YarnKittymon: TY: ::knocks on the door of what
used to be his house about noon, when there's plenty of people
around on the street to bear witness that he's not going back
inside to reconcile things with his wife::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she opens the door with a bright and cheerful smile that only grows once she catches sight of Toby:: Well, hello dear, tired of all your *other* girls and finally decided to return home?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::coldly:: Dolly's a schoolgirl. Come on to the cafe; I want to talk.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smirks:: I wasn't speaking about her but now that you brought it up... well, if thats what your going for these days. And why such an impersonal cafe when theres a nice *cozy* couch right here in the living room? ::smiles sweetly::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::narrows his eyes at Lu:: If I even looked at her wrong I'm sure Isaac would kill me. And *I* wouldn't cross a friend like that. I'm not coming inside, even though it's my house. ::steps a couple steps back from the doorway::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::with a sly grin:: Your Maeve would. What must your *dear* Becky be thinking of her right now? And you for that matter? ::she can barely contain her playful smile as she steps out of the house, closing the door behind her::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::blinks:: What does Maeve have to do with anything?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her smile widens but she stays silent, wanting to draw out the torment:: So, whats so important that you wanted to discuss with me?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I want you to default on the divorce. Get out of town and don't show up for the trial. I'll win by default, and I'll give you more gold than you know what to do with--more than you'd ever get from alimony.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::tries to appear hurt:: But what makes you think I want your money? ::she attempts to draw closer to him; softly:: All I've ever wanted was you.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::keeps walking towards the cafe, not looking at Lu:: How can you say that, after what you did with Floyd?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::looking exasperated:: Well what about you! Running off with the redhead! And then poor Becky who is probably going to be so *hurt* by you two's betrayal... I hope you aren't still thinking she'll take you back. ::is looking qu
Maeve Owens: ite pleased with herself::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::raises his eyebrows:: What are you talking about, woman?
Maeve Owens: LU: Oh you know perfectly well what I'm talking about. Mrs. Caradson saw the whole thing.... among a few other observers. :grins::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head, still not getting it:: Are you crazy?
Maeve Owens: LU: Its very simple dear. People have seen how close you've gotten to Maeve. Even heard your "lovers" spat over our marriage and then theres the whole staying at her place scandal...
Maeve Owens: Does Becky honestly not suspect what you two have been up to all this time?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::turns a little paler, and then turns away:: You're insane, Lu. Do you really think Maeve's *detective* boyfriend would let it stand if it were true?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::shrugs:: Let him try to prove otherwise. I have eye witnesses. ::grins::
YarnKittymon: TY: Eye witnesses who haven't seen me so much as hold her hand, right?
Maeve Owens: LU: Oh, I've heard there was a pretty touching hug and then an intimate lunch right after church. And you cant get past the witness that saw you enter Maeve's home one night and not leave till early the next morning.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::coldly:: I had to spend the night *somewhere.* And my lawyer says if I would've spent the night in *my own house* the court could've interpreted that as me *forgiving* you and blocked the divorce.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::shrugs:: Guess you should have picked a better place.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::turns away:: It's still not proof.
Maeve Owens: LU: Well, what proof do you have that I stepped out on you? Just some mans word against mine. ::smiles:: Although, I doubt he'll be taking the stand.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Lu, glaring:: He *said* he would!
Maeve Owens: LU: Not if he knows whats good for him... I could make him look real bad you know with *certain* accusations.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rather softly:: What have I done to make you hate me? From the start you've just wanted to make my life miserable. Why?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she pouts:: I just wanted you, honest. But you never would even give yourself a chance to love me! You had to still be in love with *her*! I dont see whats so great about her. She disappears at the slightest trouble and doesn'
Maeve Owens: t even bother to keep in touch. ::shrugs, trying to look like a wounded wife whose family has been torn apart by another woman::
YarnKittymon: TY: I tried to love you, Lu, and sometimes I almost did. But even then...there was something...underhanded about you.
Maeve Owens: LU: Well! Trying to get someone to notice you takes a lot out of a person!
YarnKittymon: TY: And you'd know; you've sure done it a lot.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::frowns:: What would you have done if I hadn't come along? Wasted away to nothing waiting for that woman to come back? She'd only been gone a few weeks and you were a wreck! I was trying to prove to you how much better off you'
Maeve Owens: d be with me, someone who wouldnt desert you!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I'll bet there's some men in your hometown that'll testify as to your character.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::tilts her chin up and looks down her nose at him:: How dare you try and ruin my reputation. If you have nothing further to discuss then I am going home and away from your hurtful words. ::starts to walk away::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::angrily, though he sounds just a touch frightened:: Who's trying to wreck whose reputation here? ::stalks off::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she pauses for a brief moment but thinks better of replying and continues on towards her home::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't know quite where he's headed, though his steps are leading him towards the tavern::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's walking away from the tavern and towards the general direction of her house when she catches sight of Toby. Noticing his angry glare, she approaches him with concern:: Toby?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::exhales rather angrily, looking away:: You'd better not get any closer to me or people'll think we're having sex.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her jaw practically hits the ground and she stops in her tracks, looking a little hurt:: What? ... What is *that* suppose to mean?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::coldly:: Mrs. Caradason and some other people. Saw me in your house, and they jumped to the conclusion. Lu's trying to keep the divorce from going through.
Maeve Owens: MV: Why that little wench! What on earth possessed her to drag me into this!? And doesn't she know she's cause enough problems for you? ::angrily, she stalks of towards Lu:: If I get my hands around her scrawny little neck...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::follows Maeve; quickly:: If you do, you'll go to jail! And if she doesn't die, that's just more evidence for her.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the jail comment has her stopping rather abruptly. She takes in a deep breath and slowly lets it out, trying to let go of the anger as she does so:: Okay. Fine. But no ones honestly believes her little theory do they? Other t
Maeve Owens: han the town gossips?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down:: I don't know. If they do...I don't know what I'll do.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she wraps her arms around herself:: I'm sorry Toby... I should have known that old biddy would just be waiting to spread more gossip to her friends. ::frowns:: I think she has it in for me, I really do.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quickly:: It's not your fault; I should've known better than to do anything that would look bad. I'll ask my lawyer; maybe that's not enough proof. ::groans slightly:: And I'll have to see of Floyd will really testify...
Maeve Owens: MV: What? I thought he said he would. Has something changed?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rolls his eyes:: Lu said she was gonna blackmail him again.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grumbles:: figures
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quickly:: I'm not going to let her win, and I'm not going to let her drag your name down, either. I just don't know *how.*
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: Dont worry about my name Toby... Mrs. Caradson already drug it through the dirt when Donald was around. ::her eyes widen and she looks a little horrified:: Thats not a good thing is it?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly, looking away:: I guess not.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::miserably:: I'm sorry Toby... I cause more problems than I'm worth. I guess I'd better run off before me and my reputation, regardless of how wrong they were, gets you in anymore hot water. ::she turns and starts to run off::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks rather angry:: Don't!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she jumps, startled at the anger in his voice. She stops but she doesnt turn to face him:: What now?
YarnKittymon: TY: She's just trying to ruin my life, Maeve. As long as we're never *alone* together, it's OK.
Maeve Owens: MV: Are you *sure* about that? I dont want to add anymore problems for you...
YarnKittymon: TY: Besides, if you run off because of what she said, it seems like you're running 'cuz you're guilty.
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, I wasn't going to completely run away but theres no use in talking if its just going to give them more evidence against you...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns; softly:: Yeah; maybe you're right. ::smirks:: It's just a few more months, though.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: Good luck Toby. ::starts to walk away again but with a little less urgency::
YarnKittymon: : ::a few hours later::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is walking back from the orphanage since it's such a nice day; she's fairly cheerful since spending time with the kids always cheers her up, although these days she still can't help but think of the children that she met in the future that now won't ever be::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::is heading towards the main shops in town when she sees Becky. She puts on her best sympathetic look and approaches the girl:: Awe, you poor thing. It was a terrible shock to me when I learned Toby was off seeing that friend of yours. But to be betrayed by them both... ::shakes her head in mock sympathy::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns:: What are you talking about?
Maeve Owens: LU: Awe, you haven't heard? That your friend and *lover* have been an item while you were gone? Well, maybe even before that and definitely right after he ran out on me.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't look like she believes what Lu is saying:: For one thing, i don't *have* a lover anymore and for another, i don't have a friend who'd do that to me
Maeve Owens: LU: What about your friend Maeve? People have seen them together, even have an eyewitness that says he stayed at her place *overnight* on... several... occasions.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles rather bitterly at Lu:: If you were gonna start spreading rumours that you wanted me to believe, then i wouldn't have picked Maeve as Toby's new woman, if i were you
Maeve Owens: LU: :What makes you think she wouldn't? And I didn't pick her, I cant help it if theres witnesses to prove it *was* her.
Quantum Catz: BM: I *trust* her, that's what - although maybe that's a concept you've never come across before. And besides, at least one of those *occasions* was because you had forced the guy out of his house and he didn't have anywhere else to go
Maeve Owens: LU: ::A flash of irritation crosses her features before her cool composure falls back in place; crisply:: Well, maybe Toby *seduced* her. After all you are mad at him for cheating on *you* right? Why not with someone easy and accessible.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles, although there's no real humour in her eyes:: If you knew Maeve you wouldn't really see her as the easy, accessible type
Maeve Owens: LU: ;:coldly:: I'm only repeating what I've been told... I mean several people have seen her string on that poor Donald fellow. Which I hear spent a lot of night with the woman. ::softly:: I wouldn't be so quick to trust them if I were you
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces, since she's still finding it difficult to think of Toby without thinking of Lu:: I'll bear that in mind
Maeve Owens: LU: See that you do. I'd hate to see you fall back in with him and then be hurt all over again when he leaves you for your friend. ::she smiles, taking Becky's wince to mean she baited her, she starts to walk away with a little more pep in her step::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::darkly, to Lu's back:: Hey, at least i could 'fall back in with him' if i wanted - i don't see him even looking *you* straight in the eye again
Maeve Owens: LU: ::the smile fades from her face and she whirls around:: Yes but at least I have friends that wouldn't *dare* betray me. You're practically all alone now. ::grins and turns back around::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smirks:: You have friends? What stone did they crawl out from under?
Maeve Owens: LU: I have plenty of friends back home, true friends, who wouldn't hurt me much less have an affair with my *husband*.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well considering Toby isn't *my* husband and Maeve isn't *your* friend...i don't quite see what you're implying...except that you married a man who doesn't really give a damn about you
Maeve Owens: LU: He did at some point or he wouldnt have married me now would he? And I was just trying to say that your friend is the kind who would have an affair with your boyfriend, the man you loved, whatever you want to call him.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grits her teeth:: He didn't care about you - he cared about your non-existant baby ::she looks down, thinking of her own two children and going rather pale::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smiles:: Well, then I guess all of his sweet words and pampering were for nothing then? Its not like he only spent time making the nursery you know.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces again:: What does it matter to you what i think anyway? It wasn't me who wrecked your marriage and anything Toby and i had between us is already gone
Maeve Owens: LU: ::coldly:: Actually, if you had just kept your nose out of my business everything would still be fine.
Quantum Catz: BM: Funny how when i came back Toby had himself locked in the nursery and wasn't talking to you...or was that what constituted as 'fine' in your marriage?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::glaring at her:: He needed sometime alone! Its not like we were chained together or anything. ::she tosses her silver hair over her shoulder, tilting her chin up slightly:: Anyways, I have better things to do than stand here a
Maeve Owens: nd argue with you. Good day. ::stalks off::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: Hey, you're the one who started talking to me
Maeve Owens: LU: ::is quite upset over the fact that her little plan isn't having the desired effect on Becky so she doesn't bother to reply to the last statement and just keeps on moving::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down and sighs, covering her eyes with one of her hands and then teleports home, rather than walking and running into someone else::
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