Characters: Bikky, Carol.
Challenge: 68: Blue at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: Before the manga.
Summary: Bikky has always been picked on because of the way he looks.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
Bikky never really fitted in with the other kids; being mixed race, he looked too different with his coffee-colored skin and blond hair. It might have helped if he’d inherited his mother’s brown eyes, but instead he’d taken after his dad. Dick Goldman was also a blue-eyed blond, the only difference being that he was white.
Because of his appearance, Bikky got picked on a lot until he learned to fight back. After that, he mostly got left alone. There were still taunts and insults, but he ignored them, pretended they didn’t matter, even though they still stung.
One person liked his eyes though; Carol said they were the cloudless blue of summer skies, like a little bit of sky had lodged inside him to shine out through his eyes, even on gloomy days. To her his blue eyes were a reminder in the darkest depths of winter that summer would return, bringing warmth again.
Carol’s opinion mattered to Bikky more than the insults did, because she was older than him, and way smarter than anyone else he knew. If she liked the way he looked maybe he could learn to like it too, no matter what anyone else thought.