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Title: Bright Future
Pairing: Will Graham/Sherlock Holmes
Prompt: 7, Change
Disclaimer: This is entirely a product of my own imagination, and I make no profit from it. I do not own the lovely Hannibal Lecter or Will Graham, unfortunately, just borrowing them for a while. Please do not sue.
***This was most definitely a change. A big one.
Will looked around the upstairs bedroom of the flat, the room that now held all of the belongings he'd brought with him. It didn't look like his yet, but it would. And it was furnished, which meant that he hadn't had to keep his old furniture.
The bed was larger and more comfortable than his old one had been, and the other furniture was actually more comfortable than what he was used to, as well.
So, the changes so far had all been good ones. He was having a hard time getting used to the noise of the city; even through the closed window, he could still hear cars going by in the street. But he was sure that he would grow accustomed to that, in time.
There were so many good things about these changes, he told himself.
He would no longer have to drive twenty minutes to go into the nearest town. Everything would be so much more convenient here, and he'd like that a lot.
There was a grocery store right on the corner, and Sherlock had already told him what was close by in the neighborhood. A pizzeria, a coffee shop, an Italian restaurant, two Chinese takeout places, a pet store, a used bookshop .... so many things he wanted to see.
And, of course, the biggest change was that he now lived with someone. Not just someone, Will corrected himself. He was living with the man he'd fallen in love with, the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. The man who had captured his heart.
Of all the changes he'd ever thought he would make in his life, that hadn't been one of them. But it was the best change of them all.
It was all a little frightening, but exhilarating at the same time.
He didn't usually deal all that well with changes, Will mused, but he seemed to be doing okay with these. Maybe it was because he'd been ready to make those changes. It had been time for them; he needed to get a fresh start, to embark on a whole new life.
Well, he'd definitely done that, he told himself, glancing around the room again. And it felt good. He was no longer trying to cling to the past.
That hadn't been healthy for him, and he knew it. He was much better off being where he was now, even if it took a little getting used to. He needed this new life -- and he needed the love and security that went along with it. Life was looking good, and the future was bright.
And getting brighter every moment, he thought with a smile as he headed downstairs.
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