Characters: Ryo, Dee, OC.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee and Ryo are trying to capture a very elusive fugitive.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Try Again’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
Ryo cursed under his breath; he’d really thought they’d had the fugitive this time, but once again he’d somehow slipped through the net. It was hellishly late and they’d been at this for hours now; both Ryo and Dee were exhausted, but neither man was willing to give up, not when their quarry was still on the loose. They’d been so close! It was infuriating!
“What now,” Dee asked, panting for breath.
“I honestly don’t know what else to try,” Ryo admitted. He was as sweaty and dishevelled as Dee, wiping his forehead with his shirtsleeve. “I’m sorry, Dee; it’s my fault we didn’t get him that time. I wasn’t fast enough.”
“No it’s not. Ain’t nobody fast enough; bastard’s good at wrigglin’ through small spaces, I’ll give him that. You’d moved any faster, you’d have gone headfirst into the wall and the last thing you need is a concussion. Ready to try again?”
“I guess.” Ryo gave a wan smile. “Maybe if we could corner him somewhere there’s no chance to escape… Right now there’re too many paces he can hide.”
“Easier said than done.”
“I know, but… How am I supposed to tell Bikky I lost his hamster?”