Pairing(s): John/OFC, John/Sherlock
Word Count: 5,200 (total)
Warnings: References to drug abuse.
1. Psychology. the diversion of the energy of a sexual or other biological impulse from its immediate goal to one of a more acceptable social, moral, or aesthetic nature or use.
2. Chemistry. the act, fact, or process of converting a solid substance into a vapour through the application of heat.
Author's Note: Thanks to roseredhoofbeats and emmadelosnardos for the beta and the hand-holding. Emma helped me get the science straight. Any remaining errors are my fault. Second in the series Defence Mechanisms.