Since I'm new to this forum, I am surprised how many threads are referring to Gin's and Sherry's relationship in the past. It sure is an interesting topic, though.
About Sherry's dream and the rooftop conversation:
I think you guys interprete a bit too much in it.
There is something I noticed, when I re-read the mangas.
In the first chapter, the rollercoaster case, Gin uses quite foul language like "unlucky Bastard" and "bullshit detective game" and "So the bitch did it!", even though the police is around and could sue him for swearing
Later on, when he drugs Shinichi, he seems way more relaxed and speaks in a more oldfashioned way.
(I'm not a native and I had to look up what "So long..." in this context means. I have never heard it as a "goodbye phrase" before.) What I want to say is, that he does not only talk to Sherry like this, but also to random people he encounters.
Okay, that was the first chapter and Gosho indeed has changed Gins character outline a bit, but I think it's a crucial trait of him, that he uses rather sexual language when he is irritated about somethinig (the presence of the police or that Sherry is a traitor). And he could not know if the victim was a "bastard" and the apparent culprit a "bitch".
He probably just thinks in this kind of language in stressful or annoying situations and does not really have second thoughts about its sexual connotations.
So I would not interprete too much into Sherry's dream. Or the rooftop scene. I mean Sherry apparently knows Gin well and also about his bad habits when he is annoyed or his usual use of language when he is cool, so he also acts like that in her dream.
About Gin thinking about Sherry naked:
He does not always do this. When talks to Kogoro about her, he does not imagine her being naked. I think that could be because he does not expect her to appear. As far as I remember he only thinks of her naked when expects her to show up in this situation. Like the funeral or the Bell Tree Express.
I think it is just an "artistic motive" to emphasize the fact that Gin does not know about her exact whereabouts at the moment, but will find her. Showing/Imagining her partially naked indicates some sort of vulnerability and danger she is in.About the possibility of rape:
I mean, there are a lot of things coming together, but I dont think that they must
have had a romantical/sexual relationship just because of the rooftop scene and Gin imagining her naked. It could be possible but I personally think Sherry is way too serene/composed to be a rape victim since she freely plays along when he begins to "ooze charm" excessively. And I cannot see the Boss looking over a rape of a very important researcher, even if it is Gin. I mean, what if Sherry would have committed suicide because of that?
When I compare the portrayal of their "relationship" and abusive relationships, then I don't really see similarities.
Okay - DC is a shonen for underage people aswell - but there are ways to imply abusive relationships subtly. For example X standing close to Y. Like really
close and Y is visibly uncomfortable with it. But when I think about Sherry's dream...There was nothing that would even imply something like rape. I mean it was a nightmare. And when you have nightmares in fiction you usually dream the worst case.
This was just my point of view before I read this thread. It still is.
Okay this post became longer than expected