I guess the title says it all. Such brooding, dark, disturbing, edgy, sultry, torid, violent, and manipulative mush. I agree with Jys, Ben seems dark even if he is uncover for the New Empire. He seems to have begun beliving his secret identity rather than retaining who he truly is. To restrain her, even if she somehow liked it, and then corner her in the lift, is oppressive. None of this seems nice. Ben's seduction of Jys seems dirty in a way. Ben appears to know that he loves Jys, inside, but his outward displys to her are more in character with his cover, even in private. There is a lot more to this Ben than meets the eye. This is a hot, steamy story, but, obviously not easy to read where it will go or what it will reveal. PM me please. I want to know how it resolves.