Characters: Dee, Bikky, OMC
Setting: Sometime during the manga.
Summary: Bikky’s in trouble at school.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Wide’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.
One look at Bikky’s wide-eyed, innocent expression was enough to make Dee instantly suspicious. He’d worn that look often enough when he was growing up to recognise it in kids now he was an adult.
“Okay, what did ya do now?”
“What? Nothin’, I’m innocent!”
“Don’t try to pull that bull on me, kid. Ryo might buy the act, but he’s stuck in traffic on the interstate, which is why you’ve got me to deal with. So what happened? Principal Morris said you blew up the science lab.” Dee folded his arms across his chest and fixed the boy with the unwavering glare he used on suspects.
“I didn’t mean to.” Bikky slumped. “I must’ve made a mistake with the ingredients for the experiment we were doing.” He looked beseechingly from Dee to the school Principal and back again. “A lot of the bottles look the same, it’s really hard to tell them apart.”
“That’s why they have labels, dumbass.”
“I know, I should’ve been more careful. I’m really sorry.”
“You’re also grounded and you’ll pay for the repairs out of your allowance. You’re lucky the damage was fairly minor.” Dee apologised to Principal Morris and turned to leave.
Bikky drooped even further as they left the office, but Dee didn’t say anything else to him until they were in the car on their way back to Ryo’s apartment.
“Okay, fess up; you just wanted to see what would happen if you mixed together things you were told not to, didn’t ya?”
Bikky couldn’t restrain himself any longer. “It was way cool! You should’ve seen it!” He glanced sidelong at Dee. “You won’t tell Ryo, will you?”
“Nah, your secret’s safe with me. Just don’t do it again, ‘kay? It would kill Ryo if you got yourself hurt.”