Rating: R, for language
Genre: Gen, angst, h/c-ish, friendship
Word count: very nearly 13K, way more than I intended
Disclaimer: I don't own, or claim to own, anything related to Leverage, except for a couple of tee shirts and a coffee mug.
Spoilers: Since it's set in some nebulous third season timeframe, all of seasons 1 and 2, though none very specific except for a scene from the Nigerian Job, and one detail from the Future Job
Summary: for a prompt on the Leverage kink meme: "Eliot + Team; they find out he has cancer" ...yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Not a deathfic, I promise.
A/N: I'll admit upfront, I did only minimal research on medical stuff for this fic, so if the few details I incorporated are jarringly wrong, I apologize. Also, if we've ever been told what type of cancer Nate's son had, I'm not aware of it, so I took liberties there as well.
A/N 2: This is totally not what I intended to be my first posted Leverage fic, but it's the one that got finished first, so here it is. I'll be back with more.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow - Part 1
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead - Part 2
Just walk beside me, and be my friend - Part 3