A Detective Conan Challenge Ficlet
Disclaimer: Gosho Aoyama
owns all and doesn't publish this series fast enough, damn it.
Challenger: Miyuki Mina
Series: Detective Conan
Title: Watching Over
Dialogue: "We're always by
each other, aren't we?"
I remember the first day we met. I
was in my pink sweater with the
teddy bear on the front and you had band-aids all over your face and on
your arms. You told me you got scratched when saving a cat from falling
into the river and seemed very proud of yourself. I should have
realised from that point on that I was going to see you injured again
and again from helping others and time has only proven me right. The
difference is that now your injuries could take you away from me...
Remember when you were shot? Or the
time I stabbed your
hand to try to save you? Or when we were captured and held in that
attic? What about the most recent incident when you were stabbed and
then went on to fight a kendo battle? You've cheated death so many
times now, I've been so scared that one day you'll lose the winning
cards. And now, you lie in this hospital bed so quiet and still while I
wait (forever if I have to) for you to open your eyes and grin at me.
I have prevented this? No, not likely. Kudo is your friend and you've
always been one to give all you have for a friend, no matter what.
Still, I can't help being angry at him for getting you into another
dangerous situation. Oh, I'll never say that, because it would upset
you too much, but I'm going to think it! I'm angry at myself too, for
not telling you how I felt before this happened.
Wake up. Wake up. I have to tell
"Ne... Kazuha? You... you crying
"No! Why would I cry over an idiot
"That's my Kazuha," a slow smile
and dark brown fingers shift slightly to touch mine. "I'm glad you're
dash away the tears that just won't stop. "Of course I'm here, where
else would I be?" closing my fingers over his. "We're always by each
other, aren't we?"
Silly me. I don't need to tell you
anything. You already know.