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21 April 2008 @ 08:06 pm
In the Air (Fanfic100)  
Title: In the Air
Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Shinichi, Yuusaku (General series)
Prompt: #62—spring
Word Count: 960 words
Rating: PG-13 (mentions of sex)
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: Poor Shinichi. It’s tough being twelve years old AND the mature one in the family.

I. In which Yuusaku gets owned. Hard.

When his father entered the library, Shinichi moved his eyes to glance briefly in the direction of the door before returning his gaze to the book in his hands. Let dear old dad open whatever conversation he had come here to start. Shinichi’s first guess was that Dad was going to tell him to put the book down and go outside. It was a nice spring day, and growing boys needed fresh air.

But when it was silent for a moment, he chanced a second sidelong look and got a better idea of what kind of conversation he was in for. Whatever the topic was, it was probably quite embarrassing. Yuusaku was standing there silently, fidgeting a bit. But finally he spoke up. “Shinichi…son…your mother wanted me to talk to you about sex.”

Ah, so that’s what it was. Of course his mother had put him up to this. If it was anything even remotely circumspect, Yuusaku would have had to be beaten and forced into it. There was also that oh-so-hilarious suggestion, that inference that at twelve years of age, Shinichi was unaware of the Facts of Life. Unbeknownst to his father, it was something Shinichi had known for ages. It really was common schoolyard knowledge.

But his father looked uncharacteristically nervous. So as Shinichi saw it, he had two options. He could watch his father stumble through this explanation—which would be funny, but plenty embarrassing for the boy of them in the end—or…

Shinichi closed his book, keeping one finger between the pages to mark his place, and looked up at his father. “You want to discuss sex?”


“Okay, Dad. What do you want to know?”

The look on Yuusaku’s face was, to say the least, absolutely priceless. His mouth was poised half-open, and he couldn’t have looked more stunned if Shinichi had just informed him that he was dating Kaitou Kid. It was easily one of the most entertaining things Shinichi had ever seen.

After a moment of watching the famous novelist open and close his mouth like a halibut caught on a hook, Shinichi piped up again. “I even know some of the things you say during it!”

While Yuusaku stared in horror, Shinichi put one finger to his chin in a gesture of thought and leaned his head back before speaking in a high-pitched voice. “Oh god, oh my god…yes…that’s the spot, right th—“

The library door slammed shut. Yuusaku had apparently fled.

Shinichi stared at the door for a moment, then chuckled and went back to his book.

It was a rare day when he was able to one-up his father.

A rare day, indeed.

II. In which Ran is subjected to total mortification.

Ran came over, at Shinichi’s invitation, to watch a move. It was a drab, gray day, perfect for curling up with a warm drink and a good friend to watch a giant lizard stomping Tokyo.

As the afternoon went on, they began to hear sounds. After a while, it became clear that these sounds had nothing at all to do with the movie; they were coming from somewhere inside the Kudo house. And eventually, it got to the point where they couldn’t even pretend to ignore the noises. They were even to the point of drowning out the sounds of the big guy knocking over buildings and squishing helpless pedestrians on the screen.

Ran’s eyes widened. “I-is that…?” she flushed a bright crimson.

Shinichi frowned. “Oh geez…hang on.”

While Ran watched him curiously, he got up and walked through the doorway to stand at the foot of the stairs. He looked up towards the second floor for a moment before cupping his hands around his mouth and calling up, “Hey, Dad! That sound means a little more to the right!”


Shinichi smirked and went back to a still-blushing Ran and the movie, where Godzilla was cheerfully destroying a bridge. All was well with the world.

Two days later, there was a knock at the Kudos’ front door. Shinichi scampered over to answer, and found a man standing there with a clipboard in his hand. “Can I help you?” the boy asked politely.

The man cleared his throat. “I got a call about soundproofing some walls?”

III. In which a decision is made.

Yuusaku had intended to spend some “quality time” with Yukiko. He wasn’t really the kind to let something like having a son in the house put a damper on things. Especially with their newly-soundproofed walls.

Unfortunately, there was one obstacle to their afternoon of enjoyment.

Namely, the aforementioned son.

Who wasn’t going to leave them in peace.

Shinichi insisted on wandering in and out of their bedroom. He was a determined little brat, too—he wasn’t letting something as measly as a locked door stop him. Fortunately, they hadn’t gotten too far along before he had entered under the pretense of looking for his school notebook. Unable to locate it, he absented himself again, leaving his parents to return to their activities.

They didn’t get too far, though, before Shinichi walked back in again. This time, he said he couldn’t find his copy of The Sign of Four. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t there. He left again, but came back far too soon to look for a pen.

…and his headphones.

…and one of his shoes.

…and a misplaced soccer ball.

When Shinichi walked in for probably the eighth time in under ten minutes, Yukiko flopped back to the bed, giving up. Yuusaku, on the other hand, finally snapped and roared at him. “What now?”

Shinichi paused, then grinned. “I forgot.”

The next day, Yuusaku and Yukiko announced that they were moving to America come the spring.

PS. Three short scenes, brought together by a common theme. Many thanks to clover_magic for helping with the ideas that went into this. And with this, we have reached seventy. Only thirty left—the number of themes found in your average theme comm. Thanks for reading, all! Much love!

M.O.N.A.: *dies* - FMAran_mouri82 on April 22nd, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
It's official: my face is red. Poor Ran-chan. *snuggles her* And bad, Shin-chan, bad! *wags finger*

Let me guess the theme: why the Kudous moved out? XD If I'm wrong, I don't WANT to know.
Candyland: DC: Conan/Rancandyfics on April 22nd, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
I almost warned you, but then I thought, "Well, it's in the heading." *ruffles your hair* You are just too awesome :D And Shin-chan just had to get back at them. Too prime an opportunity not to.

Actually, the initial idea was to lead up to the "soundproofing the walls" bit, but then Momo and I got to talking, and the rest of it took form. I decided to put them all together as one, rather than make them three separate one-shots.

*glomps* Thanks, lady!
M.O.N.A.: Tomo Wave - ADran_mouri82 on April 22nd, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Though we must admit, "mentions of sex" sounds a lot more like sporadic conversation points than the focus of the entire fic.
Candyland: AD: Tomo sleepingcandyfics on April 22nd, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
True. When I glanced back at it this morning, I almost wondered if it sounded like it was...err, shall we say...a different kind of fic? *gg*
M.O.N.A.: Tohru Glomp - FBran_mouri82 on April 22nd, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
It could've gone in the direction of Anonymous Kink--but didn't! XD
Candyland: DC: Tokyo Metro PDcandyfics on April 22nd, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Exactly. EXTREMELY glad that no one took it that way XDD
Tsugumi Winters [鶫(つぐみ) ウィンタース]: 林美慧 // Still Youngtsugumiwinters on April 22nd, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
ROFL! Shin-chan is sooo mean! x3
Candyland: DC: Rancandyfics on April 22nd, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Although I think he was justified ^_~

Icon love ~♥
Tsugumi Winters [鶫(つぐみ) ウィンタース]: 林美慧 // Still Youngtsugumiwinters on April 22nd, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
*blink* How is #3 justified? o_0

And thanks! ^_^
Candyland: DC: Yuusaku/Yukikocandyfics on April 22nd, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
For as many times as Yuusaku has messed with his head? Boy's entitled to mete out a little vengeance ^_~
Tsugumi Winters [鶫(つぐみ) ウィンタース]: 林美慧 // 江戸川コナン Conantsugumiwinters on April 22nd, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Nyahahaha~ I see, and it's sooo true! xD

[I like Part 1 the most! x3 ]
Candyland: DC: Conancandyfics on April 22nd, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Part one is loosely inspired by what my father said to my grandfather when Grandpa was going to give Dad "the Talk." At least, according to Dad ^____^
Tsugumi Winters [鶫(つぐみ) ウィンタース]tsugumiwinters on April 22nd, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
*raises non-existent glass to your dad* Your dad is GOOD! Funny, too! ^_^
Katy: Take me O' Love Muffin of Mystery!ytak on April 22nd, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
Shinichi: With you two going at it,I'm surprised I'm still an only child.


Thank you for the laugh.
Candyland: DC: Kid (Mouthless Wonder)candyfics on April 22nd, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
That's always bugged me! Given Yuusaku and Yukiko's personalities (primarily Yuusaku), I can't figure out how Shinichi doesn't have siblings. Unless he was such a little hellion that his parents couldn't bear the thought of having another one.

No, no--thank you! *glomps*
Katy: Conan runytak on April 22nd, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
My guess is that after they had Shinichi and realized that he was the embodiment of the curse "may your children be exactly like you" that they couldn't risk having any more. XD Can you imagine their horror at having to raise more kids like them?
Candyland: DC: Conancandyfics on April 22nd, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
...I have this vision of Yukiko saying to Shinichi what my friend Steve's parents have said to him: "You're the best oops we ever had!"

I am going to hell.
Katy: Kowabunga Cookie Monsterytak on April 23rd, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)

No. Probably a nice long stay in purgatory. But we can keep each other company there. :)
marsdejahthorismarsdejahthoris on April 23rd, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
Oh God. This is so something Shinichi would do, too. Given how Yuusaku and Yukiko mess with HIS head all the time...

Candyland: DC: Shinichi-Heiji (Young and aggressivecandyfics on April 25th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
*laugh* Thanks! And it's nice to see Shinichi get back at his crazy parents now and then :D