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Fandoms: Hannibal (TV), King Arthur (2004)
16 Jul 2017
It's said that only the purest and most virtuous of all knights would be able to retreive the Grail—a mystical object with the power to grant eternal youth, happiness and an endless supply of food.
Galahad doesn't know why Merlin thinks he could be that legendary knight, since he's neither pure nor virtuous, but if his survival hinges on him being the blushing virgin then he will play the part to perfection.
“Tell me what you want,” Tristan murmurs, pressing a line of kisses down his jaw.
There are a number of things Galahad wants. He wants his freedom, the taste of it on the tip of his tongue. He wants to feel safe, shake the shadow of death at his heels. He wants to be home, but more, he wants to be with Tristan. He wants Tristan to want him, wants Tristan’s fingers and his mouth. He wants, he wants—
The thought is only half-formed in his mind before it’s already out of his mouth.
“Give me a child.”
In which Tristan attempts to be honorable, Galahad is as insecure as he is impatient, and misunderstandings that can only be borne out of too much familiarity are resolved.
Monsters. Tall, imposing creatures with fierce, foreign faces, carrying weapons. Worst of all, they seem to nearly be men. They do not have the standard four, but a terrifying six limbs. A horse's body - or so like a horse as to not matter - and a man's head, shoulders, and torso.
They were married together at the waist and shoulder like nothing Galahad had seen outside of statuary or dreamed in his darkest nightmare.
He knew them from his childhood, from the tales his parents had threatened him and his siblings with. Stories of horse-men - centaurs - who would come and steal them if they did not listen or obey. He expects flashing, pointed teeth, clawed hands, sharp cloven hooves.
Tristan is not in the business of giving Galahad what he wants.