Hannibal can't take Will with him when he runs away, so Will has to play innocent when the FBI finds him half-dead. And then he has to go on playing normal for a long time afterwards. Hannibal and Will spin out the days until they can meet up again however they can manage to stay in touch under the radar. A long-distance slow-burn Scheherazade love story of sorts.
- Part 1 of Averno
Will and Hannibal have finally (finally!) managed to get together in the same time and place, without anyone trying to shoot at them or arrest them. Which doesn't necessarily mean anything about navigating their new life together is going to be easy. There might still be one or two tiny little issues left to work out.
Other than a little flash-forward at the very beginning, this follows on linearly picking up right after the previous chunk of story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Blood. It's not absolutely essential to have read that one first, though.
On temporary hiatus right now for wonky brain reasons but is NOT abandoned, I promise, I will finish this story if I have to do it from my deathbed which, hopefully, will not be the case.)
- Part 2 of Averno