They were bound by a contract. It was Matt's responsibility to please his master in all ways possible. In return, Brian was to provide and care for him. Brian was determined to train Matt to be the best puppy he could possibly be. Matt wanted nothing more than to make his master smile. Love had nothing to do with it. It was a BDSM pleasure based contract only. Matt was the puppy, the submissive, the whore. He wasn't allowed to love Brian, and Brian couldn't possibly love him... Right?