Characters: Dee, Ryo, OCs.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee and Ryo don’t see themselves as heroes even if the local newscasters do.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Hero / Heroic’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble and a half, 250 words.
The papers and TV news shows were lauding both Dee and Ryo as heroes, which was kinda embarrassing. As far as both men were concerned, they’d just been doing their job; it was a police officer’s duty to protect and serve, and the protecting thing was every bit as important as their everyday job of investigating and solving crimes.
When they’d seen a car travelling in the opposite direction skid off the road and into the river, Dee had pulled across traffic and slammed to a halt even as Ryo was calling the accident in. Then both men had gone into the water, breaking windows to get the doors open and pulling the car’s occupants, a young couple and their two small children, to safety before their car could sink completely.
“We’re cops; this is what we do,” Dee had insisted when a reporter had arrived on scene, shoving her microphone in his face. “And we had help.” He gestured towards several civilians who’d also pulled over to lend a hand. “If anyone’s a hero, it’s them. Me and my partner were doin’ our jobs; we get paid to put our lives on the line every day. These other folks, they stopped because they saw someone in danger and decided tryin’ to help was the right thing to do. They’re the ones you should be talkin’ to; the kind of ordinary, decent people who care enough to help others without thinkin’ of themselves. They make the world a better place.”