Characters: Ryo, Bikky.
Setting: Early in the manga.
Summary: On a shopping trip, Ryo catches Bikky shoplifting.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Theft’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Just because you want something and can’t afford to buy it doesn’t mean you have the right to take it,” Ryo told Bikky sternly. “That’s theft, and it’s against the law.” The boy had only been living with him for three weeks, and out shopping for new clothes Ryo had caught Bikky stealing a candy bar, trying to slip it into his pocket without anyone noticing.
“I’m sorry, Ryo,” Bikky said in a small voice. “I’m just hungry.” It had been a long while since breakfast and after hours of wandering around the shops his legs had been starting to give out.
“Then you should have asked and I would have bought it for you.”
“But you’ve spent so much on me already and I didn’t want you to think I was being greedy.”
Ryo’s anger evaporated. “I’d never have thought that, and I should’ve realised you’d be hungry by now. Why don’t we stop for lunch? We could go to MacDonald’s for burgers.”
“Sure. I’m getting hungry too. But the next time you want something ask, don’t just take. I might not always say yes, but I don’t want you stealing. Promise me?”
Bikky nodded. “Okay, I promise.”