In reality, he knew it was only a matter of time before someone caught up to him. This wasn't a situation that could continue forever.
He had thought many times about bringing it to an end himself, in one form or fashion.
Most of such ideas involved properly discussing the matter with the one who had become his friend before he even realized it.
The famed detective of the east, who had been forced to disappear from the spotlight in order to protect his own life- and more importantly, the lives of those around him.
Sometimes he worried that Kudo Shinichi didn't value his own life as much as he should, but it was exactly that kind of selfless nature that had impressed him in the first place.
Were he any different, the situation might have already ended long ago, and he'd have been the one to do it.
Kudo Shinichi would have truly vanished from this world,
his actions against the mysterious group known only to him as the Black Organization cut short before he could even truly raise a hand against them,
before he'd even caught the faintest hint of their trail.
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