~Friday, July 7, 1933 (part 2)~

Maeve Owens: MV: ::finally after a decent meal, and a night of rest, Maeve looks like she's joined the living again. Still feeling funny about the present situation, she's a bit nervous again when she knocks on Isaac's door::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::answers the door, looking a bit tired himself, since he's so worried about his brother, but his face lights up in a grin when he sees Maeve:: Hi! ::backs up to let her in::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles, and walks into the room:: Hey. Guess what? I heard from Libby today. She had the baby.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::eyes widen:: Really?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Yep. A baby boy.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins:: Is he healthy?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::opens his mouth to ask who Libby is but sighs and doesn't say anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: Yeah. Everything seems to be fine. ::her eyes dart towards Isaac when she hears him sigh::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::quietly:: I thought she should've stayed here, but maybe not...::shakes his head, then smiles up at Maeve:: I made some lemonade; you want some?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Um, sure. Sounds good.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::scampers off to get some::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: I have no idea who Libby is, in case you couldn't guess
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she forces a smiles as she comes further into the room, and sinks down onto the chair; quietly:: She's a good friend. Owns a shop in town. The kids stayed with her while....you were away once...
Quantum Catz: IS: Right ::rubs at his forehead:: Where was it she went to have the baby?
Maeve Owens: MV: The mainland and over to those evil white coat people i hate. ::she shrugs:: Some people are crazy like that. Anyway, she wanted some drug they have to offer...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods, a bit of irritation flashing across his eyes, though he quickly hides it - he hasn't enjoyed relying on everyone else for the information he should already know::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's suddenly a loud rap on the door, and a rather melodious female voice cries out:: Please, are you there?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks towards the door but doesn't move towards it, what with his memory the way it is he figures it's easier for his siblings to deal with things like that::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::stretches lazily as a cat from a position on one of the chairs and jumps down; he changes to his human form and opens the door; his expression no friendlier to this woman than it was to maeve the other day::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman at the door is on the short side, very pretty, with curly raven-black hair that reaches her shoulders and a simple, form-fitting dress that highlights her curves. She smiles, though there's a hint of nervousness:: Hello, my name's Angela Barry...are you Isaac Kindall by chance? ::holds out her hand to Eli::
Quantum Catz: EK: No, that's my brother, what d'you want him for? ::doesn't take her hand::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::tries to peer inside past Eli:: Oh...*my* brother is very ill, and I was in town...someone said Isaac might be able to help?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::started looking a bit stressed out when he heard his name, not really wanting to deal with more people and things that he was meant to know::
Quantum Catz: EK: He's not been well, i don't know if he's up to anything like that ::glances back at Maeve and Isaac::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gives him a sympathetic look, and shakes her head:: Don't worry. She isn't getting past Eli. ::she bites her lip, thinking about saying more::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::cringes, her smile fading; softly:: I see. ::pauses, then shakes her head; urgently:: Please, may I at least see him for a moment?
Quantum Catz: EK: I don't think it's a good idea
YarnKittymon: AN: ::her voice turns fierce, though there's still a bit of a smile on her lips, which is a bit unnerving:: You're sentencing my brother to die then!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns, but figures Eli can put her straight::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::with a bit of a snarl in his voice:: Don't try intimidate me - i care more about my own brother than yours
Quantum Catz: IS: ::when he hears the woman he stands and moves towards the doorway:: What's wrong with him?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen, and she quickly leaves her seat to follow him::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::looks up at Isaac; softly:: He's been coughing and shaking...can't keep anything down... He's lost ten pounds in three days. I've seen a doctor but he suggested Teddy's only hope might be you. Please, I know you're ill, but if you help him, what little I have...my very life...is all yours.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head, looking rather worried; quietly:: Isaac... you use too much of your strength to do this, and you'll be right back where you were three days ago.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances at Maeve and Eli - even the concept of someone asking for help from his powers is foreign to him but he couldn't imagine just leaving someone to die if he could help them:: But you said that was a whole town...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::comes back with the lemonade, looking worried to see Isaac up and Maeve looking so upset; he walks over quietly to listen::
Maeve Owens: MV: Yes, and you're still recovering Isaac... I just don't want you to try and max out what little strength you have all at one time...
YarnKittymon: AN: ::softly:: I...understand if you can't, I suppose...but I'm fairly sure he won't live to see the morning without help.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks at Maeve for a moment and then turns back to the woman:: I guess i...can try and do what i can
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she doesn't look happy, but she isn't going to stop him either::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::grins widely, as though she's certain everything's going to be fine now:: Oh, thank you so much! ::extends her hand:: Not sure if you heard; my name's Ann.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly as he shakes her hand:: I don't know if i'll do any good - i'm not really myself right now
Maeve Owens: MV: ::has to restrain herself from glaring at the woman since she seems to have no idea how much this might cost Isaac::
YarnKittymon: AN: Well, if not, it's out of our hands, isn't it? ::motions to a horse-drawn cart a few steps away from the house; the horse is stamping its foot impatiently, still harnessed to the cart, but not tied; the cart is gaudily painted with logos for Barrys' Fine Goods; she runs around to the door in the back and motions for Isaac to go in; there's a very, very thin, young man on the floor, pale as death, cheeks sunken, too weak to toss much except his head::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smirks, thinking there might definitely be something wrong with this woman. She, however, is determined to follow Isaac, if only to make sure he doesn't over do it::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates and then moves towards the young man - as far as he remembers he's never healed anyone nearly as ill as this, but he reminds himself that that's just his stupid amnesia and reaches out uncertainly to take the man's hand::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she bites her lip, growing even more worried; hesitantly:: Isaac... if you start feeling too weak you're going to pull away right?
YarnKittymon: : ::there's not enough room for Maeve to get in the cart, what with all the merchandise arranged neatly on pegs and boxes and shelves around the walls; Ann has to wait outside, too, past Maeve::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::bites back an irritated comment at Maeve, reminding himself that he'd probably have been touched at her worry only a few days ago; sighs:: Yeah, i'll stop ::though already there're beads of sweat on his forehead::
YarnKittymon: : ::the young man's hand is damp with sweat, and cool to the touch, but as soon as Isaac starts to heal him, the color returns to his face, and in just a couple seconds he opens his eyes, murmuring:: I'm not going to the swimming hole, Mama....
YarnKittymon: AN: ::pushes roughly past Maeve and looks in:: Teddy?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stumbles, glaring at the woman, and deciding after all that she really doesn't like her::
YarnKittymon: : ::the young man lays back tiredly, trying to pull his hand away from Isaac's:: Ange...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::removes his hand as soon as the man pulls away, takes a step away from them and falls to the ground, raising his hand to his head, which is pounding::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::turns her attention from her brother and hurries back to Isaac, kneeling beside him:: Oh, my; are you all right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::stood rooted to the spot in fear for a second to long, and she finally gets her legs moving. This time she nudges the woman a little ouf of the way:: I knew I shouldn't have let you do that... can you walk at all?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::covers his eyes with his hands:: Head hurts...
YarnKittymon: AN: ::cringes heavily, grabbing Isaac by the shoulder:: Come on; we'll walk you back inside. ::looks at Maeve:: Can you help me carry him if we need to?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she only nods, having to bite her lip to keep from telling the woman to just get lost already. She walks around to his other side, and takes him by the arm::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::manages to walk although he's more focussed on the pain in his head than where he's going::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks over at Josh and Eli;: You guys still have the aspirin?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods, looking alarmed; he runs off to get it, splashing the lemonade he's still holding out of the glass::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::helps Isaac to the couch, forcing him down on it; softly:: You saved Teddy's life, Isaac. ::smiles encouragingly at him, whether or not his eyes are open to see it::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::murmurs:: I hope he'll be okay now
YarnKittymon: AN: ::puts a hand on Isaac's forehead, trying to soothe him:: I'm sure he will...thank you.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::coughs:: Yes, well. You're welcome. Perhaps you should be on your way. Isaac probably needs to get some rest now.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::to no one in particular as he rests his head in his hand:: At least pain's easy to deal with
YarnKittymon: AN: ::laughs weakly:: On what horse?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::returns with the asprin, luckily, not hearing Isaac's last sentence; hands it to Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::having no idea how to respond to Isaac's last sentence, she takes the bottle from Josh without comment. She takes out two pills and hands them to Isaac then reaches for the lemonade Josh had::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she turns to look at the woman:: Well, what's wrong with the wagon you came in?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::softly, and completely sincerely:: Well, it belongs to Isaac now, doesn't it?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking rather confused, she frowns:: What?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::not looking up; mutters:: I don't want anything from you
YarnKittymon: AN: ::shakes her head:: You risked your life to save my brother...I owe more than I could ever repay.
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, I'm sure he doesn't want your only transportation home.. and really, this isn't a good time to discuss this...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shakes his head in disagreement with Ann, and then, wincing, quickly takes the aspirin::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::edges next to Isaac, looking very worried, but not speaking, not wanting to bother him::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::softly:: Hannah's too tired to get going anyway...and besides, we don't have a home. ::shakes her head::
Maeve Owens: MV: Okay... so where were you planning to stay the night?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smirks:: In the cart, but I didn't know I'd be losing it.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she rolls her eyes:: You're not losing it. Do you honestly think he'd take it from you? Especially if that's all you had at the moment?
YarnKittymon: AN: I don't break a promise. ::smiles sweetly at Maeve, holding out her hand:: The name's Ann Barry, by the way.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks down at the hand, and then back at the woman, but doesn't reach her own out:: And by dumping the wagon and your horse on them you're causing more problems than you already have. Besides, he already politely declined so you aren't breaking a promise.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up at Ann, the light hurts his eyes so he squints a bit to avoid some of it:: You can stay here tonight if you want, there's plenty of space...well there is to me since my head's stuck somewhere in the last decade
YarnKittymon: AN: ::looks at Maeve for a moment, but when Isaac speaks, she quickly says:: Thank you, Isaac...you're too kind. ::looks rather worried, and after a moment, she looks to Josh:: Can you turn that light out, light a candle? I think it's too bright for your brother.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks to Maeve for confirmation::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::does a quick work of masking every emotion coarsing through her at the moment, and she only nods to Josh::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::goes over and hands a candle to Maeve, then turns out the light::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Thanks, Josh
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks, then promptly lights it, then sets it down on the table::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::looks at Maeve in surprise:: Oh, that was fantastic! ::grins:: I take it that's your talent, then?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still smirking:: Nah, it was just a magic trick.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up at Maeve since he has no more idea of her talent than Ann, and then sighs again and leans back against the couch, feeling a bit better in the dim light::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::softly::
YarnKittymon: Are you going to be all right, Isaac?
Quantum Catz: IS: I didn't end up unconscious or anything, i guess that's a good start
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's glad it's dark so she can openly glare at the woman::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::quietly:: Then I'm going to go try to bring my brother in. ::smiles to Maeve, though it's hard to see in the dim light:: Would you help me if he needs it?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::forces herself to smile, and reply as sweetly as she can:: Sure.
YarnKittymon: AN: ::nods, heading to the door, and almost stumbling in the dark; after a moment, a faint glow comes out from her chest, just under her neck, and they can see their way to the door::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mocking her earlier tone:: Oh! Well that was fantastic! I take it that's your talent then?
Quantum Catz: EK: Maybe i should help Ann instead, Maeve ::smirks, as he's been noticing the looks she's shot at the woman since he changed his eyes to those of something nocturnal::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::if she picks up on Maeve's mockery, she doesn't show it:: It's not nearly as nice as your magic trick, but it'll do. ::looks to Eli:: If you'd rather, that's fine with me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs:: You're probably safer with him.
YarnKittymon: AN: Don't be so hard on yourself; I'm sure you're plenty strong.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::laughs at that one:: I don't think she meant it quite like that ::heads for the cart::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she chuckles too, since it did sound rather sinister::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::walks out with Eli; her brother is still laying in the floor of the cart, looking dazed::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she walks back into the house, and kneels down next to Isaac; softly:: How's the head doing?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: It's a bit better now
YarnKittymon: JH: ::gazes at the candle, looking rather worried::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::slips in the cart:: Come on, Teddy; sit up, will ya?
YarnKittymon: : ::the young man tries to do so, but his sister has to push him up::
Maeve Owens: MV; That's good. Do you feel like you need to rest? I could help you up the stairs or something?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::looking at the man:: I can change into an animal and he can ride me into the house - s probably the fastest way to get him in there
Quantum Catz: IS: I'm okay here, moving makes it hurt more
YarnKittymon: AN: ::laughs softly, gazing at Eli:: All right...if you can do that...
Quantum Catz: EK: ::looks at Ann:: It ain't that funny a talent
YarnKittymon: AN: ::softly:: I'm sorry...it's better than mine, by quite a bit.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::shrugs:: Depends how much you like animals, i guess ::changes into a large tiger-like cat, since that's more easily maneuverable for getting into the house than something like a horse::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::just looks astonished, and helps her brother onto Eli's back::
YarnKittymon: : ::her brother suddenly cries out:: What *is* that?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smiles:: It's a person, I promise. You'll be fine. ::forces Teddy onto Eli::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::as soon as Teddy's sitting properly on him with Ann at his side, Eli begins to move slowly towards the house::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::walks alongside to make sure Teddy doesn't fall off::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::once he's inside he hesitates, since he's not actually sure where he's meant to be taking the man to::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smiles:: Just set him on the floor; he'll be fine.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::nods and waits where he is for Ann to help her brother off, lowering is body a bit to help::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::after a moment she takes a seat in the chair, then glances over at Josh; softly:: You okay?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smiles as she gets her brother to the floor; softly, looking at Eli:: Thank you.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::quietly:: Is Isaac?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::wryly:: I am still here, you know - i'm fine, my head just hurts
Quantum Catz: EK: ::changes back to himself: 'S alright
YarnKittymon: AN: ::softly:: I'm going to get my--*Isaac's*--blankets. I'll be right back. ::slips out::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she rolls her eyes:: Oh brother. This woman is absolutely insane.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::smirks again at Maeve:: I dunno, she doesn't seem that bad to me
Maeve Owens: MV: She wants to give all of her posessions to Isaac. Do you want everything that's in that wagon? Would *anyone* want everything in that wagon including the wagon itself *and* the horse attached to it? Well, maybe if you had a place to put a horse...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::softly:: We could rent a place in the stable.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::shrugs:: Maybe we can convince her to make us breakfast and insist on repaying her with all that lot
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, you'd better do it quick unless you really do want her to move all of her stuff into here.
YarnKittymon: AN: ::opens the door, her arms full:: Do you have a place for a hammock?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she puts a hand over her mouth to keep from laughing::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smirks:: Is that an unusual question?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she coughs:: No, not at all, when one such as yourself is intent on giving all of her posessions away...
YarnKittymon: AN: Oh, I'm sorry; did you want it?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::turning rather serious:: Oh, but you promised it to Isaac I thought? I wouldn't want you to break your promise.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::bemused:: How bout you just take my room tonight and leave all this stuff till Isaac's in a better state for...arguing with you over it?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::turns to Eli:: You don't mind?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::shrugs:: I've slept in trees before, i can cope with a chair in the living room
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smirks:: Then *you* need the hammock. ::shakes her head:: I can't thank all of you enough for the hospitality.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she bites her lip, thinking the woman is rather throwing herself at them when there's really no need, but she keeps quiet about it.::


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