(by Ashe Vernon)

The first time he calls you holy

you laugh it back so hard your sides hurt.

The second time, you

moan gospel around his fingers.

He has always surprised

you into surprising yourself.

He’s an angel hiding his halo

behind his back, and

nothing has ever felt so filthy

as plucking the wings from his shoulders -

undressing his softness

one feather at a time.

God, if you’re out there,

if you’re listening,

he fucks like a seraphim,

and there’s no part of scripture

that ever prepared me for his hands -

hands that map a communion

in the cradle of your hips.

Hands that kiss hymns up your sides.

He confesses how long he’s looked

for a place to worship and,


you put him on his knees.

When he sinks to the floor and moans

like he can’t help himself, you wonder

if the other angels fell so sweetly.

He says his prayers between your thighs,

and you dig your heels into the base of his spine

until he blushes the color of your filthy tongue.

You will ruin him and he will thank you;

he will say, please.

No damnation ever looked as cozy as this,

but you fit over his hips like they

were made for you.

On top of him, you are an ancient god

that only he remembers, and he

offers up his skin.

And you take it.

Once you’ve taught him how to hold

your throat in one hand

and your heart in the other,

you will have forgotten every other word

except his name.

Under-appreciated Fic Gems

Per some discussion yesterday, I thought it might be nice to throw out into the world a few recs for fic authors who (to my mind, at least) don’t turn up as often as they might in fic rec lists.  Which means, much as I love you and the stories I talk about all the time, closest Fannibal friends of mine, I’m digging into my bookmarks for stories and/or authors I may not have shared as vocally (or at all).  If you wanted to reblog this and add your own suggestions, or make a post of your own and tag me into it so I can see your recs, that would be fantastic!  Let’s share some fic rec love.  

I’m limiting myself to one fic per author so I can hit an array of people, but most of these folks have more Hannifics and they’re all good in my book!

Here are a few to start us off.  These are all Hannigram-y; I’m thinking about doing another post later in the week for other pairings:

the light bends at the cracks by @fahye​ : the steampunk AU I never knew I wanted, I want there to be 100k more words of this.

The Spaces Between by @sherlocks-freebitch​, which is kind of a cheat because it was written for me, but I don’t care, I’m a sucker for epistolary fic and I’m a sucker for grumpy/pissy Will, and I loooove this S3 story forever.

Offal by objectlesson, whose Tumblr name I do not know if indeed they have one. Queasy-dark-sexy-beautifully-written-not-sure-if-it-makes-me-want-to-go-eat-a-steak-or-never-eat-again S2 stuff, which is to say, basically the show. (I avoided this one for a while because for whatever reason, second-person narration usually doesn’t work for me.  This was a mistake. Don’t make my mistake!)

Chesapeake Hymnal by disenchanted, a lyrical and beautiful and ugh sad and full of feelings variant on Digestivo.

Sugar Fuel by @northernveil​, which taps delightfully into my “Hannibal gets super duper high” narrative kink, but said getting-super-duper-high is non-con, so you may want to steer away. (On the other hand, while I am usually not the biggest fan of non-con drug stories, I kiiinda feel like maybe Will’s owed one in the fucked-up calculus of the Hanniverse. Plus, Hannibal being Hannibal, he’s kinda into it because of course he is, the giant perv. Kinkshame Hannibal Lecter 2K16 And Forever.)

Of Monsters and Mirrors by tangerine (who I know is on Tumblr but whose username I’m blanking on - are you out there, lovely? Ping me so I can add your username).  The one where Will turns into a vampire and fails to notice because his life is so fucked up anyway that it hardly makes a difference.  This one amuses me endlessly; it’s like the sitcom version of Hannibal.

all these pieces of you (and you) by @cicaklah , in which Bev finds out more than she really wanted to know about Will and Hannibal’s relationship via fiber anlaysis while Will’s in prison.