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January 2019



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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Double Drabble: What Love Is

Title: What Love Is
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: JJ, Dee, Drake.
Rating: G
Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: JJ had thought he loved Dee, but now he knows he was wrong.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Love’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.

JJ had thought he knew what love felt like. After all, hadn’t he adored Dee for years despite Mr Tall, Dark, and Studly not reciprocating his feelings? He’d pined for the devastatingly gorgeous detective, longed for his touch, or even a kind word, but mostly in vain.

Now he’s realising that what he’d thought was love had merely been lust and obsession. Not that he blames himself for confusing the two. Who wouldn’t lust after Dee?

Love is different; it’s caring and trusting, comforting and being comforted, and wanting someone else’s happiness more than your own. It’s a warm, fuzzy feeling inside when the one you’re with smiles at you, and it’s feeling safe to just be yourself around someone who feels the same way you do.

With Drake, JJ feels all those things and more, delighting in sharing everything with his boyfriend, good and bad, happy and sad, amazing and ordinary. Being with Drake Parker has opened JJ’s eyes to so many wonderful things, and he still finds himself wondering how he missed what was right in front of him for so long.

Perhaps that’s not important, because after all this time working together, they’ve finally found each other.

The End


Man, JJ, I could have told you that wasn't love long ago.

We all could have, but he wouldn't have listened - he needed to work it out for himself.

Thank you!
Lots of people confuse infatuation with love. It's a growth thing.
And JJ has finally grown up enough to let go of his infatuation.

Thank you!