((I was partially just waiting for Drip's opinion, but since she's been on and hasn't said anything...
And also... I'm not even sure this is the way to do this. Wish me luck, everypony!
"I don't think he was wearing a bracelet. If he was, I just didn't notice it. Past that, I think I agree on this plan."
"Then we'll have to depend on Cygnet's memory, I suppose."
"I'm cool, I'll help you shake down Jelly any way I can. Keep one eye on the evidence and one eye on her face, Pal! This one's for real!"
"If that's your plan, then let me give you some advice. Don't present the bracelet upfront. She doesn't seem to know we have it. Ask her... something simple. Don't make it sound like you're accusing her, though. These ponies seem rather fond of her."
"Hm... okay, I think I've got an idea-"
"ARE YOU FIVE DONE MAKING OUT OVER THERE? I WANT THIS FINISHED TONIGHT!"
"Sorry, we spent too much time debating on whether to use tongue or not."
What Paladin really
wanted to say to the minotaur was "Just because you've arrested Deuces, doesn't mean you get to take his role as the sarcastic quip guy." Either that, or "Why, did you want to join us? The girls are taken so you get Broken."
What he actually
said as he broke from the huddle was "Thanks for waiting. We're gonna approach this from another angle. Your case against Deuces has two major points: the love triangle between the two victims and the bride-to-be, and Deuces' confession. Since Deuces is, as one reliable character witness once told me..."
"...the biggest lair you'll ever meet."
"...I'm inclined to disregard his 'confession' entirely. We were hoping to take the other path for the second..." he turned to Forget-me-not, "...and ask you two questions. One, we'd like you to explain how you know Deuces is innocent; you know these two better than just about anypony else, after all. And two, if you could explain what brought you here tonight - this is the bachelor's party, after all, so I'm curious why you came with Mrs. Morningstar."'...I really hope this works...'