From the Author: Hello everyone! Just a quick note before I leave you to reading this! (This is, and I cannot stress this enough, the ONLY authors note that will appear in this fanfiction!) First off, I started this quite a while ago- So many of you may notice that the begginging pales quite a bit in comparisson to later chapters once I get over this writters block and start updating again.
On a more important fic- related note... I have five things to cover before leaving you to your buisness. One, flames and critiques. There's a big difference between saying you don't like the plot, and telling me why. For those who simply don't like what happens later on, tough. Go read something else. For those who simply wish to tell me that conversations are hard to read, or the plot is moving to slow, please let me know! (I will listen!! But not until after chapter nine, as those are already posted.)
Two, Canon Characters- In much later chapters, Conan will show up, along with other people. For those characters, I will not hesitate to take comments on keeping them in character. However, after the first two-three chapters, Gin will start to get 'OOC', as his character changes. Also, to those who seem to think he's an endlessly killing maniac. Get a life. Yes, he is an assasin. And yes, he definitly has a few screws loose. But Gin is not going to go around killing anyone who annoys him. He'll consider it, but not beyond that unless ordered.
Three, Original Characters- You will find alot here, in the beggining anyways. But I would prefer if any complaints about relations stay quiet! I don't care if you dislike the fact that so-and-so is a character's second cousin. This is how the story goes. However, if there is something 'off' about the relation, for example, you don't think that the relative would react to 'so-and-so' in a certain way, let me know. I would like to keep characters as IC as possible.
Four, pairings. I'll list them now, and leave you to sulk if you don't like it. ConanAi, MitsuhikoAyumi (Implied really..)... And that's really it since no one else really shows up. Gin will always be alone though. Heeee...
And lastly five- Let me know what you think! Tell me what you like, what you don't like. Tell me if something's spelled wrong, or if you just think something could have been described better. With that, I start the actual fiction! (This note is almost as long as the prologue.. The first two chapters are always the shortest.. )
Prologue – Those Who Are About to be Forgotten
For some reason it was oddly quiet in the building that day- He later found out the reason for this of course, but even so, it was suprising.
"Transfer sir?" The cigarette almost fell from his mouth at the words his 'boss' gave him. Transfers only happened in extremely dire times, when the lack of staff was more important than other goals. Rare indeed. Gin looked over the file his boss had handed him while his boss nodded, the back of his chair facing him.
"That is correct Gin. Though you are more than capable of assasination, especially from long range, it seems that after the incident with Shuichi..."
"Shuichi was eliminated though. Unless there is someone else?" Sherry perhaps? No, she'd have to be an idiot to bring attention to herself like that. And Sherry was no idiot.
The boss spun the chair around, shaking his head. "No.. That is not the reason. For once it simply seems as though your secondary skills are required more than your first." Secondary? Wait, he couldn't possibly mean..
"You will have today to pack your things. Tonight at 9, a car will wait in the parking lot for you. You will take this car to Section F, where you will fill in as a scientist working on the correction of various poisons created in the past."
"Sir, isn't there someone more capable at this task than-"
"Gin.. You have heard the news correct? People outside are finding us.. More and more captured that must be killed before information escapes them. The Organization must go into lockdown. You can either go as a scientist, or go with a bullet embedded in your skull. This transfer is not merely a matter of capability.
"It is a matter of loyalty." Damn. The way he said this.. It was as though the section was a completely seperate country and he was the ambassador. Not to mention there wasn't much choice with the bullet comment.
"Understood." It was just a job, this was only temporary.. A few months, he'd be back to his usual assasination techniques. Picking up his files, he read over the last few lines before frowning. "... No smoking?"
"Ah.. Yes that would be correct."
"..... I will go pack in that case. However, if I could ask one last question sir.."
The elderly man across from him stared for a moment before nodding, Gin placing the files under his arm and crushing his cigarette in the ash tray. "Where exactly is this Section F? I have never heard of such a place."
Silence. And then a sigh..
"That Gin.. Is something even I don't know. Which is why this is a matter of loyalty.."
"Understood." With that he left the room, the words 'loyalty' ringing through his ears the entire walk to his car. For even the head of the branch to not know.. Section F was elusive indeed.