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20 February 2008 @ 10:41 am
[ Brother!Edgey needs family ;^; ]  
[ Having found a nice quiet study and connected room to spend some time in, he's been relaxing in there-- if one can call it relaxing, since his mind hasn't been on anything else. He has a forgotten cup of tea on the table in front of him and is watching something out the window... or is he?

On his lap, held in his hand, an unfolded picture lies there face-up. It's a sketchy thing, but the way he's holding it, one would think it a treasure. ]




... Is this how you felt, sir? [ Murmurs to himself. The argument was the last straw for him, and now he doesn't feel like anything can atone for the fact that he'd willingly, in their life-- been the cause of so much grief for his sibling. ]

I'm no good at this am I...




[ooc; Picture idea was by the wonderful Makoto-mun, I just scribbled quickly ;; Sorry if it's not that great, wah! Edgey needs cheering up, since well-- Apollo and Franzi (and awesome VK now) are his only family here ;; So, smilesprz? :3 ]
 
 
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Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Look To Sideprofesseurdeloi on February 20th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Well You Said You Wanted To Talk To Him
*He leans against the doorway, one eyebrow raised at his alternate.*

Don't you think you're being a little melodramatic, considering?
⌈ Miles Edgeworth ⌋: [ solemn solitude ]objectedly on February 20th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
My crush has arrived \o/
[ Has to shake himself out of his thoughts once again, though recognizing his own voice, he turns to look at the Professor, taking a short bit to register his presence ]

It would be a bit awkward to act like nothing was wrong after seeing how much damage that does, wouldn't it?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Thinkingprofesseurdeloi on February 20th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
LOL
This is hardly the same.

*He walks into the room and picks up a book, leaning against the desk while he flips through the pages*

Tell me - at his age, what were you doing?

Edited at 2008-02-20 07:58 pm (UTC)
⌈ Miles Edgeworth ⌋: [ bzuh? ]objectedly on February 20th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
[ Blinks, moving his elbows against the desk and resting his face against his hands, eyes occasionally glancing down at the picture on the book there now ]

An odd question to ask. You would know just the same as I, wouldn't you?

[ Looks up at him ]

You could call me a considerable nightmare, so to speak. And he isn't anything like that.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Grey Suitprofesseurdeloi on February 20th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
*He doesn't look up from the book, but he smiles, although there's no humour in it*

Oh, I remember very well.

*He puts down the book, folds his arms and meets the other man's eyes*

No. And yet you can't see a contradiction?

⌈ Miles Edgeworth ⌋: [ no... not this... ]objectedly on February 20th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
I'd hardly call it unjustified if there is. If he has been hurt so much by it...

[ he looks away for a moment, feeling his heart sink ]

At first I thought it was because he believed that Phoenix Wright was in love with me and assuredly there is nothing of the sort going on between us. But now... even trying to prove that is like a slap in my own face.

[ biting his lower lip, he sighs. ]

He won't even speak with me and lashes out... and when I saw him with Kristoph....

[ He sighs, shaking his head. ]

I gave my brother to that man to mentor. And now, I'm not even allowed to take responsibility for that error...

[ looks up at him ]

It's hard to accept when you realize that the one who is most precious to you cannot bear your very presence.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Chillingprofesseurdeloi on February 20th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
*He chuckles, softly.*

I think you're still failing to see the contradiction.

I will admit I know very little of you or your brother, and have no similar experience to draw on from my own world. I doubt that I would have either sought or accepted such a responsibility, and even if I had... I would not like to imagine what kind of an influence I would have been. *He frowns.* I would undoubtedly have done more damage than good, and would have been justified in adding that to the list of my regrets.

But you claim to have failed, and yet in the same breath you assure me that he is nothing like the man you were? I think your logic is failing you, Prosecutor Edgeworth. *Smiles*

Do you trust him?





Edited at 2008-02-20 08:52 pm (UTC)
⌈ Miles Edgeworth ⌋: [ that's a bit worrying ]objectedly on February 20th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
[ Somehow hearing that he's screwing up from himself is a mixture of assurance and embarrassment and he runs a hand through his hair absently ]

Logic? In here? Perish the thought.

[ Of course he isn't thinking right, he doesn't need to be told that. Who would in this situation? ]

He's far too pure to be anything like I was, Professor. He hasn't seen what we have, and the pain of betrayal has been something strong enough for him to be changed by it.

[ He meets his gaze squarely ]

More than I trust myself. I suppose that's not saying much, is it... [ chuckles weakly ]
But there's no way he would ever intentionally do wrong.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Avoidantprofesseurdeloi on February 20th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
*He makes a dismissive gesture and frowns slightly*

Even this place operates to some sort of logic. It's simply a question of discovering what sort. And the people? They operate to the same logic as they do elsewhere. If you were thinking clearly, you would realise that.

*Then he looks away, lost in thought, absently playing with the ring on his left hand*

You can't allow your... our history to influence how you look at him or how you treat him. Everyone experiences betrayal. Everyone is changed by it. The question is to what degree.

If you are confident that he strong, and if you trust him so implicitly, then you need to allow him to have that experience, as painful as it may be to do so. You have to show him that you trust him to learn.

You know the danger of having ones life controlled; of not being allowed to think for oneself. Don't make the mistake of perpetuating that error.
⌈ Miles Edgeworth ⌋: [ it might not be true ]objectedly on February 20th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
[ Watches him, shaking his head ]

I know... I didn't want to do that to him. More than anything, I wanted him to have what I didn't... but even in that...

[ He looks down at the picture, feeling his eyes burn and he covers it with the book, moving his hands into his hair ]

I just...

I just didn't want him to feel... alone.

[ WATERWORKS ARE ABOUT TO START, DUCK AND COVER, DUCK AND COVER ]
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Sidelong Lookprofesseurdeloi on February 20th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
[OH NOES. MY MILES MAKES EVERYONE CRY. HE'S SO MEAN.]

He has what you didn't. He has someone who cares for his welfare, and not merely for his value as a tool for revenge.

*He places a hand on the other man's shoulder, gently*

I think, more than other people, we know that sometimes, being alone is better than the alternative.

... But I don't think he's the one who feels alone.
⌈ Miles Edgeworth ⌋: [ make it stop; earthquake ]objectedly on February 20th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
[ He's right, and that's pretty much the straw that breaks the camel's back. The hand feels heavier on his shoulder and before he realizes it, the tears are flowing freely from his eyes, and he tightens his fingers into his palms ]

...

I... this is just...

[ At least this is himself... at least it isn't his sister, but it doesn't make things any better. ]

This wasn't supposed to be this way.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Grey Suitprofesseurdeloi on February 21st, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
*He leaves his hand where it is and looks away slightly. He knows himself well enough to know that anything more would be unwelcome*

How was it supposed to be?

((OOC: Sorry for late answer, got dragged away by dogs and housework))

⌈ Miles Edgeworth ⌋: [ such a headache... ]objectedly on February 21st, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
[ That's what he's most grateful for and reaching out for the nearest napkin, he moves it under his eyes, closing them and letting himself go for a bit. His sobs are quiet, however, not one to make a big show of his emotions and he wipes at his eyes ]

He was supposed to be happy. He'd been following Phoenix for lord knows how long... to become a defense attorney was his dream. Finally meeting Phoenix while he was Kristoph's protegé was a boost to him and his confidence.

And now... to know that I was the very hand that played into allowing Kristoph to hurt him, to know that I've done nothing but act insensitively and overprotectively...

I'm not surprised he's disgusted with me.



[ooc; WB!! *hug!*]
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Look To Sideprofesseurdeloi on February 21st, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
You made a wrong choice. But no-one could have known that Gavin was... the kind of man he was. No one did know. And after Von Karma... you should be aware how plausible someone can be when they wish to deceive.

He still has his dream, and he has Phoenix, and he has you. Are you sure that he is unhappy? I would have thought rather he would be happy to have uncovered the truth and saved a life.

I think that perhaps you are punishing yourself for something that he does not regard as a crime.
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