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05 October 2007 @ 09:02 pm
The Letter (Fanfic100)  
Title: The Letter
Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Heiji/Kazuha (General series)
Prompt: #2—middles
Word Count: 541 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: He needed to find the perfect words. Heiji/Kazuha

After years of friendship and months of total denial, Heiji had finally come to terms with the fact that he had managed to fall in love with his best friend somewhere along the road. Somehow, she had managed to get under his skin, and he was grudgingly forced to admit that he couldn’t live without her.

The ahou.

He couldn’t bring himself to tell her this face to face, though. No way, no how. It was embarrassing enough to feel this way in the first place; he didn’t need the added humiliation of her laughing in his face over this. But he wasn’t really a guy who was capable of keeping secrets (as Kudo could well testify), so it had to come out sooner or later in some fashion.

So he decided to write her a letter. That way he could drop it in her mailbox and run…and play dumb if need be. Letter? What letter? I didn’t write you a letter! Must have been those damn ninjas. I tell ya, they’re everywhere…

The real trick was to find the right words and get them down on paper. And Hattori Heiji was certainly not a man known for his great eloquence. So this was proving to be a bit of a challenge. He was doing really well, though! He had a great beginning (Dear Kazuha) and an ending (though he couldn’t decide if he should leave it as just Heiji or make it Love, Heiji). What he lacked was a middle.

The number of crossed-out words and unfinished attempts had already deemed this copy a VERY rough draft, and gave testimony as to how long he had been at this. He thought carefully, then put his pen to the paper once again.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day…

Heiji paused, then shook his head and drew a line through what he had just written. Poetry and eloquence (and thinking before he spoke) just weren’t his style. He pondered, then tried again.

We’ve been together for a really long time…

No, that wouldn’t work either. He just wasn’t much of a sentimental person…unless it involved younger versions of himself watching younger versions of Kazuha bounce a ball and sing amidst falling sakura petals. But that was another story for another day.

He needed to find something that really spoke from his heart. Something that reflected his feelings. Something that would tell her what he wanted to tell her, but still stay true to the person he really was. Heiji thought and thought and thought…and finally, the perfect thing came to him. It was exactly what he needed to say.

The pen went back to the paper, and he wrote.


Kazuha frowned at the envelope. She had come home from school and checked the mail, as usual, and found an envelope in there with her name on it. No stamp, no return address, and no postage mark, which meant that it had probably just been slipped directly into her mailbox.

She flipped it over and pulled the paper from it; unfolding it, she began to read…and her eyes widened.

Dear Kazuha,

You’re hot.

She blinked and looked at the signature—Heiji’s name.

Somehow, that just made all sorts of sense.

PS. This goes out (with massive quantities of love and adoration) to girlquinn, who inspired it. And to everyone else, thanks for reading! Much love to you as well!

Cherelle_Holmes: Fangirlcherelle_holmes on October 6th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
*fangirl sight* Heiji is such a romantic... *searches for words* Mh... jerk! XD
But hey! o___o he managed to write her a letter! Thats gotta count for something! *nods*
AND he even gives her a (heiji-ish) compliment!!! *shock*
Candyland: DC02 [Heiji: Girlfriend]candyfics on October 7th, 2007 06:35 am (UTC)
Yes, Heiji certainly is a hopeless romantic at heart, isn't it? ^_~

You could probably write an entire theme challenge on Heiji and his back-handed compliments--you know, the ones that are only real compliments coming from him?

Thanks, hon! :D
Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji 100% Innocent!cherelle_holmes on October 7th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, certainly! What’s next? Heiji standing under Kazuha’s balcony, singing (in awful Osakan accent) the beautiful heijiish- love song “you’re like a tokoyaki”? ...that's the reason we all love him, right? XD His wonderful ahou-ish charm~

>D I would LOVE to see that challange! Hehe~

*glompelz* your welcomeeeee~ ;)
M.O.N.A.: Make Babies! - Fran_mouri82 on October 7th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
That's perfect!

"Coming in at #1 is Hattori Heiji's first hit single, 'You Are Like a Takoyaki'!"

Now someone has to write this. ^^
Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji OMG!!!cherelle_holmes on October 7th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
...why do i suddenly have the very disturbing picture of heiji, all backstreetboy-ish, in the rain, ripping off his shirt and nibbling on a tokoyaki while singing that song, -in my head? o___O
Candyland: DC01 [Kid: Mouthless Wonder]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
...I'm going to tell myself that you did not intend to scar me for life with that mental image. Because if you didn't intend to do it, that means we can continue being friends, yes? ^^;;
M.O.N.A.: Take Me Away! - Cran_mouri82 on October 11th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)

Just wait until the rap solo. ^_~
Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji EH? Blushcherelle_holmes on October 11th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
R-rap solo? OMG XD

... This is gettin' sicker and sicker with every second XD
Candyland: DC24 [Shinichi]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
...you people are sick and wrong in the head XD
Candyland: DC10 [Kazuha]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
...he wants to eat her? *shot* Actually, I think I already did the serenade fic...only with Shinichi wooing Ran in his own special little way ~♥

Maybe you should draw that scene! XD *laugh* And Kazuha is trying desperately to smile as the glass in her window breaks... ^_~

Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji 100% Innocent!cherelle_holmes on October 8th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
..we are not sick XD

*waggles eyebrows* sure he wants to eat her~ hrrrr~. Jupp remember the ranichi fic ;) Shinichi standing under Rans window with that recorder! At least he gave that whole thing a thought XD Ya' know, with the whole Can't sing to save his life thing...

Draw? Me? Pfffft I refuse! U__U That does not fit into the 30 kisses-themes! nänänänänä XD

Candyland: DC02 [Heiji: Girlfriend]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
...you are totally sick :D

*laugh* I don't even want to know what all that would entail. But that fic was inspired by a conversation about Josh Groban (*purr*) and the image was just too sweet to ignore ~♥

It could totally fit into 30_kisses! The kiss doesn't have to be an actual KISS. Kazuha could be feeling the kiss of pain on her ears...Heiji could feel the kiss of concrete when she throws a shoe at him to make it stop...SO I NEENER NEENER BACK AT YOU!!

...which image is that again? :D
Cherelle_Holmes: 100% Innocent! Kazuhacherelle_holmes on October 8th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
...you are just envious!!! XD

Josh groban? Why? Is he as dump as heiji or what? XD

nehhhh kHz would popp up in my mind, but i have that one almost finished, so NO XD too late~ -for the record, Heiji is just as heiji-ish as here in that pic >D

...And i'm talkin' about the wonderful image of heiji ripping off his shirt! And don't forget the rain!!! And the TOKOYAKI-SONG!!!
Candyland: DC25 [Shounen Tantei]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Of what? Your dirty mind? :D

...Josh Groban is a singer. And a AMAZINGLY AWESOME ONE! :D I will share the love when/if I see you on chat later. But he is soooooo full of YAY!

Hmm...there has to be a theme that this would work for. But now I'm half-entertaining an Apartment fic where Heiji serenades Kazuha at her bedroom door... XD

...I already did the shirt-ripping-off-in-the-rain thing. Except it was Kazuha doing the pulling. And then...yeah. Never mind *halo*
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M.O.N.A.: Hang On - Cran_mouri82 on October 11th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
The difference being that "Serenade" made us go "Aww!" instead of "Mommy, make the weird man stop!" XD

But Heiji can take it, right? *grins at Heiji, who's muttering to himself in the corner* Right?