Characters: Drake, JJ, Dee, Ryo, OCs.
Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: Drake has never been the kind of guy who attracts attention.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Attract’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.
Drake has never been the kind of guy who attracts a lot of attention from the fairer sex. He’s not bad looking, or so he’s been told, but… Well, maybe it’s his lack of dress sense or his pessimistic personality that puts the ladies off. He wasn’t always such a pessimist; it’s just that after everything he’s seen at work over the years, not to mention all the times he’s been dumped, optimism is a bit hard to come by.
Dee is the opposite; whenever he steps into a room, heads turn. He draws people to him like a magnet, just by existing. Ryo does the same, to a lesser degree, but unlike Dee, who knows he’s attractive and basks in the attention, Ryo never seems to notice.
JJ draws attention to himself in a different way. He’s cute, and he always dresses well, but it’s his bubbly personality that makes people instantly like him. Beside JJ, Drake feels almost invisible, but there are times on the job when that’s no bad thing. While JJ is the centre of attention, Drake can move around almost unnoticed, taking in the scene, and making observations.
Right now though, all done up in the new and stylish outfit JJ helped him to pick out, Drake feels more than a little awkward. It’s strange; here he is in a bar, with a cluster of attractive women vying for his attention, something that has never happened before in his entire life. There was a time when this would have been his dream come true, but not anymore; he’s starting to wish he’d never agreed to meet JJ here. Then the door swings open, JJ enters, and Drake’s heart skips a beat. Without a second thought he abandons the women and goes to greet his boyfriend.