Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Ryo is starting to think bringing Dee on this hike wasn’t such a good idea.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Wildlife’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Triple drabble.
“Look!” Ryo whispered, tugging at Dee’s sleeve. “Deer!”
“Huh?” Following a big picnic lunch in a shady spot beside a stream, Dee had been half dozing, relaxed and content. He’d thought Ryo was drowsing too, listening as bees hummed busily around the wild honeysuckle that was filling the air with its fragrance, but apparently his lover was wide awake. “What’s dear?”
“Honestly, I sometimes wonder why you bother coming on hikes with me if you’re not interested in seeing birds and wildlife in their natural habitats.” Ryo raised his camera, careful not to startle the deer drinking from the stream some sixty feet from where he and Dee were sitting. He’d already stopped along the way to point out and photograph several different species of butterflies and birds, and once to snap a few shots of a fox curled up in a patch of bracken. “They haven’t noticed us; we must be downwind.” The camera clicked quietly.
“Who hasn’t noticed us?” Unlike Ryo, Dee didn’t keep his voice down as he sat up. The deer scattered.
“Dee!” Ryo turned to glare at his lover. “Now look! You scared them off!”
“Scared who off?”
“There was a small herd of deer drinking downstream; I was trying to take some photographs.”
“Deer? You’d have better luck photographin’ the ones at the zoo.”
Ryo huffed annoyance. “That’s not the same.”
“Relax. We’re supposed to be enjoyin’ ourselves.”
“I was. I came out here to photograph wildlife, but you keep scaring everything away.”
“Maybe I don’t wanna share ya.” Dee shifted closer, wrapping one arm around his partner’s waist, resting his chin on Ryo’s shoulder.
“So now you’re jealous of deer and birds?”
“Only ‘cause they’re gettin’ more attention than me.” Dee nipped Ryo’s ear. If it’s wildlife ya want, I can be wild.”
TBC in 'Apology'