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Title: Gooseberry

Fandom: FAKE

Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted     

Characters: Bikky, Ryo, Dee

Rating: PG

Setting: Shortly after Vol. 7

Summary: Bikky gets home from camp to find that things between Ryo and Dee have changed.

Word Count: 401

Written For: My own prompt ‘Any, any, Playing gooseberry,’ at [community profile] fic_promptly.

Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.





Bikky doesn't know what happened between Ryo and Dee while he was away, and to be honest, he really doesn’t want to know the details. Whatever it was, things have changed and it’s pretty obvious that somehow Dee's finally got what he wanted from Bikky’s foster father.


The funny thing is, Bikky’s always believed that once the perv had his way with Ryo he’d lose interest, but that’s not the case. If anything, he seems even more eager than before to hang around and Bikky can’t pretend to be happy about that, even though Ryo seems more relaxed and content than Bikky’s ever seen him.


The perv was already here when Bikky got back, and it looks like he plans on staying, at least for the evening. But this is Bikky’s home too, and while he might not be able to make Dee leave if Ryo doesn’t want him to, that doesn’t mean he’s completely powerless. Dee’s not getting everything his own way.


Dinner’s the same as it always is when Dee invites himself over, with insults flying back and forth across the table while Ryo tries to keep the peace. After dinner, there’s a ball game on TV, so they get the dishes washed and put away as fast as possible, the three of them working together because Bikky’s not about to leave Dee and Ryo alone together in the kitchen. Not that Ryo is likely to do anything he shouldn’t, but Dee can’t be trusted not to take advantage of the smallest opportunity.


Dishes done, they head for the sofa, and Bikky plunks himself down right in the middle so that Dee and Ryo have no choice but to sit at opposite ends. That way he can keep Dee from pouncing, and there’s zero chance of any kind of touching. Dee glares at him, his expression promising dire retribution if he can get away with it, but on Bikky’s other side, Ryo looks more amused than annoyed.


“Are we watching the game or not?” Bikky asks, the picture of innocence. He knows he’s not fooling anyone, but it doesn’t matter. He’s just a kid, and there are some things he shouldn’t be subjected to, like two grown men making out in front of him, so he’ll just keep playing gooseberry and make sure that at least when he’s present, the men in question will have to behave like adults.




The End




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Date: 2016-05-17 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
playing gooseberry

What exactly does the phrase mean, anyway? That's one I've never understood.

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Date: 2016-05-17 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
Sort of a third wheel, then? Thanks; now I'll finally be able to understand what they're talking about the next time I watch Amy's Choice. ^.^ That always drove me crazy.

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Date: 2016-05-18 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
I usually don't have any problem understanding them; all those years reading Harry Potter, and then getting so into DW, I've learned most of them (which has really been handy; so far, I've had no complaints about my usage in my fic). That was one I'd never come across, though. :) I'd say that you people have the strangest phrases...but, then, you'd probably say the same about us Americans, lol!
Edited Date: 2016-05-18 10:06 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2016-05-19 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
It's all in what you're used to, I guess. :D I'll tell you one thing: The people who write the DW novels need help in the Americanisms department! I don't know why it is that some of these same people do a decent enough job of making an American character sound American on the show...but they can't pull it off in book form. I've only read one DW novel where the Americans sounded authentically American. I sure as hell hope I do a better job of making British characters sound British!

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Date: 2016-05-19 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
Whew!

Well, what's probably got them thrown is the fact that Barrowman lived over here long enough to not sound Scottish anymore. *shrugs* Still, they should do their basic research when writing this stuff. That's just dumb; clearly they weren't paying attention.

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Date: 2016-05-21 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
That was always the thing that kinda bugged me about my ex-friend. She always wrote Eleven way too formally, using speech that would have been more natural to, say, Five or One. Attention to detail is absolutely vital to making it work. Otherwise, it all sounds fake and falls apart.

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Date: 2016-05-22 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
They what?! *smacks my forehead* If they think Cardiff's in London, then they're doing a shit job of paying attention! :-O That's just embarrassing. Do they not even watch the show, to make that big of a mistake?!

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Date: 2016-05-22 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
Geography was never my best thing. We're not really taught much of it. As pretty much any newscast will tell you, this is a pretty self-centered country. Most people can tell you more about the Kardashians or about Trump's campaign than about foreign capitals, etc. :-/ (Personally, I'll take Welsh geography over American reality TV or politics any day of the week!)

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Date: 2016-05-22 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
You said it! Ugh, how dull!

That's good. Now, if only these kids would do the same. Research is not just for term papers. Besides, it's fun!

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Date: 2016-05-22 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
Yeah, there are times when it can be a nuisance. I gave myself a headache once looking up cloning techniques, just because I could barely understand any of it; it might as well all have been written in Sanskrit, for all of its comprehensibility. And scrolling can make me so dizzy. But a chance to learn something new is something I'm always going to welcome, whether I end up using it in a fic or not. :)

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Date: 2016-05-23 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
That part's a pain, yeah. I've been lucky; that doesn't happen to me too often, but it has now and then. When that happens, all I can do is wing it and hope nobody calls me on it, lol. The cloning thing, I finally gave up because it was a thousand miles over my head, and I copped out by having the characters talk about it while it was happening elsewhere, rather than showing it happen.

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Date: 2016-05-23 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] irishvampire13
It usually works; I know just enough about certain things that I can fake it, I think.

Wow. I use ask.com instead of Google, if I can't find what I need on Wikipedia. For some reason, I have better luck with it than with other search engines.
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