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Title: Catch A Falling Star
Pairing: Will Graham/Lee Fallon
Fandom: Hannibal/The Big C
Prompt: 38, Stars
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.
***Lying here watching the night sky with Lee was magical.
Will wished that he could reach up and touch those stars, that he could bring one of them out of the sky and present it to Lee, blazing brightly in his hands.
He wanted to give his boyfriend something beautiful, something that would last forever. In his heart, he knew that even if Lee were to be lucky enough to beat cancer, and live a long and full life, it still wouldn't be enough time for him to be with his love.
He wanted all the time in the world for the two of them. He wanted to wish on a star and make that dream for more time come true, to make time stand still in this moment.
If one of those stars were to fall out of the sky right now, he would catch it.
He would wrap his arms that star, let it suffuse him with its light and its energy. Then he would give it to Lee and let it bring his boyfriend into that light.
It would hold them both close inside its circle of protection, make them feel as though they were filling with all of the life and love that the world could hold. That star would bind them together, from now until the end of time, and never let them wander from that light.
But stars didn't fall out of the sky, Will told himself, holding back a sigh. At least, not in the way that he'd envisioned. Life simply didn't work that way.
He might be able to catch a falling star in his dreams, but things like that didn't happen in the real world. It was only a beautiful dream, one that couldn't last.
Still, he could dream, couldn't he? Will asked himself, reaching for Lee's hand as they lay on the hillside and stared up into the velvety darkness of the night sky. Those stars spangling the sky did look as though they could easily be caught.
And if they could .... well, then he would wish as hard as he could on that star, and he would do everything in his power to make sure that his wish came true.
If only those wishes could be fulfilled, life would be perfect.
He would catch a falling star, even if it was only a virtual one, Will vowed. He would wish on that star, and hold on to his dreams.
Those dreams were of his future with Lee, of the two of them building a life together, free from the worry of Lee's cancer. Those dreams were free of fear, free of the cloud that always seemed as though it was hanging directly over their heads.
That falling star would chase away those dark clouds, and leave them with a bright, sunny day. If life could work out that way, then it would be the best thing ever.
Will lay there, looking up, waiting for a star to fall.
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