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19 September 2009 @ 08:38 pm
She also has a cat named "Claudia".  
This new case is odd. It seemed pretty straightforward, for a father to pass his inheritance to his daughter, but since his daughter was underage, the rights passed to his second wife after his death until their daughter came of age. Now that his daughter is of age, though, the fortune is rightfully hers.

However, the daughter--Flora--wanted the inheritance to stay with her mother because if she takes it her mother will "shut down". I was supposed to just work out the legal issues of Flora leaving the fortune with her mother, but suddenly her mother collapses and in the scramble to call for help, her body disappears. Flora looks guilty. She really doesn't have an alibi either.

But if Flora didn't want the inheritance anyway, why would she kill her mother?

I'll figure this out.

[OoC: This mun also RPs at mallowmateys! Phoenix will be here thinking everything that happened in that Pirate world was a dream, though. ... And Phoenix is talking about Flora from Professor Layton because it was the first case I could think of making up I thought it would probably make an interesting legal case!]
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Maya Fey: concernedburgersplzthx on September 20th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Maybe it has to do with the whole "shut down" thing? It's a really weird way to describe a person, doncha think?
Phoenix Wright: firmturns_it_about on September 20th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
That occurred to me too. She doesn't seem to want to elaborate on her wording, though.
Maya Fey: could it be?!burgersplzthx on September 20th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
She's gotta be hiding something big... the magatama is still working, right?
Phoenix Wright: investigatingturns_it_about on September 20th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
Yes. Actually when asked directly if she knew someone who might do this, she got three psych locks. I figure I'll have to get rid of those before I can start working further.
Maya Fey: this is my legal iconburgersplzthx on September 20th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
That's as good as saying that she definitely knows someone involved! Do we have any evidence yet, Nick??
Phoenix Wright: checking luminolturns_it_about on September 20th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
Nothing but this strange little gear that I found on the floor of the room. I dusted it for prints and found a good one, but I haven't found whose it is yet.
Maya Fey: sideglanceburgersplzthx on September 20th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
A gear? That's weird, I don't remember seeing any broken clocks or machines recently...
Phoenix Wright: firmturns_it_about on September 20th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
There was nothing in that room that this gear could have belonged to. I checked inside the grandfather clock and all the gears in that were made of a different material. None of them were missing, either.

Even though I don't have any proof yet, I'm sure it has something to do with this case.
Maya Fey: sadfaceburgersplzthx on September 20th, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
But if there's no other evidence and we can't prove it's connected, we're at a total dead end, Nick!
Phoenix Wright: ...turns_it_about on September 20th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
The trial isn't until the day after tomorrow, so we still have a whole day to investigate. Although I don't know if there's much left to find at the crime scene.
Maya Fey: now that you mention it...burgersplzthx on September 20th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
Well, it's more time to prep then we normally get, huh? I guess we're kinda lucky!

There's something bothering me, though. About that gear, and the psych-locks..
Phoenix Wright: investigatingturns_it_about on September 20th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
Any ideas? Specifically, I mean. Do you know where the gear is from?
Maya Fey: uhh i don't think that's a good ideaburgersplzthx on September 20th, 2009 08:21 am (UTC)
There's something strange about the gear, but... that's the thing. I just can't seem to put my finger on it... sorry, Nick.
Phoenix Wright: babysitterturns_it_about on September 20th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
It's okay. It's in the court record, so even if I can't get Flora to elaborate now, I can get her to on the stand.

For now, I'll reread some of the legal documents Flora was going to sign to see if there are any clues there that might get us going.
Maya Fey: now that you mention it...burgersplzthx on September 21st, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
But if--
Maya Fey: ! smilingburgersplzthx on September 21st, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
--you're stuck for clues, Phoenix, haven't I told you enough times that you need to start thinking from another angle?
Phoenix Wright: wut..?turns_it_about on September 21st, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
Maya Fey: ! I believe in youburgersplzthx on September 21st, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
It's been awhile, Phoenix. How have you and Maya been doing?

Edited at 2009-09-21 03:05 am (UTC)
Phoenix Wright: working hardturns_it_about on September 21st, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
We've been good. Just last weekend I took Maya to this one-night theatre showing of a Copper Samurai movie and just started a new case.
Maya Fey: ! your OTHER left Phoenixburgersplzthx on September 21st, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Ah, I'm glad you two have been keeping busy. As for the case, though...?
Phoenix Wright: hmmturns_it_about on September 21st, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
[Insert case summary here] The only clue I could find at the crime scene was this little gear.
Maya Fey: ! what the fuck is thatburgersplzthx on September 22nd, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
I see. This gear... it's definitely a key piece of evidence. But if it's not giving you any leads, perhaps you should consider--why wouldn't Flora want the inheritance?
Phoenix Wright: investigatingturns_it_about on September 22nd, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
Well, it looked like her stepmother was living comfortably so I don't think her stepmother would have starved or anything...

Blackmail? ... no, her Stepmother was trying to convince Flora that she didn't need the money, and only accepting it after Flora said it was what she really wanted. Her stepmother wouldn't have been blackmailing her.
mayafey: Emma and Nickmayafey on September 21st, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
ooc: pretend he sees other Maya
[[[OOC]]] Yay, excited about Phoenix, I'll get back to you tonight and Maya-player too, since I'm not in a great service area, looking forward to rping :D]]]
Maya Fey: FUCK YEAHburgersplzthx on September 22nd, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Phoenix Wright: wtf?turns_it_about on September 22nd, 2009 10:30 am (UTC)
OoC: Righto!
M-MAYA?! But-! [looks over at the other Maya] You... and... ... is that Pearls channeling Mia?! But she has black hair! And I was just talking to you! I only looked away for a second when you started channeling!
mayafeymayafey on September 24th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
OoC: Baaaaaaack
*After finally hearing Nick's voice, and trying to shake that horrible nightmare off, she hurried to him and glomped him as tight as she could*

Nick you're back! Well one of you so where are you from anyways?
Phoenix Wright: exasperatedturns_it_about on September 28th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
OoC: And lol I was away forever moving into my new place. |D;;
I was--what? I'm from LA, where else would I be from?

Edited at 2009-09-28 07:08 am (UTC)
kuraingirl on September 22nd, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Oh hey Nick, ready for brainbreak?
*Maya sees a Phoenix. Maya sees a NEW Phoenix. Maya glomps said new Phoenix.*

Phoenix Wright: Oh shi-turns_it_about on September 22nd, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
ANOTHER ONE? ... Wh.... What is going on here?!
kuraingirl on September 25th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
Sorry for taking so long- life kind of... happened. XD
Oh right, since it's a new you here, you'd be new here, wouldn't you?
Phoenix Wright: Noooo!turns_it_about on September 28th, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)
No worries. (Me too.)
Yes... I'm... new here.... I don't even know where this is! I thought I was just on my way home!
kuraingirl on October 2nd, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Oh, life. Constantly getting in the way of our plans for stuff. XD
Wow... it's been so long since there's been a new you- I actually get to give the speech again!!

Basically, you're in your Dressing Room. But it's not a regular dressing room... it's sort of a rift in the time/space continuum where people from alternate universes can come. There are older and younger versions of all of us, or just different versions of us- there's a hobo-type version of Mr. Edgeworth here, for example. Or just multiples of us- that's how there's a lot of me here. But it's really awesome!! I love it a lot... and you'll get used to all the wierd rooms soon!!