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01 May 2007 @ 05:18 pm
Just Because (30 Ways: Shinichi/Ran)  
Title: Just Because
Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Kudo Shinichi/Mouri Ran
Theme: #19—humility
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: Here, Ran. I got you a gift.

When the truth had first come out about Conan, Mouri Ran was furious.

Okay, that was something of an understatement, and also somewhat inaccurate. She was furious and enraged and angry…and yet it also left her feeling very sad. Didn’t Shinichi feel like he could trust her? Did he think it was funny to keep her dangling like that?

It had taken a long time to get things back to relative normal between them—they could never go back to exactly the way they were before, of course. But they could keep moving forward. And that’s what they did, made official by the fact that within days of the official forgiveness, the two were sighted wandering around Beika hand in hand, wearing identical shy smiles.

But there was a problem: Ran was slightly paranoid. She had made the mistake of letting Shinichi run off after a case one too many times (okay, more than one too many times), and as a result, she had nearly lost him forever. So she was a little skittish about letting him too far out of her sight.

At first, Shinichi accepted her fears as normal, and tried his best to soothe those fears while abiding by her wishes. But after a while…well, the restrictions were starting to chafe just a little bit. So one day, he decided to do something about it in a manner that couldn’t be ignored.

“Here, Ran!” he said as they lounged around in his library; he was smiling from ear to ear. “I got you a present—just because.” As he spoke, he thrust a good-sized box into her hands. It was wrapped in pale yellow paper and had a blue bow on top. “I saw this and thought of you—I think it symbolizes our relationship at this point.”

She had been surprised and no little delighted at the unexpected gift. But that last comment left her a bit wary. Something to symbolize their relationship? What in the world…

Figuring that all would be explained when she actually opened the present, she did so; she tore at the paper and finally managed to rip the box open…and stared at the item sitting in it, nestled innocently amidst white tissue paper. Oh my Lord…there is no way he would…

Shinichi watched with obvious amusement as a wide range of expressions flitted over her face. Then he spoke up. “You know, Ran—I think I’ve accepted everything with good grace and humility thus far. But…do you think we could maybe lengthen the leash a little bit?”

Ran reached down into the box and pulled out the leather dog leash before turning and giving her boyfriend a glare that would have frozen water. “Is that all? Oh good—for a minute, I was worried about what you meant by this. Point made—I’ll back off.”

“…what were you thinking?”


“…well, if you had another thought—“


PS. I had this plunnie eons ago, but it kinda got shoved in the back of the junk drawer that is my mind. But I pull it out now and offer it up to you on a pretty silver plate! Yay! Hope you enjoyed more random silliness—I swear I’ll try for a more serious one next time. Thanks for reading, all. Much love!

girlquinn: Ball of Sunshine - Tatsuya!Ichigogirlquinn on May 1st, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)

Why do I have a feeling Ran was thinking something slightly pervy? Not that Shinichi would mind, I say... Except he would probably have a nosebleed and pass out due to all the loss of blood... still. Anyway, yay! It's been a while since I've read anything Shin/Ran, and seeing as it's so cute, I give you confetti. *sprinkles and runs away*
Candyland: Plunniecandyfics on May 2nd, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
Of course she was--this is the girl who (for some reason) believes Shinichi has mad pimp powers, and thus always envisions him in bed with some hot older blonde *laugh*

lightbird777 on May 2nd, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Well, I was definitely thinking of something pervy. Maybe one day you'll write that version. *poke poke* >:D
Candyland: DC3 [How do I...]candyfics on May 2nd, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
I have yet to make it through a theme challenge without writing something that veers slightly into H-territory. I won't give you titles--might burn your retinas ^^;;

Thanks, hon! Pervy was totally the idea! :D :D :D
halfling_rogue on December 6th, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
I'd read it. *raises hand*
Mata: LUBBU!mint_eclair on May 2nd, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
as images of b&d rush through my mind...

xD I had the image of Shinichi smirking liek woah! at the end.

*luffles for the imagery and fic*
Candyland: Plunniecandyfics on May 2nd, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Mint-chan, you liiiiiiiive!! :D :D :D *would welcome you commenting more because your comments always make me full of happy happy smiles of happy*

Bad images flooding your mind was the IDEA of this fic, hon! So I AM VICTORIOUS!! *strikes Lord of the Dance pose* Thank you!! ♥♥♥
magic_truth: Best Friendsmagic_truth on May 2nd, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
Yay!!! I lurve this. Hee, the dog leash.
Candyland: CCS1 [Need a vacation]candyfics on May 2nd, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)

...I am biting my lip. I am biting my tongue. I will not say it, I will not say it, I will not say it...



...there's an idea? *stabbed*