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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

by Mors Rattus

Part 45: Case 4 - Turnabout Goodbyes - Investigation (Day 2) - Part 1

Case 4 - Turnabout Goodbyes
Investigation (Day 2) - Part 1

: Hey! Nick, it's you! I'm glad Mr. Edgeworth made it through the day okay. It's a relief...
: Hey. Why'd you do that, anyway?
: ... I don't know.
: I... just knew I had to do something.
: I know I'm not the lawyer my sister was...
: ... I'm sorry.
: Well, you did save the trial... Just, behave from now on, okay?
: O... okay.

Now, let's chat with Maya.

: Have you been questioned yet?
: No... not yet.
: Detective Gumshoe was here just now. He said "seeing as this is your first offense, we'll let you go after questioning."
: Whew...
: Oh, and he wanted me to get bail money ready.
: You can pay for me, okay?
: Huh? How much?
: I don't know. I guess they'll send you a bill or something.
: (Why do I picture giant bales of money every time I hear the word "bail"?)

: Any luck with Mia...?
: None... I can't get through to her at all. I tried... I really did!
: I don't know what to do... ... I think I probably shouldn't have stopped my training.
: (Hmm... she sounds like she really did do her best. I should check and see if there are any waterfalls in the local area...)
: I wonder if I'll ever see my sister again...

And, of course, the badge.

: It must be nice, Nick.

: But, spirit mediums, well...
: I dunno, with your clothes, I bet at least some people would recognize you...
: But these are medium-in-training clothes... I wonder if I'll ever be a proper medium...

We should probably go see Gumshoe about getting her out of there.

: (Detective Gumshoe's not here...)

: Huh? Oh, really?
: He's a live wire that one. Got into a fight with the chief for not following protocol...
: (Not following protocol...? I bet he wouldn't help them build the case against Edgeworth...)

So, off to the lake.

: There are fewer than there were yesterday, but the cops are still around in the park. I wonder if Detective Gumshoe is here today?

: Haven't seen Larry around today at all. Probably off paying through the nose on a date with the lovely Kiyance...

: Hey, pal!
: The trial today, it, er... ...
: Yes? What about the trial?

: Well, I was going to say "good show," but it wasn't really all that... Though you did save Edgeworth, I guess...
: I just wasn't sure how to thank you... you know?
: Er... thanks.

Now, let's see about getting Maya out.

: Detective Gumshoe? Any idea what strategy von Karma is planning for tomorrow?
: It sounds like he's bringing in another witness!
: Another witness!? Oh, right, he said something about that in the trial today...

: I was wondering who that other witness was! Er... who was it?
: S... sorry, pal. As much as I'd like to, I'm not at liberty to divulge that information.
: (Right...)

: Oh, right... I wanted to ask you something about Edgeworth.
: What's up?
: Is he afraid of earthquakes? I never heard anything about that before.
: ... Mr. Edgeworth doesn't talk about himself too much, see.
: But there's one thing that's clear as day...
: Him hating crime the way he does... And him becoming a lawyer... And him being scared of earthquakes...
: It all started with that incident.
: The DL-6 Incident?
: Yep, that's the one.
: Fifteen years ago... when he saw his father shot befgore his very eyes! He still feels the pain now, you can see it in his eyes.

: I wanted to talk to you about Maya Fey...
: Huh? She's not out on bail yet? That's strange. I told 'em to let her go as soon as they had their report written up.
: Man... I don't know what would have happened in that courtroom today if it weren't for her. Seeing her getting dragged out by the bailiff...
: I'll be honest with you, pal. I shed a tear or two. Edgeworth, he was so moved I saw his lip trembling.
: Really!? (Cold-as-ice Edgeworth!?)
: He was really grateful for what she did, you know.
: I'm going to head back to the station. I'll get the report on Maya and get her out of there as soon as I can.
: Thank you. Oh, wait! Umm... I was wondering, how much is bail going to be?
: Don't worry about that. Mr. Edgeworth is posting the whole amount.
: What? Edgeworth...?
: Didn't I tell you? He's grateful to her for what she did.
: Alright, pal. Well don't forget to go pick her up, okay?

And he leaves.

: (Hmm... Maybe I can get Edgeworth to pay this month's rent, too...)

So, back to the detention center.

: They just finished the paperwork, I'm free to go.
: Free at last, eh?
: Those interrogators were really mean! They were like "okay, what did you do THIS time?" Like I was some kind of criminal! Can you believe it?
: Well, they let you out in the end, didn't they?
: Mmm...
: Oh, that reminds me...
: Thanks for bail.
: Thank Edgeworth.
: Huh?
: He posted bail for you. Said he was grateful for what you did.
: Mr. Edgeworth did that...? ...
: I have to make it up to him! We've got to win this case, Nick!

: What do you think we should do next?
: We're kind of lacking in the clues department.
: We could go to the park and look for Gourdy.
: ...
: I-I was kidding!
: Still, if there are any clues out there, the park's as good a bet as any. What do you say? Shall we head down there?
: Sure!

: Have you noticed anything lately?
: Hmm... You know, I did notice one thing while I was here in detention.
: It's really pretty comfortable here. It's warm, and they keep it very clean.
: I meant have you noticed anything about the case...?
: Well... Not much more than that, no.
: (She's probably still upset about Mia. I should leave her alone.)

And back to Gourd Lake.

: They're probably back at the precinct, working up the case against Edgeworth.
: Mmm...

: Hey, it's Lotta!

: Y'all really did it today...
: Wh-what did we do now?
: Naw, I'm not complaining! See, I did a little thinking. A little... self-reflection, you might say.
: I realized that bein' a witness is a mighty big responsibility. But I just went up there and started blabbing any old thing that came to mind.
: Lotta...
: So, you see, I want to make it up to y'all.
: "Make it up"...?

: What did you think of the trial?
: To be honest, I was doin' it half just to say I'd been a witness... Even though I didn't really see anything.
: I kinda convinced myself I had though...
: I'm sorry, I know I caused y'all a lot of trouble.
: Well, memory is a tricky, vague little thing.
: Yeah, I sure know that now. I'll be fine the next time I witness a murder!
: Right!
: (You mean the FIRST time you witness a murder...)

: What about Gourdy?
: Right! Well, the way I figure, the trial's only stoking the flames of Gourdy fever!
: I'll get my exclusive photos and rocket to stardom!
: All right, Lotta! You go, girl!
: I wish I could be an investigative photographer too!
: (Finish your spirit medium training first!)

: Lotta, what do you mean by "making it up to us"?
: Well, ya see...
: Actually, I got a bit of information for you.

: That von Karma didn't want me to say nothin' about it.
: Wh-what information!?
: Now we're getting to the heart of it!
: See, I reckoned we might be able to do ourselves a little "exchange."
: E-"exchange"? Umm... I thought this was to "make it up to us"...?
: Right!
: I propose a little exchange, to make it up to you!
: ...
: What!? Information don't come cheap, my friend!
: Uh...
: Hey!
: I see you thinking "my, how unsophisticated these southern folks are"!!!
: It's written all over yer face! Let me tell you, most southerners are WAY more sophisticated than you...
: I'm just the exception, okay?
: Well, what'll it be? We gonna deal, or not!?

: (We don't have any other leads so I don't think we have a choice here...) Okay. How much?
: Huh?
: You completely off your rocker?
: I may not be sophisticated, but I'm not trying to rob the poor!
: Huh?
: The only fair exchange for information is... information!
: Listen good--
: What I need from you is information about Gourdy!

: G-Gourdy!?
: B-but Gourdy doesn't... I mean, Gourdy might not exist!
: Then bring me proof that shows he don't!
: Uh...
: I'll be keepin' watch from the car, okay?
: You see something, y'all come to me first, got it?
: O-okay...
: Right! See y'all later!

She leaves.

: ...
: Okay, Nick, let's get hunting!
: H-hunting...? You don't seriously mean...
: Gourdy? I sure do!
: What about Edgeworth!?
: We're searching for Gourdy for him, Nick! Don't you get it!?
: (Okay... and how exactly do we search for a make-believe monster...? Maybe we can find a monster myth specialist?)

Might as well check out the beach.

: Wh-what's that?

: Th-the Steel Samurai, Nick.

: Larry! What the heck is this!?
: Oh, it was my girl Kiyance's idea.... She was all "if you like, put this here, it would be, like, really cool!" Dude, she gave it to me along with the banner!
: Wow! That's real impressive she could find those for you!
: Well, she knows a lot of people. And that show's finished now, so she got 'em for free.
: Right...

How could we not check this out?

: Those flags look sadly out of place here. Flapping listlessly back and forth in a cold wind under a cold sky...
: I dunno, I think it gives the place a kind of festival atmosphere. It reminds me of the "War of the Eyeglasses"!
: ...? The war of the what!?
: Huh? What? You mean, you don't know the War of the Eyeglasses?
: What the heck is it?
: Our local fair used to do it every summer... Huh, I guess we were the only ones.
: (I ask again, what the heck is it!?)

: Doesn't that Steel Samurai look a little out of place? I mean, it's so huge... I guess it's good advertising.
: ... Something about this Steel Samurai just doesn't work for me.
: Huh? Really? It looks pretty well made to me.
: Hmph. Still a novice, aren't you, Nick. Really... True connoisseurs like Cody and me don't fall for this kind of stuff.
: (These Steel Samurai fans are obviously in a league of their own...)

So, let's talk to Larry.

: Yo, Nick! What happened with Edgeworth?
: Well, we made it through the first day in court all right... I don't know how good our prospects are from here on, though.
: Huh.
: Hey, Larry, did you know Edgeworth's secret weakness?
: He's terrified of earthquakes! He acts like a little boy!
: Huh? That's weird. I don't think he was ever like that in school.
: No? Really?
: Well, we were only in the same class for a year. He transferred schools pretty quickly...
: Transferred?
: (Right... when the DL-6 Incident happened. Doesn't look like Larry knows about it, though.)

: Hey, Larry. What was that big... thing up there before?
: Huh? Oh, the big guy? I've had that for about a month, yeah.
: It's a big hit with the kids!
: Why wasn't it there yesterday?
: Huh? Huh!? Oh... right. Th-the compressor was busted.
: Compressor?
: Yeah--it's that little unit by my hotdog stand. That what I use to put air in the Steel Samurai!

Yeah, that's the game's weird phrasing/typo there.

: It broke a little while ago so I sent it in for repairs.
: Oh.
: And here I thought you'd inflated it by yourself.

If we show him the Gourdy article...

: Do you think Gourdy really exists?
: Nah, I think somebody probably saw something else that they just thought was Gourdy.
: But I'll keep selling Samurai Dogs until the truth's out!

And some quickie checking of the area revealed new dialogue!

: I can't get over the Samurai Dogs...
: The "Original" Samurai Dogs, no less.
: Hey, man, whoever calls their product the "original" first wins!
: Why don't you add "world-famous" to the sign?
: Hey, good idea!
: (What have I done...?)

We take a quick hop over to the Boat Rental Shop to look for Gourdy.

: ...
: It's always so quiet, here. I wonder if the boat shop is closed for good?
: Well, with the murder on the lake and all... They're probably just taking a vacation till it blows over.
: I get it.

But there's nothing else out here.

Next time: The Gourdy hunt continues.

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