Stephen almost pointed out that it wasn't the question. He'd been specific about asking what Adrian wanted, not what he could take, but he left semantics for another time. "Okay, then English tawse. I'll start very light." Although considering the state of Adrian's back, he would feel it anyway.
"Back, arse and thighs, and we'll finish it here, unless you specifically want something else," he whispered for Adrian's ears alone. It was no one's business if they did things slightly different. They didn't need negotiations before a scene; they didn't need to talk about every detail. They made their own rules, and it worked. "Do you, love? If not, when I'm done, I'm going to fuck you. No more waiting."