Characters: Dee, Ryo, Ben Lloyd.
Setting: Vol. 2, Act 6.
Summary: Dee wants revenge against the people responsible for Mother being seriously injured.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Hunger’
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 desire for revenge is like a hunger gnawing away at Dee’s insides. Mother is the only family he has, and some bastard has almost taken her from him. She’s in the hospital, critically injured in the bomb blast that brought the orphanage down on top of her; someone has to pay for that.
Rage takes over from common sense and when Dee intercepts a phone call meant for Ryo, providing a lead to the identity of the bomber, he takes off to track the guy down. If not for Ryo showing up in time to stop him, he knows he would’ve put a bullet through Lloyd’s head, and what good would that have done? Lloyd may have done the deed, but it wasn’t his idea; he was following someone else’s orders.
It’s not hard to figure out who stands to gain the most from destroying the orphanage, but proving it is another matter entirely. S Corp are going to get the land they’ve been after for months because there’s no way Mother can ever afford to rebuild what the bomb destroyed. The building isn’t safe; it’ll have to be demolished.
The only good point is that to avoid negative publicity, S Corp has agreed to pay all the costs involved in setting up the orphanage in a new location. It doesn’t satisfy Dee’s hunger for revenge, but it will have to be enough. At least the children will still have a home, and right now that’s the most important thing.
But if he ever finds a way to connect the company to the bombing, Dee knows he won’t hesitate to take S Corp down, and that’s less about revenge than it is about justice. They targeted the vulnerable out of greed for their land. Someday they’ll pay the price.