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February 2019



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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Double Drabble: Tough Love

Title: Tough Love
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Bikky, Ryo, Dee.
Rating: G
Setting: Late Vol. 1.
Summary: Ryo is learning that being a parent means sometimes you have to be the bad guy.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Mean’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.

“You’re mean! I hate you!” Bikky yelled, storming into his room and slamming the door.

Ryo stood in the middle of the living room, looking stunned and disbelieving.

“You okay, bud?” Dee asked.

“I’m an awful parent.”

“No you’re not,” Dee disagreed. “He’s mad at you now, but it won’t last. You did the right thing.”

“Then why do I feel so bad?”

“Because you want the little brat to be happy and right now he isn’t. Didn’t you ever tell your parents you hated them when you wanted something and they said no?”

“Well yes, but… I’m not Bikky’s real father.”

“No, you’re not, but you’re doin’ what’s best for him, whether he sees it that way or not. His real dad let him get away with way too much, but you’re not in this to be the kid’s best friend; sometimes when he wants something the answer’s gonna be no, and that’s somethin’ he’ll just have to get used to. He can’t have everything his own way.”

“I guess you’re right,” Ryo sighed.

“I am. He’ll come out when he gets hungry.”

“Is that your way of asking what’s for dinner?” Ryo teased.

“You know me so well.”

The End



Aw, poor Ryo.
Being a parent is hard, it's not all love and cuddles and happy kids! He'll learn, and so will Bikky.

Thank you!
Dee's right about this one but it doesn't make it any easier.
Dee learned about tough love from Mother. He knows Bikky needs these rules and boundaries even if he doesn't like having them imposed. Ryo just has to accept that sometimes Bikky won't be happy.

Thank you!
It is so much easier to grow up with them in place then to try to adjust to a whole new set of rules and expectations when you are older.
Bikky's a smart kid though, and once Ryo starts explaining the reasons, he might still not be happy but he'll understand a little better.