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Title: Smile Like the Sun
Pairing: Will Graham/Aiden Gillan
Fandom: Hannibal/Blood and Chocolate
Prompt: 14, Sun
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.
***The sun was shining so brightly, Aiden thought as he went downstairs.
That sun should be chasing all of his fears away, banishing them into the furthest reaches of his mind, the darkest corners where they would be safely hidden.
But somehow, it didn't. There was still a dark cloud hanging over his thoughts, after his dreams of last night. He couldn't shake the feeling that he and Will were heading for a confrontation, one that they might not come out of alive. It wasn't a reassuring thought.
But at least the sun could help to dispel his black thoughts, he told himself, closing his eyes for a moment as he paused at the foot of the stairs.
He didn't want Will to feel as hopeless as he did.
Taking a deep breath, he headed into the kitchen. "You don't have to do all of the cooking," he told Will, moving towards the coffeepot on the counter. "I could have helped."
Will turned to smile at him, that expression almost as bright as the sun. Aiden felt his heart stutter to a stop for a moment, and skip a few beats. He had never seen anything as beautiful as Will's smile -- it was like the sun coming out after a storm and bursting across the sky.
That smile made hm weak at the knees. Who needed the sun when he was in the same house, in the same room, with a man who could smile like that?
Just seeing Will's smile lifted his heart, made him feel as though they had a future. That smile swept all the clouds away and made the world a brighter place.
Did his own smile look like that when he smiled at Will? Aiden had to wonder if it did. Did the feeling that he was beginning to develop for this man come through when he looked at Will? Did those feelings show in his eyes? Were they easily readable -- by anyone?
He hoped not. He didn't want anyone else to know how he felt, especially since he didn't know if Will could return those feelings. Better to keep them under wraps.
He didn't even know if they would live long enough for him to confess how he felt.
But he wasn't going to bring that up now. He was just going to enjoy this morning -- the sun shining outside, and the sunshine of Will's smile.
"This looks great," he said, smiling himself at the sight of pancakes, bacon, and scrambled eggs piled high on two plates on the table. Will had obviously been busy while he was sleeping. "You should have woken me up. You don't have to spoil me."
Will smiled again, shaking his head, and Aiden felt his heart turn over. "I didn't want to wake you," he said. "You need your rest." The words were soft, concerned -- caring.
And with those words, Aiden felt the sun come out in his world again.
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