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Title: Shining Light
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 19, Light
Author's Note: Sequel to "Something's Changing."
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.


Will was the light in his life. Everything else was darkness.

Hannibal propped himself up on one elbow, looking down at the young man sleeping beside him. He had to restrain the urge to reach out and stroke Will's hair.

If he did that, then he might awaken his sleeping lover, and he didn't want Will to wake up just yet. He wanted to enjoy this time when he could simply lie here and watch Will sleep, and revel in the fact that this beautiful young man was his.

Will was unique in his beauty, and Hannibal refused to allow anyone else to impinge on that uniqueness. No one else would resemble Will. Not ever.

He'd done a good job of taking care of that, so far.

He had made sure that Will would be a shining light, that no one else would look like him or resemble him in any way. No one else had that right.

What would Will think if he knew? Hannibal sighed softly, closing his eyes. He didn't have to guess at that. Will would be appalled. He would shrink away from his lover, and their relationship would unravel in only a few moments. Hannibal was sure of it.

That was why Will could never know just what he had been doing. He would never be able to catch the killer that he'd been so desperately seeking.

Will would never understand his reasoning. No one else would, either. And he had the feeling that his lover's empathy was bringing him closer to the truth.

So, he was going to have to be much more careful in the future. He liked some of the ideas that he'd come up with as far as putting Will completely off track -- and if he was lucky, if his plans worked out as he hoped they would, then someone else would take the fall.

It would be too bad for that person, Hannibal told himself, but quite honestly, he didn't really care. As long as the focus was turned away from him.

if someone else had to pay for his actions, then that was simply the way of the world.

Other people's fates didn't really matter to him. He was concerned with Will, as well as with himself. He just wanted to preserve Will's beautifully unique light.

Will Graham was a beacon in his darkness, the one true light in his life, and he was going to keep it that way. No one else would be allowed to touch Will's light. Hannibal was going to make sure that light would be preserved for all time, to shine for him.

And no one else would be allowed to touch that light, he thought, his gaze darkening. Will was his, and only his. That was how it was meant to be.

His light would keep shining. But only for him.