By Jullian Gray
feels that Face needs a day off.
Warning: Slash H/F, language, sex.
Special Thanks to Shee for fixing
looked at his watch as he heard the front door to the apartment open; 10:30pm and
Face was just now getting in from "work".
The team had taken on a case for a small advertising agency
that was being squeezed out by a larger firm. Face had taken a position in the
agency to monitor things from the inside while rest of the team kept surveillance
on the thugs. Apart from a few minor run-ins there really hadn't had any
problems shutting the bad guys down. The only real problem happened after the
case; Face was too damn good at his job. With the agency on its last leg the
team all agreed that as long as they didn't have anything pressing Face might
as well make the best of his natural talents and help get them back up and
running, not to mention out of the red. So Face went to work and he was working
as hard as he could. Unfortunately this meant that he was putting in extremely
long hours; his normal work day now started at 6:00 in the morning and ended
anywhere between 7:00 to midnight. There had even been a few occasions when Hannibal had gone to the
office well after midnight to find Face working on a presentation completely
oblivious to the time.
A few seconds after the door closed Face made his way into
the living room, his tie was hanging loosely around his neck with the top two
buttons undone. If it wasn't for the kid looked so dead on his feet Hannibal might have made
a joke about his less than perfect appearance.
"Another tough day at the office huh."
Face offered a faint smile as he dropped down on the couch
beside him. "You can say that."
"Anything interesting I need to know about?" Hannibal asked as he put
his arm around Face, pulling him closer.
"No, just trying to get the finishing touches on a lay
out before it goes to a magazine tomorrow." Face sighed as he leaned into Hannibal.
leaned over and kissed Face before moving to get up from the couch. "I'll
have your dinner heated up and ready in a few moments."
"You don't mind if I stay in here do you?" Face
asked as he looked up at his lover.
smiled every night no matter when he got home Face always sat in the kitchen
with him while he heated up the meal he had fixed earlier that night. Now as he
looked down at his lover he could see how tired Face really was. Leaning over
and laid a gentle kiss on the younger man's lips "No Tem, I'll call you
when it's ready."
kissed him again as he reached over and snagged the TV remote, handing it to
Face before leaving the room.
On a normal night Face might have found the local news on
one of the many stations, but tonight he didn't care, he was just too tired to
concentrate on anything. Closing his eyes Face laid his head against the back
of the couch, in a matter of seconds he was sound asleep.
"Face dinner." Hannibal called out from the kitchen, when he
got no response he went back into the living room. "Face?" He called
out softly as he approached the couch.
smiled as he watched the younger man's chest rise and fall, as he took in slow
easy breaths. Sitting down on the coffee table he studied the man he loved so
much. He was always amazed how young Face looked when he was asleep, 'no not
young,' he corrected himself 'his true age.' When Face was asleep his defenses
were down, he didn't worry about who was watching, or judging him. Hannibal just was
thankful that Face could relax when they were alone, though God knows it had
taken him years to get that through the younger man's thick skull.
As he studied Face closer he noticed that his lover's
clothes were starting to look a little big on him, a sure sign that he was
losing weight, noting this he examined Face closer. The younger man's normally
tan skin was starting to pale and dark smudges were beginning to form under his
eyes, an obvious sign that Face was under stress.
knew that Face was under pressure, though also he knew that the younger man
loved the challenge. The only problem was Face often got so involved he forgot
to take care of himself.
called out softly as he reached out to take the younger man's wrists in one
hand, while stroking the soft blonde hair with the other. "Come on kid,
Face pulled against him for just a second as he took a deep
breath, almost instantly Face relaxed as he opened his heavily lidded eyes.
"Time to get up already?" He asked as he sat up
"No kid, time to eat."
When Face didn't move Hannibal
decided to get him moving. "Come on kid, on your feet." Hannibal pulled Face up
and frowned when the younger man swayed. "When was the last time you ate
"Ate something?" Face looked at him confused, and Hannibal had his answer.
Without saying another word he guided the younger man into the kitchen, sitting
Face down at the table, Hannibal
went to the refrigerator and pulled out a bottle of orange juice. He snagged a
glass out of the cupboard before going back to the table. He knelt down in
front of Face after pouring the juice into the glass.
"You need to drink this." He offered Face the
glass, but the younger man only looked at it. "Face," Hannibal lifted his lover's
chin so they were looking eye to eye. "I need you to drink this."
responded but still didn't make a move to take the glass.
"Come on Tem," Hannibal covered Face's hand with his own,
raising the glass to the younger man's lips. "Drink." He commanded
Face looked at Hannibal for a
moment before he began to drink; as he drank Hannibal tipped the glass so that Face was
forced to swallow more. When the glass was almost empty Hannibal lowered it.
"You're got to
start eating on a regular schedule, baby."
laid his hand against the younger man's face, his thumb caressing his cheek.
"I'm okay, just tired." Face sighed as he leaned
into his lover's hand.
"I know you are, kid." Moving forward he gently
kissed Face. "How about you eat something and we'll go to bed."
Face started to tell Hannibal
that he wasn't hungry, but he could tell by the determined look in the older
man's eyes he wouldn't win the argument that refusing to eat would cause.
Turning toward the table Face picked up his fork and began to eat.
smiled as he watched Face pick up his fork. 'You're learning kid.' he thought
as he stood up. Going over to the counter Hannibal
poured himself a glass of water before he moved back to the table, being unable
to help himself he ran his hands through Face's soft blonde hair before he sat
down beside him.
Face managed to eat about half his meal before he pushed the
plate away. Normally Hannibal
would have insisted that he eat more, but knowing how tired Face was he decided
he had eaten enough to hold him over till morning.
"Why don't you go take a shower, and I'll meet you in
the bedroom." Hannibal
smiled at Face.
Happy that Hannibal
wasn't going to make him eat anymore, Face only nodded as rose he started to
leave the kitchen, but stopped at the door. Turning around Face went back to Hannibal; wrapping his
arms around his lover Face hugged him tightly before kissing him.
"I love you too kid," Hannibal smiled. "Now go get in the
When Face left the kitchen Hannibal picked up the plate of half eaten
food and scraped it into the trash, before adding it to the rest of the dirty
dishes in the dishwasher. Once he was done straightening up the kitchen he went
into the living room, turning off lights and checking to make sure the doors
were secure before heading toward the bedroom.
Walking into the bedroom Hannibal was surprised to find Face sitting
on the bed with one shoe off and a sock in his hand, staring at the floor.
"Face, you are right?" Hannibal asked as he moved to kneel down in
front of his lover, placing his hands on the younger man's knees.
"Yeah," Face nodded.
"You sure?" Hannibal
took the sock out of Face's hand so he could hold it, while moving his other
hand to Face's wrist.
Face sighed; he knew that Hannibal was discretely checking his pulse. "I'm
alright; I was just thinking that I might as well wait to take a shower. It'll
help me wake up in the morning."
glanced at the alarm clock on Face's side of the bed; he calculated that Face
would be getting up in another five and a half hours. Looking back at Face and
how tired he was Hannibal
made a decision.
"You're right, but it will also help you relax tonight."
I'm just too tired."
shook his head as bent down to take off Face's other shoe and sock. When he was
done he rose up a little so he could unknot Face's
tie, once that was done he started to unbutton the younger man's dress shirt.
As soon the buttons were undone he slid his hands in the opening, running them
over Face's chest and shoulders as he removed it. He slid his hands under Face's
arms and pulled him to his feet as he stood up.
"Do you need
help with your pants too?" He asked as he unfastened the younger man's
"You're going to make me shower aren't you?"
"Yes I am." Hannibal
smiled as he unbuttoned Face's black dress pants before unzipping them. "Now
you have a choice Kid, you can finish getting yourself undressed while I get
your water running or I can undress you and you can stand here in your birthday
suite until I have your water ready, your choice."
Face looked at his lover and sighed, he didn't know what it
was about his Colonel, but when Hannibal
got something stuck in his head he just wouldn't let it go. "I'll be in
there in a minute."
"Don't make me come out here looking for you." Hannibal warned as he
turned to leave the bedroom.
Face thought about taking his pants off and getting into the
bed, but he knew if he did Hannibal
would most likely drag him out of it; the Colonel had warned him and that was
the end of that argument. Sighing Face took off his dress pants; he folded them
neatly, and placed them on the dresser before going to the bathroom. As he
walked he found it took almost all his energy to put one foot in front of the
other, when he went into the bathroom he found Hannibal checking the water's temperature.
As Face entered Hannibal
turned to look at his lover, as he watched his lover shuffle in he almost
wished that he had let Face go straight to bed. However he had a plan and
making sure Face was as relaxed as possible was a major part of it. "It's
ready for you." Hannibal
smiled as he reached for Face's hand. "Come on Kid."
Face slowly moved forward taking his lover's hand. Hannibal guided the younger man to the walk in shower, though
stopped him just before he stepped through the glass door.
"What?" Face asked.
Shaking his head Hannibal
reached down to pull Face's underwear down his legs, so they were pooled at his
"Now get in." Hannibal chuckled softly. "I'll be back
with some fresh towels in just a minute.
Face nodded as he stepped into the shower, the hot water to
flow over his body relaxing him to the point that he was barely awake, closing
his eyes he leaned against the marble wall in an attempt to keep from falling
was getting fresh towels he stopped in the bedroom to turn down the bed.
"You ready to get out?" Hannibal asked as he came back in the
bathroom. Not getting an answer he opened the shower door. Looking inside he
noticed that Face was literally asleep on his feet. "Ah, baby." Hannibal sighed as he
turned the water off. Taking a towel he gently touched Face's chest causing the
younger man to jerk back.
"Shh, it's okay." Hannibal
pulled Face to him so he could dry the younger man off while making sure he
didn't fall over. "Tem, I'm going to get you out of here and into bed."
explained before he set his words to action. In a matter of a few minutes Hannibal had Face dried
off and was in the process of tucking him into bed when Face started to sit up.
"Just where do you think you're going?" Hannibal asked as he
pushed Face flat.
"Need to set my alarm." Face mumbled.
"I'll take care of it." Hannibal kissed him gently. "Now go to
As soon as Face's head hit the pillow he was fast asleep,
standing up Hannibal
looked at Face's alarm clock. In only five hours the damned thing would be
beeping, waking Face from his much needed rest. In one quick fluid movement Hannibal jerked on the
cord, unplugging it from the wall.
Stripping out of his own clothes he slid into bed, reaching
over he pulled Face into the front of his body.
Face woke the next morning and noticed two things wrong, the
first being his alarm clock was dark and the second was sunlight streaming
through the windows.
"Damn!" He cursed as he started to climb out of
bed only to be stopped by a pair of strong arms.
"Where do you think you're going?" Hannibal asked as he
pulled Face back to him.
"I'm late; I need to get to the agency."
"You need to lie back down and relax." Hannibal tightened his
grip around Face's waist. "I called in for you."
"You did what?"
"I called the agency this morning and told them you
weren't going to be in, you're sick."
"Hannibal you can't…."
"I did." Leaning over the Colonel turned Face so
they were looking at each other.
"You're exhausted kid." Reaching out he stroked
the hair out of his lover's eyes.
"I'm working on an important presentation that needs
get done." When he saw the frown pulling at the corners of Hannibal's
mouth he quickly continued. "If I go in now I could be done by this
"Hannibal…" Face tried to counter but was cut off
"I said no."
"But nothing, these people are going to have to get
along without you." Hannibal
took the younger man's face in his hands. "Face, I appreciate you helping
them out, but you're giving more then you can afford to give."
"I can do …"
"No, you can't keep this up, and I won't allow you to
wear yourself down to nothing."
"Hannibal, if I just go in for…"
"No, what if the team needs you?" Hannibal took a deep breath before he spoke
again. "What if I need you?"
Face sighed realizing that there was no use arguing with Hannibal, it was obvious
that his lover had made up his mind and that was the end of it.
"Alright, you win."
"I always do." Hannibal smiled as he pulled Face in for a
long passionate kiss. When they broke apart Face was panting for breath. "Now
that you're up do you want to eat breakfast?"
"No," Face reached up, putting his fingers in his
lover's silver hair and pulled Hannibal down so
that their lips were brushing against one another, "Now that I'm up,"
Face ground his growing erection into Hannibal's crotch. "I want you."
With that said he captured the Colonel's mouth with his, forcing his tongue
into the older man's mouth; as he moved his hips against Hannibal's he could
feel his lover becoming aroused.
It only took a second for the shock to wear off then Hannibal took control, he
moved so that he was straddling the younger man, his erection rubbing against
Face as he leaned forward to deepen his kiss that Face had started. He wrapped
one hand under Face's shoulder so he could pull him closer, while his other
hand began to rub and caress the younger man's chest and nipples, causing Face
to moan into his mouth.
kissed and caressed him Face ran his hands up and down the Colonel's back, and
squeezing his buttocks forcing the older man's erection into his own. The two
continued for several minutes before Face couldn't take anymore.
"Please John." He begged as he raked his fingers
across Hannibal's back.
moved his arm from behind Face's shoulder lowering him back to the bed as he
did this he moved so that he was no longer straddling Face but kneeling between
the younger man's legs. Leaning forward he snagged his pillow, which he slid
under Face's hips before positioning his lover's legs on his shoulder. Moving
forward he kissed Face while reaching for the lube on the younger man's dresser
"Don't need that." Face panted as he tried to
impale himself on the Colonel. "Just need you in me now."
"The hell you don't; now be still." Hannibal growled as he
pushed Face down and away for his erection. He didn't know how many times that
he'd had this conversation with his lover. Face had scar tissue from previous
rapes during his childhood and in the POW camp, and he would be damned if he
hurt the younger man again by not making sure he was ready.
"Hannibal…" Face started to whine as he tried to
thrust up again.
"Don't Hannibal me."
he smacked Face's ass with enough force to make the younger man pull back away
from him. "You know better than to even ask me." Hannibal added as he slid a lubed finger into Face's tight hole. "You would have
thought you would have learned my now." He added as he brushed Face's
prostate causing the blonde to throw his head back and moan. "But then
again you have always been a stubborn little thing." With that he added a
second finger and began to stretch Face, being careful to go slow and use
plenty of lubricant.
By the time he added a third finger it was everything he
could do to keep Face flat on the bed. "You ready for me? He asked as he
leaned over to kiss Face.
"Been ready for you for the last fifteen minutes."
Face panted; of course this response earned him another swap on the backside.
"Smart ass kid." Hannibal muttered as he entered Face in one
slow, smooth movement. Hannibal
stopped as soon as he was just past the tight ring of muscle waiting for the
younger man to adjust.
"Oh God." Face threw his head back. "Please
please." He begged as Hannibal
continued to sit just inside him.
Leaning forward Hannibal
captured the younger man's lips as he slowly slid the rest of the way into Face's
body. Once he was all the way in he stilled again, making Face squirm under him
trying to make him move.
"Be still." Hannibal
ordered softly, before he pulled out just as slowly. He continued this four
more times, the last time he pulled out he checked to make sure there was no
blood. When he was sure that Face was fully stretched and wouldn't suffer any
pain or damage he picked up his rhythm until Face was moaning again. As he
watched his lover he could tell Face was close, his head was thrown back
against the pillows, eyes closed and his bottom lip was clinched between his
perfect white teeth.
"Oh no you don't." Hannibal reached down, prying Face's lip from
his teeth. "I want to hear you." For too many years his lover had
been forced to stay silent during sex. As a child he had been abused forced to
stay quiet for fear of the repercussions it would bring.
As a soldier Face had imposed the silence himself as the
guards had raped and abused him, he refused to give them the pleasure of
hearing him scream out. But now Face didn't have to be silent, he could cry out
his passion and Hannibal
not only wanted Face to experience this he wanted to enjoy it himself.
Almost instantly Face began to moan, it started low and deep
in the back of his throat, and Hannibal
knew he was close, pushed harder and deeper.
"Please John, Oh God, please."
"Please what?" Hannibal asked as he pushed harder, nailing
the younger man's prostate with a powerful stroke...
Face started to put his lip back between his teeth, but one
look from the Colonel made him remove it.
Reaching between them Hannibal
took Face's weeping penis in his hand and began to pump him, his strokes
matching his own rhythm.
"Please what?" Hannibal asked again as he looked into Face's
"I need you, John, please."
Even though he knew Face was begging for release he could
still tell that he was holding back. Leaning forward he whispered the four
words that he knew would push his lover over the edge. "Cum for me Tem."
That was all it took, Face threw his head back and screamed "John!"
as his body clamped down around Hannibal's causing the Colonel to cum deep
A few seconds later Hannibal
regained enough of his senses to lean back and look at Face; he smiled when he
noticed that the younger man was completely out of it, passed out from the
intensity of his organism. Hannibal
slowly removed himself from Face's body, as he did so he made sure that there
was no blood. Not seeing any he went into the bathroom to clean up, before
coming back to bedroom to take care of Face.
Face woke to the feeling of having something warm and soft
stroking his face. Opening his eyes he saw Hannibal sitting beside him wiping the sweat
from his brow with a warm washcloth, concern in his clear blue eyes.
"You alright baby?" Hannibal asked as he ran the cloth over Face's
neck and shoulders. After being together for so long he would have thought he
would be use to Face blacking out after an intense orgasm, but he wasn't and it
never failed to worry him.
"Never better." Face smiled as he reached up
wrapping his fingers in Hannibal's short silver hair so he could pull him down
for a kiss.
"You worry me when you do that." Hannibal sighed as he pulled back.
"You should be flattered, since you're the only one I've
ever passed out on."
"That good or that bad?" Hannibal chuckled.
"Oh, defiantly that good." Face pulled him back
down so he could attack his mouth.
This time when they broke apart it was Hannibal gasping for air. "You're going
to be the death of me kid."
"Yeah, but think of how much fun it'll be."
laughed as he ruffled Face's hair. "Come on I'll fix lunch."
When Face raised his eyebrow in question Hannibal explained.
"You slept through breakfast."
"What time is it?" Face asked when he remembered
that his alarm clock was dead.
"I slept till 11:30?" Face couldn't believe it,
granted he didn't like the mornings and loved to sleep in, but it was rare that
he ever slept past 9:30.
"No you slept till 10:45, from there on you were
chuckled. "Now get up, you need to eat."
"I could always get up and not eat." Face ran his
hand over his lover's bare chest.
"And I could flip you over and bust your ass." Hannibal warned.
"Kinky." Face laughed as he quickly rolled in the
other direction to keep from getting swatted on the ass again.
"You just wait." Hannibal nodded as he got off the bed and
left the room.
Face stretched as he went to the bathroom to relieve
himself. He had to admit that even though he had been upset about Hannibal turning off his
alarm he was glad his lover had done it. As he came out of the bathroom he
getting dressed in a pair of dress slacks and a button down shirt.
"Change of plans kid, I'm taking you out."
"What did I do to deserve his?" Face asked as he
went to the closet and started to pick through his wardrobe.
"I've missed you," Hannibal came up behind him; wrapping his
arms around Face's waist he laid a gentle kiss on the younger man's neck. "Plus
I want to show you how much I love you."
"I know you love me John," Face leaned back
against Hannibal's chest. "And I love you too, don't ever doubt that."
took in a deep breath as he nuzzled Face's hair with his cheek. "You have
no idea how that makes me feel when I hear you say that. Now get dressed."
"Casual or suit."
smiled as he ruffled Face's hair. "Kid, even when you're dressed casual
you might as well be wearing a suit."
"Now what is that supposed to mean?" Face turned
to look at him, not sure if he was being insulted.
"It doesn't matter what you wear, you make it look like
a million dollars."
"Alright, enough, if you keep this up I'll start
suffering from diabetes with all the sweet stuff you keep spewing out."
Face snorted. "God you are in such a sappy mood this morning."
looked at him for a moment then without warning slapped him hard on the butt. "Fine,
you're getting gray hair." With that said he left the bedroom.
"Hey there's no reason to be
insulting." Face called after him, chuckling as he pulled out a light gray
suite with a pale blue tie.
Once he was finished getting dressed he went to the bathroom
to double check his appearance. Moving closer to the mirror he looked at his
hair. "Liar." He muttered as he stood up straight.
"No, but I made you look." Hannibal laughed behind him causing him to
"Jesus, don't do that." Face grumbled as he pushed
the older man out of the doorway.
"You ready or are you going to pick through your hair
"Yeah, just let me get my jacket." Face glared at Hannibal as he picked his
jacket off the bed.
An hour later the two men were sitting at a small café just
off the beach eating a light lunch and watching the waves crash against the
"How much longer do you think it'll be before the
agency will be up and running on its own."
Face took a swallow of his wine as he thought about it. "If
we land this account then just another couple of weeks."
"And if you don't?" Hannibal asked taking a small sip of his
Face sighed as he leaned back in his chair. "Then it
could be months."
"They're that bad off?"
Face nodded his head. "They have a lot of potential to
make it big; we just have to get a few big accounts to bring in more. You know
how it goes."
"Snowball effect." Hannibal studied Face for a moment before he
spoke again. "I'm worried about you kid."
took a deep breath knowing that if he wasn't careful he would have one hell of
a fight on his hands.
"You're working yourself into the ground." Hannibal held up his
hands before the younger man could speak. "I know that we all agreed that
you should help out our client, but you need to slow down." Reaching out Hannibal took Face's hand
in his own. "I love you baby and I don't like seeing you worn out like
Face looked at Hannibal
for a minute before he squeezed the other man's hand. "I love you too."
The two finished their drinks keeping their conversation light;
paid the check the two men went down to the beach. Taking off their shoes and
rolling up the cuffs of their pant legs the two strolled through the sand and
pulled a cigar out of his coat pocket and was trying to find his lighter when a
flame appeared. "Thanks kid." He smiled as he took a few puffs on the
Cubin. They walked in silence for a while when Face interrupted
"Spill it Colonel."
turned to look over at his companion.
"I can tell by the look on your face that you're
thinking about something, and by the looks of it I'm not sure I want to know
what it is."
smiled as he shook his head in disbelief. "You know me too well kid."
"Comes from putting up with you for all these years."
Face chuckled. "So what are you worrying yourself over?"
"Not worried Tem, just wondering."
When they had gone a few hundred feet and Hannibal had still not spoken Face tried
Face sighed as he rolled his eyes. "So are you going to
tell me what you're wondering about or am I going to have to guess?"
"I don't know if I want you to ask, because I'm not
sure if I'll like the answer."
"So when has not liking an answer ever stopped you?"
Face snorted, and then ducked as Hannibal
made a slow easy swipe at his head. "Seriously John, what's
studied Face for a second before he spoke. "Are you happy Tem, I mean
Face looked up at Hannibal
not sure if he liked the question. As he studied his lover's face he could see
some that the other man was worried about what he might say. "Do you mean
as in our relationship?"
looked at Face; the younger man was a prefect picture of someone being calm,
cool and collect. However Hannibal
could see the tightness in his lover's shoulders. As he watched Face he could
tell that he was studying him as if trying to judge what might be coming next. Realizing that he had most likely just scared
the hell out of Face he wrapped his arms around the blonde's waist and pulled
him into a tight embrace. "I love you Tem, and I just want to make sure
Face sighed as he rested his head on Hannibal's shoulder. "Am
happy about being on the run? No."
Face pulled back to look watch Hannibal's reaction. "Am I happy
about having to move all the time? No. Do I like having to keep our relationship
a secret? No." Noticing the frown that was forming on Hannibal's lips Face
began to change tactics. "Do I love you? Yes. Would I change any of it?
No." Face moved so that his lips were brushing against Hannibal's. "I
wouldn't change a thing, and I'll do anything as long as I can be with you."
With that said Face moved in for a deep passionate kiss, his mouth consuming
Hearing Face's words and feeling him pour his love out to
him in that one kiss made Hannibal's heart beat faster. Moving his hand to the
back of Face's neck, he returned the kiss with equal enthusiasm; by the time
they were finished both men were breathless.
"Shame this is a public beach." Hannibal whispered into Face's ear.
"Why's that?" Face asked
as he moved back to study the other man.
"Cause I could think of a lot of things I could do to
you in this sand."
"You know the only problem with doing it in the sand is
I spend a week trying to get it out of places it shouldn't be."
chuckled as he wrapped his arm back around his lover's waist. "I don't
mind helping you get it cleaned out."
"If I remember correctly there is a great little bed
and breakfast a few miles up the road." Face suggested. "I don't know
if they have hourly rates though."
"Oh what I have planned for you will take a whole lot
longer than an hour." Hannibal
smiled as he moved his hand down to squeeze Face's designer clad butt.
"Promise?" Face asked as he turned into Hannibal's
"Guarantee." Hannibal's smile widened as he pulled
his lover in for a passionate kiss. "What do you say we head back to the
car, and find this place?"
"Only on one condition." Face smiled one of his
best and brightest smiles.
"You call in sick for me tomorrow."