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06 February 2008 @ 09:29 pm
enter another older!Edgey, future version of Apollo's adoptive brother!  
A combination of dropping one's cellphone and opening doors results in a displacement of sorts, it appears. And here I believed such theories only applied in works of fiction.

( How am I supposed to find my way home from here? He'll be worried as well... )
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Workprofesseurdeloi on February 7th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
*He's leaning on a nearby wall, arms folded, and observes the exchange between his other self and the new version of Justice with some interest.

However, he makes no comment*
edgedly on February 7th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
... [ Noticing his other self, who addressed him earlier ] Ah, pardon me... you were the one who was assisting me earlier, weren't you?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loiprofesseurdeloi on February 7th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed I was. Although I didn't get chance to introduce myself properly. Not that doing so is very easy here given the differences in history, profession, and... circumstances that the various versions of people seem to have. It is difficult to be sure what is safe to discuss with any particular person without inadvertently revealing a possible future. *frowns and his gaze drifts across the room to CHILD!MILES*

I have noted there seems to be one point of commonality amongst the versions of Edgeworth that are here or that I have spoken to some of the Wrights about.

Therefore I feel reasonably safe in observing that in my world it has been just over a decade since I was acquitted of murder. I now live in Europe and work in the law department at the Sorbonne.
edgedly on February 7th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
I agree. [ Follows his gaze, mildly shocked at the presence of his younger self, staring for a bit. Wondering if Apollo recognizes who it is, he pets his sibling's back before looking up at his counterpart with mild amazement ]

In Paris? My Goodness. I was invited as a guest lecturer there. [ Smiling then, he nods to him in appreciation ] I'm still a prosecutor, but I have been getting published as well. How interesting.

Ah, do pardon me. This is Apollo Justice. [ Smiles at him ] But you would know that, right?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Glasses Sadprofesseurdeloi on February 7th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
I am attempting to... take care of the child while he is here. It is... difficult, however - given the present circumstances. *sighs with a definite expression of weariness*

Actually I have only met Mr Justice since I arrived here *indicates the room*. Previously I was only aware of his exploits from news reports.

*Turns to Apollo* There is a version of yourself here who is my... or should I say our *smiles and indicates the oher Edgeworth* brother, in another world. I must say that the addition of several years in age agrees with you - some of your younger versions look disturbingly... teenage. *returns his attention to the other Edgeworth*

I gave up prosecuting to remain in Europe. I still travel from time to time, as I lecture on legal reform when required, and do some pro bono work in that area. I have not attempted to write at all, although I have assisted my... friend... with some copy-editing.

May I ask what kind of books it is that you write?
edgedly on February 7th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
[ Blinks, mildly surprised that the concept of knowing Apollo is so alien that his counterpart hasn't met him until now. ] Is that so... well then. I suppose I shall have to meet my other self. It seems our histories match.

[ He seems to be refraining from referring to Apollo as his sibling though, gee. ]

What strange paths we take. Though it's not too far from what we do presently, is it? [ Chuckling a bit ] I have been writing guides, mostly, based on world judicial systems from my studies. Though I have contemplated getting into writing fiction sometime. [ He smiles then ] Many Universities are now including my work in their curriculum as well.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Smileprofesseurdeloi on February 7th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
*There's a slightly arched eyebrow and an almost imperceptible glance between the other Edgeworth and this older Apollo.*

There do seem to be many similarities between the various versions, although equally as many differences, which can make negotiating conversation,, tricky, at times.

Do I infer that you are also siblings, then? *There's absolutely no inflection in his tone*

I felt unable to stay in prosecuting after certain... events in my life. It seemed a logical path to move into academia, since, like yourself, I had already spent several years researching the law in different countries.

I... learned the importance of a good teacher at an early age *Slight grimace* although I hope that in my case I am able to use my influence positively.

I feel somewhat disappointed that the fact we are from parallel worlds means I will not have the pleasure of reading your work *chuckles* as I am fairly confident that it will be of an excellent standard that is often lacking in textbooks on the law.
edgedly on February 7th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
[ He gives a nod, though he can't help but add ] Siblings, yes. You could say that, though a ward might be a little more accurate. [ He chuckles then, hoping that didn't come off as too awkward. In response to the comment about why he retired from prosecuting, his gaze softens, and he nods with an understanding look. Though at his comment about not being able to read his books, he can't help but smile. ]

To hear praise from a counterpart, it does bring a new meaning to 'praising oneself', doesn't it? [ A light tease, and he smiles. ]

I suppose it is a comfort to see that another version of myself has moved on well. I'm glad to hear of your accomplishments, though--

[ He pauses, checking his briefcase ]

I do believe I might have a copy of one of my texts here...
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Amusedprofesseurdeloi on February 7th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
*The word "ward" clearly bothers him, somewhat, but he manages to brush it off and recover a smile*

I believe we are all turning into narcissists, just by virtue of being here, but I'm not sure that can be helped *laughs*.

Although it has to be said that I had forgotten, to some degree, how much more... evasive I was a decade ago. It's peculiar to have conversations with oneself and finally understand why... other people... felt frustrated in their dealings with me.

I really was remarkably obtuse, in some ways. *The latter is half to himself and he looks distinctly annoyed until the offer of a book catches his attention again.*

Really? Fascinating...

edgedly on February 7th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
[ And he finds one of his books-- his second one. It's one of the texts that has been added to world law curriculum recently, titled "Exploration: A First Look Into World Law" ]

Here you go. I hope it's a satisfactory read. I'll be continuing that series for intermediate levels as well.

[ He's glad the other isn't pressing the subject of Apollo and his relationship. It would be awkward to explain himself, especially if the other's outlook on the matter would be different based on the circumstances that shape him ]

Heh. It's a hard lesson to learn, I'm afraid. But at the same time... the best growth comes from facing what you are.

In my case... it was a matter of finding a purpose again.

[ And for that, a slight glance is cast in Apollo's direction, but nothing too revealing. He's merely behaving like a fond brother. And he pets the younger man's shoulder. ]

Apollo is certainly rising in the ranks of defense attorneys. I've had the fortune of facing him in court and seeing him for myself. [ He chuckles ] And yourself, Monsieur Edgeworth... [ teasing a touch ] How has Paris treated you?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Gaze into Distanceprofesseurdeloi on February 7th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you. *Pockets the book* Given that we appear to be stuck in one of the Wright's dressing rooms, I had held out no hope of finding anything diverting to occupy my mind.

*He follows the glance towards Apollo and there's a slight flicker of recognition at the shoulder touch, but his gaze is level when he returns it to his other self*

I consider myself lucky that my work, in some form or another, has always been a constant - even if the nature of it has changed slightly over the years. I hope that I have thus far been successful in facing up to my own choices of direction in life and remedying them with new ones. Unfortunately however, I found that such introspection on a personal level sometimes lead to less than helpful conclusions. *His smile is self-deprecating and slightly bitter* I am glad that your own has been more positive.

Paris has always treated me very well - far better than I have treated it, at times *smile*. I have always regarded it as a sanctuary, of sorts, so it seemed a natural choice when returning to Los Angeles became... undesirable. Fortunately I had contacts at the university, so obtaining work there was easy - and luckily I found that it suited me very well. By most standards I live quietly, and yet by my own, I have a remarkably social existence. I take it you both still live in Los Angeles?