Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Setting: Somewhere around the end of Vol. 2 or the beginning of Vol. 3.
Summary: Bikky is away and Ryo’s feeling lonely.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Silence’
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 wandered around his living room at a loss, not knowing what to do with himself. A year ago, he’d been used to living alone and the silence hadn’t bothered him in the least, but now it felt like a suffocating weight pressing down on him. Bikky was away at summer camp and the apartment seemed too big, empty, and quiet without the boisterous young boy.
He considered turning on the TV, just for background noise, but it wasn’t really noise he wanted; it was company. He absently rubbed the back of his neck; maybe he could go to a bar or something.
Before he could make up his mind, there was a knock on the door, and on opening it, he found Dee standing in the hallway, laden with bags.
“Dee! What’re you doing here?”
“Cable’s out at my place, I was hopin’ you’d let me watch the game here?” Dee held up his bags. “I brought beer, burgers, and extra fries as a bribe.” A dark eyebrow rose enquiringly and Ryo laughed at Dee’s hopeful expression.
“Come in and make yourself at home; I’ll get the plates.”
“Thanks, partner, you’re the best!” Handing the food to Ryo, Dee entered, closing the door behind him, tugged off his boots, and crossed to the TV, turning it on before flopping onto the sofa and opening two beers. Ryo joined him a few minutes later with napkins and the plated food, smiling happily.
A bit of company made all the difference.