And all of this got me thinking about fics, and couldn’t let this type of post pass without remembering Sword Dance, by Natalie Baan (4).
Here are some quotes, though probably re-reading the ficz would be best (hehe, any excuse works on me for that!):
Submission is in every form of discipline. When you follow a rule, you submit. When you give someone in the register's office your transcript, you submit. When you wait in a line, you submit. When you look someone in the eye, you submit. And that creates several situations that can be examples of discipline. There is control, there is training, there can be punishment seen in any of those.
What's not to understand? You want to dominate me, right? It turns you on? Well, now you can. I'm telling you, you have my complete submission. It's all for you and no one else. I can't put it any clearer than that, can I?
[...] I just wanted you to know and understand that I give you this of my own free will, because I want to. Because I... love you...
There are plenty of good books on rope bondage out there if you'd like to learn to do it safely and well. I'd recommend The Sensual Art of Japanese Bondage by Midori if you are into the aesthetics of it at all, and Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook whether you are or not.
And as Omi stirred, one hand running hesitantly through his hair before slipping away from him, the mattress shifting as the teenager began to sit up slowly, he lay motionless in the rest that followed movement: a center from which any possible form might emerge.
All those patterns of potential, seen as if for the first time...