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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

by Mors Rattus

Part 5: Case 1 - The First Turnabout - Part 4

Case 1 - the First Turnabout
Part 4

We left off about to seal Frank Sahwit's fate.

: As we all know, the time difference between here and Paris is nine hours! When it's 4:00 PM here, it's 1:00 AM the next day there.
: The clock wasn't three hours slow, it was nine hours fast!

: That's why the time you heard when you struck her dead in her apartment was wrong!

: O-order! Order, I say!

There is a brief fade to black.

: Well... This case has certainly turned out differently than we all expected.
: Mr. Payne... your client?
: He... er... he was arrested and has been taken away, Your Honor.
: Very well.
: Mr. Wright?
: Yes, Your Honor.
: I have to say, I'm impressed. I don't think I've ever seen someone complete a defense so quickly... and find the true culprit at the same time!
: Thank you, Your Honor.
: At this point, this is only a formality, but... This court finds the defendant, Mr. Larry Butz...

: And with that... The court is adjourned.

Fade to black.

: It turns out that Frank Sahwit was a common burglar! He posed as a newspaper salesman to check and see when people were out of the house! That day...

: After he left, Mr. Sahwit let himself in to do his dirty work!

: Flustered, Mr. Sahwit grabbed the nearest blunt object he could find...

: Wright! Good job in there! Congratulations!
: Th-thanks, Chief. I owe it all to you.
: Not at all, not at all! You fought your own battles in there. It's been a while since I've seen a trial end on such a satisfying note!
: (I've never seen the chief looking this happy... If she's this glad, imagine how Larry must feel!)

: Larry! You're supposed to be happy! What's wrong now!?
: Aww, Nick...
: Don't worry 'bout me! I'll be dead and gone soon!
: Good! Wait, no! I mean... Bad! Bad bad bad! Larry, you're innocent! The case is closed.
: ... But... but my Cindy-windy's gone, man! Gone forever!
: (Larry, she was a... Nah... Never mind...)

: H-Harry...?
: Yes, you! I can practically see the headlines now: "Harry Butz, Innocent!"

: I won't forget this, ever! Let's celebrate! Dinner? Movie? My treat!
: Oh, no, I couldn't.
: (Hey, I was the one who got you off the hook!)
: Oh, hey!

: A present? For me? Wait... Wasn't this the evidence that...
: Actually, I made this clock for her! I made one for her and one for me.
: R-really? You? You made this? ...
: Well, thank you. I'll keep it as a memento.

: Can you believe it? I was so into that chick... And... and she was just playing me for a fool!
: Doesn't that make you wanna just cry? *sob*
: Larry...
: ...
: Are you sure?
: Ex-squeeze me?
: I think she thought quite a lot of you, in her own way.
: Nah, you don't gotta sympathize with me, 'sokay.
: Oh, I'm not just sympathizing, really.
: Isn't that right, Wright? Don't you have something to show your friend? Something that proves how she felt about him?
: H-huh? Oh, yeah, right!

: Huh...? Where'd you get that clock?
: This is the clock you made for her, Larry! She took it with her when she traveled.
: Hmm, she probably just needed a clock, that's all.
: You think so? It's a pretty heavy clock to take traveling.
: ...
: Well, make of it what you will.
: ... Hey, Nick.
: I'm glad I asked you to be my lawyer.
: Really, I am. Thanks.
: (Hope that made him feel a little better...)

: I hope you see the importance of evidence now. Also, hopefully you realize, things change depending on how you look at them. People, too. We never really know if our clients are guilty or innocent. All we can do is believe in them. And in order to believe in them, you have to believe in yourself. Wright... Listen. Learn. Grow strong. Never let go of what you believe in. Never.

: Yeah, I guess so!
: Say, how about dinner. On me? We'll drink a toast to innocent Butz!
: Yeah!
: Oh, speaking of Harry...
: You were saying part of why you became a lawyer was because of him.
: Er, yeah. Part, at least.
: You'll have to tell me more about it sometime! Maybe... over drinks?

: Larry slapped me on the back and said, "Gee, Nick, it's good to have friends!" But I'm pretty sure he's not going to pay me. Unless you count the clock he gave Mia. ... I didn't know it then... but that clock was soon going to be at the center of another incident. And my promise to tell the chief about me and Larry... would be one promise that I wouldn't be able to keep.

Next time: Turnabout Sisters

California Penal Code, subsections 844-45 posted:

To make an arrest, a private person, if the offense is a felony, and in all cases a peace officer, may break open the door or window of the house in which the person to be arrested is, or in which they have reasonable grounds for believing the person to be, after having demanded admittance and explained the purpose for which admittance is desired.

Any person who has lawfully entered a house for the purpose of making an arrest, may break open the door or window thereof if detained therein, when necessary for the purpose of liberating himself, and any officer may do the same, when necessary for the purpose of liberating a person who, acting in his aid, lawfully entered for the purpose of making an arrest, and is detained therein.