“I’ll never hurt you.” whispers the antagonist, pressing a light kiss to the hero’s lips. The hero sobs, struggling in xir soft bonds, unable to even move in this gilded cage. It’d be better if you did xe thinks hysterically, gnawing frantically and the pliable bit lodged between xir teeth.
The antagonist smiles, running zir fingers down xir face “You’ll see. You’re safe here.”