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Title: The Last Defense
Pairing: Will Graham/Aiden Gillan
Fandom: Hannibal/Blood and Chocolate
Prompt: 24, Defeat
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.
***They couldn't afford to be defeated.
Aiden sat on the steps of Will's house, staring out at the forest in front of the house in the gathering dusk. Who knew what was out there, waiting for them?
He could feel that they were being watched. He was positive that the werewolves were keeping an eye on him; he could still feel their gazes boring through him, as thought they were trying to look into his very sou. The thought made him shudder.
The last thing he wanted was to face those things again. He wanted to be away from them, to have them out of his life for good.
He wanted to forget he'd ever known they existed.
But it was far too late for that, and he knew it. He had pledged himself to do battle with them for his life when he had left Vivian behind.
He should have known that they would try to take revenge -- but he hadn't known that they woudl be so brutal. He should have, though, he told himself, wincing. He had seen what they'd done to others, and the attack here wasn't the first time they'd tried to kill him.
He knew what they were. They might bear human guises at times, but they were beasts, and always would be. And they couldn't be trusted, not for any reason.
He had been a fool to trust Vivian; he knew that now. And he never should have let what was nothing more than experimentation get the better of him.
If he was honest with himself, he had known from the first that he wasn't truly in love with her. He should have listened to his instincts when he had first met her, and run in the other direction. But no, he had wanted to play the white knight.
That had been a huge mistake, one that he would always regret. He had ended up biting off a lot more than he could chew.
Well, in for a penny, in for a pound, as the saying went.
He and Will would have to battle those monsters. They had no choice in the matter. They'd have to make a stand, and hope that they survived the fight.
Defeat wasn't an option. They were fighting for their lives -- and very possibly for the lives of a lot of other people here in Wolf Trap. Aiden didn't doubt that once the werewolves were done here, if he and Will were dead, they would ravage the town and kill a lot of people.
They couldn't let that happen. They were the only ones standing between the residents of Wolf Trap and a fate that no one deserved to be consigned to.
They were the last defense. They couldn't accept defeat.
With that thought fixed firmly in his mind, Aiden stood up to go back into the house, to talk to Will about what their strategy in winning this battle.
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