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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

by Mors Rattus

Part 9: Case 2 - Turnabout Sisters - Trial (Day 2) - Part 1

Case 2- Turnabout Sisters
Court - Part 1

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

: The defense is ready, Your Honor. (Miles Edgeworth... I'd better not show any signs of weakness today, or he'll be on me in an instant.)
: Mr. Edgeworth. Please give the court your opening statement.
: Thank you, Your Honor. The defendant, Ms. Maya Fey, was at the scene of the crime. The prosecution has evidence she committed this murder... and we have a witness who saw her do it. The prosecution sees no reason to doubt the facts of this case, Your Honor.
: I see.
: Thank you, Mr. Edgeworth. Let's begin then.

Little error on the game's part there.

: The prosecution calls the chief officer at the scene, Detective Gumshoe!

: Witness, please state your name and profession to the court.
: Sir! My name's Dick Gumshoe, sir! I'm the detective in charge of homicides down at the precinct, sir!
: Detective Gumshoe. Please, describe for us the details of this murder.
: Very well, sir! Let me use this floor map of the office to explain.

: And the cause of death?
: Loss of blood due to being struck by a blunt object, sir!

: The court accepts the statue as evidence.
: (They're still calling it a "statue"...)

And while we're in here...


: Y-yes sir!
: You immediately arrested Ms. Maya Fey, who was found at the scene, correct? Can you tell me why?
: Yes sir! I had hard evidence she did it, sir!
: Hmm. Detective Gumshoe. Please testify to the court about this "hard evidence."

: Hmm... The very moment, you say. Very well. Mr. Wright, you may begin your cross-examination.
: Y-yes, Your Honor. (Cross-examine what...?)
: (I couldn't see a single contradiction in that testimony...)

: (Hey! Maya just threw something at me...)

: ("When my sister couldn't find any contradictions in a witness's testimony she would bluff it and press the witness on every detail! The witness always slips up and says something wrong... It worked lots of times!" Heh... I should have expected Maya would know some of her sister's tricks! Alright. Let's give this a try!)
: Something the matter?
: No, Your Honor. I'd like to begin my cross-examination.

: Who did you say you got a call from?
: Hey pal, don't play dumb! You know who!
: The call was from a customer at the Gatewater Hotel, right across from the crime scene!
: (Hmm... okay, I pressed. Not sure it did much, though.)
: Right. Please continue.

: Detective Gumshoe, how long would you say it took, between you receiving the call, and your arrival at the scene of the crime?
: Hmm, right... I'd say it was about 3 minutes!
: Th-that's pretty fast!
: Our motto this month is "quick response"!
: That's how I got there before the killer got away!
: Indeed! So, tell us who the two people you found on the scene were.
: Yes sir!

: Are you absolutely sure it was us?
: Listen pal, your dumb act will only get you so far!
: With her funky hippie clothes and your spiky hair?
: You two stand out like... like suspicious people at a crime scene!
: (Well... he does have a point about her. She is pretty unmistakeable.)
: (I should pick my points to press with a little more care...)

: Why's that? What's your reason?

Pressing either of these statements moves us on, so we'll hold off a bit. Instead, we loop.

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

Okay, back.

: Hold on just one second!
: Y-yeah?
: If I heard correctly...

: Huh?
: Did... did I say that? Me?
: I heard you say it!
: You did say it.
: You said it.

: Wh-what!? Miss May isn't suspicious, and she sure isn't pink, pal!

: That's enough, Detective Gumshoe.
: Do you have any more solid proof other than her claims, Detective?
: Umm...
: (Hmm! I guess pressing can have its advantages!)
: ...
: Yes.
: (Gah!)
: Sorry, I got the order of things mixed up in my testimony, Your Honor Sir!
: There was something I should have told you about first, Your Honor!
: Very well, Detective. Let's hear your testimony again.

: Hmm...
: Before we begin cross-examination, I have a question for you, Detective.
: Y-Your Honor?
: Why didn't you testify about this vital piece of evidence the first time!?
: Ah... eh... I know. I'm real embarrassed I forgot about it, Your Honor Sir.
: Try to be more careful!
: Very well, the defense may begin its cross-examination.

: And did you find any evidence?
: Now, now, don't jump the gun on me, pal. Just listen. I'm getting to the good part!
: (I got a bad feeling about this...)

: Just because you found it next to the body doesn't mean the victim wrote it!
: Ho hoh! Then who did write it, smarty-pants?

: Th-the killer! Anyone can see that!
: Hoh.
: You're saying the killer wrote her OWN name!? Buddy, please!
: She was framed!

: Hold on.

: Ah... (Urk! Argh!)

: Those without evidence shouldn't open their mouths, Mr. Wright.
: Yeah, pal!

: Well... it could have been the witness, Miss May!

: Hold on.

: Try pulling the other leg, Mr. Wright!
: Yeah, and while you're at it, pull mine too, pal!
: (Argh...!)

: It... it could have been me!
: What! S-so it was you!

: Can you prove it wasn't?

: Hold on. So, you admit to this?

: Uh...
: Listen to me, Mr. Wright. This is a court of law, and I expect you to refrain from making thoughtless statements!
: Amateur!
: (...!)


: Do you have proof it was Mia who wrote that!?
: Of course I do, pal!
: (Uh oh... he sounded pretty confident. This might not be good...)

: What kind of "tests" were these again?
: Huh? What kind? Umm... well... I hear they take the, um, little bits in the blood, the... er... hemo... hemogl... Hermo... goblins... hobgob... Er...? Herma-goblin bobbin...
: I-I refuse to testify on this matter, sir! I'm no expert on blood tests!
: Yes, that was quite clear. You may continue with your testimony.
: Th-thanks, pal. I mean Your Honor Sir.
: Detective Gumshoe.
: Y-yeah?
: I think you can expect a pleasant bonus in your next pay check.
: Oh? Oh hoh hoh.
: (That was a mess...)
: Right! Where was I?

: On which hand was the bloody finger, Detective?
: The right hand!
: (Hmm... she WAS right handed...)
: Hah hah hah! Nice try!
: (Uh oh... I guess it wasn't too hard to see what I was getting at there.)

: Detective Gumshoe! Do you get a lot of cases where the victim actually writes the killer's name?
: Sure! It happens all the time in books and the movies!
: This isn't a movie, Detective.
: Oof!
: Let's talk about reality, shall we?
: Umm... I guess, I haven't heard of many cases... no.
: Don't you find it a little odd that the victim would write down a name? Especially the name of her own sister?
: Ah, yeah, actually, you got a point, pal.

: Stop right there.
: The witness's opinion on the matter is irrelevant! The facts are clear: the victim wrote down the name of the accused...
: The victim told us the name of her killer!

: Order! Order!
: (That didn't go so well...)
: Th-that's right! What he said!


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

Can you find it?

Next time: We find it.

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