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Title: No Guarantees
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Will Graham/Lee Fallon
Fandom: Hannibal/The Big C
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 20, Bittersweet
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.


Lee looked at his watch, sighing when he saw the time.

He couldn't expect Will to be with him all the time; that would be silly. His boyfriend had a job, things that had to take care of. He had responsibilities.

It just seemed that they should have more time together, especially when it felt as though that time was being taken away from them far too rapidly. There were days when he was sure that this clinical trial was going to be another failure, and he would have to try to find another one.

The good days were outweighing the bad ones lately, but that was no indication that this trial would be a cure for him. There were no guarantees.

That was something Lee knew all too well.

Every moment that he had with Will was precious to him, which was why he wanted more. He was greedy for time with his love, hungry for it.

All too soon, that time could be even more limited than it was now. Lee didn't want to think about what the future could hold if the trials took a downturn for him; he didn't want to think about the possibility of leaving this world, leaving behind all the happiness that he'd found.

That happiness had come to him so recently that he was sure the gods wouldn't be so vengeful as to take it away from him so cruelly.

Treasure, sitting in his lap, whined and pushed her cold nose into his hand. Laughing softly, Lee petted her, his fingers stroking her small head.

He knew that once he was gone, Will would take care of Treasure. He would love her simply because she had been Lee's puppy; that was the kind of person Will was. But it would break his heart every time he looked at her, and remembered the past.

That thought made Lee's eyes fill with tears. He had a good life now, a life he wanted to hold on to. But at the same time, it was so bittersweet.

He knew in his heart that he would leave this life long before he was ready.

He would have to leave his love behind, along with everything else that he cherished. It wasn't what any of them wanted, but it was inevitable.

He would never be able to see Treasure grow up, never be there for so many moments that he could share with Will. The thought made his eyes fill with tears; impatiently, Lee brushed them away, trying to fill his mind with more positive thoughts.

There was always the chance that the trials would work, that he would have a reprieve. He had to hold on to that hope with everything that he had.

He wouldn't give up hope until he knew for certain that there was none left.