Characters: Ryo, Bikky.
Challenge: 63: The Best Laid Plans… at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: Ryo has planned everything down to the last detail, but no plan is completely foolproof.
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 had planned everything for his foster son’s homecoming. He’d cleaned the boy’s new bedroom, made up the bed, stocked the cupboards and refrigerator with all Bikky’s favourite foods, booked time off so he could drive out to the airport and pick him up… It seemed like forever since Bikky had left for college and although they’d kept in touch, talking on the phone every week and sending texts and emails, it wasn’t the same as having him right there.
Moving in with Dee had kept him from being lonely, but Ryo missed his son.
Then he’d woken on the big day to blizzard conditions; visibility was down to a couple of feet. He was staring gloomily out into the heavy snow when his phone rang; even without checking caller id, he knew who it must be.
“Hi, Dad. Listen, I’ve seen the news and it looks pretty bad there, so all flights to New York have been cancelled until the snowstorm passes though.”
“That’s what I figured,” Ryo said with a sigh.
“I’ll still be comin’ home, just not today. I’ll call you as soon as I know more.”
Even the best-laid plans couldn’t predict the weather.