~Wednesday, May 25, 1932~

YarnKittymon: HR: ::is having a drink at one of the taverns, talking cheerfully with anyone and everyone; right now he's trying to impress a rather homely young woman, which isn't all that hard, considering Harry's narrating a rather brave, heroic--and completely fictional--adventure he supposedly had just a couple months ago::
SP00KY One: MV: ::she walks through the doors of the tavern looking around for any familiar faces before going over to the bar. She catches sight of Harry and smirks, looking at the woman he is trying to hook. She walks over there quietly, attempting to listen in on his conversation::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiling in his charming way:: Well, I thought it was the end for sure. I was hog-tied, a crossbow pointed right at me. But the moment he fired, I swung my body around so it just glanced the ropes, and I was free!
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman looks like she buys the story whole-heartedly, and flushes a little in excitement::
SP00KY One: MV: ::barely contains her laughter, but she waits to hear the rest::
YarnKittymon: HR: Well, of course the fella couldn't reload before I cuffed him across the face. Pretty soon he was begging for mercy, and he did anything I asked. And I tell you...::with a completely straight face::...that's the last time he'll try to rob a bank with three old ladies and a handsome gentleman inside.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman laughs, delighted::
SP00KY One: MV: ::she rolls her eyes, smirking:: Gee Harry, maybe you hit your head harder than you thought last week. It seems you have that a little backwards, you being an expert at cracking safes. Sure it wasn't the three old ladies that cuffed *you* across the face?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::looking rather offended, though Maeve probably knows him well enough to know it's part of his act:: Cracking safes? Since when have I done *that*? I'm just an honest citizen, trying to do his best to help others. ::nods authoritatively::
SP00KY One: MV: Help relieve them of their life savings perhaps.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman glares at Maeve, grabbing Harry's arm:: What did he ever do to you?
SP00KY One: MV: ::shrugs:: Nothing thats any of your business anyway. Besides, do you always believe everything you hear from a complete stranger?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::glares at Maeve as well, then takes off his suit jacket and unbuttons one of his sleeves, motioning to a rather recent scar on the side of his wrist:: The crossbow bolt cut a little close. I'm afraid the skin on my knuckles has healed, or I'd show you that too.
SP00KY One: MV: ::laughs:: Nice scar, but i thought you said it just grazed the ropes?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shrugs indifferently:: So I was putting on a bit of an act for the lady. ::looks back at the woman seriously:: I'm sorry. I wanted you to think I was, you know, invincible.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman smiles appreciatively:: Harry..
SP00KY One: MV: ::rolls her eyes:: Gag me.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::glances at Maeve:: Well, *you're* not tied up and forced to stay here. Go find one of your beaus if I'm boring you here.
SP00KY One: MV: Oh but pestering you is so much fun. ::grins:: Although it looks as if I might have accomplished my goal somewhat. ::turns to walk away; muttering over her shoulder to the woman:: Watch your purse, or you may find it missing in the morning.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman looks rather surprised at Maeve's remark, and Harry can tell he has a few minutes of smooth-talking ahead of him if he wants to keep his catch::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::walks into the tavern, frowning heavily, and looking around for Maeve::
SP00KY One: MV: ::notices Guy, and stops where she is:: Speaking of beaus... ::frowns::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::takes Maeve's hand gently, and looks into her eyes, softly saying:: You need to leave town, at least for a few days.
SP00KY One: MV: ::her eyes widen:: What? Why?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::drawing even closer, whispering:: A man from New York's here, determined to take you in.
SP00KY One: MV: ::her eyes are as wide as saucers, and she's having a hard time accepting what he is saying; squeaks:: What!? How? ::her eyes narrow at him and she pulls back:: What were you snooping into this time!?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::quickly:: Keep quiet! Another detective just ambled into town this evening, and I asked him what he was after. I'll help you if you'll let me.
SP00KY One: MV: ::sputters:: but.. but... how? Why? All of the sudden out of nowhere?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::glares at Maeve:: I don't *know,* but if he turns the guards against you too, there's no telling what might happen. ::backs away from her:: But if you want to risk it, I suppose it's not my business.
SP00KY One: MV: ::her mouth falls open and she looks around, completely lost as to what to do:: I dont want to leave... ::quietly:: I finally have a home, one I've managed to keep for almost five years.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shrugs:: I'll try to throw him off the trail, then, but he found out what city you live in almost immediately, from your roles on the radio.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::has stopped chattering to his latest quarry and is just listening, maybe to her talking, or maybe to the scene going on not too far from him::
SP00KY One: MV: What all did he tell you?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shrugs, drawing nearer to Maeve again:: He was hired by a chap named Madison, to track down the woman they suspect of double murder and arson. He intends to bring "her" back to New York for a trial.
SP00KY One: MV: ::she pales:: Well, if its true, that explains why they are still looking. As for a trial, ha. I'll never make it to one, just like last time. ::nervously glancing around she brushes past him, looking almost close to tears::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::grabs Maeve by the shoulders, pulling her to him:: It'll be all right; I promise.
SP00KY One: MV: ::shakes her head, attempting to pull away:: No, it wont. Where am I suppose to run to now? Fair trial, ha! They dont even let people like me live long enough to see one! ::quietly:: and I cant stay here, and if the guards agree with him... ::shakes her head again, ready to continue running::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::lets go of Maeve::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::is standing just past Maeve, between her and the door, looking at the two of them rather coldly:: Are you two stupid?
SP00KY One: MV: ::surprised:: Excuse me?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::grabs Maeve with a bit of a smirk:: It's just one man right now, right? I don't see why he can't report back that a certain young woman was killed in a tragic accident, do you?
SP00KY One: MV: ::frowns:: Stage my own death? ::pauses:: But what about the rest of the town? How would you propose I pull that off? You think a detective will just walk away without proof. ::looks back at Guy:: Just ask him, he's the nosiest one around!
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shrugs, whispering:: What's to stop us from making proof? There's a fella in town who can make a body, right?
SP00KY One: MV: Yes, but... what about the guards? Plan it to where just the detective knows? What if it backfires? Then Toby gets dragged in with me! ::shakes her head::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::looks at Guy, his eyebrows raised:: You really think all the guards in town'll take an outsider's side? Or maybe a certain gentleman's just looking to get you to run away with him? Hm?
SP00KY One: MV: ::shrugs:: It crossed my mind, but if it is then its one heck of a cruel joke. ::glances at Guy quickly, then back to Harry::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shrugs:: You'll have to deal with him somehow. I'm here to help you if you want, though I'm not sure *why*. But if not, let me know and I'll see if I can salvage what's left of my well-planned evening.
SP00KY One: MV: ::takes a deep breath then slowly lets it out:: I guess theres no need to panic until I find out how bad the situation is. ::smirks:: And dont do me any favors Harry. I probably wont be able to return it anyway. ::stalks past him::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::watches Maeve leave, and then goes back to his woman, with just a hint of worry in his expression::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::quickly walks after Maeve:: What do you intend to do?
SP00KY One: MV: I dont know! Go see whats going on? Its only one man after all and I really dont want to leave this town. ::bites her lip::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: Once he's seen you, it's all over.
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a man dressed in a pressed suit and a dark fedora, sitting at an outdoor cafe sipping some coffee, and he discretely watches them from behind a newspaper--he's too far away to hear them, and Guy carefully doesn't look towards him::
SP00KY One: MV: Well, even if I do leave town it requires leaving the tavern. So either way its hopeless isn't it? ::walks off in the direction of her home:: You had better be telling the truth and this really isnt some attempt to get me away for a few days! ::she's watching her surroundings but doesnt think much of the guy with the newspaper so she continues on::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man--probably in his 40s, with thick, but gray, hair--keeps his eyes on Maeve, and slowly gets up, folding his newspaper neatly and tucking it under his arms, and leaving a couple coins on the table::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::whispers, not moving at all nearer to Maeve, and looking straight ahead:: He's already spotted you.
SP00KY One: MV: ::narrows her eyes at him then turns around to see for herself::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man walks ahead a bit faster as Maeve looks back--he's quite good-looking for his apparent age, and in good shape as well. He smiles faintly as he catches Maeve's eye--looking more friendly than anything else::
SP00KY One: MV: ::she's rooted to the spot for several seconds, but friendly looking or not theres no way she's stopping to chat. She shakes her head and backs away before turning back around to leave. Her pace casual, but fast::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::whispers, still at Maeve's side, looking straight ahead:: Where do you expect to go, then?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man continues walking, matching Maeve's pace, though he didn't slow when she stopped, so he's gained a bit of ground::
SP00KY One: MV: I dont know! Anywhere but back *there*! ::closes her eyes for a brief moment to pray that theres someway she'll be able to come back here. She's come so far and to start all over again is something she doesnt want have to think about::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::bites his lip:: Your friend's plan was better than *that.*
YarnKittymon: : ::the man starts walking slightly faster, his long legs shortening the distance between pursuer and pursued with every step::
SP00KY One: MV: ::sharply:: Excpet that means getting Toby involved! I'm not about to waltz over there and put him back in the middle of this! If he wants to, if he gets wind of this, fine! ::catches the guys quicker pace and picks up her own:: And if you dont leave, he'll probably have you arrested for aiding me!
YarnKittymon: GU: ::grins:: I'd like to see him try.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man yells from behind them, sounding as pleasant as he can:: Miss, if you could please just stop and let me talk to you for a few minutes?
SP00KY One: MV: ::pretends she didn't hear him and continues walking, practically at a jog:: If you want to help then go see if he's serious about taking me back, I on the other hand dont intend to let him get near enough to where he can.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::walks with Maeve a moment longer, then falls back to try to distract the man--but he ignores Guy entirely, just pushing past him; calls up cheerfully:: I can outrun you, Miss Owens!
SP00KY One: MV: ::decides to test that theory and takes off, darting around buildings in hopes of losing him to make it safely to her house::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man takes his newspaper in his hand so he's free to swing both arms, and sprints after Maeve, looking rather silly, but catching up with her before she reaches her house; he grabs her arm, firmly, but trying his best not to hurt her; still smiling:: Please, Miss Owens, just a few questions.
SP00KY One: MV: ::stubbornly tries to pull free, shaking her head:: Last time I heard that I ended up in solitary confinement.
YarnKittymon: : ::frowns; quietly:: You can talk with me now or I can get the guards to hand you over to me later, Miss Owens.
SP00KY One: MV: ::smirks:: Fine. Ask your questions.
YarnKittymon: : ::softly:: Did you kill Mrs. Margaret Madison?
SP00KY One: MV: ::swallows hard; coldly:: No.
YarnKittymon: : ::without blinking:: Then who did?
SP00KY One: MV: ::shrugs::
YarnKittymon: : So why did you flee the country after you were arrested?
SP00KY One: MV: Wouldn't you if there was word out you were going to be executed before your trial?
YarnKittymon: : Word from whom, Mrs. Owens?
SP00KY One: MV: ::smirks:: Its *Miss* ::pauses to think for a moment, knowing they wouldnt believe the truth:: and I heard from... Donald Quinn.
YarnKittymon: : ::blinks once, and shakes his head:: Regardless, you're to go to trial, and I'm here to make sure you make it. Mr. Madison's rather upset over his mother's untimely passing, and he won't forgive himself until justice has been served. If it turns out you're innocent, we'll all be able to sleep easier.
SP00KY One: MV: ::pales and resumes her struggling:: Except I wont get a chance to be proven innocent! You take me back there and I'm as good as *dead*!`
YarnKittymon: : ::cringes:: Miss Owens, please! If I don't bring you back to New York, they may send another man--perhaps one who's determined to get you back at all costs, even if it kills you.
SP00KY One: MV: Here, there... whats the difference? ::struggles harder to wrench her arm free from his grasp, going as far as attempting to grind her heel onto his foot::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man steps back, crying out and releasing Maeve:: Are you so set on *dying*, Miss Owens?!
SP00KY One: MV: ::she doesn't reply, if he doesn't believe her by now then theres no convincing him. So she does what she does best, and runs::
YarnKittymon: : ::she runs square into Harry, who's leaning against a wall a block away from the detective, so that he can't be seen--he gasps when Maeve hits him, and she hears a metallic clinking from his pocket; Harry asks:: What are you doing?
SP00KY One: MV: ::gasps too when she collides with him and quickly pulls away, glancing over her shoulder; mutters:: Running, what does it look like?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::curses softly, then:: Maybe the answer isn't to *fake* a death.
SP00KY One: MV: ::a little panicked:: Then what is the answer? This morning my life was running like normal and now I'm back on the run. Again! And I dont have time to chat because that stupid detective is probably right behind me!
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiles that criminal's grin at Maeve, whispering:: Get him into the forest, and I'll take care of the rest...though you'll owe me even more.
YarnKittymon: : ::they catch sight of the detective, walking, not running, to catch up::
SP00KY One: MV: ::shakes her head:: No, its not his fault Harry. He's just doing his job. Why should he believe me anyway? Or even care. Besides, that would probably find a way to come back to haunt me too. Everything does. ::pushes away from him, taking off again::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns, watching Maeve go, and then walks back towards the main part of town::
YarnKittymon: : ::the detective continues to follow Maeve, silently, and swiftly::
SP00KY One: MV: ::does her best to lose him, thinking this use to be so much easier in New York::
YarnKittymon: : ::as they pass another building, Guy steps out from behind and presses his hand to the detective's neck. In a moment, the man's fallen down, worse than unconscious; Guy looks around quickly, hoping there's no witnesses::
SP00KY One: MV: ::she glances back, turning even more pale and walks towards Guy:: What are you doing! They're going to wonder what happened to this guy and send more!
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: Help me with him. We need to sneak him out of town, without being seen. Or back to my room, if you'd rather.
SP00KY One: MV: Except now I'm just involved in another murder! Guy, this is just going to make things worse! ::looks down at the man, feeling helpless::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::eyes widen:: What kind of a man do you think I am, Maeve? I'm just hoping to brainwash him when he wakes!
SP00KY One: MV: ::frowns:: I dont know! Harry made the same offer! And brainwash him? how?
YarnKittymon: GU: Come up with some sort of a story. Perhaps that Harry fellow was right about faking your death; I don't know. Something to convince him he's succeeded in what he came here to do.
SP00KY One: MV: ::after a pause she nods; softly:: Fine.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::manages to lift the detective, carrying him with quite a bit of effort, towards the forest::
SP00KY One: MV: ::follows quietly::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::sets the detective down on a spot of grass a quarter mile from Marquis, sighing as he looks at Maeve, who's quite striking in the faint light that filters down from the moon, through the trees, and onto her skin::
SP00KY One: MV: ::feeling a little jittery, she fidgets when he looks at her, wrapping her arms around herself:: What?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::unbuttons the detective's jacket and looses his tie, unbuttoning the top two buttons; softly, still focused on the dead man in front of him:: You're so beautiful, Maeve. Objectively the most beautiful woman I've seen, and I've seen a couple dozen films.
SP00KY One: MV: ::a small sad smile appears on her face for a split second and she glances away, fidgeting even more:: Um, thanks... :;she winces, knowing she wanted to break it off with him but after all this it seemed so wrong:: What are you doing?
YarnKittymon: GU: We have to wait a while...if I wake him too quickly, he'll definitely remember everything. I'll say I came across him unconscious...the necktie would restrict his breathing.
SP00KY One: MV: And if he blaims me for that just adding something else to the growing pile of charges against me? And how are you going to keep the town from believing I'm dead, if we do indeed follow through with that plan?
YarnKittymon: GU: He's not going to see *you* because you'll be out of sight--perhaps back safely in town. WIth luck he won't remember much about his trip. I hope to tell him you're dead and escort him back to Gate Town and off the island without incident.
SP00KY One: MV: Oh. ::bites her lip::
YarnKittymon: GU: If that doesn't work, I don't know what we'll do. But as I said, with luck, no one will bother you again.
SP00KY One: MV: ::quietly:: one could only hope. ::hesitantly:: Thanks for doing this.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::looks at Maeve tenderly, and a bit sadly; softly:: You're welcome.
SP00KY One: MV: ::glances away::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::slowly:: It'll probably take me a few days to get this business taken care of. I don't suppose you'd be interested in seeing a film next week?
SP00KY One: MV: ::bites her lip:: Guy... ::she sighs, shaking her head:: I'll understand if you dont want to help after this but I cant stand here and lead you on like this. ::covers her face with her hands and groans:: but I... its... I cant give you want you want. Its been fun but... ::sadly:: I'm sorry. Heart of stone you know... ::shrugs::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::turns his attention back to the detective, his face devoid of expression; flatly:: I see.
SP00KY One: MV: ::grimaces, feeling bad about it:: I'm sorry, I... might not have been the best time.... meant to do it sooner honestly and... ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::not looking back at Maeve:: I wish you had. I look quite the fool now. Don't lie to me, Maeve...you've found someone who could melt your heart.
SP00KY One: MV: ::frowns, looking away; softly:: Harry has nothing to do with it, if thats what you're thinking. ::hesitates:: And I dont think you a fool at least. I guess now I owe you one for saving my life.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: I'm a detective, Maeve, never mind that you seem to think a rather poor one. I just thought I could win over a man hardly grown. But even a detective can't predict the actions of a woman.
SP00KY One: MV: ::shakes her head; quietly:: I dont really think your a bad detective. Afterall, you managed to learn some of my past right? That had to take some pretty good digging. ::smiles sadly:: And a man hardly grown? Does that still mean you think I've fallen for Harry? Because he's older than me you know and a thing of the past that I wont be revisiting.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::sighs:: The only man you've actually gone anywhere besides the tavern with--excepting Toby--is Isaac Kindall. Do you think I'm too stupid to have noticed?
SP00KY One: MV: ::quickly:: No, just hoping... not that it matter because nothing has happened between us. Didn't intend to fall for him either, quite unexpected really, and strange. He doesnt even know yet and I was quite happy with just being friends... ::bites her lip again::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::after a pause:: You're welcome to get back home, Maeve. I can take care of the rest of this by myself. You seem to have realized I'm not such a terrible man that I'd let him have you killed just out of revenge.
SP00KY One: MV: ::doesnt know what else to say to make things better, so she nods, thanks him again and turns to go::


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