Then Kaishin 32, preferably with Kaito saying it. :)
Heck yeah. Not quite long enough to need a read more.
“What the hell is your problem?” Shinichi demanded, crossing his arms. “After all this time, you still think you can just shut me out?”
“No, Kudou, I–”
“God damn it, I thought we were friends! We’ve been working together for three years, one of which I was an elementary schooler and now, all of a sudden, you’ve decided, ‘oh, hey, maybe I should keep secrets from my friend, I’m sure he’ll be fine with that!‘ And I’m not, Kuroba, you’re the only person I’ve never lied to and I–”
“I think I’m in love with you and I’m terrified!” Kuroba shouted, interrupting Shinichi’s tirade. Shinichi froze. “I can’t stop thinking about you! It’s like my brain is the Kudou Shinichi channel all day, all the time! I thought about buying you a god damn oven mitt because it had a freaking deer stalker, Kudou! I don’t know what to do anymore!”
Shinichi stared for a long moment and said the only thing he could think of. “There was an oven mitt with a deer stalker?”
Kuroba laughed a little desperately. “Really? That’s what you focus on?”
“I’m in shock, okay? Give me a second. It’s not every day the person you’re in love with confesses first, all right?”
“You…" Kaito took a hesitant step forward. “You, too?”
“Did you know that Sonoko took Ran and I to a magic show a week ago? All I could think as I predicted trick after trick was, ‘Kuroba could do better than this guy.‘ And then yesterday, I saw this Tuxedo Mask keychain, and I almost bought it because it reminded me of you–the rose, the hat…”
“Holy shit,” Kuroba breathed. “Holy shit, you’re in love with me.”
“No, you did it wrong, you were supposed to focus on the stupid keychain!“ Shinichi shook his head and pulled out his phone. When Kuroba caught sight of the charm hanging off it, he laughed.
“I thought you said almost!”
“Right, I almost bought it yesterday. Today, though, today I bought it.”
“You really do love me.” Kuroba shook his head in wonder.
Shinichi smiled. “Yeah. I think you owe me an oven mitt, Kuroba.”