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29 April 2007 @ 02:10 pm
Discovery (30 Hugs: Heiji/Kazuha)  
Title: Discovery
Fandom: Detective Conan
Theme: #19—aurora borealis; northern lights
Pairing: Hattori Heiji/Toyama Kazuha
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I do not own Detective Conan or any related characters. They belong to Gosho Aoyama. I simply throw fruit at them, take pictures, and call it modern art. Critics love me.
Summary: Kazuha unfolded the tiny slip of paper…and her jaw dropped.



Kazuha sighed and continued digging through the mess. This was so irritating.

Ever since Heiji had gotten a car, she’d found herself in a new role as his personal maid. It was irritating, but her inner housekeeper couldn’t stand the mess in the vehicle. And it just got to a certain point where he couldn’t take it anymore.

So she cleaned his glorified trash can.

But at the same time, she didn’t want to throw away anything valuable. The ahou would yell at her for it later, best intentions aside. So she made sure to check everything before chucking it into the waiting garbage bag. It took forever, but then she wouldn’t have to deal with his stupid messes for a while longer, until it got to the point where she once again couldn’t stand it.

He really should consider himself lucky that he had someone like her to take care of him.

Ungrateful jerk.

Almost done… she thought thankfully, reaching for the last slip of paper on the floor. She unfolded it and looked at it, intending to immediately label it “Important” or “Unnecessary” and throw it into the appropriate pile to be dealt with later.

She wasn’t expecting it to be a jeweler’s receipt.

And she definitely wasn’t expecting it to prove record of a purchase of a certain piece of jewelry.

Kazuha just stared at it, completely forgetting her irritation at being her boyfriend’s personal maid service. She was so startled by it that she failed to notice footsteps coming down the driveway towards her.

“Hey, Kazuha, are you—“ Heiji appeared behind her, but stopped in mid-sentence when she turned and he saw the small slip of paper in her hand. He looked blank for a minute before he realized what she was staring at, then blushed and stepped back, looking embarrassed.

“Heiji,” she whispered, “…you bought a ring?”

“…yes.” Well, at least he was an honest ahou.

“…for?”

This time he didn’t answer, and the silence said more on its own than words possibly could have.

She slowly rose from her knees. “Heiji? Is it for me?”

He fidgeted; his response was in a small voice. “…who else would it be for?”

Kazuha stared at him for a minute, startled by his actual admission—she’d half been expecting some sort of disclaimer, a denial, why in the world would he get a ring for her? That was more his style. To hear him openly admit that it was for her…and what that actually meant…

“When were you going to give it to me?” she asked lightly, walking towards him.

Heiji shrugged. “I don’t know…when the moment seemed right, I guess.”

“How about now?” she marched right up to him and slipped her arms around his neck.

“It’s inside—I don’t know if—” he started to speak, but trailed off at her proximity…and was silenced completely when she pressed a quick kiss to his lips. He gaped for a moment, opening and closing his mouth before managing, “…or I could go get it?”

Kazuha was smiling, and her eyes were glowing, a luminous green. “I think that’s a good idea.”



PS. Based on a true story—not mine, sadly, but a friend of mine. She was cleaning her boyfriend’s car, and found the receipt. And I just had to use it because I thought it was so cute :) Talking with fyliwionvilyaer helped me piece it together. Thank you, lovey!

Again, stretching the theme just a bit—I saw the Aurora Borealis once, when it appeared in the sky here. The night sky was literally glowing green. It was beautiful…and so when I saw the theme, this is what came to mind: green and glowy. Hence, Kazuha’s eyes at the end.

Thanks for reading, everyone. Much love!