A snort escaped his mouth as he rolled his eyes- a cunning grin forming on his mouth as he leaned in.
"Oh, they won't be thinking that anytime soon, Ran-san," He said conspiratorially. "It's a secret, but I've got some surprises for the class lined up in my sleeve."
He pressed a finger to his lips, before he drew back with a thoughtful look on his face when Ran continued-
"Hm, maybe I should just keep on fooling them I'm Kudo Shinichi," Kaito suggested out loud- the only person he had been worried about was Ran, now hat he had her out of the way, there was no reason to keep fooling everyone else. He just didn't like having someone chase after him as someone he was not, he couldn't deal with private things like that.
He quickly trashed the thought- there was a reason why Kudo Shinichi was on a supposed overseas case, even if Kaito hadn't seen any evidence of it. Or dead. One or the other. He wondered why the guy was hiding like this- because that was what he was doing, hiding. Kaito knew behavior patterns well and he recognized the trail the guy left behind- And Kudo was doing a crappy job of it too.
The story contradicted itself every page of the way and Kaito wondered why, surely the detective could have put together a much more convincing story?
Unless it was sudden.
That, or the detective was just horrid at lying. Kaito would have given him a few lessons if he wasn't a rival, though he had only popped up once at his heists.
If he appeared in public as Kudo Shinichi, would he get some answers?
He said, stowing away the thought for now. It'd get too complicated afterwards, though he may pull a stint like that to just humiliate the guy sometime soon.
"Detectives are a bore," Kaito said in response to Ran, his face screwed up in distaste. "They just pick up the pieces, they're not original at all." He said, rolling his eyes. "Now magicians, on the other hand..."
He grinned and conjured up a deck of modified cards with the alphabet on them instead of their suits and numbers- And after shuffling them a couple of times, he took the first 11 cards and panned them out, the result being "HELLORANSAN", the process simple as Ran's name was relatively short and he had the "Hello" already prepared.
"Happy to hear so, and Sherlock Holmes, huh." Kaito scoffed. "If we're talking classical books, I very much like Arsene Lupin, The Book Thief was nice for a more recent one," He hummed.