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Title: On the Winning Side
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Will Graham/Lee Fallon
Fandom: Hannibal/The Big C
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 08, Victory
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 smiled as he left the hospital, feeling renewed and optimistic.

He hadn't had a treatment today, but he'd been talking to the doctor who was running the trials, and he was very positive about Lee's progress.

The trials appeared to be working well for him at this point. Of course, it was too early to be sure; there was no way to know if the treatments were going to be successful for several more months. But so far, it was all going well.

This was the first time a trial had worked for him past the first month, and he couldn't help but start to feel optimistic. This time would finally be the one that worked.

This time, he was going to have a future.

He'd be able to build a life with Will. The two of them would be together for a lifetime, growing old together and falling more deeply in love.

That was all he wanted. The chance for a life with Will, a life that he hadn't thought he could have until he'd come here and just happened to meet the love of his life, the man he wanted to spend eternity with. It felt as though that life was within his grasp now.

If only he could have that, then he would be a happy man.

He didn't need riches. He didn't need notoriety. He needed nothing a life with the man he loved, a life that would last far into old age.

Maybe he was crazy to think that this trial would work, when so many others hadn't. But he was sure that he could taste victory at last.

He'd almost given up. He'd been so close to not coming here.

But something had told him that this time, he would come out on the winning side; this time, he would have the chance to achieve victory, to kick cancer's ass for good. He'd somehow felt that his destiny, and his happiness, awaited him here.

This time, things were going to work. He was going to be positive and believe that with all his heart. He had to believe. For Will. For their future.

He had to win this time. Victory would be his.

It was about time he came out of that long, dark tunnel on the winning side. There had been too many letdowns before, too many times when he'd had to accept bitter disappointment that had tasted like ashes in his mouth.

He had been so close to giving up. But now, he had more reason than ever to push for that victory. He'd do it for Will. He'd try his hardest, fight to the end.

There was a spring in Lee's step as he walked out to his car and opened the door. He felt happier and more positive than he had in a very long time, and that positivity was due to the victory that he could sense in his near future.

A victory that was richly deserved.