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Enji86: I know I screwed up Ai's character a little, by making her a little too whiny. As of chapter 4 I tried to make her a little more in character, but I do think Ai will change a little if she would marry Conan. I will try to get Ai a little more in character without screwing the story up. Jessie was a name I made up, because I liked the name. I'm not very good with Japanese names, that's why I took this name.
Chapter 5: Protection of an Old Enemy
Between the time that Chris Vineyard would arrive, both Hattori and Professor Agasa went home, promising Conan that they both would be available for help if anything would go wrong.
After 15 minutes had passed, Chris Vineyard, appeared at the door of Conan and Ai's house. After knocking on the door, Conan opened the door and welcomed her in.
"Good evening, Cool Guy." she said while undoing herself of her coat. "How are you doing?"
"Besides Gin's escape." Conan said while taking the coat from her. "Fine, I guess."
"You have a nice house." Chris replied while taking a look around the living room. "When I was friends with Yukiko, I remember coming here. However I like the new interior."
"Ai-chan did that." Conan said while walking to the kitchen. "Want some coffee?"
"I would like that." Chris replied at his question, while walking with him to the kitchen to help him out. "I never would have thought you would marry Sherry."
"I wouldn't call her that once she's downstairs, if I were you." Conan said while he made hot water for the coffee. "That'll probably make her more moody than she already is."
"She's moody?" Chris asked at the boy, while she got three cups out of the cupboard. "Why is that?"
"She was not that happy when I announced that you were coming." Conan replied, while filling the cups with the coffee he made. "She still has some sort of grudge against you, I guess."
"Can't say I blame her." Chris said while taking two cups to the living room, Conan followed her with one cup and the coffeepot. "Too much happened."
Ai got downstairs with Jessie and entered the living room, she shot Chris, who just walked in from the kitchen, a sharp look and sat down, placing little Jessie in the cradle next to her and then crossing her legs.
"No hello?" Chris asked amusingly at the displeased looking young women. "You don't have to worry about me, pretend I'm not here."
"Thanks for the tip." Ai said sarcastically. "But if you didn't pay attention, that's exactly what I already did."
Chris said nothing, but only put the two cups on the table, Conan did the same. Ai got up and picked a cup, she made absolutely sure that she got the cup that Conan was holding. Conan sat on the other side of the couch, next to her, while Chris sat at the other side of the table.
"So…" Chris began, trying to make a conversation and making the young woman more comfortable with her presence. "How are you called now? Last time I saw you, you were going under the alias of Ai Haibara."
At first Ai said nothing, only staring at her with her sharp eyes. She took a sip of her coffee and then put her hand in the air, showing Chris her wedding ring.
"As you can see I'm married now!" she said with absolutely no emotion in her voice. "Which means I got another surname."
"I see." Chris answered, while she got a cup from the table. "And how would you like me to call you?"
"Edogawa-san would do." Ai answered at the woman, she grabbed a magazine which covered a model, meaning it was a fashion magazine.
Conan saw that Ai was slowly changing back to her old self. Conan knew Ai was displeased with the arrival of Chris Vineyard, Conan never really asked why she hated the woman so much. Conan unlike Ai was quite happy with the woman. He knew she gave him great leads in the past and saved him a lot of times. He decided that he would slowly start a conversation with his wife.
"You angry?" He asked carful.
"Why would I?" she replied simply.
"Because you're acting like you're angry" she replied again.
"Am I?" she asked while sipping her coffee. "Well I guess I am then."
"And why is that?" He asked his wife, again carefully.
"Because it seems that I'm at a real disadvantage here." she replied with a sharp tone. "I don't trust her and you do, so you don't even want to consider that she maybe is a spy."
Chris following the conversation between Conan and Ai, saw that there were absolutely pressure between the two of them. Conan stood up to pick up Jessie and put her in his lap. Conan tickled the baby a little, what she seemed to like. Chris moved more to Conan to get a look at his daughter.
"She's pretty, take that from me." Chris said smilingly to Conan, Ai sharply followed her with her eyes when she said that. Jessie smiled when she saw Chris, she seemed to like her. At this Chris replied: "You like auntie Chris?"
Ai shot up when she said that last sentence and shot Conan one of her famous Death Glares, one he didn't see for a long time. She grabbed the magazine she was holding and made an effort to leave the room. She moved her head towards the blonde woman.
"Do me a huge favor!" she angrily hissed. "Never call yourself that again in front of my child!"
After she said that, she moved her head to face her husband.
"I'm going to bed!" she said, still with a angry tone in her voice. "If you have the guts to face me tonight, then the talk you and I are going to have will be a long one, take that from me!"
After she said that, she slammed the door behind her back and you could hear her walking up the stairs. However at the sound of the slammed door, Jessie began to cry. It took Conan quite some time to get her calm again.
Chris installed in the meantime some of her handy gadgets to prevent the building from unwanted visitors. After the alarm was set, she and Conan made the decision to get some sleep.
Conan gave Chris a look at the guestroom where she could stay for the coming days.
"Good night and good luck." Chris said while she was making the room more comfortable for her.
"What do you mean?" Conan asked from the corner of the door with Jessie in his arms.
"I think that if your wife is still awake," Chris said with a low face, while she was getting her bed ready. "you're not going to get much sleep for the upcoming hours."
"Right." Conan said with a little fear in his voice, he still could remember the last fight he had with Ai. "I'll be alright, I hope. Goodnight."
Conan closed the door and Chris smiled with a beautiful smile, she never thought that Conan would be that nice to her, after all what happened to him. She thought that he would be really angry at all of them, only because he couldn't have his childhood friend as his lover, and who would have of guessed that of all people on earth that, Shiho Miyano or rather Ai Haibara-Edogawa, as she called herself now, would be his wife. However she still could see the love they had, although Ai wouldn't want to show her that.
Conan made Jessie at ease in her crib. She was fast asleep and Conan wanted it to keep it that way. He slowly made his way to his bedroom and saw that Ai was laying at her side of the bed. He thought she was asleep. He quietly undressed himself to get ready for bed and he silently laid himself next to her. He closed his eyes and tried to get some sleep.
"You think you could fool me like that?" his wife suddenly said to him. Conan's eyes burst open and he moved his head to his wife, when he saw her, he immediately looked her right in her sharp eyes.
"I'm not going to lie to you, Conan." Ai said with a softer voice. "I'm absolutely displeased with the turn of events, right now. "
"I know you don't like her." Conan replied with a soft voice. "But I currently have faith in her, I think she's good enough to protect us."
"I don't!" she hissed at him. "I can't help myself, I just don't trust her!"
"Trust me." Conan said, stroking her hair. "I will do everything what I can do to make sure both you and Jessie will be safe."
"I know." Ai said smilingly a little. "I trust you."
"I thought you were going to scold me for hours." Conan said to her, he was a little confused because she seemed to be a lot more relaxed than she was a few hours ago.
"I thought about some things," she began with a soft voice. "I mean, I don't trust her, you do. But you let her come to protect me and our baby, so I didn't think I had the right to be angry at you. I really like you, Conan-kun!"
Conan grinned, "But I don't just like you, Ai-Chan, I love you!"
"But I'm still going to make you awake for quite some hours." Ai said seductive to him.
"What do you have planned?" Conan asked her.
So Sherry and her little detective got help from Vermouth? Gin thought while he looked at their house from his car. Then I guess tonight won't be the night to make them suffer. But now I can also make Vermouth suffer, so that's something I'm going to look forward to. Sherry, little detective, Vermouth, be ready, I'm going to get you all!
So here's the new chapter, I hope I did a good job :)