Setting: During the manga.
Summary: Ryo isn’t enjoying his Christmas shopping.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Rain’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble.
‘Rain is not Christmas weather,’ Ryo thought as he put his umbrella up and stepped out into the downpour. Worse, it was definitely not the weather for trying to do his Christmas shopping, but he was running out of time thanks to work, and overtime, and people calling in sick. There was less than a week to go and if he didn’t shop now while he had the day off, Dee, Bikky, and Carol weren’t going to have any presents to open come Christmas morning.
Well, Bikky would have his new bike; that was at Melinda’s so the boy wouldn’t see it. Ryo was good at wrapping gifts, but it would be impossible to wrap a bicycle, so he’d just tied a big blue bow around the handlebars, with a label attached.
Juggling his shopping bags, trying to ensure they all remained in the shelter of his umbrella so the contents wouldn’t get wet, Ryo trudged back to the parking lot. He’d offload what he’d brought so far then head for the nearest mall; at least that way he could shop in the dry. He would have done that to start with, but there’d been a few things he’d wanted to browse some of the smaller shops for.
Dumping his bags in the trunk of the car, he slid into the driver’s seat, folding his umbrella and consigning it to the floor on the passenger side. The rain was coming down so hard he could barely see through the car windows; he wished he was already back in his warm, dry apartment, shut in his bedroom, wrapping gifts, a hot cup of tea close to hand. Well, hopefully he would be before much longer.
To think last year he’d complained about having to do his Christmas shopping in the snow!