Characters: Dee, Bikky, mentions Ryo.
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee and Bikky aren’t just missing Ryo, they’re missing his cooking too.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Slice’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.
Ryo was in Chicago for a week, working with the Sea Hag on a case with connections to New York. She’d requested his assistance and the only reason he’d agreed to go was that Dee had offered to watch Bikky while he was away. It wasn’t going too badly, except…
Dee poked disconsolately at his slice of pizza. Used to be, he liked nothing better than fast food, but since he’d met Ryo, he’d become thoroughly spoiled with delicious home cooking. Greasy pizza seemed to have lost its appeal.
Still, food was food, and he needed to keep his strength up, so he ate it anyway, vowing that tomorrow he’d order something else for dinner.
The next night, Dee and Bikky perused the takeout menus and sighed.
“Boring,” the boy declared.
“We could try cookin’ something ourselves,” Dee suggested.
“Ryo would go spare if we messed up his kitchen!”
“So we’ll go to my place, then it won’t matter so much.”
They borrowed one of Ryo’s cookery books, picked up groceries on the way, and on arriving at Dee’s apartment, dumped their purchases on the counter in his kitchen.
“Okay, all we have to do is follow the instructions,” Dee said, turning to the right page and laying out all the ingredients. “There should be a saucepan in the cupboard over there.” Soon delicious aromas were wafting about the apartment; they could hardly wait to sample the fruits of their labours.
It wasn’t quite up to Ryo’s high standards, but the simple pasta and meatballs dish was still pretty good, and it made a very welcome change from takeout.
“Maybe we should cook this for Ryo when he gets home,” Dee suggested.
Bikky nodded enthusiastically. “He’d be really surprised!”
They grinned at each other, for once in complete agreement.