Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Shinichi/Ran (General series)
Word Count: 371 words
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: Ran suggested an afternoon at the beach. Shinichi was not enthused. Shinichi/Ran
When Ran suggested spending the afternoon at the beach, Shinichi had...really not been terribly pleased. He'd had big plans that afternoon (consisting of the newest novel in a mystery series he had been following religiously for a while now), and he was a little unhappy about those plans being disrupted for a mindless activity like sunbathing.
In the end, though, he really was unable to refuse Ran much of anything. So he did the next best thing: he shoved the book in his bag along with all the necessary beach equipment and jumped in the car.
When they got there, he snagged a spot, set out a chair, and stripped off his shirt. He did noticed several girls, probably in their early teens, watching him with a great amount of interest. Particularly when the shirt came off. Feeling a bit self-conscious (after all, he was both half-naked AND spoken for), he gave them a little wave. They squealed and giggled.
Girls were confusing, he decided, and settled onto the chair with his book. Ran would probably be out soon. She had gone to change into her bathing suit. This way both of them could be happy--she could spend her sunny day at the beach, and he could read his book.
For several moments, all was absolutely great.
"Shinichi, you did not come all this way just to read a book, did you?" Ran's voice asked from above him.
He didn't look up. "This way we can both be happy."
A T-shirt dropped to the sand by his chair. "All right...if that's what you want."
It occurred to him at that point that he should look up. And blessed be, what a sight met his eyes.
In a bikini.
A small bikini that left fairly little to the imagination.
And she really did have a great figure...
...and she was walking away, heading towards the water.
Suddenly, the book didn't seem so interesting. "R-Ran! Wait up!" Shinichi dropped the book on his beach chair and nearly face-planted in the sand in his hurry to catch up to the goddess he was fortunate enough to be dating.
And somehow, he wondered if that hadn't been her intention from the start.
PS. Written for magicbulletgirl, with a prompt of “Shinichi and Ran at the beach. Shinichi has a book.” As you can see, I took it fairly literally. Thanks for reading, all! Much love!