The Spectacular Professor Posted May 3, 2008 Share Posted May 3, 2008 [center][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/unmei_shinpai/UPG02-1.png[/IMG] [SIZE="1"]Special thanks to the awesome sakurasuka for the awesome banner.[/SIZE] [B][SIZE="3"]Until Proven Guilty: The Court records of Ace O'Turney, Ace Attorney[/SIZE][/B] [B]- Record 1: The Cat in the Multiplex -[/B][/center] Ace sighed with exasperation. "I can't believe I took this case," he thought to himself. He would be defending Raiha in court today. The charges were not only severe, but ridiculous. Taking a lion to the local movie theater*? This was the strangest law he had ever heard of! Apparently there were hefty fines involved, jail time if there were other offenses. He was sure there were. Considering the fact that he was pretty sure lions were not legal pets. On top of that, a wild animal in a public place is bound to cause trouble, if not death. And where on Earth did she manage to obtain a lion? "Hey there, lawyer guy." "Ack! Oh, it's you." "Yep, it's me. So, you ready for this?" "Not at all. Seriously, This is my first case ever and I'm pretty much assured to lose. Eighty-four eyewitnesses! Eighty-four! Why would you do such a thing?!" "You want a motive, huh? Okay, then. I did it on a dare." "A dare?" "Yeah. My roommate bet me I wouldn't do it. I did it partially to shut him up, but I got something else out of it." "And what would that be?" Raiha shrugged. "You'll find out." "Two more questions," Ace demanded. "Shoot." "Did your roommate know it was illegal?" "Would he have been that specific if he didn't?" "Fair enough. Now where did you get that lion?" "Zoo." He was afraid of that. [center][B]June 13th, 2014 10:00 A.M. District Court Courtroom No. 4[/B][/center] Ace looked around the room. He was familiar with every single corner of it. He'd already been here dozens of times, assisting and observing his boss. He glanced at the front of the room. That was where the Judge would be sitting. He checked the desk across from him. That was the Prosecutor's desk. He knew it all, but he was still shaking in his boots. His first case, and it was totally hopeless! "Chin up, Ace! It's not over yet! heck, it hasn't even begun yet!" "Oh, it's you, Chibi. Don't sneak up like that! You know I'm nervous!" Chibi Master was Ace's assistant. While she was sometimes out there and a bit neurotic, she had a tendency to bring new light to a subject and make people think a bit more. Accidental or not, it was a useful skill. "So, whatcha thinkin' about?" "I'm just wondering about the bailiff over there. I hear his name is Dagger. Kind of makes me wonder where he got it." "Um, Ace?" "Eh?" "You should probably take another look." "Why's that?" "Dagger's a girl." "Now I really don't want to know where the name came from." Just then, Dagger spoke up. "All rise for Justice Kathy Anna!" As the Judge entered the room, everyone fell silent. Just by looking at her, all in attendance could tell that there would be no biased rulings in the courtroom today. This Justice gave an unmistakable air of fairness. She sat down behind the bench and spoke. "Court is now in session for the trial of State vs. Raiha Nuevo. I will accept no badgering of witnesses or perjury in my courtroom. This trial will be handled in a fair and just manner. Is the defense ready?" "The defense is ready, Your Honor," replied Ace automatically. Funny, he didn't feel ready. "Is the prosecution ready?" "The prosecution is ready, Your Honor." Ace looked at the prosecutor. He hadn't noticed him yet, but now he was surprised he hadn't. The Prosecutor's name was Odin M. Yggdrasill. He was also a rookie, but already he had an amazing presence in the courtroom. There was no possible way to ignore him. "Very well, Mr. Yggdrasill. Your opening statement, please." "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the woman you see before you is unmistakably a criminal. Not only is there a specific law against what she has done, but thaking a lion to a place as public as the movie theater is extremely risky. Therefore, her various charges also include reckless endangerment, the ownership of an exotic animal and possibly theft depending on the identity of the lion in question. That is all." "Well," thought Ace, "I'm toast." "Before calling any witnesses,” began the Judge, “I would like to have the defendant speak. Get the story from the horse's mouth, as they say." "WHAT did you call me?!" "It's an expression. Does the prosecution have any objections?" "No objections, Your Honor," Replied Odin coolly. "Very well. Defendant, please approach the witness stand." As soon as Raiha sat down, the questioning began. "First of all, I would like to know what possessed you to do such a stupid and random thing," inquired the Judge. "Alright," said Raiha, "I did it for a Klondike bar." [SIZE="1"]*It's illegal in Maryland. I swear. Look it up.[/SIZE] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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