~Monday, July 10, 1933~

Maeve Owens: MV: ::later that morning, Maeve knocks softly on Toby's door. There's still quite a few splinters stuck in her arms, and legs. There's also a few red spots where she attempted to pull most of them outherself.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::has just gotten himself out of bed to work on making breakfast, and he sleepily answers the door, shaved but still in his pajamas:: Yeah? ::pauses, looking Maeve over, and glares:: Harry said it was just a scratch!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles weakly:: Well, it is. Just several of them...
YarnKittymon: TY: Several *dozen,* it looks like. ::motions for Maeve to come in and sit down; calls to Becky:: You might want to make yourself some toast; I'm tied up for a bit here!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sits down, wincing as she does, then shifts to keep her leg from hitting the chair:: I tried to get them out myself but... well, that didn't prove to work very well.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: It'll just take me a couple minutes. You should've come by sooner. ::gently takes Maeve's hand, melting the splinters away::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::after a few minutes becky comes down, dressed, and smiles weakly at Maeve when she sees her:: Guess Harry downplayed the injuries a bit
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her nose wrinkles at the slight discomfort, but she turns to smile at Becky when she comes in:: No, it's just splinters. It's nothing compared to the large one he had stuck in his arm.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiling weakly:: I should've known you were hurt worse, looking at *that*, but he insisted he'd taken the brunt of it. ::quietly:: Anarchists, huh?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Yeah, I think Harry and the rest of the guards rounded most of them up this morning.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::heads to the kitchen:: Either of you want anything to eat, i'm guessing you might, Maeve, after last night
YarnKittymon: TY: Whatever you're having is fine.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks up; quietly:: Wow, imposing on you poor people for meals twice in practically one week. You'll never invite me anywhere ever again.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smirks:: We'll cope somehow - what would you like?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles:: Whatever you and Toby are having is fine, thanks.
Quantum Catz: BM: Toast it is then - i might make something a bit more interesting later if you're still around, need to wake up a bit more first ::yawns a bit as she heads into the kitchen::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::gets to work on Maeve's arm; softly:: A few of these are in deeper; they'll hurt a bit more.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods; quietly:: okay.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::tries his best, but one particularly stubborn splinter hurts like a needle jab as Toby melts it::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::yelps softly, flinching just a bit::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Sorry.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head:: S'okay. I was doing a better job at hurting *myself* anyway.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: You want me to fix up the spots you dug into with your fingernails, too?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she quickly shakes her head, laughing quietly:: No, that's okay. I'm sure they'll heal.
YarnKittymon: : ::there's another knock on the door::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves to the kitchen doorway:: Are you finished or do you want me to get it?
YarnKittymon: TY: If you won't burn the toast, maybe you should...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smirks:: I think i'll manage ::moves to the front door and opens it::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::is at the door, holding Isaac's hand; he smiles at Becky; softly:: I thought Isaac should see you...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is looking a bit embarrassed and uncertain:: Sorry, he practically dragged me out of the house
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles at Isaac:: Don't worry about it - we're up anyway. Miss Chaos made it here earlier than you two ::steps back to let them both in::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks back at his brother as he steps inside, motioning to Becky:: This is Becky Hamilton. She pretty much saved everyone in Saxton by warning us the town was going to flood.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs rather weakly, not really sure what to say to that:: Hey
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods, still looking rather unsure of himself; murmurs:: Nice to meet you...again...i guess....
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking tense, and nervous, she watches the two as they enter. She's even suprised, especially since Ann isn't trailing behind them.::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is a bit surprised to see Maeve there, though he realises that must be who Becky meant by Miss Chaos; smiles weakly:: Hi, Maeve
YarnKittymon: JH: ::smiles at Maeve, though the smile fades as he sees she's hurt:: What happened?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs nervously:: Had a run in with a few splinters... ::her eyes rest on Isaac, and she smiles::
YarnKittymon: TY: I'm almost done, though. ::glances back at Isaac, though he can't make himself really look at him, knowing the man doesn't remember him a bit::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::steps forward, motioning to Toby:: And that's Toby. He's Mrs. Hamilton's husband and we're staying in a house that used to be his.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks past them:: Ann hasnt attached herself to you for the day? She didn't happen to take off after getting her horse back did she?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles at Toby rather uncertainly for a minute and then focuses on Maeve:: It was you who borrowed her horse? I thought she said it was a guard...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen, then she frowns:: Oh, well, yeah...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::clears his throat slightly, but says nothing::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::frowns a bit, glancing between Maeve and Toby:: I guess it's none of my business anyway...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::cringes:: Why would anyone want her horse anyway?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she drops her gaze away from Isaac, remaining stubbornly quiet::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::when he sees Maeve isn't going to talk; softly:: She was doing *something* with the guards, anyway.
Quantum Catz: IS: It's okay, she obviously doesn't want to talk about it ::sighs:: Maybe we should come back another time...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her gaze suddenly swings up to meet Toby's:: That's right. I almost forgot. I need someone to cover Libby's store...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: Well, I've still got a few minutes of work here, so you'll have to wait 'til I'm done.
Quantum Catz: BM: Kizzie can do it, can't she? I can go-- ::stops:: Oh, i forgot about the toast ::hurries back into the kitchen::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head:: Kizzie cant cover the store for that long. I'd need someone to take over for at least one, maybe two, days. ::she looks at Toby, smiling rather hopefully::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::raises his eyebrows:: Cover the store? For *what*?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles widely:: For me.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is still looking rather uncomfortable, feeling like he's intruding::
YarnKittymon: TY: Where are you *going*?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she keeps the smile plastered on her face:: Out of town.
YarnKittymon: TY: OK, *why*?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs; frowning:: Fine. The horse was for the anarchists. A tree blew up while we were chasing a ghost from the past. And I'll be out of town making sure he ends up behind bars before he has a chance to take the queen out.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stares at Maeve::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::cringes, thinking how dangerous that all is, and taking the word "ghost" literally besides::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks at Toby:: You asked. ::quietly:: Will you do it? I know you have no desire to run a woman's clothing store... or maybe if Becky isnt busy at the orphanage I can ask her... ::smiles at him again::
YarnKittymon: TY: Who's gonna help you?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down, pretty much wishing he really wasn't there - wondering if he would have heard any of this story if Josh hadn't brought him here::
Maeve Owens: MV: The only thing I need help with is the store. Everything else is covered.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: You're *not* going to take down an anarchist on your own.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Well, I *could* if I put my mind to it, but as it is, several of the guards are in on the plan.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::runs a finger through his hair, sighing:: I should be able to cover.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles gratefully at him:: Thanks Toby. You're the best.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::finally touches Josh's arm:: We'd better get going ::smiles weakly at Toby:: Sorry for...intruding... ::glances at Maeve:: Be careful, i guess ::heads for the doorway, just wanting to get away::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::cringes, looking back at Maeve:: Come back tonight and have some cake with us? If Ann hasn't eaten it all.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles weakly at them:: Sure... ::she bites her lip, looking rather guilty::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::murmurs a quiet good-bye as he leaves::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::weakly:: Bye...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::glances back at Maeve, looking defeated, as he follows his brother::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shifts in her seat, wishing she had the time to go after them::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs as she brings out the toast:: I don't know what to do with you two sometimes - he may not remember you but he was still in the room, you know
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces:: I know. ::a bit defensively:: But you know, I was getting the third degree at the time!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Hold still; I'm almost through.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grumbles:: Doesn't matter. I can't go after them anyway. I have to go to the store.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: You're just going to alienate him, you know - you were acting like he wasn't even there after you made out like you didn't want to tell him about last night
Maeve Owens: MV: I didn't want to tell him.... I'm just *really* good at making a mess of things. ::thinks of Ann coming in and taking over, and she makes a sour face::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Rolls her eyes:: if you don't act like you want him to be part of your life then how's he meant to know? ::puts the toast on the table and sits down::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finally finishes his work, and sets in on his toast::
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, I just figured that he might not care... and then if not then he might worry which isn't exactly what he needs to do right now.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: He never liked you hiding things from him before, did he? Even if he doesn't remember you, his attitude probably hasn't changed.
Maeve Owens: MV: Yeah... but right now I'm pretty sure that *neither* of us really know where we stand with the other...
Quantum Catz: BM: But don't you think shutting him out's just gong to make him less likely to want to try and find out?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs:: I was afraid to worry him. ::she glances away; quietly:: Maybe even more afraid he wouldn't be worried at all.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::just nods, understanding that::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: But if you're not letting him get to know you again... ::shakes her head:: It doesn't matter - i guess it's your decisin
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: I know... I'll be showing up there for cake tonight so I'll try to fix things as best as I can...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles weakly at Maeve:: Good luck. ::pauses:: You ought to look on this as a bit of an opportunity, too...I mean, I'm sure there were things you said to Isaac...before...that you wished you could take back.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: You'd think I'd have learned from my mistakes but I'm still making them over again
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, there's still time...take some time to learn from them before you see him.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: Well, I have a whole day to do it. ::she finally grabs a piece of toast, and gets to work eating it::

Maeve Owens: MV: ::she thanks Becky for the breakfast, and heads on to work. Very few costumers bother her during the day, however, it's rather late before she makes it to Isaac's, but she knocks on the door anyway::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::opens the door and frowns at her:: Not buggered off to chase after any anarchists yet tonight?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::is rather taken back, she blinks at him:: Excuse me?
Quantum Catz: EK: You upset Josh today. He thinks you were off chasing a ghost last night and giving Ann's horse to anarchists or something
Maeve Owens: MV: ::cringes; quietly:: Should I talk to him then?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::doesn't look too happy but he lets her in the door:: Isaac's been all quiet since he saw you too - you're doing a good job of things today
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks at him as she comes in:: Thanks for your encouraging words. I'll remember them always.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::raises an eyebrow:: I'm letting you in, aren't i?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::raises her eyebrows, nodding:: Yeah, I suppose I should be thankful for that. ::walks in to find Josh::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::is in his room, sitting on his bed, reading, though he doesn't look like he enjoys it much::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::knocks on Josh's door::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::quietly:: Come in.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::opens the door, smiling at him;: Hey.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::sets down the book without marking his place, frowning; softly:: Hi.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::keeping the smile in place, she draws closer to him:: Mind if I have a seat?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::scoots over, patting the bed next to him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sits down; quietly:: I'm sorry if I scared you earlier today.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::softly, not looking up at Maeve:: You're gonna get hurt, aren't you?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she quickly shakes her hea:: No, I'm not. And I wasn't fighting a ghost, and I wasn't about to let those people keep Hannah.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::slouches down, looking rather miserable:: What if Isaac likes Ann better than you? What if he forgets all of us?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs:: I don't know Josh. We're just going to have to hope it won't end like that.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::leans against Maeve; softly:: You'll still be my friend, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she puts her arm around him, giving him a quick squeeze; softly:: Always.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::softly:: And you're gonna try not to let Ann win, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she laughs:: Oh, you can bet on it. Speaking of which... I need to be going. ::she looks down at him:: You all right now?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::smiles sadly:: If you need my help to beat her, tell me, OK?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grins:: Oh I dont know, I kind of want her all to myself. But if I get in a pinch I'll know who to come get.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins:: I can put a snake in her shoe if you want.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::chuckles:: Hey, don't tell me of your plans... then I'd be expected to stop you. ::winks at him::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grins:: OK, I'll be quiet.
Maeve Owens: MV: Good. ::she stands up:: Now it's off to fight. See ya later.
YarnKittymon: JH: Good luck.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles:: Thanks. :::goes back down the stairs, this time looking for Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is just heading up the stairs when he sees Maeve; softly:: I was just coming to ask to talk to you...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods; then forces a small smile:: I was hoping to coerce you into taking a walk.. If you were feeling up to it that is...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs weakly:: I was going to ask you to come for a walk ::though he looks kind of serious::
Maeve Owens: MV: Ah, well, great minds think a like.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Smiles slightly and turns towards the door, holding it open for Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she walks out, but stops to wait for him::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::closes the door and starts to walk away from the house, not saying anything at first::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::having ideas of her own, she grabs his hand, and pulls him in the direction of her house:: I was told of this place just behind my house. I'd thought we'd try it... seems like a nice place to sit and talk. ::smiles weakly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is a bit surprised when she grabs his hand but he lets her guide him anyway::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::they pass behind her house where she leads him to the bottom of a decent sized hill; quietly:: Up for a small climb uphill?
Quantum Catz: IS: I think i'll cope, though Josh'd probably be mad at us if he knew
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles a secretive smile:: Mmm.. maybe...or not. ::still holding his hand, she pulls him towards the top::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::walks behind her, not really saying anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she plops down on the grass, giving his hand a small tug to pull him down beside her.::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks away, up at the sky, then points to what could be a full moon. It seems even brighter from where they sit; softly:: I was told we'd have a good view. ::she glances back at him, smiling::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up at the sky:: You don't have to do this, you know. It's obvious you've got a lot going on just now
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns; shaking her head:: But I wanted to... besides, nothing is happening till the end of the week. ::she pauses; quietly:: I'm sorry about earlier. I made a rather bad decision... again.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: You were busy - Josh and i were just kind of in the way. I told him we should've gone later but he insisted on dragging me out of the house anyway
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking pained, she puts a hand on his arm:: No, I wasn't busy. And you weren't in the way. I was just afraid of telling you what was going on. And I shouldn't have been.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down at her hand; softly:: Why were you afraid?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she draws away from him, belatedly thinking that he might not want her to touch him; sadly:: Well, on one hand I was afraid of overwhelming you. You had enough to worry about without me adding this. ::more quietly:: But I was
Maeve Owens: also afraid that sine you no longer remember me, that you wouldn't care enough to even worry in the first place.
Quantum Catz: IS: I can't get to know you again if you don't tell me about yourself ::Smiles slightly:: And from what Becky called you earlier, i don't think getting yourself into trouble is a rare thing - handy you know two people who can patch
Quantum Catz: you up afterwards
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she laughs:: Nope, no rare thing. But in my own defence, trouble usually *finds* me.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smirks:: That's a pretty pathetic excuse
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks indignant:: Hey, its the truth!
Quantum Catz: IS: So how did you get caught up in the stuff last night? I can't imagine they just came and knocked on your door
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs:: Well, *maybe* this time I went running straight into it, but I had no other choice really. What would you do if you saw a man on the street whom ten years prior set up for a big fall? Naturally you'd want revenge
Maeve Owens: right?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly, looking down:: Guess it depends...you can't really go running into trouble like that when you've got three kids at home waiting for you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::turns rather somber; quietly:: Yeah, I suppose it's easier when you have no one.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::murmurs:: You're not exactly alone either - you should see the evil looks Eli and Josh have been giving Ann every time i talk to her and Eli wasn't happy that you were going off to do anything with just some guards to help you...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles a bit:: Well, I'm happy...they...care at least.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: it's not really been all that long since this happened - i'm trying, okay?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces:: I didn't mean it *quite* like that.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::murmurs:: Sorry...
Maeve Owens: MV: It's just I've had years of practice of being on my own. No one around that would care if I got hurt or anything... no one to check in with I guess you could say. ::shrugs:: It's a hard habit to break believe it or not.
Quantum Catz: IS: Becky and Toby seemed to care...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles weakly:: Yes, and I occasionally forget that too.
Quantum Catz: IS: I'd say that isn't really something you should forget...but i guess i'm not exactly one to talk right now
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, I'd say you'd have a legitimate excuse... I on the other hand, don't.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: Guess some people just don't find it easy to rely on other
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she leans over, smiling just a bit more:: Yeah, but I'm still a work in progress.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: I'm not all that good at it either, i'm just used to having other people rely on me
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Well, there you go, already one thing we have in common. ::smiles weakly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs a bit at that:: I guess so
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she watches him for a minute with a contented smile, one could almost say a look of love, before she quickly snaps herself out of it. Flustered, she looks away. Picking at the grass on the ground, she says nothing::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances over at her:: Are you sure you'll be okay with whatever it is you're going off to do?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::not looking up, she nods:: Yes. I'll have plenty of people around me.
Quantum Catz: IS: Eli didn't have much of an opinion of the guards - he said you could get yourself in danger with an army around you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she laughs, then finally looks up to meet his eyes:: He might be right about that. But I'm sure I'll be fine. Harry will be there. He's one of hte guards, and a long time friend. I trust him to watch my back.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods:: Okay...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks away again before her thoughts can get out of control once more. She lays back in the grass, staring up at the sky:: It is kind of pretty out here. And rather peaceful. ::she looks up at him:: If you're getting too
Maeve Owens: tired, just let me know... we can head out.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shakes his head:: It's good to get out of the house
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles again:: It's just good to be *outside* period. It took a while for me to get used to being confined inside a store all day.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly, looking up at the sky:: I miss the sea, i miss hearing the waves and smelling the salt in the air
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her nose wrinkles:: I never did understand that. The rocking motion... the seaweed that sometimes smelled like dead animals... water everywhere...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: I've just always found something relaxing about it
Maeve Owens: MV: Yeah well, I like it better when I can see dry land. Then I at least know I'll be getting off at some point. And the rocking thing... ::shakes her head:: Give me a calm lake any day.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smirks:: Guess i'll have to get you out on a boat one day and see if i can cure you of that
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: I'm not sure. The thought of even getting on the one that takes you from this Island to the mainland is somewhat of a...scare.
Quantum Catz: IS: We're a bit far away from the water here anyway...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Well, there's always a river... they're safer anyway.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smirks:: Guess it depends on how fast the river's flowing and where it's going to take you - a calm day on the sea and you can go whereever you want
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles; quietly:: hm, yeah. I suppose.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::closes his eyes, thinking of his home back in Saxton::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks over at him, watching him as long as he has his eyes closed::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::suddenly opens his eyes and looks over at her:: You said before you had a sister...where's she?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen, and she quickly glances away; quietly:: She's gone.
Quantum Catz: IS: Gone...? ::not sure whether to take that as meaning that she left or that she's dead::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her gaze swings back to his:: Train wreck, five years ago.
Quantum Catz: IS: Oh...i'm sorry... ::looks at her sadly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs; sadly:: S'okay. After all, you didn't cause it to derail.
Quantum Catz: IS: Guess not...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::suddenly laughs:: If Eli thought I was bad... I wonder what he'd say if he knew there was two of me once upon a time? In that case, the army of guards would have never stood a chance.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles a bit at that:: Were you twins?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods; a bit sad, but also warmed by some of the happier memories:: Some parents of twins might say they know the meaning of double trouble but that's because they didn't know us.
Quantum Catz: IS: Take it trouble "found" her just as easily as you, then?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles:: Of course. We were twins. We shared everything. ::she swallows hard, trying not to get depressed over that::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches out to take her hand:: Sorry, you don't have to talk about it
Maeve Owens: MV: ::a bit suprised, but she does smiles up at him:: It's okay. It felt kind of good to remember there for a while...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly back and then looks away::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces, just now catching what she said, and her han involintarily tightens on his; quietly:: I'm sorry. I wish I knew how to give your memories back to you. And not only for me. I see how much it... costs you...
Quantum Catz: IS: I keep waking up and expecting to be in Saxton...i guess i'm just not completely used to it yet
Maeve Owens: MV: :she nods:: That's understandable.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::takes a deep breath, looking up at the sky::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: You can talk to me Isaac. I wont hold it against you.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly, not looking at her:: I always had to be the strong one. I may not remember much but i remember that. I couldn't get ill, i couldn't break down because if i did then everything might fall apart. ::sighs:: I guess it's n
Quantum Catz: ot the same now that they're older though
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles slightly:: Well, I've heard you say that before so in your mind it hasn't changed. :a little more seriously:: But I'm here you know? Even if you don't want to burden the kids... whom would love to help you if you'd
Maeve Owens: reach out to them.
Quantum Catz: IS: There's things...it wouldn't be right to talk to any of you about...i wouldn't want to say anything that might hurt you...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: You don't think your silence is worse? That distancing yourself is any better?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: You're one to talk about distancing yourself
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Hey, I said I was working on it...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::chuckles:: I guess i could too then
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she tilts her head to the side, smiling::
Quantum Catz: IS: It's not easy when i keep seeing them as little kids though
Maeve Owens: MV: I don't know Isaac... the only thing I can think to say is to talk to them. Then maybe it wont feel so weird. Of course, you havent given it much time. It's not even been a week has it?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shakes his head:: I know, it's getting a bit easier, i guess. It's just...strange, still...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: I'm sorry.
Quantum Catz: IS: Well, you didn't do it, did you? I guess i just pushed myself too hard or something...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she swallows hard; sadly:: Yeah, you gotta work on not pushing yourself so much...
Quantum Catz: IS: If there was someone there, needing help, and you knew you could help them, you would - anyone would....
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: But it doesnt mean you have to endanger yourself to do it... you could have healed those close to death, and maybe waited a while before healing the next... spread out to where you didn't practically kill yourself.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: Well i don't know what i did there, i'll keep that in mind if there's ever a next time though
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles, the nods again::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: It's getting late, we should probably head back...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she immediately pops up; looking guilty:: Oh, right. Sorry.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::can't help but laugh at her guilty expression:: What for?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, not understanding what's funny:: For keeping you out?
Quantum Catz: IS: I'm pretty sure i kept myself out, unless you're brainwashing me or something
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs again, glancing down at the ground:: Perhaps. :starts to make her way down the hill::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::follows her down the hill:: 'Perhaps'? What, are you a hypnotist in your spare time or something?
Maeve Owens: MV: Something like that... ::her foot goes out from under her, and as she starts to slide, she reaches back for Isaac in order to steady herself. Most of her momentum is already going, and it might just pull Isaac down with her::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::doesn't expect her to fall and he's still not at full strength himself so he ends up tumbling down with her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gasps, not really expecting to fall either, and she lands with a soft thump at the bottom. Leaves, and grass stuck in her hair. ::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::ends up half on top of Maeve, looking a bit dazed:
Maeve Owens: MV: ::at first she doesn' know what to do, but then she can barely keep from laughing::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::can't help but laugh a bit too as he sits up:: You sure know how to romance a guy, Maeve
Maeve Owens: MV: ::if this wasn't bad enough, there's a bit of heat sneaking up into her cheeks; softly:: Maybe I should have warned you I'm clumsy too. I truly hadn't planned that. ::she grins::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smirks:: I'm pretty sure you fell a bit too inelegantly to have planned that
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she bites her lip; still laughing:: Well, you *could* have kept that to yourself. ::she slowly pushes herself up to a sitting position::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::still chuckling as well:: Your hair's a mess
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her hands fly to her hair, and she smirks:: And to think I found you charming.
Quantum Catz: IS: Hey, you're the one who pulled me down a hill - i've been a perfect gentleman ::smirks:: and what gentleman wouldn't tell a lady when she's got leaves and grass all over her hair?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::picks a leaf out and throws it at him:: You didn't say that, you just told me I was a mess... and an inelgant one at that!
Quantum Catz: IS: ::still smirking:: But still very beautiful despite all your flaws
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she pauses, her gaze moving up to his, but when she finds him smirking, she does too:: Well, I guess it's good to know you think I have *something* good going for me. ::chuckles lightly, then moves to get up::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::stands up quickly to help her to her get up::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles; softly:: Thank you.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looking a bit uncertain now:: 'S okay...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs, then shakes her head; quietly:: Come on, it's time to get you home. ::starts to pull away to head back home::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks about to stop her for a moment but he lets her move away and follows her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly heads back to his place::
Quantum Catz: IS: Do you want to come in or are you going to go home?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles uncertaintly:: Are you tired and wanting to get rid of me?
Quantum Catz: IS: No but...Ann's there and it is late...i wasn't sure you'd want to come in...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she chews on her lip for a moment, then shrugs:: I guess I shouldn't keep you, and... ::smirks:: I'm not sure I want to ruin my night by visiting with Ann.
Quantum Catz: IS: She's a perfectly nice woman, you know...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces; quietly:: I was afraid you would say that.
Quantum Catz: IS: She's just a friend, Maeve, i've only just met her
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns, hating herself for letting it be so darn obvious:: Yeah, well it's no easier when I've been bumped back to friend status as well. ::she bites her lip, then turns to flee:: I'm sorry, maybe I'm just tired....
Quantum Catz: IS: It's okay - i'm sorry too. I wish...i wish i could just make it better
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles weakly; softly:: me too...
Quantum Catz: IS: I...guess i'll see you later then...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: Yeah.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: Be careful on any wayward hills
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles:: I'll be sure to avoid those.
Quantum Catz: IS: I'll see you before you...go, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: Probably... I wont be leaving until the end of the week.
Quantum Catz: IS: Okay, good night then ::hesitates for a second and then turns to go into his house::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::murmurs:: Good night. ::she sighs, then turns and walks away::


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