~Monday, November 16, 1936~

maeveowens: DK: ::she slowly opens the door, praying no one is near::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::got up early to study in the living room; his eyes go wide when Dolly comes in, and then he scowls, calling her name::
maeveowens: DK: ::she jumps then quickly straightens up and quickly closes the door; she tries not to giggle:: Good morning.
yarnkittymon: JH: ::gets to his feet:: Where *were* you?
maeveowens: DK: ::she frowns:: Out.
yarnkittymon: JH: That's all you have to say?
maeveowens: DK: ::she shrugs:: Yes. ::she smirks and walks away::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::rather sharply:: You know Isaac wants us to all stick together!
maeveowens: DK: ::she rolls her eyes:: And what does that have to do with me being out? Really Josh... ::flops down on the sofa::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::softly:: After you got in all that trouble...
maeveowens: DK: ;:she smirks:: Well I'm not in it now. ::she sighs then suddenly giggles:: You're not letting Maeve make breakfast alone are you?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::is just coming down the stairs, yawning, though he pauses when he sees Dolly and Josh:: What's going on?
yarnkittymon: JH: ::in a low voice:: Dolly just got back in.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::frowns:: In? From where?
maeveowens: DK: ::she giggles then stretches out on the sofa::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::looks worriedly at Eli::
maeveowens: DK: ::she laughs again but doesn't answer::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::sighs:: Are you sure you're not drunk, Doll?
maeveowens: DK: ::she waves him off:: Right. Because Jack would certainly serve me alcohol. ::the thought makes her laugh even more::
yarnkittymon: JH: Then what?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: I'm sure you could get it if you wanted to. Otherwise, one of those guys is doing something to you - want me to go break fingers till one of them owns up?
maeveowens: DK: ::she rolls her eyes:; The two of you need to lighten up
yarnkittymon: JH: You were in jail! And not even for a good reason!
maeveowens: DK: ::she winces:: How would you know? If we'd been left to our work the house would have been most nicely re-decorated. ::she giggles, completely amused with herself::
maeveowens: LA: ::she comes down the stairs to stand quietly beside Eli::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::clenches his fists:: Why did you leave the house again last night? You could barely walk!
yarnkittymon: JH: ::softly:: We need you here.
maeveowens: DK: I found that I could? ::she shrugs:: Really if you two are going to harp on it then I might as well leave. ::she gets up, almost falling, but she right herself quickly enough.::
maeveowens: DK: ::she looks back at Josh:: No. You only want me to cook. But you've got Maeve! ::giggles::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::snarls:: You even think about leaving and I swear to God, i'm tying you to a chair until you sober up
yarnkittymon: JH: ::looks about ready to get the rope::
maeveowens: DK: ::her expression turns cold:: You guys really aren't fun anymore. ::angrily gets up and heads for the door::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::moves to block her way:: Sit down, Doll
maeveowens: DK: ::puts her hands on her hips:: No! And you can't make me! Just go back to pretending like you don't care and leave me alone! ::goes to move past him::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::gets up and reaches for Dolly too:: Where'd you get the idea that life's supposed to be fun, anyway?
Quantum Catz: EK: ::winces at Dolly's words, though he grabs her arm to stop her moving past him::
maeveowens: DK: ::glares at the both of them then looks back at Josh:: When I got sick of everything always being so wrong! I'm leaving.
Quantum Catz: EK: No, you're not
maeveowens: DK: And what do you care! Just leave me alone Eli! You've been good at that so far! ::struggles::
yarnkittymon: JH: We're all trying our best to stay together!
maeveowens: DK: Well I don't want to! I'm tired of always hurting! ::struggles more::
maeveowens: LA: ::she watches, wide eyed and worried::
maeveowens: MV: ::she comes down the stairs, holding Livvy::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::softly:: You can think what you want about whether I care or not. Hell, you can think i hate you and want to see you suffer - but i'm not letting you go!
yarnkittymon: JH: ::softly:: Is that what we are to you? A source of pain?
maeveowens: DK: ::looks at Josh:: Yes! Now let go of me!
maeveowens: MV: ::she winces; softly:: Maybe the two of you should take her over to see the doctor.
yarnkittymon: JH: ::can't hide a hurt look; looks at his brother::
maeveowens: DK: ::twists and then finally tries to stomp on Eli's foot:: I'm not going anywhere!
Quantum Catz: EK: ::glares at Dolly and pushes her back rather roughly:: No, you're not. You're staying here till you're sober and then you're telling me who did this to you
maeveowens: DK: No one did anything to me! ::she turns and runs up the stairs, pushing past Leyla::

maeveowens: LA: ::she grabs for the railing and almost has herself balanced until her foot slips on the stairs and she goes down::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::moves to help her, kneeling beside her:: You okay?
maeveowens: MV: ::she blinks, completely bewildered::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::quietly:: Maybe we can get the doctor to come here?
maeveowens: LA: ::she nods though she looks a little pale; softly:: Just slipped.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: Yeah, with a little help
maeveowens: LA: ::quietly:: She's not herself Eli.
yarnkittymon: JH: ::looks at Maeve, swallowing:: Should I get the doctor?
maeveowens: MV: ::she winces:: I don't know. He might be able to tell us if she's drugged? She wasn't drinking I can tell you that much.
Quantum Catz: EK: I'm sure that guy she was with did something to her
maeveowens: MV: ::she smirks:: Then perhaps we should be speaking to him instead.
yarnkittymon: JH: ::nods, going to grab his coat::
Quantum Catz: EK: You don't need to come, Josh. I can find him on my own
yarnkittymon: JH: ::shakes his head:: I can come.
maeveowens: LA: ::quietly:: Just let him go with you Eli. With two of you there he can't do what he's done to Dolly. Maybe.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::sighs:: Fine
yarnkittymon: JH: ::puts his coat on and heads for the door::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::changes into a fox and follows after Josh, sniffing the air for Louis's scent::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::follows Louis's scent towards his house::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::walks alongside his brother, ignoring any of the few tourists who find the sight of a boy and a fox walking together to be unusual::
Quantum Catz: EK ::changes back near the house:: Looks like he went home after he left her
yarnkittymon: JH: ::nods, heading towards the front door::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::follows after him::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::knocks firmly::
maeveowens: ::a 12 year old girl with piercing green eyes and rich brown hair answers the door. She smiles, giving her an impish look:: Hello!
yarnkittymon: JH: ::is a little disarmed:: Hi; is Louis home?
maeveowens: ::her expression shows her disappointment:: Yeah. He's here. ::she looks over her shoulder then screams for her brother::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::thanks the girl, still looking rather disturbed::
Quantum Catz: LS: ::appears from the kitchen with an apple in his hand:: You're gonna burst someone's eardrums one day, Ginny
yarnkittymon: JH: ::his eyes narrow when he sees Louis::
maeveowens: ::Ginny smirks:: At least I didn't have to go looking for you. ::she skips away::
Quantum Catz: LS: ::calls after her:: And can't you at least answer the door looking like yourself?
maeveowens: ::She turns around and sticks her tongue out at him::
Quantum Catz: LS: ::sticks his tongue out too::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::waits for the immature boy to stop playing around::
Quantum Catz: LS: ::finally turns towards Josh and Eli, grinning:: Ah, it's the cavalry. Come to defend Dolly's honour or something, i'm sure
yarnkittymon: JH: ::coldly:: You stay away from her.
Quantum Catz: LS: Do you think she wants you here? Controlling her life like this?
yarnkittymon: JH: ::quietly:: And you think she wants you warping her mind? She's not even herself anymore!
Quantum Catz: LS: ::shrugs:: She and I have fun. She's not miserable when she's with *me*
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: Breaking his fingers is starting to sound better and better the more he speaks
yarnkittymon: JH: Not miserable because she's out of her mind! How long 'til the two of you get arrested again?
maeveowens: ::a girl of about 5 peeks out from behind the couch. She has the same striking green eyes as the girl before; tauntingly:: Louis has been a bad boy again. ::she giggles::
Quantum Catz: LS: ::turns to glare at his sister:: It's nothing to do with you
maeveowens: ::she climbs over the back of the sofa, still grinning:: Mommy's not gonna be happy....
Quantum Catz: LS: Will you stop playing the irritating kid? It isn't up to Mom what i do with my life
maeveowens: ::she rolls her eyes and eventually her form shifts into a girl of about sixteen. She folds her arms:: Messing with you is always a lot more fun Louie.
yarnkittymon: JH: ::coldly:: The police will know it's all you, Louis.
Quantum Catz: LS: ::sighs:: I'm not in the mood for this. Dolly and I were just having fun
maeveowens: ::she sashays herself up to the door and leans against it; smirking:: You'll have to forgive my brother. He doesn't want to own up to his own powers yet.
yarnkittymon: JH: ::glares at Louis::
Quantum Catz: LS: ::folds his arms:: So maybe i did something to her but i didn't mean to and even if i did - she was happy. She came looking for me last night
yarnkittymon: JH: So what, she's addicted to you?
maeveowens: ::she sighs heavily and pretends to be interested in her finger nails:: Yeah...pretty much... ::smirks::
Quantum Catz: LS: She's not addicted to me
yarnkittymon: JH: Then why else would she look for you?
Quantum Catz: LS: Maybe she likes being happy. I find most people do
maeveowens: ::she turns towards her brother:: One day you're going to have to come to terms with what you do Louis! ::she turns back to the other two:: Me and Rod will watch him. You'd best go look after your sister. ::she moves to close the door::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::moves forward, pushing past the girl, grabbing Louis by the front of his shirt; the fingers of his hand are almost forming into claws and they dig through to Louis's skin:: If you go near my sister again, there won't be any conversation about it. You're lucky you're getting one now
yarnkittymon: JH: ::flinches, but not much::
maeveowens: ::her eyes widen and she pulls at Eli's arm:: Stop! This isn't helping anything!
Quantum Catz: LS: What do you care anyway? Dolly says you're so busy with Leyla that you rarely pay attention to her anyway
yarnkittymon: JH: It's not true!
Quantum Catz: EK: ::ignores Ginny and punches Louis, knocking him to the ground::
maeveowens: ::she pulls back, gasping::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::eyes widen::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::turns away, muttering:: I'll know if you go near her again and i'm sure you've heard the rumours about what i'm capable of when someone makes me angry ::though there's a sad look in his eyes as he moves past Josh::
maeveowens: ::she finally kneels down to check on her brother::
yarnkittymon: JH: ::winces::
Quantum Catz: LS: ::has bitten his tongue hard enough to make it bleed and is rubbing at his jaw:: Violence solves everything, huh?
maeveowens: DK: ::she's snuck out her bedroom window and is now wondering the streets, looking for something to do. She goes back to the playground and sits for a while, at least until the sadness begins to creep in::
maeveowens: DK: ::upset that it seems to find her everywhere, she slips through the trees, taking the back way to the Walter's shop.::
maeveowens: DK: ::when he's not at the shop, she goes back to the forest and sits down to cry::
yarnkittymon: : ::it's a couple minutes later when Dolly hears a soft voice call her name::
maeveowens: DK: ::she looks up; weakly:: Louis?
yarnkittymon: RD: ::grimaces:: No. I've got nothing to make you happy.
maeveowens: DK: ::she whimpers and curls herself into a tighter ball against the tree::
yarnkittymon: RD: You can't...keep living like this, Doll--Dolly.
maeveowens: DK: I know! And I don't want to live at all! ::she's shaking, and if he gets closer he'll see she's broken out in a feverish sweat::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::does walk a little closer; softly:: Dolly, don't. Think of all you have to look forward to.
maeveowens: DK: I have nothing but this pain... now leave me alone! ::she hides her face::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: It'll fade.
maeveowens: DK: :::she shakes her head:: No...no it's worse than ever.
yarnkittymon: RD: ::winces, his eyes looking rather dark:: Louis.
maeveowens: DK: ::she continues to cry, shaking::
yarnkittymon: RD: What is it, like a drug?
maeveowens: DK: ::whispers:: I don't know...but I need him Roddy. This...this hurts too much. ::she begins to rock back and forth::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::comes forward and gently reaches out to her::
maeveowens: DK: ::she's hot to the touch but she doesn't protest him moving her.::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::winces; softly:: Dolly, you're ill.
maeveowens: DK: ::she tries to curl in to him; weakly:: Make it stop... please... ::she sobs::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::whispers:: Can't you still feel his love?
maeveowens: DK: ;::she looks up, squinting:: Whose? ::she shakes her head:: All there is is pain.
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: Isaac's. Spent an hour picking out this dress for you for Christmas.
maeveowens: DK: ::she curls up as if she was wounded. She shakes her head::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::hugs Dolly; softly:: That's still here...it always will be.
maeveowens: DK: ::she continues to shake; sounding weaker:: I...I need Louis, Roddy, he'll take it away...
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: Not forever, Doll, and then you'll be right back to this again. Doll, this isn't the way.
maeveowens: DK: ::she closes her eyes; softly:: But it won’t hurt...it's only getting worse...
yarnkittymon: RD: ::shakes his head:: Dolly, what can I do to help? You can't keep going to him. You'll get in trouble.
maeveowens: DK: ::she shakes her head, crying out again. Her fever is going up the longer she goes without Louis::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::after a moment, softly:: Let's get you to the doctor. Maybe he can help.
maeveowens: DK: ::her only answer is more sobbing::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::tries to scoop Dolly into his arms::
maeveowens: DK: ::she's too weak to protest though now he can really feel the tremors running through her::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: You'll be all right, Dolly. Promise.
maeveowens: DK: ::she lays her head against his shoulder and cries::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::just carries Dolly to the doctor, though as they approach, he whispers:: I love you...
maeveowens: DK: ::she squints up at him, not sure she heard him right::

yarnkittymon: RD:  ::knocks on the door with his foot::  Hey!
Quantum Catz: : ::the doctor opens the door, looking rather tired; he's been quite overworked lately, dealing with the after effects of the loss of Isaac; though he moves forward quickly:: What happened?
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: She has a fever. It's...not unlike withdrawal, I think.
Quantum Catz: : Bring her in ::backs up to give Rod space:: What's she been taking?
yarnkittymon: RD: ::in a low voice:: It's another freak's talent. Without it...she's really sick.
Quantum Catz: : ::sighs:: Well, i can treat the fever at least
yarnkittymon: RD: ::quietly:: But isn't there something you can do to get him out of her system?
maeveowens: DK: ::she gradually starts shaking more and muttering quietly::
Quantum Catz: : I don't even know what's been done to her system, son. If it was a drug, i'd give her medication to try and counter the withdrawal - but i can't do that if i don't know what this ability's actually done to her
yarnkittymon: RD: ::shudders; softly:: Is there...a way that he could help?
Quantum Catz: : Put her down on the table, let me have a look at her ::turns away to get his stethoscope:: It's possible, if he has enough control. If not, he may well only feed the addiction
yarnkittymon: RD: ::scowls:: He doesn't have a bit of control. Is there anyone else who can help?
maeveowens: DK: ::she moves again, reaching for Rod’s shirt::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::his expression softens slightly; whispers:: I'm here, Dolly.
Quantum Catz: : Well...the best person would have been-- ::sighs:: I'll do what I can but there isn't someone i know of who can provide her with a magic cure
yarnkittymon: RD: ::exhales, thinking that if Isaac were around, none of this would've happened::
maeveowens: DK: ::shivers again; angrily:: Just make it stop! Just end it! ::moves again, turning over, and starts to cry again::
Quantum Catz: : I need to check you over, Dolly - will you let me listen to your heart?
maeveowens: DK: ::mutters:: My heart isn't there anymore. There's nothing to listen to.
Quantum Catz: : ::sighs:: I know it's hard, Dolly. I lost a brother myself. But it doesn't do any good to make yourself sick
Dot Wrnr: RD: He wants you to be hap--to go on. We all do.
maeveowens: DK: ::she just cries::
Quantum Catz: : Dolly, i need to check your heart to make sure the withdrawal isn't causing more serious damage than the fever
maeveowens: DK: ::she doesn't answer, just remains curled up in her own little ball, shaking::
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::squeezes Dolly's hand; his voice shakes a bit:: Please let him help you.
Quantum Catz: : ::sighs:: I could sedate her but i'd rather not without checking her breathing and heart first
maeveowens: DK: ::she doesn't move but she's not resisting either::
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::quickly shakes his head:: No; that could be dangerous. Come on, Doll. ::gently tries to straighten her out from her ball::
maeveowens: DK: ::she whimpers but lets him move her::
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::squeezes Dolly's shoulder:: Things will get better.
Quantum Catz: : I need you to sit up for me, Dolly
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::tries to help her do so::
maeveowens: DK: ::she lets up but she can't stay without his support and she leans towards him::
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::holds Dolly close:: I'm here.
Quantum Catz: : Just try to take some slow, deep breaths for me
maeveowens: DK: ::she does as he asks but she's still shaking and occasionally sniffing::
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::squeezes Dolly's hand; whispers:: I'm not going to leave you, Doll.
Quantum Catz: : ::takes several minutes and then pulls away:: Your heart rate's faster than I'd like. I'll give you something to try and help slow it down
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::nods, still looking worried::
Quantum Catz: : She's going to have to stay here tonight. Without knowing how this ability works, i can't be sure what complications might come up
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::nods; quietly:: I could...send for him, but I doubt he knows how they work either.
maeveowens: DK; ::she doesn't respond.::
Quantum Catz: : ::sighs:: We'll just have to take it one step at a time ::goes to get the medicine for her heart rate::
Dot Wrnr: RD: You'll feel better soon, Dolly.
maeveowens: DK: ::she doubts that so she doesn't respond, just continues to stare across the room. Her fever is still high and she's still shivering uncontrollably.::
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::quietly:: Can we get her a blanket or something?
Quantum Catz: : ::comes back with some pills and a glass of water:: I need you to take these, Dolly, then you can lie down again
maeveowens: DK: ::mechanically holds her hand out for the pills, though she doesn't take her eyes off the far wall::
Dot Wrnr: RD: ::takes the glass of water:: Come on.
maeveowens: DK: ::she pops the pills in to her mouth but almost spills the water when she tries to take it::
Quantum Catz: : ::looks rather concerned as he watches Rod help Dolly::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::tells Dolly that she'll get through, but gets a worried look of his own when he sees the doctor's expression::
maeveowens: DK: ::she ignores them and once she's taken the pills she tries to lean out of Rod's arms, intending to curl up again::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: Do you have a place for her to rest, or is here best?
Quantum Catz: : ::softly:: Here is best, i need to be able to treat her quickly
yarnkittymon: RD: ::nods, letting Dolly lay down:: I'll stay with her, Doctor. Is there anything I should look for? Anything I should do?
Quantum Catz: : ::hesitates:: How long has it been since she was last with the man who did this to her?
yarnkittymon: RD: ::darkly:: Late last night, or early this morning, whichever you'd call it. Less than 12 hours.
maeveowens: DK: ::she stays quiet, not bothering to correct him::
Quantum Catz: : Dolly, i need to know exactly how long you spent with him and how long it's been since you were with him
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: Come on, Doll.
maggybeths: DK: ::softly:: A few hours I guess
yarnkittymon: RD: Is that how long he had you?
maggybeths: DK:: ::she shrugs::
Quantum Catz: : Dolly, this is very serious. I've only heard of withdrawal symptoms this severe in long term addicts. I need to know the details or i can't help you
maggybeths: DK: ::agitated:: I don't know!
yarnkittymon: RD: ::exasperated:: Do I have to go ask my brother?
maggybeths: DK: ::she cringes; whimpers:: I don't know Rod! It might have been just a few hours ago I don't remember!
yarnkittymon: RD: ::looks to the doctor::
Quantum Catz: : ::Takes a deep breath:: We'll give the drugs time to work, then we'll see how things are
yarnkittymon: RD: ::nods:: I'm here, Dolly. I'm not going to leave you.
maggybeths: DK; ::she doesn't reply::
Quantum Catz: : ::goes to get a damp cloth and places it on Dolly's forehead to help with the fever::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::sighs; softly:: So we just wait?
maggybeths: DK: ::she flinches when he puts it on her::
Quantum Catz: : If she gets any worse, we may need to resort to your brother anyway. If it has only been a few hours, these are very fast and severe symptoms.
yarnkittymon: RD: But maybe she'll get through them quicker?
maggybeths: DK: ::she's starting to drift off to sleep::
Quantum Catz: : ::sighs:: I think you should get her family
yarnkittymon: RD: ::frowns, hating to leave her:: If you'll keep my brother away from her.
Quantum Catz: EK ::before the doctor can even reply, there's a rather hard knock ont he door::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::winces, looking up::
maggybeths: DK: ::she flinches then looks up:: Louis?
yarnkittymon: RD: ::winces more deeply::
Quantum Catz: : ::goes to open the door and backs up a step when he sees Eli:: We were about to go and get you
Quantum Catz: EK: ::comes into the room and glares at Rod:: Get out before I throw you out
maggybeths: DK: ::her eyes widen when she sees her brother and she quickly lays back down again, looking disinterested::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::his blood runs cold, but he looks up at Eli steadily:: Why should I?
Quantum Catz: EK: Because this is none of your business anymore
yarnkittymon: RD: ::doesn't move:: That's not true.
maggybeths: DK: ::her breathing has slowed, and her tears have finally dried but she looks as if she's drifting off to sleep::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::moves over to Dolly, squeezing her hand; softly:: You're as much to blame for this as your brother is
yarnkittymon: RD: ::swallows:: And I'm going to make it right.
maggybeths: DK: ::she opens her eyes to look down at her brother's hand::
Quantum Catz: EK: How are you going to do that? She was supposed to be with you last night. How did she end up with him, breaking into someone's house?
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: I...I thought I wasn't good enough for her. But now I know she could do worse.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::mutters:: Just because there's someone worse out there, doesn't make you good enough ::leans down:: Dolly?
maggybeths: DK: ::she looks up, sadly::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::quietly:: I'm going to make up for it.
Quantum Catz: EK: And how are you going to do that? ::to Dolly:: You need to stop running off, Doll. We can't look after you if we keep having to go looking for you
yarnkittymon: RD: ::quietly:: I'll stay with her.
Quantum Catz: EK: We don't need you to stay with her
maggybeths: DK: ;:she cringes and looks away::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::shakes his head, making eye-contact with Eli:: And I don't care. I'm staying 'til she gets over this.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::holds the eye contact:: Did you know what he was doing to her?
yarnkittymon: RD: Not 'til they went to jail. I told him to stay away.
Quantum Catz: EK: You didn't know what he could do?
yarnkittymon: RD: He hardly knew about it himself! And the girl he tried it...wasn't like Dolly.
Quantum Catz: EK: So...you knew he was spending time with her - you knew he *could* hurt her - and you didn't think to say anything?
yarnkittymon: RD: No!
maggybeths: DK: ::whimpers:: Would you two stop!
Quantum Catz: EK: ::opens his mouth to argue with her but then winces and looks down:: Sorry, Doll
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: Do you need the rest of your family?
maggybeths: DK: ::she shakes her head no::
Quantum Catz: EK: They'll want to know where you are - i ran off to find you when i realised you weren't in your room
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: You can go get them. You'd better believe I'm not letting Lou near her.
maggybeths: DK: :;she says nothing, just lays back down;:
Quantum Catz: EK: ::opens his mouth to argue again but looks down at Dolly and sighs:: You'd better not. I might well kill him if i see him again right now ::leans down and kisses the top of Dolly's head:: It'll be okay, Doll. I'll....it'll get better. I promise
maggybeths: DK: ::she looks up and smiles sadly at her brother again::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::sighs::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::takes a deep breath as he turns to go, casting one last warning glance in Rod's direction::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::meets Eli's gaze::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::leaves without another word::

maggybeths: DK: ::the next morning she wakes up, groggy and disoriented. Groaning, she sits up and slowly scans the room she's in::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::is curled up next to her as a fox, as he would tend to do when they were younger when he wanted to be there for her but wasn't really sure how to be. He raises his head and looks at her when she moves::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::has fallen asleep, his head next to Dolly::
maggybeths: DK: ::she blinks and stares back at Eli; softly:: Where am I? ::she glances down at Rod, frowning::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::jumps down from the bed and changes back:: The doctor's.
maggybeths: DK: ::she cringes as some of yesterday’s events come back to her:: Why am I still here? ::she tries to gently slide away from Rod and out of bed::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::stirs, slowly opening his eyes::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::hesitates and then says:: The doctor was worried you might get worse
maggybeths: DK: ::she hesitantly tests her legs out and is happy to find that they work even if she is a bit unsteady::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: Dolly, I'm so sorry.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::reaches out to help her stand::
maggybeths: DK: ::takes her brother's arm but continues to stare back at Rod; quietly:: For what? Dumping me? If I remember correctly we already discussed that. ::she looks away::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: I was wrong...
maggybeths: DK: ::she looks back, frowning::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: I never stopped caring for you.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::hesitates and then murmurs:: He's the one who brought you here, Doll. He's been here all night
maggybeths: DK: ::her eyes widen; softly:: Then what happened Rod.. ::she shakes her head, looking confused and hurt all over again::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: I lost my job. I didn't deserve you. But you would've been better off with me than *Lou*.
maggybeths: DK: ::she cringes:: Right. I remember you saying that you lost your job. ::she shakes her head, shrugging::
yarnkittymon: RD: He...has this power...to help make you *think* everything's okay.
maggybeths: DK: ::she frowns:: But... I.. I'm not sure. He didn't do it on purpose right? I didn't do this on purpose did I?
yarnkittymon: RD: ::softly:: I don't think he was doing it to hurt you.
maggybeths: DK: ;:she looks away; softly:: Why... ::she shakes her head, looking mortified:: I think I need to go home...
yarnkittymon: RD: I'll keep him from you.
maggybeths: DK: I just can't believe I was that weak Rod! That I fell that hard. I didn't even know I was that far gone! ::she turns away, almost crying::
yarnkittymon: RD: ::reaches out for Dolly:: It's my fault, likely as not.
Quantum Catz: EK: Just stay away from her. You can talk to her once she's feeling better
yarnkittymon: RD: ::quietly:: I'm sorry, Dolly.
maggybeths: DK: ::she winces; softly:: I know Rod...
yarnkittymon: RD: ::squeezes Dolly's hand:: Can I...come to call again?
maggybeths: DK: ::she smiles slightly and nods:: Yeah.
yarnkittymon: RD: ::can't help but smile for a moment; softly:: I'll be by, then. ::looks at Eli:: Shall I help take her home?
Quantum Catz: EK: I can manage
yarnkittymon: RD: ::gives Dolly one more tiny smile, and then slips off, in search of his brother::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::Softly:: You okay?
maggybeths: DK: ::she watches Rod disappear then turns back to her brother; quietly:: Yeah I guess.
Quantum Catz: : ::the doctor walks in, smiling to see Dolly standing:: Good to see you up and about
maggybeths: DK: ::she flushes in embarrassment and looks away::
Quantum Catz: : I just want to check you over one more time before I let you go.
maggybeths: DK: ::she winces;:
Quantum Catz: : ::the doctor checks her breathing, her blood pressure and her heart rate; softly:: Much better. I was worried about you for a while there. But i have to warn you...if you spend time with that man and this happens again, it could be a lot worse the next time. And whatever made you want to see him, it won't have just gone away. Not if this is like normal addiction anyway
maggybeths: DK: ::she shivers, paling:: You mean it'll come back?
Quantum Catz: : I don't know about this power - maybe it's over so long as you stay away from him. I'm just warning you in case it isn't. Even addicts who're over the physical addiction still get cravings.
maggybeths: DK: ::she shakes her head, looking upset.::
Quantum Catz: EK: It'll be okay, Dolly
maggybeths: DK: ::she nods absently::
Quantum Catz: EK: Come on, I'll take you home. The others'll want to see that you're okay
maggybeths: DK: :;she nods again and reaches for his arm for support::
Quantum Catz: EK: ::helps her out of the doctor's and, once they're alone, asks, softly:: You don't really think that i care more about Leyla than you, do you?
maggybeths: DK: ::she pales a little more; softly:: I didn't say that did I?
Quantum Catz: EK: Louis said you did.
maggybeths: DK: ::she looks away:: Oh.
Quantum Catz: EK: I know i'm useless at showing it, but i do care.
maggybeths: DK: ::she sighs then looks back up:: I knew that before Eli but lately you've been even more withdrawn...like you were trying to forget us.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::sighs:: I don't know how else to deal with things. I can't protect you all.
maggybeths: DK: ::softly:: I know... ::she sighs and shrugs again::
Quantum Catz: EK: I love you Dolly. I do. I'm just...scared...of losing even more
maggybeths: DK: We love you too Eli and if you shut us out you're losing us anyway aren't you?
Quantum Catz: EK: Maybe it hurts less. I don't know. I don't know what the hell i'm doing. Half the time i'm dreaming about Amy and then i wake up and i'm being reminded about Isaac - it's like i'm being haunted and i can't make it go away
maggybeths: DK: ::she nods:: I know... ::she cringes::
Quantum Catz: EK: I'm sorry i wasn't there for you
maggybeths: DK: It's okay Eli. I didn't know I needed help... ::she shakes her head, blushing again over the whole mess::
Quantum Catz: EK: I punched the guy. I'm not sure if that's a sign of how much i care about you or how much an idiot i am. But maybe it'll help keep him away from you
maggybeths: DK: ::she winces; softly:: Okay. Just... try not to be so distant? I miss talking to you. Even if we didn't do much of it in the past.
Quantum Catz: EK: ::hesitates and then moves to hug her:: I'll try. But that means you've got to do the same
maggybeths: DK: ::she hugs him back:: I will.

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