Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Setting: Just after Vol. 7.
Summary: Dee thinks Ryo’s choice of lunch is disgusting.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Tentacle’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble and a half, 250 words.
“But you eat sushi and sashimi,” Ryo pointed out.
“’Course I do,” Dee agreed. “I love it.”
“And you eat fried fish.”
Dee smiled reminiscently. “British fish and chips are way better than anything we can get here.”
“So what’s the problem?”
“That’s not battered fish.”
That was true enough. “I know. It’s calamari.”
“It’s deep fried squid.”
“Yes.” Ryo popped another piece into his mouth. “It’s delicious.”
“Squid have all those wiggly little tentacles.” Dee pulled a face, wrinkling his nose. “All squirmy and horrible, like snakes. I’m not eatin’ anything that wiggles.”
Ryo shook his head. “You’re weird.”
“I’m not the one eatin’ wiggly tentacles!”
“It’s not like they can wiggle once they’re cooked, and fried in batter like this there’s no way to tell which bits are tentacles anyway.”
“That’s not the point.” Dee shuddered. “Some things just shouldn’t be classed as edible.” He picked up his burger and bit into it. “At least with a burger and fries I know exactly what I’m eatin’ and where it came from, there’re no unpleasant surprises.”
“Your loss.” Ryo continued munching away at his lunch; this place made the best Calamari in the city. If Dee didn’t like it he didn’t have to eat it, but nothing he said was going to put Ryo off enjoying his treat.
“Just so ya know,” Dee added, “if you insist on eatin’ that stuff there’s no way I’m kissin’ ya until you’ve brushed your teeth. You’ve probably got tentacle breath.”