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Title: Every Day Is A Winding Road
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Will Graham/Lee Fallon
Fandom: Hannibal/The Big C
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 8, 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.


Well, he should have expected that.

Will scowled as he started his car, pulling out the parking lot and heading towards the highway to go home. He should have known how his day would go.

No one seemed to think that his marrying Lee was a good thing. His so-called "friends" and colleagues didn't seem to care about his happiness, only the fact that he was marrying a man who had a terminal disease. All they could see was death, not hope.

It made him angrier than he should be, he told himself with a soft sigh as he merged into the freeway traffic. But he'd halfway expected this kind of attitude.

It was as though no one wanted him to be happy.

Not only that, but they refused to see that the trials were going well for Lee, despite the occasional bad day, and that the two of them had high hopes.

No, everyone around him only wanted to see the bad side. They wanted Will to reject Lee, to walk away from him and abandon him, and thereby abandon his own happiness. It was as though everyone wanted him to be miserable, as though they begrudged him the slightest bit of joy.

They probably did, he thought sourly. All of them didn't have much going in their lives, either, and they couldn't stand to see the person they thought of as a freak being happy.

Every day that he and Lee had together was a victory. Why couldn't the people around them see that? Why couldn't they see that getting married would be a good thing?

it didn't matter what other people thought, Will told himself, stepping harder on the gas pedal. It made him so angry that people thought he and Lee were doomed, that they could only see unhappiness ahead. They couldn't see that being a couple was their happiness.

Just the fact that the two of them had found each other and fallen in love was a victory, in Will's eyes. They didn't need the approval of the world to live their lives.

And so far, the trials seemed to be working.

That was what no one wanted to see. They only wanted to see the dark clouds, not the silver lining. Well, he wasn't going to do that. He was going to be optimistic.

He and Lee would deal with the darkness when they had to. They wouldn't hide from it and pretend that it might not come, but they weren't going to dwell on it, either. Life was too short for that. They were going to take the happiness they could get while they had a chance at it.

If the people he worked with couldn't approve of him doing that, then it was their loss. They'd probably never know the happiness that he'd found.

Every day was a winding road, and they would follow that road until it branched off into a new one.