Characters: Ryo, Dee
Setting: Sometime after Vol. 7.
Summary: Ryo misses Dee and worries about him when he’s working undercover
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Safe’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
Ryo always worried when Dee was on an undercover assignment; anything could happen. Undercover was always risky, even when everything went according to plan, but there was always the chance of his cover being blown. Things could turn very bad, very fast, if that happened.
Since they’d become lovers, being apart for weeks at a time, worrying about Dee, was even harder to bear than when they’d simply been work partners and good friends. It felt to Ryo as though he was missing part of himself, leaving a hollow place inside him that neither work, nor friends, nor even Bikky’s company could fill.
That was why he’d wound up at Dee’s place; even though the man he loved wasn’t there, Ryo felt closer to him surrounded by Dee’s things. The place was a mess though; laundry basket overflowing, clothes and dishes scattered about… Ryo smiled.
Dee might be beyond his reach right now, but there were still things he could do for his partner, starting with washing the dirty dishes and clearing out the fridge. Perhaps if he set his lover’s apartment to rights, that would be enough to convince the universe to protect Dee and bring him home safe.