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Title: Exactly What He Wants
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: Personal Challenge, 1drabble
Prompt: 16, Book
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.


Hannibal glanced over at the young man lying in the hospital bed, closing the notebook that he'd been writing in. He had gone to great pains to make Will think that it was merely a book; he hadn't wanted it known that it was one of his case notebooks.

Specifically, he had been keeping notes about Will's case. He had just been adding to them, but he didn't want Will to wake up and catch him at it.

He hadn't intended to bring this notebook to the hospital with him, but he had wanted to write down some of his observations while he was here with Will. This would close the first phase of Will's case, and he was very pleased with how it was going.

This was only the beginning. There was so much more to accomplish.

Will was becoming closer to him with each passing day; it wasn't simply because they were lovers, or just because Will had chosen to open up to him. Will was drawn to the darkness within him; it called to the same darkness that rested in the young man's soul.

Hannibal had no doubt that he could keep Will under his control, even without the encephalitis acting in Will's brain to confuse him and make him more vulnerable, and therefore more malleable to his manipulations. He had laid the groundwork well.

Will trusted him -- and more than that, Will wanted to be with him. He had already overlooked little things that could have made him suspicious of Hannibal, small slips that ordinarily wouldn't have been made. He would have to be more careful about those in the future.

But at the moment, he had just what he wanted. Will was more vulnerable to him than ever; now that he would be recovering from the treatments in just a short while, he would be more fragile, and much more susceptible to any of his suggestions.

Hannibal had his younger lover exactly where he wanted him.

He would write more in his notebook later, and he would take care to keep it out of Will's sight, as well as out of anyone else's who might be interested in knowing just what it said. He couldn't let that book fall into the wrong hands; if it did, irreparable harm could be done.

He would have to be careful while he was here, but when they left the hospital and he insisted that Will stay at his home to convalesce, he could be less vigilant.

Hannibal tucked the notebook into an inner pocket of his suit jacket, making sure that it was secure. He still had much more to write, and many more plans to make. Being here in the hospital while Will was being treated would give him plenty of opportunity to do just that.