She was trying to spark his rage. After so long he could tell. She wasn't even subtle about it. He could ignore the first jibe. "Maybe once. And that used to bother me, before I learned I was necessary. And not everyone thinks the same sugar." He gave a grin. "Enyo, Eris. Granted they're more like me."
He pushed off the counter and closer to her, "So I got plenty of options cupcake. Plenty of others who will welcome me with open arms. Beyond our little family. Hell, I even know a Christian who's not that bad. So get one thing through that empty little head of yours. I'm not your dog. Get another to bark for you, but it won't be me."