~Friday, May 28, 1937~

2:45:55 PM Maeve: MV: :has been inside a small shack in the middle of nowhere for the past few hours, waiting for her next victim. It's getting easier. Especially if she doesn't think about it or anything else:: 

2:49:38 PM Maeve: MV: ::taps her nails against the desk, getting impatient:: 

2:49:42 PM Julie: DV:  ::is hiding a fair distance from the path--he knows even being in the same area is dangerous, and isn't sure Maeve can handle this one::

2:50:10 PM Quantum Catz: : ::she can hear the sound of a man moving about towards the door, muttering to himself::

2:50:54 PM Maeve: MV: ::she stops her drumming and sinks back into the shadows::

2:53:43 PM Quantum Catz: : ::he pushes the door open, holding a rabbit hanging from his hand, which he's hunted for his next meal::

2:54:36 PM Maeve: MV: ::she watches him, blankly, waiting from him to move closer:: 

3:00:11 PM Quantum Catz: : ::walks in without hesitating, not suspecting anything, moving towards the table to put the rabbit down::

3:01:54 PM Maeve: MV: ::once he turns his back on her, she makes her move. She tries to wind one arm around his neck to hold him still while pressing a flaming hand against his back::

3:03:29 PM Maeve: ((were we going to try something with Isaac and Josh? ))

3:04:26 PM Quantum Catz: : ::the flames don't seem to affect him, indeed, it seems that he's absorbing the fire; he swings an elbow back to try and hit her away::

3:06:34 PM Maeve: MV: ::a bolt of panic slices through her when nothing happens then he hits her side, making her grunt. Her grip tightens around his neck::

3:08:14 PM Quantum Catz: : ::a blue ball of energy flares around one of his hands and he brings it up to the arm she has around her neck; when it touches, it freezes like ice::

3:08:49 PM Maeve: MV: ::she yelps and loses her grip, pulling back.:: 

3:12:16 PM Quantum Catz: : ::pulls away quickly and turns around:: Who the hell are you?

3:14:21 PM Maeve: MV: ::she stares back, blankly, then looks around for a weapon:: 

3:19:31 PM Quantum Catz: : ::raises his hand and fires a blast of ice at her and then backs up towards a drawer where he keeps his knife for skinning::

3:20:55 PM Maeve: MV: ::she holds up her hand, shooting fire at the ice. She got really good at this game with her sister. She smirks:: 

3:23:40 PM Quantum Catz: : ::keeps backing up towards the drawer:: If you think you can kill me, you're gonna change your thinkin pretty fast

3:24:37 PM Maeve: MV: Well if it's either you or me... I'm afraid it's going to have to be you. 

3:27:38 PM Quantum Catz: : And what makes you think you're better than me? ::opens the drawer and pulls out the knife::

3:28:12 PM Maeve: MV: ::she smirks:: I doubt either of us are better than the other. ::she silently thinks of Livvy but she's not about to tell him that. She doesn't even flinch at the knife::

3:29:10 PM Quantum Catz: :: ::twirls the knife in his hand:: Give me your best shot then

3:29:56 PM Maeve: MV: Put down the knife. It's not like you're making it very fair. 

3:30:36 PM Quantum Catz: : I ain't a fan of fair.

3:31:43 PM Maeve: MV: And I'm not a fan of jumping someone that is clearly outmatched for me. ::she quickly flings a fireball towards the hand holding the knife::

3:33:33 PM Quantum Catz: : ::raises his arm to the fireball; it's absorbed into his body and his free hand shoots out a blast of ice at her::

3:34:36 PM Maeve: MV: ::scowls and lifts her hand again to melt the ice. She does, and makes another puddle on the floor:: Well this is getting us nowhere. 

3:36:46 PM Quantum Catz: : ::moves towards her grinning:: Got anything other than your fire trick?

3:37:39 PM Maeve: MV: ::she doesn't move:: Maybe. 

3:38:28 PM Quantum Catz: : ::keeps moving towards her,cautiously::

3:39:28 PM Maeve: MV: ::she waits:: 

3:41:47 PM Quantum Catz: : ::grabs for her arm to pull her towards him, his knife hand shooting towards her stomach::

3:43:37 PM Maeve: MV: ::she moves quick, sidestepping his arm and aim a kick to his knees:: 

3:44:52 PM Quantum Catz: : ::sidesteps the kick and swings his leg around to trip her up::

3:45:41 PM Maeve: MV: ::she's backed against the table and he makes contact. She hits for the floor, bringing a chair with her::

3:48:07 PM Quantum Catz: : ::kicks at her side as she lies on the ground::

3:48:53 PM Maeve: MV: ::sucks in a painful gasp then tries to grab for his foot to knock him off balance::

3:51:52 PM Quantum Catz: : ::pulls his foot away:: Get up, loser

3:52:23 PM Maeve: MV: Why? If you're going to kill me it'll save me a fall.

3:53:27 PM Quantum Catz: : But i get no fun out here. Where's the joy in stabbing you on the floor?

3:54:21 PM Maeve: MV: ::she glares at him then quickly lunges for his legs, trying to wrap an arm around his knee to knock him over::

3:58:02 PM Quantum Catz: : ::falls over but as he does he slashes at Maeve's face::

3:59:06 PM Maeve: MV: ::she ducks out of the way, getting to her feet::

4:04:08 PM Quantum Catz: : ::laughs, looking up at her:: There's a bit of life in you yet

4:05:09 PM Maeve: MV: ::she grunts:: I died months ago. ::tries to kick the hand holding the knife:: 

4:06:23 PM Quantum Catz: : ::yanks his hand out of the way and moves to stand up again::

4:07:14 PM Maeve: MV: ::almost loses her balance but she remains standing. She lunges for his arm, hoping to wrestle the knife from him::

4:10:38 PM Quantum Catz: : ::slashes at her arm::

4:12:05 PM Maeve: MV: ::she draws back, crying out in pain. The slash is deep and blood quickly wells up and pours down her arm:: 

4:15:09 PM Quantum Catz: : ::moves forward, grabbing at her cut arm::

4:16:00 PM Maeve: MV: ::pain slices through her and she sucks in a deep breath, cutting off a scream. She tries hitting at him::

4:19:31 PM Quantum Catz: : ::tightens his grip on her arm, trying to force her to her knees in front of him::

4:20:27 PM Maeve: MV: ::she cries out, going down.::

4:23:31 PM Quantum Catz: : moves forward, drawing the knife across her face, light enough to hurt but not draw blood:: Kill or be killed, that was the game you wanted to play, right?

4:24:39 PM Maeve: MV: ::she flinches and tries to lean away from the knife:: Had to play. Not wanted. 

4:28:41 PM Quantum Catz: : There's hardly anything in this life we get a choice at ::nicks her cheek with the tip of the blade::

4:29:21 PM Maeve: MV: ::she yelps, moving back even more. She brings a hand up, trying to keep him away from her:: Don't! 

4:33:19 PM Quantum Catz: : ::the knife doesn't cut her deeply, though blood wells where it did; laughs: If you're stuck in the game, you should at least try to enjoy it ::twists the cut arm::

4:33:46 PM Maeve: MV: ::she screams and pushes at him, panicking.:: 

4:35:20 PM Quantum Catz: : ::tries to force her backward to the ground, leaning over her:: Maybe we could have a little fun together

4:36:06 PM Maeve: MV: ::she goes over, but tries to twist away from him. She pales:: Get away from me. 

4:39:06 PM Quantum Catz: : ::kneels over her, still gripping her injured arm tightly; the knife goes towards her chest::

4:40:27 PM Maeve: MV: ::her eyes widen and she tries to kick, though she can't think much past the pain in her arm:: No! 

4:44:14 PM Quantum Catz: : ::her movement jerks his arm and, while he intended to cut her shirt, he cuts into her skin::

4:44:33 PM Maeve: MV: ::she yelps but continues her struggle::

4:48:21 PM Quantum Catz: : This is all you deserve for trying to kill someone from behind.  If you have no respect, you get none from me ::cuts at her shirt::

4:50:02 PM Maeve: MV: ::she yells as her shirt rips, revealing her flat stomach now adorned with a fresh cut from his blade. She reaches up, trying to stop his hand:: Like this is any more honorable! 

4:51:41 PM Quantum Catz: : Like i said, i respect those who respect me.  ::knocks her hand awya::

4:52:24 PM Maeve: MV: ::she yanks her shirt back over her exposed chest and tries to roll away, crying out as she pulls on her injured arm:: 

4:53:27 PM Quantum Catz: : ::pulls her injured arm back towards him::

4:54:12 PM Maeve: MV: ::she whimpers as he drags her closer then has to let go of her shirt to punch at him:: 

4:55:28 PM Quantum Catz: : ::slashes at her again to prevent her punch from hitting::

4:56:54 PM Maeve: MV: ::it rakes across her collar bone, slicing downward a few inches. She screams and stops struggling, doubling over from the pain:: 

4:59:24 PM Quantum Catz: : ::grabs both hands and holds her arms together above her head with one hand, knife hand moving down towards her legs::

5:00:00 PM Maeve: MV: ::she gasps, and kicks, still trying to fight him:: Stop! You're mad! 

5:02:35 PM Quantum Catz: : ::doesn't reply to her now, just tries to stop her kicking::

5:03:18 PM Maeve: MV: ::he gets her pinned but she continue to wiggle, her panic growing:: 

5:07:12 PM Quantum Catz: : ::is rather rough at stopping her movements so probably bruises her::

5:08:12 PM Maeve: MV: ::she groans and when she's completely immobile, she starts screaming louder, this time for David:: 

5:09:01 PM Julie: :  ::it's a minute later when the door slowly opens::

5:13:01 PM Quantum Catz: : Shut up or i will just kill you

5:13:35 PM Maeve: MV: ::she whimpers and shuts up, praying she'll live through this. If just for Livvy.::

5:13:56 PM Julie: :  ::David creeps in; he's only wearing his undershirt and has a large piece of balled-up shirt in his hand; no other weapon; tries to sneak up behind the man::

5:15:25 PM Quantum Catz: : ::hears David and turns, swinging his knife out::

5:15:41 PM Julie: DV:  ::steps back::  Maeve!  Hold him down!

5:16:39 PM Maeve: MV: ::she looks up, stunned that he came.::

5:22:23 PM Quantum Catz: : ::grabs at Maeve's injured arm as he moves to stand, yanking her with him:: You sent this pathetic girl after me?

5:23:36 PM Maeve: MV: ::she screams, but has no other choice but to follow. She sways once she's standing, almost blacking out:: 

5:24:00 PM Julie: DV:  ::narrows his eyes at the man, and uses his power, trying to make the man feel blinding pain, like his stomach is being stabbed a hundred times::

5:28:02 PM Quantum Catz: : ::the man winces, hand going to his stomach:: That's kind of irritating.

5:28:32 PM Julie: DV:  ::keeps concentrating; whispers::  Let her go.  ::takes a step closer::

5:29:30 PM Maeve: MV: ::she blinks, trying to regain her balance. A moment later, she tries to twist away from him:: David! 

5:29:50 PM Quantum Catz: : ::yanks at her arm to pull her closer: Or i could just slit her throat and then move onto you

5:30:11 PM Maeve: MV: ::she tenses, paling:: 

5:30:52 PM Julie: DV:  ::smirks::  Why bother?  You kill me, then you can move on to her--do what you want with her first.

5:34:57 PM Quantum Catz: : ::laughs:: Tempting.  Unfortunately, seems like you might be a bit of bother and she'd just get in the way 

5:35:12 PM Maeve: MV: ::she shudders and starts to squirm again. She lifts her foot to bring it down on his ankle:: 

5:41:11 PM Julie: DV:  ::while Maeve is fighting, he comes forward, trying to wrestle the knife out of the enemy's hands::

2:40:53 PM Quantum Catz: : ::the man tries to yank the knife back, slicing at Maeve's arm::

2:41:59 PM Maeve: MV: ::she yelps as the knife drags across her skin again. Then she renews her efforts to get away from him:: 

2:42:21 PM Julie: DV:  ::throws himself at the man, trying to pull him away from Maeve::

2:44:22 PM Quantum Catz: : ::struggles to keep hold of maeve as well as fight off David; stabs the knife towards David to injure him::

2:46:12 PM Maeve: MV: ::her head is swimming but she aims a kick at him anyway::

2:49:29 PM Julie: DV:  ::yells as the knife goes through his arm; falls back::

2:55:03 PM Quantum Catz: : ::pulls away from David, holding tightly to Maeve::

2:56:21 PM Maeve: MV: :: The room is spinning, and blackness is threatening. Most of her weight is on the man, yet she still tries to twist out of his grasp.::

2:59:42 PM Quantum Catz: : ::tightens his grip::

3:00:53 PM Julie: DV:  ::leaps at the man, holding his balled-up shirt; he's trying to grab him around the neck::

3:01:29 PM Maeve: MV: ::she sinks against him, no longer able to stand:: 

3:04:13 PM Quantum Catz: : ::Maeve's weight puts him off balance, he shoves her away and aims the knife at David again::

3:05:02 PM Maeve: MV: ::she hits the floor hard, blacking out;:

3:05:05 PM Julie: DV:  ::dodges the knife, and grabs the man's hair, pulling his head back::

3:07:47 PM Quantum Catz: : ::tries to kick out at David::

3:11:07 PM Maeve: : ::tries to kick out at David::

3:12:38 PM Julie: :  ::the man misses, and David tries to wrestle him to the floor::

3:13:34 PM Quantum Catz: : ::stabs out with his knife again::

3:14:28 PM Julie: :  ::the knife penetrates David's stomach, and his eyes go wide--he does pull the man to the ground, though, and shoves the shirt over his face::

3:15:45 PM Quantum Catz: : ::stuggles to pull the shirt from his face::

3:18:38 PM Julie: :  ::David keeps the shirt over the man's face, trying to hold his nose closed as well::

3:19:19 PM Quantum Catz: : ::keeps on struggling, swinging his knife at David::

3:19:41 PM Julie: :  ::the knife slashes David's arm again, but he doesn't relent, waiting for the struggles to stop::

3:20:49 PM Quantum Catz: : ::his struggles grow weaker, and after a while, he drops the knife and his arms fall::

3:22:49 PM Julie: DV:  ::doesn't move for another minute; he finally lets go, wincing at his own pain--he takes the knife and slits the man's throat to be sure::

3:25:46 PM Maeve: MV: ::she shifts, waking::

3:26:14 PM Julie: DV:  ::looks over at Maeve; his hands and stomach are drenched in blood; groans, covering his worst wound::

3:27:06 PM Maeve: MV: ::her head lifts slightly then falls back. She's drenched in blood herself and is probably lucky if there's any left in her:: 

3:27:38 PM Julie: DV:  ::finally gets to his feet, looking around for bandages::

3:29:11 PM Maeve: MV: ::pushes herself onto her back, groaning. When she sees the man laying close to her, she cringes, and tries to turn back over. She's still clutching the torn shirt against her::

3:31:27 PM Julie: DV: ::finds a sheet he can cut up; stumbles back to Maeve; quietly::  If you live through this, you owe me.

3:32:43 PM Maeve: MV: ::she looks up at him through glassy eyes; weakly:: Livvy... 

3:33:15 PM Julie: DV:  ::kneels beside Maeve; mutters::  So you'd better--::gasps at his own pain::--pull through.

3:34:00 PM Maeve: MV: ::her eyes well up:: Need...need to know she's ok. 

3:34:37 PM Julie: DV:  Isaac will have healed her.  ::starts to wrap Maeve's wounds::

3:35:31 PM Maeve: MV: ::she shakes her head:: Too much pain... ::she gasps at the pain he causes::: 

3:36:02 PM Julie: DV:  ::curses::  You asked for my help and I'm going to give it.

3:37:51 PM Maeve: MV: ::she just nods and lets him bind her arms. There are still two cuts on her upper body that need stitching but they aren't as bad as her arms:: 

3:41:00 PM Julie: DV:  ::winces, trying to wrap Maeve's other wounds; he's growing weaker::

3:41:16 PM Maeve: MV: ::she tries to pull back:: We...we should stop your bleeding...

3:41:36 PM Julie: DV:  ::nods; swallowing::  Don't know how long...

3:42:20 PM Maeve: MV: ::she smirks:: Get something that is metal. We'll burn the wound closed. ::she blinks, fighting to stay awake::

3:42:57 PM Julie: DV:  ::winces, not sure that will help, but he doesn't have any better ideas--comes back with a wide spoon::

3:43:43 PM Maeve: MV: ::she lifts her hand up, making a fireball:: You'll...you'll have a nice...scar.

3:44:11 PM Julie: DV:  ::winces his eyes shut::

3:45:06 PM Maeve: MV: ::whispers:: Nice..and red... ::she lets her hand drop. She's a pasty white color now::

3:49:34 PM Julie: DV:  ::winces again, trying to concentrate on something besides the blinding pain that will be coming::

3:50:22 PM Maeve: MV: Get down here ::she tries to sit up but she can't reach him while he's standing:: 

3:50:54 PM Julie: DV:  ::sits down, trying not to look at the red-hot spoon::

3:51:46 PM Maeve: MV: ::she takes his shirt and roughly dabs at the wound to get some of the blood off before quickly pressing the blazing hot spoon against his skin.::

3:52:01 PM Julie: DV:  ::screams, but stays still::

3:52:16 PM Maeve: MV: ::mutters teasingly;: Big baby

3:53:00 PM Julie: DV:  ::curses through clenched teeth::

3:53:23 PM Maeve: MV: ::once the wound has stopped flowing, she pulls the spoon back.:: 

3:54:25 PM Julie: DV:  ::is shaking; quietly::  We...have to...to get back.

3:54:42 PM Maeve: MV: ::smirks:: Ok. You stand up first...and I'll...follow. 

3:54:53 PM Julie: DV:  ::somehow gets back to his feet::

3:55:55 PM Maeve: MV: ::her smirk dies:: Show off. ::she props herself up on the one arm that's not too bad off then tries to roll over, getting her feet under her. She has to pause first as the world keeps spinning. Finally, she makes it;:

3:56:30 PM Julie: DV:  ::holds out an arm to Maeve; quietly::  Once we're back on the horse...should be better.

3:57:44 PM Maeve: MV: ::she takes his arm, trying not to put too much weight on him; worrieldy:: Your boss...is gonna kill me.

3:58:06 PM Julie: DV:  We can...hole up if you want.

3:59:02 PM Maeve: MV: ::she shudders:: Just..just don't let him kill me. ::she clutches her shirt tighter against her::

4:00:24 PM Julie: DV:  ::quietly::  He was one of the hardest ones.

4:00:57 PM Maeve: MV: ::she shivers and leans more against him:: Then take me back to Isaac... I'll burn the place down. Tell him...tell him he killed me.

4:01:16 PM Julie: DV:  ::shivers; quietly::  That's suicide for me.

4:01:36 PM Maeve: MV: ::she cringes:: Do you still not want me to...burn the place?

4:02:47 PM Julie: DV:  No, you can burn it.  But...if I come back without you...

4:03:14 PM Maeve: MV: ::she just nods and as soon as they are outside, she sets fire to the place. The use of energy almost does her in::

4:05:59 PM Julie: :  ::back in Marquis, Livvy has been sobbing and fussing for the past half-hour, refusing to be comforted::

4:06:45 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::is holding her, rocking her in his arms after having already tried feeding and changing her::

4:07:19 PM Julie: :  ::Livvy is pale by now, and her sobs, though insistent, have grown a bit softer::

4:07:31 PM Maeve: DK: ::is pacing nearby, watching nervously:: 

4:08:09 PM Quantum Catz: IS: Come on, honey, it's okay, it's okay..

4:09:06 PM Maeve: DK; Should we get someone? You don't think...maybe she's latched herself to someone whose hurt nearby?

4:10:34 PM Julie: LV:  ::continues to cry::

4:10:44 PM Quantum Catz: IS: I don't know...she might have...but if they were nearby someone would have brought them here by now, surely

4:11:40 PM Maeve: DK: ;:she rubs at her forehead, looking more worried:: Should I get Mr. Stowe? Maybe he can tell what or who is causing this? 

4:12:18 PM Julie: JH:  ::comes into the room; shivers, swallowing hard::

4:19:27 PM Quantum Catz: IS: It's worth a try, if you can find him ::looks over at Josh, trying to smile reassuringly:: It'll be okay

4:20:17 PM Maeve: DK: ::she hurries out:: 

4:21:57 PM Julie: GU:  ::is rather pale; he's already explained to Dolly that he has no chance::

4:22:23 PM Maeve: DK: ::she's begged him to try. They don't know what else to do::

4:22:44 PM Julie: GU:  ::swallows hard, hating himself::

4:26:36 PM Quantum Catz: IS: Thanks for trying - she's been upset for a long time now

4:27:46 PM Julie: GU:  I...really don't think there's anything I can do.

4:28:10 PM Maeve: DK: Just touch her... maybe she's latched on to someone? You could feel it, if she did, right?

4:28:33 PM Julie: GU:  ::shakes his head::  I don't think so, no.  ::reaches out and touches the baby anyway; Livvy just keeps crying::

4:32:55 PM Julie: GU:  ::shakes his head::  I don't think so, no.  ::reaches out and touches the baby anyway; Livvy just keeps crying:

4:34:37 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::keeps rocking her, looking at Guy questioningly::

4:35:43 PM Julie: GU:  ::shakes his head, not looking at them::  I have no idea.

4:36:22 PM Maeve: DK: ::she frowns:: I've only seen her act this way when... well, when she's been latched on to someone! ::she pauses:: Are..are you sure?

4:37:09 PM Julie: GU:  ::nods::  I'm sorry.

4:37:17 PM Quantum Catz: IS: He might just not be able to pick up on her connection, Dolly.

4:37:40 PM Maeve: DK: ::she cringes:: Well, then who could? :

4:38:02 PM Julie: GU:  ::swallows::  Do you still have that charm you were given?  Perhaps that would help, if it can restrain her powers.

4:40:09 PM Quantum Catz: IS: No, they took it back

4:40:43 PM Julie: GU:  ::nods::  I'm...sorry, then.  I don't know what to do.  ::doesn't mention the other thing he could try::

4:41:44 PM Maeve: DK: ::she looks back at Isaac, worriedly:: 

4:42:21 PM Quantum Catz: IS: Could you tell if someone we know is hurt? If it is her power, it should be someone she knows

4:44:05 PM Julie: GU:  ::frowns::  If...if you gave out names, I...could try.  But I don't think it will do much good.

4:46:32 PM Quantum Catz: IS: Someone we know could be hurt somewhere

4:46:48 PM Julie: GU:  ::sighs::  All right.  ::sits down, looking tired::

4:47:44 PM Maeve: DK: ::she frowns:: I don't even know where to start? What about the woman who brought you here?

4:49:39 PM Julie: GU:  ::tries everyone mentioned to him, with no luck::

4:54:20 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::Sighs:: Thanks for trying, Guy

4:54:51 PM Julie: GU:  ::gets up; softly::  I'll light a candle for Livvy.

4:55:38 PM Maeve: DK: ::she winces, nodding::

4:56:02 PM Julie: GU:  ::looks down at the child for a moment, then turns away, his head bowed::

5:01:50 PM Quantum Catz: IS: ::turns back to Livvy, wishing that there was something he could do to help her::

5:02:34 PM Julie: LV:  ::her sobs have grown quieter::

5:03:01 PM Maeve: DK: ::softly:: At least she's calming down some. For now.

5:03:44 PM Julie: LV:  ::doesn't look any healthier, and isn't moving as much::

5:03:49 PM Julie: JH:  ::whispers::  We can't lose her too.

5:05:15 PM Quantum Catz: IS ::sighs, and kisses her forehead; softly to Livvy:: You've got to accept that you can't help, not if it's just going to hurt you ::to Josh:: We won't.  I won't let it happen

5:05:57 PM Julie: JH:  ::shivers involuntarily::

5:06:01 PM Julie: LV:  ::continues to whimper::


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