Also, either I misread the lines, or the weird sexual tension between her and Apollo turns really creepy after a revelation near the end of the game. Eugh.
The only way you could have read any sexual tension between Apollo and Trucy was the fact that they were male and female leads in the same story. That's IT! No need to get creeped out, cuz it didn't exist, as far as I understood it.
Phoenix/May,a on the other hand, were obviously close and the plot became incredibly romantic at times. Also, Pearl's insistence at them being a couple came across less as "naive child figuring that boy and girl were romantic," but "wise, outside party who knew more about their relationship than they themselves did." And the fact that both of them freaked every time she said something to that effect pretty much confirms it. Their relationship was very sweet. Why Maya suddenly disappeared from Phoenix's life is beyond me, I'm hoping she makes some sort of return in 5.
In someways, Maya's absence is probably the thing that made me the saddest about Apollo Justice. Phoenix receives his redemption (to a degree), and in fact, you could possibly assume that he had actually been secretly working with the system for quite some time... his loser bar life being simply a cover. Ema Skye's transformation is disappointing, and though you get the feeling she's improved a bit by the end, she's no longer the passionate, young genius she used to be. If the writers are able to redeem and re-unite these characters in the next game, I'll be able to look back on Apollo Justice as the "dark middle period" of a saga, and it won't seem so bad. That said, it doesn't fix the fact that Apollo himself is boring and clueless, and Trucy is just ridiculous. Great prosecutor though.