Cost of Freedom (27/52)
Summary: In which Kaito and Aoko reunite, and Shinichi tries his luck at explaining things to Kazuha. Prison ! AU
No poker face can prepare him for this.
Kaito stares, heart pounding against his eardrums as Aoko stares back at him, eyes blank. There are tear stains marring her cheeks, and he feels almost as if he’s been punched in the stomach. He’s put those tears there, hasn’t he? It’s his fault that Aoko’s crying.
“Tell me,” Aoko says, as he inches a step backwards, towards the door. She’s cradling her phone in her hands, and Kaito watches wide-eyed as she lifts it up, fingers brushing the sides. “If I ask you to stay this time, will you?”