As soon as Phoenix walks into the room, he gets up and kisses him hard on the mouth. “I love you,” he breathes.
The other’s face dissolves into a sloppy smile. “I love you too, Miles, but where on earth did that come from?”
Edgeworth pulls him into an embrace. “I realized I’ve barely said those words at all in the last twenty years.”
“You didn’t have to,” Phoenix murmurs. “I knew already.”
His hands tighten around the other’s waist. “Still. You deserve to hear it more. And… and I want to say it. While I still can.” To his surprise, he can feel tears welling up in his eyes. “I love you, Phoenix. So much. You’ve always been by my side. Even now, when—when the end is coming.”
“Don’t say that—”
“But it’s the truth. We both know it. S-so until that end comes, I’m going to say it as much as possible. B-before I forget how.” He presses his face into his shoulder. “I love you. I love you. I love you. No matter what happens later, just… just know. I’ll love you.”
“Me too,” Phoenix whispers, and he thinks he can hear the other’s voice catch.
They hold each other like they’re never going to let go.
I think I made a mistake. I was teary-eyed at Part 4 but Part 5 did me in. And it was this exact scene. And the fan fiction only continued to become sadder and sadder. And it’s been a full 8 hours since I’ve read it and slept but it still made me cry. I don’t know why I’m making myself suffer by reading it again. But it hurts so good.
Sorry fail hug drawing is fail. IDK how okay. orz And they’re a lot older in the fic but meh, I just wanna draw them hugging. Sue me.
EDIT: Oh right. Forgot to mention. It’s the fic where Miles get Alzheimer’s. It’s such a well written fan fic and it has broken so many (too many?) hearts.