Hannibal is an unlikely emancipator
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Will is both a slave and an exalted religious symbol of the Temple, occupying the highest position he is able to. In a few months, he hopes to start his new life with the blessing of the Father (Jack), and until then lives a life of relative comfort. But when a mysterious Seer (Hannibal) arrives to cast doubt upon his future, his choices might have to change...
Basically, a naughty romp which has turned into a legit AU. More info on the tags to be found in the author's note at the beginning.
He made his way slowly to his eventual destination - the one all paths in the garden led to - a sundial in the very centre. It was small in stature, adorned with garlands of fresh thyme and cornered with four stone supplicants. Like the Vessel, it was central to the teachings of the Temple - emblematic of the four facets of life experienced by all and imbued with an everyday, pragmatic significance. Inscribed around the dial, ran the Vessel’s Creed, the only words he was permitted to speak aloud in the Temple, at the start of each Sufferance.
"My sufferance is borne for the good of all, and in this I willingly submit."