Quantum Catz: DK: ::takes Toby's family into
the past, appearing outside of the door to her house. They're
already wearing 1930s clothes. As soon as they appear, Dominick
steps forward and knocks on Becky's door::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::though he's never been one for history, he's gotten quite a charge out of wearing strange clothes and walking around a place he's never been, so he's having a wonderful time, and is sure the best is about to come::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he stands there, appearing to be calm, while he turns his head to look every which way. He's quite amazed at his surroundings::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::just looks excited, she's wearing a dark old fashioned dress to match her long gloves though she's wearing knee-high lace-up Dr.Martens to go with it::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::opens the door and smiles at them, looking a bit nervous:: Hey. Toby isn't here - i'll have to get him but that won't take long. Come in
YarnKittymon: TH: ::steps in, looking around as though trying to memorize every detail of the place, dragging his suitcase:: We've brought most of Toby's things...not sure he'll really want them.
Quantum Catz: DK: I'm gonna go - i'll bring the others in a day or so ::smiles slightly:: Don't say i'm not good to you...or him ::though him isn't said in the most loving tone; he disappears right afterwards::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she smiles at Becky, seemingly taking everything in stride. She's finding this all rather fascinating. A great learning experience no doubt.::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles as Dominick leaves and then turns to Tom:: Well i'm sure he'll be glad to see them anyway ::steps back to let them in::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::pokes his head out from the bedroom, then meows, and sniffs, his tail twitching::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up the stairs at Dan and then glances back them, weakly:: Um, don't suppose Lexie warned you that i live with a big cat called Dan...?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looking rather taken aback:: It's friendly?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she blinks; trying to make sure she isn't seeing things::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: Most of the time...Dan? This's Toby's family
YarnKittymon: DN: ::meows again:: I'm not mean. ::bristles slightly:: Hi. You smell like Dominick.
Quantum Catz: BM: He brought them here for me
YarnKittymon: DN: ::nods, padding down the stairs on all fours and sniffing at everyone; Tom steps back a step, then very cautiously holds out his hand for Daniel to sniff::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::looks at the cat, then shakes his head; softly:: Unbelievable.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::meows at Phoebus, then looks at Shannon, his tail twitching again::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she smiles weakly:: Hello Daniel. Its nice to meet you.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::grins, rubbing his face up against her skirt, purring slightly::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::lets out a surprised chuckle then reaches down slowly to pet him::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::closes one eye, watching Shannon with the other, ready to bolt if necessary, though he doesn't mind the attention::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::is leaning against her crutch as she stands, smiling slightly at Daniel though she looks a bit haunted when she glances at Becky::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks up at Becky too, trying not to be impatient, but he really has more interest in seeing his son than an intelligent cat::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: Well, i guess if you're okay with Dan, i'll go get Toby. The living room's just through there ::teleports to Toby without another word::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is back at his own house; he's decided to rent it out instead of sell it, so he's cleaning it up a little; he smiles when Becky appears:: Hey, just in time to add a woman's touch to the decorating.
Quantum Catz: BM: Nope - just in time to drag you back to my house - i've got a surprise for you
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles, expecting Christa and Clayton to be waiting there for him:: Oh? ::takes her hand:: I'm not lazy; we can walk back if you want.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smirks:: You're obviously in an awful rush to find out what the surprise is
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins, motioning to the door:: Don't worry; I'll act surprised.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles as she leaves:: Don't worry - you *will* be surprised
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Becky, a little puzzled:: What is it, then? Cupcakes?
Quantum Catz: BM: If i told you now it wouldn't be a surprise
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles, squeezing Becky's hand--the curtains are drawn at Becky's house, so he can't see inside::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::gets to the front door of Becky's house and opens it, looking around for the "surprise"::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::a bit nervously adds:: I don't know why i didn't think of it before, it wasn't exactly difficult and i know you don't talk about them much but...i figured you'd want them here ::leads him through to the living room::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::has hardly even begun to guess when he sees his family all gathered in the living room, looking back at him; he's struck utterly speechless::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::Her eyes tear up when she sees him and for a few moments she cant move, only look and stare. When she has her fill she quickly moves towards him, her arms open for him:: Oh Toby...
YarnKittymon: TH: ::is back where Shannon was standing, almost satisfied to just see his son, all grown::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::runs forward and hugs his mother, hard:: Mom...
Quantum Catz: LX: ::was sitting down but stands up so fast she jars her knee again and winces; though she quickly grabs her crutch and moves towards him and her mother::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stays back by the doorway::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::pulls back from his mother and goes to hug Lexie just as roughly as he would've when she was younger, but he sees the crutch; hugs her carefully and softly says:: What happened to your leg?
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he stands back, just taking in the sight of his brother.::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::makes a face:: It's just my knee and i'm fine ::grins at Toby:: I can't believe you're really here
YarnKittymon: TY: ::lets go of Lexie and hugs his father, and then Phoebus; softly:: I can't believe any of *you* are here. ::blinks back a couple tears:: I never thought I'd see any of you again...
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he smiles weakly; softly:: Same here pal.
Quantum Catz: LX: At least you knew *we* were alive - we didn't know anything
YarnKittymon: TY: ::runs a hand through his hair, and then hugs Lexie again:: I tried to write you...guess I didn't try hard enough...
Quantum Catz: LX: ::winces:: We wouldn't have moved if it wasn't for me
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she brushes away her tears then reaches out to push a strand of Toby's hair back into place. She smiles a little; softly:: You couldn't have known Lexie. And I was to quick to assume the worst. ::she shakes her head, tearing up again::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: Of course it's not your fault. ::looks around again, in disbelief:: I can't believe...::shakes his head, and walks over to Becky, grinning in amazement; he hugs her and kisses her:: Thank you...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins:: Told you you'd be surprised
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he smiles widely:: Hey, I hear that some congratulations are in order!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs, putting an arm around Becky and looking back at his family:: I guess she already told you the good news.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::smiling:: You did well faw yourself, boy.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she nods:: She's a nice girl Toby. And I hope you'll be happy.
Quantum Catz: LX: Yeah ::smiles although it wavers slightly when she looks at Becky::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: I plan on it. What about you? Sit down! What's been going on? Why did you move?
YarnKittymon: TH: I think we'd all ratheh heah about you, Toby. You made it through a lab, right?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::his smile fades, and he shakes his head; quietly:: I'd rather not talk about that. I'm free now, have been for years. ::quickly:: I'll go get a couple folding chairs; go on, sit down!
Quantum Catz: LX: ::winces at the mention of the labs, again looking at Becky::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she comes over to hug her daughter for a moment then goes to sit down::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::goes back to where she was sitting::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::sits down as well))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sits down too::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::brings back the folding chairs and sits in one of them, smiling again at his family:: Once I escaped, I wandered around for a while, but I'd heard if I went back to you we'd probably *all* get killed. So finally I met Dominick and he brought me back in time to New York, 1928. I moved in with an arcade owner for about half the summer and then...well, we got into some trouble so we wound up on Kitar Island, and we've been there ever since.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::frowns as he sits beside his wife:: You don't get boahd? Or miss the watah?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins, shaking his head:: I have Becky; what else could I ask for?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wryly:: Plus i could take you to water whenever you wanted
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, still smiling:: And we have running water and electricity here, though I guess that's banned by the time I was born. I wonder why. ::shrugs:: How about you? What did I miss?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she smiles, saying the first thing that pops into her mind:: Lexie's in college now and Phoebus got his degree and is now a practicing family doctor.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles warmly at his brother:: Congratulations; I'm sure you're great at it.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::half-joking:: Yeah and i followed the psychology route - i sometimes wonder what i was thinking
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Good money, anyway.
Quantum Catz: LX: Good consolation really ::chuckles, though she looks down and fiddles with her gloves::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at his sister, thinking when he gets her alone he'll suggest that Isaac *might* be able to help:: Are you fellas--*guys* all right? Can I get you anything? Make you something?
Maeve Owens: PH: :he frowns, that same look he used to give Toby when he used his powers resurfacing there for an instant but it melts away, replaced with years of guilt thats just weighed him down; his tone forced:: I'm fine. But I hear you've got a job around here... helping people with your powers?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods:: I'm no Isaac, but then, he can't fix broken china. ::looks steadily at Phoebus:: I'm not the only one here who makes a living off my talents.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::his jaw tightens but he forces any comments he would have made if they were alone back, mainly because he doesn't think its the right time.:: How does that work out? I guess you don't have to worry about using them around here. Although, I guess you cant be too trusting right?
YarnKittymon: TY: I'm pretty sure the island's even safe in your time, Feeb, and we're 74 years before then. I'll be fine.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: this's the one place in the world where variants are the majority...it's as safe as you can get
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he nods, his face a bit strained but theres guilt in his eyes, no matter how much he cant come to terms with them *flaunting* their powers::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles back at his family:: Are you tired from your trip? You'll have to meet everyone around here, and we'll get a ton of pictures taken!
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she nods:: I'd love to see more of this place. Although I guess we'll have to bury the photo album somewhere just in case. ::she smiles sadly::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns slightly, then shakes his head:: Can't you say it's an uncle or something? Pictures taken at one of those old-tyme photo places? Pretend it's our ancestors?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she shrugs:: Whose going to be looking anyway, right? ::she smiles:: What else have you been up to Toby?
YarnKittymon: TY: Not much...::his smile lessens as he recalls Lu, but he can't tell his parents about her:: I mean, a lot of stuff happened, but it didn't really change anything...I've been living here almost since I made it to the island. Oh! I did help build the amusement park; I don't suppose you've seen it.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::forces a smile, nodding:: I bet the people here loved that.
YarnKittymon: TY: We'll have to go see it sometime. There's so much I want to do...I'd never imagined I'd see you, let alone where I live...::grins at Becky adoringly::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she smiles, glad to see that he really appears to love the girl. She's content just to sit and listen to him talk.::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles at Toby:: Dominick's bringing Christa and Clayton in a day or so, you're gonna have to make some time for them too
YarnKittymon: TY: We don't have many last-minute wedding things to worry about, do we? I want you to spend time with everyone too, let them get to know the woman I love.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: It's mostly sorted now so i have time
Maeve Owens: PH: Thats good, because we dont really plan to give either of you a moments of peace. We've got a lot to catching up to do. ::he smiles that self assured smiles of his::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs:: Just let me have 3 hours of sleep a night or so, OK? I don't want to fall asleep at my own wedding.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: You'd better not
Maeve Owens: PH: ::chuckles::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::laughs as well::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::laughs:: You do that and it'll take that woman twenty years to fahgive you. Believe me. ::winks at Shannon::
Maeve Owens: SH: Twenty Years? I wasn't aware that I ever did? ::smiles secretively::
Quantum Catz: LX: I need to stretch my leg ::stands up:: My knee's feeling all stiff from travelling - it's okay if i go for a walk, right? I know the town anyway from...Becky
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks up at Lexie, a little worried:: Do you want me to come with you?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smirks slightly:: I'm big enough to take a walk on my own - i was *before* you left
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nearly says that Lexie hadn't thrown her knee out before he left, either, but instead just says:: Well, it's safer here than Boston, anyway. Take a good look around; it's a nice place.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::softly; glancing at Becky:: I know
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at his sister for a moment, then gets back to talking with the rest of his family::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::leaves the house without another word, although Becky looks a bit worried about her::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finally gets up to get his father a cup of water; heads to the kitchen::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she excuses herself to follow Toby into the kitchen. She stands there for a moment, watching him; quietly:: Toby?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at his mother; quietly:: Yeah? ::pulls a glass out of the cupboard::
Maeve Owens: SH: I *need* to ask you something and I want you to be honest.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at his mother, a bit of the old dread in his face, the same look he had when she said similar things when he was little:: What?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she comes closer to him, looking at him the way only a mother can; softly:: Are you really okay? Have you delt with what happened?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: As well as I can, yeah. I haven't had a nightmare in a few months, and it's over. There's no doctors now who'd even think about doing that to someone now.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she doesn't look convinced:: In a few months? From what I hear its been years Toby. Something like that... it just doesn't disappear on its own.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: But I'm better off than most, I'm sure of it. I escaped myself, Mom. I had a *little* control somewhere in there, enough to get free. It's not like I was a helpless hostage someone rescued.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she sighs:: I would just feel better knowing that you were *completely* okay with it. I know that you probably cant talk to me about it, and I'm too close to you to give you advice...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: The only way to be completely OK with it is to have it wiped from my mind, or maybe disassociate it from me so far that it doesn't seem like it even happened to me. And I don't think either of those is healthy. I'm fine, and I'm not gonna freak out. ::more quietly:: And I'm not angry at any of you for it happening, not even Millie. That's gonna have to be good enough.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she nods reluctantly:: For now, perhaps. But I think you should go talk to your sister. She saw some of what was in Becky's past and she wont talk to me but I think she'll talk to you. She *needs* to. And dont let her tell you otherwise.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles sadly:: I should at least give her a little time to get it sorted out in her own mind. I'll talk with her before she leaves, I promise.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she reaches out to squeeze his hand:: The sooner the better Toby. Dont let it wait too long and then not have time later. Okay?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs:: Yeah. ::goes back to the living room with the glass of water, handing it to his father:: I'm gonna go check on Lexie. Be back in a few minutes. ::looks at Becky, a little worried, then walks out::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::has gone to the tavern::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::when he can't find the sister he still thinks of as a little girl, he asks a few people, and finds where she's gone in short order; he goes in after her, looking around, and bracing himself against the possibility of seeing her rather drunk or behaving badly::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::is sitting in the corner of the bar, staring down at a half-drunk double vodka and coke with her gloved hands wrapped around it::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sits down next to his sister, not ordering a drink; softly:: Hey. You all right?
Quantum Catz: LX: No worse than usual
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Is it because of...I guess you saw...Becky?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smirks and takes a sip of her drink at that:: Ah, so Mum told you i needed resolution, did she? There's a surprise
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Yeah, but I just...it's not like we're gonna be able to talk to each other any time we want, now. Did you *want* to talk about it?
Quantum Catz: LX: Which part? There's a pretty long history in Becky's head, you know
YarnKittymon: TY: Whatever...upsets you most, I guess. ::frowns:: I'm so glad she came to you, but if she just would've asked for a note, maybe you wouldn't've had to see it.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::chuckles:: You think we would've believed a note after all these years?
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, there should've been *some* way. I'd hate to put anyone through everything I've been through, and she was at least as bad off as me, probably worse. ::eyes widen:: You saw...everything, then?
Quantum Catz: LX: You mean the parts that involved you? ::smiles bitterly and takes another drink:: I've already been disillusioned by one brother, another one doesn't make much difference
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Lexie, I'm so sorry...::after a moment, he orders a beer after all::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::sighs:: You know i hated Mum when she tried to tell me to get on with my life after you were gone. You were probably easy compared to me as a teenager
YarnKittymon: TY: ::drinks a sip of his beer; quietly:: Maybe you can at least learn from my mistakes, huh?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::chuckles:: Why d'you think i started wearing gloves? Well, apart from the fact that my powers'd probably drive me mad if i didn't
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs; softly:: I didn't mean *that*. I meant...if you ever meet someone who means everything to you...just don't be stupid about it.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::sighs as well:: I know. Funny thing is...the stuff about the labs...it'll fade in a while - it scared me ridged at the time but...it's not my memory, so it'll end up like a bad dream. :: rubs her knee as she says it:: The stuff about you probably won't be forgotten so easily
Quantum Catz: LX: And that was all i wanted to do...find out about you, i mean
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down; softly:: I screwed up, so bad. Everyone in town knows how bad. I guess you never should've thought much of me...guess I've never been a good person.
Quantum Catz: LX: I don't think you're a bad person, Toby - i don't think any of your friends would either
YarnKittymon: TY: But I let Becky down, I let all my friends down...the last thing I'd thought would be that I'd hurt you too.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles:: Like i said, the 'disillusionment by brother' thing's already passed
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, and then drinks a third of his beer; quietly:: Any of the rest bothering you? I won't even try to make excuses for that last bit.
Quantum Catz: LX: You don't have to play shrink just cos Mum asked you to you know
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: No, but like I said, we don't have that much time together. If you wanted to ask me anything, now's as good a time as any.
Quantum Catz: LX: You know it's the reason i went into psychology, my power. You'd be amazed the different ways people structure their memories, to forget, to remember and then the ones that they spend half their life having blocked out, they come screaming out at me just as if they had happened to that person only yesterday
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes; quietly:: But she--they--don't feel anything when you do it, do they?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles weakly:: Nah, i back away in tears and they're standing looking at me like i've gone mad - though nowadays i tend to fall over rather than back away right enough
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: About that...there's a fella in town, Isaac, he's a healer. I don't know if he could help, but between the two of us we could probably manage to fix you up.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::finishes her drink:: I don't want fixed up, some scars are meant to be there
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, not quite smiling:: Or are you just looking to keep something you can always use for an excuse to go for a walk when you want to get away from the rest of us?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smirks:: I could always just up and leave if i really wanted to, in fact being healthy would get me out of there faster really
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles weakly:: The least you could do is let me make you some rocket shoes or something, then.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::chuckles:: I don't need anything, really - the nice physiotherapist said it'll get better - maybe not 100% but better
YarnKittymon: TY: How long've you had it?
Quantum Catz: LX: Since just before i was meant to be going to NYU - 's the reason Mum and Dad insisted on moving
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: How?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::shrugs:: It doesn't matter - it's past now
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nearly finishes the beer:: Well, you're still better than me. Do you realize how different my life would be if I just had a little self-control?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles:: I doubt you'd've ended up in the year 1932 anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: I wouldn't've even been in a lab, probably. But there's just the one time I'm actually sorry for. ::shakes his head, then laughs:: I doubt Mom intended for you to be *my* therapist.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::chuckles:: Maybe she hoped we'd treat each other and come back all sorted and problem-free
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Think we can fool her? What kind of good breakthrough phrases have you learned in school?
Quantum Catz: LX: We can always just turn her words against her and tell her we've resolved all our major issues - though i doubt she'd believe it, whatever words we used
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs:: I guess we just say we've had a major breakthrough, then. Maybe throw in a "I like me again" to really convince her.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::chuckles:: It was usually
everyone else i said thati didn't like - dunno if mum would fall
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Well, I say I like me, you say you like me...everything's better, right?
Quantum Catz: LX: Well that's okay - but i think if i said i liked mum or Phoebus, they'd check to see if i had a fever
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles slightly:: They're not so bad, are they? I even missed them, believe it or not.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::shrugs:: I was just a kid when you disappeared...and any attempt they made to get on with their lives just seemed like...a betrayal...i guess
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I guess I'd be upset with them for that...but I don't really have room to talk; I did worse. ::shakes his head:: Are you OK, though?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles weakly:: I'd kinda given you up for dead too by the time i went to NYU...i guess i kinda realised that bad things *do* happen and they don't always work out ::rubs at her knee::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles; softly:: Aw, you should've known I wouldn't let them keep me forever or take me down.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::chuckles:: I never imagined you'd be caught in the first place
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Well, I guess I didn't imagine that either...but if you really think about it, it shouldn't come as a surprise.
Quantum Catz: LX: Maybe now - but not when i was 14. It kinda made Phoebus right...and i never thought he could be
YarnKittymon: TY: ::in a grave voice:: Well, I'm sorry I made Phoebus right. You know I'd *never* want to do that. ::smiles a little:: It's all worked out for the best, though.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles weakly:: You know we never would've even known if i hadn't hunted out Millie the next day...she was awfully upset about it all
YarnKittymon: TY: ::a little grimly:: I'll bet--if she had just kept her mouth shut none of it would've happened.
Quantum Catz: LX: I said something like that to her at the time - but d'you expect? Most people're afraid of freaks
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods; quietly:: Living here, I'd almost forgotten that. Have you thought about moving out here someday? I guess Dominick wouldn't let you stay in the '30s, but it's not such a bad place back in '06, is it?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::shrugs:: 'S no bother to me - i don't like using my power anyway - only problem i ever get is when boyfriends think it might be nice for me to touch them without the gloves
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles, but rather soberly:: I guess you'll have to tell one of 'em someday, if you ever get serious.
Quantum Catz: LX: Yeah, well, knowing all those little details about their past kinda puts me off really
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smirks:: Well, there's gotta be a fella out there who'll be immune to your powers, and then I guess you'll just have to marry him.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::laughs:: Maybe i should move here after all - i think i'm more likely to find a variant like that here than in the real world
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: It's too bad we'll be 70 years apart in a few days...that gives me a great idea for a business, match-making variants with complimentary talents.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles:: I dunno - i wouldn't exactly say yours and Becky's powers were complimentary - it wouldn't necessarily make a relationship
YarnKittymon: TY: Maybe not, but it's worth a try. ::smiles:: I guess Feeb hasn't found anyone yet?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::wryly and with a hint of distaste:: I guess there's no one out there perfect enough to match his cunning intellect
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs:: See, we'd just set him up with a woman who can read minds; she'd seem even smarter than him!
Quantum Catz: LX: Ah yes - but she wouldn't think like him - apparently the last one was too scatterbrained, considering she was a doctor as well, i don't think his standards on intellect are quite the same as ours
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Then he doesn't deserve a wife anyway. Either that, or no woman's done anything bad enough to deserve *him*.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::chuckles:: That's true - i mean i couldn't put up with living with him for the rest of my life but maybe that's just cos i know what he's like
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stretches:: Well, are you ready to head back, or you need some more time away from the folks?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles weakly:: It was more Becky i was avoiding - we didn't exactly warn her what i was going to do...it feels kinda awkward sitting there knowing her memories like that
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Oh...if it's any consolation, I guess you know Maeve and I saw into her head a bit too...never mind the tree thing...
Quantum Catz: LX: Yeah but that's a bit different from purposefully not telling her ::shrugs:: I would've if i was on my own...but Mum and Dad were afraid about what she'd do if she was lying and she knew i was a variant
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: You're gonna have to get along with her sometime; we're gonna be stuck together for a few days.
Quantum Catz: LX: I know...it's just never easy to deal with people when i know them like that...everyone has secrets ::smiles weakly:: Even from themselves
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs, standing up:: Well, you know the worst ones of mine, now.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::Stands up too, leaning on her crutch:: I kinda wish i hadn't done it now but then i don't think we would've believed her otherwise
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smirks:: Well, she *could've* brought me to see you; that would've changed your minds.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::softly:: She was worried about how we'd react ::hesitates, trying to remember the details of the memory:: Fiona...said you blamed mum and dad when you first got out...and you never talked about them to her.. ::shrugs:: I guess
Quantum Catz: she didn't want to set you up for a fall
YarnKittymon: TY: ::exhales deeply, looking away:: Sometimes I'm sure I don't deserve her.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles and takes Toby's arm with her free hand:: Well she's marrying you - she must see something in you
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins at Lexie:: I'm so glad to see you.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::grins back:: Nothing like having your wonderful little sister around to cheer a guy up, eh?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::drops a couple coins on the table:: Nothing like it. ::heads back towards his house, trying not to appear to be trying to help Lexie walk::
YarnKittymon: : ::that evening, Toby sets his
family up in the house he used to live in, since there's already
a bed in his bedroom and another in a guest room; he insists on
making a third bed downstairs as well. The house is still in the
process of being cleaned up but it's a lot nicer to stay in than
it would be to share Becky's house with Toby and Daniel besides.
Toby spends at least half an hour downstairs talking with his
family before he finally reluctantly
YarnKittymon: goes back home. He doesn't even bother to show them around the upstairs and tell them where they should sleep::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::yawns widely; he hasn't looked this happy in years:: Nice place he has here, too.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smirks slightly:: Bet the downstairs bed was for my benefit, right enough
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she smiles:: Yes, I'm glad to see he is doing so well. ::glancing to her daughter:: I know it must still anger you but Toby was probably just trying to make you comfortable.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he wanders around the place, looking::
YarnKittymon: : ::the downstairs is rather bare, though Toby's used the things left-over from his earlier life that there wasn't room for at Becky's to brighten the place up some; there's a table in the dining room, and a couple things to eat, even, in the refrigerator, though the main room's kind of stark, with just a sofa and Lexie's bed::
Quantum Catz: LX: I was only joking, Mom - it doesn't bother me
Maeve Owens: SH: ::gives her daughter an indulgent smile:: Okay dear.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::yawns again:: Come on; let's get off to bed. Big day tomorrow.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::nods:: Yeah, I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this place.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::wryly:: Even though it's full of people who're actually comfortable with people knowing about their talents?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::grins::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he frowns at his sister:: I didn't say I was interested in the people.
Quantum Catz: LX: What, even though half of them are probably Toby's friends?
YarnKittymon: TH: You two can ahgue all night, but I need some sleep. ::smiles good-naturedly:: Good night, Lexie, Feeb.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he smirks:: Good night dad. ::then fixes his gaze on his sister again:: Is it a crime that *I* want to see this place since *I* might find it fascinating that we're 70 years in the past? As for Toby's friends... ::he shrugs:
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she shakes her head as she moves towards the stairs:: Good night you two. Don't stay up too late hashing things out.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::glances at her parents:: G'night ::turns back to her brother:: I can't believe you're not interested in the people who've been part of his life all this time
Maeve Owens: PH: Interested maybe but it might take a bit getting used to the fact that, as you put it, there is alot of people here who aren't secretive about what they can do.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::climbs up the stairs, puzzling over the several closed doors, trying to guess which is the bedroom; decides it's probably the near one that'd face the street, and though it sticks a little, he forces it open, and stops in his tracks, finding himself looking at a lovingly assembled baby nursery, covered in dust; even in the dark, he's sure he recognizes Toby's handiwork in the crafting of the furniture::
Quantum Catz: LX: And? Anyone who actually *knows* you, knows that you aren't either
Maeve Owens: PH: I've never told anyone but our parents and you.
Quantum Catz: LX: It's still just a *tad* hypocritical
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she stops behind her husband, trying to look around him and when she catches site of the room she drawns in a sharp breath:: Oh my..
YarnKittymon: TH: ::just stares into the room, not setting foot inside; softly:: I guess Toby hasn't told us everything about his life.
Maeve Owens: PH: Well, hey, its better than snooping into people's past. ::he winces, regretting the words immediately.:: I'm sorry Lexie, lets just drop it okay? ::he turns towards the stairs:: I'm going to sleep.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::murmurs sadly:: Appears so. I tried to get him to talk to me... ::she sighs:: Maybe I will have to push a bit harder.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::softly:: No wondah Lexie was so upset, seeing Becky go through *this*.
Quantum Catz: LX: Yeah, let's just ignore everything as usual - and you think i *want* to know people's pasts? My head's messed up enough without other people contributing to it
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she nods, still staring at all the decorations:: Come on, theres nothing we can say about it tonight. Lets leave it for the morning.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::steps back and gently closes the door; softly:: Poah Toby. ::shakes his head, and then tries the next door, visibly relieved that it's just a bedroom with a large bed inside::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he bits his tongue to keep himself from saying something else stupid, reminding himself that he shouldn't be taking his frustration out on his sister. Turning back to her; softly:: And I'd give anything to be able to heal you
Maeve Owens: of that heart ache Lexie.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she murmurs her agreement as she follows her husband.::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::Yeah sure ::turns away and adds, sarcastically:: Maybe one day you'll develop a cure for being a freak
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he just shakes his head and turns to leave again. There was no sense in getting into an argument with her::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::sighs at his lack of response, though she doesn't say anything else to him::
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