YarnKittymon: : ::Libby wakes up that afternoon,
rather disoriented and a bit dehydrated, and she has no idea what
she's doing in a prison cell...when things are explained to her
she feels even worse::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::comes into visiting Libby; smiling sadly at her:: Hey. How you feeling? I um, tried to convince them to let you out yesterday but they wouldn't hear none of it. ::shrugs apologetically::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::groans softly, sipping the glass of water the warden gave her:: From what I understand, they'd be happy to let me *far* out...
Quantum Catz: BM: This isn't fair - i'm sure everyone's fine...they just don't happen to be here
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods, smiling weakly:: We're working on an idea to change their minds... we'll figure something out.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, her voice shaking:: What if they're not? I knew I was dangerous, but not this much...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::half joking:: Hey I made it back didn't I? That should mean everyone else is just enjoying their vacation.
Quantum Catz: BM: And Dolly's back now too, and eli should be soon
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks guilty for about two seconds before she finally masks it with a brighter smile::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles through the bars at her friends, though she still looks quite dejected:: Thanks for believing in me, even if you probably shouldn't.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she puts her hands on the bar:: I wish we could get you out of there. I know sitting in there isn't any fun. ::looks even more guilty since she has no idea how to do that::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Where'd you wind up, Maeve?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles weakly, glancing at Becky quickly; she laughs:: Oh, I spent a few hours laying out at the beach.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::joking weakly:: Not on the island though, of course, trust Maeve to cause hassle
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs, looking down; quietly:: Maeve, I could've put you in danger...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wants to tell her friend what they think happened but doesn't want to worry her more::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::good thing Libby isn't looking cause she winces:: Well, you didn't cause this in the first place, and I was fine.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head:: If I didn't, then who did?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::swallows hard:: Someone no one has seen yet... but you must know you couldn't have Libby. I didn't move ahead in time. I changed locations.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down; if libby thought about it, she'd probably realise if she thought about hers and dominick's different powers:: I'll go look for some of the other people soon - i'm sure they're fine too...
Quantum Catz: ((libby and becky are so related in some way, i'm sure...))
Quantum Catz: ((;))
YarnKittymon: ((Quite possibly :D Of course, that means one of Libby's descendants got labbed :P ))
Maeve Owens: ((sure.. make maeve even more left out :P he he))
YarnKittymon: LB: ::eyes widen as it dawns on her:: You don't think...::looks between Maeve and Becky, bewildered::
Quantum Catz: ((but if they hadn't then becky wouldn't exist so it's all good ;)))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::trying to look blank:: think what?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks confused:: what?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head, looking tired:: Absolutely not. I must have done it myself; there's no other explanation.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks like she wants to shake Libby for just a second there:: If you did then that would be like me.. suddenly being able to use ice as well.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to catch maeve's eye, to get her not to upset libby further:: Maybe we should let you rest some more, libby
YarnKittymon: LB: ::exhales deeply; softly:: You'll send Jack here when he comes, right? Don't go after him, Becky; I know he can take care of himself but some of the relatives of the missing don't trust *their* loved ones so well.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks rather defeated and doesn't attempt to say anymore::
Quantum Catz: BM: He'll probably come straight her anyway - Dolly was sent to him when she disappeared so he knows what's going on
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods, trying to smile; softly:: Thanks for stopping by...don't worry; I'll be all right.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: Okay. We'll be back to check on you later then?
YarnKittymon: LB: You don't have to trouble yourselves.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: You can't get rid of us that easily - we'll be back later whether you want us or not
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: I just figured you'd want company... ::she looks around wincing::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods to both of them:: Thank you.
YarnKittymon: : ::Libby is sitting in her cell
that afternoon, reading a book that the guard (Harry, who pulled
a few strings to be there) offered her, as she didn't feel like
talking with the man right now::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::has only just gotten back but he's gone straight to where they're keeping libby, walking into the room looking more than a little annoyed::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks up when Jack comes in, flushing a little, and looking down; she sets her book down, but doesn't get up, and doesn't say anything::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::glances at Harry:: Hey, mate ::then moves forward to where libby is; smirks slightly, trying to hide his annoyance at the world:: Well i never expected things t'ever be this way round, anyway
YarnKittymon: LB: ::finally looks up at him; softly:: I loved you ever since we met, Jack, but I really fell for you the first time you came to see me when I was locked up.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::sighs:: Don't think just offerin' t' take a whipping for you's gonna make a difference t'the people outside just now
YarnKittymon: LB: ::finally gets up, reaching through the bars to take Jack's hand; quietly:: So what do we do? We can't...::glances over at Harry, who's at least pretending to read a dime novel himself, then whispers:: I know Becky could
YarnKittymon: sneak me off somewhere, but what good would it do?
Quantum Catz: JK: Well, ain't that what they want? Fer you t'leave? ::looks annoyed:: There's probably a bunch of people even in this town could kill a person where they stand and they ain't bein' run out, are they?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: For all everyone knows, I killed almost everyone in that theater.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::bitterly:: Yeah, 'for all they know' - cos it's not like they can be bothered to actually find out fer themselves, is it?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: They've put out calls on the airwaves and it doesn't seem like there's anyone missing who just turned up on Kitar. And some of the people *can't* be bothered to leave the island to look; they look too unusual to
YarnKittymon: get away with going on the mainland.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::takes a deep breath and can't help but look down at Libby's stomach, wondering what there child might be like when it's born, if this is what it can manage now:: They'll make their way back, n if they don't, Becky'll find them
YarnKittymon: LB: ::follows Jack's gaze, worry entering her eyes:: So what are we going to do now?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::hesitates, looking back up at Libby:: I guess it depends what y'want. ::sighs:: Fightin' them might not be such a good idea...if all they want is fer you t'leave...leavin' ain't such a bad thing...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::cringes:: Maeve and Becky are here, Jack...and the shop, besides. I don't think I could get $10 selling it, and the house isn't worth much more when no one has any money...
Quantum Catz: JK: ::opens his mouth to speak, for a moment he wants to argue with all of that, knowing that if he's worried about his child's powers then the people who've lost someone will be far worse, but he doesn't want to worry her; tries to smile reassuringly:: I only just got back, Libby, n i've been pissed off the whole way here after everythin' in Rellins. The others've been here - i'll talk t'them - see what they think about what's goin' on. If you don't want t' leve - we won't.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles at Jack for a moment, then pauses; quietly:: What happened in Rellins?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::shakes his head:: Nothin' big - just a whole bunch of crap tryin' to stop me gettin' straight back here when i heard. It's sorted now
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs, looking down; very softly:: Do you think it would hurt the baby if I let that girl take my powers away?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::for a moment jack doesn't reply, looking again at her stomach:: I dunno, this's been your world longer'n mine - i wouldn't take the chance if it wasn't sure though...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head, exhaling slowly:: I wouldn't risk hurting it for anything. ::shakes her head:: Maybe you'd better go try your luck with Maeve and Becky, see if they have any ideas.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::squeezes her hand:: It ain't over yet - it'll be sorted. I promise
YarnKittymon: LB: ::reaches through the bars to touch Jack's face:: If anyone can do it, it's you.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles wryly:: Y'got more faith probably even than my mom - but i'll sort somethin' out
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods, trying to smile for him:: I do feel better, now that you're here.
Quantum Catz: JK: Well you got a whole bunch of friends who'd do as much for you as i could
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grins:: I know, but you're the only one obligated by law to stick with me.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles:: Well y'know i ain't never been much of a one fer the law but i guess that's one way t'look at it
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grins; sounding a little sarcastic:: Yeah, thanks. ::leans closer to the bars:: Do I at least get a kiss before you go?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smirks:: Well i guess y'deserve a bit of a treat while yer in there ::leans down to kiss her throught he bars::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smirks:: All right, off with you...if you don't get this squared away in a few months...well, I don't think Harry there would make much of a midwife.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::laughs slightly::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::laughs:: Yeah, no offense, mate, but i ain't got much faith in yer midwifing abilities either ::smiles at Libby:: I'll come back n see you later
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods; softly:: Goodbye... ::sits down again, staring at the cover of her book::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at Libby once more:: Don't worry - Maeve's got out of worse scrapes'n this - i'm sure you'll manage
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks back up at him, smiling slightly:: That's true...good luck.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles:: I'll see y'later ::goes to see Maeve, Becky and the others::
YarnKittymon: : ::Toby and Becky took up Maeve
on an invitation to dinner at her house; though it's just sandwiches,
Toby notes that it's a lot better than most of what he can make...certainly
anything he can make without a stove::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hasn't been the most talkative of people since they left Libby, too busy worrying about what might happen to her::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is trying to keep everyone cheered up; he's worried, but not nearly so much as Becky and probably Maeve, since he hasn't known Libby as long, and he figures since the idiot mayor's on their side, things have to work out::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her mind has wondered a few times through the evening, but like Toby, she's trying to make the best of things::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::goes to toby and becky's house first, to see if either of them are home; when he doesn't get a reply, he heads for maeve's and knocks on the door, rather impatiently::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns:: Um, I'll be right back. ::she gets up from the table, having to hide a wince when she hits the back of her leg on the chair, and quickly heads for the door. She opens it, looking worried once she sees Jack:: Something happen?
Quantum Catz: JK: What, other than the obvious?
Maeve Owens: MV: Well yeah, its not like you show up on my doorstep for no reason all the time Jack. ::she steps back:: Did you want to come in? Becky and Toby are here.
Quantum Catz: JK: Yeah, i figured you guys'd be together...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::gets up when he hears Jack's voice, and walks to the entry:: You have any plans?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she closes the door once Jack is inside::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smirks slightly:: Take it that means you don't? ::rubs his eyes:: I ain't slept much and i was pissed off before i even got here, anyone annoys me and i'll probably punch their lights out right now so i didn't stick around to
Quantum Catz: find out what 'popular opinion' was about Libby
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Half the town lost someone, and most of them want Libby off the island. ::quietly:: At least.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sighs::
Quantum Catz: JK: And what's the most these guys want then?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks at Jack as if it were obvious:: Their relatives back and Libby off the island... ::straightens up; quietly:: Which we wont let happen...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: Just a couple hotheads. But the mayor has her guarded, Jack, and once everyone's back safe they'll let up.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at Maeve as if she's the one missing the obvious; to Toby:: What if everyone doesn't get back safe?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: If that happens, we might have to get her away after all.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head slightly, dropping her gaze away from Jack::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::goes through to sit down on a chair, rubbing his eyes again::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: The mayor's on her side, if that means anything. Not that any of us is fond of him, but at least he's trying.
Maeve Owens: MV: So theres nothing new to go on? No bright ideas to work out? Cause we cant exactly just leave it to the mayor...
Quantum Catz: JK: She don't want to leave. Dolly said it was the baby and not Libby...if it is...how much more worried d'you reckon people'd be if they knew that?
Maeve Owens: MV: Probably even more. And all of you will still be sent away.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: We'll figure something out. The mayor's trying to go to the island council, but I don't see that they'd take his side.
Maeve Owens: MV: They wont even listen to the few witnesses they have. I'm out of ideas.
Quantum Catz: JK: Is it normal...for babies t'be able to do something like this before they're even born?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I've never heard of it, except in the labs, and even then, what we heard wasn't always the truth.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::hesitates:: Labs?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes:: If you believe I come from the future, I guess you can believe it's not much fun to be a variant there.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she just looks away::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::runs a hand through his hair:: At least that means if it is the baby, they won't just leap to conclusions and start getting worried about how dangerous it is
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Maybe we need to go to the mainland and try to track everyone down ourselves.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: You don't know how far they've all gone...Maeve ended up in New York
Quantum Catz: BM: Who knows where the others went
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she cringes:: Shhh.... everyone thinks I ended up at the beach.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, looking at Becky:: How tired would it make you to just *check* on everyone? You wouldn't have to bring them back unless they were in danger. Maybe everyone really is on vacation having fun.
Quantum Catz: BM: Would you be having fun if you'd just been teleported to some distant place with no idea how you got there or how to get back?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::suddenly snaps his fingers:: Guy could *find* them...or tell us where they were, anyway. Then we could...I don't know; send them train fare or something.
Maeve Owens: MV: It's worth a try I guess.
Quantum Catz: BM:I guess i'll go get him then
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Okay.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::teleports to find Guy::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::returns a few minutes later with Guy::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::frowns, looking around:: I'll need to talk to everyone who's lost someone...this town's growing every day, and I don't know half the people here at all.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hesitantly:: Can you start with Eli?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::nods:: Yeah. ::looks at Toby:: A gold apiece, right?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: Price came down from last time...bulk discount?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::closes his eyes without answering::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the longer he takes the more nervous she gets::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::opens his eyes after a minute or so:: I'm pretty sure it's him, though it doesn't seem quite like him...and he's in the air. ::frowns:: I need a map; I'll point to the place, because I can't quite think of the name.
Quantum Catz: BM: He'll still be flying back here
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sighs in relief::: I dont have a map, I just wanted to make sure he was ok.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::quietly:: Well, it sounds like the rest of the town won't be happy with just a vague assurance, does it?
Maeve Owens: MV: We thought if we had a location we could send for them some how. It might ease their minds somewhat. I thought it was at least worth a try.
YarnKittymon: GU: I can sense whereabouts on the continent they are, but I don't know the geography well enough to give a city or even a state. Someone find a map of the mainland and some pushpins. May I use your wall, Maeve?
Maeve Owens: MV: Sure. Go head. Can't help you on the map though. ::she looks at Toby::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I have one at home; I'll get it. ::leaves to do so::
Maeve Owens: MV: Should one of us be alerting the mayor to what you are doing then?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shrugs:: I don't care, myself, but I guess that's your best bet now.
Maeve Owens: MV: Okay then. ::heads for the door to do just that::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor is outside, looking rather tired, and trying to reason with a small group of very angry people who won't accept his answers at all:: Even if it was her fault, it was an accident; threats won't bring them back!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she walks up to the mayor; quietly:: May I have a word with you?
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor nods, excusing himself from the angry crowd; he rubs his eyes and looks back at Maeve tiredly:: Please don't tell me you're here to demand something too.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::tries hard not to glare at him:: Sort of but there wont be any demanding and it's worth your time. ::forces a small grin::
YarnKittymon: : ::quietly:: What, then?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks around at the crowd:: Alone if you dont mind.
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor nods:: To your house, then; my secretary can't even keep them out of the office. ::walks towards Maeve's house::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stays silent on the way, not wanting to say anything in fear her house might be mobbed if word spread too quickly::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor goes inside, frowning just slightly when he sees Jack--the man still intimidates him:: What is it, Miss Owens?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::mutters:: Appeasing the masses...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she points to Guy:: For a small price he can locate those missing.
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor frowns:: But that won't bring them back, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: No, but they'll know where they are and maybe money can be sent to get them home quicker?
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor slowly nods:: Well, it's something. ::looks at Jack; quietly:: Even if this works, I'm afraid some of the townspeople still won't be too kindly disposed towards your wife.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at the mayor, his eyes cold:: Then they can come answer to me
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor cringes:: I suppose that'll be incentive enough. ::nods to Guy:: Come on; we'll set you up in my office. The town will fund everything...the treasurer sides with me too. ::heads towards the door::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she follows them, ready to close the door once they are gone::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor looks back at Jack; quietly:: You might want to get some sleep, Jack. I don't think this is gonna blow over in the next day or two.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::mutters, not looking at the mayor:: I'll rest when my wife's safe at home
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor shakes his head:: She's safer where she is now, for the time-being anyway. ::quietly:: I guess you know the mainland better than a native like me. You coming along? ::glances at Becky too::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::nods, not saying anything else::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: Becky should only be called in if its an emergency. ::she looks around for Toby::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks away when the mayor looks at her:: I'd rather not have to go out and face a bunch of people who all want me to go fetch their loved ones
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor nods:: All right, then. ::heads off to his office, which, as predicted, is fairly mobbed with people, though between the lot of them they manage to get the place cleaned out; Toby brings them a map of the United
YarnKittymon: States; the mayor already had pushpins on his own bulletin board::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::sits down; softly:: I'm ready when everyone else is.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::stands nearby, with his arms folded::
YarnKittymon: : ::the secretary has already explained the situation to the people outside, who have formed a bit of an orderly line, and they're let in, family by family. Many of the people are in or around Rellins and Hollywood; a few are actually on Kitar Island, though generally by the coasts, and a few of them are all the way in New York or in the Midwest; Guy is fairly exhausted by the time the last interested family leaves::
YarnKittymon: : ::the secretary and mayor marked each location with a pushpin and a number, and took records of where everyone is; the mayor sighs when they're finally finished:: Looks like it'll cost over 500 gold to bring everyone back.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::after a long pause:: Well, forget about my fee. That'll save you a bit of money. Do you need anything else?
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor quietly says:: Thank you, Mr. Stowe. If you'd be kind enough to stay the night, I'll gladly pay all your expenses.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::hesitates, then remembers a certain plant-loving friend of his in town, and nods, smiling slightly:: All right...I'll collect when I come back in the morning. ::heads to the door::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor looks at Jack:: I'll start making arrangements to contact the missing immediately, though it'll likely take a couple days to even contact them all. It might be faster to just go to Rellins and Hollywood to pick up the people nearby.
Quantum Catz: JK: Well i've had enough of Rellins fer now so i ain't going . I know people i could send but whether the *town*'d want that...i dunno
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor considers; quietly:: Perhaps not. I'm sure I can find some people more...um...::shakes his head:: I'm too tired to mince words; you know what I mean. The townspeople are upset enough as it is. Once everyone's back safe, I'm sure I can get your wife freed.
Quantum Catz: JK: She'll be freed one way or the other, anyway ::turns to go:: I'm gonna get that rest y'suggested, s been a long day
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor nods:: Good. I'm working as hard as I can, Jack...this island's supposed to be a place for people to be sheltered, not to worry about their powers.
Quantum Catz: JK: Yeah ::though he doesn't seem to believe him::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor shrugs, not having anything else to say:: I'll see you later, then.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::heads off home::
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