As usual,we open up at the Sporking Theatre,where for once,all the Sporkers are in the seats.
Trucy:That's because the snack bar is closed!
Apollo:Yeah,what gives,narrator?Oh,we had a pizza party there yesterday. It was quite-Speakers:Narrator! Be quiet!
*everyone jumps mildly due to the heavily irritated tone of the management*S-sorry,boss.Speakers:Anyway,I got a transcript of the Sporking the other day since I was half asleep throughout. I have to say,I'm disappointed in you all.
Lana:Did we not spork the tale properly?Speakers:No. You all kept saying some crap about the protagonists not being married and didn't pay any attention to the actual problems. It was so apparent that we actually sporked the sporking yesterday. But that's a different tale. Anyway,lay off all this talk about whether they're married and whatnot and pay closer attention to what's actually happening.
Edgeworth:Fine,we shall try.
Phoenix:No more stuff about all that,okay,gang?
Apollo:Don't call us gang.
Trucy:I actually like the sound of it. We're a gang
~Speakers:So,to punish you,we've not only closed down the snack bar-
Ema:Eh,I can live with that. MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH
Phoenix:Me too. *drinks some 'grape juice'*Speakers:But we're making you Spork TWO chapters today.
Lana:That's not very nice.Speakers:Too bad. Deal with it. Anyway,roll it now.
Weeks 5 & 6-Morning Sickness!
Apollo:Wait,we're skipping right to week 5?
Ema:Better them than us. MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH
Ema:Fic!me and fic!Apollo.
Lana:Last time,I believe you told Mr.Justice about your baby. He reacted nicely to it,but you still haven't told me yet.
Edgeworth:That also bothers me-
"How come you didn't tell Lana?" Apollo asked as he joined Ema on their bed.
"Well…I want it to be our little secret." Ema smiled. "Thanks for buying me out of the wine thing."
Edgeworth:....That's not a viable excuse,author!
Ema:Yeah,I'd totally trust Lana over Apollo.
Apollo: ... (Well,that hurt my feelings.)
Phoenix:Speaking of the wine thing,she brought more than one wine to the family reunion,didn't she? That was weird.
Trucy:Daddy,why are you of all people bringing this up? You've got at least three different brands of-
Phoenix:Sssh! Don't tell them,Trucy. It's our little secret,remember?
Apollo:(Why do I doubt that she was going to say grape juice?)
Phoenix:(I can't let them know I have old orchard juices. That's so old fashioned! What will they think of me when they find out?)
"No problem." Apollo helped her to remove her shirt and pull her pyjama top over her head. "I'm going to treat you like a queen now." He kissed her neck gently. "…You do realise you'll have to tell them eventually though, right?"
Phoenix:Hey,narrator! Trucy's still here!Oops,sorry. I'll fast forward past this bit.
"Do you think it will be a boy or a girl Apollo?"
Apollo:Didn't they confirm it to be a man last time?Speakers:No,they were speaking about you that time. They said,'I heard you got a man!' Of course,you weren't focussing on that-
Edgeworth:We already apologised for that!
Phoenix:*ahem*Anyway,do you think it'll be a boy or a girl? Place your bets!
Apollo:What do you think,Mr.Wright?
Phoenix:...I'll write it down on this chit of paper. I'll check it afterwards. *takes a chit of paper,writes boy on one side and girl on the other*
Apollo:Oh. I'm betting it'll be a boy.
Edgeworth:Probably a girl,I'd think.
Trucy:I don't think it'll be just one baby.
Phoenix:What do you mean,Trucy?
Trucy:Just a hunch? I don't think we have the full picture yet.
Edgeworth:Moving on from this foolish game...
"I'm happy either way." He nuzzled her neck before letting her lay down.
The prospect of parenthood was one Apollo had never even considered before meeting Ema, not even other relationships he had been in for a long period of time.
Ema:The first line break of this chapter already?
Edgeworth:The large amount of small scenes is bothering me.
Trucy:Wait,you've been in other relationships before,Polly?
Trucy:Aw,come on,Polly! Tell us!
Apollo:Um.can we move on,narrator?Sure,Pollypop.
Apollo:Agh! (I forgot that the narrator likes me...)
"Ema! There's a letter here for you." She emerged from the bedroom, dressed in her pink pyjamas and joined him at the breakfast bar. She took the neat handwritten letter from her boyfriend's hands.
I bought a scanner from a friend of mine at the hospital. I thought you might like to take a look at the new life growing inside of you, even though at this early stage there probably isn't much to see. I've also made arrangements for you to go for a twelve week scan.
I will give you those details when you arrive at the surgery. Could you come to the surgery at: 10 a.m. on Friday the 2nd.
Thanks, Dr Smith
Phoenix:Dr.Smith? How much more generic of a name can you get?
Trucy:Either way,I'm excited to see if I'm right!
"Apollo, what day is it?"
"Friday, why?" He asked as he offered her a slice of his toast.
"Do we both have the day off?"
"You do, I don't. Why baby?" Apollo leaned against her arm so he could read the letter.
Lana:'Why baby'? How philosophical of you,Mr.Justice.
Apollo:I think they meant to write 'Why,Baby?'
Edgeworth:I see that the author's lack of usage of commas hasn't changed in the slightest. And why does Detective Skye have Friday off? I don't believe she's told anyone in the Force about her pregnancy,and detectives have to work even on Fridays.
Apollo:And why is she asking me? If we're together,we should at least have a basic knowledge of each other's schedules for the week.
"It's from my doctor, she has a scanner at the surgery and she wants to use it on me so I can see my new baby growing inside me." Ema smiled as Apollo wrapped his arm around her waist and tugged her towards him gently.
"Would you like me to come? I'm not doing much today." Apollo offered.
"No baby, just promise you'll come to my twelve week scan." She kissed his forehead. "What time is it?"
Ema:I swear,if only the fic could end in a few of these short scenes,I'd be a happy woman.
Trucy:Just so you know,Polly,I wouldn't allow you to leave until you finished your work. I could go see Ema for you though and-
Apollo:Trucy,remember that this isn't real.
Trucy:I know! This is a hypothetical scenario and all.
"Good morning Ema." The doctor smiled as Ema pushed open the door. "Please come in."
"Thanks doctor." Ema closed the door.
"Take a seat on the bed over there." The doctor wheeled her chair over to the side of the bed Ema had taken a seat on.
"What are we going to be able to see?" Ema asked.
Lana:And here's the big moment.
Phoenix:I wonder who's going to be right now.*looks at Trucy,who seems very anxious*
"Hm…well it's week five, so it's going to be a baby, not just cells. Only it's going to be very, very tiny maybe only a millimetre or two long. Its heart will be beating though." The doctor assured. "And this lovely machine here can enlarge the image of the baby inside of you, so we can take a look." She smiled.
"This gel's quite cold Ema." The doctor warned before emptying some of the gel onto her stomach. Ema yelped at the coldness on her stomach. "It's ok, let's take a look shall we?"
Trucy:Oh boy oh boy oh boy!
Ema:MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH
"There we go." Sure enough there was a tiny little life inside of her.
"Aww, it's so tiny!" Ema cooed.
"Indeed it is. Cute, huh?"
"Yeah…" Ema sighed happily.
Trucy:Aw. So much for that.
Ema:...oh. That's not that cute,scientifically.
Apollo:Wait,so we don't get to know its gender?
Lana:I suppose not.
Edgeworth:Why were you all so excited about that? To get your money?
Phoenix:I guess that we may have been a bit too presumptuous.
"I always wanted to do this job when I was training at the hospital." The doctor smiled.
"So what's happening with the baby right now?" Ema asked.
"Well, as you can see the baby is already starting to form, the heart is starting to form into chambers and beginning to beat. Plus, its nervous system starts to develop and perhaps its bone and muscle." The doctor moved the scanner from Ema's stomach.
"Thanks doctor." Ema smiled.
"Did you tell your partner?" The doctor asked as she wiped the gel from Ema's stomach.
Trucy:That gel looks yucky.
"Yeah, a few days after you confirmed I was pregnant." She sat back up and rolled her shirt back down.
"How did he take it?"
"He exploded with happiness." Ema giggled. "It was kind of weird."
Apollo:Yeah,it was. Not even a little anger? From what I've seen,it doesn't look like we'll have enough to support both ourselves and the baby. Financially,we're screwed.
"Good, I'm glad." The doctor leaned back in the chair. "So, have you experienced any changes? Nausea or fatigue?"
"No, not really…I'm a bit bloated I guess."
"Well, I contacted the hospital and this is for you." She offered the paper to Ema.
Ema:What,we're skipping to the next scene without seeing what's on that paper?
Edgeworth:I suppose they're saving it for later.
"How'd it go?" Apollo asked as he came home that evening.
"Great! There wasn't much to see though." She kissed his cheek.
"There had to be something."
"Well yeah, a little tiny baby which is starting to develop to look like a baby with a tiny little heart." Ema was blushing.
Lana:I don't understand why you think it's so cute when you can barely even see it.
Phoenix:It's not something you'll understand till you become a parent,Lana.
Edgeworth:Wright,you can't exactly speak on the matter. Your daughter is adopted.
Phoenix:Maybe so,but for me it's a bit different. Trucy was heartbroken at the sudden loss of her father and kept looking down and hiding her sad,tearful eyes. It was up to me to slowly open up her shell and look at me with those wonderful eyes that she still has to this day. She's now happy again. Even if I never got to see her as a dot,I still experienced the satisfaction of it. Even when she's sad she's adorable. But it's up to us,the parents,to make her happy and cute.
Trucy:Aw,daddy! That's so sweet!
Ema:I have to admit,you made me tear up a bit. *sniff* MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH
Lana:Wise words,Mr.Wright. You truly have matured since we last met.
Edgeworth:Yes,despite his...unfortunate looks,Wright has long since matured from that Rookie lawyer he was ten years ago.
Apollo:(I can't believe it. Did we just have an emotional moment in this place?)[Ema and Apollo discuss what to get for both her and the baby,and what they'll have for dinner. The scene then ends.
Ema:We barley even got to *sniff* spork that scene,and it's over?! MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH SNIFF MUNCH MUFF SNICH COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH
Lana:Ema! Are you alright?
Ema:*cough* *cough* Yeah. That's what I get for simultaneously sniffling and munching,I guess.
The following week marked week six. It was the early hours of the morning and Ema was awake. She felt a little sick. She glanced down at Apollo asleep beside her before crawling out of the bed and into the bathroom.
Introducing, the morning sickness!
Apollo:Oh yeah,that's what this chapter was called. And it's finally here,about...I'm estimating half way into it.
"Em?" Apollo had been woken by the light shining through from the bathroom.
Phoenix:Let's not question the arrangement of this house. I'm sure this works somehow,okay?
"Em! Are you ok?"
"Y-yeah…" She murmured. Apollo wasn't convinced. He crawled out form under the sheet and knelt down beside her in the bathroom.
Edgeworth:It's from,not form.
Ema:At least the typos are only occasional.
"Morning sickness?" Apollo smiled as he rubbed her back.
"Yeah." She shuddered before standing up. "Isn't it a bit early?"
"No, I don't think so." Apollo took a glass from the medicine cabinet and filled it with water. "Drink up."
Lana:The way they worded that sounds like you randomly took a glass and filled it with water. That's rather dangerous,Mr.Justice.
Apollo:That's not me!
After a couple more hours sleep
Edgeworth:Use either 'couple more hours' sleep' or 'couple more hours of sleep'. Not that.
Apollo was moving around the house. He was in the kitchen making Ema breakfast – pancakes with lashings of whipped cream and bananas. He poured her a glass of orange juice and placed it on the tray as well.
"Morning baby." Apollo placed the tray on the table at the side of his bed before nudging her gently.
"…Mornin'…" She yawned.
"You hungry? I made you breakfast." She stretched her limbs before sitting up.
"My favourite!" She giggled. "I wish I could have a cup of coffee though…"
Ema:I tried not commenting on this,but why does the author portray me as this really giggly,excitable, and emotional person?
Apollo:Yeah,you're far more moodier in reality.
Ema:Hey! *throws snackoo*
Trucy:Daddy never lets me have coffee either.
Phoenix:That's because milk is better for the bones,sweetheart. Plus,coffee can keep you awake all night and can cause a lot of third degree burns.Speakers:Ah,need to stop drinking so much,then. Thanks for the reminder.
Apollo:How do you know that last part,Mr.Wright?
"I know, I know…" He whispered. "How about I quit with you too? No more coffee or alcohol."
"Really?" She looked at the plate of food before looking at him. "Thanks, hey do you want some?"
"No thanks baby. Just stay here and enjoy your breakfast." He kissed her cheek. "I'm gonna grab a shower."
As soon as she finished her breakfast she made her way across to her digital scales.
"Something the matter?" Apollo asked as she stared at the digits on the screen.
Edgeworth:Did she gain weight?
Ema:Scientifically,I shouldn't be surprised. This should've been the first thing I saw coming when the report was given.
"I've gained five pounds…" She whispered.
"Well you are pregnant." Apollo reminded.
"I know but I'm six weeks gone! I'm gonna look like a whale by the time I give birth!" She whined.
Lana:Maybe you shouldn't have eaten so many of those snacks. They probably added to your weight.
Ema:Sis! I told you. My metabolism is on point! I don't get affected by this-
Trucy:Guys,can we go on now?
"It doesn't matter, I'd rather the baby was protected inside you." He kissed her neck and she giggled – leaning back into his arms. "You do realise I'm dripping wet, right?"
"So." She giggled. "I'm going to get changed, are we going shopping today?"
"Can we have a look at some baby stuff too? I know I'm only six weeks but…"
"Of course baby. Let's make sure you're comfy first."
Apollo:Baby stuff? Oh yeah,we also need a nursery,huh.
Phoenix:Good point.Otherwise you might crush the poor thing in your sleep.
Lana:And this is why I told you to lay off the snacks-
Ema:*looking down angrily with a hand over her forehead* I. Don't. NEED THIS!
Apollo:Whoa,Ema! Repeat after me. I'm-
Ema:NOT VERY FINE,THANK YOU VERY MUCH! *throws snackoo*
Apollo:Ow!Speakers:Ladies,ladies. Save the arguments for back home. We're almost done-
Trucy:So,um....let's move on?
She could feel those five pounds she'd gained too, her jeans were getting tighter. Perhaps she should ask Apollo to take her shopping for more comfortable clothing.
Edgeworth:Er...I thought you said earlier that we were-The lights come on.
Ema:YES!Speakers:Congrats! You're finally done. ...with the first half.
Ema:NOO! *throws snackoos at speaker*Speakers:Detective Skye will refrain from throwing snacks at the speakers. They will also refrain from cutting us off next time.
Edgeworth:...That's what I thought.
Ema:I'm going to the restroom.
Lana:....I'll stay here.
Edgeworth:I'll read this book I brought with me,I suppose. *pulls out a law book, it then opens it to reveal a Steel Samurai manga*
Phoenix:And me,Trucy and Apollo will take a look at the snack bar again.
Apollo:Hey! Why-We'll be right back in a second.
*Space for your advertisement. For more details contact 1-800-NOTAREALNUMBER*And we're back!
Apollo:I told you the snack bar would be closed!
Phoenix:But it doesn't hurt to check.
Trucy:Yeah,Polly! You always need to check. That's what we magicians do,after all! Especially those of Troupe Gramarye!
Apollo:I'm not a magician,much less a member of Troupe Gramarye!
Edgeworth:*closes book hastily* So you're back. Seen the second Skye sister?
Lana:I'm a bit worried.Speakers:Don't be. She'll be here in 3,2,1...Suddenly,Ema Skye magically appears in her seat.
Apollo:Why do you have dirt on your hands,Ema?Speakers:I had a feeling you'd try to break out.
Ema:Grr! Fine,I'll watch this dumb crap! But only one more chapter,okay?!
Edgeworth:That's all that's left anyway.Speakers:So,roll the footage!
Week 8:Cravings and a baby bump
Lana:Once again,the title is rather blunt.
"Apollo. Can you pick me up from work?" Ema groaned.
"Sure baby, why? What's happened?"
"I ate a Snackoo and I keep being sick!" She cried out.
Apollo:*snicker* Ow! (She snackoo'd me.)
Edgeworth:That wording is abhorrent. 'Keep being sick'? And this is just because of one snackoo.
Lana:Like I said. *shrug*
Ema:Grrr! They're embellishing!
"Aright then, sit tight. I'll be there in ten minutes." Apollo assured.
That's not how you spell alright!
Edgeworth:Yes,we know. Please sit down,Mr.Justice.
Phoenix:You nearly made me jump,Apollo. Don't do that again.
Apollo:(Darn! I was just trying to be cool.)
Trucy:I thought you were pretty cool,Apollo.
Ema:MUNCH MUNCH I didn't MUNCH MUNCH
It was week eight now. Apollo had bought her loads of new clothing and special cushions and pillows to keep her relaxed at work and home.
Trucy:Man,I wish we had so many pillows at home.
Trucy:Daddy says we have to use the money for more important stuff.
Edgeworth:I'd think that getting some rest at night would be somewhat important.
Phoenix:Darn it,Trucy. (Why does she tell all this to them?)
"Look can I take the rest of the day off I feel so ill!" She complained at the chief. "And I keep being sick!"
Edgeworth:The lack of punctuation in that first line infuriates me. And 'complained at' is also grammatically incorrect. In this case,anyway.
Apollo:(How come he gets to do it without people getting annoyed at him?)
Trucy:Because he's way cooler,Polly!
Apollo:Whoa! (How did she do that?)
Trucy:Your face gives it all away,silly!
Lana:If you came to me with that excuse,Ema,I'd honestly burst out laughing.
Phoenix:It is a pretty dumb line in terms of wording.
"You didn't look to good this morning when you came in." The chief mused. "Of course."
"Thanks, Apollo's coming to pick me up."
"Alright." The friendly chief smiled.
Ema:This chief seems way better than him
,at least. *shudder*
Apollo:Who're you talking about?
Phoenix:Don't ask questions you'll regret.
Edgeworth:It's not worth it,Mr.Justice.
Apollo:(I don't get it.)
"I don't know what happened! I had a strange urge to want to eat sweet things. So I ate a Snackoo and ten minutes later I was sick!" She cried.
"Alright, alright. Maybe we should get you something else sweet to eat…" Apollo soothed.
Trucy:Wait,so Ema ate a snackoo-which is sweet-and she became sick afterwards. And Polly's idea is to...get her more sweets?
Ema:Thank goodness you aren't a doctor,Apollo.
Apollo:Come on! Stop acting like that's me...
"Thanks." She smiled as she watched him rooting through the fridge and cupboards.
"We have yoghurt and chocolate."
"Can I have a glass of milk too?" Ema suddenly wanted milk.
Edgeworth:...I thought it was spelt yogurt?
Apollo:No,I'm with Mr.Edgeworth.
Trucy:I'm with daddy. He's always right.
Ema:It's obviously yogurt.
Lana:Ema,I'm disappointed in you. It's yoghurt.I think it's-Speakers:I think it's beyond time we move on!
*the Sporkers immediately shut up,embarrassed by their sudden tangent. And I think it's yog-*
He was trying to be as involved as he could in the pregnancy. He wanted to make sure his girlfriend was as comfortable as possible and he was always happy to do stuff for her. He still wanted to be more involved – sure, he was going to her scan with her next month but he still wanted to be more involved.
Trucy:Whoa! I wasn't expecting to see paragraphs again.
Lana:Actually,me neither. There's been a lot of talking going on here.
"I don't think there's much more you can do…" Ema whispered as she undid the lid on the yog(h)urt pot. "I mean…you've been the best for me. You drop everything to help me when I'm not feeling good or I'm in pain and you sit with me at night and talk. It's not like you've left me to fend for myself." Apollo leaned against the arm of the couch, Ema shifted so she was sat between Apollo's legs, leaning back against him.
Trucy:Ew! To quote fic me,get a room,you two!
Apollo:We did. You're the one intruding.
"I know but you're the one with the baby inside of you." He wrapped his arms around her stomach. "You're the one putting up with all these changes and the sickness and everything. I'm still me, nothing amazing is happening to me…"
"Sure it is." She dipped the spoon into her desert. "You're looking after me and you have feelings for the baby so that means you're developing daddy instincts." She licked the spoon clean and waited to feel the sickness in her stomach.
Ema:No I'm waiting to feel the sickness? So I knew it would make me feel sick!
Trucy:That's really weird of you. What's even weirder though,is imagining Polly as a Daddy.
Phoenix:Ha! It ain't as easy as it looks,kid. Take it from me.
Apollo:I don't think I'd be ready for such responsibility myself.
"Everything ok?" Apollo asked.
"Yummy! Yeah that's better." She loved it when he wrapped her hands around her stomach, she felt like there was a bond between her baby and him already.
"I think your cravings have started. Sugar huh?"
Everyone:...Speakers:What,nothing to say?
Trucy:I-Speakers:No more of that's yog(h)urt nonsense,by the way.
Trucy:Aw.[Apollo and Ena talk about stuff and the scene ends.
She was staring at herself in the mirror the following morning. Apollo had told Phoenix he was working from home because Ema was sick and Ema had begged her chief for the day off.
Trucy:Hate to break it to you,Polly,but you can't exactly work from home in this job.
Phoenix:With people asking for our talents,you can't just laze around at home because your girlfriend's sick. Heck,ask someone else to look after her! Like Lana.
Apollo:Only Lana still doesn't know.
Trucy:She really should have by now though.
Lana:And doesn't this police chief know?
Ema:I don't think I've told them yet directly.
Edgeworth:If you would have done so already,you could have been granted leave at least.
"Something the matter?" He asked as he was getting changed.
"I have a bump. See." Sure enough she was starting to look pregnant. "I don't think I'm going to hide it from some people."
"Maybe people that have had kiddies before, like your sister."
"I want her to be one of the first to know…if that's ok?" Ema asked, rubbing her stomach. "I feel ready to tell her."
Apollo:I don't see what's changed,but sure,why not.
Ema:The best part is that I'm technically correct. She will be one of the first to know. But only by technicality,scientifically speaking.
Phoenix:Quite sad,really. *chugs grape juice from his bottle*
"Yeah." Apollo smiled and nodded.
"Maybe we should go to dinner with her later? She's still on maternity…"
"How old is Madeline then?"
"She's eight months now." Ema smiled. Madeline was her sister's youngest child. "I'll ask her to bring baby Maddy actually..."
Phoenix:*spits his grape juice in surprise* What?! What?! What?!
Ema:Huh? What the hell..?
Lana:*puts face in hands* Oh,no...
Edgeworth:NGHOOH! *penalty* (Two thirds of the bar...all gone in one clean strike...)
Apollo:Well,this is certainly unexpected. Mainly because it wasn't mentioned till now for whatever reason.
Trucy:Madeline? Why that name?
Lana:Who knows? Perhaps the author randomly chose a name from a website. Either way,I doubt there's much of a reason behind it.
Edgeworth:...Can we just please move on?
"Why? Want to fit some practice in?" Apollo teased.
"Hey!" She pushed him back on the bed. "Meanie."
"Ow! Ok I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"
Phoenix: You two are acting like children now? And what type of insult is 'Meanie'?
Ema:I'd guess that's how parents fight? Though I don't think anyone here knows much on that.
When Apollo was making breakfast Ema kept asking for milk and yog(h)urts again.
"Cravings." Apollo smiled.
"Leave me alone!" She whined. "I really want coffee!"
Lana:Fic you is acting more spoilt than real you.
Ema:What does that mean?
Lana:Think about it yourself.
"You can't baby!" Ema made her way to her cellphone.
Ema:Oh yeah? Maybe I can baby?
Edgeworth:What did the comma ever do to you,author? What did it do to you to deserve such hatred from you?
"I'm going to call Lana."
Ema:That's all for this scene,apparently.
"Hey!" Lana hugged her sister and Apollo, baby Madeline was in her stroller giggling.
"Hello." Apollo knelt down by the stroller and tickled the baby's tummy. The baby giggled and smiled – it lifted Ema's spirits too.
Ema and Lana:Adorable! *sigh*
Phoenix:I do have to say,it reminds me of you,Trucy.
Edgeworth:Madeline here is eight months old,while you adopted Trucy at eight years old. I'd think there's quite a difference.
Phoenix:Like I said,you wouldn't get it if you aren't a parent. Of course,I'd doubt you would be a good one.
Edgeworth:Ngh! *penalty* Wright,be careful about what you say...
"So, shall we grab a table?" Lana asked.
"Sure." Ema took Apollo's hand and lead him to the counter to get a table.
"A glass of water, a cola and a vodka and cola please." Apollo ordered.
Edgeworth:That last line...first of all,it's redundant to say a cola twice. Just say two colas. And second,why the vodka? It's just a simple meeting,and Madeline is there.
Phoenix:What,you don't know? There're a lot of restaurants that serve drinks. Maybe it's for Lana or Apollo.
Edgeworth:NGGGHGGHGOOOOOHHHH!*penalty* It's...all...over now...
Phoenix:Oh no,not again...
Lana:Mr.Edgeworth is still oh so sensitive,I see. Management! We're losing him!Speakers:Not this again. Our Spork Bitch needs to be more resistive. Anyway,three times should do it.Yes,sir!
*the first shock unfortunately doesn't work*
Edgeworth:The truUUUUTHHHHHHHHNGGH! *collapses on his seat*
*neither does the second. But the third..*
Edgeworth:Aggh! I'm alive! I'm aliAGGGGHH! *collapses again*Oops,I accidentally did one too many. Excuse me for a second.[TECHNICAL ISSUES]
We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience caused.
Edgeworth:Aggh! I still feel the current coursing through my veins...
Phoenix:At least you're awake now. Let's continue.
"Water Em?" Lana tilted her head.
Trucy:Water them? Water who?
Apollo:I think Em is referring to Ema. The author just forgot to put a comma,nothing else.
"Yeah, I need something easy on my tummy."
"Really? Are you still not well?" Lana asked, glancing down at the slight bump in her sister's stomach.
"No I have some news." Ema smiled. "I…" She was smiling but crying. "A-Apollo, tell her, please."
"We're going to have a baby!" Apollo declared.
Ema:*claps hands* FINALLY! It only took damn long enough.
Lana:I can't wait to see my reaction when you tell me how long you've been hiding this.
"Congratulations!" It took a few moments for the words to register but Lana exploded with joy. "How far gone are you baby?"
Edgeworth:Lack of comma....ugh...
Phoenix:There,there,buddy. We get the idea by now. *sips from his bottle*
"Eight weeks, I didn't want to say until I started showing…" Ema lowered her head but smiled brightly when she saw Apollo's hand resting on her stomach.
"You're showing already? Wow!" Lana smiled. "Mind you, I didn't show until pretty late with baby Madeline and with Neil."
Phoenix:*spits in surprise* Another one?
Lana:And he's called Neil. How nice. At least there's a good reason behind that. Though I'm still angry that they decided to reveal this so late without warning.
"So are you mad for me not telling?" Ema whispered.
"Come here Em." Lana stood up and
Lana:Gave her a stern talking to?
wrapped her arms around her baby sister.
It took Ema back to all the times in her past when she needed sisterly love like this. Her sister gave the best hugs.
"I'm going to be an auntie! Oh this is so exciting!" Lana clapped.
Ema:I have to say,sis,you're taking this even better than I expected.
"You're the first person we've told." Ema smiled. "So please don't tell anyone else."
Edgeworth:Except Mr.Justice,and your family doctor. But I suppose she said 'we' so she gets off on a loophole.
"I won't honey, you have my word as a fellow mom."
Edgeworth:Use. Your. Commas.
Throughout the dinner Ema asked Lana questions that had been bugging her.
"So have you had any cravings?" Lana asked curiously.
"Sugar. I want sugar all the time." Ema replied. "Frozen yog(h)urt, yog(h)urts, chocolates – anything sweet."
"Wow, lucky. My cravings were gross." Lana giggled.
Trucy:Those are the questions that are bugging you?
Apollo:I suppose the matter is rather subjective.
"Did you go off foods too?" Ema asked.
"How so?" Lana asked.
"Did some foods you love make you ill?"
"Sure, I couldn't drink milk or eat red meat when I was pregnant. That's why I eat a lot of fish and chicken now." Lana looked to her baby and Apollo feeding her the baby food. "Why do you ask?"
"I ate a Snackoo and it made me sick…" She sulked.
Ema:Can't wait to see HER reaction. MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH SNEEZE COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH CO-
"Don't worry about it honey." Lana assured. "Apollo you can take her out the chair if you want…"
Everyone:USE YOUR COMMAS!
Edgeworth:Agh! What was that?
Phoenix:We decided to complete your sentences for you.
Lana:Yes,you're getting a tad predictable,Mr.Edgeworth.
"How can I get more involved with Ema's pregnancy too?" Apollo asked as the baby giggled excitedly and wriggled in his arms.
"Well, what do you do now?"
"He does everything!" Ema declared.
"Hm…did you think about prenatal classes Em?" Lana asked.
Phoenix:Is that supposed to say 'parental'?
Edgeworth:No,prenatal classes do exist.
Apollo:Good on you,author.
"No…I'm not even sure what they are."
"Well, it's where couples or single moms go. They teach you how to bond and how to be comfy and how a man can help. They can even help you with the birth." Lana smiled. "Me and Jake went to some when I was pregnant with Neil, he felt more included after."
Phoenix:Pregnant with Neil? That sounds wrong,almost.
"There you go, we can go to some of those." Ema smiled. "I still think you do more than enough."
"Apollo, you're going to make a good dad – I can tell because Ema's smiling so much and even baby Madeline seems relaxed around you." Lana smiled. "So when's the first scan?"
"I've already seen the baby when I went back to the doc's but Apollo and me are going to the twelve week scan next month." Ema was excited now.
So, Ema's got a bump and urges for sugar. That night when she lay with Apollo she knew they both felt like they were bonding with her baby already.
Trucy:Somehow I doubt we're going to find out the gender this chapter.The lights come back on.
Trucy:I guess so.
Phoenix:Oh well. I guess we'll only find out who's right next time! Keep your votes in mind,y'all.Speakers:Actually,write it down on a chit of paper and leave it here. Just like Mr.Wright.
Phoenix:*gulp* I guess so.
*everyone keeps their bets on the table and start to leave*
Trucy:Whew,that was really long!
Phoenix:You said it,Trucy.
Edgeworth:Actually,Wright,I have something important to ask of you.
Edgeworth:Are you sure it isn't spelt yogurt?
Phoenix:Come on,Edgeworth,we went over this!
Trucy:And we'll show it to you if we must. Come on with us,Uncle Edgeworth!
Apollo:Off they go. I still think it's yogurt.
Ema:I think it's-hey,where's my snackoo bag? And where's Lana?
*Lana comes with the bag,munching hungrily*
Lana:MUNCH You know,this stuff ain't so bad. MUNCH
Ema:Sis! *laughs* That's mine!
Lana:Haha! Not anymore,Ema!
Apollo:Hey,hey,stop it now.
Ema:You heard him,Lana! He's going to buy more snackoos for us?
Lana:Oh really? How nice. I'll have the same flavour as this,Mr.Justice.
Apollo:Huh? What? Wait-
Ema:I'll have two bags myself.
Apollo:What? Where? Who? Huh?
Lana:Hey,no fair! I also want two bags!
Apollo:(....In times like this,I've only got one thing to say.)
Ema:Well,Apollo? Speak up.
Ema:Yeah,you promised. Now get us some!
Apollo:(Oh,dammit.) Fine then. *sigh*And thus our Sporkers leave the theatre,talking in groups. See you next time!Speakers:*slurps coffee* Time to binge watch some anime. Heh heh.