Setting: Vol. 7 – Ryo’s thoughts after their first time together.
Summary: Ryo has finally given in to Dee and to his own desires; now he considers how that night has affected him.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Written for the prompt ‘Clarity’
He’d risked everything, slept with Dee, allowed himself to experience everything he’d always denied himself before.
He’d been afraid he would lose something essential, his sense of self perhaps, but he hadn’t. Amid the passion and wonder, with the ecstasy of release, instead of losing something, he’d found… everything.
In a burst of clarity he understood that by denying who he was, by hiding from himself, he’d condemned himself to living half a life.
In Dee’s arms, at last he’d found himself, a lifetime’s confusion and self-doubt laid to rest.
At last, Ryo truly knew and accepted who he was.