Naila al-Kimyai is the Demon's (head) wrote in rooms,
Re: Iris' bedroom "Gray"/Iris
[Human, she still thought of him as human. A baseline human that could be harmed. There were very few living that could hurt him and a very few that he would allow close enough to have the chance.] Do you want me hurt? [Quietly asked, devoid of any implication.] I think if you don't want me hurt, you'd find it easy not to do so, Colombe.
[The what and not the who caught his attention, his fingers spreading wide.] The who comes before the what. Who do you want to be? Who is this woman you think you should be?