Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee knows what he shares with Ryo is a bond stronger than anything he’s known before.
Written For: The dw100 prompt ‘Companions’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
Dee has been in love many times, or at least he’d always thought it was love. These days he’s not so sure; looking back, he thinks a lot of the time he was probably mistaking lust for love.
Some of the people he thought he loved he now realises he didn’t even particularly like, but they looked good and the other guys envied him for being with them, which had seemed a good enough reason to keep seeing them at the time.
He knows better now. There’s so much more to love than just physical attraction, and you need to really like someone as well as love them if you want to make a relationship work. He’s learned that from Ryo, although his partner probably doesn’t realise it.
He and Ryo became close friends long before they ever became lovers, and that friendship still stands firm as the foundation their relationship is built on. The attraction and desire he feels for his lover is at least as strong as anything he’s ever felt before, but it’s not all that exists between them.
In Ryo, Dee has found not just a lover but a true companion to share his life with.