- Hannibal (TV) (1)
Will has always been wise for his years, understanding and loving of Hannibal above all else, but even he cannot accept this. “This--this is sick, Hanni,” he whispers.
The pet name is innocent, sweet, and Hannibal finds a pit grow in his stomach. He growls, low, but his face remains calm; he cannot be mad, cannot. “It is a fault, a corruption, an absence of charm, to find ugliness in beautiful things, Will, but you will learn.” He carefully paraphrases a favourite of Will’s, hoping to shed understanding upon his own designs. “I can help you learn.”
“This is far from beautiful.” A conviction. “You--you’re...I don’t know how to help you,” he sobs, eyes shiny and wet with frustration, with love. That’s all Hannibal needs.
There will be time to learn, if only Will is willing.
Mischa is dead. Hannibal runs to his uncle instead of the orphanage, and finds a baby on the train with her glassy eyes and soft curls.