A Detective Conan/Kaitou Kid Crossover
All the characters herein are the property of Gosho Aoyama. I had Kid
steal them all for me briefly, but he gave them back once the fic was
Hakuba watched with a benevolent eye
as the Kaitou Kid easily avoided the grab of a policeman. "He's in fine
form tonight," he said quietly to the little boy beside him. Conan
Edogawa, AKA Shinichi Kudo, looked up at him wryly.
"Well, since we haven't let him steal anything for weeks, I guess he's
making the most of it."
"He'd better be," Hakuba grumbled. "He's been moaning about being bored
fact, it had been closer to two months, slightly after the four boys -
three detectives, one thief - had met together on neutral ground and
compared notes on their most important ongoing cases: Kaitou Kid's hunt
for the murderers of his father, Kudo and Hattori's search for the men
in Black who had turned Shinichi into a child hiding in his best
friend's home, and Hakuba's recent discovery of a secret organisation
who were trying to hunt down both the Kid and the long-missing Shinichi
Kudo. With the revelation that they were all searching for the same
group, and the news of the sheer dangerousness of the mission, the
decision to team up had been inevitable, although somewhat awkward. For
the most part these problems had been sorted out, but they were all
intelligent, strong-willed young men, and it was inevitable that they
would occasionally chafe against each other. Hence outings like this
"Kid wants to catch the Black Organisation as much as we
do," Conan said calmly. "So he'll behave. But he's used to acting by
himself outside the law, and suddenly having three detectives as
partners is a bit much to expect him to instantly accept. He'll settle
"_I'm_ not used to working in teams either," Hakuba
asserted stubbornly. "But I've already adjusted. And you and Hattori
haven't had _any_ problems with it."
"That's not a fair
comparison and you know it," Conan rebutted. "Heiji and I have been
working together for years now, on and off. We're friends, and we're
used to each other. We had a rivalry going for a while but after about
the third or fourth time we saved each others lives we got over it. You
and Kaito have a _much_ more acrimonious relationship, and _you_ have
been working in conjunction with the police for some time now, so you
_have_ worked in teams before."
"So's he," Hakuba maintained.
"There was that case at the mansion with the three of us. And the two
of you worked together on that Eggs case."
"But never _openly_,"
Conan insisted. "Both times he was pretending to be someone else. I
think he's used to hiding things, and never trusting anyone. It's hard
to live like that, to keep secrets from the ones you care about the
Hakuba shifted awkwardly. "I suppose you'd know."
sighed. This alliance was hard work. Despite the mutual, if grudging,
respect on all sides, there were also moments of extreme discomfort and
awkwardness as they adjusted to each other's strengths and weaknesses.
Kaito didn't want to be told what to do, Hakuba was prickly and
uncomfortable with deception, Heiji tended to be hotheaded, and
Shinichi took far too many risks in a body not able to keep up with the
On the other hand, Kaito could make amazing leaps of
intuition, Hakuba was an incredible scientist and observer, Heiji had a
wonderful sense of the absurd and was a huge asset in a fight, and
"Conan's" childs eye view picked up things that the bigger boys often
All in all, they could do worse.
"Where is Heiji anyway?" Conan said suddenly. "He's supposed to be out
there trying to catch 'The Kaitou Kid' after all."
he is," Hakuba pointed. Conan peered in that direction, but couldn't
spot Heiji in the crowd. "I'll take your word for it."
"He's chasing after Kaito," Hakuba reported. "They're jumping all over
the place like a pair of grasshoppers..."
Speed*, Conan added in his head, smiling slightly at the image of the
two more exuberant members of the team leaping around like psychotic
"Kaito's acting like a complete loon _as usual_," Hakuba muttered. "Why
must he refuse to take anything seriously?"
"You're not STILL annoyed that he fooled you all this time, are you?"
Conan asked, eyebrow raised.
"He DIDN'T fool me!" Hakuba corrected, irritated. "I KNEW it was him,
he just refused to ADMIT it."
Conan rolled his eyes out of sight. "Well he was unlikely to just
confess in front of you, was he?"
"That's not the point," Hakuba grumbled.
sighed and tried again. "Really Hakuba, you're going to have to try and
relax a bit about Kaito and his sense of humour. The two of you have
been fighting all week, and it's making things very tense. We need BOTH
of you in on this, and it would really help if you could just lay off
him for once."
"That's easy for YOU to say," Hakuba grumbled. "He doesn't play tricks
on YOU all the time."
Conan sighed. "He only does it to get a reaction. You need to be more
don't understand how you can say that," Hakuba said. "With everything
you've got riding on this, you should be the _most_ annoyed by his
"Oh, I've learned patience over the past year and a
half," Conan said with a bitter smile. *And I've had Heiji sharpening
his sense of humour on me for months.* "Kaito is just as serious about
this as we are, he just shows it differently. And don't forget, he has
just as much, if not more, reason to be here."
Hakuba's sigh was lost in the roar of the crowd of police below as the
Kaitou Kid demonstrated a particularly effective flip out of reach. "I
know, I know. I just don't understand him. You and Hattori just seem to
Conan snorted. "Heiji knows a kindred spirit when
he sees one. Those two are both light-hearted on the surface, but where
you get into trouble is when you think that's how they really are. Then
they pull the rug out from beneath you and you never even see it
coming. Remind me to tell you about some of the stunts Heiji's pulled
on me over the years, starting with the day he first saw through my
disguise. He didn't say anything, just set the whole thing up
beautifully and let me walk right into the trap. And then he
blackmailed me into telling him everything I knew. It took him slightly
under seven seconds."
Hakuba smiled briefly. "Sounds like I should be careful around him
"Trust me," Conan sighed. "Deciding not to underestimate either of
those two nutcases may be the best choice you ever make."
The crowd roared again.
"What happened?" Conan craned his head higher.
Hakuba blinked. "Alright, Heiji nearly got Kaito that time. Now they're
"THAT WAS PATHETIC! YOU COULDN'T CATCH A COLD!"
"... Now they've gotten plugged into the speaker system..."
"GET BACK HERE YOU MISERABLE THIEF! I'M GONNA LOCK YOU AWAY FOR GOOD!"
"YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME, COPPER!"
"... Oh no..." Conan said. "You don't think...?"
gone and switched roles around," Hakuba groaned. "That's Kaito dressed
as Hattori, and Hattori in the Kid outfit. Have they both gone INSANE?"
"They probably thought it was funny," Conan said weakly. "They're
probably having the time of their lives."
dear," Hakuba sighed. "Now Kaito as Hattori is running, and he's just
fallen down in a major pratfall... he's gotten buried beneath a bunch
of policemen... he's making Hattori look like a complete idiot."
"That won't go down well," Conan said. "I'm sure they were just
planning a fun game."
"Kaito sometimes gets too dramatic..."
"I'LL GET YOU YET KID! I'LL CATCH YOU IF IT'S THE LAST THING I EVER DO!
I SWEAR IT, OR MY NAME'S NOT HEIJI HATTORI!"
like that," Hakuba finished. "Wonderful. Hattori's name is going to be
mud after this. Looks like our thieving friend got the better of your
The Kaitou Kid had swung himself up onto a balcony and was
regarding the pile-o-policemen with a decidedly evil gleam in his eye.
Then he faked a look of indifference. Conan recognised the look at
once. "Slightly under seven seconds," he said to himself in an
"PERHAPS I SHOULD LET YOU CATCH ME, FOR ALAS, MY ONE TRUE LOVE
DISAPPROVES OF MY LIFE OF CRIME!" He declaimed woefully.
and Hakuba's gaze riveted to "Heiji", who had gone chalk white and was
desperately trying to get free of the policeman heap.
The crowd below screamed for more.
"YES, IT'S TRUE. I, THE KAITOU KID, HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE... AND WITH THE
CHILD OF A POLICEMAN!"
"SHUT UP! SHUT UP! HE'S LYING! YOU CAN'T TRUST HIM!" The fake Heiji was
screaming as the the fake Kid smirked.
"BUT MY HEART CAN TAKE IT NO LONGER. MISS AOKO NAKAMORI... WILL YOU BE
UP!" The fake Heiji made a desperate launch for the Kid, who jumped,
didn't quite make it to safety, and slid down the heap of policemen,
avoiding their attempts to grab him.
Laughing merrily, the fake Kid dodged another wild swipe from the fake
Heiji, before making good his escape.
As Hakuba stared at the false Heiji's horror, Conan fell to the ground,
weak with laughter.
team-up of three detectives and one thief would survive this night of
embarassment, and would eventually fuse into a true alliance of equals.
They would stand together against the darkness, support each other,
grow and learn. And eventually, each and every single member would
learn not to underestimate the others. It would be a team of friends
and rivals, cooperating together against a single foe.
The Black Organisation didn't stand a chance.
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