YarnKittymon: : ::they can now see a castle set on a hill in the distance; there's no flags flying, and the few people they've passed have just advised them to stay away--one of these people suggested there's someone inside who will take away their powers, and that's good enough for Harry and Penny, at least, to think it's worth checking out::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: I hope this's over soon - i can't wait to get back home
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods, looking up at the castle and wondering if it has a dungeon and what the odds were that they'd be locked up in it just because of their bad luck.:: I'm ready to have my powers back.
YarnKittymon: : ::a young adult, dressed in a beautiful dress that's been wrinkled and mussed, and probably worn for three days straight, steps out from inside a small stone building near the castle--she looks up at them, folding her arms, and says, in a her idea of a British accent, which sounds considerably closer to a pirate:: Ah suppose you're wantin' your powers back?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::is very tempted to say 'aye, lass, that we are' in his own version of a pirate's accent, but restrains himself:: Can you help us with that?
YarnKittymon: : ::the young woman shakes her head:: You'd best be turnin' back there, and goin' back home.
Quantum Catz: JK: Can't really do that, we're kinda determined to get things fixed
YarnKittymon: : ::the young woman smiles:: Then ah'm afraid we're gonna have to kill you all.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::weakly:: That's a bit harsh, ain't it?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sighs:: Guess I shouldnt have been worrying about dungeon and more about an ambush. Alright, I'll bite. Whose *we*?
YarnKittymon: : ::bows slightly:: The ever-growing army of His Majesty, Sir Edmund Lincoln Washington the Third, and ah don't think he'd like the likes of *you.*
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: What is this? Some kind of reenactment of something? ::looks around:: You have to be kidding me.
YarnKittymon: : ::there's not another soul to be seen in the forest; the young woman says primly:: I knew he wouldn't let you join him. If you don't at least respect his authority, you deserve to go without your powers.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::just looks confused::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is clearly not believing a word this woman is saying:: I'm lost. Anyone else lost?
YarnKittymon: PY: ::looking rather annoyed:: To be lost, I'd have to care about what she's saying. ::starts her and Harry's horse going, walking past the girl::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: She has a point, at any rate I think the woman is just a *bit* mad.
YarnKittymon: : ::grins suddenly:: Oh, they'll have fun with you.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::frowns:: I don't see anyone - who are you talking about?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns and shakes her head:: And I thought I was crazy. Probably talking about the little voices in her head. Are we going to follow them or what? ::points towards Penny and Harry::
YarnKittymon: : ::they suddenly all hear a weird medium-pitched squeal, belonging to an animal that no one born and raised on the island's likely heard, though anyone who's been to a zoo will recognize instantly as an elephant, of all things,
YarnKittymon: coming up out of the forest with heavy footsteps::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen, and while she doesnt know what it is, she still doesnt like the sound of it::
YarnKittymon: PY: ::has to pull back as the elephant stands over the path, staring them down--it's all she can do to keep the horse from bolting::
Quantum Catz: JK: Maybe that girl ain't so crazy after all
Maeve Owens: ((is there people riding it?))
Maeve Owens: MV: Maybe not as crazy as I thought but that thing isn't a *we* its more like an *it* since she was referring to people... maybe *we* should get out of its way...
YarnKittymon: : ::the elephant raises its head to trumpet, and then looks down at the people, stomping to try to further frighten the horses::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::struggles to keep their horse calm::
YarnKittymon: : ::the young woman laughs softly:: G'won, let 'em run--they have good sense, is all.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::staring in awe at the creature in front of them:: Uh, anyone have any bright ideas? Cause I'm at a loss.
YarnKittymon: PY: ::whispers something to Harry and then slips off the horse, sneaking behind Jack's cart::
YarnKittymon: PY: ::suddenly jumps at the young woman in the fancy dress, pulling her arms behind her back and holding a knife to her throat; yells:: You're going to get us our powers back or your neck's gonna be painted red. Up to you.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::rears their horse back, turning the cart so he can better see Penny and the girl::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl looks at Jack and the others pleadingly, and the elephant's fallen silent::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: This's going too far
Quantum Catz: JK: ::shoves the reins into Isaac's hands and jumps off the cart, moving closer to Penny and the girl although not yet saying anything against the situatiohn
Quantum Catz: ::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glances back at Harry; muttering:: You need to keep better tabs on your *partner* Harry. ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: PY: ::coldly:: I ain't gonna hurt her if we get what we need. ::shoves the young woman forward a step, using her knee, and still keeping a tight hold on her:: Come on, Precious.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::is several yards away, watching silently, and making no move to assist anyone::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at the girl:: Well, can you help us?
YarnKittymon: : ::she sounds rather scared:: Don't hurt me...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sarcastically:: Right, and hostage situations are always so successful.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::equally sarcastically:: At least it stopped the elephant.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: Maybe so, but I didn't want to add kidnapping to my already huge list of things to be thrown in jail for.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at Penny:: This ain't helpin
YarnKittymon: PY: ::glares at Jack:: We probably have to get into that castle, right? Do you really think they'll just let us in? ::shoves the girl again:: Get moving!
YarnKittymon: : ::very suddenly, the elephant just disappears, replaced by an unclothed young man about Isaac's age, on his hands and knees--he tries to cover himself, looking up fearfully at Penny and her hostage::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking rather stunned and confused she averts her eyes::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::half to himself:: Why ain't things ever simple on this damn island?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::now that the horse has calmed somewhat, takes off his pack and finds his spare shirt and pants; hands them to the young man silently, not commenting on the fact that they're a bit dirty; the young man certainly doesn't seem
YarnKittymon: to mind::
Maeve Owens: MV: Let the girl go Penny, they were probably just playing a silly game. ::smirks:: I very much doubt theres a Sir Edward around here building up an army.
YarnKittymon: PY: ::yells at the girl:: Was it a game?
YarnKittymon: : ::the young woman starts to cry, not able to respond::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::sharply:: Penny, stop it
YarnKittymon: PY: ::glares at Jack:: You stay away from her too. ::forces the girl to walk several more steps, though both of them nearly trip on the long skirt:: Get off the horse, Harry; I'm gonna use it for our new assistant.
Maeve Owens: MV: And if whoever is in that casle doesnt care about her? Then what? She's scared Penny, just let her go.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::cringes:: Please, Penny. ::after a glare from the woman, he slips off the horse, though Penny doesn't seem to have much luck getting the girl up without help::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::drops her head into her hands:: This isnt going well.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::watches the girl, looking concerned::
YarnKittymon: : ::the young woman is crying softly, though she's obviously trying to stop::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::goes to get out of the wagon:: You know Penny, since all of us are in this together I should think the rest of us should have a say about what goes on and none of us are liking your hostage idea. ::looks over to Harry:: Cant you control her at all?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::cringes, reaching into his boot, and drawing out a knife, looking steadily at Maeve; softly:: Maybe...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks at the knife and then back up at his face:: And thats going to help how?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::bites his lip, looking at Maeve grimly, and then cuts his right arm rather deeply--Penny cries out too, dropping the knife as blood spurts from her arm::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen and she gasps:: Harry! That was NOT what I had in mind. ::looks at the gash in his arm and shakes her head:: If that gets infected your in trouble.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::moves over quickly and pulls the girl away from Penny::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::doesn't reply, dropping the knife and reaching into his pack with his left hand to try to find a bandage or something::
YarnKittymon: PY: ::lets Jack take the girl, pulling the handkerchief out of her front coat pocket to try to stop the bleeding::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::weakly:: Well if we get our powers back i can heal them...
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at the girl:: Look, we just want to fix things - can you help us do that or not?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frustrated, she glares at Penny:: And no more rash moves without checking with the rest of us! Sitting in a jail cell next to you is not on my list of things to do.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girls whimpers:: Edmund...won't help...won't help you...
Quantum Catz: JK: Could you help us try to convince him? There are a lot of people on this island who're miserable right now because of this...
YarnKittymon: : ::the young man stands up shakily:: I'll try. A lot of good it'll do, but as long as you don't let that crazy woman near Mariana again, I'll help you.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles slightly:: Don't worry - i ain't the kidnappin' sort
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl whimpers:: They'll still kill you.
Quantum Catz: JK: Why?
YarnKittymon: : ::the young man looks rather annoyed:: He likes things the way they are. ::glares at Penny:: We were *all* having a good time 'til *she* came around.
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, let it be a lesson to you. Now wheres Edmund? I want my powers back.
YarnKittymon: : ::the young man shakes his head:: In the castle. I could carry you if you could climb high enough--I could help you on with my trunk.
Maeve Owens: MV: Um, whats wrong with using our wagon?
YarnKittymon: : ::the young man shrugs:: I figured those two--::looks back at Harry and Penny::--can't ride a horse right now. Maybe an elephant's no better, though. And I'd just as soon leave *her* behind.
Quantum Catz: IS: They could go in the wagon and one of us could ride their horse
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters:: But I kind of agree with leaving *her* behind.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shrugs:: Would've if I could, but she'll probably get gored by *something* if I do, and then I'm dead too. Come on; let's just get this over with. ::with some difficulty, gets in the cart; he's still bleeding::
Quantum Catz: JK: Well since we're not on the cart... ::looks at the girl:: You mind ridin the horse with me?
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl nods, still wide-eyed::
Quantum Catz: JK: I'll help you up then ::helps the girl onto the horse and then climbs on behind her::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl's still rather anxious, but she's driven before, and she sets the horse going::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::when the horse starts moving, Isaac urges the wagon's horse to start walking::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she settles down next Harry, glancing down at his arm. She smirks, giving him an irritated glance before gently picking up his arm and attempting to secure the bandage a little better. She smiles at him then looks away::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::lays down, looking at the clouds above:: It's not so bad to see you again, Maeve.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::watches Maeve as she helps Harry, and then looks away, his face serious and trying not to show any emotion as he watches ahead::
Maeve Owens: MV: I guess I could say the same. You weren't all that bad but I kind of tried hard to keep that part of my life a secret. Not that its worked out all that well. ::shrugs::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::closes his eyes:: You're gonna make some fella a devil of a wife, you know.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down, hiding a faint smile, like one of someone thinking of an impossible fantasy::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs:: Who says I plan on getting married? ::she look towards Isaac but quickly drops her eyes to the floor:: Besides, that would depend on if I ever found someone again that was crazy enough to ask me.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::a little surprised, opens his eyes slightly:: Again?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs; quietly:: Long story. Not very interesting really.
YarnKittymon: : ::before Harry can reply, they come upon the castle, a huge place, with the drawbridge raised; no one comes to see who's visiting for several minutes, and when someone does come, he's a dark-haired man with a dark tan and a rather cold expression; Penny turns visibly pale upon seeing him, and Harry doesn't look too pleased either; the man shouts down from above:: How can I help you?
Quantum Catz: JK: We'd quite like to chat to you about the problem with people's powers at the moment
YarnKittymon: : ::the man shouts down:: I don't see a problem! Would you like me to give you one?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::rolls her eyes:: Oh stop with the melodrama and just open the door. We want to talk to this Edmund person.
YarnKittymon: : You shut your mouth, *woman.* Unless you want to give me something in return, I have no business with you *or* your friends.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::sits up at this, clenching his good fist::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::narrows her eyes at him, clenching her fist and wishing she had her powers:: We dont have business with *you* either. Wheres your boss at, eh?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::tightens his grip on the reins at the words to Maeve, although she hardly seems fazed by it::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve suddenly feels a pressure on her neck and has trouble breathing, exactly like she's being strangled::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen as she tries to gasp for air, one hand trying to break the hold on her neck even though theres nothing really there::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::notices Maeve choking anf jumps off of the horse, moving towards the drawbridge:: Why don't you come here and fight your battles face to face instead of hiding up there like a coward?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man just laughs:: I just want her unconscious. That can be fun too.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her vision starts to blurr and she sways some, still trying to suck in air::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns in his seat, moving over to Maeve, looking worried and raising his hands, although pulling them back looking helpless, when he remembers that he can't heal her::
YarnKittymon: : ::the young woman on the horse looks up at the man, her voice shaking:: Let her go, Geoffery, and you can have me.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::runs over to the wagon, in a desperate hope that he can focus his new power to protect her somehow:: Come on, Maeve, you're stronger than this...
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve suddenly finds she can inhale, though not full breaths, and she'll probably be short of breath for quite some time::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::coughs while inhaling in short gasps, but still a little scared she isnt getting enough air::
YarnKittymon: GE: ::looks rather frustrated:: Look, I'm King Edmund's bodyguard, and he won't want to be disturbed.
Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve, are you okay?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods, looking a little worried and still short of breath::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::still trying to concentrate on Maeve:: Look, we're not leaving, so you might as well just bloody disturb him now instead of later
YarnKittymon: GE: ::leans over the wall, smiling:: Who do you think can last longer, you or me? Do you really want to risk losing her? You'd best leave now.
YarnKittymon: : ::the wagon suddenly shakes as two people fall down in it--Harry, falling down in the back, and Penny, dropping in her seat; the latter raps her forehead against the edge of the cart, resulting in a wound on Harry, too::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::tries to help them as well with his new power, although it's so new to him that he has no idea what effect it will have::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns to look at the man:: Why are you doing this? What did they ever do to you?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her voice hoarse and barely above a whisper:: We could break in later.
YarnKittymon: GE: Don't you get it? Hardly a man, woman, or child around here has their powers, and I want it to stay that way. How else could three dozen people take over a whole *castle*? Offer to give the poor lost bunnies their powers
YarnKittymon: back...don't you see? Once everyone's a freak again, where will *we* be?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters between gasps:: Where you belong, in jail and powerless. ::glares at him::
Quantum Catz: JK: You're not the only ones with new powers, won't be long before somone better comes along - they always do
YarnKittymon: GE: ::glares at Jack, and suddenly everyone down below is having trouble breathing, probably even Jack::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::wheezes as he struggles to keep everyone breathing as well as himself::
Quantum Catz: IS: Stop this...please...
YarnKittymon: : ::in a few moments, Geoffery falls back, literally dropping behind the wall, and everyone can breathe again, though they're all a little faint and have at least a mild ache in their windpipes::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sucks in a nice gulp of air and props herself up with one arm, looking pretty tired::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::slowly opens his eyes, coughing weakly::
YarnKittymon: PY: ::behaves similarly to Harry, though with quite a bit more cursing::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::just keeps taking deep breaths, not saying anything::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::leans against the wagon, looking wiped out::
YarnKittymon: : ::after a couple minutes, the chains on the drawbridge rattle, and the great wooden door is unsteadily lowered::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::weakly:: Guess someone didn't quite agree with the guy's methods
YarnKittymon: : ::the young man who helped lead them to the castle murmurs:: Dunno how long it'll stay down though.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::weakly:: should hurry then. ::winces, the sound aggrivating her mildly damaged windpipes::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::slowly moves back to the front of the wagon and urges the horse forward::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::climbs back onto his horse so that it can go in too::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's not a person to be seen inside the castle, and it's bizarrely silent; even the stables are deserted::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl in the long dress softly says:: The throne room's upstairs. He's probably...there.
Maeve Owens: MV: If you two have no reason to see him you should probably leave.
YarnKittymon: : ::the young people look rather upset, but they nod, and turn to leave::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::slowly heads upstairs::
Quantum Catz: JK and IS: ::follow her::
YarnKittymon: HR and PY: ::are more winded than any of the others, with the possible exception of Maeve, but they manage to get upstairs too--they can follow the ornate hallways as they increase in opulence, until they find themselves in front
YarnKittymon: of a pair of solidly-made double-doors, guarded by a young man who doesn't look at all surprised to see them; he looks up at them, almost bored:: You're here to see the king?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::rolls her eyes, still breathing heavily:: No, the arch bishop. And who died and made him king anyway?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard shrugs, pulling open the double-doors:: The queen--or nearly. ::bows deeply when the doors are open, to a man sitting on the throne; he's about Maeve's age, with an obnoxious smile on his face, and is wearing the
YarnKittymon: crown at a jaunty angle:: Good day, vassals.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::incredulously:: Vassals?
YarnKittymon: : ::the "king" shrugs:: Serfs? Peons? Ants I could crush? Which do you prefer? What are you here for?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glaring:: Some people would like their powers back. So if you can, grant them their wish before *we* crush *you*.
YarnKittymon: : If I'm not mistaken, you're the ones who almost had your windpipes crushed.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::dryly:: Those were our clones, sent in as a diversion. Aren't you a little old to be playing dress up? ::waves at the crown on his head::
YarnKittymon: : And if I did give these certain people their powers back, what would that benefit me? I'd be back on the streets, if I was lucky--more likely, thrown in jail and then off a gallows. Really, do you blame me for enjoying myself
YarnKittymon: while I can?
Maeve Owens: MV: Yes I do, especially at the expense of others. And *especially* when some of those people need their powers in order to survive.
YarnKittymon: : ::raises his eyebrows:: Oh? Who might that be?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her mouth tightens somewhat:: A good friend of mine actually, who at this moment, is probably unable to function.
YarnKittymon: : ::looks away:: I'm sorry to hear that. You should've brought her, and I might've helped her.
Quantum Catz: JK: That's all ye got to say? Sometimes it ain't all about yer own life, you know
Maeve Owens: MV: There could be others all around just like her. Do you want to be the cause of people dying?
YarnKittymon: : ::frowns:: I'm not the "cause" of any of this! It's not my fault everyone's powers were lost, is it?
Maeve Owens: MV: No, but you have the power to reverse it dont you? And if you fail to *help* then you might as well have been the person to do this in the first place.
YarnKittymon: : You want me to walk into certain capture, maybe trade my life, for some people I've never met. Not interested; sorry.
Quantum Catz: JK: Maybe we could help you make sure that you that you didn't get caught - i'm sure i could get you off the island if you wanted it
YarnKittymon: : ::looks at Jack, a little surprised, but then shakes his head:: Things are no better out there--I'll still be nothing but a beggar.
Maeve Owens: MV: A beggar is better than a murderer. And if you work for it, you can make something more out of your life, something better than pretending to be a king.
YarnKittymon: : You think I didn't try? What are you supposed to do, with no money, no land, no place to live, no freak power to earn a stipend, and not one person in ten towns will hire you?
YarnKittymon: PY: ::coldly:: Then steal some treasure and make a new start!
Quantum Catz: IS: It's not like other people haven't been there - i've practically starved to death over the years for my siblings - you don't have to act like your the only person with problems
YarnKittymon: : ::looks at Isaac, completely startled:: Are...are they all right? I want to hear about them.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles slightly, glancing at Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: They're fine now - but they only get food on the table because i make money healing people...and i can't do that any more...which'd mean going back to working long hours and long days in one of the fishing towns... ::looks down,
Quantum Catz: it's obvious that this problem has been on his mind before::
YarnKittymon: : ::looks moved for a moment; then, quickly, glaring again:: What are their names?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly, smiling weakly to think of them:: Dolly, Eli and Josh
YarnKittymon: : ::is quiet for a long time, then curses; softly and miserably:: I've got nothing to live for compared to that. What do you want me to do?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::a bit suspicious:: Seriously?
YarnKittymon: : ::knocks the crown to the ground, gazing at Jack:: You'll try to get me off the island, right?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::can't quite believe the man's change of heart and looks at Isaac, with a vague disbelieving expression before saying:: Yeah, i can pull that off
YarnKittymon: : ::shrugs:: Then it's worth the gamble. ::stands up and walks out of the throne room without another word::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::Still doesn't really believe it but follows the guy anyway::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::follows him out::
YarnKittymon: : ::Edmund walks a different way than they came up, down a couple flights of stairs, to a heavy metal door which he opens with a rather fancy key; glares at everyone:: Stay back here.
Quantum Catz: JK: What is this place?
YarnKittymon: PY: ::waiting outside for Edmund; idly:: I'd bet money that's where they keep the treasure. Might be worth it to follow him.
Maeve Owens: MV: Do you think we should follow him? He might try to flee the island without us.
Quantum Catz: JK: I'm tempted to follow him just cos i don't trust 'im
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods, moving to open the door:: Yeah.
Quantum Catz: JK: But then he most liekly ain't gonna get off the island cos all we have to do is tell people what he did
Maeve Owens: MV: But he got these fools to play guards for him.... what if he finds someone else to help him before he changes things?
YarnKittymon: : ::the door's even heavier than it looks, and immediately inside is piles of jewels, gold, and gold-plated, bejewelled weapons, on shelves, in barrels, and even in piles on the floor--though they aren't as impressive in the dim light as they would be in the sun::
Maeve Owens: MV: Wow. How did he manage to get a hold of all this?
Quantum Catz: JK: I think its just the castle's stash
Maeve Owens: MV: Then wheres the owner of this castle?
Dot Wrnr: : ::they see Edmund at the end of the long room, leaning against the wall, his back to them, his shoulders shaking::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns, then walks towards him slowly::
Dot Wrnr: PY: ::is already busy slipping some diamonds into her pockets, more obtrusively than Harry::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the young man looks back at Maeve with reddened eyes, almost yelling:: I told you to wait outside! I told you all!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: You may have your "guards" thinking they have to obey you, but I for one wont. Whats the problem?
Quantum Catz: JK::shoots a dark look at Penny and Harry but doesn't say anything::
Dot Wrnr: HR: ::catches Jack's eye and stops stealing, for a bit, anyway, though he certainly doesn't give anything back; Penny just doesn't seem to care::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the young man doesn't answer Maeve, wiping his eyes::
Maeve Owens: MV: Well? The longer you wait the longer people suffer. You want a treasury like this someday? Then your going to have to work for it. It can be done you know, but it wont matter unless you get it the good old fashioned way of hard work.
Dot Wrnr: : ::glares at Maeve, shoving her aside:: Or being born into it, or marrying for it. ::walks past Maeve, his pockets jingling softly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::stumbles into the wall, but catches herself:: Even those who are born into it can have it taken away from them in a blink of an eye. And yeah, some people do marry for it but they just end up hurting themselves in the long run
Quantum Catz: JK: Come on, lets hurry this up
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man looks back at Maeve, glaring again:: I know it's not about the money, but that's the only thing I *might* be able to get ahold of. ::quickly walks out of the room, looking about ready to lock the door behind him whether anyone else has made it out or not::
SP00KY One: MV: Well, excuse me for trying. ::pushes past him:: You're not the only person to be handed a rotten deal in life, deal with it like a man and stop punishing those who had nothing to do with it!
Dot Wrnr: : ::looks at Maeve and raises his hand as if to slap her:: That's what I'm trying to do, woman!
SP00KY One: MV: ::stands her ground, glaring:: Go ahead, but dont be surprised if I deck you back.
Dot Wrnr: : ::cringes, and turns away from Maeve, waiting for the others to leave the treasury before he locks the door behind him::
Quantum Catz: JK and IS:: ::walk out after maeve::
Dot Wrnr: : ::once everyone's out, starts back up the stairs, getting them to the front gate in about five minutes' time; quietly:: What exactly are you going to do? You have a plan, right?
Dot Wrnr: HR: ::hopefully:: Why don't you just fix me and Penny here and we'll be on our way?
SP00KY One: MV: After you empty your pockets. ::grins::
Dot Wrnr: HR: ::looks coldly at Maeve, silently::
Quantum Catz: JK: I guess we use the radio stations like before...
Dot Wrnr: HR: ::slowly, frowning:: But there's only one of him and there's two towers. That's a problem, isn't it? If we tried the first tower than the other, everyone who's in range of *both* would lose his powers again, right, getting hit twice?
Quantum Catz: JK: Well the kids who were used before are still about - maybe he could just give them their powers back
Dot Wrnr: PY: ::frowns; quietly:: Then I'll trust you to get it done and part company with you here.
Quantum Catz: JK: Yeah, well, can't say i'm sorry to see you go
Dot Wrnr: PY: You watch yourself, Jack...if I ever want to be rid of you, you won't see it coming. ::tips her hat to him with a smirk, then turns to go::
SP00KY One: MV: ::mutters:: Maybe she shouldnt get hers back.
Quantum Catz: JK: Come on, let's just get going
SP00KY One: MV: ::looks over at Harry:: Does that mean your taking off too?
Dot Wrnr: HR: ::looks after Penny, frowning:: I don't have anywhere to go, unless it's following *her.* ::grimaces:: Just let the kid get rid of my powers? Please?
SP00KY One: MV: If he turns it off now and you hear it over the stations, you'll just get it back again.
Dot Wrnr: HR: ::frowns, then shrugs:: Ah well; it's worth the risk of dying to be rid of her. Jack's right; let's get moving.
SP00KY One: MV: Okay.
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