Characters: Ryo, OCs.
Written For: Challenge 47: The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea at drabblesoup.
Spoilers/Setting: During the manga.
Summary: Sometimes good people are driven to crime through desperation.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
Sometimes it feels to Ryo that there’s never a right course of action; the law can be too black and white at times. Theft is illegal, no matter what, and this kid will probably wind up in Juvie, all because in desperation he turned to petty crime when his mom lost her job and couldn’t afford the medicine his younger brother needed.
The guy whose wallet he stole wants to press charges; he’s wealthy, can easily afford to lose the couple of hundred bucks he was carrying, but he wants the book thrown at the ‘street thug’.
Money always wins.