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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: Hakuba Tea timecherelle_holmes on October 8th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
>D möhöhöhöh!!

But you said country singer!!! Omg and ther i thought o__O i'm sick or something for not knowing a (award winning!!) country singer! puhhh~

I'm just telling you that i'm totally taking advantage of the hunter-prey thing in that picture muahahaha~ *pokes more*
Candyland: Plunniecandyfics on October 8th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
*bonks* My mind is dirtier than yours.

No...I didn't >_>;; He's NOT A COUNTRY SINGER.

What hunter-prey thing? In what picture? :O JUST TELL ME ALL YOUR PRETTY PICTURE IDEAS!!!
Cherelle_Holmes: Hakuba Tea timecherelle_holmes on October 8th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
*purrs* don't wanna' challange me do you?

"Josh Gracin = country singer. Josh Groban = award-winning singer who has gone platinum..." in your face!!! XD

>___< the whole fun thing would be gone if i'd tell you what pictures i'm going to do, so you'll have to wait u__u Next will be kHz and after that you'll get the hunter/prey picture! *nods*
Candyland: CCS1 [Need a vacation]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
I would win.

Hon. You said you'd HEARD OF JOSH GRACIN and wondered if Josh Groban was a country singer. And as you just quoted above, I said he was NOT. And now you're telling me that I said he IS a country singer? I have no idea what the hell you're talking about D:!!!

But...but...I gave you a sneak peek of the next Apartment fic *nods sagely* And what is the hunter/prey pic? TELL MEEEEEEEEE!!!
Cherelle_Holmescherelle_holmes on October 8th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
you don't know~

...I should wear glasses!!! OMG i read Gracin as Groban! *drop* I am occupied with draaaawing XD

>__< you game me an eeeevil sneak-peak-cliffhanger! And nahaaaaa i'm just tellin ya' that there will be a hunter and of course his/her prey! And that the kiss is actually not a real kiss o__ô more a... bite?
Candyland: DC28 [Conan: Let's play]candyfics on October 8th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm quite sure that I can out-dirty you *smirk*

*laugh* I was like, "What the heck is she talking about?" But now it makes sense--you can't read! *shot*

Well, I don't want to give away the entire story! Besides, I just posted, what, number forty-six? That story is going to be #51! Not much longer, I promise! :D

...so who is the hunter? *prodprod*
Cherelle_Holmes: 100% Innocent! Kazuhacherelle_holmes on October 8th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
*cough* *points to journal*