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Title: Hard To Hold Back
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 27, Animal
Author's Note: Sequel to "Twisted Kiss."
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 had to move slowly, or he was going to frighten Will.

The last thing he wanted was to chase this beautiful young man away, to make him turn and run, when he had only just achieved one of his goals.

He had wanted to get Will into his bedroom for quite a while now, and tonight, he was here. He could spoil it all if he moved too quickly; he couldn't simply fall on Will like an animal now that he had his object of desire just where he wanted him.

Hannibal knew that moving slowly was a requirement; this was all new to Will, and one wrong move could make him flee, never to return.

Still, it was so hard to hold himself back, to be patient.

He had wanted Will Graham from the first moment he'd seen the young man, and that desire had only grown stronger as they come to know each other.

Will wanted him, too -- even though he might not have the courage to admit it to himself yet, Hannibal was sure that he knew what secrets were hidden in the recesses of Will's heart and mind. He was just waiting for the chance to let his desires break free.

Will was like a tightly furled bud, a rose that had to be coaxed slowly into the full bloom of sensual beauty. With Hannibal's help, he would blossom and unfurl.

Falling on him like an animal in heat wouldn't make Hannibal's task of calming him and easing him into this relationship any easier. He had to control his desires.

Oh, at some later date, he would be able to do all that he wanted with Will -- but he would have to exercise patience, to make himself hold back and wait until Will was ready to explore the more sensual side of his nature fully. Hannibal was sure that time would come.

Will hid a sensuality under that tightly controlled exterior that Hannibal wanted to revel in. He wanted to bring that sensual side out, to put it front and center.

But only for himself, he added silently. Only for him to view.

Will was his, and would remain so. From this night forward, Will Graham would never contemplate so much as looking at any other person but him.

He knew just how to entice Will; the cat was already reaching out his paw to place it on the mouse's head, knowing full well tat he could maim and even destroy with one swipe of his claws. But the cat was being careful; he didn't want to damage his favorite toy.

Perhaps he would make a figurative -- and literal -- meal of his mouse at some point. But that time would be far into the future. There was much to enjoy before then.

The end would not come before the animal sated itself to the fullest.