Dot Wrnr: :
::everything's finally been worked out for everyone to get their
powers back--the kids who were able to switch off powers are in
Marquis, one having received her powers back, the other, not,
so that when everyone's switched, he can give his sister her powers
back. Edmund is trapped at the other tower, not particularly confident
that Jack can get him out after all, though he has a vague hope
it might happen. Both of them are wired into the radio tower just
like last time::
Dot Wrnr: : ::everyone's warned about the broadcast, and almost everyone who wants their powers back (or gone) is outside, on the off chance that their houses might block the radio waves--the girl timidly offers to restore the powers of anyone who liked having them once this is all over, and then, in just a few moments, everyone on the island is back to the way they should be::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::had been going through various states of mind in the time it had taken for this to happen, sometimes seeming to understand everything going on and other times just seeming like an upset child. But the whole time she clung to Toby and, in her more lucid moments would listen to him if he asked her to do something. Thus she's at his house when the switch is carried out, although she clung tightly to him the whole journey from one building to the next. After the broadcast, she suddenly starts blinking, still looking deeply confused at what's happening around her::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks down at Becky, still deeply concerned, and not looking like his usual self--he hasn't slept so much since losing his powers, and hasn't been able to shave--quite possibly hasn't even taken a bath since Becky fell ill, though he made sure to keep Becky in an open room with the window and door open, so everyone can see he's not up to anything; a slight smile forms on his face anyway, when he can feel his powers return to him, and he softly asks:: Becky? Are you OK?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly pulls him into a tight hug, tears springing to her eyes::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::wraps his arms around Becky:: Hey...good morning...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::keeps on crying, and their two bodies begin the process of teleporting, so slowly that Toby can probably feel their molecules moving apart, as if she's testing her power, and then suddenly they teleport right to the edge of town and Becky sounds as if she's half-laughing as she cries::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::is a bit shaken and frightened at the slow bit of teleportation, but didn't even consider letting go of her; softly:: You had us all scared, Becky.
QuantumCat10: BM: ::pulls away from Toby, her eyes still tearful, a wide grin on her face:: I feel like i've just been set free...i could see...and i tried to...but it...was so hard...so slow...i couldn't... ::looks lost at explaining::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks almost as lost as Becky, then hugs her, hard:: I'm so glad...
QuantumCat10: BM: ::rests her head against his chest:: If it wasn't for what you did...i don't want to think what would have happened if this had happened to me four years ago...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::not very convincingly, as his voice is shaking a little:: I'm sure...sure it would've been fine. ::rests his lips on the top of her head, silently thanking God she made it through somehow::
QuantumCat10: BM: ::suddenly starts to cry all over again, her body shaking this time:: I love you, Toby...if i hadn't known you were there i would've gone mad...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::holds Becky tighter:: It's okay, Becky...I love you so much...I would've...I *want* to be with you forever...
QuantumCat10: BM: ::pulls away from him, looking at him sadly as she wipes her eyes:: And wouldn't Lu just love to be able to get this on film...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::frowns, letting go of Becky, and not looking at her:: She's probably just getting over a cold or something--her power was keeping from getting sick, so I'll bet something laid her up, and she's just now getting over it.
QuantumCat10: BM: If you really believed she wasn't watching all the time then you wouldn't have had to keep the curtains and the doors open everywhere ::sighs::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: I didn't figure you'd notice. It's OK, Becky; I'm sure it'll be OK. ::looks back at her:: What jury will say I should've just...*left* you when you were so sick?
QuantumCat10: BM: ::rubs her eyes:: I didn't really...but i remember...bits...of it... ::murmurs:: Maybe once all that's over...we can talk... ::looks down, shaking again:: But i think i should go right now...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::nods, then frowns; quickly:: I can go get Libby to walk you back home--she was worried too.
QuantumCat10: BM: ::shakes her head:: I can teleport...sorry...for bringing you out here...i was just ::smiles weakly:: I was so happy and i wanted you to... ::sighs::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::reaches out, almost ready to touch her, but he stops himself--he does smile at Becky, though:: I'm happy too. Thank you.
QuantumCat10: BM: ::reaches out and takes his hand for a moment, squeezing it and smiling sadly::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles a little more:: Keep your fingers crossed; just another month.
QuantumCat10: BM: ::softly:: Yeah... ::lets go and takes a step back:: See you...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: Take care, Becky.
QuantumCat10: BM: ::softly:: Thank you for being there... ::teleports away::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::sighs softly, and then goes back towards his own house::
SP00KY One: ::a man in a nicely pressed black suite approaches Toby. He has a grim expression on his face and a briefcase in his hand.::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks at the man with a frown, knowing him to be Lu's lawyer, and having a very strong suspicion that the man's relationship with his estranged wife is more than professional; coldly:: Hello.
SP00KY One: ::he coughs, tugging at his white collar. The man might know he was sleeping around with Lu but he wasnt about to voice it, and was going to try hard to keep it low key:: I'm afraid I have some rather upsetting news.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::grimaces slightly:: I assume I've already guessed it, though I don't know what kind of guilt would make you tell me.
SP00KY One: ::the man looks a little puzzled but quickly masks it:: Courtesy is all. After all you were her husband and you have a right to know and as her lawyer it is my duty to tie up loose ends.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks rather surprised:: What, is she gonna let me win by default after all?
SP00KY One: ::coughs, straightens up a little and fixes Toby with a blank gaze:: Because of recent events Lu came down with pneumonia while visiting her mother and she died shortly after. She didn't have a will. Her mother has requested Lu's things before the marriage, everything else has been left to you.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::just stares at the lawyer for a good half-minute, then softly asks:: Are you serious? This isn't some kind of trick to...to make me cheat on her or something?
SP00KY One: ::opens his brief case and pulls out death certificate and hands it to Toby:
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::stares at the certificate in much the same way he stared at the lawyer; weakly:: Do you....do you need help getting her things together? Are you taking them back to her mother?
SP00KY One: : If you could have her things packed away I can retrieve them on Monday and return them to her mother.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::nods numbly:: Sure. I..was there...a...::cringes::..a funeral?
SP00KY One: ::he nods:: Her mother made the arrangements, not wanting to prolong.... well. If you have no further questions I'll be on my way.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks stricken; weakly:: Thank you...
SP00KY One: ::nods his head once and walks away::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::watches the lawyer leave, then just about stumbles back to his house--the one that's rightfully his--and forces the door open with his powers; sits down on the couch and just stares blankly at the radio in front of him, which is switched off--unsure of how he should be feeling::
Dot Wrnr: TY:
::spends the rest of the day in the house that's rightfully his;
he gets cleaned up, gathers some of Lu's things, and spends the
rest of his time making a couple pieces of jewelry--he finally
realizes, sometime after sunset, that he's ravenous, and leaves
the house, intending to go out to eat, and then maybe--if he can
summon the courage--explain to Isaac (and maybe a certain someone
else) what's happened::
SP00KY One: MV: ::she gives Harry a small smile as she turns and heads down the front steps of the local inn, intending to head straight home::
Dot Wrnr: HR: ::laughs slightly:: See you tomorrow, Maeve.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::hesitates out of habit, knowing the trouble he could get into being seen with Maeve...until it hits him that of course there's no more trouble for him in that regard, and he walks quickly after her:: Hey, Maeve...
SP00KY One: MV: ::turns when she hears her name and also hesitates to stop and talk but approaches him anyway:: Hey Toby, hows Becky doing?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::nods quickly, though he still rather worried:: She's so much better.
SP00KY One: MV: Thats good, I was worried... didn't know what we'd come back to find really.
Dot Wrnr: TY: She hung in there. I guess...if we hadn't gotten into that mess back in New York...she'd be gone, though. ::quickly::...but of course we wouldn't be living *here* if that hadn't happened, either. The both of you'd be wearing green make-up still.
SP00KY One: MV: uhg, the play might have been fun but I definitely do not miss that green make up.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: Well, she never really *wore* it anyway. ::pauses:: I guess you've already eaten, but you wanna go get a drink or something?
SP00KY One: MV: ::shrugs:: Sure. ::looks at him quizzically for a moment:: Is something wrong? Is it wise to be having drinks together?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks away; quietly:: It doesn't matter. Really. It's fine.
SP00KY One: MV: ::frowns:: Okay. Um, the tavern or the cafe?
Dot Wrnr: TY: The cafe if you just want a Coke or coffee or something.
SP00KY One: MV: Thats fine with me. ::heads towards the cafe::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::walks towards the cafe, not knowing exactly how to say what he has to say, so he doesn't say anything 'til they're seated::
SP00KY One: MV: ::sits down and waits for him to spit out whatever is on his mind::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::after a long pause:: Her...um...Lu's lawyer came to see me today....
SP00KY One: MV: ::winces:: Lovely. What is she up to now?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::cringes, and looks down at his fork:: She...she's dead, Maeve.
SP00KY One: MV: ::rather surprised:: Oh, wow. Was not expecting that. ::sits back, then after a pause:: I'm sorry Toby, Um, when did, how, did it happen?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::not looking up at Maeve:: A few days ago, I guess. She...she got pneumonia once she lost her powers, and she...just died. ::sounding pretty upset:: They already had the funeral.
SP00KY One: MV: Ouch. You didnt know about it until after the fact?
Dot Wrnr: TY: I guess no one thought I'd care. I mean...I was too busy with Becky...I couldn't've gone...::looks rather upset::
SP00KY One: MV: ::quietly:: And none of us here would have expected you to but if you need closure you could always stop by. Yell at her headstone. It helps.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::cringes, smiling weakly:: I...might...do you think it'd upest Becky?
SP00KY One: MV: That she is dead? Or that you need closure? I think she might understand if you feel the need to yell at a headstone.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: What if I don't yell? I...I still hate her, Maeve, but...::very softly::...I almost broke down taking a shower, smelling the soap she used....
SP00KY One: MV: Even if you dont yell I'm sure Becky'll understand. Lu was a part of your life, you cared for her in some way and now that part of your life is closing. Its okay to feel this way you know?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: But Becky came so close to dying. I think...I don't know how happy she'd be to hear about this right now, you know?
SP00KY One: MV: ::nods:: Wait a couple of days if you think its best.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::weakly:: I'd told her Lu was probably sick in bed, to make her feel better...
SP00KY One: MV: Did it work?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::shakes his head:: She knew I'd kept all the curtains open the whole time. I was a little surprised she remembered it.
SP00KY One: MV: ::frowns, shaking her head:: I dont know Toby... you might want to give her tonight to relax but I wouldnt wait too long, if she catches wind of it from someone else... well, thats never good.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::nods:: You're right. And I just...I just want to go over and hug her, if she'd let me.
SP00KY One: MV: She will, again, someday. Just give it time.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::nods again, and then cuts a piece out of the steak he ordered:: She might...I'm really starting to think she might. If she doesn't just get mad at my reaction about Lu.
SP00KY One: MV: Maybe her reaction will surprise you. Maybe she'll be happy to know you cared *something* for her and wasnt just... running around aimlessly. ::takes a sip of her coke::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks down:: Maybe. ::softly:: It sure scares me to think that I felt anything for her.
SP00KY One: MV: Well, what you feel for her isnt what you feel for Becky right? Maybe what your feeling is just something you'd feel for a close companion. A best friend. I wouldnt beat yourself up over it, you just lost someone you shared something with, your entitled to the feelings Toby.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles weakly:: I don't know if I want to think about it that way...but thanks. I'll tell her in the morning.
SP00KY One: MV: Sorry, you should know by now I'm not the best person for peptalks. ::smiles a sympathetic smile:: I tried.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::shakes his head:: No...it helped just that you didn't think I was terrible. ::smiles sincerely:: I mean it. Thanks.
SP00KY One: MV: ::smiles slightly:: You're welcome then. ::takes another sip from her drink::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::after several bites of steak; quietly:: Can I ask who that man was? The one you said good night to?
SP00KY One: MV; ::she hesitates for a split second then smoothly and without meeting his eyes:: Harry. Our paths crossed while trying to reverse what happened.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::nods, frowning:: There's nothing between you?
SP00KY One: MV: ::shakes her head quickly:: No, no, never again no. ::bites her lip::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::laughs, as though he needs anything to laugh at right now:: What, you had a one-night-stand with him?
SP00KY One: MV: ::groans, and shakes her head again:: No! Of course not. Oh bloody hell. How could you even think *that*?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::points to his face:: It's a smile, see? I thought it was a pretty ridiculous idea, but a pretty good joke!
SP00KY One: MV: ::sticks her tongue out at him:: Ha ha, very funny.
Dot Wrnr: TY: Did you meet him before, then?
SP00KY One: MV: ::nods::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::after a moment, shrugs:: It's not my business anyway. I just wanted to make sure you weren't dating him.
SP00KY One: MV: ::frowns:: Why?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::shrugs, looking away:: I guess that's not really my business either. But Josh says how great you are all the time.
SP00KY One: MV: ::laughs:: Gee Toby, I think Josh is a little bit too young for me, but thanks for trying.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::laughs softly, looking back at Maeve:: It's *not* any of my concern, but I'd hate to see Isaac have to go up against *two* fellas--::flushes slightly::--*guys,* I mean, instead of just one.
SP00KY One: MV: ::she looks surprised:: Well, then I guess Iaac will be getting a lucky break because there might not even be one guy left to go up against. ::she smiles, and shrugs::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::runs a hand lightly over his hair, which, despite his best efforts, is more mussed than usual:: Don't tell me Guy's dead too.
SP00KY One: MV: Would I be smiling if he were? I havent seen him actually and ever since he went digging into Donald's past things havent really been the same.
Dot Wrnr: TY: Don't like to see him speak ill of the dead, or worried he knows something about you?
SP00KY One: MV; Kind of both. He was jealous of Donald for some stupid reason and the fact that he now holds the power to send me to jail anytime he wants did have me a little worried. ::shrugs:: I dont know.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smirks:: How could he send you to jail? You haven't done anything on the island, except get in trouble saving us from the flu, and you got away with that.
SP00KY One: MV: Alert the New York police? Donald's background is connected to mine you know.
Dot Wrnr: TY: And you think they're gonna trek all the way out here to try to catch you? Do you even think the guards'll let them through the Gate?
SP00KY One: MV: ::shrugs:: I never said it was a rational thought, but one none the less. I dont exactly have the best luck in the world and my past always manages to catch up with me. ::thinks about Harry and smirks::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smirks:: You should try going back in time about 70 years. That's a sure way to get away from your past. Well, unless you're older than 70.
SP00KY One: MV: Hmph, even then I'm sure something would find a way to do me in. I'd probably appear out of nowhere and they'd hang me thinking I was a witch.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::laughs:: Maybe. I'm afraid I can't really reccomend the *future,* though. ::frowns, looking rather serious:: Not really any of it.
SP00KY One: MV: ::nods:: As long as you guys dont decide I'm not worth the trouble anymore, I guess I can deal with my past showing up to haunt me. ::shrugs::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: If it weren't for you, Becky wouldn't be here, just the same as if I hadn't been there for her. Don't think I'm just going to forget that sometime--never mind that I've grown pretty fond of you these last few years. ::smiles just a little:: And now I can tell anyone and not worry, huh.
SP00KY One: MV: Well, I guess thats one reason why going back 70 years isnt really an option... I've kind of grown accostumed to having friends and people I actually know... not to mention a home. ::smiles::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::finishes his steak:: Did you want any desert?
SP00KY One: MV: I could use some chocolate cake I suppose.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles:: You suppose? Don't make me force you.
SP00KY One: MV: I was trying not to sound too eager. ::grins::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles:: All right. ::orders a piece of chocolate cake for Maeve and some pie a la mode, minus the pie, for himself::
SP00KY One: MV: ::happily eats the chocolate cake::
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