Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: You never know what will turn up during a thorough spring clean.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Bauble / Babble / Bobble’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble.
Dee and Ryo were busily spring cleaning their apartment, an activity Dee personally couldn’t see the point of because who looked behind and beneath cabinets anyway? Did it really matter if a bit of dust collected back there with the occasional live spider and dead moth? He could think of far better ways of spending their unexpected long weekend off than dusting and vacuuming and polishing the whole place until it sparkled, but Ryo believed in being thorough so here they were.
Ryo’s startled exclamation made Dee look up from washing the kitchen floor.
“What? Everything okay?”
“Yes, I just… wasn’t expecting to find this.”
Ryo turned, holding up something that sparkled despite the grey, rainy weather outside the windows and Dee realised it was a Christmas tree bauble. He laughed.
“The one that got away. Y’know I thought there was one missin’ when we were takin’ the tree down but I couldn’t find it. Figured it must’ve wound up I one of the other boxes.” He sauntered over, taking the bauble from Ryo and studying it. “Where was it?”
“Under the sideboard, right at the back.”
“A pretty good escape bid, but not good enough to evade Detective Maclean.” Dee grinned at his partner then raised the bauble above his head with one hand, tugging Ryo close with the other.
“Dee! What’re you…” That was all Ryo managed to get out before Dee silenced him with a kiss. It was several minutes before they came up for air.
Ryo blinked dazedly. “What was that for?”
“Mistletoe,” Dee replied with a self-satisfied grin.
“That’s a bauble.” Ryo frowned at his lover.
“Yeah, but there’s mistletoe painted on it, see?” He held the bauble out. “I figure it still counts.”
Ryo couldn’t help laughing. “Any excuse to steal a kiss.”