Title: All That Matters – Sequel to ‘Conspiracy Theory’
Characters: Dee, Ryo
Setting: Vol. 2 Act 5.
Summary: Ryo’s in danger; all Dee can think of is getting to him before it’s too late!
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Written for the prompt ‘Safe And Sound’. This one’s a Double drabble.
Dee’s in town, miles from the hotel, when he learns from Rose that the killer is targeting people of Japanese descent, and it hits him like a punch to the gut. Ryo’s half Japanese and he’s back there at the hotel, right under the nose of the chief suspect; he doesn’t have a clue that his life’s in danger!
There’s no time to wait for the authorities, Dee needs to get back now! So he ‘borrows’ some kid’s motorcycle, praying he’s not too late. It’s a wild ride through the storm, but Dee barely notices; he has something more important on his mind.
Ryo. Please God, let him be alright.
‘Alright’ is a relative term. He’s fighting for his life when Dee gets there, just about holding his own, but it’s Dee Laytner to the rescue. He’s gonna make that bastard Renard pay; for all the people he’s killed, but mostly for hurting Ryo.
Later, patching his partner up, it hits him just how close he came to losing the man he’s falling in love with. Ryo’s a mess; he’s been drugged, beaten and stabbed but he’s still here, safe and sound, and that’s the only thing that matters now.