Hello Detective Conan and Magic Kaito fans alike.
It's Phantom Hitman 1412 here, the author of When Kaito was Envious of Kaitou KID, with the Devil's Contract Challenge. *cue thunder, lightning and scary music*
Anyone who wants to be an amazing author should be able to write a variety of work from any given prompt, so I'm challenging all you Phantom lovers out there. So any of you who are brave enough, come and try the Devil's Contract Challenge.
*And for the rest of you, the fic's at the bottom of the page! Make sure to review even if you aren't entering*.
The challenge is simple. To make our fair detective into a Phantom too. There must be KID in it as well as Shinichi (obviously). And as an extra little challenge, (but only if you want an extra 10 points) you could mention/include a Mirror.
Where this idea has come from you ask. Well, I read an awesome fic about this situation by Black Phantom 1412. It's called Black Phantom. You should all go check it out. It's different to what I shall present to you. A lot more light hearted. And a series too rather and the pair of one shots I'm showing. I personally love the idea of Shinichi working with KID as a phantom, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of it on here.
I'm giving you lot a lot of free reign. It can be KaiShin (since I'm a huge KaiShin fangirl!) or not. It can be AU if you want it to be. Shinichi can work with or against KID too. I really don't mind. Just get Shinichi suited up and stealing our hearts by Midnight. Any rating will do and it doesn't matter how long it is. However those of you who do write a lot don't shy away since I love reading long fics.
Umm, I suppose that there had better by a scoring system. Hmm.
20 points for an interesting title and summary (10 points apiece)
10 points on Spelling and Grammar (even though I'm far from perfect, so don't worry about that too much, just make it readable)
50 points for awesomeness and enjoyment
20 Points for how well you follow the brief. And since that's a very small brief, they are easily won points!
That makes 100 points, plus an extra 10 for including my mysterious item. These are extra credit points which will be added to your score to boost it a little.
As you can tell, I didn't think that far ahead, lol.
This Phantom is offering a prize too. It can be what you want. A one shot, a series, a crossover, or a collaboration fic on any anime that I know. It could be the inclusion of an OC you've made up into my main Fic a DC X KHReborn crossover called How a thief changes the Mafia. Or you could control a day with Child!Tsuna in my other fic Mafia Row (KHR). Or I could Beta any fics you want me to. If you have any other ideas as to what you would like as a prize, then please go ahead and tell me. I'm always open to suggestions- pretty easy going, this Phantom.
Your deadline is by 14th May since that's my Birthday! That gives you all a month. If you need longer than that, then tell me and I'll extend it.
If anyone without an FF account wants to join in, but you have something like Livejournal or some other type of Blog or something then just give me the link and I'll take a look.
Now read on for the first of two one shots at my attempt of a Phantom Shinichi. I've made this mysterious and vague on purpose.
"I extend my hand to you, in an offer that you can't resist. I have information that you need. Information that will change your life. But as you know, nothing in this world is given for free. Very few humans do something for nothing- even if it is only for that self-satisfying feeling of helping someone. An alliance between you and me can mean that we both achieve our goals. I know what you want, you know what I want. What more is there to know? Take my hand, and I'll change your life."
"A contract with the devil himself hey? Well I'm not one to back down. I accept your offer"
"From now on you'll be a Phantom too. A detective in the light, a masked Phantom in the dark. The moment you place on this mask, you are no longer you. You'll become a different person. With this, I now dub thee, the Masked Mystery. Since even now, you are still a mystery to me."
A flick of his hand, and a mask appears on it. The design of the mask is based on the generic masquerade mask, covering the eyes and the bridge of the nose. But for this mask there was an addition. For Phantom thieves never follow normal conventions. Above the right eye- the same side as the Devil's monocle- the mask curves up and into a point. It forms a crescent moon, the point of the bottom half ending just below his eye. The left side ends normally, yet also has a clover charm hanging off of it.
Taking the mask from the devil, the man fingers the clover charm
"Since someone like you needs all the luck they can get."
Target set: The Phoenix Fire.
Appearance: Black and Red Ruby Sphere. Approx. 10cm in diameter
Historical reference: Said to bring back its owners from the brink of death.
Likelihood of being Pandora: Possible, but doesn't follow Pandora's story. Is red in colour- so possible connection. Not targeted by KID before.
Location: Tokyo Museum of Fine Art. Part of the Phoenix statue at the front gate.
"It's time to put the mask on. It's time that the Masked Mystery took his first steps into the spotlight."
The man holds the mask in his hands, staring at it. Taking a deep breath he places the mask on and looks up at the Devil.
As soon as he puts it on he feels different, as if he's someone new. Suggestive thinking from the Devil most likely. Either that or some other Psychological twist. But hey, I like this feeling, so I don't care where it comes from. The difference needs to be there.
The Devil was glad with his choice. The black of the mask allowed the blue of the Detective's eyes to shine like Sapphires. That defiant blue stare drew shivers down his spine. The Devil found the look scary, yet he couldn't look away from it. It was utterly captivating. Devil and Contractee were in matching suits. Yet where the Devil was in White, the Contractee was in black. Where blue adorned his shirt and top hat ribbon, sliver lay. A red tie was reflected in white.
A watch alarm beeps, and the man gives the Devil a huge grin. Both cross to the other side of the roof, before running as fast as they can forward, and jumping off the edge of the roof, freefalling into freedom.
Beware of where you step, beware of what you see, for tonight water is your enemy, as you watch My Mystery.
Infront of this Museum is a pathway leading straight south. Along the western edge of this pathway are some steps leading into a park. At this current moment, the Defenders of Justice are protecting the steps, stopping the rabid crowd of Criminal Supporters from entering the crime scene. Or soon to be crime scene.
And as the bell rings 9PM, the lights in the area blink out with an audible clunk. It's not only the street lights, but the lights illuminating the area from the floor, as well the spot lights the Defenders have placed around the area. The Criminal Supporters scream, whether from the sudden darkness or what it means, the Defenders don't know.
All eyes are drawn to the southernmost point of the pathway, where there is a fountain. It's a large piece of glass with water cascading from top to bottom to collect in a pool. This pool connects to a small stream that runs north until it meets the fountains replica infront of the museum.
A light flicks on at the bottom of the fountain, hidden in the pool of water. Shining upwards, it illuminates the falling water, making it shimmer and sparkle. A figure steps through the water to stand in the view of everyone. All around there are gasps of amazement since this should not be possible. There was a concrete slab behind the fountain, there was no room for someone to step through. The light from below outlines the figure, creating a large shadow on the concrete behind. It was a shadow that everyone knew well. The man who had stepped through was the Master of Impossible.
It was International Phantom Thief 1412 himself.
As his cape flares out in a non-existent wind, so does the large shadow's cape, creating an imposing, yet majestic and gallant figure.
"Ladies and Gentlemen! Thank you for joining me this night" the Phantom claims, thrusting one hand out to the side in emphasis. "Just remember that your eyes are not playing tricks with you." After giving that piece of advice, he bows to the Criminal Supporters and turns his gaze towards the museum. He walks towards the stream, taking slow confident strides.
Just as he is about to leave the circle of light the lamp provides, the next one lights up. Raising his hand for all to see, the Phantom clicks and the lights speedily turn on one after another, leading the way towards the museum. Following the lead of the lights, the Phantom walks forwards. The Criminal Supporters all cheer out at the feat the Phantom is pulling off. He is walking on water.
So doing what no man should be able to, the Phantom keeps on walking forwards, his image reflected in the mirrors to his right. With his Supporters on his left, they are in the perfect position to see the reflection.
It takes the Supporters and the Defenders a few moments to realise that there is more going on than there seems to be. For there truly is a Phantom in the mirror. And he's not dressed in white. As the Phantom leaves the boundary of one light for a moment and enters the next, suddenly it's the White Phantom reflected in the mirror, and the Black Phantom stood before them. Yet the rhythm of walking hasn't faltered. The crowd goes silent in wonder at this new trick. The Black Phantom slowly raises his arms to his sides, the White mirror image following perfectly in sync as if it truly was a mirror. The Supporters and Defenders both drop their jaws to the ground as the Phantom does a forward flip, hands touching the surface of the water instead of plunging in like they should have. And surely there must be only one Phantom, for even their capes moved in sync. Everything is far too precise for it to be anything other than the Phantom and a mirror.
Yet the Phantom keeps on walking, and he keeps on changing colours. As he gets halfway down the stream, the Black Phantom turns his back on the Criminal Supporters and Defenders of Justice, facing the mirror. Then he steps forwards and into the mirror. As the final light comes on at the opposite fountain, the Black Phantom walks out of the waterfall into the view of everyone. As the Criminal Supporters cheer over the act of teleportation, they realise that the trick isn't fully finished yet, for the White Phantom is still in the mirror. He walks down towards the Museum, walking between the bands of light and dark until he reaches the penultimate mirror. The Criminal Supporters watch as their idol walks into the last patch of black, fully expecting him to walk back into the bright white light. But he does not. Instead, he walks out of the wall of water once more.
It's then that the Defenders of Justice regain their senses and realise that these two are still a threat. But there is slight hesitation since they have never had to deal with two Phantoms before. Just one is hard enough, two sound terrifying. And that leads the Defenders to wonder why the need for two Phantoms when one was more than enough. Loath to admit it, but International Phantom Thief 1412 played rings around them like they were frozen in place. He held all the strings, had the master copy of the play that no one knew they were acting in. If the police had never even laid a finger upon his cape, then why was there a need for an accomplice? Did he just want to make even more fun of them? Had he gotten bored of the spotlight and wished to share it? No, that was preposterous. Kaitou 1412 never shared the spot light.
So why are there two Phantoms here this night?
There was only one plausible explanation the Defenders of Justice could come up with and that was that International Phantom Thief 1412 was training an apprentice. So with that horrifying thought in their heads, they move as soon as the White Phantom turns to face the Phoenix statue. The Black Phantom steps forwards, as if protecting its white counterpart and draws the cape across his body. With a dramatic flourish he flares the cape out, arm outstretched to the side as a load of white doves explode from beneath it. The Defenders duck and cover their heads, letting the birds fly free above them. Yet during this moment of distraction, both Phantoms have moved.
The Black Phantom is sitting down, perched on the clawed feet of the Phoenix. The White Phantom has the audacity to lay on the Phoenix's back, easily an arm's reach away from the Prize.
The Defenders realise that they are quickly losing this battle and become determined to try and refrain the Phantom from doing what he does best- fly off with the Prize in his gloved hand. With the determination to try and win, to prove to the Criminal Supporters that Justice wins over Crime, they step closer to the statue. At a nod from their rather quiet Boss, then step into the pool of water surrounding the statue.
Kaitou 1412 watches this and his famous and heart breaking Cheshire Cat grin crawls leisurely onto his face.
"Did you not read the warning I gave to you? What silly men you are then" he announces, voice slightly teasing and serious at the same time. For their benefit, he repeats himself "Beware of where you step, beware of what you see, for tonight water is your enemy, as you watch My Mystery."
He turns away from the Defenders, showing that they are not even worth his time. "Masked Mystery" and the Black Phantom looks up at his inverted duplicate "Show them why they should listen to me in the future"
The Black Phantom, now revealed to be called the Masked Mystery, stands up, a rather smug smile on his face. "Certainly. We can't have that now can we."
The Defenders are relieved when their Boss turns bright red, some of his normal personality coming back. But when he speaks, they are reminded why they liked the quiet Boss; they kept their hearing that way. "Why you pompous excuse for a thief. How dare you say that to my men? Just try saying that when you are in handcuffs. We'll see who's smiling then" Fist in the air, the Boss breaths heavily from the rant before turning to his men.
Yet International Phantom Thief 1412 interrupts him. With a click of his hands, a small puff of smoke envelops them. As the smoke clears, there is a nice shining silver pair of Handcuffs on his wrists. "I'll accept that challenge Inspector. I don't even need to play a part in this. Masked Mystery is more than enough to handle you." The Phantom lives off challenges. It was one of the reasons why he had never changed the outfit he wore: the unique figure he had, the bright whiteness that draws the eye, it all was part of one big challenge he sets against himself. The heist notes, as fun as they are, are all part of the challenge too. But now he had a new challenge, the man at his feet. And he couldn't wait to see who would win the challenge.
"Apprehend him men. Both of them shall be in the cells before midnight!" roars the Inspector, playing his part in the Phantom's play perfectly. The Defenders of Justice jump at the sound, forced into action by the tone and volume. Circling around the statue, they slush once more through the water, coming closer and closer to the masked figure before them.
Masked Mystery doesn't seem fazed at the approaching threat, and picks up the clove charm to admire it. Raising piercing blue eyes up, he smirks once more, before dropping the charm and setting it purposely swinging against his face. At the White Phantom's clap, he quickly turns his head to face a man on his far right. As he stares the Defender in the eyes, Kaitou 1412 claps once more, and Mystery extends a hand and clicks. A light clicks into life under the man, an ice blue in colour. The Defender jumps and squints, his eyes closed at the sudden increase of light. Another clap from above and Mystery holds a hand infront of his face, brings finger by finger down into a fist before bringing that fist to his lips. Blowing into his fist, he opens it and the Criminal Supporters watch as what appears to be blue glitter falls into the water around the man. The defender attempts to take a step forwards and away from the light shining from beneath him, but finds that he can't. He can't even move. For glittering like glass around his legs is a thick sheet of ice.
Before the Defenders can comprehend what had befallen their comrade, there is another clap and Mystery looks immediately in the opposite direction, at the Defender on his far left. It seems that the first set was slow on purpose since International Phantom Thief 1412 now claps faster, in time to the swinging Clover Charm on the Black Phantom's mask. The whole Process is repeated, faster and faster as the charm's displacement becomes smaller and smaller. Light after light flashes on, a brilliant ice blue lighting up the sky. Defender after Defender becomes entrapped within the ice, squirming futilely. Some even try to reach out for the Phantom, but just like the name suggests, he is like a shadow, untouchable. And as the Clover charm stops swinging, the last Defender is frozen in place.
"What are you doing men? Capture the thieves already!" roars the Boss who is the only Defender untouched.
"Inspector we can't!" admits one of the Defenders sheepishly. "We're stuck."
"Fine, I'll do it myself." He growls.
Just as he is about to set foot into the Phoenix's pool, the fountain behind the Phoenix roars into life, spraying jets of water into the sky. At a clap from Kaitou 1412 the lights under the frozen Defenders goes red to match tonight's Prize. With a large hand movement, he throws more of the blue glitter into the air. As the jets of water freeze, the droplets fall to the earth, glittering like drops of fire due to the lights refraction. The Criminal Supporters couldn't be more thrilled with the display, swarming against their guards to get a closer look.
At another telling clap, the jets infront of the Phoenix spur into life. Yet the water is thicker and faster, quickly creating a wall between the Phantoms and the rest of the world. Within seconds the wall of water drops, revealing what, ultimately, everyone expected.
No International Phantom Thief 1412
No Masked Mystery
No Phoenix Fire.
With a resounding boom the lights in the pool turn off. One by one, the lights on the mirror pathway turn off too, drawing the Criminal Supporter's eyes in that direction. The lights start to turn off from each end to leave only the centre most light shining in the pitch blackness.
Under that light are two shadows, one white and one black, as oxymoronic as that may sound. Capes drawn out to the sides, they bow to the Criminal Supporters.
"We hoped that you enjoyed the show tonight. I believe that Masked Mystery made an adequate debut, don't you?" asks Kaitou 1412. The Criminal Supporters show that they thoroughly agree, shouting themselves raw and clapping up a storm. "I'm glad you think so. But it is now time for good little girls and boys to be in bed. So it's good night from me."
At the cue, the Masked Mystery raises his cape out to the side, engulfing the whiteness…
"And Good night from me"
…Before covering his whole body with the cape too. And the final light flickers out for only a moment. Yet a moment is all two Phantom's need to disappear off into the night.
If any of you are interested, I've written three more heists and 1 Shinichi Bombing/murder case in my Main Fic, How a thief changes the Mafia. The tone is different, with KID being generally a lot more childish and fun, especially in the first heist which is the first chapter. You don't necessarily need to have seen/watched Reborn to read the heists, especially the first heist which is totally DC only. The third heist is purely DC too actually (chapter 27). The second heist is actually a fight between the two sets of characters, where Conan helps KID to win.
I hope that you enjoyed the entrance of the Masked Mystery. Join me next time when I'll upload a different version of the heist. It starts with the same prompt but the heist is totally different!
Phantom Hitman 1412
First Uploaded 13 March 2012.