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Title: Good Changes
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Prompt: 07, Change
Author's Note: Sequel to "Shattered Vessel."
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.
***Will sat at the table with Hannibal, watching his lover.
So much had changed in their relationship, and it felt as though another change was coming soon -- maybe much sooner than Will was ready to face it.
But he'd committed himself to this, he told himself firmly. He wasn't going to back down. He was going to relinquish all control over their sex life, let Hannibal lead him to wherever he wanted to go. He wasn't going to hold back any longer.
If he didn't, he was sure that he'd become more timid, and Hannibal would eventually get tired of dealing with his problems and turn away from him.
He couldn't let that happen.
Losing Hannibal wasn't an option for him. Losing all that they shared, all that Hannibal had come to mean to him, would be ripping away a part of who he was.
If he and Hannibal lost each other, he would lose more than just a lover, a relationship. He would lose a part of who he had become since he and Hannibal had been together, and that would be a tragedy. It would be a huge step backwards for him.
Hannibal had lifted him out of himself, made him become something more than what he had been. He had started to become more sure of himself, more confident.
Will didn't want to lose that part of himself. If he did, then he would be back where he'd started, hiding away in a shell, rarely ever coming out of it.
He hadn't liked that person very much. He'd always wanted to be more bold, more open, and Hannibal had brought out that side of him. He'd started to scuttle back into that shell since his ordeal, and he didn't want to. He wouldn't. Not this time.
He'd changed so much since he and Hannibal had been involved, and he thought those changes were for the better. He didn't want them to reverse.
It was up to him to make sure they didn't.
He was going to take matters into his own hands. Things were not going to change, Will told himself determinedly. He wouldn't let them.
He and Hannibal were going to keep moving down the path that they were already on; he wouldn't let what had been done to him affect his relationship. It might be a struggle for him, at least at first, but he would get back to where he'd been before everything had happened..
They would get over this bump in the road, and if there were any more changes to come, he'd make sure that they would all be good ones.
This time, when the changes came, he would be ready for them.
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