"Yukiko-san!" Ran's cheeks reddened at Shinichi's mother's words. She sank a little further into her seat. It couldn't be could it--Shinichi would never say something like that would he? Even back then, back when they had been in London when he said that.
She smiled a little at the precious memory. Although some time had passed since their trip to London, she still remembered encountering Shinichi there. That time, she had been upset with him for not telling her that he was in London. Somehow, with everything that had happened, Ran didn't think that she could ever quite forget the trip, from the case to Shinichi's words. Especially not Shinichi's words.
But when someone had collapsed, she forgot about the case in London completely. She looked down, a little embarrassed when Yukiko-san pointed out that it was possible that nobody was murdered. Somehow, she had thought it was a murder. Everything was a blur when her mother told her to call the police, with everyone panicking and everything happening so quickly and suddenly. Just like every other time when she was out with Conan-kun and her father.
Ran shook her head slightly, mentally chiding herself. She should have first thought that person who collapsed was fine. Really, it was almost as though the idiot deduction geek's joy at seeing murder cases happen had passed onto her!
Her thoughts were once again cut short when the man sitting with the lady who collapsed, Kyoko-san, spoke up. Ran looked up in surprise at the man's comment though. "Aoko-chan?" she turned towards her new friend.
"Aoko did pass by those two, but Aoko just accidentally knocked over a salt shaker and picked it up!" Aoko-chan said when her mother asked. Ran felt slightly relieved at the words. Aoko-chan just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. She was sure that everything would turn out to be fine as soon as the police came.
Somehow, her relief did not last long when she noticed that the waitress the man was referring to was the same waitress who had served their table not too long ago. Ran's eyes widened slightly, before she found herself asking, "Is that true--" Realizing that she did not know the waitress's name, she stopped abruptly.
"Kohaku. Shimizu Kohaku," the waitress offered, smiling as though nothing had happened.
"Shimizu-san?" Ran tried again.
"Yes, I did pass by," Shimizu-san said, turning towards the man, "You asked me to replace the salt shaker, since your previous shaker had fallen to the ground, didn't you?"