~Thursday, September 3rd, 1936~

maeveowens: MV: ::she can barely keep her eyes open but she's sitting in the same spot that Josh left her in, cradling Olivia close.::

Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates as he nears Maeve, glad to see that she has Olivia with her, but uncertain about talking to her after the conversation they had in that 'dream' world::

maeveowens: MV: ::she must sense his approach because she looks up, pausing when she sees him. She looks just as uncertain as he. For a moment she thinks about not moving but eventually she hands Olivia over to Dolly and gets up, approaching him slowly.::

maeveowens: ((yah he might want to see his daughter but can she be around when Julie isn't??? lol))

Quantum Catz: IS: ::not moving closer to her yet:: Are....are you okay?

maeveowens: MV: ::her steps falter as part of her wants to run far from whatever confrontation might be in front of her but she forces herself forward; quietly:: I'm fine. Are you?

Quantum Catz: IS: I...ended up with Becky and Lillian. They both got hurt. But Josh is with Lillian now. He told me where you were

maeveowens: MV: ::she stops just in front of him and nods.:: Becky went with Toby to the orphanage and brought Olivia here... but I guess you probably figured that out. 

Quantum Catz: IS: I... ::winces:: Where's Harry?

maeveowens: MV: ::she barely hides a wince; quietly:: With Stephanie. 

Quantum Catz: IS: I...woke up and everyone was gone...I wasn't even at home... ::looks down:: And then i saw you...and you didn't even recognise me...

maeveowens: MV: ::trying to shrug it off; jokingly:: I didn't recognize Stephanie... I didn't recognize Harry either, really. At least not as someone I knew from Kitar or my life there.

Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Yeah, you just forgot about it all

maeveowens: MV: ::sobers; frowning:: Well it's not like I wanted to. 

Quantum Catz: IS: You...seemed pretty happy

maeveowens: MV: ::she shrugs, looking away:: Something made me forget you Isaac. I wouldn't have been happy at all if I had known.

Quantum Catz: IS: I sometimes wond... ::stops and sighs; reaches for her hand:: It doesn't matter. As long as everyone's okay

maeveowens: MV: ::her grip tightens on his hand and she shakes his head:: No. What were you going to say?

Quantum Catz: IS: ::shakes his head:: You just seemed so happy with him

maeveowens: MV: ::murmurs:: A different life. ::she leans in to kiss him gently then pulls back:: But I like this one more. 

Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: I like this one a lot better than what i had too

maeveowens: MV: ::she cringes; softly:: I'm glad you found the others anyway.... 

Quantum Catz: IS: ::wearily:: Becky found me when she needed Lillian healed...i never saw the others

maeveowens: MV: ::she nods then looks down at their hands. She nibbles on her lip:: 

Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates; softly:: I love you

maeveowens: MV: ::manages to push most of the guilt aside again but he might catch a little still lingering in her eyes; smiles a bit:: I love you too Isaac. I promise I do. ::smiles a little more:: 

Quantum Catz: IS: It just...sometimes feels like maybe you'd be better off with someone like Harry. Someone who wouldn't just sit at home worrying about you

maeveowens: MV: ::she stares at him, stunned. Then quietly:: No, that's why I have Harry as a friend... and you waiting to hold me once the air has cleared again. ::she cringes, shaking her head::

Quantum Catz: IS: And you think that okay for me? Just...waiting until you come back?

maeveowens: MV: ::she looks away, frowning:: No. But at least I know you wont die on me. 

Quantum Catz: IS: And i know you might not die on me...if i get there fast enough...?

maeveowens: MV: ::she cringes:: Yeah... ?

Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs and pulls his hand away from hers:: I just...want to check on Livvy

maeveowens: MV: ::the guilty look creeps back in as she glances away:: She seemed worn out. Dolly has her. 

Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates and then goes to see Olivia, glad to know that she's okay, despite both her parents being lost in a world without her::

maeveowens: ~Meanwhile back at the field.... ~

11:01:33 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::makes his way back to Stephanie, looking a little anxious::

11:01:53 PM maeveowens: SV: ::she's playing with the ring on her finger, looking worried. She looks up when he approaches::

11:03:07 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::offers her a smile; softly::  She's alive.  And I am 'til Isaac finds me, at least.

11:03:42 PM maeveowens: SV: ::doesn't lose her worried look but nods:: That's good. And I don't think it's Isaac you'll have to fear.

11:04:15 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::pauses, looking a bit bothered; quietly::  If you don't want to...I won't hold you to that.

11:05:35 PM maeveowens: SV; ::she looks back down at the ring, uncertainly:: You-you want to be held to it?

11:26:00 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::laughs; quietly::  There are worse reasons to get married.  ::pauses, flushing::  You don't think...ah...it counted?

11:27:41 PM maeveowens: SV: ::her eyes widen and then dart to where he walked from. She thinks it over but then shakes her head:: No..we don't carry any wounds. Maeve should be dead. I figure we returned to the same physical state we left in. Minus the proper clothes.

11:27:53 PM maeveowens: SV: ::her eyes widen and then dart to where he walked from. She thinks it over but then shakes her head:: No..we don't carry any

11:28:03 PM maeveowens: wounds. Maeve should be dead. I figure we returned to the same physical state we left in. Minus the proper clothes.

11:30:04 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods slowly::  Yeah...::shakes his head::  Anyway.  I...uh...wouldn't mind, if you wanted to get a real one.

11:31:36 PM maeveowens: SV: ::she bites her lip, thinking it over; softly:: I don't know Harry. How will I be sure you won't be thinking of her? ::shrugs:: Call me crazy but I guess I... I don't know what I expected. 

11:33:41 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::softly::  Back...there...whenever I thought of her when I was with you, it was just sadness for what I'd lost.  Not that you were a good replacement.

11:35:15 PM maeveowens: SV: ::hesitantly reaches for his hand; quietly:: I like you Harry. I always have... ::she suddenly frowns, titling her head:: Wait... the dream? How did you meet Maeve? Here, in this world?

11:36:13 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::cringes, looking away, and swallows::  Pretty much the same way.  Just didn't turn out the same way.

11:38:41 PM maeveowens: SV: ::her eyes widen and then she laughs:: You're a... ::laughs some more:: But-but you and she... in Marquis? ::she shakes her head, not getting it::

11:42:36 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::smirks::  What about it?  She never had any interest in me.  Stabbed me in the back, to be honest.

11:43:20 PM maeveowens: SV: ::her eyes widen some more:: Stabbed you in the back and you still love the girl? 

11:50:10 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::shrugs::  I guess I didn't know what I had...

11:50:58 PM maeveowens: SV: ::she smirks, nodding:: So, should I be hauling the two of you in for any scams on the island? 

11:51:55 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quickly shakes his head::  Nope.

11:52:23 PM maeveowens: SV: You gave it up that easily? ::looks skeptical:: 

11:58:22 PM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods::  I didn't feel like running to Singapore, so I didn't really have a choice but to behave.

11:59:26 PM maeveowens: SV: ::she shakes her head, not looking convinced. She closes her eyes:: Okay...

12:00:15 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::sighs::  A little to get by.  Nothing like you saw.

12:00:41 AM maeveowens: SV: And now?

12:01:23 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  Nothing since I became a guard.  Not one thing.

12:03:09 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she nods but winces, shaking her head and then laughs again:: 

12:03:49 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  What?

12:05:26 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks up then around at everyone:: Do.. are we going back to Marquis? ::she smirks:: I don't even have a desire to return to my "job". 

12:07:28 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::smiles::  I'm not fond of the mainland, but we can go to Gate Town for a while if you like.

12:09:04 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she nods then looks up, frowning: I-I *think* if we head that way we should run in to Gate Town. 

12:11:42 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods; slowly::  I don't know; I feel like I should help get our people back home first.  It *is* my duty and all.

12:12:14 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks down, troubled:: Yeah... yeah I guess. 

12:13:46 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::smiles at her::  What's wrong?  You don't want to help?

12:14:38 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks around, hesitantly:: Lets just say I've been doing a lot of helping and... ::she shrugs:: I don't know. I guess we should.

12:15:17 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::frowns::  Helping who?

12:29:15 AM maeveowens: SV: Everyone! I was working for the Queen... ::she shrugs and runs a hand through her thick brown hair:: 

12:31:50 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  The queen?  What does that matter?

12:32:25 AM maeveowens: SV: ::closes her eyes:: It doesn't... not really. :she sighs:; Maybe I'm just done being in her service. 

12:35:00 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::frowns; quietly::  You....still were?

12:35:46 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she nods:: Yeah. Keeping an eye on things.

12:36:06 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::rubs his eyes::

12:58:35 AM maeveowens: SV: Well, if we're going to get back we should start getting things moving. Lets go make sure the camp here is clear. I can see some tents peeking through those trees.

12:59:04 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods::  Do you know who did this to us?

1:04:08 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she shakes her head:: Leyla was yelling about some sorcerers when I came through. The camp should tell us more.

1:04:39 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods::

1:05:34 AM maeveowens: SV: ::enters the clearing where the tents are, looking around::

1:07:20 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::there are several dead people on the ground--a few in odd-looking clothes, almost like costumes, and a couple in more typical clothes--the latter being mourned by a few loved ones::

1:08:05 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she blinks, not expecting so see so many people here-dead and alive::

1:08:52 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::cringes; softly::  What happened here?

1:09:20 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she shakes her head, looking around:: I thought everything happened out there....

1:10:19 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quietly::  I...revenge?

1:10:42 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::a man kneeling by a dead woman murmurs::  We woke up here.  Sadie tried to fight them...

1:11:26 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she cringes; softly:: I'm sorry. There isn't anymore left that you know of, is there?

1:11:52 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man shakes his head::  A few people and a lot of cats ran.

1:12:20 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she nods:: They'll have to be tracked down ::she heads for one of the tents::

1:13:52 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the tent has a few incidentals and quite a few types of dust, powders, and seeds::

1:14:16 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she grabs a bag and starts packing them up::

1:15:32 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  Won't the detectives want the evidence?

1:16:02 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she nods:: I'll be handing it to them but there's no harm in helping the process along. 

1:16:31 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  It won't help them to see it as it lay?

1:16:59 AM maeveowens: SV; ::she looks up, frowning:: For what purpose? I'm just worried about the wrong people getting their hands on it.

1:17:10 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::pauses, and then silently helps her::

1:18:34 AM maeveowens: SV: ::once the bag is full she leaves the tent and sets it down in the middle of the clearing.:: 

1:19:15 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  checks the next tent, and leaps back like he's been stung::

1:19:30 AM maeveowens: SV: ::hurries over:: What happened?

1:21:35 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  I don't know; it burned to touch it!

1:21:50 AM maeveowens: SV: ::softly:: Maybe you should get Maeve.

1:22:24 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  I don't think it's on fire, though....if they were sorcerers...a spell?

1:23:28 AM maeveowens: SV: Maybe. But if it's hot maybe she'd still be immune? ::she frowns:: 

1:24:33 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::cringes::  I'd still rather not.  Is there a sorcerer around?

1:25:06 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks a little troubled at his reluctance but tries to shake it off:: I hope not. 

1:25:56 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods, then stops still when he hears a baby's cry::

1:26:55 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she pauses then looks back inside:: Was that coming from in there?

1:28:12 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods, cringing::  I think so.  ::looks around for a sword::

1:29:23 AM maeveowens: SV:: ::softly:: Maybe you should just try Maeve or think of someone else who possibly get past it.

1:30:44 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::exhales::  Guess we need Maeve, then.  ::heads back to where she was left::

1:31:01 AM maeveowens: SV: ::follows him::

1:40:11 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::glances back at Stephanie::  I'll hurry over to her; you want to see if you can find anyone else who might help?

1:40:43 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she shrugs:: I can. But I don't know who.

1:41:21 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::is already a few steps from her, and then pauses, yelling::  Stephanie!

1:42:37 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she frowns at him, confused as to why he's shouting at her then casually looks over her shoulder::

1:43:29 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::there's a man with brown hair, his bangs almost in his eyes, and a beard; he grabs Stephanie with one arm, a knife in the other::  All right, Chalmers--::practically spits the name::--don't you move.

1:44:44 AM maeveowens: SV: ::her eyes widen, stunned. She remembers the voice more than the face. She pulls, trying to move away:: 

1:45:49 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man presses the knife closer, just slightly nicking Stephanie's neck, not drawing blood::  I wouldn't.

1:46:10 AM maeveowens: ::a guard runs up, gun in hand:: Hold it right there Mr. Jenkins. Drop the knife!

1:46:27 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she tenses, gasping:: 

1:47:36 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::puts his hands up; the color goes out of his face; softly::  Don't...don't you dare!  You don't know who she is!

1:48:31 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she eyes Harry, begging him not to say anything:: You... you're surrounded Mr. Jenkins. It's best if you just give up.

1:48:50 AM maeveowens: ::the guard nods:: We'll have no other choice but to shoot sir!

1:49:12 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man looks around, laughing::  Go ahead, then.  ::holds Stephanie squarely in front of him::

1:49:28 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  Just let her go and no one will get hurt.

1:50:11 AM maeveowens: SV: ::her hand comes up to rest on the arm holding the knife:: You wont make it out of here.

1:51:58 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man smirks::  What do you know?

1:52:55 AM maeveowens: SV: ::softly:: Because I think I'd rather die than go with you. ::she tries holding on to his arm to pull the knife away from her as she brings her foot down on the inside of his leg::

1:53:55 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man yells, trying to keep ahold of Stephanie, despite the pain::

1:54:42 AM maeveowens: SV: ::wrestles with him, trying to get out from under his arm and avoid the knife::

1:55:15 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard lifts his crossbow, cocking it, and waiting:: Get out of the way Ms. Vallero!

1:56:23 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man reaches forward and slices at Stephanie::

1:57:02 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she screams when it slices her upper shoulder and it does stop some of her struggling::

1:58:23 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man laughs, pulling Stephanie closer::  Now you're going to let me go, and a couple of my friends too.

1:58:57 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks back at the guards; coldly:: Don't. He wont kill me. The moment he does he knows he's dead.

1:59:47 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::shakes his head; quietly::  Just give him what he wants.  We can't risk it.

1:59:55 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::one of the guards looks at Harry like he's mad::

2:00:13 AM maeveowens: SV: ::quietly:: Harry don't.

2:01:12 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins glares::  Don't tell me what I can't do.  ::presses the knife to her neck again::

2:01:31 AM maeveowens: SV: ::flinches back:: 

2:04:55 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::shakes his head::  I told you, don't!  Just let her go, and we'll work something out!

2:05:07 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins chuckles::  You have a sweet spot for her, do you?

2:05:26 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks back at Harry, blinking::

2:06:38 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::scowls::  I don't want to see an innocent killed!

2:06:47 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man glares::  I'm going to the gallows anyway.

2:07:29 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she pales a bit then shifts her weight:: Then let me go. 

2:08:07 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man laughs softly::  Don't be ridiculous.  It's worth a shot.

2:09:33 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::backs up a little::  Go on; just let him go.

2:09:48 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard shakes his head:: We've surrounded the area sir. Just let her go and surrender. 

2:10:55 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man backs up, smirking::  Come on, lady.  Sorry for the inconvenience...and I apologize in advance if I have to kill you.

2:11:47 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she shivers but digs in her heels::

2:12:45 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::watches helplessly::

2:16:14 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard moves forward quickly, thinking to take him down while Stephanie distracts him::

2:16:53 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man yanks Stephanie away roughly, glaring; he raises his knife, ready to drive it through her cheek::

2:17:06 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::yells::  Don't!  She's Laura!

2:18:23 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she yells, trying to duck away from him; though Harry's words make her freeze.::

2:18:46 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man freezes too, and his eyes go dark with rage::  What?

2:19:19 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she trembles then tries to slip out of his grasp again::

2:21:40 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man tightens his grasp::  I don't know how you knew that name, freak, but you're lying!

2:22:23 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she whimpers a bit then softly:; Let go...Daddy... you're hurting me.  ::she shifts a bit, paling even more.::

2:22:36 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard is looking at them all like their crazy::

2:23:20 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man's eyes go wide, as the voice jars his memory; after a few moments, he lets go, shaking his head, and tries to run for it::

2:23:41 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she stands there, frozen::

2:24:01 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard takes off, though he eventually just aims his crossbow, firing::

2:26:42 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins yells, dropping as he's hit::

2:26:52 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she flinches::

2:27:12 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::cringes, and then runs to Stephanie::

2:27:26 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard moves over him, quickly plucking the knife from his grip:: You're under arrest Mr. Jenkins.

2:27:46 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man shudders::

2:27:48 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks up at Harry, still seeming stunned:: 

2:27:56 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::another guard grumbles::  Let's kill him now.

2:28:13 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::cringes, taking Stephanie's arm; softly::  I...can see if I can find Isaac...

2:28:13 AM maeveowens: : ::smirks:: But what about the hanging?

2:28:39 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she puts a hand up to her shoulder, wincing:: It's just a scratch.

2:28:43 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the guard laughs::  He wanted to get out if--sounds like a last request to me.

2:28:56 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods; softly::  And...*him*?

2:29:23 AM maeveowens: : ::he shakes his head:: Well I'm not doing it.

2:29:42 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she glances over, her eyes wide:: What about him?

2:29:57 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quietly::  The bolt in his back...

2:30:31 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she cringes, looking away:: He doesn't care. And I don't care either.

2:33:30 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::softly::  You don't...want to talk to him?

2:34:01 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks back over at him and then sighs:: I need to find out who the others were anyway. ::she hesitantly walks over::

2:35:07 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::one of the guards removes the bolt, and Mr. Jenkins yells::

2:36:54 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she stops over him, cringing::

2:38:54 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man goes still::

2:39:13 AM maeveowens: SV: ::her eyes widen::

2:39:21 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard reaches to check his pulse::

2:39:43 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man is still breathing, his body still warm::

2:40:18 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard turns him over::

2:40:48 AM maeveowens: SV: ::swallows hard then quietly asks:: Who were the others you wanted free?

2:41:37 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins yells as he lays on his wound; he looks coldly at Stephanie::  You...traitor...

2:43:52 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she swallows hard and looks away:; Is it the boys? Are they the ones you wanted free?

2:44:32 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man swallows hard, and searches Stephanie's eyes for treachery::

2:44:54 AM maeveowens: SV: ::when he doesn't answer she looks back. There's only sadness there::

2:46:06 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man coughs, and just barely nods::

2:46:26 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks ill and half turns away, thinking::

2:47:51 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::softly::  Aren't you going to try to stop his bleeding?

2:48:16 AM maeveowens: : ::the guard smirks:: He's a dead man anyway. 

2:48:30 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she looks back: You haven't sent for Isaac?

2:50:18 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::softly::  Yeah, but I don't know if they'll get him in time, at this rate...

2:52:07 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she struggles with indecision before kneeling down and pulling off her small jacket. She makes the guard turn him on his side so she can press the jacket to the wound; mumbles:: He isn't worth it.

2:52:36 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins yells again::  Just go, Laura!

2:54:24 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she winces:: The name is Stephanie now. 

2:54:37 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man blinks::  Hated us that much?

2:54:51 AM maeveowens: SV: ::softly:: Just you.

2:55:46 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins closes his eyes::  Just leave...take care of...of the boys, if you want.

2:56:50 AM maeveowens: SV: ::whispers:: I always do. 

2:58:05 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man shudders::

2:58:43 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she doesn't move but looks up at Harry:: Get Isaac. It's not like it's humane to sit and watch anyone die, right? 

2:59:18 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::nods; softly::  I already sent for him, but I'll...::flinches::...look.

3:01:13 AM maeveowens: SV: ::starts to frown but then she winces too:: Sorry...

3:01:51 AM yarnkittymon: HR:  ::smirks::  If I ever expect to set foot in Marquis again, I'd see him anyway.  ::runs off::

3:02:05 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Stephanie's father is fading further; he just stares up at his daughter::

3:02:47 AM maeveowens: SV: ::after a moment she finally looks back down, sadly:: What do you care if changed my name or not? It's not like you stuck around.

3:05:53 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man shakes his head just half a shake::  Couldn't trust myself after...

3:06:59 AM maeveowens: SV: But you could trust two boys and one girl to fend for themselves? We needed you! ::she shoves the jacket harder against the wound, not consciously trying to hurt him::

3:07:45 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins cries out::  Had your mother.

3:09:43 AM maeveowens: SV: She died! Shortly after... after you left! 

3:10:08 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man's eyes go wide; softly::  What?

3:10:40 AM maeveowens: SV: ::coldly:: You heard me. You walked out and took her heart with you.

3:11:14 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::he exhales::  She...she said she wanted me gone.

3:11:47 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she shakes her head, shrugging:: I don't know! I don't even remember it really. ::she bites her lip::

3:12:54 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins quietly says::  Wish...wish you could...forgive...

3:14:56 AM maeveowens: SV: ::surprised, she looks back at him:: 

3:17:29 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::the man's eyes seem to be growing glassier, and he doesn't voice every word he tries to speak::  Really...care....the boys?

3:19:55 AM maeveowens: SV: ::she nods; softly:: They raised me. I've always looked after them when I could. ::she cringes, belatedly thinking she shouldn't have said that::

3:20:11 AM maeveowens: : ::the one guard is at least eyeing her curiously::

3:20:36 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins's eyes fall closed::

3:21:04 AM maeveowens: SV: ::softly:: Daddy? ::she cringes to even say it, still::

3:22:26 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Stephanie can see a faint smile form on his lips::

3:23:22 AM maeveowens: SV: ::forcefully but very quietly:: I forgive you Daddy. ::she winces:: 

3:24:06 AM yarnkittymon: :  ::Mr. Jenkins's eyes open just a crack, and he manages to murmur::  Proud...::then he lapses into unconsciousness::

3:24:37 AM maeveowens: SV: ::it strangely saddens her and she looks up, hoping to see Isaac coming::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::stops still as he sees Isaac, and only love of Stephanie (not even his guardly duties) can make him come forward, softly calling his name::

maeveowens: MV: ::hearing Harry call for Isaac causes her to immediately turn, her eyes wide with curiosity:: 

quantumcatz: IS: ::is holding Olivia, not looking at Maeve and not really listening to his surroundings::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::looks up at Maeve, sighing; quickly::  Stephanie's father's dying.  We need Isaac.

maeveowens: MV: ::she winces and moves forward to lightly touch Isaac's arm; quietly:: Isaac? Stephanie needs you...

quantumcatz: IS: ::sighs and turns:: What happened?

maeveowens: MV: Her father is dying. ::she weakly gestures to Harry, and she looks away, afraid he'll see the guilt in her eyes::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::is feeling guilty too, especially about Isaac, but also a bit from marrying Stephanie, even if she doesn't think it counted; quietly::  Shot.

quantumcatz: IS: ::passes Olivia to Maeve:: I'll be back soon

maeveowens: MV: ::takes Olivia and nods:: Okay. We'll be here.

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::doesn't look up at Isaac, walking back towards Stephanie::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::pauses, hesitating when a tent jars his memory, and calls back::  Maeve?  We may need you too!

maeveowens: MV: ::she looks up, and frowns:: Me? For what? Last time I checked I didn't make a good nurse... 

quantumcatz: IS: Why Maeve?

yarnkittymon: HR:  We have to get in somewhere else!

maeveowens: MV: Get in where?

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quietly::  There's a tent with kids trapped inside.

maeveowens: MV: ::she looks confused but moves over to Dolly to hand Olivia back to her::

quantumcatz: IS: And only Maeve can get into it? One of us should stay with Livvy

yarnkittymon: HR:   We don't know that the kids are bleeding--Stephanie's father comes first.

maeveowens: MV: ::she pauses; softly: Then I can wait here with Livvy till Isaac comes back. You two have to hurry.

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::cringes, and then hurries towards where he left Stephanie::

quantumcatz: IS: ::glances back at Maeve, then follows after Harry::

maeveowens: MV: ::she doesn't look up at Isaac, having turned back to Olivia::

maeveowens: SV: ::is still sitting next to her father's prone form, watching for Isaac::

quantumcatz: IS: ::moves towards Stephanie's father, not saying anything::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::steps back, looking rather concerned::

maeveowens: SV: ::she looks up, worriedly, but doesn't say anything::

quantumcatz: IS: ::tries to heal her father::

maeveowens: SV: ::watching silently, she gets to her feet::

yarnkittymon: :  ::Stephanie's father's eyes are closed, and he doesn't respond to Isaac's touch::

quantumcatz: IS: ::keeps trying for a while and then softly says:: I don't think there's anything I can do

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::cringes, feeling even more guilty::

maeveowens: SV: ::she  swallows hard and nods; softly:: Thanks for trying Isaac. 

quantumcatz: IS: ::looks up at her:: I'm sorry

maeveowens: SV; ::she shakes her head:: It's not your fault. He just would have hanged in a few weeks anyway. ::starts to walk away::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::shudders; quietly::  The...the kids in the tent...

maeveowens: SV: I know. Didn't you get Maeve?

quantumcatz: IS: ::stands up:: Find someone else.  There are plenty of sorcerers around

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::flinches at Isaac's words::  If it's really fire, she's the best for it, and the sorcerers mostly fled!

maeveowens: SV: ::she turns back to look at Isaac, curiously. She glances between the two::

quantumcatz: IS: If it's really fire...and if it's not? She gets hurt - but it's okay, because Isaac'll fix her later

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quietly::  Everything was all a dream, Isaac.  But she's really just as strong as she was then.

quantumcatz: IS: What are you talking about?

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quietly::  You didn't see everything she did...::quickly cuts himself off::  Look, I'm sorry, but it was all a dream.  And Maeve's those kids' best shot, as far as I know.

quantumcatz: IS: This isn't anything to do with the dream - i've had enough of my family being in danger.  Find a sorcerer 

maeveowens: SV: ::she frowns:: It's just a tent with a bunch of scared kids...

quantumcatz: IS: ::hesitates and then says:: Fine.  Whatever.  I'm sure she'll jump at the chance to come running to help you

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::flinches; quietly::  It...might be better if you stay close by.

maeveowens: SV: ::she winces, knowing that was probably the last thing Harry should have said. She holds her breath::

quantumcatz: IS: ::takes a deep breath:: Maeve and I have a baby to look after, you do remember that, don't you?

maeveowens: SV: ::quietly:: Look Isaac, if there's a sorcerer about or even Jack, we'll grab them. But I'm more concerned about those young children...

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::turns away::  You know she'll do it; she's not a coward.

maeveowens: SV: ::turns away too:: And it'll take forever to locate Jack.

quantumcatz: IS: ::softly:: No, she's not.  She's just someone who might one day leave their daughter without a mother if she isn't careful ::but he doesn't stop them from going to Maeve::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::hurries back towards Maeve::  You can take care of the baby, Steph.

maeveowens: SV: ::her eyes widen in worry:: What?

quantumcatz: IS: ::From behind:: I'll look after the baby...if maeve wants to go, she can go without me

maeveowens: MV: ::she's still standing with Dolly. She hasn't taken the baby back, not wanting to disturb anymore than necessary::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quietly::  There are some kids in a tent.  Can...can you help?

maeveowens: MV: I still don't see why you need me to get into a tent. I'd probably just burn the whole thing down.

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quietly::  Just see if you can touch it.  It hurt us to do it.

maeveowens: MV: ::her eyes widen:: It's hot? ::she moves forward and finally catches site of Isaac::

quantumcatz: IS: ::glances at her and then moves over to Dolly::

maeveowens: DK: ::knowing something is wrong, she looks up at Isaac worriedly then silently offers him the baby::

quantumcatz: IS: ::smiles weakly at his sister as he takes Olivia::

maeveowens: SV: ::she looking around, seeing if she can spot anyone else that might be useful::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::draws his knife; softly::  It hurts to touch the tent--just try it, Maeve.

maeveowens: MV: ::she nods but glances back worriedly at Isaac but then just looks away. She sighs.:: All right.

maeveowens: SV: ::murmurs:: I don't even see Jack. 

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::quietly::  If you want to just cut through, here's the knife...just be careful.

maeveowens: MV: ::she frowns, shrugging, and takes the knife.:: Okay. 

maeveowens: SV: ::she follows behind them in case this doesn't work- they'll need to find someone else.;:

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::stops in front of the tent he thinks is the right one; calls out::  Anyone in there?

maeveowens: MV: ::reaches in to touch the walls, hesitantly::

yarnkittymon: :  ::it does hurt Maeve, but doesn't seem to damage her flesh::

maeveowens: MV: ::she pulls back in surprise and looks down at her hand. When there's nothing there she just shrugs and steps in, softly calling out a hello::

yarnkittymon: :  ::a kid calls out::  Get away!  We're all tired!

maeveowens: MV: ::she winces trying to shake off the prickly feeling on her skin. She comes to a stop; gently;: I'm here to get you out. The sorcerers are gone. ::looks around::

yarnkittymon: :  ::one of the other kids calls out::  I want to go home!

maeveowens: MV: I know you do. Where are you guys hiding at? ::bends down to look under a bunk:: Your parents are likely out in the field with everyone else.

yarnkittymon: :  ::the kids can't even be seen at all, no matter where Maeve looks; one of them cries out in pain as Maeve steps on something, though::

maeveowens: MV: :;she gasps, jumping back:: Are you all hiding yourselves? ::she bends down, searching:: I promise you're safe..

yarnkittymon: :  ::one of the kids sobs::  We can't see and it hurts...

yarnkittymon: :  ::Maeve's hand glances what feels like an arm or leg, though she can't see it, and she hears a screech::

maeveowens: MV: ::she jumps back again; softly:: I'm sorry. I guess we're going to have to find someone that can help you then. ::she sighs, feeling useless again::

yarnkittymon: :  ::one of the other kids says::  You're not a sorcerer?  Don't leave...please...I just want Daddy...

maeveowens: MV: ::she shakes her head then smirks;: Am I wearing weird clothes? 

yarnkittymon: :  ::the child murmurs::  I don't know; I can't see.

maeveowens: MV: Well I'm not. And I'm not leaving you. The others can go find someone more useful.

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::calls out::  Everything okay in there?

maeveowens: MV: No. You need someone else. I guess the sorcerers still have a spell on it.

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::cringes::  We'll try!  ::looks back at Stephanie::

maeveowens: SV: ::she sighs:: The sorcerers are gone. It'll take a lot of time. Though we need to find their parents. Perhaps we should just bring everyone over here. ::turns away::

maeveowens: MV: ::quietly:: Are any of you hurt badly? ::she looks over her shoulder again; shouts:: And bring Isaac!

yarnkittymon: :  ::there's a sob::  My sister's cold and she won't talk.

maeveowens: MV: ::she cringes:: I'm sorry. ::she swallows hard:: We'll find your parents.

yarnkittymon: :  ::a little girl's voice murmurs::  I thought if they couldn't see us, we'd be safe.

maeveowens: MV: ::she frowns; softly:: I'm sure you were safer. But we need to get all of you out of here now and back where it's safe. 

maeveowens: ::she shakes out an arm, getting tired of the prickly feeling::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::calls out::  Can you get them out?

maeveowens: MV: I don't know! One...one isn't moving. Get Isaac!

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::calls out::  Isaac!

quantumcatz: IS: ::when he sees Harry he gives Olivia back to Dolly and runs over:: If Maeve's hurt...

maeveowens: DK: ::her eyes widen as she takes Olivia back::

yarnkittymon: HR:  ::flinches::

quantumcatz: IS: ::sighs when harry doesn't respond and goes back the way harry came::

yarnkittymon: :  ::when Maeve coaxes some of the kids into the sunlight, she sees their ghostly figures; a few of the kids whimper, thinking they, themselves, must be dead::

maeveowens: SV: ::she reaches out to touch one, though she tries to make it not look obvious::: Hey...it's all right.

yarnkittymon: :  ::Stephanie's hand rests on the child's shoulder, and he reaches out, grasping to find her, and whimpers::  I want Mama.

maeveowens: SV: ::she smiles; gently:: I know you do and we're going to do everything we can to find her quickly.

maeveowens: MV: ::softly:: See? There isn't anyone out here to hurt you anymore. 

yarnkittymon: :  ::one of the children whispers::  I just see light.

maeveowens: MV: ::gently:: Why? Are one of you still hiding the others?

yarnkittymon: :  ::a tiny voice in the back of the tent murmurs::  I thought if they couldn't see us...

quantumcatz: IS: ::comes up to the tent:: Maeve, are you okay?

maeveowens: MV: ::keeps her voice as gentle as you can:: Okay. Well- ::she pauses but ignores Isaac:: -you need to stop your powers now. You're all safe.

yarnkittymon: :  ::in a few moments' time, all the children become visible--all look exhausted, and a few in the tent aren't moving::

maeveowens: SV: ::to Isaac:: We thought maybe one of the kids might need you. Or perhaps you've healed a few before? We need to find their parents.

maeveowens: MV: ::she smiles reassuringly at the children outside the tent before she ducks back inside to check the damage::

yarnkittymon: :  ::one of the children doesn't respond at all to Maeve's touch, but the others who are on the floor groan softly or flinch::

maeveowens: MV: ::she pales, and takes a deep breath before she calls for Isaac::

quantumcatz: IS: ::comes into the the tent and winces, moving first to the child who doesn't move, hoping he isn't too late to do something for them::

maeveowens: MV: ::she looks up at him, sadly::

yarnkittymon: :  ::the very first child, a female, with her brother close beside, doesn't respond at all::

maeveowens: MV: ::softly:: We should move the others out first before they see... 

yarnkittymon: :  ::the boy's never heard of Isaac, so he doesn't know what to expect, so at least he's not disappointed, just sad::

quantumcatz: IS: ::softly:: Help the ones who can walk, i'll try and heal the rest

yarnkittymon: :  ::Isaac is able to heal all the others who are unconscious, though they're all bewildered--it will probably be hours or even a day before they're all reunited with their families::

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