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Title: Unforeseen
Fandom: FAKE
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Dee/Ryo
Rating: PG
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee unexpectedly asks Ryo out on a date.
Word Count: 500
Written For: Prompt #434: Debt.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: A longer version of this ficlet will be posted at my journal.

Driving back to the precinct, during rush hour, Ryo was startled out of his reverie when Dee suddenly cleared his throat and spoke. “So I was thinkin’ we could go out for dinner Friday night?”

Ryo blinked and looked at his partner, puzzled; Dee seemed strangely awkward, almost nervous, keping his eyes on the car ahead as they inched forward. “Dinner?” Eating out wasn’t unusual for them, especially if Bikky wasn’t home. They occasionally went for a meal after work before either heading to their respective apartments or going home together.

“Yeah, maybe catch a movie too. You know, like a date?”

They’d been a couple for nearly three months, sleeping together, sometimes spending whole nights together, and now Dee was asking him out?

“Let me get this straight; you’re asking me on a date?”

“Is there somethin’ wrong with that?” Dee sounded defensive.

“What? No, it’s just… We’re sleeping together, you’ve already got me so you don’t need to court me.”

Dee frowned. “It’s not about courtin’, it’s about doin’ things together other than work and sex. Don’t get me wrong, the sex is amazing, but I don’t want you thinkin’ that’s all our relationship is about.”

“I don’t.”

“Well, good. So how about that date?”

“Okay, sounds like fun.”

Friday afternoon, Dee phoned Ryo, who had the day off. “Sorry, babe, gotta cancel dinner tonight. Had a bit of an accident.” Dee’s voice sounded a bit slurred.

“What happened?”

“Nothing major; just broke a tooth. I’m at the dentist gettin’ a temporary crown; pretty soon I’ll barely be able to speak never mind eat.”

“Do you want me to come over? I can make you some soup.”

“Okay, sure; see you later.”

That evening Dee managed to slurp up Ryo’s homemade soup despite his numb mouth, giving his lover a lopsided but grateful smile. “Thanks for this.”

“No thanks needed, Dee; it’s the least I can do. You always take care of me when I’m sick or injured.”

For the next two weeks, during which the temporary crown was replaced with a permanent one, Dee didn’t say anything about rescheduling their date. Ryo figured he’d given up on the idea, until Saturday night arrived.

Ryo was at a loose end; Bikky was gone for the weekend on a school trip and Dee had other plans, so he had the evening to himself. The prospect was much less appealing than Ryo would have thought. Wondering whether to read, watch TV, or catch up on household chores, he was interrupted by a knock on the door. Opening it, he was surprised to see Dee there, smartly dressed and holding a bunch of flowers.

“Dee? I thought you had plans!”

“I do,” Dee grinned. “I’m taking you out for dinner and a movie. I still owe you that date, and I always pay my debts. Better go get showered and changed, our reservation is for eight o’clock.”

Smiling, Ryo did as he was told. He should have known Dee wouldn’t forget.

The End



( 2 — Comment )
Feb. 12th, 2017 04:34 am (UTC)
Dee is a hopeless romantic.
Feb. 12th, 2017 11:08 am (UTC)
Yep, and Ryo loves being romanced, even if it gets him a bit flustered at times.

Thank you!

I really must get the longer version posted...
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