YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve's off work today, though
it's a slightly stormy day, and the pink hue the sky still holds
is still disconcerting::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she tries to ignore the sky's eerie look while she makes her way down the street towards the old doctor's office. She still didn't like coming to the place, even if it no longer housed people in white coats. Once there she knocks on the door::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::answers the door, grinning to see Maeve; he's dressed in new, ironed clothes and a hat, and carrying a bookbag:: Hi!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles:: Hey! Wow, nice new clothes you got there. Hows school goin?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::tries to look annoyed, though he's pretty happy:: It's fun, but I slept in and Isaac didn't wake me up, so I'm late. ::he still looks a little tired and pale from being drained nearly a month ago::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods, looking concerned when she takes in his pale complexion:: Oh I see, then I guess I'd better let you get a move on then. ::smiles:: Have a good day.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins:: I will. ::hurries off to school at a healthy trot::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she laughs, watching him head off and then moves inside:: Isaac?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is listening to the radio::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up when he sees Maeve and smiles:: Hi
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles back:: Hey. Whatchya up to?
YarnKittymon: : ::an advertisement is playing on Marquis's station, one Isaac's heard before, proclaiming the miracle-healer living there--the mayor himself produced the ad, and it's drawn visitors to Marquis from the rest of the island and the mainland as well, since the wall's still breached and the radio waves travel to parts of California::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::rolls his eyes:: You'd think they'd realise i'm not super-human...people are coming from all over the place to be healed
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: Leave it to the Mayor to use you as a way to bring tourists through this town. Whats that all about anyway?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: He said he'd pay me to be the doctor in Marquis...and then started advertising it all over the place on the radio
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head:: Well, if you need a break from the constant stream of fans... ::grins:: I thought maybe you'd like to get out of here and find something to do
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: That would be nice
Maeve Owens: MV: Great! Of course theres not much to do but walk... eat... and um walk. ::grins again::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs:: I don't mind - i could still do with a bit of a break from healing people
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still smiling:: Okay. Then we'd better sneak out of here before another wave of people hit. I dont know why but people seem to always flock to this place. ::rolls her eyes::
Quantum Catz: IS: Okay ::stands up, smiling::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods before turning to head back outside::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::follows beside her::
Maeve Owens: MV: So how is your family handling the move to Marquis? Josh seemed pretty excited about school...
Quantum Catz: IS: I think they're just glad to be living somewhere safer than Saxton...and Josh is alive so what's not to be happy about?
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a rather gaudy poster up in front of a building put up just a few months ago--it sporadically housed plays, but appears to be showing Marlene Dietrich's movie "The Blue Angel" starting tonight, two shows nightly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks at the poster:: Would you like to go see that?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glances at the poster then nods:: Love to.
Quantum Catz: IS: I guess we can come back here later then
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: Would you like to eat? Or walk? Or walk then eat? ::points to the poster with an amused smile:: At least this adds something else to the eating and walking.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: A walk first i guess - we can work up an appetite
Maeve Owens: MV: Okay. ::she leads them towards the forest::
YarnKittymon: : ::the trees look pretty weird in the sky's red light, but kind of pretty in its way::
Quantum Catz: IS: You know, it's strange...to live by a forest and not be afraid of what's in there...even if the trees do look strange in the red light
Maeve Owens: MV: I personally dont know how you lived by the ocean, but thats just me. ::smiles:: Besides, I think the trees look kind of pretty.
Quantum Catz: IS: I guess they do...and there's nothing wrong with the ocean...you just have to learn to respect it
YarnKittymon: : ::suddenly, a figure draped in dark green clothes so long and heavy they'd stifle a nun falls out of one of the trees up ahead; she's wearing a veil and glasses underneath, and gloves on her hands, and she's breathing noisily::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grumbles:: Yeah, well it doesn't have any respect for *me*. ::she stops abruptly when she sees the figure::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::stops too; looks at the figure:: Are...are you alright?
YarnKittymon: : ::in a rasping voice:: Please...heal me...
Quantum Catz: IS: What's...wrong with you?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: This doesn't look promising.
YarnKittymon: : ::softly, still wheezing:: I'm near death...Isaac, please help.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen:: Oh, you...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks at Maeve:: Who? ::turns to the figure:: How do you know my name?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: Its the creature who led us to the leader.
YarnKittymon: : ::tries to sit up, but doesn't manage it::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she steps towards her:: I'm sorry. Maybe this was more painful then the few hundred fireballs it would have taken...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::stays where he is, not sure what to do::
YarnKittymon: : ::suddenly, her voice even more raspy:: If you don't kill me now...I can't hold out much longer! I'll drain someone!
Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves forward, uncertainly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks to Isaac;quietly:: You up to it? She's still good at heart Isaac... or she was trying to be at least.
YarnKittymon: : ::holds out her gloved hand to Isaac, silently::
Quantum Catz: IS: :But i...i can't just kill her...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: Yeah.. I know how you feel about that one... ::casts a sympathetic look to the woman::
YarnKittymon: : ::the monster reaches and takes her veil and glasses off, exposing the rotting flesh and bloodshot eyes beneath, though she still looks somewhat familiar to Isaac, and not because of meeting her last month; softly:: Please, before I hurt anyone else.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::frowns:: Who are you?
YarnKittymon: : ::her eyes grow wet:: Your Aunt Mikhala...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::frowns, trying to remember his aunt:: How...?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen and now she's even more relieved she didn't go through with it::
YarnKittymon: : ::very softly:: Joana went out...into the forest...before Joshua was born...I guess she fell into a trap, Lord knows how she...how she escaped. But she...you remember how ill she was...she and Joshua both...after he was born.
YarnKittymon: : And it was...because of the monsters. I...made a deal...abandoned everything that was good in me...so that they'd live.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head; frustrated:: Why isn't there a way to reverse this?
Quantum Catz: IS: But...that's what Mum did too...for Josh...why...why did they want him so much...?
YarnKittymon: : ::quickly:: Your mother wouldn't let him make her a monster, not for anything. I...guess I was just afraid to die...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::his fists clenched:: Why couldn't those monsters have just left us alone?
YarnKittymon: : ::softly:: We're all parasites. We can't live without harming living people, the ones who matter. You need...need to finish it. Please.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves uncertainly towards the woman, slowly raising his hand::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks away to hide her grimace, knowing it must be tough on him::
YarnKittymon: : ::Mikala cringes, turning her face away from Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: I-i'm sorry...i wish it didn't have to be like this...
YarnKittymon: : ::softly, though her hissing voice is somehow shaking:: Don't feel guilty.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::uses his power on the woman, looking pale::
YarnKittymon: : ::Mikala gasps, trembling as her body is further weakened::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks away, grimacing::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's turned away slightly, staring off into the forests with her arms wrapped tightly around herself::
YarnKittymon: : ::Mikala's wheezing is heavier as she murmurs:: Take care of your family, Isaac...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looking rather upset:: Of course i will
YarnKittymon: : ::Mikala gasps one last time, and then her eyes close as she lapses into unconsciousness::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::finally backs away, looking wide-eyed and upset::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she turns towards him then, and approaches him, laying a comforting hand on his arm to get his attention::
Quantum Catz: IS: I...I'm supposed to be a healer...i shouldn't be able to kill even someone like that...#
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: I'm sorry.... You haven't killed her yet Isaac.
Quantum Catz: IS: But I... it was hard enough killing that other one and i thought he had killed Josh...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: She asked me to do it when I was in Hollowburgh and I couldn't. ::she looks worried for him::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs and winces:: I...i guess she's better off than...than living the life she is... ::slowly moves back towards her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles weakly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::kneels beside the creature and places his hand on her, using his powers once more::
YarnKittymon: : ::in about ten seconds, Mikala's body abruptly turns to dust, leaving just her clothes and her bones::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::just kneels there, looking uncertain as to what to do::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she puts her hand on his shoulder, uncerain of what she should do as well::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: I guess...it's over now...they're all gone...
Maeve Owens: MV: Yeah... ::shakes her head:: I cant believe something like this was going on for so long and no one did anything to stop it.
Quantum Catz: IS: I didn't...i didn't even realise what had happened...to her...to mom...if only i could've stopped it somehow
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, I meant those who knew... I mean certainly someone could have. You were just a kid back then anyway. Guess it doesn't matter now at any rate. Sorry.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs and slowly stands up:: It's okay...and i guess now that it is over...we can get on with our lives
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: Although I think you've already taken a step in that direction. Josh seemed pretty happy this morning at any rate.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Yeah, he was
Maeve Owens: MV: Why dont we get the heck out of these woods? I for one am through the scenic route.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods:: Sounds like a good idea to me
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she turns and heads back towards town::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances back at the woman's remains and then follows after Maeve::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::walks out from the film he
and Maeve had intended to watch, looking rather embarrassed, his
face flushed:: I'm sorry - i didn't realise it was that kind of
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she appears a little uneasy:: That's okay, neither of us was really expecting *that*. ::forces a smile::
Quantum Catz: IS: Well...um...since that was such a write-off...what would you like to do instead?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs; smirking:: Stick notes up everywhere announcing how horrible the show is?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs a bit:: I guess we could
Maeve Owens: MV: That might make the mayors blood pressure go up some. ::smiles:: Got a pen and some paper? We could make it look like it was his fault for bringing in such a... film.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: Well i do have some at Toby's...but i don't know if the mayor'd really appreciate it much...
Maeve Owens: MV: Well that would be the point wouldnt it? ::shrugs again:: But if your not into defacing property theres always coffee and desert.
Quantum Catz: IS: Maybe that would be best - i do work for the guy - though if he brings in many more people wanting healed, i might reconsider one day
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: Okay, just remember if you do I'd be willing to help out in whatever way possible. ::grins::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs:: You'd be the first person i'd ask for help
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs:: We haven't known each other all that long and you already have me pegged as a trouble maker? I dont know whether to be hurt or flattered.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: You just seem like the kind of person whogets things done, that's all
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods; still smiling:: Ah, well, I definitely like that assesment of my personality a lot better.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles, blushing again slightly:: So, coffee then? ::starts to head in that direction::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods again, grinning even more:: Sure. ::follows him::
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