Characters: Ryo, Dee
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: The day has turned cold and Ryo’s trying to suffer in silence, but Dee still notices.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Cold’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble and a half, 250 words.
Ryo shivered. It had been warm when he’d set out to work this morning, but now he was wishing he’d brought his overcoat. Clouds had been piling up since mid-morning and now halfway through the afternoon it was overcast with a cold wind rising. This was what he got for missing the weather forecast.
“You okay?” Dee asked as they left the shelter of their car and crossed the street to have a word with an informant.
“Fine, just a bit chilly.”
“You go ahead, Gordie’s more likely to talk to you than me; I’ll catch up.” Before Ryo could reply, Dee took off down the sidewalk.
Ryo sighed. Typical, he always got left to handle the parts of their job that Dee liked the least.
Thankfully, talking to the informant didn’t take long because the wind was whistling down the alleyway and neither of them wanted to be there any longer than necessary.
Ryo was returning to the car with a couple of possible leads to follow, which would mean staying out in the cold, when Dee reappeared, thrusting something at him. “Put this on.”
“What?” Ryo looked at what Dee was holding out.
“It’s a warm coat, dumbass. There’s a clearance sale on down the street, I spotted it as we drove past. Might not win any glamour awards, but you won’t freeze to death.”
Ryo tugged the coat on over his suit jacket, instantly feeling warmer, once again counting his blessings for having such a thoughtful partner.