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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Fic: Something To Be Proud Of

Title: Something To Be Proud Of

Fandom: FAKE

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Bikky, Ryo, OFC.

Rating: G

Setting: Somewhere in the middle of the manga.

Summary: Bikky is amazed by his test results.

Word Count: 605

Written For: My own prompt ‘FAKE, Bikky, Doing well on a test,’ at [community profile] fic_promptly.

Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.

A/N: Written for lil_1337, who gave me the prompt.





“Well done, Bikky,” Miss Morrison said as she handed him his test results. “Excellent work.”



Bikky stared at the sheet of paper in disbelief. It was his own scrawly handwriting, so it was definitely his test paper, but at the top, in red pen with a circle around, was a big letter A. It was such a shock he wondered if perhaps he should sit down, then realised that he already was.



“I got an A? I’ve never got an A before!”



“Well you have this time. You’ve been working very hard this term, you should be proud of yourself. You only got one answer wrong.”



“I am, really I am!” Bikky beamed up at his teacher. “I’m just not sure if I believe it. Maybe I’m dreaming or something.” That was a worrying thought.



“I can assure you you’re not, you’re wide awake.” Miss Morrison smiled kindly. “See what you can do when you really try?”



Bikky barely heard her; he was too busy staring at his test paper. “I got an A! Just wait ‘til Ryo sees this!”




OoOoO




After school, for once Bikky couldn’t wait to get home; he practically ran all the way, bursting through the apartment door, thankful that his foster father had the day off so he wouldn’t have to wait until Ryo got home from work to tell him.



“Bikky! You’re home early, is everything okay?”



Bikky nodded, panting too hard to speak. Dumping his school bag on the floor at Ryo’s feet, he dug inside it, pulling out the sheet of paper which he’d kept carefully folded inside one of his exercise books all day, sneaking peeks at it every chance he got to prove to himself that it hadn’t been a dream. He thrust the paper at Ryo, eyes wide.



“Look!” he gasped.



Ryo took the sheet and unfolded it, scanned it quickly, and broke into a wide, delighted smile. “You got an A! Congratulations, Bikky! That’s wonderful!”



“I couldn’t believe it!” Bikky admitted. “Thought I must be dreaming, but I’m not, it’s real!”



“I’m proud of you. Looks like you’re pretty happy about it too.” Ryo led the boy into the kitchen, poured him a glass of milk, and set two giant chocolate chip cookies beside it.



“I didn’t think I’d ever get an A,” Bikky admitted. “I’m just not that smart.”



Ryo sat down beside the boy at the kitchen table. “That’s where you’re wrong, Biks. You’re plenty smart; it’s just that you find some things more difficult than other kids do. Not everyone can be good at everything. Everybody had different talents, for languages maybe, or for music, or science. Your big talent is basketball, that’s easy for you. It doesn’t mean you can’t do other things, just that it takes you a lot more work to be successful at them. Never let anyone tell you you’re not smart, okay?”



“Okay, Ryo.” Bikky munched on a cookie. “I’m gonna get another A somehow, you’ll see.” He frowned in thought. “Probably won’t be in Geometry though,” he added sheepishly.



“Maybe not, but I know it won’t be through lack of trying.” Geometry was Bikky’s worst subject. “Just keep trying your best at everything you do and I know there will be another A sooner or later.”



“I just want you to be proud of me.”



“I am, Bikky. All the time.”



“You’re the best Dad ever! I love you, Ryo,” Bikky stated, hugging the man who had taken on the role of father, even though he didn’t have to.



Ryo’s eyes misted over as he hugged his son. “Thank you, Bikky. I love you too.”



The End




Comments

That was wonderful. I love how excited Bikky was and that Ryo used the test as a way to reinforce that Bikky is not dumb. He needs all the reminders he can get.
Ryo is a tremendously supportive parent, and Bikky really appreciates that. He knows how lucky he is.

Thank you, I'm so pleased you liked it!
Ryo is an amazing parent and he has a lot of reasons to be proud of his boy.
And he'll always make sure Bikky knows he's proud of him. I wish my dad had.
*hugs you tight* I'm sorry he didn't.
Yeah, he was a tough man to get approval from. I never really felt that I measured up. He had high expectations, and I've never been that good under pressure. *shrugs* Maybe that's why I'm a perfectionist and push myself so hard.
It could very well be.
Maybe he did me a favour - look at how much I write!
I'm more inclined to give you the credit for finding a positive way of dealing with things.
If I didn't I'd have crawled into a hole years ago. I've had stronger positive encouragement from other people, including one of my schoolteachers. Good thing too. Mum tried, but she'd tell me I was capable of anything then turn around and tell me I was doing it all wrong *headdesk* I told her just because it's not the way you'd do it, doesn't mean it's wrong. I swear she used to find the hardest possible way of doing things then refuse to do them any other way! I miss her.

Sorry, I seem to have strayed into the local branch of off-topic rambling R Us
I'm glad there were people in your life who encouraged you. That makes all the difference.

*hugs* No worries, I like talking to, and getting to know, the people who's journals I read.
Me too, though I spend so much time writing I don't seem to have much time for anything else. Nowadays,the people who offer encouragement are my online friends =D

You'll be pleased to know I filled a bunch of the prompts you gave me for fic_promptly during Contest Week, which has just ended, although I think only one of them was Drake/JJ. I'm really pleased with the Ted & Drake babysitting Bikky one, I think that's turned out really good =)
Friends are friends no matter how you communicate with them.

I'm looking forward to reading your fills. Let me know when you want more prompts.
I can accept more prompts whenever you have ideas, because I never know which ones are going to inspire. Some wait for months before something clicks in my head.

I have wonderful online friends, you guys never fail to give me something to mile about =)
I'll think about it and see what I can come up with.
Thank you! I wrote 15 FAKE Ficlets last week, and I think most were from your prompts.
That's awesome!
I was pleased! =D
*sniffles*
Happy sniffles, I hope!

Thank you!