"The boxes were damn heavy, and John was tired of hauling them down the rickety flight of stairs to the street. The living room was dead silent when he passed by, but then, what did he expect?"
Sherlock breaks John's heart. Moriarty is there to pick up the pieces and introduce John to the London criminal underground.
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24 Nov 2019
After their fall, Will isn't confused about who he is or what he wants at all. He finally says yes to all of it. Yes to Hannibal and everything that entails.
Will Graham is a professional mourner. He attends strangers' funerals and grieves their loss, for a fee.
Hannibal is a serial killer. He visits the funerals of people he's killed.
They notice each other immediately. Like recognizes like, and neither of them truly belong at the funerals they attend. Hannibal is fascinated by Will's terrible empathy, and Will knows immediately that Hannibal is a serial killer. None of that stops them from wanting to get closer.
“I can’t do it,” Hannibal said. “What you want me to be, I can’t be that.”
A conversation over a body at 4 a.m. It turns out Hannibal can't stop killing, and it turns out Will doesn't really care. There's gallows humor and something that looks a lot like compromise.
After their fall, the little yellow house Hannibal brings them to is a charmed space. It’s easy to forget there, when Will is in the mood for forgetting.
In the Pennsylvanian woods, it’s easy as breathing to ignore the life he left behind. Simple to pretend they’re the last men on earth. Molly and Jack, the murder victims and the FBI seem farther away in the sea of tall, sweet grass—an echo from someone else’s dreams. That’s their life now: Will wants to forget, and Hannibal wants to let him.
But reality has a way of asserting itself. No one can ignore it forever.
- Part 1 of Rabbit Hair