Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Mother just wanted a little job done in the orphanage garden. How hard can it be?
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Hedge’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Tell me again why we’re doin’ this,” Dee said, balanced precariously on the ladder while Ryo held it steady.
“Because you volunteered,” Ryo replied, gripping the ladder tighter as Dee leaned sideways to reach a bit he’d missed. “Would you rather it be Mother up there? Because you know she’d give it a try.”
“God, no! But just for the record, I’m not enjoyin’ this.”
“We could switch places if you want.” It wasn’t the first time Ryo had made that offer.
“And risk you fallin’ off and gettin’ hurt? No thanks; I can handle this.”
Ryo sighed. “Thanks for making me sound incompetent. You know, I’ve had a lot more experience than you have.”
“Maybe so, but I’m taller and I can reach further.”
“Just be careful you don’t cut the cable!”
“Now who’s makin’ who sound incompetent?” Dee gritted his teeth and kept working; he’d promised Mother he and Ryo could do the job; there was no need for her to pay someone else, but the task was proving more difficult than he’d expected. “I’m not lettin’ it beat me!” he ground out.
“I don’t know about that. From where I’m standing looks like the hedge is winning.”