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March 22, 5:24 PM
Wright & Co. Law Offices

Pearl:
Mystic Maya... M-Mystic Mayaaa... *sniffle, sniffle*

Phoenix:
There, there, Pearls...

Pearl:
I... I can't take it... anymore... ...Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...

Phoenix:
L-Look! It'll be alright! Everything may still work out.

Pearl:
Hm...?

Phoenix:
The condition was that we had to get a "not guilty" verdict. And so far, the kidnapper has kept his word and hasn't hurt Maya. And he won't because Mr. Engarde hasn't been given a "guilty" sentence yet!

Pearl:
Unngg... Nnmff... *sniffle, sniffle*

Phoenix:
Cheer up! We don't have time to stand around crying! We have to get going!

Pearl:
... Y-You're right...

Pearl:
Mystic Maya is in much more pain than I am!

Phoenix:
Yes, that's right. So...

???:
Hey! You guys! Glad I caught you, pal!

Pearl:
M-Mr. Scruffy Detective...

Phoenix:
(...Oh boy. Looks like Detective Gumshoe... has been dubbed "Mr. Scruffy Detective" in Pearls' book now...)

Gumshoe:
It's just plain ol' "Mr. Dick Gumshoe" now, and I came to talk to you, pal!

Phoenix:
(But we're kind of busy right now...)







March 22
Police Station
Criminal Affairs Dept.

Pearl:
Wow. Everybody looks really busy with something or another...

Phoenix:
Hmm... They're probably strengthening the evidence for tomorrow's trial.

Detective:
Hey! Hurry up with that, will ya!? Pass that victim's list around! ...Now you're speaking nonsense! There's more than 100 people on there!

Pearl:
Um, Mr. Nick...? Is Mr. Engarde a really bad, terrible criminal...?

Phoenix:
... Actually, Pearls, never mind. It sounds like they're working on a different case...





March 22
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Phoenix:
(From what the guard told me... It sounds like along with Mr. Engarde, Ms. Andrews is also being detained here.)

Pearl:
Then we should talk with them since we're here...

Phoenix:
Yeah, but both of them are still in questioning.

Pearl:
Hmm... And we don't have time to waste.

Phoenix:
(Yeah, visiting hours are almost over...)





March 22
Hotti Clinic
Reception

Phoenix:
(...Never thought I'd ever come back to this place...)

???:
Hmm, yes... Are you here to visit a patient? Hmm...

Phoenix:
Ah, hi... ...Wait a second! You're...!

???:
Hmm, yes... I'm Director Hotti... Hoh, hoh.

Phoenix:
Why are you still here!?

Hotti:
Hmm, yes... What is it? Hmm... Can I help you? You can tell me... Hmm, yes...

???:
Director Hotti!

Phoenix:
E-Edgeworth...

Hotti:
Hmm, yes... I'm Director Hotti... Hoh, hoh. ...Oh, you're the man from this morning. Hmm, yes... What is it?... Uh huh...

Edgeworth:
Director. Franziska... How is Franziska von Karma?

Hotti:
Hmm... You don't need to worry. Hmm, yes... She's in good hands... Because, you see... I'm personally taking good care of her... Hmm, yes... Hee hee. Hmm, yes... and that thing... that surgery... It went well.

Edgeworth:
...You have my gratitude.

Phoenix:
(It looks like Edgeworth doesn't know about this "Director" and his secret...)

Hotti:
She looked so pitiful; absolutely terrified. Hmm, yes... But I understand, hmm... Hmm, yes... Her opponent was a gun, after all. Uh huh. And when I snuck up on her real secret-like, she would scream really loud. Hmm, yes.

Edgeworth:
I see.

Hotti:
Ah, but she's really cute too. When I'd do that, she'd whip me with her whip, uh huh... Boy did I cry like a baby. Hmm, yes... But I think I could get used to it. Hmm... Hmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

von Karma:
Go back to your room.

Hotti:
You're so mean, uh huh... So mean... my frisky Friska. But that's good too-- Hmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! OK, OK... I... Hmm, yes... It's time for my IV drops. Hmm, yes...

von Karma:
... And what are those tulips doing in your hand, Mr. Phoenix Wright?

Phoenix:
(Argh! I knew I shouldn't have come here!)




Phoenix:
...Ms. von Karma. Adrian Andrews believed you when you said, "If you don't tell the truth of what really happened, then Engarde will be found guilty."

von Karma:
And what does that have to do with me?

Phoenix:
Because of that, she is now in danger of being found guilty herself! All because she believed in your words until the very end...

von Karma:
... That still has nothing to do with me. She's just a weak person, that's all.

Phoenix:
But you had to know she was... OWWW!

von Karma:
... I think visiting hours here are about over. So, if you'll excuse me.

Pearl:
What's wrong? Why did she suddenly cut you off...?

Phoenix:
(Probably because she thinks I had the advantage in that argument... ...Edgeworth...)



Edgeworth:
... Wright. Listen, you need to know something. Juan Corrida was killed by Shelly de Killer. And the client who ordered the job... is Matt Engarde... Your own client.

Phoenix:
Please, stop! ...I can't listen to you. I can't believe that.

Edgeworth:
...I see. Well, if you want to continue your investigation, you will need this.

Pearl:
What is it?

Edgeworth:
The hotel right now is restricted to police personnel only, as we are looking for any clues that might lead us to Shelly de Killer. If you take this with you to the hotel, I'm sure they will let you enter.

Letter of Introduction added to the Court Record.

Edgeworth:
...In any case, I must attend to the preparations for Maya's rescue team. We'll meet again, if anything should happen. Now if you'll excuse me...




Pearl:
Mr. Nick? Do you... Do you think... Mr. Engarde hired an assassin...?

Phoenix:
No way! (I mean, he doesn't have a Psyche-Lock...)

Pearl:
Y-Yeah, I guess not...

Phoenix:
Maya... Please... All I ask is you make it home, safe and sound!




Date: ??? Time ???
Location: ???

Maya:
Heh heh. I guess even kidnappers can be a little clumsy. Clumsy enough to drop a card like this for me. And even though he said he was an "assassin", I bet he's just making that up, like how Nick does with everything in court. Anyway, let's try out the card trick with this card I just found...

...*click*...

Maya:
Sounds like I got the door open... OK! Time to go take a look around!





Date: ??? Time ???
Location: ???

Maya:
Wh-What is this place...? I've got a feeling I'm not in the hotel anymore... Are those videos over there? ...Well, I'll worry about that later. For now, I should be looking for clues. That way, I can show them to sis and maybe get out of here!


???:
Oh, this simply will not do... I cannot have you wandering around at will.

Maya:
Eeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

???:
...It seems... that your Mr. Wright is truly concerned about you.

Maya:
He is...?

???:
For now, I would suggest you remain cooperative. If you cannot, there are ways in which I can help you...

Maya:
Ways... You mean...

???:
"Dead men tell no tales" is how the saying goes, correct?

Maya:
"D-D-D-D-Dead"!?

???:
I'm almost certain I told you on our first meeting. I am... an assassin.

Maya:
N-No way... You're lying... I mean... An assassin...?

???:
...People are not always who they appear to be.

Maya:
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!




March 22, 7:04 PM
Hotti Clinic
Reception

Pearl:
Mr. Nick?

Phoenix:
Hm? O-Oh yes, Pearls? (Got caught up in my thoughts about Maya's situation...)

Pearl:
Mr. Edgeworth has left, you know.

Phoenix:
(I guess for now, I have no choice but to believe in Mr. Engarde. But I think I should listen to his story one more time...)

Phoenix:
Alright! Let's get going too.

Pearl:
OK!




March 22
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Jailer:
I'm sorry, but visiting hours are over for today.

Pearl:
Aw...

Phoenix:
(Argh... I have too many questions I need to ask...) I-I'm sorry, but I'm Phoenix Wright, a lawyer for one of the...

Jailer:
You're Mr. Wright, you say? Oh, yeah, there's a message here for you.

Phoenix:
A message...?

Jailer:
It's from Matt Engarde. ...Ah, here you are.

Pearl:
What did he write!? Is it something really important...?

Phoenix:
I don't know. Well, let's see what it has to say... "To the lawyer dude. I've got something really important to tell you." (Why do I feel uneasy all of a sudden...?)




Engarde:
... ... Oh, Mr. Wright. So actually... I have a favor to ask of you. I have this cat named Shoe. I didn't put out a lot of food when I left the house, so he's probably pretty hungry. You think you could drop by my house and feed Shoe for me, dude? My house is just a little ways down from the hotel, alright?




Phoenix:
...

Pearl:
Th-This is terrible! Let's hurry! We have to feed his cat! I'm sure poor Shoe's stomach is growling by now!

Phoenix:
Y-Yeah, I guess...

Matt's Note jammed into a pocket.

Phoenix:
(A client's request is a request... Guess I should go check up on his cat.)




March 22
Gatewater Hotel
Hotel Lobby

Pearl:
Alright now, Mr. Nick! Let's go look for clues! We have to, for Mystic Maya's sake...

???:
You shall not pass!

Phoenix:
*gasp* Ms. Oldbag!

Oldbag:
Don't devalue my name and turn it into a gasp, you spiky-headed poof! Because of you, I've been made to look like the bad guy again! Although, I did get a piece of gum from Edgey-boy, just as he promised... But what I really wanted was something much more valuable! I wanted Edgey-poo's heart! I want it all for me! It's all your fault! You've awakened the wild beast inside of this Oldbag! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Pearl:
Aah! Ms. Oldbag!

Oldbag:
Keep your hands off of me! This helmet is airtight! No air's gets in and no air gets out!

Phoenix:
Umm... What does your helmet have to do with anything?

Oldbag:
Hmph! Don't think you can get me to move with silly questions! You're going to have to defeat me if you want to get by!

Phoenix:
(I'm not hearing this...)




Phoenix:
(Hmm... Maybe if I show her this letter I got from Edgeworth...) Um... Ms. Oldbag... If you would look at...

Oldbag:
What!? You want me to look at this worthless piece of... .................. ...Edgey-pooooo...

Phoenix:
(Ugh... Is that her perfume, Phéromone d'Amour, I smell...? *shudder*)

Oldbag:
Let's see here... "Would you please allow this unsophisticated young person to conduct his investigation? Yours truly, Miles Edgeworth"

Phoenix:
"Y-Yours truly"!?

Oldbag:
Hmph, that man's good at flattery. Fine. But only because Edgey-poo said so, you understand!?

Letter of Introduction given to Ms. Oldbag.

Oldbag:
I just thought of something I have to do. Remember, no messing around! You do anything bad and I won't let you off the hook!

Pearl:
It looks like she has strong feelings for Mr. Edgeworth.

Phoenix:
That may be, but you know nothing's going to come of it.

Pearl:
That's so mean, Mr. Nick! Feelings are meant to be told and shared!

Phoenix:
Owww... (Every time we talk about love, I always end up with a handprint on my face somehow.) Um, so anyway, let's continue our investigation.

Pearl:
OK!

Ray Gun:
*rata-tat-tat-tat-tat...*

Phoenix:
Ack! What!? What now!?

Oldbag:
One little thing, before I forget. You can't go into Engarde's room today.

Pearl:
Why?

Oldbag:
The police's main investigation team is going to be in there all day, you hear?

Phoenix:
(I wonder if they're the team in charge of investigating "De Killer"...?)

Oldbag:
So don't go in there! Set one foot in there and you'll face the wrath of Wendy Oldbag!





March 22
Engarde Mansion
Living Room

Phoenix:
(Hmm, sure is dark...)

Pearl:
I'll go turn on a light!

Phoenix:
Wow... So this is what a star's house looks like. Must be nice to be rich.

Pearl:
Come on, Mr. Nick! Let's find Shoe, the kitty-cat!

Pearl:
Shoooooe!

Shoe:
Meow.

Phoenix:
So I guess this is Shoe.

Pearl:
Ah, what a lovely cat. ...Hello, Shoe.

Shoe:
Meow.

Pearl:
...Tee hee.

Phoenix:
(The cat seems to like Pearls.)

???:
Pardon me...

Phoenix:
!

???:
May I help you with something, Mister...

Phoenix:
Oh, uh, we're lawyers. Actually, I'm Mr. Engarde's lawyer.

???:
The master's... Then, you must be Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
Y-Yes.

???:
Ah, it's a pleasure to meet your wonderful self.

Doe:
I am the family butler, John Doe.

Phoenix:
Nice to meet you.

Shoe:
Meow.




Doe:
...Well, I'm afraid I must take my leave of you now.

Phoenix:
Oh, we should probably get going ourselves.

Doe:
Ah, so young and yet already so accomplished. A master of law...

Phoenix:
But there is also a lot to be proud of in being a butler, in charge of the house and all.

Doe:
Thank you for the compliment, sir. ...People are not always who they appear to be. ...Now if you'll excuse me.

Shoe:
Meow.




March 22
Gatewater Hotel
Viola Hall

Phoenix:
Looks like we're the only ones here.

Pearl:
And yet... the hotel seems so busy somehow...

Phoenix:
(Probably because the police team is scouring for clues about "De Killer"...)





March 22
Gatewater Hotel
Hallway

Lotta:
Hey, City Boy!

Phoenix:
L-Lotta... You're still here...

Lotta:
Reckon course! An investigative photographer eats or starves on her ability to snap up the scoop, yeah!? And this hotel just has that "aura of mystery". Ya know, like something's always about to happen.

Pearl:
But... Do you have a camera?

Lotta:
Reckgiven!

Lotta:
A photographer's gotta have cameras out the ear like corn to be a real pro, ya know!? So I'm hangin' around here... ... ... Speaking of cameras and feedin' the mouth, do ya have mine, ya bread-thief!?

Phoenix:
(Why can't you drop that "thief" thing already?)




Lotta:
... Well, I reckon it's time for me to get going. A tabloid photographer without a camera is just a "tabloid", huh.

Phoenix:
Umm... Yeah, I guess so.

Lotta:
Keep yerself together out there, ya hear!? I'm comin' to see ya in court tomorrow.

Phoenix:
O-OK, I'll see you then...

Lotta:
And you too there, little 'un. Keep up the good work, OK?

Pearl:
OK!

Lotta:
Don't be picky about yer food, now.

Pearl:
OK!

Lotta:
And make sure ya do all yer homework, ya hear?

Pearl:
OK!

Lotta:
And if you happen to find yerself a camera, make sure ya bring it right to me, ya--

Phoenix:
Would you please just leave already!?





March 22
Gatewater Hotel
Corrida's Hotel Room

???:
... Ooongh... Oooonnngh... Ooongh... Oooonnngh...

Pearl:
M-M-Mr. Nick!

Phoenix:
Wh-What is that otherworldly, ghastly moaning...!?

???:
... Ooonnnn... Oooo... Nnnghff... Ghfff...

Pearl:
I... I hate evil ghosts... Waaaaaaaaaaaaah...

Phoenix:
I don't think it's a ghost... Maybe it's a demon!?

???:
E-Excuse me!? Watch who you're calling a demon, brat!

Pearl:
Aaaah!

Phoenix:
Zoinks! It's the alien!!

Oldbag:
Who are you calling an alien!?

Ray Gun:
*rata-tat-tat-tat-tat...*

Phoenix:
Oh, it's just you, Ms. Oldbag. What are you doing here?

Oldbag:
What is wrong with young'uns today!? I came down here to pay my respects to my poor Juan, and you're disturbing me!




*GROOOOOOOOOOWL!*

I'm Uncle Bear, and I say it's "bearly" 8 o'clock!

Phoenix:
Wh-Wh-What is that infernal racket!?

Oldbag:
It's one of the presents going off. Sounds like it's already 8 PM. Way past your bedtime!

Phoenix:
Urk... That startled me! I thought I was going to die for a second...

Pearl:
Eight PM... That's the time when the award ceremony ended that night, remember?

Phoenix:
(Time sure flies... Hard to believe it's been two days since the ceremony...)

...*beep beep beep*...

Phoenix:
(The transceiver!)

...*beep*...

Phoenix:
Hello!? Hello!?

???:
...This is not a phone.

Phoenix:
Maya! How is Maya!? You haven't hurt her, have you!?

???:
...It seems you were not able to fulfill your end of the bargain, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
...!

???:
I have heard the news. So it would seem my present did you no good...

Pearl:
N-Noooo! Mystic Maya! Mystic Mayaaaaaaaa!

Phoenix:
One more day! Please! All I ask is for one more day! I... I'll get a not guilty verdict for sure this time! Please...

???:
... I suppose if I must. I need that acquittal more than anything else, after all.

Phoenix:
...Please... Please let Maya say something! I want to hear she's alright!

???:
Alright... hissssss... then... hisssssss... ssssssssss... ssss... a little... sssssss...

Phoenix:
(What is with this static all of a sudden...!) Hello!? Hello!?

???:
It seems... ssssss... hisss... sssss... bad... sssssss... hisssssssssss... ssssssssss... connect...sssssssssssss...

Phoenix:
(Dammit! Did the transceiver just suddenly break...!?)

???:
ssssssssss... 'll excuse me... hisssssssssssssssss...

...*beep*...

Pearl:
Wh-What happened...?

Phoenix:
I don't know. All of a sudden, it became nothing but static.

Pearl:
Aaaah... Mystic Maya! Mystic Maya!

Phoenix:
(Why did the transceiver suddenly break like that...? I should probably have an electronics expert look at it... The sooner the better!)




March 22
Wright & Co. Law Offices

Gumshoe:
Hey! Welcome back, pal! I thought I'd make you a little something for dinner.

Phoenix:
Th...That's nice... Thanks.

Gumshoe:
It's a rich-man's luxurious full course meal... out of a can, that is...

Phoenix:
I'm sorry you went through all the trouble to cook, but I don't have the time to eat.

Gumshoe:
Oh, hey... You don't have a can opener here, pal.

Phoenix:
(You've got to be kidding... And here I thought he had already whipped something up.)

Gumshoe:
Oh, I know! There is one way I know how to be helpful! Ask me about anything you want, pal! Go ahead!

Phoenix:
(Well, since he's here and offering... I wonder what I should try asking him about?)






March 22
Gatewater Hotel
Corrida's Hotel Room

Gumshoe:
Hey! You're finally here, pal!

Phoenix:
S-Sorry to keep you waiting.

Pearl:
Do you have the... um... "bug sweeper"?

Gumshoe:
Um, well, you see... I got busted trying to sneak in, pal. Then suddenly, I'm staring at the precinct doors. ...From the outside, I mean. So yeah... I couldn't get one of the police bug sweepers...

Phoenix:
... What do you mean you couldn't get it!? We need that item!

Gumshoe:
Hey, hey, calm down, pal. I didn't say I didn't get one, just not the police's.

Pearl:
Wow... So this is a "bug sweeper"...

Phoenix:
It looks a little... broken.

Gumshoe:
Hey, this was made when I was in elementary school, pal.

Phoenix:
Oh? By who?

Gumshoe:
Me, of course! Ah, seeing this sure brings back memories...

Phoenix:
...

Gumshoe:
Hey, don't look down on it, pal! Sure, it looks a little run down... But I put my heart and soul into building this puppy here!

Pearl:
Your heart and soul...?

Gumshoe:
It'll work! Trust me, pal, it'll do the job! But...

Phoenix:
But...?

Gumshoe:
But you can't set the sensitivity... So it's going to beep at anything that gives off electromagnetic waves.

Pearl:
But isn't it better that way?

Gumshoe:
Oh ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho! Well, anyway, since I brought it all this way, might as well give it a whirl, right pal?

Phoenix:
(I'm getting that sinking feeling again...)

Gumshoe:
OK, now I'll tell you how to use this baby! There's a listening device or some other sort of bug hidden in this room, pal.

Pearl:
So we're going to find it, right?

Gumshoe:
Right. Now, first, let's turn the sweeper on. Next, touch the sweeper and take a real good look around the room with it, pal. You can see how strong the radio waves are in an area by looking at the CHECK gauge. Once you find something that's giving off strong waves, the gauge will change... And when that happens, touch the gauge to really give the thing a long hard stare. There's a lot of things here that's going to give off radio waves, so let's take a good look at anything and everything that seems suspicious, OK pal!? Alright! I'm going to go stand outside and keep an eye out. Give me a yell if you find the bug. Got it, pal!?




Gumshoe:
... ...I got it!

Phoenix:
Wh-What!?

Gumshoe:
Hey, pal. Let me borrow this mini camera for a bit!

Phoenix:
Wh-What are you going to do?

Gumshoe:
I'm going to go around to the electronic shops and see if I can find out who bought this!

Phoenix:
B-But that's impossible! I mean, it's already 9 PM!

Gumshoe:
Leave it to me! Even if I have to search all night, I'll find your man, pal!

Spy Camera and Transmitter given to Detective Gumshoe.

Gumshoe:
Oh yeah, baby! It's investigating time! I'm on fire, pal! My fingers are itching to go! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!




Pearl:
...He's gone.

Phoenix:
...Yeah.

Pearl:
But Mr. Scruffy Detective sure is a nice man. He's pushing himself so hard, all for Mystic Maya's sake...

???:
...You always manage to do things in the most ineffective ways.

Phoenix:
(Ack!)

Edgeworth:
You'll have to excuse me. I heard your conversation just now.

Phoenix:
E-Edgeworth! What are you doing here!?

Edgeworth:
A rescue team has been created and deployed. I can't say I'm optimistic... but we have to move forward, one step at a time.

Phoenix:
I-I see... Thanks.

Edgeworth:
Don't thank me yet. We still have to find her.

Pearl:
...

Edgeworth:
Hmm... So, there was a spy camera hidden inside this stuffed animal, huh? You are one lucky man, Wright.

Phoenix:
?

Edgeworth:
Do you know this stuffed bear, little girl?

Pearl:
Um... I have no idea!

Edgeworth:
Hmph... Of course not. The maker of this bear is a very expensive, luxury brand from overseas. It's completely hand-made and there are very few that are exported here.

Phoenix:
Wh-What?

Edgeworth:
The camera and transmitter that scatterbrained detective took with him are dead ends. Things like those can be bought anywhere... However, this bear is different. By tracking how it got into this country, this bear can tell us who the buyer is.

Pearl:
C-Can you really do that!? Mr. Nick, can he really?

Phoenix:
W-Well, I guess so...

Edgeworth:
Hmm... It's 9 PM. I think I can still make it in time.

Phoenix:
?

Edgeworth:
I'll be taking this for now. I'm sure you have other things you have to do.

Stuffed Bear snatched up by Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
See you soon, Wright.

Phoenix:
W-Wait!

Edgeworth:
What?

Phoenix:
Why are you doing this...?

Edgeworth:
... I have no interest in explaining myself to someone who cannot comprehend. But besides that, Wright. Until court reconvenes tomorrow, you should concern yourself with this question: "Who was the person that murdered Juan Corrida?"

Phoenix:
The "real killer"...

Edgeworth:
Do you really still think it was Adrian Andrews?

Phoenix:
To be honest... I don't know anymore.

Edgeworth:
... You still have a little time left... Find the truth, Wright. Everything begins with the truth.




Phoenix:
(Juan Corrida's real killer... Ms. Andrews' past... The kidnapper whose sole condition is an acquittal for Mr. Engarde... And... this card. Shelly de Killer...) ...Maya. The only way I can save you now, is to find all the answers to this case tonight! I don't understand what your real intentions are, Edgeworth... but as you said, all I can do for now is find the truth!

To be continued.




March 22, 9:14 PM
Gatewater Hotel
Corrida's Hotel Room

Pearl:
It's past 9:00 PM already, isn't it? I wonder... I wonder if Mr. Edgeworth has already found Mystic Maya...?

Phoenix:
(These things take time. I'd say probably not...) The police are professionals, Pearls. They'll find her, so don't you worry. And if we can win a not guilty verdict tomorrow... then everything will be OK.

Pearl:
Y-You're right... ...






March 22
Gatewater Hotel
Hallway

Pearl:
Wow, it's really getting late, isn't it Mr. Nick?

Phoenix:
Yeah. It's past 9:00 PM already. But we still have some things to prepare for tomorrow's trial. (There's still the matter of this "secret" Mr. Corrida held about Mr. Engarde... And Ms. Andrews' real intentions. These are two things I must know tonight!)

Pearl:
But aren't visiting hours over at the detention center?

Phoenix:
Hmm... I'm sure we'll think of something, Pearls. Don't you worry.




March 22
Gatewater Hotel
Viola Hall

Oldbag:
...

Phoenix:
Hey! Wait!

Oldbag:
What is it, whippersnapper!? All I know is nothing that has anything to do with you is ever good! Like just now. I was handed this strange device for who knows what reason. And I was told to use it to search the whole hotel.

Phoenix:
That's... the bug sweeper, isn't it? (The one Gumshoe made...)

Oldbag:
I don't know and frankly, I don't care. But the request came from Edgey-poo, so...

Phoenix:
Edgeworth...?

Oldbag:
And he said,




Edgeworth:
"If you feel angry, direct your anger at that unsophisticated lawyer."




Oldbag:
So, I'm going to feel free to direct all my anger towards you!

Phoenix:
(Ugh... Gee, thanks a bundle, Edgeworth! What a pal you are!)







March 22
Gatewater Hotel
Hotel Lobby

Phoenix:
On that night, there must've been at least a few hundred people here. Hmm... I guess the police are done with their questioning and investigating. It looks like things here in the lobby have finally calmed down.





March 22
Engarde Mansion
Living Room

Phoenix:
It looks like no one is around...

Pearl:
Um, what happened to that person with the stuffed teddy face...?

Phoenix:
(Oh, she must mean that butler with the stitches in his face.)

Pearl:
Shoooooe!

Shoe:
Meow.

Pearl:
Oh, there you are. I guess you're still awake, huh Shoe?

Shoe:
Meow.

Pearl:
Hee hee, come on, let's play.

Phoenix:
(I wonder if that butler, Mr. Doe, is already asleep or not...)




March 22
Wright & Co. Law Offices

Pearl:
It doesn't look like Mr. Scruffy Detective is here.

Phoenix:
Well, he's out there with that camera asking around at all the electronic stores.

Pearl:
Then, I'll make some salad for him for dinner.

Phoenix:
(It looks like Pearls really appreciates what Gumshoe is doing for us...)

Pearl:
...Um, Mr. Nick?

Phoenix:
Hm? Yes?

Pearl:
Where is the lettuce?

Phoenix:
...I don't think I've ever bought lettuce before.

Pearl:
... Aww, I guess I have to give up on making a salad, then.

Phoenix:
(Guess the lack of lettuce is kind of a problem.)





March 22
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Phoenix:
Visiting hours ended a few hours ago. Looks like we're not going to get a chance to talk with Mr. Engarde tonight...

Pearl:
B-But... Isn't what we have to ask very important?

Phoenix:
(Yeah, but I don't think that matters to the guard...)





March 22
Police Station
Criminal Affairs Dept.

Pearl:
It feels sort of tense in here, doesn't it Mr. Nick?

Phoenix:
(Yeah, it does. I wonder if something happened...?)

Chief:
You're Mr. Engarde's lawyer, right?

Phoenix:
Ah, yes sir.

Chief:
Well, we've finally found just the person we've been looking for. A real decisive witness.

Phoenix:
A "decisive witness"? You mean for Mr. Engarde's case?

Chief:
We're taking the witness' statement right now. Gotta hand it to Mr. Edgeworth.

Phoenix:
(What's Edgeworth up to now...?)

Pearl:
Wh-Who is this witness?

Chief:
I think you know this person quite well, Mr. Lawyer.

Pearl:
M-Mr. Nick...?

Phoenix:
(Between the kidnapper's demand and now this... I can't see any way to win here!)

Chief:
Oh, yeah... Mr. Edgeworth wanted me to tell you something.

Phoenix:
He did?

Chief:
Even though visiting hours are long over at the detention center, he wanted me to grant you special permission, so there you go.

Pearl:
Eh!?

Chief:
I've already called them so they know. Go on, go talk to your heart's content.

Phoenix:
Thank you very much.

Pearl:
This is such good news, Mr. Nick!

Phoenix:
("Go talk to your heart's content"? It sounds like the police are pretty sure they have tomorrow's trial in the bag.)





March 22
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Phoenix:
(I'm sure they must have transferred Ms. Andrews here by now... So that means that both Mr. Engarde and Ms. Andrews are in this detention center. Now then, whose story do I want to hear?)






March 22
Police Station
Criminal Affairs Dept.

???:
Oh! Mr. Wright! Please, you have to help me!

Phoenix:
(Uh oh...) M-Mr. Powers!

Pearl:
What happened? Why are you here?

Powers:
I-I... Uh, you see, I got roped into this somehow...

Pearl:
What??

Powers:
And now I'm going to testify at tomorrow's trial.

Phoenix:
(So the decisive witness... is Mr. Powers?)

Powers:
I was talking with a detective until a little while ago, and I was on my way home... When all of a sudden, "You there! You're under arrest!" And I was brought back here.

Phoenix:
O-Oh.

Powers:
They said my face and whole self in general looked "suspicious" or something.

Phoenix:
(Hmm... Well, I guess I can see how they thought you looked suspicious...)

Powers:
*sigh* I'm just a normal guy on an exercise show for kids... Is that a crime??




Phone:
...

Pearl:
Mr. Nick! Your phone!

Powers:
Hey, that's the Steel Samurai theme song, isn't it!?

Phoenix:
I don't like the sound of this ringtone right now... It sounds kind of ominous.

Powers:
Y-Yeah, I know.

Phone:
...*beep*...

Phoenix:
Hello--

Gumshoe:
We're in trouble now, pal! I'll... I'll be back at the office really soon!

Phoenix:
Wh-What's wrong!?

Gumshoe:
Something really unexpected just happened! Mr. Edgeworth... He...

Phoenix:
(Edgeworth...?)

Gumshoe:
Anyway, hurry up and get back to the office, pal! I don't know what's going on anymore! It's no good! The end! I --

Phone:
...*beep*...

Phoenix:
...Hello? He got cut off.

Pearl:
Wh-What's going on, Mr. Nick!?

Phoenix:
Gumshoe said we need to go back to the office right away.

Pearl:
Th-Then we should hurry back!

Phoenix:
...I'm scared to go back.

Pearl:
What are you talking about!? Mr. Nick! Pull yourself together!

Phoenix:
Um...

Powers:
Maybe it'll be good news!

Phoenix:
(Somehow, I doubt that...)




March 22
Wright & Co. Law Offices

Gumshoe:
Hey, pal! Mr. Edgeworth's already back!

Phoenix:
Well? What happened?

Gumshoe:
We got 'em! We know who bought that spy camera!

Pearl:
Eh!?

Phoenix:
Th-This quickly?

Gumshoe:
And this bear's what gave them away, pal!

Phoenix:
The bear...

Gumshoe:
I figured it out, pal! I figured that we should've been looking into the bear instead of the camera!

Pearl:
Um... Wasn't that Mr. Edgeworth that figured...

Phoenix:
Shh, Pearls. ...And? Go on.

Gumshoe:
There's only one person who bought one of those bears who's related to this crime!

Pearl:
Wh-Who is it!? Who would be so rude as to spy on another person in their room...?

Gumshoe:
...Matt Engarde.

Pearl:
Huh?

Gumshoe:
Matt Engarde. Your client, that's who, pal!

Phoenix:
(And here I thought things couldn't get any worse...)



Gumshoe:
I know you don't want to give up, pal...

Phoenix:
(I never thought... I didn't think it was possible... The person who put the spy camera in Juan Corrida's room was Matt Engarde!)

Pearl:
Why... Why would Mr. Engarde do something like this!?

Gumshoe:
I bet it was to catch Ms. Andrews and Mr. Corrida in one of their rendezvous.

Phoenix:
"I bet" is not good enough for me. I have to know the absolute truth behind this camera.

Gumshoe:
Are you going to see him? Mr. Engarde, I mean.

Phoenix:
Yes.

Pearl:
I'm... I'm scared, Mr. Nick. I wonder... I wonder what we will find out next...

Phoenix:
(I'm scared myself, but I have to put on a good face for Pearls... Matt Engarde! What in the world have you done!?)





Corrida's Hotel Room





Detention Center

Engarde:
You're working really late, you know. It's already past 10:00 PM, dude.

Phoenix:
I think it's time you told me the truth.

Engarde:
... Relax. Don't you know that "ignorance is bliss"? But if you really want to know, let's talk.




Phoenix:
...

Engarde:
What's wrong, Mister Lawyer? You've grown awfully quiet...

Phoenix:
H-How could I have been so deceived by you all this time? When we first met, I asked if you had killed Juan Corrida... And you answered very clearly that you hadn't killed anyone.

Engarde:
Hey now. I never told you any lies. The person who did the killing was that De Killer guy, right? All I'm guilty of is taking a catnap in my room.

Phoenix:
You... You... You killed Mr. Corrida!

Engarde:
Hahaha. I dare you to say that in court tomorrow.

Phoenix:
Grr...

Engarde:
Aww, but too bad. You can't. You're my lawyer, after all. Aren't you?

Phoenix:
...

Engarde:
You could always drop my case and refuse to represent me. How does that sound? Aww, but you can't, can you? That would be the one thing you absolutely can't do.

Pearl:
M-Mystic Maya...!

Engarde:
You wouldn't want to test De Killer. He's a man of his word, or so I hear. You could end up getting a certain friend of yours rubbed out if you lose.

Phoenix:
...Y...You... scoundrel...

Engarde:
So if I were you, Mr. Wright, esquire, I think I would give it my all tomorrow. Remember, everyone likes a happy win-win resolution.

Phoenix:
I... I'll get you for this!

Engarde:
That's such a cliché phrase. Juan said something just like that, if memory serves. Of course... Well, we all know how well things turned out for him, don't we? Good night, Mister Lawyer.




Phoenix:
(Maya... Maya, what am I supposed to do!?)

???:
... And now... Now you've finally found it.

Edgeworth:
The starting line of this case.

Phoenix:
Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:
I don't care for the horrid atmosphere here. Let's return to the precinct.




March 22
Police Station
Criminal Affairs Dept.

Edgeworth:
Well, Wright? What are you going to do? If you plan on changing your defense...

Pearl:
N...No! We can't do that...

Edgeworth:
That's right... He's holding Maya hostage...

Phoenix:
... What... What should I do...?

Edgeworth:
... That's not something I can answer for you.

Pearl:
M-Mr. Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:
Wright... Only you can decide where to go from here. One year ago... At that time, I didn't truly understand what a "prosecutor" was. And that is why... I had to leave the Prosecutor's Office. I felt that I couldn't stand in a court of law until I knew what a prosecutor really was. And now, Wright... It's your turn.

Phoenix:
My... Turn?

Edgeworth:
What is this thing called a "lawyer"? What can you do as one? You must find the answer... And you must find it on your own.



...*beep beep beep*...

Pearl:
M-Mr. Nick! The transceiver!

...*beep*...

???:
I'm sorry for what happened earlier. Well then, Mr. Attorney. Do you wager you can obtain an acquittal tomorrow?

Phoenix:
...

???:
My, my. What is the matter, Mr. Attorney? I don't sense your usual anger this time.

Phoenix:
...Tell me. Please. Why are you holding Maya hostage for Mr. Engarde's sake? Why are you... Why are you doing this for that cold-blooded killer!?

Edgeworth:
Wright...

???:
... Please don't misunderstand things. He is my client.

Phoenix:
Don't toy with me! A man who hires an assassin is just as much of a killer himself!

???:
... ...I believe you were asking me for a reason as to why I am doing what I am...

Phoenix:
...Y-Yeah.

???:
This is what I like to call my "aftercare".

Phoenix:
Wh-What the heck is "aftercare"?

???:
My name carries a certain amount of honor and dignity, Mr. Attorney. I take great care to insure that no suspicion falls upon my clients for my handiwork. That is what is called "client relations" and it is a part of an assassin's duty.

Phoenix:
An assassin's... "duty"...?

???:
We were unlucky this time and my client was arrested as a suspect. As a result, I did what I had to do to enlist your expert help, Mr. Attorney. And to ensure that you would do everything in your power to the very end.

Phoenix:
Wh-What is your name!?

???:
I believe I told you once before, however...

Phoenix:
You did... But...

???:
My name is... De Killer. Shelly de Killer.

Edgeworth:
Y-You're Shelly de Killer!?

de Killer:
Please keep in mind you do not have much space to maneuver with me. As a De Killer, I always finish what I set out to do. If you fail to keep up your end of the bargain...

Phoenix:
M-Maya!

de Killer:
It would be my duty as an assassin to see to it she receives a nice long nap.

Pearl:
Aaaaaaaaaaah! Noooooooooooo!

de Killer:
Now then, if you'll excuse me. If someone were to trace this signal back to me, it would be quite troublesome.

...Meow.

...*beep*...

Pearl:
Mystic Maya! Mystic Mayaaaaa!

Edgeworth:
I... I don't know what to say...

Phoenix:
...Edgeworth!

Edgeworth:
Hm?

Phoenix:
Did you hear that? At the end of that transmission...




...Meow.




Edgeworth:
Huh? Oh, that... It sounded like a cat.

Pearl:
...A cat?

Phoenix:
(It can't be... that cat... Can it...?)

Pearl:
What is it...?

Phoenix:
I think... I know where Shelly de Killer is holding Maya hostage! Edgeworth! Have all police units head for Engarde Mansion immediately!

Edgeworth:
...! Alright. You hurry over as well, then!

Phoenix:
Don't lose hope yet, Pearls! The fight has only just begun!

Pearl:
Y-Yeah!




Detention Center

Phoenix:
(Now then, whose story do I want to hear?)





March 22
Engarde Mansion
Living Room

Phoenix:
Maya!

Pearl:
Please answer us! Mystic Mayaaaa!

Edgeworth:
We have this area completely surrounded. There is no way for him to escape. Assuming he's still in the area...

Phoenix:
I can't believe it... That butler... All this time, he was De Killer...

Edgeworth:
He and Engarde were working together all this time. I'm sure they had worked out a contingency plan ahead of time.


Phoenix:
A bear...? Isn't that more of a thing for Mr. Corrida? Why would something like this be here...?

Edgeworth:
Wright, look down. There's a little pet door installed here.

Pearl:
Ah, I'm sure that's for Shoe...

Phoenix:
Do you think that this... came through that little door...?

Edgeworth:
Umph! This door... It's locked!

Phoenix:
Well, I'm pretty used to breaking doors down by now. Let's go, Edgeworth!

*SLAM*
*SLAM*
*CRASH!*




Phoenix:
Argh! There's no one here!

Edgeworth:
From the looks of this room, I would say this is Engarde's private lounge. ...Look at this, Wright!

Phoenix:
An antennae for sending and receiving radio signals and a VCR... Check inside the deck! If there's a tape, it would be an important piece of evidence! (If we're lucky, it'll have the moment the crime was committed recorded on it!)

Edgeworth:
... I'm sorry, but... The tape deck is empty. There's no tape to be found.

Pearl:
No...

Edgeworth:
But there's no mistake that someone used this to record something. It looks like someone took the tape we're looking for, and escaped with it...





Phoenix:
... (We've searched all over, but it looks like he got away...)

Edgeworth:
I'm sorry. It looks like he slipped out of our grasp this time.

Phoenix:
And now... we've lost our only lead.

Edgeworth:
Don't give up yet. That little girl is looking to you to be her pillar.

Pearl:
...

Phoenix:
...Yeah, you're right.

Edgeworth:
We're close, I can tell. We've already set up checkpoints along every route leading out of this district. Leave the rest to us.

Phoenix:
(Maya...)


Pearl:
Ah!

Phoenix:
What's wrong, Pearls?

Pearl:
P-Please let me see that picture frame!

Phoenix:
(Huh? What's so special about the frame?)

Pearl:
On the back... There's something written on the back of the frame! ..."Maya" It's Mystic Maya! She left us a message!

Phoenix:
Wh-What!?




Maya:
I thought you'd come. I knew you would. Now listen up! You'd better get Engarde a guilty sentence, OK!? If you get that creepy slimebag a not guilty, I'll never forgive you, ever! I'm fine, so you don't need to worry. ...There's so much I want to write, but I don't think I have a lot of time left. Pearly, you're there too, right? Make sure you help Nick, OK? Someone's gotta watch out for the helpless lunk. ... Um... That's it for now, Nick. I guess I'll talk to you guys later.




Pearl:
...That's... I... Nooooooooo! Mystic Mayaaaaaaa... *sob*

Edgeworth:
Wright!

Phoenix:
...

Edgeworth:
What's wrong? Why the blank stare?

Phoenix:
Oh, um, nothing.

Edgeworth:
We've searched the house, and this is the last room. It looks like he eluded us.

Phoenix:
...Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
Yes?

Phoenix:
As far as clues go, I think this is about all I'm going to get.

Edgeworth:
...

Phoenix:
But I'm still short one last thing...

Edgeworth:
And what is that?

Phoenix:
(Ms. Andrews' Psyche-Lock... If I could just find out what secret she's holding... Then I think I stand a chance in court tomorrow... To blow this case wide open and expose the truth.)

Edgeworth:
I think I know what you're thinking. I'll contact the detention center.

Phoenix:
Um... Thanks, Edgeworth. Well, let's go Pearls. It's time to open that last lock.




March 22
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Andrews:
Good evening, Mr. Wright. ... What's wrong? You look ill...

Phoenix:
Ms. Andrews. I have come to remove your Psyche-Lock.

Andrews:
Psyche-Lock...?

Phoenix:
I want to know, and you will tell me... ...your secret.

Andrews:
Fine, go ahead. Try to break me, if you can.



Andrews:
... And that's all I have to say.

Phoenix:
...

Andrews:
Well, Mr. Wright? Even knowing all this, are you still going to help that... "man"?

Phoenix:
... I... I'm a lawyer...

Andrews:
I see. What a foul profession.

Phoenix:
... Thank you very much for your time and for talking with me.

Andrews:
It was no big deal. I couldn't sleep anyway.

Phoenix:
(I can't sleep either... Not with Maya's situation... or with what I know now...)

To be continued.




Phoenix:
...*huff*...*huff*... Grr!! How did I get into this mess...?


That's far enough! You can't run forever, Mr. Phoenix Wright!

Phoenix:
Wha...!? What have I done wrong!?


I cannot allow you to go on like this!

Phoenix:
...? B-But I'm just a simple defense attorney!


Silence! You are no longer worthy of your title.




...I've had this dream before; someplace, sometime ago...

...As if this day was written into my destiny...

...Today I'll stand in court as a lawyer...

...To prove a killer innocent.




March 23, 9:43 AM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 3

Phone:
... ...*beep*...

Phoenix:
Hello, this is Phoenix Wright.

Engarde:
You don't look so well, dude. You're gonna prove me not guilty today, right?

Phoenix:
...

Phone:
...*beep*...

Engarde:
Hahaha... If you please, Mister Lawyer. Remember, it's not just me. Your precious friend's life is riding on today's verdict too.

Phoenix:
Grr...!




Maya:
Now listen up! You'd better get Engarde a guilty sentence, OK!? If you get that creepy slimebag a not guilty, I'll never forgive you, ever!

Phoenix:
(...Maya...)




???:
Phoenix... Phoenix!

Phoenix:
M-Mia! Maya! How's Maya!?

Mia:
...I don't know.

Phoenix:
You don't know...?

Mia:
She hasn't tried to channel me since yesterday.

Phoenix:
Mia... What... What am I supposed to do...?

Mia:
... Well, like I said. For a lawyer, the worst of times are when you have to force your biggest smiles.

Phoenix:
B-But!

Mia:
You can't give up! There's still some hope left.

Phoenix:
Stop it, please! There's nothing left... Not here, not anywhere...

Phone:
...

Phoenix:
(Argh! It's that accursed Engarde again...)

Phone:
...*beep*...

Phoenix:
WILL YOU LEAVE ME ALONE!? Look, don't call me anymore! I mean it!

Gumshoe:
......You're really mean, pal.

Phoenix:
Aaah! Gumshoe! I'm really, really sorry! Where are you?

Gumshoe:
They let me join the investigation team and we're chasing after De Killer, pal!

Phoenix:
...! Then, you have some sort of lead...!?

Gumshoe:
Sorry, but right now we've got zero leads on the guy... But we're not going to give up!

Phoenix:
Gumshoe...

Gumshoe:
Until the trial is over... until the verdict is handed down, we're going to do everything we can and find De Killer! If we can get Maya out, then you can get Engarde the guilty verdict he deserves, pal!

Phoenix:
(That's true, I could do that if they found Maya first...)

Gumshoe:
You got that!? So you have to do whatever you can to make the trial last longer!

Phoenix:
I have to make the trial last longer?

Gumshoe:
If you go at Mr. Edgeworth with everything you've got, then you two can draw it out!

Phoenix:
(Oh, now I get it...)

Gumshoe:
I believe in you, pal! You and Mr. Edgeworth can do it! So! Believe in us! We're going to give it all we've got, just like you!

Phoenix:
Got it! Thanks Gumshoe!

Phone:
...*beep*...

Mia:
...Hey, Phoenix. You understand now, don't you? You have something money will never be able to buy. Friendship. It's the strongest weapon in the world and you have it in abundance.

Phoenix:
...Yeah! (Looks like we're coming to the end... I have to make the trial last as long as I can! Gumshoe will come through, I know it!)




March 23, 10:00 AM
District Court
Courtroom No. 3

Judge:
Court is now in session for the trial of Matt Engarde.

Phoenix:
The defense is ready, Your Honor.

Edgeworth:
The prosecution has been ready for a while, Your Honor.

Judge:
Now, as I recall, we concluded yesterday's session with a big mystery on our hands. The mystery being what exactly was Ms. Adrian Andrews' role in this murder? That is to say, is she really connected to the crime itself? Mr. Edgeworth, if you would please inform the court of today's proceedings.

Edgeworth:
Adrian Andrews. She forged evidence that threw suspicion onto Mr. Engarde, and then proceeded to escape the crime scene by wearing a Nickel Samurai costume. The guilt of these actions are those from which she cannot escape.

Judge:
Hmm, then you're saying that she is guilty after all...?

Edgeworth:
I'm not finished, Your Honor. Ms. Andrews has nothing to do with committing the actual murder.

Phoenix:
...!

Edgeworth:
I would like to direct the court's attention to this card.

Judge:
What is that...? It looks like a shell...

Edgeworth:
This is the calling card of a certain assassin.

Judge:
A-Assassin, you say!?

Edgeworth:
Yes, Juan Corrida was killed by a professional assassin! And the person who hired the assassin, his client so to speak, is Matt Engarde!

Judge:
Wh-What a surprising turn of events!

Edgeworth:
I would think it's become commonplace by now, Your Honor.

Phoenix:
(I know what's going on this time... So I know that everything Edgeworth has said is true...)

Mia:
But we still have to hold out as long as we can. At least, until Maya's safe and sound.

Phoenix:
I wonder how the trial will turn out today...?

Judge:
Now then, please call your first witness, Mr. Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
The prosecution calls the defendant's "mentor", Mr. Will Powers to the stand.




Edgeworth:
Now then, witness. Your name and occupation, please.

Powers:
O-OK. I'm... Uh... Will Powers. I'm a poor, underpaid action star...

Edgeworth:
And what is your relation to the defendant?

Powers:
Well, that's... I guess I'm sort of a lousy mentor to him in a way. Yeah.

Judge:
Um, Mr. Powers. Please... You don't need to put yourself down so much.

Powers:
Oh, uh, sorry. Well, but I'm just kind of a nothing sort of guy.

Edgeworth:
On the night of the murder, you visited the defendant's room. Is this correct?

Powers:
Y-Yes.

Phoenix:
...! (I... I didn't know that...)

Powers:
Um, but you know... I didn't actually get to see Matt when I went...

Edgeworth:
All you need to do is answer what you're asked. Now then, I would like you to please testify about when you went to Mr. Engarde's room.

Powers:
O-OK... Sure...




Witness Testimony
-- Visit to Matt's Room --

Powers:
After the award ceremony, I went by myself to Matt's room.
Matt was standing there in front of his room, still in his Nickel Samurai costume.
He was talking with someone. At first, I thought it was the bellboy.
I watched the two of them for a while, but then I gave up and went back.
I had guests with me that night, and I couldn't make them wait for me.




Judge:
Hmm... Nothing sounds out of place in Mr. Powers' testimony.

Phoenix:
(And talking with the bellboy is no big deal...)

Edgeworth:
If one assumes that the person Mr. Engarde was speaking with was an ordinary bellboy...

Judge:
Wh-What are you implying?

Edgeworth:
Well, Mr. Wright. Let's have your cross-examination, shall we?

Mia:
Looks like we're in another sticky situation.

Phoenix:
Huh?

Mia:
A trap. Can't you smell it, Phoenix? But for us to find out more, we're just going to have to charge in head first, right?




Cross-Examination
-- Visit to Matt's Room --

Powers:
After the award ceremony, I went by myself to Matt's room.


Powers:
Matt was standing there in front of his room, still in his Nickel Samurai costume.


Powers:
He was talking with someone. At first, I thought it was the bellboy.


Powers:
Matt gave the bellboy a tip.


Powers:
I watched the two of them for a while, but then I gave up and went back.


Powers:
I had guests with me that night, and I couldn't make them wait for me.


Mia:
Do you remember this incident? Did Mr. Powers leave his seat that night?

Phoenix:
I don't remember that happening at all. Maya was making such a racket in her hyper state... I ended up focusing on her.

Mia:
...I see. In any case, from his story, he probably wasn't gone for very long.




Judge:
Ah, well... How interesting... That certainly was a very generous tip, wasn't it?

Edgeworth:
A very fat roll of cash... That can hardly be called a "tip", Your Honor!

Judge:
Hmm...

Phoenix:
(The judge is beginning to look awfully suspicious of us...)



Judge:
Hmm, so supposing that roll of cash was not a tip... Then what was it?

Edgeworth:
Payment, Your Honor.

Phoenix:
...!

Judge:
Payment...?

Edgeworth:
Isn't it obvious? For the murder of Mr. Juan Corrida.

Judge:
Then... Then the bellboy the witness saw...

Edgeworth:
Yes, he was the assassin.

Judge:
H-Hold your horses now! Mr. Edgeworth, you don't have any proof of this... do you?

Edgeworth:
Have I ever been unprepared to support my claims, Your Honor? I have here, the card Shelly de Killer left at the scene of the crime.

Judge:
Shelly... de Killer...

Edgeworth:
He is the person the police's special investigations team has been chasing for ages. I am certain that the person the witness saw was this very assassin, Shelly de Killer!

Powers:
R-Really!?

Judge:
...? What's wrong, Mr. Powers?

Powers:
No, nothing. Something just clicked in my head and I think I just figured something out!

Judge:
Oh?

Powers:
Actually, I saw that bellboy again later on that night!

Phoenix:
WHAAAT!?

Judge:
Mr. Powers! Please testify! Tell us what you saw!

Powers:
Yes, sir! Right away!




Witness Testimony
-- The Second Time --

Powers:
This time, I was in that hallway because I had to go to the bathroom!
And that's when that bellboy I saw earlier came out of the room!
Of course, when I say "room", I mean Juan Corrida's room!
Now that I think about it, that bellboy did seem kinda out of place!
Yeah! So he had to be the assassin! I'm sure of it!
I mean...




Edgeworth:
Thank you very much. That is all we need for now.

Powers:
Huh? But I'm not done. There's still more...

Edgeworth:
Let us first establish that the bellboy was truly Mr. de Killer. Then we shall see.

Judge:
Hmm... So the bellboy came out of the victim's room... And if that bellboy really was the assassin... Then, I think the answer is fairly obvious.

Edgeworth:
That would be correct, Your Honor. Well, Mr. Wright. I believe it's your turn... to entertain and make us laugh.

Phoenix:
Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Mia:
This is no laughing matter!




Cross-Examination
-- The Second Time --

Powers:
This time, I was in that hallway because I had to go to the bathroom!


Powers:
And that's when that bellboy I saw earlier came out of the room!


Powers:
Of course, when I say "room", I mean Juan Corrida's room!


Powers:
Now that I think about it, that bellboy did seem kinda out of place!


Powers:
I thought it was kinda strange for a bellboy to come out of a guest's room empty-handed!



Powers:
Yeah! So he had to be the assassin! I'm sure of it!


Mia:
In any case, if that bellboy was the assassin, it would be very bad for us.

Phoenix:
But... he really is the assassin, you know?

Mia:
Yes... But. You can't give in yet. If you want to prolong this trial for as long as possible, you're going to have to pull some cheap tricks on this one.




Phoenix:
Mr. Powers.

Powers:
Y-Y-Yes?

Phoenix:
You're easily influenced by other people's words, aren't you? As soon as you heard that the bellboy might have been the killer, you got caught up in believing it must be true.

Powers:
But... But... Isn't he really suspicious!?

Powers:
He's got all those stitches, and... and...

Phoenix:
So? A baseball has stitches! Are you saying all baseballs are suspicious because they have stitches!?

Powers:
*gulp!* Well, there's also... I mean, what about him being empty-handed!?

Phoenix:
I would like to ask the court to please take a look here.

Judge:
This is... the crime scene...

Phoenix:
There is a wine glass sitting next to Mr. Corrida's body. The liquid inside this glass is tomato juice. And now, if you would look at what is on top of the table in the lower right corner here... Anyone can clearly see that it is a tray with a bottle of tomato juice on it! The bellboy had just brought this to Mr. Corrida's room. He left the tray in the room, which is why he was empty-handed when he left!

Powers:
Aah!

Judge:
B-But! That would mean that the bellboy had seen and left a dead body in the room!

Phoenix:
Ah, but can you prove that Mr. Corrida was already dead at that time?

Judge:
Uh... M-Mr. Edgeworth!

Edgeworth:
...Yes?

Judge:
I-I blame you for leading me down this route!

Edgeworth:
Heh heh heh. I'm terribly sorry...

Phoenix:
(What is with him? Why is he laughing??)

Edgeworth:
Witness. Isn't there one more thing you would like to share with us?

Powers:
I-Is there?

Edgeworth:
The bellboy was empty-handed... Or should I say empty-"hand"ed? I recall you had something interesting to say about his hands...

Powers:
Oh yeah! I almost forgot!

Phoenix:
Huh? Wh-What...?

Powers:
That bellboy -- he was wearing gloves!

Phoenix:
Gloves?

Powers:
Yeah, pitch black, leather ones. All the other bellboys don't wear gloves like that, right?

Judge:
Black leather gloves... Why didn't you mention them earlier!?

Powers:
S-Sorry... It slipped my mind.

Phoenix:
(Argh! Boy does this make the bellboy look really suspicious... Alright, got to focus. I can't get lax here!) So what if he had gloves? A lot of bellboys wear gloves!

Powers:
Come on, Mr. Wright! That bellboy was wearing black leather ones!

Phoenix:
So? A football is made of leather! Are you saying all footballs are suspicous because they are made of leather!?

Powers:
*gulp!*

Judge:
But that man... He received a large roll of cash from the defendant. And then he was seen leaving the crime scene wearing black leather gloves. I don't think that even someone like myself can believe he was just another bellboy...

Phoenix:
Urgh...

Edgeworth:
It seems that we have finally come to an understanding... Now then, witness. Please continue with the rest of your testimony.

Phoenix:
The rest...?

Judge:
Oh yes, please tell us more.

Powers:
OK!




Witness Testimony
-- Their Second Meeting --

Powers:
After leaving Juan's room, the bellboy went and knocked on Matt's door, just like that.
He gave something to the person inside the room.
Then the old guy just left, without even going into the room.
After that, I went to the bathroom and then back to my seat.




Judge:
So the bellboy, after leaving the crime scene, next went to the defendant's room...?

Powers:
Yeah. I kinda saw all that by accident...

Phoenix:
(Some accident! I'd say you saw too much! And all of it was suspicious to high heaven...)

Judge:
Hmm... I think it's safe to say that we can no longer consider this bellboy to be "normal". Now then, let's get started, shall we? Mr. Wright, your cross-examination, please.

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor...




Cross-Examination
-- Their Second Meeting --

Powers:
After leaving Juan's room, the bellboy went and knocked on Matt's door, just like that.


Powers:
He gave something to the person inside the room.


Powers:
If I saw it again, I could say for sure, but I think it was some sort of wooden statue.



Powers:
Then the old guy just left, without even going into the room.


Powers:
After that, I went to the bathroom and then back to my seat.


Phoenix:
Well, Mr. Powers' testimony just now was just as vague as his first.

Mia:
It's a little troublesome, isn't it? But I'm sure if you press him enough, everything will become clearer. Although, that just makes it harder on us, doesn't it?

Phoenix:
Ugh... Talk about a lose-lose situation.





Phoenix:
...

Powers:
...

Edgeworth:
...

Judge:
...

Edgeworth:
What was the point of that pregnant pause!?

Judge:
Where did that objection come from!? Well, speak up!

Phoenix:
Uh, it was me, Your Honor...

Mia:
What is it, Phoenix?

Phoenix:
I have a feeling that something bad is going to happen once I show this...

Judge:
Mr. Wright! If you have something to say, please spit it out!

Phoenix:
Y-Yes, Your Honor. (OK Phoenix, deep breath...) Mr. Powers. The "something" you saw... Was it this item?

Powers:
Oh, hey! That's it! That's the something! Wow, Mr. Wright. You really figured it out.

Edgeworth:
Hmm, I recall we found this at Matt Engarde's mansion...

Judge:
At the d-defendant's house!? What does this mean!?

Edgeworth:
It's simple, Your Honor. Shelly de Killer assassinated Juan Corrida in his room. And then he stole this wooden bear from the scene of the crime.

Judge:
Then, the bear being found at Mr. Engarde's mansion would mean...

Edgeworth:
It goes without saying, Your Honor. Mr. Matt Engarde is De Killer's client!

Judge:
Order! Order! Order! ...I said ORDER!!! Mr. Wright. This is a most unfortunate turn of events for you.

Phoenix:
Yeah... Sorry, Mia.

Mia:
No, it's alright. Your judgment was sound. Actually, I figured the bear would come up. If not now, then it would have later on. Even if you hadn't shown it to the court, I'm sure your friend Edgeworth would've.

Phoenix:
(Ah, I almost forgot that he knew about it too...)

Judge:
Hmm... I think it is clear that there is no need for us to continue this trial.

Phoenix:
(I... I can't let this happen! I have to do something... There has to be something we've overlooked!) Your Honor! A minute, please!

Judge:
Y-Yes, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
There are still a few points left that we have not fully explored!

Edgeworth:
What are you trying to pull!?

Judge:
Oh... Well, we can't have that. Alright, Mr. Wright. What questionable point would you like to explore further?




Judge:
I think we've heard enough. We now know why this bear figurine was at the defendant's mansion, as well as who it was that received the bear from the assassin in his room... Everything has become very clear. The client who hired the assassin to commit the murder was Mr. Matt Engarde! ... I see no reason for this trial to continue. Therefore, I will now hand down my verdict!

Edgeworth:
Thank you, Your Honor, for your understanding. You see, Mr. Wright? You could not win against the truth, could you?

Phoenix:
... (I knew it would turn out this way... After all, what Edgeworth has stated is the truth...)

Judge:
Any last objections, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
(Well, do I...? What should I do...?)



Judge:
I will now announce my ver--

Phoenix:
Objection

Phoenix:
(There is only one way for me to drag this trial out... The only thing I have left is this one dirty trick...) Your Honor. Right now, we have these two reasons to believe my client is a client of the assassin. Reason number one. He accepted the bear figurine from the assassin. Reason number two. That very same figurine was found at Engarde Mansion. However! It's possible this is all the work of a certain other person!

Judge:
What are you saying...?

Phoenix:
What I am saying is, it's possible a different person is De Killer's real client!

Judge:
The "real" client...?

Phoenix:
Yes.

Edgeworth:
Tsk, tsk. Is this all you have?

Phoenix:
...

Judge:
Now then, Mr. Wright. Let's hear your theory. Who do you say is the real client of De Killer, and therefore, the real murderer?



Judge:
Adrian Andrews...!?

Phoenix:
Yes. We already know that she tried to frame Matt Engarde for the crime... By wearing a spare Nickel Samurai costume!

Powers:
Ah! Then... Then the "Nickel Samurai's arm" that I saw...

Phoenix:
That could have very well been Ms. Andrews!

Judge:
But what about Mr. Engarde?

Phoenix:
If you would please recall yesterday's testimony, the defendant was taking a nap during the break period.

Judge:
That's right... Then... finding this figure at Mr. Engarde's mansion...?

Phoenix:
It was a well-laid trap set by Ms. Andrews.

Judge:
...

Edgeworth:
...

Powers:
...

Judge:
Mr. Edgeworth... What is your opinion on this?

Edgeworth:
... I can't even begin to count the flaws in the defense's logic. Besides which, there is no evidence to support it. However... I can't fully discount its possibility either.

Judge:
Hmm...




...What is with this trial...?

...Come on. Anyone can tell Engarde did it...

...I can't believe the defense would go so far as to pin the guilt onto someone else...

...Yeah! Unbelievable! It's not something petty; it's murder of all things...!

Phoenix:
(This is to save Maya... This is to save Maya... Even if the whole world turns against me, this is one fight I can't give up on!)

Mia:
...

Judge:
Order! Order! Order! All disruptive parties will be forced to leave the courtroom!

Edgeworth:
Your Honor. ... For the benefit of the defense, I'm willing to play along with his "what if" game.

Judge:
His "what if" game, Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
The prosecution is prepared to challenge the defense's theory.

Phoenix:
...!

Edgeworth:
Mr. Wright. Even you must have thought it strange and wondered, "Why would the criminal want this little wooden bear...?"

Phoenix:
(He's right... De Killer did specially bring that bear to Engarde right away...) Why do you ask? Is there something special about it?

Edgeworth:
Absolutely. And I'm sure that once the court knows its significance, the true killer's identity will become crystal clear. Your Honor! The prosecution calls upon a witness who will clear all doubts against Ms. Andrews.

Judge:
And who would that be!?

Edgeworth:
It's quite simple, Your Honor. Ms. Adrian Andrews herself.

Judge:
I see... Well then, the court will take a short 10 minute recess. The prosecution will prepare its witness in that time.

Edgeworth:
Yes, Your Honor.




March 23, 11:54 AM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 3

Engarde:
Hahaha... Oh, I knew it was a good idea to hold her hostage. Don't you agree, Mister Lawyer...? But I never thought in your desperation, you'd try to pin the guilt onto Adrian!

Phoenix:
... (Aaaargh! I swear this demon will pay...)

Pearl:
Mr. Nick!

Phoenix:
P-Pearls? Where's Mia?

Pearl:
I... don't know... A really strong power suddenly called her away...

Phoenix:
(A really strong power...?)

Phone:
...

Pearl:
Oh, Mr. Nick! Your phone is...

Phoenix:
(It's from Gumshoe!)

Phone:
...*beep*...

Gumshoe:
How is it going!? Have you been hanging in there, pal!?

Phoenix:
Y-Yeah, sort of... We just barely found something to latch onto.

Gumshoe:
Phew. That's good, pal.

Phoenix:
And what about you!? Anything yet!? Have you figured out where De Killer and Maya are!?

Gumshoe:
Um, uh... We still don't have any leads, but...

Phoenix:
WHAT!? We don't have any more time!

Gumshoe:
If we just had one! Even a single clue would be really helpful...

Phoenix:
(I was only able to come this far because I kept thinking to myself... I've got to keep the trial going until Maya's been rescued... But have I just run out of luck this time...? Is all our hope for naught...?)

A tent!

Phoenix:
(Huh? A tent!?)

I could see a circus tent!

Phoenix:
M-Mia!

Mia:
It looks like Maya was unconscious until just a few minutes ago. As soon as she woke up, she called for me.

Phoenix:
So it was Maya that called you away!

Mia:
She's locked in a dusty little room right now. But I could see a circus tent outside the window about 300 feet away!

Phoenix:
Gumshoe! Is there a circus in town right now!?

Gumshoe:
There's only one, pal! The Berry Big Circus!

Phoenix:
Maya is somewhere within a 300 feet radius of the main tent!

Gumshoe:
Wh-What!? ... OK, hold on a sec, pal! Hey! Draw a circle on that map! About a 300 feet radius from the main tent! Hurry!

Mia:
And...

Phoenix:
And?

Mia:
I could see a mailbox under the window.

Phoenix:
Gumshoe! There's also a mailbox!

Gumshoe:
Hmm... OK! What else?

Phoenix:
What else, Mia!?

Mia:
I'm sorry, but it was a very small window. I couldn't see anything else... It felt like I was in an old office building... Maybe the third floor or so...

Gumshoe:
I heard her! An old office building. Good stuff, pal! OK, just hang in there! Just a little longer, pal! Wish us luck!

Phoenix:
Good luck!

Gumshoe:
I'll call you later, so don't let your battery die, OK pal!?

Phone:
...*beep*...

Phoenix:
Mia! Maya's not hurt, right!?

Mia:
She's in a pretty bad state, Phoenix. She's being starved.

Phoenix:
(Gumshoe! Please hurry!!)

Mia:
Looks like we're out of time. Are you alright, Phoenix?

Phoenix:
(It's only a matter of time before Maya's rescued... I can do this! I just have to make this trial last a little longer!)




March 23, 12:05 PM
District Court
Courtroom No. 3

Judge:
Court will now reconvene.

Edgeworth:
De Killer, the man who murdered the victim, handed this to his client. From this, one obvious question arises. "Why this particular item?" I believe the answer to that question will provide us with the name of the real criminal. Now then, the prosecution calls the defendant's manager, Adrian Andrews, to the stand!




Edgeworth:
Currently, the witness is accused of tampering and obstruction of justice.

Andrews:
...

Edgeworth:
However, you have been called to the witness stand today to ascertain... who exactly is guilty of murder.

Andrews:
I understand.

Edgeworth:
Very good. Now, have you ever seen this bear before, Ms. Andrews?

Andrews:
Of course I have.

Judge:
You have seen it before?

Edgeworth:
That's right. It's only natural that the witness has. Ms. Andrews. Could you please enlighten the court to this bear's secrets?

Andrews:
Alright.

Phoenix:
(Why... Why does she...??)




Witness Testimony
-- The Bear Figurine --

Andrews:
Actually, this is an elaborate puzzle.
If you know the correct order, it can be taken apart one piece at a time.
At its center is a small cavity, with just enough room to store a small item.
Because of its complexity, if you don't know the order, you can't open the bear.
You really can't tell that it's a small "jewelry box" just by looking at it.




Judge:
So this figurine... it's a container of sorts, is it...?

Andrews:
Yes. Looks can be deceiving, wouldn't you agree?

Judge:
Yes. This is superb craftmanship. ...Oh, yes, I nearly forgot. You may begin your cross-examination, Mr. Wright.

Mia:
It looks like there really was something to that bear after all.




Cross-Examination
-- The Bear Figurine --

Andrews:
Actually, this is an elaborate puzzle.


Andrews:
If you know the correct order, it can be taken apart one piece at a time.


Andrews:
At its center is a small cavity, with just enough room to store a small item.


Andrews:
Because of its complexity, if you don't know the order, you can't open the bear.


Andrews:
You really can't tell that it's a small "jewelry box" just by looking at it.


Mia:
We don't know anything about this figurine. So we should try to find out more for now.

Phoenix:
Yeah, I'll keep pressing her for more information.




After pressing all statements

Phoenix:
(I think this is about all I'm going to get for now...)

Figurine updated in the Court Record.

Edgeworth:
Well, Mr. Wright? I think even you have come to realize...

Phoenix:
...?

Edgeworth:
That there is one very important fact we have uncovered, and that is this: This bear is actually a "jewelry box".

Judge:
Hmm...

Edgeworth:
Now that we have agreed to this point, there is only one logical question that can come next. And that is this: What is inside this box?

Judge:
What's inside!?

Edgeworth:
That's right. That's what we are going to find out next. Witness.

Andrews:
Yes?

Edgeworth:
You are the only one who can open this. Please...




Phoenix:
(There's a painful silence hanging over the courtroom... All eyes are on Ms. Andrews now as she solves the puzzle, and takes the bear apart...)

...*click*...

Andrews:
I've opened it. Is this what you wanted?

Judge:
Wh-What is that? It looks like a... note...

Edgeworth:
I don't think we need to guess at what that is... Do we, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
...

Edgeworth:
It's the suicide note.

Judge:
The suicide note?

Edgeworth:
The suicide note left by Juan Corrida's former manager, Celeste Inpax. Until now, no one knew of its whereabouts... But just as we suspected, it was hidden. Hidden by the victim, Juan Corrida himself. It seems Celeste Inpax had very beautiful handwriting. And she just as beautifully signed her own name on this document. This is most definitely the note she left right before she committed suicide!

Judge:
O-ORDER! Witness! Did you know about this...?

Andrews:
...Yes, I did. I heard all about it from Juan. When I discovered his body... I looked for the bear. I wanted to destroy the note before it became public. But... I couldn't find it anywhere.

Edgeworth:
Because it had already been taken by De Killer.

Mia:
Everything is going at Mr. Edgeworth's pace... So now that the suicide note has been found, what's the next logical question?

Phoenix:
"What is written on the note...?"

Mia:
That's right... At least, that's what I would think...

Edgeworth:
Now then, I believe it is only appropriate the contents of this note be made known.

Andrews:
I can't stop you, can I...? I went through so much... just to get my hands on it. And I was going to burn it... for her sake.

Edgeworth:
I'm deeply sorry, but I can't allow you to persuade me to stop. Your Honor. If you could please read the contents of this note aloud.

Judge:
Very well...




Phoenix:
The judge's voice rang loud and clear though the dead silent courtroom... In her note, Celeste Inpax left to us a record of all that had happened to her... About being used and then thrown away by Engarde... About being engaged to Corrida, and Engarde's role in destroying that... And about how she decided, in her despair, to end it all.




Judge:
... And that's all Ms. Inpax had to say.

Edgeworth:
There is one thing I would like to say here. The prosecution has no interest in slandering Mr. Engarde.

Judge:
Then... What...?

Edgeworth:
Our intention, Your Honor, is to establish a motive for murder. Isn't that correct, witness?

Andrews:
Yes... On the night of the murder, Juan was going to make the contents of the note public. After the post-ceremony show... he was going to hold a press conference.

Judge:
My word...

Edgeworth:
Matt Engarde values above all else, his "refreshing like a spring breeze" image. Which is why he had to stop this note from being made public... At any cost!

Celeste's Suicide Note added to the Court Record.




...It's Engarde's fault that woman killed herself...

...And this time, he even went so far as to kill someone to stop him from revealing that!

...How terrible...! What a selfish person...!

I guess there are slimeball lawyers out there who will defend these creeps too!

Edgeworth:
There is no margin for doubt here. Mr. de Killer's client's goal was to obtain this suicide note. And the only person who needed this note that badly is the defendant. Let's not forget that the bear with the note inside was found at the defendant's house!

Judge:
It seems that we have come to the truth at last. The defendant's motives were entirely selfish. He deserves no sympathy from anyone!

Phoenix:
Urk... (How am I supposed to escape from this one!?)

Mia:
Why the hesitation, Phoenix? Gumshoe hasn't called yet, so you know what you must do.

Phoenix:
(I know. I have to carry on and buy him some more time! OK. There are 2 deadly pieces of evidence: the figurine and the suicide note. Maybe somehow, I can find a way out of this situation through one of those!)

Mia:
The gavel is already in the judge's hand! Phoenix! Hurry!

Phoenix:
(The suicide note or the figurine!? Which one of these should I pursue??)



Judge:
Order! Order! Order! Y-You make a valid point, Mr. Wright! Mr. Edgeworth! What is your opinion!?

Edgeworth:
...

Phoenix:
(It was just a flash, but I think I did rather well on this one...)

Mia:
Unfortunately... I think he believes differently.

Edgeworth:
I believe a show of appreciation is in order.

Judge:
H-Huh?

Edgeworth:
The defense seems to be in love with wishing more despair upon itself.

Phoenix:
...!

Edgeworth:
I would like to direct the court's attention to this.

Judge:
What is that...?

Edgeworth:
It is a very small video camera, Your Honor. This type of camera is commonly used as a means of spying.

Judge:
S-Spying...?

Phoenix:
(What the...!? I thought that spy camera was in my possession...)

Edgeworth:
Matt Engarde and the victim both thought of the other as their biggest rival. They even went so far as to use this type of item to find each other's weaknesses!

Judge:
And...?

Edgeworth:
The victim, Juan Corrida, was being spied on! His personal life was being watched by none other than Matt Engarde!

Judge:
Order! Oooooorder!! Ahem! Mr. Wright!

Phoenix:
Y-Yes, Your Honor?

Judge:
You... Don't tell me you knew about your client's spying activities!?

Phoenix:
Well... sort of...

Judge:
"Sort of" is not an acceptable answer, Mr. Wright!

Edgeworth:
I see you are confused, Mr. Wright. You're probably thinking, "But I have the camera that was in the stuffed bear's eye..."

Phoenix:
...!

Edgeworth:
But this camera that I have is not that same one. Last night, I searched the victim's house on a hunch... Using this...

Phoenix:
(Gumshoe's bug sweeper...)

Edgeworth:
By the way, Mr. Wright. The defendant's fingerprints were found on this camera.

Judge:
Matt Engarde's fingerprints were on there!?

Mia:
Well, Phoenix... It looks like those cameras were hidden all over the place, huh?

Phoenix:
(What am I supposed to say to that evidence...?)

Edgeworth:
I think this is the end. It's fairly obvious that Mr. Engarde learned of the suicide note through this. He was watching the victim all along.

Phoenix:
(He got me good this time! I don't have anything to counter that!)




...Hey, hey... Now what's that lawyer thinking...?

...Mommy? Is that man the bad killer guy?

...Shush! Stop! Don't look at him!

...The way he's sweating is just so... Eww... Nasty...

Mia:
Phoenix...

Phoenix:
Yes, Chief!?

Mia:
Have you figured out what you're going to do next yet?

Phoenix:
What I'm going to do next!? (Does running away like a frightened child work?)

Mia:
I know it seems like Mr. Edgeworth is very close to putting the lid on this case. But... In his eagerness to prove his point, he forgot one very important thing.

Phoenix:
Well, what is it, Mia!?

Mia:
There is a piece of evidence that he really should investigate.

Phoenix:
(Something he should investigate?)

Mia:
I would really hate to see the good prosecutor get scolded... For not remembering to look into the item when he had the chance.

Phoenix:
(Why are you speaking in riddles all of a sudden...?)

Judge:
Alright, I think this time we finally understand everything. Well, Mr. Wright? You don't have any further objections, do you?

Phoenix:
(What is this piece of evidence that Mia is talking about...? Can I figure out what it is that still needs to be looked at, or should I let it go...?)



Phoenix:
...I have an objection, Your Honor.

Edgeworth:
Hmph. That was about the weakest objection I've ever heard, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
Objection

Phoenix:
Your Honor! The defense has no intentions of letting this go so easily!

Judge:
You are beginning to sound desperate...

Phoenix:
That's just your imagination, Your Honor! Mr. Edgeworth. This is not like you at all.

Edgeworth:
...?

Phoenix:
In your eagerness to prove your point, you've forgotten one very important thing.

Mia:
Hey... Isn't that what I just said!?

Edgeworth:
So, you're telling me that I forgot something?

Phoenix:
You're so close, Mr. Edgeworth... But there's something you really should examine about this piece of evidence!



Judge:
That is... Ms. Inpax's suicide note, right?

Phoenix:
Hmm... Who knows?

Edgeworth:
...!

Phoenix:
I mean, sure, this "suicide note" was found inside this bear. But this bear was in my possession until a few moments ago. Which means... The handwriting on this "suicide note" has yet to be analyzed!

Judge:
Oh...

Phoenix:
So! As to whether this pivotal piece of evidence was really written by Ms. Inpax or not... Has yet to be even remotely confirmed!

Judge:
M-Mr. Wright! You can't seriously be suggesting...

Andrews:
Mr. Wright! You... Are you saying this suicide note is a fake!?

Phoenix:
Ms. Andrews... You were the one who tried to pin this murder on Mr. Engarde. Who's to say you didn't create a fake "suicide note" and put it into this bear!?

Andrews:
H-How dare you!?

Edgeworth:
Objection

Edgeworth:
Your Honor. The defense is indiscriminately accusing the witness again! There is no evidence linking the witness to the suicide note whatsoever!

Phoenix:
Objection

Phoenix:
But if this is a fake, then the witness is the only person who could have made it!

Edgeworth:
What!?

Phoenix:
Recall the witness' testimony concerning this figurine! The only person other than the victim who could solve the puzzle is the witness herself!

Andrews:
Ahh!

Phoenix:
Ms. Andrews! You wrote this note, didn't you? You wrote it so you could use it to frame Matt Engarde!

Andrews:
I... I did no such thing!

Edgeworth:
Objection

Edgeworth:
Wright! If you're going to pronounce this suicide note a fake... Then show this court some evidence to support your theory!

Phoenix:
Objection

Phoenix:
Mr. Edgeworth! You were the one who presented this scrap of paper as evidence! That means the burden of proof lies with you, the prosecution!

Edgeworth:
Uuugn!

Judge:
That's enough! Mr. Edgeworth. Can you confirm the handwriting on this suicide note...?

Edgeworth:
It is as the defense has stated! The handwriting has yet to be analyzed!

Judge:
If that's the case... It seems that yet again we have reached a point where a verdict is impossible.

Edgeworth:
Imposs... That's impossible!

Mia:
This isn't good, Phoenix.

Phoenix:
(The judge is going to carry this trial over one more day. I don't think Maya will physically be able to make it another day!)

Judge:
I didn't want to have to do this, but I don't have a choice. I request that both the prosecution and defense further investigate...


...Handwriting analysis my butt! That's just the lawyer trying to buy more time!

...Engarde is guilty! Look, any idiot can tell you that!

Mia:
I think we've reached the end of the line...


...Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!... ...Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!... ...Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!...




Phone:
...

Judge:
Wh-What is that sound!?

Phoenix:
(It's Gumshoe!)

Phone:
...*beep*...

Phoenix:
Hello!? Gumshoe!?

Gumshoe:
... *sigh*...

Phoenix:
(What is with him!? And what's with that sigh!?) Where's Maya!? What happened to De Killer!?

Gumshoe:
He, uh... He got away...

Phoenix:
WHAT!?

Gumshoe:
I'm sorry, pal! I really am! I don't know what to say besides I'm sorry. I wish there was some way to make it up to you! I really do!

Phoenix:
A-Anyway, what's going on!?

Gumshoe:
We found his hideout, pal. But... the two of them were already gone...

Mia:
...This is terrible...

Gumshoe:
I'm going to keep looking for them, pal. Don't you worry! I just need a little more time!

Phoenix:
But...

Gumshoe:
Don't tell me we don't... we don't have any more...


...Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!... ...Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!... ...Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!...

Phoenix:
Do you hear that? They're calling for his head!

Gumshoe:
Mr. Wright... I can't... For us to come this far and... ... Oh!

Phoenix:
Wh-What is it!?

Gumshoe:
Let me talk to Mr. Edgeworth!

Phoenix:
I-I can't do that!

Judge:
Mr. Wright! Would you please get a hold of yourself!?

Phoenix:
Y-Yes, Your Honor.

Judge:
I am about to end today's proceedings. You may take your phone calls after...

Phoenix:
Hold on, Your Honor! Edgeworth! Catch!

Phoenix:
Takethat

Gumshoe:
Mr. Edgeworth!?

Edgeworth:
...

Gumshoe:
Please! You've got to buy us some more time!

Edgeworth:
... Court is in session.

...*beep*...

Phoenix:
...!

Edgeworth:
I'm sorry, Your Honor. You were saying?

Judge:
Mr. Wright! This is a court of law!

Phoenix:
I'm sorry, Your Honor! But...!

Judge:
I am reluctant to do this, however... It appears that I have no choice but to suspend proceedings until tomorrow!

Phoenix:
(I... This time, I really can't do anything...)

Judge:
Court is now adjourned for the day!

Edgeworth:
Objection

Edgeworth:
Please wait, Your Honor.

Phoenix:
(E-Edgeworth!?)

Judge:
Wh-What is it, Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
I humbly request another 30 minutes of Your Honor's time.

Judge:
For what purpose?

Edgeworth:
We can perform the necessary tests on this piece of evidence in that time!

Judge:
Hmm... But can you really obtain your results in 30 minutes?

Edgeworth:
I believe we can, Your Honor.

Judge:
But wouldn't it be better if we adjourned for today and then reconvened tomorrow...?

Edgeworth:
Thirty minutes. Please, Your Honor. That's all I am asking for.

Phoenix:
Please! Your Honor!

Judge:
... Very well.

Phoenix:
...!

Judge:
At the prosecution's request, this court will now take a 30 minute recess. But be advised that I will not allow another recess today.

Phoenix:
(I'm not sure if this is helping... or hurting us...)

Judge:
The court will now take its final recess of the day!




March 23, 2:04 PM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 3

Edgeworth:
Wright! Well!? What's going on with Maya's situation!?

Phoenix:
De Killer... It looks like he got away again. Thirty minutes...? We can't find her in that time...

Edgeworth:
Unnngh...

Phone:
... ...*beep*...

Edgeworth:
Report!

Gumshoe:
Ah! I-Is that Mr. Edgeworth!?

Edgeworth:
We don't have time! Just spit it out!

Gumshoe:
R-Right! It looks like we just missed them, sir. But De Killer left a few things behind by accident in his rush to get away.

Edgeworth:
A few things...?

Phoenix:
Can we use any of them as evidence?

Gumshoe:
Ho ho ho. I thought you'd ask, pal!

Phoenix:
...?

Gumshoe:
I've got the things he left with me right now and I'm on my way over!

Phoenix:
Really!?

Edgeworth:
That's odd. Any items like that are usually sent to the crime lab first...

Gumshoe:
We don't have time to wait for those guys, sir! When those guys weren't looking, I swiped the stuff and ran!

Edgeworth:
What!?

Gumshoe:
Well... I'm not a detective anymore, so I had to... I'm really sorry, sir, but I've got to put the law on hold for now!

Phoenix:
(Sounds bad... I hope he doesn't get in too much trouble over this...)

Gumshoe:
With my hunk of junk car, I'd say I'll be there in about 20 minutes, sir! Don't worry! I'll be there! Wait for me!

Edgeworth:
A-Alright... Just get here in one piece.

Gumshoe:
I'm on a mission and no one can stop me now, sir! No one! I'm pulling out all the stops and running every red light!

Phoenix:
(Items left by the murderer, huh... Maybe there's something among them that will be decisive enough to end this!)




Edgeworth:
Hey! What's wrong!? Detective Gumshoe! Answer me!

Gumshoe:
... No one can stop... I'm...

Phone:
...*beep*beep*beep*...

Phoenix:
Wh-What happened?

Edgeworth:
It sounded like he had an accident. I'm guessing his cell phone broke as well.

Phoenix:
Wh-What was he thinking?? We've got to hurry and call for help!

Edgeworth:
But we have no idea where he is. His cell phone is broken, and he wasn't driving a patrol car, so no radio either. Also... If we don't get to those items before they do, the police will take possessions of them.

Phoenix:
No! We can't let that happen!

Edgeworth:
Well, if there is a way we can find out where he is, then we stand a chance...

Phoenix:
(Why, oh why did Gumshoe have to get into an accident now!? Is there any way to find out exactly where he is at this moment...!?)



Phoenix:
Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:
What is it?

Phoenix:
I don't have any right to judge anyone ever again...

Edgeworth:
...

Phoenix:
I know my client is guilty. But what I'm doing now... I'm pinning the guilt onto someone totally innocent, and using the evidence to do so... ... It might be my turn to say, "Defense Attorney Phoenix Wright chooses death"...

Edgeworth:
Wright. It doesn't suit someone like you to cry useless tears. Whether you did your job well or not... That can only be seen after the verdict has been decided.

Phoenix:
The verdict...

Bailiff:
Is Prosecutor Edgeworth here!?

Edgeworth:
Yes, bailiff?

Bailiff:
There's a phone call for you, sir. They said it was extremely urgent.

Edgeworth:
They're probably finished with the handwriting analysis. I have to go take this call. In the mean time, think hard about what it is you must do.

To be continued.




March 23, 2:35 PM
District Court
Courtroom No. 3

Judge:
Court will now reconvene. I assume both sides are ready?

Phoenix:
Y-Yes, Your Honor...

Edgeworth:
Y-Yes, Your Honor...

Judge:
...I can understand the defense acting like this, however, why do you also seem distraught, Mr. Edgeworth!?

Edgeworth:
I... that is... It's nothing, Your Honor.

Phoenix:
(What's wrong with Edgeworth...?)

Mia:
It looks like something unexpected just happened to him.

Judge:
Now then, Mr. Edgeworth. If you could please tell the court the results of the handwriting analysis on Ms. Inpax's suicide note...

Edgeworth:
Y...Yes, Your Honor. Unfortunately... We have discovered that this suicide note is a forgery.

Phoenix:
What!?

Judge:
What do you mean, Mr. Edgeworth!?

Edgeworth:
This... This note was not written by Ms. Inpax herself! It is a fake!

Judge:
Order! Order! Order! Mr. Edgeworth! Would you care to explain what is going on!? If this was not written by Ms. Inpax, then who wrote it!?

Edgeworth:
We would need more time to do a more detailed analysis, however... It appears that the handwriting matches that of the victim, Mr. Juan Corrida.

Phoenix:
Mr. C-Corrida...?

Mia:
Well, well... It looks like Ms. Inpax never left a suicide note after all. She never wrote anything about Engarde...

Edgeworth:
However! Your Honor. Even though this suicide note is indeed a fake, Mr. Engarde could not have known that, and so that facts remain unchanged! Acting under the assumption that it was real, he had plotted to possess it!

Judge:
Hmm... That does sound very plausible.

Phoenix:
(This theory that Engarde had no idea that the suicide note was fake... Something seems a little wrong with it...)



Judge:
So then, the defendant knew this suicide note was a fake. And if that's true, then the situation has suddenly changed in a very dramatic way.

Phoenix:
Exactly, Your Honor! The prosecution's theory as to what Mr. Engarde's motive for murder was... It has suddenly disappeared into thin air!

Edgeworth:
But Your Honor! It's not as if Mr. Engarde monitored Mr. Corrida 24 hours a day! Perhaps the victim wrote the note in a place Mr. Engarde didn't know of!

Phoenix:
Well, right back at you, Mr. Edgeworth! Why don't you show us some proof that the victim made the forgery at an unknown place!?

Edgeworth:
Gnnngh!

Judge:
Order! Order! Order! ...Mr. Edgeworth. It looks like this time, it is you who has dug his own grave.

Edgeworth:
Unnnngh... As I figured...

Judge:
Huh? ...As you figured...?

Edgeworth:
As I figured... It came down to this after all...

Judge:
Mr. Edgeworth, you are not making any sense...

Edgeworth:
When I heard the results of the handwriting analysis, I thought this might happen. The question is... "What next?"

Phoenix:
What next...??

Edgeworth:
If the prosecution can't prove Mr. Engarde's motive through the evidence, then we must prove it from another angle.

Judge:
Well, I agree with you there...

Edgeworth:
Your Honor. The prosecution... would like to call a witness to the stand at this time...

Judge:
Oh. Well, that's fine.

Edgeworth:
However... this witness... This witness is a little... unusual...

Phoenix:
(Edgeworth stuttering...? This is not like him at all.)

Judge:
Unusual? Well, what sort of witness is this person, Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
This witness is one who is perfectly fit to answer once and for all the question of, "Who was it that hired Shelly de Killer to commit murder?"

Phoenix:
That's impossible!! Who in the...!? No such person exists who can answer that question with such certainty!

Judge:
Y-Yes! Mr. Edgeworth! Who is this witness!?

Edgeworth:
It is... It's... um...

Judge:
Yes!? Go on! Who is it!?

Edgeworth:
The man himself... Mr. Shelly de Killer.

Judge:
Oh, Mr. de Killer. ... W-W-Waaaaait!! Shelly de Killer!? Um, you mean... The killer? Err... I mean the assassin?

Edgeworth:
Yes... Your Honor.

Judge:
He's coming here? To the witness stand...?

Edgeworth:
Well, yes, in a manner of speaking... I recognize that this is a very unusual circumstance, so I ask for your permission.

Judge:
Hmm... Well, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
Y-Yes?

Judge:
Is this alright with you?

Phoenix:
(Do I have a choice here...? I can't really do much else to drag this trial out...) The defense has no objections, Your Honor.

Judge:
I wonder if it really is alright to do this...?

Edgeworth:
Very well then. The prosecution calls our witness to the stand!

Phoenix:
(Edgeworth... Is there no other way left to us...?)




Edgeworth:
Now then, witness. ...Um, your name... and your, uh... occupation, please.

de Killer:
Very good, sir. My name is Shelly de Killer, and I am a professional assassin.

Judge:
I... I say!! Wh-What is going on here!?

Edgeworth:
Your Honor?

Judge:
How can you remain so calm? And what is the meaning of this two-way radio...?

Edgeworth:
Actually, Your Honor, it was delivered to me just now... And it came with a condition. As long as we do not trace its source, Mr. de Killer will testify to this court.

Phoenix:
(So this must be what that urgent phone call he got earlier was about...)

Judge:
Oh no, this will not do. I cannot allow this in my court. First of all, we can't even be sure this is really Mr. de Killer himself!

Edgeworth:
Witness. Please present some sort of proof that you are in fact Shelly de Killer.

de Killer:
I understand. Please wait a second.

Judge:
...?

???:
...

Maya:
... I'm... sooo... hungry...

Phoenix:
M-M-Maya!

Mia:
Maya!

Judge:
A... A voice! Mr. Wright! Can you confirm anything from this!?

Phoenix:
The defense has no objections to this person! We are satisfied that this man is indeed Shelly de Killer!

Judge:
It looks like we have run into yet another unexpected turn of events... Well, it doesn't seem like we have too many choices under these circumstances, so...

Edgeworth:
...Now then, witness. There is one thing I would like to confirm before we speak of anything else.

de Killer:
And what would that be?

Edgeworth:
At the request of a client, you killed Mr. Juan Corrida. Is this correct?

de Killer:
... It is as you say. I did indeed kill Mr. Corrida.

Judge:
*gulp*

Edgeworth:
Now that we have answered that, let's move on to the name of your client!

de Killer:
...Very well.

Judge:
This is all just a bad dream... Yes, that's it, a bad dream...

Phoenix:
(Shelly de Killer... What is he going to say...?)




Witness Testimony
-- About My Client --

de Killer:
There is something I must first state.
To an assassin, nothing is more important than the trust between a client and himself.
And that is the reason I am here today on this witness stand.
It is my wish that you grasp this concept before I give the name of my client.




Judge:
Hmm, Mr. de Killer seems to be a very clever man. I'd almost say he seems to be mocking us.

Edgeworth:
While he may appear to be our enemy, Your Honor, Mr. de Killer is only stating the truth. He is no hypocrite. He has always stood by this one belief.

Judge:
You mean about this "trust between his clients and himself" thing? Hmm, it seems to be a level of trust beyond what people like me can comprehend. ...Well, Mr. Wright? Are you ready to cross-examine the witness?

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor.

Mia:
There's no way to know what's coming next, so stay cool and collected, Phoenix.


Cross-Examination
-- About My Client --

de Killer:
There is something I must first state.


de Killer:
To an assassin, nothing is more important than the trust between a client and himself.


de Killer:
And that is the reason I am here today on this witness stand.


de Killer:
It is my wish that you grasp this concept before I give the name of my client.


de Killer:
Now then, I do believe it's about time I revealed the name of my client, don't you agree?


Phoenix:
(I don't really care about all this extra fluff. Just tell us the name already!)

Mia:
Patience. Try to calm down a little. It's important to try and understand his mindset. He seems very steadfast and closed so you're going to have to work to get him to talk.

Phoenix:
(I'm not his therapist, you know...)




Phoenix:
...

Edgeworth:
...

Judge:
...

de Killer:
...Adrian Andrews...

Phoenix/Edgeworth/Judge:
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?!?

Edgeworth:
Objection

Edgeworth:
W-Witness!! That's not who you told me it was earlier!

Phoenix:
...!

de Killer:
Pray tell, what are you talking about, Mr. Prosecutor? I should think I know my own client, and it is Adrian Andrews.

Edgeworth:
Whaaaaaaaat!?!? Th-This can't be! On the phone earlier...

Phoenix:
Wh-What's going on here...?

Mia:
My guess is that Mr. de Killer just stabbed Mr. Edgeworth in the back.

Phoenix:
Stabbed Edgeworth in the back...?

Mia:
I'm sure in order to get an audience with this court, Mr. de Killer told him a different name... "Matt Engarde", perhaps...?

Phoenix:
(I knew it...)

Edgeworth:
Objection

Edgeworth:
This... This is outrageous! I was deceived! This witness is telling a very serious lie!

Judge:
B-But you were the one who summoned this witness!

Edgeworth:
Grk! Grr... Y-You... Shelly de Killer...!

de Killer:
My testimony is the truth. The defendant at the moment is Matt Engarde, am I correct? All I wish to do is help procure his acquittal.

Judge:
H... Hmm...

Mia:
Wow... All of a sudden, it feels like we can actually win this.

Phoenix:
Yeah...




Judge:
The prosecution has failed to provide a motive and has instead, provided this suicide note, which is a forgery created by the victim. Furthermore, there is a possibility the defendant himself knew it was a fake. But most definitive of all, we have heard from the assassin himself; the name of his client. Mr. de Killer's client who requested the murder was not the defendant at all!

Edgeworth:
...No...

Judge:
With all this evidence, it is obvious to me that this means that Mr. Matt Engarde... Is innocent!

de Killer:
I seem to have caused you all a bit of confusion. Please, continue your discussion, and call me when you have reached a verdict.

...*beep*...

Judge:
Bailiff! Please bring Ms. Adrian Andrews in immediately!

Mia:
What now? With the way this is going, Engarde will be found innocent. This may be our last chance... to save Maya...

Phoenix:
Yeah... But... But Edgeworth is right. De Killer is lying! And Engarde... my client... I know he's guilty! (Can I live with myself if I win this!?)

Judge:
Who would've believed that the prosecution's own witness would absolve the defendant!?

Edgeworth:
Your Honor! The prosecution requests permission to further question the witness! Shelly de Killer is certainly lying under oath!

Judge:
Hmm...

Andrews:
It wasn't me! Listen! Everyone! Please! That testimony just now... It was all one big lie!

Phoenix:
Ms. Andrews...

Andrews:
The suicide note may have been a fake. But! That man... Matt... He's the reason Celeste died! And Juan's death... It was all because he got pulled into Matt's twisted world! That testimony just now... You have to believe me... It was a horrible, horrible lie...

Edgeworth:
...

Judge:
But... Mr. de Killer himself has testified... He has named you as his client.

Andrews:
No! That's not true!

Judge:
Also, there is quite a bit of evidence that points to you. The knife and button, donning the Nickel Samurai's costume...

Andrews:
But that's... That's...

Judge:
You even have a motive. We know that Ms. Celeste Inpax was a large part of your life. You wanted to follow her... And you wanted revenge against the two who hurt her. I would say you have plenty of reasons to want them both dead.

Andrews:
I... No... Mr. Wright!

Phoenix:
...!

Andrews:
You... You know the truth! Tell them! Tell them the real story... Who the real killer is... Tell them! Please... Help me...

Phoenix:
(Yes, I know the truth...)

Judge:
Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor?

Judge:
I believe we have reached the end of this trial. Therefore, I ask the defense for any final words or opinions.

Phoenix:
... (I have to decide... Do I take the not guilty verdict and save Maya... Or do I throw this chance away and wait for Gumshoe's new evidence...? What am I supposed to do!?)



Mia:
Phoenix...

Phoenix:
I can't do it, Mia... I can't accept a not guilty.

Mia:
You are a lawyer.

Phoenix:
I know. But... But Matt Engarde is a killer; a murderer! I can't... I can't let him get away with this. I can't let someone else take the fall. If I let Ms. Andrews be convicted, then I am no better than Engarde. And even though I don't want to admit it, I have to face the fact that it is because of Edgeworth that I now know the real truth. He could've gotten Engarde convicted so many times over, but he never took a single one of those chances. If I take this verdict right now... I'd be betraying his trust. (...His trust...? I never thought about it until now... I... I trust him...?)

Mia:
... Yes, you do.

Judge:
Mr. Wright. Your opinion, please.

Phoenix:
The defense requests that we be allowed to further question Mr. de Killer.

Judge:
A-Am I hearing you correctly, Mr. Wright!?

Edgeworth:
Wright...

Judge:
But... But... That witness has cleared your client through his testimony! Your job here is done!

Phoenix:
I'm not done yet. To see through this witness' lies and find the truth... THAT is my job, Your Honor!

Judge:
...!

Phoenix:
(There's still more evidence to look at... And I'm sure that once those pieces arrive here in this very courtroom... a miracle will occur!)

Judge:
Very well. The trial will continue. Mr. Edgeworth. Please re-establish connection with Mr. de Killer.

Edgeworth:
Right away, Your Honor!




de Killer:
...Has a verdict been reached?

Edgeworth:
Before that, we would like to talk with you a little more.

de Killer:
About? All you needed from me was the name of my client. What else could you need me for?

Edgeworth:
Well... Actually, we would like to hear everything you know about this case. This is how things are... usually done.

Phoenix:
(What is he talking about? "Usually done"...??)

Judge:
But... What shall we have him testify about now?

Edgeworth:
Mr. de Killer. If you don't mind, please testify about your client in more detail.

de Killer:
You legal people and your procedures. Is it any wonder no one likes to go to court?




Witness Testimony
-- About My Client, Pt. 2 --

de Killer:
As I have already stated quite a few times, Adrian Andrews is my client. However.
One thing I simply cannot overlook is tampering with the scene of the crime.
My client did it to frame another for the crime.
While pretending to be the first person to discover the body and enter the scene,
Adrian Andrews already knew from the very beginning that Juan Corrida was dead!
But even more appalling is the creation and planting of the "knife" and "button".
That act is what I was referring to when I said my client had "broken the rules".




Judge:
Hmm... This is a most unexpected turn of events... For the... um, fifth time now...? However, this time, everything has finally been revealed.

Edgeworth:
Objection

Edgeworth:
Just a second, Your Honor!

Judge:
Yes, Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
We still have the cross-examination to do...

Judge:
But you don't need to question testimony like this... Do you, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
... Your Honor, the defense will question the witness. (As if I have a choice here!)

Judge:
Huh!? Why!? What this witness has said is nothing but beneficial to the defense's case! If you scrutinize the testimony, then...

Phoenix:
(...Then I'll expose the lies in that oh-so-"beneficial" testimony, I suppose.)

Judge:
I don't understand what's going on anymore...

Phoenix:
(That makes two of us...)




Cross-Examination
-- About My Client, Pt. 2 --

de Killer:
As I have already stated quite a few times, Adrian Andrews is my client. However.


de Killer:
One thing I simply cannot overlook is tampering with the scene of the crime.


de Killer:
My client did it to frame another for the crime.


de Killer:
While pretending to be the first person to discover the body and enter the scene,


de Killer:
Adrian Andrews already knew from the very beginning that Juan Corrida was dead!



de Killer:
But even more appalling is the creation and planting of the "knife" and "button".


de Killer:
That act is what I was referring to when I said my client had "broken the rules".


Mia:
What are you going to do now, Phoenix?

Phoenix:
All I can do now is expose the lies.

Mia:
That's true... However, you realize that will be very bad for our client, right?

Phoenix:
(Nnngh... I'm so confused... But the one thing I know for sure is I can't let this trial end yet!)




Phoenix:
Thank you so much for taking the time to testify, Mr. de Killer.

de Killer:
What is the meaning of that attitude?

Phoenix:
When Adrian Andrews entered the victim's room, your "client" had no idea that Juan Corrida had been murdered!

Judge:
But how... How do you know that!?

Phoenix:
From this wine glass, Your Honor.

Judge:
The glass...

Phoenix:
Mr. de Killer's supposed client thought Mr. Corrida had only fainted. Which is why this glass of tomato juice was poured for the victim!

Judge:
Hmm... But isn't that just a part of Adrian Andrews' calculated plan?

Phoenix:
That is not possible, Your Honor. This glass bears the fingerprints of that person. Had this been planned, they would never have left their fingerprints behind!

Judge:
I see your point... Mr. Edgeworth!? What is your opinion?

Edgeworth:
Strangely enough... I had the same exact thought just now. Witness! How do you explain this strange phenomenon!?

de Killer:
I-Isn't it a waste of time to ask about such a minor detail? It's not a very important point anyway, correct...?

Edgeworth:
I'm afraid you are mistaken. If Adrian Andrews really is your client, as you claim... Then your client should have had knowledge of Mr. Corrida's death. If not... Then that can only mean that Adrian Andrews was never your client at all!

de Killer:
... How strange...

Judge:
Yes?

de Killer:
Why is it that the attorney has yet to raise an objection at this absurd situation...?

Phoenix:
...!

Mia:
Phoenix. If De Killer figures out what we're up to, we're in real trouble!

Phoenix:
Yeah, I know...

Phoenix:
Objection

Phoenix:
Mr. Edgeworth! I'm surprised! You know you can't say things like that without any evidence.

Edgeworth:
Ah... Sorry.

Judge:
... Th-That sounded like an awfully weak "Objection!" to me...

Edgeworth:
Anyway! I am positive there was a contradiction in that testimony. The prosecution requests further testimony concerning when the request was taken!

de Killer:
... Very well.

Phoenix:
(Right now, I have to buy us more time... While we wait for the items De Killer left behind to get here. I just know that the very outcome of this trial lies with those items!)




Witness Testimony
-- Request Taking --

de Killer:
This request came to me... oh, about a week ago.
It was a request for my services on the night of the awards ceremony.
We met at a certain bar to discuss and finalize a few matters.
That is what occurred. I trust my memory, and I believe I have made no mistakes.




Judge:
Hmm... So you physically met your client, huh?

de Killer:
That is correct. Meeting one's client is the first step to building trust, in my opinion.

Judge:
I see... Well, Mr. Wright, your cross-examination, please.




Cross-Examination
-- Request Taking --

de Killer:
This request came to me... oh, about a week ago.


de Killer:
It was a request for my services on the night of the awards ceremony.


de Killer:
We met at a certain bar to discuss and finalize a few matters.


de Killer:
From the moment I saw him, I thought, "I can trust this person as a client."



de Killer:
That is what occurred. I trust my memory, and I believe I have made no mistakes.


Phoenix:
(Well, there doesn't seem to be anything strange this time around...)

Mia:
You have to draw more information from him, but you can't draw his suspicion. If you can do that, you should be able to find a flaw in his testimony somewhere.

Phoenix:
(Talk about a delicate balance...)




Phoenix:
Objection

Phoenix:
I would like to go over this one more time. You met Adrian Andrews at a bar and took the request at that time?

de Killer:
Yes, that is correct.

Phoenix:
And that's when you thought "he" was trustworthy...

de Killer:
How many times must I repeat myself? Yes, that is correct.

Phoenix:
I'm sorry, but that is an impossible tale.

de Killer:
Wh-What!?

Phoenix:
Shelly de Killer. You have never met the real Adrian Andrews!

de Killer:
...! Wh-Why would you say that...?

Phoenix:
Because you made one very big slip-up... ...about her.

de Killer:
So what is the issue... ...! Wh-What did you say just now...? About "her"...?

Phoenix:
If you had ever met Adrian Andrews in person... One look would have told you that she is a woman!

de Killer:
Ohoooooo!

Judge:
O-Order! Order in the court! Mr. Wright! What is the meaning of this!?

Phoenix:
This witness testified to the following: That he always meets face to face with his clients when taking their request.

Judge:
But he has never met Adrian Andrews in person...

Edgeworth:
Yes, Your Honor! That is exactly the point! That means Mr. de Killer's client could not have been Ms. Adrian Andrews!

de Killer:
Ugnnn...

Judge:
Mr. Edgeworth... I understand your logic on this one... However... Why would the assassin make such a basic mistake?

Edgeworth:
I believe it has to do with her name, Your Honor.

Judge:
Her name?

Edgeworth:
Yes. Adrian Andrews is, without a doubt, a very androgynous name.

Judge:
Hmm... Yes, I see...

Edgeworth:
Unluckily for Mr. de Killer, the entire time he was on the stand, no one had stated Adrian Andrews' gender. And so, he simply picked the wrong gender to go with.

Judge:
Wh-What... What is going on...? Shelly de Killer! This court demands an explanation!

de Killer:
Umm... I-I think somehow... I must have mixed up this client with another.

Edgeworth:
So does that mean you remember something different now?

de Killer:
Yes, of course. Please, if you would allow me to testify once more...

Phoenix:
(Argh! I know he's just going to spit out more lies.)

Judge:
Very well. But this time, please give us the truth, and nothing but the truth!




Witness Testimony
-- Request Taking, Pt. 2 --

de Killer:
Yes, now I remember. I took that request by mail.
There have been times when I took a job without having met my client.
The request was for the murder of Juan Corrida and 2 or 3 other small things.
When I saw the name at the end of the letter, I thought my client to be a man.




Judge:
Hmm... So you took this job through a letter...

Phoenix:
(He didn't mention anything about a letter in his earlier testimony... Which means he is definitely lying!)

Mia:
Be careful, Phoenix. If you break the assassin's testimony completely, it's over for us.

Phoenix:
I know... I can't make him suspicious. But... I think we're OK; like we can do this. (As long as he's standing there across from me... No matter how strong of a punch I throw, he'll counter it...)

Judge:
Now then, let's begin the cross-examination.




Cross-Examination
-- Request Taking, Pt. 2 --

de Killer:
Yes, now I remember. I took that request by mail.


de Killer:
There have been times when I took a job without having met my client.


de Killer:
The request was for the murder of Juan Corrida and 2 or 3 other small things.


de Killer:
One of these was to find the bear figurine and to give it to Adrian Andrews.



de Killer:
When I saw the name at the end of the letter, I thought my client to be a man.


Mia:
We've pretty much reached the end of our rope here...

Phoenix:
Huh? Seems like we're still OK to me.

Mia:
And that's exactly what is so bad. At the rate we're going, we will end up completely destroying De Killer's lie. If we do that... You already know how serious of a situation that will put us in.

Phoenix:
O-Oh yeah... (All I can do now is pray that those items reach us in time...)




Phoenix:
Shelly de Killer. If you had really given the bear to Ms. Andrews... then this item should not have been inside it.

de Killer:
"This item"...?

Edgeworth:
I see where you're going...

Phoenix:
Yup, that's where I'm going...

Judge:
Where is everyone going!? Do I need to pack a suitcase?

Phoenix:
Your Honor. Please think back to Ms. Andrews' testimony.




Andrews:
And I was going to burn it... for her sake.




Phoenix:
If even for a single minute, this bear had actually been in Ms. Andrews' hands... I'm sure she would have taken the suicide note out and burned it!

Judge:
Order! Order! Order! So that's where you two were going!

Edgeworth:
So by the very fact that this suicide note was still inside the bear... Tells us that your "client" didn't know how to disassemble the puzzle!

Judge:
Wh-Which means...?

Edgeworth:
It means, Your Honor, that it is impossible for Adrian Andrews to be the "client"!

de Killer:
Ohoooooo!

Judge:
O...Order! Order! ORDER!!

de Killer:
... Ungh... Mr...Phoenix Wright...

Phoenix:
...!

de Killer:
I... I'm sure I mentioned this before. How I hate traitors above all else!

Edgeworth:
...

de Killer:
I think your cross-examination has clearly demonstrated something to me. You... You must wish to break your end of our agreement!

Phoenix:
No! That's not...

de Killer:
That's enough! If that is your intention, then there is only one thing for me to do!

Phoenix:
W-Wait! Please!

de Killer:
Gentlemen, ladies, please excuse me. I have a matter that I must attend to.

Phoenix:
Holdit

Phoenix:
N...No... Please... Not that... Please wait...

de Killer:
Mr. Attorney! Bring this trial to a speedy end, and I may stay my hand! Otherwise...

Phoenix:
Nnnngh... Gnwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!

Judge:
What in the...? Mr. Wright...? Are you...?

Phoenix:
...

Judge:
Mr. Edgeworth...?

Edgeworth:
Yes, Your Honor?

Judge:
I didn't understand this witness' outburst just now. Do you think there is a need to hear more testimony, or is this enough...?

Edgeworth:
Well... We should...

Phoenix:
(Edgeworth! We can't do this! If we keep this up... Maya... She'll...!)

Edgeworth:
U...Ungh! The prosecution... I...

Judge:
Wh-What has come over everyone? Even you are...

Edgeworth:
The prosecution... rests.

Judge:
What is going on around here...?

Edgeworth:
The prosecution has no further questions, Your Honor.

Judge:
Wh... Whaaaaaaat!?




Judge:
Well, I never thought I'd see the day. This is a most unusual situation... If the prosecution rests with no further questions... Then... the prosecution has failed to uphold its stance.

Edgeworth:
...

Judge:
If that is the case, then even though I am reluctant, I must believe that Mr. de Killer's testimony is accurate. That would mean that Shelly de Killer's client is... Adrian Andrews!

Phoenix:
...!

Edgeworth:
Nnngh...

Judge:
Mr. Wright!

Phoenix:
Y-Yes, Your Honor?

Judge:
If I end the trial here, right now, then your client, Matt Engarde, would be declared innocent. And in his place, Adrian Andrews would be charged with murder.

Phoenix:
(M-Ms. Andrews... would be charged with murder!)

Edgeworth:
...

Judge:
The prosecution has no further questions, so we will now hear the defense's final remarks. Bailiff! Please bring the defendant, Matt Engarde, to the stand!

Mia:
The items from De Killer's hideout didn't make it in time... We tried as hard as we could, but it looks like our time has run out...

Phoenix:
(I can't believe it...)

Mia:
The outcome now lies in your hands.




Engarde:
Dude, did the old guy finally decide?

Judge:
To be honest, I can't think of you as a truly innocent and good person. You have done enough evil to drive a woman to suicide.

Engarde:
...

Judge:
But... At least on the charge of murder, it would appear you are innocent.

Engarde:
... Hah...! So, I guess even the old fuddy-duddy figured me out!

Judge:
M-Mr. Engarde...?

Engarde:
You were atrocious as a lawyer, weren't you? Giving your client away like this! And that "refreshing like a spring breeze" crap; it's just as atrocious, don't you agree? ... Anyway, get on with it and pronounce me innocent already. Right, Mister Lawyer!?

Phoenix:
... (Should I side with justice? Or should I save Maya's life?)




Maya:
You'd better get Engarde a guilty sentence, OK!?

Phoenix:
(But... But if I did that... Maya will die! But if I say he's innocent... Then Ms. Andrews will be charged as the murderer! Do I say he's "guilty"... or "not guilty"...? Either choice I make, someone's life is going to end! It all hinges on what I "choose"!)




Judge:
Now then, Mr. Wright. Let's hear the defense's final statements on this matter.

Phoenix:
...

Judge:
If the person who hired the assassin was Adrian Andrews... Then your client, Mr. Matt Engarde is innocent.

Engarde:
Hmph... There's no need to ask, old man. After all, my lawyer is going to say what I want... aren't you?

Edgeworth:
Wright...

Phoenix:
(I can't! I can't do this! But I have to decide something! I can't count on the evidence to help me anymore. I have to listen to my heart!) My client... Matt Engarde is...



Judge:
We are waiting for your answer, Mr. Wright! Matt Engarde, your client deserves an answer!

Phoenix:
... (Maya... I'm sorry...) Matt Engarde is...

von Karma:
Objection

Phoenix:
F-Franziska von Karma!!

Judge:
Wh-What are you doing here... OWW!

von Karma:
You see now, don't you... Mr. Phoenix Wright? This is exactly why you should NEVER take your eyes off of that scruffy fool!

Edgeworth:
Did you bring them? The final pieces... Do you have them?

von Karma:
You should know better than to ask that, Mr. Miles Edgeworth. A Von Karma is perfect in every way! The evidence is here in perfect condition! Don't worry about Scruffy. He's fine, and his injuries are minor. All of the items are inside this.

Judge:
What a filthy, old coat this is...

Phoenix:
(That's Gumshoe's... I can spot his tattered rags anywhere...)

von Karma:
I apologize for its ugliness, but there was nothing else to wrap the items in.

Phoenix:
(I've fought long and hard this whole trial... All for what is inside that raggedy coat... I'm sure that inside that coat, lies a crucial piece of evidence!) Your Honor! Inside that filthy coat... Are the defense's final pieces of evidence!

Judge:
Your final... evidence!? ... This trial is already over. All that remains is for me to hand down my verdict. I do not believe that any evidence presented now, would change the outcome of this trial.

Phoenix:
(Wh-What!?)

Edgeworth:
Objection

Edgeworth:
Your Honor. It is our duty to examine every piece of evidence, down to the last. I request that Ms. von Karma be allowed to present these pieces of evidence!

Judge:
Hmm... I suppose you are right, Mr. Edgeworth. I grant permission to do so. However, this one obvious rule applies here; If these items do not bring up any new points, then they will not be accepted by this court.

Phoenix:
...!

Judge:
Now, Ms. von Karma. If you please.

von Karma:
These pieces of evidence are items left by De Killer during his escape from the police.

Judge:
Hmm... He must have been in quite a rush.

von Karma:
Yes, Your Honor. De Killer left three pieces of evidence.

Phoenix:
(Somewhere among the evidence we're about to see... There will be something that will turn this whole situation around... like a miracle. I'm sure of it!)

Mia:
That is all we can hope for.




von Karma:
The first item is a pistol.

Phoenix:
(Does De Killer's pistol have anything to do with this case...?)



Pistol added to the Court Record.

von Karma:
The second piece of evidence is this video tape.

Phoenix:
(I bet De Killer took that from Engarde Mansion...)



Video Tape added to the Court Record.

von Karma:
The last piece of evidence is this bellboy's uniform.

Phoenix:
(Is that a uniform from the Gatewater Hotel...?)



Bellboy's Uniform added to the Court Record.

von Karma:
That is all I have to present, Your Honor.

Judge:
Hmm... It's just as I thought.

Phoenix:
And... what is that, Your Honor..?

Judge:
I'm sure, were we under normal circumstances, these items from Shelly de Killer's hideout would be very important clues. However... Our question is not "Who did the killing?"

Edgeworth:
It is, "Who is the client?"...

Judge:
Yes, that is correct. And these three items do not tell us anything about that! Thank you for your hard work, Ms. von Karma. You may step down now.

Phoenix:
Holdit

Phoenix:
Wait, Your Honor! Please allow me to examine this new evidence!

Judge:
Overruled. This court already has all the evidence it needs to hand down a verdict!

Engarde:
Wonderful... Absolutely splendid. This judge is such a brilliant man, isn't he?

Phoenix:
(Is this the end...?)

Mia:
Phoenix.

Phoenix:
I knew it... There's no such thing as a "miracle" in this world, is there?

Mia:
I think you're wrong. I think they do exist. But you have to make that "miracle" happen. You've come this far! You can't give up now!

Phoenix:
But... But... No matter how you think about it... It's... It's...

Mia:
Try... For my sake. Just think about it for a second. There are two ways out of this situation for us.

Phoenix:
(T-Two!?)

Mia:
The first... Make Engarde wish from the bottom of his soul for a guilty verdict.

Phoenix:
Huh?

Mia:
De Killer will always place his client's wishes first. If Engarde himself wished to be convicted, then he will let his hostage go.

Phoenix:
Th-That may be true, but... That's asking me to do the impossible!

Mia:
The second way... Force De Killer to end his contract with Engarde. If De Killer were to no longer think of Engarde as his "client"... Then he would let Maya go.

Phoenix:
Mia! That's even more impossible! He is a man who values his duty towards his clients above all else!

Mia:
... I know both of these seem like impossible feats at first. But if you could make either one happen, it would truly be a "miracle".

Phoenix:
The bigger problem is, the judge has already said he doesn't need any more evidence! The pieces he was just shown; he's not accepting them!

Mia:
Phoenix. Think things through from the other side. Isn't that what has always worked for us?

Phoenix:
...! (The "other side"...? Wait, does she mean...) You mean... to turn things around?

Mia:
Phoenix. The judge says he doesn't need the evidence. If that's the case, then who does need it?

Phoenix:
("The person who needs the evidence"...)

Mia:
The defense, prosecution, and the judge... We have seen all the pieces of evidence. And that is how we have come to know the "truth". But there are people who have not seen them all. And those people do not know the "truth". That truth... It may be what will bring about the miracle in the end.

Judge:
There are no objections this time, correct? Now then, I will pronounce my verdict!

Engarde:
Why don't we all respectfully sit back and listen, kids.

Phoenix:
Objection

Judge:
I have already told you, Mr. Wright. This court does not need any more evidence.

Phoenix:
I am not saying it is us that needs the evidence, Your Honor!

Edgeworth:
...!

Judge:
Then... you want to show the evidence to... that person...?

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor.

Judge:
...

Phoenix:
Please, Your Honor!

Judge:
Mr. Wright. For you to ask with such passion... I will grant you one chance.

Phoenix:
(O...One chance...)

Judge:
Please show your evidence to who you think is the right person.

Edgeworth:
Objection

Edgeworth:
That's impossible! To turn this situation around in one try...

Judge:
One try. That is all I will permit.

Phoenix:
(I have to try to remember... Everything that has happened up to this point... Think, Phoenix! Think! There must be a way to save Maya while taking Engarde down at the same time!)

Judge:
Now then, Mr. Wright. Let's not waste any more time.

Phoenix:
...

Judge:
Who would you like to show evidence to?



Judge:
... Well, what do you think, Mr. Edgeworth...?

Edgeworth:
Uh... Um... I think there is some merit... in showing this evidence to that witness.

Judge:
... Bailiff! Please bring in the transceiver from earlier!




Phoenix:
(Alright! It looks like they got a hold of him...) Maya... She's OK, right!?

de Killer:
Didn't I tell you to concern yourself with bringing about a speedy end to this trial? Now, if I understand correctly, you wish to show me one piece of evidence?

Phoenix:
Yes. One is all I need. I have here a video tape. It was found at your hideout.

de Killer:
...

Phoenix:
I heard you injured three officers in your attempt to get this back.

de Killer:
That was most regrettable. However, it was an order from my client. I was told to protect that video tape.

Phoenix:
(I thought so...)

de Killer:
I'm afraid I seem to have failed in that regard.

Phoenix:
Do you know the contents of this tape?

de Killer:
I was sternly told by my client to not watch it. So I have absolutely no idea.

Phoenix:
Actually, you are on this tape.

de Killer:
Me?

Phoenix:
There was a video camera hidden at the crime scene. Your actions were being recorded.

de Killer:
Wh-What!?

Judge:
Is that true!? Mr. Wright!?

de Killer:
Who... Who was it that planted a camera...!?

Phoenix:
Well, the only person who could have placed a camera at the scene of the crime... would be your "client" naturally.

de Killer:
...!

Judge:
Th-That was... Adrian Andrews...

Edgeworth:
Be quiet and listen... Your Honor.

Judge:
Yes, sir.

Phoenix:
Your "client" specified a place and time for you, isn't that right?

de Killer:
Y-Yes...

Phoenix:
That was so they could film you.

de Killer:
... I had no idea. ... Mr. Wright. Why would my client do such a thing?

Phoenix:
...

de Killer:
I would like to know why...

Phoenix:
(Why did Matt Engarde film the crime scene...? The reason "why" he did that is my ticket out of this whole mess!) There is only one reason why your "client" would secretly film the crime scene. They...




Phoenix:
Your "client" once told me something very interesting. We were talking about you, and this is what they said.




Engarde:
But I'm no weakling. I don't believe anyone... least of all assassins. Oh, come now, Mr. Wright. Assassins aren't above blackmail. Yes, that's where the video comes in. With that, I can keep him at bay, and even blackmail him if I want.




Phoenix:
Your "client" didn't trust you at all. They were thinking of using this video to blackmail you! What do you have to say to that, Shelly de Killer!?

de Killer:
Gnnn...nnnngh... Ohoooooo! ... It looks like... It looks like I was being deceived from the very beginning...

Phoenix:
Yes... By a natural... That is the kind of person they are. Your "client" is a person who only thinks and plots of how to use the people around them to protect themselves from any and all dangers that may arise. That is the true nature of your "client".

de Killer:
...

Edgeworth:
I have one question for the witness.

de Killer:
Yes?

Edgeworth:
You told us one thing numerous times during your testimony. You said that you detest traitors most of all.

de Killer:
Yes, that's right.

Edgeworth:
But what if that traitor was your own client...? What would you do then!?

de Killer:
... That's obvious. I would break our contract in that case. And then... That client would become my next target. For the honor of the De Killer name, even if it takes an eternity... I would follow that person to the ends of the earth to exact my punishment.

Edgeworth:
I see. That's all I wanted to know.

Phoenix:
(So the traitor becomes De Killer's next target... Ah! I get it... This is how we'll turn this case around!)

de Killer:
Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
Yes...?

de Killer:
My contract with my client is over as of now. I seem to have a new job on my hands. I will now return to you, your precious item.

Maya:
...What the!? I'm not an item!

...*beep*...

Phoenix:
(Maya... I thought I'd never see you again... Oh thank goodness!)




Judge:
Um... This trial appears to have come to its conclusion... However... I... Actually, I am sort of... I don't quite know what just happened there with the client and the witness and... Gwaaah! M-Ms. von Karma! Where did that...!?

Edgeworth:
She always has you in her sights. Now! I do believe it's time to finally hand down a verdict!




Phoenix:
Mr. Engarde. It looks like somehow, you got what you wanted. You will finally receive the acquittal you wanted so badly. You should be happy.

Edgeworth:
But before that, I would like to make one final statement. Sometime in the near future, one very betrayed assassin may appear before you.

Engarde:
...!

Edgeworth:
Needless to say, that man is very good at what he does. I'm sure you would understand what I mean, if you watch this video.

Engarde:
...H-- Help me...

Edgeworth:
Now then, Your Honor! The verdict, if you please.

Judge:
I-Is this alright with you, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
...!

Mia:
We have finally reached the end of a very long battle. Whether he's convicted or acquitted, there is no escape for him now. Go on, Phoenix. Plead whichever way your heart tells you.

Phoenix:
Right, Chief.



Engarde:
... Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!Guiltyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Guuuuuilty!!!GGG--Guuiiillltyyyy!!!GGGUUUILLLTYYY!!GUILTY!!!GuiLTy!!guIIIltYY!!Guil--guilty!guilty!GUilTY!GUILTY!




Judge:
As always, it looks like we have uncovered the real truth.

Phoenix:
(We? I don't remember you helping out much in this...)

Judge:
Mr. Edgeworth. How is Matt Engarde?

Edgeworth:
I have left Ms. von Karma in charge of his incarceration. I'm sure he's getting a full-course meal of whip leather right about now.

Judge:
Very good. That was a close one, wasn't it, witness?

Andrews:
Yes... I plan to pay my debt to society for my own crime, Your Honor. ... This trial was the first time I had stood on the witness stand, and when I did... I really felt hopeless.

Phoenix:
(She must be talking about the time Edgeworth really went after her... I guess she's trying to forgive him for what he did...)




Edgeworth:
This witness... How should I put this... She has an illness.

Edgeworth:
If you're going to say you would "choose death", that is of no concern to me.




Andrews:
But... after that, when I was alone at the detention center... That's the first time I really saw myself and who I am.

Edgeworth:
...

Andrews:
And today... When the two of you used your combined strength to convict Matt... I... I felt like I had finally been saved.

Phoenix:
(Wow, this is the first time I've ever seen her smile.)

Andrews:
I am really happy that you two were in charge of this case. I really don't know how to express how I feel at this moment... This is... This is the first time I've felt comfortable with myself; with who I am. Thank you so much, everyone!




Judge:
It looks like we have resolved everything at last. As for myself, there are still a few things I'm confused about... But everyone seems to be in good spirits, and that is good enough for me. That is all. This court is adjourned!




March 23, 5:14 PM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 3

Mia:
You were great out there, Phoenix!

Phoenix:
What I did out there was right... wasn't it?

Mia:
... This is the first time you've not gotten your client off. You got them a "guilty" verdict this time. But... You have to look past all of that, to what's really important. You now realize that there is something more than just getting a "not guilty", right?

Phoenix:
Yes, I understand now.

Mia:
Phoenix, think back for a second. Think to the moments before Ms. von Karma arrived with the final pieces of evidence. Think about the incredible decision you had to make...




Judge:
Now then, Mr. Wright. Let's hear the defense's final statements on this matter.

Phoenix:
... (I can't count on the evidence to help me anymore. I have to listen to my heart! Should I side with justice? Or should I save Maya's life?) My client... Matt Engarde is...




Mia:
Is he "guilty"... or is he "not guilty"...? Those were your choices then. And your answer... Your answer spoke to what being a "lawyer" means to you...

Edgeworth:
Wright!

Phoenix:
E-Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:
I have good news. Maya is now safe in police custody!

Pearl:
Really!?

Phoenix:
P-Pearls--

Pearl:
You're telling us the truth, right Mr. Edgeworth!?

Edgeworth:
Y-Yes... She's quite safe. She is on her way here as we speak in a patrol car.

Pearl:
Aaaaaaaaah! Mystic Maya! Mystic Maya's safe!! You did it! You really did it, Mr. Nick!

Phoenix:
(Oww... She punches deceptively hard for a kid...)

Pearl:
I... I believed in you. I kept saying to myself: Mr. Nick will save her... Mr. Nick will save her... Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Phoenix:
Ah, um... Thanks.

Pearl:
Oh...

Phoenix:
What's wrong?

Pearl:
Ms. von Karma...

von Karma:
...

Phoenix:
Um... About earlier... Uh... Thanks... OWW!!

von Karma:
Why are you still smiling... Mr. Phoenix Wright!? You... You lost!! Your perfect win record has now been crushed! And yet... You are still happy!?

Phoenix:
... I don't think you'll ever understand... Ms. von Karma.

von Karma:
How dare you!?

Edgeworth:
Don't worry. She may in time. After all, I was like that myself, until a year ago...

Phoenix:
E-Edgeworth...?

Edgeworth:
For my own personal victories... and for guilty verdicts... I used every dirty trick in the book. And so my win record remained spotless. But... A man appeared and stood fast against that selfish me. I fought him in my usual manner, and tasted my first defeat. I felt like I had lost everything because of that. And then... It was my turn to sit in the defendant's chair. And I was saved... by that person I called my "enemy"... I couldn't forgive myself for all that had happened. So I left the Prosecutor's Office. And I left that note... "Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth chooses death"...

von Karma:
Hmph, as well you should have. A prosecutor who has shamed himself with defeat should crawl into a hole and die!

Edgeworth:
...But that was not what happened. After I left the Prosecutor's Office, I finally came to realize something. And it was in that moment of clarity that everything began to change.

von Karma:
Wh-What foolish nonsense...

Edgeworth:
We prosecutors use anything we can to attack the defendant. But every time we did so...

Phoenix:
Objection

Edgeworth:
No matter how desperate the situation... instead of giving up like most people, that man would hold strong with his undying faith. And then, before I knew it... I began to trust in that man as well.

von Karma:
Wh-What!? You trusted your enemy!?

Edgeworth:
It doesn't matter how many underhanded tricks a person uses... The truth will always find a way to make itself known. The only thing we can do is to fight with the knowledge we hold and everything we have. Erasing the paradoxes one by one... It's never easy... We claw and scratch for every inch. But we will always eventually reach that one single truth. This I promise you.

Pearl:
The "truth"...

Edgeworth:
Yes. That's the reason why prosecutors and defense lawyers exist. But I'm sure you knew that already, didn't you Wright?

Phoenix:
...

Edgeworth:
That's why you couldn't forgive me; this man who went into hiding. Isn't that right? This man who only had his sights set on "victory", who ran away into the night...

Pearl:
Ah! Is... Is Mr. Edgeworth right, Mr. Nick...!?

Phoenix:
(You really let me down...) When you disappeared, I felt... betrayed. The reason I decided to become a lawyer to begin with... Was because I believed in the things you said to me, all those years ago... And you... You betrayed your own words. That's why... one year ago, I made up my mind. I decided that the Miles Edgeworth I knew had died... ...At least, that's what I told myself.

von Karma:
You pathetic fool!

Pearl:
M-Ms. von Karma...

von Karma:
I don't want to hear the wretched whimpering of a disgraced loser! A Von Karma is someone who is destined to be perfect! Miles Edgeworth... You are no longer worthy! You are no longer worthy of being a Von Karma! And neither am I! It's over... It's all over!

Phoenix:
(Franziska threw something on the ground just now...)

Edgeworth:
This is... an electromagnetic receiver.

Phoenix:
Isn't that the thing she used to track Detective Gumshoe...?

Edgeworth:
I'll return this to the precinct later. There's something else...

Pearl:
Ah! Isn't that Ms. von Karma's whip!?

Edgeworth:
"I'll never set foot in another courtroom again"... I'm sure that's what she's saying by this action...

Phoenix:
...

Edgeworth:
You should keep this, Wright.

Phoenix:
... Umm... OK.




???:
Nick!!

Phoenix:
......! M-M-M... MAYA!

Pearl:
Mystic Maya! Mystic Mayaaaaaaaa!

Maya:
Oh, Nick! I knew you would come through! You got Engarde convicted, like I knew you would... And on top of that, you even rescued me!

Phoenix:
Well, of course I did! You know I would never desert you! But we sure pressed our luck this trial... You're really lucky to be standing here!

Maya:
Whatever, whatever. Look, it's over, OK? Besides, if I did croak, I would just come back and haunt you like a bad ghost through Pearly!

Phoenix:
... (Is it really that easy to do something like that...?)

Maya:
... Th-Thanks a lot... Nick.

Phoenix:
Um... Don't mention it.

Edgeworth:
Maya...

Maya:
Oh, Mr. Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
Um... I'm relieved you're alright.

Maya:
Hey... It looks like you've made some real progress, Mr. Edgeworth!

Edgeworth:
Umm... Well, I suppose I'm a little different from who I was a year ago.

Maya:
Heh...

*growwwwl...grrrrr...urrrr...*

Maya:
Alright! I think it's time we got out of this depressing place!

Phoenix:
Huh? Where are we going!?

Maya:
Food, Nick! FOOD! Grub! Chow! I'm starved! I'm so hungry even you look like a nice, juicy burger on a bun to me, Nick!

Phoenix:
Y-You think I look like a burger...? I'm a Prime Rib at least!

Pearl:
Come with us, Mr. Edgeworth! Please!!

Edgeworth:
Uh, um... If you insist...

Phoenix:
Alright... So how about we hit up our usual burger joint...?

Maya:
Don't be silly, Nick.

Phoenix:
Huh?

Maya:
This case messed up that awesome evening, and got in the way of my gourmet food. So I've decided that we have to make it up by having another feast!

Phoenix:
A-Another feast...?

Maya:
C'mon, Nick! FOOOOOOD!




March 23, 7:38 PM
Gatewater Hotel
Hotel Lobby

Gumshoe:
Hey, pal! Sorry to keep you guys waiting!

Phoenix:
Gumshoe! Are you alright!?

Gumshoe:
Yeah, but I'm really embarrassed. I didn't think I would hit a telephone pole, of all things.

Phoenix:
A telephone pole...? (Then, it wasn't a red light that got him...?)

Lotta:
Ya did it again, City Boy. I felt like my dear ol' heart was gonna give out on me! And I ain't jokin'!

Powers:
Yeah! It was more exciting than the very last episode of the Steel Samurai!

Phoenix:
Th-Thanks...

Lotta:
Now lookie here, mister snooty prosecutor! Don't ya reckon ya bullied Mr. Wright too hard!? If ya don't start bein' a lot nicer to him, he might just kick it... Tonight, even!

Edgeworth:
Umm... I'll keep that in mind.

Lotta:
Well, come on now! Everyone gather 'round! Y'all are gonna get yer picture taken by a genuine professional photographer!

Phoenix:
(Looks like Lotta bought herself a new camera...)

Gumshoe:
Well, pal... At least we can put this messy case behind us now. Come on! Tonight's all about eating, so let's go chow down, pal!

Maya:
Amen to that, pal! Amen!




Powers:
You know, when you think about it, you were the one who saved the day, Detective!

Gumshoe:
Huh? Me? ...You really think so?

Edgeworth:
He's right. If it wasn't for the three items you took... I think this trial would have had a very different ending.

Gumshoe:
Ah, well, you know... It's... Ho ho. Ho ho ho ho. Ho ho ho ho ho. ...Huh? Wait. That's odd... When I ran off with the things from De Killer's hideout... I was sure I took 4 things total, sir.

Maya:
What?

Pearl:
Four?

Gumshoe:
Yeah, I'm sure I put one of the items in my coat pocket...

Phoenix:
(There was a fourth item...?)

Lotta:
Aw, come on y'all. It's over! But whoo boy, I tell ya! You really are somethin' else! Between getting' accused of murder and getting' kidnapped... Never a dull moment with you, huh?

Maya:
Hahaha, you think?

Phoenix:
(Why does she look so happy about that...?)

Pearl:
But being shut away for two whole days... Weren't you scared...?

Maya:
Yeah, it was really scary. I felt so hopeless. So to keep my mind off of things, I drew a picture!

Lotta:
Sounds like ya had it rough, gal! So where's this picture of yers?

Pearl:
Yeah! I want to see it! I want to see Mystic Maya's picture!

Maya:
... Hmm... You know, I don't know where it went...

Pearl:
Aww... That's too bad...

Maya:
W-Well, it's alright! It wasn't anything important anyway.

Phoenix:
(Ah... It sure is nice to finally see them both smiling again.)

...*beep*beep*... ...*beep*beep*... ...*beep*beep*...

Edgeworth:
...Hm?

Phoenix:
What is it, Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
This thing is picking something up.

Gumshoe:
Ah! That's! That's Ms. von Karma's receiver! Ugh. Thanks to her, I had the most awful experience of my life, sir! I can't believe she stuck a tracking device on me...

Edgeworth:
That's odd. Even though you're standing right here... The tracking device seems to be in a different location.

Gumshoe:
Oh... It's probably busted or something, sir.

Edgeworth:
... ...Well, it doesn't matter. I'm afraid it's about time for me to excuse myself. I still have some work to do.

Maya:
Huh!? But Mr. Edgeworth! You haven't even eaten anything yet!

Phoenix:
(And you've eaten way too much, you glutton!)

Edgeworth:
I had fun tonight. Now, if you'll excuse me...

Phoenix:
Wait.

Edgeworth:
What?

Phoenix:
... I just want to say... Thanks, Edgeworth. You really saved me out there.

Edgeworth:
...Hmph. If anyone should be saying thanks, it should be me, Wright.

Phoenix:
(I feel like words alone aren't enough here... I wonder if there's anything I can give him to express how I feel...?)



Edgeworth:
You don't need to thank me. I was only doing my job.

Pearl:
It looks like Mr. Edgeworth has left, Mr. Nick. Hey, Mystic Maya?

Maya:
Hm? Yes, Pearly?

Pearl:
I guess you two can go back to being lovey-dovey, right? You and Mr. Nick, I mean...

Maya:
P-Pearly! Would you cut it out already!? You're embarrassing me!

Powers:
Um, anyway... So, who's paying for this lovely dinner party?

Maya:
As if you need to ask! Everyone say, "Thank you" to Nick!

Phoenix:
Huh?

Gumshoe:
Ah, yeah... I'm kinda at the point where I can't even buy instant noodles, pal. So I kinda already put your name on the bill.

Phoenix:
Huh? Huh?

Lotta:
Yeah, I got me a situation just like that myself. There's this camera shop in this hotel, see... And I just bought myself this good ol' beauty here! It'd better be anyhow for $3,000!

Phoenix:
Huh? Huh? Huh?

Lotta:
Actually, I reckon ya bought it for me since it's on yer tab and all.

Phoenix:
Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Pearl:
Isn't this great, Mr. Nick!?

Maya:
Yeah, Nick!

Phoenix:
... (Why do I suddenly feel like screaming?)

Lotta:
Aww, ya don't need to hold back now, ya hear?

Gumshoe:
Yeah, pal! Time to let it all out!

Pearl:
This is going to be the first time I hear the real you.

Maya:
Go on! It's been a while since I heard you say it. I've been busy being a hostage and all.

Phoenix:
... Alright then... If you say so.

Phoenix:
Objection




Maya:
You really came through for me, Nick! I had to hide that letter, but I knew you'd find it. I really feel like I've been living on the edge lately. I mean, I've escaped death three times now! Pretty cool, huh? I feel like a pro!




Pearl:
I'm so happy that you could save Mystic Maya, Mr. Nick! And I'm so happy for the two of you! Speaking of... I think this hotel is a popular place for honeymooners... So I sort of... made reservations for the two of you... Just in case...




Gumshoe:
Well, pal. It looks like I'm back on the force again. Mr. Edgeworth had a long talk with the Chief, and he got me reinstated for my sake! I heard he said things like, "Letting that one go is bad for all of society." I knew it! Crashing headlong into everything is the only way to live, pal!




Byrde:
I, Maggey Byrde, am retiring this uniform as of today, sir! I'm going to be a waitress from now on. And bring smiles and joy to the people who come by the restaurant, sir! I hope you'll stop by sometime, Mr. Wright!




Hotti:
Hmm, yes... Are you here to visit a patient? Hmm... I'm Director Hotti... Hoh, hoh. Recently... Hmm, yes... That girl, you know... I haven't seen her around... Hmm, yes... But I remember... If I even laid so much as an eye on her, it would go, "Crack!". Hmm... ...It didn't matter if I got whipped though... Hmm... Hmm, yes... Hoh, hoh.




Max:
It's time to begin our quest of world circus domination sweetie!! And to let the world know we are serious, I plan to make a fabulous flight to Zimbabwe!

Regina:
Hey Max! What do you think Zimbabwe is like? Do you think there are castles made of cake, and bunnies who can talk...?

Max:
I think if there are any talking bunnies, even they won't laugh at Moe's jokes!




Moe:
I'm ready! I'm ready! There's no way these jokes are gonna fall on deaf ears. I'm going to be more contemporary with my humor! Moe Curls, R-R-R-Represent!

Trilo:
We've got our new act all worked out! Prepare for the "Hallelujah Chorus"!

Ben:
...

Trilo:
Say something will you! You're supposed to start this off! Get on with it...!!




Oldbag:
...What's this!? Drat, it's just an ordinary electric razor recharging on its stand! I can't believe this. Really! How long do they plan on making me do this!? Ah, but it's Edgey-poo's idea, so that means it must have a deep, hidden meaning. But... Why do I get the feeling... They wouldn't forget about me, would they? Ah, it was never like this in the old days! Everyone thought the world of me! They used to call me Queen Wendy, and treat me like royalty, and any man who hasn't heard about this is going to feel the pain of my heel, yes they're going to feel the burn, and speaking of burn, playing with fire is very dangerous and because of that, three of the warehouses where they stored the scenery were burned right down and that caused a huge stink that




Andrews:
I appreciate everything you and Mr. Edgeworth did for me from the bottom of my heart. Oh, that's right. I received a letter from Ms. von Karma. She said that after I get out, I should feel free to consult her about anything at all. I'm really thankful to have met everyone!




de Killer:
It has become difficult for me in this country as of late. As such, I will take a short leave of absence. If you would like to request my services, please be sure to visit my homepage. May we both be blessed with longevity.




March 23, 9:42 PM
International Departures
Gate 12

Where are you going... Franziska?

von Karma:
...! How did you know I was here...?

Edgeworth:
With this.

von Karma:
That's...

Edgeworth:
I heard you were planting things on a certain person. Things like tracking devices in his coat, for example.

von Karma:
Hmph. That's just like you. I only planted it there because he was always wearing it. This... filthy, drab coat of his... I don't know how it ended up in my luggage. But it's going in the trash, I promise you that.

Edgeworth:
Oh, that's right... Speaking of that man... He told me something very interesting.




Gumshoe:
When I ran off with the things from De Killer's hideout... I was sure I took 4 things total, sir.




von Karma:
Four items...?

Edgeworth:
It seems he put the last one in his coat pocket.

von Karma:
He put it in here...? ... It doesn't matter anymore. The case is already over.

Edgeworth:
... What are you going to do now?

von Karma:
... That's none of your business.

Edgeworth:
Are you running away?

von Karma:
Shut up! You don't understand a thing! You can't possibly understand what it means to be "Manfred von Karma's daughter"!

Edgeworth:
Franziska...

von Karma:
So many expectations from everyone around me... Expectations I must fulfill! I'm expected to win no matter what. And failure? Such a thing is not an option for me! My father was a genius. There's no doubt about that! But... But me... I'm no genius. I've always known that.

Edgeworth:
...

von Karma:
But I... I had to be one. I had to.

Edgeworth:
... You may not be a genius like your father... But... You are a prosecutor. You have been and always will be.

von Karma:
...! No, I'm not... Not anymore. I've even thrown my whip away.



von Karma:
... You haven't changed a bit... You've always... You've always left me alone and walked on ahead without me. Miles Edgeworth... I've always hated you.

Edgeworth:
...

von Karma:
And then... Finally, my chance to take my revenge on you arrived. If I could win against that man... If I could make Phoenix Wright bow down in defeat... Then this "girl" you left behind would have risen higher than you! That was supposed to be my "revenge"...

Edgeworth:
I see...

von Karma:
... You know, I can't do it... I can't change who I am. I can't throw away everything I've been until today.

Edgeworth:
I believe you can. Just like how Adrian Andrews did.

von Karma:
Adrian Andrews...?

Edgeworth:
You were going to use her during the trial, right? But you... You were "dependant" on your father by using his tactics. Isn't that right?

von Karma:
Hmph!

Edgeworth:
Today, you chased after me, after I had left you behind all these years. And that's why we're standing here now, side by side.

von Karma:
...!

Edgeworth:
But I have no intention of stopping. If you say you are going to quit your walk down the prosecutor's path... ... Then, this is where we part ways, Franziska von Karma.

von Karma:
... I... I... I am Franziska von Karma. Don't think I'm going to walk in your shadow forever... Our battle... begins now... so you had better prepare yourself, Miles Edgeworth!




Phoenix Wright... One day... Someday... I'm sure we'll meet again in battle. Until then... This last piece of evidence that never made it to you... I'll take good care of this fourth piece... So I can give it to you... when at last we meet again...











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