Title: Seeing Stars
Characters: Dee, Ryo
Setting: Late in the manga.
Summary: Ryo has a minor accident at work.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Stars / Stripes’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
“Ryo! Look out!”
There was a resounding thump and a yelp of pain, followed by a crash. Dee winced and groaned; his warning had been just a little too late to prevent Ryo from getting clobbered by the opening door. Hurrying over to his fallen partner he knelt beside him.
“You okay? You’ve really gotta pay more attention to where you’re goin’. Walking around here with your nose buried in a file is just askin’ for trouble.”
Ryo peered owlishly up at Dee. “What happened?”
“The door opened and you walked smack into it.”
“Oh. That explains the stars.” Ryo waved one hand vaguely around in the vicinity of his head.
“Seein’ stars is nothing. You’re lucky you didn’t get your head knocked clean off!”
“I don’t think that’s possible,” Ryo muttered, but he didn’t sound very certain. With Dee’s help, he sat up carefully and stayed still while he was checked for damage.
“You’re gonna have a lump, better get some ice on that.”
Five minutes later, Ryo was sitting at his desk, an ice pack pressed to his forehead.
Dee handed him painkillers and water. “Feeling better?”
Ryo smiled sheepishly. “I’ll live.”
“I’ll hold you to that.”