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07 October 2007 @ 04:11 pm
Business as Usual (Fanfic100)  
Title: Business as Usual
Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Shinichi, Megure (General series)
Prompt: #8—weeks
Word Count: 430 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: It was too much to hope for that things would return completely to normal…



Shinichi had known fairly early on that even after he beat the Black Organization and returned to himself, things would never be able to return to normal. Or at least they would never be exactly as they had been before. That was too much to reasonably hope for.

Still, he had hoped things wouldn’t explode like this. But…well, he knew that he’d brought it on himself, at least to a certain extent. He had lied about Conan, and hidden from a good many people. Said people had plenty of reason to be upset with him…and they were. Weeks had passed, and he still felt like a hermit, hiding out from the world.

Ran had forgiven him. That meant the world to him, meant more than anyone else’s reaction. He still had her. Things would never be the same as they had been before this whole thing began, but…as she had pointed out to him, there was always tomorrow. And then she had kissed him.

She really was his constant, and always had been. Even when the rest of his world went to hell in a hand basket with a pretty pink bow and people were still angrily avoiding him, she was there. He was determined not to betray her trust again, and he had already told her that he would spend the rest of his life making this up to her if need be.

Ran hadn’t seemed to mind that too much. Maybe he should give her a call…

He was startled out of his daydreams by the sound of the phone ringing. Shaking his head to clear his thoughts, he moved out into the foyer and lifted the receiver. “Hello?”

“Kudo-kun?”

…that was definitely one of the last voices he’d expected to hear. “Megure-keibu?”

The Inspector’s voice was hurried, and there was a note of something in his voice that Shinichi couldn’t quite place. “There’s been a murder, and we could really use your skills out here.” A pause, then he added in a surprisingly fond tone, “You feel up to it.”

“Sure—I mean, yes,” Shinichi was surprised to hear himself stammer. “I’ll be there right away.”

“Good.” He rattled off the address and ended the call.

Shinichi stared at the beeping receiver in his hand. He had just gotten a call.

To a case.

A murder case.

From Megure.

He felt a slow smile cross his face as he hung up the phone and went to grab a jacket.

Things were starting to look up. Maybe “back to business as usual” wasn’t that far off after all.


PS. A random little thought that’s been bouncing around in my head for a while, and it feels good to get it out. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading, all! Much love!

 
 
 
Cherelle_Holmes: Hakuba Tea timecherelle_holmes on October 7th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
*pats Shinichi on the head* poor boy XD

Nice to get such things out of your head, huh? *puts on halo* well, we certainly have nothing against it if you'll do that~ ...as often as possible >D
Candyland: DC24 [Shinichi]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
I think sometimes people get to thinking so much about what'll happen with Shinichi and Ran and our main group that they sort of forget everyone else. I'm especially looking forward to Megure's reaction, almost as much as Kogoro's. I daresay it will be priceless ^_~

Yup! It's nice to get this plunnie off my shoulders and onto the page :D

*glomps* Thanks, hon! Loves!
Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji OMG!!!cherelle_holmes on October 8th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, i think Kogoro's reaction will be the best >D Shinichi should pre-order a coffin! Poor boy...
Candyland: DC22 [Kogoro/Eri]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
I really think it could all depend greatly on the circumstances of the Big Reveal. If it's just, "Oh, by the way, I'm actually Shinichi," heads will roll. If it's "Black Org showdown, guns blazing, bullets flying, holy CRAP we're gonna die!" I think they'll be a little more understanding, since they've seen what he's hiding from.

But that's just me ^^;; Either way, I think Kogoro's reaction is going to be very, very interesting :D :D :D
magic_truth: Shinichi and Conanmagic_truth on October 15th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
*laugh* Megure can't stay away for long. Does he really think Mouri could solve all these?
Candyland: DC19 [Kaito: reading]candyfics on October 15th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
*stares at your prettiful new icon* Shiny!

I think it was more Megure getting over his anger and forgiving Shinichi for the whole "lying about Conan" thing ^^;; *luffles* Thanks, hon!