Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Setting: During the manga.
Summary: One of the cases Ryo and Dee worked on is coming to trial.
Written For: Challenge 017: Pertain at doubledrabbles.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
Ryo stared at the file on his desk, trying to memorise the facts and details written there pertaining to a case he and Dee had worked eighteen months earlier. The worst part about the length of time it took some cases to come to trial was that by the time a court date had been set the detectives who’d investigated it would have worked so many other cases they’d have to do the equivalent of cramming for exams just before the trial started.
He and Dee were currently working three other cases, all homicides, and he was so tired the details of those three were getting muddled up with those he’d be testifying to the following day. How the hell were they expected to remember what happened a year and a half ago?
But that was why there was so much paperwork involved in being a cop. For victims and their families, the brutal crimes he investigated were probably seared into their minds, never to be forgotten no matter how much they might wish they could. For him, they all blurred together.
Rubbing his eyes, he tried once more to concentrate. If he didn’t, a guilty man might go free.