Title: A Real Parent
Characters: Bikky, Ryo
Setting: Sometime in the middle of the manga.
Summary: Bikky got more than he was expecting when Ryo took him in.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Bond’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
When Ryo had taken him in, Bikky had been beyond grateful for not just being thrown into foster care or tossed back out onto the street to fend for himself. The detective was a kind and caring man, and he really seemed to want what was best for the orphaned boy who’d become his responsibility.
Life in his new home had taken a bit of getting used to, because his foster father had proved to be quite strict, something Bikky wasn’t used to. Unlike his father, Ryo made him do his homework, brush his teeth, eat his vegetables and drink his milk, “Because you’ll never grow big and strong enough to become a professional basketball player if your body doesn’t get enough of the right vitamins.” That had been all the reason Bikky had needed.
Even though he’d initially thought he was just being offered a roof over his head, Bikky had instead found himself with a real parent. They might not have been related by blood but it didn’t matter, because the father-son bond that developed between them was one based on genuine love and affection, and young though he was, Bikky understood just how lucky that made him.