Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: Just after Vol. 1, Act 4.
Summary: Ryo made a mistake and now he’s beating himself up over it.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Mistake’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble and a half, 350 words.
“So you made a mistake; big deal. Only thing that proves is you’re human.”
“Thanks a lot!” If this was Dee’s idea of being sympathetic, Ryo thought it could use some work.
“You over-think things, bud, and then you worry yourself half to death when there’s no need to. All I’m sayin’ is, everyone makes mistakes. Ya can’t change what happened so just put it behind ya and move on.”
“It’s not that simple!”
“Sure it is.”
“I left a dangerous weapon where my kid could get at it! Not only that, he took it and I just thought I must’ve misplaced it. What if social services find out? They could decide I’m not fit to be a foster parent! They could take Bikky away from me!”
“First off, social services won’t find out ‘cause no one’s gonna tell them. Second, it was only your stun gun; it’s not like you left your automatic lyin’ around. First thing ya do when ya get home is lock that away out of Bikky’s reach, and the brat knows better than to go lookin’ for it.”
“I should’ve locked the stun gun away too.”
“And in future you will, although if the kid knows what’s good for him he’ll never touch it again, not after the way ya blew up at him. ‘Sides, from what I’ve heard it’s a good thing he did borrow it.”
“What d’you mean?”
“Carol didn’t tell ya? She and Bikky ran into a bear in the woods. Apparently the squirt thought it was one of the camp staff in a bear costume and gave it a jolt with your stun gun, knocked it out cold before realisin’ it was the genuine article.”
“WHAT?! Why didn’t Bikky tell me?”
“Probably didn’t want ya worryin’.”
“He could’ve been killed!”
“But he wasn’t. He’s fine, and so is Carol, the bear too, most likely. The kids won’t go wanderin’ in the woods by themselves in future, and you’ll make sure to put your stun gun away. Seems to me everyone’s learned their lesson.”
“I suppose you’re right.”
Dee smirked. “Always am.”