Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Setting: Throughout the manga, but before Vol. 7.
Summary: Dee can’t sleep. Again.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Sleepless’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.
Another sleepless night; it’s ridiculous that he should be affected this way by one man when he could have his pick of both men and women, but he’s smitten. Why that should be, he still doesn’t really understand.
Ryo is beautiful, yes, but Dee has seen, and been with, other men of equal or greater beauty, so it can’t just be his looks, although… Those amazing, deep, dark eyes draw him in and make him want to drown in their gaze forever.
It’s not his physique either, Dee has enjoyed his share of bodies more toned and defined than Ryo’s slim, leanly muscled form, although he carries himself with a grace Dee has seldom seen in a man.
There’s also no doubting that Ryo is intelligent, although at the same time he can be impossibly dense about some things, and yet… There’s more to him even than that. He’s kind, generous, compassionate, and brave. He’ll help anyone who needs it, and he has a genuinely good heart because he does so without wanting or expecting anything in return, just because it’s the right thing to do. The more time Dee has spent with his partner, the more he’s come to admire his selflessness. Even that doesn’t explain his obsession.
It’s more as if Ryo is a puzzle piece that somehow fits perfectly into an empty space in Dee’s existence, and no other puzzle piece he might find will ever fit that space so well.
Restlessly, Dee turns over yet again in a bed that feels oddly uncomfortable because he’s the only one in it. He wants the warmth of another body by his side, to hear the gentle breathing of one particular someone slumbering peacefully in the darkness. He wants warm hands and soft lips, but only Ryo’s.