Title: Dégustation Author: daasgrrlPairing:
Mycroft Holmes/Hannibal LecterLength:
Minor character deathVerse:
Sherlock (BBC) x Hannibal (NBC)Author's summary:
Hannibal meets up with an old friend for dinner. Amongst other things.Reccer's comments:
What do you know, it's the end of October already! Themed recs all around!
Mycroft uses Hannibal, and Hannibal takes Mycroft apart. Well, not that way, though one always has reason to worry. Worrying is half the fun in this unnerving game between complex and dark characters who might be underestimating each other.
Tags include painplay, edgeplay, implied cannibalism (there are also implied incestuous feelings). The author skirts around some very dark material without plunging right over the edge. Well, maybe a little dangling - it wouldn't be a crossover with Hannibal
without archly revolting references to unsavory savories: "Before I set foot in here again, everything must be tidied away, do you understand? Including any … smells."
There's plenty of character development through conversation (and Hannibal's interior reflections), plenty of sensual pleasures, and plenty of spot-on turns of phrase. Vivid and tense negotiation easily takes the place of action, but it gets a bit hairy once the action starts.
Mycroft sighs as Hannibal’s fingers dig in, loosening his tight flesh, and Hannibal is irresistibly reminded of the way Japanese farmers massage their prize Wagyu cattle for the slaughter. He knows well how very tender that portion would be, just beneath the shoulder blade.
Read the follow-up, "Displacement
," for more crossover cleverness and a couple of creepy twists. The action and implications get darker, though, be warned.'