Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Written For: Challenge 187: Garden at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: Dee takes an offhand comment from Ryo and creates a wonderful surprise for his lover.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Sometimes I miss having a garden,” Ryo said, carefully watering the pots of herbs on the kitchen windowsill: parsley, thyme, marjoram, chives, and mint. “My dad used to grow vegetables and fruit; they’re so much tastier fresh from the garden. Living in an apartment is convenient for work, but there’s not much scope for growing anything.”
It was a throwaway comment, Ryo didn’t expect a reply and Dee didn’t give one, but he didn’t forget either, and the next time he had the day off while Ryo was working, he put his plan into action.
When Ryo arrived home, Dee was waiting for him, not even giving him the chance to take his shoes off before dragging him back out the door and up onto the roof. There Ryo found tubs and troughs of earth arrayed against the south-facing retaining wall.
Ryo was stunned. “What’s this?”
“Your garden. Wasn’t sure what you’d want to grow, but I figured we could go pick up a few plants if you’re not too tired, maybe some other stuff…”
That was as far as he got because suddenly Ryo was in his arms, kissing him.
“This is wonderful! Thank you.”
“Anything for you, babe.”