"I don't really think you're in the position to be making demands. Wouldn't you like to have a little friend here with you, pet?" He had absolutely no intention of having anyone else snatched, but making her think that would be nice. She'd get angrier and more hysterical about keeping her friends safe. She might say or do something even more amusing.
He tilted his head at her question. "Why gingers? Because I ran into one the other day. He was most amusing. So full of himself." He'd seemed so certain he'd get his way and when he'd realized that Amycus was someone of interest he'd seemed so certain he could handle it alone. "So brash and arrogant because of a little uniform. I thought I'd teach him a little that some people care little for it."
In reality he could have done a lot worse. He hadn't even hurt the boy. Well perhaps his pride, but no actual physical pain. As much as he would have enjoyed causing him a great deal of pain he knew he couldn't draw that sort of attention in Knockturn Alley. They weren't too near his darling sister's store, but he wouldn't risk it. He wouldn't risk her for the world.