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Hannibal the Cannibal {Dr Hannibal Lecter} ([personal profile] itrhymes) wrote in [community profile] herbgarden 2016-02-08 02:42 am (UTC)

Hannibal is happy to hear her continue the game. She presses forward, even using his own metaphors, the return coming across as polite. Almost flattering, all on its own. Hannibal lingers for a moment, considering, not yet heading towards his kitchen. His eyes watch Lydia's fingers on his desk, and his own instinctively flatten against his jacket.

"More like a child painting by numbers, perhaps." Hannibal's voice is calm, unargumentative, but his words suggest a certain disdain for the concept of fate. "God is not the painter, but the creator of the canvas. It's His creations that take up the brush." His office is huge, in part, because of what it does to voices. Everything carries fully - it doesn't echo back with all the furniture dulling the atmosphere, it doesn't feel like a cramped space with too much stifling it, or too open and vacant. "Knowing that, how could you refuse the invitation to paint your own inspirations?"

The freedom given to him by knowing that there is no God is limitless. Knowing that he will die someday and cease everything is a drive to live in the moment. No, Hannibal is certain and unforgiving in his dismissal of the concept of fate, but at least he makes a heartfelt argument for the lack of direction being positive.

"You may follow me, if you wish." But he also promised tea, and now he begins backing off to another door at the opposite end of the office, diagonal from the entrance.

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