Characters: Ryo, Dee.
Setting: Vol. 7.
Summary: Sometimes falling in love just happens.
Written For: The dw100 prompt ‘Love’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a drabble and a half, 150 words.
Sometimes love just sneaks up on you when you’re not looking. If Ryo hadn’t been so busy denying his sexuality, maybe he would have noticed sooner, maybe he wouldn’t have wasted so much time. But it took him far longer than it should have done to realise the truth, and to accept that what he felt for Dee, his partner and best friend, was a lot more than simple friendship.
When had he fallen so completely and irrevocably in love with the man he worked alongside every day? Was it when Dee had come so close to death at the hands of a mad bomber? Was it before that? Or after? He’ll probably never know for sure, and maybe that’s okay.
The when of it isn’t anywhere near as important as the fact that he did, and that now he can admit that he loves Dee Laytner, more than anything.