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Title: For All the World To See
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Will Graham/Matthew Brown
Fandom: Hannibal
Rating: PG-13
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.


This was what Will considered cruel and unusual punishment.

Having to see Matthew every day, to see the other man smiling at him and know how Matthew had been touching him just a few days ago -- it was driving him insane.

He needed to feel that touch again. No, not just that touch. He needed more than touching the next time their bodies met furtively in the darkness.

He wanted to feel Matthew inside him. He wanted Matthew to take him -- to give him something to remember, something to think about, something to look forward to the next time, and the time after that. He needed for Matthew to give him some kind of hope in this hopeless place.

Matthew gave him a reason to live, to get through each long, lonely day. But at this point, he was becoming frustrated, and he was sure that Matthew felt the same.

They hadn't been able to meet furtively again; Chilton had been spending far too much time here, and he was cracking down on security.

Will's need for Matthew was starting to assume mammoth proportions.

All he could think about was Matthew's hands on his skin, how it would feel to be kissed, to be touched, to be taken. He thought about it, dreamed about it.

Keeping him waiting like this was a horrible punishment for something he hadn't done, and he was sure that Matthew knew it. But he couldn't let himself blame Matthew for being cautious, Will told himself. He didn't want them to be caught; if they were, then that would be the end.

He wanted to believe that Matthew was just as frustrated as he was, that those looks of desire the other man gave him when he escorted Will from his cell to therapy weren't just meant to be a tease.

No, Matthew wasn't just teasing him; he wanted them to consummate what they'd begun as badly as Will did. But they had to be careful; they had to keep themselves hidden in darkness.

That in itself was horribly frustrating. He wanted to be able to see Matthew in the light, for them to take their time with each other and enjoy what they would do to the fullest extent. He didn't want their first coupling to be done furtively; he wanted more than the two of them scrambling in the dark.

But he would have to settle for what he could get if he wanted Matthew, and he knew it. He was willing to do that, if it meant that he could have the fulfillment he craved.

How much longer would he have to wait?

This waiting was the cruelest punishment that could ever have been inflicted on him. Every day, his longing grew -- and so did his unwavering need.

All he wanted was to have Matthew's hands on him, to feel the other man's mouth on his, the warmth of his body, to know that he was wanted -- and maybe even needed.

Will tried to tell himself that Matthew wasn't trying to punish him; he was merely being careful, trying to find the right time for them to be together, when they would have more time than only a few stolen moments. He would find a way. Will was sure of that, but it was taking so much time.

Was Matthew suffering just as he was? He couldn't help but think so; those smoldering looks that passed between the two of them were proof of how Matthew felt.

He didn't know how much longer he could take this. If he didn't have Matthew soon, he was going to break out of this enforced silence and do something that he might very well regret.

This waiting was more punishment than he could endure.

Every time he caught Matthew's eye, he had the feeling that the other man felt the same way, and he hoped that they'd soon find a way to spend more time together.

Because if they didn't, he was going to end up doing something that might bring their secret out into the open for all the world to see.