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Title: An Interesting Experiment
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 10, Weakness
Author's Note: Sequel to "Admitting the Truth."
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.


"Yes, Will, I would love to have dinner with you."

Hannibal smiled as he spoke the words, reflecting on just how true they were. He had missed seeing Will for the past few days; having dinner with him would be a pleasure.

He didn't even mind driving out all the way to Wolf Trap to do so. He knew how to get to Will's house; he'd been there a few times before, and he actually found the drive to the country pleasant and soothing. He couldn't live so far from the city, of course, but it was a relaxing place.

And he would be alone with Will. They would have some privacy, which was something that he'd wanted for a long time. He had some things to say to the other man.

Things that could only be said while they were alone.

They had privacy in their sessions at his home, of course, but he never felt that they were completely alone when they were in the city. Someone could always stop by.

He didn't worry about that happening in Wolf Trap. Will's house was remote enough to know that there wouldn't be any knocks on the door, or surprise visitors. They could have complete privacy, and he could talk to Will about some things that had been on his mind lately.

There were things that needed to be said.

Perhaps it wasn't the wisest thing in the world to open himself to Will too much, but he wanted to do so. He wanted to move forward in the nascent relationship that was building between the two of them; he wanted to push the envelope, and to find out if Will might return his feelings.

As much as he hated to admit it, Will was his weakness. His growing feelings for the younger man were a chink in his armor that he couldn't afford to have.

But those feelings were undeniable, and they were only getting stronger.

He wasn't entirely sure just when he'd started to feel this way about Will, and he didn't intend to question his feelings. He was going to follow them, and see where they might lead.

Hannibal had no idea if Will felt the same or not; the young man hadn't really shown any indication that he felt more than friendship. But he would observe Will carefully over their next few meetings; that should give him some idea of whether or not those emotions were returned.

If they were, then perhaps the two of them had a future together.

A future where Will became not his weakness, but his strength. That idea appealed to Hannibal; he wanted to follow it, to see where that path might take them.

"Ill see you in a couple of hours, Will," he said, smiling as he spoke. "I won't be long."

With those words, he clicked the phone off, picked up his car keys, and shrugged into his coat.

This would be an interesting experiment, and hopefully more.