Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: During the manga.
Summary: Dee’s bored, but doing paperwork is worse than doing nothing.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Ennui’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble.
Dee was bored.
Not that he didn’t have plenty to do, there was a pile of paperwork on his desk, but he kept hoping if he left it long enough it would go away, or his partner would do it.
Ryo never allowed paperwork to pile up for long; he hated unnecessary clutter on their desks, so he’d usually take care of it in a timely fashion. Only today, Ryo had his own pile of paperwork he was steadily working his way through, so Dee’s was just sitting there. Bored he might be, but doing paperwork was even more boring than doing nothing.
He thought about going up on the roof for a smoke, but he was supposed to be cutting down with the vague intention of quitting completely.
“Hey, you want a coffee?” he asked Ryo, getting to his feet and picking up his jacket. “Thought I’d pick some up from the place across the road. Way better than what’s in the break room.”
“Sure,” Ryo said without looking up from the form he was filling in. “Coffee would be good.”
“How d’ya do that?” Dee hadn’t meant to ask but he was curious.
“Do what?” Ryo looked up, a frown creasing his forehead.
“Those forms and everything. You just sit there, workin’ your way through it all, completely focused. Guess you must really love paperwork.”
“Love it? Hardly; I hate it, I doubt there’s a cop alive who enjoys it, but it’s necessary to document everything if we want to build a case that actually sticks. I do it because I have to, not because I want to.”
Dee suddenly felt guilty; all this time he’d thought Ryo didn’t mind doing their combined paperwork. Sitting again, he pulled a form towards him. “I’ll get coffee in a bit.”