Title: Wonders Of Nature
Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: About midway through the manga.
Summary: Dee finds something weird on Ro’s kitchen counter.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Worms’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: What’s a girl to do with a prompt like ‘Worms’? 150 words, a drabble and a half.
There’s a strange box on Ryo’s kitchen counter, and when Dee goes to investigate while his partner makes coffee, he recoils in disgust.
“What the hell is that?”
Ryo’s laughter earns him a wounded glare.
“It’s a wormery, Dee,” Ryo explains, “Bikky’s science project for school. It’s quite interesting; I like watching the worms, they’re kind of soothing.”
“Interesting? Soothing? Are you nuts? Worms are slimy and disgusting things.”
“City boy,” Ryo teases. “Without earthworms we’d be in trouble. They condition the soil so that plants can get the nutrients they need to grow.” He sprinkles some vegetable scraps on the surface of the soil and watches through the glass side of the wormery as the creatures start pulling their food down, slowly consuming it.
Dee moves closer, frowning, and watches too, soon becoming half hypnotised by the sinuous movements of the worms. “Huh. I guess they’re not so bad.”