Characters: Drake, JJ.
Setting: A few months before Like Like Love
Summary: Drake is feeling sorry for himself after being dumped yet again.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Rejected’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.
Dumped again. Drake was beyond tired of being rejected by every woman he met. If they didn’t turn him down when he asked them out, then within a few weeks he was getting unceremoniously dumped again, and most of the time he had no idea why. It was depressing.
Slumping at his desk, Drake pillowed his head on his arms, a study in dejection.
“Drakey! What’s wrong?”
Raising his head, Drake looked into the concerned blue eyes of his partner.
“Oh, hey JJ, I didn’t hear you come in. Guess I was too busy wallowing.” He tried to find a smile for his buddy, but if JJ’s expression was anything to go by, it wasn’t exactly a success.
“Stella dumped me. Nothing new there, right? Guess I should be used to this by now.” Just saying the words made the ache inside him worse and Drake blinked back tears of self-pity.
“Oh Drakey, I’m so sorry! I know you liked her.” JJ offered the box of tissues from his desk as Drake gave a loud sniff. “It’ll be okay though, you’ll see; you just haven’t found the right person yet, that’s all.” JJ dug in the bag he’d brought with him. “I know what’ll cheer you up. Here, I bought you a blueberry muffin; I know they’re your favourites.”
Looking at the muffin JJ set in front of him, Drake felt his heartache ease, just a bit, and when he smiled at JJ this time it was more genuine.
“Thanks, JJ, that’s really sweet of you. I don’t say this enough, but I’m so lucky to have you for a partner. I don’t know what I’d do without you.”
“You’re my best friend, Drakey, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you,” JJ assured him. He meant every word.