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FAKE Triple Drabble: Ultimate Revenge

Title: Ultimate Revenge
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Leo Grant, Ryo, Alicia Grant.
Rating: PG
Setting: Vol. 7, Act 19.
Summary: Only two people have the right to take Leo Grant’s life.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Revenge of the…’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.

The way Leo Grant saw it, only two people had the right to take the ultimate revenge against him, and one of those two, Detective Maclean, was far too noble and honest to do the deed while the other…

Alicia, his wife, the woman who loved him so much it was slowly killing her. She wanted passion and desire, a love so consuming it would burn right down to her soul. That was the way she loved, and though he loved her in return, it wasn’t enough.

He couldn’t give her what she wanted most, couldn’t throw aside everything he’d worked so hard to get and damn the consequences. If they left the family, they’d be tracked down and killed. He wouldn’t run the way she wanted him to, had always wanted, right from the start. Deep down she must have known that all along.

She’s cheated on him, more than once, and yet Leo can’t find it in him to blame Alicia, because he betrayed her first, and in a way, he’s never stopped, worming his way deeper and deeper into the family so that one day it would become his.

Leo would have accepted death at the hands of the cop; Ryo Maclean had the right to take his life in revenge for the deaths of his parents, but Alicia has the greater claim. As she levels her gun and takes aim at her husband, the man who was once her beloved Liotta, he makes no move to defend himself. Why should he? Death at her hands is no more than he deserves. Let her have her revenge; the only thing that matters now is that she shouldn’t be held responsible for his death. She’s already paid too high a price for loving him. Let it end now.

The End


That was one of the most dramatic moments in the whole manga.

It really was, and it was kinda tragic too. I know Leo was a bad guy, but Alicia loved him so much it consumed her. What does it take to make killing the man you love seem like the only option?

Thank you.