Characters: Dee, Ted, Drake, JJ, Ryo.
Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: It’s the day of the New York Pride parade, and Dee’s got to work.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Event’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble.
Dee had never liked being on duty keeping the peace during rallies and other major public events. It meant he had to keep his eyes on the crowds of people rather than getting the opportunity to participate in the event himself. Pride parades were the worst in that respect; as a bisexual man he wanted to be part of the parade, not stuck on the sidelines, on the outside looking in.
“This is the second year in a row I’ve been stuck on duty instead of takin’ part in the parade. Why can’t we leave patrollin’ Pride to all the straight cops?” he grumbled, as he and Ryo got ready to hit the streets.
“There aren’t enough of us anymore,” Ted said as Drake and JJ hurried past, hands brushing as they grinned goofily at each other.
Dee gave his friend an unimpressed look. “Think you’re hilarious, don’t ya?”
Ted shrugged genially. “Some people are blessed with a sense of humour. Anyway, thought you guys booked today off months ago.”
“We did.” That was the worst part; they shouldn’t even be working today. “Only the squad’s shorthanded; five out with summer flu, Marty’s no use on patrol with his busted ankle, and now Mendez and Cooper are stuck in the ER for who knows how long.” They’d been trying to help a woman who was being assaulted by her boyfriend, but she’d turned on them, macing them both in the face. Some people were just downright crazy. “So now the Chief says we gotta work.”
“Tough luck, buddy.”
“Yeah. Sucks to be me.”
After Ted left the locker room Ryo turned to his partner. “Are you planning on complaining for the whole shift? Look on the bright side; at least we still get to be at the Pride parade together.”