Wrightworth for either 8 or 9. You can pick :D
9. “Don’t you ever do that again!”
With everything that had happened in Khura’in, Phoenix was more than happy to finally be back home. Sleeping in his bed, being safe, staying up late with Trucy watching terrible movies…returning to normalcy was something that was desperately needed, and it allowed him (and Trucy) to distract themselves from Apollo’s absence. While Phoenix knew that Apollo had to go, and supported his decision, Trucy was taking his departure much harder. While his daughter tried to keep a smile on her face at all times, he could tell there was a deep sadness within her that wouldn’t go away for some time.
Yes, everything was back to normal.
Well…except for Edgeworth.
Everything had seemed fine; when they were in Khura’in, Edgeworth appeared to be his regular…Edgeworth-y self. That was to say, reserved and sometimes snarky, but still comfortable enough with Phoenix to wander around the country and help him with the case. Hell, they even shared a mat when they slept on the temple’s floor (though Edgeworth complained a decent amount about it, truthfully)!
But it seemed that the moment they landed in the states, Edgeworth had gone cold - every time Phoenix tried to talk with him, Edgeworth’s replies were short and dismissive. At first Phoenix chalked this grumpiness as jet-lag; Edgeworth hadn’t slept well in Khura’in and now was delaying with the time change…it was no wonder that maybe he would be a bit off-putting…more so than usual, anyway.