Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Both Dee and Ryo know that being a cop is a dangerous job.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt Ouch.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: 250 words, a double drabble and a half.
Dee had been under no illusions when he’d decided to become a cop. There were far safer careers to choose, and yet despite the many dangers involved, he’d never regretted the path he’d taken.
There were aspects of the job he didn’t enjoy much, mostly paperwork, and testifying in court, but getting out on the street and tracking down the bad guys, seeing that they paid for their crimes… That was something worth doing. Being a cop was much more than just a job to him, it was his true vocation, and no matter how many times he got injured in the line of duty, that was never going to change. Call it an occupational hazard; when it came right down to it, every career had its downsides.
Dee knew Ryo felt the same, but there were times, like right now, when there was little consolation in that knowledge.
Ryo winced. “Ouch! That smarts!”
“Yeah, big surprise there.” Dee was trying his best not to appear too worried, but it wasn’t easy. “Put your hand here and keep pressure on it. I don’t think the wound is all that deep, but no sense taking chances.”
The ambulance would arrive soon, and then Ryo would be whisked away to the hospital to be patched up. Just another incident of a perp resisting arrest, but the stupid jerk had knifed Dee’s partner. Dee would rather he’d been the one to get stabbed. Anything to spare Ryo the pain, and himself the worry.