Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Ryo isn’t looking forward to trying to get home from the airport.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Shuttle’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble and a half.
Ryo sighed wearily, hefting his bags and making his way slowly through the airport. He’d enjoyed his trip to visit his aunt and uncle, the five days he’d just spent in San Francisco had been sunny and warm, so of course he’d arrived back in New York in the middle of a snowstorm. It was a miracle the plane had been able to land.
In weather like this, taxis would be hard to come by, a lot of drivers preferring not to trek all the way out to LaGuardia to pick up fairs when it was easier and less hazardous to stay within the city limits. He might have to take one of the airport shuttle busses, and they’d be crowded too. Just what he needed, when he was already overloaded with the belated Christmas gifts his aunt and uncle had piled on him, not just for himself but for Bikky, Carol, and Dee. He had almost three times the amount of luggage he’d had with him on the outward-bound journey, and that was despite half of what he’d taken with him being his Christmas gifts for his family.
Juggling his bags as best he could, he trudged slowly through the concourse, not relishing having to lug everything on and off the shuttle, then into a cab at the terminus for the final leg of the long trip home.
He was so busy trying not to drop anything or bump into anyone that he was mostly oblivious to the people around him until a familiar voice said, “Looks like you could use a hand with all that. You buy up half of California while ya were away or somethin’?”
Ryo blinked at the familiar face in front of him, all wide, white smile and dazzling green eyes.
“Dee! What’re you doing here? I thought you were working today!”
“Technically I am, but in light of the weather I asked the old badger if I could take a half day to come pick ya up. Figured you could use a ride home.”
“You figured right. Thanks, Dee.”
“Anytime. Welcome home, babe.”