~Sunday, September 8, 1935 part 2~

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::has kept walking since she left the others; she's getting rather tired now though, and some of the tree branches are waving around as she passes::

yarnkittymon: :  ::Kizzie hears a couple female voices up ahead; she makes out one saying::  I don't like the feel of the air...do you think *he's* around?

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::hesitates and then moves towards the voices::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the other voice replies::  It doesn't look like him...maybe we came too late and the baby can control wind.

yarnkittymon: :  ::the women suddenly spy Kizzie, and stop still.  Both are wearing the neat white dresses of nurses, with purses--one has long dark hair, rather curly, and the other has darker skin.  The curly-haired one walks ahead, nodding to Kizzie::  Good day...

Quantum Catz: KZ: Wait, please...who were you talking about before?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the women exchange glances, and after a moment, the both of them take off running past Kizzie::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::in her frustration and tiredness, she doesn't have as much control as she'd like and the nearest tree branches suddenly whip towards the women::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the branch knocks the dark-skinned woman out entirely, and the other one is knocked down as well, though she gets up, screaming::

Quantum Catz: KZ: I'm sorry! wait, please! Someone has my friends! Do you know anything about it?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman does pause and looks back at Kizzie, shouting::  Not your business!  If you're not a nurse just get back from here!

Quantum Catz: KZ: They're my friends! Of course it's my business!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman grimaces, then turns away and starts running again, leaving her friend::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::sighs and sits down beside the unconscious woman, waiting for her to wake up::
yarnkittymon: :  ::it's a full fifteen minutes before the woman's eyes open again, and she groans, her eyes only slowly coming in to focus::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::hesitates and then says:: I'm not very good at being threatening but i've got a forest full of things to do that for me. I just want you to answer my question

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman cries out softly, and quietly says::  I'm not saying a thing.

Quantum Catz: KZ: Why not?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman shakes her head silently::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::some branches shake above them and kizzie clenches her fists to reign in her frustration:: People are disappearing, we don't know where they are, or what could be happening to them? And you're just going to *refuse* to help?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman shakes her head::  They'll show up safe and sound soon enough; don't worry about it.

Quantum Catz: KZ: And you think that makes it alright? All the people worrying and looking for them? And what happens to them while they're gone?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman softly says::  They won't remember a thing.  Now, please, let me go; they need my help!

Quantum Catz: KZ: So something bad does happen to them then? And you're helping do it?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman sits up, trying to shove Kizzie aside::  Who are you to judge us?

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::pushes her back:: I'm worried about my friends - one of them's pregnant and she hasn't been well! Who are you to take her against her will?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman glares::  We're saving the island!  ::squirms::  Let me go!

Quantum Catz: KZ: Saving it from what? And if that's the cost then what makes you think it's worth saving? Who is this man who took them?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman stares at Kizzie, falling silent::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::Snaps:: Who is he?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman shakes her head silently::

Quantum Catz: KZ: Keeping quiet isn't going to get you anywhere

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman mutters::  Talking doesn't seem to be too great either.

Quantum Catz: KZ: I just want to know what's going on

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman shakes her head::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::the grass starts to grow around the woman's feet, not enough to trap her, but enough for her to notice::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman looks rather puzzled::  What are you doing?
Quantum Catz:
KZ: ::softly:: Nothing yet. You've got some time to tell me the truth

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman looks at Kizzie, then quietly says::  Are you married?

Quantum Catz: KZ: What's that got to do with anything? ::the grass grows a bit more::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman softly says::  I'll take you to him, then.

Quantum Catz: KZ: Taking me to the man who has my friends will only get me captured too

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman says::  Then what do you want?
Quantum Catz: KZ: To know what he wants. What he's doing. *telling* me where he is would be handy, but i'm not going to walk into a trap

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman quietly says::  Even if you make the grass eat me, I can't tell you that.

Quantum Catz: KZ: Why not?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman says::  The plan's too important to be stopped now.

Quantum Catz: KZ: *What* plan?  What are you trying to do? What's it got to do with the women you've taken?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman mutely shakes her head::

Quantum Catz: : ::the grass grows further and now the woman can feel it against her skin::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman quietly says::  How are you going to kill me, then?

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::groans:: I don't want to kill you! I just want information!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman quietly says::  How are you going to *hurt* me, then?

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::covers her face with her hands, wishing Guy was with her; the grass digs into the woman's skin, not enough to draw blood, but enough to sting:::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman cringes::  I'm still going to hold out...long as I can...

Quantum Catz: KZ: Please don't make me do this, just tell me what i want to know

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman shakes her head and softly says::  I don't think you have the courage to do it.

Quantum Catz: KZ: My sister's covered in scars from what i can do and she was just a child. You've kidnapped a sick, pregnant woman and plan on doing god knows what to her, don't tell me what you think i can and can't do

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman looks at Kizzie steadily::  Then do it.

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::watches her for a moment, then looks away, the roots of a tree suddenly break up from the ground and start to tangle themselves around the woman, not hurting but trapping her::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman cringes, but doesn't speak::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::one moves towards the woman's mouth, to gag her; Kizzie stands up:: Maybe i can't do it, but you're not going back to him either

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman doesn't struggle::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::the woman gets dragged into the shadow of the trees so she can't be seen from the path; Kizzie's looking pale from the power she's used up, and rubs her eyes, feeling exhausted:: When we stop him, we'll come back for you ::starts to walk on again, rather slowly::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman can't speak if she wants to::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::walks as quickly as she can, knowing the plants'll try to drain her more if she falls unconscious; glances back at where the woman is, wincing, but doesn't stop::

yarnkittymon: :  ::suddenly, Kizzie hears the most rapid hoofbeats she's ever heard before, and if she looks up, she likely sees a carriage coming at her every bit as quickly as a bus::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::rather surprised, she stumbles and falls into the undergrowth; quickly pulling her hands away from the ground when the plants try to merge with her::

yarnkittymon: :  ::Kizzie probably hears Guy shout::  Stop the horses!

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::is trying to blink back her tiredness, and can't help but think she might be hallucinating::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::tries hard to stop the horses, who aren't at all disposed to it; a variant on their way managed to somehow "bless" the horses, giving them extraordinary speed and energy, but the horses don't stop until they're about a hundred yards past Kizzie; Guy jumps out of the cart, stumbling somewhat::  Kizzie!

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::softly:: Guy...?

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::takes Kizzie into his arms, hugging her tightly::  Kizzie, are you all right?

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::looks a bit dazed:: How did you get here? We're nowhere near Marquis

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::smiles slightly::  We came like a stagecoach, and then we paid some variant to make our horses run quick as a train.

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::rubs her eyes:: Sorry, I'm kind of worn out ::kicks her leg out to displace a plant that was leaning towards it::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::gently lifts Kizzie off the ground, though he's pretty well exhausted too; quietly says::  Thank heavens you're safe.  Come on; we'll get you into the cart so you can rest.

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::closes her eyes, relaxing a bit now that she's not touching the plants:: I left a woman, tied up...couldn't...hurt her...

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::quietly::  What about her?

Quantum Catz: KZ: She knows...why he took them. Wouldn't tell me

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::looks up at the others; quietly::  Let's go question her, then.

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::blinks and tries to keep her eyes open:: You'll need me to untie her, she's all wrapped in tree roots

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::nods, stepping back to balance Kizzie::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::looks at Isaac::  One of us needs to stay with the horses.

yarnkittymon: :  ::although he looks ready to about murder the woman he hasn't even seen::

Quantum Catz: EK: ::dubiously:: Are you sure you're the best person to try and question her, Toby?

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::glares::  Who else is going to get the answers?!

Quantum Catz: EK: ::glares back:: Last I checked, Guy does this for a living and you look ready for murder, never mind interrogation

Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: I can heal anything Toby does

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::smirks at Eli::  See?

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she cringes:: I, uh, maybe I can try to talk to her without um, torture?

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::Softly:: She was willing to let me hurt her to keep her secret...she thinks it's important

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she frowns:: Then maybe me and Eli should just try tracking her scent? Maybe she came from where they are being held?

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::still blinking to keep awake:: There was another woman...she ran away...

MaeveOwens: LA: Then maybe that's the scent we should follow...

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::snaps his fingers, looking at Eli, and then, more curious, at Leyla::  Let's get going, then; forget the other woman.

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she ducks, feeling a little shy when Guy looks at her::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::glares at where the woman must be, but nods::  Sooner we get to Becky--and Maeve--the better.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves towards Kizzie, though he doesn't look too sure about just leaving the other woman either:: I can't really heal tiredness, but this might give you a bit more energy ::touches her arm for a moment::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::nods, feeling a bit more awake, though still tired:: Thanks

MaeveOwens: LA: ::softly:: Where should we start?

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::still seeming rather annoyed::  Just sniff the path; you'll smell a lady who ran, right?

Quantum Catz: EK: ::growls a bit under his breath at Toby:: We get that you're worried about Becky, snapping at Leyla won't help that

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she gulps:: I was just wondering how far she walked... ::she ducks her head and moves past him before she changes into a hound dog, an act that takes a bit longer than it would for Eli::

Quantum Catz: EK: MAybe Leyla and I should go ahead and come back to make sure there's no one around

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::looks back at Guy::  You can stay here with Kizzie if you like, but I'm not scared of anyone they have ahead.

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she's already sniffing around the area::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the girl/dog probably picks up a scent very quickly::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::whispers to Kizzie::  You all right to sleep in the cart?

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she barks and moves off, following the scent::

Quantum Catz: EK: ::changes into a bird and circles above her::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::nods, though she isn't too happy about sleeping anywhere in the forest:: I'll be fine

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::lifts Kizzie into the cart, and sits in the seat behind where she's laid out; he splits his attention between looking down at her, and looking ahead to any danger that may be ahead::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::heads off after his brother and Leyla without a word::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::gets the horses going, just in case they need the cart; he has to work very hard to rein them back::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::the branches nearby shake when she closes her eyes and she quickly opens them again, taking a deep breath::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::looks down at Kizzie, softly asking::  You all right?  You pushed yourself so hard...

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::softly:: I left Libby and Stephanie there to get help

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::quietly::  That'll teach me to let you out of my sight.

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::laughs weakly:: Well, when you left me, i was only in the other room

MaeveOwens: LA: ::is still trying to follow the scent::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the scent remains strong; Eli probably sees the mine up ahead::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::smiles sadly down at Kizzie, silently::

Quantum Catz: EK: ::flies ahead a bit, looking for people lurking around::

yarnkittymon: :  ::Eli may catch sight of Stephanie or Libby, or maybe even a man and woman he's never met before::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::softly, closing her eyes again:: I hope they're okay

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::quietly::  Do you know anything at all about what's happening?

Quantum Catz: KZ:: Something about saving the island...

yarnkittymon: GU:  Was he going to kill the women?

Quantum Catz: KZ: No ::softly:: She said something about wiping their memories

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::cringes::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::very nearly melts his hand all the way through the reins::

Quantum Catz: EK: flies closer to Leyla, figuring that whereever they are, the entrance must be nearby::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the scent branches off heading towards a crevice to the left, and then around to a hill on the right::

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she follows Libby's scent around the hill and the to the right, barking as she moves::

Quantum Catz: EK: ::drops to the ground, changing into a dog, figuring that a bird won't be much use in mines::

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she sniffs around then cautiously enters the cave::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::looks back at Guy, stopping the horses::  You want to stay with them?

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::looks down at Kizzie::

Quantum Catz: EK: ::jogs forward and nudges Leyla's head, trying to tell her that he wants to go in first::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::her eyes are closed though she's twitching restlessly::

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she growls lowly but lets Eli in front of her::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::nods; quietly::  Just tie the horses.

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::takes about three seconds to form a post and ties for the horses, and then runs after Eli and Leyla::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::is already following Eli, not having waited for Toby::

Quantum Catz: EK: ::licks Leyla's snout, looking as amused as he can as a dog, then moves forward::


yarnkittymon: LB:  ::after an hour or so of wandering, they find themselves approaching light...they're at the exit of the cave::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she sighs, and leans up against the wall, completely exhausted:: This isn't getting us anywhere...

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::sighs::  Maybe we should go out and find another way in?

MaeveOwens: SV: ::quietly:: I guess... I didn't see any other tunnels leading anywhere.

yarnkittymon: LB:  :  ::frowns::  Well, I don't know how we'll get through the maze...probably lucky that we made it out at all.

MaeveOwens: SV: Well, he said there were other entrances. And if he disappears through the floor perhaps we should try one that's at a lower elevation?

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::nods slowly::  Could be.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she looks to the man that they're traveling with:: If you know where we should try, do lead the way.

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man shakes his head::  I wish I knew...but whatever it is, I'm going to keep looking for Marla.  ::he tenses quite a bit as they hear a wolf howling in the distance::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::murmurs:: Then let's start hunting. ::she heads for the exit::

yarnkittymon: :  ::as they all come outside, they see a woman with long hair in the distance, walking in a slightly different direction, not headed towards their entrance::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she freezes and motions for them to do the same; quietly:: Perhaps she's working with him? I can't think of any other reason why a woman would be wondering through this town alone?

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::whispers::  Unless she's under his power.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::whispers back:: Then she can lead us to him? ::silently starts to follow the girl::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::nods, following after Stephanie::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man with them does the same::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she makes sure to keep far enough behind that the girl hopefully won't spot them but just enough to keep her in their line of sight::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman walks around and then suddenly almost seems to disappear, though they see her hand vanishing into a crevice in the stone mine walls::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she blinks in surprise but doesn't make a move to rush forward just yet. She turns to Libby:: There's no telling what's waiting us on the other side. Are you ready?

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::smirks, and nods recklessly::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she takes a deep breath and slowly lets it out; quietly:: Let's go then. ::she hurries towards the crevice::

yarnkittymon: :  ::Libby quickly follows, though the tiny space is too small for the man to follow::

yarnkittymon: :  ::they have to go through a narrow space for almost a full minute; as they see a faint electric light up ahead, Stephanie can just hear the woman say::  Manda got caught or something...but I'll help you...we'll go back for her once it's done...

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she doesn't notice that the man didn't make it through since she's rather focussed on trying to see what's around her::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she stops for a second before she tries to inch her way closer so she can see what's happening::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman is in a small room with no visible exit or entrance, except the one Stephanie and Libby are wedged into.  It's lit by a single electric light, and there's a candlestick telephone on a small stone shelf; the woman is talking on it::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she winces but has no bright ideas at the moment so she stays still and listens::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman says::  Well, hurry up!  ::and hangs up the phone angrily; she glances back towards the entrance and does a double-take, then screams, reaching for the telephone again::

MaeveOwens: SV: No! ::she scrambles out of the hole and runs for the woman, trying to pull her away from the phone::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman yells, but Stephanie gets her away from the phone::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::follows Stephanie out, wide-eyed::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she tries to wrench the woman's arms behind her; sharply:: Where are they?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman screeches::  I don't know how to get there!

MaeveOwens: SV: Is he coming here then?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman nods; quietly::  You'd best get away now, before he takes you...he might change his mind...

MaeveOwens: SV: We want our friends back.

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman shakes her head::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::quietly::  If he's coming, Stephanie, we need a plan *now*.  You're good at disguise...can you look like *her*?

MaeveOwens: SV: If you'd let me borrow your hat, and if this woman will tell me what she knows, I might be able to bluff my way along. You'll have to get her out of here though so she won't alert him...

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::cringes::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman quietly asks::  What are you trying to *do*?
SV: Trying to save our friends! Now what is it that you're doing down here with him?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman quietly says::  The island's going to be attacked...not that many years from now.  We need...need to be protected...

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she frowns:: What makes you think it's going to be attacked?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman shakes her head::  Ruthie saw it.

MaeveOwens: SV: Okay. Fine. But why are you kidnapping innocent women?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman sighs, and softly says::  It's the only way to protect the island.

MaeveOwens: SV: I fail to see how kidnapping women is going to protect the island! Your friend would have been better off going to the authorities. We can set something up that way instead of hurting these women. And my two friends are pregnant! If they're hurt... ::She trails off, tightening her hold a bit::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman looks at Stephanie, shaking her head::  They're *all* pregnant.  Don't  you get it?

MaeveOwens: SV: ::her eyes widen:: You're doing something to the babies? ::she glares at her:: This isn't the answer! ::she turns the woman towards Libby:: Get her out of here. We're ending this.

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::cringes::  Help me tie her hands with the strap of her purse, and I'll get her out now.  Good luck, Stephanie.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she takes the woman's purse and cuts the straps off with her knife and proceeds to bind the woman's hands; quietly:: Thanks. I'm thinking I'll need it. ::she looks to the woman:: Is he taking you to them? Have you ever been down there? How do I get him to take me there?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman quietly says::  He'll come get you soon.  Try to take care of the girl; she's pretty dear to me.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she frowns:: What girl?

yarnkittymon: :  ::quietly::  Ruthie.  The one in labor now.

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::takes their prisoner's arms and drags her towards the crevice::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she winces:: Great. ::mutters:: This was one they never covered in training. ::she tucks her hair up inside the hat and pulls it lower to shield most of her features.::

yarnkittymon: :  ::just as Libby gets the prisoner away, and covers her mouth, the whole cave goes cold, and a shadowy figure appears; his very presence makes the whole room darker, so he may not notice Stephanie's features::  Reina?

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she clears her throat and turns to face the man. She tries to disguise her voice as best as she can to match the woman's tone:: Yes?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the figure holds out shadowy arms to her, silently::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she reaches out to touch him, trying hard not to shiver::

yarnkittymon: :  ::Stephanie's whole body shivers involuntarily as she almost feels like she's melting, and then she finds herself in a small room that looks like it's in a hospital, although the lighting is rather dimmed.  There is a terrified-looking woman, very pregnant, her wrists strapped to the rails of her bed, a gag in her mouth; the man appears as the doctor they saw before; he looks at Stephanie::  It's time for the drugs.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she holds back a wince as she nods her head and looks around for the table he's keeping the drugs on::

yarnkittymon: :  ::Maeve, Becky, and the presumed other women are nowhere to be seen; the counter has a vial of ether and a rag, and a couple things that probably need to be injected::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she picks up the vial and the needle, filling it:: How are the others doing?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man nods::  Well enough.  Probably have a couple more sometime next week.  Any luck finding the nannies?

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she nods:: They should be ready to come by tomorrow. ::she moves towards the man and woman with the needle, poised and ready::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man nods again::  Good.  Could be a little dangerous when the kids learn their powers.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she moves to the woman's side closest to where the man is standing, and just about the time that she should be turning to inject the woman, she goes for the doctor and tries to inject him before he can disappear::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man looks over at Stephanie, shouting a few choice words; the needle hits a vein, though, and Stephanie gets most the stuff in before the man rips the needle (and some of his flesh) out::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she tries to unknot the restraints on the woman as she watches him closely; sharply:: Where are the others?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man glares at Stephanie::  Who *are* you?!

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she knocks the hat off her head as she gets the restraints off and moves towards him:: Remember me? I've come for my friends and the rest of the women. And if you don't tell me where they are I can do some pretty nasty things to you with the drug you've got here.

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man laughs softly::  I won't be in any condition to care soon.  And I'm the only one here who knows how to deliver a baby.

MaeveOwens: SV: Not really. Your real nurse it outside and I want to know where the others are.

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man quietly says::  See the door?  Locked, though.  ::laughs slightly::

MaeveOwens: SV: Where's the key?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man reaches into his lab coat pocket and hands it to Stephanie::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she reaches for the key:: How long till she gives birth?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman groans softly::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man shrugs::  Her pains are still ten minutes apart...but she's suffering.

MaeveOwens: SV: Is there another way down here so I can get your nurse?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man shakes his head, laughing again::  No...and you broke my powers...

MaeveOwens: SV: ::sharply:: I know there's another way down here! How else did this cavern get made?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man says::  Cave-in.

MaeveOwens: SV: Where?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man motions broadly to the door::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she frowns at him but goes over to tie him up before she moves out; quietly:: Just in case

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man smiles at Stephanie, silently::

MaeveOwens: SV: What? Tying you up doesnt stop you from using your powers?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man warmly says::  Once the drugs wear off, you're out of here.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she smiles back at him:: Who says I'm going to let them wear off? ::she moves towards the door::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man closes his eyes, looking rather content; at about that time, the woman in the bed screams::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she cringes and turns back to the woman. She glances at the man; urgently:: What's wrong? What am I suppose to do?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man says::  The drugs were meant for her...a little ether might help.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she goes back over, picks up another needle and fills it just a bit. She moves towards the woman in order to inject her; soflty:: Just hang in there, this is almost over.

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man laughs like that's the funniest thing in the world::

MaeveOwens: SV: :once the woman has some drugs in her system, she moves back to the door so she can try to find an opening::

yarnkittymon: :  :there's no opening near the door, just the door itself::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she pushes the door open, her mind set on finding the opening on the other side but she gasps at seeing all the women. She cringes as she moves past them. Her first concern is finding a way out::

yarnkittymon: :  ::there's an unlocked door at the end of the room; it leads almost immediately into a caved-in tunnel::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she feels around the cave in, trying to find a loose spot. She sighs, wishing Kizzie was here now.::

yarnkittymon: :  ::Stephanie suddenly finds, of all things, a rock that pulls up as easily as if it were made out of foam::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::her eyes widen in surprise as her hand closes around the rock. She gives it a hard tug::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the rock comes up easily, and there's nothing that appears to be attached to it::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::She frowns and bends down to look through the hole it created::

yarnkittymon: :  ::there's not quite a hole yet, but if Stephanie touches another rock nearby, she'll find it's light as well::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::her hand brushes up against another rock and she frowns again. She pulls on that one too and any of the others like it around::

yarnkittymon: :  ::soon, Stephanie has revealed a tunnel big enough to pull a gurney through, lined with wood, just like a mine::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she rushes down the tunnel, searching for an exit back to the others::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the tunnel gently slopes uphill, though Stephanie could walk for five minutes without reaching an exit::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she keeps going, knowing she needs to reach the others in order to help the prisoners::

yarnkittymon: :  ::finally, Stephanie sees starlight up ahead, and then she's out, on top of a hill, overlooking the whole mine; in fact, she can just see an abandoned town not terribly far away::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::looks around in despair before she starts shouting for Libby::

yarnkittymon: :  ::there's silence for a while, before she suddenly hears Libby's voice::  Stephanie!  Are you all right?  ::Stephanie can't see where the voice is coming from; it sounds almost like it's below her, and behind her::

MaeveOwens: SV: Libby! I'm up here! I need that nurse! Can you find a way up?

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::calls out::  Keep talking; I don't know where you are!

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she continues to call to Libby::

yarnkittymon: :  ::finally, Stephanie can make out the top of Libby's head; it takes the woman a few more moments to spy Stephanie::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she moves over to help Libby with the woman:: We need to hurry. I don't know the first thing about labor...

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse frowns deeply::  How's you stop him?

MaeveOwens: SV: ::smirks:: I drugged him. ::she leads them towards the entrance:: We don't have much time!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse cringes, walking more quickly::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she doesn't pause when they get to the room with all the women, she hurries on towards where the woman is giving birth::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::stops still when she sees Maeve and Becky; takes in a ragged breath, and then goes to Maeve, the nearer of the two, and shakes her shoulder::  Maeve...are you all right?

MaeveOwens: MV: ::Libby can probably feel the heat coming off the girl. She's shivering despite the fever and the sweat glistening on her forehead. She frowns, whimpering softly but doesn't completely wake::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the man, too, stops still when he sees his wife, who's in one of the upper beds; he climbs up onto the lower bunk to take the woman's hand, sobbing uncontrollably::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::turning pale; shakes her head, and looks around for a blanket for Maeve::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::is still unconscious and has been ever since she last talked to Maeve::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she unties the woman's hands.:: Help the woman. ::she turns to get some more drugs for the doctor::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse gets the ether and uses it on the woman in labor, murmuring::  You used too much of the morphine and the scopolamine; I can't hardly help her through.

MaeveOwens: SV: I only used one of them and I didn't even fill the needle!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse shakes her head, looking frustrated and helpless::  We might have to do it the old-fashioned way.

MaeveOwens: SV: I don't care what you do! Just do something!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse nods, using more ether::  She'll remember all the pain.

MaeveOwens: SV: If she and the baby lives hopefully she won't care!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman suddenly screams, and the nurse gets to work readying her for delivery::

MaeveOwens: SV: Do you need anything from me? ::she bends down to make sure the doctor is still out from the other drugs she gave him::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the doctor is completely conscious, laughing like a madman::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she leaves him, not caring as long as he isn't any harm to them::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse looks at Stephanie, shaking her head::  Hold her hand if you really want to help.

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::looks up from Becky and Maeve when she hears someone approaching the room::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she looks like she's going to be sick but she moves towards the woman and takes her hand::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman squeezes Stephanie's hand like death, murmuring::  What's...happening?

MaeveOwens: SV: ::quietly:: You're having a baby...

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman gasps::  So early...is it...all right?

MaeveOwens: SV: I'm sure it's fine. Why don't you try that breathing thing you're suppose to do?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman looks at Stephanie, completely puzzled::  Was going to...doctor...no pain...

Quantum Catz: EK: ::emerges into the room where the women are and stops, rather frozen by the sight::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::murmurs:: Sorry, plans changed. So you're gonna have to hang in there...

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she barrels right into him::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman looks helplessly at Stephanie::  Don't let the baby die...

MaeveOwens: SV: We're doing everything we can. Everything is going to be fine.

yarnkittymon: :  ::Libby and the man both actually scream when they see two strange dogs come into a mine where wild animals killed half the people inside a few years ago::

MaeveOwens: LA: ::she shies back against the wall, already changing into a cat which takes a bit of time::

Quantum Catz: EK: ::jumps when Libby screams and quickly returns to normal:: It's me. Are you okay? ::sees Maeve and pales a bit::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman seems to calm a little at Stephanie's words, though it might be the ether::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::rather shakily::  They're...they're alive...

MaeveOwens: LA: ::takes her another few seconds to change back to her human self. She cringes when she sees all the women::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::soon appears behind Eli. Nearly stops himself until he sees Maeve and runs over to her:: Maeve! ::Tries to heal her as soon as he reaches her::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::runs inside just a few seconds later; he's struck motionless when he sees all the women, and it takes him a few moments to find Becky; he runs forward and throws his arms around her, murmuring::  Becky...Becky...

Quantum Catz: BM: ::is still unconscious::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::her fever fades as well as the bump on her head. Her eyes flutter but they don't open and she's still handcuffed to the bed::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::calls out::  Isaac!  Becky's here!

Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates, making sure he's done all he can to help Maeve and then runs over to Becky; he heals her too and she moves her head a bit, a low moan coming from her lips::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::gently takes Becky's hand, murmuring::  Speak to me...

yarnkittymon: :  ::in the other room, the woman in labor screams again, looking desperately at Stephanie::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she cringes:: It's okay! Just breathe! ::she looks desperately at the nurse::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::was on his way back to Maeve but stops when he hears the scream, torn between moving to help her and getting back to Maeve::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::barely audible:: Milo...

MaeveOwens: MV: ::her hand moves slightly, pulling on the cuffs and she frowns in her sleep becoming agitated again::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse gets some more ether, and uses it, calming the woman somewhat, but the nurse quietly says::  If I use too much, she won't even know to push the baby out.

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::murmurs::  Becky...it's all right...

MaeveOwens: SV: Then don't use it! Just get the baby out!

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::doesn't hear Becky, turning her attention back to Maeve::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse sighs::  She's not ready yet, unless we cut her open, and that will leave a scar.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she glares at the nurse:: I doubt that should matter if her babies life and hers is hanging in the balance!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse shakes her head::  I think it will be a normal birth, if we let it run its course.  ::weakly::  And get earplugs.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::when he hears Stephanie he sighs, glancing at Maeve again to make sure she's all right and that Libby's watching her, then moves towards the other room::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she rolls her eyes at the woman:: Then why are we talking about cutting the baby out if she's all right to let it run it's course!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse makes a face at Stephanie::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces and tries to pull her arm away and curl up into a ball::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman sounds rather panicked, yelling again::  What are you going to do to me?

yarnkittymon: TY:  Becky...Becky...it's me, Toby...I'm here...

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she glares at the nurse, wanting to strangle her. She looks back at the woman:: You're having a baby we're not doing anything to you.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly, in the doorway:: I can help take the pain awya, just a bit but it might help ::glances back at Maeve again::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman screams again::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she's still asleep but she's starting to pull on the restraints more now, looking quite upset::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she cringes, leaning away from the woman. She was not meant for this.:: Isaac!

Quantum Catz: BM: ::shivers and starts to cry, though she tries to stop herself::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::leans close to Becky, pausing when he sees the IVs in her arms; he looks for Isaac, then softly says to the helpless woman::  I can take them out and heal the wound, or we can wait for Isaac.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates then moves into the room and reaches for the pregnant woman's arm, using his powers on her::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman calms considerably with Isaac's help::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::still crying:: Out... out...

MaeveOwens: MV: ::is left to suffer on her own as she's still restrained and there's still something cutting into her arm. Silent tears roll down her cheeks but she doesn't make a sound::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::softly whispers words meant to comfort Becky as he pulls the needles out, quickly and smoothly healing the skin when they come out::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::is by Maeve's side still, and when she reaches for the woman's hand, she notices the restraints::  Toby, get Maeve out of these...

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::shortly::  I *will*!  ::still focused on Becky::  Come on...it's all right...

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she flinches::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::gives Toby a rather dirty look, then reaches up to try to keep Maeve from struggling so much; murmurs::  We'll get you out of here, Maeve, I promise.

Quantum Catz: EK: ::moves towards to Maeve to help Libby; to Maeve:: You're only going to hurt yourself if you don't calm down

Quantum Catz: IS: ::keeps glancing towards the doorway, where Maeve is, though he knows he shouldn't leave the woman to suffer::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::just keeps on crying, not saying anything::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::softly::  Come on, Becky; wake up...you're not in the lab, I promise...

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she's scared of being restrained so her tired brain doesn't pay any attention to them, no matter that she doesn't even know it's Eli. She pulls on them again, crying more:: help....

Quantum Catz: IS: ::when he hears maeve he lets go of the woman:: I'll be back, i need to make sure Maeve's okay. I'm sorry

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman whimpers softly when Isaac leaves her, and looks at Stephanie helplessly::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::was hoping she could leave but she glares at Isaac and hesitantly moves back to the woman's side; softly:: He'll be right back...

Quantum Catz: IS: ::runs back to Maeve and reaches for the arm that's handcuffed, healing the marks coming up from her pulling against them:: Maeve, Maeve, listen to me

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she moves her hands again, trying to reach for him; weakly:: Isaac... ::she has her eyes squeezed shut, afraid to open them::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::her tears are starting to slow and she opens her eyes a bit; looking at Toby, still feeling scared::

Quantum Catz: IS: I'm here, you're okay ::takes her hands in his::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::smiles sadly at Becky::  I'm so sorry...I'm going to keep you safe from now on, okay?

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::looks up at Toby, glaring::  Get the handcuffs off her!

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman looks desperately at Stephanie, but she's between pains, and more nervous than anything else::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she whimpers, clutching at Isaac's hand::

MaeveOwens: SV: I think we're almost there and... you're doing fine...

Quantum Catz: BM: ::jumps when libby snaps at Toby and turns to look at her wide-eyed::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::cringes when she sees the look on Becky's face, and shakes her head; softly::  Maeve is handcuffed.  Toby, *please*, remove them.

Quantum Catz: IS: You can open your eyes, Maeve, you're safe

MaeveOwens: MV: ;:she shakes her head, tightening her hold on his hand; whispers:: He'll be here...

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::looks at Becky, worried::

Quantum Catz: IS: He's not, i promise

Quantum Catz: BM: ::licks her lips and then weakly says:: I'm fine

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she turns her face away, knowing he doesn't understand. She shivers::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::softly::  I'm going to help Maeve, then; just for a second.  ::reaches out with one hand and melts Maeve's handcuffs::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes a deep breath and closes her eyes tightly, trying to clear her head::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she jerks her hands away from the cuffs, wincing when she tugs on the IV; softly:: knife... ::she reaches for it, wanting it out of her::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman giving birth suddenly cries out again as another pain hits her, though she tries her best not to scream::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances her way and then turns back to Maeve:: Don't just yank it out, you'll hurt yourself

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::quietly::  Becky, I'm getting you out of here.  ::heads for the other door, carrying Becky::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::her eyes come open at the scream and she looks around frantically, calling for Libby. She relaxes a bit as her eyes adjust and she realizes that *they* aren't there. She shudders and looks down at the IV she's pulled out, cringing::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::tries to smile at Maeve::  I'm here...

Quantum Catz: IS: ::heals the wound::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: The others... ::though she's not really up to trying to get him to put her down, since she isn't sure she can stand anyway::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she swallows hard and weakly pushes the blankets off of her. Tears are still threatening to fall as she reaches for Isaac::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::quietly::  They'll take care of them.  It's okay, Becky.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::hugs her, tightly:: God, Maeve, I was so worried

Quantum Catz: BM: ::blinks, feeling dizzy:: You should help them...i'm fine...

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::shakes his head::  Becky...you were...we thought...

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she shudders, still crying slightly though silently as she buries herself against him::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::groans, lying her head against his shoulder, when the dizziness doesn't go away:: I couldn't teleport

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::looks worriedly at Maeve, and gasps suddenly; murmurs::  Heal her again, Isaac...

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::still holding Becky close and taking her out::  Libby must have...done *something*?...it's all right.

Quantum Catz: IS: Why? What's wrong? ::though he starts to heal her anyway::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she stiffens and tries to pull away to see what's going on::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::looks rather pale, and murmurs::  There's...blood on her skirt...

Quantum Catz: BM: Libby and Maeve disappeared....then there was just shadows...i couldn't see ::winces::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::pales::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::softly::  We'll find the fella.

MaeveOwens: MV: ::weakly:: What... ::she can't see it but there's a speckling of blood on her skirt::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman in the other room has another labor pain, and tries to keep from screaming, but this time, she's unsuccessful; the nurse goes to wash her hands again, sure the baby's coming pretty soon::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::stops healing maeve; softly, looking worried:: I don't know if that helped or not ::glances at the doorway but doesn't move away from Maeve::

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she cringes:: How much longer? ::she isnt sure if her hand will ever be the same::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse quietly says::  Probably at least an hour.  We're lucky; doesn't look like this was her first.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::she frowns:: That's lucky?

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she shudders and leans against Isaac again; crying weakly:: I'm sorry... I'm sorry...

yarnkittymon: :  ::the nurse quietly says::  Means she'll come along a lot faster.  Not uncommon for a woman to take two days, her first time.

MaeveOwens: SV: ::her eyes widen:: Oh

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::quietly::  It might...maybe we can find Mr. Stowe.  He could check and see.…

Quantum Catz: IS: It's not your fault, Maeve ::hugs her tightly, then looks at Libby, feeling a bit hopeful again:: Guy's outside with Kizzie

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::blinks, her shoulders sagging in relief; calls::  Toby!  Bring Mr. Stowe!

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::is most of the way out of the cave, but Libby's shrill words echo through the passage and he hears them::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::she whimpers since she'd much prefer to be leaving this place::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman cries out again; her labor pains are coming much more closely::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves her hand to touch her stomach and closes her eyes again, trying not to think about the 'doctor', too lost in her thoughts to hear Libby::

MaeveOwens: SV: ;:nervously:: Uh, just breathe?

yarnkittymon: :  ::the woman tries to obey Stephanie, and she does somewhat better, actually::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::just hold's Maeve tightly:: It's going to be okay

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::weakly::  These other women...are they...::gingery checks one::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::softly:: I'm sorry. I wanted it... I did... ::she sucks in a deep breath, still clinging to him::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::winces and just hugs her::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::arrives back in the cart; sets Becky down on the ground beside it, then looks up at Guy::  They want you in there.

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::looks down at Kizzie; softly::  You all right?

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::is still struggling to stay awake:: Yeah, i'm fine

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::reaches down and gently kisses her::  I'll be back, rosebud.  ::looks at Toby::  You keep your eye on her.

Quantum Catz: BM: ::pulls her knees up and wraps her arms around her legs::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::sits down next to Becky, putting an arm around her::  It's...all right, Becky...it's over now...

Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: I know ::hesitates:: It was something to do with the baby...

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::is hesitant to leave Kizzie, but finally heads into the cave::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::cringes; softly::  What about the baby?  *Ours*?

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::walks very quickly, and comes to the room after a couple minutes; cringes, staring at the site before him::  What...::before he can even finish, there's another scream from the woman in labor::

Quantum Catz: BM: I think all the women in there were-- ::stops, taking a deep breath to stop herself from crying again::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::looks rather shocked at that, but holds Becky closer::  It's all right...we'll get them all out, I promise you.

Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods and bites her lip::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::is resting weakly against Isaac, her eyes occasionally filling with tears but she refrains from out right crying::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks over at Guy: Guy... :::though the words for the request don't come out because he's not sure he wants to hear Guy's answer::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::can hardly bear to voice it either; steps forward and whispers something into Guy's ear::

MaeveOwens: MV: ::stays huddled stiffly against Isaac, not sure she wants to know the answer either::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::closes his eyes and concentrates for quite a while; then his face lights up in a smile::  There's something there.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::hugs Maeve tightly, closing his eyes to hold back tears; he's relieved, though feeling a bit wary about Maeve as well, since he's still not certain it's what she really wants::

yarnkittymon:LB:  ::sighs, about ready to collapse; murmurs an almost silent thanks to God::

maggybeths: MV: ::She presses herself closer to him, sighing heavily in relief. She then wipes at her eyes, trying to make her tears stop.::

Quantum Catz: IS: It's okay, Maeve, it's okay

yarnkittymon::  ::the doctor behind all this is still in the room with the pregnant lady, tied up and happy as a loon::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks up at Libby:: Who did this to her? Why?

yarnkittymon:LB:  ::looks rather helpless; quietly::  A doctor of sorts...::looks around grimly at the other women::...and I think you can see why.

maggybeths: MV: ::she shudders::

Quantum Catz: IS: I don't see a reason for it, none of them deserved this

yarnkittymon:LB:  ::very softly::  I'm not sure he was interested in the women themselves.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::frowns:: But *why*?

maggybeths: MV: :she stays cuddled up in his arms; softly:: He thinks monsters, or something is going to attack the island.

yarnkittymon:LB:  ::shakes her head::  Stephanie was in with him.  ::glances back::  She might know more, but I think she's a bit preoccupied.

yarnkittymon::  ::the woman in labor is still gripping Stephanie's hand like death::

maggybeths: SV: ::she has the makings of a permanent grimace etched on her face:: It can't be too much longer... ::she looks at the nurse::

yarnkittymon::  ::the nurse quietly says::  She hasn't started delivering yet.

maggybeths: SV: Well how much longer can it be? ::she glances at the doctor:: We're gonna run out that loopy stuff pretty soon.

yarnkittymon::  ::the nurse shakes her head::  She might be ready to push pretty soon, but I'm no doctor!

maggybeths: SV: You're a nurse! Aren't you suppose to know these things?

yarnkittymon::  ::the nurse glares at Maeve::  Birth is a miracle; even doctors don't know how every little thing will happen!

maggybeths: SV: Okay! That's all I wanted to know!

Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down at Maeve:: Will you be okay if i go to help them?

yarnkittymon::  ::the woman suddenly screams::

maggybeths: MV: ::she jumps, shuddering. After a second, she nods her head::

yarnkittymon::  ::the nurse smiles at Stephanie::  Well, I think it's time for her to push.

maggybeths: SV: Um, okay....

Quantum Catz: IS: ::walks through to where they are, glancing down at the man, with a rather cold look on his face:: Do you need any help?

yarnkittymon::  ::the nurse shrugs::  It's a start.  ::starts encouraging the woman::

yarnkittymon::  ::the self-proclaimed doctor smiles at Isaac, his eyes half-open::  I'll probably be hanged; it doesn't matter.

maggybeths: SV: ::stands there, awkwardly waiting for something...::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: I wasn't talking to you...but now that you are talking...feel like explaining yourself?

yarnkittymon::  ::the woman is pushing and breathing hard while the nurse watches carefully::

yarnkittymon::  ::the man blinks at Isaac::  What y' want to know, hm?

Quantum Catz: IS: ::kneels in front of him, looking him in the eye:: Why you put my wife through that? Why you risked my child for your...experiments...?

yarnkittymon::  ::the man says::  Your child was safe.  That's all I wanted.

Quantum Catz: IS: Safe? With you? I doubt it. What did you want with my child? With any of them?

yarnkittymon::  ::the man laughs::  An army.

Quantum Catz: BM: ::quietly:: Toby...?

Quantum Catz: IS: ::Snaps:: An army for what?

yarnkittymon:TY:  ::looks down at Becky; softly::  You all right?

yarnkittymon::  ::the man laughs::  Everyone wants an army.  Figured I could run the town, maybe get revenge on the world.

yarnkittymon::  ::the nurse cringes, still talking to the woman in labor::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches out and touches the man's arm:: I'm a healer. I can give you life. Maybe i can take it away too - year by year, minute by minute. I bet it would hurt to have all that time stripped away from you as well

maggybeths: SV: ::mutters:: And I thought his idea about the village being attacked was insane...

yarnkittymon::  ::the man looks at Isaac, then says::  Your child would've been the best of all.

Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I can't teleport...i might not be able to teleport the whole time i'm pregnant...i just don't have the energy...

Quantum Catz: IS: What's that supposed to mean?

yarnkittymon:TY:  ::nods; softly::  I'll just have to do a better job keeping you out of trouble.

yarnkittymon::  ::the man smirks::  The child of a healer?!  He might be invincible--heal himself--or like you were saying, able to drain life at a touch!  Or even being able to heal...have you even thought of what that child may do?

Quantum Catz: IS: ::coldly:: What my child will or won't do is none of your business. It never was

yarnkittymon::  ::the man shakes his head, still smiling::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: There wasn't much you could have done this time

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::takes Becky's hand, frowning::  Is he there?  Is there something I can do *now*?

Quantum Catz: IS: ::glares at the man for a moment, then, before he even has time to think about it himself, he grabs the man by the shirt and punches him::

maggybeths: ((yay!))

yarnkittymon:((Where did he punch him?  :D ))

Quantum Catz: ((head/face))

yarnkittymon::  ::the man looks rather surprised, though he's so drugged, he hardly feels it::  That it?

Quantum Catz: BM: You don't need to *do* anything, you can't fix everything ::hesitates, going a bit pale:: They must have caught him, surely? I wasn't awake, i don't know what happened

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::his expression goes very dark, and he almost gets up to go back in, until he remembers he was charged with watching Kizzie too; sighs::  If he can be caught, I'm sure they have him.

maggybeths: SV: ::she tries to pull her throbbing hand away from the woman's death grip; groaning:: Really, I don't need to share in your pain... or at least cripple the other hand for a while! ::she glances at the nurse:: Is this almost over?

yarnkittymon::  ::the woman screams again, and the nurse ignores Stephanie, though she does say::  You're almost there, sweetheart; just a couple more pushes.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::stands up, clenching his fists:: You'll feel it later, when the drugs wear off. I'm going to go and make sure something good comes out of all this ::turns away from the man, heading towards the woman, hoping to help relieve her pain at least a little::

yarnkittymon::  ::the woman is rather relieved to have Isaac's help, and in a few minutes, a healthy baby girl has been delivered::

yarnkittymon::  ::the doctor has fallen silent by this time::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, looking wary:: He could teleport, he might not have been so easily caught

maggybeths: SV: ::sighs in relief when she gets away from the woman. Though, she gets a rather agitated look on her face when she notices the doctor again. She nudges him with her foot:: Does he need more drugs?

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::looking a bit ill; he yells at Guy when the latter brings one of the ladies out of the cave::  You watch them!  ::and hops out of the cart, running back towards the cave::

yarnkittymon::  ::the nurse quietly says::  What do you plan to do with him?

maggybeths: SV: Have his powers taken away for starters. From there he just might be hanged.

Quantum Catz: BM: Toby... ::sighs, knowing that calling him back probably wouldn't stop him anyway::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Hanging's too good for him

yarnkittymon::  ::the nurse frowns::  I'm not sure we have enough to keep him sedated for too long.

maggybeths: SV: ::she shrugs:: It's not for me to decide.

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::does hesitate at the doorway::  You're okay, Becky, right?

maggybeths: SV: And we're going to have to think of something... ::she turns to look at Isaac, smirking:: I'm sure between him and Toby they won't have any problems keeping him...knocked out.

Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: Just...i know you're upset...if he is there...

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::softly::  You don't want me to kill him?

maggybeths: SV: ::after a minute, she gets up and moves towards the main room.:: Did I hear someone say Guy Stowe was here? ::she looks around for a second before heading into the tunnel::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::nods::  He took one of the women outside for some air.  I don't think any of them want to stay, but some are still unconscious.

Quantum Catz: BM: I don't want you getting in any trouble over this

maggybeths: MV: ::she's curled back up into a ball on the gurney. She hasn't uttered a word since Isaac left her. She glances up at Libby when she speaks, wishing someone would get her the heck out of here::

Quantum Catz: EK: ::has been helping Guy move the women out, moves towards Maeve now:: You want out of here now you're not hysterical? Or you waiting for Isaac?

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::frowns, shaking his head::  I won't kill him.  I can change anything else back.

maggybeths: MV: ::she makes a face at Eli, and curls up a little tighter. She'd rather stay here at this point than have *him* help her out::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::stops to check on Kizzie and be sure she's all right; smiles at her::  The lot of you saved the day.

maggybeths: SV: ::she comes out of the cave, and sees Guy, walking over to him:: Mr. Stowe? We might need your help in securing our prisoner.

Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces, not liking to think of Toby torturing someone...but she can't bring herself to say anything against it, not when that man could have hurt their baby:: ...okay

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::nods, though he's frowning::  All right, but it could be dangerous...if I...secure him...for more than a few hours, he may not wake.

maggybeths: SV: We'll have to take that chance. We can't afford to let him get away.

Quantum Catz: EK: ::sighs:: Aw, come on, i was only joking about the hysterical thing - i'm sure you can't wait to get out of here

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::nods, still looking troubled::  Give me a moment with Kizzie, then, and I'll be right in.

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::goes back to Kizzie, frowning::

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::has got a bit of a second wind, and is a bit more awake than before:: Everything okay?

maggybeths: SV: ::she nods and turns back around. She eyes the door to the place where the pregnant woman is, not wanting to go back in there but she figures the nurse needs help. She sighs, and forces her legs to carry her back in::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::softly::  They need me to...restrain the prisoner.  If something goes wrong, I may have to go on the run again.

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::hesitates:: Can't anyone else do something? You...you only just came back

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::looks down; softly::  I truly don't want to get you in any trouble, Kizzie, but I was wondering...if it came down to it...how you'd feel about coming along.

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::a bit surprised:: I...I don't know...I never...I mean... ::frowns, wishing she wasn't so tired so she could think a bit more clearly::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::storms into the back room and as soon as he's identified the doctor, he punches the wind out of him, leaving quite a bit of blood on the man's stomach; the doctor is still pretty far gone, but not so far gone that he doesn't feel himself bleeding::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::leans forward and kisses Kizzie::  I'm sorry; it was a rash question to ask.  ::looks at her sadly, then turns to go::

maggybeths: MV: ::she eventually looks up at Eli again, and reluctantly nods her head. She still doesn't look completely happy about it though as she tries to ease herself out of the bed. She doesn't have much strength but she manages to scoot herself to the edge::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns to see Toby and takes a step towards him:: Toby... ::though he isn't sure whether he's trying to stop his friend or not::

yarnkittymon::  ::there's not all that much for Stephanie to do; the nurse has given the woman her baby and is now cleaning up::

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::glances at Isaac; quietly::  We should kill him now.

maggybeths: SV; ::sighs in relief and rushes back in to the other room, only to come to a complete stop and turn back to the men:: We aren't killing him. He's getting a trial.

Quantum Catz: KZ: Guy, wait... ::reaches for his arm:: It's not... ::sighs:: I ran away from a lot of things when i was younger, it's...not that easy just to say i'll give up the life i built

Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Becky wouldnt want us to kill him ::smiles weakly:: Maeve probably wouldn't mind so much right enough

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::quietly::  And it was wrong of someone who ran away and only came back a day ago, to ask it of you.  Forgive me, Rosebud.  Hopefully it won't even come to that.

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::sighs; quietly::  I know; Becky even told me not to.  I just wish we *could.*

Quantum Catz: EK: ::places Maeve's arm over his shoulders:: You can always wait for Isaac if you want, i know i am such boring company

Quantum Catz: IS: ::takes a deep breath, his gaze cold:: I know what you mean

maggybeths: MV: ::hesitantly:: I can wait for him outside... can't I? ::she glances towards the door where he is::

Quantum Catz: EK: Yeah, that's where i'm taking you - Becky and Kizzie and some of the others are out there already

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::doesn't see anything wrong with giving the man another wound, on the arm, though; the doctor looks rather startled::

maggybeths: MV: ::she nods; quietly:: Okay

Quantum Catz: KZ: ::sighs:: I missed you, Guy. More than i imagined i would...i don't want to lose you again

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::nods; very quietly::  I love you, Kizzie.

Quantum Catz: KZ: I love you too ::pulls his hand towards her and kisses it, holding it against her cheek for a moment before letting go:: You should go help them

maggybeths: SV: ::she grabs Toby's arm; glaring:: Cut it out! He at least has to be in good shape or he won't get much of a sentence if it's said that we tortured him!

Quantum Catz: IS: I can heal him later

maggybeths: SV: Not if we want to keep him a prisoner...

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::smiles at Kizzie as though she's turned on the sun for him, and then heads back into the cave::

yarnkittymon:TY:  ::quietly::  He deserves it.

maggybeths: SV: Maybe but if do you want to be serving a harsher punishment than him? I suggest the both of you keep your hands off of him.

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::comes into the room, licking his lips::  I can keep him from fighting, for now, at least.

maggybeths: SV:: looks at guy:: He's all yours. ::she glares at the other two before she walks away again:: We need to start figuring out a way to get these women out of here.

maggybeths: LA: ::she comes forward to help Eli get Maeve out by taking the girl's other arm and placing it over her shoulders. She's been rather quiet while helping Eli with some of the others.::

yarnkittymon: GU:  ::puts his hand on the back of the doctor's neck, and a brief moment of terror washes over the man before his eyes fall closed, his breathing stopped::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks at the man for a moment then follows Stephanie:: We'll need people with carts to come help us - Eli or Leyla can run to the nearest town

yarnkittymon: TY:  ::even though he knows it's temporary, he can't help but smile slightly to see the doctor, not a bit of a threat to anyone::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::is helping a couple of the women who can walk out of the cave--not that there's any good way for them to get much farther than that, but they're overjoyed to be outside::

maggybeths: SV: Do you think we should leave the ones that are still out here, or try to move them outside? If it were to rain or anything that might cause a problem.

Quantum Catz: IS: Those that are awake would probably rather be outside whatever the weather

maggybeths: SV: Probably

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::nods; quietly::  Let's deal with them first; then we'll worry about the ones who are unconscious.

Quantum Catz: EK: ::gets Maeve outside and leads her over to sit next to Becky::

maggybeths: MV: ::she sinks down next to Becky, completely out of breathe from trying to walk out here. She curls up again, almost to sleep but she isn't sure she's up for that::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly to see Maeve:: You okay?

maggybeths: MV: ::manages a weak smile; quietly:: Yeah. How about you?

Quantum Catz: BM: I'll be alright ::smirks a bit:: I *knew* you were pregnant. Copycat

maggybeths: MV: ::smirks:: Well, we all knew it was my turn.

Quantum Catz: BM: Your baby turns my baby into a fire-starting troublemaker and i won't be happy ::though she smiles as she says it, happy to think of something other than what happened to them::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::when she comes back to the cave, goes to Isaac, frowning; quietly::  Is Milo okay?

maggybeths: MV: ::she chuckles a bit, and shakes her head:: Then Isaac really might disown me.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods:: Yeah, we left him with Josh and Dolly

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::sighs, nodding::  I...couldn't imagine he wouldn't have been all right...

Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: Well, maybe he or she'll be more like their daddy and not get in trouble like you

Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles reassuringly:: He seemed okay, he probably wasnt on his own for very long anyway

maggybeths: MV: I guess that would be better for all involved. ::she sighs::

yarnkittymon: LB:  ::nods, suddenly looking rather tired, herself, though she gets back to work trying to help the other women::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::closing her eyes for a moment, still feeling dizzy:: It doesn't really matter what they're like as long as they're healthy and happy. We'll love them anyway

maggybeths: MV: ::she swallows hard; worriedly:: Yeah. Of course.

Quantum Catz: BM: ::turns to look at her:: That was convincing

maggybeths: MV: ::she jerks, looking back at her friend. She forces a smile.:: Sorry, I ... uh. Of course we'll love them anyway.

Quantum Catz: BM: You know it's supposed to be a happy thing...you look more worried than happy

maggybeths: MV: ;:she shrugs, feeling guilty.:: It's silly I guess and not worth mentioning. But I am happy about it...

Quantum Catz: BM: I'm good at listening if you want to talk, it's not like either of us are up to doing much else just now

maggybeths: MV: ::she smiles:: Thanks Becky but it's not worth upsetting you too. And it's just my paranoia getting the better of me.

Quantum Catz: BM: You'll talk to Isaac about it though, right? I'd rather that than you dwelling on it for the next nine months

maggybeths: MV: I'll be all right Becky.

Quantum Catz: BM: ::too tired to argue the point:: Okay

maggybeths: MV: ::she smiles again just to prove her point, and then turns her gaze up to the sky. She sighs, happy to be out of that small, enclosed, space.::

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