~Sunday, February 24, 1937~
2:22:26 PM Maeve: MV: ::with Dolly off with Rod, Leyla busy with the twins, and Isaac making a house call, she's left to battle the stove. It's been a while but at least it's proving to be a good distraction if not a downright head ache.::
2:23:24 PM Julie: JH: ::has offered to help, but when Maeve declined, he went to the living room to study::
2:25:22 PM Maeve: MV: ;:she's rolled up the sleeves her of thick sweater, something she's never needed inside before, so that it's safe from the roast she's trying to baste::
2:28:44 PM Maeve: MV: ::she pokes at the meat, wondering if it's even thawed enough. She shrugs and then throws it in the pot with all the cut up vegetables::
2:30:32 PM Quantum Catz: EK: ::comes into the kitchen to get Leyla a drink:: You sure you're feeling up to cooking for everyone?
2:32:04 PM Maeve: MV; ::she smirks:: We may be eating out anyway. I was only vaguely listening to Dolly when she was saying something about how to do this.
2:35:39 PM Quantum Catz: EK: ::rolls his eyes:: That's not a surprise
2:41:56 PM Maeve: MV: ::mutters:: It shouldn't be that hard to make stew.
2:44:54 PM Quantum Catz: EK: ::murmurs:: You can make anything difficult ::takes out a glass and goes to get some juice::
2:46:00 PM Maeve: MV: ::she sighs, not caring enough to even make a face at him. Instead, she opens the oven and sticks a tray of biscuits in::
2:51:10 PM Quantum Catz: EK: ::doesn't say anything else as he pours Leyla's drink::
2:53:01 PM Maeve: MV: ::she looks over everything and then shrugs again, figuring she got everything. She wanders out into the living room to wait::
2:53:43 PM Julie: JH: ::looks up at Maeve, smiling sadly:: Sure you don't need any help?
2:54:15 PM Maeve: MV: ::shrugs again as she sits:: Everything is put together it just has to cook.
2:54:38 PM Quantum Catz: EK: ::heads through the living room to go back upstairs::
2:54:45 PM Julie: JH: ::smiles:: And I don't suppose you can help me with my geometry.
2:55:38 PM Maeve: MV: ::she shakes her head:: Sorry
2:59:36 PM Julie: JH: ::looks back at his book:: You don't want to learn?
3:00:50 PM Maeve: MV: ::she shrugs:: Why? A little too late for me.
3:01:47 PM Julie: JH: You have to know it to be a fireman.
3:02:57 PM Maeve: MV: ::she nods::
3:09:45 PM Julie: JH: ::after a minute; quietly:: Are you okay?
3:10:55 PM Maeve: MV: ::hesitates:: Yeah.
3:11:36 PM Julie: JH: ::whispers:: I'm so glad you're here.
3:12:39 PM Maeve: MV; ::she looks up and manages a weak smile::
3:13:50 PM Julie: JH: ::smiles, and if he were just a couple years younger, he probably would've gone over to hug her::
3:15:07 PM Maeve: MV: ::she watches him on and off while he works and then when it's time, she gets up to see about the dinner::
3:24:08 PM Maeve: MV: ::the stew is about boiling over when she comes in. She hurries over to get it off the burner. The idea to use pot holders never crosses her mind, since she never needed them before, and she lifts the pot with her bare hands. Nothing could have prepared her for the immense pain in her fingers and she yelps. She tries to put the pot back on the stove as quickly as possible but she hits the edge instead and it sloshes over right on her. For a moment she's in too much pain to even scream. She barely hears the pot hitting the floor::
3:27:48 PM Julie: JH: ::hears a noise from the kitchen:: Maeve?
3:32:02 PM Maeve: MV: ::she calls his name, her voice sounding wobbly and, panicked::
3:33:06 PM Julie: JH: ::drops his book and goes running into the kitchen::
3:34:36 PM Maeve: MV: ::the pot has rolled under the table and there's stew and water all over the floor. Maeve is still standing by the stove, in shock, and almost completely drenched. Her hands and neck are turning red right before his eyes and her hands are already blistering. There's tears running down her cheeks but she isn't even aware of it::
3:35:19 PM Julie: : ::they hear Livvy start to cry upstairs::
3:35:50 PM Julie: JH: ::shouts:: Eli! Get Isaac! ::opens one of the drawers and grabs a knife to cut the boiling hot sweater off of Maeve::
3:36:43 PM Maeve: MV: ::she's holding her hands out in front of her as if they'd bite her. And when he grabs the knife, that's about all she sees coming towards her and she begins to back up::
3:37:20 PM Julie: JH: ::lowers the knife:: Maeve, it's me. I need to help!
3:38:04 PM Maeve: MV: ::she stops, shaking. She's too much in shock to think straight.::
3:38:24 PM Quantum Catz: EK: ::runs down the stairs as a fox, he comes to the doorway and makes a rather unsurprised sounding grunt before he turns to run and find isaac::
3:39:17 PM Julie: JH: ::holds Maeve, trying to keep her from moving, as he cuts the sweater off::
3:40:21 PM Maeve: MV: ::she finally finds her voice and fairly screams when he touches the burn. She can't even do anything with her hands much less feel her fingers. ::
3:40:49 PM Julie: JH: ::when the sweater's off, he tries to help Maeve to the bathroom:: You need a cold shower. It's okay.
3:41:21 PM Maeve: MV: ::she continues to shake, barely hearing him::
3:41:54 PM Maeve: LA: ::she's gotten up to see what's wrong with Livvy::
3:42:10 PM Julie: JH: ::pushes Maeve towards the shower::
3:42:14 PM Quantum Catz: : ::Jessie's started to cry too, after hearing Livvy's screams::
3:42:37 PM Maeve: LA: ::she's rocking Livvy but now she has to turn back for her own daughter::
3:42:58 PM Julie: : ::Leon starts to fuss a little::
3:43:47 PM Maeve: MV: ::she's thought to wrap her arms around herself as she's being shoved forward.::
3:44:19 PM Julie: JH: Come on. You'll feel better 'til Isaac comes.
3:44:38 PM Maeve: LA: ::she's in the nursery now, trying to rock the twins and keep Livvy quiet:: Josh!
3:45:11 PM Maeve: MV: ::weakly:: hurst...
3:45:31 PM Julie: JH: Maeve got burned! ::nods to Maeve:: Isaac will fix it, and cool water will help. Come on.
3:46:18 PM Maeve: MV: ::she lets him get her into the shower, though she's still shaking::
3:46:57 PM Julie: JH: ::turns the faucet on cold and lets the water spray onto her::
3:47:55 PM Maeve: MV: ::she jumps, the cold hurting almost as worse as the burn. She starts to back out, her mind screaming at her to just leave::
3:48:18 PM Julie: JH: Stay in there! You'll feel better soon!
3:49:29 PM Maeve: MV: :::she rests against the wall, still crying silently::
3:51:03 PM Julie: JH: You can do it, Maeve. The water will keep the burns from getting worse, and then Isaac will come...
3:51:47 PM Maeve: MV: ::she looks down at her hands and cries harder, wondering how this could even happen::
3:53:25 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::the front door opens and he shouts:: Maeve!
3:53:39 PM Julie: JH: You'll be okay, Maeve--::stops when he hears his brother:: In here!
3:54:54 PM Maeve: MV: ::she remains huddled against the wall, crying and shaking::
3:55:55 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::runs up the stairs and into the bathroom, moving over to her:: Maeve, it's okay, i'm here now
3:57:05 PM Julie: JH: ::moves back against the wall so Isaac can help; after a moment, grabs a towel from the rack::
3:57:16 PM Maeve: MV: ::she just holds out her burnt arms to him::
3:58:20 PM Quantum Catz: EK: ::changes back from his fox shape and goes into the nursery to help Leyla:: You okay?
3:58:43 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::winces at the sight of her arms and reaches out to heal them::
3:59:37 PM Maeve: LA: ::still looks panicked herself and she steps back, motioning to the twins:: Can you take the twins, please?
4:01:12 PM Quantum Catz: EK: ::nods, squeezing her hand as he goes to their babies::
4:01:57 PM Maeve: MV: ::sucks in a shaky breath once the pain leaves her. Then she about flies out of the shower when she realizes the water is causing the biting cold feeling against her skin::
4:02:20 PM Julie: JH: ::tries to hand her the towel::
4:05:17 PM Quantum Catz: IS: Maeve? Are you okay now?
4:06:04 PM Maeve: MV: ::she takes the towel, and wraps it around herself, still shaking. She nods though she's too ashamed to look up at either of them::
4:07:02 PM Julie: JH: ::rummages for another towel; softly:: I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to hurt you.
4:08:35 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::reaches for her arm:: Come on, we should get you out of those wet clothes
4:09:16 PM Maeve: MV: ::she doesn't protest::
4:12:28 PM Julie: JH: ::whispers:: Let me know if I can do anything.
4:14:46 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly at Josh:: Thanks
4:15:19 PM Julie: JH: ::glances back at Maeve, then heads down to clean up the mess::
4:20:28 PM Quantum Catz: IS: What happened?
4:21:28 PM Maeve: MV: ::shudders:: I..dropped the..pot.
4:25:12 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs:: I'm sorry, i know this isn't easy for you
4:27:07 PM Maeve: MV: ::she wipes a wet stand of hair from her forehead then tucks her hand back beneath the wet towel, still freezing::
4:29:29 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::puts an arm around her, rubbing at her arm through the towel to try and help her feel warmer::
4:30:24 PM Maeve: MV: ::her lower lip begins to tremble and she bites down on it before the tears can start again::
4:32:55 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::leads her through to their bedroom; softly:: It'll be okay
4:34:19 PM Maeve: MV: ::softly:: never cooking
4:35:51 PM Quantum Catz: IS: You don't have to cook if you don't want to
4:36:59 PM Maeve: MV: ::she nods as she reaches for her robe, just wanting something warm around her that's not wet::
4:41:37 PM Quantum Catz: IS: You should take off the wet things first, get dry
4:43:38 PM Maeve: MV: ::she pauses then hands him the towel so she can peel off the wet garments. She's covered with goose bumps now::
4:48:19 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::wraps the towel around her again, rubbing her with it to try and get her dry and warm::
4:51:51 PM Maeve: MV: ::once he's gotten her dried off, she reaches for some clothes instead, and quickly pulls on a thick winter dress.::
4:55:55 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs; softly:: You didn't seem this bad when you lost your powers the first time
4:57:22 PM Maeve: MV: ::softly:: It was warm. And there was hope. ::she shivers, knowing this emptiness wont be going away this time.::
4:59:46 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::moves forward and hugs her::
5:00:46 PM Maeve: MV: ::she snuggles against his shoulder then wraps her arms around him::
5:05:51 PM Quantum Catz: IS: It'll get better
5:06:19 PM Maeve: MV: ::mutters:: When's spring?
5:07:51 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs, looking worried::
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