Characters: Dee, Ryo, OCs.
Setting: Vol 1, Act 3.
Summary: Dee gets worried when he realises Ryo is sick.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Worry’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble and a half, 250 words.
Ryo’s a grown man, and Dee figures his partner won’t thank him for acting like a mother hen; after all, they haven’t been working together for long, he doesn’t have that right. Yet. Nevertheless, Dee’s worried. When he grabs Ryo’s wrist, it feels warm to his touch, too warm, like Ryo has a fever or something. That’s not good. Maybe a friendly suggestion wouldn’t be taken amiss.
Leaning in closer, Dee keeps his voice low. “Do me a favor and take some medicine.” He doesn’t stick around to see Ryo’s reaction, just heads off expecting Ryo to follow along when he’s ready, hoping his partner will heed his advice.
Turns out he was right to worry.
Later, after the hostage situation has been dealt with, Ryo’s fever is much worse, to the point that walking down several flights of stairs is probably going to be beyond him. He’d held it together long enough to get the job done, but he’s sick and really should be in bed, so now it’s Dee to the rescue with a helping hand, or rather, a piggyback.
“Didn’t I tell you to take something?”
Who cares if Ryo thinks he’s being a mother hen? They’re partners, goddammit, and if Ryo won’t take proper care of himself, then someone better step in and make him, and who better than the man he works with?
So it’s home, medicine, and bed, in that order. Dee knows he’s not going to stop worrying until Ryo’s fever is gone.