YarnKittymon: : ::Isaac, his family, and Maeve
arrive early that morning at the newly-opened amusement park a
few miles outside of Gate Town; it's run by hydro-electric power
and lacks an actual name--Isaac asked Maeve to come along with
the kids, and Josh at least is already excited, as a ferris wheel
comes into view from outside the walls surrounding the bustling
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: You'd never get something like this near Saxton
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters:: They had them in New York but they weren't all that great.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nearly standing up in the cart to try to see more:: How could they not be great?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs:: I'm sure Maeve'll have fun once she gets there
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh yeah, this one *has* to be safer.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::leaps out of the cart the moment Isaac's reached the stables, looking around, grinning widely:: What's that big wheel thing called?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughing at his excitement:: Its a ferris wheel.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::a bright smile gives away her excitement as she climbs out of the wagon. Her eyes are fixed on the big wheel as well::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins:: Can we ride it? ::looks back at Maeve:: You're not scared of heights, are you?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she grins, shaking her head:: No, I'm not.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::follows, looking as if he's not sure whether he wants to be enjoying himself or not, in that petulant teenager kind of way::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::follows, smiling:: It looks like Josh's claimed you as his partner for all the big rides
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins at his brother, then at Maeve, then pauses, as though he's thinking hard, and shakes his head:: You'd better go with Isaac, though. He might get scared.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::cant help but laugh, she glances at Isaac:: Not one for high up places then?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::flushes a bit and Maeve might catch a bit of a frown at his younger brother:: That's okay...you can go with him if you want - i know he likes spending time with you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: Well, you could wait at the bottom and wave to us when we go around. ::smiles::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks wide-eyed as they draw towards the entrance, close enough to see the open-air cars:: How do you keep from falling out?
Maeve Owens: MV: By staying in your seat. ::pauses:: and of course the safety bar that comes down.
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a bit of a line to purchase admission, but it moves quickly, and a young woman dressed in a rather ornate bellhop-style uniform takes their money from a booth, encouraging them to have a wonderful time::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles and thanks the woman as they pass::
YarnKittymon: : ::the park is already starting to grow crowded; it's rather pretty, though the rides seem to be eclectic, placed with no apparent rhyme or reason...the ferris wheel is straight ahead, in the middle, and there's a couple roller
YarnKittymon: coasters, one indoors, and one rather imposing one on the other side of it, as well as the standard carousel, a dance hall, a Noah's Ark, a skyway, and several more rides besides::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks around then turning to Isaac with mild curiosity:: So are you against *all* rides? Or just the ones way up in the air?
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't really have much of a problem with heights ::makes a bit of a face at his brother:: Though i've never been that high before
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins:: Then maybe you'll have to stop Maeve from getting scared.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is tempted to tell his brother to stop playing matchmaker but he rather hopes Maeve doesn't realise that's what he's doing::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs:: Well, you never know. This one could be higher than the last one I was on. ::grins, having somewhat of an idea of what Josh might be up to and deciding to play along::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::trying to sound casual:: So should we buy some tickets and meet up again for lunch?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::didn't seem to be paying attention but suddenly says:: I'll look after the squirt if you want. Me n dolly anyway
Maeve Owens: DK: ::soflty:: Thats fine with me.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::takes Dolly's hand, looking up at Isaac:: OK?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances at Maeve and then sighs:: Yeah, sure, if that's what you want ::though he's still blushing slightly since he knows exactly what his siblings are up to::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is trying very hard to hide her amused grin::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grinning, clearly thinking he's pulled something off, he bids goodbye to Isaac and Maeve and goes off with his other siblings::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she waves goodbye to Josh then turns to Isaac:: So now that we've been abondoned... where do you want to go?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Where ever you want - you've been somewhere like this before so you must know the rides you like
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: The ferris wheel isn't all that exciting so I can live without going on that. What about the roller coaster?
Quantum Catz: IS: Okay
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she heads in the direction of the roller coaster::
YarnKittymon: : ::the roller coaster is brand new, with freshly painted cars; it towers higher than any building Isaac's ever seen--than any building in Gate Town, even--and though it's nothing compared to the Cyclone, the passengers' screams are loud enough::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs weakly:: You sure these things are safe? i've never even seen a building that tall
Maeve Owens: MV: Yep, I'm pretty sure its safe. If it makes you feel better, Toby helped build this place.
Quantum Catz: IS: Yeah, he said - but still ::shakes his head:: What did you mean back then about this one being safer?
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh, ::laughs, shaking her head:; Sorry, um, that had nothing to do with the rides.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: So you were getting into just as much trouble there as here then?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::bites her lip, a picture of Serena flashing into her mind. She nods; quietly:: Yeah.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::notices the expression on Maeve's face:: Sorry...didn't mean to upset you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head, banishing the thought along with the feeling:: No, thats okay. I should get my mind out of the past anyway. But I promise the rides safe. ::she hops in line, smiling once again::
Quantum Catz: IS: Okay, i'll trust your judgement then
YarnKittymon: : ::they reach the front of the line pretty quickly, and are helped onto the car; the attendants seem to assume that everyone there has never been on a ride before, so this takes a bit of time::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she got a little bored with waiting and although it was hard, she managed not to hastle the attendants too much and probably came across as good natured joking. She glances over at Isaac:: Nervous?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Probably more than Josh would be, anyway
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: It will be over and done before you know it and then you'll wonder what all the fuss was about. ::smiles::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cars start moving, a bit jerkily at first, around the curve and up the lift hill, tilting them back at an angle more severe than any they'd face in a cart::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she enjoys the thrill of the ride and she glances out of the corner of her eye every now and then to see how Isaac is coping with it::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is half-scared, half-thrilled by the rollercoaster, he's enjoying it although he's not sure if he'd do it again::
YarnKittymon: : ::the ride finally slows to a stop at the station, and the friendly attendants offer any dizzy or disoriented passengers extra help::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gets up, and despite how dizzy she might be she waves the attendants off::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::follows Maeve, he does feel a bit dizzy but he manages to keep his balance as he walks::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiling:: So how'd you like the ride?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles, raising a hand to his still dizzy head:: I dunno about going on it again...at least not till the world's stopped spinning
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs:: But thats the whole point! Second time around you're practically floating.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks around then spots another ride, it doesnt have a sign out in front of it but from the looks of it theres not much to it:: How about that one? I'm not sure what it is but it looks to be a slow one.
Quantum Catz: IS: Okay - i think i need a slow one
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs::
YarnKittymon: : ::the ticket-taker there is dressed in pink flowing robes, and she smiles cheerfully at the couple:: Enjoy yourselves!
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Thanks, i guess
YarnKittymon: : ::a man helps them onto a gently rocking boat, set in a small channel of water that takes them gently into darkened tunnels::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::a little wryly:: Good thing i'm not afraid of the dark either
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Me neither... but a tiny boat in a small channel of water in a *darkened* tunnel... yep I cant think of anything scarrier. ::sits there and waits for something to jump out at them::
YarnKittymon: : ::as they draw into another tunnel, they're nearly grazed by an array of pink and red hearts hung from the ceiling by invisible string::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is surprised to see the hearts which has her wondering what ride would have such a thing and when it finally dawns on her she gasps, her hands covering her mouth. A few seconds later she can barely contain her giggles::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::groans when he sees the hearts:: As if the kids weren't bad enough
YarnKittymon: : ::the next chamber has painted cutouts of amorous couples, all in vaguely 1700s clothes in pastel colors, pitching woo at each other::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sobers quickly; coughing to get herself under control:: I'm sorry... I really had no idea.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::blushes:: I didn't mean i thought you knew...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down, wishing he hadn't said anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head, smiling weakly; softly:: Its alright. ::at a loss as to how to get out of the awkward moment::
YarnKittymon: : ::the next room is even more hideous, as it's swarming with suspended naked cherub babies, each ugly enough to make a Kewpie doll look cute, and all with arrows on the bow, as if ready to fire at any couples who'd need their assistance::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::wrinkles her nose:: I have never wanted to burn down a ride as much as this one. Do people actually find this romantic?
Quantum Catz: IS: I've no idea...although i'm sure Josh would love one of those bows...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs:: Well, if I thought I could work it to where just the rope would burn and we could get the cherob and steal its bow I'd try it. But as it is I'd probably burn the place down. Which wouldnt be a bad thing except for the
Maeve Owens: fact that we're inside.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs:: I think burning it down would be a bit drastic
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Yeah, well they should have a sign up to warn people.
YarnKittymon: : ::the next room is a bit impressive, though rather perverse to anyone who knows the story behind it; there's a life-sized figure of a pretty girl, being "pushed" on a red velvet swing by a well-dressed, pleasant-looking man; the whole thing is accomplished by motors and wires, but it's mildly impressive, as the girl swings higher, as if to kick through a parasol up on the far side of the room::
Maeve Owens: ((so whats the story behind it?))
Maeve Owens: MV: Okay, at least thats not as bad as the other stuff.
YarnKittymon: ((I believe it was 1906 when this fellow (last name White; forget the first name :P ) fell in love with a 16-year-old actress and took her up to his office and pushed her on this red velvet swing. He also at the very least got her drunk and took advantage of her; at worst, completely drugged her into unconsciousness and took advantage of her, but she was his mistress for quite some time, as the fellow was married...eventually this other completely insane man who hates Mr. White falls for her, and despite his rage issues, she marries him, after telling him how she lost her virtue....a few years later this insane man outright murders Mr. White. Hung jury the first trial, 2nd trial he got off by reason of insanity, was put in an asylum, and got out 8 years later and divorced his wife. The end.))
Quantum Catz: IS: It's quite impressive anyway
Quantum Catz: ((nice....))
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods::
Maeve Owens: ((what a lovely thing to have in the tunnel of love :P ))
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is getting rather bored and is starting to get restless.::
Quantum Catz: IS: I think i'd've preferred the rollercoaser again
YarnKittymon: : ::the final room is the strangest yet, as it has figures on a stage, dressed in Romeo-and-Juliet style costumes, but they're performing a strange play, something that seems weirdly familiar--the lady and gentleman are acting out bits of romantic scenes that Isaac and Maeve have experienced, envied, or even just imagined, not necessarily with each other, though it's vague enough, they can't be exactly sure what's happening::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::not sure what to make of the scenes before her she just stares at it, kind of awed::
YarnKittymon: : ::the leading man takes the reluctant leading lady in his arms, gently stroking her hair, and softly says:: I don't care what you've been through...I love you for being who you are.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down, remembering that night when he held Maeve in his arms::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is remembering the same night and wonders what would have happened if she had actually kissed him. She has a feeling though he isnt that interested as most seem to think::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances over at Maeve, smiling rather wistfully, although she may not be able to see it in the semi-darkness::
YarnKittymon: : ::the happy couple on stage kisses slowly as the boat goes out into a fairly dark corridor with no action; this lasts about a minute::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glances over, a similar look on her face, but she glances back down, unable to read his expression in the darkness::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::half-under his breath:: Where's Josh when you need him?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::a bit confused by what he means by that; quietly:: What for?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::blushes:: Oh...nothing...doesn't matter
YarnKittymon: : ::they finally pull out through a final string of hearts and find themselves in the harsh sunlight of the exit; the boat comes to a gentle stop, and Isaac's blush is quite evident on his face::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she avoids looking at him, not wanting to make him even more embarrassed and really not knowing how to read the situation::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::climbs off the boat and offers a hand to help Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles, taking his hand::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles back although he still looks a bit uncertain:: So...what would you like to do now?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she goes to step out of the boat but when it dips slightly under her weight it scares her a little, making her think she's going to fall which then causes her to fall forward::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches out to support her, stopping her from falling:: You okay?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she hangs onto him until she gets her balance; she nods:: Yeah. I dont get along with boats. ::she gazes up at him; with a tiny smile she says softly:: Did you want to go find Josh? Since you.. needed him for something?
Quantum Catz: IS: Uh... ::laughs weakly:: I don't think he'd appreciate me running after him
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the smile fades a bit and she nods:: Okay then. Since peace and quiet didn't work out to well, how about we go find fun and excitement on a nother roller coaster?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates:: Uh...Maeve....?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glances up with a just a small amount of hope in her eyes:: Yeah?
Quantum Catz: IS: The reason Josh and the other two ran off like that... ::hesitates again::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods, encouraging him to continue::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: It's a shame you don't know me as well as them...it's just...i...like you, Maeve...but it wasn't exactly appropriate when we first me...and now...i don't want to ruin our friendship...i'd just rather you heard it from me than from Josh trying to play matchmaker for me again
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down, blushing and uncertain::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::goes from happy to confused to sad in a matter of seconds and it takes her a while to form a response; softly:: So what are you saying? You'd rather just stay friends?
Quantum Catz: IS: No, I... ::stops and looks at Maeve, uncertainly:: Is that what you want?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is now just a bit nervous, she shakes her head; softly:: No...
Quantum Catz: IS: You don't? ::doesn't look like he quite believes it::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::starts to smile, although she still looks nervous but its bordering on a happy nervous:: No.
Quantum Catz: IS: Are you sure? ::is smiling now as well though he has a rather nervous look in his eyes as well::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::fully smiling now, she nods:: Definitely. ::although she has no clue what she should do now::
Quantum Catz: IS: Uh... ::hesitates:: Can i kiss you?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::leans down rather tentatively to kiss her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she meets him half away, gently returning the kiss::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::is making his way towards the ferris wheel with his siblings, but stops still when he sees Isaac and Maeve kissing; he stares like he can't believe it::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she ducks her head, feeling a little awkward watching her brother kiss someone::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::changes to an cat and bounds forward , weaving his way around their legs and almost snickering, before bounding back to his brother and sister::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks down at his brother, rather disapprovingly:: Eli!
Maeve Owens: DK: ::frowns at him as well:: Leave them alone!
Quantum Catz: IS: ::pulls away at the feel of fur around his leg, looking around for Eli::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking down:: What was that?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::catches sight of his siblings and raises his arm in their direction:: Eli...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::waves at Isaac, smiling widely:: I thought it was time for lunch.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs at being caught right outside the tunnel of love, she shakes her head:: Lunch is fine with me. ::shrugs, looking over to Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::makes a bit of a face at Josh although he's smiling rather widely as well::
Quantum Catz: IS: Sure ::smiles down at Maeve::
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