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Title: Only in His Dreams
Pairing: Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
Prompt: 21, Dream
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. soar
***Everyone wanted to build up walls between him and Hannibal.
Will's hands clenched into fists, so tightly that after a few moments, he raised them to his face with a sharp exclamation of pain. His nails had dug into the palms of his hands, leaving half-moon marks that almost looked like stigmata wounds.
In some ways, that was what he felt like, Will thought with a soft sigh. He felt that he was being crucified on the altar of expectations.
No one wanted him to be involved with Hannibal. They expected him to do what they wanted, to be a good boy and obey the rules, to keep himself away from the man he was more and more attracted to. They all told him that he needed to work, not to be in a relationship.
Of course, if Hannibal was a woman, it would be different.
Will's lip curled at the thought; he could tell that the man reason the people he worked with warned him against a relationship with Hannibal was because they thought ti wouldn't be "normal." But he didn't give a damn what they thought. He didn't want to be with a woman.
He wanted Hannibal. He wanted to be with a man, and if people didn't like it, then that was too bad for them. He wasn't going to give up his dreams.
Maybe Hannibal wasn't even feeling the same attraction that he did. Maybe he could only be with Hannibal in his dreams; maybe they weren't meant to be anything but friends. Maybe his dreams were all that he would ever have of the other man.
But those dreams were keeping him alive, keeping him going day by day. Only in his dreams was he able to be completely happy, to be the person he wanted to be.
If only he could make those dreams come true.
Only in his dreams could he be with Hannibal, at least for now. Will could swear that he had seen a glimmer of desire in Hannibal's eyes more than once when their gazes had met; he wanted to believe that Hannibal was interested in him.
He'd thought that he had kept his own desire for the other man well hidden, but apparently not. He'd been warned about not becoming involved.
But he wasn't going to pay any attention to what other people told him. He was going to move ahead, reach for what he wanted, try to make those dreams become real. If he didn't try, then he would regret it for the rest of his life.
Somehow, he would make those dreams come true, no matter what it might take.
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