~Monday, August 8, 1932~

YarnKittymon: : ::Daniel has seemed a little distant in the past week or so, though he won't really talk to Becky about it; he seems to have grown more restless, too, although he let Toby stay over the night before::
YarnKittymon: : ::when Becky wakes, she feels a little strange, and her face is nestled in fur, as though Daniel's curled right up next to her, though it should be Toby in bed beside her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves her head back, raising it slightly, frowning:: Dan...?
YarnKittymon: : ::Becky's voice sounds slightly strange to her own ears--she hears Daniel's mrr from the floor beside her bed, and another, deeper mrr coming from whatever's in bed beside her, which still seems to be mostly asleep::
Quantum Catz: BM: Toby?
YarnKittymon: : ::the creature seems to be a cat, like Daniel, though a bit bigger, with lighter fur, quite mussed; it opens its green-brown eyes, and mrowls in fright the moment it sees Becky, then, trying to calm itself, in a rough, but definitely familiar voice:: Becky? Is that...you?
Quantum Catz: BM: Is that *you*?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods silently, shrugging his shoulders, which are more narrow now, and strange to him; he puts a paw on Becky's, drawing attention to the fact that she, too, is completely changed::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at her body, wondering what's happened to them; sounding a bit panicked:: Dan!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::is down on the floor next to Becky's bed; his tail twitches when she calls his name, but he doesn't wake::
YarnKittymon: : ::suddenly, they hear Becky's front door swing open, and then slam shut::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves to get out of bed, although her different limbs rather confuse her and she half-falls out of it::
YarnKittymon: : ::though Becky and Toby can't see it, a familiar catperson, this time in a full robe, is galloping through the street of Marquis, only intent on getting away, though when her eyes light on Maeve, who's headed to substitute on the early radio show, the shuhuh hesitates, wondering if it'd be worth it to get some revenge on her::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::was about to leap out of bed, but after hearing Becky's mixed success, he changes his mind, and decides to just stick to crawling for now, which is front limbs do fairly easily, though his legs aren't so well-suited to it; he somehow gets out of bed and circles around to Daniel, instinctively sniffing him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she catches sight of the cat and her steps falter. She glares at her suspiciously then looks towards Becky's house, wondering if anything is wrong.::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat mrrs, and then pounces at Maeve, clawing at her face::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sits up, looking down at her paws:: How...how did this...?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes:: I don't know. I should be able to...to change you back...if I've still got my powers.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the sudden attack startles her and for that reason fire immediately springs from her hands to defend herself::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat mrrs, backing off, and she gets a gleam in her eye as she circles around Maeve, speaking in a strange, rough language Maeve doesn't understand::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wryly:: And that wouldn't be painful - i'd rather find the person who did this ::flexes her claws unintentionally::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nuzzles Daniel, though the latter doesn't wake:: And I'm pretty sure I'd pass out before I got *myself* changed....wouldn't be much fun to be a cat while you were a person. ::frowns, looking back at Daniel::
Quantum Catz: BM: Dan, wake up ::nudges him with her paw::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, very slowly opening his eyes; he looks a little surprised to see another catperson looking at him, but whether he's too tired to react or not, he just blinks once::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she touches the side of her face where the cat scratched her and winces. She looks back, her eyes cold:: What did I do now? I thought we called it a truce? ::frowns, looking back to Becky's again:: And you no very well I cant understand that language!
Quantum Catz: BM: Dan, it's me?
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat stops walking, its front paws trembling to support its weight, as it looks coldly at Maeve--the moment it finishes its monologue, Maeve's form is instantly and painlessly transformed into a shuhuh that resembles Maeve quite heavily::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs again, closing his eyes; murmurs:: Are you happy?
Quantum Catz: BM: What?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: They said you'd be happy.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::at first she is too stunned to do anything but stare dumbly at her hands that are now claws; angrily:: Turn me back now! ::attempts to form a fireball::
Quantum Catz: BM: Who did? Who did this?
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve's paws get hot, but can't quite make fire--however, as Maeve speaks, the cat falls down, its mouth open a bit and the tip of its tongue just reaching out; it's breathing heavily::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::curls up tighter:: Myeshf.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::gives up making the fireball then attempts to walk over to the cat. She doesn't even make half a step before she's on the ground, face first. Her temper flaring even more, she crawls over to the cat and pokes it with her sharp claws:: Hey! This is not funny!
Quantum Catz: BM: Who? ::sounding upset:: Why did you let them if you knew they were going to do this?
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat doesn't react to Maeve's claws::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::whimpering softly, his voice shaking:: I changed my mind and told her to go away but she doesn't know English.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks around for Isaac while muttering to the cat:: You are *not* dying until you return me back to normal! ::coldy:: after that, you might not be so lucky.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::confused:: Then how did you understand them?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs softly:: Thiwas was translating before. They made it sound like...like a good idea.
Quantum Catz: BM: When did you see Thiwas?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls softly, and then slowly makes his way out of Becky's house, looking around; he spots two catpeople lying in the middle of the rather deserted street and walks towards them as quickly as he can, his muscles learning their new motions as he goes; he's ready to fight::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: Tuesday.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::watches Toby leave and then turns back to Dan:: Why didn't you tell me?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, miserably:: I'm tired.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::involuntarily hisses as he gets near the two catpeople:: Change us back!
Quantum Catz: BM: This is important Dan!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sees another cat approaching and attempts to get to her feet to fight as well, since the other cat is looking rather aggressive. She ends up falling again and just looks back at the other cat kind of panicked:: Change you back? *You* change me back!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::growls softly:: They said you'd come live with them!
Quantum Catz: BM: Why would i want to come live with them? Dan, they hate me!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks rather startled:: I thought you didn't know English.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::sounding a little angry, though his eyes are still closed:: They wouldn't hate you if you were a shuhuh. You and Toby could have kittens and everything.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is rather frustrated:: But we...we don't want to be Shuhuh any more than you'd want to be human!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns at the other cat while still trying to get the hang of her new body; angrily:: Of course I know english! Why aren't you trying to talk that shuhug stuff to me?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::opens his eyes, slowly struggling to his feet, though all four of his limbs tremble with complete exhaustion; his tail is down very low; growls:: Don't worry. I'm leaving.
Quantum Catz: BM: What? Why? Are you okay? You're trembling
YarnKittymon: TY: I'm a person--it's a bit hard to speak cat if you don't have two voiceboxes.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, nearly falling down; softly, not looking back at Becky:: It was magic. They drained me.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves over to try and support him:: Then you can't leave - you might hurt yourself
YarnKittymon: DN: ::his ears go back, but he leans heavily against Becky, sounding miserable:: But I'm bad...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes narrow as she looks closer at the cat in front of her, trying to determine who it is. Instictively she sniffs the air and moves over to circle around him. Her movements still aren't fluid::
Quantum Catz: BM: What d'you mean?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sniffs, too, catching a familiar scent in the air that he never would've noticed as a person:: *Maeve*?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::surprised, she catches a scent as well:: *Toby*?
YarnKittymon: DN: I'm a bad cat. ::licks Becky's shoulder::
Quantum Catz: BM: But why would that mean you had to leave? Do you *want* to go live with the Shuhuh?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a moment, he can't help it, and laughs:: Are you OK?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: I want to stay with you. But I always do bad things and get you in trouble.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Oh yes, I'm just *peachy*. Being a cat has done wonders for my being.
Quantum Catz: BM: Why *did* you do this? You could've told me you saw those cats
YarnKittymon: TY: ::has a bit of a grin on his face:: Hasn't hurt your appearance any. ::nudges the unconscious cat with his paw:: Who's this? Anyone we know?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: You tell me about...about the Shuhuh and how...how they live...I wish...wish I could live with them...and with you. And I knew you'd say 'no.'
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she growls at him, then jumps a little, not expecting that noise to come out of her.:: Yes, that cat leader... whatever. She attacked me for some reason and then did this! And I guess that practically killed her because no amount of poking has gotten her to move!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sniffs:: You burned her pretty good. Maybe Isaac can fix it. ::mrrs:: Hope he's still a person.
Quantum Catz: BM: I...but i...i thought maybe you'd want to live there when you were older...maybe or...something...I didn't want you to spend all your life not knowing about them...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: They're bad too, aren't they?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::defensively:: Yeah... well... she pounced on me.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well...they're just...deperate i guess...cos they're dying out...sometimes that does make you do bad things...
YarnKittymon: TY: I wasn't complaining. You want me to go get him?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: Every time I see them I do something wrong.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::licks her paw then washes her face where the scratch should have been. Then she realizes what she is doing and abruptly stops, then glares down at the cat.:: Um sure, you seem to be moving better than me. Bring something back
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm sorry Dan...i know it must be difficult for you
Maeve Owens: to tie her up with.... we dont want her taking off once she's well.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, and goes off to Isaac's house, getting a couple stares along the way::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::opens his eyes again and licks Becky's face; softly:: How can we fix it?
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't know...i guess we'll just have to try and make the Shuhuh change us back
Maeve Owens: ((does daniel walk on two legs?))
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is at the front door, just waving off one of his patients; he blinks and looks at Toby when he sees him heading towards the house::
YarnKittymon: ((He can, or all 4))
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: But she doesn't know English.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::meanwhile she practices getting up on two legs, and while she might succeed in standing, walking is another matter.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::suddenly wishes he'd tracked down an olive branch to carry to the door, and he tries to get up on two legs to appear friendly, but this just results in him dropping to the ground; he gets up onto all fours again, shaking himself off slightly, and looks up at Isaac; quietly:: Uh...do you have any rope?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::growls:: Then we'll go find Thiwas or something
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs again:: Do all the Shuhuh know magic?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is half tempted to slam the door closed but rather surprised by the question:: What?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks up pleadingly:: Isaac, it's me, Toby.
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't know...i don't think so or they'd probably have all used it against us
YarnKittymon: DN: ::meows:: Then how'd they learn it?
Quantum Catz: IS: What?
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't know - i've never stopped to ask them...
YarnKittymon: TY: Long story, really, and I don't know all of it, but I promise it's me...ask me anything.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs; quietly:: Do you hate me?
Quantum Catz: IS: Uhh...I don't know what to ask...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is now prancing around on all fours, and looking pretty ridiculous. She hasn't figure out how to bend her back legs so she's walking stiff legged.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::his tail twitches:: I know Josh sings in his sleep sometimes.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::catches sight of her tail from the corner of her eye and starts chasing it::
YarnKittymon: : ::finally, a guard approaches Maeve, frowning, and brandishing his sword:: Can I help you?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::stops abruptly and tries to focuss on him but she's seeing two of everything now. She slowly topples over:: Not unless you can change me back.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard chuckles:: Into what? A dog?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shakes his head, still looking rather lost:: How did you get turned into a cat?
Quantum Catz: BM: Of course i don't hate you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls:: Back into a human of course! This isn't funny.
YarnKittymon: TY: I don't know; we woke up this way. I guess a cat did it to us. ::mrrs:: Come on; Maeve needs you. And bring some rope.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::murmurs:: I'll try to be good.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard backs away a step:: Sorry; no need to start a catfight here.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::fur goes up:: Thats right, back away. ::mutters:: its not like you can help anyway.
Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve? Maeve's a cat too? Hang on, i'll go get the rope
YarnKittymon: TY: ::his tail twitches, and he tries to get back on his back paws again; smiling:: Should've just mentioned her first, right?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: I don't know how you all manage to get into so much trouble sometimes ::heads off to get the rope and reappears soon afterwards:: No one's going try to change me into a cat are they?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: I don't know...we'll muzzle the cat, I guess.
Quantum Catz: IS: You sure know how to reassure a guy
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns:: What's happening?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::heads off with Toby to find Maeve::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: Thanks i guess
YarnKittymon: TY: ::walks alongside Isaac, reverting to all four paws again, and keeping up all right::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: I'm too tired to help you.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard sees Isaac and a cat together, and he steps towards them::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: It's okay Dan, you should just stay here and rest - i'm sure we'll find a way to sort this...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::since he failed to tie his shoes properly and one is dangling behind him, she cant curve the impulse to attack the tantalizing moving string and she pounces at them::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: I'll try to fix it tomorrow.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly at the guard and is about to say something but he's a bit distracted when he notices Maeve::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard kicks instinctively at Maeve:: Hey!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::whimpers when he kicks her and shies away from him::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Steps forward, clenching his fists:: Hey, don't touch her!
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard steps back, looking rather suspicous:: You know these cats?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::walks over to Isaac and for some reason has the impulse to rub up against his legs::
Quantum Catz: IS: They're people!
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns:: I thought they were delusional.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls:: Useless guards...
Quantum Catz: IS: Well they are people
YarnKittymon: TY: ::hisses slightly at the guard:: I'm Toby and this is Maeve. ::motions to the unconscious cat:: That's the monster that did this to us.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns:: It's not contagious, is it?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::his shoe laces catch her eye again and it takes all of her will power not to go after them again::
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't think so as long as the other cat's unconscious
YarnKittymon: TY: ::goes to the cat and ties it up as best he can, then tries to tie its mouth closed, which doesn't work so well with its short snout::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard pulls his crossbow, aiming it at the cat:: If it tries it'll be sorry.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs weakly:: It's okay...i'd better go find Toby though...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::With her ears back she sits down on the ground, not yet having looked up Isaac, not really sure she wants to see his expression at seeing her like this.::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, letting himself drop back to the ground again:: Don't let them hurt you.
Quantum Catz: IS: But we might need the cat to change them back
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard glares at Isaac:: You want my help or not? Because I'd be happy to go back to the cafe and have another cup of coffee.
Quantum Catz: IS: I'd just rather you didn't kill possibly the only cat who can change my girlfriend and my friend back into humans
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard shrugs, lowering the crossbow:: Fine.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I think she's tied as good as I can do.
Quantum Catz: IS: Now what? Do you want me to wake it up? ::doesn't look too sure about doing it; glances down at Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hesitantly, she looks up at him and kind of half smiles:: I think you're going to have to... its the only way to reverse this. ::doesn't look too happy::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Don't worry. I'll be back soon - you just rest
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, falling back into an uneasy sleep::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::half-reaches out to pat Maeve's head but stops, not sure that Maeve would appreciate it:: Okay ::kneels down and presses his hand to the cat, using his powers on it::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to walk out of the room, though it takes her a while to cope with walking and she doesn't move too fast::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat's eyes half-open, and it tries to open its mouth, but can't; tries to get away::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces, starting to feel more and more miserable in their current predicament. She watches the cat struggle and feels milldly satisfied that its at least having a rough time too::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Now what? It doesn't know English, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: I thought she did. At least the leader.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::uncertainly:: Do you speak English, cat?
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat glares at Isaac, not bothering to try to speak::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls:: Change us back and we'll let you go. Fair enough?
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat narrows her eyes at Maeve, silently::
Quantum Catz: IS: Somehow i don't think she cares...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::flexes her claws:: Maybe we should make her care...
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat makes the very slightest mewling noise through the ropes, and then tries to speak that weird language again::
Quantum Catz: IS: It definitely seemed to understand that anyway
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat continues speaking, seeming to slow as it continues::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::walking rather slowly and following Toby's scent, she's nearing them, though she hesitates when she sees the cat tied up::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glances back when he hears someone approach, and mrrs, happy to see her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::turns around also and mrrs when she sees Becky, not at all that surprised to see her as a cat as well::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances back as well, though he doesn't look away from the cat for too long::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve suddenly recognizes what the cat's saying as the same spell she heard before::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her ears perk up and she turns back to the cat, growling. She pounces at it:: Dont you dare! You turn *him* and I'll rip you to shreds. Got it?
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat doesn't stop::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::digs her claws into the cat then reaches down with her teeth and tries to tighten the rope around its mouth::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat cries out in pain, which apparently disrupts the spell enough::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly at Maeve:: Thanks, i guess
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mrrs:: This isn't as much fun as it might look. ::her tail twitches and her eyes immediately focuss on it. Her whole body itches to start chasing it again but she manages to curb the impulse::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles a bit at that:: But you do look quite cute
YarnKittymon: TY: ::extends his claws, glaring at the cat:: I don't think it's gonna talk. What now?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles:: Watch it, or I might go after your shoes next. ::turning to Toby:: I have no idea. Threaten it some more and maybe it will give in.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: We might have to go back to where the Shuhuh live...although Dan said Thiwas was about here so maybe there are other cats around the town just now...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls:: I'll bet I know what they'd do if they got us back *there*.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods in agreement::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Dan said they told him they'd let us live there if we were Shuhuh
YarnKittymon: TY: Let us, or *make* us?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grumbles, her ears going back::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs, looking down::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: They want you guys to come live with them now? ::mutters:: They must be really desperate for offspring...
YarnKittymon: : ::there's suddenly a shout from a nearby house::

Maeve Owens: MV: ::she cocks her head to the side, contemplating on what the shout could mean, and takes a few steps towards the house::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns towrds the sound as well:: Do you think there could be more of these cats here?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls slightly, stalking in that direction:: Maybe. ::frowns, turning back to their prisoner:: Someone should watch her.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I will
YarnKittymon: TY: ::mrrs back at Becky, his tail twitching nervously, and then he dashes towards the house at a fair clip, for such a new body::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's another scream from that same house::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::dashes off behind him, though not as fast::
YarnKittymon: : ::they reach the house that's home to all the screaming; it's a modest one-story affair, and all the doors and windows are closed and locked::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates, glancing over at Becky, and then runs for the house as well, afraid that someone there might be hurt::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::growls under her breath at the captive Shuhuh, glaring at it::
YarnKittymon: : ::the captive just glares back::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stalks around the house, looking rather frustrated::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::follows Toby::
YarnKittymon: : ::when Toby and Maeve are on one side of the house, they hear the window on the other side slide open, and the slight vibrations in the ground under their paws as something leaps out the window and lands heavily, then dashes off::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::takes off towards the other side of the house::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::runs off to the other side of the house, circling it in the other direction from Maeve::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::bangs on the front door:: Is anyone in there? Can you open the door?
YarnKittymon: : ::no one answers, and the door remains locked::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat they see is gray, very familiar, and running madly around Marquis; her gaze falls on a man and child out walking together, and she changes course towards them::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks in the open window:: Hello?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::heads round the house after Maeve::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a man laying on the ground of the house, bleeding heavily from his throat, and he doesn't move a bit when Maeve and Isaac peek in::
Maeve Owens: MV: Uh oh. ::looks up to Isaac.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::catches sight of the gray cat, and dashes after her, not even close to able to match her speed, though he tries with all his might::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::pales and then climbs in through the window, rushing over to the man and pressing his hand to his throat::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she hops through the window and goes through the house to make sure no one else is in there and hurt::
YarnKittymon: : ::the moment the man regains consciousness--before his throat's even healed all the way--he weakly murmurs:: Lisa...
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve smells blood very strongly coming from the next room; there's a woman sprawled on the bed, clawed through in the same way a cat would do to a large rabbit, her eyes frozen open::
YarnKittymon: : ::the gray cat catches up with the man and child, though Toby yells out to warn them--the man grabs his girl and shields her, getting some rather massive claws in his back before Toby catches up and, with all his might, throws the gray cat off::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::tries to heal the man more quickly so he can leave him and go look for anyone else::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::pales (or, if a cat could turn pale, she would) when she sees the woman; shouts:: Isaac!
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks to see if the man's throat's healed enough for him to be left::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man's throat just has a slight ragged wound, already dried; he tries to wave Isaac off, fear in his eyes::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::the gray cat looks at Toby, not fighting as he tries to maul her, just defending herself; she purrs:: Why are you fighting me? It was *your* plan, remember?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::jumps to his feet and runs to where he heard Maeve coming from; when he reaches the room and sees the woman he looks sick to the stomach; softly:: I don't know if i can bring her back... ::moves over and tries to use his power to help the woman::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::stands there and watches sadly::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls at the cat:: What plan? ::tries to snap at her, but Natalie doesn't seem the least bit bothered::
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 4 2
YarnKittymon: NT: ::softly:: You'd best get back to our village, before you're thrown out of town...or worse.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::after a while, Isaac sinks to his feet and sighs, looking miserable:: It's not going to work
YarnKittymon: : ::the man drops to his knees in the doorway, sobbing::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up at the man, looking like he's about to cry as well:: I'm sorry...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls at Natalie, snapping at her throat::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mrrs sadly::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man looks back at Isaac, very pale, and shakes his head:: You tried your best...::looks back at Maeve, as if noticing her for the first time, and cries out, backing away:: Get away from us!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks stricken for a moment then starts backing up:: I'm not one of them...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches out a hand towards Maeve's back:: She's not...but...we'll go...I'm...sorry
YarnKittymon: : ::the man gets up and stands between Maeve and his wife's body, as if to protect her from the cat::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods, standing closer to Isaac and still moving backwards:: I'm sorry, we're going to get the ones responsible. ::so he doesn't have to look at her anymore, she turns and flees::
Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve, wait ::runs after her::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::retreats a couple steps, licking her claws, and then jumps at Toby, letting him scratch her rather deeply and get a good bite in her shoulder::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she slows down a bit so Isaac can catch up, then jumps out the open window::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::a little puzzled that Natalie hasn't fought back; after a moment, he releases her, looking around for Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::climbs out of the window as well, following Maeve; he stil looks upset about the woman but he tries to be lighthearted though his heart isn't really in it:: You know at least as a human you're easier to keep up with
Quantum Catz: BM: ::growled rather deeply when she caught sight of Natalie but hasn't moved from where the other cat is, for fear of it using its magic again::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mrrs and offers him a sad smile. She heads back towards Becky and tied up cat::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::catches sight of Isaac, and yells out:: Isaac! We need some help!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls, her fur going up as she stalks towards Toby and the new cat:: They've just killed someone Toby...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::runs when he sees the man with the scratches in his back, going over to heal him without saying a word::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man hugs his daughter tightly and turns to Isaac; softly:: Thank you.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::a growl springs to his throat, and he digs his claws deeply into Natalie's flesh:: Then let's do the same to her.
Maeve Owens: MV: Sure, but before you do... find out if theres anymore cats around here committing murders. And just why are they?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: It's okay...but you'd better get out of here
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls, his face just inches away from Natalie's:: Well?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::just smiles at Toby:: I can't believe you've forgotten. It's your plan.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man thanks Isaac again, and takes his daughter in his arms, hurrying back home without another word::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::comes to stand close to them; frowns:: What do you mean it's his plan?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looking back at Maeve:: It was a long plan, a little foolish, I thought, though I was hardly in a position to say "no." He just wanted to make Daniel like him.
YarnKittymon: : ::Becky's prisoner closes her eyes, seeming to fall unconscious again::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::blinks, looking completely lost:: Okay... turning yourself into a cat might be a little much... ::to Natalie:: but what about the woman you just murdered in there?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::just stares at Natalie, stunned::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::when she sees the cat fall unconscious she turns to the guard:: You watch this one - just don't kill it if it wakes up
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard nods silently::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::sounding surprised, as Becky approaches:: Is she dead? I had no
YarnKittymon: intention...I just wanted to get him into enough trouble to be thrown out of the village. Him and Becky, of course. Then she'd have no choice but to stay with him.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns at Natalie:: Who? Dan? Dan isn't leaving with you
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks back at Becky:: I was talking about your Toby.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::blinks again, still looking completely lost.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls, ready to bite Natalie again::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances at Toby, looking a bit confused, and then replies:: You know turning people into Shuhuh isn't really the best way to try and repopulate your species - you think we'd want to stay with you even if we did have to leave?
YarnKittymon: NT: I told you, it wasn't *my* idea.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glares at Natalie again:: Change us *back*, you liar!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Dan said it was Thiwas and some cat who couldn't talk English who spoke to him - it's a shame you could only manipulate him for so long, eh?
YarnKittymon: : ::they see a half-dozen guards from the town coming towards them, all looking rather suspiciously at all the cats::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::closes her eyes:: *I* don't know magic, and neither of us will change you. ::coldly:: And you'll have kittens someday, and you won't be able to watch them every moment.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::watching the guards:: Uh... we may have a problem.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::snarls:: Well if they're going to end up in your claws i'd rather not *have* kittens - in some ways i'm *glad* Dan got taken away from you - at least he hasn't ever had to learn your maliciousness and vindictiveness
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up and moves towards the guards, standing between them and the cats::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard in front frowns at all of them, looking at each cat in turn:: Get out of here. All of you. Go back to your home.
Maeve Owens: MV: Love to, but not until I'm human again. ::glares at Natalie::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly to the guards:: They are humans - the cats came here and changed them
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard glares at Toby and Natalie, brandishing his sword:: You two, break it up.
YarnKittymon: NT: ::slinks out from under Toby's claws, looking ready to run::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls at the cat:: Don't even think about it! You're not going anywhere until you change us back! ::looks like she's ready to pounce her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::jumps in front of Natalie, looking angry:: You annoy me and i can make it so that your race never even came into being
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks rather stunned and confused at Becky, but she just murmurs:: You'd destroy Daniel out of anger with me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::angrily:: Yes, we've heard this all a hundred times! Quit stalling! ::swipes at her with her claws::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::cringes, mrring in pain, but she doesn't give::
Quantum Catz: BM: Why are you doing this? You must know that you can't force us to live with you and we'll find a way to be turned back
YarnKittymon: NT: And you must know that even if we *wanted* to change you back, we don't know the spell.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::pounces::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::mrrs, but doesn't fight back::
Quantum Catz: BM: Your friend over their must know it
YarnKittymon: NT: Why would we want a spell to turn Shuhuh into humans?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::snarls:: Well who *would* know it then?
YarnKittymon: NT: Kill us. We'll never tell you.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::digs her claws in:: If you're all dead it doesnt really matter if we're cats now does it?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::glares at Maeve, yelling:: You wouldn't kill our whole clan, and the two of us are of no use to it anymore!
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the guards murmurs something to another, and they both laugh::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::turns towards the guards; growls:: And what are you all laughing at? ::turns back to the cat:: If you wanted to change them I woudlnt stop you, they arent of any use to us.
Quantum Catz: BM: Why aren't you two any use?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::growls at Becky:: If we can't have kittens, we're no use! ::looks back at Toby:: At least, that's what *he* said.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::digs her claws into her again:: Look, we're not buying into the whole, Toby planned this routine so just cut it out!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::just looks confused:: What?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::grins at Becky:: This was his idea, to bring the two of you together again, so Daniel would like him and you'd have no choice but to take him back.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates but then she says:: That's not possible - i'd know if he'd planned something like that - and why the hell would he want to be a cat anyway?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::licks her lips:: He didn't seem too upset over it, did he?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls, backing off the cat but still standing close in case she decides to run for it. She looks resigned, like she's preparing for a long drawn out verbal debate.::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates again:: How he reacted isn't the point - i'd *know* if he was planning this - and even if he was, we're back together now - there's no reason for it
YarnKittymon: NT: ::blinks, looking surprised for just a split-second; then:: Well, it's not *my* fault he didn't tell us plans have changed.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Toby, not really believing what the cat's saying, but not sure what else to do since threatening her doesn't seem to be helping them get the information they want::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I'd gladly live as a cat for the rest of my life if it's what Becky wanted...but do you think I'd do anything to make her unhappy, even if I *had* thought it'd bring her back to me?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::with a bit of a smile:: Fine. Come back with us to our camp. Maybe you'll find what you're looking for there.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head:: No way! Not falling for that one! Try again.
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the guards raises his crossbow, aiming at Natalie:: We'll just take care of *you* now, then.
Maeve Owens: TW: ::He was told to stay put but its been a while and he's worried about his mother. So he sneaks past the guards and into town.::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls at the guards:: Why are you all so trigger happy!?
YarnKittymon: : ::no one seems to notice Thiwas as he makes his way down the streets, though most of the residents of Marquis are holed up like squirrels in the winter about now::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard looks back at Maeve, not moving:: So she *is* your friend?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls again, sounding more angry:: No! But she's the only one who can fix us!
YarnKittymon: : She just said she couldn't!
Maeve Owens: MV: Maybe, maybe not. Point is she's the only english speaking one around right now and the only one who knows the whole story and how to fix it.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back, and catches sight of a black kitten approaching them; gazes at it, ready to leap after it if it tries anything::
Maeve Owens: TW: ::sees his mother surrounded by the other three cats and starts to run towards them, mrring loudly and looking rather scared. He doesn't look threatening, more like a scared kitten::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::turns to look at Thiwas but doesn't say anything::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::tries to stalk off while the others are distracted, though she's quickly stopped by a guard::
Maeve Owens: TW: ::he stops when he gets closer, trying to approach his mother; he mrrs sadly to her::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::hisses at her kitten:: Go home!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: You know you can't watch *him* all the time...
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks at Becky with rather wild eyes:: You won't be satisfied until we're all dead!
Maeve Owens: TW: What about you? ::he looks at the guards nervoulsy, then at the other three standing around, his tail dragging on the ground.::
Maeve Owens: MV: We wouldnt care if you'd just change us back and leave us alone!
Quantum Catz: BM: I wouldn't kill him...i'm sure Dan and Sara would be happy to have a new friend...and he'll forget about you eventually...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks lost, like she just missed something::
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the guards can't help but murmur:: You might take 'em up on that offer, cat.
YarnKittymon: NT: ::hisses at the guard, then looks back at Thiwas, speaking in Shuhuh:: Mommy's going to be fine; go back home.
Maeve Owens: TW: ::his ears go flat against his head and he glances around again, looking like he doesn't believe her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::murmurs:: Felling a bit upset now that it's *your* kitten being threatened?
YarnKittymon: NT: We'd never hurt Daniel or Sara and you know it!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::finally gets where becky is going with that last remark; smirks::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: I'd never hurt Thiwas but i don't think you'd appreciate me kidnapping him from you
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls:: This isn't getting anywhere. If they can't help us we should just get rid of her.
Quantum Catz: BM: We can't just *kill* her
Maeve Owens: TW: ::mrrs sadly again:: You're not going to come stay with us?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at the kitten:: Why *would* we?
Maeve Owens: TW: ::sounding like a hopeful little kid:: Because you're cats now, and the three of you are a family and you could come live with us. ::glances over to Maeve; looking rather puzzled:: And I guess you could come too.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::just looks annoyed but she doesn't want to upset the kitten so she doesn't say anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hisses:: To live or be slaughtered?
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the guards suddenly coughs::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looking at Thiwas, trying to stay patient:: We don't want to be cats. Please tell us how we can change back.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glares at the guard; sarcastically:: I hope you're enjoying the show. ::flexes her claws::
Maeve Owens: TW: Then you wont be mad at us and I can play with Dan and Sara still?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs:: Change us back and leave us alone and you can have whatever you want.
YarnKittymon: NT: ::hisses:: Don't listen to them, Thiwas!
Maeve Owens: TW: ::he had opened his mouth to say but quickly closes it when his mother yells. He glances at her then gives Toby a sympathetic look. He then looks back to his mother:: But they aren't happy and they hate us... what does it matter
Maeve Owens: if they wont come live with us?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glares at Natalie::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::softly:: They'll have no choice, Thiwas...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sighs, sitting down looking rather resigned again::
Maeve Owens: TW: ::frowns:: You're going to make them be happy?
YarnKittymon: NT: They'll learn.
Maeve Owens: TW: ::mrrs, still not looking quite sure::
Quantum Catz: BM: Why woudl we? Like you said yourself - me, Toby and Dan are a family all on our own - what do we need you for?
YarnKittymon: : ::a couple of the guards appear a bit upset, and the cats' keen ears pick up the words "maybe we can get him out," though nothing else--Natalie doesn't seem to hear, at any rate::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: Get who out?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard catches Maeve's eye and shakes his head silently::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns again and looks away::
Maeve Owens: TW: ::quickly:: Well, you could give it a try and then if you didn't like it Banrak can change you back! ::realizes a second to late that he's giving it away and he ducks his head::
Quantum Catz: BM: Banrak?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::blankly:: Who's that?
Maeve Owens: TW: ::he looks over to his mother, looking rather miserable.::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::a little shocked:: Banrak? As in the sorcerer? What is he doing there?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::her expression softens as she sees Thiwas's, though she doesn't speak::
Maeve Owens: TW: He came across us and we told him about Becky and Toby and he thought he could help.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::growls:: What about us?
Maeve Owens: TW: That the two of you need to be together but couldn't unless you were cats.... I dont know everything that was said... but that was most of it.
Quantum Catz: BM: Who came up with that idea?
YarnKittymon: TY: Who cares? We can just go back there and get changed back, right?
Maeve Owens: TW: ::glances to his mother again::
YarnKittymon: NT: No!
Maeve Owens: TW: ::ducks his head again::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::after a bit, stormily:: Fine. Let us go and we'll escort them back.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guards step back, apparently willing to do so::
Maeve Owens: TW: ::looking like a whipped kitten, he nods his head and waits to follow his mother::
Maeve Owens: MV: Good! finally we've reached an agreement. ::mutters:: Took ya long enough.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nuzzles Becky's neck, silently::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is still looking rather annoyed and not too trusting either::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::starts walking out of town, looking back at the other cats:: You coming? And let my friend go, please.
Maeve Owens: TW: ::follows his mother::
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the guards runs over to the guard watching the now-conscious, but very tired-looking prisoner; the guard watching her smiles broadly and unties her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns at the tied up cat:: I'm not too sure I trust that one... ::gets up, preparing for the worst::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat weakly gets to her feet, slowly going to follow Natalie, without a glance back at the guards::
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't really like this much either...we'll be outnumbered there
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Isaac; softly:: Do you really want Maeve to be a cat forever?
Quantum Catz: IS: I'd rather she was a cat than dead
Maeve Owens: MV: But they at least have a *reason* to try and keep you and Becky. ::she smiles up at Isaac:: But I have to take the chance...
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the guards asks to speak with Isaac alone, as the cats and newly-made cats get out of earshot; softly asks:: Are you going to the cat village?
Quantum Catz: IS: I guess so if that's where they're taking us
YarnKittymon: : ::very softly:: Get out of there before Saturday. Your friends, too.
Quantum Catz: IS: Why?
YarnKittymon: : ::still very quietly:: We won't move before then, but if everything goes as quick as planned, those monsters will all be dead before Sunday.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::frowns at the man:: Why?
YarnKittymon: : ::glares at Isaac:: Look what they did to your friends, and don't forget the councilwoman. They're a threat, pure and simple.
Quantum Catz: IS: But...it's still...you can't just kill them all...
YarnKittymon: : ::looks away:: We'll try to save that kitten. But if your friends are there, we might not recognize them. The order's been made.
Quantum Catz: IS: By who?
YarnKittymon: : ::softly:: The mayor. Get going, so this Banrak can't get killed before he changes your girl back.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks at the man, rather shocked, for another moment and then runs after the others, lost in thought::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::gives Isaac a puzzled look when he catches up, silently asking whats going on::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::walks alongside Becky, close to her, watching the other cats carefully, but not seeming particularly unhappy::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is worried that if the shuhuh hear about these plans then they won't help Maeve, Toby and Becky so for now he doesn't say anything, just smiling slightly at Maeve as if to sayto her that it's nothing important::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is looking down at her feet as she walks, thinking about Dan and how he got caught up in all this, just wishing that there was a way to make it all easier::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she kind of nods and turns back to watch where they are headed::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::licks Becky's shoulder, murmuring:: We'll be all right.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::murmurs:: Until they try something again anyway
YarnKittymon: : ::the real Shuhuh are up ahead a bit, walking together near the edge of the path, looking a bit sadly at the trees, though the two adults are murmuring to each other, in the Shuhuh language::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is suddenly struck by an idea that she just cant pass up since she might not be a cat for very long, hopefully. She glances around, finds a nice tree then dashes over to it. She leaps, intending to climb all the way up it::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::watches Maeve, rather bemused::
Maeve Owens: Maeve Owens rolled 2 6-sided dice: 3 3
YarnKittymon: TY: ::mrrs, looking up at Maeve; softly, to Becky:: See; it's not all bad.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she makes it halfway up before she loses her grip and starts to fall backwards off the tree. Although, much to her surprise, she lands on all fours. She doesn't move from the spot in front of the tree, looking rather shocked::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::after a second she starts to laugh. She glances up thinkning about trying it again::
Quantum Catz: BM: Well i could normally get up a tree just by teleporting
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs at Maeve, and then nuzzles Becky; softly:: Maybe the change just made me stupid, then...because for some weird reason, I'm...I'm not unhappy like this, with you.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::darts back up the tree and this time makes it to a high branch which she then perches on::
Maeve Owens: TW: ::catches site of Maeve playing in the trees and starts to go over to join her::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks back at her kitten:: Thiwas! We don't have time for this!
Maeve Owens: TW: ::he frowns, moving back to his mother's side::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::licks Thiwas's head; softly:: I'm sorry.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: We have lives as humans...i spent long enough wanting to be human, i'd rather not give up on it now
Maeve Owens: TW: ::smiles weakly, nuzzling her::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I know. ::looks up at Maeve; calls out:: Hurry up and get down here; you can chase rabbits instead!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: I'm not *that* far gone. ::she moves to come down then stops:: Um, yeah just a second. ::she frowns, moving back and forth and trying to figure out how to without falling::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: so that's how cats get stuck up trees
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks back, a bit annoyed:: Trust your claws and just come down!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks a little fearful of that but does it anyway, going down head first::
YarnKittymon: : ::as she goes down the tree, Maeve finds herself going faster and faster, though she makes it to the bottom without injuring herself::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::happy and looking quite pleased with herself, she practically prances over to Isaac, gently rubbing up against his legs.::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly and strokes at one of her ears, he's been in this situation with his brother before but at least he knew his brother could turn back, it's rather strange for him seeing his girlfriend running up trees as a cat::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she starts to purr, but the sound coming from her rather startles her and she jumps:: OKay, I'm done with the cat thing. This is just getting weird.
YarnKittymon: : ::they keep up towards the Shuhuh village, still walking well past nightfall, though the cats, being somewhat nocturnal, at least, seem to gain a new energy once the sun's down::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::dashes ahead when they're near the camp, only glancing back once at the others::
Maeve Owens: TW: ::follows his mother::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is trailing behind a bit now after walking for so long::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cats of the village--less than a dozen--all gather around as the visitors approach; Banrak's nowhere to be seen::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates when she sees that Banrak isn't there::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hangs back with Isaac, not feeling to good about this situation::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks back at the others, rather coldly, motioning to the small hut in the middle of the village:: Do you want to see him?
Maeve Owens: MV: Of course, we came all this way to do just that didn't we?
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the cats opens the small door, and they wait for them to go through--in the dim light they can see Banrak, who seems to be sleeping::
Maeve Owens: MV: Banrak?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::groans softly, not sitting up::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns, moving closer:: Are you okay?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, just peeking his head through, not wanting to go into the hut::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::opens his eyes, slowly pushing himself to a sitting position::
Maeve Owens: MV: Its me, Maeve. You have to change us back.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves over towards the hut but watches the Shuhuh rather suspiciously::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::coldly:: Get in there, all of you. ::hisses slightly at Toby::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks at Maeve rather blankly; softly:: What?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: What, so you can lock us up?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hears Natalie and starts backing up:: You have to change us back!
YarnKittymon: NT: ::licks her paw, smiling:: I never promised he was in any condition to do that, did I?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::slumps down again, closing his eyes::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::leaves the hut, glaring at Natalie:: Well, when will he be? ::looks angry enough to pounce her again::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves towards the hut to see if the man can be healed of whatever's wrong with him::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::softly:: You're outnumbered. Don't give up your dignity on a meaningless fight.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::opens his eyes almost the moment Isaac starts to heal him, looking rather startled; murmurs:: Don't stop.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::growls at her, flexing her claws::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::doesn't stop but he's glances back at Natalie, looking concerned::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::hisses:: Your people are gonna die out a lot quicker if you keep trying to hurt us!
YarnKittymon: NT: ::murmurs something in the Shuhuh language, and one of the cats immediately goes to the hut, stalking inside::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::sits up, looking confused; waves Isaac off:: What...::sees the cat come in the entrance, turning a little pale in the darkness:: Stay back from it...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::turns around to see the cat and stalks into the hut after it, intending to put herself between the cat and Isaac:: Whats going on?
YarnKittymon: : ::the moment Maeve goes into the hut, one of the cats closes the door from the outside, and the others outside circle around Becky and Toby, intending to capture them::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::groans:: Oh great.
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat in the hut hisses, and then springs at Isaac::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::snarls at the cats:: Is this how you intend to survive? What's the *point* in surviving this way?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::attemps to intervene by jumping at the cat; growling::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::weakly:: We don't even want you dead, you know!
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Raises one of his arms to block the cat, still keeping one hand on Banrak, in a vague hope that if the sorcerer's healed he might be able to do something::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cats outside circle closer around Becky and Toby::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::presses against Toby, trying hard to teleport although its far more difficult than normal; if it doesn't work she plans to fight them, cos she doesn't want to live as a prisoner again::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat is knocked away from Isaac, and it claws at Maeve for a moment before mrring softly, its ears back::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hisses at it, clawing back:: Let us out.
YarnKittymon: : ::Becky manages to teleport a short distance away, though she's not able to take Toby with her--the cats are only momentarily startled, and then they jump at Toby, who fights back, snarling::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat meows, not understanding Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::angrily, she points at the door:: Out!
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat meows again, licking Maeve's shoulder::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::attacks one of the cats from behind::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns back to Banrak::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::startled, she jumps back, glaring at the cat:: What are you doing?
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat looks up at Maeve with a rather sad, almost lonely, expression::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::softly:: I think I'm OK now. Thanks...
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat's rather surprised to be attacked by Becky, nad it turns back to her, though it doesn't bite or scratch her, just trying to pin her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::just glances back rather suspiciously, then moves towards the door, trying to keep the cat within eyesight::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat follows Maeve wordlessly, and when the door won't open, it bashes its own head against it until the bar keeping it closed outside splinters and frees them::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::to the cat:: Kill or be killed - is that what you want? ::swipes hard at the cat's shoulder::
Quantum Catz: IS: Can you help my friends like they said?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still watching the cat, she backs out, then glances at Isaac:: You coming?
YarnKittymon: : ::the cat mrows, hissing at Becky:: We don't want to hurt you.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::nods, getting to his feet:: I should be able to. What's happening out there?
Quantum Catz: BM: Well maybe if you try to capture me, i'll want to hurt you - i won't be a prisoner again so you can forget it
Maeve Owens: MV: ::leaves the hut quickly, feeling safer outside than in, whether or not the bar is broken::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::gets out from under the cats that had him pinned, and he jumps at the cat who's after Becky, snarling::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::heads outside too::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::heads towards Becky::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks rather shocked at the scene in front of him; he puts his hands in front of him and starts to speak in a quiet voice::
YarnKittymon: : ::before Maeve reaches Becky, all the cats outside, except Maeve, find themselves frozen, unable to move a muscle::
Quantum Catz: ((but including becky and toby?))
YarnKittymon: ((Yes))
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: What did you do?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns, looking back at Banrak:: Um, I think you said the wrong spell...
YarnKittymon: BN: ::shakes his head; softly:: I can hardly change you to humans while you're in the middle of a battle. Which ones are your friends?
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh, right. ::points to Becky and Toby:: Those two.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::goes to Becky first, murmuring a quick spell to free her, then does the same to Toby::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::backs away from the Shuhuh::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::follows Becky, licking his paw to clean some blood off of his ear::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::quietly:: What's this all about, anyway? The last thing I remember, they told me there was a girl somewhere who loved a cat, and they all wanted me to make the girl into a cat so she could marry him. And then you came in.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: They decided we could be cats and live happily ever after with them
YarnKittymon: BN: ::frowns:: Why are they so desperate?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grumbles:: Their clan is dying out.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: It'll be more than dying out soon...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::mrrs, looking back at Isaac:: What?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::murmurs:: The mayor's ordered for them all to be killed...i didn't want to mention it before incase they decided to take it out on us....
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks around, frowning:: Just because they're frozen doesn't mean they can't hear.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up and then sighs:: Well they deserve to know
Maeve Owens: MV: And hopefully they'll be too busy moving to another location to come after us... can you change us back now?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::frowns, looking rather upset:: Yeah, sure. Come here. ::puts his hands on Maeve; he thinks for a minute or two, and then starts to speak--in a minute, he stops, and Maeve instantly changes forms into a human again::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks around; softly:: Do they really deserve to die?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs in relief, slowly rising to her feet. She winces a little from the scratches she's acquired::
Quantum Catz: IS: They don't - but warning them is all we can really do, isn't it?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves over to take Maeve's hand, smiling slightly, although still looking upset about the Shuhuh::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::frowns:: I'm not so sure about *that.* ::goes to Becky, reaching out to touch her fur; softly starts to speak again, finishing pretty quickly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::passes up the hand and attempts put her arms around him instead, just needing to feel the *human* contact again:: They know about it, now maybe they can leave and find somewhere else to stay... some other people to terrorize.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head, raising a hand to run it through her hair before she stands up::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: That can't be good, for anyone. ::meows:: I mean, if they run away, then they'll just have every guard on the island ready to kill any Shuhuh they see...what about Daniel and Sara?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hugs Maeve tightly, quite glad to see her without fur again:: Well what can we do?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::sits down, looking rather tired:: If I could use one of you for your powers, or we can wait a bit 'til I recover enough to do him...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: You can use mine - i can't take us all so we're gonna have to walk home anyway
YarnKittymon: BN: Thank you. ::takes Becky's hand, and softly says the spell over Toby::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::changes back into a person, a little embarrassed, as he wasn't wearing a shirt to bed, so he's not wearing one now::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is wearing pyjamas but is a bit too distracted by being human again to have really noticed::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::drops Becky's hand; softly:: What now?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::makes a shirt over himself, then glances back at Becky questioningly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Like i said, what can we do? I don't think they'd wantour help anyway
Maeve Owens: MV: And its kind of hard to try and change the mayor's mind, believe me, I've tried.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down, realising what she's wearing and sighs, grateful that they at least still have clothes::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Why would he change his mind? They killed someone, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: One of them did. Not the whole clan. ::she glances to the one who broke them out of the hut:: That one over there freed us from the hut. And what about Thiwas? He's not all that evil. And what do you think they'll do to Dan and Sara?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Why can't things just be simple?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::softly:: I could probably make a wall to keep anyone from coming in or out of their land...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: I'm not so sure they'd like that.
Quantum Catz: BM: They woudln't be able to get hold of Dan or Sara anyway
Maeve Owens: MV: And the guards wouldnt be getting in, so you'd think they'd appreciate it.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::soberly:: I don't know, though...I'd have to either take away their coast, or block it off on both sides, so they couldn't just come at 'em in boats. And if I block off all the water, the sailors going to Gate Town would be upset.
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, can we some how make them think that the cat people are already dead?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I could, but as soon as they pulled something else, we'd be in the same boat, wouldn't we? ::softly, to Becky:: Do you want me to make you some real clothes?
Maeve Owens: MV: Then I say that would be their fault and let them deal with it. If they're smart, they'd let us help and stay away.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns; quietly:: I could go with the guards, if you think I could play the part. Tell 'em they were all dead.
Maeve Owens: MV: And how will you say they died?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes, looking down:: Disease, I guess.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: Its worth a shot I suppose. What if they want or *need* proof?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::murmurs:: That's what the bodies are for.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is rather distracted from thinking about her clothes:: Could you make more than one body?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Give me the time and I could make a dozen. I don't think they'd need to be nearly as...as detailed as yours.
Quantum Catz: BM: I guess
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Well you have till about Sunday...that's when the guard said we should be out of here by
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods:: Do you think they'd leave us alone? That they'd figure out that if they're seen again, they're all dead?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs; mutters:: We need someone to brainwash everyone.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::softly:: Maybe Edusa.
Quantum Catz: BM: Aren't they smart enough to know that if they were seen again they'd be dead?
Maeve Owens: MV: Yeah, but they are stubborn. And if Edusa could do it, then we wouldnt have to worry about them coming back for us...
YarnKittymon: TY: Should we wake them up and try to explain? ::frowns:: I don't expect they'll be grateful.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: It probably will take a long time to get to Edusa, right? And if they're listening, and they dont like it, they're just going to attack us.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well i don't think the fact that we've just suggested brainwashing them will have put them in the best of moods towards us anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: ::loudly:: Who was talking about brainwashing *them*? I was talking about the guards.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs again:: Oops. Its not going to happen anyway so they can just get over it.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::glances at Toby incredulously::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::frowns:: We have to wake them up sometime, though, right? If they don't want our help we can just leave 'em.
Quantum Catz: BM: The problem is if they try to capture us again
YarnKittymon: BN: Then I'll freeze 'em, or Maeve can burn 'em, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Well, if we must, we must. I'm ready. What a few more scratches anyway?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: I guess so
YarnKittymon: BN: ::after a moment:: I'll just unfreeze the leader. ::when someone points her out, he murmurs the words to unfreeze her::
YarnKittymon: NT: ::hisses at all of them, looking around at her frozen comrades::
Maeve Owens: MV: You heard our conversation? You want our help or no?
YarnKittymon: NT: ::hisses again, her tail far down:: We're all going to die out anyway...why not make a last stand?
Quantum Catz: BM: Well maybe if you actually got on with your lives instead of kidnapping people you might actually stand a chance of surviving - if you didn't know already i'd been trying to teach Dan about the Shuhuh so that one day he *could* join you if he wanted to...
YarnKittymon: NT: Don't you understand? There'll be no one to join. We only have two kittens, and it doesn't look like we'll have any more.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::folds her arms across her chest and just watches round two of todays debates::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::frowns:: You cats don't *look* too old. You shouldn't be having this much trouble. ::pauses:: There's...charms I can make you that might help.
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks rather startled::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::quietly, looking a little embarrassed:: Just fertility charms...I don't know what problem your people are having, but...even if you're only used to having a litter or two in your life...it might help you have more...
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks levelly at Becky:: Do you think the plan to save us will work?
Quantum Catz: BM: I think we can make them believe that you're dead anyway...what happens to you guys after that is up to you, i guess
YarnKittymon: NT: ::tail twitches; then:: You'll put the bodies far away from our territory, will you? This land...you may not believe it, but it was promised to our ancestors.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Toby:: If you want, i guess
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Natalie; softly:: If you set foot in Marquis again or even think about taking Daniel, I'll kill you myself, I swear.
YarnKittymon: NT: ::growls softly::
Maeve Owens: MV: Or if thats not good enough, the guards will know you still exist and they'll come and kill you. I'm sure they can get up a big enough army from all over the Island.
YarnKittymon: NT: ::mrrs; quietly:: Please release my people.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks at Maeve and Becky::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, then looks to Becky::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: She knows if they attack us they lose most of their chances of survival
YarnKittymon: BN: ::murmurs the spell to release the cats; they all sound puzzled and frightened, though Natalie does her best to reassure them in her language::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::silently makes a pair of shoes for Becky, handing them to her; quietly:: You guys can make up some excuse for me to be gone for a couple days, right?
Quantum Catz: BM: Are you sure you don't want me to stay? It means i could teleport you home afterwards...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a moment, softly, looking up at the stars:: Let's all go home tonight...I'll get some rest and Becky'll bring me back tomorrow, I promise.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::glances back at Toby:: You can help me make the charms for them, too.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, looking a bit tired to make it home that night:: Yeah. ::turns to go::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glances down at her the clothes she's wearing, finger the blood stained rip in them, wincing slightly when it pulls on her wound:: Great, and I've missed the morning show thing I was filling in for. ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::after a moment, pulls a charm out from under his shirt, throwing it to the cats, still looking a bit embarrassed:: Someone try that out tonight, see how you like it.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches down and lightly touches Maeve's wound, healing it::
Quantum Catz: IS: At least you're alive, and human
YarnKittymon: NT: ::looks steadily at the people as they start to leave; softly:: Please come back.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles up at him; softly:: This is true.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still looking at Isaac, she adds in there quickly, but just as gratefully:: Thanks. ::then glances back at the cat::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks back at Natalie:: We will...if not for you then i guess maybe for Dan and Sara - i know if i was them, i wouldn't want you to die out
YarnKittymon: NT: ::nods, looking rather anxious, though she doesn't thank them::


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