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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Double Drabble: Valentine Surprise

Title: Valentine Surprise
Fandom: FAKE
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Rating: G
Challenge: #24: Love Is In The Air at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: Dee is facing Valentine’s Day alone.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.

It was Valentine’s Day, and love was definitely in the air; everywhere Dee looked there were couples holding hands and sharing significant looks. Guys hurried along the sidewalks carrying huge bouquets, mostly of red roses, and boxes of expensive chocolates, while heart-shaped balloons, all red and pink and silver, bobbed among the crowds. He’d lost count of the number of teddy bears he’d seen peeping out of bags and pockets, or tucked under arms. It was depressing.

Dee wanted to be one of the guys hurrying home to his loved one, but Ryo was in San Francisco due to a family emergency and not due back until late tomorrow. It sucked.

Arriving home, he trudged wearily up the stairs. He knew he and Ryo could celebrate some other day, but it wouldn’t be the same. Entering his apartment, he was startled to find lit candles everywhere and the delicious aroma of steaks cooking. A familiar figure appeared from the kitchen.


Dee could scarcely believe his eyes. “Ryo!”

“Happy Valentine’s Day, Dee. I came home a day early. Couldn’t bear to be away from you today of all days.”

Dee pulled him close. “Happy Valentine’s Day, babe.”

Everything was perfect.

The End


OMG, that's so cute! That considerate sweetheart! ♥

(And this just gave me such a great idea! I'm about to post it now--once I trim the words down a smidge.)
Yay for providing inspiration! *hugs*

Ryo coming home early was as much for himself as for Dee, being apart on such a special day was more than he could stand, and he knew from speaking to Dee on the phone that his partner felt the same, even though he didn't say so in as many words.

Thank you!
*hugggggg* The image of the teddy bears everyone was carrying was just so irresistible. :D

Those boys are just so precious. I'm so glad I got into this manga, so I know the characters now.

Very welcome! :D
I'm a big teddy bear fan, I couldn't resist writing that bit =)

They're such fun characters, I just adore them =D
Same here; they're too darned cute! I can't resist stuffed toys, in general, really; I now have a little Valentine's puppy. I need to put him away, but I can't stop cuddling him. ^.^
I have way too many stuffies, but most are still in storage. I still have so much ti sort out in the house, but I still don't know if my sister will try to force me to sell up and move out, so there's little point in doing anything. I can't afford to move, and I can't cope with unfamiliar places, so I'm scared all the time.
Geez. She's got no right to try to kick you out. That's your home, and you're slowly working to get it to how you're comfortable in it; she needs to leave you alone and let you relax. :-/ Mom's brother did something pretty similar to her and I; not to sell, but to just get out so he could move in. And then he ruined the place; it's essentially just a large litter box for his cat.
Trouble is, mum left the house to both of us, to either sell or keep. Half each.

All the stress isn't doing my health any good, and having to move when I wouldn't be able to afford anywhere else, would probably finish me. It's nearly 2 years since mum died and I just feel so low. All my memories are here.
Could you possibly buy your sister's half out? I'm sure your mother wouldn't want all this stress on your shoulders; it really sucks. :-/
I have very little in the way of savings, and what I've got wouldn't even amount to a quarter of what she'd want. She knows that.

Yeah, mum would be really furious if she knew I was being put through this =(
Damn it. :( You really are in a spot, then. I wish I could help. ♥
I am =(

Thanks *hugs* Maybe make an effigy of my sister and stick pins in her? Although, I'm not sure she has feelings, so...
*huggggggg* I'm afraid I'm a little out-of-practice with voodoo dolls. ;)
That's okay, I think my sister is out of practice at being a human, so it probably wouldn't have worked anyway. *sigh*
Wow. Geez, what a mess. :(
It really is =(

I have to find a way to stay in my home, whatever it takes, but my sister has to be willing to cooperate, and I can't trust that she will. My do some family members have to be so inconsiderate and greedy?
*sighs* I don't know. It seems like there's one in every family, though.
Yeah. =(

My friend seems to think that what I'd get for my half of the house would be enough to buy myself somewhere else, but I don't want a two-room flat or a cheap terraced house in a remote area, far from everything that's familiar, which needs a ton of work to make it liveable. =(
You couldn't go through all that, with your health issues. And it would defeat the purpose of all the work you've done living where you are now. It just wouldn't make sense to do anything else.
I don't think so either. I'd be surrounded by strangers, I wouldn't feel safe going outside, she might as well stick me in a prison. Most days I can't go out anyway. How does she expect me to find somewhere else and move? Moving house is one of the most stressful things anyone can do, and stress makes all my health problems a hundred times worse. I just don;t understand why some people just have to take all the time. I don't understand greed. I haven't got a lot, never have had, but I make do. My sister has been getting her house re-carpeted - my carpets were cheap to start with and the one in my bedroom is threadbare from when the pipes burst a few years ago, but I don't complain.
I don't understand it, either. Particularly when it's someone your generation and older; your generation wasn't brought up to be all about the concept of Me Me Me. Mine is where Western society began to fall apart. I wasn't personally taught that I was the center of the universe, but it seems that most people my age and younger were. So if your sister were my age, I'd almost understand. It would still suck.
She's three years older than me, and she works as an occupational therapist, so she should be more understanding, but I'm just her sister, so I guess she just doesn't consider me important. I mean, she didn't even phone me at Christmas the year mum died, even though she knew I'd be on my own all Christmas day for the first time ever. Same thing this year - nobody phoned, nobody visited, I was completely alone.
Damn it! That's horrible! My God, that's unfair. That's just inexcusable. *hugggggg*
Yean. We were never all that close growing up, but now I feel like I'm just surplus to requirements. I don't feel like I have any family anymore. All the people who actually cared are gone. After the way she spoke to me the last time I phoned her, I'm just not going to bother calling her anymore.
The best surprise!
Dee certainly thinks so!

Thank you!