After the events of Trials and Tribulations, Maya has a big dilemma to deal with: Be the manager of Wright and Co. Law Offices, and the Master of Kurain Village at the same time. Phoenix helps her deal with this, but something else is lurking, trying to oppose Maya as Master and kick her off the Master's seat, even if it means taking a life or two. Maya and Phoenix's feelings for each other grow as they sink in deeper to the Fey family past, and things get personal, and even more life-threatening.But, as everything begins to open up, it turns out that Morgan Fey and her son, Andre Fey still have issues with Maya. Not everything in Kurain is as peaceful as it seems.
This story is how Maya, Phoenix, and Mia investigate what happened so long ago for these events to unfold. The story ties in with all five games, and is ascending into the Apollo Justice timeline as we speak. The author makes everything canonly possible, from death to disbarment. It's filled with mystery and suspense, and the romance is dotted with fluff and twists.
This Ace Attorney Fan Fic provides examples of the following tropes:
- Affectionate Nickname: It's pretty cute how little Diego called Bikini "Angel" after she saved him and his mother from freezing to death and gave them a home to live in.Young Diego Armando: Thanks, Miss Angel!
Diego Armando: Angel always believed I was destined to be this great man who would change the world, but I failed her.
- Heck, he's even pulling this off twenty five years later.
- All Just a Dream: Maya pulls this off a couple of times, once when she dreamed of Phoenix waking her up lovingly after he invited her to share a bed, no, not like ''that'', only to wake up in disappointment to see that he's already gone. The other being a nightmare when she dreams Phoenix being killed by Andre.
- The Atoner: Iris. See I Want My Beloved to Be Happy below.
- Disney Villain Death: Andre falls into Eagle River at the climax.
- Subverted as he survives, albeit badly bruised.
- Dead Guy Junior: Phoenix and Maya had a daughter named Mia in the Distant Finale.
- Break His Heart to Save Him: Maya tried this to Phoenix, it failed miserably.Phoenix: "Oh, I understand perfectly. You're trying to build a wall. You're trying to shut me out. You're the Master of Kurain and you've resigned yourself to a sad and lonely existence. You're doing this to protect me. Send me away so I don't try to solve your problems by making them my own."
- Drowning My Sorrows: Phoenix after losing Maya to Althea's schemes and getting disbarred.
- Evil Aunt: Morgan Fey, of course
- Evil Pays Better: You'll probably get pretty pissed when you figure out Morgan committed arson and killed Luciana Armando for the money, simply for the freaking money.
- Extreme Doormat: Maya was in the brink of becoming one earlier in regards to becoming the Khurain Master (trying to cope with her recent traumas alongside it doesn't help) thankfully, Phoenix helped her grow a spine first... Until the Wham Line.
- Forceful Kiss: Phoenix delivers an angry one to Maya when she tries to push him away to spare him the heartbreak of being tangled up with the Fey family's mess.
- Frothy Mugs of Water: Averted. Instead of his infamous 'Grape Juice' Phoenix chugged on real wine.
- History Repeats: This seems to be where everything is heading. The Master falls for a lawyer, a family member doesn't like her position as Master and attempts to overthrow her, tragedy strikes, people die. Let's just hope the lawyer survives at the end this time.
- How We Got Here: The entire chapter 1 to 28 are flashbacks leading to the very first scene of the story where Phoenix sat in the office and got distracted by Maya's presence.
- I Have No Son!: Sister Bikini aka Audrina Fey was disowned by her own mother, Althea, after thinking she was the one who caused the Hazakura Temple fire 25 years ago.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Iris' reason for becoming a Shipper on Deck for Phoenix and Maya. Thinking it's the least she can do to make up for all the bad things she had done in the past.
- Long-Distance Relationship: Phoenix and Maya, after she left to train to channel Ami Fey. Though they don't learn until later that it was all planned out by Andre and Althea to separate Maya and Phoenix and get rid of Maya.
- Love Hurts: To pretty much everyone, and not only the romantically involved either.
- Love Makes You Evil: It turns out Morgan Fey was actually in love with Misty's husband and Maya and Mia's father: Sebastian Fey. She went so insane about it she killed him because of it.
- The Mentor: Mia Fey, so much she's almost the leader for the entire operation. She's become Maya's Dr. Phil and Phoenix's beloved mentor once again.
- Original Character: Oh, plenty, but a fitting plenty. Mostly in the Fey family, like Andre, Althea, Sebastian, Lillian, etc.
- We can't forget about Diego's mother, Luciana Armando.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Phoenix and Maya got to switch their usual roles several times in the story as Maya started to take her duty too seriously and Phoenix began to worry she was letting herself being pushed around by her family's expectations.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Our poor dorks just want to be together but the universe keeps on throwing bricks at them.
- Stupid Sexy Friend: Phoenix spent a handful of the earlier chapters trying to come to terms with the fact that he is starting to see Maya as a woman and not the teenage girl when he first met her.
- This Is Reality:Phoenix: Stupid Edgeworth. Where does he get off being so cool, whipping out lines like that and then disappearing off into the sunset. That doesn't happen in real life. It's like something out of a movie.
- Took a Level in Badass: After all the studying and building her resolve to be the Master of Kurain, Maya managed to deliver an epic verbal smackdown to the elders of the village. Even Phoenix was left flabbergasted by her eloquence.
- Trauma Conga Line: Both our main characters got put through the wringer during the course of the story.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Andre to Morgan.
- Will They or Won't They?: The first half of the fanfic for Maya and Phoenix.
- Yandere: Morgan Fey to Sebastian Fey