Title: Cooling Off
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee is hot and frustrated after a rough day at work.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Bottle’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: A double drabble and a half, 250 words.
Dee flopped wearily onto his sofa and took a long pull from the cold bottle in his hand. What could be better than an ice-cold beer on a hot day? He pressed the chill glass of the bottle to his sweaty forehead and groaned with relief.
It said a lot about the kind of day he’d had that his first act on getting home, hot, dishevelled, and exhausted, had been to reach for a cold one instead of hopping straight into a cool shower to wash away the accumulated sweat and grime.
He and Ryo had spent hours in the hot August sun, pounding the pavement, trying to get a lead on the creep who thought mugging old ladies at knifepoint was some kind of game. He’d already put five people in the hospital, but although they had a description and a name, they still hadn’t caught the bastard.
Sometimes, he mused, the worst aspect of police work was knowing that the bastard you were after would keep hurting people, and that you couldn’t do anything about it until you could track them down. Dee hated feeling so helpless.
Draining the last of his beer, he levered himself up onto aching feet, dropped the empty bottle in the box for recycling, and headed for the shower, vowing that tomorrow, no matter what it took, they’d get the psychotic little punk off the street. Dee really hoped the creep would resist arrest so they’d have a good excuse to shoot him.