Characters: Ryo, Bikky.
Challenge: #17: Christmas Eve at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: Vol. 1.
Summary: Ryo’s Christmas illusions are unexpectedly shattered.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
Ryo had been looking forward to Christmas, even though it always reminded him painfully of his parents’ death. This year he had good reason to celebrate; he wanted to make the holidays happy for Bikky.
“It’s getting late, Biks. Better get to bed or Santa won’t come,” he told his foster son on Christmas Eve.
“Um, Ryo, Santa isn’t real.” Big blue eyes stared seriously up at him and Ryo frowned. This was something he hadn’t foreseen. Bikky was only ten; shouldn’t he still believe?
“Are you sure?”
“Well that’s disappointing.”
“Sorry. Didn’t you know?”
Ryo couldn’t help laughing.