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T&T Case 3-4, partial script 2/?

Follows on from my earlier post. This one I did do the HTML manually; I have a clean copy of the HTML if anyone wants it for inclusion somewhere else. This covers from after the recess in the previous post through all the presses of the first testimony in that section. (Melissa Foster's History).

February 16, 1:49 PM
District Court
Courtroom No. 4


Judge:
Now then, let's continue with
the trial of Mr. Terry Fawles

...Witness.
Are you feeling better?

Melissa:
Y-Yes, Your Honor...
I-I'll try my best.

Judge:
Hmm...
You're a brave young lady.

Mia:
(Not this again...)

Edgeworth:
I can understand a defense
lawyer wanting to get her
client off the hook...

However!
To try to pin the crime on
an innocent student is...

Mia:
What are you talking about!?

Edgeworth:
My witness is not the person
on trial here.

She's an innocent bystander
who witnessed a violent crime.
...That's all.

What possible reason would
a girl like this have for
murdering a policewoman!

Judge:
Hmm...
It's certainly hard to imagine
this woman as a murderer...

Mia:
(Her motive, huh...
I figured that's what I had
to establish next...)


Judge:
Well, Ms. Fey?
Do you have any evidence
of a motive?

Mia:
...
Err, yes! Of course!
...I think.

Armando:
Hah...!
You're still acting as tame as
a kitten... Kitten.

Mia:
Mr. Armando...

Armando:
Listen...
A lawyer is someone who smiles
no matter how bad it gets.

Mia:
...!

Armando:
Smiling on the outside while
your guts are twisted in knots
is the mark of a pro.

Mia:
...Maybe so, but I wish you
would quit grinning at me
like that.

Melissa:
I'd like... I'd like to
say something.

Some people here are
suspicious of me, right?
Th-That's why...

I... I at least wanted you,
Mr. Judge, to know that it's
not true...

Judge:
Hmmmmm!
I see! You're such an honest
and upstanding young lady.

Armando:
It looks like this witness
is a real professional.

Mia:
Wh-What do you mean?

Armando:
Look at that 100-watt smile.

...Just when things are
darkest for her... CLICK.
She lights right up!

[Gavel pounding]

Judge:
Very well then! Let's hear
what the witness has to say!

[Witness Testimony: --Melissa Foster's History--]

Melissa:
I... I was out of the country
until the year before last.

Until I entered college, I
had never even been to
Eagle Mountain before...

And I certainly don't have any
reason for wanting to hurt a
police officer.

Holding a grudge and killing
the officer who testified
against you 5 years ago...

Or kidnapping a poor girl...
I just think the defendant is
a terrible, horrible monster.

Judge:
Hmm...
Out of the country, eh...

Edgeworth:
Precisely.

Furthermore, she has
no possible motive for
committing murder.

Judge:
Hmm, indeed...

Armando:
You're up to bat, Kitten.
Sharpen those claws and
put on your best smile.

Mia:
Y-You bet!

(Somehow, I have to tie her
to this case...


[Cross-Examination: --Melissa Foster's History--]

Melissa:
1. I... I was out of the country
until the year before last.


2. Until I entered college, I
had never even been to
Eagle Mountain before...


3. And I certainly don't have any
reason for wanting to hurt a
police officer.


4. Holding a grudge and killing
the officer who testified
against you 5 years ago...


5. Or kidnapping a poor girl...
I just think the defendant is
a terrible, horrible monster.


Mia:
(I can't let her get away
with these lies...!


Armando:
Listen to me. She's neck-deep in this whole thing...

Somehow, you're just going to
have to get her to show the
court her true self.

[Back to statement #1]

[Press statement #1]

[Hold It!]

Mia:
So, what country were
you living in then?

Melissa:
We were all living abroad,
but after my parents were
killed...

Edgeworth:
It was a brutal civil war.
She had to try to make her way
back home alone...

Melissa:
I lost everything...
I didn't even have any
personal identification.

Mia:
(What kind of a sob story
is this...?)

(...What do I do? Should
I press her for more details?)


[Choice: Wait and see / Press her harder]

[Wait and see]

Mia:
(There's nothing I can do
about her claim to have
lost all her identification.)

(All I can do is wait to
find some other evidence
about her real identity.)


Judge:
Very well then, Ms. Foster.
Please proceed.

[Return to Testimony at statement #2]

[Press her harder]

Mia:
...Witness.
Answer my question.

I'll even repeat it for you.
What country were you in?

[Objection: Edgeworth]

Edgeworth:
Your Honor, this line of
questioning is childish.

What country she was in and
how many languages she may
speak are irrelevant here.

What we're here to evaluate is
whether the witness has any
connection to this case.

Melissa:
I've lived abroad ever since
I was a little girl...

That's why I could never
have known Mr. Fawles or
Detective Hawthorne.

Edgeworth:
Yes... I think we've
established that point.

Judge:
Yes, indeed.

Well then. Shall we add
what you've just stated to
the official testimony?

Melissa:
Yes, please.
...Mr. Judge.

1A. Naturally, I didn't know
either the victim or
the defendant.


[Press statement #1A]

[Hold It!]

Mia:
You didn't know either person?
Are you certain of that?

Melissa:
Yes. I'm afraid I'm rather
shy around people.

Judge:
Hmm...
Oh well, that can't be helped.

Mia:
(Why is he just agreeing with
everything that comes out of
her mouth...?)


Judge:
The first time you saw either
of them was when they
were on the bridge, correct?

Melissa:
Yes... It really was
a coincidence.

[Return to Testimony at statement #2]

[Press statement #2]

[Hold It!]

Mia:
So what made you decide to
go to Eagle Mountain anyway?

Melissa:
I just love being outdoors...
Picnics, hiking... You know,
that sort of thing.

Mia:
(...You don't look like much
of a hiker to me. But you do
look like a digger of sorts.)


But Eagle Mountain is a
two-hour drive from here and
no trains run through there.

There are plenty of mountains
that are closer and easier to
get to.

Melissa:
Well, I went there once with
the college Hiking Club.

I fell in love with its stark,
desolate beauty and its cold,
yet romantic gloominess...

Mia:
(Didn't know you were such
a goth...)


By the way, what's the name
of your college...?

[Objection: Edgeworth]

Edgeworth:
The prosecution objects to
any questions that involve
the witness's private life.

Mia:
...!

Edgeworth:
All that matters is that
she is a material witness
to a crime.

The witness doesn't need to
respond to questions that are
clearly malicious in intent.

Melissa:
Thank you!
She's really gone too far...!

Judge:
Hmmmmm!
Ms. Fey! You're treading on
thin ice here!

Mia:
(I hardly said anything! Talk about sensitive...)

[Return to Testimony at statement #3]

[Press statement #3]

[Hold It!]

Mia:
Perhaps, but your behavior
that day was very suspicious!

Not only have you contradicted
yourself here in court, but
you know things you shouldn't.

[Background: Trunk with Body]

For example, the scratches
on the trunk
of the car.

[Background: court]

Melissa:
Well th-that's...

[Objection: Edgeworth]

Edgeworth:
Unfortunately Ms. Fey,
your last statement proves
nothing.

Mia:
Oh really!? And why is that?

Edgeworth:
The witness came to the
police station once to
identify the suspect.

[Background: Trunk with Body]

It's entirely possible that,
at that time, an officer
showed her this photo.

[Background: court]

Judge:
Hmm...
That seems like a
rather serious mistake.

Armando:
Ha...!
That's the oldest trick
in the prosecutor's book.

Mia:
Th-That's not fair...!

Melissa:
That wicked inmate...
I'll never be able to
forget that horrible day...

[Return to Testimony at statement #4]

[Press statement #4]
[Hold It!]

Mia:
A grudge...?

Melissa:
Well, the policewoman's
testimony was crucial,
wasn't it?

...Crucial in getting the
defendant sentenced to death.

Edgeworth:
Yes, and that's precisely
why he harbored such deep
anger against her.

So much anger that he
forgot his own guilt.

[Objection: Mia]

Mia:
My client has always
maintained that he's innocent
of those charges!

Melissa:
He seems rather forgetful.
...Your client, I mean.

Mia:
...!

Melissa:
Not only did he forget about
what he did, but he forgot the
poor policewoman as well.

Mia:
What do you mean by that?

Melissa:
Your client...
He forgot what the
detective looked like, right?

It's too bad for her that he
didn't forget about her
testimony as well.

Mia:
(Well, she's right about that.
Mr. Fawles is kind of
forgetful...)


[Choice: Wait and see / Press harder]

[Wait and see]

Mia:

(Any more damage to my
client's image could be a
disaster...)

(The judge already has a
bad enough opinion of him...)


Judge:
You just can't trust someone
with a bad memory.

What did you eat for dinner
one week ago today?

...At the very least, a person
should remember that much.

As for me, it was payday, so
I had a nice moose steak with
some poutine on the side.

Mia:
(...And how does this relate
to anything!?)


Edgeworth:
Whether it's eating steak
or committing murder, a person
shouldn't deny their actions.

I'm in complete agreement,
Your Honor.

[Return to Testimony at statement #5]

[Press harder]

Mia:
You said he "forgot what
the detective looked like."
What did you meant by that?

Melissa:
Well, he couldn't tell who
she was without some kind of
identification, right?

Edgeworth:
Quite right... That's why the
victim was wearing a scarf
as identification.

Melissa:
Why, if I had been wearing a
white scarf that day...

...then he probably would
have tried to kill me...

Judge:
Hmm...
That's true.
He's clearly a bitter man!

Mia:
(This is bad. Mr. Fawles's
reputation just keeps getting
worse and worse.)


Sometimes it's best not to
poke too deep... What should I
do with that last statement?

[Choice: Have it added to the testimony / Leave it alone]

[Have it added to the testimony]

Mia:
Your Honor! What the witness
said just now was tremendously
important!

I'd like it added to the
official testimony!

Edgeworth:
The prosecution has no
objection...

After all, the defendant is
a killer and a mentally
unbalanced one at that...

That testimony only helps to
further prove that point...

Judge:
Hmm...!

Mia:
(N-No, that's not why I...)

[Gavel pounding]


Judge:
Enough.
...Witness, if you would?

Melissa:
My pleasure, Mr. Judge.

4A. I guess I'm lucky I wasn't
wearing a white scarf.


[Press statement #4A]
[Hold It!]

Mia:
What do you mean by lucky?

Melissa:
Well... It's February now.
Everyone is wearing scarves.

If I had accidentally worn
a white scarf like he said...

Edgeworth:
Then you yourself might
have been killed.

Judge:
Hmmmmm... That would've
been a terrible loss for
this world!

Armando:
Ha...!
It looks like you pressed
too hard this time, Kitten.

Mia:
Mr. Armando...

Armando:
Keep looking around you and
you're going to lose sight of
the finish line.

Justice is blind, but she's
not deaf. Sometimes you have
to know when not to talk.

[Return to Testimony at statement #5]

[Press statement #5]
[Hold It!]</em>

Mia:
You knew about that incident?

But weren't you out of
the country until the
year before last?

Melissa:
Well, I saw a report about
the escaped convict on the
news.

They had an in-depth report
about his whole history.

Judge:
So you were still living
abroad 5 years ago, is
that right?

Melissa:
Yes...

[Return to Testimony at wrap-around scene]

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