He glanced down at the ground, wishing there was some way to spare his husband the pain of hearing about his own infidelity. He had no idea how to answer. Ultimately, his own brutal brand of honesty won out.
"I had him and his Master sign a contract. He was to spend 24 hours as my pleasure slave."
Finally, he stood up and approached Russell. "I know this has hurt you. I'm sorry for that. More than you could know. But do you really think I would ever let anyone harm you? Or Hermes, or Karena, or anyone else I care about?"