Title: The Odd Couple
Characters: Dee, JJ/Drake
Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: Dee observes JJ and Drake.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘odd couples’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble for my friend lil_1337
On the face of it, they make rather an odd couple. JJ’s always so up, enthusiastic about everything. No matter how bad things get he’s the eternal optimist, a glass half full kinda guy.
Drake couldn’t be more different; a born pessimist, always expecting things to go wrong and never surprised when they do. There are times Dee can almost see the little cloud of gloom he carries around with him as he slouches through his days, waiting for the other shoe to drop.
While JJ’s a slave to fashion, looking dapper and immaculately groomed in the latest styles, Drake looks like he got dressed in the dark, in someone else’s clothes. He probably doesn’t even know what an iron is for. He’s the archetypal crumpled detective with food stains on his tie that you can see in a dozen TV shows.
But things are slowly changing. Recently, JJ’s been a little less hyper and more relaxed, Drake a little more cheerful and less scruffy. They’ve been seeing a lot of each other and it’s obviously doing them both good.
Dee’s happy for them, and for himself. For the first time since JJ joined the 27th, he’s free of bruises.