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Turnabout Goodbyes
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Episode 4
Turnabout Goodbyes

It's been, what, 15 years?

About that, yes.

15 years is a long time to wait...

You can't imagine how much I've suffered...

You... suffered?

And now... the perfect opportunity presents itself.

At last... I shall have my revenge!

What!?

...Merry Christmas.




December 25, 10:08 AM
Wright & Co. Law Offices

Maya:
Hey, hey, Nick! Do you know if there's any good waterfalls around here?

Phoenix:
Waterfalls...? Dare I ask why?

Maya:
Duh, Nick! Isn't it obvious? I need a waterfall to stand under! Preferably a freezing one!

Phoenix:
... Oh... Is that part of your spirit medium training?

Maya:
Of course! Except, I've been slacking off lately... I need to brave the elements and be forged anew under the rushing spring waters!

Phoenix:
Umm... Okay... I don't know about any falls per se, but Gourd Lake is pretty close...

Maya:
Oh. Darn.

Phoenix:
Sorry, but them's the breaks. Couldn't you just take a cold shower or something?

Maya:
... Good idea!

Phoenix:
(So much for the rushing spring waters...)

TV:
Next in the news... A large, unidentified animal was sighted at Gourd Lake! The town is buzzing with excitement! Locals are calling it "Gourdy" in a tip of the hat to Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Though its namesake, Nessie, proved to be a hoax... locals are confident their Gourdy is the real deal. ...

Phoenix:
*yawn* Bor-ing. Can't they show real news for a change?

Maya:
Nick?

Phoenix:
?

Maya:
The water pressure's kind of low in that shower.

Phoenix:
... You want more pressure, huh? Why don't you go down to the fire department and have them spray you with the hose?

Maya:
... Good idea, Nick!

Phoenix:
(Apparently, E.S.P. is no aid in detecting sarcasm...)

TV:
We interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin! Strange occurrences continue at Gourd Lake... But this time, it's murder!

Phoenix:
(Gourd Lake again?)

TV:
The body of a man was found in the lake early this morning. A suspect was apprehended. Sources inside the police department revealed... that the suspect's name is Miles Edgeworth, age 24. Edgeworth was an up-and-coming prosecution attorney, known for his skill and connections. He was guaranteed a long and rewarding career... has he thrown it all away?

Phoenix:
(...? E-Edgeworth!?) What's going on!? Edgeworth would never do something like--

Maya:
Nick?

Phoenix:
Yipes! M-Maya!

Maya:
The fireman yelled at me when I called him.

Phoenix:
We've got bigger things to worry about than that! They arrested Edgeworth!

Maya:
What? You mean, the prosecutor?

Phoenix:
Yeah, he's a suspect... in a murder!

Maya:
Whaaaaat!? When? Where? Whom? Why? How?

Phoenix:
I-I don't know!

Maya:
Let's go find out, Nick!








December 25
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Maya:
You know, Nick... We've all been in here one time or another, haven't we?

Phoenix:
I guess it comes with the territory.

Maya:
I'm not sure it's something we should mention to too many people... Aah!

Phoenix:
... Hey! Edgeworth! Come back!

Edgeworth:
What are you doing here!?

Maya:
Nick, I don't think he's in a very good mood.

Phoenix:
Well, he is in detention. Were you in a good mood when you were here?

Edgeworth:
So, you've come to laugh at the fallen attorney? Then laugh, laugh! Well? Why aren't you laughing?

Maya:
Nick... Should we be laughing?

Phoenix:
Nah. It's a trick. Laugh and he'll get mad... or burst into tears. Edgeworth. We don't have so much free time we can spend it coming down here to laugh at you.

Edgeworth:
... Yes you do.

Phoenix:
(Actually, he's right.)

Edgeworth:
... I hoped you wouldn't come. I didn't want you to see me. Not like this.

Phoenix:
(Hey, I didn't want to see you either, believe me.)




Phoenix:
Edgeworth... this is really hard for me to ask... But... you didn't do it, right? Right?

Edgeworth:
... Think what you will. I have only one request.

Phoenix:
Huh?

Edgeworth:
Stay out of this case.

Maya:
Why!? B-but Nick is trying to help you!

Edgeworth:
I know...! I know that! But I don't want your help, okay?

Maya:
!!! Why not?

Edgeworth:
... Look, just go away, and leave me alone!

Maya:
Nick... Mr. Edgeworth did it, didn't he.

Phoenix:
Maya! Let's go investigate elsewhere.

Maya:
But, Nick...




December 25
Gourd Lake Park
Entrance

Maya:
This is where it happened?

Phoenix:
Yeah. Gourd Lake is in the middle of this park.

Maya:
I can see some police walking around in there.

Phoenix:
Questioning people, probably.

Maya:
Hey! Isn't that Detective Gumshoe over there?

Gumshoe:
Well, pal!? There's enough of us here! Anyone found anything?

Police:
S-sorry, sir... Nothing.

Gumshoe:
Idiot! The trial's tomorrow! We need clues, on the double!

Police:
B-but, sir... There weren't any clues... that's why we arrested that attorney, Mr. Edgeworth! It's clear, sir. He's the one who--

Gumshoe:
Shaddup! Just you try saying that again! I'll... er... I'll make you sorry if you do! I mean... just, get outta my face, pal!

Police:
Y-yes, sir!

Maya:
Detective Gumshoe's kinda scary today!

Gumshoe:
Recruits... peh! ... Aah!

Maya:
Eek!

Gumshoe:
Hey, you're that Harry guy! Harry Butz!

Phoenix:
Wright! Phoenix Wright! (Will he ever learn my name!?)

Gumshoe:
And just what are you doing here, pal? Investigating!?

Phoenix:
Huh? Um, well, yes. I suppose.

Gumshoe:
Well, I'm here to help! Ask me anything you want! Bring it!

Maya:
He seems different than usual. I wonder what's up? Umm... Mr. Edgeworth hasn't actually asked us to defend him yet...

Gumshoe:
Huh!? Oh? Y-you don't say...




(Clearing all "Talk" options leads to:)

Police:
Detective Gumshoe, sir!

Gumshoe:
What? Find something!?

Police:
Um, no, sir. Not yet. But there was a call from the precinct. They want to hold an investigation briefing...

Gumshoe:
A briefing? Right! I'm off! Oh... Sorry, pal. I guess you heard. I gotta go. Any last things you want to ask me about before I head back?



Phoenix:
You're not coming back, Detective?

Gumshoe:
Erm... Probably not, pal.

Phoenix:
So, what should we do if we have something to talk to you about...?

Gumshoe:
Ah, right. Here, I'll show you how to get to the precinct. Come down and see me anytime.

Detective Gumshoe gave you directions to the police station.

Phoenix:
Oh, hey! Detective Gumshoe!

Gumshoe:
W-what!?

Phoenix:
Um, we'd like to take a look around in the park. Can we walk around?

Gumshoe:
Yeah! No problem, pal. You got my permission.

Maya:
You know, Nick. I think there's something to be said for talking to people when they're busy.

Phoenix:
Yeah. They don't have time to think about not giving you information...

Maya:
Right! Now, let's get investigating!





December 25
Gourd Lake
Public Beach

Maya:
Wowsers! This is "Gourd Lake"?

Phoenix:
Yup. I'm not sure it warrants a "wowsers," though.

Maya:
Hmm. Probably not. But hey, look at that snack stand!

Phoenix:
"Samurai Dogs"...?

Maya:
I wanna Samurai Dog! Please! I bet they're great!

Phoenix:
With a name like Samurai Dog, how could they not be?

Maya:
They're a little behind the times, though. The kids are all into "The Pink Princess" now. I mean, like, y'know!?

Phoenix:
(Nope.)






(Wright & Co. Law Offices)





(Detention Center - Visitor's Room)





December 25
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Maya:
... Looks like Detective Gumshoe isn't here.

Chief:
Something wrong, miss? Hmm? Turning yourself in? Okay, what did you do? Shoplifting? Larceny? Public indecency...?

Maya:
N-no! None of those things! We're looking for Detective Gumshoe... is he around?

Chief:
Gumshoe? Oh yeah. He's in a meeting right now. I don't think he'll be out any time soon.

Maya:
Okay, we'll come back.

Chief:
You do that. Oh, and go straight home and stay out of trouble. No more shoplifting, you got that?

Maya:
... Do I look like a criminal or something?





December 25
Gourd Lake Woods

Maya:
I like it here, Nick. Look... someone's camping!

Phoenix:
They've got guts, camping at the scene of a murder.

Maya:
Hey, hey, Nick! If they were camping here last night, they might know about the murder!

Phoenix:
(That's true...) Good call, Maya. Let's go talk to them.



Phoenix:
This camera has a mic and some sort of attachment. It must take pictures when triggered by a noise.

Maya:
Wow! Cool! Let's try it out! *cough* "Hi, I'm Nick!" ... Maybe I'm not saying it loud enough. "HEY! I'M NICK!!!" ... Huh. NIIIIIIIIII......IIIIIIIIIICK!

Phoenix:
Will you stop that?

Maya:
Maybe it's broken?

Phoenix:
D-don't kick it! Maybe it isn't set up to respond to voices?

Maya:
Well what then? I know!

Phoenix:
The party popper...?

*BANG*

klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik

Maya:
... Yep. It responded.

???:
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw! Hey, you! Git yer hands offa' that!

Maya:
Eek!

???:
What in the Sam Hill...!? Look what ya done now! There goes a whole roll of film!

Maya:
Ah? Wha... huh? S-sorry!

???:
Sorry's nice but it don't pay my bills! Y'all know how much a roll of film costs!?

Maya:
I-I'll pay you back!

???:
What were ya'll thinkin' settin' off a party-popper in a place like this?

Maya:
Uh... well...

???:
What! Don't try to play stupid with me just 'cause you think I'm some country bumpkin! Yeah, I know how y'all Yanks think! "I say, those southern folks talk with that exaggerated drawl, why they must be dumb!" Well let me tell you, just because I might be dumb don't mean we all are!

Maya:
N-Nick, help!

???:
And who are you, now? Her chaperone?

Phoenix:
Yeah, uh, no, rather, uhh... we're sort of... friends?

???:
Jus' figure out what y'all are gonna say and say it for bejeezum's sake! Gawd, I'd rather sit through one of papa's drawls than listen to you stutter all day.

Phoenix:
(Oh boy... I guess we should pay her for the film...)

???:
Watch it!

Phoenix:
Yes ma'am. (On second thought, I'll pay later...)

Maya:
I'm really sorry!




Phoenix:
I, er, this is my badge.

???:
Huh? Aren't badges supposed t' be all shiny and impressive? You a cop or something?

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

???:
Wh-what!? Y'all ain't gonna try and pull one o' them lawsuits on me over that film now? Cause I'll have you know I'm a fighter and I wrassled meaner looking' things'n you!

Phoenix:
N-no, that's not it at all. We're here investigating a murder that took place here, on the lake.

???:
A murder...? ... Sounds cool! Why didn't y'all say that in the first place! Go ahead, ask me anything ya like!

Phoenix:
(Finally! Some cooperation!)

???:
You too. Y'all can come out of hiding now. I won't bite. Hard.

Phoenix:
(Come to think of it, where did Maya get to?)

Maya:
S-sorry... I-I was feeling a little overwhelmed. The culture gap and all...

???:
Never you mind, honey. I kin' talk Yank for ya if... ahem... if it pleases you?

Maya:
Th-thanks. I think I'll be okay.

Lotta:
Great then! I'm Lotta, Lotta Hart, but y'all can call me Lotta! I'm here photographing meteor showers for a research project. Mighty pleased ta meet ya!



Maya:
She went inside her SUV. I guess we should come back later...




December 25
Boat Rental Shop

Maya:
Nick... what is this place?

Phoenix:
A boat rental shop. Closed for Christmas it seems. I guess a murder taking place on one of the boats won't be good for business, either.

Maya:
Boats... I've never ridden on a boat.

Phoenix:
Really? Well, how about we go out on one when the trial is finished?

Maya:
Hey, good idea! You bet!





(Gourd Lake Park - Entrance)





December 25
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Maya:
... I guess Detective Gumshoe is still in that meeting.

Gumshoe:
Hey! Thanks for coming down, pal!

Maya:
Detective Gumshoe!

Gumshoe:
We just finished the meeting. For better or for worse...

Phoenix:
(I get the feeling we're in for some bad news...)




Maya:
...Nick?

Phoenix:
Huh?

Maya:
Can you show me that photo of the victim? ... That face...!

Phoenix:
Someone you know?

Maya:
I... I don't know. I just have this feeling that I met him somewhere a long time ago. ...





(Wright & Co. Law Offices)

Maya:
...

Phoenix:
What is it?

Maya:
Oh. Nothing... just, something's been bothering me. ... Could you show me that autopsy report once more? ... ... ... Hey! I-I remember now! This guy! This is a lawyer that was at that office Mia worked at! I met him once when I went there to hang out with Sis!

Phoenix:
That office...? Wait! You mean Grossberg's office?

Maya:
Right! That guy!

Phoenix:
(That was the last name I expected to come up... Maybe I should go talk to him... for old time's sake.)







December 25
Grossberg Law Offices

Phoenix:
It's been a while since I was here last. Mr. Grossberg is out as usual.

Maya:
Hey, Nick. Look at the wall.

Phoenix:
(That painting is still missing... Mia must have known about the deal with Mr. Grossberg and Redd White... She kept track of all of White's extortion and blackmail rackets.)





(Detention Center - Visitor's Room)





(Gourd Lake - Public Beach)





December 25
Gourd Lake Woods

Lotta:
Hey y'all!

Maya:
Lotta!

Lotta:
Wait up a sec! We got bingo!

Maya:
Bingo...?

Lotta:
My automatic camera took two pictures last night!

Maya:
Hey!

Lotta:
This is them. Take a look!

Phoenix:
Wait...!

Lotta:
See? See? He's shooting him with that pistol!

Phoenix:
I-it looks like that, yes.

Maya:
But you can't really tell who that is shooting.

Lotta:
Yeah, well there was enough fog out there last night t' strangle a bullfrog. But, y'know... Seeing these photos reminded me of something.

Maya:
What...?

Lotta:
I saw the murder happen. I'm a witness!

Maya:
Whaaaaaaa!?

Phoenix:
A-are you serious!?

Lotta:
Course!

Phoenix:
(How do you forget... never mind.)

Lotta:
Y'all reckon I should tell the cops?



Lotta:
Hey, so, I'm off to talk to the cops. Y'all can have this photo. Later.

Phoenix:
W-w-wait! Lotta!

Lotta:
What? Can't y'all see I'm kinda busy?

Phoenix:
T-tell us what you saw, too! Please?

Lotta:
Nice try, honey, but I wasn't born yesterday. I'm a witness, and that means I'm on the side of justice, and that means the cops! I'd sooner eat the south side of a north-bound skunk than tell you!

Maya:
L-Lotta!

Lotta:
Don't let it get your skivvies in a bunch. Friends today, enemies tomorrow! Or was that the other way round? No matter. I'm gone! Hey! Maybe they'll let me do some testifying! Hot darn!

Maya:
She left... ... Well, that's one more witness. What do we do now, Nick?

Phoenix:
(Well, if she saw something, there's not much we can do about it. The question is: what exactly did she see...? I guess we'll find out in the trial tomorrow.)

Lake Photo added to the Court Record.






December 25
Gourd Lake
Public Beach

Maya:
Looks like the police have given up their questioning.

???:
Hey!

Maya:
Aah! N-Nick! I think Santa's mad at you!

???:
Long time no see, Nick.

Maya:
Nick... you know Santa!? Wow... Nick and St. Nick... Hey! I see the connection!

Phoenix:
Don't be ridiculous!

???:
Dude, it's me!

Phoenix:
L... Larry! What are you doing here!?

Butz:
Isn't it obvious? I'm working my day job! I sell Samurai Dogs! Want one? Gotta get money for dates, you know, My girl Kiyance deserves the best!

Phoenix:
(K-Kiyance...? Not another model, I hope...)

Butz:
Oh, Kiyance's a fine, fine woman, Nick. It was her idea that I wear this costume! She was all "You go girlfriend!" Y'know? She bought this costume for me!

Phoenix:
That... that's great, Larry.

Maya:
Wow! A Santa costume! She must be really nice!

Butz:
Whoa! Cute! Nick! Who's she? She's not your...?

Phoenix:
Not my... what? N-no, she's not!

Maya:
I'm his partner, Maya Fey. I'm, uh, the little sister.

Butz:
Sister...? ... Wow, Nick, must be tough. Working nine to five, having to take care of a little sister...

Maya:
N-no, I'm not Nick's sister, I'm my older sister's little sister...

Butz:
Huh. Sounds great!

Phoenix:
(Don't worry, Maya, he's not listening...)







(Gourd Lake Park - Entrance)





December 25
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Maya:
... Not a Gumshoe in sight.

Police:
If you're looking for Detective Gumshoe, he's in the questioning room. Apparently, an important witness turned up. He'll be in there for a while.

Maya:
Lotta Hart... it has to be.

Phoenix:
Uh oh...





(Detention Center - Visitor's Room)





December 25
Grossberg Law Offices

Grossberg:
*Ah-HHHHEM!*

Phoenix:
(Ah, that old familiar clearing of the throat!)

Grossberg:
Ah hah! You're Mia's... something, are you not?

Phoenix:
I was her understudy, yes. Phoenix Wright.

Grossberg:
Ah hah! And you, you're Mia's... something too, are you not?

Maya:
Her little sister, yes!

Grossberg:
You've grown! You've come to look a lot like your sister, you know? It takes me back. "Ahh... the days of my youth... like the scent of fresh lemon..." you see.

Phoenix:
Um, Mr. Grossberg, sir?

Grossberg:
Hmm...? Ah, yes. I beg your pardon. Of course you came here to discuss something. What is it then? Something the matter?







(Wright & Co. Law Offices)






December 25
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Edgeworth:
What's this? I was hoping you'd gotten my message the first time.

Phoenix:
Edgeworth, what about your defense?

Edgeworth:
...! It's no concern of yours.

Phoenix:
(Guess he hasn't found anyone yet.)



(Clearing all "Talk" options leads to:)

Edgeworth:
... Wright.

Phoenix:
?

Edgeworth:
It pains me to ask you this now...

Maya:
I know! You want us to defend you!

Edgeworth:
Yes... Will you?



Phoenix:
This is my chance to finally pay you back.

Maya:
Pay him back...?

Edgeworth:
Pay me back? For what? I don't remember ever doing anything for you.

Phoenix:
Never mind... I guess you don't really need to know.

Edgeworth:
Huh... My letter of request. Please give it to Detective Gumshoe.

Edgeworth's Request put in pocket.

Phoenix:
Well, I guess we should... ... W-what's that!?

Maya:
E-earthquake! Nick! It's a big one! Whaaaaa! I-it's calming down... ... Whew... that was scary!

Phoenix:
...? Huh? Where's Edgeworth?

Maya:
... There. He's on the floor in a ball, shivering. I guess he doesn't do so well with earthquakes.

Phoenix:
(I've heard of running, but curling up in a ball?)

Maya:
Well, I guess we're done. Mr. Edgeworth doesn't seem like he's going to stand up any time soon. Let's go, Nick.

Phoenix:
Uh.. right. We have to give Edgeworth's letter of request to Detective Gumshoe.




December 25
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Gumshoe:
What's going on here!?

Maya:
Eek!

Phoenix:
W-what's wrong, Detective?

Gumshoe:
This wild lady comes in here just a while ago... Says she came "to talk to y'all after hearing what Mr. Wright had to say"! What's this all about, pal!?

Phoenix:
(Lotta Hart...)

Gumshoe:
Why are you going around finding more witnesses!? You want to give Mr. Edgeworth the death sentence, pal!?

Phoenix:
N-no, not at all... Just... I mean, she did see something. There's nothing I can do about that. I can't go around covering up evidence!

Gumshoe:
Er... You trying to say something about the way I do my job?

Phoenix:
No sir!




Gumshoe:
Hey! You guys feel that earthquake a little while back? I was worried!

Maya:
Worried? We're fine! I've lived out here my whole life. I'm pretty used to them by now.

Gumshoe:
Oh, I wasn't worried about you two. I was worried about Mr. Edgeworth!

Phoenix:
(Oh, right...) He did seem to over-react a little, now that you mention it.

Gumshoe:
Yeah, well, I'm not surprised. It was a pretty big quake. I'm going to go check on him. You two go eat and get your rest for tomorrow's trial. Later!

Maya:
... I wonder what it is with Mr. Edgeworth and earthquakes?

Phoenix:
I wonder... He was never that scared of them when he was in school.




Phoenix:
(Then again, I was only in the same class as him for 4th grade. He transferred to another school after that. I wonder what happened to Edgeworth...)

To be continued.




December 26, 9:44 AM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2

Phoenix:
Karma...?

Edgeworth:
That's right, Manfred von Karma. He's the best prosecutor there is. He hasn't lost a case in his 40-year career. He is a god of prosecution, Wright! A god!

Maya:
Not a single case?

Edgeworth:
He'll do anything to get a guilty verdict, anything.

Phoenix:
Hmm. Sounds like someone else I know, Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
Hmph. You don't understand. I mean he'll really do anything. Manfred von Karma is a man to be feared.

Phoenix:
(That's quite a claim coming from someone who forges evidence...)

Edgeworth:
He taught me what it really means to "prosecute."

Phoenix:
Wh-what!?

Edgeworth:
Just picture a prosecutor as vicious as me... multiplied by a factor of ten.

Maya:
Ugh... So... so was he your teacher, then, Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
Something like that...

Maya:
And now he's trying to get you found guilty!? What a creep! Oh, wait... Maybe he's planning on losing on purpose to help you out.

Edgeworth:
Not a chance... He hasn't lost once in 40 years. 40 years! He's as ruthless as me, times twenty!

Maya:
That's pretty ruthless...

Edgeworth:
Like I said. He's a god among prosecutors.

Phoenix:
(I guess that's something like Mia was to me. Speaking of Mia...) Um, Maya?

Maya:
Uh huh?

Phoenix:
We could really be using Mia's help right now... don't you think?

Maya:
Oh...

Phoenix:
?

Maya:
I can't. Sorry. I tried, I really tried, but I couldn't reach.

Phoenix:
You couldn't "reach"?

Maya:
I think it's because I haven't been training. My powers are weak again...

Phoenix:
Oh man, what bad timing!

Maya:
I'm really sorry. I'll try my best!

Phoenix:
I hope so!

Edgeworth:
What are you whispering about?

Phoenix:
O-oh, it's nothing. Well, it's time. Let's head in...




December 26, 10:00 AM
District Court
Courtroom No. 3

Judge:
Court is now in session for the trial of Mr. Miles Edgeworth.

Phoenix:
The defense is ready, Your Honor.

Karma:
...

Judge:
Err, Mr. von Karma? Is the prosecution ready?

Karma:
... Fool... You seriously think that I would stand here were I not completely prepared?

Judge:
R-right, my apologies!

Phoenix:
(He's even got the Judge scared!)

Judge:
Very well, your opening statement, please.

Karma:
... Decisive evidence... A decisive witness... What else could possibly be required?

Judge:
Ah... er, nothing of course. That should be fine. The prosecution may call its first witness.

Maya:
What's with this guy? Is he royalty or something?

Phoenix:
How am I supposed to fight against this!?

Karma:
I call the detective in charge of this case, Detective Dick Gumshoe.

Phoenix:
(Okay, Gumshoe's first... Let's see how this goes.)

Karma:
Describe the incident. Now!

Gumshoe:
Y-yessir!

Phoenix:
(Detective Gumshoe looks nervous...)

Gumshoe:
Er, please take a look at the map. The murder happened late Christmas Eve, around midnight. There was one boat in the very middle of the lake. There were two men on the boat. Now, there happened to be a woman camping here on the edge of the lake. At 12:10 AM, she heard two pistol shots. Then the boat started to move. It went towards the boat rental shop.

Karma:
Hmm.

Overhead Map added to the Court Record.

Karma:
Testify to the court about your arrest. Now!

Judge:
W-w-wait! Mr. von Karma...

Karma:
Yes?

Judge:
Actually, I'm the one that's supposed to be handling these proceedings...

Karma:
Wrong. There is only one thing you need to do here. You will slam down your gavel and say the word "guilty." That is your role!

Judge:
Y-yes, of course. You're quite right.

Phoenix:
(No he's not!!!)




Witness Testimony
- - The Arrest of Edgeworth - -

Gumshoe:
A man called into the station around 30 minutes after midnight.
We headed to the scene of the crime as fast as we could.
That's where we found Mr. Edgeworth.
Now, I didn't suspect him of anything at all.
But... the next morning, a body was found in the lake.
So we had to arrest Mr. Edgeworth.

Judge:
Hmm... I see. Very well...

Karma:
Begin your cross-examination, attorney. Now!

Judge:
...




Cross Examination
- - The Arrest of Edgeworth - -

Gumshoe:
A man called into the station around 30 minutes after midnight.


Gumshoe:
We headed to the scene of the crime as fast as we could.


Gumshoe:
That's where we found Mr. Edgeworth.


Gumshoe:
Now, I didn't suspect him of anything at all.


Gumshoe:
But... the next morning, a body was found in the lake.


Gumshoe:
So we had to arrest Mr. Edgeworth.


Gumshoe:
The murder weapon we found in the boat was decisive evidence.


Maya:
Nick. Doesn't it seem like Detective Gumshoe is being a little vague?

Phoenix:
I bet von Karma is feeding him lines! His testimony's probably filled with landmines just waiting for me to press.

Maya:
What do we do?

Phoenix:
Grit our teeth and press, I guess. What else can we do?

Maya:
Well said, Nick! You're the man!




(Pressing fifth, sixth, and seventh statements leads to:)

Karma:
Members of the court... We now have the pistol used in the murder, and the bullet found in the body! Detective!

Gumshoe:
Y-y-yessir!

Karma:
Was the bullet found in the body fired from this pistol?

Gumshoe:
Yes. The ballistic markings on the bullet match the pistol.

Judge:
Hmm...

Maya:
Hey, Nick! What does he mean, "ballistic markings"?

Karma:
Shocking! To imagine someone here does not know something as basic as ballistic markings!

Maya:
N-Nick! He's glaring at me!

Karma:
Tsk... very well, I'll explain. Actually, Judge! You do it.

Judge:
Eh? M-me? ... Erm, ahem. Ballistic markings are like the "fingerprints" of a gun. The barrel leaves distinctive marks on each bullet it fires. You can examine these "ballistic fingerprints" to see which gun fired the shot. It's quite accurate.

Karma:
Indeed. This leads to one, inevitable conclusion: the bullet found in the victim's heart... was, without a doubt, fired from this pistol. This pistol which, as you may recall, was covered with the defendant's own fingerprints!

Judge:
O-order! Order!

Phoenix:
(This is bad... This makes it look like Edgeworth did it!)

Karma:
Well, Judge?

Judge:
I'd say it's almost decisive, yes. Honestly, I could declare a verdict at this point. However...

Karma:
You wish to hear the witness speak, no doubt. Very well. I am somewhat fatigued, and so I will take a brief break. I will call my witness after the recess. Which will last ten minutes. Judge!

Judge:
Y-yes?

Karma:
What are you doing? A ten minute recess! Now!

Judge:
B-but, wait, I...

Karma:
Just bang your flimsy gavel and get on with it, man!

Judge:
Y-yes! Ahem. This court will take a ten minute recess.

Phoenix:
(Who's running this court, anyway!?)




December 26, 11:09 AM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2

Phoenix:
Edgeworth! What's going on here!? Your fingerprints were on the murder weapon!

Edgeworth:
Uh... hmm...

Phoenix:
And that foggy photo makes one thing clear... The only one who could have shot that man was the person in the photo!

Edgeworth:
True...

Phoenix:
Was that you in the boat?

Edgeworth:
... Yes. It was me.

Phoenix:
What!?

Edgeworth:
But... you must believe me. I didn't shoot him.

Phoenix:
Th-then who did!?

Edgeworth:
I... don't know.

Phoenix:
You don't know!? Weren't you right there!?

Edgeworth:
... I heard a gunshot from very close by. Then... the other man fell from the boat. I can't say why, but... I thought, at the time, that he had shot himself!

Phoenix:
Y-you mean it was a suicide!?

Edgeworth:
... That's the only explanation I can come up with.

Phoenix:
Huh... (How am I going to convince anyone of that!?) Say, Maya?

Maya:
Huh? Wh-what?

Phoenix:
Any progress with Mia?

Maya:
Oh... Sorry. It's no good.

Phoenix:
Ugh...

Maya:
I know... I'm no good for anything, am I, Nick? If I can't call my sister, I might as well not be here, right?



Maya:
I don't know anything about trials, or defense... What's more, I'm a spirit medium who can't even contact spirits...

Phoenix:
Aww, everyone has their off days! I mean, I've just been getting lucky lately... But you never know when my luck is going to run out!

Maya:
Really...?

Edgeworth:
W-w-whoa! Wright! Don't jinx this case any worse than it already is! It's bad for my heart...

Phoenix:
Oh? Oh! S-sorry... (Whoops!)




Judge:
Court is back in session. Mr. von Karma, call your witness.

Karma:
Yes. Will Ms. Lotta Hart take the stand? Lotta Hart, you are a research student at a university?

Lotta:
That I am.

Karma:
Good. Begin by telling us what you saw the night of the incident. And don't add anything trivial or subjective. Understand?

Lotta:
... Y'all need to learn some manners.

Karma:
UNDERSTAND?

Lotta:
Y-yeah, I understand, I understand!

Judge:
Er... very well. Your testimony, please.




Witness Testimony
- - Witness's Account - -

Lotta:
It was Christmas Eve, just after midnight, I reckon.
I was in my car.
I heard this "bang" come up from the lake.
When I looked out the window, I saw two gents in a boat.
Then there was another "bang"...
There wasn't nary a thing on the lake but that boat.

Karma:
Enough.

Lotta:
Huh?

Karma:
Judge! She happened to take a photo of the incident! This is that photo. Accept it as evidence.

Judge:
W-well! This is a surprise! This looks like... the very moment of the murder! O-Order! I will remove you from the court if I do not have order immediately!

Karma:
As the witness testified, she looked at the lake when she heard the shot. There were no other boats on that lake! So, the man in the boat with the victim must have been the one who shot him... Yes. It was the defendant, Miles Edgeworth!!!

Judge:
Order! Order! Order...! I will have order!

Karma:
... Well, Judge?

Judge:
The evidence is... decisive. I have very little doubt about this case. Very well, this court finds the defendant...

Phoenix:
Objection
W-wait! Your Honor! I haven't cross-examined the witness yet!

Karma:
A cross-examination? We have photographic proof! What question can there possibly be!? This photo is worth a thousand words... and they all read "guilty"! You lose. Or... Do you claim to have found a contradiction in her testimony!?

Phoenix:
...!

Karma:
Very well. If you have to, you may cross-examine the witness. You will only flounder and ask meaningless questions! You will fail to find anything! And then, I will have you held in contempt of court!

Maya:
Uh, Nick... contempt...?

Phoenix:
"Contempt of court," you know?

Maya:
I... guess I understand. Well... what are you going to do? Do you really think there was a contradiction with the facts in her testimony?



Phoenix:
I understand... I will cross-examine the witness!

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk... Very well!

Judge:
I pray for your sake this isn't a waste of time.




Cross Examination
- - Witness's Account - -

Lotta:
It was Christmas Eve, just after midnight, I reckon.


Lotta:
I was in my car.


Lotta:
I heard this "bang" come up from the lake.


Lotta:
When I looked out the window, I saw two gents in a boat.


Lotta:
Then there was another "bang"...


Lotta:
There wasn't nary a thing on the lake but that boat.


Phoenix:
(Th-there weren't any contradictions in there!)

Maya:
Sorry, Nick. If only my sister were here...

Phoenix:
(Maya's really taking this hard.)




(Fully pressing second, fourth, fifth, and sixth statements leads to:)

Judge:
Enough! I think we've heard all we need to hear, Mr. Wright. It seems you are unable to find a contradiction in the testimony worth noting.

Phoenix:
B-but, Your Honor!

Karma:
You keep your promise!

Judge:
Mr. Wright. I am afraid that I will have to penalize any further outbursts... By holding you in contempt of court!

Karma:
And if that happens, you'll have to leave the courtroom immediately! Understood...?

Phoenix:
Uh... uh huh.

Maya:
Nick...! Lotta's testimony is fishy, Nick! Real fishy!

Phoenix:
I... know what you mean. But... If I can't say anything, what can I do?

Judge:
I believe we've covered the evidence sufficiently to make a decision.

Karma:
Then, pass your judgment!

Judge:
Very well. Mr. Miles Edgeworth, please take the stand.

Holdit

Judge:
Wh-who was that!?

Maya:
It... was me.

Phoenix:
(Maya!)

Judge:
I-is something wrong? D-do you need to use the facilities?

Maya:
No, I do not! Lotta Hart! Your testimony stinks! It's unclear whether you were actually looking at the lake! It's highly doubtful that you actually say Mr. Edgeworth! Tell us the truth! This is a matter of life or death!

Lotta:
...!

Maya:
Lotta! Did you really clearly see Mr. Edgeworth that night!? Did you see him fire that pistol!?

Judge:
You will stand down! The court does not acknowledge the defense's outburst!

Maya:
Answer me, Lotta!

Lotta:
What's the big idea, treating me like some kind of criminal!? I saw him! I swear it! I saw Edgeworth...

Karma:
Objection
Enough! Judge... Declare the defense in contempt of court!

Judge:
Y-yes... yes, of course. I'm sorry, but you WERE warned. Guard! Escort Mr. Wright out of the courtroom! He is in contempt of court, and must leave.

Phoenix:
(No... No...!)

Wait!

Maya:
I-I was the one who made the outburst, Your Honor! Nick is innocent!

Karma:
Hah! What's the difference? All that remains is for the guilty verdict to be declared! Isn't that right, Mr. Phoenix Wright!?



Phoenix:
Did you hear what Ms. Hart just said? She said she clearly saw Mr. Edgeworth! That was not in the testimony! That changes her testimony, and I have a right to cross-examine her again!

Judge:
Order! Order! Order! Order! Order! Order!

Karma:
You're in contempt of court! It's too late for wild claims! Judge! Sustain my objection!

Judge:
... ... I'm sorry, Mr. von Karma, but I cannot.

Karma:
What!?

Judge:
Ms. Lotta Hart has made a new testimony. The defense does have a right to cross-examine her again.

Karma:
B-but he is in contempt of court!

Maya:
No, I am! If you're going to arrest someone, arrest me!

Judge:
Hmm... Very well. Maya Fey! You will leave the courtroom immediately.

Maya:
Nick! I did what I could... You have to do the rest! Good luck!

Phoenix:
M-Maya...!

Karma:
Peh! I care not for this melodrama! Listen well, Mr. Wright! I do not tolerate badgering of my witnesses!

Phoenix:
(I'm running out of time... I'd better find a contradiction in here or else...)

Judge:
Mr. Wright! Begin your cross-examination!




Cross Examination
- - That Last Statement - -

Lotta:
I saw it clear as day. The man on the boat was Mr. Edgeworth!



Phoenix:
(That's it...? Uh oh. I don't know if I can find anything in that... What will Maya say...?)




Phoenix:
Got you. Got you, Ms. Hart! Finally!

Lotta:
Wh-what!? You got what?

Phoenix:
Look at this photograph.

Lotta:
The photo I took...?

Phoenix:
The very same. There's something I want you to see in this photo... it's quite clearly visible. The fog, Ms. Hart.

Lotta:
So... so?

Phoenix:
This picture was taken with professional, high quality film, correct? Yet even it could not capture the faces of the men on the boat! Yet you claim you saw Mr. Edgeworth! How!?

Lotta:
Whut!? Wha--!

Judge:
Mr. Wright has a point!

Karma:
Objection
That's why I told her not to say that in her testimony! Please!

Phoenix:
Yet, now she has said it, Mr. von Karma. How could you possibly see Mr. Edgeworth!? Explain yourself!

Judge:
Ms. Hart.

Lotta:
What!

Judge:
Could you see the defendant that night?

Lotta:
O-of course! I said I could and I meant I could!

Judge:
Then, please testify as to the circumstances of your sighting.

Phoenix:
(I did it! I finally found a hole in von Karma's carefully vague testimony!)




Witness Testimony
- - How Edgeworth Was Seen - -

Lotta:
Yer right. It was a cold night, and the fog was thick as grits.
So, once I was finished setting up my camera, I got back in the car.
Still, I brought my binoculars with me.
When I heard that noise out on the lake, I looked with my binoculars.
See? No problem!

Judge:
Hmm...You used binoculars? Very well. You may begin your cross-examination, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
(This one'd better be good!)




Cross Examination
- - How Edgeworth Was Seen - -

Lotta:
Yer right. It was a cold night, and the mist was thick as grits.


Lotta:
So, once I was finished setting up my camera, I got back in the car.


Lotta:
Still, I brought my binoculars with me.


Lotta:
The camera was set up to take pictures of a meteor shower.



Lotta:
When I heard that noise out on the lake, I looked with my binoculars.


Phoenix:
(I don't care how many von Karmic objections I get... I'm going to find a hole in this testimony if it's the last thing I do!)




Lotta:
Ooof!

Judge:
Mr. Wright! What are you driving at?

Phoenix:
The witness was not at the lake to photograph shooting stars, Your Honor!

Lotta:
...!

Judge:
W-well then, what exactly was she photographing?



Phoenix:
Your Honor! Take a look at this... What was Ms. Hart trying to photograph at the lake?


Phoenix:
Ms. Hart. This is what you were trying to photograph!

Judge:
What's this? A newspaper article? "Gourdy"...? Ah, the sighting at Gourd Lake...

Phoenix:
Well, Ms. Hart?

Lotta:
I... I never heard of no lake monster! You got proof or something? Let's see you prove that I was down at the lake trying to photograph this "Gourdy."



Judge:
Very well, let's see it. And... no joking around this time, please. Here is proof that the witness was trying to photograph Gourdy, the lake monster!


Judge:
Order! Order! I see... I, too, thought it was a little strange.

Phoenix:
(Yeah, sure!) Well, Ms. Hart? You were camping there to try and take a photo of Gourdy, weren't you?

Lotta:
... Yeah. Not bad. Are all you lawyers that smart? So, smart boy, I was down there trying to photograph Gourdy, you got me. So what?

Phoenix:
Huh...?

Lotta:
That don't change what I saw, does it?

Karma:
Exactly! What you just used several precious minutes of our time to prove... is nothing more than that the witness is an idiot who thinks monsters exist!

Lotta:
H-hey!

Karma:
But, as she so succinctly said, so what!? It changes nothing!

Phoenix:
(Not true! You were hiding the whole thing about Gourdy for some reason, I know it! But what could it have been...? Whatever it is, I'm getting to the bottom of this!)

Judge:
Ms. Hart. Why did you hide the fact that you were searching for Gourdy from the court? Please revise your testimony.

Lotta:
... Right. Fine, I'll testify. It won't change nothing, though.

Phoenix:
(Something will change... it has to! And I'm going to spot it!)

Karma:
...




Witness Testimony
- - Lotta's New Testimony - -

Lotta:
Actually, I'm not a research student at a university.
I'm an investigative photographer.
Imagine what a scoop it'd be if I got a picture of that monster!
That's why I was camping out by the lake.
But, that's all I was hiding.
When I heard the "bang" I looked right straight out at that lake.
There wasn't much else to look at, so I just watched that boat the whole time.
Then I saw a flash, near one of the men's hands, and I heard another gunshot.
I was looking right at that boat, the whole time, cross my heart and hope to fry.

Judge:
Hmm... Well, Mr. Wright. You may cross-examine the witness.

Karma:
Objection
The witness's testimony is unchanged from before! Whether she is a research student or a photographer has no bearing on this case! There is no need to waste more of our time with another pointless cross-examination!

Judge:
Er... hmm.

Phoenix:
Objection
I claim the defense's right to cross-examine the witness, Your Honor! (von Karma's up to something, I know it! He doesn't want me to cross-examine her because... why? Was there a contradiction?)

Judge:
Very well. You may begin the cross-examination. You seem sure of yourself, you must have something in mind.

Karma:
Hah! That would be a first!

Phoenix:
(Hah hah, very funny.)

Judge:
You understand that this is your last chance at a cross-examination, Mr. Wright? If there is no problem with the testimony this time, we will let the witness leave. I will announce my verdict at that time, Mr. Wright. Understood?

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor.




Cross Examination
- - Lotta's New Testimony - -

Lotta:
Actually, I'm not a research student at a university.


Lotta:
I'm an investigative photographer.


Lotta:
Imagine what a scoop it'd be if I got a picture of that monster!


Lotta:
That's why I was camping out by the lake.


Lotta:
But, that's all I was hiding.


Lotta:
When I heard the "bang" I looked right straight out at that lake.



Lotta:
There wasn't much else to look at, so I just watched that boat the whole time.



Lotta:
Then I saw a flash, near one of the men's hands, and I heard another gunshot.



Phoenix:
(I'd better find some sort of contradiction in this testimony... I won't be able to beat von Karma any other way... There has to be something!)




Phoenix:
Ms. Hart! Were you REALLY looking at that boat!?

Lotta:
W-what's with you!? Course I was looking at it! It was the only thing out there! Any normal person'd be looking at it!

Phoenix:
I agree, any normal person would. But you are far from normal!

Lotta:
Wh-what!? Y'all wanna step over here and say that!?

Phoenix:
You were camping at the lake to take a picture of Gourdy! Think about it-- What would you do if you heard a loud noise? You'd be scanning the lake for any sign of Gourdy, that's what! You wouldn't give the boat a second thought!

Lotta:
Aah!

Judge:
Order! Continue, Mr. Wright!

Phoenix:
You testified that you were watching the boat through binoculars! However, you wouldn't need binoculars to watch that boat! You needed them to search for Gourdy... and that's what you were doing!

Lotta:
...! ... ...

Phoenix:
Well!?

Lotta:
Hmph... Well, now that y'all mention it... I did sort of take my binoculars and kind of scan the lake a bit... I mean, Gourdy might be out there, n' all...

Judge:
M-Ms. Hart! A-are you saying that you were NOT watching the boat, then?

Lotta:
... S-sorry, y'all. I wasn't fibbing, really. I was, just... I thought y'know, I could be witness to a murder n' all! I kinda got excited. I was sure I was watching that boat... till now.

Judge:
... This... this is totally uncalled for--

Lotta:
B-but hey! You got the photograph! You got proof!

Judge:
Hmm... Still, we can't see who is shooting who in this.

Lotta:
Right! Right! That's why I took this photo n'...

Karma:
Objection
Witness... That's enough. You've had a long day. Shut your pie-hole.

Lotta:
Sh-shut my what!?

Phoenix:
(What was she going to say? She took the photo... and what? Wait a second...)




Gumshoe:
She even had a photograph to prove it.

Phoenix:
But you really can't tell from the photo who is shooting.

Gumshoe:
That's why she said she's going to enlarge the photo. She said "it'll drop the quality a mite, but should let us see who's who!"




Phoenix:
(She enlarged that photo! Why won't von Karma let her show it? I've got a hunch! I bet that enlarged photo shows something bad for von Karma! This is my chance! If I'm wrong, though, it'll mean prison for Edgeworth... or worse. What should I do!?)



Phoenix:
Ms. Hart! Look at this photograph. You enlarged this photograph, did you not?

Lotta:
Y-yeah! I did!

Phoenix:
Why has that enlargement not been presented to the court!?

Karma:
Objection
B-because it does not exist!

Lotta:
What're y'all talking about!? You were the one who told me not to show it in court in the first place! You old fool!

Judge:
What's the meaning of this, Mr. von Karma!

Karma:
Er... erm...

Phoenix:
Ms. Hart! Show the photo to the court! Show us the enlargement!

Karma:
Objection
The prosecution objects to the submission of this evidence!

Judge:
Objection... denied. The witness will show the enlargement to the court.

Lotta:
Here it is.

Judge:
Hmm. We still cannot see who is firing in this. It could be the defendant... or maybe it's not. Regardless, I'll accept this as evidence.

Lake Photo added to the Court Record.

Karma:
Happy now, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
Hmm... (There has to be something!)

Karma:
You asked for the enlargement, you got the enlargement. And little good it has done any of us! That's why I requested she not show it!

Judge:
Hmm... I suppose this means that the cross-examination...

Karma:
Is over! Obviously!

Judge:
Then, I would like to close the cross-examination of Ms. Lotta Hart.

Karma:
And none too soon. That was a flagrant waste of my time.

Judge:
Mr. von Karma, do you have anything to add?

Karma:
I stated everything I needed to when this trial began. Decisive evidence. A decisive witness. What else could possibly be required?

Judge:
Nothing, of course. Then, I believe it is time for me to declare my verdict.

Phoenix:
(Wait... it's not supposed to go like this! There has to be a clue in this photo... somewhere! This is bad! Real bad! What should I do!?)




Phoenix:
Your Honor! There is something decidedly strange with this enlargement!

Judge:
W-what might that be? Mr. Wright... You will show the court what you mean! What about this photo is "strange"?

Phoenix:
(Okay... here goes nothing! I'll show the judge what's strange about this photo.)


Phoenix:
Here, Your Honor!

Judge:
The shooter...? I'm not sure I understand. What about the shooter is strange?

Phoenix:
Look at the hand holding the pistol, Your Honor!

Judge:
The hand...?

Phoenix:
That hand directly contradicts another piece of evidence!

Judge:
This man's left hand does what...!?

Phoenix:
Let me show you. I'll show you the evidence that left hand contradicts!


Phoenix:
The evidence is clear. The man in this photograph is holding that pistol in his left hand. However! The prints on the murder weapon were from Edgeworth's "right hand"! Ergo! The man shooting the pistol in this photograph... Is not Mr. Edgeworth!!!

Judge:
Now that everyone in the courtroom has quieted down... I would like to reconvene this court of law! Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor.

Judge:
You have given us definitive proof today. We now know that it was not Mr. Edgeworth who fired the pistol that night. However... This leaves us with a rather large problem. If Mr. Edgeworth didn't do it, then who shot our victim?

Karma:
Precisely! As we have seen, there were no other people on the lake that night! Who but the defendant could have shot the victim!?




Phoenix:
There is only one explanation remaining! The man who shot the victim was none other than... the victim himself!!!

Judge:
Order! Order! So... you are saying that the victim committed suicide?

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor. I can think of no other explanation.

Judge:
Hmm... Indeed, that does seem to be the only remaining option.

Karma:
Objection
I'm so very, very sorry, Mr. Wright. But suicide is out of the question.

Phoenix:
Wh-what!?

Karma:
An examination of the victim's wound reveals the distance at which he was shot.

Phoenix:
The... distance?

Karma:
The victim was clearly shot from further than a meter away!

Phoenix:
A meter! Th-that's three feet!

Karma:
There is no way it could have been suicide!

Judge:
Order! Order! Mr. von Karma! Are you sure of the accuracy of your data!?

Karma:
Of course! I had already considered the possibility of suicide, you see.

Autopsy Report updated in the Court Record.

Judge:
Hmm... I see. Very well, allow me to state my opinion. Considering the situation, the shooter had to be the defendant, Mr. Edgeworth. However! The prints on the gun reveal that the shooter was not Mr. Edgeworth. This is a conundrum. Therefore, I would like to suspend proceedings for this trial for the day. The court orders the defense and the prosecution to further investigate this matter. Understood?

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor.

Karma:
...

Judge:
That is all. The court is adjourned.




December 26, 1:15 PM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2

Phoenix:
Whew, that was a close one.

Edgeworth:
...

Phoenix:
Hey! Don't you have anything to say!?

Edgeworth:
No. I have yet to be declared innocent, Wright.

Phoenix:
Well, yeah, but... What happened out there on that lake, anyway!? If he didn't commit suicide, then who...? The shooter was about a meter away, too!

Edgeworth:
... W-what? Don't give me that look! I did not kill him!

Phoenix:
I was just kidding around.

Edgeworth:
Hmph.

Phoenix:
Look... I'm going to go check on Maya.

Edgeworth:
Oh... Wright.

Phoenix:
What?

Edgeworth:
Tell her something for me.

Phoenix:
What?

Edgeworth:
... ... ... Tell... Tell her to watch what she says in court. That's all.

Phoenix:
(Yeah, I'm sure she'll be happy to hear you say that, Edgeworth. Jerk!)




Phoenix:
I requisitioned a transcript of Lotta's entire testimony. I thought it might give me some ammunition for the trial tomorrow. Of course she didn't see the shooter... So the only part of her testimony that stood was the "bang" she heard.

Lotta's Deposition added to the Court Record.

To be continued.




December 26
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Phoenix:
Maya!

Maya:
Hey! Nick, it's you! I'm glad Mr. Edgeworth made it through the day okay. It's a relief...

Phoenix:
Hey. Why'd you do that, anyway?

Maya:
... I don't know. I... just knew I had to do something. I know I'm not the lawyer my sister was... ... I'm sorry.

Phoenix:
Well, you did save the trial... Just, behave from now on, okay?

Maya:
O... okay.







December 26
Wright & Co. Law Offices

Phoenix:
... Sure is quiet here with nobody around. Right... I have to get Maya out of that detention cell soon!




December 26
Gourd Lake Park
Entrance

Phoenix:
There are fewer than there were yesterday, but the cops are still around in the park. I wonder if Detective Gumshoe is here today?






December 26
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Phoenix:
(Detective Gumshoe's not here...)

Police:
Gumshoe's at the scene again today.

Phoenix:
Huh? Oh, really?

Police:
He's a live wire that one. Got into a fight with the chief for not following protocol...

Phoenix:
(Not following protocol...? I bet he wouldn't help them build the case against Edgeworth...)





December 26
Grossberg Law Offices

Phoenix:
Apparently, Mr. Grossberg is on vacation today. Well, I guess I can come back tomorrow if I need anything.





December 26
Gourd Lake
Public Beach

Phoenix:
Haven't seen Larry around at all. Probably off paying through the nose on a date with the lovely Kiyance...






December 26
Gourd Lake Woods

Phoenix:
Hey, Detective Gumshoe!

Gumshoe:
Hey, pal! The trial today, it, er... ...

Phoenix:
Yes? What about the trial?

Gumshoe:
Well, I was going to say "good show," but it wasn't really all that... Though you did save Edgeworth, I guess... I just wasn't sure how to thank you... you know?

Phoenix:
Er... thanks.





(Clearing all "Talk" options leads to:)

Gumshoe:
I'm going to head back to the station. I'll get the report on Maya and get her out of there as soon as I can.

Phoenix:
Thank you. Oh, wait! Umm... I was wondering, how much is bail going to be?

Gumshoe:
Don't worry about that. Mr. Edgeworth is posting the whole amount.

Phoenix:
What? Edgeworth...?

Gumshoe:
Didn't I tell you? He's grateful to her for what she did. Alright, pal. Well don't forget to go pick her up, okay?

Phoenix:
(Hmm... Maybe I can get Edgeworth to pay this month's rent, too...)




December 26
Boat Rental Shop

Phoenix:
(Looks like the boat rental shop is closed today, too.)





(Gourd Lake Park - Entrance)





December 26
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Maya:
Hey, Nick! You finally came! They just finished the paperwork, I'm free to go.

Phoenix:
Free at last, eh?

Maya:
Those interrogators were really mean! They were like "okay, what did you do THIS time?" Like I was some kind of criminal! Can you believe it?

Phoenix:
Well, they let you out in the end, didn't they?

Maya:
Mmm... Oh, that reminds me... Thanks for bail.

Phoenix:
Thank Edgeworth.

Maya:
Huh?

Phoenix:
He posted bail for you. Said he was grateful for what you did.

Maya:
Mr. Edgeworth did that...? ... I have to make it up to him! We've got to win this case, Nick!






(Wright & Co. Law Offices)

Maya:
Ahh! Fresh air! I gotta say, freedom feels great.

Phoenix:
Behave yourself in the courtroom tomorrow, okay?

Maya:
Heh heh heh. Misbehaving's much more fun.

Phoenix:
It's not going to be so much fun when Edgeworth refuses to pay your bail again.

Maya:
... Right. I'll behave.

Phoenix:
(Oh dear...)







December 26
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Phoenix:
Looks like Edgeworth is in questioning.

Maya:
Let's come back later.

Phoenix:
Guess so...




December 26
Gourd Lake Park
Entrance

Maya:
There aren't many cops around today, are there?

Phoenix:
They're probably back at the precinct, working up the case against Edgeworth.

Maya:
Mmm...

Lotta:
Hey y'all!

Maya:
Hey, it's Lotta!

Lotta:
Y'all really did it today...

Phoenix:
Wh-what did we do now?

Lotta:
Naw, I'm not complaining! See, I did a little thinking. A little... self-reflection, you might say. I realized that bein' a witness is a mighty big responsibility. But I just went up there and started blabbing any old thing that came to mind.

Phoenix:
Lotta...

Lotta:
So, you see, I want to make it up to y'all.

Phoenix:
"Make it up"...?




Phoenix:
Huh?

Lotta:
The only fair exchange for information is... information! Listen good-- What I need from you is information about Gourdy!

Maya:
Whoa-whoa-whoa! G-Gourdy!?

Phoenix:
B-but Gourdy doesn't... I mean, Gourdy might not exist!

Lotta:
Then bring me proof that shows he don't!

Phoenix:
Uh...

Lotta:
I'll be keepin' watch from the car, okay? You see something, y'all come to me first, got it?

Phoenix:
O-okay...

Lotta:
Right! See y'all later!

Phoenix:
...

Maya:
Okay, Nick, let's get hunting!

Phoenix:
H-hunting...? You don't seriously mean...

Maya:
Gourdy? I sure do!

Phoenix:
What about Edgeworth!?

Maya:
We're searching for Gourdy for him, Nick! Don't you get it!?

Phoenix:
(Okay... and how exactly do we search for a make-believe monster...? Maybe we can find a monster myth specialist?)





December 26
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Gumshoe:
Hey there, pal. What's up? You look out of sorts. Wait... you didn't go and do something that's going to hurt Mr. Edgeworth's case again!

Phoenix:
What do you mean, "again"!?

Gumshoe:
Whatever, have a seat, pal. I'm here for you if you need anything. Besides money, that is.







December 26
Gourd Lake
Public Beach

Phoenix:
Wh-what’s that?

Maya:
Th-the Steel Samurai, Nick.

Butz:
Yo! Maya!

Phoenix:
Larry! What the heck is this!?

Butz:
Oh, it was my girl Kiyance's idea... She was all "if you like, put this here, it would be, like, really cool!" Dude, she gave it to me along with the banner!

Maya:
Wow! That's really impressive she could find those for you!

Butz:
Well, she knows a lot of people. And that show's finished now, so she got 'em for free.

Phoenix:
Right...









December 26
Gourd Lake Woods

Lotta:
Hey y’all! Well? Y’all find anything out about Gourdy?

Maya:
Umm... no, nothing.

Lotta:
Well, keep moving! It gets cold out here at nighttime.

Maya:
It is a little chilly... I... I think I have to sneeze!

Lotta:
Wh-whoa! No you don’t! No sneezing!!!

Maya:
Whaaa-cho!

klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik klik

Maya:
...

Lotta:
I told y’all NO SNEEZING! See, I set the camera to respond to things a little softer than a "bang." It’d trigger on one of von Karma’s finger snaps now!

Maya:
Oh... I’m sorry.

Lotta:
Yeah, well, sorry's nice but what about my film!?

Maya:
Nick... pay the lady.

Phoenix:
(*sob*)






December 26
Boat Rental Shop

Maya:
... It’s always so quiet, here. I wonder if the boat shop is closed for good?

Phoenix:
Well, with the murder on the lake and all... They’re probably just taking a vacation till it blows over.

Maya:
I get it.





(Gourd Lake Woods)






(Gourd Lake - Public Beach)



Phoenix:
It's not all bad. We've solved one mystery at least.

Maya:
A mystery...?

Phoenix:
(Maybe we should go tell her...)




(Gourd Lake - Entrance)





December 26
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Phoenix:
Hmm... Detective Gumshoe isn't here...

Maya:
Now that you mention it, didn't he say he had a meeting to go to?

Phoenix:
Ah, that's right... Let's come back later.





(Gourd Lake Woods)


Maya:
Larry's air tank...?

Lotta:
What're y'all doing with an air tank?

Phoenix:
This... is Gourdy.

Lotta:
Umm... scuze me?

Maya:
Wh-what exactly are you saying, Nick?

Phoenix:
There's a stand near here... a hotdog stand. There's a giant inflatable samurai doll there. About a week ago, an idiot, who happens to be a friend of mine, tried to fill it. He used this air tank, and when the valve blew, the tank flew into the lake. Apparently, it made a pretty loud "bang" when it flew...

Lotta:
A "bang"...?

Phoenix:
The tank, along with the still deflated Samurai fell into the lake. At the same time... A couple was taking a photograph of the lake. This photo!

Maya:
Wait... So... you're saying that Gourdy... Is really the Steel Samurai!?

Lotta:
... ... Well, that's a fine way to ruin a gal's dreams.

Phoenix:
I'm sorry, Lotta.

Lotta:
Nah, it's okay, you win. I'll give you your info, like I promised.

Maya:
Poor Lotta...


Maya:
... Poor Lotta...

Phoenix:
It's all Larry's fault. The legend still lives on, I guess.

Maya:
The "legend"...?

Phoenix:
Yeah, the legend of Larry, familiar to all who know him for any length of time... "When something smells, it's usually the Butz."

Maya:
Hmm. Someone should whip that Butz into shape.




(Gourd Lake - Public Beach)





December 26
Boat Rental Shop

Maya:
Hey, Nick! This is the boat shop that Lotta was talking about!

Phoenix:
You're right. Doesn't seem to be anyone around at all.

Maya:
Well, let's go check it out anyway!





December 26
Caretaker's Shack

Uncle:
Meg! That you!?

Maya:
Eeeek!

Uncle:
Hey, is that Keith with you!? Where have you two been! I've been worried sick.

Maya:
... N-Nick... you handle this.

Phoenix:
Uh, I think I'll leave this one up to you, Maya.

Uncle:
Meg!

Maya:
Y-yes!?

Uncle:
Finally made up your mind, have you?

Meg:
M-my mind?

Uncle:
You'll run the pasta shop when I'm gone?

Maya:
P-pasta?

Uncle:
Glad to hear it, glad to hear it! You make your old man proud. When you kids left the house, I didn't know what to think. How'm I supposed to keep this place running, an old man like me? Polly! The kids are home!

Parrot:
"Hello! Hello!" *squawk*

Maya:
N-Nick! What was that!?

Phoenix:
A parrot... the one on the perch.

Uncle:
Keith!

Phoenix:
Y-yes!?

Uncle:
I leave the "Wet Noodle" in your capable hands, sonny.

Maya:
N-Nick? What's the "Wet Noodle"?

Phoenix:
Um, based on the available evidence, I'd say it's the name of his pasta shop.

Uncle:
That's a relief, isn't it, Polly?

Parrot:
"Hello! Hello!" *squawk*

Uncle:
Ayup... ... *Zzzzz*

Maya:
He fell asleep...

Phoenix:
I guess he's relieved.




(Clearing "Polly" and "What you saw" "Talk" options leads to:)

Uncle:
You know what? Eh? Little Terry was just here.

Phoenix:
"Terry"...?

Uncle:
Ayup, that kid next door. You always used to make him cry, remember? He was wearin' this tattered old coat. Got himself some whiskers growing out of his face.

Phoenix:
(He must be talking about Detective Gumshoe...)

Uncle:
He comes up and tells me to come down to court tomorrow.

Maya:
Really...?

Phoenix:
(Somehow I don't think we're going to get much useful information out of this guy.) Maya... maybe we should be leaving.

Maya:
I think you're right. Oh, wait--I had one more question.

Phoenix:
Huh?

Maya:
Polly! Polly! Have we forgotten something?

Parrot:
*squawk* "Don't forget DL-6!" *squawk*

Maya:
H-huh!? What did she just say, Nick?

Phoenix:
One more time, Polly!

Parrot:
"Don't forget DL-6!" *squawk*

Phoenix:
(What!? The DL-6 Incident?) Hey, mister! I-I mean, Dad!

Uncle:
*Zzzzz*

Phoenix:
(This is getting weird... Who IS this old guy!?)




(Boat Rental Shop)

Maya:
Why would that bird Polly know about DL-6...?

Phoenix:
We have to figure out who that old man is.

Maya:
Oh...

Phoenix:
What?

Maya:
He locked the door, from the other side.

Phoenix:
(... Who could that old man be...? I think I need to do a little more research on this DL-6 Incident... Maybe I should ask Detective Gumshoe.)




(Gourd Lake - Entrance)





December 26
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Gumshoe:
Hey, pal! Long time no see! ... You don't look so happy. What's wrong this time?

Phoenix:
Actually, we wanted to ask you something...

Gumshoe:
Yeah?




(Clearing all "Talk" options and presenting Parrot leads to:)

Gumshoe:
... I get ya. Sounds like you need information on the DL-6 Incident. Through there is the Station's Records Room. I'll give you special permission to go in and find what you need.

Maya:
All right! Way to go, Detective Gumshoe! Okay, Nick! To the Records Room!

Phoenix:
(I guess it's time we faced Edgeworth's past...)





December 26
Police Department
Records Room

Maya:
Wow!!! It's amazing.........ly dusty.

Phoenix:
Ten years of files and ten years of dust, I guess.

Maya:
Let's find that DL-6 stuff quick!

Phoenix:
(Fifteen years ago... both me and Edgeworth were nine years old. We were almost through with fourth grade when he suddenly transferred. Because of DL-6...?)

Maya:
Nick! I found out where the file is!

Phoenix:
O-oh, thanks!

Maya:
Just let me know what you want to know about the DL-6 Incident! I'll go get the right file!




(Clearing all "Talk" options leads to:)

Phoenix:
I guess I know generally what happened in DL-6 now. I still don't know what sort of impact the whole thing had on Edgeworth...

Maya:
Nick. Are we going to take the whole file? There's too much! We'll never get it out.

Phoenix:
Y-you're right. How about we just take what we think we'll need...

DL-6 Case File added to the Court Record.




Phoenix:
Right. That's probably all we'll be able to find here. Now, all that's left is the trial tomorrow... I wonder how "Dad" will do testifying in court...

To be continued.




December 27, 10:00 AM
District Court
Courtroom No. 3

Judge:
Court is now in session for the trial of Mr. Miles Edgeworth.

Phoenix:
The defense is ready, Your Honor.

Karma:
... ...

Judge:
Very well, apparently the prosecution is also ready.

Phoenix:
(Who is the judge here, anyway!?)

Judge:
Mr. von Karma, your opening statement.

Karma:
... ...

Judge:
Er... very well, no opening statement so...

Karma:
Objection
Not so fast, Judge! I was taking a meaningful pause before speaking!

Judge:
R-right, of course.

Karma:
A prediction! Today's trial will end three minutes from now!

Judge:
Order... order! Mr. von Karma! What is the meaning of your statement just now!?

Karma:
Objection
Bah! Must you question everything! It will be over in three minutes! We have no time to waste! I'll call my witness now!

Judge:
R-right...

Karma:
I call my witness... my decisive witness to the stand!

Phoenix:
(It's that mysterious boat shop owner.)

Karma:
Witness... state your profession.

Uncle:
Mmph... zzzz... ... I, er, am the proprietor of the restaurant the "Wet Noodle" at Gourd Lake.

Karma:
...

Uncle:
And I, er, also rent boats.

Karma:
The night of the incident, you were in the boat rental shop, correct?

Uncle:
Er... ayup, yup I was.

Karma:
Please testify.

Phoenix:
(Wait a second... We still haven't heard who this old guy is!)



Phoenix:
Objection
Wait a minute! The witness hasn't stated his name yet!

Karma:
Objection
Because I did not ask him, Mr. Wright! Bah! I have predicted this trial will end in three minutes! Stop asking trivial questions and cooperate!

Phoenix:
(Yeah, right!)

Judge:
The witness will state his name.

Uncle:
Zzzz... ... Mmph! Well, er... I'm not really sure, ayup.

Judge:
What do you mean?

Uncle:
My, er, memory...

Karma:
Your honor... The witness does not remember anything beyond the last several years... Ergo, he cannot recall his own name.

Judge:
Hmm... he can't recall, you say?

Karma:
Yes, but the incident in question took place three days ago. He can testify.

Judge:
Very well. Let's hear his testimony then, shall we. Witness?




Witness Testimony
- - The Night of the Murder - -

Uncle:
It was the night of the 24th, just after midnight, ayup.
I was in the restaurant... where I er... rent boats, as usual.
Then I heard a "bang!" Ayup.
When I looked out the window, I saw a boat just a' floating on the lake.
Then I heard another "bang."
Just about then the boat comes back to the shore, and a man walks by my window.

Judge:
Hmm...Very well. I'd like to begin the cross-examination...

Karma:
Objection
There is nothing to question in my witness's testimony! Ergo, no need for cross-examination! Besides, there are only 10 seconds left before our three minutes are up! Judge! Your verdict!

Judge:
Er... yes... M-Mr. Wright...?



Karma:
Raaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

Judge:
E-excuse me? Mr. von Karma?

Karma:
Three minutes just passed.

Judge:
I see. Well then, let's just take our time. You may cross-examine the witness.




Cross Examination
- - The Night of the Murder - -

Uncle:
It was the night of the 24th, just after midnight, ayup.


Uncle:
I was in the restaurant... where I er... rent boats, as usual.


Uncle:
Then I heard a "bang!" Ayup.


Uncle:
When I looked out the window, I saw a boat just a' floating on the lake.


Uncle:
Then I heard another "bang."


Uncle:
Just about then the boat comes back to the shore, and a man walks by my window.


Uncle:
That man was the defendant... he was saying "I can't believe he's dead."


Phoenix:
(If I know von Karma, he spent time preparing his witness. I'm not going to find contradictions very easily in this testimony. Whew... it's tough being a lawyer.)




Phoenix:
A-are you sure!?

Uncle:
...

Phoenix:
(Uh oh!) D-Dad!

Uncle:
Dead certain, Keith! He said "I can't believe he's dead" as he was walking by, too.

Karma:
Witness! Are you sure that the person you saw was Miles Edgeworth!?

Uncle:
It was him! That Edgeworth boy!

Judge:
... This... sounds like decisive evidence indeed. I see no room for doubt.

Phoenix:
(von Karma... He lured me into cross-examining so he could set me up for a fall!)

Karma:
Tsk, tsk, tsk...

Maya:
N-Nick...! I don't like the way things are going here! Everyone in the courtroom is glaring at us!

Phoenix:
(I'd better act quick, or this trial is going to be over!)



Judge:
Hmm...

Phoenix:
(The judge is lost in thought... what should I do?)



Phoenix:
It's no good! There's nothing I can do.

Maya:
A... are you sure?

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

Maya:
Please... Can you hear me, Sis? Please... We need your help... Nick needs you...

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk... Three minutes was perhaps too high an expectation. However, fifteen minutes isn't bad! This must be a new record.

Judge:
Enough! The witness may leave the stand.

Uncle:
Zzzz...

Judge:
This court sees no reason to further prolong the trial. Nor is there any need for more time to decide the case against the defendant. This case is extremely clear. I see no room for misinterpretation of the facts.

Phoenix:
(W-what!? No!)

Karma:
Hmph.

Judge:
This court find the defendant, Mr. Miles Edgeworth...

Guilty

Judge:
The accused will surrender to the court immediately, to be held pending trial at a higher court within a month from today's date. That is all. The court is adjourned!

W-w-waaaaaaait!

Judge:
Wh-who was that just now?

Me!!!

Phoenix:
Huh? Waaaaah! L-Larry!

Judge:
Wh-what are you doing here!?

Butz:
Listen! Y-you gotta listen to me! I... I was... I was there, in the park, the night of the murder! I... I wasn't sure about it until just yesterday. B-but today I remembered it!

Judge:
Remembered what?

Butz:
The gunshot! I heard it too!

Judge:
O-order!

Karma:
Objection
What is the meaning of this!? The verdict has been decided! I call for adjournment!

Judge:
One moment, Mr. von Karma. So, you say you heard a gunshot?

Butz:
Yeah, I did! A gunshot! That night! I was sitting here in the audience, listening to the testimony... Then I realized, something he said was different from what I remember! A-anyhow, I can't just sit here and let you call Edgey a murderer! It's... It's just not right! I'll testify! Lemme testify!

Judge:
Order! Order! Well, this is the first time something has happened like this in my court. I'm not quite sure how to proceed...

Karma:
Judge! You've already given your decision! The trial is over!

Maya:
Nick! This is it! Larry's given us one final chance at this!

Phoenix:
(She's right! If only it wasn't Larry... He could make things even worse...)

Maya:
Mr. Edgeworth was just declared guilty, Nick! It doesn't get any worse!

Phoenix:
You're right! Okay! Your Honor! If there is another witness, it is our duty to hear him speak! Right here! Right now!

Karma:
A waste of time! The verdict cannot be overturned!

Judge:
Hmm... ... ... Allow me to speak my opinion. In all court proceedings, it is our duty to prevent an inaccurate verdict. In order to make sure no mistake has been made, every witness should be heard!

Karma:
Wh-what is this!?

Judge:
I withdraw my previous verdict of "guilty"! Mr. von Karma! I order you to call this new witness to testify. Now!

Karma:
Whaaaat!

Judge:
The court will adjourn for a five minute recess. After that, we will hear this new witness. Court is adjourned!




December 27, 10:28 AM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2

Phoenix:
Whew... That was too close. Sorry to keep you on the edge of your seat like that, Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
Hmph. I've seen worse.

Phoenix:
(Yeah right, Edgeworth. You're sweating bullets!) I just wonder what Larry plans to say in there.

Maya:
Larry was at the lake that night?

Phoenix:
Yes... He said he went looking for the Steel Samurai balloon that flew into the lake.

Maya:
Oh right. And he found the balloon and the air tank that night?

Phoenix:
Yeah.

Edgeworth:
...

Phoenix:
Hey, Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
... Huh? You say something, Wright?

Phoenix:
Yeah, a lot of things. You seem out of it. What's wrong?

Edgeworth:
It... it's nothing.

Phoenix:
Hmm?

Maya:
Umm... Mr. Edgeworth? There's something I've been meaning to ask you.

Edgeworth:
What's that?

Maya:
Why are your fingerprints on the murder weapon?

Edgeworth:
Oh. When he fell into the lake, I went into a daze. I couldn't understand what had happened. I couldn't think straight. Then I saw the pistol lying on the floor of the boat in front of me. I picked it up without thinking. I didn't have a reason, really.

Maya:
I see...

Edgeworth:
Wright...

Phoenix:
Yeah?

Edgeworth:
This might be our chance.

Phoenix:
Our chance?

Edgeworth:
von Karma has only ever run perfect trials.

Phoenix:
Perfect trials...?

Edgeworth:
Perfectly prepared witnesses, perfectly complete evidence. That's the secret to his success. This is the first time he's ever had to deal with something unexpected! He has let someone he hasn't even talked to testify before the court! And that someone... is Larry!

Phoenix:
What are you getting at?

Edgeworth:
It's likely his testimony will be full of holes, Wright.

Maya:
That's right, Nick! No ten minute trial this time! We'll milk this one for all it's worth!

Phoenix:
Hey, it was fifteen minutes! Fifteen! (Everything depends on Larry now...)




December 27, 10:35 AM
District Court
Courtroom No. 3

Judge:
Court is now back in session. Witness... Please testify to the court about everything that you saw... on the night of December 24th.

Butz:
Right... leave it to me!

Phoenix:
(Please, Larry, don't mess this one up!!! I hate to admit it, but you're our last chance!)

Karma:
...

Phoenix:
(von Karma didn't even have time to prep his witness. I just hope Edgeworth is right about this being our big break...)




Witness Testimony
- - The Night of the Murder - -

Butz:
That night, I was out in a boat on the lake.
I was looking for something and I, er, found it.
So I quietly slipped the boat back in at the rental shop dock.
Then, just as I was thinking about going home, I heard this "bang"!
I looked out over the lake, but I didn't notice the boat.
So after I heard that single gunshot I went home.

Judge:
Hmm... That was an unusually vague testimony, even for this court. In any matter, Mr. Wright, you may begin your cross-examination.

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor...

Maya:
What's wrong, Nick?

Phoenix:
It's Larry! I have no idea what he's going to say if I press him. I'm a little scared.

Maya:
Hmm... Well, we've come this far. There's no way to go but forward, Nick!




Cross Examination
- - The Night of the Murder - -

Butz:
That night, I was out in a boat on the lake.


Butz:
I was looking for something and I, er, found it.


Butz:
So I quietly slipped the boat back in at the rental shop dock.


Butz:
Then, just as I was thinking about going home, I heard this "bang"!


Butz:
I looked out over the lake, but I didn't notice the boat.


Butz:
So after I heard that single gunshot I went home.



Maya:
Well, Nick?

Phoenix:
Hmm... It was a pretty wishy-washy testimony, wasn't it? I guess I should just start working on the contradictions.

Maya:
Sorry... I wish I could be more helpful. I wish I could call my sister...




Phoenix:
W-wait a sec, Larry!

Butz:
Wh-what!?

Phoenix:
You only heard one "bang"!? You're sure!?

Butz:
That's what I said!

Phoenix:
But Mr. Lotta Hart testified yesterday that she heard two "bang"s! And the old man just now said the same thing! They both heard two gunshots that night!

Butz:
Huh?

Phoenix:
Were you even listening!? Were you paying attention at all to what they said?

Butz:
Yo, Nick, please!

Phoenix:
Huh?

Butz:
You know, something's been bothering me. I'm a witness, see? I'm like a customer here! So you got to treat me nice and stuff, okay!?

Phoenix:
...

Judge:
Mr. Butz.

Butz:
What!?

Judge:
You only heard one gunshot? Are you sure?

Butz:
... Umm... Well, to tell ya the truth... I'm not sure.

Judge:
Eh...?

Phoenix:
Not sure!? H-how could you not be sure?

Butz:
Yeah, well... I, uh, I might have missed the other gunshot. I was, uh, listening to something else...

Phoenix:
Something... else?

Butz:
My radio, dude! On my headphones.

Phoenix:
Whaaaaaaat!?

Judge:
Order! Order! And stop that booing! M-Mr. Butz! You were listening to a radio on earphones?

Butz:
Y-yeah! So what! That a crime!? I listen to my radio! Everybody listens to the radio! What's the big deal!?

Judge:
Hmm... Mr. von Karma... your opinion?

Karma:
Waste of time. I do not accept this witness, nor his shoddy testimony.

Judge:
Hmm... Well, Mr. Wright? Should he continue the testimony?



Phoenix:
Your Honor. Please... please allow the witness to continue his testimony.

Karma:
Bah! Nothing is more pitiful than a lawyer who doesn't know when he's lost!

Judge:
Very well, Mr. Butz. Please give your testimony, and be sure to include details like your RADIO.

Butz:
Right! Leave it to me!

Phoenix:
(I wouldn't if there were any other way out of this, believe me.)




Witness Testimony
- - The Night of the Murder - -

Butz:
It's lonely, being alone on Christmas Eve!
That's why I was listening to an all-requests show on the radio, see?
I was listening to it real booming loud, like.
But I'm sure I heard that gunshot!
I remember exactly what the DJ was saying when I heard it, too.

Judge:
You were listening to your radio... at a high volume!?

Butz:
Yeah, what's the big problem? Can't a man listen to his radio in peace? Isn't this a free country!?

Phoenix:
(I truly believe Larry has no idea what the problem is.)

Karma:
Judge. Can you believe a word this witness says? What he heard was probably nothing more than a drum beat from the radio!

Judge:
True enough, it is difficult to believe this testimony.

Phoenix:
Objection
Wait, Your Honor! The witness said he remembers exactly what the DJ said when he heard the gunshot!

Judge:
Excuse me? "Dee-jay"...?

Phoenix:
An announcer... the guy who says things on the radio. Anyway! What this means is, when he heard the sound, no music was playing! The DJ only talks between songs! So he could have heard the gunshot from the lake! I'd like to cross-examine the witness, Your Honor!

Judge:
V-very well, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
(I can't believe I'm continuing this charade...)




Cross Examination
- - What Larry Heard - -

Butz:
It's lonely, being alone on Christmas Eve!


Butz:
That's why I was listening to an all-requests show on the radio, see?


Butz:
I was listening to it real booming loud, like.


Butz:
But I'm sure I heard that gunshot!


Butz:
I remember exactly what the DJ was saying when I heard it, too.


Butz:
Just when she said "Hey! It's almost Christmas!" I heard the gunshot!



Phoenix:
(This is the most ludicrous testimony I've ever heard. But there is one gleaming ray of hope in there! I've got to press it until we get to the bottom of what happened!)




Phoenix:
This is a clear contradiction, Your Honor!

Judge:
Order! Order! What does this mean? The two prior witnesses heard gunshots after midnight. However, this witness says he heard a gunshot before midnight...

Karma:
Judge. The answer is simple. The current witness is plainly mistaken. Just look at him! Suspicious!

Butz:
Wh-whaaat!?

Judge:
Hmm... Well, Mr. Wright? What do you think about Mr. Butz's claim that he heard the gunshot before midnight?



Phoenix:
Larry's not mistaken, Your Honor! He heard that gunshot before midnight!

Karma:
... Intriguing. I'm assuming you have evidence for this wild claim? Show me evidence there was a gunshot before midnight!


Phoenix:
Look at this photograph! This was taken by our witness yesterday, Ms. Lotta Hart, with her automatic camera. The timestamp on the photo reads "December 24, 11:50 PM."

Judge:
Oh yeah? Hmm? But, there's nothing on the lake in this picture.

Phoenix:
Your Honor. The real issue here is not why nothing is shown in the photograph. It is why this photograph exists at all!

Judge:
What do you mean?

Phoenix:
Your Honor... This photograph was taken by an automatic camera. That camera was set to go off in response to loud noises!

Judge:
Ahah!

Phoenix:
Correct! There was a loud noise on the lake at 11:50 PM. That is why this photograph was taken! In other words... When Larry heard that gunshot, it was most definitely Christmas Eve!

Judge:
Indeed, it would seem that is the case! Then... where does that leave us? Ms. Hart testified that she heard the gunshots after midnight. Are you claiming she was mistaken?

Phoenix:
Not at all, Your Honor. It is a fact that the camera also triggered at 15 minutes after midnight! Your Honor! That night, there were two sets of gunshots, with a 25 minute pause between them!

Judge:
Why would this be...?

Karma:
Objection
Don't be fooled, Judge! That camera was set to respond to "loud noises"!

Judge:
Yes?

Karma:<br / There is no proof that the "loud noise" at 11:50 was a gunshot! Why, the witness could have sneezed, triggering the camera!

Butz:
H-hey, my noise was clear that night, man! Clear!

Judge:
Hmm... Well, Mr. Wright? There's no turning back now. Can you prove that the "loud noise" at 11:50 PM was indeed a gunshot? Please show the court evidence if you have any.


Phoenix:
This is my evidence.

Judge:
The... murder weapon?

Phoenix:
Something about this pistol was bothering me, Your Honor. Both of the witnesses who testified yesterday heard two gunshots. However, the murder weapon was fired three times. When, then, was the last shot fired? Only now have I realized the truth. That third shot was the shot Larry heard just before midnight!

Judge:
Order! Order! Hmm... That would make sense of the evidence we've seen so far. ... However... This leaves me wondering exactly what did happen that night on the lake.

Karma:
Exactly! If this is true, there were two sets of gunshots, separated by 25 minutes! One at 11:50, another at 15 minutes after midnight! Why, I ask you! Why!?

Phoenix:
(Uh oh, I'd better think of something quick! ... Wait a second...! Gunshots separated by 25 minutes...?) Aaaaaaaaaaah!

Maya:
Wh-what's wrong, Nick?

Phoenix:
I have it! I have it!

Maya:
Huh?

Phoenix:
Remember the case with the Steel Samurai!?

Maya:
Huh? Yeah, of course I remember...

Phoenix:
The murderer in this case had the same idea as the murderer in that case!

Maya:
What do you mean?

Phoenix:
Maya!

Maya:
Yes!?

Phoenix:
If we don't figure this out now, we'll never overturn Edgeworth's guilty verdict! I've got a hunch, and I'm going to run with it...

Maya:
Right! I mean... is this safe?

Phoenix:
Safe? We've already gotten a guilty verdict! We have nothing to lose!

Maya:
...

Phoenix:
You just watch and let me know if I say anything that sounds fishy, okay?

Maya:
Right, Nick!

Phoenix:
Your Honor!

Judge:
Y-yes, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
The testimony just now has cleared up this entire case!

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

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk... So, you've finally realized the truth? There can be no other murderer here than Miles Edgeworth himself.

Phoenix:
Wrong, von Karma! A man was shot that night, but it wasn't Edgeworth who did the shooting!

Karma:
Listen, rookie. Take a deep breath, and consider the facts. At the time of the murder, one boat was on the lake. This was shown by the witness's photograph. The defendant, Edgeworth, and victim, Robert Hammond, were on that boat. There was a gunshot fired on that boat, and Robert Hammond fell into the lake. The distance of the shooting was one meter. It couldn't have been suicide! Well? The guilty party has to be the other man on that boat!

Judge:
I admit, it is hard to imagine any other possibility.

Phoenix:
Yes... But this assumes that the victim was shot at 15 minutes after midnight.

Judge:
... What do you mean by that, Mr. Wright? We have photographic evidence of the time of the shooting. The timestamp on the photo says 00:15.

Phoenix:
But Larry heard a gunshot 25 minutes before that! Robert Hammond was killed then! 25 minutes before the shot on the lake! (That's the only way that Edgeworth could be innocent!)

Judge:
...

Karma:
... Mr. Wright. Are you quite mad? Explain who this is sitting on the boat!




Phoenix:
Of course, it was Edgeworth and the murderer! After the murderer killed Robert Hammond at 11:50... He assumed the guise of Mr. Hammond and met Edgeworth!

Judge:
Wh... What!? Are you serious?

Phoenix:
Yes. Edgeworth won't tell us why he went to the lake that night. However, I have a hunch. That night, Robert Hammond called Edgeworth to the lake. Now, Edgeworth didn't know Robert Hammond's face that well. That's why he didn't suspect anything when the murderer took Robert Hammond's place!

Judge:
... I'm not sure what to make of all this.

Karma:
L-Ludicrous!

Judge:
Mr. Wright. Tell us the name of the murderer then!

Phoenix:
The murderer's name...? Right! It's...




Phoenix:
Actually, I don't know the murderer's name.

Judge:
Y-you don't know!?

Karma:
Bah! Again, you waste my time!

Phoenix:
I don't know because he never told us!

Karma:
...!

Phoenix:
The murderer is the caretaker of the boat shop, that old man! At 11:50, he was the one who killed Robert Hammond.

Judge:
The caretaker of the boat shop!? Wh-where did he do this!? There weren't any boats on the lake then!

Phoenix:
Why would he have to go all the way out on the lake just to shoot someone? May I suggest... That the real scene of the crime was not in a boat!

Judge:
What!? W-well then, where did the murder take place!?

Phoenix:
(Show the judge where the murder really took place!)


Phoenix:
Here, of course! The boat shop, where he lives. That way he could meet with the victim without anyone seeing!

Karma:
Objection
Do you have proof that the boat shop was the scene of the crime!?

Phoenix:
Recall Larry's testimony if you will. That night he was out on the lake in a boat, searching for something. He finds it, and returns the boat. Then, just as he's starting to head for home, he hears a gunshot! He heard a gunshot, Your Honor! Even though he was wearing headphones at the time! In other words, the gunshot was very, very close by! And where would that be if he had just returned a boat?

Judge:
The boat shop...! Mr. Wright! What happened that night on Gourd Lake!? Please tell the court, from the beginning!

Phoenix:
Y-yes, Your Honor.

Maya:
Nick, are you sure about this...?

Phoenix:
Um, not really. But, I think if I start at the very beginning... And I take it slow, I must just be able to figure this out... That night... The caretaker of the boat shop called Robert Hammond to his shop. This was around 11:50. That was when the gunshot that Larry heard was fired. After that, the caretaker put on Robert Hammond's coat... He became Robert Hammond! Then he got in the boat with Edgeworth, and went out into the middle of the lake.

Judge:
Then... who fired the pistol on the boat, Mr. Wright?



Phoenix:
Of course, it was the murderer who shot the pistol. He shot twice. Both missed Edgeworth, on purpose.

Judge:
Wait a minute...

Phoenix:
Y-yes?

Judge:
Why would he shoot twice if he didn't mean to hit anyone?

Phoenix:
Uh... (Details! Details!)

Karma:
Know this, Mr. Wright. The moment you run out of explanations is the moment you lose. Tell us why the murderer had to fire twice!



Phoenix:
I believe he shot twice to create a witness, Your Honor.

Judge:
Create a witness...?

Phoenix:
The murderer lifts his pistol and fires one shot. That ensures that anyone who heard the shot would look at the lake. Indeed, Ms. Hart did exactly that after hearing the first gunshot. Next! The murderer waits a bit and he fires again. Then... The murderer jumps from the boat himself! Leaving the pistol in the boat behind him.

Judge:
... I see! To someone looking from the edge of the lake... It would appear that one of the men on the boat had shot the other!

Phoenix:
The murderer didn't know about the automatic camera, of course. That's why he shot twice to draw attention to the boat!

Judge:
Hmm...

Phoenix:
Once you realize that, everything else falls into place! The boat shop caretaker swam back to his shop. Then he put Mr. Hammond's coat back on the body. And threw the body into the lake! This is what happened, Your Honor. These are the events that transpired that night on Gourd Lake.

Judge:
...

Karma:
...

...

Judge:
... Bailiff! Bring out the witness from before! The boat shop caretaker! Quickly! Very well. While we are waiting for the caretaker... I would like to ask the defendant, Miles Edgeworth, a few questions. Mr. Edgeworth. Please take the stand. Mr. Edgeworth... You heard what the defense has said?

Edgeworth:
Yes.

Judge:
Well? Why did you go to the lake that night?

Edgeworth:
... What Wright has said was mostly correct. Astonishingly so, actually. Yes... Several days ago, I received a letter. The letter was signed, "Robert Hammond." He asked me to come to the boat shop by the lake at midnight on Christmas Eve. He said he had something very important to discuss with me.

Judge:
Something important?

Edgeworth:
... I'm sorry. I can't say what it was.

Judge:
Hmm...

Guard:
Your Honor, sir!

Judge:
Bailiff! We are conducting a trial here, I ask that you remain quiet...

Guard:
The witness has disappeared! He isn't at the boat shop, either!

Judge:
What!?

Guard:
What should I do?

Judge:
F-find him, quickly! We cannot allow him to get away! Mr. von Karma! Your witness has disappeared!

Karma:
... A search warrant has already been issued.

Judge:
Hmm... It goes without saying that I cannot declare a verdict under these circumstances. I will extend the trial until tomorrow, the final day allowed. I request that the police department utilize all its forces to find that witness! Am I understood?

Karma:
...

Judge:
One more thing. Just who is that boat shop caretaker? I think his identity has become very important to this trial. I want him, and I want to know who he is.

Karma:
...

Judge:
Very well. Court is adjourned!




December 27, 1:22 PM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2

Maya:
Yay, Nick! You did it!

Phoenix:
Yeah... Well, at least we got out from under that guilty verdict...

Maya:
And what about Larry! That was something else! Even von Karma didn't know what to do with his testimony! Larry really helped us out!

Phoenix:
Sure, once I sifted through his "unique" testimony. Still... he did save us. I just wish our cases weren't so down to the wire all the time.

Maya:
I know what you mean. Sometimes I feel like it's us on trial instead of our clients!

Phoenix:
Hey, Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:
...

Maya:
Umm... Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
! D-did you say something?

Maya:
Don't look so pained! I mean, it looks like you're probably going to get off the hook! You could try to smile just a little...? Relax!

Edgeworth:
... I'm sorry... But... I fear it's not over for me yet.

Phoenix:
Wh-what do you mean?

Edgeworth:
Wright... There's something that's been troubling me for a long time now. And I don't know whether or not to tell you...

Phoenix:
Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
No... there's so little time left. I want to tell you, to get it off my chest, but... ... Hmm. I can't make up my mind. ...

Phoenix:
What is this about, Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
... It's... a nightmare I've had. A memory of a crime... that I committed.

Phoenix:
A crime you committed?

Edgeworth:
A memory... of a murder.

To be continued.




December 27, 2:11 PM
Wright & Co. Law Offices

Maya:
What was Mr. Edgeworth talking about...?




Edgeworth:
A memory of a crime... that I committed. A memory... of a murder.




Maya:
Do you really think Mr. Edgeworth killed...?

Phoenix:
... I don't believe it. Not Edgeworth. Some painful memory has been troubling him recently... But he'd never take someone's life! Never!

Maya:
Nick...

Butz:
Yo! How's everyone doing? Whaddya think of my performance today? I had 'em swooning in the aisles! Huh, Maya?

Maya:
S-swooning? Me? Oh... Oh, yes. I do remember feeling faint.

Butz:
Right on! Tell me the truth, it was like love at first sight, right? Right, Nick?

Phoenix:
H-huh? Me!? I... uh, well, maybe my heart skipped a beat or two...

Butz:
... I think you can do better than that! C'mon! I saved Edgeworth in there, dude! Edgey! You guys should be bowing before me! Yeah! Bow before your hero!






December 27
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Phoenix:
... Looks like Edgeworth is back in questioning.

Maya:
We have our own questions for him! Let's come back later.

Phoenix:
Yeah, I guess so.

Maya:
Don't forget, okay?




(Wright & Co. Law Offices)


Maya:
Nick! We have to save Mr. Edgeworth if it's the last thing we do, okay?

Phoenix:
Right. (It very well may be...)

Maya:
First, there's that rental boat shop caretaker. We need to find out who or what he is!

Phoenix:
I'd settle for who. (I guess I can clean out some of this evidence I no longer need... ...) Okay, let's go!





December 27
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Edgeworth:
...

Phoenix:
You look grim as always.

Edgeworth:
Hmph.

Maya:
Um, Mr. Edgeworth? I heard the story about the class trial...

Edgeworth:
Class trial? What do you mean?

Maya:
You... don't remember?

Edgeworth:
No, I don't.

Maya:
Your lunch money was stolen, wasn't it? In 4th grade...?

Edgeworth:
Lunch money...? ... Oh... Oh, right. Yes, I seem to remember something like that.

Maya:
Nick. I think you're the only one who really remembers.

Phoenix:
Well, it probably only really mattered to me anyway.

Maya:
Mr. Edgeworth, didn't you know? That trial was the reason Nick became a defense attorney!

Edgeworth:
... Ridiculous!

Phoenix:
(Gee... thanks.)

Edgeworth:
That said... It does sound like that kind of thing you'd do. You haven't changed a bit, have you, Wright? So...simple. To a fault, even.

Phoenix:
Well, maybe yeah, but... I think you changed too much, Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
... Perhaps.






December 27
Gourd Lake Park
Entrance

Gumshoe:
Hey, pal! Long time no see!

Maya:
Oh! Detective Gumshoe!

Gumshoe:
Close one today, eh! I got so worked up, I snapped my tie in half!

Phoenix:
Uh... Sorry about that.

Gumshoe:
No prob, pal! Thanks to you, we now know who really did it!

Maya:
You mean, the boat shop caretaker?

Gumshoe:
Look, I'll make you a promise. I'll have that scoundrel in my custody by trial time tomorrow! Come what may! It's my duty to you as a police officer! Now, I'm off to catch me a criminal!

Maya:
... Detective Gumshoe sure is... active today.

Gumshoe:
Oh, one other thing!

Maya:
Eek!

Gumshoe:
No one can go into the woods today.

Maya:
The woods?

Phoenix:
(Where Lotta was camping?)

Gumshoe:
The woods are off-limits to camping, and apparently the park ranger found out. He got pretty mad. No one can go in for a while.

Maya:
I guess Lotta's in a 'lotta' trouble...

Gumshoe:
Anyway, I'll be seeing you tomorrow!





December 27
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Phoenix:
(Hmm... Looks like Detective Gumshoe hasn't gotten back yet.)

Police:
Gumshoe? He won't be coming back today.

Maya:
Oh... really?

Police:
He said there was some guy he had to arrest by tomorrow.

Phoenix:
(The boat shop caretaker...)

Police:
He shouted something about "catching him if it's the last thing I do, pal!"

Phoenix:
(Good luck, Gumshoe!)





December 27
Grossberg Law Offices

Phoenix:
He's out... again.

Maya:
When does he work, anyway?

Phoenix:
Now, now. Don't be harsh. (Guess we'll have to come back later.)




December 27
Gourd Lake
Public Beach

Phoenix:
Huh? The Steel Eyesore is missing...

Maya:
"Eyesore"!?

Phoenix:
Looks like the hotdog stand is closed, too.

Maya:
I guess Larry's been too busy with the trial to show up for work...






December 27
Boat Rental Shop

Maya:
That old caretaker got away...

Phoenix:
Yep.

Maya:
I never imagined he might be the real murderer! ...

???:
*Ah-HHHHEM!*

Phoenix:
...! (I'd know that clearing-of-the-throat anywhere!)

Grossberg:
Ah hah, hello! What might you be doing here? Out for a walk, hmm? "Ahh... the days of my youth... like the scent of fresh lemon..." you see.

Maya:
Mr. Grossberg! This is no time for idle reminiscing! Mr. Edgeworth's trial ends tomorrow!

Grossberg:
Er... that is true, yes. But, from what I saw of today's trial, Edgeworth should be fine, right?

Phoenix:
Well... I'm not so sure about that.

Grossberg:
Ho ho! What do you mean by that?

Phoenix:
Well... I'm not sure.

Grossberg:
Hmm... If you find anything out, come by my office at once. I may be able to offer you some assistance.

Phoenix:
Thanks... (Bye...)

Maya:
What do you think Mr. Grossberg was doing here anyway?

Phoenix:
Who knows...






December 27
Caretaker's Shack

Phoenix:
...

Maya:
Nobody's home.

Parrot:
"Hello! Hello!" *squawk*

Maya:
Hey! It's Polly! I wonder where your owner's gone, Polly?

Parrot:
"Hello! Hello!" *squawk*

Maya:
I can't believe he'd run off and leave his poor parrot to fend for herself!

Parrot:
"Hello! Hello!" *squawk*





(Gourd Lake - Public Beach)





(Wright & Co. Law Offices)

Maya:
One day left, Nick.

Phoenix:
Yeah... I know.

Maya:
Well, no time to waste! Let's get going!






(Detention Center - Visitor's Room)



Phoenix:
This is bad...

Maya:
What are we doing to do, Nick? What can we do!?

Phoenix:
I don't know... I don't think there is anything we can do. Like it or not. If there's someone else who knows a lot about the DL-6 Incident, maybe...

Maya:
...! There is, Nick! There is someone else who knows about DL-6!





December 27
Grossberg Law Offices

Phoenix:
M-Mr. Grossberg!

Grossberg:
Ah, hello there. What's wrong? You look troubled.

Maya:
No kidding! I can't believe you're not!

Grossberg:
M-my my my... Just calm down and tell me what's happened, hmm?

Maya:
It's M-Mr. Edgeworth! He... He... *sob*




Grossberg:
I see... So, Edgeworth dreamt he shot his own father?

Maya:
It's o-only a dream! Only a dream!

Grossberg:
... I wonder...

Maya:
W-what...?

Grossberg:
If that's the case, then why do you two look so troubled, hmm?

Maya:
W-well...

Grossberg:
Also, consider this. Yogi quite certainly holds a deep grudge against Miles Edgeworth. So deep, he'd want to frame him for murder. This leads me to surmise... That Mr. Edgeworth's dream was NOT a dream. It was real. As you imagined. Miles Edgeworth threw the pistol to save his father... the pistol fired... and the deed was done. ...

Maya:
N... No! I don't believe it!

Grossberg:
Yogi was suspected of murder, and his career as bailiff was irrevocably wrecked. Thus, he sought revenge on Miles Edgeworth. This was his last chance, of course, with the statute of limitations so close.



Maya:
What do we do, Nick? von Karma is going to bring up DL-6, you can bet on it! What if Mr. Edgeworth pleads guilty to DL-6!?

Phoenix:
I won't let him!

Grossberg:
Erm, yes, Mr. Wright... I hate to say this... But even accidental murder is murder, you know.

Phoenix:
I know that! ... I... I just believe in Edgeworth's innocence! I can't believe he'd kill someone!

Maya:
B-but, Nick! Mr. Edgeworth admits it himself! His father must have lied to protect him, beyond the grave...

Phoenix:
I don't care! I know he's not guilty!

Grossberg:
... Mr. Wright... If you say so, I suppose I could go check again. The police files might hold something of interest.

Phoenix:
Mr. Grossberg... thank you!

Grossberg:
I can't promise anything. In fact, I think the chances of finding something are slim.

Phoenix:
I understand. (The police materials... hmm.)








December 27
Police Department
Criminal Affairs

Maya:
There's hardly anyone here...

Phoenix:
Everyone must be out looking for the old guy... Yogi.

Police:
Ah, it's you. I don't think Gumshoe'll be coming back today. He's staying out late looking for someone.

Maya:
Sounds like Detective Gumshoe is pounding the pavement for real! Um, we were wondering if we could check out the Records Room again...

Police:
Well, now, I can't have just anyone wandering around in there. But... I guess Mr. von Karma is in there now, anyway. You can go in as long as he's there.

Maya:
von Karma...?

Police:
Yes. He just arrived actually.

Phoenix:
(von Karma's in the Records Room!)

Maya:
N-Nick! Let's hurry!






December 27
Police Department
Records Room

Maya:
Dusty as always!

Phoenix:
We were only here just yesterday. I'm sure they just haven't had time to clean... ...

Maya:
What's wrong, Nick?

Phoenix:
Nothing. I was just noticing that he isn't here. von Karma...


Maya:
Huh? One of the drawers here is open.

Phoenix:
Someone must have been looking in it recently.

Maya:
The label says, "Unsolved Cases: Evidence"

Phoenix:
Hmm... "Unsolved cases"?

Maya:
Nick! The file for DL-6... it's completely empty!

Phoenix:
Wh-what!?

Karma:
What are you doing in here!

Maya:
Eeek! v-v-von Karma!

Karma:
You...! ... How do you know my name?

Maya:
Huh?

Karma:
Have we met?

Maya:
W-w-what are you saying!? We see each other every day, don't we? We're Miles Edgeworth's defense team!

Karma:
Defense team...? Ahem. I beg your pardon, you see, I rarely remember defense attorneys. They are like bugs to me. Needless things, to be crushed.

Phoenix:
(I can see how this guy was Edgeworth's mentor.)




Phoenix:
Mr. von Karma, have a look at this.

Karma:
...

Phoenix:
This was you, wasn't it? You instructed Yanni Yogi to commit murder.

Karma:
... Yanni Yogi... How many years has it been since I've heard him called by that name. He's a fool. I told him to burn it after he read it.

Maya:
...! S-so you admit it! You... you wrote Mr. Yogi this letter!

Karma:
Yes, my dear defense attorney. Thank you for taking the trouble to bring it to me. You've saved me from a lot of needless hassle.

Phoenix:
Wh-what!?

Maya:
N-Nick! What is that thing!?

Phoenix:
A stun gun. For self defense... usually.

Karma:
Indeed. 600,000 volts will course through your body like a dog touching an electric fence.

Phoenix:
Six hundred thous...!?

Karma:
Oh, don't worry. People don't die from it, usually. Now, give me the letter.

Phoenix:
(No!!!)

Maya:
Nooooooooooo!

Karma:
Whoa! What are you--!?

Maya:
N-Nick! Run!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Phoenix:
M-Maya!

Karma:
Out of my way!

Phoenix:
Waaaaaaaaaaaah!

...

...

...

Phoenix:
(Ugh... he got us. The letter's... gone, of course. And he took the DL-6 evidence... all of it. Back to having no clues. Wait... Maya jumped first. Maya...! Is she okay? ...) Ma...Maya!

Maya:
...

Phoenix:
Maya! Open your eyes!

Maya:
...

Phoenix:
Maya!

Maya:
... The letter! Did he take it?

Phoenix:
Huh!? Oh... yeah. A-are you okay!?

Maya:
... I... I couldn't stop him. I jumped as fast as I could, but one shot from that thing knocked me out cold. I'm useless. I'm not good as a lawyer, or a medium! I can't even call my sister. Not even now, when we need her the most. I wish I hadn't woken up at all.

Phoenix:
Maya! (Grr! There has to be some way I can help her! I'd better do something about her self-confidence, first.) ...? (Maya... She's holding something! What is that? A bullet?) "DL-6 Incident, Evidence No. 7 Taken from the heart of Gregory Edgeworth." I remember... von Karma was holding this when Maya jumped him.

Put DL-6 Bullet in pocket.

Phoenix:
(I'll prove it to you, Maya. You're most definitely not useless! I'll prove it to you in court tomorrow!)

To be continued.




December 28, 9:51 AM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2

Phoenix:
(This is it... judgment day. Today, things are gong to get settled at last... a lot of things.) Waaaaaaaargh! Wh-what's the big idea!?

Maya:
S-s-sorry, Nick! I only touched your shoulder! I guess the "shock" hasn't worn off from my run-in with the stun gun yesterday. Anyhow, today's the last day of the trial! Good luck, Nick!

Phoenix:
Yeah... thanks, Maya.

Edgeworth:
...

Phoenix:
(Edgeworth is looking glum as always. I hope von Karma doesn't push him too hard.)

Edgeworth:
... Whooooooooaa! Wh-wh-what are you doing!?

Maya:
Sorry! I'm sorry! I just thought I'd ch-cheer you up with a pat on the back...

Phoenix:
Maya... Maybe you should go outside and discharge?

Maya:
Right. Good idea.

Phoenix:
(Try not to electrocute anyone on your way out...)

Woooooooooyaaah, pal!

Gumshoe:
What's gotten into that girl?

Phoenix:
Detective Gumshoe!

Gumshoe:
Morning! Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
Uh... good morning.

Phoenix:
How did it go, Detective?

Gumshoe:
Have no fear! As promised, I've captured our runaway caretaker! I just brought him in. Took all night, pal.

Phoenix:
Thanks, Detective Gumshoe. You must be tired.

Gumshoe:
Actually, after that shock I got on the way in, I feel pretty good.

Phoenix:
(Yogi says he's forgotten his own name... But that has to be a lie! Why would he want revenge on Edgeworth if he couldn't remember his past!? He does remember... and I'm going to prove it!)




December 28, 10:00 AM
District Court
Courtroom No. 3

Judge:
Court is now in session for the trial of Mr. Miles Edgeworth.

Phoenix:
The defense is ready, Your Honor.

Karma:
... The prosecution... is ready.

Judge:
... U-uh... right, very well. We have reached the final day of our proceedings in this trial. I ask that the prosecution submit decisive evidence.

Karma:
Understood.

Judge:
...

Phoenix:
(C'mon! Don't be awed into silence by every little thing he says!)

Judge:
Very well, Mr. von Karma, your opening statement.

Karma:
Right. Thanks to Detective Gumshoe's efforts, the boat rental shop caretaker has been arrested. In yesterday's trial, the defense asserted that the caretaker was the murderer. However, the caretaker has yet to confirm this. I would like to ask the defense to cross-examine him as much as necessary.

Judge:
Very well! Please bring the witness into the courtroom.

Karma:
Ladies and gentlemen of the court... I believe you all remember our witness. He lives in the boat rental shop on the lake, from where he witnessed the incident. In addition, he has currently lost memory of his name and identity.

Judge:
Witness! Why did you run away yesterday?

Karma:
Objection
The witness was not running away, as he will now testify.

Judge:
I-I see. Very well, please begin your testimony.

Uncle:
Zzz... mmph?




Witness Testimony
- - Why I Left Court - -

Uncle:
Er, I'm really sorry about just leaving yesterday like I did.
But, I wasn't running away or nothing.
I, uh, went to buy some food for Polly, see...
I figured I got nothing to do with this incident anyhow.
Er... I mean, I'd need one of those "motive" things, right? And I don't got one.
So, my testimony yesterday stands as is.

Judge:
Hmm... Very well. Let's begin the cross-examination, shall we?

Phoenix:
(He has to know his name! Yanni Yogi! You're Yanni Yogi and I'm going to prove it!)




Cross Examination
- - Why I Left Court - -

Uncle:
Er, I'm really sorry about just leaving yesterday like I did.


Uncle:
But, I wasn't running away or nothing.


Uncle:
I, uh, went to buy some food for Polly, see...


Uncle:
I figured I got nothing to do with this incident anyhow.


Uncle:
Er... I mean, I'd need one of those "motive" things, right? And I don't got one.


Phoenix:
(First things first, I have to prove this man is who he is! Do that and the motive will prove itself!)




(Pressing fourth and fifth statements leads to:)

Judge:
Might I say something, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
Yes... Yes, Your Honor?

Judge:
You've been saying the same thing now over and over. You've been calling the witness's memory of the past or lack thereof into question. But, does this really have anything to do with the current case?

Phoenix:
Of course, Your Honor. The witness has said he has "nothing to do with this case" and "no motive"... Both of these statements are lies!

Judge:
Order! Order! Mr. Wright! There is a serious problem with your claim! Or... are you saying... Are you saying you know who this witness is!?

Phoenix:
Of course, Your Honor!

Karma:
Ho hoh! Now, this is interesting. I would like to know myself! So, who is he?

Phoenix:
(Don't play dumb von Karma!)

Judge:
Mr. Wright, please tell us this witness's name.




Phoenix:
His name is Yanni Yogi, a former court bailiff!

Judge:
... Yogi...? That name seems familiar. ... Oh! Yanni Yogi! From the DL-6 Incident!

Phoenix:
(I thought the judge would have heard of it... it was such a famous case.)

Judge:
But, what does this mean?

Phoenix:
Your Honor! If this man is Mr. Yogi, then he has a clear motive!

Karma:
Objection
Tsk tsk tsk... Jumping to conclusions again, Mr. Wright! This man, this witness, is Yanni Yogi? Fascinating! However... How do you propose to prove this to the court?

Phoenix:
...

Karma:
This is a court of law, as you may recall. You need proof! And, allow me to repeat, once more, that the witness has lost his memory!

Phoenix:
(This is it... I have to do this now! If I can't prove he's Yogi right here, right now... Then I've got nowhere else to go!)

Maya:
Nick! How are you going to prove it!? How can you prove that he's Yanni Yogi?

Phoenix:
It's okay. It's actually quite simple. Your Honor! Please take this man's fingerprints! Then, we'll compare them to the fingerprints on file for Yanni Yogi 15 years ago...

Judge:
I see... that makes sense.

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk!

Phoenix:
Huh?

Karma:
I'm so very, very sorry, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
Wh-why?

Karma:
The witness... has no fingerprints!

Phoenix:
What? What!? No fingerprints!?

Uncle:
Er... you see, before I worked as a caretaker, I worked at a chemical plant. I burned my fingers working with the stuff. Ayup.

Phoenix:
Wh-what!? (Yogi, you sneak! You burned your fingerprints off to hide your past!)

Judge:
Hmm... Well, if the witness has no fingerprints... I guess we will not be able to prove his identity.

Phoenix:
(No...!)

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk... Well, what will you do, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
Uh...

Karma:
Hmm? It seems that the case has been decided, no?

Phoenix:
(No!!! I know what happened! I know everything! I... I just can't prove it! But no... I can't let it end like this. I can't lose! There has to be another way!)

Karma:
There is no one who can testify as to who this witness is! No one!

Maya:
Nick! What are we going to do!?

Phoenix:
I didn't even consider that he might have erased his fingerprints... (What do I do!?)

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk... Well, Mr. Wright? Perhaps you'd like to cross-examine the parrot for a little comic relief, hmm?

Phoenix:
(Yeah, yeah, very funny. You're a sore winner, von Karma. ... Wait a second... "Cross-examine the parrot"?)

Maya:
Wh-what is it, Nick? No... you're not going to...!?

Phoenix:
Your Honor! The defense would like to take Mr. von Karma up on his proposal!

Judge:
Take Mr. von Karma up?

Karma:
On his... proposal?

Phoenix:
Exactly, Your Honor! I would like to cross-examine the witness's pet parrot!

Judge:
O-order! Order! Uh... well, what do you think, Mr. von Karma?

Karma:
Need you even ask!? This is a farce! I object!

Phoenix:
Objection
Wait a second! You were the one who suggested I cross-examine the parrot, von Karma! I have a right to do as you suggested!

Karma:
Mmph... ... Well, if you're so desperate, then please, be my guest.

Phoenix:
!

Karma:
Of course, should you go through with this... And nothing comes of it, then I hope you're ready for the consequences.

Maya:
Nick... this is crazy!

Karma:
Well? Still want to go through with your little game!?



Judge:
Bailiff! Bring in the parrot. That's... quite a bird. Please tell us your name?

Parrot:
"..."

Judge:
Name!

Parrot:
"..."

Judge:
The witness is ignoring me.

Phoenix:
(It must be hurt... to be ignored by a bird.)

Judge:
Ahem. Very well, witness... Who is your owner? Please, er... testify for us.




Witness Testimony
- - Who Is Your Owner? - -

Parrot:
"..."
"Hello! Hello!" *squawk*
"..."

Judge:
Hmm... Certainly the most concise testimony we've had so far. Very well, begin your cross-examination.

Phoenix:
Right...

Maya:
What are you going to do, Nick?

Phoenix:
... I... I don't know! What do we do, Maya?

Maya:
Hmm...




Cross Examination
- - Who Is Your Owner? - -

Parrot:
"Hello! Hello!" *squawk*


Parrot:
"..."


Maya:
W-well... I guess we should try to get some information out of her! We need to show the judge that her owner is Mr. Yogi!




Judge:
That's enough! I think we've reached a conclusion here.

Karma:
This is a mere coincidence, that's all!

Judge:
True, that is a possibility. However, two coincidences at the same time seems more like a "pattern" to me.

Karma:
Wh... what are you saying!?

Judge:
Summon the caretaker of the boat shop. Immediately!

Judge:
Witness... Tell us your name.

Karma:
Objection
Wait! This witness, he doesn't remember...

Uncle:
No... it's okay.

Phoenix:
...!

Uncle:
I've accomplished what I wanted to do. I'm done.

Maya:
Nick! He looks totally different!

Phoenix:
This is the real Yogi, I think. Finally. He's been acting feeble to hide his true identity. Acting... for 15 years!

Judge:
W-well...! Let me ask you again. Please state your name for the court!

Yogi:
My name... is Yanni Yogi. 15 years ago, I served as a bailiff in this very court.

Judge:
Order! Order! Yanni Yogi! So was it you who killed Robert Hammond...? And tried to frame Miles Edgeworth for his death?

Yogi:
... Yes. It was me. I did it. ... They put me on the witness stand 15 years ago... Robert Hammond... he said I was mentally unsound. He told me it would make me innocent. Get me off the hook. So... I pretended to have brain damage... I was innocent, really! But he didn't believe me! We won the trial... But I lost everything. I lost my job, my fiancee, my social standing... ... Then, this year, 15 years later... A package arrived. It was a letter... and a pistol. The plan was written out in careful detail. It was a plan to take my revenge on the people who ruined my life. I didn't care who had sent it. I thought this was my chance, after 15 years, this was it! Finally, a chance to have my revenge on Robert Hammond and Miles Edgeworth... I have no regrets.

Judge:
W-wait a moment! Revenge... against Miles Edgeworth? What do you mean?

Yogi:
I'm not at liberty to speak on that matter. Why don't you ask Mr. Edgeworth yourself? Anyway, I admit it, I was the one who killed Robert Hammond.

Judge:
von Karma... Where is Mr. Yogi?

Karma:
Under arrest, Your Honor. I saw no room for error in his confession.

Judge:
Then... the defendant, Miles Edgeworth is...

Karma:
Innocent. In this case, at least.

Judge:
Hmm. Very well. Will the defendant please take the stand? There are a few mysteries left unsolved. Still, you are cleared of suspicion for this particular case. So I would like to pass judgment on the murder of Mr. Robert Hammond. Any objections?

Phoenix:
...

Edgeworth:
...

Karma:
...

Phoenix:
(I don't believe it! Why isn't von Karma saying anything?)

Judge:
Very well. This court finds the defendant, Mr. Miles Edgeworth...

Not Guilty

Judge:
That is all. The court is adjourned!

Edgeworth:
Objection

Judge:
D-did someone just say "objection"?

Phoenix:
(It wasn't von Karma...! Wait, but that means...) No... Edgeworth!?

Edgeworth:
Your Honor. I object to your judgment.

Judge:
Wh-what do you mean?

Edgeworth:
I'm not innocent at all! As we have heard, Yanni Yogi killed Robert Hammond in revenge. But, revenge for what?

Maya:
Nick! Edgeworth is trying to confess! He's going to say he's guilty! He's going to tell them he was the murderer in the DL-6 Incident! He's going to tell them he killed his own dad!

Phoenix:
(Uh oh! What do I do?)



Edgeworth:
For fifteen years... I have had a recurring dream. A nightmare... it's only a nightmare. That's what I told myself. But now I know, it wasn't a dream. Yanni Yogi wasn't the killer.

Judge:
You mean... in the incident where your father died?

Edgeworth:
From the distance of the shot, it wasn't suicide, either. Everything was as clear as day. The murderer... The criminal in the DL-6 Incident... It was me! Your Honor! I confess my guilt! I am guilty for DL-6, the statute of limitations of which ends today! The culprit... is me!

Judge:
Order! Order! This is certainly unexpected! The defendant, declared innocent, is confessing to another crime! A crime for which the statute of limitations runs out today! I'm not really sure how I should deal with this...

Karma:
Bah! It's obvious. We hold a trial. Right here. Right now. We try this man for his crime of fifteen years ago!

Judge:
I think... I think I would like to take a five minute recess. During this time, I will consider the appropriate course of action to take. Court is adjourned!




December 28, 2:24 PM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2

Edgeworth:
I'm sorry, Wright. I've just wasted all of your effort.

Gumshoe:
... Mr. Edgeworth... I just don't believe it, pal! I mean, you... kill your dad?

Edgeworth:
I didn't want to believe it myself, Detective! But... it's the truth. I deserve to be punished. Murder is murder, no matter what the circumstances.

Gumshoe:
This is crazy! Just crazy!

Maya:
... ...? Nick? What are you doing?

Phoenix:
Huh? Oh... I was just reading through the Court Record once more. I'm getting my case ready.

Maya:
Your case... for what?

Phoenix:
Huh? Isn't it obvious? I'm going to prove that Miles Edgeworth is innocent.

Gumshoe:
...! Wh-what are you talking about, pal! He just admitted to it! He confessed that he did it! In court!

Phoenix:
I'm sorry, Edgeworth. But I don't believe in your "nightmare."

Edgeworth:
Wh-what!?

Phoenix:
It's just a dream. It's not real. The truth is right here in this Court Record. In any case, tighten your belts. The real fight is just beginning. I'll prove you're innocent. Trust me.

Edgeworth:
W-Wright...




December 28, 2:30 PM
District Court
Courtroom No. 3

Judge:
Then, I would like to resume our trial.

Karma:
Judge! Miles Edgeworth has admitted his own guilt. He has confessed his crime. Let us begin by hearing his testimony. Then, though pointless, let the defense do their cross-examining. The statute of limitations on the DL-6 Incident runs out today. Though it's unconventional for me, I'd like to run this one by the book.

Judge:
I see. Does the defense have any objections?

Phoenix:
No, Your Honor. (von Karma... you knew this was going to happen from the very beginning, didn't you!)

Judge:
Very well. Will Miles Edgeworth take the stand?

Karma:
Will the witness state his name and profession.

Edgeworth:
Miles Edgeworth... I am a prosecuting attorney.

Karma:
Mr. Edgeworth. Fifteen years ago, you mistakenly killed your father, Gregory Edgeworth. Is this correct?

Edgeworth:
... It is correct.

Karma:
Then testify about this matter to the court.

Phoenix:
(When Edgeworth was telling me about his dream yesterday I noticed something... One detail didn't quite fit. That will be the key... but only if I can get it to work!)

Maya:
Please... Please...




Witness Testimony
- - The DL-6 Incident - -

Edgeworth:
That day, I had gone to the courtroom to observe one of my father's trials.
As we went to leave, an earthquake struck, trapping us in the elevator.
My father and Mr. Yogi lost their composure, and began to argue.
Just then, something heavy fell at my feet.
I picked it up, and threw it at Mr. Yogi. I wanted them to stop fighting.
A moment later, there was a single gunshot, then a scream.
It was a terrible scream. I remember it to this day.
That's all.

Judge:
Hmm... And, until now, you thought this memory was a "dream"?

Edgeworth:
We were stuck in that elevator for five hours. The oxygen in the elevator ran out, and I lost my memory of the events.

Karma:
Bah! The same claim Mr. Yogi has made!

Judge:
Very well. Mr. Wright? Your cross-examination, please.

Phoenix:
Yes, Your Honor.




Cross Examination
- - The DL-6 Incident - -

Edgeworth:
That day, I had gone to the courtroom to observe one of my father's trials.


Edgeworth:
As we went to leave, an earthquake struck, trapping us in the elevator.


Edgeworth:
My father and Mr. Yogi lost their composure, and began to argue.


Edgeworth:
Just then, something heavy fell at my feet.


Edgeworth:
I picked it up, and threw it at Mr. Yogi. I wanted them to stop fighting.


Edgeworth:
A moment later, there was a single gunshot, then a scream.



Edgeworth:
It was a terrible scream. I remember it to this day.


Phoenix:
(There it is! One part of the testimony that clearly contradicts the evidence... But I don't know what it means...! I'd better find out, and quick...)




Phoenix:
Are you sure you only heard one gunshot?

Edgeworth:
Yes. I'm sure of that. I heard the shot, and the scream... Then everything faded. I was unconscious until the rescuers came.

Judge:
I see...

Phoenix:
But that doesn't make sense! Look at this file one more time. This plainly contradicts the witness's testimony.

Karma:
Objection
You do enjoy dragging out that file, don't you? I don't accept this evidence! Unless... you can tell us what page it's on! Which page contradicts Miles Edgeworth's testimony?




Phoenix:
Look at the "Victim Data" in this file! It says quite plainly: "the murder weapon was fired twice"! Miles Edgeworth only heard one gunshot! Yet, the murder weapon was fired twice! The first shot was the accidental firing when the pistol was thrown. So... who fired the remaining shot!?

Judge:
Hmm... Was there, perhaps, another shooter who fired that second shot?

Karma:
Objection
Your Honor. As I'm sure you're aware... This incident occurred fifteen years ago. The evidence is dated... The pistol did fire twice
. However, we do not know WHEN that second shot was fired. It might have been fired the day before the incident! There is no proof that the second shot had anything to do with this incident!

Phoenix:
(What...!)

Judge:
Hmm... I see, I see. You do have a point. Mr. Wright? The murder weapon was fired twice, as we have heard. One of those shots was fired by the defendant, a boy at the time. Do you have any proof that the other shot fired had something to do with the case?



Phoenix:
Your Honor. I think I will be able to show you proof.

Karma:
Wh-what!? Impossible!

Judge:
Now, now, Mr. von Karma. Save your surprise for after you've seen the evidence. Very well, Mr. Wright. Show us your proof. Do you have evidence that the second firing of the pistol is related to this incident?


Phoenix:
Look at this photograph.

Judge:
This is a photograph of the scene of the crime, fifteen years ago. I can see that the victim lying there is Gregory Edgeworth...

Phoenix:
This proves the murder weapon was fired twice, at the time of the incident! This photo proves it!

Karma:
...

Judge:
... So, let me get this straight. This photo proves two shots were fired? Where?

Phoenix:
(Y-Your Honor, please... Please get a clue! Show the judge the contradiction in the photo!)


Phoenix:
As should be obvious, the contradiction is here.

Judge:
I see... a bullet hole in the door...

Phoenix:
Your Honor! Gregory Edgeworth was killed by a shot from the pistol! Yet, there is also a bullet hole in the elevator door! We also know that the murder weapon was fired twice! Thus... Someone other than Edgeworth fired that second shot!

Judge:
O-order! Order! Mr. Wright! What are you driving at?

Phoenix:
It's simple, Your Honor. At the time of the incident, two shots were fired. One went into Gregory Edgeworth's heart. The other hit the elevator door. Remember that the defendant lost consciousness after the shot he fired rang out. In conclusion... We must agree that the second shot was fired by someone else!

Judge:
M-Mr. Wright! But who could that someone else be!?

Phoenix:
The murderer, of course!

Karma:
Objection
... I knew I should have stepped in before your wild fantasies got out of hand. Mr. Wright... Look once more at the DL-6 Incident case file. Look closely. Try the "Case Summary" page.

Phoenix:
(The "Case Summary"... that's on page 1.)

Karma:
Look what is written there! "Not a single clue was found on the scene."

Phoenix:
...!

Karma:
If the pistol had indeed been fired two times... Then the other bullet would have been discovered on the scene!

Judge:
He does have a point.

Karma:
That second bullet has never been found! Why? Because the second bullet does not exist! The bullet that claimed Gregory Edgeworth's life was the one fired by his own son! That is the truth of this matter. The whole truth. It was undoubtedly something else that made that bullet hole in the door.

Judge:
Order! I will have order! ... Mr. Wright has proven one thing to us quite clearly... That the murder weapon was fired twice at the time of the incident. However! As Mr. von Karma says, the second bullet was not found. It is highly unlikely that the police merely overlooked this second bullet. So, all we have is the single bullet fired. I'm afraid I have to discount the defense's claim.

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk... I praise the judge for his wisdom in his matter.

Phoenix:
(Gah! How did this happen!? I don't believe that the second bullet didn't exist! Was I wrong? Have I been wrong about this whole incident?)

Maya:
What are you doing, Nick!? Why aren't you raising an objection!?

Phoenix:
... I'm sorry, Maya.

Maya:
What?

Phoenix:
I... It looks like I was wrong.

Maya:
Nick...?

Phoenix:
If the second bullet wasn't there, then all my conjectures are for nothing!

Maya:
N-no... But you said you'd do it, Nick! You said you'd get Edgeworth declared innocent!

Phoenix:
... I'm sorry... It's just, when I saw the photograph, I thought that two shots had been fired. I was so certain of it. I thought I'd won! I thought there was another person, someone else who fired the killing shot. But now... I was wrong to think it could be that simple. This case has stood unsolved for fifteen years!

Maya:
Nick...

Judge:
Well, it seems that we have finally cleared up this incident. Only one bullet was found at the scene of the crime. That shot was fired by Miles Edgeworth.

Karma:
Precisely.

Judge:
I would like to ask one thing of Miles Edgeworth before passing my verdict. Have you been paying attention to the trial so far?

Edgeworth:
Yes, Your Honor.

Judge:
Do you have any objections?

Edgeworth:
No... No, I do not.

Judge:
So you killed your father, though that was not your intention?

Edgeworth:
... Yes, I did.

Maya:
... Oh no... He's confessing... ...

Judge:
Very well. The statute of limitations on the murder of Gregory Edgeworth runs out today. Therefore, I must pronounce a verdict on the defendant, right here...

Karma:
Right now!

Judge:
Indeed. Does anyone have any objections?

Phoenix:
(I've been here before... It's just like my first day in court... There are so many things I know I should be saying... But my mind's gone blank, I can't find the words...)

Judge:
Mr. Wright?



Phoenix:
Objection
Your Honor! I... I object!

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk. Mr. Wright, on what grounds do you object, hmm?

Phoenix:
Oof!

Maya:
Nick...?

Phoenix:
(I... I don't know! His case is perfect!)

Maya:
Oh no...

Phoenix:
Grah!

...it must exist...
...the second bullet...

Phoenix:

!!!

Phoenix:
Wh-what? What did you just say?

Maya:
N-nothing!

Phoenix:
(The second bullet must exist? But where!?)

...Someone took it...

Judge:
... It seems waiting is not going to produce us any answers from Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
Wait, Your Honor!

Judge:
Hmm?

Phoenix:
I, uh... Th-the second bullet! It, uh, it exists!

Judge:
What!? But we've just heard proof that it did not exist!

Phoenix:
I-I realize that, Your Honor. (I'm really grasping here!) I-it's just, someone took it from the scene of the crime! That's what happened!

Judge:
But... Who!?

Phoenix:
Th-th-the murderer!

Karma:
Objection
The murderer? Then tell us, just who is this "murderer"?

Phoenix:
I'm... still thinking about that one.

Judge:
Hmm... So the criminal took the second bullet? Why would he?

Phoenix:
Huh?

Judge:
First of all, how would he have found it? It's not easy to find a stray bullet, Mr. Wright! Was there some pressing need for the murderer to search for that bullet?



Phoenix:
(Why would the murderer have spent the time to look for that stray bullet...? I haven't got a clue!)

Judge:
What's wrong, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
Uh... Um...

Karma:
Bah! The murderer had no reason to take that bullet! You don't want to admit it, but it's true!

Phoenix:
Urk...

...had to take it...

Phoenix:
(Had to take it...? The murderer? What does that mean?)

...you're thinking too normal... think crazy...
...don't think why the bullet was taken...
...think why the bullet HAD to be taken...

Judge:
Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
Y-yes, Your Honor! (I have no idea what I'm doing...) U-uh, well, the murderer had no intention of taking the bullet from the scene. But... uh, the murderer HAD to take that bullet.

Judge:
"Had to," Mr. Wright? What do you mean?

Phoenix:
Well, for instance... (For instance WHAT!?) Uh, maybe the bullet, uh... hit the murderer?

Judge:
The bullet... hit the murderer?

Phoenix:
J-just saying, for instance. I mean, if it hit you, you would have to take it with you, wouldn't you? It's not like you could perform surgery right there. Y-y'know?

Judge:
...

Karma:
...

...

Phoenix:
(Wait a second... I was just talking off the top of my head, but what if that's really what happened?)

Judge:
Let me get this straight. So at the time of the murder, the murderer himself was shot? And he left with the second bullet still inside!? Thus leaving only one bullet at the scene of the crime?

Phoenix:
Uh, yes... I guess that's how it would work, yes.

Judge:
But there's a problem with that! The other two people rescued from that elevator... Miles Edgeworth and Yanni Yogi were both unharmed! So that would mean...

Phoenix:
The murderer came from outside, yes.

The two men fight inside the elevator. Trying to stop them, the boy picks up the pistol at his feet and throws it. The pistol discharges, and the bullet... The bullet goes through the elevator door and hits the murderer outside! The boy loses consciousness... Then the murderer opens the elevator door and sees the men inside...

Judge:
Hmm. Mr. Wright. You are truly the most unpredictable defense attorney I've ever known. I can tell you're grasping, yet I cannot deny the possibility of what you say.

Karma:
Objection
What are you saying! Deny it! Deny it! No one involved with the incident was wounded! There was no "murderer"!

Judge:
Hmm...

Phoenix:
(No one was wounded at the time of the incident... He's right. I can't think of anyone...)

Maya:
Hey, Nick.

Phoenix:
Huh?

Maya:
I just thought of something really crazy.

Phoenix:
Crazy?

Maya:
Remember what Mr. Grossberg said yesterday?




Grossberg:
Gregory Edgeworth dealt a blow to his perfect trial record.

Maya:
Wow.

Grossberg:
It must have been quite a shock for von Karma. He took a vacation for several months after that, you see. Yes, an unusual event for the man. That was the first, and last vacation he's taken in his many years of prosecuting.




Maya:
What if von Karma didn't take that vacation because of shock...

Phoenix:
But took it because he was injured!

Maya:
Which would mean...

Phoenix:
It could only mean one thing!

Maya:
He was the murderer in the DL-6 Incident!

Phoenix:
He was the man who shot Gregory Edgeworth!

Maya:
It was... von Karma!

Phoenix:
(Oh man!)

Judge:
Something wrong, Mr. Wright? You seem... dazed.

Phoenix:
Uh, n-no, Your Honor.

Judge:
Well? You have indicated the possibility that the murderer came from outside. Can you give us the name of your suspect?

Phoenix:
(Uh oh. Should I come out and say it now!?)



Phoenix:
Your Honor! There is a suspect... one lone suspect!

Karma:
...

Judge:
Well, this is certainly interesting news. Very well, Mr. Wright. Who is your suspect?

Phoenix:
V-V-V... (Urk! My h-hands are shaking!)

Judge:
V-what?

Phoenix:
von Karma!

Edgeworth:
von Karma!?

Karma:
...

Judge:
...

...

Judge:
You mean, THE von Karma? The prosecutor? Sitting right there?

Karma:
Bah.

Judge:
You... don't object?

Karma:
Hmph. I see no need. Why honor this ridiculous outburst with my objection?

Phoenix:
Because you took a vacation for several months starting the day after the incident! Yet you pride yourself on a perfect record! Why would you take such a long vacation without any reason!?

Karma:
So you're claiming that I took a vacation to heal my "injury" from the incident? Fascinating! Prove it. I would have needed surgery, no? Where did I go under the knife at, Mr. Wright!? Bring the doctor that operated on me! Have him testify!

Phoenix:
Urk...

Maya:
Nick! Let's find out who his doctor is!

Edgeworth:
It's no use.

Phoenix:
E-Edgeworth!?

Edgeworth:
I know von Karma. Perhaps too well. He's perfect. He wouldn't leave clues. He probably didn't undergo surgery. That would leave a doctor as a witness.

Phoenix:
(Grr... Nobody's that perfect!)

Maya:
So... so what, Nick? Did von Karma pull the bullet out by himself!? That's insane!

Phoenix:
No... he couldn't have. You can't just pull bullets out of yourself! ... (Wait... What does that mean...? That bullet has to be somewhere! But... where?)

Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk... Well, Mr. Wright! Can you produce evidence to prove that I was shot?



Phoenix:
Alright, von Karma. I'll prove it. And I'll even use evidence... I know how you like it so much.

Karma:
Wh-what!?

Phoenix:
The evidence that proves von Karma was shot is...!


Phoenix:
von Karma is perfect... He wouldn't risk surgery, leaving an evidence trail. So then, I ask, where is that bullet now? I think it unlikely that von Karma performed surgery on himself!

Judge:
...! You... you don't mean!

Phoenix:
I do. There is the possibility that the bullet is still inside von Karma!

Judge:
I-is that even possible? For all these years!?

Phoenix:
Well, there's one way to find out. We could use this metal detector! Well, von Karma? I'm going to run this over you, and see what we find.

Karma:
Objection
... I... refuse!

Judge:
Y-you refuse...!? But, refusing this means... You acknowledge that the bullet is still inside you? Order! Order! Order!

Phoenix:
Your Honor! The defense requests that we be allowed to use the metal detector!

Karma:
Objection
Judge! I call for a suspension of this trial! This is an invasion of privacy!

Phoenix:
Objection
The statute of limitations runs out on this case today! It was you who said we had to end it right here, right now!

Karma:
Mm... mmmph!

Judge:
Enough! I permit the use of the metal detector. Mr. von Karma, you will submit yourself for testing!

Maya:
Nick! What does this mean...?

Phoenix:
I don't know... but we have to give it a shot!

...
*beep* *beep* *beeeeeep*

Phoenix:
(It reacted! Something's inside his right shoulder! The bullet!) ... Mr. von Karma...?

Edgeworth:
... You! It was you!

Karma:
... I was afraid this would happen. And so, I remained silent.

Phoenix:
...?

Karma:
Indeed, there is a bullet in my shoulder. However... it has nothing to do with this incident!

Phoenix:
What!?

Karma:
I was shot in the shoulder long before the DL-6 Incident! I claim that the bullet in my shoulder has no relation to DL-6!

Judge:
B-but, Mr. von Karma! Can you prove that?

Karma:
"Prove"? I have no obligation to prove anything! It is you who must prove something here, Mr. Wright! Not I.

Judge:
M-Mr. Wright? Well? Can you prove it? Can you prove that the bullet in von Karma's shoulder was from DL-6?

Karma:
Of course he can't! You don't have any of the DL-6 evidence!

Phoenix:
(That's because you took it out of the Records Room yesterday!)

Karma:
With no proof, you cannot convict me of any crime! So sorry, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
No... I'm the one who's sorry, Mr. von Karma.

Karma:
Wh-what!?

Phoenix:
You were close... one day away from freedom. You see... I have proof!

Karma:
Wh-what!?

Phoenix:
Who would have thought you would have dug your own grave trying to convict Edgeworth! I can link that bullet in your shoulder to the DL-6 Incident... And here's my final proof!


Judge:
Th-that's... A bullet?

Karma:
Where did you get that!?

Phoenix:
This is the bullet used in the DL-6 Incident. This was taken from the heart of the victim, Mr. Gregory Edgeworth. The bullet is preserved quite nicely, with all the ballistic markings intact.

Edgeworth:
Ballistic markings...




Phoenix:
You may recall the term. It came up in the first trial, two days ago.

Judge:
Ballistic markings are the fingerprints of a weapon. All bullets fired from a gun are marked with that weapon's unique pattern. By examining the markings, you can tell which weapon fired the bullet. It's quite accurate.




Phoenix:
We have two bullets in our possession. One, the bullet removed from Gregory Edgeworth's heart. The other, Mr. von Karma, is the bullet buried in your shoulder. We could analyze both bullets... Then, if the markings matched... We would know that both bullets had been fired from the same gun! The very same pistol... in other words, the murder weapon that killed Gregory Edgeworth!

Karma:
Mmmph... mmmph!

Phoenix:
Mr. von Karma? You will let us remove the bullet from your shoulder. Then we'll compare the ballistic markings to those on this bullet... And solve this case once and for all! Well, Mr. von Karma!?

Karma:
Mmmrrrrrrgggh! Uuaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Uaaaaarrrr... aaa...oooh. Worrrrrrrggg... aaa...oooooh...

Edgeworth:
That scream... I've heard that scream before... Wait... I know!




"H-help! I can't breathe!"

"Quiet! I said quiet! You're not making this any easier!"

"Stop breathing my air! I'll... I'll stop you!"

"Stop breathing my aaaaair!"

(Get away...!)

(Get away from my father!)

*BANG*

Uuaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!




Edgeworth:
It's that scream I heard in the elevator! Fifteen years ago... von Karma! It was you who screamed!

Judge:
Mr. von Karma?

Karma:
Wooorrrrrrroooorrgggh Eh...Edgewoooooorrth......... ...Ehh...Edgewoooooorrth...... Only...you would... dare...defy me...!

Edgeworth:
So... it was you!

Karma:
You and your father are my curse! Your father shamed me with a penalty on my record! And you... you left a scar on my shoulder that would never fade! I... I'll bury you! I'll bury you with my bare hands! Death! Death!




Fifteen years earlier...

Karma:
Mr. Chief Prosecutor... I am sorry.

von Karma! It's not like you to make this kind of error... I never would have thought that Edgeworth would be the one to catch you.

Karma:
I... was careless.

I'm sorry, but you will have to be penalized. I've covered for you in the past, but not this time.

Karma:
...! Edgeworth!!!

It was a shock like none I had ever known. Me? Penalized!? It took hours for me to regain my composure. Suddenly, I found myself in the darkness... I was in the court records room. I must have wandered in there without thinking where I was going. The room was pitch black. The lights must have gone out. I went out in the hall and felt my way to the elevator. I pressed the button, and nothing happened. Then... there was a noise!

I was in pain! A horrible, burning pain in my shoulder! Just then, the lights came back on. The elevator door opened before my eyes. I saw three people inside, all lying unconscious from oxygen deprivation. Much to my surprise, a pistol lay at my feet. I knew then... it was destiny.

In his last moments, Gregory Edgeworth was still unconscious. He died, never knowing who had shot him. Later, he spoke through a medium, blaming Mr. Yogi. He was fooled! It was the perfect crime!




Karma:
Tsk tsk tsk... Who would have thought another man would have come to open that elevator door? Judge!

Judge:
Wh-what?

Karma:
What are you doing!? Do your job! Bring an end to this miserable charade! Now! End it!

Judge:
V-very well. It appears that we have come a very long way to the end of this maze. Fifteen years later... Mr. Miles Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
Yes, Your Honor.

Judge:
You were innocent. You are innocent.

Edgeworth:
...

Judge:
As you said, it was all a "nightmare."

Edgeworth:
Yes, Your Honor.

Judge:
This court finds the defendant, Mr. Miles Edgeworth...

Not Guilty

Judge:
That is all. The court is adjourned!




December 28, 5:38 PM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2

Maya:
Nick! Nick! We did it! Did you see his face!? von Karma looked even paler than usual! He's pretending to be all cool, but inside you crushed him, Nick! Crushed! I gotta say, I'm impressed.

Phoenix:
Heh... It was pretty close, though. I was sure we'd had it.

Maya:
I know, I was on the verge of tears the whole time, myself. But now it's all just a good memory!

Edgeworth:
...

Phoenix:
So, it's finally over, Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:
... Wright.

Phoenix:
Yeah?

Edgeworth:
... I... I'm not sure how to say this.

Maya:
I know! I know! Try "thank you."

Edgeworth:
I... I see. ... Th-thank you, Wright.

Phoenix:
Y-you're welcome.

Maya:
I think you could have done better than that!

Edgeworth:
Oof! S-sorry... I'm not good at this sort of thing.

Maya:
You got a lot to learn, Edgeworth!

Phoenix:
(Dear, dear...)

Gumshoe:
Whoooooooooooooop! Amazing, pal! You pulled through just like I thought you would! I'll never forget this! I owe you one, pal. And tonight, let's party! Dinner's on me! Yeah, my salary went down again a bit this month... But who cares!

Maya:
See, Mr. Edgeworth? You should take a lesson from Detective Gumshoe! That's how you say "thank you"!

Edgeworth:
Mmm. I... I see. *ahem* Whooooooooooooop! ... I... I feel foolish.

Maya:
Don't worry. Take it a little at a time. You'll get used to it.

Phoenix:
(It's been fifteen years since I've seen Edgeworth this... unguarded.)

Lotta:
Hey, y'all!

Maya:
Lotta!

Lotta:
Y'all were great in there!

Phoenix:
Thank you!

Lotta:
Yo, Edgeworth! Congrats!

Edgeworth:
Er... thank y'all very much.

Lotta:
I knew you were innocent from the start, of course. Just look at you! You wouldn't stick your hand in the cookie jar even if no one was there!

Edgeworth:
You... were the witness on the first day of the trial, weren't you.

Lotta:
Yeah, well, let bygones be bygones, eh?

Phoenix:
Speaking of which, what are you doing now, Lotta?

Lotta:
Who, me? Aww, I went back to college. I gave up trying to be an investigative photographer pretty quick.

Phoenix:
Really? That's too bad.

Lotta:
Huh?

Phoenix:
?

Lotta:
Isn't that the hotdog guy from the park?

Phoenix:
Huh?

Butz:
It's over, Nick! My life is over!

Phoenix:
Wh-why the sad face, Larry!? What happened now!?

Butz:
Oh, Nick... I'm not long for this world.

Phoenix:
Uh... you don't look sick...

Butz:
It's Kiyance! Sh-she's goin' to live in Paris! Paris, Nick! She's leaving me behind!!!

Phoenix:
(Larry, Larry...)

Butz:
Yo, Edgey! There you are!

Edgeworth:
Um, yes, here I am.

Butz:
Congrats, Edgey! Here... a little gift from me in celebration!

Edgeworth:
Celebration? That's unusual for you.

Gumshoe:
Harry Butz! You come along tonight too! My treat, pal!

Butz:
Huh? Uh... thanks! Looking forward to it! (Yo, yo, Nick! That's the suit that questioned me! When he says treat... that's not police-talk for prison food, right? Right?)

Phoenix:
Uh, I think you'll be fine, Larry.

Edgeworth:
Wright...

Phoenix:
Yeah? What's up?

Edgeworth:
That envelope that Larry gave me. It's got money in it.

Phoenix:
Well, yeah. That's not that strange. People give money away to celebrate sometimes.

Edgeworth:
It's $38.00, Wright.

Phoenix:
Huh. What a weird amount. I mean, it's not a little, but it's not a lot either. ... $38.00 exactly?

Maya:
N-N-Nick! Wasn't that exactly the amount of lunch money that was stolen from Mr. Edgeworth in school!?

Phoenix:
$38...! No... No!!! Larry, it was you!!!

Edgeworth:
What are you so surprised about, Wright?

Phoenix:
Huh?

Edgeworth:
Larry was absent that day from school, right? But that doesn't automatically rule him out as a suspect.

Phoenix:
What?

Edgeworth:
Think back to that day, fifteen years ago. Larry took the day off, but he was bored, he came in to school anyway. Then he saw the money lying there... and the rest is history.

Butz:
I never was good at History! Heh...

Phoenix:
... Edgeworth... you didn't know, did you?

Edgeworth:
I suspected. I just couldn't picture Larry protecting you like he did that day. Everyone else was saying you did it. The whole class was against you, remember?

Phoenix:
Yeah... too well.

Edgeworth:
Wright, you may not know this, but we used to have a saying back in school. "When something smells, it's usually the Butz."

Phoenix:
I know, I know.

Edgeworth:
Really, Wright. I'm surprised you didn't figure it out!

Butz:
Well, this is sure an unexpected turn of events, eh?

Phoenix:
Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:
Hmm?

Phoenix:
You should have told me!

Maya:
Now, now, Nick. It was fifteen years ago! Don't you think the "statute of limitations" has run out, Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
I'd say so, yes.

Butz:
There you have it!

Phoenix:
Grr... Where does that leave me!? I became a defense attorney because of what you two did!

Edgeworth:
Well, I'd call you a goody-two-shoes to the extreme.

Butz:
Yeah! And you get worked up too easily, too!

Phoenix:
D-death! The death sentence for both of you! Man, if only I had known, I'd have become a prosecutor!

Edgeworth:
The same goes for me, only the other way around... For the longest time, I thought that I might have killed my own father. I thought I might be a criminal. I became a prosecutor in part to punish myself. If I had known the truth, I might have become a defense attorney after all.

Phoenix:
Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:
Want to switch, Wright?

Lotta:
Hey, y'all! Line up, I'll take a photo!

Maya:
Hey, photo time! Let's go!

Gumshoe:
And after that, dinner on me!




Phoenix:
Detective Gumshoe took us out on the town that night. We celebrated Edgeworth's new found freedom. Although, Edgeworth was still in detention.




December 29, 5:02 AM
Wright & Co. Law Offices

Phoenix:
Whoa... I went a little overboard yesterday. My head hurts... Huh? It's still only 5:00. Maybe I should go back to sleep... Hmm? (What's this? A letter?)




Maya:
Good morning, Nick. You were really impressive yesterday. Seeing you... It made me think about what I'm doing here. I'm a spirit medium... in training, of course. I wanted to help Mr. Edgeworth too. I wanted to help you. But I couldn't. I was useless. So, I've decided to go back to my training. I'll become a full-fledged spirit medium, for starters. I couldn't say it to your face, so I left this letter. Goodbye, Nick.




Phoenix:
(G-goodbye!?) What time is it? Gah! The first trains for the mountains have already left! To the station!




Phoenix:
... I guess I'm too late... ...

Maya:
Hey! N-Nick!

Phoenix:
Maya!

Maya:
...

Phoenix:
...

Maya:
...

Phoenix:
So... you're leaving?

Maya:
Yeah. It's hard being a spirit medium who can't talk to spirits. And... I think you'll do fine without me, Nick. Be good... okay!

Phoenix:
Holdit
W-wait!

Maya:
What?

Phoenix:
... I never could have saved Edgeworth without your help.

Maya:
Huh?

Phoenix:
On the last day of the trial... I heard her. I heard Mia's voice!

Maya:
You heard my sister...?

Phoenix:
Yes... only her voice, but still... It was at the very end when I thought we'd lost everything.

Maya:
Well, that's my sister for you. Detective Gumshoe helped, and Mr. Grossberg, and even Larry... I'm the only one who couldn't help. I was useless, Nick.

Phoenix:
But you were the one who stopped von Karma, Maya!

Maya:
Huh? I-I didn't do anything! All I did was wander around in a daze...

Phoenix:
Sorry, but I have evidence that you helped!

Maya:
E-evidence?

Phoenix:
(Show Maya some evidence to cheer her up!)


Maya: So... bye.

Phoenix: Bye.

Thanks... Nick.




And so my story ends. Time to turn a new page... and say goodbye to the novice defense attorney that I once was... Now a new story begins... With the same old crazy cast of characters...




Edgeworth:
Hah! Don't think you've graduated yet, amateur!

Judge:
Mr. Wright. Perhaps you'd like to rethink that claim?

Phoenix:
Er... yes, Your Honor. (Uh oh... I got a bad feeling about this...)
Objection




Gumshoe:
Hey, pal! Mr. Edgeworth came down to the precinct to wish me a happy new year! Talk about a pleasant surprise!

Edgeworth:
Whoooooooooooooop! Detective Gumshooooooooooe!

Gumshoe:
Then he hung his head low and went right back outside. Kind of like he was embarrassed or something. Strange, huh?




Butz:
Huh? Nick? Nah, haven't seen him lately. Who, me? I've been working at a cheese shop! That's Missy's a nice lady, but she's not exactly what you'd call a "cheap date". Huh? Oh, she's in Hawaii right now, yeah...




Payne:
Who? Wright? Yeah, I remember him. I hear he's busy lately. You know, not to ring my own bell, but I sort of taught him everything he knows. I'm sure he's grateful.




Bellboy:
Phoenix Wright...? Hmm... Ah! The defense attorney for whom I wrote that affidavit for, yes! Oh, you should know, I've taken over management for the Gatewater hotel recently. Should you be in the area, please, stop by...




Grossberg:
*Ah-HHHHEM!* Hmm? Oh, it's you. Phoenix Wright? Ah yes, Mia's understudy, was he not? I wonder how he's doing. Haven't seen him of late... "Ahh... the days of my youth... like the scent of fresh lemon..." you see.




Oldbag:
Phoenix Wright...? He an actor? Well, I'm not buying it! You can't be a star with a name like "Phoenix"! Did you finally know they're putting out some of Hammer's old movies out on DVD in one of them box set thingies that you can buy now-a-days and all not that I know what a "DVD" is or why they use three-letter words for just about everything these days how am I supposed to keep it all straight anyhow, hmm?




Will:
I'm pleased to announce the Pink Princess is a hit! I sure owe that Mr. Wright a great deal. *sniff* Oh, and I'm keeping my face out of the public eye until the show's over. I wouldn't want to ruin any kids' dreams, you know.




Penny:
Oh, I got a letter from Maya the other day. It sounds like she caught a cold standing under a waterfall. I wanted to visit, but didn't have time, so I sent her some Pink Princess trading cards. She says she can't buy them where she is. What kind of place is she living at anyway?




Cody:
Wright? Who's that? You wanna talk? Let's talk Pink Princess! Alright! But... you know. I snuck into the studio the other day. And I saw her... the one inside the Pink Princess suit! Ugh! What a dog! It was kind of a shock for a boy of my tender age.




Lotta:
Yeah, I remember Wright! That lawyer guy! Huh, me? I'm in training to become a paranormal photographer! You know that picture I took of everyone? Well, just behind them there's a ghost! For real! Now that's talent! I'm gonna be famous!














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