"Nick! I thought you wouldn't make it!" Maya panicked.
"Merry Christmas to you too," I said sarcastically.
"You can't be late if you promised to end quickly!"
"Trust me… I've got what I need. You were great yesterday, Maya."
"Well, you promised us a quick trial, Mr. Wright…" Ms. Lynn stated. "Let's see it!"
"Here, this statue and this piece of glass!" I showed the evidence. I proceeded to explain to them everything Maya and I had figured out the previous day. Mr. Platt, who actually dared to show up at court that day, was shocked.
"Well, Mr. Wright…" the judge blinked. "I guess that explains everything."
"No!" Ms. Lynn was on the verge of tears.
"Cheer up, Ms. Lynn," I told her. "It's the holidays!"
"Well, it has been well proven that the defendant is… NOT GUILTY. Congrats, Mr. Wright. Have a good holiday, everyone. And bailiff, take Mr. Platt. Court is adjourned."
"That sure was fast!" Maya smiled.
"Way to go, Mr. Nick!" Pearls joined us.
"Thanks so much, Mr. Phoenix!" Julie gave me a hug. "That was the best Christmas gift ever!"
"Yes, thank you," Michael said.
"It was no problem, really…" I smiled widely.
"I'm free! Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Henry nearly crashed through his brother and sister to get to me. "How can I ever thank you?"
"By having a Merry Christmas, all of you."
"Thank you, you have a good Christmas as well."
They left. "Mr. Wright…" Ms. Lynn glared at me.
"Now you don't have to work on Christms, Ms. Lynn!" I told her.
"Yeah, don't be such a Scrooge!" Maya chimed in.
Ms. Lynn, who I never saw happy, smiled warmly. "Thank you. I guess it took the truth to let me have a Merry Christmas," she stated.
"The truth will be told, and the truth brings happiness to all," I determined. "Have a good Christmas. Smile more often, Ms. Lynn."
"Thank you, Mr. Wright." She left happily.
Just then, Gumshoe appeared. "Hey, pal!" he huffed. "Congrats! You were great, as always!"
"Yes, nice job, Mr. Wright," Maggey appeared next to him.
"Hello, Maggey, how's your Christmas so far?" Maya asked, hinting to Gumshoe.
"Gumshoe is actually going to bring me on a date to the French restaurant I used to work at. Don't worry, it got much better and much cheaper."
"That's good," I nudged Gumshoe. "Sure you can go out of your budget of Ramen Noodles?"
"Hey, pal! That's not nice!" he frowned.
"I'm kidding. But before you guys go anywhere, let's take a stop at the airport…"
Maya smiled at me, knowing what I was hinting.
"Mr. Edgeworth!" Gumshoe had his Christmas surprise.
"Good to see all of you…" Edgeworth came out in his signature red suit with the ruffles.
"Merry Christmas, Mr. Edgeworth!" Maya exclaimed.
So with that, we pretty much had a great Christmas. I had everyone over for a Christmas dinner, and we exchanged gifts. Edgeworth had gotten us some nice trinkets from the other countries he had traveled to. Gumshoe, I couldn't blame him, had nothing for us, but he did have some Christmas cheer. It was a Merry Christmas for us all… and I was glad. After all, it could have been worse, as I know from my rookie year of being a defense attorney.
Well, all that behind me! It's the start of a new year soon anyway...
Thanks for reading! Have a great holiday, whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever other holidays there are!
Have a great New Year too!
With love, PencilGirl92