Characters: Ryo, OC.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Ryo is daydreaming when he should be working.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Aquatic’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
Floating on his back, staring sightlessly upwards, Ryo found himself wondering if, far into the future, life on earth might abandon land and return to the sea. It was so pleasant and relaxing to float weightlessly in warm water, letting it support his body and making movement if not effortless, at least easier than plodding about on land.
Closing his eyes his thought of documentaries he’d seen over they years; massive whales rising from the depths to draw breath, dolphins leaping joyously alongside boats, seals and penguins, so clumsy on land, darting like missiles through a magical underwater realm… If only humans could breathe underwater without any need of special equipment, what might it be like to live amongst all the creatures that called earth’s oceans home? Could people become real life mermaids, through evolution or genetic engineering?
He was broken out of his reverie by a voice.
“This isn’t a spa, Mr Maclean, you’re here to work, not laze around! You have four more laps to do so let’s get to it shall we?”
With a sigh Ryo rolled over onto his stomach again and kicked for the end of the pool. This new physiotherapist was a slave driver!