yarnkittymon: : ::even with Eli and Leyla's best efforts, it's still well over three hours before everyone is packed up safely into carts and headed towards Renburg. At the slow clip they're forced to take, it will likely be another eight hours or so before they reach town. About two hours into the journey, Guy starts looking at the so-called doctor, rather nervously::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::has been nervously glancing at the doctor ever since he was moved outside::
maggybeths: SV: ::she glances from Guy to the "doctor" and back again; she smirks:: We need to wake him, don't we? ::she sighs:: Toby could probably hold him but I'm not sure we could trust him *not* to hurt him.
maggybeths: MV: ::she's refused to even look at the man, and is hopefully not riding in the same cart as him::
yarnkittymon: GU: ::softly:: We have to do something. I'd likely be jailed for murder if he stayed dead.
yarnkittymon: TY: ::is in another cart; of course he's with Becky::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::has fallen asleep with her arms around Toby::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::is sitting with Maeve and has been rather quiet::
maggybeths: MV: ::she hasn't said anything either, and is too nervous to fall asleep.::
Quantum Catz: KZ: Well, if Toby's the only option, then isn't he better off hurt than dead?
yarnkittymon: GU: ::nods; quietly:: Then we'll have to stop the cart. And can we be sure he'll keep him from getting away?
maggybeths: SV: Oh don't worry. Toby will kill him before he lets him get away. Though, we have no guarantees that he won't slip through the crack.. literally.
yarnkittymon: GU: ::calls out to the driver:: Stop the cart, please.
maggybeths: SV: ::she reaches into her bag for the drugs and hands them to Kizzie; quietly:: Here, I don't think I could even hold my hand steady enough to give them to him.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles weakly:: I'm not much better but i'll do it, i guess
maggybeths: SV: ::she nods and rests her head back against the side of the wagon::
yarnkittymon: GU: ::quietly:: It's a risk, Kizzie...to inject him before....I've let him go.
Quantum Catz: KZ:: ::looks at Stephanie:: Go get Toby. We'll wake him up and Toby can help hold him while i inject him
maggybeths: SV: ::she groans, but nods.:: Fine. ::she forces her tired muscles to push herself out of the cart. She stumbles when she hits the ground but she eventually makes it to the second cart.:: Toby? You need to go make sure what's-his--face doesn't get away.
yarnkittymon: TY: ::frowns, gently removing Becky's arms from around him:: I thought Guy had that handled.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::groans a bit in her sleep but doesn't wake up::
maggybeths: SV: He has to wake him up every few hours.
yarnkittymon: TY: ::frowns again; quietly:: Well, with luck he'll be groggy from being dead. ::gently sets Becky down and gets out of the cart::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::Sighs, rubbing her eyes; the only thing that's really keeping her awake is the worry over what might happen with Guy::
yarnkittymon: GU: ::gently takes Kizzie's hand; whispers:: Once you've done your work, I want you to get some sleep.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::shakes her head:: I can't sleep in a forest; i'll be fine
yarnkittymon: GU: ::looks at her sympathetically::
yarnkittymon: TY: ::gets up in the cart; quietly:: So what am I doing?
maggybeths: SV: ::she was too tired to walk back, much less pull herself back into the cart. She's resting on the side of the road near the second cart::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::shows Toby the needle:: Making sure he doesn't fight me when Guy wakes him up
yarnkittymon: TY: ::nods, putting his hands on the doctor's shoulders, near the neck::
yarnkittymon: GU: ::has to lean down to wake the doctor, but before he does it, asks:: Everyone ready?
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::nods, holding the needle near the man's arm::
yarnkittymon: TY: ::nods grimly::
yarnkittymon: GU: ::attempts to let the man wake::
yarnkittymon: : ::the man doesn't stir for a few moments, greatly alarming Guy, but then his eyes come open; he immediately, instinctively, starts to struggle::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::tries to hold down the man's arm with her spare hand steady it enough to inject him::
yarnkittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Move or teleport and you're dead for good.
yarnkittymon: : ::the doctor is lucid enough to understand that threat, and the struggles cease::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::injects the drug into his arm without a word::
yarnkittymon: : ::the doctor soon starts kicking idly, with a definite "off" look on his face::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::sighs, looking relieved::
yarnkittymon: GU: ::sighs as well; softly:: Looks like I'll be in Marquis after all. ::gives Kizzie a tiny smile::
yarnkittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I should get back to the other cart...much as I'd like to keep an eye on this fella.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::nods, still watching the doctor::
yarnkittymon: GU: ::softly:: Should just be a few hours 'til we make it to town.
Quantum Catz: KZ: Yeah ::looks around for Stephanie:: Stephanie, you need to get back on the cart so we can get going again
maggybeths: SV: ::she nods, and tiredly gets to her feet again; weakly:: Coming. ::she barely manages to pull herself into the cart again::
yarnkittymon: : ::soon, they're on their way again; the doctor seems to just be starting to come to himself again when they reach Renburg::
maggybeths: SV: ::she's finally fallen asleep::
yarnkittymon: TY: ::has done the same::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::keeps half drifting asleep and then jerking awake again; looking at the docter, worriedly::
yarnkittymon: : ::the doctor is looking more and more lucid::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::to Guy:: We don't have any more drugs; he's going to be back to normal soon
yarnkittymon: GU: ::nods; quietly:: I could probably...but I hate to do it in a town...
Quantum Catz: KZ: We'll have to do something
yarnkittymon: : ::they suddenly see a girl's face, as a guard is lifting her over the side of the wagon; the guard below her says:: I hear there's a prisoner in here?
yarnkittymon: : ::the doctor is mumbling madly::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::nods:: The drug's wearing off - if we don't do something he'll teleport away
maggybeths: SV: ::she jerks awake, looking confused for a minute. She quickly sits up, blinking::
yarnkittymon: : ::the girl climbs in the cart, and in just a few moments, she's touched the doctor, who looks rather startled, almost alarmed::
maggybeths: SV: ::sighs:: Now we at least don't have to worry about that.
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::looking relaxed for the first time in hours:: Yeah
yarnkittymon: GU: ::puts his arm around Kizzie; softly:: Let's get you someplace where you can sleep, okay?
yarnkittymon: : ::the girl lets the guard haul her out of the cart quickly; she's slightly haunted by now, by the look in people's eyes, when she takes their powers::
maggybeths: SV: ::she cringes, and looks down at the girl:: I'm sorry if this is hard on you but you just saved a lot of women from being hurt again. ::she's hoping that will help the kid deal with it a little more, even though it's not likely::
Quantum Catz: KZ: ::smiles gratefully at Guy:: Yeah, sleep would be good
yarnkittymon: : ::the child smiles sadly; she knows she's always doing *good*, but she still feels what she does, the same way an executioner might feel somewhat sorry for ending the lives of criminals::
yarnkittymon: GU: ::gladly helps Kizzie out of the cart; there's no tavern, but the townespeople are all happy to shelter anyone and everyone who needs it::
maggybeths: SV: ::she smiles sadly at the kid, wishing there was a way to help her:: Some day it might get better. Just hang in there, okay?
yarnkittymon: : ::the girl nods solemnly as the guard takes her away:
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nudges Maeve:: Come on, we'll go find somewhere to rest
maggybeths: MV: ::she jerks, then looks up at him, startled.:: Oh. Right. Sleep.
Quantum Catz: IS: Yeah, looks like that guy won't be going anywhere now
maggybeths: MV: ::she forces a small smile, and nods. She doesn't attempt to move though. She's half afraid her legs won't support her, and she just might be right about that.::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::stands up and offers Maeve a hand to help her::
maggybeths: MV: ::she reaches for his hand but is barely able to pull herself up::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::puts his arm around her to support her as soon as she's standing::
maggybeths: MV: ::grumbles:: I have to start exercising again.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Smiles a bit:: I'd suggest sleeping first
maggybeths: MV: ::chuckles nervously::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::notices the nervousness in her voice as he helps her off the cart:: You okay?
maggybeths: MV: ::murmurs:: I'm fine.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::worriedly:: You've been through a lot today...if there's anything you want to talk about
maggybeths: MV: ::she winces; quietly:: I just want to sleep but I don't because... ::even more quietly:: I'm afraid I'll dream.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::Sighs:: If you start having nightmares i'll wake you up
maggybeths: MV: ::she stumbles a little, too tired to have even a small sense of coordination at the moment.:: That won't keep me from starting them and you have to sleep too.
Quantum Catz: IS: I'll sleep once you have
maggybeths: MV: ::she winces:: I don't want to make you have to stay up, Isaac. I'll be fine.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: Does that mean you'll sleep or just that i shouldn't worry over you not sleeping?
maggybeths: MV: Uuuh, both?
Quantum Catz: IS: You know i'll worry anyway
maggybeths: MV: ::she winces:: I'm sorry... I'll be fine...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates:: Can i ask you something?
maggybeths: MV: Sure?
Quantum Catz: IS: Are you happy...about the baby? You said you'd probably feel better about it once we were sure about it but...do you?
maggybeths: MV: ::quietly:: I was upset when I thought I lost it Isaac, so yes, I guess I am happy about it.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::uncertainly:: Are you still worried about it?
maggybeths: MV: ::she nods and then winces, not having wanted to get into this:: I'm worried about a lot of things I guess.
Quantum Catz: IS: Like what?
maggybeths: MV: ::she smirks:: Like if I'm even going to live long enough to even worry about being a bad mother? If this baby is even going to make it into the world?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs, not really sure what to say to that:: We're all here to look out for you, Maeve, we won't let anything happen to you
maggybeths: MV: ::she nods but can't help to think that none of them were doing a good job of that. Not that it was there fault but fate just seemed to be against her::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looking upset:: I don't know what to do, Maeve. Tell me how to make you feel better, tell me how to keep you safe...i'll do anything you want
maggybeths: MV: ::surprised, she turns to look at him; quietly:: I didn't mean to upset you Isaac... ::she looks away:: And maybe I'm just meant *not* to be safe. ::she shrugs::
Quantum Catz: IS: I don't know what to say to that ::sighs:: I don't think anyone's *meant* to not be safe
maggybeths: MV: Well if anyone was not meant to be safe and if it was possible I'm sure I've managed to do it... or whatever.
Quantum Catz: IS: Then what d'you want me to do? I hate knowing that you're worrying about all these things
maggybeths: MV: ::she sighs:: I'm sorry Isaac. I shouldn't have said anything.
Quantum Catz: IS: Yes, you should. I love you, I want to know what's going on in your head...i just wish i could help with it all
maggybeths: MV: ::softly:: That's all I need you to do Isaac... just don't ever stop loving me... ::she chuckles quietly to cover up the blush; smirking:: I know it might be hard considering I'm so much trouble...
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: You have your days, but you know i'll always be here, whatever trouble you get into ::hugs her::
maggybeths: MV: ::she smiles tiredly and lays her head on his shoulder. She's quiet for a while and then she finally glances up at him; smirks:: Well there is one thing you could help with... find me a bed before I curl up in the street.... I'm tired.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::laughs:: I think i can manage that one
maggybeths: MV: ::she grins, hoping she at least got *his* mind off the other thing, and lays her head back against his shoulder::