: ::Josh wakes up early the next morning, and heads downstairs to make breakfast as the sun is just rising::
Quantum Catz IS: ::while asleep, Isaac has moved closer to Maeve, putting his arm around her and huggig her close::
Maggie: MV: ::at first she doesn't react, at least not until the dreams catch up with her. She wakes up, disoriented, and just about jumps clear off the bed, screaming, when she feels someone pressing against her::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::wakes up, rather shocked and sits up, staring at Maeve, confused for a moment until the events of the night flood back::
Maggie: MV: ::she puts her back up against Dolly's dresser, staring wide eyed and just a bit confused at Isaac. She draws a deep breath, trying to convince her thumping heart that she's staring at the real Isaac and not some impostor whose just taken up residence in her husband's body::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::was still stretched out on his brother's bed, still not really awake, but when he hears the screams he pads over to Dolly's room and tries to nudge the door open::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Maeve..
Julie: JH: ::is running up the stairs too, even though he already suspects what's happened::
Maggie: MV: ::she takes another deep breath and slowly lets it out; quietly:: I'm all right. Just... uh, forgot where I was. Quantum Catz: EK: ::hears the words and turns away from the door without getting it open; changes back to himself; softly: to Josh:: I think they're okay ::glances towards Dolly's door to see if the sounds woke her too::
Maggie: LA: ::she heard them and once it quiets downs, she nudges the door to her room open and peeks out. Her eyes widen when she sees the other two; softly:: What happened?
Julie: JH: ::sighs; softly, to Leyla:: I'll bet Maeve thought...it was the other fella.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks a bit sad for a moment but tries to hide it:: Sorry
Maggie: LA: ::she cringes and looks away; quietly:: Oh.
Maggie: MV: ::softly:: No, it's not your fault. It's me. ::she bites her lip, looking uncertain::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::yawns, still feeling tired:: Isaac has the patience of a saint, i'm sure everything'll be fine eventually
Julie: JH: ::smiles weakly at Eli, then suddenly:: The bacon! ::runs downstairs::
Maggie: LA: At least he's cooking. Maeve might not never touch the stove again.
Quantum Catz: IS: It's alright, I understand
Maggie: MV: ::snaps:: Well then explain it to me because this is crazy! ::she shudders, and wraps her arms around herself; softly:: Sorry. I didn't mean to snap.
Quantum Catz EK: ::smirks:: But she hasn't managed to poison one of us yet ::adds, seriously:: If it upset her then she'll talk to Isaac about it eventually. That guy was just plain mean, i know i make jokes but i still eat the stuff
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly, not looking at her:: Someone who looked like me hurt you, it's pretty obvious that seeing me will remind you of that
Maggie: LA: Well, I kind of meant because of that she might never try again. She was getting better and I honestly didn't think it was any worse than the orphanage food.
Maggie: MV: But I know it wasn't you! ::she wants so badly to curl up in his arms but she's too afraid of panicking again which only frustrates her more::
Quantum Catz: EK: Nah, it wasn't great but it wasn't bad either ::shrugs:: Did you sleep alright?
Maggie: LA: ::she shrugs:: All right I guess. How were you and Josh?
Quantum Catz: IS: I guess that doesn't stop your body from reacting before you have a chance to tell yourself that
Quantum Catz: EK: ::shrugs:: Josh found it hard to get to sleep, but after he did he was fine
Maggie: MV: ::she trembles, mostly from frustration, and forces her legs back over to the bed. She sits down, and edges closer to him, waiting for him to put his arms around her again. This guy was not going to win and her body was just going to have to deal with it::
Maggie: LA: ::she nods:: That's good
Quantum Catz: EK: ::reaches for her hand:: We should probably go help Josh with the breakfast
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates and reaches for her hand::
Maggie LA: ::she smiles and takes his hand:: Yeah, I guess so. ::she leads the way down stairs:
Julie: JH: ::seems to have everything in order; the bacon is well-done, but not burned, and he's cooking the eggs now::
Maggie: MV: ::she frowns and takes his wrist instead, trying to place his arm around her again; sounding a tad frustrated:: Holding hands isn't going to improve anything.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles a bit:: Trust you to take this as a personal challenge, have you ever considered patience? ::though he places his arms around her waist anyway, waiting to see how she reacts before pulling her any closer to him:
Quantum Catz: EK: Need any help with anything?
Julie: JH: You can start making the toast.
Maggie: MV: ::she's still tense since she's mostly waiting for something to happen and trying extra hard not to let it.:: Patience isn't going to help when all I want to do is curl up in your arms but every time I do... ::she shudders, and has to hold herself in place:: I know it's not you.
Maggie: LA: What about me?
Julie: JH: ::smiles:: If you want, you can set the table. But breakfast isn't that hard.
Maggie: LA: ::she just shrugs and moves away to get the plates::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::rolls his eyes a bit:: Well, Maeve's woken us up now, we might as well do something ::sets about making the toast::
Julie: JH: ::quietly:: You can't blame her. If you'd poked me with an umbrella I'll bet I'd have screamed louder.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches up and strokes her hair away from her face:: Sometimes these things take time that's all, i didn't expect you to wake up and magically feel better
Quantum Catz: EK: ::sighs:: Yeah, i know ::shrugs and doesn't say anything else:
Maggie: MV: ::she starts to close her eyes but thinks better of it and keeps her gaze fixed on his instead; quietly:: What if it doesn't?
Julie: JH: ::glances back at Eli:: Scrambled okay?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles a bit:: I'd like to believe you'd never let a guy like that mess with your head for too long. You're stronger than that
Quantum Catz: EK ::nods:: Sure
Maggie: MV: ::she sighs and looks away, not believing herself capable of much anymore::
Julie: JH: ::has already tried to make a couple eggs over easy, though they didn't go all that well; he scrambles the rest::
Quantum Catz: IS: You are strong, you know. Some of the things you've been through, they'd have broken a lot of people, and you've never let them before so i really don't think it's going to happen now
Maggie: MV: ::she nods and forces herself to snuggle further against him::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::can tell that she's still tense but hugs her anyway, hoping that it'll still make her feel at least a bit better::
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