Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Challenge: #5: Pebbles at drabble_weekly, but ended up being too long for the challenge.
Spoilers/Setting: After the manga.
Summary: A new case, but this one hits too close to home for Dee.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.
Dee stood at the water’s edge, not really seeing anything as he tossed pebbles into the lake. Even after years on the force, and with dozens of cases under his belt, there were some that just got to him, maybe because they hit too close to home.
It had been sheer chance that kids playing some way off had found the baby, dumped beneath a bush. One of them had kicked their ball too hard and when they’d gone to retrieve it, they’d heard a faint cry.
Now the tiny baby girl, no more than a day old, was on her way to the hospital, where she’d be cared for, and the CSIs were examining the scene for clues to whoever had left her there.
Ryo was questioning the kids in case they might have seen something, and Dee knew he should be doing something too, but… He tossed another pebble into the still water, causing a small splash, ripples spreading out until they reached the shore.
This wasn’t a busy area of the park, whoever dumped the kid, wrapped in a plastic bag, had hidden her well. They obviously hadn’t meant for her to be found or they wouldn’t have left her somewhere so remote. He’d never really considered how lucky he’d been when he’d been abandoned. At least he’d been dressed and put where he’d soon be discovered. What kind of monster would just discard a newborn like so much trash? It was unthinkable.
“Are you okay?”
Dee hadn’t even heard Ryo approach he’d been so deep in thought. “No. They threw her out like yesterday’s paper, Ryo! Left her to die!”
“I know, but she’s safe now.”
“I want to find the parents, those bastards need to pay.”
“We will, Dee. We won’t rest until we do.”