Chapter 15 Melissa was freed from the chain constricting her chest a couple of agonizing hours later and left in the cell with just the regular handcuffs and leg irons adorning her wrists and ankles. The remaining time of what she assumed was daytime was uneventful except for a meal, which Melissa had to consume, per regulations, on all fours by the cell door. The food tray was slid through the opening at the bottom and it had to remain there as it was chained to a bolt just outside. The setup was meant to humiliate and it served that purpose exceedingly well. Ravenously hungry, Melissa did her best to eat the food in a dignified manner despite having to pick up the bits with her fingers. Once the plate was clean, she pushed the tray outside of her desolate cage.