|Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: The Final Cases
Author: Xero Wright PM
Sorry everyone, this fic is discontinued. WARNING: MAJOR TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS SPOILERS! Do NOT read if you don't wanna be spoiled! PhoenixIris pairing. The real final battle approaches as PW faces his last cases... Reviews, flames, whatever are welcomeRated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,759 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11-02-07 - Published: 10-29-07 - id: 3862241
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A/N: This fanfic contains MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS FOR TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS!!! Please read at your own risk. Also, this fanfic supports Phoenix&Iris. I do support Phoenix&Maya, but this fanfic will not feature that.
If you read on and spoil yourself, do not flame me, please.
Also, forgot my Disclaimer - I do not own Phoenix Wright, it is owned by Capcom. I do, however, own the case plotlines and the storyline for this fanfiction.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: The Final Cases
Case 1: Turnabout Vigilante
Chapter 1: Prelude
"After spending six months with you... my feelings toward you... they changed."
Those words burned into the back of Phoenix Wright's mind. The fact that the woman he had been dating at Ivy University had not been one Dahlia Hawthorne, who had proven to hating him, but Iris, her twin sister, who had fallen in love with him before the case that had introduced him to Mia Fey, constantly tortured him as to what would have happened had he figured it out... but then again, he didn't know of Iris back then.
Three months have passed since the case that brought Godot, or Diego Armando, to justice. Phoenix and friends have constantly visited Iris through her sentence for tampering with evidence, but Phoenix found himself visiting her alone quite a lot as well, wishing to know more about the past. Finally it was time for her to be released, and he had come to visit her one more time.
Iris walked out the door and found Phoenix Wright standing right in front of her. She immediately found it hard to compose herself. "Ah...! You came to visit me again?"
"How many times have I done that already? Are you not surprised... Iris?" Wright asked.
"Well, I guess even after I betrayed you, six years ago, I had thought you wouldn't think the same of me--" Iris started to say, but Phoenix cut her off.
"That's because you didn't betray me as badly as you thought. You may have pretended to be Dahlia Hawthorne, but inside you felt different about me than she did. And the same goes for me."
"I believed in you, even after she went to jail. I knew it couldn't've been her, with that evil grin on her face and desire to kill me. Even though she can act... I don't think she could've acted even all this out... you were genuine."
"F-Feenie!" She ran over and hugged him.
'Feenie' was the nickname Iris had given to Phoenix, during the relationship six years ago. Phoenix had met Dahlia Hawthorne in the library of the courthouse, in which she gave him a trinket - a trinket with a small bottle in the middle of it, that had held the poison which 'killed' Diego Armando. After that, however, she had planned to get back the trinket, but with no luck - she was going to kill him, but Iris didn't want her to do any more criminal activity, so she dated Phoenix in her place - and eventually developed feelings for him. Eventually Dahlia got angry when she realized this and - when she was given the chance - attempted to kill Phoenix. She ended up killing her ex-boyfriend, Doug Swallow, instead.
Six years later, the court case for the death of Misty Fey came, and Iris was named as the murderer. Phoenix, Maya and Godot all proved her innocence, and Godot forced Phoenix to prove he was the best defense lawyer - by proving Godot's guilt.
Phoenix still felt bad for it, but he was continually reminded by Maya (and Mia, when she channeled her) that Godot killed Misty Fey, even if she had channeled Dahlia Hawthorne at the time, and it was his job to bring justice. He even visited Godot before his eventual placement on death row...
'For what? I know what I had done. I should be the one apologizing for misjudging you, Wright. And for killing Misty Fey, though that apology should be directed at Maya Fey...'
'You saved her, though. That's enough of a reason for me to respect you now, even after our court debates.'
'You proved how good of a defense lawyer you were. Even against all odds, and against myself, you proved that I was the killer, even when you were one step away from defeat. You are better than I ever was, and even Mia knows.'
'She came and visited me shortly before you did. She told me everything she wished she could have told me before this incident occured... and we had to say our goodbyes.'
'I'll see her in the afterlife either way. Don't ever look down. You can't cry until it's all over. Maya's still alive, Iris is still alive, Pearl is still alive. Those three are depending on you. Especially Iris.'
'Of course. Now that she's found you again, she wants to stay with you. I don't know what all that may bring, but I know you can protect her. And... protect Maya and Pearl. Whatever it takes, don't let them get hurt. I know you can do it... Amigo.'
'... I will. I promise you that. For your sake and Mia's too, I won't let them die.'
'Don't promise. Just do your best. I don't want to hear in the afterlife that you beat yourself up over an incident you couldn't control. Now go. Maya still needs you.'
'... Okay. See you later.'
'...Hah! You won't see me again, unfortunately... I don't think they let many people visit others in Death Row. But who knows? If you do need help, I might be there to help, along with Mia.'
'Thanks, Godot. See you.'
"What's wrong, Feenie?" asked Iris, staring over at Phoenix. He shook his head. "Oh! Nothing... sorry. I was thinking about something in the past."
"Did it have to do with Mr. Godot and the trial?"
"Yes. I was remembering what he told me. That I have to protect some people. But, I also remembered something other than that... I need to ask you something."
"What is it?" Iris blushed. She still couldn't look him straight in the eyes without blushing when things were silent between them.
"Well... I was wondering if... if maybe you wanted... to..." but before he could finish, he received a resounding smack to his face. "OUCH!"
"Mr. Nick! How could you...! And with another woman! Again!" There was only one person that little voice could belong to. "... P-Pearls! That hurt!"
"Well you should know better, Mr. Nick!" said Pearl defiantly. "Everytime I see you with her, you're blushing! You're supposed to be loyal to Mystic Maya!!" And she slapped him again. "Pearls! Stop!" said Phoenix.
"Let's go!" Pearl tried to drag Phoenix off. Iris couldn't help but giggle. "Pearl... don't think that way about Fe-- I mean, Mr. Wright." She couldn't say his nickname in front of Pearl, because she knew if she did, that'd just make her angrier.
"... Oh, okay." Pearl looked Iris straight in the face, with a straight face of her own. "Can I trust you?" she then went on.
"Don't worry, Pearl," said Iris. Pearl nodded and ran off. Phoenix put his hand to where he was slapped. "Jeezus... she slaps hard. At least you got her to go off peacefully.
"Well, you'll have to ask me... later, I guess," said Iris, blushing again. "Though, you could show me around where you live... after I return from Hazakura Temple."
"I want to go there and say goodbye to Sister Bikini. I feel... that I need to go out and see the world. Like Maya and Pearl did. But I feel safer when you're with me, Feenie... I promise I'll come see you at your office when I'm done."
"Alright... 'bye." Phoenix watched Iris go off, to go to Hazakura Temple... and he returned to the Wright and Co. Office.
- May 12, 12:15 PM
Wright & Co. Law Offices -
Phoenix walked in the door, and was greeted by Maya. "Nick! You're back!"
"Yeah. I just came back from seeing Iris." Phoenix shut the door. Maya saw the mark on Phoenix's cheek. "Let me guess... Pearl walked in on you again, huh?"
"She can slap harder than a freight train, let me tell you," he retorted.
"Well, don't let her get to you. She's still on about the Kurain Village tradition. She's still young. She'll understand eventually. Besides, I'm a bit too young for you anyway," responded Maya. Phoenix nodded, and sat at the computer, pulling up files. "Hmhm... what's this!? There's been a murder at a supermarket!"
"A WHAT!?" said Maya.
"A murder! ... Says the body was found the morning after the murder, in one of the aisles. Another body was found beside it. That other body was a man named Pete Jay."
"Pete Jay? Never heard of him." said Maya. "Me either... but it looks like the victim was a man named Jaden Fawkes. I can't find any significant records about either of them..." said Phoenix. "What else can you find?" responded Maya.
"Apparently the murder happened in the dead of night. The supermarket was equipped with night-vision enabled security cameras, which had a few videos of the whole thing. The suspect was seen attempting to make his way to the front... but for what, nobody seems to know. It looks like it was a break-in, too. What's odd is... the victim came in first, followed by someone who looked like the suspect. He's in the Detention Center right now."
"Sounds fishy to me... if the victim came in first, wouldn't that make him the one who broke in?" said Maya. "I'm not sure... maybe he was forced in by the suspect."
There was a knock at the door. Phoenix went over and opened it... and saw Iris. "Oh...! Iris! You're back already? That's fast."
"Oh... Bikini came and saw me as I was going to the Temple. She told me she wanted me to be careful, and said that I should do what I want to do. So... I quit being a nun, and I came here, as promised." Iris shut the door behind her. Phoenix noticed a letter in her hand. "Er...Iris? What's that letter for?"
"Oh! It seems you had some mail, so I brought it to you." Iris handed Phoenix the letter, who immediately opened it. It read:
'I need you to defend my brother. He did not break into that supermarket. He was tricked into coming. Find out the truth, and get my brother acquitted. If you really are Phoenix Wright... show me in court!'
"The letter has no signature... so it's anonymous." said Iris. "But... it could be a fake! Or a trap!" said Maya.
"... I think I want to know what happened. Perhaps we should look around that supermarket for some clues first, and then decide whether the case should be taken or not," said Phoenix.
"That's... a great idea, Nick!" said Maya. "I'm glad you're not running headlong into cases anymore!"
"Shall we go... Feenie?" said Iris. Phoenix nodded, and all three headed out.
-END OF CHAPTER-