Title: Bargains Galore
Characters: Ryo, Dee
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: There’s a very good reason for the mess in Dee’s apartment.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Everything Must Go’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
Stepping into Dee’s apartment, Ryo stopped dead in his tracks. There seemed to be boxes and bags everywhere, spilling all kinds of things across the floor.
A tousled head popped up from behind a pile of boxes.
“Hey, babe! Didn’t hear you come in.”
“What’s all this?” Ryo gestured at the precarious looking stacks that surrounded him.
“Oh, well, one of the stores on the next block was having a closing down sale. The sign said ‘Everything Must Go’, and they were selling stuff off really cheap, so…”
“So you bought everything?” Ryo asked, a bemused expression on his face.
“No, of course not, dope! Just the things I thought the orphanage could use. Dishes, sheets, towels, cushions, toys…”
Ryo smiled. Trust Dee to immediately think of what Mother and the kids needed.
“Looks like a big job, sorting it all out. Need a hand?” Dee’s smile was all the answer Ryo needed. “What needs doing?”
“Some of this stuff is kinda shop-soiled, I didn’t want to land Mother with another job.”
“Okay, you keep sorting, I’ll get the laundry started.” Ryo began gathering the grubby items.
In companionable silence, they carried on working.