Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Episode 5, Chapter 9

Pazu (lon_lsama@hotmail.com)

 

                        Rise from the Ashes

                        Day 4 - Trial Latter

 

                        February 25, 12:06

                        District Court

                        Defendant Lobby No. 2

 

Phoenix:           Sorry, Edgeworth.

Phoenix:           I didn't mean to get you in

                        trouble...

Edgeworth:        Hmph.

                        Don't worry about it.

Edgeworth:        This is my problem, not yours.

Gumshoe:         Hope I'm not interrupting

                        anything, pals.

Phoenix:           ...

Edgeworth:        ...

Gumshoe:         Oh... Guess I am.

                        I'll come back later.

Phoenix:           Oh, Detective Gumshoe!

                        What is it?

Gumshoe:         You've got a lot of nerve, pal!

                        Making a detective run

                        all around while on duty,

Gumshoe:         and to top it off you call me

                        here... I've seen happier

                        people at funerals!

Phoenix:           I take it Lana's having you

                        run errands again.

Gumshoe:         Let me tell you, this is the

                        last time, pal!

Gumshoe:         Here. She asked me to give

                        this to you if there was a

                        break in today's trial.

Phoenix:           "Evidence Law"?

                        (Edgeworth was talking about

                        this just the other day...)

Edgeworth:        I'm sure you know the two

                        rules of evidence law, don't

                        you Wright?

Edgeworth:        Rule 1: no evidence shall be

                        shown without the approval

                        of the Police Department!

Ema:                I-is that right, Mr. Wright!?

Phoenix:           It seems so.

Ema:                You could at least study some

                        evidence law! Really!

Gumshoe:         The Chief Prosecutor also

                        wanted me to give you a

                        message.

Phoenix:           A message?

Gumshoe:         She said,

                        "If you're planning to take

                        HIM on,

Gumshoe:         you're going to need this

                        book."

Phoenix:           ("Him"...)

Phoenix:           (I guess I'll need to give

                        this book a thorough read...)

 

                        Securely slipped Evidence Law

                        into pocket.

 

[Item Description: Evidence Law]

            Type: Other

            Received from

            Lana Skye

 

Gumshoe:         Doesn't look like that book'll

                        do you any good now though.

Gumshoe:         All that's left now is the

                        Chief Prosecutor's sentence.

Phoenix:           That's where you're wrong,

                        Detective.

Gumshoe:         Huh?

Edgeworth:        Haven't you figured it out

                        yet?

Edgeworth:        Why I'm still sitting in that

                        prosecutor's seat...

Edgeworth:        despite all these allegations

                        being thrown at me?

Gumshoe:         Mr. Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:        The real trial today...

                        hasn't begun yet.

Gumshoe:         What!? What else is there left

                        to do?

Gumshoe:         Your credibility's been all

                        but ruined with this forged

                        evidence you were unaware of,

Gumshoe:         Ema Skye found out she

                        unwittingly caused a man's

                        death...

Gumshoe:         And now you're telling me you

                        want to do more!?

Gumshoe:         You've gotta be kidding me,

                        pal!

Phoenix:           You're missing the point,

                        Detective.

Phoenix:           Lana didn't murder Detective

                        Goodman.

Gumshoe:         ...!

Phoenix:           She merely stuck a knife into

                        his dead body.

Phoenix:           That means the real killer...

                        is still out there.

Gumshoe:         What!?

Phoenix:           (And we're going to expose

                        him...)

Phoenix:           (No matter what it takes!)

Phoenix:           (This case has hurt too many

                        people. It's time to bring it

                        to an end!)

 

                        February 25, 12:52

                        District Court

                        Courtroom No. 9

 

Judge:               The court will now reconvene

                        for the trial of Ms. Lana

                        Skye.

Judge:               Mr. Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:        Yes, Your Honor?

Judge:               The inquiry committee is

                        planning to impose harsh

                        penalties for your actions.

Edgeworth:        Thank you for the news, Your

                        Honor.

Judge:               Yes, well...

                        *a-hem*

Judge:               Normally, this is where the

                        prosecution calls forth a

                        witness...

Judge:               but, er...

                        *a-hem* *cough* *cough*

Judge:               This isn't easy to say...

Judge:               You see, there is some concern

                        that Mr. Edgeworth may have,

                        ah...

Edgeworth:        Struck a bargain?

Phoenix:           ...!

Edgeworth:        You think I may have

                        manipulated the witnesses.

Judge:               I didn't say that!

Judge:               It's just, you see...

                        Everyone has been talking,

                        and...

Edgeworth:        ...

                        Very well, Your Honor.

Edgeworth:        I have a solution.

Judge:               A solution?

Edgeworth:        That being the case,

Edgeworth:        the prosecution will allow the

                        defense to call forth all

                        further witnesses.

Judge:               What!?

                        But there's never been a

                        case example...

Edgeworth:        Undeniably this is an unusual

                        arrangement...

Edgeworth:        but a very effective one.

Edgeworth:        It would prove that I haven't

                        struck any "deals" with the

                        witnesses.

Judge:               Hmm...

                        Well, Mr. Wright? What do you

                        say?

Phoenix:           ...

                        (Unbelievable.)

Phoenix:           (Edgeworth has found a way to

                        continue the trial!)

Phoenix:           Very well.

                        The defense accepts the

                        prosecution's proposal.

Judge:               Then it's settled.

Judge:               The, uh... defense... may now

                        call forth the next witness!

Edgeworth:        Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:           ...!

Edgeworth:        You do realize this is your

                        last chance?

Edgeworth:        If you call the wrong

                        witness...

Edgeworth:        this trial is as good as over.

Phoenix:           The defense calls...

Phoenix:           (The time's finally come to

                        bring out the real murderer!)

 

[E5-09-01]

                        A>Present incorrect person

                        B>Present correct person

 

[E5-09-01-A]

Answer: Present incorrect person

 

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        It appears I've overestimated

                        you, Wright.

Phoenix:           Huh?

Edgeworth:        For a moment, I actually

                        thought you knew what you

                        were doing. Hmph!

Judge:               Mr. Wright! This court has

                        long since tired of your

                        questionable antics!

Phoenix:           (I still don't have any

                        concrete evidence,)

Phoenix:           (but judging by the direction

                        everything seems to be

                        pointing...)

Phoenix:           (There's another person even

                        more suspicious!)

Phoenix:           The defense calls...

Phoenix:           (The time's finally come to

                        bring out the real murderer!)

 

[Return to E5-09-01]

 

[E5-09-01-B]

Answer: Present Damon Gant

 

Phoenix:           Damon Gant.

                        The defense calls Damon

                        Gant to the stand!

Judge:               D-Damon Gant...?

                        What does he have to do with

                        anything!?

Phoenix:           ...

Phoenix:           As the defendant's partner two

                        years ago,

Phoenix:           Mr. Gant has first-hand

                        knowledge of the crime.

Phoenix:           I feel we should hear what he

                        has to say about it.

Judge:               Hmm...

Edgeworth:        As luck would have it, he

                        should still be in the

                        courthouse.

Edgeworth:        He would also be the least

                        likely to have been

                        manipulated by me in any way.

Edgeworth:        Wouldn't you agree, Your

                        Honor?

Judge:               True...

Judge:               All right. Bailiff!

                        Please escort Mr. Gant to the

                        stand!

 

Edgeworth:        Witness. Please state your

                        name and occupation.

Gant:                What is this, some kind of

                        practical joke?

Gant:                I was just on my way to lunch!

Edgeworth:        Your name and occupation, sir.

Gant:                Worthy... Are you sure you

                        want to do this?

Edgeworth:        Your name and occupation!

Gant:                So...

                        You want to play hardball, eh?

Judge:               P-please, Mr. Gant.

Gant:                ...

                        Fine.

Gant:                Mr name is Damon Gant. I'm the

                        acting Chief of Police.

Phoenix:           Now then, Chief Gant. The

                        court requests to hear your

                        testimony.

Gant:                Oh, Wrighto. What's with the

                        grim face?

Phoenix:           First, let's clear up this

                        SL-9 Incident.

Gant:                Oh, you mean that time when

                        Lana's sister murdered that

                        prosecutor?

Gant:                Personally, I think it's been

                        made pretty clear already.

Phoenix:           There are still some things

                        unaccounted for.

Gant:                Oh? Like what?

Phoenix:           Like the role you played in

                        all of this.

Gant:                ...

Gant:                Son...

                        Either you're very brave...

                        or very foolish.

Phoenix:           ...

Gant:                You are aware of course that a

                        police chief has all kinds of

                        weapons at his disposal?

Phoenix:           "Weapons"...?

Gant:                Sure. Take my testimony, for

                        example.

Gant:                I don't have to give it if I

                        don't want to.

Phoenix:           What? Is that true?

Judge:               I'm afraid so...

                        The Chief of Police has the

                        right to refuse to testify.

Edgeworth:        Of course, such an action

                        carries with it certain

                        risks...

Gant:                ...

Gant:                Don't worry.

                        I'm not here to hinder your

                        trial.

Gant:                Just remember...

Gant:                If this turns out to be a big

                        waste of time, don't say I

                        didn't warn you.

Judge:               Very well. The witness may now

                        begin his testimony.

 

                        Witness Testimony

                        -- SL-9 Incident --

 

Gant:                As I recall, Neil and I were

                        questioning him that day.

Gant:                To make a long story short,

                        we slipped up. That power

                        outage didn't help either.

Gant:                When I went to my office, I

                        found Lana there.

Gant:                Apparently she had already...

                        "arranged" the crime scene.

Gant:                As you can see, I had nothing

                        to do with the "forgery."

Judge:               Hmm...

                        Is that when Darke was

                        arrested?

Gant:                Him? He was lying on the floor

                        unconscious.

Gant:                When Ema sent Neil flying...

                        it seems Darke bumped his

                        head.

Judge:               I see...

                        Everything seems pretty

                        clear-cut.

Phoenix:           (If the police chief has the

                        right to refuse to

                        testify...)

Phoenix:           (Then I'd better hit him hard

                        and fast!)

 

                        Cross Examination

                        -- SL-9 Incident --

 

Gant:                As I recall, Neil and I were

                        questioning him that day.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           As I recall... a ceremony was

                        held at the Police Department

                        that day...

Gant:                Yes, that's right. I guess you

                        could say I'm a workaholic...

Gant:                After winning his award, Neil

                        was all fired up too.

Gant:                That's probably what spooked

                        Darke, and made him run away

                        like that.

Edgeworth:        Was the defendant, Lana Skye,

                        also present in the room?

Gant:                I don't quite remember...

Gant:                At the very least, she wasn't

                        there when Darke ran for it.

 

Gant:                To make a long story short,

                        we slipped up. That power

                        outage didn't help either.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           So the two of you ran

                        immediately after him, right?

Gant:                That's right, but Darke made

                        it to the elevator first,

Gant:                so Neil and I split up.

Gant:                He went upstairs and I went

                        downstairs.

                        I guess you could say...

Gant:                he got "lucky."

Edgeworth:        What's this about a power

                        outage?

Gant:                Oh, that.

Gant:                The elevator stopped all of

                        a sudden, and I got the

                        shock of my life.

Gant:                Well...

Gant:                Probably not as shocked as

                        Neil was when that knife

                        went into his heart, though.

Phoenix:           (That's not funny...)

 

Gant:                When I went to my office, I

                        found Lana there.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           Could you tell us what you

                        saw?

Gant:                It was a shocking sight...

Gant:                Neil and that serial killer

                        were lying in a heap on the

                        floor, all tangled together.

Phoenix:           Darke was also lying collapsed

                        on the floor?

Gant:                Yes, apparently he hit his

                        head and was knocked out.

Gant:                Next to them were those two

                        poor girls.

Phoenix:           (Lana and Ema...)

Gant:                Lana was cradling Ema in her

                        arms.

Gant:                Looking back at it now...

Gant:                She must have already known

                        what her sister had done.

Phoenix:           ...!

 

Gant:                Apparently she had already...

                        "arranged" the crime scene.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           How can you know that!?

Gant:                Because of the victim's body.

                        It had already been moved.

Edgeworth:        So that means...

Edgeworth:        You found the body near Lana's

                        desk?

Gant:                That's right.

Gant:                I think you said earlier,

Gant:                it was my suit of armor...

                        that really stabbed the

                        prosecutor?

Phoenix:           Yes...

Edgeworth:        ...

Gant:                Anyway...

 

Gant:                As you can see, I had nothing

                        to do with the "forgery."

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           So you're saying...

Phoenix:           that the forgery had already

                        taken place by the time you

                        arrived at your office?

Gant:                That's exactly what I'm

                        saying.

Gant:                I can understand how Lana must

                        have felt,

Gant:                but moving a body and hiding

                        evidence are inexcusable no

                        matter what the circumstances.

Phoenix:           (Is that how it really went

                         down?)

Edgeworth:        Staring at the witness won't

                        do you any good, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:           !

Edgeworth:        If you're going to stare at

                        anything...

Edgeworth:        you'd be better off staring at

                        the Court Record.

Gant:                Worthy, Worthy...

                        Always the smooth talker.

Phoenix:           (But which piece of evidence

                        ties Gant to the forgery...?)

 

Phoenix:           (Lana did admit to forging

                        evidence...)

Phoenix:           (but that can't be the whole

                        truth.)

Phoenix:           (Somehow I've got to link Gant

                        to the incident!)

 

Gant:                As you can see, I had nothing

                        to do with the "forgery."

 

[E5-09-02]

                        A>Present: Strip of Cloth

                        B>Present: Unstable Jar

                        C>Present: Evidence List

 

[E5-09-02-A]

                        >Present: Strip of Cloth

 

Phoenix:           If you really had nothing to

                        do with the forgery...

Phoenix:           then how do you explain this?

Judge:               W-what's that!?

                        And what's that on it... a

                        handprint?

Phoenix:           Chief Gant! Your explanation,

                        please!

Gant:                ...

Gant:                I don't know.

                        You tell me, son.

Phoenix:           Huh?

Gant:                My dear Wrighto.

Gant:                Don't you know the second rule

                        of evidence law?

Phoenix:           (Uh-oh, not this again.

                        Evidence law...)

Gant:                Rule 2: "Unregistered evidence

                        presented must be relevant to

                        the case in trial."

Gant:                Tell me, how is that rag

                        relevant to this trial?

Judge:               It appears...

                        the defense was not prepared.

Phoenix:           (I guess it's too early to use

                        this piece of evidence.)

Judge:               Please accept my profound

                        apologies, Chief.

Judge:               Would you mind giving the

                        defense another chance?

Gant:                Well, okay. I'll do it just

                        this once. But only because

                        you asked, Udgey.

Judge:               Thank you. I assure you the

                        defense is terribly sorry.

                        Ha ha ha...

Phoenix:           (Yeah. Sorry I didn't nail

                        you...)

 

[Return to testimony]

 

[E5-09-02-B]

                        >Present: Unstable Jar

 

Phoenix:           You claim you had nothing to

                        do with the forgery...

Phoenix:           but I'm afraid that is a claim

                        you cannot back up.

Gant:                Explain yourself.

Phoenix:           Several pieces of evidence

                        were found in your office.

Phoenix:           Take this jar, for example.

Judge:               That's the Blue Badger you

                        showed us earlier.

Phoenix:           A piece of this jar was

                        discovered in your safe.

Gant:                ...

Phoenix:           Not only that,

Phoenix:           but the evidence list I

                        presented earlier...

Phoenix:           was actually found inside your

                        desk!

 

[Continue at E5-09-02-D]

 

[E5-09-02-C]

                        >Present: Evidence List

 

Phoenix:           You claim you had nothing to

                        do with the forgery...

Phoenix:           but I'm afraid that is a claim

                        you cannot back up!

Phoenix:           Take this list, for example.

Judge:               That's the list Ema Skye drew

                        her picture on...

Phoenix:           This was discovered in your

                        desk.

Gant:                ...

Phoenix:           Not only that,

Phoenix:           but a piece of this jar that

                        was sitting in your office...

Phoenix:           was found inside your safe!

 

[Continue at E5-09-02-D]

 

[E5-09-02-D]

 

Judge:               It was found where!?

Phoenix:           You see, Chief Gant.

Phoenix:           These articles of evidence

                        uncovered in your office...

Phoenix:           are both concrete proof...

                        that you also played a part in

                        the illegal investigation!

Judge:               Chief Gant!

                        What's the meaning of this!?

Gant:                Ho!

Gant:                Here's a defense attorney who

                        may even rival Worthy!

Phoenix:           So you admit to it, then?

                        That you were involved in the

                        forgery?

Gant:                Who, me?

                        Or do you mean... you?

Phoenix:           Me?

                        Why would I have anything to

                        do with that!?

Gant:                Well...

Gant:                You were the one who snuck

                        into my office when you

                        "found" this evidence.

Phoenix:           ...!

Gant:                Prosecutors aren't the only

                        ones capable of forging

                        evidence, you know.

Gant:                Defense attorneys can do so

                        too.

Gant:                Isn't that right, Wrighto?

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        However! Detective Gumshoe

                        was present during the

                        investigation!

Gant:                Worthy, my boy.

Gant:                Not even detectives are exempt

                        from the law.

Gant:                Rest assured Dick will receive

                        his due punishment.

Edgeworth:        Wh...

Phoenix:           WHAAAAT!?

Phoenix:           (If Detective Gumshoe's salary

                        drops any further, he'll end

                        up paying to work!)

Judge:               Yes, well. In light of the

                        Detective's presence...

Judge:               please give us your testimony

                        regarding these pieces of

                        evidence found in your office.

Judge:               and their relation to the

                        forgery that took place at the

                        crime scene.

Gant:                My, my...

Gant:                Kids these days no longer

                        know how to put two and two

                        together...

 

                        Witness Testimony

                        -- Evidence & Forgery --

 

Gant:                Let's see, what was it now?

                        A jar fragment...

                        and a list?

Gant:                For all I know, you could have

                        planted them in my office.

Gant:                Anyway, you can't prove

                        "when" those pieces of

                        evidence were discovered.

Gant:                If they were found after Darke

                        was convicted, then they're

                        worthless.

Gant:                There's no reason I'd

                        participate in a forgery.

Gant:                Rearranging the crime scene

                        wouldn't help me out in any

                        way.

Judge:               Hmm...

                        Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:           Yes, Your Honor?

Judge:               When investigating the crime

                        scene...

Judge:               you should have been more

                        careful to observe protocol.

Gant:                You do understand that I am

                        the Chief of Police, right?

                        There will be consequences...

Phoenix:           Ooh...

Gant:                Indeed, I believe I will press

                        charges... so you won't make

                        the same mistake again.

Judge:               My apologies, Chief, but would

                        you mind waiting until

                        tomorrow for that?

Judge:               Today is... well, you know...

Judge:               All right, Udgey.

                        In return, though...

Judge:               I know! I know!

                        That place, right?

Phoenix:           (Huh? What are these guys,

                        telepathic?)

 

                        Cross Examination

                        -- Evidence & Forgery --

 

Gant:                For all I know, you could have

                        planted them in my office.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           I'd appreciate it if you'd

                        stop making these ridiculous

                        allegations.

Gant:                Yes, you do have a point...

Gant:                You wouldn't have the guts to

                        do something like that...

Phoenix:           What!?

Phoenix:           I'll have you know, back in

                        the day I once broke into a

                        cattle ranch, and tipped-

Judge:               M-Mr. Wright!

                        What are you saying!?

Gant:                Anyway, you can't prove you

                        didn't carry in the evidence,

                        can you?

Gant:                If you have proof to the

                        contrary, you're going to need

                        it later.

Edgeworth:        Later? What are you talking

                        about?

Gant:                What else?

                        I'm talking about when your

                        fingerprints are found.

Gant:                Yes. If they're found inside

                        my safe, they would prove your

                        investigation was illegal.

Phoenix:           Grrr...

                        (I've never faced anyone as

                        slimy as this guy!)

 

Gant:                Anyway, you can't prove

                        "when" those pieces of

                        evidence were discovered.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           What do you mean by that?

Gant:                This is all purely

                        hypothetical, of course...

Gant:                but suppose I did place those

                        items in my safe.

Gant:                Such an act...

Gant:                wouldn't necessarily

                        constitute forgery.

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           If concealing evidence found

                        at a crime scene isn't

                        forgery...

Gant:                I'm not through speaking yet,

                        Mr. Wright.

Gant:                It all depends on "when" the

                        evidence was discovered.

 

Gant:                If they were found after Darke

                        was convicted, then they're

                        worthless.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           Are you saying this jar

                        fragment...

Phoenix:           wasn't discovered in the

                        initial investigation?

Gant:                It would appear not.

                        After all, it wasn't listed in

                        the evidence list.

Gant:                For all we know, it could have

                        suddenly materialized the day

                        after Darke was sentenced.

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           Oh, and wouldn't that be

                        convenient...

Edgeworth:        Wright.

Phoenix:           !

Edgeworth:        The Chief is talking about a

                        "possibility." So long as you

                        can't rule that out...

Edgeworth:        your remarks, however clever

                        they may be, will only succeed

                        in wasting time.

Phoenix:           (Tell me something I don't

                        know...)

Gant:                Come now, Mr. Wright.

Gant:                Think about it.

 

Gant:                There's no reason I'd

                        participate in a forgery.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           How can you look me in the eye

                        and say that!?

Gant:                Because I'm innocent.

Phoenix:           ...!

Gant:                Remember?

                        Who was it that murdered Neil?

Judge:               I'm not sure I care for the

                        word "murder" here...

Judge:               but in the end the person

                        responsible for Mr. Marshall's

                        unfortunate demise...

Judge:               was Ema Skye.

Phoenix:           ...

Gant:                Well? Now do you see?

 

Gant:                Rearranging the crime scene

                        wouldn't help me out in any

                        way.

 

Phoenix:           Really, Chief Gant?

Phoenix:           At the very least, there is

                        one very large benefit you've

                        reaped from all this.

Gant:                Oh? I wasn't aware.

                        What is this "benefit"?

Phoenix:           That would of course be the

                        position you have-

                        Chief of Police.

Judge:               Oh...

Phoenix:           The resolution of the SL-9

                        Incident secured your

                        promotion to Chief.

Phoenix:           That in itself is sufficient

                        motive!

Gant:                ...

Gant:                Ho! Ho! Ho!

                        Oh, that's a good one!

Phoenix:           Huh?

Gant:                Do you really think I'm that

                        incompetent?

Phoenix:           What do you mean?

Gant:                Even without that case, I was

                        already in line to become the

                        next chief.

Gant:                The resolution of SL-9 merely

                        sped up the inevitable a

                        little.

Phoenix:           Is that true, Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:        Yes...

                        He was going to be made Chief

                        anyway.

Phoenix:           Gah!

Gant:                Be careful when pointing that

                        finger... or you might wind up

                        being the one pointed at!

Edgeworth:        So that means...

Edgeworth:        there's only one possible

                        motivation for you to commit

                        forgery.

Edgeworth:        If you didn't do it for

                        yourself...

Edgeworth:        then you did it for someone

                        else.

Gant:                Don't be silly, Worthy.

                        You know me better than that.

Gant:                There are only three people I

                        look out for:

                        Me, Myself and I.

Gant:                ...

Gant:                There, it's out in the open

                        now.

Gant:                Udgey, would you mind if I

                        changed my testimony a little?

Judge:               By all means, please do!

 

Gant:                I wouldn't be anyone's

                        "accomplice" if there was

                        nothing in it for me.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           "Nothing in it" for you?

Gant:                Sorry, but the only person I

                        care about is Yours Truly.

Gant:                That girl... Lana's little

                        sister, was it?

Gant:                If you think I felt sorry for

                        her, you'd better think again.

Edgeworth:        You're right...

                        You don't feel sorry for

                        anyone.

Gant:                Be tough on crime and tough

                        on people.

                        That's how I was raised.

Edgeworth:        You seem to be lax enough on

                        yourself, though.

Gant:                Ho! Ho! Ho!

Gant:                Oh, that's a good one, Worthy!

Phoenix:           (Hmm... Could there have been

                        something in it for him?)

Phoenix:           (Given his selfishness, would

                        he have helped someone out?)

 

[E5-09-03]

                        A>No

                        B>Point out accomplice

 

[E5-09-03-A]

Answer: No

 

Phoenix:           (Bah! I can't think of how it

                        would help him!)

Phoenix:           (That means...)

Phoenix:           (He wouldn't have helped out

                        anyone.)

Edgeworth:        Relax and take a deep breath,

                        Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:           !

Edgeworth:        Try to think "outside the

                        box."

Edgeworth:        After all, that's what you're

                        good at, isn't it?

Phoenix:           Think outside the box...

                        (I never thought I'd hear him

                        tell me that...)

Phoenix:           (The question isn't "Who would

                        the Chief help"...)

Phoenix:           (It's "Who would ask the Chief

                        for help?")

Phoenix:           (If someone did that, he'd be

                        sure to find a way to benefit

                        from that person!)

Judge:               It appears...

                        the defense has nothing more

                        to say.

Judge:               Chief, would you please repeat

                        your testimony from the

                        beginning?

Gant:                ...

 

[Return to testimony.]

 

[E5-09-03-B]

Answer: Point out accomplice

 

Phoenix:           True, you might not help out

                        anyone for their sake.

Phoenix:           But if it would benefit you...

                        you might decide to assist

                        someone.

Gant:                ...

Judge:               Mr. Wright.

Judge:               It appears you're positively

                        determined to portray the

                        Chief...

Judge:               as a nice man who likes to

                        lend people a hand.

Phoenix:           (That's not what I mean...)

Judge:               Very well, I'll ask.

Judge:               Who is this person you believe

                        Chief Gant may have helped

                        forge evidence?

 

[E5-09-04]

                        A>Present incorrect person

                        B>Present correct person

 

[E5-09-04-A]

Answer: Present incorrect person

 

Gant:                Wrighto, my boy.

                        The look on your face...

Gant:                is almost enough to motivate

                        even me to help you out.

Judge:               I hope you understand that's

                        not a compliment.

Phoenix:           (Chief Gant would have wanted

                        something in return...)

Phoenix:           (He must have wanted to be

                        able to blackmail the person

                        he helped!)

Judge:               It appears...

                        the defense has nothing more

                        to say.

Judge:               Chief, would you please repeat

                        your testimony from the

                        beginning?

Gant:                ...

 

[Return to testimony.]

 

[E5-09-04-B]

Answer: Present Lana Skye

 

[Continue at E5-09-04-C]

 

Phoenix:           (Gant isn't the one who

                        murdered Prosecutor Marshall

                        two years ago.)

Phoenix:           (Yet I know he played a part

                        in the forgery.)

Phoenix:           (That can only mean someone

                        asked him to be an

                        accomplice.)

Edgeworth:        Damon Gant... someone's

                        accomplice?

                        That sounds unlikely...

 

[E5-09-04-C]

 

Judge:               Chief Prosecutor Lana Skye...

                        Th-the defendant!?

Gant:                ...

Phoenix:           I believe it's quite obvious

                        in light of the circumstances.

Phoenix:           Ema Skye fell victim to an

                        unfortunate series of events.

Phoenix:           Who would want to help her

                        more than her own sister,

                        Lana?

Phoenix:           And as for Chief Gant...

                        he would also have a reason to

                        help Lana if she asked him to.

Phoenix:           That reason, of course, is...

                        self profit.

Judge:               Self profit...?

                        What do you mean?

Phoenix:           After the SL-9 Incident was

                        resolved...

Phoenix:           Lana Skye was appointed Chief

                        Prosecutor at the Prosecutor's

                        Office.

Phoenix:           The person who arranged this

                        job change... was you,

                        Chief Gant.

Gant:                ...

Judge:               B-but...

                        how would he profit from all

                        of this?

Edgeworth:        He would be able to use the

                        Chief Prosecutor as his

                        puppet!

Edgeworth:        Essentially...

Edgeworth:        he would acquire unchecked

                        authority over all

                        investigations!

Judge:               Do you mean to tell me...

                        that despite the Chief's

                        formidable appearance,

Judge:               he plays with puppets!?

Judge:               Oh, wait.

Judge:               You must mean "puppet"

                        as in someone forced to do

                        his bidding... Never mind!

Phoenix:           Admit it, Chief!

Phoenix:           You assisted Lana Skye in

                        forging evidence!

Phoenix:           Your motive: to appoint her as

                        Chief Prosecutor so you could

                        control her!

Gant:                Wrighto, my boy. You have

                        quite an imagination.

Gant:                Let me ask you something.

Phoenix:           What?

Gant:                Do you have any proof of this?

                        That I "controlled" Lana?

Gant:                For example, is Lana

                        testifying that I've done such

                        a thing?

Phoenix:           Lana...

Phoenix:           (She's keeping quiet to

                        protect Ema.)

Phoenix:           (There's no way she'd testify

                        against Gant!)

Judge:               I'm afraid without any proof,

                        this all amounts to nothing

                        more than mere conjecture.

Edgeworth:        ...

                        Unless...

Edgeworth:        that is also what happened in

                        this incident...

Judge:               "This" incident...?

                        Er... which one would that be?

Edgeworth:        Of course I'm talking about...

Edgeworth:        the murder of Detective Bruce

                        Goodman.

Edgeworth:        The Chief Prosecutor has been

                        acting strange throughout this

                        entire trial.

Edgeworth:        Almost as if... someone has

                        been "controlling" her!

Gant:                Worthy...

                        You'd better watch your

                        tongue...

Gant:                I wouldn't want you to get

                        hurt.

Judge:               Just what do you mean?

Phoenix:           What he means, Your Honor,

Phoenix:           is that Chief Gant is involved

                        in the murder of Detective

                        Goodman.

Phoenix:           Not only that...

Phoenix:           but the Chief is now making

                        Lana take the rap to cover up

                        his involvement!

Judge:               Wha... wha... wha...

                        WWWHHHAAAAAATTT!!!?

Judge:               Order! Order! Order!

                        I SAID... ORDEEEEERRRR!!!

Judge:               Mr. Wright!

                        You...

                        You can't be serious!

Phoenix:           Huh?

Judge:               This...

Judge:               This is an affront to the

                        highest ranking officer in our

                        law enforcement agency!

Judge:               To accuse the Chief of Police

                        of blackmail... and murder!!!?

Judge:               That's i.... i...

                        i-i-i-i-i-i-i-IMPOSSIBLE!!!

Phoenix:           ...

                        Your Honor, I was merely

                        reiterating...

Phoenix:           what Mr. Edgeworth said, in

                        easier-to-understand language.

Edgeworth:        It's too late, Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:           !

Edgeworth:        There's no turning back for us

                        now.

Phoenix:           (It looks like he's the one

                        who's decided to go through

                        with this.)

Judge:               Can you prove this,

                        Mr. Wright?

Judge:               That the Chief, a high-ranking

                        officer of the law, is

                        involved in this murder!?

Phoenix:           ...

                        (Good question...)

Edgeworth:        Regardless of his rank or

                        title, Chief Gant is just a

                        man.

Edgeworth:        The question is, is he a

                        criminal? I believe the

                        evidence will tell.

Judge:               I see.

Judge:               Alright, then.

Judge:               Show us the evidence that

                        ties Chief Gant to the murder

                        of Detective Goodman.

Judge:               Just remember...

                        It better be good!

 

[E5-09-05]

                        A>Present incorrect evidence

                        B>Present correct evidence

 

[E5-09-05-A]

Answer: Present incorrect evidence

 

Judge:               ...

                        Well, Chief?

Gant:                So long as Mr. Wright is

                        tossing out things regardless

                        of their relevance...

Gant:                mind if I toss something too,

                        Udgey?

Gant:                This shoe should do nicely.

                        I'll chuck it right at you!

Judge:               You always were quite the

                        joker, weren't you?

Phoenix:           (Oops...

                        Looks like I got it wrong.)

Judge:               Don't "oops" me! Or I'll

                        be the one throwing my shoe

                        next!

Edgeworth:        I know it's hard with all

                        that's gone on during this

                        trial,

Edgeworth:        but try to think back to what

                        happened in the evidence room

                        four days ago.

Phoenix:           (Now that he mentions it,

                        we did find something out in

                        yesterday's investigation...)

Phoenix:           (Something that proves Gant

                        entered that room...)

Gant:                Looks like he wants another

                        one of your shoes, Udgey.

Phoenix:           ...

Judge:               I see.

Judge:               Alright, then.

Judge:               Show us the evidence that

                        ties Chief Gant to the murder

                        of Detective Goodman.

Judge:               Just remember...

                        It better be good!

 

[Return to E5-09-05]

 

[E5-09-05-B]

Answer: Present ID Card Record

 

Judge:               This is the ID card list...

Phoenix:           Yes, the one that shows who

                        entered the evidence room on

                        the day of the crime.

Phoenix:           There was one ID on the list

                        we couldn't determine the

                        owner of yesterday...

Phoenix:           7777777.

Gant:                Sorry, but there's no way you

                        can prove that's my card

                        number.

Phoenix:           It's your number.

Gant:                !

Judge:               What!? How do you know that!?

Phoenix:           The safe in Chief Gant's

                        Office requires a code to

                        open.

Phoenix:           A seven-digit code...

Judge:               Seven digits...

                        You don't mean...

Phoenix:           I'm afraid so, Your Honor.

                        The code was "7777777"...

Phoenix:           The same as the remaining ID

                        card number on that list!

Phoenix:           Chief Gant!

                        You entered the evidence room

                        on the day of the crime!

Judge:               Order! Order!

Judge:               Chief Gant! What do you have

                        to say!?

Gant:                ...

                        Nothing.

Gant:                The defense's search of my

                        office was in violation of

                        regulations.

Edgeworth:        And I will demand Mr. Wright

                        be punished to the maximum

                        extent of the law.

Edgeworth:        But right now, this court

                        demands an explanation from

                        you...

Edgeworth:        about the use of this ID card!

Gant:                ...

Judge:               Chief Gant!

                        So you admit it?

Judge:               You entered the evidence

                        room...

Judge:               on the day of the crime!?

Gant:                ...

Gant:                What about it? I'm Chief of

                        Police. Whether it's the

                        evidence room or the bathroom,

Gant:                what's the difference? I can

                        go anywhere I want.

Edgeworth:        Tell me.

Edgeworth:        When you entered the room...

                        were you alone?

Gant:                I always go to the bathroom

                        alone... as I do with the

                        evidence room.

Phoenix:           Detective Goodman wouldn't

                        have happened to be with you

                        that day... would he?

Gant:                O-of course not! Why would he

                        be?

Gant:                I hadn't seen him in days!

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           You hadn't seen him... "in

                        days"? Chief Gant...

Phoenix:           I'm afraid you've just undone

                        yourself.

Phoenix:           On that day, you had to have

                        met with Detective Goodman!

Judge:               What do you mean!?

Judge:               This trial's purpose is to

                        determine Lana Skye's guilt!

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        No it isn't, Your Honor.

Edgeworth:        This trial's purpose is to

                        determine the truth.

Edgeworth:        If Chief Gant met the victim

                        on the day of the crime,

Edgeworth:        then we need to determine one

                        thing:

Edgeworth:        what transpired during that

                        meeting!

Judge:               In that case, Mr. Wright!

                        I'm going to have to ask you

                        for evidence!

Judge:               Show us proof that the

                        victim went to meet Chief

                        Gant on the day of the crime!

 

[E5-09-06]

                        A>Present incorrect evidence

                        B>Present correct evidence

 

[E5-09-06-A]

Answer: Present incorrect evidence

 

Phoenix:           (No, there's got to be

                        something more solid than

                        this!)

Phoenix:           (On that day...)

Phoenix:           (Detective Goodman had to go

                        see Chief Gant!)

Judge:               Sorry to interrupt your

                        mumblings...

Judge:               but the court is waiting.

Phoenix:           (Oops...)

Gant:                Why don't you come meet with

                        me tomorrow?

Gant:                Perhaps we could write up your

                        letter of... termination?

Phoenix:           Regardless, you did see

                        Detective Goodman that day!

Judge:               In that case, Mr. Wright!

                        I'm going to have to ask you

                        for evidence!

Judge:               Show us proof that the

                        victim went to meet Chief

                        Gant on the day of the crime!

 

[Return to E5-09-06]

 

[E5-09-06-B]

Answer: Present Goodman's Lost Item Report

 

Phoenix:           Detective Goodman lost his ID

                        card on the day of the crime.

Edgeworth:        Or to be more accurate, Jake

                        Marshall stole it.

Phoenix:           So Detective Goodman filled

                        out a lost item report.

Phoenix:           He would have had to give that

                        report...

                        to the Chief of Police!

Gant:                Yet you are in possession of

                        the report...

Gant:                which means you can't be sure

                        if he filed it.

Phoenix:           He filed it.

                        How do I know, you ask?

Phoenix:           Because he needed to enter the

                        evidence room that day.

Judge:               He needed to?

Phoenix:           Yes. To transfer the evidence

                        out.

Judge:               Oh...

Phoenix:           Detective Goodman took the

                        form to you, Chief Gant.

Phoenix:           Then...

Phoenix:           you accompanied the detective

                        to the evidence room!

Gant:                I "accompanied" him?

Phoenix:           There's no other way the

                        murderer and Detective Goodman

                        could have entered the room!

Gant:                Hold on. Let me guess what

                        you're going to say next.

Gant:                I, the Chief of Police,

                        murdered poor Goodman!

Phoenix:           ...

                        Exactly.

Judge:               But wait!

Judge:               The Chief didn't necessarily

                        need to accompany him to the

                        evidence room.

Judge:               He could have just lent him

                        his ID card.

Gant:                Yes...

Gant:                Now that you mention it,

                        I believe I might have done

                        something of the sort.

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        Sorry,

                        but that's not possible.

Gant:                !

Edgeworth:        According to the record, your

                        card was only used once.

Edgeworth:        But you showed us your ID card

                        earlier.

Edgeworth:        If you had really "lent" it

                        to Detective Goodman,

Edgeworth:        it would have been found on

                        his body!

Gant:                N...

                        NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Judge:               Chief Gant!

                        Y-you didn't...!

Gant:                ...

Phoenix:           The murder was most likely

                        committed on the spur of the

                        moment. No one in their right

Phoenix:           mind would choose the Police

                        Department as a place to

                        commit murder.

Phoenix:           After the murder, you

                        contacted Lana at the

                        Prosecutor's Office.

Phoenix:           Why else?

                        To dispose of Detective

                        Goodman's body.

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        However,

Edgeworth:        the victim's body was

                        discovered in the Prosecutor's

                        Office's parking lot.

Edgeworth:        How did he manage to move it

                        there?

Gant:                I was at the Police Department

                        the entire day, you know.

Edgeworth:        And everyone's aware that Lana

                        stayed at the Prosecutor's

                        Office after the ceremony.

Phoenix:           Everyone except me, it

                        seems...

Phoenix:           Still, you're the Chief of

                        Police.

Phoenix:           You have an entire police

                        force at your disposal.

Gant:                Oh, so you think I just

                        ordered an officer to do it?

Gant:                "Hey you. Take this here dead

                        body over to the Prosecutor's

                        Office." I don't think so...

Phoenix:           Chief Gant.

                        You left all the evidence we

                        need...

Phoenix:           to prove how you moved the

                        body to the Prosecutor's

                        Office.

Phoenix:           (And all this time I thought

                        it was a useless clue just

                        taking up space...)

Judge:               How could the Chief have moved

                        the body!?

Judge:               Mr. Wright! Show us this

                        evidence!

Phoenix:           To move the victim's body...

                        Chief Gant used this!

 

[E5-09-07]

                        A>Present incorrect evidence

                        B>Present Screwdriver

                        C>Present Parking Stub

 

[E5-09-07-A]

Answer: Present incorrect evidence

 

Phoenix:           Well!?

Gant:                I see...

Gant:                Maybe I'll use this later...

                        to move your dead body,

                        Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:           Huh?

Judge:               And I'll help you dispose of it!

Phoenix:           (Chief Gant stayed at the

                        P.D. and Lana stayed at

                        the Prosecutor's Office...)

Phoenix:           (That leaves only one possible

                        way he could have moved the

                        body.)

Phoenix:           (The only problem is, how did

                        he get him to do it?)

Phoenix:           (Maybe that piece of evidence

                        really did have something to

                        do with this case!)

Judge:               I'll ask you again, Mr.

                        Wright.

Judge:               How could the Chief have moved

                        the body!?

Judge:               Mr. Wright! Show us this

                        evidence!

Phoenix:           To move the victim's body...

                        Chief Gant used this!

 

[Return to E5-09-07]

 

[E5-09-07-B]

Answer: Present Screwdriver

 

Phoenix:           This is how he moved Detective

                        Goodman's body!

Judge:               What's that?

                        A screwdriver?

Judge:               But what does that have to do

                        with this case?

Phoenix:           Mr. Edgeworth.

                        Think back to the day of the

                        crime.

Phoenix:           What is this screwdriver doing

                        here?

Edgeworth:        It's here because...

Edgeworth:        ...

                        A-AAAHHHH!

 

Edgeworth:        I... was asked to go.

                        By Chief Gant no less.

Edgeworth:        He told me he wanted me to

                        keep a screwdriver at the

                        Prosecutor's Office.

Edgeworth:        In any case, on the day of

                        the incident, I brought this

                        to the Prosecutor's Office.

 

Edgeworth:        After the ceremony ended that

                        day,

Edgeworth:        I didn't plan to return to the

                        Prosecutor's Office.

Phoenix:           But you did.

                        Because Chief Gant asked you

                        to.

Edgeworth:        You mean I... I...

Phoenix:           The body was found in the

                        trunk of Mr. Edgeworth's car.

Phoenix:           I think it's obvious what

                        happened.

Phoenix:           The body was moved by that

                        car!

 

[Continue at E5-09-07-D]

 

[E5-09-07-C]

Answer: Present Parking Stub

 

Phoenix:           This is how he moved Detective

                        Goodman's body!

Judge:               A parking stub?

                        "Miles Edgeworth"...

Edgeworth:        You mean...!

Phoenix:           The body was found in the

                        trunk of Mr. Edgeworth's car.

Phoenix:           I think it's obvious what

                        happened.

Phoenix:           The body was moved by that

                        car!

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        You mean I... I...

                        I carried the victim's body!?

Phoenix:           Precisely so.

Edgeworth:        But wait!

                        Even you know...

Edgeworth:        I didn't plan on returning to

                        my office...

Edgeworth:        after the ceremony finished

                        that day.

Phoenix:           But you did return!

                        Tell me, why?

Edgeworth:        ...

                        A-AAAHHHH!

 

Edgeworth:        I... was asked to go.

                        By Chief Gant no less.

Edgeworth:        He told me he wanted me to

                        keep a screwdriver at the

                        Prosecutor's Office.

Edgeworth:        In any case, on the day of

                        the incident, I brought this

                        to the Prosecutor's Office.

 

Phoenix:           So you see...

Phoenix:           what you really took to the

                        Prosecutor's Office wasn't the

                        screwdriver...

Phoenix:           but the victim's body in your

                        trunk!

 

[Continue at E5-09-07-D]

 

[E5-09-07-D]

 

Judge:               Detective Goodman's body...

                        was carried in the trunk of

                        Mr. Edgeworth's car!

Phoenix:           Yes.

                        Unless, of course, you have

                        another explanation, Chief?

Phoenix:           Why else would you have asked

                        Mr. Edgeworth to carry

                        evidence from a closed case?

Gant:                ...

Phoenix:           There's only one plausible

                        explanation:

Phoenix:           to transport the body to your

                        accomplice...

Phoenix:           Ms. Lana Skye!

Judge:               Order! Order! Order!

                        What's going on here!?

Judge:               Is there no room for rebuttal

                        to the defense's outrageous

                        accusations!?

Phoenix:           Think back to the photograph

                        Ms. Starr took at the

                        Prosecutor's Office.

Phoenix:           This was not a photo of

                        the body being stuffed in the

                        trunk to be taken away.

Phoenix:           It was exactly the opposite...

Edgeworth:        It is a photo of the body

                        being taken from the trunk!

Judge:               Chief Gant!

                        Please, say something!

Gant:                I believe...

                        your time's up.

Judge:               My "time's up"?

Gant:                Sorry, Wrighto, but I'm having

                        lunch with the District

                        Attorney General after this.

Gant:                We have to get going if we're

                        going to make it in time for the

                        early bird special.

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           B-but...

                        The cross-examination isn't

                        finished yet!

Gant:                Remember what I told you

                        earlier?

Gant:                A police chief...

                        has all kinds of weapons at

                        his disposal.

Phoenix:           ..."Weapons"...?

Gant:                Like the right to refuse

                        to testify. I'm invoking that

                        right now.

Judge:               What!?

                        That is not a right to be

                        casually invoked.

Judge:               There are certain risks to be

                        considered!

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        So you're going to just run

                        away after all this!?

Gant:                "Run away"?

                        Don't make me laugh, Worthy.

Edgeworth:        !

Gant:                "I stabbed ol' Goodman."

                        That's what you're saying,

                        right?

Gant:                But if you had any conclusive

                        evidence, you would have

                        presented it by now.

Phoenix:           Well I...

Gant:                You think I had Lana dispose

                        of the body?

Gant:                If so, then show your proof and

                        get it over with!

Judge:               Hmm...

Judge:               I'll say it again, Mr. Wright.

                        Damon Gant is the current

                        Chief of Police.

Judge:               This court will not tolerate

                        any accusations against him

                        without concrete proof.

Judge:               Well, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:           Y-Your Honor?

Judge:               Do you have any concrete

                        proof?

Judge:               Proof that Chief Gant murdered

                        Detective Goodman and made

                        Ms. Skye dispose of his body?

Phoenix:           (Do I have any concrete

                        "proof"...?)

 

[E5-09-08]

                        A>Present evidence

                        B>I have no proof yet

 

[E5-09-08-A]

Answer: Present evidence

 

Phoenix:           (I can't let him just squirm

                        his way out of this!)

Phoenix:           (I've got to keep the

                        pressure on!)

Phoenix:           Yes, Your Honor.

                        I do have such evidence.

Judge:               Then please hurry up and

                        present it.

                        Just remember,

Judge:               it better prove Chief Gant

                        murdered Detective Goodman

                        beyond a shadow of a doubt!

 

                        >Present: [anything]

 

Judge:               So...

                        Er, what exactly is this

                        evidence?

Phoenix:           It's proof. As to whether or

                        not it's enough to demonstrate

                        the Chief's guilt...

Phoenix:           I'll let you be the judge!

Judge:               But... I am the judge.

Phoenix:           Oh, right...

                        Well, what do you think, Your

                        Honor?

Judge:               What I think, Mr. Wright,

                        is I'm going to be late for

                        my meal.

Phoenix:           (I guess it wasn't enough...)

Phoenix:           Please, Your Honor! Give me

                        just a little longer to

                        consider!

Judge:               Hmm...

Judge:               I'll say it again, Mr. Wright.

                        Damon Gant is the current

                        Chief of Police.

Judge:               This court will not tolerate

                        any accusations against him

                        without concrete proof.

Judge:               Well, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:           Y-Your Honor?

Judge:               Do you have any concrete

                        proof?

Judge:               Proof that Chief Gant murdered

                        Detective Goodman and made

                        Ms. Skye dispose of his body?

Phoenix:           (Do I have any concrete

                        "proof"...?)

 

[Return to E5-09-08]

 

[E5-09-08-B]

Answer: I have no proof yet

 

Phoenix:           (It's no use showing evidence

                        I'm not even sure of

                        myself...)

Phoenix:           No, Your Honor.

                        At present I have no

                        conclusive evidence.

Gant:                Hmph!

                        See, Udgey?

Judge:               In that case...

Judge:               This court is forced to

                        penalize you for your

                        allegations against the Chief.

Phoenix:           What?

Gant:                I don't gamble unless the

                        stakes are high!

Gant:                It seems that Lady Luck was

                        on my side again today.

Gant:                Okay Udgey, I'll leave the

                        rest to you!

 

Judge:               I warned you earlier, Mr.

                        Wright.

Judge:               This... is an affront to a senior

                        officer in our nation's law

                        law enforcement agency.

Phoenix:           ...

Phoenix:           WAAAAAAAHHHH!!!

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        "Lady Luck," hm?

                        Maybe we should have a word

                        with her.

Judge:               Mr. Edgeworth?

                        What do you mean!?

Edgeworth:        There's one "Lady" who knows

                        the real truth behind this

                        trial...

Edgeworth:        We haven't yet had the honor

                        of hearing her testimony.

Phoenix:           (A lady who knows the truth...

                        Another witness!)

Edgeworth:        In the absence of conclusive

                        evidence, the only other

                        method of proof is testimony.

Phoenix:           But Chief Gant has invoked his

                        right to refuse to testify!

Edgeworth:        There's still someone else.

                        One more witness who can

                        answer all the questions

Edgeworth:        raised in this trial.

                        Someone right in this very

                        room!

Judge:               Mr. Edgeworth!

                        Who is this person!?

Edgeworth:        Hmph...

                        Why are you asking me, Your

                        Honor?

Edgeworth:        Have you forgotten?

Edgeworth:        The defense is the one calling

                        witnesses today.

Judge:               Mr. Wright. Does such a

                        witness exist?

Phoenix:           (She may not be willing to

                        tell the truth...)

Phoenix:           (But we can't just stop now!)

Phoenix:           Yes, Your Honor!

                        The defense calls forth...

 

[E5-09-09]

                        A>Present incorrect person

                        B>Present correct person

 

[E5-09-09-A]

Answer: Present incorrect person

 

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        I thought we were walking the

                        same path together, Mr.

                        Wright.

Edgeworth:        It appears somewhere along the

                        way you got lost.

Judge:               You better find your way

                        back, Mr. Wright, or you'll

                        be left behind!

Phoenix:           (There's another "witness"

                        who can expose Chief Gant's

                        crime...)

Phoenix:           (One whom we've all

                        let stand at the

                        sidelines...)

Phoenix:           (Now that I think about it,)

Phoenix:           (there's only one possible

                        person!)

Judge:               Mr. Wright. Does such a

                        witness exist?

Phoenix:           (She may not be willing to

                        tell the truth...)

Phoenix:           (But we can't just stop now!)

Phoenix:           Yes, Your Honor!

                        The defense calls forth...

 

[Return to E5-09-09]

 

[E5-09-09-B]

Answer: Present Lana Skye

 

Judge:               The defendant...

                        Ms. Lana Skye!?

Phoenix:           She was in the underground

                        parking lots at 5:15 PM on

                        February 21.

Phoenix:           Her task: to dispose of the

                        victim's body...

Phoenix:           in accordance with a certain

                        someone's orders!

Judge:               Hmm...

                        Mr. Edgeworth...?

Edgeworth:        The prosecution has no

                        objections, Your Honor.

Judge:               Very well. The court will now

                        take its final recess for the

                        day.

Judge:               In 15 minutes, we will

                        reconvene to hear the

                        defendant's testimony.

Judge:               This court is now in re-

???:                  Hold on!

Judge:               Huh?

Judge:               Chief Gant!

                        I thought you were going to

                        eat.

Gant:                Listen good, Lana!

Phoenix:           (He's talking to Lana!)

Gant:                I don't think you need me to

                        tell you this, but if you

                        accept Mr. Wright's claim...

Gant:                there will be terrible

                        consequences.

Edgeworth:        ...!

Gant:                That's right...

Gant:                Your sister will be found

                        guilty...

                        for Neil Marshall's murder!

Phoenix:           Ah!

                        (This isn't good!)

Gant:                Of course, you'd never

                        support such outrageous

                        claims anyway... right?

Gant:                Just something to think

                        about...

Gant:                All right, then.

Gant:                I've got a lunch date to meet.

Judge:               ...

                        Okay. If there aren't any

                        further objections...

Judge:               this court is now in recess!

 

                        February 25, 2:04 PM

                        District Court

                        Defendant Lobby No. 2

 

Edgeworth:        Looks like we managed to stay

                        in the game.

Phoenix:           Yeah.

                        Thanks to your help,

                        Edgeworth.

Gumshoe:         That Chief...

                        He's something else, eh pals?

Phoenix:           Detective Gumshoe!

Gumshoe:         Ha ha ha.

                        I'm not a "detective" anymore.

Phoenix:           Oh yeah. Sorry about that...

Gumshoe:         Ah, don't worry. I've already

                        decided where to work now!

Gumshoe:         At your office!

Phoenix:           My office...?

Gumshoe:         Sure!

Gumshoe:         I'll take the place of that

                        top-knotted girl you used to

                        work with!

Phoenix:           (Could he mean...

                        Maya?)

Gumshoe:         Still...

                        Looks like we're all out of

                        moves now.

Gumshoe:         Chief Gant's done it again.

                        How is it he always gets the

                        upper hand!?

Phoenix:           It's not fair he has the right

                        to refuse to testify!

Edgeworth:        Hmph.

                        Settle down, Wright.

Edgeworth:        Remember what the judge said?

 

Judge:               But Chief!

                        That is not a right to be

                        casually invoked.

Judge:               There are certain risks to be

                        considered!

 

Phoenix:           "Risks"... What did he mean by

                        that?

Edgeworth:        It's simple.

Edgeworth:        If the Chief refuses to

                        testify...

Edgeworth:        the opposite also holds true.

???:                  You mean, he forfeits his

                        right to say anything too!

Phoenix:           Ema!

                        Are you okay?

Ema:                Yeah. When I came to, I was in

                        the medical office.

Ema:                I've been listening to the

                        trial from the gallery.

Phoenix:           (So she heard everything

                        that's been going on.)

Phoenix:           Um, Ema...

                        I'm sorry for what I said

                        before.

Ema:                No, don't be. It was the

                        truth.

Ema:                You know, it's funny.

                        I almost feel somehow...

                        relieved.

Phoenix:           "Relieved"?

Ema:                Yeah...

                        Now I finally know what really

                        happened.

Ema:                To think that all this time...

Ema:                my sister was being

                        blackmailed by that terrible

                        man!

Ema:                And she did it all...

                        just to protect me.

Edgeworth:        Ever since her appointment as

                        Chief Prosecutor,

Edgeworth:        everyone who knew her...

                        said she changed.

Edgeworth:        Perhaps... it was easer that

                        way for her.

Gumshoe:         What do you mean?

Edgeworth:        What do you think I mean?

                        To follow Chief Gant's orders.

Edgeworth:        She must have shut herself up

                        deep inside...

Edgeworth:        to force herself to do

                        anything and everything the

                        Chief told her to do.

Phoenix:           (That must be why she became

                        so cold...)

Ema:                It was all my fault.

Ema:                It's all because I...

                        I murdered Mr. Marshall.

Gumshoe:         Hey. Don't go blaming

                        yourself, now.

Gumshoe:         If you want to blame anyone,

                        blame society, pal!

Ema:                Chief Gant may be able to fool

                        everyone else with his

                        "forgery,"

Ema:                but he can't fool my memory.

                        I remember now. I knocked Mr.

                        Marshall into that armor.

Phoenix:           I... I see.

Gumshoe:         Well, we'd better get back.

                        It's time for the final act!

Phoenix:           Ema, why don't you wait h-

Ema:                No. I'm going with you.

Phoenix:           !

Ema:                I want to be there...

Ema:                when Lana tells the truth.

Edgeworth:        Let's go, Wright.

                        It's time to end this.

 

To be continued.

 

 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Episode 5, Chapter 10

SilverWind (silverwind9@hotmail.com)

 

 

Rise from the Ashes

Final Day Trial Latter2

 

                        February 25, 2:21 PM

                        District Court

                        Courtroom No. 9

 

Judge:               Now then...

Judge:               Will the defendant, Ms. Lana

                        Skye, please take the stand?

Edgeworth:        Ms. Lana Skye.

                        You are the Chief Prosecutor.

Edgeworth:        I'm sure you're aware of what

                        is required of you.

Lana:                But Mr. Edgeworth...

Lana:                you already know

                        everything...

Lana:                You know all that I've done

                        these past two years.

Edgeworth:        ...

Judge:               Please provide the court with

                        your testimony, Ms. Skye.

Judge:               And remember...

                        you are under oath.

                        We want to hear the truth.

Lana:                Of course... The truth...

Ema:                Lana! No matter what happens,

                        I'll always be your sister!

Lana:                ...

Judge:               Now then, your testimony,

                        if you will.

Judge:               First, tell us about your

                        relationship with Gant.

Phoenix:           (Everything hinges on your

                        testimony.)

Phoenix:           (You're the only chance we

                        have to get Gant!)

 

                        Witness Testimony

                        -- Gant & The Fabrication --

 

Lana:                I worked alongside Gant for

                        years...

Lana:                There's no truth to this

                        "blackmail" theory.

Lana:                I fabricated the evidence two

                        years ago all by myself.

Lana:                When I found Prosecutor

                        Marshall's body, I rearranged

                        the crime scene.

Lana:                My only motivation was to get

                        Darke convicted. It had

                        nothing to do with Ema.

 

Judge:               Hmm...

                        Are you sure about this

                        testimony?

Lana:                Your Honor. I'm confessing to

                        a capital offense. Of course

                        I'm sure.

Ema:                But Lana...!

Judge:               If this is true, then that

                        means Chief Gant has nothing

                        to do with this.

Lana:                That's what I've been telling

                        you from the beginning.

Ema:                Please, Mr. Wright. You've got

                        to help her! She's sacrificing

                        herself because of me...

Phoenix:           (But what if she's telling the

                        truth?)

Ema:                She's not. I know my own

                        sister.

Ema:                Whenever she speaks stiffly

                        like that, she's hiding

                        something inside.

Ema:                Deep down, she's really

                        screaming in agony!

Phoenix:           ...!

Phoenix:           (Yeah... This is no time to

                        to start second-guessing

                        myself!)

Judge:               The defense may now begin its

                        cross-examination.

 

                        Cross Examination

                        -- Gant & The Fabrication --

 

Lana:                I worked alongside Gant for

                        years...

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           How many years, exactly?

Lana:                Ever since I made senior

                        detective.

Lana:                Let's see, I was 24 then...

                        so that would be five years.

Judge:               Detective Gant and Detective

                        Skye were legendary partners.

Judge:               I personally saw them testify

                        in numerous cases.

Phoenix:           (She must have been good,

                        coming from the same school

                        as Mia...)

Lana:                Damon Gant was a respectable

                        detective. That's why...

 

Lana:                There's no truth to this

                        "blackmail" theory.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           But think about it, Ms. Skye!

Phoenix:           You didn't murder Detective

                        Goodman!

Phoenix:           You told me as much yesterday

                        in jail!

Lana:                You still don't get it, do you

                        Mr. Wright?

Lana:                Any testimony you cannot

                        present in court is as useless

                        as idle gossip.

Phoenix:           ...!

Lana:                I stabbed Detective Goodman

                        with a knife.

Lana:                And...

 

Lana:                I fabricated the evidence two

                        years ago all by myself.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           Did you do so to help your

                        sister?

Lana:                Joe Darke was a serial killer.

Lana:                My sister almost became his

                        last victim that day.

Lana:                I didn't want that incident to

                        ruin her life.

Phoenix:           But what she did was

                        justifiable self-defense!

Phoenix:           She wouldn't have been charged

                        with anything...

Lana:                That's not the point.

Lana:                She was traumatized that day,

                        all because of that creep!

Lana:                That's why I couldn't forgive

                        him.

Ema:                Lana...

Judge:               So that's why you fabricated

                        the evidence two years ago?

 

Lana:                When I found Prosecutor

                        Marshall's body, I rearranged

                        the crime scene.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           You say you did this all by

                        yourself?

Lana:                Yes.

Edgeworth:        Would you mind telling us what

                        you found when you arrived at

                        the crime scene?

Lana:                ...

Lana:                It seems I was the first

                        person to discover the scene.

Lana:                The broken prosecutor award

                        knife was stuck in the

                        victim's body.

Phoenix:           What!?

Phoenix:           But Prosecutor Marshall died

                        from an unfortunate

                        "accident"!

Lana:                That's only a situation you

                        dreamed was "possible."

Phoenix:           ...!

Lana:                The reality is, it wasn't my

                        sister who took the

                        prosecutor's life!

Lana:                Fantasize all you want, Mr.

                        Wright, but I'll never change

                        this statement!

Edgeworth:        You mean, Prosecutor Marshall

                        wound up being killed by

                        Darke?

Lana:                Something like that...

Edgeworth:        If that is so, what happened

                        to the other murder weapon?

Edgeworth:        Darke was carrying a

                        switchblade knife.

Lana:                Oh, that was lying on the

                        floor a little distance away.

Lana:                It was probably knocked away

                        in the struggle.

Phoenix:           (That's not how it went down!

                        She's trying to cover up her

                        lies with more lies!)

Ema:                All just to protect me...

Judge:               So when you found the scene

                        like this, what did you do?

Judge:               After all, this is what

                        everything boils down to!

Lana:                Yes...

 

[Continue at E5-10-01]

 

Lana:                My only motivation was to get

                        Darke convicted. It had

                        nothing to do with Ema.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           So you rearranged the crime

                        scene...

Phoenix:           Are you sure you didn't do

                        this to keep Ema from looking

                        like the "murderer"?

Lana:                How many times do I have to

                        tell you, Mr. Wright?

Lana:                Ema didn't do it. Period.

Phoenix:           (Are you so desperate to

                        hide that fact...)

Phoenix:           (you're willing to risk the

                        death sentence?)

Ema:                She's lying! She did it so I

                        wouldn't be blamed for what

                        happened!

Lana:                In any case...

Lana:                as a prosecutor, what I've

                        done is unpardonable.

Lana:                There's nothing I can do to

                        make up for my actions.

 

Ema:                Mr. Wright! My sister's lying!

Phoenix:           Looks like she's determined to

                        protect you to the end.

Phoenix:           She insists she fabricated the

                        evidence by herself.

Ema:                There's no way she could have

                        done it alone!

Phoenix:           (I've got to get Lana to talk

                        more.)

Phoenix:           (If she's lying, then she's

                        bound to slip up and make a

                        contradiction!)

 

 

[E5-10-01]

 

Lana:                I broke off the tip of Darke's

                        knife, planted it inside the

                        wound, then moved the body.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           You planted the tip of Darke's

                        knife in the victim's wound?

Judge:               And then you moved the body?

Edgeworth:        But why!? Why would you do

                        that...?

Lana:                You of all people should know,

                        Edgeworth.

Lana:                You've always had a good head

                        on your shoulders.

Edgeworth:        ...!

Phoenix:           (My head isn't that bad... but

                        maybe I ought to ask for the

                        sake of the others...)

 

 

[E5-10-02]

 

                        A>Why did you plant the knife?

                        B>Why did you move the body?

 

[E5-10-02-A]

Answer: Why did you plant the knife?

 

Phoenix:           But why did you do that!?

Lana:                Come now, Mr. Wright. Even

                        you should be able to figure

                        it out.

Edgeworth:        ...

Judge:               Very well, let's add this to

                        the witness's testimony!

Judge:               The reason Ms. Skye fabricated

                        the knife!

 

Lana:                I knew the tip of the weapon

                        found buried in his body would

                        be all the proof we needed.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           According to your testimony,

Phoenix:           Prosecutor Marshall's broken

                        knife was the murder weapon,

                        right?

Lana:                Yes, and leaving it at that

                        might point the blame away

                        from Darke.

Lana:                I felt the most effective way

                        to get him convicted,

Lana:                would be by having the tip of

                        his knife found inside the

                        victim's body.

Judge:               So you...

Judge:               you buried it inside the

                        victim's stab wound?

Lana:                Yes.

Lana:                Because I hated Darke for what

                        he did.

Judge:               Hmm...

 

[E5-10-02-B]

Answer: Why did you move the body?

 

Phoenix:           When you showed up on the

                        scene, where exactly was the

                        victim's body?

Lana:                It was where you deduced it

                        was by Chief Gant's desk.

Edgeworth:        But the body was found by your

                        desk.

Edgeworth:        Why did you move it there?

Lana:                The reason for that is

                        simple...

Judge:               Let's have the witness

                        explain this in more detail.

Judge:               The reason Ms. Skye moved the

                        body!

 

Lana:                The pieces of the jar that

                        shattered during the events

                        threatened my plan.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           "Pieces of the jar..."

                        You mean...?

Lana:                Yes. That wretched jar Mr.

                        Wright showed us earlier.

Lana:                In order to show that

                        Darke committed the crime...

Lana:                I felt it would be more

                        expedient to move the body.

Edgeworth:        So...

Edgeworth:        when you first found the body,

                        the jar was already...

Lana:                Of course. It had been

                        shattered to pieces.

Lana:                If you looked at the crime

                        scene, it would be clear

                        right away what happened.

Lana:                Neil Marshall was dead, and

                        Darke was lying unconscious...

Lana:                In other words, the jar must

                        have been broken during their

                        struggle.

Judge:               I see.

Ema:                ...

Phoenix:           What's the matter, Ema?

Ema:                Apparently the jar

                        shattered at the time the

                        crime was committed.

Ema:                But I have a feeling there is

                        more to it than that.

Phoenix:           (There must be a

                        contradiction here

                        somewhere!)
 Lana:               Anyway, I committed this

                        fabrication completely alone.

 

Lana:                The pieces of the jar that

                        shattered during the events

                        threatened my plan.

 

                        >Present: Unstable Jar

 

Phoenix:           Ms. Skye, I understand how

                        you feel.

Phoenix:           You committed that "crime"

                        two years ago to protect your

                        sister.

Judge:               You mean the forgery at the

                        scene where Neil Marshall was

                        murdered?

Phoenix:           If that truth were to be

                        exposed now, the past two

                        years of your life

Phoenix:           will have been useless.

                        Even so, I am compelled to

                        bring to everyone's attention

Phoenix:           a significant contradiction

                        within your testimony!

Lana:                A contradiction... in my

                        testimony?

Phoenix:           You testified, and I quote,

Phoenix:           "The pieces of the jar that

                        shattered during the events

                        threatened my plan."

Lana:                That's right...

Judge:               Do you have a problem with

                        that?

Phoenix:           It's a simple oversight,

                        really.

Phoenix:           You see, a message was written

                        on this jar with the victim's

                        blood.

Lana:                Yes. The prosecutor must have

                        written it in his final

                        moments.

Phoenix:           Exactly so. And this is where

                        the contradiction lies.

Lana:                !

Phoenix:           In order for the victim to be

                        able to write his message on

                        the jar,

Phoenix:           it must not yet have been

                        broken before he died!

Lana:                Ah...

Phoenix:           He couldn't have written

                        Ema's name on a shattered jar!

Judge:               Order! Order!

Edgeworth:        Your Honor. It would appear...

Edgeworth:        more information is needed in

                        regard to this jar, and its

                        bloody message!

Edgeworth:        We may be missing something

                        critical here!

Phoenix:           (Something critical...?)

Edgeworth:        Chief Prosecutor.

Edgeworth:        It seems you're as in the dark

                        as we are...

Edgeworth:        about the truth towards which

                        we're headed.

Lana:                What...?

Edgeworth:        Just tell us exactly what you

                        saw.

Edgeworth:        We'll piece together the

                        information to arrive at the

                        truth.

Judge:               Very well! The witness may now

                        continue her testimony!

Lana:                ...

 

                        Witness Testimony

                        -- Jar & Message in Blood --

 

Lana:                I immediately noticed the

                        blood traces on the jar,

Lana:                but it was dark in the room

                        and I didn't have time to

                        check it out.

Lana:                To be safe, I wiped away the

                        blood.

Lana:                The fragments were large, so

                        I'm sure I got them all.

Lana:                All I could think about was

                        wiping them clean before they

                        were discovered.

 

Judge:               You mean you were the one

                        who wiped away this message

                        in blood!?

Lana:                I wasn't Chief Prosecutor at

                        the time.

Ema:                She didn't think Darke was the

                        real murderer.

Ema:                That's why she tried to erase

                        the "real evidence."

Judge:               Very well. The defense may now

                        begin its cross-examination.

 

                        Cross Examination

                        -- Jar & Message in Blood --

 

Lana:                I immediately noticed the

                        blood traces on the jar,

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           So the jar was already broken?

Lana:                It's a miracle that thing

                        hadn't broken earlier.

Judge:               It certainly looks as feeble

                        as the defense's case...

Phoenix:           (But not as feeble as the

                        judge's judgment...)

Edgeworth:        You were an ace detective who

                        never missed a detail. Do you

                        really expect us to believe

Edgeworth:        you didn't investigate what

                        was written on the jar pieces?

Lana:                Normally, i would have,

 

Lana:                but it was dark in the room

                        and I didn't have time to

                        check it out.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           So you didn't know your

                        sister's name was written on

                        the jar?

Lana:                No. If I had known...

Lana:                I would have gathered all the

                        pieces and ground them to

                        dust.

Phoenix:           (Well, that helps my case...)

Ema:                Lana... you'd do that for me?

Phoenix:           It seems you two might make up

                        yet.

Lana:                Anyway, I just barely had

                        enough time to move the body

                        as it was.

Edgeworth:        If someone happened upon the

                        scene, you'd lose your chance

                        to erase the evidence.

Edgeworth:        You must have been in a hurry.

Lana:                I was.

Lana:                I knew I had to destroy the

                        evidence before anyone came.

Judge:               This is rather shocking...

 

 

Lana:                To be safe, I wiped away the

                        blood.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           I'm afraid this action of

                        yours reveals what really

                        happened.

Judge:               What do you mean?

Phoenix:           If you really thought Darke

                        killed Prosecutor Marshall,

Phoenix:           you wouldn't have wiped away

                        the blood.

Lana:                ...

Lana:                What else could I have done in

                        that situation?

Ema:                Lana...

Lana:                I only had a few moments.

Lana:                There wasn't enough time for

                        me to do anything else but

                        gather up the pieces.

 

Lana:                The fragments were large, so

                        I'm sure I got them all.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           But how could you see with the

                        power out? It should have been

                        pitch black in that office.

Lana:                A detective is always

                        prepared, Mr. Wright.

Lana:                Even now I always carry a

                        pocket light and a camera with

                        me.

Ema:                Even I carry my a bottle

                        of emergency Luminol

                        wherever I go!

Lana:                I never miss anything.

                        I got every last piece.

 

Lana:                All I could think about was

                        wiping them clean before they

                        were discovered.

 

                        >Press

 

Phoenix:           So you illegally rearranged

                        the crime scene?

Lana:                Yes. I don't have any excuse

                        for my actions.

Ema:                I'm so sorry, Lana.

                        I didn't know...

Ema:                I've treated you so badly all

                        this time...

Phoenix:           (It's not too late.)

Phoenix:           (There's still plenty of time

                        to make up...)

Phoenix:           (After we've gotten to the

                        bottom of this incident!)

Judge:               No doubt this day will leave a

                        permanent stain on the history

                        of the Prosecutor's Office.

 

Ema:                More contradictions have

                        surfaced in her testimony.

Phoenix:           Your sister's really putting

                        up a fight.

Phoenix:           She must really care about

                        you.

Phoenix:           Still, she's not doing this

                        the right way...

Ema:                ...!

Phoenix:           (I think I've finally figured

                        out the contradictions in her

                        testimony.)

Phoenix:           (There's one final

                        "possibility" that might turn

                        everything around!)

 

Lana:                The fragments were large, so

                        I'm sure I got them all.

 

                        >Present: Unstable Jar

 

Phoenix:           Ms. Skye. I believe this jar

                        conceals a truth even you

                        were unaware of.

Lana:                What?

Phoenix:           We found the final piece of

                        this jar in Chief Gant's safe.

Lana:                In the Chief's safe?

                        But how...?

Phoenix:           (I knew it! She really didn't

                        know!)

Phoenix:           There's something even more

                        disturbing about that final

                        piece:

Phoenix:           There was still blood on it.

Judge:               But the witness just

                        testified...

Judge:               that she gathered every last

                        piece and wiped the blood off

                        of them!

Phoenix:           Yes, which leaves us with only

                        one explanation.

Phoenix:           On the night Prosecutor

                        Marshall was murdered...

Phoenix:           you were not the first one to

                        show up on the scene!

Phoenix:           Chief Gant got there before

                        you!

Judge:               But couldn't the defendant

                        have simply missed a piece?

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           I'm afraid that's unlikely.

Phoenix:           The pieces are to big for

                        anyone to miss, let alone an

                        ace detective!

Judge:               That may well be, but everyone

                        makes mistakes. Even I once

                        wasted an entire day

Judge:               looking for my dentures. They

                        were in my mouth all along!

                        Ha! Can you believe that!?

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        Have you forgotten,

                        Your Honor?

Edgeworth:        When this witness arrived at

                        the scene, the jar was already

                        broken.

Judge:               Oh, that...

Edgeworth:        There's no way a name could

                        have been written on a

                        shattered jar.

Edgeworth:        Another person discovered the

                        scene prior to the witness!

Judge:               I hope you're not implying

                        this "person" was Chief Gant.

                        At the time, he was looking

Judge:               for Darke downstairs. Besides,

                        even if he was there first,

                        why would he break the jar?

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           The question is, if he did

                        arrive there first, why did he

                        hide that fact for two years!?

Judge:               ...

Phoenix:           Well, Your Honor?

                        Can you answer us that!?

Judge:               Nnnnn...

                        NNNNGHAAAAAAA!

Judge:               Noooooooooooo!

Judge:               Wait, I'm not the one on

                        trail here!

Edgeworth:        Damon Gant arrived at the

                        crime scene prior to the

                        witness.

Edgeworth:        He proceeded to break the jar,

                        and purposefully hid one of

                        the broken pieces.

Edgeworth:        Question: What is this action

                        called?

Phoenix:           Fabrication...

Judge:               B-but why would Chief Gant do

                        that!?

Edgeworth:        In light of what happened

                        afterwards, isn't it clear?

Judge:               What happened afterwards...?

Edgeworth:        Discovering the scene, Lana

                        Skye believed her sister Ema

                        killed the victim.

Edgeworth:        Determined to help her sister,

                        she sought Gant's aid.

Edgeworth:        Lending her his "aid," Gant

                        helped her create evidence

                        that incriminated Darke,

Edgeworth:        sparing Ema.

                        And here is the reason!

Edgeworth:        The reason why Ms. Skye

                        became the Chief's puppet!

Lana:                ...!!

Lana:                N-no...

                        I... I did it on my own...

Ema:                Please, Sis!

                        Stop trying to protect the

                        Chief!

Ema:                I...

Ema:                I can't watch you suffer any

                        more for my sake...

Lana:                No, you didn't!    It wasn't you,

                        Ema! You didn't kill anyone!

Lana:                Don't believe anything

                        Mr. Wright says!

Lana:                Defense attorneys make up the

                        he most foul lies to defend

                        their clients!

Phoenix:           "Foul lies"...?

                        (Imagine that, coming from my

                        own client!)

Judge:               Hmm... I guess you do seem

                        the type who likes to twist

                        the truth.

Phoenix:           ...!

                        (Wait a minute...)

Phoenix:           (What if...)

Phoenix:           (we're still smack dab in the

                        middle of Gant's trap!?)

Judge:               Is something wrong,

                        Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:           Lana... may be right after all.

Edgeworth:        !

                        What do you mean, Wright?

Ema:                So you do tell foul lies

                        then, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:           Ms. Skye! Please testify once

                        more!

Lana:                But...

Phoenix:           If evidence was "fabricated"

                        behind your back...

Phoenix:           then Ema's accidental killing

                        of Prosecutor Marshall...

Phoenix:           might also be a lie!

Ema:                B-but, I do remember knocking

                        over Mr. Marshall...

Phoenix:           Ms. Skye! If you will!

Lana:                ...

                        I... I can't...

Edgeworth:        There's nothing to be afraid

                        of anymore.

Lana:                ...!

Edgeworth:        This cross-examination may not

                        change a thing.

Edgeworth:        However, there is a

                        possibility that it will,

                        if you tell the truth!

Lana:                ...

                        Very well.

Lana:                I'll testify...

                        about what I really saw.

Judge:               All right. The witness may

                        testify once more, for the

                        final time!

 

                        Witness Testimony

                        -- Actual Crime Scene --

 

Lana:                When I arrived, I found Mr.

                        Marshall's body impaled on

                        that suit of armor's sword.

Lana:                Ema and Darke were lying

                        unconscious on the floor

                        nearby.

Lana:                When I saw what had happened,

                        I thought she... did it.

Lana:                That's why I erased all the

                        evidence that linked her to

                        the murder.

Lana:                I had Chief Gant help me

                        remove the body from the

                        sword and carry it...

Lana:                But if it all really was a

                        fabrication, Ema might be

                        innocent!

 

Judge:               Unbelievable! The body was

                        impaled on the armor's sword?

Edgeworth:        You were the only one who saw

                        that. If only you had proof...

Lana:                ...

Lana:                Actually, I do have proof.

Edgeworth:        !

Lana:                I gave it to Mr. Wright just

                        this morning.

Phoenix:           What? To me!?

Lana:                It's a picture I took of the

                        crime scene as I encountered

                        it.

Lana:                I thought it might be needed.

Phoenix:           But I don't remember receiving

                        a picture like that...

Ema:                Lana must have known...

Ema:                See. Mr. Wright? She really

                        does have faith in you!

Judge:               Very well, Mr. Wright. Please

                        present this "picture"!

Phoenix:           (I don't remember receiving

                        any pictures from Lana...)

Ema:                Lana said she gave it to you

                        this morning, right?

Phoenix:           I seem to remember getting

                        something from her then...

Ema:                Let's check that evidence

                        again!

Ema:                There must be a picture in

                        there somewhere!

 

                        >Check: Evidence Law

                        >Examine: Back of book

 

Phoenix:           Hey... There's a picture here!

Ema:                Oh... Oh my...

Ema:                This is... the actual crime

                        scene...!

Lana:                No other detective saw the

                        crime scene like this.

Lana:                That's because I contacted

                        Criminal Affairs only after

                        I rearranged the scene.

 

                        Lana's picture inserted in the

                        Court Record.

 

Ema:                *gasp* Mr. Wright!

Ema:                That piece cut out from his

                        vest! Could that be...

Phoenix:           (The cloth we found inside

                        Chief Gant's safe!)

 

Phoenix:           What's this?

Ema:                It's... a handprint.

Ema:                That cloth...

                        It had fingerprints on it!

Ema:                Whosever fingerprints those

                        are must be the real murderer!

Phoenix:           (What!? But those

                        fingerprints...)

Phoenix:           (They're yours, Ema!)

Ema:                Why are your lips turning

                        all purple, Mr. Wright?

Edgeworth:        Anyway, let's get on with the

                        cross-examination.

Edgeworth:        So long as you tell the truth,

                        we should be able to flush          

                        out the real murderer.

Judge:               Very well. The defense may now

                        begin its cross-examination.

 

                        Cross Examination

                        -- Actual Crime Scene --

 

Lana:                When I arrived, I found Mr.

                        Marshall's body impaled on

                        that suit of armor's sword.

.

                        HOLD IT!

 

Gant:                Come now, Udgey.

Gant:                This is the poorest excuse for

                        a trial I've ever seen!

Judge:               Chief Gant...

Gant:                What, now you want to make me

                        out as the bad guy too?

Gant:                If so, I'd like to put in a

                        word or two in my defense.

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        I'm afraid it's too late for

                        that.

Gant:                What?

Edgeworth:        You already declined

                        testimony.

Edgeworth:        That means you forfeited your

                        right to make statements of

                        any sort.

Gant:                ...

Phoenix:           (This must be the "risk" the

                        judge was talking about...)

Edgeworth:        Just sit back, relax...

Edgeworth:        and enjoy the sound of the

                        noose tightening around your

                        own neck.

Gant:                GGGCCKCKCCKKKK...!

                        ... Ah, so what?

                        You think I'm worried?

Phoenix:           ...!

Gant:                Sorry to disappoint you,

Gant:                but I don't need to make any

                        statements.

Edgeworth:        What do you mean?

Gant:                The evidence will do all the

                        talking for me.

Gant:                Even if I can't testify, I can

                        still present evidence.

Judge:               Yes, that's true...

                        Wait! You mean...

Judge:               you still have some conclusive

                        evidence?

Gant:                No, I don't.

                        But someone else does.

Judge:               "Someone"...?

Gant:                So then... what's your excuse

                        Wrighto?

Phoenix:           ...!

Gant:                Why have you been keeping

                        quiet about it?

Gant:                You do have something to show

                        us, right?

Gant:                Something that proves who

                        knocked over Neil Marshall,

                        causing his death.

Gant:                Conclusive evidence, that

                        leaves no room for doubt!

Judge:               I-is this true, Mr. Wright!?

Phoenix:           ...

Phoenix:           (If I show that piece of

                        evidence now...)

Phoenix:           (Ema's sure to be made out as

                        the murderer!)

Judge:               Mr. Wright! If you have any

                        more evidence, present it now!

                        And if you try to conceal

Judge:               anything... you will be the

                        one appearing before the

                        Board of Inquiries!

Phoenix:           (What do I do now!?)

Phoenix:           (I'd better think this through

                        carefully. I can't afford to

                        make the wrong decision!)

Phoenix:           (Should I present that piece

                        of evidence?)

Phoenix:           (The one that shows who really

                        killed Prosecutor Marshall?)

 

 

[E5-10-03]

 

                        A>Show evidence

                        B>Cannot show evidence

 

[E5-10-03-A]

Answer: Show evidence

 

Phoenix:           Yes, Your Honor. I do have

                        further evidence.

Ema:                All right! The time's finally

                        come to show it to them!

Ema:                Those prints have got to be

                        the Chief's!

Judge:               Now then, let's see this

                        "conclusive" evidence!

Judge:               The evidence that shows who

                        actually murdered Prosecutor

                        Marshall!

 

[Continue to E5-10-04]

 

 

[E5-10-04]

                        A>Present: Strip of Cloth

                        B>Present: Anything else

 

[E5-10-04-A]

Answer: Present: Strip of Cloth

 

Judge:               That's... a piece of leather

                        clothing?

Phoenix:           Yes. It most likely was cut

                        from the victim's vest,

                        near his chest.

Edgeworth:        What's this!?

Edgeworth:        There's a big handprint on it!

Gant:                Surely it must have been left

                        on the cloth by whoever shoved

                        the victim into the sword.

Judge:               What? Who's fingerprints are

                        on this!?

Gant:                I'm sure Wrighto has

                        checked, haven't you?

Phoenix:           ...!

Judge:               Well? Whose are they!?

Phoenix:           ...

Phoenix:           ...

Phoenix:           ...They're Ms. Skye's.

                        Ms. Ema Skye's.

Ema:                What!?

                        They're mine...?

Ema:                So I really did do it...

Gant:                See? I told you it was

                        conclusive.

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           But this was found in your

                        safe!

Phoenix:           That means it's possible you

                        forged it!

Gant:                I don't know what you're

                        talking about.

Phoenix:           !

Gant:                I don't remember any cloth in

                        my safe.

Gant:                Do you really expect me to

                        believe that?

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           But...!

Edgeworth:        Give it up, Mr. Wright.

                        It's over.

Phoenix:           !

Edgeworth:        You shouldn't have presented

                        that...

Edgeworth:        By presenting that evidence,

Edgeworth:        you tied Ema Skye to Neil

                        Marshall's death.

Phoenix:           No...

Judge:               It appears we have our killer.

Phoenix:           NNNO...

Phoenix:           NNNO...NOOOOOO!!!

 

                        Everything hinged on that

                        point.

 

                        In the end, Lana was found

                        guilty

 

                        GUILTY

 

[E5-10-04-B]

Answer: Present: Anything else

 

Phoenix:           (No... I can't!

                        I can't show them that yet!)

Ema:                Why not?

                        You know which item to show!

Edgeworth:        Mr. Wright.

Edgeworth:        If you're not sure, then think

                        it through again...

Edgeworth:        How can you use that evidence

                        to your advantage?

Phoenix:           (What do I do now!?)

Phoenix:           (I'd better think this through

                        carefully. I can't afford to

                        make the wrong decision!)

Phoenix:           (Should I present that piece

                        of evidence?)

Phoenix:           (The one that shows who really

                        killed Prosecutor Marshall?)

 

[Return to E5-10-03]

 

 

[E5-10-03-B]

Answer: Cannot show evidence

 

Phoenix:           Your Honor, I don't have any

                        evidence I can present at this

                        point in time.

Gant:                What!?

                        You lie!

Judge:               Chief Gant?

Gant:                You... you opened my safe!

                        I know you took what was

                        inside!

Gant:                The conclusive evidence!

Phoenix:           I don't know what you're

                        talking about.

Ema:                Mr. Wright! Why don't you show

                        them?

Ema:                We found it together!

Gant:                Oh, I see. It's because you

                        know the truth, don't you?

Gant:                You know whose fingerprints

                        are on it. That's why you

                        won't present it!

Edgeworth:        What are you talking about,

                        Chief Gant!?

Gant:                Can't you figure it out? Take

                        a good look at this picture.

Gant:                See the victim's vest?

                        Notice anything odd about the

                        chest area?

Judge:               It looks like part of it's

                        been cut off for some reason.

Edgeworth:        You mean, you had this...?

                        In your safe?

Judge:               What!?

                        That means you...

                        the Chief of Police...

Judge:               concealing evidence!

Judge:               This is going to be the

                        biggest scandal in the history

                        of the Police Department!!!

Gant:                ...

                        Impressive...

Gant:                To be honest, I didn't think

                        you had the gall, Wrighto.

Phoenix:           ...!

Gant:                Well, I can't just let you

                        pin me up as the murderer.

Gant:                I'll tell you what really

                        happened.

Judge:               What!? You mean you admit to

                        it!?

 

Gant:                I was the first person to

                        arrive at the crime scene that

                        day.

Gant:                It then occurred to me that I

                        could use the situation to

                        control Lana.

Ema:                So you really were

                        manipulating her!

Gant:                I knew Lana.

Gant:                If I made it look like the

                        blame lay with her sister...

Gant:                That when she saw the scene,

                        she would ask me for my aid.

Edgeworth:        So you "assisted" Ms. Skye!

Gant:                I told her to arrange all the

                        evidence.

Gant:                I had her plant the knife tip

                        in the victim's body, and move

                        the body across the room.

Edgeworth:        And I ended up using that

                        evidence to get Joe Darke

                        convicted!

Gant:                When we rearranged the crime

                        scene,

Gant:                I hid two pieces of evidence.

Gant:                I did this before Lana arrived

                        at the scene.

Phoenix:           Two pieces of evidence... You

                        mean those items in your safe!

Judge:               But... why?

Gant:                For insurance, of course.

Phoenix:           "Insurance"...?

Gant:                I was sure my plan would work,

                        but it's always bet to be

                        prepared for the worst.

Gant:                I wasn't about to let anyone

                        blame me for a murder

                        that girl committed.

Judge:               You mean you were calculating

                        that far ahead while forging

                        the evidence!?

Gant:                Who do you take me for, a

                        fool? I didn't make police

                        chief by dumb luck.

Gant:                See this jar fragment?

Gant:                I hid the most legible part

                        of Ema's name.

Gant:                I didn't expect Lana to go

                        and wipe the blood off all

                        the pieces.

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        But if you fabricated all the

                        evidence...

Edgeworth:        what's to say you didn't

                        fabricate the message on this

                        jar, too?

Gant:                Ho ho ho...

Gant:                Some people just don't know

                        when to quit, do they?

Gant:                That's why I kept one more

                        item for "insurance."

Edgeworth:        You mean that piece of cloth?

Gant:                Come on, Wrighto. Cough it

                        up, already. I know you have

                        it.

Phoenix:           ...

Ema:                What are you waiting for,

                        Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:           So you admit to it then,

                        Chief Gant?

Phoenix:           That you were hiding the cloth

                        you cut off the victim's

                        vest in your safe?

Gant:                Yes, I admit it.

                        I didn't want to have to do

                        that, being Chief and all,

Gant:                but it's a lot better than

                        being portrayed as a murderer!

Judge:               Well, Mr. Wright?

                        What do you have to say for

                        yourself?

Judge:               Just a moment ago, you said

                        you didn't have any evidence

                        you could present.

Gant:                Foolish move, Wrighto.

                        You should have shown it then

                        before it was too late.

Phoenix:           (It's been a long battle...)

Phoenix:           (but the moment of truth has

                        finally arrived!)

Phoenix:           (As long as I don't mess up

                        here, victory is mine!)

 

 

[E5-10-05]

 

                        A>Show evidence

                        B>Cannot show evidence

 

[E5-10-05-B]

Answer: Cannot show evidence

 

Phoenix:           (No! It's too late to show

                        the evidence now!)

Phoenix:           (Besides, even if I did...)

Phoenix:           (it'd just expose that poor

                        girl's fingerprints!)

Edgeworth:        Wright. Think hard over the

                        circumstances.

Phoenix:           The circumstances...?

Edgeworth:        I'm talking about "then" and

                        "now."

Edgeworth:        There's one major difference

                        between the two.

Edgeworth:        Weren't you waiting for that

                        difference?

Phoenix:           ...!

                        (So...)

Phoenix:           (Edgeworth figured out my

                        plan!)

Ema:                Mr. Wright! This is your only

                        chance!

 

[Continue at E5-10-05-A]

 

[E5-10-05-A]

Answer: Show evidence

 

Phoenix:           Your Honor, I do have evidence

                        to present now.

Judge:               All right then, let's see this

                        "conclusive" evidence!

Judge:               The evidence that shows who

                        actually murdered Prosecutor

                        Marshall!

 

 

[E5-10-06]

 

                        A>Present: Strip of Cloth

                        B>Present: Anything else

 

[E5-10-06-B]

Answer: Present: Anything else

 

Judge:               ...

                        Mr. Edgeworth? Your opinion,

                        please?

Edgeworth:        I think Mr. Wright's humor has

                        improved... at the expense of

                        his defense.

Judge:               Better polish up your defense,

                        Mr. Wright!

Ema:                Come on, Mr. Wright!

Ema:                You remember that thing with

                        the murderer's handprint on

                        it, don't you?

Judge:               There's no way around it, Mr.

                        Wright. I'll ask you just one

                        more time.

Gant:                ...

 

 

[E5-10-06-A]

Answer: Present: Strip of Cloth

 

Phoenix:           Let me verify this once more.

Phoenix:           On the day of the crime,

Phoenix:           you personally cut out this

                        piece of the victim's vest?

Gant:                Oh, yes! At last you've   

                        finally brought it out into

                        the open.

Judge:               There's a handprint on this

                        piece of cloth!

Edgeworth:        Your Honor! The prosecution

                        requests that be immediately

                        sent to the lab for analysis!

Edgeworth:        This handprint on the

                        leather...

Edgeworth:        There must have been a strong

                        impact for it to be left so

                        clearly!

Judge:               !

                        You mean...

Edgeworth:        It could not have been

                        forged. It must be authentic,

                        conclusive evidence!

Gant:                Ho ho ho...

Gant:                You're as slow on the uptake

                        as ever, Worthy!

Edgeworth:        What?

Gant:                Think about it. Wrighto had

                        all this time to present this

                        evidence...

Gant:                Yet he was reluctant to do so.

                        Why would that be?

Edgeworth:        ...!

                        You mean you already know?

Edgeworth:        You know whose fingerprints

                        are on that?

Ema:                M-Mr. Wright... Do you really

                        know?

Judge:               Whoever the fingerprints

                        belong to must be the real

                        murderer!

Judge:               Whose fingerprints are they!?

Phoenix:           Very well. I'll tell you.

Phoenix:           (It should be okay now.

                        Everything's proceeding as

                        predicted.)

Phoenix:           The person whom these

                        fingerprints belong to are...

 

 

[E5-10-07]

 

                        A>Present: Ema Skye

                        B>Present: Anyone else

 

[E5-10-07-B]

Answer: Present: Anyone else

 

Phoenix:           (No, it's no use lying here.)

Phoenix:           (They'll discover the truth

                        the second they analyze

                        this.)

Gant:                What's the matter, Mr. Wright?

                        Hurry up and tell us!

Judge:               You do know, don't you, Mr.

                        Wright?

Judge:               Whoever the fingerprints

                        belong to must be the real

                        murderer!

Judge:               Whose fingerprints are they!?

Phoenix:           Very well. I'll tell you.

Phoenix:           (It should be okay now.

                        Everything's proceeding as

                        predicted.)

Phoenix:           The person whom these

                        fingerprints belong to are...

 

[Return to E5-10-07]

 

[E5-10-07-A]

Answer: Present: Ema Skye

 

Judge:               Ema? Ema Skye!?

Ema:                What!?

                        They're mine...!?

Phoenix:           I'm sorry, Ema...

Ema:                But why...

Ema:                Why didn't you tell me!?

Gant:                Oh ho ho ho!

Gant:                You're really something,

                        Wrighto!

Gant:                You knew this girl did it all

                        along,

Gant:                and you still tried to pin

                        the murderer on me!

Judge:               So it's true. Tragic, but

                        true.

Judge:               This girl really did shove

                        Prosecutor Marshall to his

                        death.

 

                        HOLD IT!

 

Lana:                How could you!?

                        You... you monster!!!

Judge:               Ms. Skye...

Lana:                You knew whose fingerprints

                        those were all along, yet

                        you...

Lana:                you acted like she really

                        didn't...

Phoenix:           Ms. Skye.

                        It's not over yet...

Lana:                What!?

Phoenix:           I said this trial isn't

                        over yet.

Gant:                Ha! But I'm afraid it is over,

                        boy! Not only this trial...

Gant:                but your career too!

Phoenix:           ...

Gant:                You purposely concealed this

                        conclusive evidence.

Gant:                That, my friend, is a serious

                        offense.

Phoenix:           ...

Gant:                I'm looking forward to

                        pressing charges after the

                        defendant is convicted.

Gant:                I'll have your badge, boy!

Phoenix:           ...

Gant:                What's the matter, cat got

                        your tongue?

Gant:                Aren't you going to tell us

                        how it feels?

Gant:                How it feels to be the one who

                        single-handedly turned a poor

                        little girl into a murderer!?

Phoenix:           ...

                        Before I do that...

Phoenix:           there's just one little thing

                        I have to clear up.

Gant:                Oh? And what's that?

Phoenix:           Who really killed Prosecutor

                        Neil Marshall.

Judge:               What!?

Phoenix:           Chief Gant, you are absolutely

                        right.

Phoenix:           This piece of cloth proves who

                        the real murderer is. Who

                        killed Neil Marshall, you ask?

Judge:               It was Ema Skye, wasn't it?

Phoenix:           I'm afraid that's not possible.

Phoenix:           You see, this piece of cloth

                        contains a critical

                        contradiction!

Gant:                What!?

                        A contradiction!?

Gant:                What is this fool babbling

                        about!?

Phoenix:           I'm talking about a

                        contradiction. One that

                        proves...

Phoenix:           who the real killer is!

Judge:               M-Mr. Wright!

                        This piece of cloth...

Judge:               What could it possibly

                        contradict!?

Phoenix:           (Chief Gant, your tyrannical

                        reign ends here!)

Phoenix:           Behold! The piece of evidence

                        that contradicts this cloth!

 

 

[E5-10-08]

 

                        A>Present: Lana's Photo

                        B>Present: Anything else

 

[E5-10-08-B]

 

Gant:                Oh ho ho ho!

Gant:                It's fun watching you squirm,

                        Wrighto!

Judge:               This piece of evidence indeed

                        seems to contradict

                        something...

Judge:               like your outward appearance

                        of mental sanity!!!

Phoenix:           (What am I doing!?)

Phoenix:           (If this cloth was cut from

                        Prosecutor Marshall's vest

                        after he died...)

Phoenix:           (Then something's definitely

                        not right about it!)

Edgeworth:        It's too late to turn back

                        now.

Edgeworth:        You're the only one who can

                        put an end to this, Wright!

Phoenix:           (Chief Gant, your tyrannical

                        reign ends here!)

Phoenix:           Behold! The piece of evidence

                        that contradicts this cloth!

 

[Return to E5-10-08]

 

[E5-10-08-A]

Answer: Present: Lana's Picture

 

Gant:                And what exactly is this

                        supposed to be...?

Phoenix:           This is the picture Ms. Skye

                        took. Take a good look at it.

Phoenix:           See where the piece of his

                        vest was cut out?

Judge:               Yes...

                        His shirt is showing

                        underneath.

Judge:               It's hard to make out with all

                        the blood on his vest,

                        though.

Phoenix:           Exactly my point. His chest

                        is soaked with blood. That's

                        only natural.

Phoenix:           His lungs no doubt were

                        punctured. Blood poured out of

                        his mouth.

Judge:               Oh! But that piece of cloth...

Judge:               Wait...

                        There's no blood on it!

Gant:                AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

Phoenix:           Since Ema Skye's fingerprints

                        are on this cloth,

Phoenix:           there's no doubt that she

                        shoved the prosecutor aside!

Phoenix:           However!

Phoenix:           Mr. Marshall was not impaled

                        on the sword!

Gant:                No! Th-this is nonsense!

Phoenix:           Now then, Chief Gant. Let me

                        ask you something.

Phoenix:           Prosecutor Marshall was not

                        impaled when he was shoved

                        aside.

Edgeworth:        He most likely hit his head on

                        the ground and was knocked

                        out.

Phoenix:           If so, then tell me. Who could

                        it have been?

Phoenix:           Who could have arrived at the

                        scene before Ms. Skye,

Phoenix:           picked up the unconscious

                        prosecutor,

Phoenix:           and impaled him on the armor's

                        sword?

Gant:                Hnnngngghgghh...

Edgeworth:        Then, to make it look like

                        Ema was responsible for the

                        prosecutor's death,

Edgeworth:        said person proceeded to write

                        her name on the jar with the

                        victim's blood.

Edgeworth:        Then he broke the jar on

                        purpose, to leave behind a

                        clue,

Edgeworth:        and make Lana believe her

                        sister did it!

Gant:                ...

Phoenix:           Remember what you admitted

                        only moments ago?

Phoenix:           That you personally cut out

                        this bloodless piece of the

                        victim's vest?

Phoenix:           Ironic, isn't it?

Phoenix:           Through the very act of

                        creating "insurance,"

Phoenix:           you proved that you were the

                        actual murderer!

Gant:                NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO

                        OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

                        OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Phoenix:           (It's finished...)

 

                        OBJECTION!

 

Gant:                Heh...

Gant:                Heh heh heh!

Gant:                Oh ho ho ho ho ho ho!

Gant:                That was close, Wrighto!

                        You almost had me!

Phoenix:           !

Gant:                Sorry, but you'll have to do

                        better than that. I refute

                        your allegations.

Judge:               What do you mean, you "refute"

                        his allegations?

Gant:                You see, that piece of

                        cloth... is illegal evidence!

Judge:               Order! Order!

                        What nonsense is this!?

Gant:                Illegal evidence cannot be

                        used to convict a suspect!

Gant:                Remember, Udgey?

Gant:                Earlier, ol' Wrighto here

                        concealed that piece of cloth!

 

Gant:                So then... what's your excuse

                        Wrighto?

Gant:                You do have some conclusive

                        evidence, don't you?

Phoenix:           ...

Phoenix:           Your Honor, I don't have any

                        evidence I can present at this

                        point in time.

 

Judge:               Well, that's true...

Judge:               The defense did refuse to

                        present evidence!

Gant:                At that moment, that piece of

                        cloth ceased to be "legal

                        evidence"!

Ema:                But that's not fair...!

Gant:                Hoo hoo hoo hooooo!

                        Did you actually think you

                        could best me in court?

Gant:                It looks like the last laugh's

                        on you, son!

Judge:               I'm afraid Mr. Gant's claim is

                        legally correct.

Judge:               Well, Mr. Edgeworth?

Edgeworth:        True... Illegal evidence

                        cannot be used to convict a

                        person...

Edgeworth:        assuming, of course, that the

                        evidence is indeed illegal.

Judge:               Hmm?

                        Well, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:           ...

                        (It seems... at last...)

Phoenix:           (The time for me to reveal my

                        plan has finally arrived.)

Judge:               Mr. Wright.

                        Do you admit to it?

Judge:               That you purposefully and

                        illegally concealed this piece

                        of cloth?

 

[E5-10-09]

 

                        A>I did

                        B>I did not

 

[E5-10-09-A]

Answer: I did

 

Phoenix:           (No! If I admit to that...)

Phoenix:           (all my planning will have

                        been for nothing!)

Judge:               It seems...

Judge:               Mr. Wright didn't understand

                        the implication of his

                        conduct.

Edgeworth:        If you're going to change

                        your position, this is your

                        only chance, Wright!

Phoenix:           (He's right...)

 

[Continue at E5-10-09-B]

 

[E5-10-09-B]

Answer: I did not

 

Phoenix:           Certainly, I refused to

                        present evidence at one point.

Gant:                Aha! So the evidence is

                        illegal!

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           No it isn't, Mr. Gant.

Gant:                Huh?

Phoenix:           It's not that I "didn't"

                        present evidence then...

Phoenix:           it's that I "couldn't."

Judge:               What do you mean, you

                        "couldn't"?

Phoenix:           There are certain procedures

                        involved when presenting

                        evidence!

Gant:                No, Udgey! Don't listen to his

                        lies!

Gant:                He's nothing but a coward!

                        You can't let him?

Edgeworth:        OBJECTION!

Edgeworth:        There is only one issue left

                        to be resolved in this trial:

Edgeworth:        Is this evidence legal or not?

Judge:               Very well. Let us settle this

                        once and for all.

Judge:               Earlier you refused to present

                        evidence.

Judge:               If you can prove your conduct

                        was not in violation of the

                        law, then do so now!

 

 

[E5-10-10]

 

                        A>Present: Evidence Law

                        B>Present: Anything else

 

[E5-10-10-B]

Answer: Present: Anything else

 

Judge:               It seems...

Judge:               your very existence is

                        "illegal."

Phoenix:           Huh...?

Edgeworth:        You've lost it, Wright.

                        All this time I thought you

                        were using the Chief's

Edgeworth:        Knowledge of the law to trap

                        him. It looks like you're the

                        one who got trapped.

Phoenix:           I guess I should just stick to

                        what I'm used to.

Judge:               I never expected to hear that

                        coming from a defense

                        attorney.

Phoenix:           (Gant's a pro at slipping

                        through loopholes in the

                        law...)

Phoenix:           (Still, the law's the only

                        weapon I can use to beat

                        him!)

Judge:               Very well. Let us settle this

                        once and for all.

Judge:               Earlier you refused to present

                        evidence.

Judge:               If you can prove your conduct

                        was not in violation of the

                        law, then do so now!

 

[Return to E5-10-10]

 

[E5-10-10-A]

Answer: Present: Evidence Law

 

Phoenix:           This is my proof, Your Honor:

                        "Evidence Law."

Gant:                What's this?

Phoenix:           I've done my homework too,

                        Chief.

Phoenix:           Indeed, Ema Skye's

                        fingerprints were on this

                        piece of cloth.

Phoenix:           However!

Phoenix:           At that point in time, this

                        was merely a piece of cloth,

                        nothing more.

Gant:                What?

Phoenix:           You see, it's written right

                        here in this book: The second

                        rule of evidence law!

Gant:                ...!

Edgeworth:        Rule 1: no evidence shall be

                        shown without the approval

                        of the Police Department!

Phoenix:           I found this piece of

                        evidence myself... inside

                        your safe.

Phoenix:           It goes without saying I did

                        not approval from the

                        Police Department.

Edgeworth:        Rule 2: unregistered evidence

                        presented must be relevant to

                        the case in trial.

Phoenix:           And here is the crux of the

                        matter.

Phoenix:           You see, at the time it was

                        impossible for me to prove

                        the relevance...

Phoenix:           between the cloth and the SL-9

                        Incident.

Gant:                What!? What kind of nonsense

                        it this!?

Gant:                You want "relevancy"? Just

                        take one look at this

                        picture and-

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

Phoenix:           Sorry, but can you recall...

                        when was that picture

                        presented?

Judge:               That was shown only a few

                        moments ago!

Gant:                No...

Edgeworth:        He's right.

Edgeworth:        At the beginning of today's

                        trial,

Edgeworth:        that piece of cloth was still

                        meaningless.

Phoenix:           The person who gave it value

                        as evidence...

Phoenix:           was you, Damon Gant.

Gant:                ...!

Edgeworth:        You yourself confessed to a

                        certain "truth."

 

Phoenix:           Let me verify this once more.

Phoenix:           On the day of the crime,

Phoenix:           you personally cut out this

                        piece of the victim's vest?

Gant:                Oh, yes!

 

Gant:                NNNOOOOO!!!

Edgeworth:        It was then that you

                        approved this cloth...

Edgeworth:        as conclusive evidence.

Edgeworth:        Yes! You, the Chief of Police,

                        personally approved this

                        cloth!

Phoenix:           The only person who could have

                        cut this from the victim's

                        vest...

Phoenix:           is the one who stood before

                        Prosecutor Marshall in his

                        final moments.

Phoenix:           In other words, the real

                        murderer! And there's only one

                        person who that could be...

Phoenix:           Damon Gant, the killer you!

Gant:                N... N...

                        Mmph...

 

Gant:                WA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

                        HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

                        HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Gant:                HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH

                        HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH

                        HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH

Gant:                HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO

                        HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO

                        HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO

Gant:                UH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH

                        HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH

                        HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH

Gant:                HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE

                        HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE

                        HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE

Gant:                HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW

                        HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW

                        HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW!!!

 

Gant:                I knew I should have gotten

                        rid of him...

Gant:                That good-for-nothing scum!

Gant:                For two years he's been

                        snooping around the department

                        trying to get something on me!

Gant:                Crimes are being committed

                        everyday, yet he insisted on

                        hounding me!

Edgeworth:        Well, your crime wasn't

                        exactly petty.

Gant:                He wanted to reinvestigate

                        the case.

Gant:                He recruited Angel Starr, then

                        convinced Bruce Goodman...

Phoenix:           Detective Goodman?

Gant:                Yeah, that's right.

 

Marshall:           If the evidence is transferred

                        I'll lose my only chance to

                        find out the truth!

Marshall:           Please, you've got to help me!

 

Gant:                Goodman turned him down,

                        as he ought to.

Gant:                Still, Jake Marshall didn't

                        know when to quit.

Edgeworth:        He stole Goodman's ID card

                        and tried to take the

                        evidence!

Gant:                Goodman came to me that day.

Gant:                He wanted to file a lost

                        item report.

Gant:                I went with him to the

                        evidence room.

Gant:                Then all of a sudden he had

                        to speak out!

 

Gant:                What are you talking about,

                        Goodman?

Goodman:         Can you please reopen the

                        investigation, Chief?

Goodman:         We can't transfer the evidence

                        out. There are too many

                        questions left unanswered!

 

Gant:                He... told me to open up the

                        evidence room and take it out.

 

Goodman:         It's not too late.

                        I'll hand this to Marshall!

 

Gant:                Well, to be honest, I was a

                        little panicked, too.

Gant:                I had a bad feeling about it,

                        but never knew it would come

                        to this.

Gant:                That's when I saw it...

                        that accursed knife.

 

Gant:                I couldn't just pull it out.

Edgeworth:        You would only increase the

                        amount of blood and you couldn't

                        finish what you started.

Gant:                Even so, the blood was just

                        pouring out.

Gant:                I didn't know who might

                        stumble in, so I was wiping

                        it up.

Gant:                I was worrying so much about

                        the floor, I didn't realize my

                        mistake.

Phoenix:           Detective Gumshoe's bloody

                        hand print...

Gant:                I used to be known as the

                        "crime computer"...

Gant:                But everyone has to start

                        somewhere, I guess.

                        I was too nervous.

Gant:                I had no business doing

                        any of it.

Edgeworth:        Then you put the body in my

                        car?

Gant:                I'm sorry! We couldn't think

                        of any other way to move

                        the body.

Gant:                We broke the trunk, but

                        what's the big deal?

Gant:                You pull down a lot more

                        than us detectives!

Edgeworth:        Grr...

Phoenix:           W-what does this have to

                        do with anything?

Phoenix:           You're horrible! How could

                        you get Ms. Skye involved

                        in all of this!?

Gant:                Well, she had as much to lose

                        as I did if the truth

                        came out.

Edgeworth:        So you took the evidence

                        from Detective Goodman's

                        locker in evidence?

Gant:                I feel bad for having to

                        do it.

Gant:                I couldn't sit around and pick

                        and choose what to take.

Phoenix:           Well... you left the jar

                        fragment and gloves.

Gant:                ...

                        Yeah...

Gant:                It looks like I was better off

                        being an investigator of

                        crimes than a committer.

 

Gant:                They all did their best to

                        get in my way...

Gant:                I've got to hand it to them,

                        they do their jobs well...

                        much to my dismay.

Edgeworth:        Fake evidence doesn't hold up

                        very well upon close

                        examination.

Edgeworth:        You must have known that...

Gant:                Tell me, Worthy.

Gant:                What are you doing in court?

Edgeworth:        Me?

Gant:                You despise criminals.

Gant:                I can feel it. You and me...

                        we're the same.

Edgeworth:        !

Gant:                One day you'll understand.

Gant:                If you want to take them on

                        alone...

Gant:                you'll figure out what's

                        needed!

Edgeworth:        ...

 

Gant:                Well, looks like it's

                        time to say goodbye.

Gant:                Oh, Udgey.

Judge:               Wh-what?

Gant:                Looks like we'll have

                        to cancel that lunch date.

Gant:                Sorry old friend!

Judge:               ...

Judge:               I'm sorry too, Damon Gant.

Gant:                ...

Judge:               I knew you as you used to

                        be, long ago.

Judge:               You were once a fine

                        investigator, and an example

                        to others on the force.

Judge:               I'm sorry to learn that

                        you are no longer that

                        person.

Gant:                Those days are gone now,

                        Udgey. Thanks for all the

                        memories, though...

Gant:                Don't worry, you'll be fine!

Gant:                Now you have Wrighto here...

Edgeworth:        and Worthy.

Gant:                With these two around, you

                        can't go wrong...

Gant:                You see, if I listen

                        carefully, I can hear it

                        right now...

Gant:                The sound of a new

                        beginning!

 

Phoenix:           There are two things I want

                        you to understand.

Lana:                Yes?

Phoenix:           First, your sister never hurt

                        anyone.

Phoenix:           Second, Damon Gant betrayed

                        you from the beginning.

Phoenix:           You see, Ms. Skye...

Phoenix:           you no longer have any reason

                        to keep silent.

Lana:                You're right.

Lana:                When this trial is over,

                        I'll tell everything.

Lana:                All that I've done these past

                        two years...

Lana:                from the time I had Gant help

                        me forge evidence, up until

                        today.

Judge:               So...

Judge:               it seems all the questions

                        raised in this trial have

                        been answered.

Phoenix:           I'm sorry, Ms. Skye...

                        I couldn't get you out of all

                        your trouble.

Lana:                ...

Lana:                My, my. What high standards

                        you have... for a rookie.

Phoenix:           ...!

Lana:                I can see why Mia thought so

                        highly of you.

Lana:                Who knows? A few years from

                        now, you just might make it to

                        the top.

Lana:                I owe you my thanks,

                        Mr. Wright.

Phoenix:           Ms. Skye...

Lana:                And to you too,

                        Mr. Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:        ...!

Lana:                You've suffered every bit as

                        much as I have over these

                        past few days.

Lana:                Believe me, I know how much of

                        an ordeal it's been for you.

Edgeworth:        Hmph!

                        It was nothing.

Phoenix:           (Liar...)

Lana:                I was worried the pressure

                        might break you.

Lana:                And yet...

Lana:                you rose above it all and

                        guided Mr. Wright to victory.

Lana:                You've done well,

                        Mr. Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:        S-stop it!

                        I only did my job!

Judge:               In light of this case...

Judge:               It seems a good self-examining

                        is in order for all of us.

Judge:               Ms. Skye.

Lana:                Yes, Your Honor?

Judge:               You are innocent of murder.

                        However...

Judge:               Although the Chief blackmailed

                        you, the fact is you still

                        acted as his accomplice.

Judge:               A trial will be scheduled for

                        these crimes at a later date.

Lana:                Yes.

                        I understand, Your Honor.

Judge:               Is there something amusing

                        about all of this? Why are you

                        smiling?

Lana:                It's been a long time, Your

                        Honor.

Lana:                A long time since I've felt

                        free of these heavy chains...

 

Judge:               Well, this trial has gone on

                        far too long already.

Judge:               Regarding the charge of

                        murder,

Judge:               this court finds the

                        defendant, Ms. Lana Skye...

 

                        NOT GUILTY

 

Judge:               That is all.

                        The court is adjourned!

 

 

                        February 25, 5:03 PM

                        District Court

                        Defendant Lobby No. 2

 

Phoenix:           (At long last...

                        It's finally over...)

Phoenix:           E-Ema?

Ema:                ...

Phoenix:           Why the long face?

Phoenix:           I'm sorry your sister didn't

                        get completely off the hook,

Phoenix:           but at least she wasn't

                        convicted for a murder she

                        didn't commit!

Ema:                No, that's not it.

Ema:                Just now, after the trial

                        ended...

 

Lana:                I can see why Mia thought so

                        highly of you.

Lana:                I owe you my thanks,

                        Mr. Wright.

 

Lana:                And to you too,

                        Mr. Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:        ...!

Lana:                You've suffered every bit as

                        much as I have over these

                        past few days.

Lana:                You've done well.

 

Ema:                You know, I did my best too.

Ema:                But... Lana didn't say a

                        single word to me.

Gumshoe:         Hope I'm not interrupting

                        anything.

Phoenix:           ...

Ema:                ...

Gumshoe:         Oh... Guess I am.

Gumshoe:         I'll come back later.

Phoenix:           Ah, Detective Gumshoe!

                        What is it?

Gumshoe:         You're doing this on purpose,

                        aren't you? Making a detective

                        run all around while on duty,

Gumshoe:         and to top it off you call me

                        here... I've seen happier

                        people at funerals!

Gumshoe:         Hey, lighten up, pals.

                        I'm only kidding!

Ema:                Oh...

                        Are you here because

                        of my sister again?

Gumshoe:         Nope, not this time!

Gumshoe:         I came today because of you,

                        pal!

Ema:                Me...?

Gumshoe:         That's right.

                        I thought you'd

                        like to see someone.

Ema:                Lana!

Phoenix:           Should you be doing this?

Phoenix:           She's still under arrest, you

                        know.

Gumshoe:         ...

                        Well, I won't tell if you

                        won't.

Lana:                Ema... I owe you

                        an apology.

Ema:                It's okay, Sis. Don't worry

                        about it.

Lana:                That day, two years ago,

Ema:                ...!

Lana:                was the first time in my life

                        I ever panicked.

Lana:                It was all I could do to keep

                        myself from screaming.

Lana:                All I could think about was

                        keeping you from getting

                        wrapped up in that mess.

Ema:                Sis...

Lana:                I asked Gant to help me cover

                        up the "truth."

Lana:                I thought I was doing it for

                        your sake...

Lana:                But now I realize I was wrong.

Ema:                ...

Lana:                I changed after that day.

Lana:                I had to... It was the only

                        way I could make it through

                        the past two years.

Lana:                I knew how much I was hurting

                        you by distancing myself...

Lana:                but I couldn't bring myself to

                        tell you what I did.

Lana:                I... I was scared. Scared that

                        you'd look at me with those

                        eyes of yours.

Lana:                I was scared of how you'd

                        react if you knew...

Ema:                But Sis! You were only doing

                        it for me...

Ema:                No...

Ema:                Huh?

Lana:                I turned my back on you that

                        day.

Lana:                In hiding what I believed to

                        be the truth, I was deceiving

                        you!

Ema:                Sis...

Lana:                I'm such a fool...

                        It took me all this time to

                        realize it.

Lana:                Ema...

                        I'm so sorry.

Ema:                But Sis! You don't have to

                        apologize!

Ema:                I'm happy now!

Lana:                You're... happy?

Ema:                Of course!

Ema:                You know, Sis,

Ema:                I always knew that one day

                        you'd come back.

Ema:                And now you have!

Lana:                Oh Ema... Ema!

 

Phoenix:           No one can change the past.

Phoenix:           The only thing we can do is

                        strive to make up for our

                        mistakes.

Phoenix:           Why must we make up for our

                        mistakes, you ask?

Phoenix:           Because in so doing...

Phoenix:           we can find the way back to

                        our path.

                        And once we've found our path,

Phoenix:           we can move on from our past

                        mistakes toward a brighter

                        future.

 

Phoenix:           At least, that's what I felt,

                        looking at those two sisters

                        make up.

Lana:                Mr. Wright. Mr. Gumshoe.

Gumshoe:         M-Me?

Lana:                Thank you both, for all that

                        you've done.

Lana:                I'm sure we'll meet again

                        someday.

Lana:                Isn't that right, Edgeworth?

Phoenix:           E-Edgeworth...?

Lana:                Stop hiding and come over

                        here.

Phoenix:           (Where was he hiding!?)

Edgeworth:        I just came to say...

Edgeworth:        Congratulations.

Lana:                Thank you.

Ema:                Thank you, Mr. Edgeworth!

Edgeworth:        Right. Well... I'll be going

                        now!

Lana:                Mr. Edgeworth. I hope you

                        don't blame yourself for what

                        happened.

Edgeworth:        ...!

Lana:                We were the ones who acted

                        corruptly, not you.

Edgeworth:        ...

                        It's too late for me.

Phoenix:           ...!

Edgeworth:        No matter what anyone may say,

Edgeworth:        I realized today that I can't

                        change my own mistakes!

Ema:                Mr. Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:        Not only that, but I don't

                        even trust myself anymore.

                        Chief Gant was right...

 

Gant:                You despise criminals.

                        I can feel it. You and me...

                        we're the same.

Edgeworth:        !

Gant:                One day you'll understand.

                        If you want to take them on

                        alone...

Gant:                you'll figure out what's

                        needed!

 

Edgeworth:        I do despise criminals.

Edgeworth:        I planned to dedicate my

                        entire life to fighting them.

Edgeworth:        But in order to fight crime

                        alone, one needs a "weapon."

Edgeworth:        It's scary, but I've been

                        thinking the same thing for

                        quite some time now.

Phoenix:           But Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:        Who knows? Given enough time,

                        I might have tried to pull

                        something like Chief Gant did.

Edgeworth:        That thought terrifies me.

                        That's why I can't continue on

                        as a prosecutor!

Lana:                Edgeworth...

                        Don't you understand?

Lana:                Damon Gant and your mentor,

                        Manfred von Karma...

Edgeworth:        ...!

Lana:                were both the best of the best

                        when it came to fighting

                        crime.

Lana:                But they both made the same

                        mistake.

Edgeworth:        ...

Lana:                You said, "in order to fight

                        crime alone, one needs a

                        weapon.'"

Lana:                That may be right, but

                        think back to today's trial.

Lana:                You weren't alone.

Edgeworth:        ...!

Lana:                You were working together with

                        Mr. Wright.

Lana:                And because of that

                        partnership, you were able to

                        present evidence that

Lana:                otherwise would have gone

                        undiscovered.

Lana:                Isn't that right, Mr. Wright?

Phoenix:           Huh? What? Oh, uh... yeah.

                        (What is this, a pop quiz?)

Ema:                Come on, Mr. Wright! Show him

                        what Lana's talking about!

Phoenix:           (Evidence...)

Phoenix:           (that neither Edgeworth nor I

                        would have been able to find

                        on our own?)

 

 

[E5-10-11]

 

                        A>Present: Evidence List

                        B>Present: Anything else

 

[E5-10-11-B]

Answer: Present: Anything else

 

Edgeworth:        ...

Edgeworth:        That might mean something to

                        you,

Edgeworth:        but I don't see how it had

                        anything to do with our

                        partnership.

Phoenix:           Huh?

Lana:                Mr. Wright.

Lana:                It seems you still have a lot

                        to learn as well.

Phoenix:           (I guess that wasn't the right

                        piece of evidence.)

 

[Continue at E5-10-12]

 

[E5-10-11-A]

Answer: Present: Evidence List

 

Ema:                That's the picture I drew!

Phoenix:           Our counterattack began with

                        this.

Phoenix:           You had one half of the

                        evidence list, and I had the

                        other.

Phoenix:           Apart, we wouldn't have been

                        able to completely restore

                        Ema's picture.

Lana:                That didn't just happen by

                        "chance," Edgeworth.

Edgeworth:        ...!

 

[Continue at E5-10-12]

 

 

[E5-10-12]

 

Edgeworth:        ...

                        It's time for me to go.

Ema:                Mr. Edgeworth...

Edgeworth:        If you'll excuse me...

Edgeworth:        there are still some loose

                        ends that need wrapping up.

Edgeworth:        Take care, Chief Prosecutor.

Phoenix:           Edgeworth!

                        What will you do now?

Edgeworth:        ...

Phoenix:           Well, whatever you do, just

                        remember.

Phoenix:           What happened in this trial

                        can either make or break you

                        as a prosecutor.

Phoenix:           In the end, it's up to you.

Edgeworth:        I know...

                        It seems I owe you my thanks

                        too, Wright.

Edgeworth:        But what I face now...

                        is my problem.

Phoenix:           Edgeworth...

                        I'll be waiting for you in

                        court.

Edgeworth:        ...

                        Farewell.

Lana:                I'd better be getting back

                        too.

Ema:                Okay.

                        I'll come visit you!

Lana:                It seems we both still have a

                        lot to learn.

Lana:                Here, this is a little

                        something for you.

Ema:                "Scientific Investigation"...

Lana:                It's the first book I ever

                        bought. Study it well.

Ema:                Thanks, Sis!

                        I will!

 

Phoenix:           And so, another case came to

                        a close.

Phoenix:           As for the sisters...

                        I have faith.

Phoenix:           Faith that their lives...

Phoenix:           have only just begun.

Phoenix:           And as for me...

Phoenix:           I think it's time I started on

                        a new journey of my own.

Phoenix:           A journey to rediscover

                        myself.

 

Gumshoe:         Well, don't go trekking off

                        just yet, pal!

Phoenix:           Huh? What is it, Detective?

Gumshoe:         There's just a little matter

                        to be resolved about the

                        Chief Prosecutor.

Gumshoe:         You see, she isn't supposed to

                        be out of jail like this.

Ema:                But...

Phoenix:           I thought you said it was

                        okay.

Gumshoe:         Yeah, well it may be "okay"

                        with me, but the folks at the

                        prison are a different story.

Phoenix:           Huh?

Gumshoe:         Basically, I had to bribe a

                        guard in order to sneak her

                        out for 30 minutes.

Gumshoe:         Believe me, it wasn't cheap

                        either!

Phoenix:           Huh?

Ema:                Way to go, Detective! I didn't

                        know you had a wild side!

Gumshoe:         Yeah, well... ha ha!

                        You see...

Gumshoe:         Mr. Wright here's the one

                        who'll be footin' the bill.

Phoenix:           Huh? Huh?

Gumshoe:         What, you think I could afford

                        that with my salary? You gotta

                        be kiddin' me, pal!

Phoenix:           Huh? Huh? Huh?

Ema:                Thank you, Mr. Wright!

                        You're the best!

Phoenix:           ...

Phoenix:           (Why is it...)

Phoenix:           (I suddenly feel like I want

                        to scream?)

Gumshoe:         Since we're all here, why

                        don't we all go together?

Ema:                Yeah, that's a great idea!

Ema:                Come on, guys!

                        Let's go!!!

Phoenix:           OBJECTION!

 

 

Lana:                I arranged for a friend of

                        mine in Europe to take care of

                        Ema.

Lana:                She's a coroner. I think Ema

                        will be pleased.

Lana:                As for me, this affair has

                        pretty much ended my days at

                        the Prosecutor's Office.

Lana:                Still, I'll manage to find my

                        way back to the field somehow.

Lana:                Then I'll be able to

                        investigate crimes together

                        with Ema.

 

Gumshoe:         Yikes! I thought I was a

                        goner for a moment there!

                        In the end, though

Gumshoe:         they overlooked my

                        unauthorized investigation of

                        the Chief's office.

Gumshoe:         "If we penalized you any more,

                        it'd be worse than firing

                        you!"

Gumshoe:         Yep. That's what they said.

Gumshoe:         It just goes to show...

                        You can't shake me off that

                        easily!

 

Meekins:           My new mission is to guard the

                        main entrance and take care of

                        Billy!

Meekins:           Can you believe it!? I've been

                        demoted to a security guard!

Meekins:           My partner's keeping an eye on

                        the entrance for me today.

Meekins:           I'll show them, though!

                        Someday I'm going to make

                        detective!

Meekins:           Yes sir! Then I can be just

                        like that Dick Gumshoe!

 

Marshall:           What is it? Can't you see I'm

                        havin' me a showdown with a

                        steak lunch, pardner?

Marshall:           Miss Starr managed to sneak

                        this in to me. She's seeing

                        one of the guards it seems.

Marshall:           Well, cowboy... It seems like

                        you did it.

Marshall:           You even gave Bambina back her

                        smile.

Marshall:           Can you make sure Billy and

                        the gang get their water?

 

Angel:               Looks like we won't be seeing

                        each other for a while...

Angel:               As a farewell gift, I put a

                        new meal on the menu: The

                        Wright Way Lunch.

Angel:               The top layer tastes as bitter

                        as defeat, but the bottom

                        layer's as sweet as victory.

Angel:               Kids seem to dig the turnabout

                        theme. It's a hot seller

                        around exam time!

Angel:               Just make sure not to eat it

                        backwards!

 

Judge:               I'll never forget what that

                        young defense lawyer said

                        after the trial.

Judge:               Let's see, what was his name

                        again? Mr. Left...?

Judge:               Anyway, he said he's been

                        doing, er, something or other

                        for, uh... how many years...?

Judge:               Well anyway! I've got another

                        trial to get to, so I'd better

                        be...

Judge:               Huh? Oh no! I forgot my gavel!

                        Sorry, gotta go!

 

Maya:               Aaaaah! Nothing soothes the

                        soul like fresh, country air!

Maya:               Still, sometimes I do miss

                        hearing Nick and his

                        "objections"...

Maya:               Still, I can't go back until

                        I'm a full-fledged spirit

                        medium!

???:                  Maya! Afternoon training's

                        about to begin!

Maya:               Coming!!!

Maya:               Well, see you around Nick!

 

Bellboy:            Uh, Mr. Edgeworth?

Bellboy:            I brought you your tea...

Bellboy:            ...

Bellboy:            ?

                        What's going on?

 

Ema:                Thanks for coming to see me

                        off!

Ema:                I can't believe I'm going to

                        Europe.

Ema:                Thank you, Mr. Wright!

                        Thank you so much for

                        everything!!!

Ema:                I'm a little sad, but I'll be

                        all right!

Ema:                Whenever I want to see Lana,

                        all I have to do is open this

                        book...

 

                        Capcom

 

 

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