YarnKittymon: TY: ::comes by rather early in
the morning, opening the door without knocking and slipping into
Quantum Catz: LX: ::is still asleep in the downstairs bed; though she's never been a very heavy sleeper so when Toby comes in she groans a bit and mumbles, mostly to herself:: If it's before 9, i kill you
YarnKittymon: TY: ::ducks; murmurs:: Just ignore me then.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he's already dressed for the day and is making his way quietly down the stairs::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::yawns and hugs her pillow, eyes still closed:: Mmm, sleep...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::whispers:: Are Mom and Dad up? We can go get breakfast.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::opens her eyes a bit:: You don't have to whisper, i'm awake now
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Sorry, Lexie--I guess I still think of you as a kid who needs 10 hours of sleep a night.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he shrugs;quietly:: Their door is still closed. Food sounds good though. I was about to raid your refrigerator.
YarnKittymon: TY: Welcome to it, but we'd have a better time going out.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::sits up, rubbing at her eyes::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::smiles:: Then go wake the parents.
YarnKittymon: TY: I guess they can't be *too* grumpy at me. ::smiles, going upstairs and knocking on the bedroom door:: Mom, Dad? Us kids are up.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she opens the door, looking like she hasn't slept a wink, and draws him into a hug:: I wasn't sure where I was this morning. But then I remembered and I cant recall when I've woken up to anything more pleasant.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::hugs his mom, laughing a little:: Glad to see you too, Mom.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::gets up, smiling, though it fades a little as he thinks of the pain his son must've gone through::
YarnKittymon: TH: Give me ten minutes and I'll be ready for whatevah you're up for, boy.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::quietly:: We saw the baby room. ::she looks up, watching his eyes intently::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::he instantly looks up at his mother with about the same expression he'd have if she'd hit him; he quickly looks away:: It's nothing. Place came like that.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she gently tries to turn his face back to look at her:: You can't lie to me Toby. Even if you could, the work you did in there is evidence itself. Why didn't you tell us?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sharply:: You think I'm *proud* of it? The whole town knows; I was hoping at least you wouldn't. Lexie already thinks less of me.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she blinks:: Because you lost a child? It wasn't your fault, you know that right?
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he frowns, his head turning to look curiously up the stairs then back to Lexie. He raises his eyesbrowns in a silent question::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::has just gotten out of bed; winces when she hears what Toby says, remembering how hurt Becky was::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes, and pulls back from his mother; quietly:: You don't understand. ::turns and walks back down the hallway, trying to avoid his mother::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::following him, hurt at her son's rejection:: Maybe I would like to. We weren't able to be here for you and Becky then but if you're still hurting Toby why not let us help you? We're not here to judge you.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::losing his temper:: You're not here to judge me? Do you know *why* that nursery's there? And it had nothing to do with Becky!
Quantum Catz: LX: ::moves towards the stairs, looking a bit upset herself::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::feels rather uncomfortable, and stays in the bedroom, intending to get dressed and avoid the fight::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she shcools her expression, knowing that its best for him to let the anger out:: I would like to know whats happening in your life. Would hope that you would feel that you could come to me. Why didn't you feel that you could?
YarnKittymon: TY: I don't want to talk about this, Mom. Leave me alone.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::stands there quietly looking rather amazed::
Maeve Owens: SH: You seem to still have a lot of anger over what happened. Maybe you *need* to.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::thinks about going up the stairs but in the end just sighs and turns away::
YarnKittymon: TY: I'm angry at myself, all right? ::turns away, storming down the stairs::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::quietly:: Why?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't answer, heading to the kitchen::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she sighs, following him down:: I'm sorry Toby. When you're ready I'd like to hear about my grandchild, and I guess I just wanted you to know that I was here.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rather sharply:: Ask Lexie, then; she knows the whole story.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::is pointedly trying to ignore what's happening::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::sadly:: I was asking you. And I sure dont want to hear it if *you* don't want us to know.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::attempting to clear the air of all the tension; hesitantly:: So, Toby says breakfast out would be a lot more fun than hanging around the house?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks up at Phoebus with a rather grateful expression:: Yeah; there's a good cafe near here. Bacon and eggs and pancakes and everything.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::gives her other son an aggrivated look for changing the subject::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::ignores his mother:: Just what my stomach was dreaming of.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::ventures downstairs now that he's dressed and the fight seems to have subsided::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Lexie:: You need some time to get ready?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::runs a hand through her hair, still looking a bit uncomfortable:: Just need to get changed
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, leaning against the wall:: Sure. I think I'll go wait outside for a bit. ::heads to the door::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she looks worried but she remains silent, knowing its better not to push until he's ready::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::softly:: He won't tell you, you know
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she sighs:: I know. But I can always hope. Theres no harm in trying.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::quietly:: I saw the look on his face, Shannon. Maybe there *is* hahm in trying.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::looks down:: Maybe you don't want to know anyway
Maeve Owens: SH: It was my grandchild and thats my son hurting because of it. I just dont want to see him hold all that inside. But I saw the look as well. I'm not going to push.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::softly:: I guess he loved anothah woman first, is all. Go on and get dressed, Lexie.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::winces at her parent's words and then goes to get dressed, not saying anything else::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::he's still rather upset as he waits on the porch, but he spies Maeve walking down the street and instantly hails her:: Hey, Maeve! You gotta come have breakfast with us.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stops, but doesn't immediately move towards him debating on whether or not she should make a run for it. Reluctantly she turns towards him, offering him a wave and a forced smile. She doesn't meet his eyes, hoping he wont notice how red hers is; quietly:: Whose us?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::still smiling; he can see Maeve's not in the best of moods, but figures he can cheer her up:: Becky brought my family to see me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her mouth drops open, and she quickly looks away again to hide the tears. She mentally kicks herself for being selfish. Taking a deep breath she looks back up at him:: wow, I bet that must have been a shock.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::comes out from under the patio to see Maeve:: You all right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods quickly, trying her hardest to be happy for him:: I'm happy that you got to see them again... ::her voice cracks and she bites down on her lip. She was happy for him. Really, she was.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Hey, where are you off to? You wanna come to breakfast with us?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glances in the direction she was heading and frowns; sadly.:: No. Thanks for asking Toby but I dont want to intrude. I'm sure you want time ... alone with them.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods soberly:: OK. See you later, then.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she swallows hard; sincerely: Hope you enjoy your visit. ::she continues on her way. Although she hesitates, not really wanting him to know she's heading off somewhere on her own. She eventually gives up though. Knowing he isn't' going to press her::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::watches Maeve long enough to get an idea of what direction she's going off, then runs to Isaac's house, knocking on the door::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::answers the door, running a hand through his hair:: Hey Toby
YarnKittymon: TY: Hi. ::softly, glancing the direction Maeve went off in:: I talked with Maeve a couple minutes ago...I don't know what the problem is but she's real upset. I couldn't get anything out of her.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks in the direction Toby glanced and then smiles weakly:: Trust her not to volunteer to talk about whatever it is...thanks Toby
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs, though he's smiling a bit:: You heard my family's in town? I'll bring 'em by to see yours sometime.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: No, i didn't - obviously don't get out enough to hear the gossips. They're welcome any time
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: Good. Hey, if you go see Maeve, don't tell her I sent you, OK?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: Don't worry - i'm not out to get you fireballed
YarnKittymon: TY: I'll see you later, then. ::still smiling a little, runs back to his family::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::leaves Dolly in charge of making sure they all get to school on time and goes to look for Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's headed off towards the lake::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::just heads of in the direction Toby indicated, hoping that Maeve doesn't start heading another way::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's perched on a rock, staring blankly into the water while she tosses little stones in.::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::slows when he sees Maeve sitting there though he keeps walking; softly:: Thought you didn't like the water
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she jumps, just about sliding off but her hands grasp the surface of the rock to steady herself; the little stones rolling into the water. She turns around to look at him, her eyes wide. It takes her a moment to find her voice she mutters:: Just dont like to be *on* or *in* the water.
Quantum Catz: IS: Sorry, didn't mean to startle you...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she turns away, shrugging. Sadly:: Toby told on me didn't he? ::she frowns::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves forward and touches Maeve's shoulder:: I still don't think you really believe you can talk to me about things - You can't deal with things on your own all the time...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she bites her lip, the tears she kept in check on the way over here starting to spill. She shakes her head; softly;: I dont know... I'm just too used to dealing with it on my own. Not having to trouble anyone else with it...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::when he sees she's crying:: Hey, it's okay ::puts his arms round her to hug her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she leans into the hug, hiding her face; brokenly:: Or maybe I just didn't want to turn into a crying mess in front of you.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: Well i don't mind, so i don't see why you should
Maeve Owens: MV: ::a little annoyed at herself, she wipes at her eyes. She's in no hurry to talk::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: You know i never really had anyone to talk to in Saxton when i was younger...i spent so much of time time trying to prove myself to everyone after Mum died...sometimes a part of me just really wanted to stop...and scream...and let the whole world know how unfair it all was... ::sighs::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she closes her eyes, her heart twisting a bit:: I'm sorry. I cant imagine how hard it must have been trying to raise them. ::quietly:: How old were you when it happened?
Quantum Catz: IS: Fourteen
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she starts to say something but she stops, instead she just returns his hug a little more::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: You're censoring your thoughts again
Maeve Owens: MV: ::whispers:: Does it ever stop hurting?
Quantum Catz: IS: Does what?
Maeve Owens: MV:::in rather small voice:: When you think about her? When the...anniversary.. of her... death... comes around... does it still hurt?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: Yeah, it does - i guess even more now that i know why... She was my mum - i remember thinking loads of times when i was in Saxton how i just wished she could come back, even just for a day, an hour...something...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods, about to say something else but stops herself again. Annoyed at herself for even thinking it, frustrated, she pulls away::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: you don't have to talk about it if you don't want to - i guess it must have ben even harder to lose everyone like you did
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly, almost to herself:: 8 years ago today. ::for a second she looks like she's going to cry again but she holds it back::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates and then, softly:: What happened?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::She looks out over the water, thinking it looked a lot calmer than an ocean, and she almost doesn't answer him. She doesn't even know why she wants to but she finally forces it out; quietly:: My parents were murdered, I stood there and watched it happen. ::she starts to lose it but she keeps fighting to hold it together::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches up to touch her cheek, looking concerned; he hesitates for a moment, not really sure what to say in reply to that, and then asks:: Why...? Why would someone do that?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the concern on his face does her in and she starts crying. She wraps her arms around her middle, shaking her head:: I don't know! Money? Whatever he wanted it was worth coming after us that night, worth hunting us for four years.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::tries to hug her again::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she leans into him again, grateful beyond words that he's there.::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::murmurs:: I'm sorry - i wish i knew what to say to make it feel better...but i don't think there is anything i could say...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head; whispers brokenly:: Just promise me you're not going to die on me, because I think its too late to try and run away...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hugs her more tightly:: Well i don't plan on it...though i don't know if i can promise it, really - it's hate to lie to you over something like that
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shivers, sniffing a little to quiet her tears. She doesn't have an answer to that so she just closes her eyes against the thoughts::
Quantum Catz: IS: You know...on the anniversary of mum and dad's deaths...we always go to their graves , just...to remember them and the way they were...i know you don't have a grave to go to here...but maybe if you did something it might help...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::blurts out:: I don't even know if they were buried, or how long they even... before they were found. ::she bites her lip:: I dont know what else to do besides come here?
Quantum Catz: IS: I ... don't know...maybe you could plant a tree or something...the plants round here have been doing awfully well since that woman, Kizzie showed up...or just have a marker somewhere...a place you could go to to think of them..
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Maybe. But I dont know where I'd put it. ::she lifts her head up to look around:: I've mostly been coming here for the past four- five years.
Quantum Catz: IS: Well i'm sure there must be space somewhere round here
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods again::
Quantum Catz: IS: I'll help you if you want...unles you'd rather do it alone...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shaking her head; murmurs:: No, I'm tired of being alone.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::leans his head on hers:: Well, you're not alone anymore
YarnKittymon: : ::Toby and his family go to breakfast at the cafe Toby suggested; he averts his gaze when he sees Mrs. Caradason sitting at a corner booth, but they're seated at a big table near her; Toby sits next to Becky at the far end::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she sits down across from Toby with Phoebus next to her::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::would be happy to stand and eat, as long as his family's together, but he does take a chair in the end, after pulling back Lexie's for her::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::sits down, not having said much after the conversation in the house::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::takes Becky's hand under the table, not needing to see a menu to know what to order when the waitress comes::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks at the menu, then folds it:: I'll just ask fah the special. Hey, Becky, why ahn't you having a Buddhist wedding, then?
Quantum Catz: BM: Well, for one thing, Toby isn't buddhist...and for another...marriage isn't really a big ceremony like it is with other religions...it's just basically about making a commitment to each other
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: Plus I doubt there's a hundred people on this island that even know what the word "Buddhism" means.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: That too
Maeve Owens: ::they hear some snickering behind them and something about Toby not being very good with commitment::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces and looks down::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::tries to ignore the comment:: Besides, the clerk performing the ceremony is so excited, it's like it's *her* special day too. I wouldn't want to take that from her.
Maeve Owens: : ::murmurs quietly:: I wonder what is poor dead wife would say to this? Doesn't seem he grieved too long over it.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::hears this, and stares at his son, sure he didn't hear right::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces again and pulls her hand from Toby's to clasp them together tightly on her lap::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he raises his eyebrows at Toby::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, looking towards the wall far in front of him:: This place isn't *that* good...maybe we should eat somewhere else.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::her eyes are wide as she looks at Toby, quietly:: Are you going to let the town gossip chase you out? ::although she does wonder if theres truth to it from the way the two of them look::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::not looking at anyone:: Maybe we should eat somewhere else - it's not very nice being gossiped about no matter what they're saying
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looking at the table; murmurs:: Maybe I should just be out with it. ::glances at Becky hesitantly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is looking down at her hands, fiddling with her hands - though it's difficult to tell if that's out of being upset or annoyed::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finally stands up and leans over the table with Mrs. Caradason; coldly:: If you have something to say to me, you can say it to my face, ma'am.
Maeve Owens: ::she immediately stops her chattering, looking up at Toby quite bewildered then to the other ladies at the table. She has the grace to turn bright red, and instead of answering him she turns in the other direction, ducking her head
Maeve Owens: some::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::just as coldly:: *Do* you have anything to say to me, Mrs. Caradason?
Maeve Owens: ::she jerks her head back towards Toby, scolding him as if she was his grandmother:: Sit down young man! You're causing a scene!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::bows his head:: I'm not the one who started it, ma'am. Good day. ::turns back to the table::
Maeve Owens: ::she huffs indignantly and turns back to face her friends, whispering about the rudeness and young people these days::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't care at all whether she thinks he's rude, as long as she keeps her mouth shut; sits down next to Becky again, still looking upset::
SH: ::is watching Toby expectantly::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Let's just eat, OK?
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he shakes his head, looking like he really wants to ask but the last thing he knows they need is a family argument::
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm sorry ::rubs a hand over her eyes, sounding tired:: I'm just going to eat at the orphanage ::teleports away before they can say anything::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::closes his eyes when Becky leaves, resting his head in his hands on the table::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::reachs over to touch Toby's arm, smiling weakly::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs, looking rather miserable::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::softly:: You want to talk, son?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head silently::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::loses his fight to remain silent:: You're going to let our mother sit here in the dark? Wonder if she just heard from a complete stranger that you were married once before and that she died?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't look up:: It's all true.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he sits back; shakes his head:: I know you must have been through hell Toby but theres other people around you as well who might just want to be a part of your life again but they cant do that if you shut t
Maeve Owens: hem out.
Quantum Catz: LX: You know what happened in the past isn't necessarily a part of your life that you have to share
Maeve Owens: PH: You would say that, you already know. You dont know what its like to be sitting on the outside looking in at something you dont understand.
TY: ::rather quietly, his face still in his hands, though he's too tired to fight anymore:: Becky ran off for a little while. I searched the whole island looking for her and couldn't find her. This girl named Lu came.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't continue::
Quantum Catz: LX: And Lu's now dead - the end. ::sighs; looking uncomfortable:: Can't we just drop this
Maeve Owens: SH: ::clearly upset:: I'm sorry Toby. Maybe it is none of our business.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he just shrugs, shaking his head:: Fine, lets eat.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, sounding like he's near tears:: It's not, Mom.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::softly:: We're not trying to pry, Toby. We're just worried.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she nods, wiping at her own tears::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: It's not gonna help to tell you anyway.
Maeve Owens: PH: Then dont, we'll sit here and draw our own conclusions from things we've already heard and witnessed.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes, not sure if that's any better::
YarnKittymon: : ::the waiter finally comes; rather timidly:: Can I get you anything?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::quietly:: Just a glass of water please.
Maeve Owens: PH; Heck, we're here. I'll take the special. ::smirks::
YarnKittymon: TH: The same, please.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, looking up:: Two pancakes please.
YarnKittymon: : ::the waiter nods:: Right away.
Quantum Catz: LX: I'll have pancakes too...
YarnKittymon: : ::the waiter nods again:: They'll be right out.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs, sitting up straighter, but still looking miserable::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::smiles weakly at him::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Anyway, she's dead and buried now and I'm free to marry whomever will have me. That's all.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::is wondering if Lu died in childbirth; quietly:: You don't think it might be a bit too soon, Toby?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Stop it, Dad. You don't understand.
Maeve Owens: SH: :calmly:: He wants to keep us out of it Tom, let him.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I love Becky. I'd do anything for her--anything to make it up to her. ::shakes his head, not feeling hungry now::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::softly:: She doesn't need you to make anything up to her...she understands...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Lexie; quietly:: Are you *sure*? She's still hurting so much.
Maeve Owens: SH: She agreed to marry you, so whatever happened she must have forgiven you. Maybe its time you forgave yourself?
YarnKittymon: TY: You *are* a psychiatrist, Mom.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::wryly:: Cos psychiatrists know everything
Maeve Owens: SH: And from what I've seen all the anger and pain you've got inside of you that your selfishly hanging to like a lifeline is holding you back from getting close to those who might want to care for you. ::she shoots her daughter a s
Maeve Owens: harp look::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rolls his eyes at his mother, shaking his head:: That's enough.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she just presses her lips together and looks away::
YarnKittymon: : ::the waiter brings them their breakfasts and Shannon's water, bowing slightly::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he digs in, glad to have something else to focus on other than the tension at the table::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::eats slowly, still upset about Becky leaving, though at least he knows where she is::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::picks at her pancakes, one elbow propped on the table::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: My friends Clayton and Christa are gonna be here today. I don't know if Dominick or Becky told you much about them. I knew them back in the lab; they kept me sane.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::smiles weakly:: Thats great. I'm glad they could come.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: But Clayton...got a little hurt when he escaped. He's...::exhales:: He's kind of a kid now, really.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she frowns:: Oh, how awful.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: You have to be careful to at least not mention doctors around him; I know he'll get upset if you do. Christa's taking care of him, but there's only so much she can do.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::his eyebrowns raise slightly:: She's taking care of him? Thats some responsibility. ::sincerely:: She must be some girl.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: If there'd been priests in the labs, they'd have been married. I think she still loves him. ::if this had all happened a few years ago, there might have been a rather jealous look in Toby's eyes, but now, there's
YarnKittymon: just sadness for his friends::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::fixes his attention on his breakfast:: I wish theah was something we could do about it all.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she wisely keeps silent::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::keeps his attention focussed on his food, since he knows theres nothing they can do to help::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Someday things will change. Becky's too afraid to go forward to check, but this can't keep up forever.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::softly:: Speaking of Becky, you want to go track her down, boy? We won't mind.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she nods::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::puts his hands in his pockets and pulls out a few coins, setting them on the table:: All right. Hopefully I'll be back with her pretty soon. ::looks at his family a moment more, then leaves to go get his bicycle, glad to
YarnKittymon: be out of that cafe::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rides his bike at a good speed to the orphanage; the weather's cooler so he's not worried about getting too sweaty; he "locks" it to a tree and approaches the place, looking around, not sure if Becky will be inside or out::
Quantum Catz: : ::there's no one outside just now::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::goes to the front door and knocks::
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the ladies who runs the orphanage answers; she's a pleasant, older lady who seems to love children:: Oh, Toby. Becky's in the mess hall.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, walking in; he's never actually been inside the place, and he's a little surprised at how shabby it is, though it's kept very neat::
YarnKittymon: : ::the lady says:: I'll fetch her for you. ::goes off to do so::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::appears a few minutes later, smiling weakly:: You didn't have to come look for me
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles slightly:: I know. Are you all right?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Just didn't want to have to think about...that stuff right now
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, Mom and Dad know as much as I'm gonna tell 'em now, and I don't think they'll bring it up again. ::smiles just faintly:: With luck Mrs. Caradason will stay quiet for a while too.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grimaces:: That would probably take a lot of luck
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, I got to tell her off. That's something. ::takes Becky's hand in both of his:: Are you ready to come back yet? They've left the cafe by now, I'm sure.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down, shaking her head:: I'm meant to be working today anyway, i might as well stay
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks a bit disappointed, but squeezes Becky's hand, then lets it fall; quietly:: I guess the kids will be glad to see you, and you'll have enough time off after the wedding. ::smiles:: Just checking in anyway.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up and smiles weakly:: I'm sorry...it just isn't easy to be reminded sometimes
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Sometimes I thought of you when I saw her...but I never once have missed her when I'm with you.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes a deep breath and then smiles:: I know, it's okay
YarnKittymon: TY: ::takes Becky's arm and draws her close, kissing her; softly:: I love you, Becky.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: I love you too ::though she closes her eyes for a moment, just wishing it wasn't so hard sometimes::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles at her:: You need anything else from me? I guess my family can keep themselves amused a little while if you want me around.
Quantum Catz: BM: Nah, it's okay - you're stuck with me for the rest of your life - you've only got them for a few days ::smiles:: Go enjoy it
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins, kissing her again:: You're wonderful, Becky. I'll see you tonight?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: Where else would i be?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs, still grinning:: I dunno; you might be moonlighting on this orphanage, spending time with a second group of kids down on their luck.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: I think one set's enough for me just now
YarnKittymon: TY: ::still smiling:: I'll see you later, then. ::turns and leaves, hesitating for just a few moments before getting on his bike--he looks back at the orphanage, wishing there were words he could say to erase all he's done to hurt the woman he loves, but wondering if his mom might be right for once--that he needs to forgive himself. He sets off riding at full-speed, hoping that will take his mind off of his worries so he can enjoy his family's company::
On to Thursday, October 13, 1932
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