Maeve Owens: DK: ::she pushes open the front
door, smiling happily at having such a good time with her friends
the night before, and barely even glances around as she heads
for the stairs. She isn't really expecting anyone to be up just
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is asleep on the sofa as he never quite worked up the energy to move up to his room::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she heard the snoring as she was coming up the stairs but figured Eli or Isaac had gotten worse over night. So nothing really prepared her for a strange man sleeping in her bed. Stunned, she closes the door again and tip toes back down stairs::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is still asleep on the couch, looking no less pale than the day before::
YarnKittymon: : ::Ann's pile of stuff is still near the door::
Maeve Owens: DK; ::stares at the pile of stuff, then glances back up towards her room. With her bag still on her shoulder, she wonders just where she's suppose to go to now. She yawns, feeling tired, and becoming a bit irritated::
YarnKittymon: : ::after a minute or two, Ann slips down the stairs, quiet as a cat::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::is lying curled up by his brother's feet as a small cat::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::disgruntled, she turns to head back up the stairs, figuring she can crash in her brother's room. She wasn't expecting to see Ann as much as she wasnt expecting the startled scream that seem to erupt from her lungs::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::jumps back four feet, raising her fist to hit the girl; after a moment:: Wait; you must live here?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::jumps awake at Dolly's scream, eyes wide, knocking Eli down onto the floor::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::makes a digruntled sound and glares at Dolly before curling up onto a nearby chair::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::comes out of his bedroom, looking scared::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she ducks her head, fearing for a moment the woman was going to hit her:: Yes! And just what are *you* doing here?!
YarnKittymon: AN: Your brother saved my brother's life. ::smiles nervously, unballing her fist, then holding out her hand to Dolly:: Hi, I'm Ann.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she glances back at Isaac real quick, before she turns to take the woman's hand:: I'm Dolly.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::yawns, his head still aching but not as sore as the other night:: They needed somewhere to stay
YarnKittymon: AN: Oh, of course! My brother's in your room...I'm sorry about that, but we don't have a home anymore.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she frowns; sadly:: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I guess I can see if Mary will let me stay at her place for a few more days if you need time to find yourself a new place?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::quickly shakes her head:: Don't be silly, dear; I never meant to put anyone out. We'll be on our way as soon as I can get Teddy out of bed.
Maeve Owens: DK: Well, then where do i go until he does? From the looks of things he wont be moving for a while... ::she looks over at her brother again, trying to determine if he was indeed okay::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smiles:: I'll rig up a handcart and carry him; don't you worry.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she looks a little worried but she's rather hesitant to argue. She just looks back at Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::rubs at his eyes:: Don't be silly - there's no point moving him till he's completely better, he won't be up to it
YarnKittymon: AN: ::softly:: I appreciate your generosity, but really, we can't impose. ::smiles at Dolly:: Do you know anyone interested in owning a traveling business?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::looking puzzled, she shakes her head:: Um, no...
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smiles:: Well, I'll find someone who does. Don't you worry, Isaac.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::even more confused:: Why would he need to worry?
YarnKittymon: AN: Nothing for you to worry about; just settling a debt between us.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Sighs:: There is no debt
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she's not sure she even wants to know so she keeps quiet.::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::slips down the stairs past Dolly:: Say what you like, I already promised. ::looks back at Dolly:: It was nice to meet you, but I'd best get to work.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::slowly nods her head:: OKay... see you later...
YarnKittymon: AN: ::looks back at Isaac:: Unless you wanted something from me? ::bows her head slightly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs again, shaking his head, though it still aches:: I don't want anything from you
Maeve Owens: DK: ::her eyes widen, and its a while before she even blinks again::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::nods:: All right, then. I'll be back soon. ::spins on her heel and heads out the door::
Maeve Owens: DK: :stares blankly at the door the strange woman just disappeared from; muttering to herself:: And I thought Maeve was crazy.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::leans back against the couch:: I don't think Maeve liked her much
Quantum Catz: EK: ::makes a snorting noise, which is the closest he can get to saying "there's an understatement" as a cat::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::shakes his head, walking farther into the room:: If Maeve doesn't like her, then I don't like her either.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she looks between the three of them, wondering if she even returned to the right family. She looks back at Isaac:: Do *you* like her? I mean.. I guess she's okay but she just *bowed* to you? ::realizes what she just said, and smirks::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: I healed her brother, as best i could anyway
YarnKittymon: JH: ::shrugs too:: I guess she's nice.
Maeve Owens: DK: Nice definitely... what was that thing about a debt? Or do I even want to know?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: She said she'd give me all her things or...something, i wasn't really listening and then my head was hurting too much
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she frowns:: Your head was hurting? Again? Did it go away?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::rather interrupting Dolly:: I think she said if you healed her brother she'd give you everything she had.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she blinks:: The traveling business? She gave it to you? Well, then why don't you just give it back?
Quantum Catz: IS: She's not much for being argued with over it - Maeve was pretty irritated with her by the time she left
YarnKittymon: JH: I wonder if there's a way we could trick her.
Maeve Owens: DK: And you weren't? I think I'd feel a little weird taking everything someone had to offer...
Quantum Catz: IS: I'm not going to take it, just wasn't up to arguing with her over it last night ::sighs:: Or even right now...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins:: You can wait 'til he and her brother leave and just lock the door on them. ::pauses:: But she might sell the cart first.
Maeve Owens: DK: What does that have to do with the cart? She has to find a home anyway.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::frowns:: If she sold the cart she might just slip the gold through a window.
Maeve Owens: DK: Then I guess you'll have to come up with a plan for tricking her into keeping her stuff.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::rubs his temple:: This doesn't happen everytime i heal someone, does it?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::shakes her head:: Some offer a bit too much gold but we've never had anyone offer all they had...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::shakes his head:: The mayor pays you to heal people, besides.
YarnKittymon: AN: ::suddenly comes back in, looking a little miffed:: I'm sorry, Isaac, but getting laughed at twenty times is enough to disenhearten anyone for a while.
Quantum Catz: IS: What d'you mean?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::watches queitly::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smiles:: Well, maybe I shouldn't've just tried selling to strangers...you know, it's not that hard to sell a fry pan to a stranger, but none of them are interested in a business.
Quantum Catz: IS: There's not point in any of this anyway, cos i'm not going to take anything from you
YarnKittymon: AN: ::sighs, shaking her head:: We had a deal, though...
Maeve Owens: DK: Did Isaac agree to the deal?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::almost pouting:: I don't think he said "no."
Maeve Owens: DK: But if he didn't say yes then you don't have a deal...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Wearily:: I'm sure i didn't say 'yes' either
YarnKittymon: AN: ::after a long pause:: Well, all right, but you have to *promise* me you'll go through everything in the cart and I'll give you anything you like for free. OK?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs, standing up to head through to the kitchen:: I won't want anything in the cart either, but i guess i can look
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she smiles, happy that's all been resolved. She throws her bag on the couch, and follows him out to the cart::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::climbs up and holds out her arm to help Isaac climb up::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::takes her arm and climbs up::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she stays in the background, just silently looking around::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::once Isaac's safe inside, she raises her hand, making it glow, illuminating everything in the cart. There's hundreds, maybe thousands, of items inside, ranging from shoes to pots and pans to alarm clocks to lawn ornaments;
YarnKittymon: Ann whispers:: There's some batteries too.
Quantum Catz: IS: I really don't need any of these things, really, i'm just glad i could help
Maeve Owens: DK: Isaac just pick *something* before she throws twenty things into your hands.
YarnKittymon: AN: ::nods:: Do you have any shoes that need mended? Teddy's a cobbler, you know.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::rolls his eyes:: You'd have to ask someone who remembers
YarnKittymon: AN: What, are you absent-minded?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shakes his head:: It doesn't matter
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she winces at Isaac's remark, then cringes even more at Ann's; quietly:: Why don't you grab the lawn ornament? Our porch could use some cheering up...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks at Ann:: will that make you feel better?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::picks up an ornament that turns like a windmill, smiling:: A little, but I'd rather it made *you* feel better.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Wryly:: I don't think there's much you can do about that one
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she ducks her head and disappears around the side of the truck, hiding the tears threatening to surface::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::sighs:: What's the matter, Isaac? You helped my brother; I wish I could help you.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks around when he hears Dolly leaving, looking worried for a moment:: I got ill and lost my memory...feel like i just woke up in this strange house in this strange town and i can't get away...
YarnKittymon: AN: ::cringes; softly:: That's awful...I wish there was something I could do.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::feels like dying herself since she was pretty sure all her brother wanted was to be far away from them::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: Maeve thinks if i just spend enough time with them all it'll come back to me eventually...
YarnKittymon: AN: She's probably right. But until then, nothing stopping you from making new friends here, hm?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::decides she'd better get into the house before someone notices her tears, and she takes off into the house without waiting to hear Isaac's reply::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: They're my family, i love my family, i do...it's just... i wish i didn't have to keep seeing that look on their faces when i don't remember all those little things that are so important to them ::winces and sig
Quantum Catz: hs::
YarnKittymon: AN: ::softly:: I'm forgetful too...even if I *had* known you, I'd understand when you forgot things sometimes. But I guess we don't have that problem at all, do we?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::feeling rather greatful to be able to spend time with someone he didn't have to feel uncertain around:: Yeah, i guess not
YarnKittymon: AN: ::smiles at him, then:: Are you sure you're happy with just that lawn ornament? I can give you its partner too, if you like.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down at the lawn ornament:: It has a partner?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::rummages through the cart, finally finding an ornament that looks rather like a waterwheel:: They sort of go together. Well enough, anyway.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::has changed back into his own form; when dolly comes into the house he asks:: Hey, you want anything to eat since we're all up now?
Maeve Owens: DK: Oh, right. Sure, I can make some I guess. Any preferences?
Quantum Catz: IS: Yeah i guess ::Adds quickly:: But that's all
YarnKittymon: AN: ::laughs:: All right, but I'm going to *try* to set up shop here until poor Teddy's well again. Maybe I can earn enough to pay for our room.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::frowns in mock-indignation:: I was going to make it - what, don't have any faith in my skills in the kitchen?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::laughs:: You? In the kitchen? ::laughs again then sobers quickly:: No, no of course not. Go right ahead. Cant wait to eat.
Quantum Catz: IS: Don't feel you have to
Quantum Catz: EK: ::makes a face at her and then grins:: Josh can help - what d'you want?
YarnKittymon: AN: ::warmly:: Well, I'm still going to try. I like to pay my own way whenever I can. ::grins:: I'm a mite proud, if you hadn't noticed.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins at his sister::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she shakes her head:: Surprise me... and I don't count burning down the kitchen a surprise either. ::she turns away and sprawls out on the couch::
YarnKittymon: JH: Then I say bacon and eggs and toast. Except it's kinda hot for cooking.
Quantum Catz: IS: Yeah, not much of a one for relying on other people either
YarnKittymon: AN: But sometimes you don't get a choice. ::hops out of the cart, offering her hand to Isaac again::
Quantum Catz: EK: Yeah i want bacon, let's do that
YarnKittymon: JH: ::gets out the fry pans and starts on the eggs::
Quantum Catz: IS: No, guess not ::takes her hand as he climbs out, since his head's still aching and he's not sure how good his coordination is right now:
YarnKittymon: AN: ::walks back to the house, cheerfully:: I'd better go up and check on Teddy. He was doing well when I woke, just asleep.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::starts working on the bacon:: If only dragon's weren't so big i could do some instant cooking n- shame maeve isn't here, we could see who could burn toast fastest
YarnKittymon: JH: You could change into a baby dragon, couldn't you?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she groans:: Great, this place really is going to burn down,
Quantum Catz: EK: Don't think their flames are as hot ::smirks at his sister:: Don't worry, i'll just turn into an animal that can put out flames ::though he can't actually think of one that can::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods:: That's good
YarnKittymon: JH: ::giggles:: You could be a sponge.
Quantum Catz: EK: That's not an animal
YarnKittymon: JH: I think the ones under the water are. They're not plants are they?
Maeve Owens: DK: Well, if there was water near by an elephant would work.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::to Josh:: I dunno - i don't really want to be one anywya
YarnKittymon: AN: ::looks into the kitchen once she's inside the house:: Do you need any help?
Quantum Catz: EK: Nope, just planning how best to burn down the house and then put the fire out
YarnKittymon: AN: ::nods seriously:: I see. Well, give me a heads-up if you're going to burn the second floor; I'll have to throw the mattress out the window and my brother after it, you know.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::her head pops up above the couch, thinking she might indeed be serious::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::smirks:: Nah, think it'll just be the kitchen burning
YarnKittymon: AN: Okay, then, good luck with that. ::grins at them, and heads upstairs::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sits down in a chair, smiling weakly at Dolly:: She gave me two lawn ornaments, i think we're even now
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she nods:: That's good.
Quantum Catz: IS: Why's Eli cooking?
Maeve Owens: DK: Cause he wanted to try his hand at burning down the house.
Maeve Owens: DK: Or poisoning us... whichever comes first.
Quantum Catz: IS: Guess that's as good a reason as any
On to Sunday, July 9, 1933
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