Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Challenge: 57: Love Is Blind at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: Dee has thought himself in love plenty of times, but this is the real thing.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
This is what real love is, Dee decides, a kind of selective blindness where you know all your partner’s imperfections but don’t really see them because they don’t matter. They don’t make the one you love any less lovable, in fact just the opposite because perfection would be boring, but you don’t dwell on them either.
In the past, there have been things about previous lovers that grated on Dee’s nerves, and ultimately those qualities overshadowed their good points and the relationships ended. Looking back, he now realises what he felt for those people was lust and infatuation, not love.
That isn’t the case this time though. Ryo is stubborn, temperamental, can hold grudges forever, and is at time’s such an airhead that he’d forget his head if it weren’t so firmly attached to the rest of his gorgeous body. He’s a workaholic, he gets embarrassed about the most ridiculous things, and he has a tendency to drool in his sleep, but far from being disgusting, it’s… kind of adorable. So are the odd little snuffling noises he makes in his sleep; they make Dee want to hold him close and never let go. If that ain’t love, what is?