Characters: Dee, Ryo, Chief Smith.
Setting: Early Vol. 1.
Summary: Dee hates paperwork, but the Chief insists on it being done…
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Stickle’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.
Chief Smith is a stickler when it comes to the clerical side of the job, much to Dee’s displeasure. He’s well aware that a certain amount of paperwork is necessary, just in order to keep the facts of a case straight for when it eventually comes to trial, but does there really need to be so much of it? Some days it seems he spends more time filling in forms and filing reports than he does investigating cases, and that strikes him as counterproductive. No wonder so many criminals get away with their crimes.
Dee isn’t too happy when the old badger lumbers him with babysitting the squad’s new detective either, at least until he hits on the idea of having the new kid handle all the paperwork. He’s got to learn about it anyway so he may as well learn by doing, and if it saves Dee having to carry out one of his most hated tasks, well, call it a perk of being the senior detective.
Besides, Ryo is meticulous about everything he does, which reflects well on Dee, and makes the Chief happy into the bargain. Whichever way Dee looks at it, he comes out the winner.