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18 September 2007 @ 11:28 pm
Old and New (Fanfic100)  
Title: Old and New
Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Yuusaku/Yukiko (General series)
Prompt: #94—Independence
Word Count: 534 words
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: I do not own Detective Conan. It all belongs to Gosho Aoyama. I simply borrow the characters, tie them up, and dance them around like life-sized puppets. I do wish they’d stop complaining.
Summary: She likes different things, both modern and traditional. Yuusaku/Yukiko



She likes different things, both new and traditional. She is old enough to respect some old-fashioned things and ideas (though she despises using the word ‘old’ to describe herself in any context), but young enough to embrace modern ways of thinking.

The first time she met the young up-and-coming writer, she thought he seemed arrogant, but he was not an unkind person. He certainly was handsome, and the interest seemed mutual. So she let him pursue her as was traditionally acceptable…but she did not hesitate to steal the first kiss.

She likes it when he opens doors for her, but will go out of her way to jump in puddles when it rains—none of that “laying the coat across the puddle” business. It takes all the fun out of things.

She likes it when he brings her flowers, but welcomes the chance to surprise him now and again.

She likes it when he is a gentleman, but is perfectly happy when he isn’t so much. After all, she doesn’t bother being completely ladylike all the time. That would be boring.

She accepts his marriage proposal, but will break it off and walk away if his attitude changes. Fortunately, it doesn’t.

She likes the idea of being swept off her feet by a knight in shining armor, but sometimes she prefers to keep her feet on the ground and his hands to himself.

She carries roses when she marries him, but when it comes time to ride off into the sunset, she’ll ride her own horse. And none of that side-saddle stuff. Proper or not, it’s far too uncomfortable.

She gives up her career for him, but if he expects her to become a meet, obedient little housewife, he’s in for a rude surprise. Her mind is hers, and she will speak it. When necessary, she will speak it loudly.

She bears their son and is a mother, but she has no qualms at all about kicking her husband out of bed on occasion when Shin-chan would cry at three in the morning. He bore half the responsibility for the source of the disturbance, and so she figured that the world-famous novelist could just go ahead and haul his world-famous self out of bed and go take care of their son sometimes.

She overlooks his faults most of the time, but when it’s needed she will point them out. Someday he’ll realize that it is extremely annoying to have to continually field phone calls from angry editors. Perhaps then he will also understand that when she says she’s going to put him on a leash, she isn’t joking.

She is loyal, but she is not above trying to rattle his chain once in a while. If he’s going to come home drunk and smeared with lipstick, then maybe a little bit of worry will do him some good.

She loves him. There is no “but” to that. She loves him because of everything that is right between them, and in spite of everything that isn’t.

She is his. And he is hers. They are both independent, and they are no one’s property…

But at the end of the day, they belong to each other.


PS. This started as a forty-word ficlet in 40 Dates for Yuusaku and Yukiko., and I loved what little of it I had. So I expanded it into this longer fic. I’m overall really pleased with how this came out. I do love the dynamic of the relationship between those two crazies—I wish we had more of it in the canon.

Thanks for reading, all! Much love!


 
 
 
magic_truth: Walking in the Rainmagic_truth on September 19th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
Yay! I love this! Very cute and I can't wait to see the other fics you decide to expland on.
Candyland: DC14 [Conan/Ran: I miss you so]candyfics on September 19th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
Thank you!! I'm...really not sure which (if any) others from that I'll be expanding. This and the "kiss in the rain" one were the only two that jumped out at me as screaming "EXPAND ME!"

...if you have thoughts on other ones that could work as longer fics, go ahead and poke me. I'll take the ideas! *cheers*
Aishuuaishuu on September 19th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
This is splendidly done - I love the use of contradictiont throughout the fic.
Candyland =^.^=: squeecandy__chan on September 20th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
*is too lazy to change accounts* Thank you very much! ~♥♥♥
M.O.N.A.: Make Babies! - Fran_mouri82 on September 25th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
This is very sweet and captures their relationship well. I like the image of Yuusaku hauling "his world-famous self out of bed", and the last line won. Great job!
Candyland: DC18 [Yuusaku/Yukiko]candyfics on September 26th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
Thank you very much~!! :D

...GOD I WANT MORE CANON FOR THESE TWO!! *flailflailflail*