Characters: Dee, Jess.
Setting: Vol. 6, Act 18.
Summary: Jess’s death changes Dee’s life.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Remorse’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
“I thought… you never… wanted to… to see my… my face again..?”
Jess’s voice is scarcely more than a pained whisper as he lies there in the filthy alley, his life’s blood draining away unchecked.
Falling to his knees beside the only father he’s ever known, Dee cradles Jess in his arms, filled with remorse, wishing he’d never said those harsh, angry words. He didn’t mean them and now there’s no time to say he’s sorry, to beg forgiveness, or to say any of the things he should’ve said long ago, like ‘Thank you for finding me,’ and ‘I love you,’ and ‘You’re the best Dad anyone could have,’ because it’s clear that Jess is dying.
It shouldn’t end like this, not for Jess. Even though he’s a dirty cop, he deserves a better, more heroic death, maybe even a chance to redeem himself, but that’s not going to happen. All Dee can do is vow to fulfil Jess’s final request and live his life as honestly as he can.
It’s then that he makes the decision; he’s going to become a cop, but not a half-assed one like Jess was.
One day he’ll make Bruno and his gang pay.