~Wednesday, July 19, 1933~

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::drifts in and out of wakefulness, occasionally feverishly panicking about hurting him and staying awake; other times just mumbling incoherantly about this man or how hot or in pain she feels; by the morning she isn't any better, in fact she's been staying awake for shorter and shorter periods as the hours draw on::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::is getting more and more worried as the night progresses, and spends at least a few minutes every hour trying to sense the man they're after, but he doesn't have anywhere near enough clues to go after him, so he's had little choice but to stay at Kizzie's side, helplessly watching as she's getting worse, and barely catnapping all night long::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::softly, barely speaking:: It hurts...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::is so exhaused and so overwhelmed by the memories Kizzie's bringing back to him, he actually has to wipe his eyes before he murmurs:: Just keep fighting, Kizzie...I can send for the doctor again.
Quantum Catz: KZ: I need to.... ::hesitates, not sure she wants to say it:: I need to...go outside...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: What for?
Quantum Catz: KZ: Can't fight...anymore...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::is silent for a while, then, softly:: Will we see him if you go outside? Will you draw him out?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::doesn't look him in the eye:: I don't know...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::cringes; softly:: If he won't show himself, what's the point? I don't...don't want to lose you...
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::tries to sit up but her limbs feel so weak that she can't even manage that:: I need to...it's...it's the only way i can think of...
YarnKittymon: GU: The only way you can think of to *what*?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::looks up at him, her eyes are bloodshot and her skin is pallid:: To keep going...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shakily gets to his feet; softly:: The doctor...the doctor will help you...
Quantum Catz: KZ: He can't...please...take me outside...before...before i'm too weak...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::cringes:: Are you sure...sure it's the only way, Kizzie?
Quantum Catz: KZ: It might...give you time to find him...but i don't...know how long before...before... ::winces::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::gently lifts Kizzie; softly:: If you're sure...and Kizzie, I....forgive me if this...this goes poorly...
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::closes her eyes again, wearily:: Don't make me stay there if...if i can't go back...please...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: Stay *where,* Kizzie?
Quantum Catz: KZ: I can...merge to the tree...it'll...protect me...for...a while but... ::sighs, not looking at him::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::his jaw drops, and it takes him nearly a minute to gather his thoughts:: That may...may not be the only answer, Kizzie...perhaps Toby could...could build you a new body, and perhaps there would be a way to transfer your spirit into it.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::doesn't respond to that although she doesn't look like she has much faith in the idea::
Quantum Catz: : ::outside, Guy can see that many of the plants have grown towards the house in the night::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::looks out the window for a few moments, stalling for time, then, softly:: Kizzie, I'm not going to let you go, if I think there's some way to save *you*. I...you're quite dear to me. ::clears his throat:: But if it's hopeless...I won't let you linger on like that, when it's not what you wanted.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::murmurs, wearily:: Thank you
YarnKittymon: GU: ::gently kisses Kizzie's forehead:: But I hope it doesn't come to that. ::softly:: Please be careful.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::nods, although she's so weak her head hardly moves::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::takes a deep breath, suspecting that he's probably taking Kizzie to her death, but finally opens the door and takes her outside::
Quantum Catz: : :the branches of the large tree outside move around as he takes Kizzie closer to it; kizzie winces::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::his pace slows slightly; softly:: We can find another way if you can't do this.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::murmurs:: There isn't another way...i don't think...i'll wake up...if i fall asleep again...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::quietly, drawing nearer to the tree:: I'll find him, Kizzie, whatever happens. I'll find him and he'll never harm anyone else again.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::looking guilty:: He'll...go after Isaac when he can't get to me
YarnKittymon: GU: ::cringes:: Then I'll have to...have to run to Isaac's as soon as you're...done.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::softly:: Just put me down...next to the tree...and...don't stay too close...i don't...want to hurt you...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::lightly kisses Kizzie's cheek, squeezing her close to him for a moment, then gently setting her down, stepping back several steps afterwards::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::hardly has the energy to keep heself propped up, she leans against the tree, looking at Guy sadly for a moment, and then she closes her eyes and tendrils start to wind up her arms so that her hands hardly seem to exist anymore. The trees branches whip around her and the grass starts to grow up around her. She winces, looking like it hurts and for a moment, like she wants to get away. But whatever energy she had left fades and she falls unconscious, her body laying against the tree, still heavily anchored to it.::
YarnKittymon: : ::a few of the people in town were up early, and a couple of those watch the spectacle in surprise::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::steps forward:: Kizzie! Are you all right?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::doesn't respond, although she still seems to be breathing::
Quantum Catz: : ::Guy hears a voice behind him muttering to himself:: You little witch - you think that'll keep me away from you? No one's coming to save you like they did Isaac, trust me on that
YarnKittymon: GU: ::turns around quickly, focusing his powers on sensing whoever's there as well; he reaches for his crossbow as he turns::
Quantum Catz: : ::there's a tall man standing there, he has sickly looking skin and his black hair is lank and greasy. He smirks at Guy, revealing foul looking teeth:: What, you gonna try and protect the stupid tree girl? She ain't worth it - i have bigger fish to fry. For now anyway
YarnKittymon: GU: ::pulls the crossbow and levels it at the stranger; coldly:: Put your hands up; you're going to jail.
Quantum Catz: : Really now? I've been close enough to feel your girl's breath on my skin sometimes and you didn't even know i was there. Trust me, i ain't going to jail
YarnKittymon: GU: ::without another word, fires the bolt::
Quantum Catz: : ::the man's image suddenly fades, as if he wasn't really there at all; he doesn't reappear::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::instantly takes off towards Isaac's house::


YarnKittymon: GU: ::nearly steps on Maeve as he's running by; he looks at her, a hint of panic in his eyes:: Maeve; come quickly! ::starts running again with hardly a pause for breath::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she blinks, looking rather puzzled, and he gets several paces ahead of her before she starts to move:: Guy? What's going on?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shouts back:: Get to Isaac's!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she pales a bit, and picks up her pace:: Why? What's going on?
YarnKittymon: GU: There's a man or a ghost likely attacking him right now!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she almost trips in her sudden haste to get to the house, but she manages to keep on her own feet, and almost catches right up to Guy; worriedly:: Does this have to do with Kizzie, and that sickness?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::nods:: Yes, and he appeared to be immune to crossbow bolts! ::is already breathing hard by the time they reach Isaac's::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::pounds on the door twice before she reaches for the handle to open it::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::yanks the door open and glares at her:: We're not deaf, you know
YarnKittymon: GU: ::walks in without being invited:: Where's Isaac?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::ignores Eli, and follows Guy in::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::comes out of his room, rubbing his eyes::
Quantum Catz: EK: In his room, i guess - what's going on?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::opens the door of her room just a crack::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::looks back at Maeve, not knowing which room is Isaac's anyway::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she heads for the stairs, taking two at a time. Once in front of Isaac's door, she knocks loudly once again and urgently calls out his name::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::looks back at Eli and then Josh, bidding the children to stay back::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::doesn't respond::
Maeve Owens: Dk; ::opens the door a bit further:: What's wrong? ::she looks past Maeve to where Guy is standing.::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::tries to open the door::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::has followed Guy upstairs, with no intention of staying away::
Quantum Catz: : ::the door isn't locked and Isaac is lying on his bed, not moving::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::ignores the children and curses when he sees Isaac::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::already fearing the worse, her complexion turns even more pale as she slowly approaches the bed. She kneels down next to him, and slowly reaches out to touch him; quietly:: Isaac?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::gasps, running forward, and trying to push past Guy, who's blocking the doorway::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is unconscious but still breathing::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sadly, she turns to face Guy:: What happened with Kizzie? Do you know how to fix this?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::tenses when he sees his brother, snarling under his breath::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::lowers his head, shaking "no":: Kizzie...just grew weaker and sicker...until she couldn't bear it...she was able to retreat into a tree, but I don't know for how long, or at what cost. If we can't fight the man who's doing this to them...::shakes his head again, then rubs his temples with one hand::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns:: What man? Can you find him?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::doesn't have high hopes, but he closes his eyes and tries anyway::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::finally pushes past the distracted Guy and runs next to Isaac::
Quantum Catz: : ::seems to feel the man there for a moment and then the feeling disappears again::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::curses again:: He was here for just a second. Maeve, we're chasing a ghost!
YarnKittymon: JH: ::hugs Isaac, with tears in his eyes; softly:: Don't die...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks rather lost:: How does one kill a ghost?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::squeezes past Guy to comfort Josh as well as to be closer to Isaac.::
Quantum Catz: : ::meave hears a voice whisper in her ear:: Why would you want to kill me, my dear, when i hold the memories you've been trying so hard to bring back?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shakes his head; quietly:: If he *is* his powers, perhaps one of the children who can shut off variants' powers...or perhaps Mrs. Hamilton could find him...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she jumps, scanning the room as she does so; quietly.:: Did you hear that?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::looks at Maeve as though she's lost it:: Hear what?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head:: I think I heard him... he said something about having Isaac's memories.
YarnKittymon: GU: Try to talk to him!
Maeve Owens: MV: :What do you want me to say?! "Uh, excuse me, but would you mind telling us how to kill you?"
YarnKittymon: GU: Ask him *why*? What he *wants*?!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs, feeling rather foolish, but she repeats Guy's question anyway::
Quantum Catz: : ::they both hear laughter:: I just want them both dead
Maeve Owens: MV: ::a little angry:: But *why*? What did the two of them do to you?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::turns pale::
Quantum Catz: : Nothing at all. He's right, you know, you are amazingly beautiful ::laughs again::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::trying to rein in his temper:: How can we change your mind?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her temper flares another notch, and if she could, she'd likely fireball his dead self right back to the grave::
Quantum Catz: : Well i don't think there's much you could do to change how beautiful she is
Maeve Owens: MV: ::snaps:: He didn't mean *that* and you know it!
YarnKittymon: GU: ::keeps his eyes open, but concentrates again on where this man might be::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::groans and his body trembles - for a moment they can see the man standing behind Maeve, leaning over her::
Quantum Catz: ((well guy maybe can more than maeve :P))
YarnKittymon: GU: ::leaps forward and puts his hand to the back of the man's neck as well as he can, concentrating on killing him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::has no idea why he's lunging for her, so she just tries to get out of the way::
Quantum Catz: : ::for a moment Guy can feel the man's skin against his hand and then he disappears again:: Forget it - as long as i have Isaac you can't get me
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hesitantly looks up before she fully straightens. A seond later she pushes herself to her feet; angrily:: Why did you choose them? There has to be something we can trade you for?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::just huddles closer to Isaac, trying hard not to cry::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::puts her arm around Josh, and reaches out with the other to take Isaac's hand.::
Quantum Catz: : I didn't choose them, they are what they are and once i've finished draining him i'll have all i need - you're wannabe healer friend isn't going to save him this time
YarnKittymon: GU: *What* do you need?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::appears to be lost in thought::
Quantum Catz: : The boundless energy of a healer, of course - how beautiful these people are, and no one even realises ::seems to be a bit in awe::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sharply:: What do you get by taking all their energy?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::softly:: I know Isaac's beautiful...please don't kill him.
Quantum Catz: : It's him or me, kid - Sesha knew that when she helped him, she knew i'd come back - not much of a saviour is she? ::sounds rather bitter about the woman::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::softly:: But you're killing Miss MacKenzie too, aren't you?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she rubs at her chest where the burnt mark was, looking rather bitter herself:: Well, where is Sesha now? I'd like another few words with the woman.
Quantum Catz: : ::mutters:: She cut her connection to me - i can't drain a stupid tree. And she's buggered off to find her husband or something, suddenly stopping me killing people ain't so important anymore
YarnKittymon: GU: ::coldly:: There must be another way to save yourself, but we aren't likely to help you find it while you're killing our dear ones.
Maeve Owens: MV: What happens if you lose connection to both of them? Do you just disappear?
Quantum Catz: : ::suddenly laughs:: You think i'm going to die? Of course not - i'll just be *able* to die...until i find another healer anyway - but Isaac isn't going to die until i'm finished with him and then it won't matter
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters:: We'll see about that. ::heads for the door::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::looks back:: Maeve, where are you going?
Maeve Owens: MV: To see a kid about a switch.
Quantum Catz: : You mean turning off my power? I wouldn't if i were you - you saw how much of him i'd already taken before Sesha stopped me - how much do you think he has left now?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::cringes::
Maeve Owens: MV: Who says I'm turning off yours?
Quantum Catz: : That still wouldn't get you back what i'd taken, my dear - i could tell you every intimate secret you ever admitted to Isaac - do you think he could even tell you his sister's name now?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stops to face the voice:: Then what does it matter? At least you wouldn't take him! Since there appears to be no way to get you to leave us alone! I'd rather see you dead... and I will, one way or another.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::gasps; softly:: Please give him back...you can take me instead...just leave Isaac alone...
Quantum Catz: : ::for a moment they can see the man standing by the bed; smiles:: Well killing me might well get part of him back actually, all energy needs to be earthed somewhere, but like i said - the only way that'll happen is if he's dead, unless he has a thing for trees too ::adds, sounding rather irritated::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen, and she looks up at Guy, but she pales just a little more::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: So that's your choice...to kill Isaac? Because if you do, we're going to hunt you down to the ends of the earth if need be, and we're going to kill you. If you restore him, we'll do what we can to help you.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: We can get you a body if that's what you need.
Quantum Catz: : ::laughs:: There's nothing *wrong* with me - they make me *better* than any human alive
YarnKittymon: GU: ::concentrates again on focusing where the man may appear next, hoping to anticipate and perhaps catch him or kill him somehow::
Quantum Catz: : This power makes me invinsible - as long as i have his power, i'm free
YarnKittymon: GU: And once you've killed him? Then what?
Quantum Catz: : I'll have all of his power, until it runs out
Maeve Owens: MV: And when his runs out?
Quantum Catz: : There's always someone else.
Maeve Owens: MV: It has to be a healer?
Quantum Catz: : Someone with the gift of life, of course, who else?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::quietly:: How many of them have you already killed?
Quantum Catz: : I could live forever on them
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking quite scared, she eyes Guy for a moment; then whispers:: How dangerous is it to use your powers on Isaac right now... so we can buy ourselves some time? Or... you know....
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shakes his head; softly:: Don't know if it might make things worse, but I'll try.
Maeve Owens: MV: There's nothing else we can do... is there?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shakes his head again::
Quantum Catz: : What you going to do? Try and find me again? Haven't you already been trying?
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, you could show yourself if you werent such a coward!
YarnKittymon: GU: ::goes over to Isaac, cringing, and puts his hand to the back of the man's neck, keeping his spirit from powering his body::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::whispers fearfully:: What are you doing?
YarnKittymon: : ::Isaac suddenly goes limp, and his heart stops beating, just the same as if he'd died::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she gasps, and then cries out:: No! What are you doing? ::her tears break free, and she begins to sob::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she tenses, waiting for something to happen::
Quantum Catz: : ::for a moment nothing happens and then the man is standing in front of them, looking rather shocked:: You killed him!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::coldly:: Can you restore him? Because if you can't, or won't, you're about to die yourself.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::looks up at the man grimly:: Restore Isaac and Kizzie both, or I'll do the same to you.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::is too horrified to even move::
Quantum Catz: : ::glares at Guy:: I can't, it's no different than them giving the energy to heal me - but what makes you think i'm so easy to kill - i still do have their energy
YarnKittymon: GU: ::smiles grimly, getting to his feet:: Care to place a wager on that?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she steps forward, fireball in hand:: I'm sure between the two of us we can work out a way to kill you.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::after a moment, hugs Isaac's dead body, sobbing uncontrollably and inconsolably::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::quietly:: Unless you can divert that healing energy back into Isaac, this is the end of the road for you.
Quantum Catz: : Sorry, not a healer myself - and i've lived a *long* time, what makes you think you're so powerful?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::doesn't say a word; just walks up to the man, aiming a punch for his face while reaching around with his other hand, aiming to touch the back of his neck::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she waits on the sidelines, acting as back up::
Quantum Catz: : ::the man moves surprisingly quickly and avoids the punch and tries to run for the door::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::runs after; shouts:: Maeve!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's blocking his path, and she uses the fireball to chase him back, or burn him if he continues forward::
Quantum Catz: : ::has braved worse injuries than a fireball and just runs forward, aiming to push maeve out of the way::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::pulls his crossbow again and sets to work loading it::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still holding the fireball, she grabs for the arm reaching out to push her::
Quantum Catz: : ::fights against Maeve's grip, trying to elbow her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she backs away from his elbow, but brings her right fist up towards his jaw::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::walks forward quickly and tries again to touch the back of the man's neck, holding the crossbow to his back as well, and not minding Maeve's fire in the least::
Quantum Catz: : ::uses his other arm to push back Guy::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she knicks his jaw, which makes for a pretty weak punch but it should at least stun him long enough for Guy to get his hands on him::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::comes forward again:: Hold him, Maeve! ::and he tries again to kill the man::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::tries to grab for his arm so he wont be able to push Guy away again::
Quantum Catz: : ::Guy most likely reaches the man's next though with the power of two healers in him, it may not work::
Quantum Catz: : ::Guy's power doesn't work on the man and he fights harder to get past Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::struggles to hold him, and finally brings her knee up to stop him::
Quantum Catz: : ::the man dodges her and keeps going, through he's prevented from leaving by the appearance of a large black dog-like animal that seems to take up the whole hallway::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::bites his lip, then raises and fires his crossbow::
YarnKittymon: : ::the bolt goes forward straight at the man's back::
Quantum Catz: : ::the man falls forward, groaning at the bolt, though it doesn't kill him, he doesn't know how to get past Eli so he doesn't move::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks at Guy;: Try your power on him again...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::strides forward and does so::
Quantum Catz: : ::glares at Guy and tries to fight him away::
Quantum Catz: : ::feels himself being drained when Guy touches him and suddenly lunges for the man, kicking punching and biting at him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::gets down beside him, and tries to use all of her 110 pounds to hold him down::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::was rather unprepared for that, and takes a few hits hard; yells:: Maeve, I don't think I can do it! Just burn him!
Maeve Owens: MV: I'll set the place on fire before it kills him!
YarnKittymon: GU: ::doesn't have much distance; the best he can do is kick at the man::
Maeve Owens: MV: He's fighting you so your power must be doing *something*!
Quantum Catz: : ::keeps attacking him:: I've lived longer than you'll ever know - i'm better than any human!
Maeve Owens: MV: We dont care! ::gives up and takes a fireball to his face::
Quantum Catz: : ::the flames burn him and he cries out but he keeps on attacking Guy, his body not ready to give up after all the energy it's been given::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::tries to get a hold of him so Guy can touch him again:: You have to try your powers again! Nothing else is going to kill him!
Quantum Catz: : ::tries to pull away from them both, figuring he'll have to get past Eli eventually::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::is trying to fight back, but he's not nearly as wild as his enemy, and is at a disadvantage; he tries to back away a bit, then dives forward, putting one arm square in front of the man's teeth so he can try to reach the other hand around to the back of his neck::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::starts trying to beat him in the head with her shoe::
Quantum Catz: : ::struggles to pull away from them::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man struggles away from them at last, leaving Guy at least rather bloodied::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::gives up since nothing she is doing seems to do any good::
Quantum Catz: : ::when the man breaks free, Eli lunges at him and tears into him with all the fury of an animal, though the man still seems to be struggling against even that::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she just watches with a mixture of awe, and trepidition, but she doesnt bother to help, knowing there's no way for her to get in there to do so::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::takes a deep breath, sure it's not going to work this time, either, but he runs forward and grabs the man by the scruff of the neck, trying with all his might to kill him::
Quantum Catz: : ::screams:: This is Sesha's fault, she'll pay! ::the man's body's rather bloody and torn apart by Eli's jaws already but this time when Guy touches him he falls limp::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::has to take several deep breaths, then quickly feels the man's neck--when there's no pulse there, he runs back to Isaac, pushes Josh and Dolly aside, and tries to revive him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::stands rooted to the spot as she watches Guy work at reviving Isaac::
YarnKittymon: : ::in a moment, Isaac's body is warm again, and Guy steps back::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::when Guy steps back his body convulses for a moment and then stills; his eyes are still closed; softly:: Maeve?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::whips his head over to stare at Isaac, slack-jawed::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::suddenly able to breathe again, her shoulder eease up, and she runs forward to kneel beside him; soflty:: I'm right here. Are you all right?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::trembles at the sight of the man in front of him and changes back to a very blood covered human, tries to spit out some of the blood in his mouth, feeling disgusted and sick::
Quantum Catz: IS: He was...i could feel him clawing at me...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::is covered in blood himself, with one arm bitten halfway through and several nasty bruises, too; he murmurs, half to himself:: I must see to Kizzie...::and turns to go::

Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: You're safe now... he's dead... ::she glances up at Guy, but her attention is quickly drawn back to Isaac::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is feeling rather disoriented and doesn't say anything else::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::passes by poor Eli in the hallway, looking down at the boy; softly:: It's all right now. ::absently hands him a lace-edged handkerchief::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::takes the handkerchief but his hand remains down at his side as he stares at the body::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::murmurs:: You didn't kill him, you know.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she sniffs, and wipes at the tears still trailing down her cheeks; hesitantly:: Isaac?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gets up to approach Guy; quietly:: Can you send someone to get rid of this? I can at least get a sheet for now
Quantum Catz: EK: ::wipes at his mouth again:: Funny i can taste blood in my mouth then
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Hey...Dolly...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::nods weakly to Maeve, then turns down to Eli; softly:: I killed him, though; it was my power, so if you're meaning to feel guilty over it, don't.
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she smiles just a bit, looking a little more relieved:: Is everything okay? Do you need anything?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles gratefully at Guy, then tries to slip past him to grab a sheet or something to cover up the bloody mess::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::was just staring at Isaac, and now breaks down sobbing again::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks over at Josh and reaches out an arm for him; he feels too tired for anything else::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::grabs Isaac's arm and holds it like a post in a storm, still crying::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::Josh's sobbing starts her own tears flowing again::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::just shrugs and goes to wash himself, not wanting his siblings to see him like this::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::slips downstairs and out of the house without another word::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she comes back in and drapes a sheet over the mess. Casting one quick glance at Isaac, she leaves the room in search of Eli::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::leans his hands on the sides of the basin for a moment, staring at himself in the mirror, and then he starts to wash the blood off his arms:
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she leans against the door frame, and softly knocks on the door just to alert him of her presence::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::doesn't look up:: Yeah?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: Just wanted to make sure you're okay?
Quantum Catz: EK: I'm fine
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods, although she doesn't look all that convinced:: If you need anything, let me know. ::she pushes away from the doorframe, and returns to Isaac's side::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::can't stop his tears, even though Isaac's alive again::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::weakly:: It's alright...i'm okay...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::settles down beside the bed again, looking close to tears herself, but she tries to keep it hidden, even laying her head against the side of the mattress::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is still rather dazed, thinking of what happened; softly:: Where's Eli?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::not looking up; quietly:: He's... getting cleaned up.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::whimpers:: Eli's all right, isn't he?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks up at Josh, and gives him a forced smile that's rather pathetic:: He isn't hurt. I'm sure he'll be in soon.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::winces a bit at the mention of Eli getting cleaned up, as if he knows why::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::worriedly:: What's wrong Isaac?
Quantum Catz: IS: Nothing, it's alright ::rubs at his eyes, feeling exhausted::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::wipes his eyes and pulls back from Isaac; softly:: I can go be quiet in the corner if I'm keeping you awake.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly at him:: No, it's okay - i don't think i'm ready to sleep yet anwyay
YarnKittymon: JH: ::takes a deep breath; softly:: You remember all of us now, right?
Quantum Catz: IS: I...Everything's...I know who you all are anyway...i'm just...feeling a bit...confused...right now...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she cringes, and drops her head against the mattress again::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::appears in the doorway, arms and face scrubbed and wearing different clothes:: Is he okay?
Maeve Owens: DK: ::she looks over at Eli, and forces a weak smile:: He's alive... that's all that really matters... ::she looks down again::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::nods, not saying anything else:: Maybe we should leave him to rest for a while, he could probably do with it...after everything that's happened
Maeve Owens: MV: :she nods, then quietly:: I'm waiting for someone to get here... to... you know.. ::she looks down at the covered body, and winces:: But it seems like they're taking forever.
YarnKittymon: JH: ::softly:: I'm not leaving Isaac.
YarnKittymon: : ::they hear a knock downstairs at last::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: I'll get it. ::she gets up to leave::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::softly, a tired look in his eyes:: He's fine now, Josh, i promise
YarnKittymon: JH: ::softly, his voice shaking:: I'll just sit on the floor...I won't bother him.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: It's okay, no one has to go
Maeve Owens: MV; ::opens the door::
YarnKittymon: : ::the local undertaker's son is there, with a couple guards; the undertaker says:: We heard there was a body here? ::the guards look a bit suspicious::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods, and steps back for them to enter:: He's upstairs.
YarnKittymon: : ::the undertaker's son and one of the guards go up, while the other guard stops to frown at Maeve:: And who exactly passed away?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs:: I don't know his name. He was after Isaac, and Kizzie... and he got killed for his efforts.
YarnKittymon: : Who killed him?
Maeve Owens: MV: Does it matter?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard nods:: It will all have to be reported, Miss Owens.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::reluctantly:: Guy Stowe delivered the final blow...
Quantum Catz: EK: ::turns towards the men, not saying anything::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man serving as undertaker crouches and lays out a bodybag he'd brought::
Maeve Owens: DK: ::looking rather sick, she ducks her head::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard nods again to Maeve:: Thank you. There will be an investigation, of course.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::mutters:: Lovely.
YarnKittymon: : ::the two upstairs get the man's body into the bodybag swiftly::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::just stands watching them, thinking that it's probably pretty obvious to them that it wasn't a human who caused most of the man's injuries::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve's guard laughs softly:: Surely you'd want the courtesy of an investigation done if *you* were killed.
YarnKittymon: : ::neither of the men upstairs comments on the man's injuries, though the undertaker's son look up at Eli and softly says:: You can step back, boy.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks up at him, startled, but quickly shakes her head:: He wasn't even human. He doesn't deserve such a courtesy if you ask me.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::looks at the man for a moment and then just silently moves back::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard's a little surprised:: Not human? Well, I suppose we'll see soon enough.
YarnKittymon: : ::after just a couple minutes, the two men come down the stairs with the bodybag; the undertaker's son gently says to Maeve:: We can have Toby come by to clean the blood.
YarnKittymon: : ::the other guard shakes his head:: After the investigation.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glares at them:: What do you need the blood around for? Do you think they need to be staring at that for the next three monthhs while you people probe around for answers you'll probably never find?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard glares at Maeve:: We just need some photographs. Shouldn't be more than a day.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::suddenly looking too tired to argue, softly:: Fine. ::she opens the door in a silent order to get out;:
YarnKittymon: : ::the group leaves, taking the bodybag with them::


YarnKittymon: GU: ::heads downstairs and does remember to ask the first person he sees to fetch the undertaker to go to Isaac's house--but he doesn't answer the poor lad's questions, instead running back to Kizzie's house, looking a fright, so that everyone in his way quickly steps back to let him by::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::is lying unconscious by the tree, no longer connected to it, although the grass and some flowers have grown up around her::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::rushes to her side and kneels beside her, gently touching her face; softly:: Kizzie? Are you all right?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::groans but doesn't open her eyes::
YarnKittymon: : ::after a minute or two, the doctor comes by, looking between Guy and Kizzie, not sure which one to help::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: I don't think she's being drained; see if you can help her.
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor sits beside Kizzie and examines her::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::seems to be breathing okay, although she doesn't wake up::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor checks her for fever::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::her fever has mostly gone down now::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor relays this to Guy:: I'd suggest we just wait half a day and see if her condition changes. Besides, *you* clearly need medical attention as well.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shakes his head:: Toby can help me later. I want to be sure Kizzie's all right.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::groans again and stuggles a bit against the grass that's grown around her, though she still doesn't wake up::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::gently picks up Kizzie; softly:: She's probably best off indoors.
Quantum Catz: : ::some of the grass withers away when Kizzie's pulled away from it::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::doesn't seem to notice this::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor nods:: True enough. I can come back in a few hours, although I really think you should let me take care of your injuries.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::shakes his head; quietly:: It's all right. Thank you, Doctor.
YarnKittymon: GU: ::takes Kizzie inside and sets her back on the couch, just looking at her face for a while::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::she seems a lot more relaxed now than the night before::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::watches her for a minute before finally stepping out of her house, only long enough to send for Toby::

Quantum Catz: : ::it's a while before Kizzie opens her eyes, and when she does she just blinks, looking around and not moving::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::had fallen asleep leaning against her couch soon after Toby healed him, and he doesn't wake when Kizzie does::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::softly:: Guy...?
YarnKittymon: GU: ::wakes quickly at Kizzie's call, and stares at her for a moment, as if not believing her to be awake; he quickly sits up, leaning over her:: Kizzie? Are you all right?
Quantum Catz: KZ: What...happened? Is Isaac okay?
YarnKittymon: GU: He's alive. We killed the man who was attacking you.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::nods and takes a deep breath:: That's good...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: Are you all right, Kizzie? Do you need anything?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::softly:: Some water would be good
YarnKittymon: GU: ::gets up to bring a glass of water to her::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::sits up a bit, although her arms feel weak still::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: Do you need any help?
Quantum Catz: KZ: It's okay ::sits up a bit more; she still looks a bit pale::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::softly:: You gave me quite a fright, you know.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles weakly:: Sorry...
YarnKittymon: GU: ::smiles back, though he looks very tired; quietly:: You pulled through. That's what matters.
Quantum Catz: KZ: Are you okay? You look as tired as i feel
YarnKittymon: GU: ::nods:: As soon as I'm sure you're all right, I'll get some sleep and be fine in the morning.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles:: Thank you - i don't know what i would've done if i'd been alone
YarnKittymon: GU: ::sighs, shaking his head:: I'm just happy you're all right.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles:: Well i'm pretty sure i'm all right now
YarnKittymon: GU: ::nods:: Do you need anything else? Something to eat? Someone to talk to?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::sighs:: I'm just tired
YarnKittymon: GU: ::smiles weakly:: Shoulder to sleep on?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles:: To be honest, that sounds pretty good
YarnKittymon: GU: ::sits on the couch next to her, silently taking her hand::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::leans against him, closing her eyes again::
YarnKittymon: GU: ::closes his eyes, too, and is asleep in no time::


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