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Title: Something's Changing
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 07, Change
Author's Note: Sequel to "Heart of Darkness."
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'd expected being with Hannibal tonight to be more fulfilling.

Will lay on his side, listening to Hannibal's quiet breathing. He was sure that his lover was asleep; Hannibal's measured breaths told him that, and he didn't think that the other man was so good at dissembling that he could fake sleep at this point.

They'd just made love, and Hannibal had put a lot into it. So he very much doubted that the older man had to fake being tired, after such a workout.

But somehow, the sex hadn't been the way it usually was. For some odd reason, Hannibal had seemed .... well, distracted, for lack of a better word. It felt like their relationship was subtly changing, and Will didn't like that idea at all.

He didn't want anything to change between them.

But yet, it seemed that everything was changing, and he didn't know how to deal with that. He had never been good with change, especially in his personal life.

Change disturbed him, made him feel that he was treading on uneven ground. And change within the budding relationship he had with Hannibal made him even more unsure, more hesitant about moving forward and being bolder than he usually was.

Why was he so resistant to change? he asked himself, one hand curling into a fist. Was it because things just always felt more comfortable if they stayed at one point? That was impossible, really; everything had to change, to mutate, to move on.

But he was afraid that would happen with his relationship, and that Hannibal would get tired of him and move away from him, to find someone else.

Ah. That was the gist of this uncomfortable feeling.

Something was changing between the two of them, and he couldn't put his finger on exactly what it was. He just knew that Hannibal had seemed more distant, more reserved, when they had made love tonight. Will hoped that things weren't coming to an end already.

What would he do if they were? Would he beg Hannibal to give them another chance, rather than turning and walking away, ending it between them?

He would have to. There would be no other choice, because he couldn't, wouldn't, let his lover walk away from him. He would do whatever he had to do to keep Hannibal with him; losing the only person he wanted to be involved with wasn't a change he could cope with.

Will couldn't help wondering what other changes might be on the way.