Title: The Escape Artist
Links: Read on AO3
Status of work: 1/6
Kinks & contents: Bondage, Self Bondage Power Dynamics, Johnlock, Sub!John, Angst
Author's note: This is the sixth story in the NewSub!John Headspace Series. It reads as a standalone, but events from the A Study in Frustation, The Doctor in the Boot, and Switch are referenced. Thank you to the best betas in the world: anjalididier, who made me start again, lady_t_220 who made me do it right, and wearitcounts for her ninja level eagle eyes.
Summary: Thirty-four days had passed since Sherlock had given up control for the first time and let John take him apart. At the end of that night, after the bondage and pain, they had lain together in the dark and promised that this would be the start of something more.
But when the morning came Sherlock grew distant and John had been choosing his words carefully ever since.