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March 2023


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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Double Drabble: Bargains Galore

Title: Bargains Galore

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ryo, Dee

Rating: G

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.




“Any time.”

In companionable silence, they carried on working.

The End


Yep, that's Dee and Ryo how we know them!
Of course Ryo always wants Dee to save money, but as long as it's for the children, he'll never say no! :)
Yep! I figured Dee would spot any chance to get things the orphanage needs at bargain prices, and when it's for a good cause Ryo will happily volunteer.

Thank you!
That was lovely and it shows the side of Dee that he tends to keep to himself.
Thank you!

Dee pretends he doesn't like kids, but he loves them really and those at the orphanage are like his family. He helps as much as he can whenever he can, so seeing such bargains he didn't hesitate. The orphanage probably always needs things.

I think he has one persona he shows to most people and another that only those closest to him ever see, and by this point, Ryo is closer to Dee than anyone else.
Aww sweet. And nice interactions between them.
Thank you! It's hard to come up with an idea for some of the prompts, I try to use the Torchwood ones for FAKE too - multi-purpose!

I think Dee spends a lot of his money on helping Mother out, he never saves his wages. Naturally, Ryo is always willing to help.