Characters: Ryo, Bikky, Dee, Carol.
Challenge: 100: Amnesty 10 at drabble_weekly, using Challenge 36: Birds.
Spoilers/Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: Ryo suggests they all take part in a bird census.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Cornell University is running a countrywide bird census,” Ryo told Dee and Bikky as they sat round the table having dinner.
“How do the birds register?” Bikky wanted to know, having just recently seen Ryo filling in the census form online. “They can’t use computers.”
Ryo laughed. “It’s not quite the same as the national census, Biks. “What the university wants is to find out which of the rarest bird species people see where they live, and if there are a lot or just a few. I thought we could download the checklist and spend Saturday at Central Park. See what we can find there. I’ll pack a picnic lunch. Carol can come too.”
“A whole day just looking at birds?” Bikky said, not sounding too enthusiastic.
“I just thought it was something we could all do together.”
“Well okay, but can we take a ball with us?”
“If you want.”
The ball never came out of Bikky’s backpack; he was too busy scouring the trees and bushes with the binoculars Ryo had given him, and ticking off birds on his and Carol’s list. He’d never realised there were so many different kinds. Birdwatching was more fun than he’d expected.