Quantum Catz: BM: ::leaning against a tree looking out at the deserted coney island rides::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::is just arriving on the island herself, wearing knickers instead of a dress; sees Becky, and approaches, smiling a little:: Hello there.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wears only a thin sleeveless yellow summer dress but doesn't appear cold. turns to Libby and grins:: Heya. You live here?
YarnKittymon: LB: Sort of...are you all right?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::giggles:: Why wouldn't i be?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looking concerned:: It's cold out, and you're a little girl without her mother.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates:: Don't have a mother ::shakes her head and laughs:: Not that i need one
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks a little surprised:: Does your father take care of you?
Quantum Catz: BM: Nope, not got one of those either ::vanishes from beside the tree, only to reappear directly in front of Libby:: I know who you are. I remember now
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks rather surprised, but not frightened:: Pardon me?
Quantum Catz: BM: You're the woman who started the Freak Show! I remember....all those people watching... ::twists a strand of hair around her finger:: I came back here to see...i didn't know why you'd want to start something like that
YarnKittymon: LB: ::half-smiling:: "Is starting." I haven't "started" the show yet...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs:: Oh yeah, I forgot.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles warmly:: So you have powers too?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::vanishes and reappears again leaning against the tree. Her smile is gone:: So what if I do?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns, a bit surprised to be talked-back to by a little girl:: Ah...people with powers have kind of been finding me in the last couple weeks...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::not really listening to Libby:: People don't like people that're different from them
YarnKittymon: LB: ::ponders:: I don't know about that. But even if you're right, things are different on Coney.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances back at Libby:: How's it different?
YarnKittymon: LB: This isn't the only freak show on the island. People come here to see strange things.
Quantum Catz: BM: Strange things ::laughs and looks up at Libby. There's no trace of her previous unhappiness:: I guess the both of us fit into that category then, eh?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: Perhaps, although at least *I'm* dressed warmly...::shakes her head:: So, who takes care of you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rolls her eyes:: Who'd take care of me? I'm strange, remember? ::smiles at her own joke::
YarnKittymon: LB: Strange or not, I have some family left. And I'm not even a little girl.
Quantum Catz: BM: I never had a family in the first place ::shrugs as if it's no big deal, smile still on her face:: Don't need one anyway.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::tries not to look surprised:: Then where do you live?
Quantum Catz: BM: Wherever I feel like ::sighs:: Do we have to keep talking about me? I don't really remember much about my past anyway.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: Sorry. I'm just not quite the type to leave a poor little girl out by herself...you sure you aren't cold?
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm not a poor little girl ::almost reassuringly:: And I didn't even realise it was cold till you told me
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles slightly:: That's something, at least. ::after a moment:: If you were in my freak show I think you'd earn some good money...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates:: I thought you'd be horrible. I thought only an evil person would want to do a show like yours...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::eyes widen:: No...I just wanted to meet other people like myself...and if some of us turn a profit in the process, there's nothing wrong with that...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head:: I don't need money. And even if you were the kindest person in the world i'd never take part in something like that
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks a little disappointed:: Oh....::shrugs::...well, maybe it's not right to put children up on display, anyway. But everyone needs money...
Quantum Catz: BM: It's not right to put anyone on display ::vanishes to reappear dangling from a tree branch:: Even if they volunteer they're just trained monkeys ::drops to the ground with a giggle:: And what does a poor little girl with no family and no home need money for? You don't think I'll survive the year anyway, do you?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks rather shocked:: I *hope* you'll survive the year! There's churches which will give you food...
Quantum Catz: BM: Oh, come on! You don't care! A year from now you'll have forgotten you ever met me ::chuckles:: Unless I decide to stick around a while. Though this place doesn't seem to interesting before summer anyway
YarnKittymon: LB: There's a few attractions running on the weekends... Besides, if you stayed here long enough you'd probably meet more crazy freaks who don't mind occasionally acting like monkeys.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head, laughing:: I don't need to stick around and wait for them. Could just jump ahead to when they arrive if i wanted. I wouldn't mind finding out why these guys are so willing to become circus acts
YarnKittymon: LB: ::slowly:: You...travel through time?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins:: Why else would i think your show had already started? ::vanishes and reappears a couple of metres away:: And jumping through space definitely beats walking ::pauses, smile fading slightly:: But you can't tell anyone. None of the normal people. I don't want them to hurt me
YarnKittymon: LB: ::pauses:: I suspect anyone I told would have a hard time catching you.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns:: There are ways. I get tired easily and if i get too tired i start to fade...
YarnKittymon: LB: Oh. ::shrugs:: Well, I can't see why anyone would hurt you. ::pauses:: Unless you annoyed them into it.
Quantum Catz: BM: Some people just like to hurt people... ::smiles mischievously:: Although there are a couple people through the years who've found me a bit annoying
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head:: I don't think anyone will hurt you here.
Quantum Catz: BM: I'll believe it when i see it
YarnKittymon: LB: Then you'll *have* to come to the freak show. You know where it is?
Quantum Catz: BM: I saw it. As long as you didn't move it later on. It was all up and running when i was there
YarnKittymon: LB: Oh? How was it doing? ::quickly shakes her head:: No; don't tell me. I don't want to get frustrated...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs:: I didn't stick around - the whole idea just made me mad. I guess we'll both just have to hope that i'm wrong about the way people'll treat your 'freaks'. ::glances over at the rides:: You said there were some rides still on at the weekends - will they be on now?
YarnKittymon: LB: It's too cold for most of them, but a few indoor attractions are open, and I think a carousel...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rolls her eyes:: Carousels are boring. Will they have any candy floss?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::pauses:: Candy floss? Never heard of it. But there's one place open that sells some kinds of candy...
Quantum Catz: BM: Candy floss. In America it's called cotton candy, i think. But i guess i could just be in the wrong time ::sighs, then grins up at Libby:: Feel like buying me some of whatever they've got?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grins:: Cotton candy. Yes, they have that, on weekends. And I'll buy you anything you'd like to eat.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: Maybe this time won't be so bad after all ::narrows her eyes jokingly:: Just don't go thinking that i'm asking for your help or anything. I don't need to be looked after
YarnKittymon: LB: ::after a moment:: But if you *do* need help, you'll ask, right?
Quantum Catz: BM: I've never needed help before
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shrugs:: But if you ever do...
Quantum Catz: BM: I'll stick around for a while, that's all i'm promising.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns:: All right. ::holds out her hand:: My name's Libby.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: No-one's ever wanted to shake my hand before ::jumps through space to stand in front of Libby and shakes her hand:: My name's Becky, although i already kinda knew your name. It is Libby's Freak Show after all
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: I guess so. Anyway, let's go find you some candy.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins:: Great. Y'know i never imagined someone i barely knew would ever offer to buy me stuff...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::surprised:: Really? ::shrugs:: Well, maybe this is just your lucky day. ::smiles::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::thoughtfully:: I guess it is
YarnKittymon: LB: ::heads off towards the Bowery (kind of a Coney Island midway), smiling at Becky::
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