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Title: For Eternity
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
Table: 8, 50ficlets
Prompt: 49, Eternity
Author's Note: This is a 50-ficlet AU series for Will/Hannibal. In this universe, the two of them are deeply in love with each other, though neither knows quite how to bring that love out into the open.
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.


He had never been as happy as he was right now.

Will propped his chin on his hand, staring into space and smiling. This was how he wanted to feel every day for the rest of his life, exactly this happy and contented.

Could he possibly be any happier than h was now? he asked himself, answering the question as soon as it was formulated in his mind. Yes, of course he could. Living with Hannibal, once that actually happened, would probably make him even happier.

He wasn't going to push for that, not yet. But one day, it would happen. He was sure of it. He and the dogs would move here, and live in Baltimore.

It was in the future, but it was a future he was becoming more and more sure of.

After all, why shouldn't he be sure of it? He knew that Hannibal wanted him to live here; his lover had even said that he could get used to having the dogs around.

And they would still keep the house in Wolf Trap. It would be their weekend getaway, when they wanted to get out of the city and spend some quiet time alone. Keeping the house would be worth it for that; they might even go there on a weeknight once in a while.

Will didn't want to sell the house; it would be perfect for the two of them, and it was a place that held a lot of good memories for him. He wasn't ready to say goodbye to it.

Fortunately, Hannibal wouldn't expect him to do that. His boyfriend wanted them to meld their two separate and distinct lives, not have one of them leave his past life behind for an entirely new one. Hannibal was willing to compromise, which was a good thing.

And he could compromise, too, Will told himself with a smile. Wasn't he doing that already, by thinking about moving to Baltimore?

The more he thought about it, the more living in the city didn't seem so bad.

The dogs would have a back yard to run in, and they'd get used to not being near the woods. They'd be a lot safer, too, as long as they didn't get out into the street.

All in all, living with Hannibal would be a good thing, he told himself. It would take a little getting used to, but any kind of change did. And with all of the advantages, there was no reason why he shouldn't embrace this particular change with open arms.

It was a compromise, but one that he didn't mind making. It would be a compromise that would benefit them both, and one that he could deal with making.

WIll could see the future stretching out in front of him -- a bright, happy future spent with the man he loved, an eternity of happiness.

That was what he wanted, all he wanted. To be able to spend the rest of his life with the man he loved, both of them happy and fulfilled and contented. That sounded like an eternity of paradise to him, the only life that he wanted to lead.

Of course, everything wouldn't always be sunshine and roses between them, he cautioned himself. They were bound to argue sometimes. Every couple did.

But fortunately, their arguments were few and far between.

Whenever they had an argument or a disagreement, they would manage to work it out. He knew they would. He and Hannibal loved each other too much for fights to last.

He couldn't imagine having a terrible fight with Hannibal; his lover was far too calm and even-tempered. Will felt a small tingle of fear flash down his spine; what would Hannibal be like if he really lost his temper? That was something he didn't want to see.

But that also wasn't something he needed to think about, he told himself, pushing the disturbing thought away. It wasn't going to happen. Not with them.

Their relationship was strong and secure. Hannibal loved him, and he loved Hannibal. Their life wouldn't be a bed of roses; things wouldn't always be easy. But they had love on their side, and it would be there for an eternity. He didn't doubt that for a moment.

Loving Hannibal was a part of him now, something that he couldn't change. He had fallen, and he didn't want to get back up. Not ever.

He would love this man for eternity.

He could see himself with Hannibal when they were old and grey; he was sure that they'd still love each other just as much then. No, Will corrected himself, they'd love each other even more. Their love would have grown even stronger by that time.

They would be together through eternity, he told himself with a smile. He couldn't imagine a time when their souls wouldn't be wrapped up in each other.

He was Hannibal's, and Hannibal was his. For the rest of their lives, and even longer. And knowing that made him the happiest man in the world.

He wanted to stay this happy for eternity.