Title: Fighting Back - Sequel to ‘Madman’s Tale’
Characters: Ryo, Renard Henry, the cook
Setting: Vol. 2 Act 5.
Summary: Ryo fights for his life.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Oh look, another double drabble.
While Henry was talking, Ryo took the opportunity to gather what little strength he had left. There was no way he was going down without a fight; the rush of adrenaline generated by fear would have to be enough to see him through.
So he fought, using all his skill and cunning, and every scrap of strength he could muster. The burly cook went down, his knife skittering away, but Ryo was one man with two opponents. Henry snatched up the knife even as Ryo reached for it.
Ryo tried to keep him talking, getting Henry to admit to being responsible for the string of deaths in the vicinity of the hotel. He couldn’t help wondering how many more might have been killed whose bodies had yet to be discovered. Worse, Henry had obviously learned that Ryo was part Japanese, which was why he was being targeted.
Backed up against the wall, with nowhere to go, Ryo felt the knife blade slash his arm. The cut was relatively shallow, but still painful despite the anaesthetic in his system.
Out of strength and out of options, he shielded his head, waiting for the next blow to fall.
But it never came.
TBC in ‘Saved’