Challenge: 71: David Bowie Song Titles: Day-In Day-Out, at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: Before the manga.
Summary: There are times when Dee wonders if he picked the right career.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
Dee’s a cop by choice; he made his career decision long ago, wanting to make Jess proud. Part of him also thought that perhaps he could somehow make amends for Jess going bad in the end. It seemed like the right road to take at the time.
Deep down, he’s still sure he made the right decision, it’s just that… well, being a cop isn’t all getting out there, catching the bad guys, and making the streets safer for everyone else.
There are times the day in, day out drudgery of filling out piles of forms, writing reports, pounding the sidewalks canvassing for witnesses in all weathers, and spending hours on mind-numbingly boring stakeouts gets on top of him. Times like that, he starts thinking maybe there’s a better job for him out there, somewhere. Something with higher wages, shorter hours, better working conditions, less stress, and more freedom. Long-haul trucker? Roadie for a band? Bartender? Nothing he can think of fits all his criteria, and most potential careers don’t fit any of them. Perhaps he should’ve gone to college.
But when he catches a killer, or rescues a kidnap victim, or foils a robbery, it makes everything else worthwhile.