Characters: Ryo, Dee, OMC.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Is murder always a crime?
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Revenge’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
Jealousy, money, and revenge; those were the three main motives for murder, and just about every homicide the detectives of the Serious Crimes Squad investigated fitted into one of those categories. Some checked more than one box, and arresting the guilty party was always a satisfying result. They deserved to pay for their crimes.
But how could anyone feel good about arresting someone for killing a loved one to spare them any more suffering? Why was it okay to humanely take the life of a dying animal, but a crime to do the same for a human? How could an act of mercy be considered the same as a brutal murder in the eyes of the law?
The man was grieving the loss of the woman he’d loved so much he hadn’t been able to refuse when she’d begged him to end her pain. She’d been terminally ill anyway, probably only had a few weeks left, and the pain and indignity would only have gotten worse.
Ryo refused to cuff him. “I’m sorry, I wish there was a way around it, but we have to take you in.”
“I know; it’s okay.”
It wasn’t right, but they had no choice.