Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: After the manga, referencing Vol. 4, Act 11.
Summary: Dee and Ryo trust each other completely.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Bond’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble.
Even before they became lovers, Dee and Ryo had formed an unshakeable bond of friendship and trust. Dee could be impulsive, even erratic, and yet Ryo still knew with absolute certainty that his partner had his back, no matter what dangers they might face.
Dee held a similar conviction; he loved Ryo to the depths of his soul and would never allow any harm to come to him if there was anything he could do to prevent it, but he also knew if he was the one in danger, Ryo would move heaven and earth to save him.
That was why Dee had been forced to order Ryo to stay put, outside the school’s perimeter fence, when John Hale had rigged the school to explode. If he hadn’t, Ryo would have been in there like a shot, throwing his life away in a hopeless attempt to reach his partner, and Dee couldn’t let that happen.
Even so he’d hated doing it, knew exactly how he’d feel if their positions were reversed, but there was no way he was letting Ryo die for him, especially not when he thought he had a pretty good chance of disarming the bomb in the room with him. If he’d survived only to lose his best friend, the man he loved with all his heart… Dee would rather die himself than face that bleak and empty future.
They’ve faced danger together plenty of times since that day, and there have been times when one or other of them has been injured because no matter how careful they might be, police work will always be dangerous. But even though they aren’t always able to protect each other from harm they know they’re better together than apart.
No matter what’s to come, they’ll always face it side-by-side.