Title: Unexpected Appearances - Sequel to ‘Acting On Impulse’
Characters: Ryo, Dee, Bikky, Carol
Setting: Vol. 2 Act 5.
Summary: Ryo doesn’t believe in ghosts.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Another double drabble.
Having the kids around was mostly fun; the four of them went boating, thankfully without any dead bodies this time, and spent the evening playing cards. Somewhere in the back of his mind, Ryo had to admit he sort of missed it just being him and Dee, although he’d never tell his partner.
Dee seemed to be making an effort to get along better with Bikky, which was encouraging. The story they made up about seeing a ghost was a bit much though. It dragged up things Ryo hadn’t really wanted to think about, especially not on vacation, so he was a bit short with them; if Dee and Bikky thought him unimaginative, that was their problem.
Ryo had long ago figured out that there was no such thing as ghosts. Once upon a time he’d believed in them, right up until his parents were killed. Then he’d thought if ghosts existed, surely his mom and dad would visit to let him know they were okay. But they never had. He’d finally realised ghosts were just a myth and he was never going to see his parents again; they were gone for good.
It had come as a bitter blow.
TBC in ‘Divided’