Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Written For: Challenge 95: The Small Things That Are So Very Big at drabblesoup.
Spoilers/Setting: After the manga.
Summary: It’s Dee’s little caring gestures that mean the most to Ryo.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
Little things, a hand on his shoulder to ground him, a congratulatory pat on the back, a hug after a rough day, and a willing ear listening to him ramble on about whatever’s on his mind. A ride home when he’s too tired to know what he’s doing, a cup of coffee and a sandwich set within reach when he’s so deep in a case he’d forget to eat or drink otherwise.
All the small gestures mount up, day-by-day, and they mean so much.
Ryo smiles at his partner, gets a smile and wink in return.
Little things are everything.