- Rose crumpled to the floor sobbing. Reed just tugged gently at her extremities until all of her metal cuffs were off. Gunth helped her. They even removed Rose's boots to take off her metal ankle cuffs. He slid the leather back over her slender feet after the bands were removed.
- I watched the big woman and knew I could not fight her. She reached to remove my metal and I stood stoically. Gunth knelt and slipped the boots off to remove my ankle cuffs and I cooperated, raising my feet, one by one.
- "You don't fight, Rachel," Gunth commented. "You are learning."