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Hannibal the Cannibal {Dr Hannibal Lecter} ([personal profile] itrhymes) wrote in [community profile] herbgarden 2016-02-02 02:01 am (UTC)

His name is certainly highly ranked in most internet search engines, a fact that has allowed plenty of visitors (and junk mail) to find his office. He knows that even just a passing curiosity could have given Lydia his address - the idea may even have surfaced after she saw the Google Map view of his building. He isn't suspicious of the intentions of a fourteen year-old. He looks, momentarily, suspicious of her shoes as she tracks into his office, but his face clears when it becomes apparent she didn't walk through too much woods in her boots before arriving.

Choice can be paralyzing, can't it? Hannibal is used to people aimlessly wandering from seating area to seating possibility. It's only a certain breed of person who just drops into the first one they see. "I appreciate your thoughtfulness." He's considering extending his polite smile a little further, letting it grow jesting, and asking her what else she's managed to find out about him, if his address posed no issues. But then Lydia keeps talking.

She's already sidled around the concept that adults in her life don't meet her expectations. Hannibal looks her in the eye at the suggestion that he'd lost interest. His face is a mask of sincerity. Wiped clean of positive or negative intentions, it signals only truth. "Of course I'm interested in what you directed your camera to see." It only morphs into something more scripted when he elaborates, flattery and drama being wrung from the very air. "I may have come across you in the midst of taking a photo, but to be behind the lens would be another experience entirely."

But she's implied something. Hannibal lets the door shut, pads back across the room to loom by his desk. He doesn't offer direction by choosing where they will sit, by stands sentry by the polished surface. "But if it wasn't just for the photos, what brought you to my office?"

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