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  1. Made a video staring the two, guess I had a little time on my hands. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SeGhUapk8g
  2. The Detective Prince Chapter 5 Race Against Time "Sonoko never showed for class, got my seat moved to the front to avoid any future confrontation with her." The clouds bulged up as the wind swayed from side to side. A cool breeze blew in as he made his way back to the shed. A car drove past as it splashed water up which got caught on the side of his suit. Tim payed little attention to this. Not long after he found himself back in the shed. He took off his school clothes, folding and placing them on one of the tables. He then suited up. The cowl hanged from the back of his neck as he took a seat at the computer. "Now to import the pictures I took yesterday night." Tim uploaded the images as he stashed it into his data base. "Now let's see if I can find out what kind of vehicle was at the abduction sight." The computer began a quick scan as Tim sat and waited. It wasn't long as the computer found a match. "A Ford Econoline, can't say I didn't see that coming." Tim said feeling good about his progress. His phone began to ring as he reached over and answered it. "This is Tim." "Hey Tim." "Kon?" "That would be me, how are things in Japan?" "Slow, but I'm making progress. How are things in Smallville?" Tim asked. "Not to crazy this week, just got back from a mission with the Titans." "How'd that go?" "We got the job done. Just thought I'd give a call to my best bud." "Thanks, I needed that." "Got to go, couple things I need to finish for school." "Later." With that he hung up. He slowly made his way up the stairs. As he approached the front door he heard voices coming from the other side. Conan reached up as he pushed the door open. Ran sat at the couch along side Eri and Sonoko. "How was your day at school?" Eri asked. "It was alright I guess." Conan replied. "Conan have you talked to Shinichi lately, it would be great if you could get him to come here." Eri said. "No one ever knows where he is." Sonoko side commented while wrapping her arms around Ran. "I haven't talked to him in awhile, think he's out on a big case." Conan replied. "Just great, when Ran needs me most I'm nowhere to be found." Conan made his way to his room as he sat up onto the bed. He pulled his phone out to see Heiji had called an additional two times. "Don't think I'm ready to talk, I'll give him a call when....." His phone slid out of his hand as he fell onto his back. His eyes closed as he slowly fell asleep. Hours had gone by as he sat at his computer going through all the evidence. He played the audio file he had put together, playing it over and over. "I looked through the criminal records, no one in the database owns a Ford Econoline." Tim replayed the video once again but found no further insight. He then rewinded the survaliance tape thirty minutes before the two had arrived in the store. "Maybe there's something I missed." He watched on as fifteen minutes in something caught his attention. "Wait a minute, there was another little girl who was in the store?" He watched as the girl called someone. She then walked off the screen toward the left. Nearly fifteen minutes later into the tape the other two children came into the picture. "That other little girl was still in the store when they arrived, that must have been who they were talking to. Why else would the boy have mentioned cooties." Tim said. Tim sat back in his chair once more. "Maybe that girl invited them there." He sat there tapping his fingers on the desk. "Come on Tim, you can do this." He played the tape once more, then watched the video. He then thought back to his visit to the school. Tim's eyes widened as he sprung up from his chair which fell to the ground. "That's why I couldn't find any evidence of a struggle, that's why all trails were cold on finding this guy, the abductor is using a child to ring in his prey!" His eyes slowly opened as he heard his name being called. Conan sat up as Ran entered the room. "Conan, Ayumi's mother just called." "What did she want?" Conan asked. "Ayumi is missing, she hasn't called home all day." Ran informed. "She was supposed to be going to Salekea's house." Conan said. "Who is that?" "Classmate of ours." Conan replied. "I'll let her know." Ran said as she left the room. Conan reached for his phone to see he had missed phone calls from most of his friends. He dialed Ayumi's cell. She didn't answer. "Oh no, what if the abductor took Salekea and Ayumi. I need to go see Dr. Agasa." Conan thought to himself as he jumped down from his bed and darted into the hall. "Conan where are you going?" Eri asked. "Out!" Conan quickly replied. Conan ran down the street at top speed as many thoughts ran through his head. "I promised Ayumi I wouldn't let anything happen to her..........oh Ayumi... please be ok." It wasn't to much longer as he found himself on Dr. Agasa's front door. He stood over as he tried to catch his breath. He then walked forward as he began to knock. The door slid open the next second as Conan looked to see Ai. "Why are you all out of breath?" Ai asked asked putting a hand on her hip. "Haibara....Ayumi's missing." Conan stated. Fear came over Ai's face as Conan stepped in. "You're going to find her, right?" Ai asked. Conan didn't reply as he made his way over to Dr. Agasa who was on the computer. "Conan, what are you doing here?" "Ayumi is missing, I think she's been abducted. If that is the case someone must have known her schedule, can you get an extended background check on all employees in the school district?" Conan asked. "I'll do it now." Dr. Agasa said as he looked to the computer. All Conan and Ai could do was sit and wait. Conan paced back and forth as his hands began to shake. "Conan I have checked the whole base for anything out of the ordinary." Dr. Agasa said. "Find anything." "Maybe, there is a genitor on this list." Dr. Agasa began. "Mr. Logan?" Conan asked. "Yes, he doesn't have a criminal but." "But what?" Conan asked. "There really is no background at all, other than that everyone else is clean." Dr. Agasa said. Ai tried to call Ayumi as well but got no reply. Conan began to walk in circles. "You think he might be going under a fake name?" Conan asked. "It's possible." He continued to pace as he thought about all his encounters with genitor Logan. "When I talked to him last he did seem a little uneasy about meeting with....no..why didn't I see it earlier." Conan said. "What are you talking about?" Ai asked. "When I told Mr. Logan Kogoro wanted to meet with him up at the station, let's just say he wasn't to thrilled. He made a phone call just as we parted ways." "What do you think he called about?" Ai asked. Conan sat there for a second as tears came to his eyes yet again. "What's wrong?" Ai asked as she walked up to him. "I....I'm the one who got Mouri Kogoro killed." "Nonsense Conan." Dr. Agasa said stepping up from his chair. "Think about it, I told him Kogoro wanted to see him. Genitor Logan must have thought Kogoro was coming onto him." The room fell silent. The phone began to ring a few seconds later as Dr. Agasa answered it. He talked for a second or so as he placed the phone to the side. "It's Mrs. Kisaki." "She must of known I'd head over here." "What did she say?" Ai asked. "Conan you said Ayumi went to a Salekea's house right?" "Yea." "The police just went to her registered residents, it doesn't exist." "Have them check Mr. Logan's." Conan said. He zoomed into the girl in the survaliance video as he got a clear shot of her face. "That should do it, let's see if this girl goes to school." Tim thought to himself as his computer went to work. Within a minute a match was found as he looked up at the screen. "Salekea Valdina, so thats her. Interesting, she goes to Teitan elementary." Tim said. He sat up in his chair as he sorted a few things out in his head. "If this guy is having her help with his work I'm sure he'd want to keep a close eye on her. That must mean he works at the school, let me see if anyone who works at there owns a Ford Econoline." A couple seconds go by as a profile pops up. "Suzak Logan, he's a genitor, he's also got a GPS system. Former Marine." Tim said. He looked the profile over as he rubbed his chin. "This guy has little to no real history. Let me see what happens if I tag his picture into the criminal filter list." He waited a couple minutes as another profile popped up. "Bingo, Suzak Valdina...wow this guy has a track record, attempted murder, sexual harassment, couple burglaries. What do we have here, so........ he's the grand father of Ms. Salekea." Tim said as he looked on. They sat around, not sure what to do next. Conan on the other hand paced back and forth. "Come on, think." The phone rang once more as Dr. Agasa once again answered it. A few seconds later he placed the phone back on the hook. "They checked his registered home as well, nothing." "Ayumi....I'm sorry." Conan said to himself as he slouched to the ground. He stood at the screen as he continued to tap his fingers against the desk. "Hmm, maybe I can hack into his GPS system, this could give me an idea on where he is keeping them." After about five minutes he hacked into his system as he looked over all the areas on the map. One jumped out at him, a secluded place right outside of town. "Looks like I have a location, hang on girls I'm on my way." Tim thought to himself as he slid his cowl over his head. It was cold, very cold at that. She slowly began to move, her body ached all over. The ground was hard and rough. Her eyes slowly opened as she stood to her feet. The room was dark, so it prevented her from seeing anything. She walked forward as she bumped into something hard and cold. She fell to the ground as she started crying. Within seconds lights were switched on, lighting up the room. She began to cry even more as she found she was in a cage. A man came into view a couple seconds later. "Mr. Logan?!" "Hello Ms. Yoshida ." "Help me!" Ayumi cried out. Suzak's head flew back as he laughed out. It wasn't until then Ayumi realized that he was the one who had abducted her. "You really should let me go, Conan will be here any minute." "Conan?" "He's one of the best detectives you'll ever see." "Maybe so, but I can almost guarantee he won't find this place." "What did you do to all the other girls?" Ayumi asked. Suzak Valdina walked around the room as he pulled sheets off of the tops of other small cages to reveal nine more young girls. All the cells were widely spread out. "I suggest you all behave and keep quite, you will be going to your new homes soon." "What does he mean?" Ayumi thought to herself. Suzak left the room as a couple of the other girls began to start crying. "I wonder if Conan is on his way yet." Ayumi thought to herself as her eyes watered up. A couple minutes went by as many voices can be heard in the room directly next to theirs. The voices got louder and louder. The door flung open once more as about twelve other men along with Suzak entered. "And here they are gentlemen, where shall we start?" "Let's start there, and make our way around." One of the men said pointing to one of the cages. Ayumi went into the corner of her cell as she silently started crying. "Pssst, hey." Someone whispered. Ayumi turned to see Salekea at the side of her cell. "Salekea?" "Shhhh...I'm sorry about all of this. I'm going to get you out of here." Salekea said as she held up a key. "Thank you." Ayumi whispered. Salekea went to the front of the cell as she slowly unlocked the cage looking toward the others to make sure no one was looking. Ayumi came out of the cell as she hugged her. "Come with me." "No I can't, you must go now." "Hey what's going on over there!!!" One of the men yelled out. "Run!!!" Salekea yelled. Ayumi ran as she tripped over her leg falling to the ground. She quickly got back up as she continued to run. Ayumi looked back to see she had dropped her necklace, there was no time for that though. A couple of the men were gaining on her as she turned the corner and ran up a fleet of stairs. "Enough, let her go." Suzak said. "Why?" One of them said as they stopped in their tracks. "She went upstairs, there's no exit up there. We'll deal with her later." Suzak said. "Very well." One said. Suzak walked over as he grabbed Salekea by her shirt pinning her up against the wall. "Try something like that again little girl and I'll mess your face up so good makeup won't even cover it up." He then placed her back on the ground. "I say we get straight to the bidding." Another suggested. "Very well, lets get started shall we." Suzak said as they headed over to the center of the room. He handed everyone a card as he pulled out a roll of dice. "Alright, this dice will determine the bidding order." Suzak explained. They all nodded. Everyone took a turn at rolling the dice two times. This process took a couple minutes to be completed. "Now that we have that out of the way, when putting in a bid to become the highest bidder just use the phrase 'I can.' Is that clear." Everyone nodded. "Alright then, lets get started shall we." Suzak said as the lights began to blink. "What's up with the lights?" "I'm not sure." Suzak said as the lights completely shut off. "Damn lights." One complained. "Suzak you got emergency lights in here?" "Hold on a second, I'll get to them momentarily." He made his way through the dark as he heard a body fall. The next second one of the men screamed out. "What's going on!" Suzak yelled out. Suzak made his way over to the wall as he heard tons of commotion going on in the dark. He felt his way by the wall as he reached for a lever pushing upward. The lights flashed back on as he turned back around to see all of the men knocked out. "What the hell." He said as he reached for his gun. As he pulled his gun out it is knocked from his hand by a flying object. Suzak turns into that direction to see nothing as he is grabbed from behind and thrown up against the wall. Before Suzak can react a figure lugged at him pinning him up against the wall by his shirt. "Who...who are you?" Suzak asked looking down. "Someone you rubbed the wrong way." He said as he tossed him across the room. Salekea quickly hid behind a few barrels looking on. "Ha haah, you some kind of vigilante hooded man?" "It's Red Robin." "A bird, that's a new one." Suzak said as he pulled out another gun from his back pocket. Red Robin leaped forward knocking the gun from his hand. Suzak pulled a knife from his jacket as he took a swing. Red Robin caught him by his wrist as he twisted. Suzak fell to a knew favoring his dislocated wrist. "I must know how long have you been at this, because so far I’m not impressed." Red Robin said. Suzak sat there for a second as he thought about it. "Oh boy, I've been in this business for a long time my friend. You might of busted this one operation, but I have a facility right outside of Osaka. That's where the big boys come to play." "Is that what all this is about, child trafficking?" "It pays good if you have the connections, but you could never begin to understand the big picture." Suzak said. "That's already beyond me, but what kind of sick man uses his own grand daughter to help enslave others?" "It's all part of the game Red." "So was killing Kogoro Mouri part of your plan?" Red Robin asked. "Damn straight, he started getting suspicious. As I said it's all part of the game." "More like game over, your going to be sitting in a nice cold cell." Red Robin informed as a smirk came to his face. "Really now, I don't see any police or witnesses around to convict me. I mean who would believe someone like you?" Suzak asked. "This was already over before he even knew it." Red Robin reached from behind as he pulled out a walkie talkie. "That's where you are wrong, as soon as I began to ask you questions I not only recorded you, but also let a friend listen in." Red Robin said as he held the device into the air. "It's over Suzak, we have you on tape!" A voice from the walkie talkie yelled. "It can't be, I.....I killed you!" "No Suzak, your bomb attempt failed. Detective Kogoro doesn’t go down that easily." Kogoro laughed from the other line. Red Robin shut off the walkie talkie as he stuck it to his belt. "The police are already on their way." Red Robin said. "So they let vigilantes run the show now?" "Wrong again, we never met in person. To them I'm just an anonymous caller, they have no idea who I really am." Red Robin replied. “Clever move, you had him fake his death. So you going to let that bogus detective take all the credit?” “I don’t see why not, whatever keeps me in the shadows.” Red Robin replied. "I will not go to prison!!!" "Big words, when we have you admitting to everything." Red Robin said. "Ha haaaha hahha, you're missing the point Red." Suzak said as he pulled a device from his pocket and clicked down on it. Red Robin looked over at him as Suzak began to laugh. "What did you just do?" Red Robin asked. "We have one minute before this place explodes." Red Robin darted over toward the cages while pulling out his staff. He quickly knocked the locks off of each one as they all latched onto his legs. Salekea made her way over as well. “I’m sorry, he made me do it.” “Every thing is going to be ok you here?” “Ok.” Salekea replied. "Lead these girls out of here Salekea, the police will be out there to take care of you." Red Robin said as she nodded. It took a few seconds but he was able to get them all from holding onto him. As they ran off Red Robin noticed a necklace on the ground as he picked it up. "....Ayumi." "She's upstairs." Salekea yelled back noticing Red Robin had found the necklace. He drops the necklace into his utility as he stands back to his feet. A couple gun shot's go off as Red Robin turns to see that Suzak shot all the unconscious men in the head. "Couldn't have them living, not after tonight. Any one of them could have ratted out our other sites." Suzak said "You really are sick." Red Robin said. "What can I say, it runs in the family." "Doesn't matter you're coming with me." Red Robin stated. "Is that so, you've got less than a minute. It's me...... or the girl." They stood there as they stared each other down for a couple seconds. Red Robin clenched his fists as he darted toward the stairwell. As he ran he heard a gun shot go off. "Didn't know he was going to commit suicide, should have disarmed him all together." He continued to run up the stairs as he entered a large hall way. There were multiple doors as he began to call out. "Little girl where are you, I'm here to save you!!!" He got no reply. "Great, she must think I'm one of the guy's who wants to hurt her." He quickly made his way down the hall going from door to door, knowing time was running out. As he passed by one of the rooms he heard a slight yelp coming from the room across from him. He walked over as he tried to turn the nob. It was locked. "Got her!" With that Red Robin kicked down the door to enter a large empty room. There sitting in a dark corner hiding behind her legs was Ayumi. Tim smiled as he quickly made his way over. She cried out when he came within a few feet of her. "Please stay back!" "We have to go, this place is about to explode." Red Robin said. She didn't reply. "I'm here to help you." "I think your lying." Ayumi said as she started crying again. Red Robin took to a knee as a smile came to his face. "Don't worry I wont hurt you." "Who are you?!" "I'm ..Red Robin." He calmly replied. "How do I know if you're telling the truth?" Ayumi asked while wiping her tears. "Just.........trust me." He said holding out his hand. Ayumi looked up at him as she stopped crying. A few moments went by as she leaped into his arms. He placed her onto his back as she wrapped her arms around his neck. "We don't have time to back track, I'll have to make an exit." With that he reached into his utility belt as he tossed an explosive at the wall blasting it open. "Hold on." Red Robin informed as he ran forward and glided into the air. The building exploded not to long after. They landed on the top of a hill to the side of the building. Red Robin looked down to see all of the other children along with the police. He grabbed Ayumi from his back as he placed her to the ground. "You’re safe now, just head down to the police and they'll get you home." He said looking down at her. She began to walk, then stopped. “What’s wrong?” Ayumi turned back around as she smiled up at him. "Thank you.....Red Robin" He smiled at this. "Anytime kid, now head down to the police. I'll watch from here and make sure you make it down ok." Ayumi nodded as she slowly made her way down, and headed over toward the officers. "There she is!!" One of the officers yelled relieved to see she made it out in one piece. Kogoro walked over as he wrapped a small blanket around Ayumi to keep her warm from the cool air. "How did you make it out?" Kogoro asked. Ayumi turned back to the hill to see Red Robin was gone. "I found another exit through a chimney." She replied. "As long as you're ok. This case being solved is going to put me over the top." Kogoro said as he looked toward the night sky, with the moon gazing on. To Be Continued
  3. The Detective Prince Chapter 4 Plan set in Place He had awaken much earlier this morning. He strolled down the street as he walked into a forest nearby. Tim looked down at his watch which read 6:08. Class wasn't until nine so he had plenty of time. The birds sang in the distance as the crickets hopped about. Tim walked down a small hill as he pushed through a few bushes. He continued on as he came upon a small river, looking down at it. "I wonder where this stream leads to." He continued to walk downward as he came upon a large ditch. In the middle stood a large shed. The door swang back and forth from the winds coming in from the west. "I wonder if that shed is being occupied." Tim waited a few seconds longer then decided to jump into the ditch. He slowly approached the shed as he pushed the door to the side. He took a look inside. It was dark, very dark at that. Tim reached for his pocket as he pulled out a mini flash light flashing it into the darkness. There were webbs everywhere. Other than that the place was completely empty. "This could defiantly work as a base for operations, I'll have to upgrade some things. This is better than working from the room, much more secluded out here. I'll need to buy some things after school." He felt himself being shaked as his eyes sprung open. Conan sat up in bed as Kogoro stood over him. "Hey Conan I need to ask you something." "What's so important it couldn't have waited until I woke up." Conan thought to himself. "What is it?" Conan asked. "They're hosting the community person of the month up at the station in a few days." Kogoro began. "Let me guess you need to nominate someone, and you want to know if I know someone worth mentioning." "Exactly, do you know if any of the staff up at your school is worthy of the nomination?" Kogoro asked. Conan sat there as he thought about it for a few seconds. "Mr. Logan." Conan said. "Logan.....what's he do?" "He's the genitor." Conan replied. "Ok, let Mr. Logan know I would like to speak with him." "Sure thing." Conan replied as Kogoro made his way out of the room. Conan got dressed as he went into the main room. He was surprised not to see Ran around. "She left early. Must of had to do with last night." Conan had a bowl of cereal as he made his way out. He walked down the street as he looked to the sky. "I need to talk to Salekea, hopefully cheer her up after yesterday." The school came into view as Conan took a deep breath. There were children jump roping at the side of the school as Conan turned his head to see genitor Logan sweeping something up at the other side of the building. Conan walked over as Mr. Logan turned to face him. "Hey Conan, how you doing this morn?" "I'm doing good, how about you?" "Just cleaning up the scraps, you know how that goes." Conan gave off a small laugh. "Mr. Kogoro would like to have a word with you up at the station." Conan informed. "You mean detective Mouri?" "That's right." Conan. "Oh...ok." Conan looked up at him. He could tell genitor Logan was a little uneasy with this news. Mr. Logan then walked off as he pulled out his phone. Conan walked in the opposite direction. "Now to go and find Salekea." Conan made his way around the building as he saw Salekea sitting at one of the swings with Ayumi sitting on the one to the left of her. They were swinging while engaged in conversation. "Cool, Salekea has a new friend." The halls were busy as usual. He pushed through as he made his way into his science class. He took a seat at his desk as Airi swung back in her seat to face him. "You watch the news last night?" She asked. "The news is to depressing, I prefer the sports channel." Tim replied. "You mist one of the wildest chases, Kaitou Kid is so amazing." Airi said as she swayed back and forth in her seat. "This girl is creeping me out." Tim thought to himself as he heard the slamming of a book to the right of him. He knew exactly what was about to happen. Tim turned to his right as he put on his fake smile. "Hey Sonoko." "What the hell!!" She exclaimed. "I see you're mad." "Why would you do something like that, she's really upset you know!" "I'll take care of it." Tim calmly replied. Airi looked on. "This is turning out to be as good as last night's soup opera." Airi side commented. "What's wrong with you, you didn't even reply to any of my calls last night!!" Tim looked down at his phone to see ten missed calls, which were all from Sonoko. "Ooops." "Sorry about that, I had a busy night." "With what, picking up some skank no doubt. Let me tell you Tim, Ran isn't that kind of girl." "Alright.... listen Sonoko, the bag of condoms was a mistake." Tim said as he stood up. "Then why would you do something like that?!" "It wasn't my idea, I didn't even know what was in the bag until after the fact. Argo was the one who gave it to me, he said Ran loved to cook, so I thought it was something she could use." Tim explained as Sonoko sat back down. Tim did the same. No one said a word for the next minute or so. Airi looked them both over, waiting for one of them to say something. "Why didn't you just say so, before I started yelling?" "Didn't want you to go yelling at Argo and Zee." "Zee has something to do with this to?" "Don't know, but he has the hots for Ran so I wouldn't count him out." "Sorry I yelled at you." "Apology accepted, but don't confront either of them. This is something I need to do." The bell rang as the class session began. Conan flipped through his book as Genta whistled over at him. "Conan, you here about the latest kid taken?" He whispered. "Another one, when?" "Last night, so that makes nine abducted." "Don't you mean ten?" Conan asked. "The boy in the video they broadcasted yesterday is dead, they found him this morning." Genta informed. "Great, another death. I need to solve this, and fast." He began tapping his pencil as he looked out the window. Conan's phone began to vibrate as he looked down to see he had a text from Dr. Agasa. It read "New information, come over." "Maybe I'll make some headway." He placed his things into the locker as he dressed into his gym clothes. Tim made his way to the gym as he looked to see Sonoko in a heated discussion with Argo and Zee. "There's no winning with that girl." Tim made his way over as the three of them looked toward him. "How was your date Tim?" Argo asked with a laugh. "What do you think?" "They think this is all a big joke!" Sonoko exclaimed. "I thought we agreed I would handle this." Tim said as Zee walked up to him. "Handle what, you planning on doing something little man?" Zee asked as he shoved him. Coach Succo caught sight of this as he ran over standing inbetween the two of them. "This is not the way to handle this boys, if you have a problem put on the gloves!" He yelled out. "Sounds good to me coach, what do you say Timmy?" Zee prompted. "If that's what you want." "Sonoko, go get the gloves." Coach Succo instructed. She hesitated at first, but then took off to retrieve them. Sonoko came back as she handed the gloves to Succo who then handed a pair to both Tim and Zee. The rest of the class looked on as they placed the matt's down. "After this I don't want any back and forth between you two, is that clear?" "Yes Sir." Zee said. "Won't be a problem." Tim added. Coach Succo stepped from the matt as he signaled for them to begin. Zee made the first move as he threw a couple jabs. "He's stiff." Zee then threw a swing which Tim dodged yet again. He tossed a couple more punches as Tim manuverd around waiting for an opening . "What are you doing, playing keep away?" With that statement Tim unloaded catching Zee on the side of his face sending him flying down to the matt. Everyone gasped out. "Think I should of pulled back a little on that punch." Tim thought to himself as he took his gloves off. Zee on the other hand was still on the ground. Tim handed his gloves to Succo who then went to check on Zee. Tim stepped down from the matt as Argo took a step back. "It was Zee's idea." He said. Tim walked passed him as he stood next to Sonoko. "Wow, didn't know you could hit like that!" "I try and keep in shape." "I'll let Ran know everything." Sonoko said. "I'd prefer if it came from me, I'd like to tell her myself." "Ok." Sonoko replied. "Knowing Sonoko she'll probably tell her anyway." Conan made his way down the hall as he saw Ayumi and Salekea talking near the water fountain. "Hi Conan." Salekea said. "Any of you seen Haibara?" Conan asked. "She went out the front." Ayumi informed. "Thanks, I'll see you both later." Conan said as he took off. He ran out the front doors as he saw Ai Haibara in the near distance. He quickly caught up to her. "Haibara." Conan said as she turned to face him. "What's wrong?" "Dr. Agasa said he had some new information, I thought I'd just walk there with you." Ai nodded as they continued on. They made it back to the house to find Dr. Agasa sitting infront of the computer. Conan walked over as he placed his bag to the ground. "So what is it you found?" Conan asked. "For starters the only bodies found dead are that of two males." "Your right, the other nine are girls. You think maybe they're just after little girls?" Conan asked. "I did a little research, there were three different incidents like this very one in other cities." "How does it relate to our case?" Ai asked. "All three incidents occurred five months apart. It's been about five months since the last city abductions, I wouldn't be surprised if it's connected." Dr. Agasa said. “Anything else you have to add on?” Conan asked. “The children abducted in all the other cases were young girls. Ten in all in each of those cases.” “If that is true, that must mean there’s one more to go.” Ai said. “And that means we need to find them now. Dr. Agasa did you check the records of anyone with a criminal record who has been in all three of those cities, and now here?” Conan asked. “I’ll give it a look now.” It was busy at this time of day. He waited in line with all the extra accessories he had purchased. “Got some stuff to set up at the shed, might take awhile but this could work as a base for my operation.” After he paid for all the electronics he headed back to the shed as he set up shop. “I forgot to talk with Ran, I’ll have to do that soon.” Most of his day was spent setting up things and installing programs into the hard drive. Tim looked down at his watch. It was seven P.M. “Good, looks like all systems are a go. I want to give that survaliance footage a closer look.” Tim said. He pulled the video up as he watched it a couple times over. “Wait a minute, did that boy say something before he followed after her?” Tim opened up another file as a sound system popped open. “If I could get rid of the noise around him, I might be able to hear what he said.” He went to work as he tried to fade out the extra sounds in the video. An hour or so passed on as he made progress. “Alright let’s see if I have something.” Tim said as he played back the video audio once more. “Yeww carrrn bzzz serii.” “Closer, but still can’t hear what he said.” Tim stated as he continued. Tim continued to fade out the surrounding sounds as he played the audio again. “Yous caant bezz.” “Just a little more.” Tim said. He made a couple more adjustments to the audio as he played the audio for yet another time. “You can’t be serious, she has cooties.” Tim sat back in his chair at this. “I wonder what that could have been about. I think it’s best if I visit one of the spots where one of the children were taken.” Tim thought to himself as he walked over and suited up. Conan laid on his back staring up at the ceiling. His head rested upon his hands. Dr. Agasa had looked into potential criminals on the run which fit their description, none fit the profile. Conan’s little trance was broken by the sound of foot steps heading toward him. He sat up to see Ran. “You doing ok in here?” She asked. “I’m fine, just resting up a little. Are you feeling better?” Conan asked. “Considering Sonoko just called and told me Tim didn’t know what was in the bag, I’d say I’m feeling much better.” Ran replied with a smile. “Good, I knew something was up with that whole incident.” “Dad went up to the station, so he might be back late.” “Ok.” Conan said. He swung from building to building, his cape flowing within the night sky. Red Robin came to a stop as he caught sight of something suspicious at the left side of his eye. He stood on the ledge of the building as he used his zooming system. He saw a man working on something under a car. After he finished the man jumped up and ran around the corner as a truck picked him up. “Think I better go give that a look.” He said as he glided down toward the parking lot. Red Robin made his way over to the car as he took a look under. Immediately a device attached to the bottom of the car began to beep. “A bomb!” Red Robin quickly jumped using his grappler to head to the nearest building as the car exploded. “Must of been triggered off when I touched the car. That blast wasn’t meant for me, but who?” Red Robin looked forward as a bunch of people came running out of a building. Red Robin looked to see that the building was the police headquarters. “Looks like someone wanted one of these guy’s dead.” Red Robin said as he looked to see who owned the car. “My car!!” A man yelled out. “That must be the guy they wanted dead. If they find that he is still alive they may try again.” Conan found himself fading as his phone began to vibrate next to him. He reached over as he brought it to his ear. “Hello.” “Good, you’re ok.” Genta said from the other line. “What is this all about?” Conan asked. “Just checking on all the group members to make sure everyone is ok, see you in school tommarrow.” With that he hung up. Conan flipped his phone down as he went to the main room to see Ran staring out the window. He looked on as he slowly walked up next to her. “I wish Shinichi was here.” Conan didn’t say anything. They both stood their as minutes went by. Suddenly a slight knock at the door can be heard. Ran made her way over as she opened the door to see Megure Juzo and detective Takagi. Ran engaged in conversation with the two of them. “What are they doing here?” Conan thought to himself. “What’s wrong, is there something you two need to tell me.” “I think it would be best if we took a seat Ms. Mouri.” Inspector Megure advised. Ran invited the two of them in as they all took a seat. “This dosen’t look good.” Conan thought to himself. “Where’s dad, did something happen to him?” Ran asked standing back up. Inspector Megure looked toward the ground, then back up. “He’s gone....his car exploded. There was nothing we could do.” Inspector Megure informed. Conan became light headed as he stood up against the wall. Memories of Kogoro quickly poured in as his eyes watered up. Ran’s eyes curled with tears as well. She then fell forward as detective Takagi caught her in his arms. “She fainted. What should we do from here?” Detective Takagi asked. “We’ll call her mother, that’s the best thing we can do.” He glided as he touched down on a building right across from an elementary school down town. “I fixed the kill attempt problem, this could actually benefit better then what I had planned originally.” Red Robin glided down toward the school as he walked around. “This is the place victim number two was taken, right after school they say.” He reached into his utility belt as he pulled out a mini flash light. “The incident had to have taken place over there some where, that’s the direction of the little girls home.” He looked the area over for nearly an hour, but found nothing. “Wait a minute, what if something grabbed her attention and made her go down the other block.” Red Robin walked down the other street still holding his flash light in hand. He made his way along the brick wall as he came to a stop at the end of the corner. He walked into a small secluded area near the other side of the wall. He flashed his light around as he caught sight of a small object. He then knelt down to see what it was. “A filtered cigarette piece.....why would someone do that?” Red Robin continued to scour the area as something caught his attention over near a pile of mud. He looked down to see wheel prints implanted into the mud. Red Robin flashed around a little more as he saw a black substance near the wheel prints. He took his finger as he took a sniff of it. “Oil...somebody was waiting here.” Using his cowl he took a few pictures of the imprinted wheels, he then walked over and stuck the filtered cigarette piece into his pocket. “They teach the military soldiers how to filter their cigarettes, keeps others from tracking them. Maybe the abductor is of military background.” Red Robin shot his grappler out as he headed back to the roof tops. “I’ll analyze the evidence after school....The real question remains, what could have brought that girl clear over there?” The night went by as the sun rose in the morning. Conan opened his eyes as he jumped to the ground. He quickly remembered what Inspector Megure had told them last night. Tears came to his eyes once more as he quickly wiped them. “If it’s the last thing I do, I will find out who is responsible for Kogoro’s death.” Conan slowly got dressed as he made his way into the main room as he is surprised to be greeted by Eri Kisaki. “Good morning young man.” “Good morning. Where is Ran?” “I insisted she stay home from school, but she decided against it.” Eri replied. Conan threw his bag over his shoulders as he headed for the door. Conan then stopped as he looked back toward her. “What’s going to happen?” “I don’t know, but everything is going to be ok.” Conan nodded as he headed to school. He made his way through the hall straight to class. Conan put his head down as he felt a tap from behind. “Conan are you ok?” Ayumi asked. “I...I don’t know what to say.” The bell rung shortly after as Conan sat up and reached for his book. “Something wrong Conan?” Mitsuhiko asked. “Just tired, long night.” Conan lied. Conan looked over as the door opened. It was Salekea. “Salekea, when is she ever late?” Salekea made her way to her desk as she took a seat. Conan looked over at her. “Why does she look so sad today?” Conan questioned. “Hey, you feeling ok?” Conan asked. “I’m ok.” She said looking toward him then back. “Does she have makeup on today?” He made his way to school as he saw Ran and Sonoko sitting at the bench infront of the school. Tim walked over as he sat next to them. “Hey Ran, we need to talk.” “It’s ok, Sonoko told me everything.” “Her voice, she sounds sad.” “What’s wrong?” Tim asked. “It’s my Dad.” “What did he do, rob a bank or something?” He said trying to crack a joke. “Tim!” Sonoko exclaimed. “I thought we were friends, why would you say something like that!!” Ran yelled as she stood up from the bench. “Woh, what’s wrong?” Tim asked placing a hand on her shoulder as he stood up as well. “Don’t touch me!” She yelled as tears came to her eyes. “What happened?” “My father......he was killed.... Tim.” “I’m....I’m sorry. Look everything is going to be ok.” “No it’s not, how would you know. You couldn’t know what it’s like to lose a father.” Ran said as she walked off in tears. “Nice going loser.” Sonoko said. “Sonoko, you know I didn’t mean it like that.” “Do me a favor Tim, stay away from me and more importantly, stay away from Ran.” Sonoko said as she went after Ran. “Damn, and now we’re back to square negative one.” Conan looked on as his phone vibrated. He looked down to see Hattori Heiji was calling. He ignored this. The bell rang a few minutes later as Conan stepped down from his chair. Ayumi walked next to him as they exited the classroom. “Conan are you sure you’re ok?” Conan continued to walk as Ayumi grabbed him by his shoulders turning him toward her. “Talk to me Conan, you know I’m always here for you.” “Ayumi I.” Conan began as Salekea walked up. “Ayumi would you like to come to my house?” Salekea asked. “I’d have to ask my mom.” “You can call her on the way there.” “Ok. We’ll talk later ok.” Ayumi said as she walked off with Salekea. Conan leaned up against one of the lockers as he slid to the ground. “Everything is falling apart.” To Be Continued
  4. The Detective Prince Chapter 3 Hunt Begins Beep, beep, beep! Was the sound he heard as he rolled onto his back reaching over and shutting off the alarm. He stared up at the ceiling for a couple minutes as yesterdays events resurfaced. He slowly pushed up as he wiped the sleep from his eyes, reaching over for the remote turning the TV on. He laid back as a news alert came in. "We have just got word of another abduction, one killed another missing." He sat back up as he looked on. "A young boy was found under a bridge with his arms and legs bound together, Police are keeping the details of his death close to their chest, but the boy's younger sister is still missing." He shut the TV off as he slid out of bed heading toward the bathroom. "That makes it nine children abducted, one killed." Tim thought to himself as he turned the shower on. He slowly washed up as he heard someone yelling in the other room next to his. Tim stepped out as he quickly dried. He walked over brushing his teeth as he looked into the mirror wondering what today would have in store for him. "If I'm correct Deadshot should be making a move within these next two days, I need to find out Katina Sugo's schedule." Tim noted to himself as he got dressed. He walked down the street as Teitan Elementary came into view. He had ten minutes before class started as he walked up to the side. Conan leaned up against the school wall, thinking about the abductions. “So now we’re up to nine kidnappings, the sooner I figure who and why the better.” Conan heard someone approaching him as he turned to see genitor Logan heading his way. “How are you doing this morning Conan?” He asked. “Fine I guess.” “I’m sure you’ve heard about the kidnappings, you be careful you here.” “Yah, I know.” Conan said. “I’ll see you later, if you need anything you know where to find me.” With that he walked off. Conan stood in silence for the next five minutes as he made his way to the classroom. Ayumi was the first of his friends to arrive as she took a seat behind him. “Hey Conan did you find out anything new?” Ayumi asked. “Not really, but I’m still working on it.” Conan dug around in his bag as he pulled out his note book and pencil and placed them onto his desk. “Conan.” Ayumi whispered. Conan turned around once more. “What’s wrong?” “If they take me, will you be there to save me?” Ayumi asked. Conan stared over at her. “No one’s going to take you.” Conan replied. “But what if they do, I need to know.” A couple moments go by. “I won’t let anything happen to you.” Conan assured. “Thanks Conan.” “I really need to crack this case.” He walked down the hall holding his books in hand. “I checked Katina’s phone records, she’s planning on taking a train to a different city later tonight. 11:00 P.M. to be exact. Red Robin will be there to escort her.” Tim thought to himself. He was deep in thought as someone walked by bumping into him causing his books to drop along with there’s. “I’m so sorry.” A woman said as both bent down for their things. It took a couple seconds as they sorted everything out. Tim grabbed his things as he looked forward. He barely recognized her at first, last time he saw her she was naked. “Hi..” She said softly. “Hey.” Tim replied. They both held their books to their chest as they stood up, keeping eye contact the whole way up. She tilted her head to the side as others walked past. She slowly looked back up at him. “You must be Tim.” “You must be Ran.” Ran smiled at this. “About yesterday...I.” Tim began. “It’s ok, Sonoko told me everything.” “I was out of line to come into your home, even if I heard you scream.” “It’s ok, why don’t we just start over.” Ran suggested. “Ok.” “Hi, I’m Ran.” She said. “Nice to meet you Ms. Mouri, I’m Tim.” He replied. Moments went by. “She sure has a nice smile.” Tim thought to himself. “He has class, just like Sonoko said.” “Well....I guess I’ll see you around.” Tim said as he stepped to the side of her heading to class. “Tim wait.” He turned and looked over at her. “Would you be interested in having a tour of the city tonight?” “I’d hate to say no, but.” “I’d love that.” “Great we’ll meet up later, I’m sure you’ll like Conan.” She said as she made her way to class. “Wait, I don’t have your number?” “We’ll meet after school.” She replied. “But I said yes anyway.” The bell rang as Conan made his way out. Salekea caught up to him as she grabbed a hold of his arm. “Hey Conan.” She said with joy in her voice. “Hey Salekea.” Conan said. “You’re really smart, thanks for helping me with the problem today.” She said gripping around his left arm. “Yea, anytime.” Conan said as he began to blush. “Do you have any siblings?” “No, how about you?” “I’m an only child as well. Can I ask you something?” “Sure, you can ask me anything.” “Do you like me?” She asked as they turned the corner to see the other‘s. “Hey Conan you ready to crack that case?” Mitsuhiko asked as they all noticed Salekea latched onto his arm. “Conan what’s she doing here?” Genta asked as she hid behind him. “Does she have any detective skills worth mentioning?” Mitsuhiko asked. Conan could feel the tears coming from her eyes on the back of his neck. “Your friends hate me, just like at my old school!!!!” She yelled as she took off sobbing. “No wait!!” Conan yelled. She kept running as she turned the corner. He was about to run after her but decided against it. Conan turned as he glared over at the others. “Now look what you guy’s did.” “Are you mad Conan?” Mitsuhiko asked. “Was she your girlfriend or something?” Genta added. “She’s your girlfriend?” Ayumi asked looking surprised as her eyes watered up. Ai found this whole situation to be humorous. Conan then realized he went a little over board. “Salekea’s just a friend, you guy’s didn’t have to scare her off.” “I had nothing to do with this.” Ai exclaimed as she sat up on the wall next to her. “Sorry Conan, I didn’t mean to make her feel bad.” Mitsuhiko apologized. “Me to, I didn’t think it would turn out like that.” Genta said. He made his way to his locker as he placed his books inside. His phone vibrated as he looked down to see he had one missed call. Tim decided he’d check it later as he continued. “Things sure do spread. When I got to gym class Argo and Zee already knew I’d be heading out with Ran tonight. I don’t think Zee was to thrilled about it either.” Tim lined his books up in alphabetical order as he took a step back and looked them over. He then closed his locker as he made his way down the hall. “Argo gave me something wrapped in a paper bag and said give it to Ran as a gift, informed me she likes to cook.” Tim continued to walk as he exited the school. He caught sight of Ran sitting at a bench near the side walk. She smiled, he did the same as he walked over. “I’ve been waiting for you.” Ran said as she stood up. “Sorry about that, usually take my time getting out. Where was Sonoko today?” “She had something to do, did you miss her?” Ran playfully asked. “It was much duller in science class today.” “Hahaah ha. Let’s go, there’s someone I want you to meet.” “Ok.” Tim said as he followed her. They met at the park once again as they went through the case. Conan thought to himself as the others talked openly. Ai noticed this as she walked over to him. “You ok, you’ve seemed a little off these past few days.” “Just anxious is all.” Conan replied as his phone vibrated. He answered it as he heard Dr. Agasa on the other end. “Got anything good for me Doc?” “Two more children were abducted.” “Great, any more clues on who we could be looking for?” Conan asked. “No but there is a public video just released showing them in a store just before they were taken.” “Think you can send that to me?” Conan. “Already ahead of you.” Conan held his phone out as the video slowly uploaded. Ai came to his side as they watched on. They looked to see a clothes store. “This must be survaliance footage.” Conan thought to himself. They watched as a couple people walked around. Then a young boy and girl came into the picture. “That must be them.” Ai pointed. The girl walked toward the left as she left the screen. The boy on the other hand hesitated, then followed after. The video came to an end. “Don’t think that helped to profile our killer.” Ai said. Conan watched the video once more, then for a third time. “Before the girl walked off, it looked like she was talking to someone, someone prompted her. The boy hesitated to follow on the other hand, he did in the end.” Conan thought to himself analyzing the footage. “Dr Agasa were all the people in that store questioned within that hour?” Conan asked. “Yes, they all were clean.” Dr. Agasa replied. “What are we dealing with?” Conan questioned. “I wish I knew.” Ai said. “Could this be the work of ‘the shape’?” “Conan, Conan!!!” Conan and the rest of the Detective Boy looked over as Ran approached along with Tim. “Ran!” Ai said as she walked over to greet her. The rest of the group did the same. “Hey everyone, I want you to meet a new friend of mine, his name is Tim.” “Hi Tim.” Ayumi said jumping up. Tim knelt down to their level as he looked the group over. “So what are your names?” Tim asked in a friendly tone. “I’m Haibara Ai.” She said slightly swinging her hair to the side. “Kojima Genta, leader of the Detective Boys.” “My name’s Tsuburaya Mitsuhiko.” “And I’m Yoshida Ayumi.” “That must mean you're Conan.” Tim said as he looked over at him. “How did you know my name?” “Ran told me.” “Tim, what do you think about my new necklace I got?” Ayumi asked stepping forward. Tim reached out holding it in his hand as his thumb rubbed against it. “It’s really nice.” Tim commented. “He’s good with kids, that’s a plus.” Ran thought to herself. “You said you’re leader of the Detective Boys, are you guy’s detectives?” Tim asked. “You’re exactly right, we’re the best young detectives you’ll ever see.” Genta said proudly. “I wouldn’t doubt it. You kids stay out of trouble now.” Tim said with a smile as he stood back to his feet. “Need to find out when Deadshot will strike.” “I better get going, I’ll see you tonight ok.” Tim said as he looked over at Ran. Ran watched as he walked off. “Tonight, are they going on a date?!!” Conan thought to himself. “Conan you ready to go home?” Ran asked. “Yea sure, I’ll see you guy’s later.” Conan said as he and Ran made their way home. It was a quite walk home. The wind blew past them as the leafs scattered about. Conan looked up at Ran who had a large smile on her face. “Don’t tell me she actually likes that guy.” They continued to walk as Conan rolled his eyes at the thought of Ran going on a date. Conan looked down as they continued to walk. Ran noticed this. “Is something wrong Conan?” “I’m fine, just a long day.” “What do you think about coming with me and Tim tonight?” “I’d love to come, he seems like a cool guy!” “I knew you would.” “Good, now I can keep an eye on this Tim.” He spent the rest of daylight plotting out his move for Deadshot. Night came as he tossed on a casual suit. He grabbed the bag Argo had given him as he exited the apartment. He walked down the streets as he observed the many constructions which made up the city. Tim made his way over as he is met by Conan in the front. “Hi Conan.” “So how are you liking it down here so far?” Conan asked. “I must say I’m enjoying the time away from the business side of things.” “Where are you from?” “Gotham City, it’s much different than here.” “Never been there, is it a lot of fun?” “Just like any big city I’d say it’s very flexible on what you can do. Though the winters can be very bitter.” Their conversation came to an end as Ran came walking out in a casual black skirt. “You look nice.” Tim commented. “Thank you.” “Let’s go shall we.” Tim said. They walked around the city going from stores to the open markets which filled the streets. They went into a shop as Ran tried on multiple outfits as Tim and Conan sat around for over thirty minutes. “And this my friend is why you don’t go shopping with women.” Tim said. “That we can agree on.” Conan thought to himself. Ran walked over as she fixated her attention on a red dress. She looked it over for nearly a minute as Tim and Conan walked over. “You like that one?” Conan asked. “Yea.... it’s just a little to expensive.” “If you really want it I can get it for you.” “No, that’s ok.” “I insist.” Tim said as he grabbed the dress off the hanger. “Tim you don’t have to.” “It’s ok Ran, I want to.” Tim replied as he walked over and paid. “What about you little man, see anything you like?” Tim asked as he walked back over. Conan’s eyes skimmed around as they locked onto a black suit. Conan walked over as he rubbed his hand on the slick leather. “This one is perfect.” Conan said. “I knew you’d find something.” Tim said. Tim paid for the suit as they made their way back onto the streets. They went out for ice cream, ice skating, and then watched fire works which went off in the distance. After the fireworks finished they made their way down the street. “I must say I enjoyed my time.” Tim said. “I’m glad you did, we should do this again.” Ran said as someone jumped from the side of a building holding a gun. “I want all jewels and money, have the kid hand it over.” He said calmly. “Think you could put the gun away?” Tim asked. “Shut up.” Ran slowly moved back as he yelled out. “Don’t move b****!!” “Just a couple more.......now!” Before Tim could make a move Ran tossed the dress to him while at the same time kicking the gun out of the man’s hand. She lunged forward landing multiple blows to his body then finishing him off with a striking kick. “Hot damn.” Tim mumbled. Conan’s eyes narrowed as he looked up at Tim. “There’s something about this guy. He didn’t even budge when that man jumped out, he was calm and collective the whole time.” Conan thought to himself. Ran pulled out her cell phone as she called the police. They waited for the police to arrive to apprehend the gunman. They then took off. They came to a park as the three of them took a seat at a bench. They observed the night sky as Tim began to tell stories about the stars. “You’re such a nerd.” Ran stated. He ignored this as he continued on. This lasted for another ten minutes or so. “Tim were you scared back there?” Ran asked. “I think when anyone holds a gun to you, it lets out the fear. Good thing you were there, I’m some what of a slouch in combat.” Tim lied. “So...I guess this is where we call it a night.” Ran said. Another minute or so goes by as they just look up at the night sky. “Ran....... I... have something else for you.” Tim said as he pulled out the paper bag Argo had given him. “I wonder what’s in the bag.” Conan thought to himself. Ran took the bag into her lap as she peaked inside. Tears slowly rolled down her face as she looked over at Tim. “What’s wrong?” She slapped him as she tossed the dress at his face. Ran then got up as she stormed off. Tim pushed the dress from his face as he ripped the paper bag open to reveal a stash of condoms. Conan jumped up at this as Tim punched the side of the bench. Argo and Zee had played him. Conan jumped down as Tim looked over at him. “Keep the suit kid, it will look nice on you.” “I think he was just as surprised as Ran and I, did he not know what was inside?” Conan nodded as he walked off after Ran. Tim threw the dress over his shoulder as he looked down at his watch. It read 9:05. “Looks like I got an early date with Katina Sugo.” Tim said as he walked off. He took a taxi back to his apartment. Once in he tossed the dress onto his bed as he suited up for work. “I made my way to the subway as I watched her go through security. No sign of Deadshot......yet.” Red Robin hid near the ceiling scouring the crowd for Floyd Lawton. He saw no sign of him. Katina entered the train as she took a seat near a window. “Bingo, he’s goanna strike any time now.” A minute passed by and nothing happened. “Where is he, does he plan on boarding or something?” Red Robin questioned. In the next minute the engine started as the train began to move. “Just great.” He said as he used his grappler to swing to the top of the train. They went down a dark tunnel. This lasted for about a minute as the train headed out. Red Robin stayed low as not to lose his balance. “Why didn’t he strike, I felt sure he would.” Red Robin said as he saw another set of train tracks to the left. A loud sound can be heard in the far distance as Red Robin focuses his attention into that direction. Not to far away on the other set of tracks another train was coming. Tim used the cowl’s zooming system to get a closer look. “Let’s see if there is anything suspicious over there.” Red Robin said. As he looked on one of the cargo doors on the other train slid open. “Got him!” Red Robin said as he caught sight of Deadshot holding a rifle. “So he was going to shoot her when the two trains crossed, clever move. The only thing he didn’t account for was someone like me.” Red Robin said as he reached for one of his bird disks. The trains continued to motor on as they came closer to one another. “I’m going to have to time this just right, if I mess up, Katina dies.” He held the bird disk just right under his chest as the other train came within a few yards. He looked on as Deadshot lifted his gun ever so slightly. “Almost....not quite.” Deadshot flung the rifle up as he took aim. “And here....we............go!!!!!” He yelled as he threw the bird disk knocking the rifle out of his hand. Deadshot looked up as he saw Red Robin glide over to the same train as him. He headed to the top as Red Robin followed after him. “It’s over Deadshot, give it up.” “Your that Red Robin aren’t you, heard about you from Catman.” “Why are you going after the Sugo’s?” Red Robin asked. “Don’t see how that is any of your business, you should head back to Gotham while you still can.” “Not without you I and the creep your working with.” Red Robin declared. “Who say’s he’s here?” Deadshot said as he began to fire at Red Robin with a wrist device of some kind. Red Robin dodged around avoiding the bullets and keeping his distance. Deadshot took advantage of this as he shot the hinges off at the end of the train where he stood. “Goodbye Red Robin.” Deadshot waved. Red Robin looked back as he took to a knee. “He got away....but only this time.” Tim thought to himself as the train took him back to where he had started. To Be Continued
  5. The Detective Prince Chapter 2 The New Student It was clear she was shy. She held her hands together as she stared down at the ground. "So who wants to give her a slight tour of the school?" Professor Gerald asked. Nearly everyone raised their hand. Conan slightly ducked under his desk trying to avoid any confrontation. Professor Gerald noticed this as he walked over toward him. "Damn, why me." Conan thought to himself as the Professor came to a stop infront of his desk. "I trust you quite well Edogawa Conan, would you mind taking Ms. Valdina on a tour?" "Heck yea I mind, I always get to be the poster boy for these things." "Ofcourse not." Conan replied with the lowering of his shoulders. Conan hopped down from his seat as he walked up to her holding out his hand. "Hi I'm Conan." "Hi." She replied with a blush. "Right this way." Conan said. They began to walk toward the door as Conan looked over to see Ai with a smirk on her face. "Have fun." She whispered. Conan rolled his eyes at this. They then left the room. Everyone walked around, some in groups, others just to get to a certain location. Ran finished sorting out the things in her locker as she closed it to see Sonoko. "How was your trip up to the north side?" Sonoko asked. "It went well, did you finish your bio write up for the chemical chart?" Ran asked. Sonoko turned to the side as she leaned up against a locker. "I so forgot about that." "I had an idea you would." "I swear I'm going to drop that class today." Ran laughed at this. "What are you doing after school?" Sonoko asked. "Nothing planned, did you want to hang out?" "Let's meet right outside the front entrance." "See you then." Ran said in agreement as she turned to walk. They both went in separate directions heading to class. She headed to her class as she took a seat waiting for her teacher to arrive. Sonoko hated this class, especially the equations which were used in a lot of their experiments. "Where is Mrs. V, she's usually good about being on time." Sonoko thought to herself. She waited along with the rest of the class as they stared at the daily lessons on the board. A minute passed by as a young man walked into the room dressed in the required school uniform. He stood near the board as he looked toward the class. Sonoko's heart began to pound a beat up as she looked him over. "Wow, what a hottie." The class stared over at him as he gave off a slight smile. Sonoko raised her hand. "Excuse me sir, but I have a question." A brief second went by as he finally looked toward her. Sonoko dazed off as she stared into his water blue eyes. "What's the question?" He asked. "Are you our Professor for today?" He smiles under his teeth, tiling his head to the side as a little of his hair flowed past his right eye. "What do you think?" He asked in a calming tone. Before Sonoko could answer Mrs. V entered the room as she stood to the side of the young man resting a hand on his shoulder. "Welcome back class, I take it you all enjoyed your week end." Mrs. V said. "Sure did Mrs. V." One said in response. "I would like to introduce you to our new student, an interim student all the way from Gotham." She began. "I look forward to getting to know you all." He stated looking back up. "Welcome." A gentlemen in the front commented. "What's your name?" Sonoko asked from the back row. "His name is Wayne Timothy, formally Drake if I'm correct." Mrs. V said. "A little of both, but what ever is more comfortable for you." He said. "Any more questions for Mr. Wayne?" "Do you have a girlfriend?" Sonoko asked. "Any more reasonable questions?" Mrs. V asked. Tim couldn't help but chuckle at this. The room fell silent for the next few seconds. "So who wants to give young Timothy a tour of Teitan High?" Sonoko quickly raised her hand as Tim locked eyes with her once more. She winked at him in response. "I see you have interest in our new student Ms. Suzuki. Very well, you may give him the tour." Sonoko made her way over as Mrs. V looked toward her. "You have fifteen minutes." She informed. Mrs. V then directed her attention back over to Tim. "Mr. Wayne don't be afraid to ask questions as well, I'm sure Ms. Suzuki can answer them." Mrs. V said. "Thank you Mrs. V." Tim said with a nod. "We better get started, right this way." Sonoko said as she lead Tim out of the classroom. They had gone through the food court, computer room, and all the class areas as they came upon the library. They walked in as Conan showed her around. From genre to author. They came to a quick stop as they sat at a table near a book shelf. Conan looked over at her as she flipped through a children's book. "I like your pig tails." Conan commented. She didn't reply. "Way to start a conversation, nice going Kudo." Conan thought to himself. She flipped through the whole thing as she closed it and looked back up. "I like your glasses." Salekea commented back. This time Conan was the one lost for words. "Thank... you." Conan finally managed to say. They both jumped down from their chairs as they made their way back to class. She glimpsed over at him, Conan noticed as she came to a stop. Conan did the same. "What's wrong?" Conan asked. Salekea reached over as she placed her hands around his neck. She slowly slid them up as her fingers glided through his hair, taking his glasses off. Conan stood stunned, looking over at her as she placed them on. "How do I look?" Salekea asked with a giggle. "You look...nice." Conan replied. Salekea placed his glasses back on for him as they made their way back to class. "Woh." Conan thought to himself as they headed back. They walked through the school as she explained where every thing was located. She then took him out to where the school garden was and took a seat at one of the benches. "Want to have a seat?" Sonoko asked. "It's only been five minutes, don't you still have to show me around?" "We've been through all the important stuff, I just wanted some time for us to talk is all." "Alright." Tim said as he looked around to see they were secluded. "So what kind of life style do you have." "A lot of business, which requires a lot of travel." "That must mean you have a good deal of money." "When you have someone like Bruce Wayne as your father, it makes things more flexible." "Besides school what else brings you down here, business wise?" Sonoko asked. "Trying to spread a program called the Neon Knights, keeps kids off of the streets and helps them to build a future toward their strengths and interests." Tim replied. "Cute, smart, and financially stable, he's defiantly a catch." Sonoko thought to herself. Neither one of them spoke for the next few seconds. "Do you have a boyfriend or man who looks out for you?" Tim asked. "Wouldn't you like to know." "There we go, play hard to get. Let's see how he follows up." Sonoko thought to herself. "I see, so you do have a man of interest." Tim said. "Huh, what makes you think that?" "When you replied to my question you crossed your legs and your eyes slightly pivoted to the left. 'A' that usually means someone is lying, or 'B' they are withholding extra insight on something." "Great he's a nerd, Shinichi anyone." Sonoko thought to herself as she stared down at the ground. When she didn't reply Tim took a slight step back as he spoke once more. "What's his name?" Tim asked. A few seconds past by as a few birds flew past overhead. "Makoto." She softly replied. "See that wasn't so hard, what's he like?" Tim asked. "He's very kind and is a master at martial arts." She said looking back up with a smile. Tim looked over at her, realizing there was more to this. "So how is your relationship with him?" "It...it's complicated." Tim took another step back as he leaned up against a light pole, studying her. "Hmm, from your tone and body language I'd say you really care about this guy. That must either mean he travels a lot or dosen't live around here, am I right?" Tim asked. "Wow, he really is like Shinichi." She nodded answering his question. They stood in silence for the next few seconds. "What about you, is there a woman of Tim Wayne's world." "To be honest, my love life is broken as you can get." Tim replied. "I wonder what that means." Sonoko thought to herself. "We should really get back to class." Tim said. "You're right." Sonoko said as Tim held his hand out. Sonoko froze for a second at this. She then reached forward as he pulled her up. "Add gentleman and a kinky clone version of Shinichi to the list." Sonoko commented to herself as she watched Tim head back to the building. The halls were empty so it made it much easier for them to make it back to class. Conan reached forward as he opened the door. It was quite, everyone was taking a practice exam. "How did the tour go?" Mr. Gerald asked lightly as he met them at the door. "It was fun, Conan showed me a lot of cool things." Salekea replied. "Good, Conan would you escort Ms. Valdina to her seat?" "Sure..ah...where does she sit?" Conan asked. "To the right of you." "Great, now I have another girl sitting near me who might just have a crush on me." Conan thought to himself. Conan walked her over as they took a seat at their desks. He then looked out the window as he caught sight of genitor Logan smoking a cigarette. "Someone should tell him the dangers of smoking." Conan said to himself. Tim walked up as he held the door allowing Sonoko to walk in. He closed the door behind them as Mrs. V made her way over. "I said fifteen minutes, that was over twenty Ms. Suzuki." Mrs. V said crossing her arms. Sonoko stood there as she quickly began to think up an excuse of why they were late. "It was my fault Mrs. V, I got caught up with all the artifacts near the front lounge." Tim stated. "Oh...well then, I hope the tour was very insightful." "More so than I thought, Sonoko was really helpful." Tim said looking over at her. "Glad I could help." Sonoko replied. "Mr. Wayne your seat is in the back row right over there." Mrs. V pointed. Tim walked over as he took a seat. Sonoko took a seat to the right of him as Mrs. V made her way to the front of the room. "Alright everyone pull out your periodic tables so we can begin todays lesson." "Hey new guy." The girl infront of him said as she turned in her seat. Tim looked up to face her. "Hi, what's you name?" Tim asked. "Airi, I was wondering what you think of the Kaitou Kid?" Tim's eyes narrowed as he leaned forward in his seat. "Come again." "What do you think about Kaitou Kid?" "I don't believe I've heard of him, what's he do?" Tim asked. "He's only the greatest thief ever, and madly hot." Sonoko answered jumping into the picture. "I hate him already." Tim said as he sat back in his seat. "You what!" Sonoko and Airi yelled out at the same time. "Quite back their ladies or I'll move you!" Mrs. V yelled back to them. The rest of the period was spent taking notes. The next hour and ten minutes went by quite quickly as the bell rang. Everyone made their way out. Tim was the last one as he placed his bag over his shoulders and made his way to the door. Once he walked out he was surprised to be met by Sonoko. "You still mad at me?" Tim asked as he looked at the time on his watch. Sonoko rolled her eyes at him with a slight huff. "Aren't you going to head to your next class?" Tim asked looking back up. "Not until I make sure you find yours, so what do you have next?" "Gym." "Great, we have two classes together!" Sonoko yelled out as she grabbed him by his wrist and lead him to the Gym. He went through the same routine of being introduced. Shortly after everyone sat around the gym room as they stretched out. "Hey Tim, this is Zee and I'm Argo. Hope your in shape, we got the mile tomorrow." "Is that your real names, no offense ofcourse." Tim said. "Nah, that's just what we go by." Argo answered. "So what are we doing today?" Tim asked as he switched to stretching his left leg. "Coach Succo is going to record our height, vertical jump, and pretty much all that good stuff." Zee said. "Sounds easy enough." Tim said. "You check out any of the ladies at this school yet?" Argo asked. "Can't really say I have, my attention has been more focused on just checking out the place." Tim said with a laugh. "Wait til you see Mouri Ran, the girls a true china doll." Zee said. "No kidding I'd love to have her, even if it was just one night." Argo said with a bark. "She's a tough one. I'm going to milk her down, then I'll ask her to the school dance." Zee began. "Then what?" Argo asked with a laugh. "Things will get a little... rough, when we head back to my place that is." He said with an evil grin. Tim raised a brow as the two of them began to evilly snicker. "How did I end up hanging with these two nuts?" Tim thought to himself as he continued stretching. The rest of the period flew by. Tim washed his face as he made his way back into the hall to be met by Sonoko. "Nice verticle." Sonoko commented. "You did very well with your stretch out, impressive I'd say." Tim commented back. "You'd be surprised what my body is capable of." Sonoko said stepping forward at him. "Well would you look at the time, I must be heading to my math class." Tim said with a quick turn. As he walked off Sonoko watched as his cell phone fell out of his pocket. She quickly made her way over as she picked it up. When Sonoko looked up Tim Drake was no longer in sight. "Just great." She said to herself. The bell rung as class was dismissed. Conan made his way out of the door as Salekea waved bye to him as she walked down the hall. Conan waved back as Genta stepped infront of him. "Conan you ready to start cracking some cases?" "Let's get the other's and head over to the park." Conan replied. They gathered the rest of the 'Detective Boys' as they headed over to the park. Ayumi sat on one of the swings as she looked down at her new necklace. "So we have three major cases we have to deal with." Mitsuhiko said. "The abductions." Ayumi said. "The shooting at Air Dome." Ai added. "And the biggest mystery of them all, who is the shape?" Genta said in a sinister tone as Ayumi and Mitsuhiko jumped up at this. "We need to focus on one at a time, that way we can be more efficient at solving it." Conan stated. "I'm in agreement with Conan on this one." Genta said. "So which one do you guys want to start with?" Conan asked. "The child abductions, I think that is the most immediate threat." Ayumi said as she hopped down from the swing. "Yea." Mitsuhiko said. "Most defiantly the one." Genta said in agreement. "I guess that pretty much settles your proposal Conan." Ai finished. "Alright then, let's start by going over where the abductions started." Conan began. The crowds poured past as the sound of cars and trucks can be heard taking off in the near distance. She waited near the front exit like they had agreed. After about five minutes of waiting her friend finally showed up. "There you are." Ran said as she greeted her friend. "Sorry about the delay, I was looking for someone." "Did you find them?" "Not exactly." "I need to head home and take a shower before we go, by the way did you drop out of your chemistry class?" Ran asked. "No." Ran looked at her with a surprised look. Usually when she said something Sonoko saw it through. "Ok Sonoko, why didn't you drop the class?" "Well...there's kinda this guy and...yea." "Do you like him?" Ran asked moving in closer. "I...don't, he's just interesting." Sonoko said. "Details, I want the full scoop." "He's a rich kid from Gotham City, he's here for school as well as business." "What kind of business?" Ran asked. "He's running a program called the Neon Nights, it helps kids build a future." "What's his name?" Ran asked. "Tim, his name is Tim." Sonoko said as she reached for something in her bag. Sonoko scoured her bag for a few seconds as she pulled out a phone. "He dropped his phone earlier, I was looking to return it to him." Sonoko said as she looked down and turned his phone on. "Sonoko what are you doing?" Ran questioned. "Just giving the inside a look." She replied. "Are you sure about this?" She ignored her as the phone turned on. Sonoko messed around with his phone for a bit as a grin came upon her face. "What did you do?" Ran asked knowing her friend was up to something. "I just gave him my number, not to mention I have his." Sonoko's phone began to vibrate a few seconds later as she answered it. She took a step to the side as she engaged in conversation with someone. It lasted nearly a minute as she placed her phone back into her pocket. "That was Ayako, looks like we won't be able to hang out today." "That's ok, we can always go to the mall another time." "I need to ask you a favor." "What is it?" "Can you head over to the science department in the morning and give Tim his phone back, I might not be at school on Tuesday." "I have no idea what he looks like." Ran exclaimed. Sonoko handed her his phone as Ran looked down to see a picture of him on the screen. "I'll see you later Ran." Sonoko said as she walked off. "See yah." Ran said as she looked at the man in the image. "So this is Tim." Ran thought to herself. She stared down at the picture a few moments longer. Ran then turned it off and placed it into her bag as she made her way home. Conan walked alone, heading back to the house after his meeting with the Detective Boys. He tried to keep his focus on the abductions case but found his mind kept going back to the case revolving around Air Dome. "If I could just figure out the true motive, was it a paid hit, if so who?" Conan's phone began to vibrate as he looked down to see it was Dr. Agasa. He brought the phone to his side as he talked into it. "Got anything good for me?" Conan asked "I looked a little more into that phone you were able to retrieve." "What were you able to find out?" "It was made and sold in Gotham. There were two calls from there, then two more when they came to Japan." Dr. Agasa informed. "What calls were made back in Gotham?" Conan asked. "I tried to trace the numbers, but they are seemingly untraceable." Dr. Agasa replied. "That figures." Conan thought to himself. "I'll keep looking Conan." "Keep me updated." With that he hung up. "Let's just hope this guy dosen't strike again." She walked on as the honking of a car can be heard. Sonoko ran over as she entered the passenger seat of the vehicle. They drove on for a minute or so as they came upon a red light. "How was your day?" Ayako asked. "Not bad considering." They waited about a half minute as the light flashed back to green. She began to drive as Sonoko yelled out. "Stop the car!" "What's wrong Sonoko?" Ayako asked. "It's a friend of mine, just pull over really quick." Sonoko pointed. Ayako pulled over as Sonoko got out of the car and ran up the side walk. "Tim!" She called out. Tim turned around to see Sonoko as he walked back toward her. "Sonoko, what are you doing here?" Tim asked hanging his hands over his pocket. "Your phone, you dropped it in the hall today." Sonoko informed him. Tim felt into the pocket located within his jacket to see it was gone. "Guess I shouldn't be so careless." Tim said. "Yea, you should work on that. Anyway I gave it to Ran." Sonoko said. "Ran?" Tim asked. "Ran Mouri, she's a well trusted friend of mine. Infact we might be able to give you a ride there now." "Ran Mouri, Argo and Zee were talking about her." Tim thought to himself. Sonoko grabbed him by his hand as she lead him over to the car. She looked in as she exchanged a few words with her sister. "Hop on in." Sonoko said. They both got in as Ayako began driving again. "Hello there, are you a friend of Sonoko?" "Yea, I guess you could say so, about the only friend I have since getting here." Tim replied. "That's nice." They continued to drive as Sonoko changed the radio station numerous of times as she struggled to find something she liked. After about five minutes of driving they came to a stop as Sonoko looked back at him. "Here we are. She's located right in there, just head up the stairs, and be sure to knock." Sonoko said. "I thank you both for your hospitality." Tim said as exited the vehicle tossing his bag over his shoulder's. "See you in class." Sonoko said as they drove off. Tim placed his hands into his pocket as he walked forward. He made his way into the building then up the stairs like Sonoko instructed. Tim came to the door as he gave it a slight knock and took a step back. No one answered. He knocked once more as the door cracked open. "Oo...ok then." Tim said as he caught sight of his phone sitting on the table. "Is anyone home?" Tim called in. No one answered. "Can't just go in and grab it, then I could potentially face charges." Tim though to himself. That next second a loud scream can be heard. "That didn't sound good." Tim thought to himself. He raced in as he grabbed his phone from the table and went into the direction of the scream. The same person who screamed before did so once more as Tim raced down the hall. He came upon a door as he swung it to the side. He entered a bathroom as he caught sight of a naked woman coming out of the shower. Tim became stunned at the sight as he is kicked in his jaw sending him back. She holds the shower curtain to her body as she starts screaming yet again. Tim rubbed his jaw as he heard more foot steps coming from behind. "Damn, what the hell did I get myself into!" Tim thought to himself as a man came to the entrance of the bathroom. "Who the hell are you, get away from my daughter you creep!" The man said as he jumped at Tim who managed to slip past him and make his way back into the hall. Tim put it into gear as the front door came into view. He ran down the stairs as he made it back outside. As he ran toward the road he caught sight of a little boy who looked up at him. They shared a brief glimpse, one which seemed to last much longer. After that Tim was gone out of sight as the man came running out. "Conan did you see a kid running out here?" Kogoro asked trying to catch his breath. "What happened, is Ran ok?" Conan asked with much concern. "She's ok, but that punk kid tried to rape her no doubt." Kogoro stated. Conan's eyes widened as he ran past Kogoro all the way into the house as he tossed his bag to the ground. "Ran, Ran!" Conan called out. Conan found her wrapped in a towel shaking in the corner. "Ran, what happened?" Conan asked. "Did daddy catch that freak?" "No, he got away. But I got a good look at him." Conan stated. Kogoro entered the bathroom a few seconds later as he helped Ran up. "Everything is going to be ok, we're going to find that guy and bring him in." "What exactly happened?" Conan asked. Ran slowly collected herself as she began to explain. "I was in the shower and then the water turned extreamly hot which prompted me to scream, that guy showed up a few seconds later." Ran said. "You dummy, I told you to tell Ran the shower was messed up." Kogoro yelled out. Conan ignored him as an idea popped into his head. "Hmm, maybe he heard you scream and he came to make sure everything was ok." Conan said as he is knocked over the head. "Think idiot, why would he be up here in the first place!" Kogoro said. "There's no winning with this guy." Conan thought to himself. It wasn't long after he made his way back to his apartment as he tossed his bag to the ground and threw himself to the bed. "What a great way to start your trip Drake." Tim said as his ring tone went off. He pulled out his phone as the incoming number read "Fantasy Girl". "Fantasy Girl, who the heck is that?" Tim thought to himself as he answered his phone. "Hello?" "I see you got your phone back." "Sonoko?" "One and only." "You really need to call Ran, something really, really, awkward happened." Tim began. Tim had explained the whole situation to her. It took him nearly five minutes just to get her to stop laughing. There conversation didn't last to much longer after that. A couple hours passed by as night struck. "She promised she'd talk to Ran, I trusted her word." He looked down at the city below as a breeze blew past him. The night sky full of the dark clouds above. "The Wayne name has it's benefits, but I will always be Drake when the sun rises." The belt is strapped on as he tosses the cowl over his head. "The whole interim student thing is just a method of keeping any suspicion off of why I'm really here. Martez Sugo was killed by a rifle using a 338 Lapua Magnum." He slid downward as he landed on top of another building. "Two weeks prior a man known as Jackie Rutholl died in what appeared to be an accidental house explosion. I visited the scene myself, found a 338 Lapua Magnum round not to far from the scene, the killer used a steel enforced grapple gun to fire an oil tank into the house." He glided downward as his eyes skimmed the area. "From there it was all but target practice. It dosen't end there, I did my home work on Mr. Rutholl." A police siren goes off as he focuses his attention into that area. "Turns out Jackie legally changed his name from Harmondo Sugo three months ago, trying to dodge someone. Someone is targeting the Sugo's, why? I checked the flight records before I arrived so it was no surprise when I saw Floyd Lawton had entered Japan, two months ago." He shot out his grappler as he went after the car being pursued by the police. "Floyd Lawton, Deadshot. He's the hit man, but who's calling the shot's?" He skimmed through the air as he closed in. "That's why I'm here. Then you have the abductions of children, that... I will take care of. criminals of Japan beware, Red Robin is to be feared." With that Red Robin glided past the fleeing car as he tossed a mini explosive at one of it's tires. The car flew over as the police surrounded it. The police pulled the man from the vehicle as they cuffed him. Red Robin watched from above as he removed his cowl letting his hair blow freely in the night breeze. "Tim by day, Red Robin by night." He thought to himself. as he looked to the moon above. He placed his cowl back on as he glided into the night. "The good thing is I'm one step ahead in this chess match, the next target will surely be Katina Sugo, and when he strikes I'll be there." To Be Continued
  6. Summary: Someone feels the need to test the greatest detectives such as Batman. What does this new organization want with Shinichi Kudo? Will Conan's alter ego show up in time? What of Kaitou Kid? It all starts with the new interim student, Tim Drake. The Detective Prince Chapter 1 Shot Dead Everyone waited, chatting with those amongst themselves. It was another annual meeting. The crowd became silent as he made is way to the podium like he had so many times before. Flashes from the cameras went off as everyone settled in. He cleared his throat as he looked over the crowd who had come to see him. "I'm glad you all were able to make it here tonight, and I appreciate each and everyones support." He began as a slight crack sound could be heard. At that very second he flew backward as his head blasted apart. Everyone jumped up screaming, running in multiple directions. That was the day that marked the beginning, the new beginning. The dawn brought a sky filled with dark clouds, a light rain slowly followed afterward. The sound of a foot steps can be heard clamping down the hall, his head tilted up, ever so slightly. Still half asleep he struggles to find his way out of bed over to the door. He steps back with a slight yawn as his door swings open. "Come on kid, we have a case to attend to!" Kogoro said in an exciting tone. "What about breakfast?" Conan asked. "We'll grab something on the way there, so get dressed." He replied as he walked back down the hall. Conan rolled his eyes at this. He got dressed as quickly as his energy allowed, then heading to the bathroom to brush his teeth. Ran was out for the past two days but was expected to be home later that day. Conan slowly made his way down stairs to be met by Kogoro once more. "Come on, your slouching off this morning." He said as they made their way out of the building. "This is not how I wanted to begin my Sunday." Conan sourly mumbled. “I almost forgot, when Ran get’s home be sure to inform her not to use the shower, it’s a little screwy right now." Kogoro stated. It wasn't long after they found themselves cruising down the road. Conan rolled his window up as a couple rain drops splashed on the side of his face. They stopped at a small stand and grabbed a couple hot dogs as they continued on the road. Ofcourse Conan wasn't to thrilled with the choice of food for that particular time. After nearly an hour of driving they came to a stop infront of a large city building. "Don't think I've ever been here." Conan said as they walked up the stairs heading into the building which read 'Air Dome' on the emblem. "Make sure you behave Conan." Kogoro informed as he caught sight of two beautiful women sitting in what appeared to be a lobby. Kogoro stared over at them as Conan shook his head from side to side. "And here we go." Conan thought to himself. After a couple brief seconds of standing a police officer walked over to the two of them. "Detective Mouri?" "Oh yes that would be me, just got caught up in the...um.....furniture arrangement." Kogoro Mouri finally managed to say. Conan giggled at this. "Yes, it is rather unique if I may say myself." "So where did the murder occur?" Kogoro asked. "On floor fifty two, right this way." He directed. They made their way up the elevator as Conan focused his attention on the flashing red and green lights on the ceiling. This entertained him up until they came to a stop. They made their way out of the elevator as they walked down a long hall. Conan observed the area just in case it might prove relevant to solving the case at hand. They entered a large room which was filled with many officers. "So what exactly happened?" Kogoro asked as they came across a podium which was located dead center in the room. "Mr. Sugo was giving his annual press speech when he was shot." "Close range?" Kogoro asked. "No, he was shot from afar." "What was the weapon used?" "A Sniper Rifle which held a .338 Lapua Magnum." The officer replied. "A .338 Lapua Magnum, military maybe, then again someone with connections might be able to obtain that type." Conan thought to himself as he listened on. "After being shot he fell point blank to the ground right there." The officer pointed. Kogoro looked the area over then toward the window. He walked over as Conan and the officer followed. Kogoro put a hand over his eyes as he looked to the buildings which surrounded the area. "What was the time of death?" "9:00 P.M." "Now all we need to do is figure out which building the killer might of camped out on." "That's not possible Detective Mouri." "What?" Kogoro questioned. "He was shot point blank in the head, right inbetween his eyes sir." The officer informed. Kogoro became wide eyed as he turned to see that no building outside in sniper range could have been used as the killers waiting place. Conan looked out as well. He then tugged the officer on his pants. "Did you guy's at least check out all the buildings for anything the killer might of left behind?" Conan asked. "Yes ofcourse, we found nothing that would spark suspicion." "You're sure the shooter shot from long range?" Kogoro asked. "I assure you it was long range." "It wasn't just a clean shot, but a dead shot right through the head. The only question lingering now, how?" Conan thought to himself. Kogoro walked over with the officer as they went over further scenario's. Conan on the other hand stood near the window as he looked on. He became lost in thought as the train in the far distance drove just up past his eye level. Conan began putting scenarios together in his head but in the end they all proved to be inconclusive. The train finally disappeared toward the right as he turned and walked over toward Kogoro Mouri who was standing up against the wall. "This is a tough case kid, but I'll figure it out within time." Kogoro said confidently. "Yea I bet." Conan thought to himself. "Have you two heard about the shape?" The officer asked. "You mean that criminal running around that no one has really got a good look at?" Kogoro asked. "Yes, that one." The officer replied. "I've heard about it to, the rumor started nearly a week ago." Conan thought to himself. "Thought I’d just say be careful out there." Kogoro nodded then directed his attention to Conan. "I got all the facts down, let's head back to the house so I can further examine the evidence." "Alright." Conan replied. "Inspector Megure wasn't able to make it, but I'm sure we'll catch him later." Kogoro said as they exited the room. They made their way home as Conan sat in his thoughts. There had to be some way the killer got a clear shot, gliding, parachuting maybe? It wasn't long as they made their way back. Conan walked to his room in a very dissapointed fashion. He laid on his bed as he stared up at the ceiling. "Come on Shinichi you should be able to figure this one out." Conan thought to himself. Conan closed his eyes, using his photographic memory to revisit the crime scene. He played it back over and over. His head began to hurt as it finally snapped. Conan lunged up as his eyes popped open. "The train!" "The killer must of been on the train and took a shot as he passed by. The train was over my eye level but even field with the podium." Conan thought to himself as he jumped to the ground. Conan reached into his pocket as he pulled out his phone to check the time. It was about 2:00 P.M. "I have to go and see Dr. Agasa." Conan said as he exited the room. Not long after Conan found himself at the front door of Dr. Agasa’s trying to catch his breath from running. He knocked two times as the door slid open. "Conan to what do I owe the surprise?" Dr. Agasa greeted. "I need help with a case." "Come on in." They walked down the hall as they took a seat. "So what is it you need help with?" "I need you to try and see if you can track some phone calls for me." "Ofcourse." "I also need to know when and where the down town train was last night." "Ok then, it will only take a few minutes." They headed over to the computer as Conan looked on. "Where's Haibara?" Conan asked. "She headed out this morning, she should be back shortly." Dr Agasa replied. Dr. Agasa pulled up the train schedule as Conan caught sight of a departing time of 8: 45. "Bingo, that departure fits the time frame. It takes about fifteen minutes to get from there to where the shooting took place." Conan said. "What are the phone calls you wanted me to look into?" "See if there was someone who called the bus station to for a ticket, and might of also called Air Dome to find out when Mr. Sugo would be speaking." Conan said. "This may take some time." Dr. Agasa replied. "I'm in no rush." Conan replied with a slight laugh. He paced back and forth as Dr. Agasa went to work. Conan looked down at his phone once more as he checked the time. It was nearing five O'clock. Time sure was going by. After a long wait Dr. Agasa called him over. "Did you find any connection?" "Yes the phone isn't registered to anyone, but it was used to call both the train station and Air Dome." Dr. Agasa confirmed. "Now all we need is a motive." Conan said. "Already ahead of you." Dr Agasa said as he flipped open another window. Conan walked over as he took a look. "Looks like he was in major debt, must of had enemies." Conan stated. "He also traveled a lot, he had scheduled meetings for both Ghana Tamale and Gotham City this upcoming week." Dr Agasa added. "Can we track where the phone is?" Conan asked. Dr. Agasa went to work for about a minute or so as he stood up in his chair. "I've got a signal, it's not to far from here." Dr. Agasa informed. "Great, they must have their phone on." They made their way to his car as they drove up town. Conan looked down at the scanner as they slowly homed in on it's signal. They came to a stop near a street corner as Conan reached for his door. "We're here." Conan said. "Be careful now, don't expose yourself." Dr. Agasa said. Conan nodded as he exited the vehicle. He walked toward the side walk looking down following the target as he came within inches of it. Conan looked up only to see a trash bin. He walked over as he located the phone. Conan stuck on a latex glove he had in his pocket as he grabbed the phone. He then headed back to the car. "First known fact about the culprit, he or she is no amateur." Conan said as he got back into the car. "Find anything interesting?" Dr. Agasa asked. "There are no finger prints, whoever shot Mr. Sugo is highly advanced not only as a schemer, but also as a marksmen." Conan stated. "In other words?" "We've reached a dead end.....for now anyway." Conan said. At this point it was dark out. The rain had come to a close a few hours prior but it was getting quite cool out. Conan reached for his phone to see it had gone out on him. "Dr. Agasa would you happen to know what time it is?" Conan asked. He looked down at his watch then back. "It is 8:53 P.M.” Conan’s eyes flared up as he literally bounced in his seat. “Hurry and get me home, don’t want to get in trouble for being out to late!” Conan exclaimed. “Didn’t you keep in contact with them throughout the day?” “Ha ha, my phone kinda died awhile ago.” Conan answered. Dr. Agasa shook his head at this as he began to drive. It took them nearly thirty five minutes to make it back. Dr. Agasa dropped Conan off who slowly made it inside. Conan gulped as he made his way up the stairs. Once he came to the door he slowly turned the nod as he slightly pushed it open. To his pleasure all the lights were off. “Yes.” He whispered. Conan slowly closed the door behind him as he tip toed across the room as the light shot on. He turned his head to see Ran sitting in the chair. “Oops.” “Oops, oops is all you have to say?” Ran said standing up from the chair. “I, I....how was your week end?” Conan asked with a laugh. “Why is it that it’s way after dark and you’re now just coming in!?!” Ran said as she stormed over. Conan slouches his shoulders downward as he gives her his puppy eyes impression. She slowly bends down as she hugs him. “I’m sorry Conan I’m just looking out for your safety, with that ‘shape’ guy being out there and all.” “It’s ok, I understand. It won’t happen again.” Conan assured. “It better not.” Ran said as she stood back up. Conan couldn’t help but give off a slight laugh. “It’s late but we’ll talk in the morning, ok?” “ Yea, sure.” Conan said in agreement. Ran walked off as she headed to her room. Conan did the same. “That went well, considering the circumstances.” Conan said as he got into his night clothes and shut off the lights. He stared up at the ceiling as the days events rolled through his mind. Conan’s eyes shut as he fell asleep. Little did he know his life was about to take a twist, but for what? The sun shined in. His eyes opened moments later. Conan reached for his glasses as he slid out of bed. He was dressed within the minute as he stashed his fully charged phone into his pocket. He made his way into the main room to see Ran making something. She quickly turned when she noticed he had awoken. "You hungry Conan?" He nodded as he took a seat at the table. Neither one of them said a word for the next minute or so. "You still think I'm mad don't you?" "Are you?" Conan asked knowing that wasn't the reason for his silent mood. "Ofcourse not, just be sure to be in by 8:30." Ran replied placing his breakfast on the table. Conan ate slowly, the case from yesterday was still clearly stuck in his head. Ran noticed this. "Are you ok Conan?" "Yea, just a little tired is all." He finished eating as he jumped down from the chair. Ran washed both of their plates as Conan walked over and reached for his back pack. "Have a good day in school." Ran said as she to got ready. Conan made his way down the street as he looked up at the sun which shined especially bright today. This brought a slight smile to him as he approached Teitan Elementary. Conan made his way toward the front door as a man stepped infront of him. "How are you doing today there son?" "Genitor Logan, he started working here just about a month ago. We've been on great terms ever since." "I'm doing good." Conan replied. "How'd your exam go?" The genitor asked. "I aced it." "You sure are a bright one Conan, you’re meant for greatness boy." "Thanks Mr. Logan." "You run along now, and try to stay out of trouble." With that Conan made his way into the school. He walked down the hall as someone taps him from behind. He turns to see Mitsuhiko. "Hey Conan, you seen the others yet?" "Just got here, I'm sure they'll turn up soon." Conan said with assurance in his voice. "I hope they are ok." "What do you mean?" Conan asked with concern in his voice. "Some children were abducted, the amount has increased since yesterday." Mitsuhiko informed. "How many?" Conan asked "Eight so far." "Add that to the 'to do list'."Conan took note to himself. Conan turned his head to see Ai Haibara walk right past the two of them. They quickly followed after her. "I came by yesterday, where did you happen to run off to?" Conan asked She glimpsed over at him then back forward. "We better get to class before we're late." Ai replied. "Someone defiantly woke up on the wrong side of the bed." They enter the classroom shortly after as they are greeted by both Ayumi and Genta. "Hey Conan you hear about the abductions?" Genta asked stepping forward. "I already informed him about it." Mitsuhiko said. "We should gather together after school, I think we can solve where the kidnaper might be." Ayumi suggested. "Sounds good to me." Conan said in agreement. The door to the classroom shut as Professor Gerald instructed everyone to head to their seats. The Professor left the room as everyone sat in silence. "Psst.... hey Conan." Conan tuned in his seat to see Ayumi. "You like my new necklace, my mother got it for me." She said showing it to him. "It's really nice Yoshida." Conan replied as the Professor entered the room once again. Conan looked over as he noticed a little girl next to him. She had on a uniform with the same color variation as his own. She had long dark brown hair. The Professor lead her to the front as a smile came to his face. "Class this is Salekea Valdina, she has joined our class as of today." Professor Gerald said. "Hello everyone." She waved as her face became red. To Be Continued
  7. I'm good as well. Thanks to you both.
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