Pairing: Rin / Sesshoumaru
Fic Title: Safety In Submission
Rating/Warning(s): M, Explicit sexual content
Genre: Smut, Romance
Why This Must Be Read: It’s a delightful Grown Up Rin POV on a night with her demon lord/mate where she gets fed up with his treating her delicately during sex and decides to voice her desire to be dominated. While the smut is hot and tastefully written, what makes the fic truly interesting is the study of the BDSM dynamic behind the relationship. Rin feels fulfilled by his roughness and dominance because it’s his dominance that makes her to feel safe, and because in a way his ‘mastery’ over her has kept her safe all her life. Sesshoumaru in return shows -subtly- that even giving in his more animalistic side he shelters her and cherishes her. So, this ends up being a nice relationship sketch in addition to everything steamy.