the central part of the screen, the place you're heading for, is totally obscured. Every movement has to be worked out by turning my head (so to speak) and figure out where I want to go before lining up again and going for it. There's a lot of bumping into things going on.

Even more interesting is the fact that the two bits of vision it does give me are towards the outer edges of the screen, which means they are distorted a little by the way the field of view works. It's a fascinating and amazingly frustrating effect.

I'm thankful it's only for a couple of hours.


And now there's a queue

As mentioned a couple of days ago today I needed to ask Miss Vila for a bit of a top-up for my walk allowance. I also thought it a good idea to ask for a top-up for fly too (which had fallen to just 48m left). No sooner had I asked than she marched me into the living room/office, perched on the edge of her desk and told me to touch the punishment picker in payment.

Again, much to her annoyance (and my amusement), it wasn't so terrible:
Antony Fairport, here is your punishment: Be blindfolded for 1 hour and also gagged for 2 hours.
That was going to be a little bit awkward for me as I had a product release to finish off, but an hour's delay wasn't going to hurt.

Miss Vila then reminded me that I'd asked for two different things to be topped up. I hadn't quite expected this, having got used to the idea that there's a punishment for a top-up session. No, apparently, there has to be one in payment for each thing topped up. So I slapped the book again:
Antony Fairport, here is your punishment: Remain naked for 2 days and pick another 2 punishments.
Now I wasn't laughing quite so much. An extra two punishments in payment for a top-up I'd already picked a punishment for!

So, in no time whatsoever, this happened:

But not before I slapped the book twice more, getting:
Antony Fairport, here is your punishment: Wear the outfit of your dom(me)s choice for 3 days.
Antony Fairport, here is your punishment: Wear an isolation helmet for 2 hours.
Mistress decided that they'll have to go into a queue and I'll have to serve them next week (apparently being naked isn't an outfit of her choice).

So, before I could finally get the new product out, I had to spend the next hour like this:

which meant stumbling around with this view on my screen:

That's a view of Miss Vila's garden, in case you're wondering.

As of the time of writing I'm out of the blindfold and the gag, but I'm denied any clothing (and, of course, denied the ability to wear any via RLV). Given that we won't see each other this weekend the 2 days of nakedness will obviously stretch until at least Monday, at which point I guess I'll either have to do the two hours in some sort of isolation hood or I'll find out exactly which outfit I'll be wearing for 3 days after that (I think that's the one I'm most worried about -- far too much scope for unknowns there).

So, yes, this paying for allowance with random punishments business is starting to get really interesting, to the point that there's now a queue of them to serve.


Another top-up day

Today I needed two things from Miss Vila. The first was some help testing a little tweak I made to the Z&A Submission HUD (which, all being well, will be released as a full product later this week). The second was a top-up for teleports in the Allowance HUD. The recently created rule that I have to pick a punishment from the Punishment Picker still stands so that had to happen again.

Only, this time, Mistress decided that I had to pick two punishments. The first was because she needed to turn off TP tracking in the allowance HUD for the duration of the testing (which involved lots of TPing) and the second was in payment for my actual top-up.

Worried about what the outcome would be I touched the book on her desk and got "Be staked out naked for 50 minutes". Miss groaned her usual "I can't believe he's got off that lightly" groan while I laughed a bit. Sure, 50 minutes stuck with no build/edit rights and the like is a bit of a punishment, but doable. I then had to pick the second punishment. This time I got.... "Be staked out naked for 44 minutes". The groan and the laugh were louder than before.

Miss Vila had the last laugh though. There was I thinking she'd stick me out in the garden of the house as she has done in the past, or perhaps in one of the more secluded parts of the region. Nope. With a rather worrying mention of "well, it didn't say where you had to be staked out..." she leashed me and dragged me over to the Z&A main store. Memories of a previous time came flooding back.

Sure enough, Mistress rezzed out a device and staked me out between the shop's landing point and main entrance. I did try suggesting that the two punishments should be concurrent but she wasn't having any of that. She locked me, set the timer, said goodnight and headed off home. Leaving me to wait and see if anyone landed at the shop.

I'm up and about again now. But I just noticed that I'm going to need a top-up for walk in the next day or so... O_o


Ongoing costs

Sometimes, just sometimes, I regret the ideas that pop into my head and turn into builds (and by "regret" I obviously mean in a good way, but don't let on whatever you do...). Two such builds that seemed like a really fun idea at the time - the Punishment Picker and the Sub-Allowance - are now coming back to bite me in combination with each other.

With Miss Vila's help, of course.

I've been wearing Sub-Allowance 24/7 ever since it was released as a product. While there's been times when some allowances haven't been tracked (walk and TPs during the Femdom Hunt, for example) Miss Vila has generally kept me on an allowance for all the things it tracks. And, when I've got low, I've had to explain where they've gone and then the allowance has been topped up. No actual consequence other than accounting for my use.

Until late on last week, of course. Now it seems that Miss Vila really likes the idea of there being a cost to getting more allowance. Yesterday I finally got low on my TP allowance thanks to a) a shopping trip or two with Miss Vila and b) flitting between CasperVend dropboxes (which I have on two different regions) while moving some of Z&A's freebies over to CasperVend (in anticipation of us "opening" a store on PrimBay in parallel to the Second Life marketplace). So, of course, when Miss Vila turned up I asked her if I might get a top up for TPs.

At which point she marched me into her office, leant against her desk and rezzed out a Punishment Picker. I was told that I'd got off too easy last time and that, from now on, allowance would only be awarded once the Punishment Picker had been touched. Knowing that I'd be needing those TPs soon I did as I was told. Which resulted in...

That's right. Gagged and blindfolded. To be precise the punishment that got picked was a gag for 3 hours (in-world time) and the blindfold for 2 hours (again, in-world time). For good measure Miss Vila also cuffed my hands so that I wouldn't be "able to mess with the gag and blindfold":

It's also worth noting that the "wear nothing but a chastity belt for 3 days" punishment is going on way past the 3 days (I think that might have something to do with Miss Vila's annoyance at me picking that one first given that that's almost a reward -- and there's a tale there about my feelings about and attitude to (near-) nudity of my avatar that I should write about at some point).

So, right now, I'm pretty heavily restricted again. The gag means I can only incoherently mumble in local chat, and all outgoing IMs are denied (I still receive incoming IMs). Also, the blindfold isn't just for show. What the photos above don't show, but the one below taken such that it shows HUDs too does show, is that my view of the world really is blindfolded:

I should be thankful that Miss Vila only put it on the lowest setting -- it could have been a lot worse. Even then the HUD makes it almost impossible for me to touch the world around me. If you look carefully you might be able to see a small hole in the blindfold in the middle of the screen. Only though that can I touch any object.

I see quite a lot of this in my future. Miss Vila has made it very clear that this will now be a regular thing. Allowance will be paid for by accepting whatever the Punishment Picker dishes out. Another interesting thing is that, right now, the one she's using contains the default list of punishments (which I wrote myself when I first made the product so, of course, it's sort of tailored to my likes and kinks). She's said that she intends to write her own list.



Another consequence of testing

What follows isn't the first time there's been a consequence of testing, and I doubt it'll be the last. But this one's the worst yet.

Now that The Femdom Hunt is over and done with for another year we're releasing out gifts as products. The first two were released yesterday and the final one, the Submission HUD, will follow in a week or three (there's some tweaks I want to make before it becomes a full product).

Last night I was toying with some ideas for those tweaks. The code is designed such that I can safely work on a copy while Miss Vila has "her" Sub HUD locked on me, locked to her and only her (with Zardia as an admin for the HUD, obviously). Except, it turns out, in one fairly obscure scenario, which I discovered by accident. And which resulted in me unlocking the HUD that was locked on by her.

A few responses kicked in at that moment, some from the sub side of me and some from the programmer side of me (not that they're actually different sides of me, just aspects of me). Amongst those responses were:
  • Horror at the fact that I'd unlocked something Miss Vila had locked on me.
  • Fascination that I'd managed to unlock something that I shouldn't have been able to unlock.
  • An immediate need to get hold of Miss Vila and let her know what had happened.
  • An immediate need to get hold of Miss Vila and work on making it up to her.
  • A deep sense of curiosity as to what had actually happened and how to fix it.
It should go without saying that locked items staying locked is important to me. If Miss Vila locks me in or on something there's a deep sense of pride involved, for me. It matters to me that she's taken the time, and had the desire, to do that.

Anyway, knowing that I'd be seeing her within the hour I set to work looking over the code involved and getting a fix in place. I found the issue fairly quickly and fixed it. A quick round of testing confirmed that the fix was the right one.

When Miss Vila turned up I explained what had happened and apologised for having unlocked something she'd locked. She obviously understood and appreciated the how and why and that it wasn't a deliberate attempt to escape her control (far from it) but, of course, it was clear that there needed to be consequences for such an error too. First off she helped me quickly double-check the fix. She locked the new copy of the HUD and then I tried to "escape" the same way, and failed to do so -- the fix was all good.

She then spent the next 10 minutes or so setting everything back up in the HUD (home location, curfew times, region access monitoring, renamer, restrictions, etc...). After that she attached my leash and, without a word, marched me out of the house and over to the Raven Park Mansion.

In fact, she marched me into the POD Prison room. At which point it was clear what was going to happen. The current hobble was removed and I was left naked except for my belt (and cuffs and collar, of course) and I was told to wear my POD Prison helmet (the first time in quite a while). Almost without a word Miss Vila then activated a POD, caught me into it and sent me deep below the Mansion to serve a fairly long sentence.

The original sentence was set to four hours. For anyone who doesn't know the POD Prison system it works like this: your sentence is real time, you have to stay logged in to serve it. But, if you log out, the sentence carries on counting down -- but with a consequence. The consequence is that you have to serve parole time outside of the POD and that time is calculated as time offline plus 50% of the original sentence.

I stayed logged in for quite some time as Miss Vila and I chatted about this, and other things, on Skype. Finally it was my bedtime so I needed to log out before the sentence was over. This morning I logged back in so I could get released (the way it releases you is pretty cool -- if you're into RLV and isolation and have never tried a POD Prison I can highly recommend it) and my parole was announced as being 2h20m.

That's 2h20m wandering the region like this:

As the above might hint to as well: the POD system strips you of everything that isn't locked on. This means that it even robbed me of my AO. I'm walking around like a noob right now. That in itself is a pretty harsh punishment. What also makes life even harder is that it's really tricky to interact with the world around you because the whole of the screen is actually filled with a HUD:

Right now there's not a lot I can do given the restrictions that are applied via the POD helmet. Here's how my RLV list looks right now:

That list is even longer than the one from almost a year ago when Miss Vila first came back and locked me down again. No inventory. No IMs. No build or editing. All I can do at the moment is sit around the house:

or do a noob impression in the workshop, longing to tinker with things:

But there's something harsher than any of this. A lot harsher. Recently Miss Vila has been using the renamer module in the Sub HUD to have my name be things like "Vila's boy" or "Vila's brat" when I talk in public chat. Right now (not that I can actually speak at all with the helmet on, but when it comes off again...) it's set to "the brat". That's it. Just "the brat". I miss her name being in there.

All that said, this matters to me. A mistake in code is one thing. Removing a lock my Mistress placed on me is another. The sense of pride I have in being hers means I was horrified at what happened. All of this, all of the above, eases that.

For that I can't thank my Mistress enough.