Title: Mysterious And Familiar People
Characters: Ryo, Dee, Berkeley Rose
Setting: Vol. 2 Act 5.
Summary: Ryo’s trying to relax and start enjoying his vacation, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Written for the prompt ‘The Man’. A double drabble.
Unpacking completed, Ryo stepped out onto the balcony, ready to get on with enjoying his vacation. Stretching luxuriously as he took in the scenery, his attention was caught by movement below and he watched curiously as a tall, smartly dressed, slightly older man strolled past. The man looked up at him and for a moment, their eyes met. There was something vaguely familiar about that direct gaze; Ryo couldn’t place it, but he found it rather unsettling. He was sure he’d never seen the man before, he wasn’t someone who would be easily forgotten; maybe he was another guest at the hotel.
Deep in thought, he nearly leapt out of his skin when Dee spoke right behind him.
Damn it, didn’t the man ever knock? Sheesh, one of these days his partner would give him a heart attack, sneaking around like that. Ryo would almost swear he did it on purpose.
So much for relaxing, that would probably be impossible with Dee around. Ryo still wasn’t entirely sure why he’d let the man join him on vacation. Still, the lake sounded pleasant, maybe there’d be a boat they could borrow. At least an afternoon afloat should prove restful.
TBC in ‘Vacation Interrupted