~Monday, September 7th, 1936~

yarnkittymon: :  ::Guy managed to get most people reunited, though there are still some people missing, and the death count to date--mostly children left home alone-

yarnkittymon: -is well over 600.  The guard of Kitar Island is already getting together to track down the sorcerers, with practically the whole island clamoring for blood::

quantumcatz: IS: ::has found it rather upsetting to think of all those children left alone, and is just grateful that there was someone there for Olivia; though he still hasn't talked much to Maeve even if he's trying to keep things as normal as possible since they've gotten home::

maeveowens: MV: ::She wouldn't admit it, but she cried to hear the reports of all the children who didn't make it. She's spent even more time doting on Olivia, feeling guilty but very lucky to still have her. When she goes in to get ready for bed that evening, she stops in their room to watch Isaac. She's been feeling guilty but has been unable to come up with anything to close the distance between them.::

quantumcatz: IS: ::smiles weakly at Maeve as he gets ready for bed::

maeveowens: MV: ::she swallows hard, looking nervous for a moment as she approaches her husband. She lays a hand on his shoulder then leans against him; softly:: Are you going to stay mad at me forever?

quantumcatz: IS: ::softly:: I'm not mad at you

maeveowens: MV: ::she frowns but doesn't pull away, somehow thinking just by touching him she can keep him from pulling further away:: Then what? You can't tell me nothing is wrong because I can feel it.

quantumcatz: IS: ::sighs:: I'm just...worn out after everything that's happened

maeveowens: MV: ::looking uncertain; quietly:: It's more than that Isaac. You hardly even look at me much less talk to me. 

quantumcatz: IS: ::sighs:: Well what do you expect? You went into a dream world where you were happily married to Harry

maeveowens: MV: ::she winces as her guilt seems to twist the knife in her gut further; weakly:: So we're still on that?

quantumcatz: IS: It's not just that

maeveowens: MV: Then what? I don't... I don't want things to just stretch on like this Isaac. ::she looks away and after a pause; softly:: I miss you. 

quantumcatz: IS: ::Shakes his head:: It's just...there's always something with you Maeve.  Some trouble, some problem...

maeveowens: MV: ::weakly:: So what you're saying is that you've finally figured out I'm not worth the trouble? It's not like it's anything new Isaac!

quantumcatz: IS: I'm not saying that!  I just...i'm tired...i need a break.  I need everything just to be normal, for a while.

maeveowens: MV: ::mutters:: If you were looking for normal you married the wrong girl. 

quantumcatz: IS: Maybe i'm just looking to know that my daughter's still going to have her mother when she's older.  You seemed pretty happy out living the wild life in that dream with Harry

maeveowens: MV: ::she cringes:: Do you think I want her to end up like I did? Missing a mother? ::she shakes her head:: And I don't know how...how that dream came about Isaac! But I've already told you it's not what I want.

quantumcatz: IS: ::sighs:: I was thinking i might go back to the coast for a few days, do some fishing, clear my head

maeveowens: MV: ::stares at Isaac for a bit, surprised:: Isaac.... ::she can't help feeling like she's losing him::

quantumcatz: IS: Just for a few days 

maeveowens: MV: ::she bites her lip, looking worried. She doesn't say anything for several breaths then quietly:: What happens after those few days?

quantumcatz: IS: I don't know.  I'll feel better and we'll sort things out

maeveowens: MV: ::she shakes her head:: Can't we sort things out first?

quantumcatz: IS: I just want to clear my head first.  There's just been so much going on lately with you and Eli and then this dream thing...

maeveowens: MV: ::she turns away, looking hurt and worried. She shakes her head and wraps her arms around herself::

quantumcatz: IS: ::moves towards her, touching her arm:: I'm sorry...I want to make things better, i do..

maeveowens: MV: ::she tenses, like she's afraid to move and he'll pull away; weakly:: So do I... but I don't know what to say that'll make it better. ::she shrugs helplessly:: 

quantumcatz: IS: I don't know either...but we will, i promise

maeveowens: MV: ::slightly joking:: So you're not going to go away and suddenly figure out you don't love me after all?

quantumcatz: IS: Of course not

maeveowens: MV: ::softly:: Promise?

quantumcatz: IS: ::reaches for her hand, squeezing it:: I promise

maeveowens: MV: ::tries to smile but it's shaky at best; softly:: I don't want you to go but I won't beg you to stay if it's what you need...

quantumcatz: IS: I'll be back before you know it

maeveowens: MV: ::smiles a bit more:: Promise? 

quantumcatz: IS: ::laughs weakly:: Yeah.  And it's not like you won't have plenty of company while i'm gone

maeveowens: MV: ::she smirks:: But it won't be you. 

quantumcatz: IS: Come on, we'd better get some rest while Livvy's asleep

maeveowens: MV: ::she pauses, thinking, then flushes a bit. She shakes her head:: Do we have to? I mean. She is sleeping... and if you're leaving me... ::she grabs on to his shirt and tries to pull him closer to her, grinning slightly::

quantumcatz: IS: ::hesitates and then smiles, moving forward to kiss her::

maeveowens: MV: ::her breath catches when he hesitates but she seems to relax when he kisses her. She winds her arms around his neck, pulling him to her::

quantumcatz: IS: ::relaxes a bit himself, just enjoying being close to her::

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