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Title: Love Will Find You
Pairing: Will Graham/Lee Fallon
Fandom: Hannibal/The Big C
Table: Quotables Challenge, tv_universe
Prompt: "Love is not something you find. Love is something that finds you." -- Loretta Young
Disclaimer: This is entirely a product of my own imagination, and I make no profit from it. I do not own the lovely Will Graham or Lee Fallon, unfortunately, just borrowing them for a while. Please do not sue.
"I never thought I could fall in love with somebody I just met," Will said softly as he curled up against Lee on the couch. "It just ... never seemed possible."
Lee smiled softly, raising a hand to stroke gentle fingers through Will's dark curls. "Love isn't something you find, Will," he said, his voice very soft. "Love is something that finds you. And from what I can tell, it finds you when you aren't expecting it."
Will nodding, acknowledging the truth of Lee's words. Love had found him when he hadn't been looking for it -- but he had never looked for love actively.
He had never thought anyone would fall in love with him.
Lee coming into his life had been something of a miracle. He would always look back on their meeting and feel that it had been fate taking a hand in his life.
What else could he think? He hadn't been looking for love; he hadn't even been looking for a friend, and suddenly Lee was there, smiling at him, looking like an angel fallen from heaven right into his life. So unexpected, and yet so very welcome.
He wanted to spend all of his life with this man; he wanted to grow old with Lee, to be able to look back on their first meeting and smile in fond remembrance.
They would have a lifetime together. He had to believe that.
He didn't want to think about Lee's cancer. This trial would be successful, and Lee would get better. He had to. Fate couldn't be so cruel as to take Lee away from him, now that they'd found each other. They would have many, many more years together.
They would grow old together. They would still love each other when they were very old men, and they would be closer than ever.
The thought made him smile; just thinking of their future together made his heart sing. They hadn't even been intimate yet, and he was already seeing the life ahead of them.
Will didn't doubt that those dreams would come true. He refused to think that they wouldn't; as Lee had said, love wasn't something that he had found. It had come to him unexpectedly, in a dazzling burst of light, and he was going to hold onto it with all his strength.
He wasn't going to let this man go. Not now, and not ever.
"I believe that love will find you when you need it the most," Lee whispered, his soft voice bringing Will out of his reverie. "Finding you proves me right."
'I never thought I would find anybody," Will said softly, tilting his head back to look up at Lee. "I'd pretty much convinced myself that love was never going to find me. I thought it was something for other people to have, and that I'd always be on the outside looking in."
"Well, you've been proven wrong about that," Lee told him with a smile. "Because love had found you, Will. And it's going to stay with you forever."
"Forever?" Will whispered, his voice slightly unsteady.
Lee nodded, looking serious. "Even if it's not in the physical form, the love is always going to be there. Don't ever doubt that, Will. No matter what the future holds, I'll always love you."
It seemed impossible. It seemed too ephemeral for him to be able to grasp and hold on to, a concept that held no more weight that a whisper on the wind that would fade into silence. But Will knew it wasn't. He knew that love had found him,and that he wouldn't let it go.
This love would last forever, he vowed to himself. He would make it last forever. Now that love had found him, he would hold on to it for all of his life, and beyond.
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