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Title: The Day the World Changed
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: Personal Challenge 2, 1drabble
Prompt: 07, Change
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 couldn't help smiling as he got out of his car, pulling his keys out of his jacket pocket. He had enough time to relax at home for a while after he fed the dogs and let them out for a run, then maybe take a shower before he headed back into the city.

Back to Hannibal. That thought made his heart thump in his chest; he would be spending the night with his lover again tonight. That had happened more and more often lately.

He was starting to feel as though he belonged at Hannibal's home more than he did here, which could be a big problem in the future. He could probably move in with Hannibal fairly easily -- but giving up his independence and his freedom would be a lot harder.

That would be a huge change in his life.

But then, he had been going through a lot of changes lately, more than he could count. The day that he had met Hannibal was the day the world had changed for him -- and even though not all of those changes had been for the better, he still embraced them all.

Without Hannibal in his life, he would go back to being the lonely, isolated man he'd been before that first kiss, the kiss that had changed everything. He would go back to being someone who didn't really know who he was or where he belonged.

With Hannibal, he knew who he was. He wasn't so much Will Graham as he was Hannibal's boy; to his surprise, he didn't mind being thought of in that way. Being owned was still a new and strange sensation, but not an unpleasant one. Not unpleasant at all.

In fact, in some ways, he enjoyed knowing that Hannibal could claim ownership of him, enjoyed not having to take responsibility for himself all the time. It was good to turn those reins over to someone else, and to take some pressure off himself for a while.

Besides, it was what Hannibal wanted. And what Hannibal wanted, he always got.

The day they had met was the day that Will's whole world had changed; everything he knew and felt had been turned upside down. Ever since that day, his life had never been the same -- and he would never want to go back to the way he had been living until that point.

He was happy with Hannibal, as strange as it might seem. He would have never thought he'd be happy with this kind of a life, but he'd surprised himself.

Will was still smiling as he locked the front door and went back to his car. He couldn't wait for this night with Hannibal to start; he wished he was already there, ready and waiting. Of all the changes that had taken place in his life lately, this one was by far the best.