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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Triple Drabble: Insect Trouble

Title: Insect Trouble
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Rating: PG-13
Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: There’s an unwelcome visitor at Dee’s place.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Insect’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.

There’s a mosquito in Dee’s bedroom, and it’s driving him nuts. Every time he closes his eyes and tries to sleep, it’s there again, whining in his ear, and he’d kill the damned thing if he could only see where it was. There’s only one thing for it. Turning on his bedside lamp, he lies still and waits.

And waits.

And waits some more.

Fuckin’ infuriating insect! Where’s it gone now?

Despite the light being on, he’s drifting off to asleep when he hears it again, but he reacts instinctively. He’ll get it if it’s the last thing he does!


Next morning at work, Ryo stares at his partner in shock. He’d been perfectly fine when they’d parted last night, but now…

“Dee! What on earth happened to you?”

Slumping into the chair at his desk, Dee scowls across at his partner. “There was a mosquito in my bedroom. I should’ve stayed at yours, then none of this would’ve happened.”

“A mosquito did that to you?” Ryo can’t quite get his head around that.

“No, I did this to me,” Dee admits. “I was trying to kill the fuckin’ thing and punched myself in the eye by accident.”

It’s hard not to laugh at Dee with his black eye and wounded pride, but Ryo’s pretty sure that wouldn’t go down well, so he bites his lip and resists the temptation. “At least tell me you got it.”

If anything, Dee slumps even further. “No, dammit, but it sure as hell got me.” Pushing up his t-shirt sleeve he reveals a row of angry looking spots at the top of his arm.

“Oh dear. I think maybe you’d better stay at my place tonight, it might be safer.”

Every cloud has a silver lining. Despite the itching, things are looking up!

The End



Oh good heavens!

Dee was just unlucky, hitting himself in the eye. I only punched myself in the mouth. ;)

Thank you!
Poor Dee, mosquitoes are such a pain.
They are, I've been where Dee is, though I only hit myself in the mouth.

Thank you!