trapping early morning

types of new zealand children

  • you were born on the west coast. black sand and thrashing waters, the kind of dangerous parents warn their children about. you could swim before you could walk, and you can feel the ocean in your bones, a soft ache that will never go away
  • you were born in canterbury. winter is nothing more than a warm embrace to you. your body convulses and shifts endlessly like the land below you, and your whole existence feels on edge. rise and fall
  • you were born in the wetlands. you know rebirth better than any, and yet you still feel trapped. you wake early every morning, and you know just how silent the farm can be. your life is an endless cycle of this knowing and yet you can never do anything but watch
  • you were born in te hiku-o-te-ika. the old gods still live inside of the earth, and you are surrounded by them. tane mahuta stands tall and so do you. breathe in, you exist at the top of aotearoa
  • you were born in the alpine mountains of otago. land of the red earth, isolated village, you are difficult to get to and difficult to understand. you are calmest when the wind is thin and the snow cold. poor child, you will never be able to comprehend your vastness
  • you were born in the cities. there is a disconnect in your identity, and no matter how many times you shift around, you will never feel at home until the hum of traffic has settled under your skin
  • you were born in the king country. war torn kid with too much blood on your knees, in your mouth, on your arms. there’s a rage inside of you that will never go away, but nor will the strength that comes from the bones of the kings in the soil below you
  • you were born in marlborough. the dry season has lasted several years, and you just want to know when everything will feel okay again. soon, i promise you
  • you were born on the volcanic plateau. you will never know where you belong, but that’s okay. nowhere will be able to contain you but the open vastness of the desert road. you are all too much, from lake taupo to mount ruapehu, you are unknowable
  • you were born in the bay of plenty. you have never known hunger, but you know suffering. you are the softest of children, raised on summer warmth and placid rivers that you know better than the back of your hand
  • you were born in heretaunga. you survived a place that wanted you dead. through the floods, the earthquakes, and the droughts, you still stand. you are so much stronger than you know


Welcome to the roundups for our impromptu weekend mini challenge - #HardAtWorkChallenge

Take a break from work to read about your favorite OTP’s and characters at work! Whether getting on with business or getting down to business, there’s something to (business) suit all!

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The Right Wrong Package by samui_sakura (sammie_s43073)
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter & Nigel (Charlie Countryman)/Adam Raki // Tags: Crossdressing,
Lingerie, Coffee, Aphrodisiacs, Bottom Hannibal, Top Will Graham, Bottom Will Graham, Top Hannibal, Crack
Summary: "Hold on, Jack. It’s Hannibal.“ Will turned around and made his way to a corner of the lab where he couldn’t be heard. “Hey, I was going to call you about dinner. Do you–”
Will’s forehead creased. “Is there a problem, love? You don’t sound okay.” He could hear his husband’s heavy breathing and Will just worried more. “Do you want me to come over and get you?”
He met no reply.
“I’ll be fine.” The doctor said, then followed, gasping, “I’m… hard at work.”

The Right Wrong Package (aesthetic) by @samui-sakura88
For fic of the same name (see above)

Get You a Man Who Can Do Both by Jhonni
Not Rated // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Hannibal is a Tease, Beverly Katz is the Best, construction site, Hannibal actually owns jeans, Will forgets how to speak
Summary: A day of charity work for Habitat for Humanity turns out to be more interesting than Will expected.

Hannigram office sex anyone? (edit) by @chesapeake-cannibal

All We Need Is A Stream by princesskay
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Post-Episode: s03e13 The Wrath of the Lamb, Established Relationship, Hand Jobs, Fishing, Coming In Pants
Summary: It’s Will’s job to catch dinner; it’s Hannibal’s job to reward him.

Lure by fragile-teacup (Mrs_Gene_Hunt)
Mature // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Angst
Summary: A 1000 word short fic that takes place during Kō No Mono (Season 2, Episode 11).

Tables & Desks (#HardAtWorkChallenge)  by TigerPrawn
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter & Galahad/Tristan // Tags:  Post TWOTL, Post-Season/Series 03, Will and Hannibal are exploring their continuing relationship, dreams of Tristhad, Sexual exploration, sexually confident Will, Hannibal is THIRSTY ALL THE TIME, role play, Table Sex, Desk Sex, That’s an interesting way to buff the Round Table
Summary: Another dream about the Sarmation Knights has Will eager to try something that he is sure Hannibal has been fantasising about for quite some time. Sequel to Past and Future Designs but can be read as a standalone one shot.

Tables & Desks (edit) by @desperatelyseekingcannibals
Fot fic of same name (see above)

S4 Will The Dog Walker by @mferret9

Hannibal’s Strip Search by @nim-lock

Under The Desk by @chronicopheliac
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Jack being an unaware/unwilling voyeur potential dub-con, so give this a pass if that bothers you!
Summary: Will being naughty while hiding under Hannibal’s desk in his office


Slice of Heaven by bluethegreat1
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: POV Alternating, Recreational Drug Use, Surgeon Hannibal, there will be smut eventually, Pizza Delivery Boy Will
Summary: Surgeon Hannibal comes home to find his power out. What will he do for food?? Pizza delivery boy Will to the rescue.

Fast Food (#HardAtWorkChallenge) by TigerPrawn
Mature // M/M //  Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Omega Verse, Alpha/Alpha, Alpha Hannibal, Alpha Will, First Fight, because alphas can be assholes, random product placement, (because some of my sin family are obsessed with ABO)
Summary: Will and Hannibal have been together for a month, it’s amazing they haven’t already had a fight given that they can both be complete assholes. So, their inevitable first fight happens…

Fast Food (edit) by @desperatelyseekingcannibals
For fic of the same name (see above)

This Match Made In Blood  by TheSilverQueen
Teen and Up // M/M //  Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Alternate Universe, Personal assistant!Will Graham, Poor Franklyn as a side character to move the plot, Also that random secretary Hannibal may or may not have eaten, Hannibal falls in love faster than Romeo I swear to God
Summary: Hannibal needs a new secretary, because she was very rude. Will needs a new job, because his boss just turned up as the Chesapeake Ripper’s newest kill. It’s a match made in blood.

Power Outage by kelex
General Audiences // M/M //  Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Alternate
Universe, Alternate Universe - Coffee Shops & Cafés
Summary: A power outage forces trauma surgeon Hannibal Lecter to patronize the Bean There Done That coffee shop, and meets the barista of his dreams. Only he doesn’t know it yet.

Surgeon!Hannibal (aesthetic) by Annika

Transmission by HotSauce418
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Alternate Universe, Will is 20 years old, Will is a mechanic, Hannibal is Hannibal, Age Difference, Daddy Kink, Anal Sex, Anal Plug
Summary: Will jerked in his chair. He had sat in Hannibal’s waiting room for only a moment, but had dozed right off. The late night drives from Wolf trap to Baltimore, then from Baltimore back to Wolf trap early morning, were taxing. It didn’t help how busy the garage had been, he should have stayed to work. Will had decided to leave early, shower and change. He smiled at the man and stood up.

Curator and Archivist (aesthetic) by Annika

Whisked Away by shiphitsthefan
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Alternate Universe - Coffee Shops & Cafés, Hannibal is Not a Cannibal, Hannibal is a Nice Guy, Psychic Will Graham, Agoraphobia, Other Additional Tags to Be Added
Summary: Alana takes a few more sips before setting the coffee back onto the saucer. “So you believe in psychics? Or, at least, don’t disbelieve in them.”
“I suppose that there could be individuals who do more than read physical tells, make educated guesses, and ask leading questions,” Hannibal says. He raises his cup back to his lips. “Why do you ask?”
Alana laces her fingers together on top of the table. “His name is Will Graham.”

Guys with Jobs by SlasherFiend
Teen and Up // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // Tags: Hannibal is a Cannibal, Manipulative Hannibal
Summary: While at work, Will gets a visit from Dr. Lecter, the humanities professor. They’ve only had small talk before in between classes, so why is Lecter in Will’s office? What does this have to do with the Ripper?