Title: Chief Smith’s Decision
Characters: Chief Smith, Detectives Laytner and Maclean
Setting: The start of Vol. 1
Summary: Chief Smith finds a possible solution to the problem that is Dee Laytner.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: The dialogue is borrowed from the manga.
A/N2: This one’s a double drabble, 200 words.
Sometimes Warren Smith felt like he was banging his head against a brick wall, that wall being the thick skull of Dee Laytner, Detective and bane of his existence.
It wasn’t that he didn’t like Dee; the man was charming, friendly, street-smart and a damn good cop. But he played fast and loose with the rules, was terminally lazy when it came to paperwork, and landed himself in more trouble than all the precinct’s other detectives put together.
Yelling at Laytner wasn’t working, the Chief wasn’t even sure the idiot was listening, but he didn’t know what else to try.
The new recruit blundered into the Chief’s office just as he was making yet another futile attempt at getting through to Laytner.
Quiet, polite, smartly dressed, he couldn’t have been less like Dee if he’d tried. Which gave Chief Smith an idea. Laytner went through partners like nobody’s business. No one seemed willing to put up with him for long. Perhaps he was being a bit petty, but he was annoyed at being interrupted.
The Chief smirked. It would be interesting to see how long this one lasted.
“Hey, Rookie, meet your new partner.”
Maybe he’d teach Dee some manners.