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Title: Surrounded By Stars
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Will Graham/Lee Fallon
Fandom: Hannibal/The Big C
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 38, Stars
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.


"It's beautiful here." Lee's voice was soft, almost dreamy.

Will glanced over at his lover as the two of them lay on the hillside near his house, looking up at the night sky stretching above them.

There seemed to be a million stars in the sky; Will was sure than even if he were to try, he could never manage to count them all. He didn't need to count them, anyway; it was enough that they were there, twinkling overhead, their beauty there for him to drink in.

"It really is," he agreed, his voice very soft. He almost didn't want to speak; he was afraid that if he did, words would break the spell of tranquility surrounding them.

It felt as though the night was magical, enchanted.

Just looking up at the stars stretching overhead, Will felt that they were enclosed in a cocoon, in their own safe space, surrounded by stars.

He was sure that if he tried, he could reach up and touch them. They were glittering pinpricks of light, there against a velvety indigo sky; like diamonds sparkling over his head, there for the taking. He wanted to bring one down from the sky and present it to Lee.

He knew that he couldn't, of course. It wasn't possible to reach the stars. But for now, for these precious moments, he wanted to feel that he could.

"The stars look like they're so close," he whispered, raising a hand toward the sky. "I feel like I could just reach out and touch them, and pull them down."

"So do I," Lee said, his voice hushed. "I feel like they're surrounding us. Maybe this sounds weird, bit it's almost like the sky is this big blanket spangled with stars that we can wrap ourselves up in and feel safe and warm and protected. Like we're surrounded by stars."

Will blinked, looking over at Lee again; it was amazing how his boyfriend so often seemed to be thinking along exactly the same lines as he himself was.

Just another indication that they were perfect for each other.

It was simply more proof that he'd found his soul mate, the person he belonged with, Will told himself with a smile. Lee was so much like him, so in tune with him.

Someday, they would reach the stars together, he thought, focusing his gaze on the star-spangled night sky above them. They would touch those stars, gather handfuls of them, give them to each other. They'd look down on the earth and smile from the heavens.

But that wouldn't be for a long time to come, he told himself firmly as he reached for Lee's hand and twined their fingers together. First, they had a long life to lead here.

And he wanted to make the most of every second of that life together.