An Unexpected Visitor

BY : AmandaLee
Category: X-Men: (All Movies) > Crossovers
Dragon prints: 3100
Disclaimer: I do not own Xmen, nor any of the characters from it. I do not make any money from the writing of this story.

Chapter 2

The small man, who was Hannibal Lecter - lacking adequate terms, many people just chose to call him “monster” - slowly but relentlessly led Erik Lehnsherr out of the building.
Doctor Lecter had put on Magneto’s topcoat and hat, and besides he had changed his appearance even more by putting on a wig, a pair of smoke-coloured glasses, and a false moustache.
Erik noticed that he seemed to have been prepared to disguise quickly. Yet he wasn’t aware of Hannibal Lecter’s true identity.
The doctor held Erik’s wrist in an iron-grip all the time they were walking. He had kept his promise and released Erik’s neck once they got outside the restroom.
Magneto wasn’t sure if he could trust this man, but he decided to do as he said, at least until they got outside. Lecter seemed to be a fugitive - a criminal - but on the other hand he did not seem crazy. He remained creepily calm throughout the whole ordeal, and when he spoke, his voice was low and controlled.
When they got outside the building - doctor Lecter insisted on walking out through the main entrance, to draw less attention - the grip of Erik’s wrist suddenly hardened.
- Do you remember what I said, doctor Lehnsherr? doctor Lecter whispered.
- Absolutely.
- Good. Pretend that we’re in company. Walk calmly and try to act as normally as you can. Do *not* look around. That will only draw attention.
- Do you have to hold my arm? Erik whispered back. You are hurting me. I won’t run, I promise.
Doctor Lecter smiled. Then he clicked his tongue.
- We’ll see.
- We’ll see what?
- If you run.
The grip loosened, but the doctor didn’t let go entirely. It wasn’t hurting anymore, thank God, but still Erik sensed that this man watcwatchful and would not do anything irresponsible. But he was grateful that the blood flow to his hand could go back to normal.
It was nice outside. It was autumn, but the fall had been late this year, and although it was already early October, people could walk outside with no jackets on. The lawn, which represented the university courtyard, was full of students, who had spread out blankets on the grass where ate, talked, or just enjoyed the warm weather.
Doctor Lecter looked out for potential FBI-agents, but he saw nothing suspicious. Maybe the FBI had not come here for him, after all. Maybe agent Simmons and his partner were here for other reasons than him. Maybe it was just a mere coincidence that brought them to the same place as him this afternoon.
Doctor Lecter did not know, but he felt relatively safe when he and Erik had left the university courtyard, and headed for the parking lot.
Although he was not going to take any chances. There was a possibility that the FBI had sent out a call for his car, a black Jaguar. He was going to stick to his plan and leave the university in Erik Lehnsherr’s car.
- Which one is yours? asked doctor Lecter.
- That one, Erik replied instantly, and motioned to his car, an elegant, dark blue Mazda.
- Come.
Lecter’s grip hardened again, and he started pulling Magneto toward the car.
- I said you could have the car, said Erik.
- Get in, said doctor Lecter.
- What?
- You are driving. Get in. Now.
- No, wait...-!
- Hush. I will keep my promise and let you go when we’re done with each other. Until that - do as I say.
Erik looked around. The world around them was normal, or at least as “normal” it could become. People, mostly young people, walked past them constantly, some accompanied by others, and some alone.
They could hear talk, laughter, and birds chirping.
No one could guess that here stood a feared mutant terrorist, Magneto, and one of FBI’s most wanted fugitives, the serial killer and notorious psychiatrist doctor Hannibal Lecter.
- Get into the car, doctor Lecter repeated. I am starting to lose my patience, Ph.D. Erik Lehnsherr.
Magneto felt he was beginning to sweat, and his mouth got dry. He looked around once more.
Wasn’t there anything he could do for himself? He could magnetize the car they stood by - his car - or some other car, a lamppost, or anything. He could throw away a car, or even a truck, with just one though.
Maybe it would frighten, or distract, his kidnapper enough for him to tear loose and run away. But if he did anything like that, everyone would find out he was a mutant, and he didn’t want that.
Besides Lecter was still holding his wrist hard. The man did not seem easily spooked. Getting into a physical fight with him was not a good idea. Despite his size, Hannibal Lecter was a fierce fighter, and Erik was afraid of him.
- Alright. I’ll drive, Erik agreed.
- That’s my boy. Do you have the keys?
- In my jacket pocket.
- Take them out.
Erik complied and gave Hannibal the car keys. The doctor unlocked the door to the driver’s seat with his free hand. - Hop in, he then said.
Erik complied again without objections and sat behind the steering wheel. Hannibal Lecter himself calmly walked around the car and sat in the front seat. When they were both safe inside the car, he returned the keys to Magneto.
- Start the car and head for the highway, he instructed.
- Where do want to go?
- That will come.
Erik sighed. He put the ignition key in the ignition lock and started the engine. Slowly the dark blue Mazda rolled away from the university’s parking lot, and out on the highway.
- I knew you were a reasonable man, doctor Lehnsherr, Hannibal said with a sweet smile.


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