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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Double Drabble: Playing A Part

Title: Playing A Part
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, OFC.
Rating: G
Setting: Before the manga, while Dee is still in uniform.
Summary: Dee hadn’t intended to get involved, but he’d had a role to play.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Charade’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.

“So I mean nothing to you? This was all a charade?” She sounded more angry than hurt, for which Dee was glad.

“I’m sorry. I was just doing my job.” He felt like the worst kind of heel, because he did like her, and he definitely felt sympathy for her because of who her father was, but he couldn’t admit that.

It sucked that he’d had to betray her trust, but it had indeed been a charade, or most of it had been. Getting to know her, getting himself in with her family… that was what undercover work was all about; he’d just got in a little deeper than he’d intended. He’d been playing a part, a version of himself that didn’t really exist, but now the job was over it was time for him to return to the normal life of a uniformed officer on the beat.

On the bright side, his first undercover gig had gone well so there was a good chance he’d be offered others in future, which would be good experience. It all counted towards him achieving his goal of making detective.

If his heart was slightly broken, he’d just have to get over it.

The End




He was young. He'll know better next time.

Thank you!
There is no way to do the job and make it better or easy.
True. Feelings get involved whether you want them to or not.

Thank you!