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16 February 2008 @ 05:33 pm
It occurs to Nick that there's a lot more doors around than there used to be. He figures this is undoubtedly the result of the shifting nature of the place. At the same time, however, he finds his curiosity getting the best of him -- and so here he is, checking behind doors every so often, sipping a cup of coffee he's got with him. So far he's managed to track down a bathroom and what looks like a small living area. No exits, though.

He's thumping on the walls on occasion too, though. What's up with that?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: ORLYprofesseurdeloi on February 17th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Are you looking for anything that we could conceivably use as an exit? I recall you said that it was sometimes possible to use doors in that way even if they don't appear to lead anywhere.

I think my grumpy alternate will be even more grumpy when he realises he's going to have to re-inventory the whole room.


And I just know he will.
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 17th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Hmm, yeah, for one thing. I'm mostly just trying to take stock of where half these doors lead now, though. No sense in leaving any doors unopened, you know? Gives me something to do.

Heh heh. I'd pay to see that. I'm still betting on the other guy in that chess match, by the way.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Smilingprofesseurdeloi on February 17th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
*Dryly* Perhaps we could order up another natural disaster to keep you busy?

A kitchen would be a useful find. I don't think pizza and cookies is the ideal, much as the children might think it's a dream come true.

I think the chess match has turned into more of a grudge match after what happened last week. I suppose you heard about that particular incident?
Nick Reeve: ...come again?  -- by Edgey-munghostshield on February 17th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, uh, pass. The last one was insane enough.

I agree. And if it's got auto-restocking fridges, even better. Though we may want to be wary if there's chains on any of them...

Hmm? No, I'm not sure I did. What happened?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Amusedprofesseurdeloi on February 17th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
Do I wish to know why chains on fridges would be a bad idea? *Arches an eyebrow* And is there anything else I should look out for lest I be turned into a cat by accident for the amusement of some unnamed entity?

Ah, you must have been away when it happened. It would appear that there was something of a brawl between the two Edgeworths which led to embarrassment and bloody noses. I am as yet undecided whether I am sorry or glad that I missed the spectacle. By all accounts it was somewhat dramatic. I expect the chess to turn into pistols at dawn at any moment.
Nick Reeve: Bitch plz -- by Edgey-munghostshield on February 17th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Let's just say that if there's chains on the fridge, it's usually trying to keep something BAD inside. Nuff said. And, er, nothing I can think of that'd be obvious, I'm afraid.

Jeez. What does it say when your own alternates can't get along properly with -- actually, forget I said that.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Thinkingprofesseurdeloi on February 17th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)

And by "BAD" I assume you don't mean out of date groceries?

You're really not making exploring this place sound particularly appealing, you know. Perhaps we should employ Larry to walk ahead with a red flag and open the doors first.

*Laughs* I suspect that no-one knows better what offends a person than they do themselves, and particularly when ones shortcomings are mainly in the area of relating to others.

*Suddenly serious* ...or were you referring to something entirely different?

Edited at 2008-02-17 04:11 am (UTC)
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 17th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Only if said out-of-date groceries evolved to get tentacles that could throw you around a bit.

He chuckles and shrugs.

I just call it the standard hazards of places like this. So far everything I've found's been pretty benign. Just show some common sense and you're usually good.

...and sending Larry to look at ANYTHING would be about as far from common sense as you can get, frankly. *cough*

Ah, yeah...

Look, I should tell you, I had a bit of an... alarming run in with one of my alternates. I think you should watch out for the one with the suit but no badge.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Glasses Sadprofesseurdeloi on February 17th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
*He shakes his head slowly and smiles*

Before I arrived here I regarded most supernatural phenomenon to be nonsense of the highest order, yet now I am seriously discussing the possibility of an Elder God taking up residence in a domestic appliance. I am entirely unsure whether to blame this on the situation or on the company I keep.

And I don't know about that. I always thought Larry missed his calling as a human mine detector.

*He's silent for a few moments, his expression grim.*

Stay away from him, Nick. I am perfectly aware of who he is, what he is and his reasons for it. We... exchanged opinions on the matter yesterday.

Nick Reeve: Hey there!ghostshield on February 17th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Places like this are inclined to open your mind to all sorts of weird stuff if it wasn't open to it already. Though I suppose hanging out with weirdos like yours truly doesn't help either. *chuckles again*

Well, he knows how to find bombs for girlfriends, anyway. Maybe you're right.

His expression goes grim as well.

I don't trust him. He was talking as though he was already set on... cleaning up a bit around here. It sent chills down my spine how cavalier he was about it. How the hell could I have ended up like that in another dimension?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Facepalmprofesseurdeloi on February 17th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
Surprising as it may seem, I find the company of this particular weirdo highly reassuring given both the situation and the company. *His smile is tired, but genuine*

Larry still hasn't changed in my world. I think a minefield would provide him with better odds of survival than the last girlfriend of his I encountered.

*He looks at Nick sharply, clearly angry*

He told me he had no plans to conduct his... business while he was here. I hoped at least I could trust his honour on that. God damn it.


As for how... do you remember I told you that Matt Engarde nearly ruined the life of the Wright in my world? Well it would seem that in his world, he succeeded. Wright sacrificed his beliefs and lost someone very dear to him on the same day. And somehow, I failed to prevent it.
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 17th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
I'm glad SOMEBODY does. One of your younger alternates seems to think I'm a nuisance.

I'm still trying to figure out how he picks up some of those women in the first place. I mean, REALLY. Half of them are supermodels! What's he doing, crashing parties?

...Jesus. That sounds rough... but it's still no excuse. To completely give up on the sanctity of life like that... Ugh.

Just be careful. Maybe he was just talking big. But there was something to his voice...
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Avoidantprofesseurdeloi on February 17th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
Only one? *Archly* You do amaze me.

I trust approximately half a dozen people in here, not counting the children. And only one of those is one of my alternates, somewhat ironically.

In my world, he offers to make them into works of art. He is actually a successful artist now, although God knows I can't see the appeal of his work myself. In the past? I have no idea. I can only assume rohypnol was involved.

*He looks away*

It's not an excuse. There is no excuse. None. I know that better than anyone. I think I made that plain enough.

Christ, it makes me sick to think that could have happened to the Wright I know. And I should never have let it happen in his world either.

... You seem particularly concerned about my wellbeing in this regard as opposed to your own. Am I to take it he made a specific threat?
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 17th, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
I probably just don't deal enough with the others to annoy them. Eh heh.

I'm glad I'm trustworthy, I guess. So many people out there can't be trusted these days, we need a few of us nutcases to balance things out, right?

...Him? Art? Well okay, he can make decent statues, but... No, no, not asking. Not gonna think about it.

I... no. I just... I like to think I can handle myself. It's my friends I'm always more concerned about. Call me a sucker, I guess.

I guess it's just the way he talked about what he did, the sort of... objectifying. It reminds me too much of a psycho I had to deal with in the Nexus.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Gaze into Distanceprofesseurdeloi on February 17th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
Evidently you're not trying hard enough.

It's not the people out there that worry me, at the moment. It's the people in here that are the immediate concern. *He chuckles* Ordinarily I would contend the classification of "nutcase" but after the events of last week I think that would be somewhat contrary to the evidence.

As for Larry - I believe his work is touted as "bondage chic", but I tend to pronounce the second word slightly differently in my head.

*He folds his arms, fixes his gaze on the wall ahead*

I think... had he wanted to do me harm he already had the opportunity to do so. I... lost my temper, which was undoubtedly foolhardy. I can't promise I would not do the same thing again, however.

...I used to speak like that myself about the people I prosecuted, once. I... can't begin to describe what it feels like to hear it from the man who saved me from that.

Edited at 2008-02-17 08:45 am (UTC)
Nick Reeve: Hey there!ghostshield on February 17th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
I'll redouble my efforts then, just for you. Heh heh.

Yeah... you'd think with this many people with issues against each other stuffed into the same space, we'd have MORE explosions. Puts me on edge a bit.


I... suppose. Then again, I have a thing about smooth-tongued killers lately. It's funny, you know, there's a lot of people in the Nexus I sort of turn a blind eye to because of neutrality, or differing species, but coming from my own mouth...
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Sad Glanceprofesseurdeloi on February 18th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
See that you do. It keeps them sharp. Or that was always my experience. *Smiles*

This entire place puts me on edge. It's full of too many reminders of too many memories that I had almost managed to put behind me.

I've spoken to many killers, faced them in court, never given a moment's thought to making sure they get the justice they deserve. But none of them were him.

((OOC: Sorry for late reply, LJ ate my homework notifications.))

Edited at 2008-02-18 03:15 pm (UTC)
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 18th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Guess a little healthy antagonism never hurt anybody.

Hmm. That's kind of ironic. I find it sort of fascinating, like a chronicle of who I am, or who I could've been. It's a little odd everything somehow manages to center just that little bit around one person, though.

I never wanted to face THAT possibility in me, though...
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Sidelong Lookprofesseurdeloi on February 18th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Certainly not in court.

From what I have observed, and with one current exception, the possibilities for you are generally somewhat more varied and appealing than my own.

*Expression darkens*

By the same token, there are some possible outcomes for myself that I dread seeing walk into this place.

If I failed him in his world, there must be others where he failed me.

Edited at 2008-02-18 10:43 pm (UTC)
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 19th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Wouldn't know, I'm afraid. Eh heh.

That is interesting... I guess it's because your father is such a motivating factor in all variations? I mean, I loved my folks, but I never really idolized them. More so since I think they thought I was going through a phase with the whole ghost-talking thing.

...I suppose we won't really know until we see, huh...
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Look To Sideprofesseurdeloi on February 19th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
I think... yes, perhaps. *Looks down* There's a lot that I regret about my relationship with my father. I think there's a tendency to remember things differently to how they really were. And especially given what... happened.

But I don't think any of us want to see a version of me who continued on the path I started after my father's death. *His voice is completely serious*