August 3, 9:47 AM
District Court
Defendant Lobby No. 2


"Whew... I'm so nervous. I can almost feel my chest tightening from all the pressure I'm feeling. Oh wait. I forgot. This suit wasn't the right size."

The nervous attorney, Phoenix Wright, was struggling to get himself prepared for the first trial of his attorney career.

"Wright!" A female's voice called out to him.

Phoenix turned to his right to see that it was mentor and best friend, Mia Fey. She had her arms crossed, having a wide smile.

"Oh. Hiya, chef."

Mia's expression turned into a surprised one but then turned sour shortly after. "Phoenix, are you mocking me for the meal I made for us last night? I may not be the best chef in the world but at least I try my best!" Mia glanced downwards with her eyes while her lips curved into a rather large frown.

Phoenix shook his head rapidly "no" to let her know that it was not the case. Also, he hated seeing her like this. "Th-that's not what I mean, chief! I'm sorry. It's my first trial and I'm just unsettled by your curves." Phoenix then blushed deeply after realising what he was saying. "I-I-I mean I'm nervous because it's my first trial!"

Mia's cheeks were rather rosy themselves. "P-Phoenix!" She called out to him rather...childishly.

"Y-Yes, chief?"

Mia started struggling to look him in the eye. Her arms that were wrapped across her chest gripped themselves tighter. "D-Do you really think I'm attractive?"

Phoenix was dreading this situation. Nerves can really make you say the wrong things. Although the newbie attorney does have warm feelings for his mentor, he didn't go to great lengths in his imagination to think of his own boss as attractive and beautiful. "L-Look. I just slipped my tongue. N-Not that I'm saying you're not beautiful. I-I mean you are beautiful b-but that'd just be weird for me to say. You know what I'm saying?" Phoenix chuckled sheepishly, hoping that his mentor would understand the message he was trying to convey.

Mia's frown slowly curved into a smile that almost extended from ear to ear. "Phoenix, it's okay. I know what you mean. I'm just surprised that you thought about me that way. You were nervous because you thought I looked good? I didn't know I was that pretty."

Phoenix felt his heart sink six feet under. "That WASN'T what I was saying, chief!" Although in his mind, he wondered if she was actually happy saying that because Mia really did sound jubilee.

His mentor let out a giggle which made Phoenix blush. It sounded almost angelic in his ears. "Phoenix. I'll make you a deal."

"A-A deal?"

Mia giggled again, causing Phoenix's cheeks to become even redder. "Yes. I wasn't stuttering was I? I'll make you a deal. If you manage to prove your client not guilty, then you can go out with me to dinner and drinks. It'll be on me. How's that?"

Phoenix gasped so hard that his windpipe almost became clogged. It almost felt like a dream to him."Say yes! Say yes! A woman is asking you out on a date! Say yes!" Phoenix struggled to say his answer but he was too choked up to say it.

"YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" A boisterous male voice called out to Nick.

Mia looked over to her left to see a slender man with an orange coloured jacket zooming in towards Nick. She was a bit disappointed that he had to come along and ruin their moment. "Isn't that your client over there?" Mia asked with a hint of venom in her voice.

"Y-Yeah..." The newbie attorney sighed in disappointment because his client and friend had to interrupt the moment between them and right before he could answer.

"Nick!" The man called out to him.

"Hey. Hey there, Larry."

The defendant named Larry patted him on the shoulder a few times. "Congratulations!"

"Wh-What?! I didn't even get you off the hook!"

Larry waved the sleeve of his jacket around while giving a look of glee. "No, Nick! I mean congratulations for really becoming a man! I mean not everyone gets along with their boss well but to actually be asked out on a date by them! Wow! You're my hero, Nick!"

"Wait..."

Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick...DING!

"WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?"

The rookie attorney started sweating bullets out the wazoo.

Larry started to laugh at his best friend since grade school. He scratched his own head in the back side. "I am so jealous of you right now. I gotta tell you, she's going to be a keeper! I can really tell! Most of the women I dated ended up leaving poor little old me afterwards and I usually gotta work real hard to land them! Why is it so easy for you, Nick?! WHY!?" Larry's eyes started leaking a waterfall of tears. They had a mixture of envy, jealously, and contempt for the attorney.

Mia blinked a few times at Larry while giving a slight glare. "You know I'm standing right here, yes?"

"I don't know whether to consider myself lucky or unfortunate because it was my own nerves that got me into this situation in the first place..." The lawyer thought to himself.

The floor between them started to flood with Phoenix's sweat and Larry's tears.

My name is Phoenix Wright. Here's the story. My friend here is named Larry Butz. I'm honestly not in the mood to explain this whole situation because I just inadvertently landed a date with my own boss...that is if I win.

"I can hear that..." Larry said out loud to Nick, in a tone of disappointment.

Suddenly, I found myself less interested winning this trial to prove my friend's innocence and more about trying to get a date with Mia.

"Hello, I can hear you!" Larry's eyes started to leak tears again and his heart breaking. The tears were filled with the feeling of being betrayed.

Mia... When she took me in as her apprentice when starting her own law office, I've learned everything I can from her. Larry may have fueled my drive to become a lawyer but it was her that actually taught me what I know about being a defence attorney. I do owe Larry one but I owe Mia so much more. I also find myself wanting to win this trial to let her see how far I've come and that her teachings weren't in vain.

...And that's just what I'm going to do!

"Hey...that smarts..." Larry then hung his head in shame.

Mia giggled at the sight of Larry hanging his head and smiled at Phoenix professing his admiration towards her. "Thank you, Phoenix! Just go out there and do your best."