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29 April 2007 @ 12:28 pm
Missing Persons Report (30 Ways: Shinichi/Ran)  
Title: Missing Persons Report
Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Kudo Shinichi/Mouri Ran
Theme: #21—silly hats
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I do not own Detective Conan. All characters are the property of Gosho Aoyama. I simply threaten to make them watch old Barney tapes unless they obey me. Trust me, they listen.
Summary: Shinichi worked through the details of the case while his young client waited tearfully.



Kudo Shinichi was an all-around intelligent person. But it was when he was working over a mystery that he was in his true element. His sharp eyes never missed a clue; his well-trained mind never forgot a detail. And he rarely made mistakes.

He was in full-blown detective mode at this moment, working over the details of this latest case while his young client waited tearfully. He paced back and forth, reviewing each clue in his mind in an attempt to draw a conclusion.

Finally, after a long moment, he stopped and turned to face the young man who had come to him, begging for help with a missing persons case. “I know where the victim is.”

The client looked up eagerly. “You do?”

“Yes, it’s quite simple,” Shinichi said with a knowing grin. “First, we have to start by retracing the victim’s steps to find his last known location. Now, you said you went to the library with our missing person, correct?”

The client nodded.

Shinichi went on, “Then you went to get something to eat, and from there you went and visited your mother, right?”

“Yes…”

“And where did you go with the victim next? Was that when you went to enjoy a game?”

“Uh-huh.”

“I see…”

“So you know where he is?” the client asked with a sniffle.

“I do indeed,” Shinichi grinned. He crossed the room, opened the closet door, and reached in, digging around under the coats. After a moment, he withdrew. In his hand was a brown teddy bear wearing a deerstalker hat. “Right here.”

“Daddy, you found him!” the client—a four-year-old boy—dove across the room to snatch the stuffed animal from his father’s clutches. He snuggled it lovingly. “You found Sherlock!”

“I think you left him in there when you were playing Hide-and-Seek,” Shinichi smiled at his son.

“Yay!” the little boy threw one arm around his father’s leg in a quick hug. He then turned and scampered out of the study, pausing only long enough to beam up at his mother in the doorway and hold up the stuffed animal proudly. “Daddy found Sherlock! He’s the best!” And he was off, heading for parts unknown to do whatever it was he intended to do.

Ran fondly watched her son skitter off down the hallway before fixing her husband with a Look. “Was that all really necessary?” she asked, taking a few steps into the room. “You could have just told him where his bear was.” She tried to look irritated, with the air of a long-suffering wife, but she couldn’t quite keep the corners of her mouth from twitching in the beginnings of what was definitely a smile.

“Aww, but this is so much more fun,” Shinichi grinned cheekily; he walked over and slung an arm around her waist. “Besides, you know how much he likes mysteries. Can’t imagine where he gets it from.”

“He’s your son, and I will never forgive you for it,” Ran sighed good-naturedly, leaning into the one-armed embrace. Still she was smiling. “Oh well. That’s what I get for marrying a detective geek.”

“You know you love me.”

“…I know. Can’t imagine why.”

“Well, I do have sparkly eyes.”

“Hush.”



PS. I’m pulling myself off hiatus, everyone, slowly but surely. Or at least I’m trying to. I haven’t written a fanfic in a month, and truth be told I’m feeling a lot better for it. I think I needed the break—I’ve been pushing myself way too hard lately, and I’m burned out. Thanks for your patience, everyone :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ammchan!! ONLY A MONTH LATE!! YES, I’M ASHAMED OF MYSELF FOR MAKING YOU WAIT THIS LONG FOR A DINKY LITTLE GIFT, BUT HERE IT IS!! LOVES!!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the random silliness, short as it was. I just found the image of a teddy bear wearing a Holmes hat adorable. And this is Shinichi’s son, after all. Thanks, all! Much love!