okay but
you don’t know how important this is.
the sole reason phoenix became an attorney was because of miles, because he wanted to help him. and after he was disbarred, phoenix didn’t try to get his badge back. why? because he had already fulfilled his dream, ya know? he helped miles. he saved miles. that was the sole reason he became an attorney and since he did, he didn’t have a reason to go back to being a lawyer, which is why he waited eight whole years to get his badge back. and what made him get it back?
miles needed his help. he asked for his help. for the second time, he once again became an attorney because miles needed help. literally the one and only reason he became a lawyer both times was because miles needed help.

i mean, honestly, just how gay can these two fucking be.