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Pairing: Will Graham/Lee Fallon
Fandom: Hannibal/The Big C
Prompt: #107, Transform
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.
***Will looked absolutely transformed today.
Lee watched his boyfriend as Will puttered around the kitchen, making coffee, starting to scramble eggs on the stove. He had thought that this man was beautiful before, but now, the morning after the first time they had made love, he was utterly stunning.
There was a light that seemed to emanate from him, a brightness that hadn't been there before. It was as though a veil had suddenly been ripped away.
Pulling back that veil had revealed a new Will, a gorgeous, shining creature who was even more irresistible to Lee than the man he had first met. Had them making love caused this, or was there something more? Lee had to wonder about that.
Just what had caused this amazing transformation?
Love, Lee told himself with a smile. It wasn't just because of their physical union, though that had a lot to do with it. It was because Will had fallen in love.
And so had he, Lee told himself, leaning back in his chair. A love that gave him everything to live for, a love that had already grown to such great proportions within him that he was determined more than ever to beat this cancer and to live a long and happy life.
With Will in his life, he would be happier and more fulfilled than he had ever been. Falling in love had made all the difference as to what he intended to do with his life.
Of course, he had intended to fight the cancer when he'd come here to take part in this clinical trial. But there had been so many trials over the past few years, so much hope that had ended up falling flat. He had almost started to wonder if the fight was worthwhile.
Now, looking at Will, he knew that it was. He had to fight. He had to grab on to life with both hands and hold on with everything he had.
Now, he had so much more to live for than he ever had before.
He had Will in his life, a man who he loved and desired. If that wasn't enough to make him fight for life, then nothing was. He'd never had such a compelling reason to live; just looking at Will made his soul fill with joy, made him want to embrace life.
How could he not want to fight for every moment of life he could have, now that he had such an amazing man by his side? It would be foolish of him not to.
Will made life look brighter than it ever had.
Especially this morning, transformed as he was. Lee couldn't stop looking at him; it was as though Will had become even more stunningly beautiful overnight.
Could such a simple act as making love, and falling in love, make someone look so completely and utterly incandescent? Lee had to smile at the thought; he himself had fallen head over heels in love, and he was sure that he didn't look nearly as good as Will did this morning.
Or did he? he wondered. Maybe, in Will's eyes, he looked just as transformed, just as beautiful. Maybe that was what falling in love could do.
He wouldn't know; he had never been in love before. Oh, he had thought that he was in love, but it had never been the real thing. Not before Will.
Will Graham was the love of his life, the man who had captured his heart and would always hold it. Will was one in a million; no, he was one in a universe full of people. Lee was sure that no one else in the world could ever make him feel the way that Will did.
He'd never expected to fall in love like this. He had never thought that this kind of love existed. But Will was proof that it did.
And his transformation was only part of that love.
Lee had to smile at the thought that he could make someone look so incredible, at the idea that he was someone who could be so utterly loved.
Again, that was a marvel to him. Just the fact that someone like Will could fall in love with him too his breath away; even before the cancer, he had never thought of himself as someone who another person could fall madly and totally in love with.
Yet somehow, a wonderful man like Will had done just that.
How had he gotten so lucky as to have Will's love? It wasn't something he'd planned on, or something that he had thought would happen when he came here.
Instead, everything seemed to have just fallen into his lap, as if fate had decreed that for cone, things were going to go right for him. Maybe that also meant that fate would let this clinical trial work for him, and the cancer would finally be eradicated for good.
Lee hoped with all of his heart that was true. Surely fate couldn't be so cruel as to bring Will into his life, and then snatch life away from him far too soon.
No, fate was capricious, but it wouldn't do that. Not to the two of them. He deserved better -- and so did his beloved Will. Will deserved to have a lifetime with someone he loved, someone who would care for him. He should be given that chance at love.
He wanted the chance he was being given at life; he wanted to spend a lifetime with Will, protecting him, loving him, making him happy.
And in that, he would be happier himself than he had ever been.
Will turned to him, putting the scrambled eggs on the table. "There you go," he said, smiling at Lee. He turned back to the counter to take toast out of the toaster, then set that in front of Lee as well. "Just let me make some bacon, and breakfast will be served."
"You're spoiling me!" Lee told him with a soft laugh. But he had to admit that he loved it. And he loved seeing Will looking so carefree and happy.
"I want to do it," Will told him, his voice very soft. "I want to do everything for you, Lee. I want to make you happier than you've ever been. Because you make me happier than I've ever been." He turned back to the stove with a smile, preparing to fry the bacon.
Lee could do nothing but sit back, feeling happy and content.
Will had just said that he made him happy, and that was all Lee needed to hear. As long as he made Will happy, then he himself was happy.
He and Will had both been transformed by the love they had discovered within each other. He felt like a new man, and even though he knew that the clinical trials ahead of him might be grueling, he was more than willing to face them, if it meant spending a lifetime with Will.
One night with the man he'd fallen in love with had changed everything for him. He, and his entire life, had been transformed with a happiness he hadn't thought he could find.
He intended to hold on to that happiness and keep it close to him for all time.
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