He freezes and makes eye contact with you, and for a second your heart flutters.
"Th... Thank you for the meal."
He just smiles and pets you on the head.
He's still treating you like a dog, but when he's here with you it doesn't seem so bad. In that moment of eye contact, all your worries and questions were gone, and you just wanted to be good for him.
Oh god, what has he done to you?
You desperately want to understand what's happening to you. You shouldn't want to please him, he's a monster! He taken others and done the same to them, too! Autumn does seem well cared for, though...
He takes a few steps and seats himself in an office chair, then powers on a computer on the desk in front of him. You consider just eating you meal and hoping he'll talk to you later, but Autumn speaks up.
"Master, Zephyr's got questions! Shouldn't you talk to her?"
He gives a large sigh, then turns the chair around to speak with both of you.
"Listen, I promise to talk with Zephyr soon, but I'm exhausted right now, and I just need to relax for a bit first, alright?"
She pouts a bit, but comes up with a retort.
"Could she come out of the cage to play, then? I never get to play with the others before they go away."
This time the exasperation is written on his face.
"No, honey. She's not ready yet, and I can't have her running loose without supervision. Maybe once I rest a little."
Autumn's sitting very still, but the perpetual smile she wears takes on a slightly different look, and the odd gleam in her eye reminds you of something, but you can't remember what. It doesn't take long to remember, though.
-WARNING! CLOP IMMINENT.