Characters: Dee, Ryo, OCs.
Setting: During the manga.
Summary: Even when you’re on foot, rush hour can cause problems.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Traffic’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble and a half, 250 words.
Traffic jams are a fact of life in New York, the city that never sleeps. As in all big cities, rush hour is anything but, with everyone trying to get somewhere but moving slower than the average snail. It can make chasing people interesting, to say the least.
Dodging through barely moving traffic, hard on the heels of a suspect who definitely doesn’t want to come quietly, Dee curses their bad luck. Any other time of day and they wouldn’t have this obstacle course to contend with. On the other hand, at least they’re not in any danger of getting run over. You’d have to deliberately lie in front of a car and wait for ten minutes before that would happen, and then only if the driver somehow failed to notice you.
The cars are practically bumper-to-bumper, so in places it’s a tight squeeze, but the fugitive isn’t having it any easier than they are.
Dee winces as the kid they’re chasing suddenly gets bowled over. Maybe he should’ve been watching out for cyclists, the only people who can get anywhere fast when it’s gridlock on the streets.
Before the bike rider can even ask the guy he just hit if he’s okay, Dee’s there and slapping the cuffs on him. “Maybe that’ll teach ya not to resist arrest,” he says, hauling his captive to his feet and reading him his rights as Ryo thanks the bewildered cyclist for his inadvertent assistance.
Luck can change when you least expect it.