However, it was clear from the happenings today that Kaito really was some sort of magician. That would explain the rose, and the few other tricks he'd done at school probably. Why Shinichi's father would need a magician's expert advice is beyond her though. It was none of her concern anyway.
But why would her new classmate hate detectives? If that was the case then it could be enough proof that Shinichi and Kaito weren't the same person. There was no way Shinichi would hate detectives. But just to be sure...
"No, no, no!!!" Ran cried upon the offer of the phone number. "That won't be necessary at all, Yukiko-san."
That might have reassured her though. Despite everything, a tugging feeling in he back of her mind told her that Shinichi and Kaito were the same person. Ran blamed it on the fact that she missed her friend terribly that she was clinging to the mere idea of having someone standing on his place... even when it wasn't actually him. And besides, it wouldn't be that farfetched to think that maybe the whole family were hiding something from her and that they went to this extent to keep it a secret.
Or was it too much?
No, Shinichi wouldn't keep anything from her. Nothing that big anyway. But just to be sure indeed...
"But still..." Ran started sadly, lowering her head. "I can't help but see Shinichi in him. When Kaito-kun was at school today, I was almost certain that he had come back. Even when the teacher told us his full name, I thought that maybe he was doing it to hide from someone. I wanted to confront him right away after that."