NO BUT SHIP IMAGEN little!will getting pneumonia. While Hannibal knows rationally he’s going to be fine, he’s still freaking the fuck out imagining losing his heart twice the same way (sorta they did kill Mischa bc she was “gonna die anyway”)

shiphitsthefan:

OH this fits into the season one little!will au so well, because many of the pneumonia symptoms are also symptoms of encephalitis. like will gets pneumonia on top of it, but hannibal only smells the pneumonia for…idk reasons. so he’s taking care of will

  • and it wasn’t that will’s dad was mean or terrible. he was inattentive, and working odd jobs to make ends meet, and couldn’t miss a day of work to stay home all day with will because it just wasn’t practical
  • will tries to take care of himself–that’s what he’s used to, after all–but he’s never felt this awful before. he has that father-instilled work ethic though, so he just keeps pushing himself
  • and then the phantom raccoon in the chimney. alana gets freaked out and leaves (seriously who would kiss a dude when they’re manically tearing their chimney apart) and will realizes there’s something Really Actually Terribly Wrong
  • now that hannibal has been encouraging will to explore his little side, it’s all too easy to start slipping into it–he’s so scared, but he doesn’t want to call his papa, because dads have to work, so he fights it off
  • at least, will thinks he does, except he wakes up at hannibal’s with no idea how he got there (let’s also pretend the cello incident hasn’t occurred yet; idk i’m freewheeling over here)
  • so hannibal has cancelled legit everything because smol will is tol amounts of sick and there’s lots of pretentious chicken soup and equally-pretentious popsicles and baths and storytimes
  • but will isn’t getting better. his chest congestion clears up, and he stops coughing, but the fever won’t go away, and will is still hallucinating and acting confused, still vomiting and shaking and sweating
  • hannibal is quietly freaking out, even more than before (when will wasn’t feeling little, he called hannibal out on his helicopter momming), because he can’t lose someone else, not like this, not ever, and he should never have let himself get so close and and and–
  • will smells funny
  • oh
  • OH
  • and then they have the encephalitis diagnosed and EVERYTHING IS FINE AND THEY CONTINUE EXPLORING THIS NEW DYNAMIC OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE THEY TRUST AND CARE FOR EACH OTHER MORE THAN EVER

i wasn’t gonna gush this time at the end of your post but i can’t not so

I love the idea of Will begrudgingly accepting the mother hen thing from Hannibal. I love the idea of Will being all sick and not getting better so Hannibal is freaking out. I can’t stand how cute this ‘verse you’ve created is. I’m going to stalk your little!will tag! Mwahahaa >:D

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