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Two fics for you! [Dec. 21st, 2007|07:17 pm]
Gyakuten Saiban Drabbles


Title: Calligraphy
Author: Toby Danger
Pairing/Characters: Maya, Trucy
Word Count: 500
Warning: HUUUUUUGE Case 3-5 spoiler!!
Challenge: Present (for the defense)

As she watched Trucy attempt to paint the Japanese character onto the paper, the girl’s brush moving shakily, yet determinedly as she drew, she couldn’t help but think about when she learnt about calligraphy.
She and Mia had to learn the art in preparation for their future roles as mediums, and so their mother would take them to the garden, get out some ink and paper, and show them how it was done.
Mother always drew wonderfully, her hand graceful and swift, her lines perfect. Her characters were so vibrant on the paper. By comparison, they could never compare. Mia was fairly good, but she could never get it perfect. It upset her to think she could never create something as beautiful as her mother could.
But Mother knew what to say, telling her that her characters were unique, something only she could create, and that if she really tried, she could create something wonderful.
It felt nice to know that at least the one person who mattered liked her drawing.
As the years passed, her drawing improved, but she never really put her heart into it. Much like her spiritual training, she didn’t really think that it was that important. Her Mother was the Master, the talented one. Why bother to try and surpass someone so great?
Even when Mother disappeared, and the title of Master began to bear down on her, she didn’t feel the need. Mother was still out there somewhere, and she was certain she would return, and everything would go back to normal. Mother wouldn’t mind her lack of talent, she would always love her.
When Misty Fey’s death was revealed, she had felt so ashamed of herself. Mother had done so much to protect her, and she had done nothing in return.
And so she decided to grow up. To stop living in her mother’s shadow and be someone everyone could be proud of. She could finally draw her characters with confidence, understanding she had to try her best for everyone, including herself.
Several years later and here she was, the Master teaching another daughter, albeit not her own.
“I’m finished!” Trucy declared, holding up her art proudly. The lines of the Japanese characters for Phoenix’s name were messy, but the shape and form meant that she had been really concentrating.
Maya smiled proudly. “It looks wonderful honey. But you know, I bet if we try again, we can make it even better, and give Nick something really spectacular.”
“If you say so..” Trucy sounded unsure. “Do you really think Papa will like this as a present? A bit of paper with his name on it is kinda weak..”
“Trucy..” She held the girl’s shoulder comfortingly. “Knowing that you put your heart into making something so personal for him, that you really tried your best, is the greatest present Nick could ever receive.
Emboldened, Trucy picked up her brush and started again. Feeling pleased, Maya looked up to the sky.
She hoped her mother liked the present she had presented her, even if it was horribly overdue.

Title: Socks and Stuff..
Author: Toby Danger
Pairing/Characters: Phoenix, other characters
Word Count: 226
Warning: Slight spoiler for GS4, if you're not familiar with Phoenix's new look...
Challenge: Present (for the defense)

Pearl and Trucy had given him a shaving kit, complete with a razor and several oils and creams.

Larry had given him subscriptions to FHM, Men’s Health and GQ magazines.

Apollo and Makoto had given him a pair of designer casual shoes, cut in some fine leather.

Ema and Lana had given him a ticket to a day spa, where he would apparently be treated to several treatments on his skin and hair.

Ron and Desiree had given him a set of cashmere shirts.

Gumshoe had given him some socks and underwear. And it was actually very nice, silk underwear.

Franziska and Adrian had given him a large book, entitled ‘The Dummies Guide to Dressing Smartly’.

Edgeworth had given him a voucher for Lordly Tailor, which would allow him to buy a $500 bespoke business suit.

Maya had given him a complete outfit, consisting of a designer shirt, a matching set of pressed trousers, and a classy jacket to top it off. She had insisted that he wear it today, threatening to cut off certain ‘privileges’ in the bedroom if he didn’t.

Clad in the worn hoodie and trousers he had become accustomed to lately, Phoenix rubbed his stubbly chin in thought. There was no way this was a coincidence.
He looked up at all his assembled friends, who had all fixed a stern look on him.
“Guys… is there something you’re trying to tell me here?”


From: aprilechidna5
2007-12-21 08:56 pm (UTC)
OK, first, awww at the first one. Serious, insightful Maya is my weak spot and it was so beautiful and so her!

And lol at number two. SO PERFECT. XD
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[User Picture]From: ayanako
2007-12-23 11:16 am (UTC)
I narrated the first Fic to a Podfic and just wanted to ask if you would mind me posting it in gyakuten_podfic. I really like the fic and thought it was nice to see if I could do it without butchering it with my german accent ^^° Of course I´ll give you full credits for it ^^
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[User Picture]From: ravemasta
2007-12-23 11:18 am (UTC)
Sure, go ahead. I'm glad you like it.
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[User Picture]From: ayanako
2007-12-23 11:24 am (UTC)
Cool ^^
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From: aprilechidna5
2007-12-23 01:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, oh! I don't suppose you'd mind if I read 'Socks and stuff' and another of your fics, 'Handyman', for the podfic community...? I just love that fic. <3 I'll credit if you say yes, of course!
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[User Picture]From: ravemasta
2007-12-23 03:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm popular today! Sure, I'd be honoured.
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