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Title: A Chink in Their Armor
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Will Graham/Everett Hobbs (Original Character)
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 10, Weakness
Author's Note: Everett's face is Benedict Cumberbatch.
Disclaimer: This is entirely a product of my own imagination, and I make no profit from it. I do not own the lovely Will Graham or Lee Fallon, unfortunately, just borrowing them for a while. Please do not sue.


Will was Hobbs' weakness. He could sense it.

That thought made Hannibal smile, and he almost wanted to rub his hands together in glee, just as a wicked wizard in some Disney film would.

But of course, he wouldn't do that. It would be juvenile, and a waste of time. Because even though he was going to lay his plans carefully, and he was convinced that he would have Will back under his control again, Hobbs was still a grey area to him.

The man had courage, he had to admit that. He felt a certain grudging admiration for what was within the other man; he would be a formidable enemy.

Still, he intended to prevail. He always won his battles.

This one might prove harder to win than some in the past, but that didn't matter. He always enjoyed a challenge, and it could be that Hobbs would prove to be just that.

He would find the chink in their armor, and he would exploit it. He relished the thought of letting both Everett Hobbs and Will Graham dance to his piping, letting them dangle on a chain before he cut the wires and took Will back to himself, leaving Hobbs out of the picture.

If he had to kill the other man, that didn't really matter. Perhaps it would even be the best thing to do, to show Will just how how much in control he was.

Taking Will's lover away from him would be the action that would sap Will's strength, take away his will to be his own person. That would make Will irrevocably his.

And that was exactly what he would do -- in front of Will. He knew that those two were each other's weakness; his love for Hobbs was the weakness he could exploit in Will, use it to bring the young man to his side, and to bring Hobbs down for good. He would take pleasure in doing so.

It would be a cruel lesson for Will, but a necessary one. He had to understand that he belonged to Hannibal, and that no one would take him away again.

If it broke Will's spirit, then he would only be more malleable.

Will and Hobbs were each other's weaknesses, and he would exploit that fact. He would rip the two of them apart, and show Will where he truly belonged.

Hannibal's hands clenched into fists at his sides, a murderous tide of anger surging through him. Will Graham was his. Everett Hobbs had no right to come into their lives, to disrupt the plans he'd made for Will. Now he would have to revise those plans, which was rather annoying.

He would make Hobbs pay for causing that disruption, he thought, the corners of his lips turning down in a scowl. He'd make the man wish he'd never heard of Will Graham.

He'd found the chink in their armor, and he would use it to destroy them.