(Okay, it's been awhile since I made some new story, so I thought I might. I've seen fics with a certain number of one-shots on Shinichi and Ran, and Heiji and Kazuha, so I thought I might try one myself. This will basically be on Shinichi and Ran spending quality time together. I will be in some of the chapters, but I won't be in the way of them.)

Copyright 2007

Part 1: A Hand on the Shoulder

(Ran's P.O.V.)

One very late night, I was lost in a deep dream with my best friend, Mathew, and my high school detective boyfriend, Shinichi. We were hanging out together at one of the community pools deep in the heart of Beika. This dream I was having was kind of ironic because we were going to go there around 1:00 p.m. that day.

"Aren't you guys coming in?" I called, splashing both Shinichi's and Mathew's feet.

I was floating in the pool waiting for the boys to come in with me. Swimming alone was fun, but not as fun when you're with someone you love like how I loved Shinichi, or with a friend who loves you like a sister, like how Mathew loved me.

"Yeah, coming," Mathew called.

He got up from his chair and approached me. Mathew stopped at one of the pool's edges and got in. I noticed him in his usual blue and black swimshorts and he noticed me in an ocean of red fabric, wearing only my red one-piece bathing suit.

"Shinichi, come on in," I called to him happily.

He didn't respond.

"Shinichi, did you hear me?" I called again.

I climbed out, cupped my hands with water, and approached him. Was he just asleep, or worse... murdered? I approached the table where Mathew and Shinichi were sitting at before Mathew came in the water with me.

"Shinichi, why don't you come in?" I said, putting my cupped hands over his head.

I let the water down and it landed in his hair, but Shinichi didn't wake up. I wanted to gasp in horror, until I checked his body. There was no mark or bruise or blood on his body, not even his face. In fact, Shinichi wasn't sitting down sleeping at all... it was Conan again. I was shocked!! Shinichi had left me again!! All these strange thoughts started racing through my head.

All of a sudden, I woke up, breathing in relief. I looked around Shinichi's pitch black bedroom from the dark sky outside. I was sleeping with Shinichi in his bed, and Mathew was sound asleep on the floor.

"Was it all just a dream?" I asked myself as I stuck my head out of one of Shinichi's windows to get some fresh air.

The cool, crisp breeze felt good as the air ran through my skin, and my hair. I smiled and closed my eyes, feeling the cool breeze run through my skin. When I was about to close the window, I felt a hand on my shoulder. I looked over and noticed Shinichi up with a look of concern on his face.

(Shinichi's P.O.V.)

"Ran, what are you doing up?" I asked.

"It's almost 3 a.m."

I could see water in her eyes.

"What's the matter, Ran?" I asked with concern.

She was hesitant in her voice.

"I... I had a bad dream," Ran finally said.

We could see each other's faces in the darkness of my bedroom. Unfortunately, I noticed her eyes forming tears.

"Ran, don't do this," I said, hugging her.

I never liked seeing Ran cry like this because everytime she cried, it always put me in some sort of bind.

"Do you want to tell me what happened in your dream?" I asked her.

She buried her face into my sleepclothes, and she was crying into my chest like she had lost someone in her family. She looked at me with watery eyes and instantly kissed me on the lips. I could not resist her passionate kisses she gave me all through our childhood days. I returned the favor, kissing Ran on the lips while the cool air blew through the window that Ran opened, touching our bodies.

"Are you going to?" I asked her again.

"I... I... I suppose I will," Ran said through soft tears.

I let her cool down and when she had the strength to, she finally began to tell me what happened in her bad dream.

"Well, we were at the community pool, and Mathew came in, then I called you in, and you didn't answer, and when I checked out the chair you were in... I noticed C-C-Conan!!" Ran whispered, breaking down and crying again.

"Is that what happened?" I asked my crying sweetheart.

My butt-whooping girlfriend nodded her head up and down.

"That's exactly what happened," Ran whispered, burying her crying face into my chest.

"Now now now, everything's fine, Ran," I said to her.

"It was only a dream, my love."

"But, it was a nightmare to me," Ran said to me.

"Don't worry, you'll forget all about it," I whispered to her.

(Ran's P.O.V.)

"Let me make you feel better, sweetheart," Shinichi whispered to me.

He sat down on the floor and I sat down in front of him. Suddenly, he gently tackled me to the floor. I could tell what he wanted to do with me.

"Shinichi," I said to him softly.

I nodded my head left and right, and pointed at Mathew, who was still sound asleep.

"He's asleep, Ran," Shinichi whispered to me.

"I know, but what if he gets up?" I said to him.

"Don't worry, knowing him, he's most likely not going to notice us," Shinichi said to me.

Even though he left the decision up to me whether I wanted to or not, I didn't want to disappoint Shinichi.

"You won't feel disappointed if I decline, will you?" I asked, just making sure.

"Not at all, Ran," Shinichi whispered to me.

I gave it a few extra thoughts about a little love time with Shinichi. Either way, he wouldn't have been disappointed. I did love Shinichi with all my heart and soul, but something like this was very uncommon... to me anyway. I began to yawn. I was too tired to stay up any longer. I pressed a small button on my watch in which a small light turned on, and it was already half past 3 a.m. We had been up for over half an hour. I was probably going to be a real wreck tomorrow.

"Come on," Shinichi said to me.

"Whaddya say we get back to bed, Ran? I can see how tired you must feel."

"Alright," I said back to him.

He got up off of me, and held out a hand to help me up. We smiled at each other. I yawned one more time, and then I got picked up by Shinichi and I was laying in his arms.

(Shinichi's P.O.V.)

"Ran," I said to the sleepy girl.

"Is this what you wanted?"

"Mm-hmm," Ran softly responded.

"I wanna be in your arms when we get married, Shinichi."

For once, I wished we could've held each other's hands when we went back to bed, even if it was only going to be for a few seconds. I carried the sleepy Ran and placed her in my bed. I smiled at her and she slowly started closing her eyes.

There you go, my sweetheart, I thought to myself as I covered up Ran with my blanket.

I went around to my side and climbed in. I pulled the same covers over my body. Ran turned her body and faced me.

"Shinichi, hold me," She whispered.

How could I say "no" to that? I clutched Ran's body until it came in contact with my body.

"I love you, Shinichi Kudo," Ran whispered to me.

"I love you too, Ran Mori," I whispered back to her.

I met lips with Ran as we were softly kissing each other. I hugged her tightly, and she hugged me even tighter. We never wanted to be away from each other for a long time.

"Ran, do you--" I started to say when she cut in on me.

"Shhh," Ran softly whispered to me.

"I wanna get back to sleep. Ask me later, sweetie."

I listened to the beautiful girl that was laying in front me. For the rest of the night, we never let go of each other's warm embrace, and our lips never parted ways.

End of part 1.

(Alright, this will end the first part. So, if anybody has any suggestions, just let me know and I'll be happy to use them, unless I'm not too familiar with it. Suggestions will be very much welcome to this story. This will have a total of 25 moments for Shinichi and Ran. As mentioned above, I will be in some of the chapters... and so will Harley and Katie -- I just don't know when I'll put them in. So, for now, just leave those reviews and I hope I'll get a bunch. I should be able to since this is a common thing on fanficiton. So, take care everyone.)