Characters: Ryo, Bikky.
Challenge: #19: Thank-You Notes at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: Somewhere in the first couple of volumes.
Summary: Bikky is reluctant to take time away from playing for the boring task of writing thank-you letters.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
“Bikky, did you write a note to Aunt Elena yet to thank her for your Christmas present?”
The boy glanced up from the videogame he was playing, a guilty expression on his face. “Um, no, not yet.”
“Well then, you’d better get on with it, hadn’t you?”
“But it’s so boring!” Bikky whined. “Can’t I just thank her over the phone?”
Ryo understood how Bikky felt, he’d been exactly the same at that age, putting off what felt like a hated chore for as long as he possibly could, but then he’d grown up and gained a whole new perspective.
“I know it isn’t fun, I used to hate writing thank-you notes when I was a kid, but I also know how happy getting a letter makes me feel, especially when the only things that usually arrive are bills and junk mail. Even a short note would make her day.”
Bikky gave Ryo’s words some thought and sighed, setting the game controller down. “Fine, I’ll do it.” Fetching paper and pen, he sat down and started to write.
A week later, he got a reply, and as he read Aunt Elena’s letter, he finally understood what Ryo had been saying.