~Thursday, December 6, 2006~

YarnKittymon: FI: ::looks rather tired; she's in the kitchen, making peanut-butter sandwiches and baking cookies for the kids' lunches; luckily, she's at least got a volunteer teacher seeing to their education and (mostly) keeping them occupied for much of the day, to make things a bit easier on Fiona, but the woman's still a bit overworked; still, there's a smile on her face as she works::
Quantum Catz: DK: ::is between jobs and staying with Fiona for a while; he helps with the kids a bit though he's not much of kiddie person. He's currently helping Fiona in the kitchen though he's not much of a cook. He stops when he sees Becky:: Becks? What are you doing here?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: Hey guys
YarnKittymon: FI: ::laughs slightly, pulling her hair back from her face:: Becky, hi! How are you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins:: I'm good - i've got some news actually
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiles warmly:: Well, don't keep us waiting; what is it?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances a bit warily at Dominick and then says:: Me and Toby are getting married
YarnKittymon: FI: ::just a little surprised:: Really? ::steps forward and hugs Becky, grinning:: Congratulations!
Quantum Catz: DK: ::doesn't look anywhere near as happy as Fiona:: You're kidding, right? I still can't believe you even got back together with him
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grinned when Fiona replied positively and hugged her back though she winces at Dominick's words, not saying anything::
YarnKittymon: FI: ::quietly:: Dominick, I could tell he wasn't a bad person...would you like to take me to see him so I can make sure he loves her?
Quantum Catz: DK: ::mutters:: It doesn't matter if he loves her - he said he loved her then as well
YarnKittymon: FI: ::a little stubbornly:: Then zip back fifty years ago and see if they're still happily married, why don't you.
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't care if i'll be happy in 50 years - i'm happy now ::looks at Dominick:: Really
Quantum Catz: DK: ::sighs:: You'd better stay that way - there are worse places i could take him to than the present ::he smiles weakly which is about as much of a relent as he's willing to make at the moment::
YarnKittymon: FI: ::sighs slightly, smiling, and reaches for an oven mitt just before the timer rings::
Quantum Catz: BM: Well...the wedding's in about a month and...i was thinking about finding his family for him...it shouldn't be that hard...i'm surprised he hasn't ever asked me to try really...
YarnKittymon: FI: ::gets the cookies out of the oven; softly:: He was really hurt when we met him, probably more hurt than he'd let on to you.
Quantum Catz: BM: What d'you mean?
YarnKittymon: FI: Even after all he went through, all he learned from his friends, he still held it against his parents, that he got locked up. Not that he'd say it in as many words.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Yeah, he said something to me about them not trying to get him out...but, come on, even if his parents were campaigning the whole way through to try and save him...it's not like a friendly doctor was gonna come up and let him know about it
YarnKittymon: FI: ::softly:: What were we supposed to say to him, how lucky he was to even *have* parents? Though Toby was still nervous and scared back then, looking over his shoulder every five minutes like a doctor was gonna sneak up on him. Maybe he's better now.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Well he tried to send a letter to them to let them know he was okay so he can't blame them that much - and i know he misses his sister, she's the only one of them he's really talked much about
YarnKittymon: FI: ::rather gently:: I'm sure all the bad thoughts he had will go away as soon as he sees them again. And they'd be so happy to see him.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: Well that's what i'm hoping anyway
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiles at Becky, her eyes shining:: You're so sweet to think of it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: Well i just know that i wouldn't be too happy if i couldn't have you guys there
YarnKittymon: FI: ::glances back at Dominick:: Well, I know you two will be happy together.
Quantum Catz: DK: ::hasn't ben looking too happy up till then, not quite believing that Toby deserves Becky's kindness though he smiles weakly when Becky mention:: Well just make sure they're on the island when i am or they won't be going anywhere
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins at Dominick:: And can you bring Christa and Clayton too? Last people i'll ask you for, promise
Quantum Catz: DK: ::laughs weakly:: Yeah sure, i guess
YarnKittymon: FI: ::laughs too, smiling at Dominick:: It'll be fun, and you probably don't even have to bring her a gift, after all the trouble you're going to.
Quantum Catz: DK: Well i did put the guy there in the first place - guess i only have myself to blame
YarnKittymon: FI: So, when *is* the big day?
Quantum Catz: BM: It's on the 15th...which's exactly five weeks from now
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiling:: Well, you didn't waste any time on it, did you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: Well it's not going to be a very big thing - the hardest parts getting everyone in the same time period
YarnKittymon: FI: ::looks back at Dominick:: You can get Toby's family back a couple days early, at least, can't you?
Quantum Catz: DK: ::shrugs:: Whenever you want as long as they behave themselves when they're there
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiles again:: I'm sure they will.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Well if they really want to see them then they'll just have to, won't they
YarnKittymon: FI: ::suddenly turns her attention back to the sandwiches, and starts another, glancing back at Becky:: I'm sorry; it's almost noon. Did you want to stay for lunch?
Quantum Catz: DK: ::smirks slightly:: You ca help her with the kids for a while and then i won't have to
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: sure, if you want
YarnKittymon: FI: ::smiles:: You and Dominick can set the table, then, if I can put you to work.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: No, i don't mind ::goes with dominick to do so::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::went to the place she stayed at when she ran away before to find some more modern clothes so is now wearing jeans and a pale blue jumper; she's feeling a bit nervous about hunting out Toby's family like this though she decided do do it the harder way and rather than teleport right to them, she teleported to a general area that her powers apparently thought they were in and then found them that way. So she knocks on their front door in the late afternoon, stretching the sleeve of her jumper over her hand a bit nervously::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::a rather pleasant looking woman wearing dress slacks with a casual white shirt answers the door. Theres confusion in her pretty hazel eyes when she sees Becky standing there:: Hello. May I help you dear?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::her mind kind of draws a blank when she sees the woman there:: Um...I...are you...Mrs. Hamilton?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she frowns, although her voice remains calm and friendly:: Yes I am.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Maybe i should've planned what i was going to say a bit better ::takes a deep breath:: I'm...here about Toby...
Maeve Owens: SH: ::the woman's eyes widen, not moving her gaze from Becky, she calls over her shoulder:: Tom!
YarnKittymon: TH: ::a man with dark brown hair, just starting to bald in back, and wearing a few extra pounds, comes to the door; he's wearing a sweater over a button-up shirt and even though he hasn't heard the conversation, he always looks a bit haunted behind the laugh lines on his face; nods to Becky, then looks back at his wife:: Who's this?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::smiles a little at herself for not handling this better:: I'm sorry, I didn't ask your name? Would you care to come inside?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is now fidgiting with her hands:: That's okay...I'm Becky. And i guess a doorway isn't the best place to talk about this...
Maeve Owens: SH: ::smiles a little uneasily as she opens the door wider for her to come in. She glances up to her husband; softly:: She's here about Toby. ::looking back to Becky:: Did you know him from school?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::stops in his tracks when his wife mentions Toby, not able to suppress the wild hope he's feeling, though he doesn't form a question, Shannon and Becky can both probably see his hopes in his eyes::
Quantum Catz: BM: Uh...no ::notices the look in Tom's eyes and smiles slightly:: I met him four years ago in...New York
Maeve Owens: SH: ::hurt flashes in her eyes, and she shakes her head; quietly:: I'm sorry, you must be mistaken. Our Toby's been dead for quite some time.
YarnKittymon: ((And forgive me; I'm going to to the unconscionable and try to give this poor fellow an actual Boston accent ^^; ))
YarnKittymon: TH: ::stares at Becky, then nods; softly:: He nevah could've escaped the lab.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Well he did - he's not much of a one for giving up
Maeve Owens: SH: If he did, then we would have heard from him by now. ::she looks to her husband::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: He tried to send a letter but you'd moved - and you must know what happens to escaped variants who try to go home
Quantum Catz: LX: ::has been listening from the other room; steps out, limping but not using her crutch:: So it's my fault? I tried to tell them we didn't have to move!
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks back at Lexie, rather alarmed:: It's not true, Lexie, it can't be. No sense in getting yaw hopes up.
Quantum Catz: BM: It is true, i swear
Maeve Owens: SH: Maybe we should discuss what makes you think its so true? Hm?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks at Becky steadily:: Can you prove it?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: I have a picture of him with me but since it's been 8 years since you last saw him, that might not help. You can ask me whatever you want...i'm only trying to help him find you again
YarnKittymon: TH: ::softly:: Where's the pictah?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::pulls a photograph from her pocket; it looks old-fashioned since it was taken in the 1930s and of course, they're both wearing old fashioned clothes::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks at his wife doubtfully::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::her eyes narrow at the picture and she shakes her head; frowning:: Miss? I'm sorry, it looks like the man there could be a close relation but it looks like a couple right out of the 30's. ::she looks closer at Becky::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: It's all a long story, you know...but what would be the point in me coming here and lying about this? Does the picture actually look 70 years old to you?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::still not letting himself believe:: So? Wheah is he now?
Quantum Catz: BM: On an island off of California
Quantum Catz: LX: ::softly, with a determined look in her eye:: Why are we asking all this? I'd soon know if she was telling the truth
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she glances to her daughter; commanding softly:: No, Lexie.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::shakes his head:: Can we go see him?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::looks at her mother:: It's the only way to know for sure - unless you plan on just tossing her out
Quantum Catz: BM: That's what i was wanting you to do...go see him, i mean
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she gives her daughter a meaningful look, silently asking her if she wants this woman to have her thrown in the lab as well. Her gaze cuts to Becky:: Why isn't he here with you then?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::nods silently::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: He doesn't actually know i'm here. I wasn't sure i was going to do this till i talked to my friend. And besides...i don't know if people are still looking for him or not...i gues it's been four years but...people can have long memories with variants
YarnKittymon: TH: ::nods, looking at the photograph again:: Tell me something about him, then.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she frowns, watching Becky closely::
Quantum Catz: BM: What do you want to know?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::pulls one of her elbow length glows off of her hand, though she doesn't move forward::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::weakly:: Do you even know what city he's from? His brother's name?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she glances to her daughter and shakes her head, fearful of what might happen if Becky should find out.::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: He's from Boston. His brother's Phoebus and always told him off for using his powers...but he doesn't really talk about it much
YarnKittymon: TH: ::is struck speechless::
Maeve Owens: SH: Well, you might have known him but how do we know you really met him four years ago? What inspired you to come here?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: He and i are getting married soon...i didn't want him to not have his family there - i never had any parents but i don't know what i'd do if i couldn't have my brother and my best friend there
YarnKittymon: TH: ::is, if anything, more shocked:: What?
Quantum Catz: LX: Come on! Let me do this - at least for once it can be useful to me for something
Maeve Owens: SH: ::for once in her life she is completely lost for words. That is until her daughter speaks up; sharply:: Lexie hush! It could only cause *more* problems. ::fixes her daughter with the same look:: And it may be for nothing.
Quantum Catz: LX: Well at least i'd've tried!
YarnKittymon: TH: ::shakes his head, soberly:: Dahling, let her try it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at them all:: Try what?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::quickly:: Don't say what, in case she's lying.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::looks at her husband; astonished:: What? You're willing to risk it? This woman may need psychological help for all we know!
YarnKittymon: TH: I'm not selling Lexie down the rivah faw Toby, but she wants to do it too.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::softly:: I just am not sure its wise. You know what happens... ::she sighs:: But she is a grown woman, and I suppose I cant hold her back.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::moves forward, slowly because her knee's sore and she should really be using her crutch; to Becky:: Give me your hand
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates:: Why? Not to be suspicious or anything but the only other person i ever met who wore gloves like you nearly killed me when she touched me
YarnKittymon: TH: ::softly:: She won't hurt you.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::does nothing to hide her disapproving look but she remains quiet::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates and then holds out her hand::
Quantum Catz: LX: ::touches Becky's hand - her eyes start to fill up with tears almost immediately and her fingers clench around Becky's after about a minute, she backs away, but so quickly that her knee jars and she falls to the floor, looking pale and upset::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she immediately goes to her daughter:: Lexie? Are you okay? Talk it out honey.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks rather pale herself::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::kneels by his daughter, trying to help her up with the gloved arm; pauses:: Let me get your crutch.
Quantum Catz: LX: I...I... ::takes a deep breath, looking up at Becky wide-eyed:: She... ::swallows and closes her eyes:: She was telling the truth
YarnKittymon: TH: What did you see?
Quantum Catz: LX: ::puts her ungloved hand over her eyes as if she's trying hard to focus on the memories with Toby:: Her brother took him into the past, asked her to look after him...cos he can...they can...travel through time...
Quantum Catz: BM: Oh god, you read my mind, didn't you? I'm so sorry - i have some pretty awful memories...i wouldn't wish them on anyone... ::looks guilty::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks in disbelief at his daughter, then back up at Becky:: So he's really alive?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she's in shock; her mind completely blank other than the thought that her son might be alive::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods, still looking at Lexie::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::hugs Lexie, his arms shaking a little; softly:: Thank you, honey...
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she glances up at Becky; softly:: When is the wedding? When can we see him? ::her gaze immediately returns to her daughter, making sure she's okay::
Quantum Catz: LX: Hey, i wanted to know just as much as you... ::is still trying to take deep breaths::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::gets up, listening, but heading off to fetch Lexie's crutch::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: The wedding's in five weeks...you'll have to go to the island so my brother can take you...
Quantum Catz: LX: ::hurriedly pulls on her other glove, not looking up::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::nods, frowning as he looks back at Shannon:: Do you think Feeb will believe us?
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she shakes her head:: I don't know. I think I believe it but it just hasn't quite sunk in. ::tears start to well up in her eyes:: He's been alive all this time? Where? Doing what?
Quantum Catz: BM: Well he's been on the island for most of the time since he got out of the labs...
YarnKittymon: TH: ::brings Lexie's crutch back to her::
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she looks to her husband:: We need to call Phoebus. We should decide what we're going to do.
YarnKittymon: TH: There's nothing to decide. We're going to the island.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::slowly stands up with her father's help, though she doesn't look too happy about using the crutch; softly:: He's been using his powers to make a living - Feeb'll love that one, not that he could say anything
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she nods, then looks over to Becky:: I don't know what to say. Thank you doesn't seem to be enough. ::she smiles weakly then turns to her husband; quietly:: Go call him Tom.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I could take one of you to see Phoebus if you'd rather tell him in person...though i'd have to wait a while before i could bring you back
YarnKittymon: TH: ::instantly nods, then pauses:: How?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: I can teleport you there
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks a little pale, but nods, holding out his hand:: All right.
Maeve Owens: SH: ::she watches wide eyed but doesn't say anything::
Quantum Catz: BM: Is anyone but him gonna be in his house?
YarnKittymon: TH: Not last I heard.
Quantum Catz: LX: ::leans against the wall, still looking pale::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: well that makes my life easier anyway ::takes Tom's hand and teleports to Phoebus::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::sitting in his living room reading over a medical journal which just about flies out of his hands when the two people appear in his living room. He blinks, looking from Becky then to his father:: Whats going on?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks around, nearly as disbelieving as Pheobus is at finding himself in his son's living room::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::finally, softly:: Toby's alive.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is feeling a bit faint considering all the travelling she's done today but doesn't say anything::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he slowly rises from his couch, staring dumbstruck at his father. After a few seconds he clears his throat, then softly:: What? How do you know?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::nods at Becky:: This heer's Becky, and she knew who you were, and Lexie said it's true.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly at Phoebus:: Well i knew your name anyway. Hi...
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he blinks:: Where'd you come from? ::frustrated; he runs a hand through his dark blonde hair:: I'm sorry, I'm having a hard time believing this. Anyone mind telling me whats going on? From the beginning.
YarnKittymon: TH: ::quietly:: Appahrently this girl's a vahriant, and she met Toby. He's on that island right now, sometime in the past.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: He escaped from the labs four years ago and my brother took him to the past to where i was and asked me to look out for him
Maeve Owens: PH: ::looking a bit skeptical:: So why didn't you bring him along?
YarnKittymon: TH: It doesn't matteh, does it? Lexie *checked* and she's telling the truth.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces:: If you'd told me that was what she was doing i could've warned her
YarnKittymon: TH: ::softly:: We didn't know you wehn't a spy.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he frowns at Becky, then shakes his head:: You came to tell us that he is alive, now when do we get to see him?
Quantum Catz: BM: You need my brother to take you into the past and he'll be on the island in just over a month...
Maeve Owens: PH: Why a month?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Toby and i are getting married then - that's why i decided to try and find you
YarnKittymon: TH: ::smiling, astounded to think of his little boy getting married::
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he shakes his head, wanting to smile but just not being able to allow himself. He looks over to his father:: He's really alive? *And* getting married?
YarnKittymon: TH: ::nods:: You're coming, right?
Maeve Owens: PH: Of course. If he's really there I wouldn't miss it for anything.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly::
YarnKittymon: TH: ::looks at Becky; softly:: Shannon's right; theh's no way to thank you enough, Becky. Can we take you out to dinneh?
Maeve Owens: PH: ::he sits back down again, staring off into space, trying to make sense of it all::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: You don't have to do that. Really...i just...wanted his family to be at least a small part of his life again. I mean..he couldn't go home when he escaped...and he couldn't get a letter to you...
Maeve Owens: PH: ::glancing up to Becky:: After the wedding.... its not likely that we'll see him again? I know that it was probably too dangerous for him to come before?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates:: I guess you could always meet on the island ::chuckles slightly:: I'd have to pester my brother to get you in the same time period...but he could do it
YarnKittymon: TH: ::just shakes his head, still awed:: It's a fah sight bettah than thinking he's in a lab or dead.
Maeve Owens: PH: ::softly:: That it is.

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