dccd wrote:One more important thing:
The NY/Golden Apple-Case is approximately 1-2 years ago (given Shinichis and Rans appearance).
In this case Vermouth at one point was disguised as Radish Redwood, the police-captain.
The important point is, that when she pulls off her mask, she actually is old.
I dont think at that point, that she had a second ("old") mask on her.
I dont think that she had some "old looking" make up on her either.
That means Vermouth actually at that point, was old.
Sharons age was never mentioned but since Chris was introduced as 29 years old - to keep up the disguise it must have been logical
for Sharon to be atleast 20 years older -> about 50.
So Sharon was old - but now she apparently is in her 20s/30s - and NOT a kid.
So she must have taken either APTX 4896 (with another effect on her) or one of the drugs Haibara mentions at CH 948 P 4.
What I want to say:
Vermouth is the living proof that there is no way to guess Rums current age.
And if someones counter it with "Rum had no reason to take the drug" then you might tell me why Vermouth took it.
No answer will come, since noone knows it.
So it´s kinda brave to rule out that Rum took it.
That goes against the fact that Vermouth admits that she doesn't age and always had to pretend to be older to be Sharon in the Mystery Train.
Also: why would Vermouth go to great lengths to hide the fact that the APTX shrunk Conan and Haibara if the shrinking effects of the drug (or any shrinking effects) was a known thing that she used and that the number two in the BO used? One of the biggest point of the MT is that the BO doesn't know about shrinking and that Vermouth wants to keep it that way. Now, even if we assume that your point is correct and Vermouth took the APTX or any other drug to make herself younger and doesn't want the other BO to know to protect herself or something, there is still no logical reason for Rum to take the drug if the rest of the BO is unaware of shrinking. And if he used it, there would be no point in Vermouth hiding it from them, but she does.