~Tuesday, August 23, 1932~

YarnKittymon: : ::in this time, Maeve's managed to discern that the film is being held in the cabin on the "set", under guard by a rather rough-looking man, who's at the door...there's probably someone inside, too, though Maeve wasn't quite able to narrow that down::
YarnKittymon: : ::they've still got another day of filming in that location before they move on. The cabin itself is has a large tree rather near the front door, and the lean-to that Harry had stashed Vivian in earlier, and there's several more trees at a farther distance.::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's quietly leading her partners in crime towards the back of the cabin where the trees are sure to hide them from view.::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::is looking around all the time, watching out for anyone who might be around even in the trees:
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks around, frowning, his hands in his pockets; though he's hoping he won't have to hurt anyone tonight, he's ready to::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::Ruby Sands is following them and making a lot more noise than the more experienced people so she tries to step lighter which only makes her go slower. She's left all of her trademark expensive looking jewelry at home and has her shiny black hair fastened in a clip. Her blue eyes squint into the darkness, her nerves rattled from the danger this new adventure is bringing to her normally boring life::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::keeps looking over at Ruby, not liking having to take someone who isn't used to anything like this though he knows that they need her for the plan to work::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stops at the last row of trees, peeking her head out just a bit to get a view of the cabin::
YarnKittymon: : ::they're facing the back of the cabin, which is un-guarded, or at least seems to be::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks back to Ruby, having spent most of the afternoon talking the girl through this, and motions for her to come closer::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stays back behind the trees, just poking his head out to look at the cabin; he suddenly catches sight of the guard, who's circling the house::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she tentively moves closer to Maeve, wondering for the hundredth time why it was so important to her to get back at Harry for taking the part::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles weakly and encouragingly at Ruby::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::notices the guard too and looks over at Ruby, hoping that she keeps herself quiet::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she nods at Toby, giving him a weak smile in return then closes her eyes. Right in front of her feet the dirt sinks downward, making a hole wide enough for one person to fit through::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::tests the ground around the hole to make sure it doesn't give way::
Maeve Owens: ::the ground doesn't give way::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::once its far enough down to where it wont cave in, she concentrates on making the tunnel towards the cabin, trying to picture the distance Maeve told her to go::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::waits, not too eager to force himself into a dark, cramped tunnel, though he knows he'll have to go first::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::when she finishes making the tunnel all the way up to the floor of the cabin, she turns tired blue eyes towards Toby, giving him a slight nod.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::steps down into the tunnel, feeling his way, and half-wondering if the ceiling's going to collapse on him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the thought crosses her mind as well but she figures if the ceiling does collapse in on them, Becky will at least go back in time to prevent Toby from dying which would then save the rest of them. She moves to follow him::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::softly:: I should go between you and toby - then i can look out for you both if somethin' happens
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns, but steps aside to let Jack go on ahead of her::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stops when he reaches the end of the tunnel; it comes up to hit floorboards, and he presses on them lightly, not changing them into anything yet::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::as she waits for Toby, she continues to think about the worse possible out come and since she isn't suppose to die until 1935 she's still safe, so she's feeling pretty confident about this little adventure::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::stands behind one of the trees, her breath caught in her throat as she waits for them to emerge::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::stops just behind Toby, waiting with his muscles tensed::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::presses his hands to the floorboards again, not daring to make a sound, though he hopes everyone knows their parts and hopes that maybe there's no one inside--he silently melts the floorboards into dust, so that there's room for them all to climb out::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::hangs back, not particularly eager to be the first to look out, though he figures if someone *is* standing guard inside, they'll have seen them by now::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::since the tunnel is wide enough for her to easily squeeze by the men, she makes her way over to the hole then pokes her head out to look around::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::glares at Maeve and then moves forward with her::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a man standing guard--well, more like "sitting" guard; he's reading a book, rather bored, and hasn't heard anything yet; he doesn't look nearly as tough as the man outside::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she ducks back inside the hole then turns towards them, holding up one finger to indicate someone is indeed up there::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man doesn't look up; he's sitting across the room, not quite facing them; they've come up quite near the wall nearest Ruby, and it's lucky they made it in at all::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, not sure what to do; looks to Jack silently::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a moment, melts some of the dirt next to him, in the direction of the guard, into nothing, making a lower tunnel::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Jack and Maeve when the tunnel doesn't collapse on them, motioning for them to follow::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::follows after Toby::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::with a worried frown, she follows::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::keeps making the tunnel until he figures he's directly under the man's chair, and then a bit farther than that--he very carefully forms the dirt into nothing right above where he thinks the man is sitting, and then weakens
YarnKittymon: the floorboards until they're no bigger than a sheet of paper--he jumps back into the length of the tunnel he formed, motioning for Jack and Maeve to stay back; the floor cracks::
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 3 5
YarnKittymon: : ::the man falls straight into the tunnel with a cry::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::moves forward, though he feels rather cramped in the tunnel, and punches the guy hard enough in the face that if he's not unconscious he's probably not too awake::
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 6 6
YarnKittymon: : ::the fellow whimpers, but the hit doesn't knock him out; he suddenly struggles against Jack, kicking at him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grimaces at the man's cry, she backs up, heading towards the tunnel again. She shakes her head, not liking the attention this man is going to bring down on them. She peeks out of the hole again, seeing if the man is too busy
Quantum Catz: JK: ::his shield springs up against any kicks and he hits the man again::
YarnKittymon: : ::this time the man drops unconscious, his mouth bleeding slightly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she climbs out of the hole then moves to the door, seeing if its locked from the inside, and if not intending to do so.::
YarnKittymon: : ::the door is locked from the inside::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::even if mercenary guy has a key, she feels a little better that its locked. They'll at least hear the key in the lock before he barges in, if they're lucky.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::climbs up out of the hole, looking around silently::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::climbs out as well::
YarnKittymon: : ::the room is simple and clean, with an unused bed on one side and several large wooden cabinets lining one whole wall::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::walks over to the cabinets and attempts to open one::
YarnKittymon: : ::each of the cabinets is locked, and Maeve's fingers tingle as she touches one::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowning, she quickly pulls her hand back; whispers:: Should Toby just melt these? Or is there still a point to making it look like everything is still intact?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::softly:: They'll know soon enough that it's gone - we're better off getting out of here as fast as we can
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, approaching the cabinets and melting each of the locks in one fell swoop, cringing as his fingers tingle, though he doesn't say anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: Did that man get a good look at you?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::hesitates:: Probably...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, and opens the cabinets; there's a couple rolls of film, but nothing else to be seen::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::lets out a rather defeated sigh::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::curses under his breath::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::reaches in for the film that *is* there, and he stops, looking rather puzzled; whispers:: I feel something here...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters:: Oh yeah, did I forget to mention the camera's are invisible?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::groans softly; whispers:: Then get to feeling. ::motions to the other cabinets::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she opens up the farthest one then starts feeling around, pulling out whatever she finds::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::reaches into another one::
Maeve Owens: MV: Why dont you just melt the whole cabinet?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::forms a large basket for them to put all the items in, to make sure none are lost; quietly:: If we want it to look like no one was here... ::starts to work melting the items::
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, I think we're past that since we knocked out the guard and destroyed the floor and the locks. ::throws some into the basket::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::puts whatever he finds in the basket::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::gets everything in the basket melted, then feels around the room for anything that might not have been locked up, worrying about how much trouble they'll be in when they're discovered::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::feels under the bed::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a heavy camera under the bed, invisible::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she pulls it out then takes it over to the basket::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Jack; softly:: Two cameras and 35 reels...what did you say we need?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: Three camera's, I just found another.
Quantum Catz: JK: There should be another ten reels
Maeve Owens: MV: Were all the cabinets searched? ::lifts the mattress up, feeling under it::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, feeling in the basket; softly:: I don't have them
YarnKittymon: .
YarnKittymon: : ::there's nothing under the mattress::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::goes to look in the cabinets again::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's nothing else in the cabinets::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::inspects the bed for little hiding places::
YarnKittymon: : ::she can't find anything::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::curses again and starts just looking around on the floor::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Are you sure *everything* was supposed to be in here?
Maeve Owens: MV: As far as I know. They're invisible remember?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowning, gets to re-making the cabinets, leaving the other two to look::
Maeve Owens: MV: :;checks the walls for more hiding spots::
YarnKittymon: : ::they find nothing::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::rubs his face with his hand, looking tired::
Maeve Owens: MV: What about the guards? Think they have the film on them? Underneath the cabinet? ::starting to sound desperate::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: You wanna ask 'em? ::checks under the cabinet just in case, but finds nothing::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, looking around the room for anymore possible hiding places::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve and Jack have tried everywhere; most places, twice::
Quantum Catz: JK: If we leave any film then we're just as bad off as before
Maeve Owens: MV: ::whispers:: I'm gonna have to move to Canada. ::looks a little bit afraid now::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Maybe it's somewhere else. Maybe that director sleeps with it under his pillow.
Maeve Owens: MV: Then how do we get to it?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::shakes his head:: Becky and some other bloke who can make sure the guy doesn't wake up and see her?
Maeve Owens: MV: Or we wait till he leaves the room. Maybe in his haste to see the cabin he'll forget about the other film.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I'm just *guessing*. They could be anywhere. And we can't endanger Becky too.
Quantum Catz: JK: Either way, me n Libby'll probably have to pack our bags too if this guy does blame me for the stuff that he smuggled
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finishes the cabinets and re-makes the locks so they're a pretty good facsimile of the ones he destroyed, though of course the keys won't fit, looking back at Maeve:: You didn't see anywhere else where they could be?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she shakes her head:: But I could go ask Harry. I've seen him talking to the guy outside.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man trapped underground groans softly::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::groans too; quietly, heading to the first hole in the floor::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quickly follows Toby::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::follows them::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::closes up the tunnel on the near side of the fallen man, and works his way back, fixing the floor and hurrying back, rather tired::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::climbs out of the hole on the other side, looking around for Ruby::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she's still hiding behind the tree and looks relieved to see Maeve come out::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::climbs out after Maeve; softly:: As soon as Jack's out fill in the hole.
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she nods::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::climbs out, looking distracted and quite annoyed::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::once he's out she concentrates on returning the dirt to how it was::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::watches, sighing at their failure::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sharply:: Its not over yet. Lets go talk to Harry, see what he knows.
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she frowns:: Do you need me anymore?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, silently walking back the way they came::
Quantum Catz: JK: We'll talk to Harry then - there's not much else we c'n do right now
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods silently::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles her thanks to Ruby then moves to follow Toby. After a moment, Ruby follows as well.::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::keeps clenching and unclenching his hands::
YarnKittymon: : ::Harry's staying in a rented room in a house now, so he's easy to find, if he's not out drinking--and he's tired enough from days of filming, he probably is home::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::knocks on the door of the house he's staying out::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::answers the door, looking dead tired, and wearing pajamas; yawns:: What now? ::sees Ruby there and smiles:: Hey, babydoll.
Maeve Owens: RS: ::attempts to not smile at his petname for her but she fails. Although she's able to quickly replace it with the frown she's been wearing since he started filming; sadly:: Hey yourself.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::rolls her eyes at his use of endearment; smirking:: We need to talk.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::steps back to let them into his room; sits back down on his bed:: What is it?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns, a little too tired to fake a look of ignorance:: Oh?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looking tired:: Whole truth n nothin' but unless you want me to break something, Harry, n don't think i won't
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns, looking Jack in the eye; softly:: Yeah, it's a film. So?
Quantum Catz: JK: So where d'they keep the ten reels that ain't in the cabin?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::softly, looking down:: What are you gonna break, then? Because I've always hated that lamp in the corner.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles humourlessly:: Was thinkin' somethin' more bone-like
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smirks:: Which one?
Maeve Owens: MV: I wouldn't be calling his bluff Harry. He'll do it. And its rather important we get that film.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::softly, looking at Maeve:: *Why*?
Maeve Owens: MV: Lets just say a few peoples livelihood depends on it, eh?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smirks:: That's hardly my concern, then. I'm enjoying this job, you know.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::clenches his fists:: I could make your livelihood depend on it too, if you'd like
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: And you're girlfriend is kind of involved now too. So if you want to keep her out of jail as well then I suggest you talk.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::looks at Jack steadily for a moment, and then glares at Maeve:: Couldn't trust me to do a favor out of the goodness of my heart? Fine, then. ::pulls a trunk out from under his bed, and unlocks it, pulling out ten film reels::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::defensively:: Well, I asked before I threatened didn't I? I wasn't planning on using her for leverage, it just kind of happened.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::hands them to Maeve; softly:: What do you want with them?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirking; she hands them to Toby::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles slightly:: You've really made my night, Harry, mate
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smirks back:: Wish I could say the same.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::melts the film into nothing::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::stares at Toby:: Are you insane??
Maeve Owens: MV: ::chuckles, feeling much better about the whole situation::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::has his more usual good-humoured expression on his face, now that he's not worrying so much about his smuggling having to risk Libby's life on the island::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::glares at them:: I don't know what you two think is so funny, but that director's going to kill me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: You'll just have to come up with a clever excuse, that doesnt involve any of our names, to get yourself out of it.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns, thinking of Ms. December::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: We should be sneaking back home, if we *don't* want to be caught up in this.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: It wont be long before they figure out whats happened. ::looking to Harry:: What are you going to tell them about what happened to the film?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::softly:: As long as I'm lying, might as well lie big, right? I stole it to watch the scenes between Ms. December and me, and I loaded it incorrectly, so it caught on fire.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs:: Nice. Hopefully he'll believe it.
Quantum Catz: JK: Even if he don't, what's he gonna do - tell the guards you destroyed his smuggled film reels?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shrugs; softly:: Are you all looking to get me into any more trouble, or can I go back to bed?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sarcastically:: Awe, you're almost making me feel sorry for you. ::grins::
Quantum Catz: JK: If yer looking fer another job i might have a few spaces...though i don't think i'd give you too much responsibility ::smirks slightly:: You gave in far too easily, mate, and y'aren't the best liar in the world
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shrugs:: I ain't hard up for money, Jack, and don't think I was scared of you breakin' my legs, when there's a fella not two blocks away who can fix 'em. I just figured you all were in a fix.
Maeve Owens: MV: Nah, he's just a softy.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles:: I'd've reminded myself that the fella two blocks away's goin' out with Maeve if that was what stopped you bein' scared
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smirks:: I don't *think* she's taught him to be cruel and ruthless just yet, has she?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::lifts an eyebrow at Jack; smirking::
Quantum Catz: JK: Not that i've noticed, mate, but still - he could always have said he was ill or somethin n passed the job onto Toby here and i doubt y'd've liked that one
YarnKittymon: HR: ::finally laughs a little:: I guess you got me there. Fine...now unless you want to buy me a drink for my generosity or unless Ruby wants to stay inside, can you please let me get some sleep?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles:: Nah, i've got my own lady to get back to - i'll maybe shout you a drink next time yer in the bar
YarnKittymon: HR: ::yawns:: That lady must love you quite a bit to put up with you, Jack.
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she gives Harry a sour look but remains in the room, which cant be all that good for Harry::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smirks:: I'm sure i ain't that bad. G'night, mate ::heads for the door::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::follows silently::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiles weakly at Ruby:: Staying the night, then?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::moves out as well, softly chuckling to herself since she knows the trouble that Harry is in::
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she folds her arms across her chest and glares at him; sharply:: Not if you'd rather have *Ms December* around.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shakes his head instantly:: She couldn't hold a candle to you, you know that, right?
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she shakes her head::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::puts a hand on her shoulder, leaning down next to her:: Well, it's true. She's a spoiled stuck-up witch.
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she looks up at him, hope shining in her bright blue eyes:: Really? You're not attracted to her at all?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::really wishes he wasn't quite so tired, because he's much smoother when he's had enough sleep; softly:: Like I said, can't hold a candle to you. She's not even that pretty; she just has nice clothes.
Maeve Owens: RS: But what about all the other guys? They think she is. And if she isn't then why'd you want to be in the film?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiles:: Who wouldn't want to be a star, honey?
Maeve Owens: RS: ::shrugs:: I don't know, you've just never expressed interest in it until *she* came along.
YarnKittymon: HR: Well, it's not like the opportunity to be in a movie comes around every day...at least, not *here*. I tried out at the radio station, remember?
Maeve Owens: RS: Well, yeah, but thats kind of different. ::she shrugs again, still looking like she needs to be reassured::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::draws Ruby close, whispering in her ear:: You're the prettiest, sweetest girl in Marquis, Ruby. I'm sorry if I hurt you.
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she finally smiles, draping her arms around his neck:: I'm sorry we ruined your big plans to become famous.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiles:: Oh, what would the use be, anyway? Then I'd have to move to the mainland, and where's the fun in that?
Maeve Owens: RS: Thats good, because I don't think I'd like it if you went away.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::kisses her for several seconds; quietly:: No worries about that, pretty lady.
Maeve Owens: RS: ::she sighs happily::


Quantum Catz: JK: ::sighs as they walk away from Harry's house, mostly in relief:: Well, i guess i'll see you two tomorrow - i'd better get home so Libby can stop worrying if we're okay
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles slightly:: She worries too much...we always come out OK.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles:: Yep, not even a scratch this time.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles:: Bet neither of you would've liked to be one of the ones sitting at home though ::smirks slightly at Maeve as he says it::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sobers slightly, remembering times when Becky's had to go do something risky; quietly:: Maybe not.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::returns his smirk with one of her own:: It was *my* plan. I wasn't staying behind.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::rolls his eyes:: Yeah, i heard all this *before* we left ::smirks::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grins:: Just thought I'd remind you.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Come on, Maeve; leave the poor man alone. I'm sure Isaac's been worrying too.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles:: Maybe you should go let him know you're not making a break for Canada quite yet.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns:: Its a little late isn't it? I wouldn't want to wake the kids up.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: Tap on the window or something.
Quantum Catz: JK: He might still be awake anyway.
Maeve Owens: MV: Okay, okay. I can take a hint. I'm going. ::smiles::
Quantum Catz: JK: See you later ::heads off home to Libby::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles at Maeve, and bids the both of them goodnight, then goes back to Becky's house himself::


YarnKittymon: TY: ::gets to Becky's door and unlocks the door with his key, slipping inside::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::the lights are on downstairs and she appears from the kitchen, obviously hearing the door open; grins:: Well you're all in one piece that's a good start
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles warmly:: I told you not to worry. It's probably all taken care of, unless the one guard comes in and accuses us of destroying his movie equipment.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well, yeah, but i know how things can go with us sometimes especially when Maeve's around ::smiles slightly:: Ah, accusing you of destroying something that isn't meant to be here in the first place ::grins::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, smiling back:: Jack figures we're safe, and I guess he knows all about how much you can get away with.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves forward and hugs him:: I'm glad ::toby can maybe smell baking from the kitchen and there's some flour on becky's hair::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::hugs Becky back, then runs a hand over her hair, melting the flour away:: Smells like you got in some trouble while I was gone too...what are you making?
Quantum Catz: BM: I got bored and made cakes ::pulls back and makes a face:: I hope i'm not turning into some housewife-y figure before i'm even married
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: That's a lot of work, isn't it? Without a mix or anything?
Quantum Catz: BM: It's not so hard ::wrinkles her nose:: Don't think i'll do it again for a while though
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Well, I sure appreciate it...even when I'm *not* using my powers, my baking makes Twinkies look like five-star cuisine.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smirks and then teases:: Who says they're for you?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Unless you're gonna teleport them away as soon as you take them out of the oven, I don't think you have a say in the matter.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: Well you haven't tried them yet - i might be secretly trying to poison you
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs:: Why poison me when you could just make me disappear? Unless you need the insurance money, I guess...if that's the case, at least wait until I take out a policy, OK?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs:: Well since you're being so persistant you can be the food tester then
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Well, if you insist.
Quantum Catz: BM: You look so against having the job too ::smiles and heads back towards the kitchen, which's a bit of a mess although it looks like Becky's at least made a start on clearing it up since she put the cakes in the oven::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::instantly starts to work cleaning the countertops off::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::reaches out to touch one of his hands:: I'm perfectly capable of tidying you know - you must be tired by now
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: Yeah, but I don't have to get up for anything tomorrow.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: Well, it may not be a den of Buddhist serenity but i'm sure it can wait and be tidied later
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finishes the counter before he stops:: Well, OK. And I don't know how even a Buddhist could meditate with that cake smell in the air.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: Well i don't plan to try just now anyway ::sits up on the counter since it's now clean:: They should be ready soon, i think
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles, then hops up next to her, taking her hand; softly:: You know I don't expect you to be a housewife, perfect or not.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: Well you'd better not cos i probably wouldn't make a very good one - kids i can handle but housework's just boring
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Don't worry; by the time the kids are what, 5 or 6, they should be able to do most the cleaning, right?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly, remembering the children she met:: Though by the time they'll 13 they'll probably be rebelling of course
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs:: I guess we'll just have to have a couple dozen of 'em, so by the time the youngest won't do their chores we'll be too old to care.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: Don't give me ideas - i might decide to adopt a couple dozen instead
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles, though a little sadly; softly:: You've thought about that, haven't you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: There's a lot of kids there could do with it - it's sometimes not easy to spend time with them and then walk away at the end of the day
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Well, you're there for them all day. Some kids with both parents don't get to spend that much time with 'em.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Yeah, i know and even kids without parents do okay ::chuckles slightly:: If you count me, Dom and Fiona as doing okay
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles; softly:: I think you all are better than OK.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates; softly:: Do you miss your parents? You never really talk about them much...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes; quietly:: Yeah. I wish I could at least tell them I'm OK. Christa tried, but the mail came back return-to-sender. ::shrugs:: But I was locked up all those years and I don't think they tried to save me.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: It's near impossible to get someone out of a lab though even if they did try
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods:: You're right. I know it wasn't their fault...but it's been 8 years. I can't even *imagine* what they're up to now.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly and leans over to hug him::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::hugs her back, and then gently kisses her; softly:: But I'm happy here, with you.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles and then sits up:: The cakes should be ready - though i'm glad you're trying them first
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins, sliding off of the counter and offering Becky his hand:: I'm sure they're great.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes his hand and slides off too:: Well, you have more faith than i do, darling ::grins and then gets the oven gloves and takes them out - they look pretty much ready::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: Well, they didn't fall; that's a good sign.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::makes a face at him as she puts them down::
YarnKittymon: TY: Too bad Daniel doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, huh?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: I think yours more than makes up for it. And mine come to that
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Well, more for us. And he can have all the raw fish. Works out well.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: I guess so ::looks over at the cakes:: Though i have come to appreciate how much easier it is just to buy these things
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: Yeah...the baker helped us out a bit. ::laughs to himself:: I wonder if she really *did* make mud-pies when she was a kid.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: I must remember to be more appreciative to any and all bakers for the effort they go to for our sweet teeth
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at the cakes:: Are they cool yet?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::picks up one of the cupcakes and passes it to him; it's still a bit warm but fine for eating::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::takes a bite, smiling:: I told you you'd do good.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Smiles slightly:: Well if they do kill you at least you'll have died happy
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs::


Maeve Owens: MV: ::she walks up to Isaacs house and taps softly on the door::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::answers the door so quickly that he was probably downstairs already although he looks like he's been asleep, if fitfully::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs, shaking her head, feeling rather guilty; softly:: Everythings fine. See? Worrying for nothing.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hugs her; softly:: I couldn't help it - i hate not being able to do anything ::smiles slightly:: I'm glad you're okay
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles weakly:: Not even a scratch this time.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::uncertainly:: Can you stay a while or do you want to go home and get some rest?
Maeve Owens: MV: I can stay. ::grins:: I imagine the rush from it all will have me up for a little while.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smirks:: If we're not quiet Josh's bound to wake up and want to spend time with you too if you're not careful
Maeve Owens: MV: ::chuckles quietly:: Well, I wouldn't be upset but time alone does sound appealing.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Yeah
Maeve Owens: MV: Did you want to stay out here then? So we dont wake them up?
Quantum Catz: IS: Nah, it's okay, they made enough effort with the matchmaking to be able to be told to give us some time alone if they do
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs:: I dont know, they might insist that they have the right to see how their efforts pay off.
Quantum Catz: IS: I'm sure i can at least get Eli to turn tail with the threat of seeing anything mushy
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs again::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::steps back from the door to let her in::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she walks inside:: So, did you at least have a good night?
Quantum Catz: IS: What, aside from worrying about you? ::smiles slightly:: I just spent time with the kids, had a night in - it's nice not being so hard worked that i'm basically coming home just to sleep a lot of the time
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she reaches for his hand; softly:: I'm glad you had a good night, apart from the worrying. ::smiles::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Well it's partly thanks to you that i ended up here - i'm glad i did - even though i do sometimes miss the sea
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she wrinkles her nose:: Heaven only knows why you'd miss that large water mass of foreboding death. ::forces a laugh::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: It can be nice - just going out on a little boat on your own on a quiet day and smelling the sea air...though i know you'd probably spend the whole time looking scared to death if i even actually managed to get you on the boat at all
Maeve Owens: MV: Me? Scared to death? Ha. I never said I was scared. ::sticks her chin out a little::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: You didn't have to
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs, smiling:: Oh well, it was worth a try. But scared to death is still pushing it just a bit.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: If you say so
Maeve Owens: MV: ::steering the conversation away from the topic of boats; lightly:: You know, tonights little mission wasn't all that bad. It got a little upsetting when there was a guard waiting inside the cabin but he was soon taken care of.
Maeve Owens: MV: We almost couldnt find all the films but we found that Harry had them so that worked out well too.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Smiles weakly:: I don't think i want to know
Maeve Owens: MV: It didn't happen or he'd have been beating down your door. He gave in like the softy that he is.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: That's good for you though, i guess
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Oh yeah, I really wasn't looking forward to packing everything up and moving to Canada.
Quantum Catz: IS: Well i wouldn't have liked it if you had either
Maeve Owens: MV: ::pouts; teasing:: Awe, you mean you wouldn't have followed me? I think I'm hurt. ::smiles::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: I'm sure Josh would've been happy to up and leave with you but i think the other two might have had a bit to say about moving to Canada
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Well, yeah, I can understand that. They've probably already made new friends and such. I wouldn't blame them for wanting to stay. ::she looks away::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::touches Maeve's cheek:: You know you could just say what you're thinking instead of looking away - you know they care about you...it's just not easy for them when they've already had to up and leave Saxton
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles sadly:: I know I could but maybe I would rather talk about something more cheerful then where my thoughts just led me? I know they at least like me since their little matchmaking games. And I wouldn't want anything uproot them again. I know how much they must miss Saxton.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: I'd just like to know what you're thinking sometimes...even if it isn't cheerful
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, thinking about it for a moment and still not looking up at his eyes; softly:: I dont know. Its silly really. I just thought about them and knowing how I feel about *moving*. Leaving everything behind. :she shrugs: Its stupid of me to even think about it.
Quantum Catz: IS: Well considering what you were doing tonite, i guess it isn't really. But at least you know now that you won't have to leave
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Yeah, I'm running out of places to hide. ::forces a laugh::
Quantum Catz: IS: You know...if you did leave...even if i couldn't go right away cos of the kids...i'd still...want to stay with you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles:: I'm glad. The kids probably would be too since it would mean their matchmaking succeeded with flying colors.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: Especially Josh
Maeve Owens: MV: Yes, the mastermind behind it all.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she covers up a yawn:: I think its catching up with me.
Quantum Catz: IS: Maybe you should go get some sleep
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Got to get up early so we can here director man yelling about his film going down the drain.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Well don't get up too early, you've been looking tired ever since he turned up
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she slowly moves towards the door:: Yeah well, shooting starts at 6am and lasts all day long. I *have* to get up early. Well, after tomorrow I wont and once he leaves town I'll take a nice long nap. ::smiles weakly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: You'd better - even if i have to make you sleep here and guard the door so you can't go off and find some other trouble to get into
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she laughs:: Well, I guess theres no denying that trouble *couldn't* find me again but I do plan to crash once this is over.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles and then leans down and hugs her again:: Well, maybe this'll be the last time - you can always hope
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods; soflty:: Yeah, one can only hope. ::she snuggles into his arms and stays there for a few minutes, closing her eyes and is tempted to just fall asleep right there::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: I love you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she hums contently against him, and mumbles something that could be "i love you"back but its lost somewhere between her tired speech and his shirt::
Quantum Catz: IS: Do you want me to walk you back to your place? You look like you're falling asleep on your feet
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she giggles a little, pulling away slightly:: Or we could just stand here like this.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: You'd probably sleep better in a bed, though i could be wrong
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiling secretively:: Maybe, maybe not.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: Well we can't stand here all night
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: Then I guess you'd better walk me home then, unless of course you're too anxious to bet back to bed yourself.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Of course not, i've always got time for you ::kisses her head and then goes to get his shoes and coat on::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles tiredly,looking rather pleased about that comment but unable to form one of her own. Another yawn claims her and she covers her mouth again::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::takes Maeve's hand:: Come on, before you collapse on the floor
Maeve Owens: MV: ::chuckles:: I dont think I'm that far gone.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: It's always possible ::heads towards her house::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stumbles over a few loose pebbles in the street but manages to make it safely to her front door::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles as they reach her house:: Think you can make it to your room okay?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles:: I made it across the road so I'm pretty sure the terrain of my living quarters will be easy enough to travel.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: That's good. I guess i'll see you tomorrow then ::leans down to kiss her goodbye::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::kisses him back then whispers softly:: See you tomorrow.

Quantum Catz: JK: ::gets home a few minutes after leaving Toby and Maeve, unlocking the door and yawning as he walks in::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::is sitting on the couch, wearing a robe since it's a chilly night and a rather slinky nightgown underneath; she's reading the newspaper by lamplight, and looks up at Jack when he comes in, smiling just faintly:: How'd it go?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles:: Well everything's gone now - had to get a bit of help from Harry but it's sorted
YarnKittymon: LB: ::yawns, folding the newspaper:: Glad to hear it; I guess I needn't have worried.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles slightly:: Would that've stopped you?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::stands up, smirking:: I suppose not. I tried to sleep but I wasn't tired.
Quantum Catz: JK: I bet Becky n Isaac didn't get much sleep either, right enough
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs slightly:: I guess I should've invited them over to my house and we could've played parlor games.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smirks:: Coulda been fun for you - better than crawling about in dirty tunnels anyway
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: You're sure you won't be caught?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::hesitates, thinking of the man who saw his face:: Nah, they've got no proof that anythin' was smuggled in the first place now and i got enough people on my side that the guards ain't gonna do anythin' about an accusation with no proof
YarnKittymon: LB: ::leans against him and stands on her toes to kiss his cheek; quietly:: You taste like dirt too.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles:: Cheers. I was gonna go wash up anyway
YarnKittymon: LB: ::steps back, frowning; softly:: I'm sorry...this time it really was *my* fault you got dragged into this.
Quantum Catz: JK: What, cos you knew the guy? It's not like y'knew he was coming here
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: If I hadn't had a freak show, even, this wouldn't have happened.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::leans down and kisses her forehead:: Yeah but then you wouldn't've met Maeve or Becky or Toby ::smirks:: And i might well still be locked up
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks up at Jack, a little worried:: You don't believe that rot about Maeve dying soon, do you?
Quantum Catz: JK: I find it hard to believe the time travel bit, never mind anythin' else - but even so, i've never liked the idea of our lives bein' all written out for us
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: Well, enough things have changed...I guess there's no sense in worrying about it.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles:: I bet she'll be fine - Maeve's a survivor if ever i saw one
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: That's true. ::yawns, covering her mouth:: I guess I'll leave you to get cleaned up.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles back:: Kay, i'll be up in a minute then
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes up to the bedroom, yawning again::

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