"Eh, would you be all right in here?" Ran worried.
If Chris wouldn't come then that would leave her all alone at home since her father went out with friends to play mahjong. "You're free to join us, Chris-san. I believe the invitation was open to everyone." Of course, she felt bad leaving the actress in there all alone. There would be nothing to do, not to mention that she hadn't left anything to eat. Chris would have to prepare the meal on her own, and as much as possible Ran didn't want their guest to lift a finger. But she appreciated her generous help from time to time. But if she insisted on staying then Ran wouldn't at least trouble her with the driving if it wasn't for the rain.
Ran nodded her head, "Yes, please. Sonoko and I would usually just walk since it's not that far to Shinichi's house. Sorry for the trouble, Chris-san."
"Could you wait here, Sonoko? I just have to take care of the thrash I made and then change my clothes upstairs. Oh, and Conan-kun. I'll have to ask him, too." She picked up the bin she was carrying earlier and then walked out the door, leaving the two ladies alone for a while.
In the matter of ten minutes, Ran was already rushing back down the stairs and into the office. "Gomen'nasai, Chris-san, Sonoko, I'm ready now. Conan-kun won't be joining us. He's got a lot of homework to do so if you don't mind, Chris-san, I'll be leaving him in your care for now, if it's not too much trouble for you."