Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: There’s one part of Thanksgiving that Ryo could do without.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Sink / Swim’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble.
Ryo loved Thanksgiving, really he did. It was wonderful to gather around the table with all his loved ones and share a celebratory meal, remembering all the things he had to be thankful for, and he’d honestly enjoyed cooking up the huge feast he’d set before his family and friends. Everyone had eaten until they could barely move, himself included, but now…
He’d slumped in front of the TV for a while with all his guests, before finally stirring himself to make coffee, only to come face-to-face with the part of the Thanksgiving festivities he liked the least. Having spent all morning in the kitchen cooking, now it looked like he’d be spending most of the evening there as well, slaving over the kitchen sink. Maybe he shouldn’t have invited so many people; in all the excitement of the holiday he always forgot what a chore washing the dishes could be.
“Hey, everything okay?” Warm arms wrapped around him from behind and Dee rested his chin on Ryo’s shoulder. “You were gone so long I was startin’ to wonder if you’d gotten lost.”
“Sorry. Coffee will be ready if a few minutes, I was just…” Ryo trailed off, disconsolately gesturing at the piles of dirty dishes. “Looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me with this lot.”
“That’s where you’re wrong, babe. I’ve got it all organised; first coffee, then we divide the dishes into loads and everyone gets to take a turn at washin’ or dryin’ while you put your feet up and relax. You’ve done more than your share already; it’s time the rest of us pulled our weight. Might take us all afternoon, but it’ll all get done in stages. Go sit down; I’ll finish the coffee.”
Ryo smiled. “Thanks, Dee.”
“Anything for you, babe.”