~Friday, August 16, 1935 part 2~

YarnKittymon: : ::they've reached Gate Town and stabled their horses; Harry doesn't look pleased at all:: He's probably just in Sig's house. What's the plan?
Quantum Catz: IS: Well you know more about the guy than we do - what d'you think's the best way to go about this?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns:: If he wants to, he can make us all slit our own throats. ::shakes his head:: Best I can think of is to go in and play innocent, and hope we can talk him out of it.
Maeve Owens: MV: You're a friend of his right? That shouldn't be too hard then?
YarnKittymon: HR: We aren't exactly close; Jack knew him much better.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: I guess we'll just have to hope for the best then
YarnKittymon: HR: Or I can go in as a decoy and you can burn him 'til he lets Jack go. ::smiles wanly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: Sure. And Isaac can wait out here to heal us all when we come out. ::she grins::
Quantum Catz: IS: I'd rather not have to heal anyone if we can help it
YarnKittymon: HR: ::slowly:: Or maybe if we found out *why* he's holding Jack...then we could use it against him. I don't know, though; I'd like this over as quickly as possible.
Maeve Owens: MV: Why don't you go in, try to lure him away, and I'll try to sneak in and get Jack?
YarnKittymon: HR: Yeah, sure...if you think Jack will come with you. If we're doing it, let's hurry before I lose my nerve.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she chuckles:: Would you rather *me* speak to him then?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smirks:: Nah...if Jack's chained, you're a better pick than I am anyway. ::motions to the house up ahead:: You just sneak around the back. Like old times. Isaac, stay out of the way.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods, knowing that they're all better off if he's safe to heal them later:: Be careful
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods:: All right, see you in a few. ::and with that she jogs around the back of the house::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::knocks on the door, trying to look completely casual, and doing a fair job of it::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::is in his upstairs bedroom, where he has Jack handcuffed and tied to the bedpost; Jack's in his control, and he softly says:: That's right, you're just taking that pretty wife of yours out to dinner. And remember, whatever
YarnKittymon: happens, that Sig's a good fella, all right? ::frowns when he hears the knock on the door, and when he's sure Jack won't be doing anything for a while, he heads downstairs, checking through the window before opening the door::
YarnKittymon: Harry, good day...I haven't seen you since you put on the uniform of the guard.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she moves around the back side of the place, looking for another entrance::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a door in back that leads into the kitchen::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::though his shield allowed him to fight against Sig a bit at first, he now accepts Sig's words::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::tries the kitchen door::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiles:: I needed a little help with something--can I take you out for a drink? You're looking pretty tired; everything all right?
YarnKittymon: : ::the door is locked::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she removes one of the hairpins that's keeping her hair up, allowing a strand to fall in her face. She inserts it into the lock, jiggles it a few times, then twists it::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::quietly, and with panic behind his eyes:: It's not a good time, Harry.
YarnKittymon: : ::the door comes open easily, though not quietly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she pauses, but then quickly comes in, shuts the door as quietly as she can, and looks for a hiding spot::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::looks at the back door:: What was that?
YarnKittymon: HR: You have mice, right? ::laughs weakly::
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 1 6
YarnKittymon: SG: ::may be losing his edge a bit, because he relaxes:: Yeah, could be.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiles warmly:: Come on; just one drink won't hurt anything...might help a bit.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::when she doesn't hear anyone coming for her, she moves out from behind the other door, and makes her way out of the kitchen, carefully peeking around every corner:
YarnKittymon: SG: Sorry; I really can't. ::steps back and lets Harry in, closing the door behind him:: What about that job you needed help on?
YarnKittymon: HR: It's about my girl...she just won't see my side of things...I thought maybe you could.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::laughs softly:: I don't do anything to good people against their will, Har, you know that.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she moves towards the stairs::
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 6 4
YarnKittymon: : ::the first step creaks, and Sig instantly stands:: That's no mouse! ::walks quickly back towards the stairs::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she cringes, and looks around for a hiding spot, knowing she won't get up the stairs fast enough::
YarnKittymon: : ::the house isn't that big, and before Maeve can even dive towards the closet, Sig can see her; even the whites of his eyes go dark and he asks:: What are you doing here?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs:: Just here to recover a friend. You don't mind if I just go on up and get him do you? ::she smiles sweetly at him::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::draws closer to Maeve, focusing his energies on her:: You don't have a friend here, and you want to go right back home.
Maeve Owens: ((dice? lol))
YarnKittymon: ((1-3 = fails))
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 4 3
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: Oh. ::frowning, she heads for the back door again::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::comes up behind Sig and tries to punch him::
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 1 6
YarnKittymon: SG: ::spins around, looking rather angry:: Go jump off a pier!
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns, and turns around to do so::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::can't figure out why she even came in here so she's still heading for the door::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::growls at Maeve:: Go on!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she jumps, and turns back to look at that man. Her frown deepens.:: I'm going, though I'd like to know why I was even here. ::she glances around:: I could have swore I was told Jack was in here.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::his eyes narrow:: Who told you that?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::walks straight out of the house, heading towards the Gate, and the docks beyond::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she hesitates, knowing she isn't suppose to say that. She edges away from him::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::notices Harry leaving the house and runs after him:: Harry, where are you going?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::focuses more of his energy on Maeve, so that it may be painful:: Who?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: Jumping off a pier. ::doesn't look at Isa
Quantum Catz: IS: ::grabs Harry's arm to stop him:: Did he realise what you were doing?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::looks rather befuddled, though Sig is focusing so much on Maeve, Harry's head is starting to clear:: He found Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces, rubbing at her head; unable to resist answering:: Harry...
YarnKittymon: SG: Did anyone else know?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she wimpers, trying to fight answering him as she shakes her head::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns back to the house:: Then we have to help her before he sends her off to commit suicide
YarnKittymon: SG: ::relaxes noticably:: All right. ::goes back and locks the front door:: Go home and forget any of this happened, all right? ::frowns; quietly, heading back to the back door with her:: And I should probably save Harry.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::blinks a few times:: But...the pier...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods then frowns, looking back up at him:: What's wrong with Harry?
Quantum Catz: IS: You don't need to go to the pier ::reaches over and uses his powers on Harry, in a vague hope that the man's suggestions are things that can be undone by healing::
YarnKittymon: SG: Nothing for you to worry about. Just go home!
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shakes his head, trying to pull away::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::lets go, sighing:: You can't go to the pier, cos we have to help Maeve
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she goes out the door, knowing she should go home, but now she's rather lost since she doesn't know which way is home now::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::pauses, then nods, his mind starting to clear:: Okay.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::follows Maeve out, locking the door behind him, then goes after Harry; stops when he sees he's with someone::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she follows Sig, figuring he knows where her home is, or at least how she got there::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::freezes when he sees Maeve with Sig, not sure what to do since he might well be just about to be controlled as well::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::flinches, and then, to all of them, he looks just like Libby, wearing the same dress she had on when she had her picture in the newspaper two weeks back, and looking furious:: How *dare* he? ::shakes her head:: If I ever
YarnKittymon: find Jack I'm going to kill him!
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is confused:: What did he do?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she blinks, looking completely confused. She glances towards the house again::
YarnKittymon: SG: Got taken up with another woman! He'd *better* not come home, unless he wants a knife in the back!
Maeve Owens: MV: What? When did he do that?
YarnKittymon: SG: When he was *supposed* to be finding out who almost killed us!
Quantum Catz: IS: Are you sure? That doesn't sound very much like Jack...have you talked to him?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::shakes her head:: If I so much as *see* him...I don't want to go to jail.
Quantum Catz: IS: But how do you know it's true if you haven't seen him?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::her green eyes almost ablaze:: I saw the photos!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head:: It can't be real Libby. Look, he's in that house. We'll just go get him, and ask him. If you want, you can stay here. ::moves towards the house again::
YarnKittymon: SG: Stop! He's not there!
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: I'll hold her here, Maeve. ::takes "Libby's" arms firmly, holding her back::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glances over her shoulder, frowning:: Harry said he was. It's Sig place. I'll find out what's happening and be right back. ::she waves at her, and continues towards the house::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::tries to fight, but he's caught himself up too fully in the illusion, and he can't quite shake his new apparent form::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::continues on to the house, heading to the back door again, which she unlocks with her hair pin again::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: We'll get this sorted, Libby.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::gets inside and moves towards the stairs once more::
YarnKittymon: : ::Sig has been completely brainwashing Jack for the last few days, so even though he's not actively working on Jack right now, there's an excellent chance that he's still under the man's spell::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::is mumbling to himself, thinking that he's having a conversation with Libby::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::searches each of the rooms till she comes upon Jack. She frowns at him:: Libby is outside, and rather angry that you're cheating on her. Though, if you've been tied up here I doubt you've had time for that. You must have made
Maeve Owens: this Sig guy awful angry. ::she leans over the bed to pick the lock to his cuffs::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::doesn't seem to see Maeve:: It's funny, Libby, I could've sworn i heard Maeve
Maeve Owens: MV: ::gets the handcuffs unlocked then moves to untie the ropes:: I am here, *LIbby* is not. She's outside.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::frowns, looking around, though still not seeing Maeve:: There's something weird going on here
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: No kidding. I could have sworn I had already been in this place once. ::she tugs on his arm:: Come on, let's go.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::doesn't move::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she keeps tugging:: Jack, come on, it's time to go home.
Quantum Catz: JK: Home... ::hesitates and then allows himself to be pulled, though his eyes still seem rather unfocused::
Maeve Owens: MV: Yep. ::she takes his hand, and pulls him towards the door::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::is still projecting to everyone, that he's Libby, and since Harry knows full well that he should be able to restrain Libby, Sig isn't able to get free::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::follows Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she stops abruptly at the stairs, listening for Sig::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::still appears to be in Libby-form, being restrained by Harry::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::when she doesnt hear anything, she tells Jack to be quiet as they make their way out of the house::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::doesn't really listen to her, and is still mumbling things to Libby::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::turns completely pale when he catches sight of Jack, and struggles twice as hard to free himself::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::clears his throat:: Jack, explain yourself to Libby!
Maeve Owens: MV: He's been tied up the whole time!
Quantum Catz: JK: ::rubs his temples with his hands:: My head hurts. I keep hearing things, god, i feel like i'm going nuts ::though he isn't looking at any of the people there when he speaks::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::to "Libby":: I think Sig did something to him. He's been talking to you as if you were up there in the room with him.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::suddenly stops struggling; nods:: Poor Jack...Harry, please, let me go. I *promise* I won't hurt him, and even if I tried, a strong man like yourself could stop me, right?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns, loosening his hold on "Libby"::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns, looking at Libby strangely:: What? ::mockingly:: "A big strong man like yourself could stop me?" ::she smirks:: What's gotten into you?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::squints at Maeve:: I was just trying to get him to let me go! ::stalks over to Jack, though her expression softens:: Jack...are you there? Listen to me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smirks:: I've seen you fight. Playing coy just isn't your style.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smirks:: But I *am* big and strong, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::rolls her eyes:: Oh please, *I* can take you down and you know it.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::blinks, turning to look towards Sig::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::looks up at Jack; softly:: We need to move to the mainland. I'll take...the kid and meet you there. Just get going, all right? Stay there 'til I come for you.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glances back at Libby:: What? ::she reaches for Libby's arm, looking at her strangely:: "Take the kid"? And why do you suddenly want to move to the mainland? Has Sig got to you too?
YarnKittymon: SG: It's too dangerous here, Maeve. You can come along if you like.
Maeve Owens: MV: Too dangerous? Do you remember *why* we left the mainland to begin with?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::Frowns but his mind's been controlled for so long that he doesn't have much strength to fight it:: Where on the mainland?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::ignores Maeve:: Somewhere away from Hollywood...maybe a small town.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she waves her hand in front of Libby:: You can't go there Libby! What's wrong with you?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::rather desperately:: Jack, just go! I'll meet you there!
Maeve Owens: MV: If this is still about him cheating on you, I promise Libby, the guy has been tied up the whole time.
Quantum Catz: JK: How will you know where i am?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::looks up at Jack, and "Libby's" eyes grow dark again, as Sig tries to control Jack, but the effort is too much, and he can't keep up any illusion at all; in fact, he falls over, as Sig again, and completely pale, sure he's done for::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she blinks, looking confused;:
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns, his mind clearing as well, though rather slowly::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::drops to his knees when Sig falls, groaning and clutching his head::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::when no one catches him right away, he gets to his feet, and tries to sneak off, though he's not walking in a straight line::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::takes a step towards Jack, though hesitates, not sure if he can trust his eyes::

Maeve Owens: MV: ::she catches sight of Sig, and yells, pointing:: Hey! Don't think you're getting off that easily! ::chases him and will tackle him if she has to::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::freezes, and then concentrates with his last bit of strength...he winds up making *Maeve* look like one of the few things Jack almost seemed to fear...the man's father. Sig falls down unconscious.::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she comes to a stop right beside him, smirking:: Well, that was easy enough.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gasps as her hands fly up to her throat. Whatever sound just came out of her throat did not belong to her, but that of a much older, gruffer sounding, male::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::freezes when he hears Maeve speak, and his body tenses::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::glances back towards Maeve, or who he thought was supposed to be Maeve; he blinks, looking puzzled::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates again:: Maeve?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::snaps:: What did he do to me? ::she sticks her hands out in front of her, and cringes when they look much bigger and harrier than they are suppose to::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns:: *Is* that you, Maeve?
Maeve Owens: MV: Yes!
YarnKittymon: HR: ::pauses; quietly:: You've looked better.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::scowls at Harry:: You're not helping!
Quantum Catz: IS: I guess we'll have to wait till he wakes up so he can undo it
YarnKittymon: HR: ::nods:: Well, we should get him--and Jack--somewhere more out-of-the-way.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::blinks:: We have to *wait*? Can't you just heal him?
Quantum Catz: IS: I can try, he may just have overused his powers though so he might not wake up ::moves over to the man and tries to bring him round with his powers::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::is still on his knees on the ground, hands clenching so tightly that his knuckles are going white::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns, kneeling next to Jack, taking the man by the shoulder:: Come on; let's get out of the street.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::groans softly, but his eyes don't open--whether he's unconscious or not, though, is debatable at this point::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she/he just looks irritated::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::shoots an angry glare towards Maeve, but doesn't move::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::in a low voice:: What is it, Jack?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::isn't paying attention to Jack right now since she's too busy glaring at Sig:: What are we going to do with him? ::has to restrain herself from kicking the fellow while he's down::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::softly:: My father
Quantum Catz: IS: There's not much we can do until he's awake except take him back to his house
YarnKittymon: HR: ::sighs:: Maeve, Isaac, can you take him in, then? TIe him up if you can...not like that'll do much good. I'll stay back here with Jack. ::clears his throat:: And you might want to stay away from Jack, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks back at Harry, puzzled:: What? Why?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::snaps:: I know it isn't-- ::but stops, looking as if he isn't 100% sure what he knows::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::takes a deep breath:: Jack, Sig's been holding you prisoner, and taking control of your mind. Right now he's changed Maeve's appearance. But you're safe now. We're going to get Sig arrested, once he fixes Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns, and looks away, figuring she must look like one of Jack's enemies. She looks over at Isaac:: Shall we get him out of here? ::she reaches down for an arm::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods, glancing towards Jack, and then moves to help Maeve lift Sig::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::takes a deep breath, rubbing at his temples:: I kept...thinking there were people there, and they weren't...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::starts to drag Sig off. Even in this "new" body she's having a difficult time moving the man::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::nods:: That's Sig for you. But he's unconscious now. Do you know why he would've picked you?
Quantum Catz: ((did he say anything to jack that he might remember?))
YarnKittymon: ((He probably did, although the thing he said most of all was that Sig's a good fella ;P ))
Quantum Catz: JK: I just... ::weakly:: I remember thinking a lot that Sig was a good fella
YarnKittymon: HR: ::frowns:: That's not true, you know.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::frowning, clenching his fists again:: I can't tell what the last real thing i remember is
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: I reckon they're gonna put Sig in solitary, or else take away his powers altogether.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::still struggling to work out what he really remembers:: He's never done anything like this before
YarnKittymon: HR: You're in no shape to decide whether or not to press charges, Jack.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::doesn't move as Maeve and Isaac take him inside, and doesn't struggle when they tie him::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: We should probably stay here, Jack wasn't exactly looking like he wanted to thank you out there
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: I know, but it's likely we're in for it when this guy wakes up. It's not like we have anything to guard ourselves against his power.
Quantum Catz: IS: Fighting again won't help him, he'd just run out of energy again eventually
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, look what he did to me in that short expanse of time before he passed out. ::she sighs::
Quantum Catz: IS: The good thing is, he won't wake up all healed and ready to take us on if he's still using his powers now. Even if it is really odd to have you looking like that
Maeve Owens: MV: In order for me to stop looking lke this he has to get full use of his powers back.
Quantum Catz: IS: Only enough to stop the illusion, i'm guessing that isn't as hard as making one in the first place
Maeve Owens: MV: One can only hope.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::finally groans softly, though he doesn't open his eyes::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::softly:: I guess not
Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns to look at Sig, tensing a bit::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she quickly stands up:: We forgot the rope.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::still looks unconscious, but Maeve's appearance suddenly changes to her regular self::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks down at herself, and sighs in relief:: Well, good thing that didn't take much. Perhaps we should leave him here where he cant influence us to untie him?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods:: Okay, that's probably a good idea
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gets up to leave::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::his eyes suddenly fly open, and he murmurs:: I didn't do anything wrong.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::defiantly:: I'm not listening to him. ::keeps heading for the door::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::more strongly, and convincingly:: But Sig's a good fella. He wouldn't hurt anyone.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates, looking back at Sig::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her steps falter, but she puts her hands over her ears; loudly:: I'm not listening! ::grumbles:: We should have gagged him. ::looks around for something useful::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::smiling weakly:: You wouldn't want to gag old Sig. Not when he knows best.
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a tablecloth, though that's awfully bulky for a gag, or else there's the rope...or maybe Maeve could try shoving a pillow in Sig's mouth::
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh yes I would. ::she figures the rope is a little harsh so she disappears into the kitchen to look for a rag::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::turns his attention to Isaac:: Sig was just doing what he had to do, wasn't he?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she finds a rag and hurries back in, trying to get to Sig before he gets to them::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Starts to nod but hesitates:: But why did you have to do it?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::smiles sadly:: You'd do anything to protect your girl, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's sneaking up behind Sig, hoping he'll keep his attention on Isaac::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::is only focusing on Isaac if the man seems to be falling under his spell::
Quantum Catz: IS: I would but...it seems so... ::looks down, not really sure how far he would go if it meant harming someone who seemed like a good person::
YarnKittymon: SG: He's a criminal, you know.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the rag goes over his head, and she attempts to get it in his mouth::
Quantum Catz: IS: But he's...his family...if something had happened to Libby while he was here...that would have been on your hands
YarnKittymon: SG: ::can't reply, as Maeve manages to gag him. In a moment, though, the man seems to vanish.::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she jumps, and moves back:: What happened?
Quantum Catz: IS: He's...it must be another illusion
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, what good is it doing him? He can't get out of the ropes can he?
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't know ::moves forward, reaching out to try and touch Sig::
YarnKittymon: : ::Isaac can't feel him::
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, he has to be there!
YarnKittymon: Neither Isaac nor Maeve can find the man...in fact, they may start to doubt he was ever there::
Maeve Owens: MV: Did we forget to bring him in? ::she frowns, knowing that doesn't sound right::
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't know, i don't think so
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, now what do we do?
Quantum Catz: IS:: Maybe we should go back outside, weren't we going to do that anyway?
Maeve Owens: MV: Yeah...I think we were. ::turns around and once again heads for the door::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve hears a short cry as she walks, though she doesn't know where it might have come from::
YarnKittymon: : ::the both of them hear a short cry as they move out, closer to Maeve, though neither of them understand where the noise could have come from::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks around:: What was that?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns:: I guess it was him.
Quantum Catz: IS: But where is he?
Maeve Owens: MV: Does it matter? I thought we were getting out of here before he could make us untie him?
Quantum Catz: IS: No, i guess it doesn'y
Maeve Owens: MV: ::continues towards the door:: We'll see what Jack wants done with him, if anything.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::is just heading into the house when Maeve and Isaac come out; he frowns:: I thought he got you.
Quantum Catz: IS: Well, he...disappeared, sort of
YarnKittymon: HR: ::cringes:: That's ridiculous. It must be a trick of his!
Maeve Owens: MV: Well of course it was. We just heard him cry out so I know he's in here. But what are we doing with him?
YarnKittymon: HR: We should get Jack away from him, and get the guards.
Maeve Owens: MV: That's fine with me.
YarnKittymon: HR: I'll take Jack, then. You two go to the guards. The door's locked, right?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::is standing up now, though he still looks rather confused, and just a bit angry::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she turns back to lock it:: Unless he can talk *himself* out of the ropes, he shouldn't be going anywhere.
YarnKittymon: HR: I hope not, at least. ::frowns deeply:: Jack's the fella who would've had the best shot at taking Sig down...if he gets loose, we're all in trouble.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::frowns, remembering moments when he tried to fight and Sig just forced him back into the illusions. For a moment, they can see the slight shimmering of Jack's shield, as if his body still feels in danger, but it disappears just as quickly::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::a curvacious blonde in heels not befitting a lady, and a tad too short dress comes walking down the road. Her bright blue eyes suggest that there is some brains behind the flakey outer appearance. She stops short when she sees Jack, her eyes growing wide. She coughs, then continues on, trying to make her way as calmly as she can to the front door::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::though he doesn't know her, Jack still moves towards her and grabs the woman's arm before she can get to the front door:: You can't go in there
Maeve Owens: JL: Get your hands off of me before you get one in the kisser! ::she brings her fist up, threatening Jack:: If you've done anything Sig... I'll...I'll... ::she groans in frustration when she cant think of anything worth threatening him with::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::Snarls:: You'll what? Set him free so he can brainwash me again?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::stands back, ready to help if necessary, but figuring it will do Jack some good to at least feel like he can fight back now::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she glares at Jack:: Maybe! ::she twists her arms, trying to slip free:: Let go of me!
Quantum Catz: JK: ::just tightens his grip on her:: My wife could have died while he had me tied up in there! Do you reckon Sig would have even cared? I'm guessing you're his girlfriend - d'you reckon I should care if something happens to you?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::the courage she once had disolves quickly, replaces by fear. She shudders; quietly:: You wouldn't. I don't know what happened but there had to be a reason for him doing what he did.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: Libby and Milo are fine, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::relaxes a bit when Harry speaks but still looks angry:: Wasn't someone going to get the guards?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::this time she reaches out to grab Jack's shirt; desperately:: You can't! Just speak to him! I'm sure this is all a mistake.
YarnKittymon: HR: Maeve and Isaac should be on their way. ::glares at the girl:: *Sig* made a mistake, sure, but the guards will take care of that.
Quantum Catz: JK: If we speak to him, he'll only try and do it again
Maeve Owens: JL: No he won't. Have you even given him a chance? ::she tries to wrestle her arm free again::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::snaps:: Why should I give him a chance?|
Maeve Owens: JL: :she flinches again:: Because he's your friend!
Quantum Catz: JK: ::mutters:: Last time I checked, tying a person up and brainwashing them doesn't make them your friend
Maeve Owens: JL: But I'm tellig you! Sig isn't that cruel! He probably had a reason. Please? You have to stop them from getting the guard.
YarnKittymon: HR: I don't care what the reason was, lady.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::does hesitate though, thinking of what might happen if people start getting roused up again over powerful, dangerous variants; pulls the girl close and pushes her towards the door:: Come on, we'll go talk to him then
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she goes willingly, and opens the door:: Sig?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::finally makes himself visible; he's still tied up on the floor, though he's moved towards the kitchen somewhat; weakly:: Jack, you want to let the girl go.
Quantum Catz: JK: No, I don't. Because if i even get the hint that you're playing with my head, I'm going to hurt her. And don't tell me I wouldn't do it, cos you've been messing with my head for so long, you've no idea what i'm willing to do. Luckily for you though, I am willing to listen
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she shivers; sounding a bit afraid:: Sig?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::his eyes look dull, and he has a strip of moist fabric resting on his head; he'd caught it on the corner of a table and just managed to dislodge it; he shakes his head to knock the gag off his head, and looks up at Jack; quietly:: I know what you want to do to me. Just let the girl go and I'll let you.
Quantum Catz: JK: No, you don't know what I want. I want you to tell me why i was here
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she stiffens, and shakes her head at Sig.::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::tiredly:: To keep you out of trouble, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: *Libby* was in trouble, not me
YarnKittymon: SG: ::looks up at Jill hopelessly::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::hesitates, trying to think up an answer:: Um, maybe if Sig hadn't there wouldn't be anything left of you to even save your wife? ::she looks back at Sig::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::quietly:: You know they were after you too, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: And how many people do you know other than yourself who would have been a real threat to me?
YarnKittymon: SG: A big group could take you, Jack. All they'd need to do is hold you down and put a knife to your neck, slowly; you know that.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::begs:: Now would you please call off the guards?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::ignores the girl:: You've never been all that worried about my safety before - i grew up in a world where that was a risk all the time and i didn't have any fancy protection then. What's this *really* about?
YarnKittymon: SG: You don't want to hurt the girl, Jack; if you do, they'll lock you up and do a better job keeping you away from your family than I ever could.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles slightly:: Changing the topic. So my wellbeing wasn't your real reason, i'm shocked ::Twists the girl's wrist, enough so that it hurts a bit:: And don't test my temper right now, Sig
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she cries out:: No! Please...
YarnKittymon: SG: ::turns rather pale, and doesn't look up at Jill; quietly:: There's a fella I know doing something even *you* don't like. I'll get him to stop, if you just let her go.
Quantum Catz: JK: There are a lot of things I don't like
YarnKittymon: SG: Yeah, and I was protecting him. Please, let her go.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::suddenly frowns:: The gun smuggler - i was trying to find a gun smuggler right before the stuff with Libby happened. Is *that* what this is about?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::hesitantly tugs on her wrist, hoping he'll let go::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::swallows hard:: I swear I'll get him to stop, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::squeezes her wrist, to suggest that struggling wouldn't be a good move:: But what's *he* to *you*? I know he lives here in Gate Town, is he a friend of yours? Obviously a better friend than I was
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she' gone a little pale now, and whimipers just slightly when he tightens his hold.::
YarnKittymon: SG: If you know who he is, what are you going to do to him?
Quantum Catz: JK: Well, my main plan was to get him to stop. How far I had to go to do that was going to be up to him
YarnKittymon: SG: Let me talk to him. I can *make* him stop.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she looks back at Sig, just a little hopeful::
Quantum Catz: JK: If you could make him stop then why kidnap me over it?
YarnKittymon: SG: It ain't so easy to change someone's mind for good, Jack. Especially not when there's a lot of people counting on you to keep in your old ways.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::softly:: You could convince him to move away. ::the thought saddens her, and she ducks her head::
Quantum Catz: JK: Someone else would have only come after him eventually, there are worse people in our world than me. And what *were* you planning on doing with me? You couldn't have kept me here forever
YarnKittymon: SG: ::shakes his head weakly:: I don't know, Jack. It was like a whirlwind; I didn't have time to think things through. I thought maybe I'd throw you off the trail, and then everything kept escalating.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::sighs, some of the anger he felt at being so helpless for so long fading:: I can't trust you anymore, Sig; I can't be sure that you ain't going to do this all again, to me or to someone else
YarnKittymon: SG: I'm telling you, Jack. Let the girl go and you can do whatever you like to me.
Quantum Catz: JK: I ain't a murderer, Sig, but if i give you to the guards people might start getting all riled up about dangerous variants again
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: Maeve and Isaac are already on their way to the guard; they're probably coming back right now.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she remains silent, and stares at Sig::
Quantum Catz: JK: There is one option - you said i could do whatever I wanted to you, right?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::his voice is shaking terribly:: So long as you let Jill go.
Quantum Catz: JK: Then we leave before the guards get here and we go to the girl who can remove variants' powers
YarnKittymon: SG: ::his jaw drops:: Then I'd never be able to go to the mainland; you know that, right?
Quantum Catz: JK: Would you rather I killed you? Or had you arrested?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she shudders::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::adds:: The guards might well have your powers removed anyway if they decide your dangerous enough
YarnKittymon: SG: ::he pauses to consider, and he knows that Jack's right--that if he gets arrested, they'll certainly take his powers, unless of course he escapes; quietly:: Let Jill go.
Quantum Catz: JK: I can't do that until I know that you aren't going to use your powers and just run off - I already told you, i can't trust you anymore
YarnKittymon: SG: ::quietly:: Then untie me. I won't be able to go with you if you don't. ::glances up at Jill:: And I'm sorry, but Jack won't hurt you.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::snarls:: I wouldn't put too much faith in that point, if something had happened to libby, we wouldn't even be having this conversation - you should think yourself lucky. Harry, can you untie his legs?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she tries to give Sig a reassuring smile, but she fails terribly::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::stoops next to Sigmund and cuts through the ropes binding his feet, then helps the man up::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::looks back at Jack; softly:: And you know if you kill Jill, you're as good as dead, too.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she pales a little more, cringing::
Quantum Catz: JK: Then we'd better both behave ourselves then, hadn't we?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::nods once; softly:: Can I calm her down? It'll make things easier for all of us...I know what you'll do if I try anything on you, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: You use your powers too easily, mate
YarnKittymon: SG: ::shakes his head:: I hate to see her suffer.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: Whatever you decide, Jack, I'd better go intercept the guards...they'll be quick to follow our trail if I don't.
Quantum Catz: JK: Consider asking her if she *wants* to be calmed down? ::looks at Harry:: Alright
YarnKittymon: HR: ::slips off into the crowd::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::quietly:: Jill? Want me to make things easier on you?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she shakes her head:: I want to know what's happening. I don
YarnKittymon: SG: ::in a low voice:: I'm so sorry, Jill.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she looks away:: I can't help you if I don't know what's going on.
Quantum Catz: JK: Right, let's get going
YarnKittymon: SG: ::keeps his head down but his eyes open for any chance of escape, though he doesn't dare make a move with Jill in such danger::
YarnKittymon: : ::they're well out of Gate Town when Maeve, Isaac, and Harry finally catch up to the somber group::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::does look up with a faint hope for just a moment when the newcomers approach::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she doesn't look overly pleased with the situation but neither does she want Sig free to use his powers so she says nothing to Jack about his hostage::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::whistles once; quietly:: Jack, you know how far we have to go?
Quantum Catz: JK: Yeah, she's not too far from here right now - she's moved around to keep her safe
YarnKittymon: SG: ::seems to slow down a bit, perhaps unconsciously::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::notices and glares at Sig:: You're doing this or your losing your girlfriend so don't bother hesitating
Quantum Catz: IS: ::winces at Jack's words::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she tenses again, biting her lip::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::cringes, but walks a bit faster::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly, wincing too:: Jack... ::she shakes her head::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::glances over at Maeve but doesn't say anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: Is it really necessary to threaten her?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::looks scared to death too since she figures Jack is quite capable of killing her::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::mutters:: Would you like him to start messing with your head again?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces:: No...
YarnKittymon: SG: ::quietly:: I'm not going to mess with anyone's head. You can at least give Jill a couple more inches.
Quantum Catz: JK: No, i can't
Maeve Owens: MV: ::it makes her rather uncomfortable so she just looks away::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::looks at Jill apologetically, then back at the forest floor::
YarnKittymon: : ::the cabin where Jack had expected Tasha to be is empty::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::Sighs:: Well I guess we'll just have to wait for her to come back
Maeve Owens: MV: How do you know she's coming back?
Quantum Catz: JK: I haven't heard anything about her moving on again - it's worth at least waiting to see
YarnKittymon: HR: ::nods, looking inside:: There's still some things inside; I'm not sure they would have left them.
Maeve Owens: MV: If we're standing out here waiting will they come back?
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shrugs:: I say we go back a ways in the forest and make camp; it's getting dark.
Quantum Catz: JK: Alright, let's go
YarnKittymon: : ::they've soon set up a rather sorry camp, with no fire, and nothing to eat except a few wild apples::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::very quietly:: Try to get a little sleep, Jill.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she shifts uncomfortably; softly:: I don't think that's likely.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::quietly:: Well, *I'm* going to try. ::closes his eyes::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she looks at Jack then at Sig. She edges away from her captor so that she can at least curl up to sleep.::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: We taking watches?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at Jill:: Don't move too far away
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she cringes, inches away once more, then leans up against a tree. It's a while before she even closes her eyes::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::glances at Harry:: I'm not sleeping tonite, the rest of you can take watches if you want
YarnKittymon: HR: ::whistles, then shrugs:: I'll take the first shift, then; I should be fine on half a night's sleep. ::looks at Maeve and Isaac:: You two want to split the rest of the night?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs:: That's fine with me.
YarnKittymon: HR: Then you two get some shuteye.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods:: Okay
YarnKittymon: SG: ::is fast asleep by the time Isaac or Maeve even lay down::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she lays down near Isaac, and tries to go to sleep, though it may take a while.::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::gently shakes Maeve when the night's half through, softly calling to her::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::stirs just slightly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she groans, and stretches out, wincing at her sore muscles; quietly:: Already? ::reluctantly sits up::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks over at them when Maeve groans, and glances down at Jill, folding his arms and sighing::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::whispers:: This should be all taken care of tomorrow...I hope.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Yah, we hope. ::she gets up, stretching, and walks over to sit up against a tree where she'll be spending the next few hours::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::lays down to try to get some sleep::
YarnKittymon: : ::about a half-hour later, Sig suddenly kicks, and calls out as if in a nightmare:: Jill! ::the young woman suddenly seems to vanish, and Jack feels a knife in his back::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she jerks away, and looks over at Sig. Without thinking about Jack, she rushes towards her boyfriend::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::gasps and fights against the pain to move towards Sig::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::suddenly--but noticably--turns into Jack's father; he reaches out with his bound hands to try to take Jill's, and gets to his feet, hoping to run away before he's caught::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the noise startles her so much she freezes, unsure of what to do.:: Jack? ::she looks over at Sig, and starts to move in his direction::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she tries to help him up::
Quantum Catz: JK: Maeve...stop him ::reaches for his back, trying to force himself to realise that there's no real wound::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she cringes but runs at the man, trying to hold him back::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::is rather confused at the scene he wakes up to, and it takes him a few moments to react::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::curses, trying to kick Maeve, as his hands are still tied:: Jill, get out of here!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she cries out as his leg makes contact, though her hands tighten on him to keep herself from falling::
Quantum Catz: JK: Maeve, grab Jill! ::forces himself to his feet and moves toward Jill::
Maeve Owens: JL: I'm not leavig you!
YarnKittymon: SG: ::struggles harder; with tears in his voice:: You stupid woman, get! ::she remains invisible, though Maeve can feel her hands on Sig's::
YarnKittymon: : ::now that Jack has shaken the feeling of the knife wound, he doesn't feel injured at all::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she doesn't know what to do so she just attempts to hit Sig, hoping to knock him out::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she pulls back as if he'd slapped her::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::moves towards Sig, reaching for the woman, though he can't see her::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she screams, and moves away, trying to run behind Sig::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::is crying by now, which looks downright scary, given he still looks like Jack's father; Maeve's hit bruises him, but he stays conscious:: They need you to get to me, Jill! ::curses:: Get out!
YarnKittymon: HR: ::is feeling around for Jill too, since Maeve is somehow keeping ahold of Sig::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her fist, cringing:: Ouch
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she takes off into the forest, running as fast as she can::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::the sound of her scream shows Jack where the girl is and he follows it, reaching out and hoping to grab her::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::finally; softly:: You want to untie me, Maeve...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her expression goes blank, and she reaches over to untie him::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::stares at Maeve:: Don't!
YarnKittymon: SG: ::the moment he's untied, he grabs Maeve, putting an arm around her neck; in a low, dangerous voice:: Stay back.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::is still making her way through the forest, trying to escape::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::can see where she's moving through the trees and follows her trail::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::woke up when the shouting started and pales when Sig gets hold of Maeve:: Why are you doing this? We could just report you to the guards and you'll end up losing your powers anyway
YarnKittymon: SG: ::in a very low voice:: Maeve, breathing is overrated...wouldn't you say?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::before she even has a chance to make a fireball, she starts to choke, trying to gasp for air::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::desperate:: No! I can't lose her again!
YarnKittymon: SG: ::lets Maeve breathe again; softly:: All I want is Jill back safe, and passage off the island. You'll never see me again.
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't think Jack will let you walk away without taking away your powers, i've never seen him so angry
YarnKittymon: SG: I don't know...but how would you feel if someone was going to take away *yours*?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gasps for breath then reaches up with her hand on fire, trying to burn him::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::forces himself to run faster as he tries to catch up with Jill::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::yells, and drops Maeve, though he quickly gets under enough control to say:: You're tied and frozen, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::slumps to the ground, and doesn't move::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::softly:: Let her go, Sig.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::shakes his head once; quietly:: Can't.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she's panicking, turning everywhich way she can to get away from jack; sreams:: SIG!
Quantum Catz: JK: I won't hurt you if you just stop - all i want is to make sure your lousy boyfriend doesn't mess with someone else like he did me
YarnKittymon: SG: ::turns a bit pale when he hears Jill's scream, and he suddenly edges away from Maeve, and then takes off at a run, towards Jill::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks over at Harry and then kneels by Maeve, checking that she's alright::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve is still convinced she's bound and frozen::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::lunges for where Jill's scream came from, hoping to grab hold of her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::doesn't react at all to Isaac::
Maeve Owens: ((dice?))
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: At least you're breathing, i guess
YarnKittymon: ((1-3 = he gets her for sure))
YarnKittymon: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 2 2
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she screams again when he grabs her, though she fights like a wildcat to get away::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::finally runs after Sig::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::finds where Jill is, and stays in the shadows, hoping not to be seen::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::his shield shoots up as soon as she starts fighting, he doesn't have any control over it but it's obviously picking up on his mood, so Jill probably can't hurt him much; he tries to yank her round so that he can trap her against his body::
Maeve Owens: JL: :she still fights him, even trying to slip out of his grasp::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::just tightens his grip on her, probably bruising her a bit::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she cries out in pain, though it quickly turns to tears of frustration::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::still doesn't move, hoping he can use Maeve to trade for Jill::
Quantum Catz: JK: Are you going to stop fighting now?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she continues to cry, and pulls once more on her arm::
Quantum Catz: JK: Look, you're stuck with me until Sig isn't a danger anymore, but it's better this way than him ending up in jail too - wouldn't you say?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she nods her head; brokenly:: I don't want to die.
Quantum Catz: JK: You won't. And as soon as we see Tasha you two can go on your merry way
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she whimpers::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::finally takes a deep breath and stands straight; quietly:: I have Maeve, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::turns to look at him:: Are your powers really worth this much, Sig? You're willing to risk two girls' lives for them? Or are you betting on me caving before you do?
YarnKittymon: SG: You weren't born with powers, Jack. You can't understand.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::tries to pull away again::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::tightens his grip:: I can understand that the guards would do this to you anyway
YarnKittymon: SG: I just want to get to the mainland. Tell the guards what I did once I'm gone; they won't let me back in.
Quantum Catz: JK: So that you can play your games with all the people out there?
YarnKittymon: SG: You know on the mainland I spend half my energy just looking normal. And I wouldn't do anything worse than you would.
Quantum Catz: JK: No - you're going through with this, no matter what i have to do to make it happen
YarnKittymon: SG: I'm not letting Maeve go.
Quantum Catz: JK: And I'm not letting Jill go. But eventually your powers will start to be drained and i'll still be holding your girl
YarnKittymon: SG: ::smirks, changing back to look like himself:: You have to sleep sometime, Jack. You've been going on for 30 hours or more, but I got some sleep already.
Quantum Catz: JK: I'll keep going as long as i have to - there's plenty of time for sleep when I'm dead
YarnKittymon: SG: ::while leaving Maeve's hands "bound", he silently calls for her to come to him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gets up with her hands out in front of her like they're bound, and moves to where Sig is calling her::
Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve, maeve, where are you going?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she doesn't answer him, just keeps walking::
Quantum Catz: IS: Come on, Maeve - you're not going to let some guy control you like this, are you?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::looking steadily at Jack, letting a tiny smirk cross his face when Maeve shows herself:: I'm not a bad fella, Jack. I'm just defending the second dearest thing in the world to me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her steps slow slightly but she keeps moving::
Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve, fight him! You're better than this
Quantum Catz: JK: Funny how no one ever wants to admit to being the bad guy
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she cringes, shaking her head. She stops, takes a few more steps, then stops again::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::softly:: Don't make me hurt her.
Maeve Owens: JL: We'll escape to the mainland, we swear! Just please let us go! ::she struggles again::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::softly:: I could snap your neck without even trying, girl - stop struggling
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she tenses, and immediately stops moving. She whimpers again::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::lowers his head; softly:: Jill, I never thought you were stupid...I just wanted you to leave. What do you want me to do?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she sniffs:: I don't know. I just don't want to die. ::she trembles, not even daring to trust anymore that the man holding her won't just kill her anyway out of revenge::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::tries to shake Maeve, to get her attention::
YarnKittymon: : ::they suddenly hear hoofbeats that seem to be approaching the house, which isn't very far away at all::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::tenses::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she blinks, but otherwise doesn't respond::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks towards the house:: What're you going to do now, Sig?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::bows his head, and shakes it:: Fine, but I'm not letting Maeve go yet. I need some backup to be sure you don't hurt Jill.
Quantum Catz: JK: You lead the way then
YarnKittymon: SG: ::makes Maeve walk first, and follows her closely::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns again, and stops walking, still trying to fight him a little::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::watches Maeve anxiously:: Maeve?
YarnKittymon: SG: ::keeps a hold on Maeve, so that he could likely make her heart stop if he liked, but he finally lets her lips move::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: Isaac?
YarnKittymon: : ::at the house, Tasha and her younger brother are just going in, guarded by two male guards and a woman wearing the uniform of a guard too; one of the guards suddenly stops his playful banter with Tasha and turns his full attention to the forest::
Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve, are you okay?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still frowning:: I think so...
Quantum Catz: IS: He'll let you go soon ::glances at Jack though, as if he's not entirely sure that the man has Maeve's best interests at heart::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard says something in a low voice, then walks out into the forest--suddenly, Maeve finds herself free...and if Jill tries to fight against Jack, she can hurt him::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she winces, and rubs at her head, looking rather confused:: Isaac?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks over at Sig, wondering what happened, and then pulls Maeve away from him, not wanting him to try anything else::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::doesn't resist Isaac's pull, though she still looks a lttle dazed and confused::
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she's too afraid to try and fight Jack again::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard finally calls out:: Who's there?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::calls:: I'm here to see Tasha, i need her help with something
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hugs Maeve, glad that she's free of Sig's control::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still frowning over what just happened, she puts her arms around him, and rests her head on his chest.::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns:: Jack, you trying to give me a heart attack? ::gets closer:: And who's the lady?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::relaxes when he sees the man and lets go of Jill:: Go to your boyfriend, he can't do anything now
Quantum Catz: JK: ::sighs at the man:: It's a long story
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she runs straight to Sig, and throws her arms around him, crying::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::hugs Jill tightly; he's shaking at least as much as she is; softly:: I'm so sorry.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::her arms tighten around him as she continues to sob::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiles slightly when he sees the guard, whistling::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns to Jack:: Well, go ahead.
Quantum Catz: JK: The short version is that Sig here held me hostage with his powers - he's here so i can be sure he won't do it to someone else
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard sighs:: Is he willing, then? You know we'll have to move again if we do it, and even then, we can't be sure the kids will be safe.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::whispers to Jill:: We can convince him to stop trading...we'll be all right.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she sniffs, and nods her head, but she doesn't let go of him:: Are you going to be all right if they do this?"
Quantum Catz: JK: ::rubs his eyes, feeling a headache starting:: I know, but i couldn't just let him walk away. he's willing enough
YarnKittymon: SG: ::looks up, but Harry and the others effectively have him surrounded; he shakes his head, whispering:: No, but I ain't got a choice, do I?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns, silently considering; finally:: Well, we're going to have to risk it. Come on, Sig.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she whimpers, and tightens her hold again:: Then you can't let them do it!
YarnKittymon: SG: ::gently kisses Jill on the cheek:: I made a bad decision, and this is how it ends. Half-wish they'd just killed me, but at least I'll be around for you.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she looks rather worried for him, and remains glued to his side::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::rubs at his eyes again and begins to move forward, but then he suddenly drops to the ground, unconscious::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::grabs Jill's hand and tries to make a run for it, but Harry's edged closer, and grabs him; glances at the guard:: Jonny, call for Tasha.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns, and does so::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gasps when she sees Jack falls, and reluctantly pulls away from Isaac. She moves over to check his breathing:: He's probably just exhausted.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::is still breathing fine but he doesn't wake up::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves over to Jack as well:: I could try healing him but that's no replacement for real sleep
YarnKittymon: : ::finally, the woman guard comes with Tasha; the girl looks scared to death, and cries out softly at the scene before her, though the woman tries to comfort her, and Jonny smiles, gently instructing her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs:: I guess we'll just have to carry him to gatetown, and find a place to stay for the night.
YarnKittymon: HR: Maybe we could stay here.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl gingerly touches Sig's shoulder, as though afraid he's going to bite her; she cringes her eyes shut and concentrates::
YarnKittymon: SG: ::goes pale, sensing that his power is really gone::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glances at the kid:: We've already scared her. Though, if they move on tonight I suppose it's a possibility.
YarnKittymon: : ::Jonny nods:: We'll have to move on tonight; the horses should be able to make it, and we'll let the kids sleep on the way.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: I don't think this was the best idea Jack's ever had. God knows what he would have done if Sig hadn't backed down
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns:: Oh well. It worked. I guess that's what counts.
Maeve Owens: JL: ::she puts her arms around Sig, trying to comfort him::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly:: It's sure not how I'd have gone about it...but even if he'd killed you, Maeve, Isaac might have been able to bring you around.
YarnKittymon: SG: ::holds Jill for a little while, and finally pulls back; softly:: I have no interest in being here when Jack wakes.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::winces at Harry:: I wouldn't have wanted to bet on that
YarnKittymon: HR: ::shrugs:: You going to tell Libby?
Maeve Owens: JL: ::softly:: Okay. ::she takes his hand, and tries to slip away::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks away:: I don't know what good it would do. I know he wouldn't hurt her. ::she shrugs::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::is satisfied that Sig's powers are gone, and makes no move to stop him::
Quantum Catz: IS: He went through a lot, i guess he'll need some time to get over it
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard looks back at everyone:: Well, we should be on our way...are you all right to stay here? Should I send a horse out for you?
Maeve Owens: MV: We'll be okay here, thanks.
YarnKittymon: : ::Jonny nods, smiling faintly as he heads back to get a few things from the house:: Wish us luck, then.
Quantum Catz: IS: Sorry, we seem to have caused you a lot of trouble
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard shrugs:: As long as Sig doesn't come back to get his powers...or revenge...I reckon we'll be all right. Take care. ::in a few minutes, the house is empty and they're alone; the sun is just starting to rise::
Quantum Catz: IS: I guess we should move Jack
YarnKittymon: HR: ::grabs Jack's legs:: Each of you, take an arm, and we'll get him in bed.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sighs and grabs an arm::
Quantum Catz: IS:: takes his other arm::
YarnKittymon: : ::soon, they have Jack in bed::
YarnKittymon: HR: ::quietly, to Isaac:: Do you think he's all right?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::shrugs:: I think he just collapsed, he seems alright otherwise
YarnKittymon: HR: ::nods:: All right...you two get some sleep. ::motions to the bed::
Maeve Owens: MV: Are you sure? I wasn't on watch for long before we were all woken up.
YarnKittymon: HR: ::smiles:: Too much adrenaline. There'll be plenty of time for us all to take shifts.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs:: Okay, if you're sure. ::she lays down on the bed::
Quantum Catz: IS: Wake me up if anything happens to Jack; he should just sleep through until he gets some energy back though
YarnKittymon: HR: ::nods:: Good night, you two.
Quantum Catz: IS: Night
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: Good night

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