Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: Ryo is getting tired of the way Dee flirts with everyone.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Charm’.
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.
Ryo is certain that Dee could charm just about anyone if he chose to. There’s something about his wide, white smile and his smooth good looks that just draws most people to him, women especially. That can be useful for putting potential witnesses at ease, and Dee’s air of confident authority often works wonders when questioning the victims of crimes, but it’s perhaps a less useful trait when they’re out together on a date.
Dee’s a flirt, and Ryo’s known that from the day they met. He knows his lover doesn’t mean anything by it these days, it’s just the way Dee is, but he still finds it annoying when women, and sometimes men, push their phone numbers at Dee or outright proposition him. Ryo doesn’t want to be the jealous boyfriend though, so he keeps quiet.
On this occasion perhaps he’s a little too quiet, because Dee notices.
“You okay, babe? You’re kinda quiet tonight.”
“I’m fine.” Ryo smiles at Dee, but he can see Dee’s not buying it.
“Liar. Talk to me.”
Sighing heavily, Ryo runs one hand through his hair; he doesn’t want to do this, not here, not in public.
“I guess I don’t much like the way people keep hitting on you.”
“Sorry. It’s not like I want them to.”
“Maybe if you didn’t flirt so much…” Ryo stops himself, bites his lip; he really hadn’t meant to say that.
“No, you’re right, I should stop, it’s just… I’ve been doin’ it so long it’s become a habit. Most of the time I don’t even realise I’m doin’ it.”
“It’s just the way you are, Dee; I shouldn’t have mentioned it.”
“Sure you should, if it’s botherin’ ya.” Dee grinned suddenly. “How about in future we have some kinda signal you can use to stop me whenever I start flirtin’?”
“Like what?” Ryo frowns, puzzled.
“I dunno, maybe kick me in the ankle or tread on my toes?”
Ryo laughs. “You’re such an idiot! If I do that you’ll be limping all the time.”
“So what? At least I’ll remember to only flirt with you.”