Turnabout Sisters
Transcript Transcript (JP)
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Part 1 Part 2

Cellular:
Brrring... Brrrrring...

Cellular:

*beep*

???:
Hello? This is Maya.

Mia:
Hey Maya, it's me.

???:
Mia! What's up? You haven't called in a while.

Mia:
Sorry, I've been so busy. How you been?

???:
Well, LONELY. And it's all YOUR fault. Nah, I'm just teasing. I've been great! I'm finally getting used to having my own place.

Mia:
That's good to hear. Actually, I'm calling because I have a favor to ask.

???:
I know, I know. You want me to hold evidence for you?

Mia:
Sharp as always! There's a lot of buzz about the upcoming trial... I just don't feel safe keeping the evidence here.

???:
I gotcha. So, what is it this time?

Mia:
It's... a clock.

???:
A clock?

Mia:
Yeah, it's made to look like that statue, "The Thinker." And it tells you the time! I thought you might like it. You always liked toys.

???:
Hey! I'm not a little girl anymore, Sis!

Mia:
Now, now. You know I'm only teasing. Ah, I should probably tell you, the clock isn't talking right now.

???:
Huh? It's not working? That's lame!

Mia:
I had to take the clockwork out. Sorry. I put some papers inside it instead.

???:
Papers? Is that the evidence, then? Hmm, well... there's a possibility that it might turn out that way, yes.

Mia:
Can you come by the office tonight, say 9:00, to pick it up? I'll be in a pretrial meeting until then.

???:
Okay, Sis, but I expect dinner! Something good! Like... burgers! I could really go for a good burger.

Mia:
Okay, okay. We'll hit the usual joint.

???:
Alright! It's a deal! Okay, Sis, see you soon!

Mia:
Yep. I'll be waiting, Maya.

Cellular:

*beep*

Cellular:
[Conversation recorded. September 5, 9:27 AM]


September 5, 8:57 PM
Fey & Co. Law Offices

???:
Now, Miss Fey, I'll take what's mine... the papers.

Mia:
I'm sorry, but I can't give you what I don't have.

???:
Miss Fey, you are a poor liar. Why, I see it right over there... That must be "The Thinker" that swallowed those papers.

Mia:
How could you know...?

???:
Ho hoh. You are not cogniferous of my background? Gathering information is my business, you see.

Mia:
I... I should have been more careful.

???:
Ho hoh. My dear Miss Fey... I am so very sorry. But I am afraid I must ask you for one more thing. Your eternal silence... Farewell, Miss Fey.

Mia:
!!!

Red... White... Blue...
Episode 2
Turnabout Sisters

September 5, 9:08 PM
Fey & Co. Law Offices

Phoenix:
Uh oh, I'm late. Huh, that's strange. The chief must have gone home already. She said her sister was coming over so we should all go out for dinner... ... What's that smell...? Blood...? Mia! (Maybe she's in her office!)


Phoenix:
That smell... Blood!

???:
... *sob* Sis...

Phoenix:
(Someone's there!) ...! Chief? Chief...?

Phoenix:

Chief!!!

Phoenix:
Who are you?

???:
...

Phoenix:
(The strange girl dropped out cold. I left her lying on the office sofa. I went back to the chief where she lay under the window. Her body was still warm... I could feel it when I held her shoulder. Then, all too quickly, it began to fade... Until finally she was cold.) Chief...


Fey & Co. Law Offices

Phoenix:
...! (That girl just now... where'd she go!? I put her right there on that sofa...! Uh oh... I hope she didn't run on me.) Yipes! (Don't scare me like that...) Umm... Excuse me but, who are you?

???:
...

Phoenix:
It's okay. I work here.

Maya:
Maya... Maya Fey.

Phoenix:
Maya... Fey?

(Examining telephone in Office and presenting Receipt leads to:)

*whee-ooo* *whee-ooo*... *whee-ooo* *whee-ooo*...

Phoenix:
! The police! (Sounds like they're coming this way!)

Freeze! Police!

Gumshoe:
Alright, I'm Detective Dick Gumshoe, see?

Phoenix:
(Gumshoe...? What an odd name.)

Gumshoe:
We received a report from the building across the way, see. Got a person saying they saw a murder.

Phoenix:
(It must have been that woman I saw.)

Gumshoe:
Anyway, I don't want either of you moving one inch, 'kay?

Phoenix:
(Great. Just great. Maya... Wait, she wouldn't have... nah.)

Gumshoe:
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaah! Scuze me!

Maya:
Eek!

Gumshoe:
This word "Maya" here mean anything to you?

Maya:
...! Um... that... That's my name...

Gumshoe:
WHAAAAT!? The victim drew this here note in her own blood, see? With her dying breath, she wrote down the killer's name!

Maya:
K-killer...? I'm not--

Gumshoe:
Case closed! You're coming down to the precinct, ma'am.

Maya:
W-what?


Phoenix:
Mia's younger sister, Maya, was arrested on the spot. I was taken in for questioning and didn't get out until the next morning. My eyes were heavy... but I couldn't sleep. I sat around, waiting for visiting hours to begin at the detention center. I had to talk to Maya as soon as possible.


September 6, 9:07 AM
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Phoenix:
(Wow, they have poor Maya locked up like a criminal.)

Maya:
Oh! It's you! The lawyer... G-good morning.

Phoenix:
Good morning! (She looks so tired...)

Maya:
Um... Are you going to be my attorney?

Phoenix:
Well, that's what I wanted to talk to you about...

Phoenix:
(Did I look at her like that?) No, no! I never thought...

Maya:
I-it's okay. I understand. ... And.. I've also heard about you.

Phoenix:
Heard...? Heard what about me?

Maya:
I... was talking to my sister on the phone the other day...


Mia:
"Today was my junior partner's first time in court."

Maya:
Wow! Really? How'd that go?

Mia:
"It was quite the scene! Honestly, I was on edge the whole time. It's been a while..."

Maya:
Hah! So, he crashed and burned?

Mia:
"...He's a genius. One of those 'strike fear into the hearts of evil' types... The only thing he's lacking is... experience."

Maya:
Huh, sounds like it was fun! Well, I know who to go to if I ever get into trouble now!

Mia:
"I don't know, Maya. I think you might want to wait... give him three more years. That is, unless you want to be found guilty."


Maya:
That's what she said!

Phoenix:
...

Maya:
I-I'm sorry! I didn't mean to trouble you...

Phoenix:
No, it's okay. It's true, I guess. But... at the same time, I can't just sit and watch! When I think of the person who did this to Mia...

Maya:
... I know...

(Clearing "Maya" and "Your cell phone" "Talk" options leads to:)

Maya:
... Um...!

Phoenix:
Huh? Something the matter?

Maya:
Um... I was wondering, could I ask you a favor?

Phoenix:
...?

Maya:
This is the address of a famous lawyer. My sister gave me this a long time ago. She said if I was ever in trouble, I should call him. And, well, I'm in trouble. Do you think you could go ask him to represent me?

Phoenix:
(Hmm...)

Maya:
They told me that if I don't find one, the state will pick an attorney to defend me.

Phoenix:
When will that happen?

Maya:
They're giving me until 4:00 this afternoon.

Phoenix:
(And visiting hours are almost up... I'd better hurry!) Right, I'll be back!


September 6
Fey & Co. Law Offices

Phoenix:
(The office is filled with police officers. They're all busily searching for clues...)

???:
Hey! You there! This is a crime scene, pal! No trespassing! Umm... Sorry, don't I know you from somewhere? Wait, you're that Butz guy, aren't you!

Phoenix:
No, no, Phoenix Wright. (How could anyone mistake me for Larry!?)

???:
Ah, guess I got the wrong name, Mr. Wright. Sorry 'bout that. That Butz guy, he was a killer! And you're no killer! Right?

Phoenix:
(He WAS proven innocent...) Umm... right. And you were...

Gumshoe:
Anyway, get the name right. And don't go calling me "Dick"...

Police:
Hey, Dick! Get over here!

Gumshoe:
Y-yes, sir! B-be right there! Umm... ahem! You're her lawyer, right, pal? If you got business here, you'd better do it quick!

Phoenix:
(Whew! He thinks I'm Maya's lawyer...!)

(Clearing "Mia" and "Maya" "Talk" options and presenting Maya's Memo leads to:)

Phoenix:
(I guess I've asked all the questions I need to.)

Gumshoe:
You all done, pal?

Phoenix:
Um, yes, thank you. I'll be heading out now.

Gumshoe:
Oh, wait. One more thing I wanted to mention to you. I don't suppose you're planning on talking to that witness. Anyway, you'd better not! No influencing the witness with your lawyerly ways, pal!

Phoenix:
... (Come to think of it, I had completely forgotten about her...) The... witness?

Gumshoe:
Yeah, Miss April May. I'm sorry 'bout this... But I can't tell you anything about her!

Phoenix:
(Well, you just told me her name. Miss May, huh?) So you've sent her home already, then?

Gumshoe:
Ahah! You're trying your lawyerly tricks on me now! She's not to go outside her room until the trial!

Phoenix:
(So... she's still in the hotel across the way.) I guess I should know better than to try to get a detective to leak information.

Gumshoe:
You got that right, pal!

Phoenix:
(Time to pay a visit to Miss May!)


September 6
Grossberg Law Offices

Phoenix:
(According to the receptionist, the big boss is "out". She couldn't say when he'd be back. It must be hard to keep track of everything when you're a famous lawyer... Not to mention run an office like this. I guess I'll just have to come back later.)


Detention Center

Maya:
Hey! What is it? Did you meet the lawyer?

Phoenix:
Sorry. I haven't seen him yet.

Maya:
I see...

Phoenix:
(Hmm. I'd better go see if I can find this elite lawyer she's talking about.)


September 6
Gatewater Hotel - Room 303

April:
Well! Hello there, handsome.

Phoenix:
Umm... hi. (Smooth, Wright, real smooth.)

April:
You're the lawyer, aren't you? The detective told me... He said, "Don't say nothing to that lawyer, pal!" Tee hee!

Phoenix:
(Memo to self: thank Detective Gumshoe for making my job harder.)

April:
Gee! This is all like something out of a movie! It's all so exciting I can hardly contain myself! Ooh! Let me go freshen up so I can look the part of the beautiful eyewitness!

Phoenix:
(I pity the lawyer that has to cross-examine this one.)

(Examining open drawer leads to:)

Phoenix:
(There's a screwdriver stuck in this drawer. I wonder what's inside? Let's take a look...)

April:
Hey! H-h-hey!!! What are you doing!? No touching! Oooh. Bad boy! Y-you really shouldn't pry around in other people's rooms, now. You wouldn't want to make me upset, would you?

Phoenix:
(Upset!? I thought she was going to explode for a second there! I wonder what could be inside the drawer?)


Grossberg Law Offices

Phoenix:
(Hmm... seems like Mr. Grossberg is out. Well, maybe I should just wait here for him to come back.)

???:
*Ah-HHHHEM!*

Phoenix:
(If that wasn't the most over-the-top clearing of the throat I've ever heard!)

Grossberg:
Ah hah! So, you're the one they say has been looking for me?

Phoenix:
Uh... y-yes, that's me! (He looks even... grander than I imagined!)

Grossberg:
Hmm...? That badge on your collar...? Ah, so you're a lawyer, are you now?

Phoenix:
Y-yes, well... yes.

Grossberg:
And what do you want? I'm not particularly busy these days... Please, proceed!

Phoenix:
(Not busy...? Then how come no one could get in touch with you?)

Grossberg:
Hmm? Something the matter? You came to see the one-and-only Marvin Grossberg, did you not? Well, here I am, boy! What do you want? Out with it!

Phoenix:
Um... w-well, sir, actually it's about Maya. Maya Fey.

Grossberg:
...! Ah... yes. Maya Fey. Go on.

Phoenix:
(Hmm? Why the strange reaction?)

Grossberg:
A-cha-cha. I'm really quite busy here, son. I can't go taking cases on a day's notice! No, it's quite impossible.

Phoenix:
W-wait a second! How did you know the trial was tomorrow!?

Grossberg:
Urk? Ahem! A-anyway... I'm afraid it's entirely impossible for me to represent her. Sorry. End of discussion.

Phoenix:
(What's going on!? He refused me before I even got a chance to ask him! What do I tell Maya...?)


Fey & Co. Law Offices

Phoenix:
... (Looks like Detective Gumshoe has gone home. The police are still keeping themselves busy in the chief's office. No one has time to talk to me. Guess I'll head out.)


Detention Center

Phoenix:
Hmm... Maya's not here. She must be in questioning. They probably won't let her out for a while. Maybe I'd better go talk to that lawyer again.


Grossberg Law Offices

(Clearing all "Talk" options leads to:)


September 6, 3:42 PM
Detention Center
Visitor's Room

Phoenix:
Hiya.

Maya:
Oh! You're back! Did you find the lawyer?

Phoenix:
Um... well... (What do I tell her?) Well, see... (Just be honest!) I... I really don't think you should use that guy. He... didn't seem healthy. He was all skin and bones!

Maya:
... What really happened?

Phoenix:
...

Maya:
You don't mean... He refused to help?

Phoenix:
Urp.

Maya:
... I see. I've been abandoned, then.

(Clearing "Your mother's enemy" "Talk" option leads to:)

Maya:
Just a little longer now before the state-appointed lawyer comes, I guess...

Phoenix:
... (4:00 PM. Time's up. What should I do? Do I just leave her and go home...?)

Phoenix:
I've made up my mind! I'm going to defend you whether you want me to or not!

Maya:
! Why?

Phoenix:
Why? Well...

Phoenix:
I won't abandon you. You can count on me.

Maya:
... That's so kind of you... *sniff*... ...


Phoenix:
Well! Let's fight this one and get you out of here!

Maya:
R-right! Thank you!

Phoenix:
(Whew, she smiled at last. She looks like an entirely different person!) One last question... You are innocent, right?

Maya:
Yes! And I trust you... So you trust me, too, okay?

Phoenix:
It's a deal. (So, what next... There's something that's been bugging me... Just what was inside that strange woman's drawer? It was when I tried to look into the drawer that she got all defensive. There has to be something in there!)


(Gatewater Hotel - Room 303)

Bellboy:
Good afternoon, sir!

Phoenix:
Excuse me, you are...?

Bellboy:
Ah, I beg your pardon, sir! I am the bellboy of this establishment, at your service, sir.

Phoenix:
Oh, right.

Bellboy:
I've just come up to deliver room service, sir.

Phoenix:
Um... do you know where Miss May might be?

Bellboy:
Ah. I believe our guest Miss May is currently using the, er, facilities...? If you've no need of anything, I'll be taking my leave. Please, stay as long as you like. Enjoy...

Phoenix:
Yeah... Wait... no! Hey! ... (Why does it seem like every time I come here, I end up embarrassing myself? Wait... now's my chance to snoop around a bit!)

Bellboy:
Ah, I almost forgot!

Phoenix:
Gah! Y-you came back quick!

Bellboy:
Might I ask you to inform Miss May that there is a message for her? Please tell her that Mr. White, of Bluecorp phoned.

Phoenix:
Oh, right. Sure. (Mr. White... of Bluecorp? Where have I heard that name?)


Maya:
White... That was his name. My sister told me.


Phoenix:
("White" was the name of the guy who ruined Mia and Maya's mother! Could it be a coincidence?)

(Examining open drawer leads to:)

Phoenix:
There's a screwdriver sticking out of that half-open drawer. Now's my chance to see what's inside! ...! What do we have here! A... wiretap? Hmm! What would a woman like her be doing with a thing like this?

Wiretap added to the Court Record.

Phoenix:
There is definitely something suspicious about this "Miss May"! Why would she have something like this in her hotel room? There's a story behind all this, I know it! Alright... I'll be using this bit of evidence in tomorrow's trial, that's for sure. For Maya's sake... I'll get to this woman's bottom! Wait... I mean ... you know what I mean.

April:
Oh, bellboy...? Still there?

Phoenix:
(Uh oh, time to scram! I look forward to tangoing with you tomorrow, Miss May! In court!)


To be continued.

September 7, 10:00 AM
District Court
Courtroom No. 1

Judge:
The court is now in session for the trial of Ms. Maya Fey.

Edgeworth:
The prosecution is ready, Your Honor.

Phoenix:
The defense is ready, Your Honor. (Miles Edgeworth... I'd better not show any signs of weakness today, or he'll be on me in an instant.)

Judge:
Mr. Edgeworth. Please give the court your opening statement.

Edgeworth:
Thank you, Your Honor. The defendant, Ms. Maya Fey, was at the scene of the crime. The prosecution has evidence she committed this murder... and we have a witness who saw her do it. The prosecution sees no reason to doubt the facts of this case, Your Honor.

Judge:
I see. Thank you, Mr. Edgeworth. Let's begin then.

Edgeworth:
You may call your first witness. ([sic]; changed to If we may call our first witness, Your Honor in the iOS and 3DS remakes) The prosecution calls the chief officer at the scene, Detective Gumshoe!


Edgeworth:
Witness, please state your name and profession to the court.

Gumshoe:
Sir! My name's Dick Gumshoe, sir! I'm the detective in charge of homicides down at the precinct, sir!

Edgeworth:
Detective Gumshoe. Please, describe for us the details of this murder.

Gumshoe:
Very well, sir! Let me use this floor map of the office to explain. The body was found by this window, here.

Edgeworth:
And the cause of death?

Gumshoe:
Loss of blood due to being struck by a blunt object, sir! The murder weapon was a statue of "The Thinker" found next to the body, sir! It was heavy enough to be a deadly weapon, even in a girl's hands, sir!

Judge:
The court accepts the statue as evidence.

Phoenix:
(They're still calling it a "statue"...)

Floor plans added to the Court Record.

Edgeworth:
Now, Detective...

Gumshoe:
Y-yes sir!

Edgeworth:
You immediately arrested Ms. Maya Fey, who was found at the scene, correct? Can you tell me why?

Gumshoe:
Yes sir! I had hard evidence she did it, sir!

Judge:
Hmm. Detective Gumshoe, Please testify to the court about this "hard evidence."


Witness Testimony
-- Maya Fey's Arrest --

Gumshoe:
As soon as the phone call came in, I rushed to the scene!
There were two people there already:
The defendant, Ms. Maya Fey, and the lawyer, Mr. Phoenix Wright.
I immediately arrested Ms. Maya Fey!
Why? We had a witness account describing her!
The witness saw Ms. Maya Fey at the very moment of the murder!


Judge:
Hmm... The very moment, you say. Very well. Mr. Wright, you may begin your cross-examination.

Phoenix:
Y-yes, Your Honor. (Cross-examine what...? I couldn't see a single contradiction in that testimony...)

...whoosh...
SMACK!

Phoenix:
(Hey! Maya just threw something at me... What's this? "When my sister couldn't find any contradictions in a witness's testimony she would bluff it and press the witness on every detail! The witness always slips up and says something wrong... It worked lots of times!" Heh... I should have expected Maya would know some of her sister's tricks! Alright. Let's give this a try!)

Judge:
Something the matter?

Phoenix:
No, Your Honor. I'd like to begin my cross-examination.


Cross Examination
-- Maya Fey's Arrest --

Gumshoe:
As soon as the phone call came in, I rushed to the scene!

Gumshoe:
There were two people there already:

Gumshoe:
The defendant, Ms. Maya Fey, and the lawyer, Mr. Phoenix Wright.

Gumshoe:
I immediately arrested Ms. Maya Fey!

Gumshoe:
Why? We had a witness account describing her!

Gumshoe:
The witness saw Ms. Maya Fey at the very moment of the murder!

Phoenix:
(I can't see a single contradiction in there! I'll just have to take Maya's advice and press him on anything suspicious!)


Phoenix:
Hold on just one second!

Gumshoe:
Y-yeah?

Phoenix:
If I heard correctly... You said you arrested her because you had "hard evidence" she did it, correct?

Gumshoe:
Huh? Did... did I say that? Me?

Phoenix:
I heard you say it!

Judge:
You did say it.

Edgeworth:
You said it.

Phoenix:
Exactly what about this suspicious woman in pink's claim was "hard evidence"!?

Gumshoe:
Wh-what!? Miss May isn't suspicious, and she sure isn't pink, pal! W-well, I guess she is pink...

Judge:
That's enough, Detective Gumshoe. Do you have any more solid proof other than her claims, Detective?

Gumshoe:
Umm...

Phoenix:
(Hmm! I guess pressing can have its advantages!)

Gumshoe:
... Yes.

Phoenix:
(Gah!)

Gumshoe:
Sorry, I got the order of things mixed up in my testimony, Your Honor Sir! There was something I should have told you about first, Your Honor!

Judge:
Very well, Detective. Let's hear your testimony again.


Witness Testimony
-- Hard Evidence --

Gumshoe:
After securing the suspect, I examined the scene of the crime with my own eyes.
I found a memo written on a piece of paper next to the victim's body!
On it, the word "Maya" was written clearly in blood!
Lab test results showed that the blood was the victim's!
Also, there was blood found on the victim's finger!
Before she died, the victim wrote the killer's name!
How you like that? That's my "hard evidence"!


Judge:
Hmm... Before we begin cross-examination, I have a question for you, Detective.

Gumshoe:
Y-Your Honor?

Judge:
Why didn't you testify about this vital piece of evidence the first time!?

Gumshoe:
Ah... eh... I know. I'm real embarrassed I forgot about it, Your Honor Sir.

Judge:
Try to be more careful! Very well, the defense may begin its cross-examination.


Cross Examination
-- Hard Evidence --

Gumshoe:
After securing the suspect, I examined the scene of the crime with my own eyes.

Gumshoe:
I found a memo written on a piece of paper next to the victim's body!

Gumshoe:
On it, the word "Maya" was written clearly in blood!

Gumshoe:
Lab test results showed that the blood was the victim's!

Gumshoe:
Also, there was blood found on the victim's finger!

Gumshoe:
Before she died, the victim wrote the killer's name!

Phoenix:
(That's his whole testimony... Okay, there has to be a contradiction in there somewhere. Let's find it!)


Phoenix:
Detective Gumshoe! There's one thing I want you to clarify for me here. You say that the victim, Mia Fey, wrote this note. That she was accusing the defendant, Maya Fey? That's really what you're saying?

Gumshoe:
Wh-what? This isn't one of those lawyer tricks, now, is it? Of course she wrote it! Who else could have!?

Phoenix:
You have it backwards, Detective.

Gumshoe:
B-backwards?

Phoenix:
The victim is the only person who absolutely could NOT have written it! This is a report from your department, Detective. "Immediate death due to a blow from a blunt object." She died immediately!

Gumshoe:
But...!

Phoenix:
No "but"-ing your way out of this one, Detective!

Judge:
Order! Order! The defense has a point.

Judge:
Someone who died immediately wouldn't have the time to write anything down.

Edgeworth:
Objection.gif

Edgeworth:
Mr. Wright. I beg your pardon, but when exactly did you obtain that autopsy report?

Phoenix:
Wh-when...!?

Judge:
The prosecution's point being...?

Edgeworth:
That autopsy report is outdated, Your Honor.

Phoenix:
Wh-what!?

Edgeworth:
A second autopsy was performed yesterday, at my request! "Death was almost immediate due to a blow from a blunt object... But there is a possibility the victim lived for several minutes after the blow." I received these results this morning.

Phoenix:
N-no way!

Edgeworth:
Your Honor! It's quite easy to imagine that the victim did have time to write "Maya"! That is all.

Judge:
I see!

Phoenix:
(Damn you, Edgeworth! I should have known you'd have something up your sleeve!)

Edgeworth:
Why, Mr. Wright, you look shocked! Something you want to say?

Edgeworth:
Your Honor, I submit this report to the court.

Judge:
U-understood. The court accepts the evidence.

Autopsy Report updated in the Court Record.

Edgeworth:
Well, Your Honor? The evidence strongly suggests the victim was identifying the killer.

Judge:
I suppose that's the obvious conclusion, yes.

Phoenix:
(Darn! This isn't good!)

Edgeworth:
The prosecution would like to call its next witness. This poor, innocent girl saw the murder with her own eyes!

Judge:
Let the witness Miss April May take the stand.

Phoenix:
(Exactly what part of her is "innocent"...?)


Edgeworth:
Witness, your name, please.

April:
April May! At your service! *wink*

Judge:
Order! An introduction should not require any reaction from the crowd! The witness will refrain from wonton ([sic]; changed to wanton in the 3DS remake) winking!

April:
Aww... Yes, Your Honor.

Phoenix:
(This is not good... She's already captured the heart of every man in the court!)


Edgeworth:
Tell us, where were you on the night of September 5, when the murder occurred?

April:
Um... gee... I was, like, in my hotel room? Tee hee. I checked in right after lunch.

Edgeworth:
And this hotel is directly across from the Fey & Co. Law Offices?

April:
Mmm... that's right, big boy.

Judge:
Please testify to the court about what you saw.


Witness Testimony
-- Witness's Account --

April:
It was, like, 9:00 at night. I looked out the window, y'know!
And then, oooh! I saw a woman with long hair being attacked!
The one attacking her was the mousey girl sitting in the defendant's chair!
Then the woman, like, dodged to one side and ran away!
But that girl, she caught up to her and... and... She hit her!
Then the woman with long hair...
She kinda... slumped.
The end. That's all I saw. Every little bitsy witsy! *wink*


Judge:
Hmm...

Edgeworth:
Well, Your Honor?

Judge:
I see. It is a remarkably solid testimony. I don't see a need to trouble the witness any...

Phoenix:
W-wait, Your Honor!

Judge:
Yes, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
What about my cross-examination!?

Judge:
I thought the witness's testimony just now was quite... firm. Didn't you?

Edgeworth:
Mr. Wright... I understand you were Ms. Mia Fey's understudy, were you not? You must know her techniques well. Her cowardly way of finding tiny faults in perfectly good testimonies...

Phoenix:
H-hey! How dare you!

Judge:
Well, Mr. Wright? Will you cross-examine the witness?

Judge:
Very well, you may begin your cross-examination!


Cross Examination
-- Witness's Account --

April:
It was, like, 9:00 at night. I looked out the window, y'know!

April:
And then, oooh! I saw a woman with long hair being attacked!

April:
The one attacking her was the mousey girl sitting in the defendant's chair!

April:
Then the woman, like, dodged to one side and ran away!

April:
But that girl, she caught up to her and... and... She hit her!

Phoenix:
(Hmm... that's it? Nothing really jumps out as a contradiction... There's got to be something in there somewhere! Maybe I'd better just press her on the facts a bit!)


Phoenix:
Hold on a minute! That testimony stinks!

April:
W-what!?

Phoenix:
Miss May, I'm willing to bet that...

April:
Urp!

Judge:
Mr. Wright! What's the meaning of this?

April:
Yes, what is the meaning! Somebody tell me because I'm clueless! About this, I mean!

Phoenix:
Okay... If you had really witnessed my client, Maya Fey... You would have noticed her clothes before noticing her physique!

April:
...!

Phoenix:
No one wears clothes like this on a daily basis! Except her! And I'm no expert on fashion, but her hairdo looks far from normal to me! However, the witness's testimony mentions neither of these things! The testimony is bogus!

April:
But... but!

Judge:
Still, we don't know if she was dressed that way the night of the murder...

Phoenix:
She was, Your Honor! I saw her. And so did Detective Gumshoe! What do you say to that, Miss May?

April:
Rowr! What are you trying to say, you mean lawyer! I-I saw what I saw. I... just didn't think all the trifling little details were necessary, darling.

Judge:
Miss May. The court would like to remind you to please omit nothing in your testimony.

April:
I'm sorry, Your Honor. I'll be a good girl. I promise. *wink*

Judge:
Your testimony again, if you would.

Phoenix:
(Damn, I almost had her!)


Witness Testimony
-- Witness's Account --

April:
I did see everything! I did!
The victim--the woman--dodged the first attack and ran off to the right.
Then the girl in the hippie clothes ran after her...
And she hit her with that weapon! I saw it! I did!
That... that clock! Um... the kinda statue-y clock? "The Thinker," I think?
Well? Does the accuracy of my report not startle you? Tee hee!


Judge:
I... see. I only wish you had been so detailed from the beginning. Please begin the cross-examination.


Cross Examination
-- Witness's Account --

April:
I did see everything! I did!

April:
The victim--the woman--dodged the first attack and ran off to the right.

April:
Then the girl in the hippie clothes ran after her...

April:
And she hit her with that weapon! I saw it! I did!

April:
That... that clock! Um... the kinda statue-y clock? "The Thinker," I think?

Phoenix:
(Her previous testimony must have been what Edgeworth wanted her to say... So this was the testimony in her own words...? Time to press and squeeze the truth out of her! Figuratively, of course.)


Phoenix:
Miss May. What you said just now was quite... revealing.

April:
Revealing? Oooh, you'd like that, wouldn't you. Naughty Mr. Lawyer...

Phoenix:
You just said that this statue of "The Thinker" was a clock. But there's no way of knowing that just by looking at it!

April:
Urp!

Phoenix:
Another person in much the same position as you recently called this a "clock," too... And he was found guilty... of murder!

Judge:
Order! Order!

Phoenix:
Miss May. Can you explain how you know this was a clock?

April:
Oooh... urp!

Edgeworth:
Objection.gif

Edgeworth:
The witness saw the murder with her own eyes! That's all that's important here! The defense is trying to confuse the issue with trivial concerns!

Judge:
Yes... yes, of course. You will withdraw your question, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
Objection.gif

Phoenix:
But questions are all I have, Your Honor! And as you may recall, I've caught murderers with these questions before! (Well, only once...)

Judge:
... ... Objection sustained. You may continue to question the witness.

Phoenix:
(Whew, that was close. If he stopped me there, the trial would be over!)

April:
Huh? What? So... what happens now?

Phoenix:
What happens now is you answer my question! How did you know it was a clock?

April:
What...! Th-that's... ...Because... I heard it? Yes! I heard it say the time!

Phoenix:
So, you've been to the law offices of Fey & Co.!

April:
N-n-no! Hey, I didn't say that! Why would I go there! I heard from my hotel room. Hee hee!

Edgeworth:
The law offices of Fey & Co., where the murder took place, are very close to the hotel. She could easily have heard the clock!

Judge:
Hmm. Well, Mr. Wright? Are you satisfied?

Phoenix:
No, Your Honor! (I can't give up now!) I'm not satisfied because...

Phoenix:
Your Honor, members of the court... It is inconceivable that the clock in question rang!

Judge:
This clock is missing its clockwork! It's quite empty! Mr. Wright! Would you care to explain to the court the meaning of this?

Phoenix:
It is as you can see. The "clock" was empty. It couldn't have rung! Therefore, this witness... is a big, fat liar!

April:
F-fat!?

Phoenix:
Well, Miss May?

Edgeworth:
Tsk tsk.

Phoenix:
?

Edgeworth:
Quite a show you've put on for us, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:
(He knew the clock was empty! Somehow... he knew!)

Edgeworth:
I'm afraid you've forgotten one thing, however. Indeed, the clock is empty. As you say... it can't ring. However, we must ask: when was the clockwork removed? If it was after the witness heard the clock, then there is no contradiction!

Judge:
! Hmm! That's true. That is a possibility. The clock might have been emptied after she heard it.

Edgeworth:
And that is exactly what happened, Your Honor!

Judge:
Well, Mr. Wright? Can you prove when the clockwork was removed?

Edgeworth:
Ho hoh! Impossible, of course...

Phoenix:
I have proof.

Edgeworth:
W-what!?

Phoenix:
Wasn't it you who told me "proof is everything"? Well, I was listening. And now I'll show you the "proof" you like so much! The evidence that proves when the clockwork was removed is...

Phoenix:
Take a look at this!

Judge:
Hmm. That's a very cute cell phone.

April:
Ooh hoo! You have a girlie phone!

Phoenix:
W-wait! Wait! This isn't my phone! Listen! This is the defendant's cell phone, and it contains a recording... A recording of a conversation she had with the victim on the day of the murder!

Judge:
Order! Order!

Edgeworth:
The defendant's cell phone!? Th-this wasn't brought to my attention!

Phoenix:
Perhaps Detective Gumshoe overlooked it?

Edgeworth:
*grumble* (The good detective better remember he's up for evaluation soon...)

Phoenix:
(My heart goes out to you, Edgeworth. Not.) Let's hear the conversation.

Cellular:

*beep*
...

Maya:
[So you just want me to hold on to "The Thinker" for you, then?]

Mia:
[If you could. Ah... I should probably tell you, the clock isn't talking right now.]

Maya:
[Huh? It's not working? That's lame!]

Mia:
[I had to take the clockwork out, sorry.]

...
[September 5, 9:27 AM]

Cellular:

*beep*

Phoenix:
Your Honor, I think this recording makes it clear that the clockwork was already gone... and this was recorded in the morning, before the witness even arrived at her hotel!

April:
Muh... muh... muh!?

Phoenix:
Well, Miss May? Would you care to explain this to the court? Just how did you know that weapon was a clock!?

April:
... W-well...! Well, isn't it o-obvious? I saw that clock before! Um... what store was that again? I-I go to so many! Oops! I forgot! *wink*

Judge:
So the witness had seen it before. That would make sense. Does the defense have any objections, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:
The witness claims she had "seen it before." But this directly contradicts a piece of evidence already submitted to this court!

Judge:
Well then, let's see it. Please produce this evidence that will prove the witness had not seen the clock before.

Phoenix:
It's simple. This clock was never in any store, ever!

April:
W-whaaat!?

Phoenix:
A friend of mine made that clock. Only two exist in the world. And the one that isn't here is in police custody!

April:
I-impossible! Everything is sold in stores!

Phoenix:
Miss May, I think it's high time you went shopping for a better excuse...?

April:
Mmpf...

Phoenix:
Oh? Excuses not on sale today?

April:
Oooh? Oh ho ho. Mmmrrrrph! Ooooorrrrrrr ggggghhhhhhh... hhh!!! What's it to you, porcupine-head!? That stupid clock doesn't matter, okay!? She did it! And she should die for it! Die!

Judge:
W-w-whoa! Let's not get ahead of ourselves. T-this is a court of law, and the witness will remain calm!

April:
Hrrrgh... hrrrh... Hrrr... heh. Oh? Oh! Oh? Oh hoh ho! S-silly me! *grunt* Did I, um, like... lose it? I guess I did. Tee hee! *wink*

Phoenix:
(S-scary...)

Judge:
Miss May, let me ask. Tell me, how did you know the weapon was a clock?

April:
...

Judge:
Hmm... oh dear. Does the defense have an opinion on this... behavior?

Phoenix:
(Okay, this is it!) Yes, Your Honor. Allow me to explain how I see the truth of the matter. Miss April May, you knew the weapon was a clock because...

Phoenix:
Miss April May! You used a wiretap to listen to this conversation! That's how you knew "The Thinker" was a clock! Am I wrong!?

April:
I... I...

Edgeworth:
Objection.gif

Edgeworth:
Your Honor, this is ridiculous!

Phoenix:
Your Honor, look at the witness's face? Does she seem amused to you!? The defense demands an answer.

April:
La... laaa... lrrrrgf!

Judge:
Witness, answer the question. Did you tap her phone?

April:
...

Judge:
Miss May!

April:
Shut up, all of you! What gives you the right to talk to ME like that! You... you LAWYER!

......

April:
I-it's no fair! All of you g-ganging up on me like that... Oh, so I'm the bad girl, is that it? Is that it!? Uh... uh... uwaaaaaaah!

Phoenix:
(That did it! The court's seen the real Miss April May now! Now to deal the final blow!)

Phoenix:
You can't be serious! No way!

April:
Way, I say! Way! Oh, and I assure you I'm serious, Mr. Lawyer! Hmph! Okay? So, the killing happened around 9:00 at night? Why, that's just when I was getting room service from that sweet bellboy...

Phoenix:
R-room service!?

April:
Ice coffee, I believe it was? Ice coffee? You know? Like normal coffee, but COLD. If you don't drink it quick, the ice melts and then you have... regular cold coffee.

Phoenix:
I-ice coffee...!?

April:
Think I'm making this up? Ask the bellboy! *wink*

Edgeworth:
Ergo, the witness was not on the scene at the time of the murder!

Phoenix:
!

Judge:
So, where does that leave us...?

Edgeworth:
It is my great displeasure to inform you... That the witness appears to have been tapping the victim's telephone. However! That is a separate crime, with no bearing on the current case whatsoever! Her testimony stands! She saw the defendant, Maya Fey, commit murder!

Phoenix:
(No! They're going to let her just walk away! There's no way I can win this unless I tie Miss May to the murder somehow...)

Judge:
Well, does the defense have anything to say?

Phoenix:
Um, well... (Come on, think of something!)

Judge:
Very well! The court calls the hotel bellboy to the stand!


Edgeworth:
I believe we're ready for the witness to testify. He certainly does look like a bellboy.

Bellboy:
Yes, sir. I received your summons in the middle of work, sir. I'm happy to be of service.

Judge:
That tea set looks rather heavy, so without further ado, the witness may begin his testimony.

Bellboy:
Very good, sir!


Witness Testimony
-- Miss May's Room Service --

Bellboy:
I am the head bellboy at the fine Gatewater Hotel, in business for four generations!
I believe I received a call after 8:00 in the evening from our guest, Miss May.
She asked for an ice coffee to be brought to her at 9:00, on the dot, sir.
I brought it to her at precisely the requested time, of course.
And I delivered the ice coffee to our guest Miss May, herself.


Judge:
I see. The defense may begin its cross-examination.

Phoenix:
R-right! I'm ready. (I hope... This is it... If I can't prove Miss May was involved with the murder now... Maya will be finished!)


Cross Examination
-- Miss May's Room Service --

Bellboy:
I am the head bellboy at the fine Gatewater Hotel, in business for four generations!

Bellboy:
I believe I received a call after 8:00 in the evening from our guest, Miss May.

Bellboy:
She asked for an ice coffee to be brought to her at 9:00, on the dot, sir.

Bellboy:
I brought it to her at precisely the requested time, of course.

Bellboy:
And I delivered the ice coffee to our guest Miss May, herself.

Phoenix:
(This bellboy wouldn't have any reason to lie... But I have to find something to use in his testimony! One more time. I'll press him until he spills the beans... or his tea!)


(Pressing fourth and fifth statements leads to:)

Phoenix:
... It's no good! (There's nothing there! Is... is that it!?)

Edgeworth:
Tsk tsk. Finally, you understand. This bellboy has absolutely no reason to lie! Now... If you have any decency, you will end this rather tedious cross-examination here!

Judge:
Hmm. It was a bit tedious. The witness may leave the stand.

Phoenix:
(I can't let this happen... can I?)

Phoenix:
W-wait! Please wait!

Judge:
Yes? Does the defense have something to add?

Phoenix:
One last question... let me ask one last question!

Edgeworth:
Objection.gif

Edgeworth:
Your Honor, I must object. This charade of justice has gone on long enough!

Judge:
Now, now, Mr. Edgeworth. Alright Mr. Wright. I'll give you one more question, that's all.

Phoenix:
(Okay. This is really it, now. This is my last chance! What do I ask him about...!?)

Edgeworth:
I object! That was... objectionable!

Judge:
... Objection overruled. The witness will answer the question.

Bellboy:
Er... yes, I see.

Phoenix:
Why did you not mention this in your testimony!?

Bellboy:
W-well, sir, you er... you didn't ask!

Phoenix:
(Nice try!) That's the sort of thing you're normally supposed to mention!

Bellboy:
Ah, yes, quite. Indeed... It was the, er, good barrister there, Mr. Edgeworth, who...

Phoenix:
!

Bellboy:
He asked me not to mention it if I wasn't specifically asked, sir.

Edgeworth:
Oof! Y-you fool!


Phoenix:
I've done it... I've won!


Phoenix:
Miss April May checked into a twin room... with a man. Correct?

Bellboy:
Yes, sir.

Phoenix:
Then, when you brought them room service, you didn't see that man in the room...?

Bellboy:
That's right, sir.

Judge:
Hmm...

Phoenix:
Your Honor! We have just learned of another person involved who may have been the murderer! In this new light, I hold that it's impossible to judge the defendant. You agree, Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:
Who! Who is this "other person"!

Phoenix:
Simple, it was...

Phoenix:
The man who checked in with Miss May!

Edgeworth:
Oof!

Phoenix:
Your Honor! As has been previously revealed, Miss April May was tapping the victim's phone. Yet Miss May herself has an alibi at the time of the murder. However, that does not clear the man that was with her! The bellboy saw no one else in the room at the time of the murder!!!

Edgeworth:
M-my, what a convenient little setup... but it's too late...

Phoenix:
"Too late"? I suppose you'd like it if it was too late, wouldn't you... After all, it was you who hid the presence of the other man from this court!

Edgeworth:
Oof! Upstart... amateur...! T-these accusations are... ludicrous!

Judge:
Enough! The court acknowledges the defense's argument. I expect the prosecution and defense to look into this matter fully! Am I understood?

Edgeworth:
Yes... *gasp* Yes, Your Honor.

Judge:
That is all today for the trial of Maya Fey. Court is adjourned!


September 7, 2:24 PM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 1

Maya:
Mr. Wright! You were amazing in there!

Phoenix:
R-really?

Maya:
I think I might be your newest fan!

Phoenix:
Oh, I was just "doing my job" you know... heh heh.

Maya:
Then again, that other attorney was pretty cool, too...

Phoenix:
Huh?

Maya:
That face of his! With his eyes wide, and trembling lips! It sent shivers up my spine!

Phoenix:
Hmm... if you say so.

Maya:
So, what happens with me? Do I get to go home now?

Phoenix:
Well, no. I don't think so. Not yet.

Maya:
Oh... I see.

Phoenix:
But I got a great lead in today's trial!

Maya:
A "lead"?

Phoenix:
That man with Miss May! He's the key!

Maya:
Oh! I get it. What happened to Miss May after that, anyway?

Phoenix:
I heard they arrested her. I guess she's learning her charms won't work everywhere. She's probably at the detention center now. I may have to go down there later. Anyway. This case is far from closed.

Maya:
Yes sir!

Phoenix:
I'm going to find out more about this man.

Maya:
Do you think he was the one who...?

Phoenix:
Maybe so.

Maya:
Sis...

Phoenix:
Don't worry, I'll find him by tomorrow. I promise.

Maya:
I'm counting on you!


Phoenix:
I asked for a full record of April May's testimony. I thought it might come in handy during the trial tomorrow. But now that I have it, I'm not so sure. Most of her testimony was all lies... In fact, there's only one part that got left on the record.

May Testimony added to the Court Record.

Phoenix:
I don't know how much good this will do me at all, now. Anyway, time to hit the pavement and do some investigating! Maya doesn't belong in that detention center, and it's up to me to get her free!

To be continued.



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