- Hannibal (TV) (2)
When Will opens Hannibal's letter, it wakes something primal locked inside of him. He doesn't understand it, but what he does know is that he has to go to Baltimore hospital for the criminally insane, and he has to go now.
Dear Will. He could still see the words, written in the curly elegance of Hannibal's hand, burning behind his eyelids. He breathed deeply through his nose to try and calm the unsteady flutter of his heart. A deep breath. One that clawed at his nose, one that penetrated his nostrils like a liquid, a smothering sting he felt intruding behind his eyes.
One. Deep. Breath.
And then it took him.
The sound of the door latching shut echoed in the hallway. My shoulders tensed, my heart sped up and my fingers clutched around the porcelain sink. Footsteps in heavy boots thumped on the wooden parquet and I took another deep breath before walking out of the bathroom and into the hall. I kept my steps light, my breaths deep, and looked over the banister at the ground floor. It was him. Of course it was him.
After the fall, Will struggles with the destructive past of his relationship with Hannibal, and the destruction he left behind him. While Hannibal is willing to provide answers, Will is afraid to come to terms with what he really wants.
Hannibal keeps his hand where it is, but moves his body up next to Will’s and places a gentle kiss to his neck. His unoccupied arm wraps itself around Will’s waist and pulls the smaller man to him, his fingers slipping even further inside to rub up against that sweet spot that causes Will’s brow to furrow even deeper and a pained cry to drop from his lips.
Will feels like he's drowning.
This is a sea inside that he has fallen into and Hannibal is the waves that are crashing against his shore, as sure as the tide and unyielding in their steady erosion of his doubts. Will he survive this? Does even want to anymore? He is unsure. So he decides to stop swimming, even if it's just for this night.
Bookmarked by KatherineKrawl
30 Oct 2017