YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks rather downcast when
she arrives at Becky's orphanage, expected to train with children
to try to control her dangerous powers::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles at Libby when she arrives:: It isn't that bad you know, the kids'll love having someone new to hang out with
YarnKittymon: LB: ::flushes slightly:: I'm sure they want an old lady to play with.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: They like anyone new, at least for the first day anyway
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles slightly:: And I suppose I should learn to like kids. ::grins, looking around:: Where am I headed?
Quantum Catz: BM: This way ::heads through the orphanage to the room where the class is being held::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::follows Becky, looking around anxiously at the children about, though when a little girl smiles at her, she smiles back, put a bit more at ease::
YarnKittymon: : ::the room is rather small, with just a few chairs; in one of the chairs is a girl around 16 who seems to be completely covered in green fur; her longer, darker green fur on her head is held back by a headband, and she's wearing a pretty dress that falls just below the knee and rather large boots::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl smiles warmly at Becky and Libby when they come in, holding out a hand to Libby:: I'm Ella; I don't suppose you've heard of me.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head, shaking the furry hand:: Should I have?
Maeve Owens: CM: ::a boy of about 7, with brown curly hair and dark eyes, is sitting next to the little girl who smiled at Libby. He watches her without much expression and he keeps rather quiet::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::introduces herself to Ella, then turns to the cute boy, smiling:: What's your name?
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he cocks his head to the side, watching her for a momen before responding quietly:: Chris.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles at the boy, then sits down between the two kids, looking rather anxiously at Becky::
Maeve Owens: CM: ::stares a bit longer at Libby before he remembers his manners and quickly jerks his gaze away::
Quantum Catz: JN: ::a 13 year old girl with her long brown hair tied back in a pleat comes through the door looking out of breath:: Sorry I'm late - i nearly got here and then i ended up back in my room. ::heads for the table with the others and then suddenly disappears, reappearing in the doorway:: Sorry I'm-- ::stops, looking a bit confused and then sighs and heads for the table again::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles warmly at the girl, liking her already:: Good morning...I guess I'll be in your class for a while.
Quantum Catz: JN: ::smiles weakly at Libby as she sits down:: Hi, I'm Jenn - i'm not the best pupil if you didn't guess already
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, looking at Jenn:: Have you been practicing the meditation technique i taught you?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::instantly frowns, looking at the floor instead of at Becky::
Maeve Owens: CM: ::steals a glance at Libby, much like a young kid would at any new classmate, but is still rather shy to say anything::
Quantum Catz: JN: ::looks ever so slightly guilty:: I'm sorry...my schoolwork's been building up and i haven't really had time. I'll try to do better this week, Miss...uh, Mrs. Hamilton
YarnKittymon: LB: ::stays silent::
YarnKittymon: EW: ::grins at Jenn:: When you get really good you'll have time to do your homework three or four times, won't you?
Maeve Owens: CM: ::watches the grils with wide eyes, fidgeting slightly when things take too long to begin::
Quantum Catz: JN: ::rolls her eyes:: If my body ever actually bothered to go back in time instead of just making me go back to somewhere i don't want to be
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Jenn, a bit worried and then turns to the other two:: I hope you two have been listening to me a bit more - i don't want to have to start checking up on you ::the last words are said as a half-serious joke::
YarnKittymon: EW: ::nods:: Yes, ma'am.
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he shifts again, then nods his head::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles at Chris:: How have things been going this week?
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he pouts a little, shifts once again and then shrugs::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles; softly:: I'm sure you've got better control than I do. At least the mayor's not forcing you to be here.
YarnKittymon: EW: ::glares at Libby:: He's a good man!
Quantum Catz: JN: ::looking at her fingernails:: No, it's only the people here forcing us to be here
Maeve Owens: CM: ::his eyes widen even more and when Ella speaks his body disappears for a second::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::blinks at Chris, and then sighs, leaning back in the chair and determining not to say a word more to disrupt the class::
Maeve Owens: CM: ::his eyes dart to Becky and he looks rather guilty::
Quantum Catz: BM: Come on, guys - this's meant to be for your benefit ::smiles weakly at Libby and then turns to Chris:: Chris, honey, how have you been doing this week?
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he frowns, trying to concentrate on just what happened this week:: Okay.
Quantum Catz: BM: Have you been disappearing much?
Maeve Owens: CM: ::first he shakes his head no but then pauses, and nods yes::
Quantum Catz: BM: How much?
Maeve Owens: CM: ::bites his lip, then holds up two fingers::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles at him:: That's good, Chris. Well done
Quantum Catz: JN: Wish my power only got in the way twice a week
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he smiles a bit at the praise but Jen's words make him a bit confused::
YarnKittymon: EW: ::suddenly cries out, as if she's been bitten; she quickly closes her eyes and starts murmuring under her breath, and sighs in relief, opening her eyes; softly:: I'm sorry, Mrs. Hamilton.
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he flickers again but manages to hold himself in a solid state. He watches Ella with wide eyes::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles at Ella:: It's okay - you alright?
YarnKittymon: EW: ::nods, trembling slightly:: Yeah, I'm fine.
Quantum Catz: BM: Just keep trying to clear your mind like i told you - it isn't about fighting against your power, it's about accepting and controlling it
YarnKittymon: EW: ::nods silently, looking a lot more timid now::
Quantum Catz: JN: Are we going to have to practice our powers again today? Cos i'm fed up with going back and forth
Quantum Catz: BM: Yes you are, and you're not going to complain about it either - you know the drill by now
YarnKittymon: EW: ::nods, biting her lip::
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he just frowns::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns, looking down at the floor again::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Libby, letting her off of trying to use her power in the class:: I'm sure one of these three would love for you to skip them out of class, Libby, but i think we'll leave that for another time - so you can go first Jen
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles slightly at Becky::
Maeve Owens: CM: ::remains quiet::
Quantum Catz: JN: ::looks up, quite interested at the idea of missing the rest of the class, but then she sighs:: Fine ::for a long moment, nothing happens and then Jenn suddenly appears by the door:: -back-- ::starts to pick up what she said in the doorway but then her mind remembers where it is and she stops, heading back for her chair::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles at the girl::
YarnKittymon: EW: ::not sarcastically:: Good job, Jenn.
Quantum Catz: JN: ::rubs her temple:: Wish my brain didn't think it'd gone back in time as well - it's just confusing sometimes
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: You're getting better - you only repeated one word this time
Quantum Catz: JN: ::shrugs:: I guess
YarnKittymon: EW: ::though she doesn't mind trying to use her powers in a friendly setting, she still doesn't volunteer to be next::
Maeve Owens: CM: ::feels a bit intimidated in a room full of older girls, so he again remains quiet::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at the two of them:: Is one of you going to volunteer or do i have to pick who goes next?
YarnKittymon: EW: ::finally:: I'll try. ::looks at Libby:: But I'm not very good, Mrs. Richards. ::looks back at Becky:: Who do you want me to try to find?
Quantum Catz: BM: Whoever you want to, Ella - i don't mind
YarnKittymon: EW: ::nods, looking around the room for a moment before closing her eyes and focusing, trying to read into Becky's future thoughts::
YarnKittymon: EW: ::after at least a couple minutes; softly, and a little hesitantly:: They probably...probably won't even let us back on the island if we leave...and I already can't afford to take any more time off work. Not like it matters; the shop's going under.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::eyes widen as she realizes who she's picking up on, even if she's not thinking that right now; sharply:: Stop it!
Maeve Owens: CM: ::gets scared again and he flickers::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::realises too and glances at Libby, looking worried for her; softly:: Ella won't remember what she reads from you
YarnKittymon: EW: ::doesn't hear Libby; softly:: And what if the baby can't control itself? I'll have to...have to stay with it all the time or else someone might find out who's really at fault...::very suddenly snaps out of it, looking around wide-eyed:: Did I do it? ::looks at Libby, and her eyes widen:: Oh, no...
Maeve Owens: CM: ::frowns since he has no idea whats going on::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at her shoes, shaking her head; softly:: It's all right, Ella.
YarnKittymon: EW: ::softly:: I was aiming for Mrs. Hamilton, ma'am.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, trying to get them off the topic of Libby's thoughts:: You'll need to work more on focussing on who it is you want to pick up on, Ella
YarnKittymon: EW: ::nods, putting her head down:: I'm sorry.
Maeve Owens: CM: :::he looks a little sad for Libby and Ella but he has no idea what went on to make them that way. He fidgets in his seat::
Quantum Catz: BM: It's okay :: glances at Libby again and then turns to Chris:: Okay, your turn now
YarnKittymon: LB: ::still looks rather distressed, but she tries to smile for the kids' sake, and Becky's::
Maeve Owens: CM: ::takes him a moment to comply but when he does, he squeezes his eyes closed while he tries extra hard to concentrate on getting it to work. After a moment one eye pops open to see if it happened, and when he sees himself still
Maeve Owens: sitting there his shoulders slump::
Quantum Catz: BM: Don't try to force it to happen so much, Chris - it should come naturally, just try to think clearly and know what you want your body to do
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he starts to nod but instead they hear a hiccuping sound and suddenly Chris disappears from his seat. A second later he re-appears, only to leave again when another hiccup hits him::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::suddenly laughs despite herself::
Maeve Owens: CM: ::he flickers with each hiccup, looking a little more distressed each time he appears, but when he hears Libby laugh, he gives her a toothy grin.::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to cover her smile:: Okay, honey - maybe we'll leave it till the hiccups go away
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