this is mildly terrifying
Do you notice Watson would think of friends as protectors probably only after fighting so many years in the army? When he told Sherlock, “friends protect people,” he wasn’t calling him a friend or a colleague, he was giving him the status of a comrade in arms. In my mind, at the grave he nodded and saluted because he lost a soldier.
Hanlock AU - Sherlock/Hannibal
Hannibal thinks he found someone who shares interest with him, but he is mistaken.