Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: It’s spring, and up in the roof garden things are starting to grow.
Word Count: 500
Written For: Prompt 610: Growth at slashthedrabble.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
Dee wasn’t particularly surprised to wake up and find the bed beside him empty. Even on their days off, Ryo was often an early riser, especially at this time of year. Stretching, he slipped out of bed and went to take a quick shower before throwing on casual clothes, making coffee, and filling two mugs. Ryo would probably welcome a drink, and Dee knew exactly where to find his missing lover.
As expected, he found Ryo up on the roof, pottering about in the greenhouse they’d set up a few weeks earlier. Spring was the time for new growth, and Ryo was determined to make the most of the rooftop garden Dee had started for him the year before.
“Mornin’, babe. Thought maybe you could do with a coffee.”
Ryo turned, smiling as he accepted the steaming mug. “Thanks. Is it noon already?”
“Funny guy. I only sleep that late in winter, next best thing to hibernatin’. Think it’s somewhere around nine-thirty.” Dee couldn’t be more accurate than that because he hadn’t bothered with his watch. There was nowhere he needed to be, so the exact time didn’t matter. “How long have you been up?”
“Not sure, but the sun was shining, and I just didn’t feel like staying in bed any longer. I wanted to get the watering done before it got too warm out, and see if any of the seeds we sowed were coming up yet.” He took a careful sip of his coffee, dark eyes half closing in pleasure.
“Hm?” Ryo pulled himself back from contemplating everything he wanted to get done while the good weather lasted. Spring growth was never restricted to the things he wanted to grow. If he wasn’t careful the weeds would completely take over, so he needed to pull them up before they sunk their roots too deep, and then maybe get some bedding plants…
Dee snorted, always amused by the way Ryo could completely lose track of a conversation in the space of a few seconds. It was because his brain was always racing ahead, one thought following another so fast that retracing his steps back to what he’d been thinking about in the first place was almost impossible. It was a good thing he had Dee to remind him.
“Are any of the seeds comin’ up yet?”
“Oh! Yes, some tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini. Squash too, I think, only the label seems to have disappeared. We should probably get the beans and peas in today.” They were going to be sown where they were to grow.
“Sounds like a plan, but first, how about breakfast? I’m bettin’ you haven’t eaten yet.”
Ryo blinked. “I’d completely forgotten about that!”
“Figures.” Dee grinned. “How ‘bout I whip up some pancakes while you carry on with whatever you’re doin’. We can eat up here while we make a list of what needs done. I’ll bring a pad and pencil.”
“We’re gonna have the best garden in the neighbourhood.”