Fandom: Detective Conan
Characters: Gin, Yuusaku, Yukiko (General series)
Word Count: 439 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: Rule Number One is definitely not to mess with the Boss’ kid.
When Gin’s path had crossed with that of the teenaged detective Kudo Shinichi, he hadn’t really given the matter too much thought. He had dealt with the issue as he would deal with any other annoyance, and killed it dead. That was the way of the Black Organization.
In hindsight, he could not figure out how exactly he had done anything that incredibly stupid.
And now he was standing in the office of the Black Organization’s Boss, staring down at the toes of his favorite black shoes, awaiting his fate. Then again, he really should have known better than to try to poison the Boss’ son. And apparently, it hadn’t killed the kid—if it had, Gin probably would have already had a bullet in his head.
The Boss, one Kudo Yuusaku, did not look pleased. “Gin. There are rules. Very simple rules, really. And those rules say who you can and cannot go after.” He pushed his glasses up on his nose. “And one of those marked off-limits was my son. I’m sure you remember that.”
“Yessir…” he murmured, wishing he could feel genuinely sorry for the kid. Instead, he just felt sorry for himself. He knew of Syndicate members being executed for less than this.
“They were simple rules of engagement. You broke the cardinal one of those rules,” Boss sighed. “And you’ve always had such an excellent track record with us—“
“Oh, Yuusaku, don’t be so harsh,” Yukiko folded her arms as she regarded her husband’s agent and top assassin. “Please understand, Gin. If Shin-chan had died, I would have shot you myself. But he’s alive, and he’s safe, if a bit scared and confused. So really, no harm has truly been done. Given that, I think that execution seems a bit harsh of a punishment for what’s happened.”
Gin couldn’t quite hold back the sigh of relief.
Yuusaku, however, looked a bit dubious. “Yukiko—“
“Make no mistakes. There needs to be a punishment, and preferably a severe one, since he did try to kill my boy. But this means I can feel young again!” she clasped her hands together, her eyes suddenly going all starry as sparkles filled the air around her. “If he’s seven, it’s like I’m ten years younger!”
The two men watched as she started babbling about spending time with her baby. After a moment, Gin sighed and looked to his boss. “And my penalty is…?”
Yuusaku gave him a pointed look tinged with just a hint of amusement. “You are Yukiko’s personal servant for the next two weeks. No killing for those two weeks either. Have fun.”
PS. jeva_chan’s fault. Entirely. Spawned from an LJ comment-chat I had with her. Wow, this whole challenge series is almost over. Hard to believe, huh? Thanks for reading, all! Much love!