Case Closed Fan Fiction ❯ Bullet ❯ Bullet ( Chapter 1 )
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Seventeen-year-old Shinichi Kudo, known as the great detective of the East,
lay&nbs p;slumped against a wall. He clutched at his right side tightly, and his breathing
ca me in ragged gasps. After he solved a gruesome murder, the culprit  ;had actually
shot at everyone gathered,  ;and Shinichi had taken a bullet to the side getting the
gun away from him. While the police were focused on cuffing the suspect, heâ€™d slipped out of the area, and was walk ing toward the hospital. But the bullet
wound was sapping his strength, a nd he couldnâ€™t keep walking. He now lay
slumped against a wall in& nbsp;an alleyway, not focused on anything, not even the
notorious young thief that landed in front of him.
â€œMeitantei-san?â€&n bsp;Kaito Kid knelt in front of the teen detective, staring at
him questioningly. His heart nearly stopped when Shinichi looked up and&nb sp;he
caught a glimpse of his eyes. His eyes were listless, pain-filled; as if he were crying
â€œH-hey, what happen ed?â€ Kidâ€™s voice was full of concern. Shinichi chuckled,
but his p ain was evident.
â€œSome&nb sp;criminals donâ€™t want to go without a fight, Kid,â€ he said, his voice
painfully distorted. â€œAnd this oneâ€¦just happened to have a gun.â€ Shinichi took his
hand away from his side, and Kidâ€™s eyes widened in shock at the blood smear ed
on his hand and streaming from h is side. The young thief wasted no time as he
swung the young sleuth i nto his arms. He let out a quiet moan of pain.
â€œHang in there, Meitantei-san;  ;Iâ€™m going to get you help, even if I get myself
caught!â€ Shinichi lo oked at him, stunned.
â€&oel ig;Youâ€¦youâ€™d risk your&nbs p;freedom to save me?â€ There was a note of incredulity
in the other boyâ€™s voice.
â€&oel ig;Meitantei-san, if I just left you here&nbs p;to avoid being caught, it would be the
same as killing you. You know that the one thing I would never stealâ€¦is a life.â€ Kid
took off running, ignoring the cries of shock from the people around them. At last,
the hospital came into sight.
â€œWeâ€&trade ;re almost there, Meitantei-san, just hang in there!â€
â€œI&a circ;€™llâ€¦tryâ€¦â&eu ro; Shinichi gasped. He was getting weaker by the second, and Kid
knew it. He& nbsp;quickened his speed, until a bright spotlight beamed down&n bsp;on them
from above. A helicopter!
â€œKid! This ends now!â€ Inspector Nakamori! He and his men surrounded
them from all sides, aiming their guns right at Kid.
â€œPut t he boy down, Kid,â€ Nakamori barked. â€œItâ€™s over.â€
â€œIdiot!â&e uro; Kid screamed back. â€œShinichiâ€™s been shot!  ;Heâ€™s dying!â€ The officers
froze in sho ck. â€œIs catching me really more important to you than someoneâ€™s
â€œHowâ€¦how do we know youâ€™re telling the trut h?â€
â€œLook!â€ Kid held up Shinichiâ€™s blood-smeared hand, and showed them the
bullet w ound in his side. â€œWould I make something like th is up?!â€
â€œThen&nbs p;tell me, why risk your freedom to save your rival?â€ Kid growled
impatiently. At this rate, Shinichi would die!
â€ œIf I had left Shinichi to die, it would be the same as killing him myself. And
you all know that I would never take a life. Now let me through!â€ Nakamori stared
at Kid for a moment, and then waved off his men. Nodding quickly, Kid ran past
them& nbsp;and into the hospital. Once a doctor took Shinichi to the OR, Kid vanished in
a puff of pink& nbsp;smoke.
One night, three days after a surgery that saved him from the brink of
de ath, Shinichi looked toward the window of&nbs p;his hospital roomâ€¦and froze. Kait o
Kid was perched on the windowsill.&nbs p;
â€œHow are you feeling, Meitantei-san?â€
â€œSwell, except for the aching in my side. That guy really got me. They say I
was on the brink of death when&nb sp;you brought me here.â€
â€œIâ€& trade;m glad youâ€™re alive.â€&n bsp;
â€œI owe it to you, Kid. Thanks.â€
â€œDoes thi s mean you wonâ€™t be trying to stop me from stealing anymore?â€
â€œDonâ€™t press your luck. Iâ€™ll catch you one of these&nbs p;days.â€ Kid grinned at that.
His Meitantei-san w as back to his old, feisty self.
â€&oel ig;Iâ€™m glad to hear that. It wouldnâ€™t be any fun&nb sp;without you there.â€
&ac irc;€œIs that so?â€ Shinichi raised an eyebrow, smiling slightly. Kid turned bright
red,  ;his heart starting to speed up. He slipped into the room and approached
Shinichi slowly.  ;
â€œShinichi, when I saw&nb sp;all that blood, I thought I was going to lose someone I
really cared about. I know this might sound really weird but I love you, and I
Shinichi raised his head and kissed Kid straight on the lips . He pulled away a
few moments later to see Kid wide eyed and blushing.
â€œKid why would that sound we ird to me?â€ Shinichi asked. â€œAfter&n bsp;all, Iâ€™ve
been in love  ;with you for quite a while now.â€
A smile slowly spread across Kidâ€™s face, and he leaned closer to Shinichi. He
finally had the treasure he had been after for the longest time: Shinichiâ€™s heart.