Hannibal planned to keep Will in the dark about his encephalitis so he could watch that brilliant mind burn itself up and become something new. In a world without daemons, he might have got away with it.
An AU incorporating elements of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, beginning partway through the first season of Hannibal. Due to the existence of daemons, the course of the Chesapeake Ripper case is drastically altered — and so too is the relationship between Hannibal and Will.
Will and Hannibal meet as children in the wake of the Second World War, and their relationship develops for over a decade before it's thrown into turmoil by the words of Hannibal's Aunt Murasaki. In 1965, Hannibal returns to the Hamptons after two years away, and Will is forced to grapple with his continued feelings for Hannibal while trying to build a life that is separate from him.
[Spoilers for episode "Naka-Choko" (S.02 E.10) onward]
"I have a confession to make, Will." There were many confessions Will had been trying to drag from Hannibal's lips. Will glanced back sharply, no doubt wondering what Hannibal was willing to share. Preparing for the worst. "I have fantasized about us."
"Like this?" Will turned back to face the boarded-up window and wall. "Partners in... death?"
"Yes... But beyond this moment of revelation."
"What lies beyond this?"
After Will kills Randall Tier, Hannibal knows with certainty that they are equals meant to evolve together. He will do whatever is necessary to help Will accept and embrace his potential, and acknowledge Hannibal as his partner in life and death.
**Omegaverse Hannigram Doctor AU!**
Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Alpha and Chief of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, accepts Dr. Will Graham, also an Alpha, as his sole surgical resident. In each other they both find something they didn’t know they could have...but of course it takes them awhile to get there 😉
The amazing edits used on the cover above were created by the fabulous madsmeetsmisha - thank you for letting me use them!
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15 Jun 2020