Setting: During the manga.
Summary: Dee muses on the way some victims get treated as criminals.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Hunting’.
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.
Big game hunters had nothing on homicide detectives when it came to tracking down and snaring their quarry. For one thing, the big game hunters of old were generally intent on killing their prey while cops were supposed to use lethal force only as a last resort. Capture if possible, injure if necessary, kill only to preserve your own life or someone else’s.
Dee’s preference, in the case of serial killers and other violent criminals, was to injure, give then a taste of what they’d inflicted on their victims, although he was careful to make sure that such punishments were only administered to those he could say were resisting arrest. In fact he preferred it if they resisted since it gave him a valid excuse to beat the crap out of them; job satisfaction at its best.
Not all so called murderers were monsters though; some were victims of abuse pushed beyond the limits of endurance until they finally fought back, sometimes with lethal results.
For those he could only feel sympathy; they were like trapped animals turning on their attackers, and as with most other hunted creatures, they would have done no harm to anyone if only they’d been left alone. Battered spouses, bullied kids, victims of sexual abuse, people forced into slavery… Such victims didn’t deserve to be locked up for their ‘crimes’ when the ones who’d hurt them had gotten away with it for so long.
Sometimes, Dee wondered if there could ever be justice for all.