Consenting to Dream

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Title: Consenting to Dream
Author(s): emungere
Date(s): March 10 - June 5, 2014
Length: 32,188 words (15 chapters)
Genre: Explicit, Sugar Daddy, Shopping, First Time, Courtship
Fandom: Hannibal (TV series)
External Links: Consenting to Dream (AO3)

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Consenting to Dream is a Will/Hannibal fic by emungere.


A seduction through physical objects. It starts with a scarf loaned to Will on a cold day, but Hannibal, as usual, isn't satisfied with anything small.

Author's Notes

Thanks very much to louiselux for betaing and general endless patience.

Comments & Reactions

As of January 28, 2016: the fic has 1277 comments, 6297 kudos, and 1855 bookmarks on AO3.

" Let me just…listen. ESCUCHAME! There is something about “slow burn” that unnnnn. IT’S BASICALLY LITERARY FLUFFING, OKAY?! And this fic does slow burn so well through the “Sugar Daddy” trope. This is a trope that can be a bit hit or miss most of the time so it’s always lovely to find a good ‘un. Who doesn’t want to be self-sufficient yet have a fine boo willing and able to take care of you, in bed and out, so you can live?! This naturally goes doubly for disturbed empaths burning the psychopath candle at both ends. Especially when the Sugar Daddy in question is Hannibal Lecter.

Hannibal seduces Will by buying him things but it’s not the monetary spoiling that gets him (Will). The true seduction comes from Hannibal wanting to pamper Will in all ways, primarily personal attention, which happens to lead to pampering him with material things that further reflect that attention; it’s not about buying Will a car or apartment in the conventional “Sugar Daddy” sense at all. For instance, when Hannibal lends/buys Will clothing accessories and Will gets so turned on at the thought of being taken care of that he needs to masturbate with those same accessories. LAWD! Achievement motherfucking unlocked! Or when Hannibal takes Will fancy!cannibal shopping and makes Will model suits with a D/s subtext coursing throughout the entire scene. That alone is porn so the ACTUAL smut we get on top of it only makes the situation all the more sweet. And by “sweet”, I mean like honey drizzled on my invisible dick and then licked off. I’m just saying. Nom. Give it to him, Daddy!"[1]


  1. ^ Frenchie R. Spotlight On: Fanfiction – Trope Me, Baby!. July 30, 2015. (accessed January 28, 2016)