The Truth that Remained a Mystery
Disclaimer: I in no way, shape or form own or operate Detective Conan or any of its characters
Sorry for the slow update guys, I've been really busy lately. I'll be sure to get the next one up as quickly as possible though.
"Oh shut up Shinichi! I . . . I love you to, but you probably know that by now . . ." Ran scolded as she grabbed Conan and hugged him tightly. Conan returned the hug, which was something he didn't normally do.
After the long hug had stopped Ran and Conan met back up with Dr. Agasa and Ai. They returned to their car to finish their long journey to Osaka.
Chapter Four: Plan of Action
"So Heiji? Where's Ran?" Conan asked as he walked out of the bathroom, drying his wet hair with a towel.
"She's in the third room to the left down the hallway." Heiji pointed out, putting his spoon in to the bowl of cereal he had just poured.
Conan walked down the hallway and quietly knocked on Ran's door.
"Ran are you awake?" He knocked a little harder. "Ran are you in there?" No sounds were heard from the room. Conan slowly and quietly opened the door and peeked in.
"What the hell!" The little boy shouted. All of the furniture was overturned, clothes were scattered everywhere, and the windows were smashed. Conan quickly went into the room to see if Ran was in there, but as soon as he got in he heard the door shut behind him. The eight-year-old turned around and was met by a silenced pistol pointed straight at his head. He slowly looked up to see it was a blond haired man dressed in a black trench coat that was wielding the gun.
"So we meet again . . . detective." The longhaired man smiled.
"Gin! Where the hell is Ran?" Conan demanded, gritting his teeth.
"She's no longer with us, her time has expired." Gin started. "You're quite the lucky one though. I mean, who would have thought that . . ."
"You bastard!" Conan cut him off "She didn't need to die! Why . . . Why did you kill her?" Tears began to form in Conan's eyes; it was the first time he had cried in years.
"Because, everyone who knows about us dies, and now it's your turn Kudo!" Gin shouted as he pulled the trigger.
Suddenly things turned red for Shinichi, and then slowly black. The last word he had heard echoed through his head.
"Kudo . . . Kudo . . . Kudo! Kudo! Kudo? Kudo?" The voice continued to echo. "Shinichi-Kun! Wake up we're here!"
Conan's head rose quickly as sweat rolled down his face. He looked around a couple of times to realize that he was in fact still in Dr Agasa's car and was in Heiji's driveway.
"So Shinichi, do you always talk about me in your sleep?" Ran questioned teasingly.
"Ha ha, no but it's public knowledge that YOU talk about ME in YOUR sleep." Conan replied, while sticking out his tongue.
"Enough bickering you two! Let's get inside and get some rest, and get me some aspirin!" Doctor Agasa scolded.
The four got out of the beat up old car and walked to the front door that Heiji had just stepped out of.
"So what's the situation Co . . ." Heiji looked at Conan and then Ran and then Conan again. Conan nodded his head slowly. ". . . I mean Kudo?"
"Well they set a trap for us on the way, so they must have known that we were coming here. Ai has been shot and Doc has a big lump on his head." Conan replied.
"I see, well it's already 1:30 in the morning; we should all go and get some rest. Dr. Agasa you can use my parent's room, they're out of town. Ai you can take the guestroom on the right, and Ran, you got the guestroom on the left. Now I'm going to go put your car in the garage Doc." Dr. Agasa and Ai both went inside.
"Hey wait! Aren't you forgetting someone?" Conan yelled at Heiji as he chased Heiji towards Dr. Agasa's car.
"Oh yeah! Maybe you and Ran could share rooms." Heiji replied with a large smirk on his face.
"What?" Conan's face instantly turned red. He looked over at Ran who was also blushing just as badly.
"I didn't even bring my sleeping bag!" Conan shouted.
"Well you're not sleeping with me! And Doc and Ai have already gone to their rooms, its either Ran's room or nothing, you ungrateful detective!" Heiji argued. Conan turned to look at Ran again who was blushing even worse now and looking in the other direction, pretending not to have heard anything.
Conan walked up to Ran, still blushing and with his hand on the back of his head. "Um . . . I.. Uh . . . Ran . . . We need to . . . uh . . ."
"Fine! But don't get any ideas Kudo Shinichi!" Ran shouted as she folded her arms and walked back into the house and into her room.
"Heiji! You bastard!" Conan grinned.
"Ha ha ha, no need to thank me Kudo . . ." Heiji grinned back as he walked to Dr. Agasa's car. Conan quickly followed Ran into the room that they would be staying in. Ran took her pajamas out of her backpack and went into the bathroom to change into them. When she was finished, Conan went in to do the same. After Conan was done changing he went to the opposite side of the bed as Ran and pulled the covers up to his shoulders.
"You know Shinichi . . ." Ran started. "You're lucky I even let you in my room, I could have made you sleep on the floor."
"Very funny! Nothing stopped you from letting me in your room any other time" Conan replied.
'Wait that's right' Ran thought to herself angrily. 'He's slept in my room a lot, especially in the past week. He even slept in the same bed as me a couple of times! He's seen me change a couple of times too! Ah! I've even bathed with him!'
"Shinichi you little jerk!" Ran screamed as she hit Conan, knocking him off of the bed.
"What was that for?" Conan demanded as he pulled himself off the ground and back onto the bed.
"For seeing me change, and for sleeping in the same bed as me, and for bathing with me!" Ran yelled.
"Hey! None of that was my idea, it was you're fault!" Conan pointed out.
"So? You still could have stopped me!"
"I tried! Besides, it's not like I saw anything!"
"Whatever! Good night . . . Conan-Kun!"
"Fine! Good night . . . Ran-neechan!"
Both Conan and Ran turned their heads away from each other.
'He's such a jerk! I can't believe he would take advantage of me like that! But I guess it wasn't really his fault . . ..' Ran thought to herself.
'What the hell is she so mad at me about? It's not my fault . . . although I could have tried harder not to be put into those spots . . .' Shinichi thought to himself.
Both Conan and Ran turned around and looked at each other at the same time. They both blushed badly.
"I'm sorry."They both blurted out quickly at the same time. Conan turned back around to finally get some rest. However, Ran slowly inched towards him. Ran kept moving forward until she was only a few inches away from him. She wrapped her arms around Conan and snuggled up to him. The warm arms that had just wrapped around his body surprised Conan and he jumped a little. He blushed a little and returned the affection by wrapping his arms around hers. They both lay in the bed cuddling with each other until they fell asleep.
The sun shined violently through the window of Ran and Conan's room. It slowly made it's way through the window, across the carpet, up the bed, and into Conan's eyes. The young detective squirmed a little bit and turned to his side to shield his eyes. When he turned around however, he remembered where he was. There in front of him was Ran, starring straight into his eyes.
"Sleep well?" Ran asked.
"Yeah, you?" Conan asked back.
"Yeah." Ran said as she pulled herself out of the bed. "I'm gonna go take a shower real quick."
Ran walked over to the side of the bed were she had her backpack full of cloths and picked it up.
"Shinichi . . ." Ran started "What are we going to do now? When are we going to be able to go home?"
". . . I . . . I don't know" Conan shook his head.
"Tokyo eh? I like that idea much more Gin, what would I do without you?" Vermouth asked teasingly.
"You probably wouldn't be around to do anything." Gin answered. He took his silenced pistol out of his coat and pointed it at the back of Vermouths head.
"So you're sure that stupid detective will fall for it?" Vermouth asked.
"One hundred percent." Gin Replied as he took the gun off of Vermouths head and put it back into his coat.
"Good" Vermouth got on her phone and dialed a number. "Yes, send everyone back. Don't ask why, just do it!"
"So where's Haibara?" Conan asked, while pouring syrup onto his half eaten waffle.
"She's in her room working on the antidote." Dr Agasa muffled as bits of toast erupted from his mouth.
"What?" Heiji shouted. "She better not get any chemicals on my floor or you're dead Kudo!"
Ran looked across the table at Conan with a puzzled expression on her face.
"It's so I can get my normal body back." Conan explained, already knowing what Ran was about to ask.
Dr. Agasa wiped his face with a napkin. "She's been working on it all night; she may be clo . . ." He was cut off by the sound of a door slamming. Everyone turned around and stared at Ai as she walked down the hallway and into the kitchen.
"Any thing new Ai?" Dr. Agasa asked.
"I need to talk to you Kudo!" Ai said calmly.
"Me? What for?" Conan asked. Ai didn't answer, she just turned around and walked back into her room. Conan quickly got out of his chair and followed her.
"What's going on?" Ran demanded, as she shook Dr. Agasa by the neck.
"I have no clue!" Dr Agasa muffled. Ran and Dr. Agasa halted their movements as they heard the door to Ai's room open. Conan walked out of the room slowly with a large smile on his face. He walked up to Heiji and whispered something in his ear.
"Ha ha, no problem Kudo, pick something out of the closet in my room." Heiji answered happily. Conan ran into Ai's room for a few seconds and then rushed into Heiji's room with something in his hand. The door slammed loudly behind him.
"Now what's going on?" Ran questioned, now finally letting go of the death grip she had on Dr. Agasa's neck.
"Kudo is changing back." Ai explained, now standing next to the table.
"Really?" Ran's face lit up with happiness, until she heard a loud scream come out of Heiji's room. "W-what's happening to him?" Ran cringed as she heard another scream of pain.
"He's growing multiple times his size at an accelerated rate, I'm sure even you could imagine the pain involved with that." Ai explained as she brushed some of her hair out of her eyes. Ran turned her head and cringed again as one final inhuman scream was heard. She looked down the hallway as the doorknob turned and the door opened. A young man stumbled out of the doorway, it was eight-teen year old Kudo Shinichi. Ran obeyed her first instinct and raced over to him and hugged him as tightly as she could. Shinichi almost lost his footing from the impact, but he regained his ground and returned the hug.
"I'm glad you're finally back to normal." Ran sniffled, tears were starting to form in her eyes.
"Me too . . ." Shinichi whispered.
"Are you going to stay this way for good now?" Ran asked sadly. Shinichi nodded his head and wiped the tears from Ran's eyes.
"I don't want to ruin this touching moment Kudo, but don't we have other things to worry about right now?" Heiji asked with his arms folded. Ran and Shinichi both blushed and let go of each other and walked back to the table. Everyone took a sat down and began to discuss their plan.
"Well, as you probably already know Kudo, those Black Organization people are probably already on the way here. We need a plan and fast." Heiji reported.
"Yeah, the bad thing about this organization is that no matter where we run, and no matter what we do, we will be found. The only thing we can do is fight. We're going to need the most help we can get and we're going to need to act when the time best suits us. As hard as it may be, we're going to need to be the ones who set the pace of this game; it's our only chance." Shinichi explained.
"Who do we get though?" Ran asked. "The police?"
"I don't know, we might have to . . . What do you think Haibara?"
"This is stupid, It's going to be impossible to finish the black organization off. The only two ways it could be done would be to either arrest all of the top members, or kill them all, which are both impossible. I myself don't even know who the leader is. The only three people who do are Gin, Vodka, and Vermouth." Ai argued.
"Fine then." Shinichi smiled. "We'll just have to go through them first."
"Idiot." Was all that Ai could say.
"Let's go to the police station then, I'm sure they'll take the time to listen to what me and Heiji have to say." Shinichi said.
"All right fine. We need to get going then. I'm surprised that they haven't gotten here by now. And as much as I would do anything to help out, I don't want anything to happen to this house. We can use my parents van to get there, and I don't want anything to happen to that either, so lets drive safely."
"Yeah" Shinichi agreed. "Everybody make sure they have everything before you leave. Haibara is there anything else that you know that could help us against the black organization?"
"Actually there is . . ."
Everybody got their things quickly, and made their way out to the van. Ai made sure to get the information for the antidote and another gun with some more bullets. She was standing in the doorway when Shinichi came up behind her.
"Haibara. . ." Shinichi called. "If this is the perfect full antidote like you said, why didn't you take it yourself?"
Ai thought about it for a couple of seconds until she turned around. "Idiot, I only had time to make one, and right now it's much more to our advantage for you be normal size."
"Oh . . ."
Ai made her way out to the van while Shinichi locked the door. When everyone besides Shinichi was in the car his phone began to ring. He thought about it for a few seconds before he took it out of his pocket and answered it.
"Nice to talk to you again detective."
Ok, not so much action in this chapter, but it leaves many things to be answered. I'll be sure to get the next one up quickly.