Characters: Dee, Ryo.
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.