Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Kudo Shinichi/Mouri Ran
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 is such a big Holmes fan that Ran just can’t resist messing with him about it.
It was one of those things that Ran stumbled across by accident. And she found herself staring at it for a very long time. Like a train wreck, she couldn’t tear her eyes away from it. No matter how much she wanted to.
And as she stared at it, she found herself thinking of a possibility for it.
It was cruel, and not at all something a person like her should or would do. But at the end of the day, the idea was just too good to pass up. Shinichi had been babbling about Holmes a little too much as of late…maybe it was time to teach him a little lesson…
She was in the kitchen of the Kudo house, baking a birthday cake for her father. She wanted it to be a surprise, and so Shinichi had graciously offered her the use of his kitchen for the purpose of making the cake. He was staying out of her way, saying he was going to read in the library for a while.
So Ran went about her business, humming lightly under her breath, as she waited for the explosion.
Sure enough, there was a loud shout from the direction of the library. It was followed by the sound of a door flying open and loud, quick footsteps stomping towards the kitchen. A moment later, Shinichi appeared in the kitchen doorway; he did not look pleased. “Ran…” he growled through clenched teeth.
“Yes, sweetie?” she replied innocently, not looking up from the bowl she was stirring.
“Do you have any idea how this,” he held up what appeared to be a volume of some sort, “got into my copy of A Study in Scarlet?” The cover of the book in his hand portrayed a thin, hawk-like man reclining on a couch.
Ran looked at it for a moment, then asked in that same innocent voice, “What is it?”
“Some sort of manga,” he said. “About Sherlock Holmes.”
“That makes sense.”
“I had no idea. But whatever floats your boat, dear.”
By this point, Shinichi was red-faced and sputtering too hard to continue the discussion. In a momentary throwback to something more suited to his Conan days, he threw a minor tantrum. He hurtled the manga at the floor, turned on his heel, and stormed back to his library. He even slammed the door shut for good measure.
Chuckling to herself, Ran picked up the fallen book and smoothed out a newly-formed crease in the cover. She wasn’t usually prone to playing pranks like this—particularly not on Shinichi. She loved him dearly, and his Holmes obsession was a part of who he was. But every once in a while, an opportunity like this dropped into her lap, and it was just too good to pass up. In this case, opportunity consisted of a Sherlock Holmes yaoi doujinshi.
PS. Before anyone asks, YES. There actually exists a yaoi manga (although I guess you could call it a doujin) about Sherlock and Watson. That involves smexing. I was made aware of this by jeva_chan, and thought it would be an absolutely delicious way to mess with Shinichi’s head, poor fanboy that he is.
Thanks for reading, all! Much love!