He knew she was watching. Each word had to be ordered in a unique, yet muted manner in an effort to convey nothing that might imply some reference to their relationship or his suspected objective observations thereof. The challenge of course being; how does a writer write when the potential inspiration for his writing is repulsed at the idea of being referenced in any way? The answer of course is that the writer does not write about this person, but instead guides his content abstrusely from the sphere of her subjection.
He had been caught once before and the experience was not unlike being branded with a typical red-hot iron. There was some aspect of safety in this current thought in that the reference was not direct enough to be classified as anything outside of the fictional account of a situation. Except of course the last sentence which with proper explanation could refer to a fictional character writing in perceived safety, when in fact he is not safe at all, ever.