Characters: Berkeley Rose, Ryo.
Setting: Vol. 3, Act 8.
Summary: Berkeley Rose can’t understand why Ryo isn’t interested in him.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Inconceivable’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
Wealth, status, good looks, education, and power; Berkeley Rose has it all. Everybody who is anybody says so. He’d be an excellent catch, and he knows it; getting a date is as easy for him as snapping his fingers, all he ever has to do is ask whoever catches his eye.
Well, that’s how it usually works. He simply can’t understand it. Ryo Maclean is young, attractive, and surely not lacking in ambition; Berkeley could open doors for him that might otherwise forever remain closed, and yet… Despite the obvious advantages developing a close relationship would bring him, Ryo remains completely uninterested. It’s inconceivable.
Rose fingers his split lip and winces, reaching for the icepack. For someone so mild-mannered and gentlemanly, Ryo packs one hell of a punch. Rose tells himself Maclean just got lucky, catching him off guard, but deep down he knows that’s not true. You don’t graduate from the police academy without being able to defend yourself, and Ryo took first place in his unarmed combat classes. That’s an impressive accomplishment.
In a fair fight, or possibly even an unfair one, Rose suspects Ryo could probably beat him. Unfortunately, that doesn’t dampen his ardour in the slightest.