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Hannibal the Cannibal {Dr Hannibal Lecter} ([personal profile] itrhymes) wrote in [community profile] herbgarden 2016-01-29 11:19 pm (UTC)

A prelude in B minor is what echoes through the office door. Hannibal sometimes has a radio playing between patients, or for certain ones whom it helps (or hinders) - today he had started by looking for new harpsichord pieces to learn, but it's evolved by now in a way common to people who listen to music: he's defaulting to familiar songs. Hannibal has never had an enormous respect for Pachelbel - not that one, the other one, his son - but his work can be intriguing and satisfying in its own way. Hannibal has had the eldest son of a wealthy man as a patient before, and he's met many more as colleagues. In the frenzied, polished hammering of this song, Hannibal hears that demand for attention, and it amuses him.

He turns it off when he hears a knock at the door, more as a signifier of someone has heard you than a courtesy for when he speaks to whoever it is.

When he opens the door, he has to adjust his initial eyeline. You'll have to forgive him, he was expecting someone quite a bit...taller.

He looks downward, and his eyebrows pull up. "Lydia," he says, and his voice is the only thing that doesn't seem surprised. "So eager to show me the photos?"

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