Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Challenge: # 48: Growing Older But Not Up at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: A few months before Vol. 7.
Summary: Dee isn’t happy about turning thirty.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
“This sucks,” Dee grumbled, slumped at his desk, a tragic expression on his face. “I can’t believe I’m thirty! That’s practically old!”
Sitting across from him, Ryo, a whole year older, looked amused. “You said the same thing a year ago when you turned twenty-nine,” he informed his partner.
“I really must be gettin’ old if I don’t remember that.”
“Poor Dee,” Ryo chuckled. “They say memory’s the first thing to go.”
Dee slumped even further, burying his head in his hands. “I’m doomed!”
He made such a pathetic sight that Ryo decided to take pity on him and stop the teasing. “So, as it’s your special day, how about coming to my place tonight for dinner? I baked you a cake.”
Dee shot upright in his seat. “A cake? An actual Birthday cake? Does it have frosting? And candles?”
Ryo couldn’t keep from laughing at Dee’s excitement.
“Yes and yes. Can’t have a birthday cake without candles.”
“WOOHOO!” Dee leapt to his feet, his chair skidding away.
Shaking his head, Ryo grinned up at his partner. “You may be getting older, but I don’t think there’s any chance of you growing up any time soon.”