~Friday, October 14, 1932~

YarnKittymon: : ::Christa and Clayton have kept to themselves, in a room at the tavern, as Clayton was rather upset for some reason, at finding himself in 1932, but today he seems to be a lot better, and Christa's daring to let Toby introduce him to his own friends::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::decided to just have Christa and Clayton over to Becky's house as an informal get-together with their mutual friends, in the hopes that Clayton won't be upset too much, and that this might help him grow used to the idea of attending the wedding as well::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::is by Clayton's side the whole time; she's thrilled that Toby's getting married (although she's a little upset as well, knowing about Lu), but right now she's mostly nervous, knowing full well that in the 1930s people like her husband were generally shut up; in fact, she's not even all that comfortable with him in crowds in the present, but she's going to try here, for Toby's sake::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he's picked up on Christa's nervousness and even though he doesn't know quite why she is, he is still shifting back and forth in his seat as he looks around::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::had made friends with Clayton already in a careful introduction, and he's now rubbing the side of his face up against the man's knee, hard, but affectionately::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he smiles and scratches Daniel's head::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::watches Clayton, smiling, though his heart is still a little broken, that most of what he remembers about his friend is gone, lost in the labs::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::was very reluctant to come, though she knows she's probably one of the few people in town who probably knows how to deal with a man with the intelligence of a child, since she spent so much time with her brother--but she reluctantly comes in the front door, if not for Toby's sake, then for Becky's::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::has come with Libby, although he's not really sure about being there either::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he continues to pat Daniel while looking off to his right to speak quietly to the empty space beside him, that he percieves his daughter to be in, about the nice big kitty::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::cringes, struggling to keep the tears out of her eyes::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is a bit nervous around Clayton, as he reminds her of all the bad things about the labs, though she tries to hide it::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::hesitates in the doorway, watching Christa and Clayton; murmurs softly:: That poor girl...
Maeve Owens: CY: ::once he sees her struggling with tears he stops with a small frown on his face since he can never really understand why she does that whenever he speaks to Samantha::
Quantum Catz: JK: Yeah, must be hard
YarnKittymon: LB: ::tries to put on a brave face, and strides over to Toby's friends, extending her hand warmly to Christa:: Hi; I'm Libby, and this is my husband Jack. You must be Christa; Toby told us a bit about you.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::nods, taking Libby's hand, and looking at her as though looking for anything to take her mind away from where she is; softly:: Pleased to meet you. ::looks up at Jack, then back at Libby:: I guess you're familiar with Clayton too.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::his tail twitches, and he's trying to figure out if anyone in the room might be nicknamed Samantha and he's just not aware of it; at any rate, he doesn't see Sara or her mother around::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he looks up timidly at Libby then back down to Daniel and continues to pet the cat::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods to Christa, then steps in front of Clayton, trying to get his attention, and extends her hand:: Hey, Clayton? Hi; I'm Toby's friend Libby.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::stands back, not sure what to say since he's used to just treating everyone the same::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he slowly tilts his head up to look at Libby then down to her hand. It takes a second but he lifts his own to take hers, although he doesn't really shake it:: Hi. ::he glances to his right again, opening his mouth to introduce his daughter but he remembers Christa's tears and frowns::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles warmly at Clayton:: It's nice to meet you.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::responding to her smile, he grins, and nods his head; happily:: This is Daniel. ::he points down to the cat then begins petting him again::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::closes his eyes, purring happily::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly, still smiling, though Jack at least can tell it's not completely sincere:: Yeah, I've met him before, honey. He's nice, isn't he?
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he nods:: Samantha likes him too. ::once its out his eyes shoot up to Christa and he looks like he might have said something wrong::
YarnKittymon: LB: Oh? Who's...::she sees Christa's disapproving, rather upset look, and shakes her head:: Well, I'm glad. Are you excited to come to the wedding?
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he shrugs, frowning a bit and returns his atention to Daniel, as if it could guard him against answering questions he doesn't know how to answer::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::bends down to look at Clayton:: Well, it was nice talking with you. I'll see you later, OK?
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he just nods, glancing at her briefly before looking back at Daniel::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::rests his chin in Clayton's lap, happily::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods to Christa, her smile gone; all she can do is shake her head and squeeze the girl's shoulder, murmuring:: He's very sweet.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::knows the look of pity, having seen it so often, and she just softly says:: I'm lucky to have him at all.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he doesn't respond, his attention completely on Daniel::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::pauses, then, softly:: Still. If you need anything while you're here...::glances back at Jack::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::is still hanging back; smiles slightly at Libby when she turns to look at him::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::turns back to Christa, smiling slightly:: Even if you just need someone to watch him for a bit so you can spend some time with Toby.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::laughs weakly:: I'm sure Becky would love that.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I wouldn't have made sure you could be here if i didn't want you to spend time with Toby
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods:: Even *I* trust him enough not to try anything with you, besides. ::pauses, flushing, afraid Christa might take that as a slight on her appearance:: I mean...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::shakes her head, flushing slightly:: I'm a married woman too, Libby. ::looks down:: I've talked to him a lot, but not face-to-face in so long, really...
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he glances over to Christa and impulsively reaches for her hand, smiling a bit::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::squeezes Clayton's hand back and smiles at him, though a little sadly, almost wishing they were all back in the lab, so she could have him back again::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is talking to Isaac in the far corner of the room, in a very low voice; he runs a hand through his hair:: I don't know what good it would do...but do you think you could *try* to heal him? You can't say a word to Christa; I couldn't stand to get her hopes up for nothing.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, to Christa:: Well, it wouldn't be any trouble for me. ::rather coldly:: Might be good practice, besides.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates, glancing over at Clayton:: I...don't know if it'd work...i guess my powers might heal some of the damage
Quantum Catz: JK: ::softly:: Libby...that won't happen...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: I don't suppose you could make it worse, anyway.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he petting Daniel again and whispering quietly, probably to Samantha, but he's trying not to let anyone hear since Christa's seems upset about something::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::bites her lip, glancing at Jack with a strange look that mingles fear and embarrassment; she turns back to Christa:: Really. He's not afraid to be separated from you, is he?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: Not...really, but I don't want to chance him getting upset and ruining the wedding.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::his eyes closed; softly:: Why do you talk to yourself?
Quantum Catz: IS: Of course...a lot of it might be in his head anyway...
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he stops petting, frowning, and looks over to Christa real quick then down beside him; whispers:: I'm not.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: He went through so much, before...back when I knew him...and he was pretty much fine. ::pauses, remembering how Clayton went back into the lab willingly, to try to kill more guards--that, at least, was madness::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::opens his eyes, looking up at Clayton:: Then are you talking to someone invisible?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: Well i can always try if you want
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he shakes his head then looks beside him again but this time he doesn't see his daughter and he moans a bit. Realzing that he should know she isn't suppose to be there but not sure why::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs weakly:: A member of my family tried her best to ruin mine, and she wasn't even the retarded one. As long as he doesn't protest to the wedding, you're one up on me.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods quickly:: I guess even if it works Dominick will kill me, but it'll be worth it.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::looks anxiously at Clayton, taking his hand again:: Dear, what's wrong?
Maeve Owens: CY: ::clutching her hand he mutters brokenly:: Sam...
Quantum Catz: IS: How can he kill you for wanting you help your friend?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::tears come to her own eyes, but she murmurs:: Don't cry, Clayton, honey. You know she's happy and healthy now.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: Changing history, I guess, or something like it. Clayton's not *meant* to be here, and if he hadn't intervened, the two of you probably never would've met, unless you live a lot longer than average.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he leans into Christa, wiping at his eyes but he stays silent now::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::cringes, holding Clayton to her, and looking at her lap::
Quantum Catz: IS: Well maybe Christa'd've found some other healer anyway ::shrugs:: I still don't see how helping can hurt things
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down, not saying anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::knocks on the door::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::goes to answer the door, rather quickly:: Hey, Maeve
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Whether it does or not...it'd mean the world to me if you'd try. ::looks over at Maeve, smiling:: Speaking of changing history.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles at Becky but it turns to a smirk at Toby's comment:: Hey.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: Make sure you say 'hi' to Christa; it's thanks to her that you're around today.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes back to Jack, slipping her hand in his, still looking rather upset::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles uneasily back at him:: Yeah. I'll go do that.. now I guess... ::turns to Becky for help::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::softly:: You okay?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::would've been happy for an excuse to get away from Christa and Clayton for a bit, but she smiles:: Come on, i'll introduce you
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, so she's sure Christa can't hear; not looking at Jack:: I know he's sweet, but I'd sooner have no child at all, than one who can't grow up.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::looks up as Becky approaches; she's thinking the woman with her is Maeve, but doesn't speak::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: This's Maeve - Maeve, this's Christa and Clayton
YarnKittymon: CR: ::holds out her hand to Maeve, still holding Clayton:: Good to meet you. You need to be more careful, Toby tells me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she forces a smile and reaches for Christa's hand:: Yeah, guess so. He tells me I have you to thank for my second chance...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smiles; softly:: I'd do it again, but I hate to go against God's providence. And besides, I made a promise. ::keeps her eyes on Maeve, not giving the slightest hint as to whom she made the promise to::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::sighs:: It's a...chance, Libby, but there's also a chance it would be a normal kid
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she swallows hard, already having a pretty good guess at who it was and she suddenly wants to sink through the floor:: Thats okay, I guess if no one else gets a second chance, let alone a third one, I shouldn't either.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces slightly and looks around in a vague way, wishing she had something else to concentrate on::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::weakly:: You're willing to take the chance? Even now?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::shakes her head, tears suddenly coming to her eyes, as she realizes everyone she's looking at here could be wiped out in the war:: I...haven't looked up when you're supposed to die, now...I guess it's all in your hands now.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles weakly:: Guess i've always been a bit of a gamblin' man - maybe my fancy new power'll keep him alright or somethin'
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head; quietly:: It doesn't matter. ::turning her attention to Clayton and away from her impending doom, she smiles down warmly at him and offers him her hand:: Hey Clayton, I'm Maeve.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::in his recent state of grief, he doesn't smile as warmly as he did with Libby but he does manage a small one and takes her hand as well; murmers:: Hi.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles back, though she's still troubled:: And I'll try my best...I daresay my mother drank, probably the day before she bore Denny and me...though she was never tempted by a roller coaster.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she reaches down to pet Daniel:: Hey Daniel, how are you doing?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::meows:: I'm good, but I upset Clayton. ::whispering:: When someone has an invisible friend, I guess you're not supposed to ask questions about her.
Quantum Catz: JK: Are you sure you're willing to take the chance? It ain't like my life wouldn't be complete without a kid or anythin'
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen but she only nods, just going along with it:: Oh.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I...guess it's just nature, but...it's what I want. ::smiling weakly:: Though if he doesn't turn out quite right, I guess we could go pick one up from the orphanage...probably even try him out a couple weeks first, to make sure we like him.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smiles:: Toby's written a lot about you, Maeve; I almost feel as though I know you.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles:: Bet Becky'd love that one
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks up quickly, a little surprised:: I'd say not to believe everything you hear but its probably true. ::smiles weakly::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::laughs:: Nothing bad, of course.
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, thats a relief I guess. Are the two of you adjusting okay to being back in the past? I know it can be kind of a time shock...I guess you'd call it ::she shrugs, smiling a little more::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles, a little more reassured now::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smiles:: It was hard to get Clayton out of a T-shirt. But I'm just happy to see all the places Toby's written about. Honestly, he's not that good of a writer, so I had a hard time picturing them.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she laughs then turns to Clayton with a more serious but happy expression:: Well, I'm sure your T-Shirts are more comfortable but you look very nice. ::quietly:: I'd go back to the future just to see that TV thing again.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: Well, you can't find it on Kitar Island, and it's not safe anywhere else.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he looks up at Maeve with a small smile but suddenly realizes that Daniel is still there so he goes back to petting him again::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::purrs, though he's starting to grow bored, and his attention is rather focused on a piece of thread lying on the ground, past Libby and Jack::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::has moved to sit on one of th chairs, vacantly watching Daniel herself::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glances at Isaac; frowning:: I guess I'll try to get Christa away from him for a minute.
Quantum Catz: IS: Can't we just tell her? I mean it's not like i'm promising anything but she might like to know before i try
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns; quietly:: I guess...if you can be real careful to tell her that it probably won't do any good. She's been through so much already; I couldn't stand to watch her suffer any more.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::weakly:: Well i'll try ::stands up::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiling:: Well, I guess I'll just have to settle for our little movie theater here.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glances at Isaac, whispering:: Remember, don't mention the "D" word. ::smiles at Christa as he approaches her; softly:: You met Isaac--I just want him to look at Clayton for a minute.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::remembers enough about Isaac to hope; looks at him, rather desperately:: Do you think you could?
Quantum Catz: IS: I've never tried to help with anything like this before...i...don't even know if it'll make a difference but i'm willing to try if you'll let me
YarnKittymon: ((Right, poor Clayton's supposed to be mostly gray-haired with numerous scars all over. Nice of me to read the profile before introducing him to everyone ^^; ))
YarnKittymon: CR: ::eyes widen:: Please, try. ::suddenly shakes her head, tears coming to her eyes; she looks at Toby desperately:: What if it makes him just well enough to *know* what's wrong with him?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::turns slightly paler, not having thought of that; quietly:: I'm sure Isaac couldn't do that.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up when Isaac comes over; she opens her mouth, knowing that Dominick won't like this, but winces and eventually just stands up and goes through to the kitchen::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he looks up at the adults standing around him and starts to shift nervously again::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles a bit at Isaac but backs up a bit to give Clayton and the others room::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::takes a step towards Clayton but pauses, glancing back at Christa to make sure she's sure::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::she has tears in her eyes, but she nods to Isaac, murmuring:: It's worth it to try.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns back to Clayton:: Hi, Clayton - do you mind if i just touch your head for a minute?
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he blinks at Isaac, then looks over to Christa, a questioning look in his eyes::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::nods rather anxiously at Clayton:: It's all right, dear, I promise.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::turns to look at Isaac; slowly:: Okay.. ::his eyes dart around to everyone else and its obvious he doesn't understand whats going on::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::is watching Clayton with definite interest, now::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches forward and touches Clayton's forehead, using his powers to try and heal him::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::the off look in his eyes disappears, and he jerks away from Isaac, standing up as he does and backing up, the chair he was sitting in toppling over. His eyes are full of suspicion as he looks around him but the moment they land on Christa he breaks. He reaches for her, murmering softly:: Chrissy? ::once he has his arms around her his crying turns into violent sobs as memories wash over him, some good, some bad but theres pieces missing. It all becomes too much and he pulls away to sit on the floor, curling his legs up against him and moaning softly::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::starts to sob, though she pulls herself together enough to sit on the floor next to Clayton, wrapping her arms around him; softly:: Clayton...is it *you*?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::backs away, glancing at Maeve and Toby - not really sure if he's helped or not from Clayton's reaction::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::has a dazed look in his eyes, not sure whether Clayton's better or not; his eyes are still on his friend::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he reaches up to touch her face, the off look about him completely gone:: Where are we Christa? ::he glances around again and when he sees Toby his eyes widen:: Toby? ::he starts to shake since he cant really comprehend where
Maeve Owens: he is::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::tries to control her sobs; softly:: We're visiting Toby, Clayton...we're out for good now, and we're safe...oh, Clayton...::buries her head on his shoulder, sobbing::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::kneels down next to Clayton; trying to smile; softly:: Everything's fine now.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles nervously at Isaac, tears coming to her own eyes at the scene before and she reaches for Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::puts his arms around Maeve, though he can't help but keep watching Clayton::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he tugs Christa tightly against him, looking at Toby with complete awe; softly:: When did we get out? I... cant even make out what I remember last everything is so... ::he shakes his head, trying hard to stop the memories::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles, sincerely, this time; softly:: It's okay, buddy. Don't try to think too hard. You've got people back at your home that can tell you how you made it out. What's important now is that you're here, safe and sound.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he looks a bit pale, and manages to swallow the memories for a while. He takes another look around him and frowns:: Why do I feel like I've stepped back in time? ::he's looking pointedly at Maeve and Isaac since they're the cl
Maeve Owens: osest to him but he looks down at himself and then at Christa:: Why do *we* look like we're back in time?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::grins:: I guess it's a Very Special episode of Star Trek.
YarnKittymon: CR: ::looks reproachfully at Toby:: Toby lives here...Kitar Island...in the '30s.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::looking a bit stunned:: How'd *that* happen? ::a recent memory hits him and he winces, shaking his head he looks up to Christa:: But we live there in the present right?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::nods, wiping her eyes:: Yeah. We're safe there, and my mom's there. And you...::she suddenly hugs him again, tightly::
Maeve Owens: CY: ::he nods, squeezing her just as tightly::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks to his feet, looking rather stunned, but with joy in his eyes; he looks back at Isaac; quietly:: What can I do to repay you?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: It's what the mayor pays me for anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs:: Still...I know people from the mainland are still coming for your help, but this is the first time they've come through *time* looking for you, isn't it?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: I guess so - i'll be famous before you know it
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks around for Becky:: You fellas seen Becky? She should meet Clayton now...::slows himself down, sobering considerably:: She might be in the same camp as Dominick.
Maeve Owens: CY: ::looking at Christa; softly:: What happened to me that I dont remember? Whats "repay you" and "meet Clayton now" all about? Or do I even want to know?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::kisses Clayton's cheek for a moment, then, softly:: If you don't remember, it's for the best. Try not to think about it.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly, awe still in her eyes:: I saw her walk into the kitchen, Toby.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, frowning, and then goes in there, his hands in his pockets, looking awfully downcast for a man who just had one of his best friends restored to health::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::has the back door open and is sitting sideways on the doorstep, her back resting on the frame; she has a mug in her hand which she's half balancing on her knee::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::raps lightly on the counter to keep from startling her as he approaches Becky's turned back; softly:: Hey.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't turn her head:: Hey, how's Clayton?
YarnKittymon: TY: He's...just about better. You wouldn't believe it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: That's good
YarnKittymon: TY: ::crouches down next to her; quietly:: Do you really think that? Or do you think I was wrong to interfere?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at him, a tired expression on her face:: What am i supposed to say? Dominick'll be mad you did it...but i guess maybe i'm just used to it by now ::sighs and turns away again::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sits down next to Becky, sighing:: You could've said something.
Quantum Catz: BM: You knew how Dominick would feel just as well as i did
YarnKittymon: TY: I don't *care* how *he* feels. I know he's been through a lot, but I'm sure he doesn't know what it's like to see his friend struck *stupid* by the labs.
Quantum Catz: BM: You think there aren't healers in our time? And if you don't care then...he could take you back to the present ::the mug shakes slightly in her hand:: Despite all he says about me being happy, he knows just as well as i do that
Quantum Catz: it isn't exactly difficult for me to follow you there myself
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sits next to Becky, timidly putting his hand on her knee; but not looking at her; quietly:: I hadn't thought of it that way...but if there's healers back there, then what's the big deal? Can you make Dominick see that?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: Your not exactly his favourite person at the moment, you should count yourself lucky that Fiona still likes you ::stands up, putting her mug down on the counter:: I'm going to go for a walk ::smiles weakly:: Go spend
Quantum Catz: time with Clayton while you can - i'll see you later
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stands up too, looking seriously at Becky:: I'll do anything I can to stay back here, Becky...I don't want you to lose your friends. ::sighs:: And I'm sorry if I endangered that.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head and sighs:: You had a chance to help him...you wouldn't be you if you didn't try it ::heads out of the door::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::watches Becky go, then closes the door and goes back into the living room::

YarnKittymon: LB: ::comes back home after another hour or so at Becky and Toby's house; she's walking home alone, since Jack had a shift at the tavern::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is sitting in Libby's living room, crying::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::is rather startled at the sight, and instantly runs forward, sitting beside Becky, and throwing an arm around her:: Becky, what's wrong?
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't...i don't know if i can do this...why is it always so hard?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Why is what so hard?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to wipes some of her tears away:: I thought it was going to be okay - i was so sure we could make it be okay
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Becky, don't cry...it'll work out, won't it?
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't know ::starts sobbing again::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::cringes, holding Becky next to her, just waiting for her to get control of herself::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes a few minutes to calm down a bit; pulls back, wiping at her face:: I'm sorry - i don't know why i'm so upset - i mean it would be even worse if Clayton did something like that to Isaac but as it is, there was probably so
Quantum Catz: meone on the present who could do practically the same thing anyway
YarnKittymon: LB: ::considers her answer carefully, not wanting to upset Becky further; quietly:: You...have had a lot more time to consider the consequences of...changing time...than Toby has. You used to always remind me how you were even older than *me*, so maybe you can't expect him to think the way you do.
Quantum Catz: BM: But it was all we ever used to argue about before - i don't want to go back to that - i hated it
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head:: Becky...I've seen how he looks at you...I'll bet he'd do anything to keep from losing you.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down; feeling like she's about to start crying again:: Maybe it's not enough
YarnKittymon: LB: ::rather weakly:: You think I agree with everything Jack does?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: It's not just that - i thought i was over the stuff with Lu but really all it takes is a snide comment from Mrs Caradson and i'm running off the the orphanage and when Christa made that comment about me being jealous
Quantum Catz: i just wanted to go run and hide somewhere
YarnKittymon: LB: ::eyes widen:: I'm sure *Christa* didn't mean anything...and short of hog-tying Mrs. Caradason and throwing her out of town, I think we're stuck with her. ::softly:: Have you forgiven him?
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't know...i guess - i thought i had - i just *so* wish it hadn't happened in the first place ::sighs:: It wouldn't if we hadn't argued about changing time
YarnKittymon: LB: ::firmly:: Don't blame yourself, Becky. I know you upset him, but he had no right to do that. And if...if I thought you'd really be happy living without him, I'd try to get you to leave him now.
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't...want to live without him. It's just...it's just so hard sometimes ::covers her eyes with her hands, taking a deep breath::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs:: Have you talked to him?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: We've gone through it all i don't know how many times, we went through it all when we could read each others minds for god's sake ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: What do you want him to do?
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't want him to do anything...i just... ::looks down:: Maybe it's just the wedding making me all nervous
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles weakly:: Maybe; I hear Jack got pretty nervous, and he's almost unflappable.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: Can't really imagine him nervous really
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles a little more:: I'm...still upset with Toby, but I can't really picture you without him. I guess you're meant to be.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: I hope so
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grins:: And I promise you to be better behaved than my mother.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs:: I'd be a bit more worried about Dominick really, considering he's still not really talking to Toby in more than single syllable sentences
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs:: Well, he showed up more than an hour before your wedding; we can hope he'd be polite enough to try to break you up *before* things get started.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Smiles:: Well at least she didn't break you up - you and Jack seem pretty happy
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles; softly:: I was just a little afraid maybe I was making a mistake...but I haven't regretted it since.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates:: I saw you and him talking after you met Clayton - you looked awfully serious
YarnKittymon: LB: ::groans, looking away:: It was nothing. Certainly nothing for you to worry about.
Quantum Catz: BM: Are you sure?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles weakly:: You have enough to be upset over, without me coming to you for comfort.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: Hey, what're friends for?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::doesn't look at Becky; quietly:: But if I tell you, I might end up asking you to jump ahead a few years and check.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Isn't my power a great thing?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles; softly:: Well, I won't ask...Jack seems to think we'll be all right whatever happens.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::uncertainly:: You're...afraid your baby'll end up like...Denny...aren't you?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks back at Becky, and nods once:: I wouldn't want to have him put away, if he turned out that way...but I'm not sure I could deal with it for the rest of my life. I guess maybe Isaac could heal him, though.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well he seemed to manage pretty well with Clayton anyway...or so Toby said
YarnKittymon: LB: Clayton wasn't born that way, though, was he? ::shakes her head:: Tomorrow's *your* big day; I didn't mean to tell you any of this.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: It's okay - tomorrow's tomorrow - got plenty of time just now
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: Can I make you a cup of cocoa or anything?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head, smiling weakly:: Had that while i was hiding in the kitchen earlier
YarnKittymon: LB: Think you're gonna make it to the altar, then? ::quickly:: Altar being a figurative term.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: I guess so ::sighs:: I guess even if it's difficult...we've gotten through that before...
YarnKittymon: LB: Maybe love isn't everything, but I think it's worth a lot. You can get through 'most anything if you really love each other.
Quantum Catz: BM: I hope so
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles; softly:: I'm sure you'll be happy with him.

YarnKittymon: FI: ::is out in a little park-area in Marquis, sitting on a bench, enjoying the quiet; it reminds her of when she snatches a few minutes alone at the out-of-the-way place she considers home.::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::is out there too, just going for a walk, quite content to know that the trees and flowers she can here are out there but not so close as to cause trouble like they did with Becky and Toby::
YarnKittymon: FI: ::is distracted from her thoughts of how awkward she feels in the rather stylish 1930s dress she's wearing when she sees a young woman walking by; calls out to her:: Good evening!
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::blinks and turns, smiling uncertainly at Fiona:: Hello
YarnKittymon: FI: ::laughs slightly:: I come out here for a little quiet, and the first person I see, I start talking.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles:: I can keep on walking if you'd rather ::although she'd quite like the company herself::
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiling back:: I was just about to suggest I could walk with you, if you have your mind on getting the exercise or seeing the trees or what have you.
Quantum Catz: KZ: I don't mind sitting - it doesn't matter where i am, the trees are all there anyway
YarnKittymon: FI: You're fond of them, then? ::slides to one side so Kizzie can sit next to her::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::sits down:: Something like that
YarnKittymon: FI: ::holds out her hand:: My name's Fiona. I'm afraid I'm just in town for another day or two.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::takes Fiona's hand:: I'm Kizzie - what are you in town for?
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiling, though there's just a bit of anxiety in her look:: Becky and Toby's wedding. Good friend of the bride's.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles:: I'm glad things worked out for them - i was rather worried the tree might have hurt them when it happened
YarnKittymon: FI: The *tree*?
Quantum Catz: KZ: They...got stuck merged to a tree trying to help a girl at the orphanage...it was probably my fault really ::looks down:: but they said it helped them with some of their problems so i guess it worked out okay...
YarnKittymon: FI: So you control trees, then?
Quantum Catz: KZ: Not really - i'm kind of more of a healer, i guess. They don't think much beyond either feeding off of me or protecting me
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiles:: They must think of you as their mother, then.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles weakly:: I don't know if it's quite so nice as that but i guess so
YarnKittymon: FI: Well, some kids aren't very polite, either, you know. ::looks back at one of the trees; quietly:: Do they see and feel things?
Quantum Catz: KZ: Trees do - more than plants anyway. Although i guess their feelings aren't anywhere near as complicated as a human's
YarnKittymon: FI: I guess some people would rather be trees, then.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles weakly:: I admit, sometimes it would be nice ::thinks of Ezra and Adam and the way her life has turned out::
YarnKittymon: FI: ::can sense just a hint of what Kizzie's thinking; quietly:: Are you living in Marquis, then?
Quantum Catz: KZ: I have been for a few months - i moved back here from the mainland - i guess it just wasn't for me after all
YarnKittymon: FI: Happens all the time, you know. I live on the mainland, and most the people I meet move on eventually--either live in hiding in America, or sneak off to the island.
Quantum Catz: KZ: It's a shame not everyone you care about can follow you to where you want to be though
YarnKittymon: FI: ::cringes; softly:: I guess so. But you'll find someone else to care about here, I'm sure. I saw plenty of pleasant-looking chaps around.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles:: You wouldn't find too many of them who'd enjoy having my attention split between them and a bunch of trees though, i'll bet. But i don't mind really - it's just a bit lonely sometimes, especially since my family aren't here
YarnKittymon: FI: ::looks rather sorry:: I'm sure there's a lot of people here who'd be happy to be your friend, at least.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::softly:: You don't have to look so upset for me, really - i'm a lot happier now than i could be
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiles weakly:: And what's that supposed to mean? That you have the trees to keep you company?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::shrugs:: I'm alive, i'm healthy, it could be worse
YarnKittymon: FI: Well, from what I understand it's pretty easy to stay alive and healthy in *this* town, with Isaac around.
Quantum Catz: KZ: Yeah, i've heard people come over from the mainland sometimes to see him
YarnKittymon: FI: He seems nice; I guess he's good friends with Toby. Hey, what does everyone *do* out here for fun? Just go to the park?
Quantum Catz: KZ: There's an amusement park too and a theatre where they show movies from the mainland ::shrugs and smiles:: I quite enjoy the park, personally
YarnKittymon: FI: That's not within walking distance, is it? I guess Becky could've taken me anyway.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::shrugs:: It's not much of a place for sights but it's still nice enough
YarnKittymon: FI: I'm glad you're happy here. ::smirks:: Are you *sure* you're not looking for a boyfriend just now? I set up Toby and Becky, you know.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::chuckles:: I take it you knew them though, you've only just met me
YarnKittymon: FI: ::grins:: I didn't know Toby all that well, really.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles:: You must be pretty good then
YarnKittymon: FI: Pretty good, yeah.
Quantum Catz: KZ: And so modest about it too
YarnKittymon: FI: ::laughs, though her smile soon fades:: I *hope* I'm good, anyway. I guess I'll hear about it soon enough if I've made a mistake.
Quantum Catz: KZ: What d'you mean?
YarnKittymon: FI: Oh, my closest friend doesn't care much for Toby, and Becky's getting cold feet. The usual, really.
Quantum Catz: KZ: There's always someone who doesn't approve of the person you pick - think it's some divine rule or something

Maeve Owens: MV: ::after the get together at Toby's, Maeve is on her way back to the shop::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::a bird suddenly swoops down and flies right past her head, coming up to land on a nearby building::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she makes a surprised squeak as she ducks down, her eyes following the annoying little bird and once it lands on the building she glares angrily at it; mutters:: What did I ever do to you? ::she straightens up and continues on her way::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::sqawks irritatedly, changes into a larger bird once she passes, and then flies down again, this time grabbing at her hair with his talons and pulling at it as he passes::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::this time she screams, flailing her arms above her head to ward off the blow. She ducks again, and this time she stays crouched near the ground as she watches the bigger bird fly by. She frowns, thinks about it for a moment but shakes her head, as if what she thought couldn't be possible. Although she's a bit reluctant to move::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::instead of landing this time, the bird turns around and swoops back down to go at her hair again:::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen in surprise but she quickly moves to duck out of the way and run for Libby's shop; muttering:: Great! Now animals are tyring to kill me! What next? Trees? ::she shouts angrily at the bird::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::almost wishes he could turn into a tree just to do that but instead he flies up onto one of the buildings to watch her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gets to Libby's shop and tries to open the door before the bird can come back but she's all thumbs in her haste. Two minutes later she's finally safely inside the store. She sighs in relief and walks calmly up to the desk:
Quantum Catz: EK: ::after a few minutes, a dog comes and paws at the dog, pushing it open and then quickly changing into a mouse and scurrying out of sight::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::putting stuff away behind the counter, she peeks over the top of it when she hears the door opening then shutting. When she sees nothing else around, she frowns, starting to get nervous::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::some of the stuff on one of the further away racks starts to move about like someone's shaking it::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes dart over to the rack and she tenses, not sure what to make of whats happening; sharply:: Whose there? ::she cautiously moves towards the shaking rack. If it wasn't for the bird she might think Penny was back..::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::she maybe hears something scuttling away as she nears the rack::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns and moves towards the scuttling noise::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::changes into a small bird again and suddenly flies up into the air straight at her face::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gasps, her eyes growing wide and she backs away with her arms out in front of her but she hits the rack, falling backwards into it as she trips. She winces when something hard digs into her side::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::flies back, but when he sees Maeve wince he changes into a fox in mid-air and lands on the ground in a bit of a crumpled heap, yelping::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gasps again as she struggles to get to her feet. She steps on a few sweaters and manages to get free to where she can approach the now injured fox. She looks down at it, rather worried; soflty:: Eli? ::she sounds like she doesn't believe it since she has no idea why he'd be attacking her.::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::snarls at her and tries to back away, though he's keeping his front paw raised in the air::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she jumps back as if he'd slapped her. She takes in a calming breath then gently:: All right. Just stay still and let me go get Isaac. Okay?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::suddenly stopped growling and changes into his human form:: No! Don't tell Isaac!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she jumps at his out burst then winces; hesitantly:: Are you okay? ::she's watching him like she's afraid he's going to turn into something thats going to devour her whole::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::is holding his hand against his chest; looks down and mutters:: I'm fine
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking at his hand:: Then why are you holding your hand like that?
Quantum Catz: EK: It's not broken - and what do you care anyway?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::with sincerity:: Whether you believe it or not, I do. ::she frowns, then after a brief pause:: Whats going on Eli? I'm sorry if I did something to make you mad but you could have come and talked to me about it instead of dive
Maeve Owens: bombing me.
Quantum Catz: EK: What's the point? I say what i think and all i do is get into trouble for upsetting Dolly along with some pathetic attempt to reassure me at the same time
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she blinks:: What? You're mad at *me* because you got in trouble for upsetting Dolly? ::worriedly, she glances down at his hand again:: Maybe we should go see Isaac anyway.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::Snaps:: It's fine - it's not broken and if it's not broken then it isn't serious ::stands up to go though he winces as he jostles his arm::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she takes a deep breath to keep from snapping back at him; softly:: You're hurting, thats serious enough.
Quantum Catz: EK: Just leave me alone - in fact why don't you leave all of us alone? We don't need you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking quite shocked, she manages to hide any pain that might have caused; quietly:: Oh, I see. Well, I never thought you needed me. Had hoped maybe you'd want to be friends...
Quantum Catz: EK: You don't want to be friends - you just want Isaac and i've seen the way he looks at you - he looks at you like he looks at me, Dolly and Josh, like you're family - but you're not and you won't ever be
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces; sadly:: Except you're wrong. I don't want *just* Isaac. If I did then I might as well just walk away because I know that he comes along with the three of you. I *do* care Eli. But you're right about that last thing. Nothing could ever happen between us if the three of you didn't want it to. *I* wouldn't let it, and I know Isaac wouldn't go through with it either.
Quantum Catz: EK: It's all just talk - it's not like we're even his children ::turns to walk towards the door but his shoulder glances off the edge of a rack and he groans, looking a bit pale::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::thinking he's going to fall, she immediately starts to reach for him but when he doesn't she stops herself in time and forces her arms to her sides:: No, you're his siblings. Who he cares for a lot. What he does affects you.
Quantum Catz: EK: Whatever ::thinks about changing into an animal again but he knows that won't help his arm; hesitates at walking again in case he jarrs it::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns then quickly moves towards the counter to grab her keys and follows him to the door, intending to open it for him::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: I don't need your help ::though he doesn't move to stop her opening the door:: I'm not going to Isaac
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she leans against it, keeping him from leaving. She gives him a rather stern look:: I'm not sure how I'm going to manage it quite yet, but I dont plan to let you get away without going to him. You're hurt and Isaac needs to kn
Maeve Owens: ow about how you feel.
Quantum Catz: EK: He already knows - although Dolly made it sound like i was some attention-seeking five year old. And i don't need healed - it just hurts more cos i went human
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smirks:: Well, somehow I doubt he knows that you *hate* me enough to... do whatever it was you were trying to do. And I'd just feel better knowing for sure if you're arm is okay. So we can go see Isaac now or have him even
Maeve Owens: angrier when he comes looking for you.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: I don't hate you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: Well, you could have fooled me. ::she sighs, almost opening the door but stops:: I'm going to walk over to Isaac. Are you coming?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::sighs:: Fine ::adds, almost under his breath:: I was only trying to scare you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::biting her tongue to stop any smart remarks, she opens the door and waits for him to walk through::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::hesitates and then walks through the door, arm held tightly against his body; a scowl on his face::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs as she locks the doors behind her then turns towards Isaac's place.::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::walks quite slowly towards his house, not looking too happy::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces at his expression but has no idea what more to say to him.::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::uncertainly, before they get there:: I didn't hurt you, did i?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head:: No, I'm fine. ::smiles weakly at him:: I'm sorry I caused that.. ::she motions to his hand::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: I thought i'd hurt you - i can't control the fox thing
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh. I thought maybe I hit you... ::only half joking:: must have been the sweaters that were attacking me instead.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::looks down, not replying::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::knocks on Isaac's door::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::answers the door, smiling slightly when he sees Maeve, though it quickly changes to concern when he notices Eli's arm:: What happened?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles sadly at Isaac then glances down at Eli, waiting for him to speak up::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::looks down, sullenly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: I think he'd rather hear it from you.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: I turned into a fox in mid-air and didn't have time to sort my legs out before i hit the ground
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks at Maeve, frowning a bit, looking concerned, sure that that isn't the whole story::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::gently:: Come on Eli, tell him the rest. Its best to get it out now.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::glares at Maeve and then rolls his eyes and mutters:: I snuck into the shop to scare her but when i flew up at her i knocked her over; i thought i hurt her so i panicked and that's why i fell ::mutters:: You happy now?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks up at Isaac, a bit nervous then down at Eli; softly:: No. He *needs* to know *why* Eli.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::his expression is looking quite serious now but all he says is:: You know you can talk to me, Eli, right? You always knew that before...
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: I did it cos she's not part of our family and you can't make her be just cos you and Josh like her
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles sadly at Isaac, feeling that this probably isn't going to turn out well, and then turns to leave quietly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::opens his mouth to speak but doesn't quite know what to say; glances at Maeve, feeling rather helpless:: Eli...i'm...i'm not trying to do that
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she doesn't look back, feeling like it wasn't her place to intrude any further, and continues on back to the store.::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::snaps:: See? You're even doing it now - you're watching her instead of looking at me ::shoves past his brother to get in the house but has to bite back a groan when it hurts his arm::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::was studying in the kitchen downstairs, but when he hears Eli's angry voice he sneaks out to the front room, eyes wide::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::wanders into see what Eli is shouting about, concern washing over her when she notices his arm:: Are you okay?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::snaps:: I'm fine
Maeve Owens: DK: ::her eyes widen in surprise and she looks over to Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::closes the door and sighs:: Do you want me to heal your arm?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::sneaks over to stand next to Dolly, slipping his hand into hers::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she squeezes his hand in return, smiling down sadly at him::
Quantum Catz: EK: No, i don't, it's fine the way it is
Maeve Owens: DK: ::quietly:: Stop being stubborn Eli and let him fix it...
Quantum Catz: EK: Why should i let him do anything?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks back at Eli:: Is your head hurt too?
Quantum Catz: IS: Eli, i don't understand - what d'you think Maeve's going to do? Brainwash me into forgetting you? Replace you? What? You know i'd do anything for you three
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she shifts uncomfortably, glancing down at the floor::
Quantum Catz: EK: Just leave me alone - i'm going to my room ::heads for the stairs but has to lean against the wall when it jarrs his arm::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::concerned:: Eli! Would you just let Isaac help you!
YarnKittymon: JH: What's wrong with you, Eli? He's just trying to help!
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: There's nothing wrong with me
Maeve Owens: DK: What if its more damaged than you think? If you don't get your arm *properly* cared for you could just make it worse.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks at Isaac seriously:: I'll bet me and Dolly can hold him down.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs and says softly:: Maybe he is old enough to know best. He was a fox when he hurt himself so he must at least know what's damaged from when he changed
Quantum Catz: EK: See? ::makes a face at his sister and younger brother and then starts to move up the stairs, albeit slowly::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she looks back at Isaac in bewilderment, silently asking him if he's really just going to let Eli walk away::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::makes a face back at Eli:: We're trying to help you!
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs and goes to sit in the living room, feeling tired::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::watches Isaac go, then waits for Eli to make it up the stairs, then follows the younger of his brothers::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::heads for his room, not saying anything::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::follows Eli; loudly, down the hall:: Are you trying to keep them apart?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she stands there with a rather conflicted look on her face before she turns to follow Isaac, approaching him rather hesitantly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: There's no point in fighting with him, it only makes him fight more
Quantum Catz: EK: I'm not trying to do anything
YarnKittymon: JH: ::more quietly:: If you're really unhappy, I'll bet Isaac will leave her.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::quietly:: But if you don't say anything to him... then what are you going to do?
Quantum Catz: EK: Well maybe it'd be better if he did - we don't need her
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: Maybe he'll calm down a bit later
YarnKittymon: JH: ::eyes widen, and he suddenly balls his hands into fists, looking for a moment fierce enough to hit Eli, though he doesn't make a move:: What did she ever do to you?
Maeve Owens: DK: What if he doesn't?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::turns to look at his brother:: What'd she ever do *for* me?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::closes his eyes and leans back:: He's asking me to choose - he must know he is
YarnKittymon: JH: What do you want her to do? I'm sure she likes you, and you'd like her too if you gave her a chance.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she looks down to the floor; sadly:: So instead of trying to get him to understand how you feel you're just going to let him have his way?
Quantum Catz: EK: I don't want her to do anything. I just don't want... ::sighs:: Forget it - you're the favourite anyway ::turns to go back into his room::
YarnKittymon: JH: I am not! ::pauses, then, sounding rather angry:: When I got caught in the woods only Mr. Quinn came to rescue me, but remember how we all looked for *you* when *you* ran away?
Quantum Catz: IS: Of course i'm going to try and talk to him but... ::sighs:: I didn't expect an of you to get this upset about it
Quantum Catz: EK: They practically had to knock Isaac out to *stop* him going looking for you
YarnKittymon: JH: ::frowns:: Well, he loves you the same as us. Why don't you think so?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::softly:: Are you going to marry her?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::stops, his hand on the door knob:: Why would he? I'm me
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks at his brother, genuinely puzzled:: That's why he loves you, isn't it? Because we're family?
Quantum Catz: IS: I...don't know. I hope so...maybe...one day...but not unless the three of you were happy with it too
Quantum Catz: EK: You don't have to love someone cos they're in your family
YarnKittymon: JH: ::stares at Eli blankly:: You know *I* love you, right?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::feels a bit bad for a moment, looking down:: Yeah, i know
Maeve Owens: DK: ::sadly:: I don't want you to be unhappy.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks away; quietly:: I'm sorry if you thought I like Maeve more than you.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up and smiles at Dolly:: I know you don't. I'm sure Eli doesn't either - he probably just needs some time to...think things through i guess
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she nods, looking like she wants to ask more but she doesn't. Instead she just turns to go upstairs to her room::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: Well you, Isaac and Maeve did look a nice happy family yesterday at the park
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks at his shoes; softly:: I never even knew Dad, and since we don't have a picture, whenever I think of him, I can only picture Isaac.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::murmurs:: I don't really remember him either
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she comes up the stairs, but stops when she sees the two of them.::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks back at Dolly silently::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::gives Josh a forced smile then chances a glance at Eli::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::was looking down at the ground but when he hears the footsteps on the stairs he looks up; sighs:: I'm going to bed
YarnKittymon: JH: ::approaches Eli and hugs him, silently::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she smiles a little at Eli:: We all love you, you know that right? Isaac would rather leave Maeve then have us upset.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::pats Josh weakly on the back with his good arm; doesn't say anything to Dolly although he doesn't look as annoyed as he did before::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::smiles at Eli:: Good night.
Quantum Catz: EK: 'Night ::turns to go into his room::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she sighs then turns to go into her room without another word::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::tiptoes back downstairs to find Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: :is still sitting in the living room::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::sneaks around behind Isaac and steps in front of him; quietly:: I don't know if Eli knows you love him.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::blinks at Josh for a moment and then sighs:: Well i'll tell him that i do when he's less likely to bite my head off for it
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods at Isaac, looking rather troubled; yawns:: I guess I should go to bed too.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Don't worry about it, Josh - i'm sure it'll all work out
YarnKittymon: JH: ::smiles faintly:: I guess so. You're usually right. Good night, Isaac.
Quantum Catz: IS: Good night, Josh ::opens his arms out for a hug from his little brother::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::hugs Isaac, hard, smiling wider::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Sleep well
YarnKittymon: JH: ::smiles back at his brother and slips off to bed::

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