Hannibal considered this. Very interesting. It gave him some ideas. Mother had stayed and Norman had gone.
"Norman, I would very much like to talk more about this with you. But I have some things that I need to look up, first. I need to be sure about some ideas I've got. In the meantime, do let me know when you're going to be painting so that I can help you out. Also, let me know a night which you would like for me to cook for you again. It would give me great pleasure to do so."
Hannibal stood upright, seeing that Norman wasn't quite ready to have this conversation.
"I promise you that I won't bring up this ordeal with mother again without letting you know ahead of time that it is my intention."