Characters: Dee, Ryo, Bikky, Commissioner Rose.
Written For: Challenge 203: Believe at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: During the manga.
Summary: Dee doesn’t know how to prove to Ryo he’s sincere.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
There were times Dee thought Ryo would believe anything; he was always ready to see the best in people, from the orphaned street kid he took in, to the boy’s delinquent pick-pocketing friend, all the way up to that rat bastard Commissioner Rose, who only wanted to get into Ryo’s pants.
Not that Dee didn’t want the same thing but at least he was honest about it, unlike Rose who kept trying to get what he wanted through subterfuge. Unfortunately, Ryo was such an airhead that he never seemed to realise what Rose was up to so Dee had to keep rescuing him from the Commissioner’s clutches.
Dee had no objection to playing the white knight; there was nothing he wouldn’t do to protect his partner, which was where he sort of hit a snag. While Ryo happily believed everyone he met, with the possible exception of hardened criminals, the one person whose motives he always doubted was Dee himself.
No matter how many times Dee professed his love for him, Ryo just shrugged it off, treating it as a joke, and that hurt more than Dee could bear.
What would it take to get Ryo to take him seriously?