Relationship(s): Hannibal Lector/Will Graham
Genre: BDSM, Case Fic, Angst, Dark, Drama, First Time, Romance
Word Count: 88,892
Summary: Shortly after Will kills Garret Jacob Hobbs, he and Hannibal stumble into a D/s relationship. It’s a relief to have Hannibal telling him what to do, but the closer they become, the closer he gets to realizing who and what Hannibal really is.
Why You Should Read This: It’s gorgeous and extreme both in the telling and the craft. Emungere is a stunningly beautiful writer that will take you down a path in this fic that will you both startled and breathless. Hannibal is a beast, and she doesn’t shy away from that, so there is cannibalism in this fic, which honestly did nothing to detract from the story or the relationship that unfolds between Hannibal and Will.
When Will finds out the depth of Hannibal’s depravity, his rage, grief, and finally, his acceptance is stark and real. If you ever only read one fic in the Hannibal fandom, this is the one to choose.