~Thursday, August 18, 1932~

Quantum Catz: BM: ::she and Toby appear inside Libby's shop in the early afternoon; Becky's looking pretty cheerful with a smile on her face, although she's a bit uncertain about telling her news to Libby::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is a bit nervous as well; he has an arm around Becky's waist, and whenever he looks at her, he can't help but break out in a grin::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::is in the back, opening a couple boxes::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles at them from her spot behind the register, and she laughs a little at their matching grins:: Whats gotten into the two of you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: You'll have to wait - where's Libby?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::comes to the doorway, dusting her dress off:: Oh, Becky, Toby...what brings you here? I guess you're all right, Toby?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::flushes a little, knowing how quick word gets around a small town, and hoping at least not everyone knows he was basically bawling like a kid for the better part of half-an-hour:: Yeah, I'm fine. Better than fine, really.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly at Toby for a moment and then turns to Maeve and Libby:: We wanted you guys to be the first to know before all the gossip starts ::hesitates for a moment as if she can't quite believe it herself and then says:: We're...we're getting married
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins, and for the moment, he doesn't even care what Libby thinks::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::lets out a surprised laugh, a huge grin gracing her features:: Thats great! Congratulations!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks just slightly taken-aback, and though she has her doubts about the whole thing, she puts on a smile, looking at Toby, then Becky; quietly:: Congratulations, the both of you. Have you set a date?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::can tell Libby isn't quite as happy as she could be and smiles weakly:: Not really...Dan kinda started it and we've really quite gotten used to it yet
YarnKittymon: LB: ::a little surprised:: Daniel? I thought he'd be the last holdout.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles slightly:: I guess he's growing up a lot, he kinda just wants me to be happy...and i think Toby helping the Shuhuh probably helped too
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiling a bit more sincerely, though she still looks worried; quietly:: I just want you to be happy, too, Becky.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::feels a little uneasy since Libby seems a bit worried while she's all for them being together. She doesn't let the grin waver though:: So, does that mean we're going to get to have another engagement celebration?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles at Libby:: I know you do. Just trust me, okay? ::jokingly:: I've been around longer than you, remember? ::looks at Maeve:: Sure, if you want
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, still smiling:: Just thought it would be fun. It'd further along all that gossip you were worried about.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smirking slightly:: If it involves the tavern, you'll have to count me out, I'm afraid...it's not nearly so much fun to go out drinking if you can't have any liquor.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns, looking rather confused:: What? Since when did you give that up?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: It's not like i drink either
YarnKittymon: LB: ::flushing involuntarily, not exactly sure how to answer Maeve:: You haven't really seen me drink since the wedding, have you? It's not...not a concern *yet,* I suppose, but Doctor Manners said...even if we were *trying* I should stay off it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins at Libby:: Are you trying?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs slightly:: Yes...though I don't know what'll come of it; I'm a pretty old lady, you know. ::she's joking, but there is a tiny hint of worry in her eyes::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she just smiles::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins:: I'm sure it'll all be fine - and I can be Auntie Becky
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: With Uncle Toby, no doubt. Really, congratulations, you two. Can I take you out to lunch?
Quantum Catz: BM: Well i have the whole afternoon off - so i'm free ::smiles::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smirks:: I'm just a shiftless guy working from his house, makin' his own hours.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: I suppose I can give Maeve and myself an hour off, then. ::goes to switch the shop's sign from "Open" to "Closed"::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::leads the way to the small café that serves the best lunches in Marquis, and once they're seated, she sees someone familiar nearby, and frowns--it's a tall man, with an Oriental on one side of him and the most beautiful woman seen in Marquis in the past six months on the other side--she has short, curly, blonde hair, and is dressed modestly, but wearing quite a bit of make-up, and she looks rather like the star of "An Arabian Princess," a sound film played in Marquis just a couple months ago. They're in a corner and trying half-heartedly to keep from drawing attention::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she squints at the woman, trying to figure out if its really her but she shakes her head, thinking its impossible and turns back to her lunch companions::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::turns to look at the man as Libby frowns at him:: You know him?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods:: We met on the mainland.
Quantum Catz: BM: When?
YarnKittymon: LB: When Jack and I were honeymooning.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::murmers:: His companion over there looks a lot like that actress in that movie they showed here recently.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man stands up, looking at Libby; he bows slightly to her:: May I see you a moment, my dear?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking rather surprised, she looks from the man then back to Libby::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks rather suspicous, and glances at her friends::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, then leans closer to Libby; whispering:: Who is he?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man leans down close to Maeve, extending his hand to her:: Ichabod Bridges, my dear. Pleased to meet you. Can I buy you all lunch?
Quantum Catz: VI: ::is watchin Ichabod as he talks to the others, although she remains seated::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hesitantly she shakes his hand:: Maeve Owens. ::she glances back to Libby::
YarnKittymon: IC: ::looks down at Libby; quietly:: Please, Mrs. Richards.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::feels she doesn't really have a choice, and gets up and goes outside with Ichabod::
Quantum Catz: BM: I wonder what that's all about
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I don't like the look of it. You want me to help spy on her? We could just put a little hole in the wall.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she chuckles:: Sure, why not? Might as well find out what the guy is up to. ::smirks::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: You know she'll probably tell us when she comes back in
YarnKittymon: TY: ::pauses, smiling slightly:: Maybe. I know I don't want to do anything to get on her bad side right now...although I guess she can't really stop us from getting married anyway.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is thinking that Libby can be really persuasive::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::comes in a few moments later anyway, looking rather flustered, and sits down again, putting her napkin back in her lap::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking at Libby expectantly:: Well? What happened?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowning, and not looking at Maeve:: He said he's come into a bit of money, and he wishes to put on a rather peculiar "play" here on the island. A play without an audience, really, spanning a couple weeks, and taking place in several different places.
Quantum Catz: BM: What d'you mean, 'without an audience'?
YarnKittymon: LB: I guess Mr. Bridges would consider himself the audience, really. ::frowning::
Maeve Owens: MV: Sounds rather peculiar to me. Why did he come looking for you?
YarnKittymon: IC: ::comes up behind Maeve, smiling at her:: *She* looks like a good one. Would she be interested, Mrs. Richards? It's eight gold a day for even a bit part, you know, and of course you'd get to work with Miss December and Mr. Imasaki.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I really don't think so, Mr. Bridges.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: You could go back to acting, Maeve - at least there won't be any aliens this time
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks at Libby, not knowing whether to be shocked or worried. She glances back up to Mr. Bridges:: Perhaps we could speak with our friend alone for a moment? ::she looks over to Becky then, grimacing:: For a while there I was afraid my skin was going to stay green forever.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::his face lights up:: So you *are* an actress! Do join us, then. Who knows; it might make you more famous than you'd imagine.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::groans softly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hesitates; then quietly:: I'm not so sure I'm into the whole famous thing really. Even if I was good enough... ::she glances to Libby again, giving her a worried look::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at the man, frowning slightly:: I don't think you could really end up too famous on an island that hardly anyone knows about
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head once, silently, looking at Maeve::
YarnKittymon: IC: ::shrugs:: Fair enough, although word might get out better than you'd imagine.
YarnKittymon: : ::the Oriental man at the next table clears his throat, looking disapprovingly at Ichabod::
Quantum Catz: VI: ::brushes her hair back with her hand, raising an eyebrow at the group::
Maeve Owens: MV: How would it even do that if there wouldn't be an audience?
YarnKittymon: IC: ::glares at Libby::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::rather weakly:: I suppose he's just...staging a play in real-life settings, to get the actors into character for a later tour on traditional stages. Isn't that right?
YarnKittymon: IC: ::smiles, nodding::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns:: I don't know... something just isn't adding up. ::she looks at Libby again, trying to decipher what isn't being said::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is looking at Libby as well not understanding why she's trying to help the man::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at her friends helplessly; then, softly:: They're not interested, Mr. Bridges, but I'm sure you'll do well without them.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::frowns:: They're missing out on a lot. ::looks back at Maeve:: You said you used to act? Don't you miss it?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, looking rather apprehensive:: I um, do work over at the radio station on occasions...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just closes her eyes::
YarnKittymon: IC: ::grins at Maeve:: Come on, then. At least meet our actors, see how you get along?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks at Libby again, and then shakes her head:: I'm not so sure thats a good idea. You don't even know if I have any talent.
Quantum Catz: BM: Are you okay, Libby?
YarnKittymon: IC: Well, I like the look of you. ::smiles:: I'd have to see how you act, of course, but if you have experience that's more than I'd hoped. And there's two female leads; I was hoping to find the other here in Marquis.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks back at Becky and nods, then looks warily at Maeve::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, sure something's not right::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen at that but she quickly shakes her head, not liking the effect the man has had on Libby:: I really don't think I have the time. Thanks anyway.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::looks coldly at Libby for a moment, then turns away, putting down twice as much gold as his group's meal cost; quietly:: Come on; we'll have to do a bit more recruiting.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters, more to herself than anything:: Try not upsetting your "recruit's" friends and perhaps you'll have better luck.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles weakly at Maeve; softly, when the actors have left:: I'm sorry...I know you think I wrecked an opportunity for you, but believe me, it wasn't for you.
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, with the way you were looking I dont think it was much of an opportunity at all! What the bloody hell was going on anyway?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head quickly, whispering:: If I said, word would get around, and we'd be in a good deal of trouble.
Quantum Catz: BM: Why would we be in trouble?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks around, and shakes her head:: Let's have lunch first, okay? We'll talk later.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns; wryly:: The thought of trouble looming over the horizon doesn't give me much of an appetite.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles weakly at Maeve:: No trouble for *you*.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::rolls her eyes:: Me, you, them. Whats the difference? It doesn't mean its any better of a consolation.
Quantum Catz: BM: Then who? ::hesitates:: You and Jack?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sounding rather upset; looks around the café, though no one's paying them any attention:: Hush up, both of you!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks a little startled and doesn't attempt to say anything else::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances at Toby and then looks down::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns; quietly:: You're probably missing out on a bunch of business right now. Why don't you three go back to the shop and I'll bring back some sandwiches?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: Thats fine with me. Libby?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods, standing up:: Sure. ::walks out of the café and back towards her shop, frowning to see Ichabod and his actors talking animatedly to a couple schoolkids::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles at Toby:: Thanks ::leans over to kiss his cheek and then hurries after Libby, looking worried::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::follows Libby out::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes back to the shop, not changing the sign to "Open", and waits until Maeve and Becky are inside, then closes the door and, not looking up at them, softly says:: You two have guessed why Jack's away from town so often, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Yeah
YarnKittymon: LB: ::cringes:: I guess...probably the whole island really *does* know. I don't know if he's involved in *this* or not...Mr. Bridges is a director from Hollywood, and I'm *sure* he intends to film a movie here.
Maeve Owens: MV: I wouldn't worry too much about it Libby, not everyone knows everything we do.
Quantum Catz: BM: Do video cameras work here?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shrugs, looking at Becky:: Still cameras do, so I don't see why they wouldn't. I suppose they've tried it out. I'm not sure whether or not Jack's bringing them in, but Mr. Bridges says he'll have his whole crew swear Jack helped them smuggle them in if the plan's found out.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::cringes:: Well, then why tell you about it in the first place?
Quantum Catz: BM: And how does *he* know about Jack's smuggling?
YarnKittymon: LB: I guess he got around the block looking for someone to bring the stuff in. Maybe didn't even know him by name, but we saw him on our honeymoon. I recognized him as a director--at least he *said* he was a director. He never mentioned cameras to me this time...just talked about "equipment."
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, maybe he wont find any actors and then have to go back to the mainland.
Quantum Catz: BM: But even if he didn't...he could still film an island full of people using their powers
Maeve Owens: MV: I didn't think about that... that could be bad. ::frowns:: Really bad if it gets shown in New York.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: Since he's here, it's probably *better* to let him film the movie he wants to make. Then he can just pretend it's elaborate set work and camera tricks.
Quantum Catz: BM: Is he *going* to do that though?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: I don't know. He seems vain enough, he *might.* But I don't know.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is looking rather pale now; softly:: So he *might* start going on about this island full of freaks with strange powers
Maeve Owens: MV: Maybe we should find a way to blackmail him instead.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I wish Jack were in town. ::bites her lip, then looks up, more determined:: We know every freak in Marquis. We should be able to gang up and outwit him, if the rest of the town isn't star-struck.
Maeve Owens: MV: But if you do that then he may try to get Jack. Shouldn't we try to do this quietly?
YarnKittymon: LB: Do you have any ideas?
Maeve Owens: MV: Uh, no. I know nothing about him. We don't even know if Jack is involved, right? Jack might know of a way, or at least have heard something from his friends perhaps?
Quantum Catz: BM: Even if he isn't involved though - this guy could still drag Jack down with him though, if what he said to Libby is true...
Maeve Owens: MV: Maybe its too dangerous for Jack to attempt to do anything then...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Might be good to know if he actually is involved right enough
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: He should be back tomorrow. If we can just keep quiet until then...keep Mr. Bridges from thinking anything's wrong.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters:: I dont plan to go anywhere near him so he wont be able to tell how much I despise him right now.
YarnKittymon: : ::someone tries the door; it's locked, and there's a knock soon after::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::hesitantly answers, and is quite relieved to see it's just Toby; lets him in::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks around, frowning:: What's up?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks at Libby, figuring its her story to tell::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is still looking quite pale::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sets his bag down on the counter and goes over to Becky, taking her hand::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, not looking at Toby:: You must'nt tell anyone, but Mr. Bridges is here, I'm sure, to film a movie in secret.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks a little surprised; quietly:: Oh? So let him.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at Toby:: Let him film people on *this* island?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowning:: I don't see how it could do any more harm than the mayor did advertising Isaac's healing powers. They'll all be glad to get more visitors.
Maeve Owens: MV: More people will know about the island though. Isn't this place suppose to protect variants? What would the world do if they saw these powers represented in a movie? Which could have someone being killed by these powers...if thats possible.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Oh. Well, let him go nuts with it, and we'll destroy all the film before he leaves.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks over to Libby, again thinking its her place to tell him about Jack::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::doesn't seem all that inclined to tell Toby; softly:: I'm not sure that's a good idea, really.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Well, if it's a big problem you'll have to do *something.* I don't know; maybe get them locked up as insane.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: How would we do that?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Find a variant with mind control powers, they could have everyone convinced they were insane.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: So once they're back on the mainland, they start telling everyone about all the stuff on this island, but there's nothing abnormal about any of the film? A crew comes to Gate Town just to be sure and there's not a variant to be seen?
Maeve Owens: MV: Yes, but that would involve alerting way too many people wouldn't it? That might be more harmful than you think. Especially with those who are star-struck.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns; quietly:: I don't suppose the stars might take our side?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs: Who knows? Someone would have to get close enough to them without asking them right out.
YarnKittymon: LB: And I'll bet they'll start filming before anyone could do that.
Quantum Catz: BM: Mr Bridges seemed to think at least the crew he had already were on his side from what you said...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns:: You're probably right...even if they took our side, they wouldn't want to lose their paychecks.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::inhales deeply:: I think our best bet is to ask Jack tomorrow.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: And what if he doesn't know any more than we do?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, only half-joking:: There's still a *few* continents we haven't been thrown out of, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks more worried than amused::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: We could all head over to bonnie Scotland to live
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters quietly:: What about Ireland?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I know England's a pretty awful place to be a variant. Is the rest of Europe any better?
Quantum Catz: BM: No idea - i've only really been around America and Britain and then not even in this time
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: Well, I'd just as soon not leave, anyway. ::smiling weakly:: Just an option, if we *have* to.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::slowly:: Why can't we just tell the guards they're filming a movie? That'd stop the guy, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head, not saying anything::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Libby, not wanting to say anything if Libby doesn't want to::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: Well, then, I'm out of ideas. Maybe it won't turn out so bad.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::still looks rather unhappy, but she smiles at Becky:: We won't let the film get out, Becky, no matter the cost.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Hey, i can hide my power so long as there aren't any emergencies around here - there are just some people around here who wouldn't be so lucky ::looks down:: I mean everyone round here knows what Isaac and Toby can do - won't be long before this guy does too
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: I don't expect anyone alive now could really trap me, and we'll keep an eye out to make sure nothing happens to Isaac.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::doesn't seem to convinced and is still worried about the filming::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at Becky, rather worried; softly:: Unless you think I should just go to the authorities right now, before he can see any more?
Quantum Catz: BM: But what about... ::glances at Toby and then looks at Libby again, since she hasn't told him about Jack::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Well, I'm not about to let everyone on the island's safety be endangered just to protect...one person.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well, he's not filming anything yet is he? He's still looking for actors
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods:: Probably. ::laughs suddenly:: Any chance you can just teleport him someplace dangerous, and promise you'll leave him there if he doesn't get out of town?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: I wonder if he has a back-up plan for if that happens?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: There's probably stuff here he's never imagined before.
YarnKittymon: : ::there's another knock on the door; Libby reluctantly answers, half-daring to hope it's Jack, but Ichabod comes in, looking around with a frown:: There's not many actresses in this town, it seems. None of the girls at the
YarnKittymon: radio station seemed up to playing the other female lead, and I haven't the time to send away for one in Hollywood. ::looks at Maeve steadily:: What would it take to get you in on this?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's shocked to say the least but there is a part of her thats quite pleased he's being so persistant, yet still she shakes her head:: I... I'm not sure there is a way possible.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::looks at Libby steadily, in a thinly-veiled threat:: Are you *sure*?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: You heard her.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::off-handedly:: She was a really bad actress anyway
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she bites her lip, looking over at Becky quickly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::raises her eye-brows at Maeve, as if to ask if she wants to end up being caught again::
YarnKittymon: IC: I'm not sure you understand the role, or the storyline. You'd be the second-in-command of a group of thieves...one of the romantic interests of Mr. Imasaki. No kissing, of course...unless you wanted to. ::smirks:: You'd be jealous of Miss December...a kidnapped princess...and get to torment her on several occasions. I've not seen such a good part for a woman in a long time, never mind the size of the audience.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smirks a little at the tormenting part:: Well, you see, as appealing as the role may sound, I'm really not so sure i'd be *good* enough to play the part.
YarnKittymon: IC: You'll never know unless you try, will you?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::under his breath:: If you get in trouble I'm not saving you again, Maeve, remember.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances at Toby, wincing and looking down::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::under her breath:: You dont have to *remind* me. ::she smiles charmingly at the man in front of them:: But you see, between work and other projects I have going I just wont have the time. So you see, theres just no possible way
YarnKittymon: IC: How much is your employer paying you? I'll triple it.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns, trying to hold in her tempter:: Do you not understand the meaning of the word no Mr. Ichabod? ::and she makes sure to pronounce it as horribly as she can::
YarnKittymon: IC: I understand that whether you can act or not, you're giving a beautiful performance at this moment. ::looks back at Libby, coldly:: The more I see, the more determined I am to have this young lady in the show.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she rolls her eyes, sighing heavily::
YarnKittymon: IC: ::softly:: You think I couldn't get proof on what *else* he's bringing in?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at Ichabod steadily, not replying::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::now her eyes narrow at him:: You're bluffing. You'd risk losing your whole little operation because you cant find any other actors?
YarnKittymon: IC: ::glares at Libby, then smiles back at Maeve, though his eyes are cold:: What "operation?"
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she tries hard not wince at her mistake then quickly comes up with an answer:: Why dont you tell me? Your little play with no audience members smells fishy to me.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::smoothly:: We already explained, it's a trial run for bigger and better things. ::softly:: But you don't seem to believe me.
Maeve Owens: MV: Nope. Seems to me that theres easier ways to go about this, and with all the actors you plan to use for the main performance. Cause I wont be lieaving the island for that.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::smiles slightly:: You know what's funny? If it weren't for Mrs. Richards, I'd never have discovered this place at all. That freak show of hers inspired me, and meeting her and hearing where she lived, that was all I
YarnKittymon: needed to finalize my plans.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shocked to hear that he knows about the freak show:: Oh? What a coincidence.
Quantum Catz: BM: You saw the Freak Show?
YarnKittymon: IC: Heard of it, is all. She'd already gone by the time I reached New York. But this place...it makes that freak show look like a kiddie carnival, doesn't it?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::angrily:: *We're* not on display here for someone's amusement.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::shrugs:: Look, I can do this without any of you, really. As long as you don't get in my way, everything will be fine. But if you cause any trouble, you're going down right with me. Understood?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::doesn't answer, keeping her expression blank.::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::cringes, thinking of Jack, and doesn't speak::
YarnKittymon: IC: ::quietly:: Of course, I'd be out of here a lot quicker with your *cooperation.* Do you really want me here another week just looking for actors, all of us seeing more and more of this island?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smoothly:: Fine, you have our cooperation. We wont be in *your* way at all.
YarnKittymon: IC: We could start tomorrow if we had a lead actress, you know.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head, looking rather sad now:: I'm sorry, but you dont know what you're asking of me. I *cant* get involved.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::nods, though there's a hint of a smile on his face as he opens the door to leave; softly:: Looks to me you've already gotten involved, dear. We'll just have to see what comes of it.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs, too:: Why do we always get stuck with the madmen? ::sighs again:: We'll just wait for tomorrow, I guess. ::goes to open the shop up again::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters; half joking:: I'm cursed and its rubbing off onto you guys. ::thinking sarcastically, no wonder they'd leave her for dead this time::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head quickly; softly:: This was all my doing, Maeve. I'm sorry you got dragged in so deeply.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly at Libby:: Don't worry, we've always managed so far
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: We dont know how deep I'm in anyway. And if it would help, I'll agree to be in the stupid thing... as long we're still planning to get rid of the tape before it leaves the island.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles slightly:: I'm not sure that'll be necessary, Maeve...but thanks.


Maeve Owens: MV: ::after work Maeve wonders over to the tavern that Jack work's at in hopes of finding the Mr. Ichabod and his actors. If they plan to stop this tape from leaving the Island they're going to need something to use against the man and she's too restless to wait till tomorrow::
YarnKittymon: : ::the actors aren't downstairs in the tavern, but Maeve is able to confirm that they're staying there, and that Mr. Bridges is upstairs in his room::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she corners one of the working girls; softly:: You wouldn't happen to know which room I could find Mr. Bridges in would you?
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 2 6
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl nearly drops her tray in surprise, and smiles slightly:: 21, ma'am. Did you want a drink?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grins widely:: Thanks, you've been a big help. And no, I'll skip the drink. ::she turns and walks up the stair case and towards room 21::
YarnKittymon: : ::no one bothers Maeve on her way up the stairs, and she makes it to the room without incident::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks around, being discreet about it and leans her head against the door listening for any sounds on the other side. If someone happens to comes by she has her purse out and ready to make it look like she's merely looking for her key::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve can hear quiet voices inside, though it's hard to make out the words::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::bites her lip, not sure if she should knock or not. Knowing its probably a bad idea::
YarnKittymon: : ::someone comes up the stairs; if Maeve glances back, she'll recognize him as the Oriental actor she saw with Mr. Bridges earlier::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frantically glances around for a place to hide without drawing too much attention to herself::
YarnKittymon: : ::room 21 is in the farthest hallway; the only way out would be back down the stairs::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she walks to the next door and pretends to be digging for her key, keeping her head ducked and hoping he wont give her a second look::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man is about to go back to his room but he sees Maeve and smiles, bowing slightly to her:: Konbanwa, miss.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles at him, thinking he hadn't recognized her and she nods in reply; softly:: Good evening.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man nods to Maeve, speaking quietly, with a very slight Japanese accent:: This island is a beautiful place.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods again, for the moment she gives up pretending to search for her key:: Yes it is.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man looks at Maeve, rather concerned:: Ah, have you lost your key?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::flushing slightly:: I'm afraid I might have misplaced it. Silly me.
YarnKittymon: : I'm sure you can get another. Would you like me to walk you down to get one?
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh no! Thats okay. You're on your way to your room after all. ::she looks down into her handbag again:: Besides, I'm sure it has to be in here somewhere. ::laughs::
YarnKittymon: : ::the door the actor's standing behind opens, and Ichabod pokes his head out, rather surprised to see Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the smile on her face never wavers and she quickly pulls out her house key and conceals most of it in her hand:: Ah, see there it is! It was nice talking to you. ::she keeps smiling, hoping they'll just go back into the room::
YarnKittymon: : ::the actor bows politely, but waits until, in his mind, Maeve is safely inside her room; Ichabod stays where he is as well::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods again and turns towards the room, praying that her key is small enough to use to pop the lock and praying theres no one else on the other side::
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 3 6
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve has no luck::
YarnKittymon: : ::the actor asks:: Is your key broken?
Maeve Owens: MV: Um, ::she peers closely at her key then bursts out laughing:: No, it appears that I am at 32 and not 23. ::she breezes past them, still chuckling:: If my head wasn't attached to my shoulders I swear I'd lose it.
YarnKittymon: : ::the actor takes a couple moments to get the joke, and then laughs slightly; he holds his hand out to Maeve, smiling:: I'm Shigeru Imasaki. I understand none of my films have been shown in Marquis yet.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::silently curses but keeps smiling, she takes the offered hand:: No, I'm sorry, I haven't had the pleasure of seeing one yet.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::suddenly laughs, still watching Maeve:: You *are* the best actor on this whole island, hands-down!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the smile faulters but stays in place:: Whatever do you mean?
YarnKittymon: IC: ::still smiling:: You hate us all, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: Now what would cause you to think that? Just because you've obviously upset a friend of mine? I dont hold grudges Mr. Bridges, its all forgotten.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::softly:: And sarcastic too. You really do have the whole package, Maeve. And you have real chemistry with Shigeru. It might be worth it.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::calmly:: Well, since I'm here, why dont you tell me more about your little project?
YarnKittymon: IC: I'd rather not, Maeve. ::shakes his head:: I'm already in deep enough. I need you too...
YarnKittymon: : ::the actor looks a little surprised, but doesn't interfere::
Maeve Owens: MV: Then you understand why I am hesitant to accept it? Libby seemed upset this afternoon and we got little out of her except the whole lack of audience thing.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::laughs suddenly:: You know what's happening, as well as I do.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns, quite sincerely:: Only bits and pieces I've put together from listening to you threaten Libby. It doesn't take that much to figure out who *he* is and what he *brings* in.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::his expression instantly goes cold:: Are you going to be in the play, or does the whole island have to find out?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: What does me being in the play have anything to do with it? You mention anything and you're little project is doomed before it starts.
YarnKittymon: IC: We don't get this project done two weeks from tomorrow, it's doomed anyway. And if you get me thrown in jail, we'll make bail and be off the island in a week. I don't know that your friends can afford to bribe the guards, though.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns, not sure if he really would rat them out if she declined again::
YarnKittymon: IC: ::softly:: I can see how you might not care about a smuggler, but what if Mrs. Richards were thrown in jail as an accomplice?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glares at him:: And if I decline you'll be seeing to it that it happens? Rather then continue your search? Thats a bit rash dont you think?
YarnKittymon: IC: ::rather coldly:: So you're calling my bluff?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::lifts her chin:: Perhaps.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::nods; quietly:: I'll send one of my crew to the guard tomorrow morning, then. I won't mention the film; I'm sure they can figure out what he's been up to without *my* help.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes narrow:: Earlier you said you could do it without us. What changed your mind?
YarnKittymon: IC: ::softly:: You're so persistent. I'm sure you'll rat us out, so I'd like you to be involved in the whole project. That way, if we sink, *you* sink as well, since you don't seem to care about your friend.
Maeve Owens: MV: I *do*. I just wasn't so sure you'd go through with it. ::wryly:: Although I think you have me beat in the persistent department. And if thats the way you want to play it, *fine*. As long as I use a stage name or just leave me out of the credits all together.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::smirks:: Not one name from this island's making the credits, I promise you that.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sarcastically:: Gee, thanks. That makes me feel even less used now.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::quietly:: You don't see the beauty of this place? YOu don't understand why I want to capture it?
Maeve Owens: MV: You're going to destroy it! What do you think everyone out there will think of the people here? We aren't that very accepted world wide, thats why we're here on this secluded island!
YarnKittymon: IC: Nonsense. Mrs. Richards had a show.
Maeve Owens: MV: And thats why we're here! It brought too much attention and it caused people to become scared of... people that are like those on this island.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::shakes his head:: People are always afraid of the unfamiliar. Once they understand you, you'll be accepted. Don't you understand?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head:: No, people cant begin to understand something they know nothing of. They'll just see it as a threat, something thats unfamiliar to them and they'll want it gone.
YarnKittymon: IC: ::quietly:: You don't even know what they'll see. It's just a period piece, mostly.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: And neither do you, at least not for sure. ::wonders what she just got herself into and turns to walk away::
YarnKittymon: : ::the actor looks rather bothered, but he doesn't dare confront his boss, so he lets Maeve walk away::
YarnKittymon: IC: ::yells after her:: 6 AM, bright and early, for make-up!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she cringes, and with her back to them she nods::
YarnKittymon: IC: ::smiles to himself as she walks away, then retreats back into his room::


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