Title: The Benefits Of Cleaning
Characters: Dee, Ryo
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee wants to understand Ryo better.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Domestic Chores’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a drabble and a half, 150 words.
Dee had never been particularly fond of household chores; he did them because he had to, not because he wanted to. Ryo seemed to be the complete opposite, he actually enjoyed doing stuff like cleaning and his apartment was almost always spotless.
“Why?” Dee asked one day, watching Ryo tidying an already tidy apartment and wanting to understand his partner better.
“Why what?” Ryo asked distractedly as he busied himself with a duster.
“Why d’you like cleaning?”
Ryo paused to look at him thoughtfully, head tilted to one side. “I suppose it’s because when I clean away the dirt and straighten everything up in here, it feels like I’m clearing out my head at the same time, getting rid of all the frustrations and stress, putting everything in order. It calms and relaxes me. What relaxes you?”
Dee smirked up at him. “Sex of course!”
Ryo blushed. “I should’ve guessed.”