~Saturday, March 26, 1932~

YarnKittymon: TY: ::is in his bedroom at home, laying there half-asleep; Isaac's taken his siblings out for the day, and Toby has absolutely nothing to do; he tried reading but couldn't focus on the pages, and so he's given up on trying::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::appears in the room, wearing a jacket and looking like she's going somewhere::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sits up, looking rather surprised; quietly:: Where you going?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles rather weakly:: Coney, feel like coming? I was gonna ask Libby but i thought you might appreciate the break a bit more
YarnKittymon: TY: ::instantly, looking more shocked than joyful:: Really? Yeah, of course...::slips into the jacket he'd left hanging on a chair::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks rather more distracted than excited to be going, though she waits patiently while he gets his jacket::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::holds out his hand to Becky, looking rather hesitant; softly:: Are you sure?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs and smiles, although rather weakly:: I need to get away for a bit - if i left on my own everyone would probably think i wasn't coming back - you might as well come ::takes his hand and teleports them to coney island befre he can reply::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks around at the half-deserted area; it's off-season, and just recently stopped raining, but other than that, not much has changed since he last left it; softly:: Wow...it's so weird to see a car...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Smiles slightly, looking around:: It's weird to be back here...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: You think Raymond's still living here?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: We could go look
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, walking that way:: I guess his cats might've kicked him out by now, though.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles slightly:: I'm sure he's managed to keep them in control somehow
YarnKittymon: TY: ::gets to Raymond's; the arcade's closed, but the signs are still up; he knocks, but no one answers::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wraps her arms about her, looking up at the building for a moment and then glancing along the road towards where she and Libby used to live::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: Probably at the library, I guess. Do you want to go back to Libby's?
Quantum Catz: BM: Might as well, although i don't know what'll have happened to it now
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, looking around; there's only a few people on the streets:: It's like a ghost town or something.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well it's off season and you were only here in the summer in 28
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looking forward; softly:: I guess it's silly, but I miss those days, too.
Quantum Catz: BM: Me too... ::sighs:: I met Lu a few weeks ago, you know - she tried to convince me you and Maeve were having an affair, although i've managed to avoid her since
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes:: She won't stop at anything to make me miserable. ::half-smirks:: Or you, I guess.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs and smiles slightly:: If she'd picked someone other than Maeve, she could've made it a bit more believable - she's not one for doing her research obviously
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I'm still married to her...it's not like I'm going to cheat on her...::bites his lip:: Unless the divorce doesn't go through.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs again and looks away, not saying anything; looks ahead to where she and Libby lived::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's no sign where the sign for Libby's Freak Show used to be, though the door's open and there's a man inside, whistling as he paints the walls::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks in the door and smiles at the man, glad to get away from the topic of Toby's divorce, even though she started it:: Hey
YarnKittymon: : ::the man is wearing little better than rags, with quite a bit of pastel paint spilled on it, from the new stripes on the walls; he smiles widely to see Becky:: Hello! Come in! Come in!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes a step in:: I didn't mean to interrupt, i just... ::hesitates, wondering if the police might still be interested in finding her if she's recognised:: I used to work here a few years back
YarnKittymon: : ::the man nods, lost in thought:: The shooting gallery?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: There was a shooting gallery here? We used to put on plays
YarnKittymon: : Ah. "Who Shot Mrs. Anderson?" You'll note a bit of a theme, I guess...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: After my time as well, i guess. What's happening to the place now?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man smiles:: Film and a show for a nickel; fun for the kiddies, during the daytime. Not quite sure what we'll do at night, but we've gotta make money somehow.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: I know what you mean. Wow, it's weird being back here...
YarnKittymon: : Do you two have any little ones? You can bring 'em back once we've started...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes, looking away::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::blinks, going a tad pale, she takes a moment to reply:: Uh, no...all i've got is my cat and he'd probably just cause a bit of chaos if i brought him
YarnKittymon: : ::the man laughs:: I doubt he'd appreciate the film anyway, then. Do you live around here?
Quantum Catz: BM: No...we're pretty far away now - haven't been back in years
YarnKittymon: : ::smiles:: You should've come a couple months later, but I guess pepole can't just travel on a whim anymore. You here on your husband's business or something?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::still looks pale from the question about children and covers her eyes with one of her hands:: He's not...um...actually, my head really hurts, i need to go, i'm sorry - thanks for your help ::turns away and begins to walk down the road without another word::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quickly follows Becky; very softly:: Are you OK?
Quantum Catz: BM; ::takes a deep breath, not looking at him:: Yeah, i'm fine
YarnKittymon: TY: ::weakly:: Uncanny how he knew what to say to upset us...I wonder if he's related to Lu.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Yeah...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::tries to brighten up:: Let's go sit down and have a soda or something.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: Okay
YarnKittymon: TY: ::walks towards a sandwich shop near Nathan's that he remembers having counter service, and it's still there, though it hasn't been painted in a couple years and looks more run-down than he remembered; orders a Coke for himself::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::orders a Coke as well::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::pays with a dime he'd had in his jacket pocket, and then walks to a bench near the shop; he dries the water with his hands and then sits down heavily, sighing::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sits down, holding the Coke in her hands, looking distracted again, and still rather pale::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: I guess I should've told him we were brother and sister or something. But it's not like either of us has a ring.
Quantum Catz: BM: It doesn't matter - he can think what he wants really, we'll probably never see him again
YarnKittymon: TY: It's not that I care about *that,* but it upset *you*, didn't it?
Quantum Catz: BM: It was just... ::sighs:: I sometimes wish so much that i hadn't left...
YarnKittymon: TY: Me too. Or that you'd have at least told me a day so I could count down 'til you came back. ::sounding rather cross:: Or that I'd trusted you enough to know for sure you'd come back soon.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::leans back in the bench, looking up at the dull sky, probably only half listening to Toby:: Or maybe i should've listened when they told me to go back...but then it was too late by then anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sets his Coke down on the bench; softly:: "They" who?
Quantum Catz: BM: No-one - just someone i met ::although she winces to say the first word::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Someone you told about us?
Quantum Catz: BM: I told them i'd left anyway ::sighs; changing the subject:: You know there's going to be a fire here in July...i tried to help a boy get out before i met Libby
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Did you save him?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: He didn't need my help - he put out the fire himself - but i let the people believe it was me so that they wouldn't find out about his power
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs; softly:: Someone who can put *out* fires...that'd be nice.
Quantum Catz: BM: He knew about the Freak Show - he wanted to be like everyone there was - open with what they were :: takes a drink of her Coke:: I wouldn't have gone to meet Libby if it hadn't been for him
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I was going to say it's a good thing you met him, then...
Quantum Catz: BM: No reason it shouldn't be a good thing - i was looking for somewhere to go and i found one
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down at his bare left hand for a moment, and then picks up his Coke again, taking a drink::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stands up:: Let's go check out the rides or something - i wanted to get away to stop myself from dwelling on things
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, standing as well:: It looks like the Cyclone's up, anyway.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods, heading that way::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::goes to the ticket booth--there's no line--and buys two tickets; there's a couple people waiting in the train for the coaster to start, and they're put in the fourth car::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly at her memories of being on the rollercoasters on Coney::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::makes sure the lap belt is secured as the car starts to move; he smiles faintly on the ride, but has to keep a tight grip on the edge of the car to keep from getting pushed up against Becky during the tight curves::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::enjoys the ride although it does remind her of other times she's ridden with Toby::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is smiling by the time the ride's over, and his hair is mussed pretty badly:: I guess there's one good thing about the off-season...we'd still be waiting in line now if it were summer.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: That's true ::she raises her hand, as if to run it through his messy hair, but stops herself and looks down, self-consciously::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back the way they came; points:: The Wonder Wheel's spinning...I know it's kinda boring, but if you're on one of the moving cars it's not awful.
Quantum Catz: BM: Okay, let's go on that
YarnKittymon: TY: ::walks that way; softly:: How are things at the orphanage?
Quantum Catz: BM: Good...the kids are all doing well
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods:: It must be kinda rough--no one really has the money to take in a kid that's not theirs, so I guess they'll be living there for a while.
Quantum Catz: BM: Yeah...but they're as happy as they can be i guess ::still looks rather pale at talking to Toby about kids::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods:: I'll bet they are. ::softly:: But it doesn't seem right sometimes.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Why should it be? Nothing much else about the world is 'right'
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Well, how much of that's because of people like me doing stupid stuff?
Quantum Catz: BM: There are people who have worse things hanging over their heads than you
YarnKittymon: TY: I'm just saying, most the stuff we have to worry about is just because someone was inconsiderate or downright *evil* and that kinda snowballed.
Quantum Catz: BM: I wonder how inconsiderate it was of us to come here and settle in this time
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down; softly:: You were...you were *born* with the ability to go wherever and whenever you wanted, same way the rest of us are stuck when we're born. There's nothing wrong with you living whenever you want.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looking thoughtful and sad at the same time:: Maybe...i don't think she saw anything wrong in it anyway...but then ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stops in front of the entrance to the Wonder Wheel; softly:: You're not selfish, Becky. You're anything but selfish.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at him and he can probably guess that she's struggling not to cry:: You think you regret the way things have turned out? You really should try being me some day
YarnKittymon: TY: ::instinctively takes Becky's hand; softly:: What is it?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::for a moment, she grips his hand, closing her eyes, then she pulls away and looks up at him:: If i hated you, i'd tell you. But i don't hate you. I'm sorry. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all - i thought getting away would help but i guess in Coney, and with you here, it isn't really getting away
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down; very softly:: Did...something awful happen to you while you were gone?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Nothing happened to me that i haven't already told you
YarnKittymon: TY: ::puts his hands in his pockets, looking back up at Becky; softly:: Then what? I don't...maybe it sounds silly to say, but I don't want you to suffer alone like this.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::turns away:: It doesn't matter, really
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes:: How can it not matter, if you're so upset?
Quantum Catz: BM: I'll get over it
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs:: Becky, I still...::shakes his head; softly:: You still want to go on the Wonder Wheel?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks over at the Wonder Wheel and sighs:: No, let's just go for a walk on the pier or something
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, nearly reaching for Becky's hand again, though he keeps his hand in his pocket--but he can't think of anything to say that won't upset Becky::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't say anything either for a while and then she murmurs:: I wish i didn't think of her so much...and then maybe we could at least get back to talking again...maybe
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Who? Lu?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::a slight frown creases her forehead and she looks about to say 'no' but in the end she nods instead::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks closely at Becky; softly:: I can't...can't apologize any more.
Quantum Catz: BM: I know that...i don't really expect you to
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: Well, maybe when she's humiliated at the trial she'll move away.
Quantum Catz: BM: Maybe
YarnKittymon: TY: There's gotta be some rich fellas for her to chase *somewhere.* ::smiles weakly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: I guess so...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Maybe I should try to play matchmaker for her. Once everything's final, I mean. ::sighs, knowing he's not helping anything, but he can't help but try::
Quantum Catz: BM: I wouldn't really much wish her on someone else
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smirks:: Maybe put out a radio ad about her, then, to warn everyone.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: Yeah...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles back:: Maybe they'll write a long radio play about it. ::laughs slightly:: Like someone would really find our lives so interesting.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well it's rather soap opera like really - those are popular enough...or they will be anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: It'd be pretty hard to follow, though, wouldn't it? Between traveling through space and time and rewriting history on occasion...
Quantum Catz: BM: Well it wouldn't be the first story with time travel in it
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, I haven't read any stories where whole characters...::trails off::
Quantum Catz: BM: Where whole characters what?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::slowly:: And that's a lie anyway...it's like "Back to the Future," where he went and screwed things up and made it so he'd never have been born.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::openly winces although she quickly turns away, trying to hide it::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Becky; very softly:: Is this about Oliver?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::starts to walk again:: Oliver's gone...if we hadn't rescued Maeve...maybe he was never meant to exist in the first place...if he did then Fiona wouldn't be looking after Paelith's daughter right now
YarnKittymon: TY: Then what....::his eyes widen, and he looks like he's been struck dumb, though he keeps walking; after a long pause, softly:: Did you meet...any other daughters...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::not looking at Toby:: Can we just drop this?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes, still looking at Becky:: What was her name?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::clenches her hands into fists:: Drop it!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks off towards the ocean, his eyes stinging; doesn't speak::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::covers her mouth with her hand, breathing heavily and trembling slightly as she tries not to cry::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::loosk back when he hears Becky, and this time he can't stop himself from hugging her, running a hand over her hair::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hugs him back, holding onto him like a lifeline:: I promised myself i'd never tell you - but i can't make myself forget and everytime i see bloody Lu...it's like she's laughing at me
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: It's OK, Becky...maybe...maybe it'll work out somehow...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::just cries, not saying anything to that::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rubs her back; softly:: It *might* not be too late...
Quantum Catz: BM: I just want it to go back to the way it was...but it can't...and i couldn't promise even then...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I still love you so much, Becky.
Quantum Catz: BM: I love you too but it's not... ::she pulls away and wraps her arms about herself, defensively:: It's not enough ::looks down:: Even for them...right now...i don't think i could... ::winces::
YarnKittymon: TY: But it might change. It *has* to change...::thinks for a few moments; quietly:: You saw her...probably after I...::looks down:: After I cheated on you. Maybe we made up anyway.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::remembers Ben asking her to forgive Toby no matter what, but she doesn't want to give him false hope:: I don't know - maybe i wiped them away by leaving. Maybe it would only have worked if i'd stayed...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes:: But maybe not. ::quietly:: It doesn't do any good to assume the worst will happen.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::snaps:: It's better than doing what Maeve did ::walks past him towards the pier::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::follows Becky at a distance, trying to think of something to say::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::still has her arms wrapped about her as she usually does when she's upset but doesn't want anyone to comfort her; doesn't say anything::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::catches up to Becky but doesn't speak, walking alongside her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: I thought coming to Coney would make me feel better...but it's only made me feel worse
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: But at least you got it off your chest...
Quantum Catz: BM: I didn't want to tell you though
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks away:: But it was my fault it happened.
Quantum Catz: BM: No...it wasn't...thing just...changed
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: But if we give it time...don't you think things might change again?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks out at the sea, sighing:: I don't know
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: And if not...I guess...maybe it wasn't supposed to happen. ::though he looks pretty upset, himself, following Becky's gaze::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::can't bring herself to look at Toby:: I'm sorry...i shouldn't have asked if you wanted to come here today
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: I'm glad you did. I haven't been able to really talk with you since...since it wouldn't look so good...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs::
Quantum Catz: BM: I've not exactly been going out of my way to see you anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: I don't blame you for that, though.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: i miss you so much sometimes...i turn round and i expect you to be there...i say something and i half expect to hear your response... ::laughs weakly:: Maybe i'm just going crazy - maybe that's what time travel does to you - it drives you mad
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I hope not--this isn't the Twilight Zone...::looks down:: And I really did think I was going to go crazy...before Isaac and his family came...sometimes I still feel that way, just feel like...hitting someone or screaming--but I can't go nuts in front of those kids.
Quantum Catz: BM: Having Dan around makes it easier for me too, i guess...i have to try not to get upset...or he might take it out on you
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smirks:: I doubt he'd kill me, and I can fix it if he just gnaws on me a little.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wryly:: Yeah, that makes me feel better - i'll just let him get annoyed and come after you next time then
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: It's all right. I have it coming.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I think Lu hurt you enough really...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods:: Maybe. Or maybe it was just karma.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Yeah
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles weakly:: I guess it's just as good to get my payback out of the way now than later, though.


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