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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Triple Drabble: Leap Of Faith

Title: Leap Of Faith
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Carol, Ryo, Dee, Bikky, Psycho Creep.
Rating: PG
Setting: Vol. 6, Act 17.
Summary: Carol is in serious danger, being held captive. She has to escape.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Escape’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.

Scared though she is, Carol knows it’s no use sitting around waiting to be rescued; nobody knows where she is, so if she wants to get out of here she has to escape on her own. When the psycho who’s holding her prisoner comes to check on her, she fights back.

It doesn’t go too well, he roughs her up, but she doesn’t give up and gets in a few good hits of her own, makes it out of the apartment despite her twisted ankle. She knows she’s no match for him, he’s down but just stunned; he’ll be coming after her again any moment.

The window on the landing is already open a bit, enough perhaps for her to squeeze through, but not much help when she looks out and realises she’s three floors up. Then she sees them: Bikky and Ryo. Help is on the way after all, but so is her captor. Carol’s not going to wait around and let him get his slimy hands on her again. No way! She scrambles onto the windowsill, swings her legs out… It’s a scarily long drop, and yet it’s still better than the alternative.

“Ryo! Catch!”

He looks up, eyes wide with horror. Carol can’t wait any longer; she makes a leap of faith, trusting that Ryo will catch her, and of course he does. She didn’t doubt him for a second. They’ll both have a few bruises, but it’s okay; she already has so many a few more won’t make any difference. They’re a small price to pay for her life.

Dee takes care of the psycho creep, and he’s not overly gentle about it, which suits Carol just fine. As always, her three brave heroes have come through for her. She knows they’ll never let her down.

The End


One of the best scenes in the entire series!
I agree! It's one I keep coming back to from various angles. One of these days maybe I'll come at it from Bikky's POV.

Thank you!
That arc scared the crap out of me. I'm so glad it turned out the way it did.
It was probably the creepiest of the whole manga. Carol is brave though, and not the kind to give up. She saved herself, with a little outside assistance from Ryo ;)

Thank you!