Characters: Ryo, Dee
Setting: Vol. 2, towards the end of Act 6.
Summary: Ryo knows he has to keep Dee from making a bad mistake, even if he must risk his own life to do so.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Do I Know You?’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: A double drabble. Dialogue is borrowed from the manga. Ryo’s thoughts are in italics.
“Don’t do it, Dee!”
As Dee spun towards him, Ryo found himself looking into an almost unrecognisable face. Dee’s expression was cold and hard, but his eyes were filled with a burning rage. There was so much hate reflected in his emerald gaze that Ryo had to force himself to stand his ground.
‘Do I know you? I’ve never seen this side of you before.’
Then Dee was shouting at him, telling Ryo to get out of his way, to let him kill the man who had put Mother Lane in the hospital. Ryo tried to reason with him, but Dee refused to listen. He wanted revenge. Before Ryo knew it they were yelling at each other and Dee was threatening to shoot him too.
“How can you say that? I’m your partner, Dee!”
When Dee’s gun went off, Ryo froze, feeling the bullet graze his cheek. His legs were shaking, but he didn’t let it show.
Dee sank to the ground, shocked. He beckoned Ryo to him, green eyes filled with concern and shame.
“Does it hurt?”
“It’s nothing. Just a scratch.”
As Dee hugged him, Ryo smiled.
‘Yes, I know you, and I trust you with my life.’