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Title: A Sliver of Coldness
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Will Graham/Lee Fallon
Fandom: Hannibal/The Big C
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 9, Cold
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.

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There was a good chance that he could lose Lee. Forever.

Just the thought of going through the rest of his life without the man he loved, having to get through every day alone, made Will feel cold all over.

He didn't want to think about that possibility, though if he was brutally honest with himself, he had always known that it was there. He had simply tried to push it aside and fool himself into thinking that because they were in love, the cancer would magically go away.

But that wasn't going to happen. This was going to be a fight -- and it might not be one that they could win, no matter how hard they tried.

Just thinking of that possibility that Lee could die made the tears spill over.

Will squeezed his eyes shut, trying to push the thought away. If he didn't think of it, then it wouldn't happen. Lee would be safe, here with him.

He sighed even as he thought of that solution, shaking his head as though to clear it. That wasn't true. If he didn't think of the situation that Lee was facing, then he was just burying his head in the sand and hoping that it would go away, and he knew that it wouldn't.

They both had to face the future, and the serious possibility that they might not have one if this clinical trial didn't work as well as it had seemed to at first.

If it didn't, then there was nothing either of them could do, other than Lee finding another trial to take part in, and hoping that the next one would work for him.

The idea of that made a cold chill run down Will's spine. What if Lee had to find another trial -- and then had go out of the country to take part in it? He could die far away from Will; they could be separated for months, possibly even years.

He wanted to cry at the thought; he wanted to put his head in his hands and let the tears come, to bawl like a baby and let his emotions out, give them free rein.

Will took a deep breath, trying to hold those emotions back.

He wasn't going to cry. That wouldn't do either himself or Lee any good. All he could do was to be there for his lover, to be as supportive of him as he possibly could.

And if Lee had to go out of the country, if this trial didn't work and he had to look for something else, then they would somehow deal with it. Their relationship wouldn't end because of some distance. Their feelings for each other were far too strong for that to happen.

Again, a sliver of coldness touched his spine, threatening to slide into his heart. Will pushed ti away, trying to think positive, good thoughts.

He knew that he and Lee would need all the positivity they could muster.

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