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Happy Family Home was an orphanage run by Patricia Roland. It was the scene of the SS-5 Incident, in which, according to the police investigation, Jack Cameron was killed while witnessing the kidnapping of President Di-Jun Huang of Zheng Fa. By 2018, the orphanage had been abandoned, and it was demolished to make way for the Grand Tower. The orphanage's gate was preserved and functioned as the entrance to the tower.
The arrival of two children[edit | edit source]
On Dec. 24th, 2000, the blind assassin Sirhan Dogen and his dog Anubis were walking along the road when Anubis happened to notice two boys who were trapped in a frozen car. Dogen saved the two boys, but the near-death experience had damaged their memories, and they did not know who they were. The assassin decided to take them to the nearby Happy Family Home orphanage. These children went by the names Horace Knightley and Simon Keyes, and they waited for any sign of their real families to show up and find them. However, Keyes' father killed Knightley's father, and went to Zheng Fa a year later, leaving the two boys alone with no one to look for them.
The SS-5 Incident[edit | edit source]
- Main article: SS-5 Incident
Some time later, Amy Marsh came to work for the orphanage, having previously worked at the embassy of Zheng Fa. In 2007, she gave birth to a boy, whose father was President Di-Jun Huang of Zheng Fa. Marsh sent a message to the president to meet her and their son at midnight on February 10. Marsh told a body double about this and had him cover for the real president.
Unbeknownst to the real Huang, the body double had hired Sirhan Dogen to assassinate him at the orphanage. The body double brought Chief Prosecutor Blaise Debeste to his cause, who in turn bribed orphanage owner Patricia Roland into participating in the plot. Upon encountering the assassin, the president begged him to at least let him meet his son before he should die by Dogen's hands. The assassin was utterly deaf to his plea, however, and struck. Although he missed the first time and cut off one of the horns of a Moozilla Doll, the second blow was fatal, leaving a large pool of blood. Meanwhile, Debeste stalked Marsh until she gave up and returned home, then joined up with Roland to help her bury the body.
It was at this time that Jack Cameron, a photojournalist who was tracking Debeste's black market auction, witnessed the two conspirators carrying away the body of the president from behind a snowman. He called his girlfriend to let her in on what he believed was a kidnapping, but she could not answer the phone at the time, so he left a voicemail. The body double then arrived at the orphange, discovered Cameron recording his voicemail, and bashed his head in from behind with a brick. Realizing the implications of the voicemail, the three co-conspirators replaced Huang's body with Cameron's, and planted the body double's shoes on Cameron so that the footprints that Huang had made would be attributed to him. Debeste would be able to tamper with the tests on Huang's blood to ensure that it would be mistaken as belonging to Cameron.
The three then planned to kill Dogen to cover their tracks. However, Keyes was hiding inside an igloo and had witnessed everything. He warned Dogen of what his employers were planning, and started a kerosene fire to distract the co-conspirators so that Dogen could escape safely. Keyes helped Detective Dai-Long Lang with the ensuing investigation by drawing a picture of what he had seen. Before long, however, Roland subjected Keyes to constant interrogation, causing him to leave eventually, leaving only the Moozilla horn. Meanwhile, the assassination was completely hidden, and the "president" was held for ransom. The government of Zheng Fa quickly paid the requested money, and the "president" was returned to them. Lang's investigation led him to indict Roland for the "kidnapping" and Cameron's murder, but due to Debeste's machinations, the trial ended in a not guilty verdict, and Lang resigned.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
- Main article: The Grand Turnabout
The orphanage was eventually abandoned as Roland was hired as director of a prison. It remained where it was, along with several other abandoned buildings, and under the orphanage grounds was the corpse of the real president. Eleven years after SS-5, the area was demolished to start the construction of the Grand Tower. The orphanage gate was used as the entrance to the tower.
Eventually, a construction project was set to begin in the area where the real president's body had been buried. Debeste went to the lot to dig up the body, leaving holes that looked like giant footprints in the concrete. The next day, the body double was found dead on one of the "footprints", sparking an investigation by Miles Edgeworth and Shi-Long Lang. The investigation eventually led them to re-investigate the SS-5 Incident using Kay Faraday's Little Thief, and expose the truth behind Debeste's manipulations once and for all. The information from this investigation led him to Keyes, who had killed the body double.