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24 November 2007 @ 09:45 pm
The Truth (30 Friends: Shinichi-Heiji)  
Title: The Truth
Author: Candyland
Fandom: Detective Conan
Friends: Kudo Shinichi/Edogawa Conan and Hattori Heiji
Theme: #20—making mischief
Rating: PG
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: Is it possible that there’s a method to Heiji’s madness?

Being on one end of a phone conversation between Heiji and Kazuha was enlightening. It made Conan realize that no matter how screwed up things were, he could definitely be a lot more hopeless than he was. When his Osaka friend hung up the phone, Conan sighed. “Hattori, you are an idiot.”

Rather than the usual disclaimers, the response was surprising. “Why?”

“You really don’t have a clue, do you?”

“What, that I like Kazuha? Or that she likes me? Or that she’s funny when she’s angry?” Heiji said smugly.

It was one of the few times in his life, both as Conan and Shinichi, that he did a full-blown double take. “WHAT?” he gaped. “You’re actually aware of all this?”

“Of course I am. I’m not stupid.”

I find that hard to believe, Conan thought dryly. But he kept that thought to himself, and simply said aloud, “Why in the world do you play dumb when all it does is make trouble for you?”

Heiji shrugged. “It’s easier that way. If Kazuha thinks I’m clueless, than she won’t expect anything from me. If there are no real expectations for me to meet, then there’s no pressure. Will I do something about how I feel about her? At some point. But for right now, it’s just fun to piss her off and watch the fireworks. Besides,” he stuck his hands in his pockets and grinned, “arguing is fun.”

Conan stared. That made sense. A twisted, wrong sort of sense…but it did make sense. “That’s a sick sort of brilliant,” he admitted. Secretly, he was wondering what other ideas were hiding away in Heiji’s brain.

Maybe Hattori wasn’t quite as dumb as he thought…

PS. Don’t know why this idea amused me so much. But the idea that Heiji is actually just playing dumb makes me smile. I’m actually fairly certain that he’s not playing—he really is dumb. But the thought was nice. And so with this, we have reached number twenty-nine. One more fic to complete the challenge! YAY! Thanks for reading, all! Much love!

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Candyland: DC27 [Heiji/Kazuha]candyfics on November 26th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
*laugh* Given how hot they obviously are for each other? If there's no hope for them, there's no hope for ANY OF US ^_~
marsdejahthorismarsdejahthoris on November 25th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
*snicker* This is cute. You know, of course, my take on Heiji and his romantic problems... Mine will eventually figure it out, but probably only after watching Shinichi finally hook up with Ran, possibly watching Kaito hook up with Aoko, and POSSIBLY getting the "facts of life" explained by Saguru, who actually has some experience and basis for talking to Aspergers positives...
Candyland: DC02 [Heiji: Girlfriend]candyfics on November 26th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

I'd like to think that Heiji is more aware than he usually seems to be. Although I gotta say that the one case with the magician where he says that she's his "little follower" made me wonder ~_~;;

I look forward to reading more of your fics! \o/
M.O.N.A.: I <3 You - Oran_mouri82 on December 1st, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
*hands you the interwebs*

There. You've earned it! ^^

So often, we think of how Heiji really is and imagine what it'll be like when he wakes up to his and Kazuha's feelings. But this was refreshing . . . and much more fun!
Candyland: DC11 [Toichi]candyfics on December 1st, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
:O How nice! *puts the interwebs in a pretty box* Yay!

Thanks, hon! That's sort of what I thought it would be--not exactly "in character," but just kind of a funny "what if" situation *glomps on you*
Cherelle_Holmes: Heiji 100% Innocent!cherelle_holmes on December 26th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
And again no.29~ ma'am really wants to finish her challanges till new year ^__~

I KNEW IT! Heiji is a sick-strange-weird-genius! I like that idea very much >3 It's so... fitting!
Candyland: DC: Heijicandyfics on January 4th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Dunno why this idea amused me so much, but it did. Thanks, love~! ♥♥♥