Characters: Dee, Ryo, mentions Bikky and Carol.
Setting: Around Vol. 2 or 3 I think.
Summary: It’s almost Bikky’s twelfth birthday, and Ryo can’t believe how fast he’s growing up.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Twelve’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
“Ryo? You okay?”
“I asked if you’re okay, you’ve been starin’ into space for the past ten minutes.”
“Sorry, I was thinking.”
“What about? The case?”
“Oh, no. It’s Bikky’s birthday next week.”
“Already? Seems like only five minutes since the last one!”
“I know! He’s almost twelve, where’d the last year go?”
“Damned if I know.”
“He’s just growing up so fast, I feel like I’m missing it.” Dee laughed softly at that and Ryo frowned at him. “What’s funny?”
“Nothing really, it’s just… That’s the exact same thing I’ve heard Mother say, about me and countless other kids. I think it must be part of bein’ a parent. Look, you’ve got plenty of vacation time saved up, and we’re not working any big cases right now, so why don’t you take some time off and spend it with the kid? Do something fun, take him and Carol to the beach, or Coney Island.”
Ryo smiled. “That’s a great idea, Dee. I’ll talk to the Chief as soon as we get back to the precinct. D’you think he’ll be okay with it?”
Dee shrugged. “He’s got four kids of his own, I think he’ll understand better than most.”