Setting: Around the middle of the manga.
Summary: It’s the middle of the night and Ryo’s doing laundry.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Basement’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
Picking up the bag of dirty clothes, Ryo trudged wearily downstairs to the laundry room in the basement. The only good thing about doing laundry at this time of night was that he had the room to himself, meaning he could sort everything in peace and had the pick of the washing machines. Some worked better than others.
He’d got off work at midnight, come home, put dinner on, and suddenly remembered he didn’t have any clean underwear for the next night, so here he was at almost two in the morning, hoping he could get a load done and dry before going to bed.
Working shifts was all part of being a cop, and although Ryo was used to it, he couldn’t really say he enjoyed being stuck on late shift for a full week, especially not in the middle of winter. It meant getting up just as the sun was going down, then going to bed before it got light out. With his schedule thrown off, routine chores tended to get overlooked until the last minute.
Loading the washer, he switched it on and returned to his apartment. Days seemed so much longer when he was working nights.