Main Hannibal Fan Fiction page | new stories page | Will/Hannibal slash page | other pairings page | gen stories page

Title: Distance
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: 20 in 20 Challenge, tv_universe
Prompt: 12 - Alone
Author's Note: Sequel to "I'll See You in My Dreams."
Disclaimer: This is entirely a product of my own imagination, and I make no profit from it. I do not own the lovely Hannibal Lecter or Will Graham, unfortunately, just borrowing them for a while. Please do not sue.


He loved kissing Hannibal.

Will sighed contentedly, wrapping his arms around his lover's neck, pulling Hannibal closer against him. This was what he had been made for -- to be here in Hannibal's arms, to be kissed by this man, to let Hannibal make love to him.

He had never been happier than he was at this moment; he'd never felt more as though he could sink into the happiness he felt, luxuriate in it.

All he needed was for Hannibal to keep kissing him ....

Will's eyes opened, and he found himself staring up at the ceiling of his bedroom. Hannibal was nowhere in sight, and the warmth of his kiss had abruptly faded, leaving only a memory to linger in Will's mind. A memory that still felt real.

He had dreamed that kiss, dreamed that Hannibal was here with him. Sighing, he rolled over, burying his face in the softness of the pillow.

He wanted to be in Baltimore with Hannibal, in bed with him, with those strong arms wrapped around him. That was infinitely more preferable then being alone here, in his own bed in Wolf Trap, far away from the man he loved.

But here he was, alone and unhappy.

It wasn't as though he could simply jump in the car and drive to Baltimore. No, it was the middle of the night -- closer to morning than evening, at this point -- and Hannibal would be asleep. He wasn't going to wake the other man up that rudely.

A phone call wouldn't do, even if he could think of a reason to call. No, he needed to be there, in Hannibal's arms, to feel his lover's kiss on his lips.

Maybe if he closed his eyes, then he would be able to feel that kiss again. Maybe he would be able to bring the sensation of being in Hannibal's arms to mind, and let himself sink into it, to lose himself in that kiss and drift off into another world.

Unfortunately, he didn't think that was going to be enough.

Why had he awakened just when he was getting to the good part of his dream? Will almost laughed when he realized that his lower lip was stuck out like a pouty child's, his arms crossed defensively over his chest. He was more upset about this than he should be.

It didn't matter that he was here alone, and that he couldn't see Hannibal until sometime later in the day. Not really. He would be with his lover eventually.

At some point, they would have to think about moving in together -- or at least about Will moving into the city to be closer to Hannibal. Having an hour's worth of distance between their homes wasn't conducive to a good relationship. The distance would end up getting in the way.

Or would it? Did they need to keep a little distance between them?

Will didn't think so. Maybe at the moment, while their relationship was new and they were still getting used to being a couple. it made sense for them to have their own homes, even to be so far apart. But it could pose a problem later on.

Then again, what did he know? It wasn't like he had a lot of experience with relationships. He had nothing to compare this to; it was all new to him.

Being with Hannibal made him happy. That was really the only thing that mattered to him. Having someone to love took away the loneliness, the feeling of isolation that he'd always been trapped in. Someone finally cared enough to reach out a hand to him.

And he finally cared enough about someone to take that hand.

Will turned over onto his side, curling up under the covers and closing his eyes again. Maybe if he thought hard enough about Hannibal's kiss, he'd be able to sleep again -- and go back into that wonderful dream he'd been having when he'd awakened.

Surprisingly, it only took him a few moments to fall asleep; it didn't take long for the dream to wrap around him again, making him smile and assuaging his loneliness.