Title: Hero

Pairing: KyuxRyu [Kamiki Ryuunosuke x Yamada Ryosuke- Live-Action, post episode 12]

Rating: T for starters

Notes: Not mine obviously


Prologue

[Kyu POV]

He was so quiet, almost invisible at first but I was the one who noticed him first. I was always the smart one, figuring out puzzles and mysteries that no one else could. That was why I wanted to be a detective; it wasn't until I met Ryu that I had a true rival.

I trusted him from the start, even with his odd choice in reading material and the way he said he hoped the mystery went deeper even if it meant others had to die. What he meant was that each incident left clues, the murderer got cocky. He was the most interesting person I had ever met, full of secrets and yet easy to read at the same time. If I got into trouble like when Megu and I got trapped behind a trick door I knew Ryu would save us.

He didn't try to make friends; it was as if he was afraid to get close to anyone. Though we were all rivals for the right to be Dan-sensei's successor, relationships were forming anyway. Kinta was our father and protector, Megu was somewhere between mother and little sister' while Kazama was the genius little brother of our group.

Ryu…is my heart; my best friend…the person I trust with my life. He saved my life twice; one from a knife sent by Cerberus and then from being blown up. He also kept me from killing a woman responsible for kidnapping me as a small child and perhaps, my father's death. He and I have shared dreams and secrets; we promised to always tell the truth to each other. There is something about him that makes me want to protect him, to prove to him that just because his grandfather choose the wrong path doesn't make Ryu evil. He chose to be a member of Q class and that is what matters.

XoooooX

[Ryu POV]

The first time I met Kyu, I was standing off by myself...

I had never had any friends, who would be friends with someone who had the cursed destiny of being the heir apparent to one of the greatest criminal masterminds? The only family I had left...was my grandfather...who raised me. I hadn't wanted to believe for a while that my beloved grandfather was a criminal.

My father was murdered for his estates and I was the one who found him dead...

After that I detached myself from people...

He just saw someone who needed a friend...

Kyu and I always seemed to share the same thoughts...we would solve the crime at the same time...

We were so much alike in many ways and yet still so different...

I felt isolated from the others but Kyu was always there whenever I turned around. We often blurted out the same thoughts, the same questions...

I could think like the suspect while he thought like a detective but we ended up with the same answer. When I was losing control due to my bet with Cerberus, he was the one who calmed me down and encouraged me. He trusted me when no one else seemed to, always believed in me. Even when he found out who I was; that I was raised to be the heir to Pluto.

When he found out who his father was and that it was the people around my grandfather who got him killed, he lost it. He was going to betray all of his ideals and I couldn't let him. I didn't like her either but she wasn't worth destroying his life over. It hurt me to have to punch him and shake him trying to knock some sense into him.

Then later after I had attempted to quit Q class to go out on my own to fight Pluto, Kyu tried to bring me back.

When I saw that knife, I couldn't let him be hurt; my body moved on its own; I shoved him out of the way but didn't think to get out of the way myself...

He was the first one to my side then, begging me to be okay...

Kyu was the first one I saw when I woke up in the hospital; his smile made me believe I would be okay.

When I had that dream about finding my father before the seventh anniversary of my father's death he came to find me and to see if I was okay. Then he asked me to promise to always tell him the truth.

It was so easy to agree then...

Even now...he is still the most important person to me...always there when I need him. He understood what I was telling him when grandfather thought I was hypnotized. I could never truly put him in danger because he is my best and first friend.