Quantum Catz: IS: ::it takes a couple of days
rest before Isaac leaves his room; he doesn't really talk to ny
of them about what he remembers in that time::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::has hardly left Isaac's room in that time, either, afraid that if he does his brother might get sick again::
YarnKittymon: : ::Toby came by the day before to clean up the blood, but luckily none of the kids were questioned in the murder examination::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she spent that whole first day with the kids, but she was forced to return to the store in the following days so she hasn't been around that much. She's rather avoided mentioning his memories, too afraid to upset him, and equally afraid of the answer. She's at home now getting ready for work after taking much of the morning off in order to catch up on some needed sleep.::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly, to Josh:: i think i'm going to go for a bit of a walk, get out of the house
YarnKittymon: JH: ::quickly:: Will you be okay? Do you need me to go with you?
Quantum Catz: IS: I'll be fine, don't worry - like Eli said, i'm okay now, it's over
YarnKittymon: JH: ::quietly:: But we thought you were okay the last time too...
Quantum Catz: IS: I promise, Josh - i'll be okay
YarnKittymon: JH: ::sighs; softly, looking at the floor:: Okay.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::rests his hand on Josh's shoulder for a moment, squeezing it reassuringly:: I'll be back in a while
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods soberly::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::leaves the house and just wanders around town for a while, lost in thought; eventually he ends up at Maeve's house and knocks on the door::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she opens the door, looking rather surprised to see him there, however, a smile does grace her features:: Well, look whose out and about.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles back:: Well i don't think i'll be doing anything much more strenuous than this but i just wanted to get out of the house for a while
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods, and steps back:: I was on my way to the store but there's probably no harm in making it wait a while longer at this point. ::she stops, looking unsure:: That is if you're coming in?
Quantum Catz: IS: Unless you want to walk - i don't mind
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, and reaches back to grab her keys from the table:: Probably best. Then Libby can't get anymore mad at me for oppening up so late... ::she closes, and locks the door::
Quantum Catz: IS: She'd probably understand
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods, and starts off towards the shop.::
Quantum Catz: IS: So...how are you?
Maeve Owens: MV: I'm fine. You?
Quantum Catz: IS: Well i was hoping for a more detailed answer than that...what happened was pretty...pretty traumatising, i guess. Josh has hardly left my side
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stops walking to stare at him:: You want a more detailed answer?
Quantum Catz: IS: Why wouldn't i?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns, and starts moving again:: I don't know, but I'm okay. I've been more worried about the four of you... I mean watching someone you love die isn't the easiest thing in the world. So its undderstandable why Josh would attach himself to you... ::she bites her lip to keep herself from rambling any further::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly; looking down:: I know. I...have some of his memories...of when I...when it happened
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces:: I'm sorry. I didn't know what else to do, and believe me, if there had been another way I would have much preferred it over the other... ::she shivers, and wraps her arms around herself::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches out to touch her arm:: It's okay, i understand
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her breath catches, and she shakes her head while fighting back tears; mutters:: No you dont...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: That night all i wanted was to be sure you'd be safe
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks away, and mutters:: And I wish he would have wanted me instead. That would have been easier to handle.
Quantum Catz: IS: I guess you don't get to always be the one ending up in danger
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, but remains quiet while she attempts to make sure the tears don't spill. Of course she isn't looking at Isaac so he wouldn't see them anyway::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::puts his hands on her shoulders:: You promised you'd do anything if i pulled through, remember?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stops walking again, and hesitantly brings her still wattery gaze to meet his eyes; she frowns:: What? When did I... that was before... ::she gives him a questioning look, and is rather afraid to keep talking::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly and then, hesitantly:: Everything's still kind of jumbled, i'm not sure how much i've lost or remembered or what but...i remember that...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: Okay... so you remember me promising that I'd "do anything"? Are you trying to say you're here to collect?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs:: No, i was just going to ask you to stop looking so worried
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she pulls away, and forces a half hearted smile:: Oh. Well, I guess that's good news then. ::laughs weakly as she attempts to duck around him::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::frowns for a moment and then lets her move away::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she keeps on moving towards the shop while she tries to figure out just what he remembers, and just how she feels about it either way.::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly; sounding a bit hurt:: Why would you think i was here to *collect* anything? I just wanted to see you...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks over, feeling a bit guilty:: I didn't mean to suggest anything by that. ::she hesitates:: Although I was wondering why you brought it up if you weren't going to ask anything...
Quantum Catz: IS: I was just going to ask you to try and look a bit happier. I'm here, aren't i? And i'm not going anywhere
Maeve Owens: MV: ;:she makes a face at him:: Well, stop trying to get me to talk about how I am after everything that's happened. It's a lot easier that way. ::she forces a big, happy, grin::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches out to touch her face for a moment and then suddenly pulls her into a tight hug::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's almost afraid to move for a second, but then she finally puts her arms around him:: Ah, so that's all I have to do to get a hug? Gee, why didn't you just tell me sooner.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs weakly, feeling like he's about to start crying himself now::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles a little more easily now, and rests her head against his shoulder. As long as he innitiated it, she's content to let him be the first to pull away::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::weakly:: I'm sorry, i'm sorry for all of this
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her smile fades again, and she sighs:: I know it's not your fault. And I know you can't help it if you don't remember everything.... ::she closes her eyes, and wills herself to be a little more patient::
Quantum Catz: IS: I know you'd have been so happy if i just came round today, said i remembered everything and proposed to you or something...i wish i could do that
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she pulls away rather abruptly; and almost angrily:: You remember everything I said don't you? And don't worry, its the *last* thing I expected. ::turns to walk away::
Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve, wait - i didn't mean to upset you. Don't go...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stops, but she doesn't turn around:: I don't know what to do anymore Isaac... ::she shrugs helplessly::
Quantum Catz: IS: Do about what?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs again:: I dont know! Everything! It's wearing me out. ::she hangs her head:: You know, being the only one...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves closer to her:: I may not remember everything...but that doesn't mean i don't remember how i felt...how i feel... This isn't easy for me either, you know, i don't know what to say
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she turns around; sadly:: I'm sorry. I didn't even mean to tell you that. I know you have enough to worry about right now...
Quantum Catz: IS: What do i have to worry about? The guy's gone... ::softly:: you, Eli and Guy made sure of that. All i'm trying to do is get my life back, get you all to stop looking at me like i'm
Quantum Catz: about to drop dead
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks away:: I don't know. Before you seemed to hold back so much because you didn't rermember. And if you're wanting us to just shrug off the fact that we almost lost you then that's just wishful thinking!
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't want you to shrug it off, but i'm here, now, and i want to make things work with you and me
YarnKittymon: ((and I'm up to doing any two-player thing but people are going to have to think of two-player things...I'll try too but I haven't had many ideas lately :P ))
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she takes a deep breath, and smiles slightly at him:: Then I'd say that's more than I thought possible a few days ago.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles slightly:: Maybe you weren't paying enough attention then - even without my memories i still thought you were an amazing woman
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles a little more:: Maybe I was slightly distracted by other issues, but it's nice to have a little reassurance.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves towards her:: I don't want to lose you
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smirks:: Yeah, like I'm that easy to get rid of anyway.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs and looks like he wants to kiss her but isn't sure if he should::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks up at him, raising her eyebrows in a silent challenge::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: You never make things easy, do you? ::leans down to lightly kiss her lips::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smiles against his lips, and then pulls away a bit; softly:: Oh, I'm sorry. Were you expecting me to go first? ::she grins, and this time deepens the kiss a little more::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::puts his arms round her as he kisses her, holding her close::
YarnKittymon: : ::suddenly, a couple guards walk
down the street with a determined look; they stop in front of
Maeve, and the taller one clears his throat:: Pardon me...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::startled, she abruptly pulls away:: What?
YarnKittymon: : ::the other guard frowns:: I'm sorry; we have a few questions to ask you regarding the...er...incident that happened Wednesday.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns:: Why? He attacked, we defended ourselves, case closed.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks a bit pale as he thinks about then::
YarnKittymon: : ::the other guard coldly says:: You shouldn't've taken the law into your own hands, you know.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smirks:: Okay, then next time I'll leave him to kill everyone while I go and hunt down a guard.
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't see how you can blame them for defending themselves
YarnKittymon: : ::the shorter guard shakes his head:: That's not the issue. The issue is, we should've been informed. ::turns to Maeve:: Now if you'd just come with us, miss.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she swallows hard, and tries not to think about New York. She shivers anyway:: No, the issue is you need someone to blame and we're looking like good enough targets. ::she makes no move to go with him::
Quantum Catz: IS: Are you arresting her?
YarnKittymon: : ::the taller guard shakes his head:: That wasn't the intention; we just wanted to question her, see if her story squared up with the others'.
YarnKittymon: : ::the other guard adds:: Though if she resists, we'll have no choice.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smirks, thinking thats close to what they told her the last time. She eyes them for any hidden handcuffs before she even thinks about going with them::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's handcuffs on the shorter guard's belt, though he doesn't move to use them::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks uncertain but doesn't want to argue with these men over the issue and make the problem worse::
YarnKittymon: : ::the taller guard says, quietly:: Come on, Miss Owens.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces, and slowly nods her head. However, she keeps eyeing the handcuffs just to make sure he isn't going to reach for them:: Fine.
YarnKittymon: : ::the taller guard nods::
YarnKittymon: : ::the shorter guard turns to Isaac, clearing his throat:: Now...ah...your brother...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::winces, not really wanting to think about his brother's involvement in what happened:: What about him? He's only a child
YarnKittymon: : ::the shorter guard frowns:: And the victim was mauled by an animal. Eli was involved; we need to investigate the whole situation.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::at the word 'mauled' Isaac looks a bit sick but he says:: I would have died if they hadn't stopped that man, isn't that enough? Why do we have to drag this out any more than we have to?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::darkly:: Because it'll look bad on *them* if they have a dead body and no one to blame for it.
YarnKittymon: : ::the taller guard looks rather frustrated:: We never even *saw* that this man was killing Mr. Kindall. If we *had*--if you'd called for our help--perhaps this formality wouldn't be necessary.
Maeve Owens: MV: *Perhaps* there wasn't time! And if he had gotten away Isaac would have died!
YarnKittymon: : ::the taller guard shakes his head:: That's why we should have been given the chance to help, Miss Owens. Now if you'd please come with us; we only want to ask some questions.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grumbles:: If we would have waited for you to help it would have been too late.
YarnKittymon: : ::the shorter man glares:: If that's true it will come out in the investigation!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sarcastically:: Sure it will.
YarnKittymon: : ::the taller guard looks at Maeve:: Come on, now, unless we need to haul you ourselves.
Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve...it's probably easiest just to go with them
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she grimaces at Isaac, looking unsure for a moment, but finally moves away, although rather slowly::
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