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  1. Rec *

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    Will and Hannibal have settled into a quiet existence by the sea but, after everything which has passed between them, Will struggles to accept Hannibal’s love.

    Loosely based on the Big Bang prompt - ‘five times Hannibal does something romantic, and one time Will does’.

    “Summer cannot last forever, even here.”

    Will leaned back against the table edge, a smile lifting the corner of his mouth. If he smiled fully the tug of scar tissue made him conscious of it. “Surely you’re not lamenting your passing youth?”

    “Passed youth, you mean.” With a flourish, Hannibal placed a dish towel back in its rightful place and untied his apron. “I am now ready to settle into comfortable middle age.”

    “Does that make me your mid-life crisis?”

    “Perhaps,” Hannibal agreed, and looked over to Will with flat, ironic amusement. “And what is your excuse for me?”

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    21 Oct 2019

  2. Rec 96

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    Now fully recovered, Hannibal and Will continue to hide out in Will’s cabin. As winter passes, they start to plan for their escape. But Hannibal is still waiting for Will to make his final choices, and is growing increasingly impatient.

    “No signs of damp,” Hannibal said. “But our future concerns me more. Decisions must be made about what to set aside for our journey. When do you foresee we will leave?”

    Will shrugged. “Is the decision mine?” he asked. “Why don’t you ask the forest when it will be done with us, like in your folktales.”

    Hannibal thought back to his autumn wanderings in the woods, when a slow recovery from illness had given rise to childhood recollections of forest games, ones both real and imagined. Will was correct, however - there was still a wait ahead of them. There was much to settle before they could leave the shelter of the trees.

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    20 Oct 2019

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    Hannibal wakes up in Will's cabin, still in recovery after the fall and with little memory of what came after. They both wait - Will for Hannibal to be well enough to leave, and Hannibal for Will to make choices.

    The footsteps Hannibal heard from behind him were confident, unhurried. Sounds of clothing being removed and tools put neatly away accompanied them. Whistling too, low and musical.

    Will walked into the cabin, behind the sofa bed upon which Hannibal lay, and began filling a tin kettle at the sink. The scents of outdoors followed him - soft clay earth, brackish water, burning leaves.

    Hannibal remained still, waiting.

    The whistling stopped suddenly. He felt Will approach, cautious now, to lean over the back of the sofa. There was a long moment, filled only by the steady deep thrum of blood through his veins.

    “You're awake,” he heard Will say softly.

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    20 Oct 2019

  4. Rec 46

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    Bunk beds, gentle arguments, and a night train through Europe. An evening in the life of newly minted murder husbands.

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    19 Oct 2019

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    Hannibal enjoys overindulging Will. Will enjoys being indulged. A small exploration of the post-fall dynamic.

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    19 Oct 2019