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25 September 2007 @ 09:17 pm
If Something Should Happen (30 Friends: Shinichi-Heiji)  
Title: If Something Should Happen
Author: Candyland
Fandom: Detective Conan
Friends: Kudo Shinichi/Edogawa Conan and Hattori Heiji
Theme: #22—a favor
Rating: PG (one swear word)
Disclaimer: I do not own Detective Conan—all the characters belong to Gosho Aoyama. I just kidnapped them and hid them in my closet to keep them safe from…I dunno, something awful, I’m sure. Don’t worry, I feed them. Sometimes.
Summary: He was having one of his moments.

Kudo was having one of his moments.

It didn’t happen too often, to Heiji’s knowledge. But every once in a while the shrunken detective would lapse into a melancholy mood. During these times he would sit and brood quietly, usually away from everyone else. Most attempts to socialize with him during these spells were rebuffed.

Heiji stared down at the small form sitting by the window, his knees pulled up to his chest and his arms wrapped around his legs. He looked to be lost in thought; what he was thinking about what really anyone’s guess.

“Oi, Kudo?” he said softly, sneaking into the room and closing the door behind him. The faux little boy didn’t actively acknowledge the new presence, but there was just the slightest change in posture to betray his awareness. That was encouraging enough for him, and so Heiji moved to sit next to his friend. “Do you wanna talk about it?”

No response.

Any other person would have recognized the rejection and left things at that. But Heiji had never been very good at taking hints. So he stayed right where he was and kept prodding. He knew from experience that if he kept at it long enough, he would get a reaction out of Kudo sooner or later.

And finally, he did. “Would you stop it??” Kudo snapped angrily, giving Heiji a furious look. “Go away!”

Heiji grinned triumphantly at the response. “What’s buggin’ ya?”


“I call bullshit,” Heiji said bluntly, raising an eyebrow. “You wouldn’t be staring out the window like that if everything was so wonderful. Now start talking.”

“I’m just thinking.”

“Well, don’t hurt yourself.”

The look ‘Conan’ gave him then was a glare that no true child could have EVER mustered up. It could have frozen water. But just as quickly, he turned to look back towards the window, and the brief, slightly angry conversation lapsed once again.

As Heiji was pondering what else he could do to break down the little invisible wall between them, Kudo spoke again. “Hey, Hattori…I was wondering if you could do me a favor?”

This seemed promising. “Sure!”

Kudo fidgeted slightly, then said, “If something were to happen—and I don’t think it will…I mean, I hope it doesn’t, but…” Now he actually looked right at Heiji, something intense and unreadable in blue eyes that were far too tired and sad for a child. “If something happens, can you keep an eye on Ran for me? I mean, just…make sure she’s okay? Make sure she’s safe?”

So that was it. If something happened to Neechan, Kudo would never forgive himself for it. But if something happened to Kudo, it could very well kill Neechan. Heiji knew it, and Kudo himself probably knew it. But at least Heiji knew exactly why Kudo had been so morose.

Heiji nodded. “It’s a promise.”

PS. This fic is number fourteen for this challenge…which means that the next one will be the halfway point! WHOO!! Thanks for reading, all! Much love!

shubbimama: I am a frogshubbimama on September 26th, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
First to leave a comment! Wihiii !!

You know what? I just really love those 30 FRIENDS and not 30 YAOISH. I haven't seen many 30 friends at all, but I guess many would write 30 stories of two friends, whom becomes slightly yaoish. But you don't! And I love you for that XD !!!!

Thanks for writing! Your stories, sad or happy or silly or (you get the point) just always cheers my day up :D
Candyland: DC02 [Heiji: Girlfriend]candyfics on September 26th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you~!! :D :D :D

That's one of the reasons I picked these two up for this. They do have an awesome friendship, and it's not quite so bad in this fandom as it is in some others, but a lot of the time it seems like two guys can't just be friends without being shipped all over the place. But like I said, DC/MK seems to be quite an exception to that rule ^^

marsdejahthorismarsdejahthoris on September 26th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Awww. That's sweet! *hugs* I really like what you do with Heiji and Shinichi's friendship. You really know how to make it sweet and emotional, without being yaoi or out of character.
Candyland: DC28 [Conan: Let's play]candyfics on September 26th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

You have no idea how much that "not out of character" comment relieves me ~_~ Sometimes I feel like I haven't quite got Heiji's character nailed down.
Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji Conan Teamwork!cherelle_holmes on September 26th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
Agree with shubbimama! Thanks for writing NONyaoi-friendship stuff *cuddles you*
I have nothing against yaoi, it's just... not my beloved DC charas!!!! XD
Just wanna make that clear...

Nice work hon~! ó______ò they're friendship is really unique~!
And LOOOOVE how you describe it! Keep up the super-special-awesome work!!!
Candyland: DC15 [Detective and thief]candyfics on September 26th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
Like I said, it's not quite as bad in Conan, but there does seem to be a trend that two guys can't be friends without being...yaoi-ed all over the place XD Which is all well and good, but let's have some friendship love ~♥♥♥

WAI!! I AM CUDDLED!! *cuddles back* Thanks a bunch, hon!

Man, this almost makes me feel bad, given how angsty the next one is going to be ^^;; ...DUDE. I'm almost halfway done with this challenge and I haven't done a fic where I kill one of them off yet! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?? *goes to plot*
Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji OMG!!!cherelle_holmes on September 26th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
...like i said i have absolute nothing against yaoi o__o sometimes i read it~
But there's really not enough FRIENDship-love out there >__< so yay for 30_friends!!!!

Yes ma'am you are cuddled! And glomped! And squished!!! ^_____^

... angsty?... kill? The two bad words XD
Candyland: DC15 [Detective and thief]candyfics on September 27th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
I don't have anything against yaoi either. It can be quite fun to read if it's well-written, just like anything else. But sometimes it's nice to see that two guys can be JUST FRIENDS. So that's why I do this 8D

ACK!! *flails against the squish*

Yes. Angsty. And killie. I should really do both for this challenge...haven't killed one off and left the other with survivor's guilt or anything... *plots evil things* Why are they bad words? :D
Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji 100% Innocent!cherelle_holmes on September 28th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Everything can be fun to read if it's well written XD~

...i still don't like the words angsty and kill... especially not in alliance with ANY (Except for ai XD) Detective conan character!
shubbimama: FMA: These hips don't lieshubbimama on September 26th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
(Well, thanks for agreeing with me Cherelle Holmes :D)
I should probably say, it's not that I do have anything against yaoi, and that's where I agree with Cherelle!! Because, yaoi is fun, BUT FRIENDS ARE BETTER :D:D:D

(Oh, and continue with your fics, they make my day XD)
Cherelle_Holmes: Hakuba Tea timecherelle_holmes on September 26th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
^__~ your just right~!
ppr1883: Festivalppr1883 on September 27th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Great story!
Candyland: DC10 [Kazuha]candyfics on September 27th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Caity Jbell_lyra on October 12th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
As I've noted before, these fics are always filled with greatness. Please post another soon! I'm dying here! Well, not really, but you know . . .
Candyland: DC24 [Shinichi]candyfics on October 13th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
Re: wonderful!
Thank you very much! :D I actually have the next one (the fifteenth one--halfway there, whee!) almost done, so it'll hopefully be up soon ^____^