Hey everybody, it's King92197 with another chapter of "Childhood Friends". I know that I haven't worked on this in forever, so I plan to get the ball rolling with longer chapters and more length to the overall story. I have the gist of the story planned, but feel free to leave reviews on any suggestions you have! Also, I would like to thank all those who pointed out my grammar mistakes. In all honesty, it was 2 in the morning after a long day of stuff, and the idea came to me, and I made it happen. This time, however, it will be much longer and much more detailed. Thank you, and enjoy! Also, as a quick note, this will be uploaded as Chapter One, only because I feel that my original chapter was horrible, and I would like to fix it.

Ran had always though of Conan as the perfect little brother. He was smart, funny, and fun to play with. However, she never realized that it was just a façade. That the young boy she had come to love as a family member was actually the man that she had come to love beyond that. Yet, this revelation was at a dire cost.

Day 1: 7:30 AM

It was another day where she had reason to believe that Conan and Shinichi were the same person. It had crossed her mind many times before, but this time, she was sure of it. The night before, Conan had fallen asleep on a book. This book was opened to a page about Apotoxins. Having no idea why a 7-year-old child was reading such a book, she woke him up to ask.

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh… " The child started to blink repeatedly. "Good morning Ran-nee-chan!" said Conan. "Conan-kun, why are you out here in the office sleeping?" asked Ran. "I was up late doing research for a school project, but it looks like I fell asleep right after I finished," answered Conan. "Isn't that book a little to advanced for your age?" asked Ran. "Shinichi-nee-san let me borrow it after school last night," replied Conan hastily. "That idiot was here again and didn't even say hi?" yelled Ran. "He left me a message for you…" said Conan. "What?" "He said that he would come back as soon as he could, but he needed to finish his case," said Conan. "Well, I'll just have to call him today!"

Looks like somebody will be called up! Ran may not have voiced her opinion yet, but we will have to wait until next chapter for that. Also, I have decided to have some other characters from the series arrive in the next few chapters, so look forward to that!

With the announcements for the next chapter out of the way, I just want to thank each and every one of you for reading, and I hope to see you back for the next chapter. Feel free to review and file alerts for story and author, and I will see you soon!

PS: These chapters will stay about this length, as I will be writing most chapters every other day before my first period class, which is only about 20 minutes. I ended up having to finish it during class, but as I get better at writing, I should be able to write faster as well. Also, in response to one of my reviews last time, I decided not to have a beta-reader. It works much faster to do this on my own, but if anybody would still like to beta-read, I am more than willing to try it for a chapter or two. I'm sorry that the announcements from me are longer than the chapter, but I needed to say all this before I got too into the book. So, I'll see you next chapter!