For me, its a bit of all of the above and then some. I rarely am caught, it happens, but not very often. When it is and its shitty rp, well I lean and bend every fiber towards coming up with a plausible escape asap. Usually its not hard at all when its shitty rp as they just wanted some pew pew and to play catch and release and I find myself thrown back to the wilds pretty fast.
Now when its mind blowing rp, well that changes things a bit. There has been some individuals who were able to not only get me over the barrel literally
but mentally as well and who I've played out my captures to for lengths of time, while I am compliant and certainly given in, in a lot of ways to there demands, I generally tend to still be searching for a way to free myself, but as long as the rp stays mind blowing and wonderful and I'm not dealing with any ooc grief or jealousy from free women or slaves not getting enough attention, then I pretty much don't tend to look all that hard for the escapes instead preferring to play the rp, emjoy it and let its run its course.
In the end, I may stay captured/enslaved for a length of time, but I'll always feel that draw back to the forest most of the time the reasons are ooc reasons that make me want to go back to rping panthering, and about the time any sort of jealousy grief pops up I'll find the first plausible escape possible if I can and make break for it back to the forest.
I mean I've got well literally 100's of dollars invested into this character to play as a panther, I have countless relationships with others in the woods and some responsibilities to my sim as well as an admin. Then they're is the years of story lines created that criss cross through many sims, players, and more that would be lost if I just stayed enslaved, not to mention the general long term draw I feel as well to the rping style of being a panther over anything else.
So in the end, yes I yearn to return to my forests, its my comfort zone really, and while I might take the long and scenic route back to them when the rp is mind blowing, I seem to always end back up at them, sometimes as manon said, with a character who's heart is bleeding.