Pairing(s): John/OFC, John/Sherlock
Rating: R to NC-17
Word Count: 2,500 (this chapter)
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.
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