Okay, thanks for the advice so far...?
You could use a paralegal, someone from the DA's office who goes undercover but could also be working for the criminal being defended feeding the defense attorney bad information because she got one of his friends railroaded into prison and the gang is out for revenge.
BeMi, I... uh.... Yeah... so let me just clarify that...
She is actually working for the DA's office as an undercover investigator, but is also in the pay of the criminal being defended, and the criminal in question is using her to feed bad information to the lawyer because he wants revenge on the lawyer, and the character is posing as the lawyer's paralegal? Did I get that right?
Seems very complex to me. If you want to play the character, do let me know!
Beguile's, I just had to say, I like how your brain works.
Hi LH, it's been a while.
Maybe find someone that likes playing multiple characters? That way it's still a one x one, but you can let the story go where it will.
That is something I have dificulty with - finding someone who wants to "GM" the story. I nearly always end up doing that myself.
However, as this is obviously the correct place for the thread, I shall elucidate my cognitive processes....
I mentioned advantages and disadvantages to both options.The Criminal:
In this one I see the criminal as being a young woman who has been caught in her first offence, but unfortunately that offence is murder. My character is doing a "penance" for contempt of court and has to take a number of pro bono
cases (or something like that), so she takes the case but still wants "paying".Advantages:
In depth character development. The plot has a definite start-middle-and-end. Can be non-consensual. Allows focus on a single theme.Disadvantages:
Single story line, so could actually be quite short. Focussing on the investigation and the trial could be less than interesting. My entire knowledge of the legal systems in both the USA and UK comes from TV show! Could get bogged down on technical detail.The Paralegal (or associate):
In this one, we are looking at what is effectively a gender-bent slash-fic of Suits: What if Harvey Specter were a lesbian dominatrix and Mike Ross were a girl? Yes I know Mike Ross is an associate not a paralegal, but the principal is the same.Advantages:
Focusses on the on-going relationship between the two characters. Continuous story development. Can have a "You win some, you loose some" attitude to cases. Potentially longer lasting, open to many possible sequels.Disadvantages:
No real start point and no end point. Could become repetitive and boring for the sub player, doing the same things over and over. Could end up bogged down on repetitive sex scenes.The Judge:
Um, yeah, I thought of this one as I was creating the thread. It has a whole host of other complications. Does the story focus on one individual case, or on the on-going relationship? How does the judge hide the fact that she is having a lesbian D/S relationship with the defence attorney, and can she remain impartial when her mistress is blatantly in contempt of court....?
I thing the advantages and disadvatages of this one are a nice pick-and-mix from the other two... Actually I rather like this idea.The DA/CPS prosecutor:
Nah. Been done. This is too cliché for my taste. Basically a lesbian re-make of the film "Adam's Rib".
So... I'm actually veering towards the other character being a supreme court judge...!