~Saturday, March 31, 1928~

YarnKittymon: LB: ::paces the floor in front of the stage of the Freak Show, wearing her pretty (and gaudy) costume and waiting impatiently for everyone to show up::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::walks into the freak show and see Libby:: Hey Libby.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs, half-relieved, but only half:: Good morning. It looks like it shall rain today, doesn't it? And I doubt anyone's going to show up, at this rate...but I put up fliers and we'll start today!
SquirtLaWort: EM: So I'm the only one to show up? That's just great.::frowns:: Don't you think we should have at lest have more than one person for the show?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::scratches at his collar a little, first with his back leg, and then remembers his front claws will reach just as well:: I'm here!
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::sighs:: Yeah at lest your here..
YarnKittymon: LB: We'll just use today as a promotion, then--discount rates--but you'll both have to put on your best act, to get word of mouth out.
SquirtLaWort: EM ::nods:: Alright, I guess I should get into my costume then.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: Probably. I should go out and try to attract our audience, I suppose.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::teleports into the room:: Hey guys
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles weakly:: Good morning. I suppose I can't convince you to join the show...
Quantum Catz: BM: Nope. I'm sure the others'll turn up soon.
SquirtLaWort: EM: Well I'm not holding my breath ::goes into the back room to change::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head; quietly:: I haven't seen John since I made him disappear...I think Erin had something else to do this morning...it's been so long since we've seen Alex...
Quantum Catz: BM: Then why bother starting today with just Dan and Ethan?
YarnKittymon: LB: Because I said we'd start today, no matter what. If I keep waiting until everything's perfect, we won't start until August. And if nothing else, I can't afford that.
Quantum Catz: BM: Right
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::comes out dressed in his costume::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: You and Daniel might want to get backstage. ::motions to a small partition behind the stage:: Becky, I'll count on you for the lights. I'll be outside, soliciting the audience. ::pauses:: Though you could come help, too, Ethan, if you'd like.
SquirtLaWort: EM: Sure. why not?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: Well, be careful not to wear out your voice shouting. Though I suppose you won't be speaking too much in your act anyway... Go on backstage, Daniel.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::scampers off, his tail twitching nervously::

YarnKittymon: LB: Well, anyway, I'd best head out to draw our audience.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::nods and follows Libby out::
Quantum Catz: BM: Bye, guys
CleoDominic: AX: ::Alex runs in:: :Hey guys sorry I'm late!:
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks about like her eyes are going to fall out of her head:: You came...
CleoDominic: AX: :Well yeah, I had to show off my costume!:
SquirtLaWort: EM: It's about time you showed up.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins:: See, libby, I told you they'd come
CleoDominic: AX: I'm so sorry Ethan....:
SquirtLaWort: EM: Well at lest your here now.
CleoDominic: AX: So whats up, we run out on stage or something?:
YarnKittymon: LB: Since you're here, you'll be the finale. We'll just go in order to our audience.
CleoDominic: AX:Oh, thats not fair, I always have to go last...alwell...:
SquirtLaWort: EM: Your last because your the best act.
YarnKittymon: LB: I thought you'd enjoy the attention.
CleoDominic: AX: I am? ::points to himself:: Well maybe I'll just have to teach you how to do lightning..hehe:
YarnKittymon: LB: At any rate, Alex, please change into your costume and wait backstage. Once the crowd's gathered I'll start the show.
CleoDominic: AX: Okay, I'm going.::runs off to change::
SquirtLaWort: EM: It's a miracle he showed up.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs slightly, heading outside; quietly:: I'd thought he'd forgotten us.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shrugs:: No matter. ::goes outside and sets up a sandwich-board sign reading "Libby's Freak Show 10 cents" with a description underneath::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::takes a deep breath; this is the first time she's been a "barker;" looks around nervously at the few people walking down the street:: Step right up, to see the greatest freak show this side of the Orient! See wonders you'd never imagined!
YarnKittymon: : ::none of the passers by seem particularly interested in attending the show, though a couple think it's funny to see someone out trying to get people to come to a show off-season::
Griffchook: ER: ::walking towards the freakshow building. Sees Libby and waves::
YarnKittymon: LB: Erin! Good morning! ::smiles widely:: We'll have a *good* show today, then!
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::sees Erin and feels relived:: Hey Erin!
Griffchook: ER: ::smiles back, winks:: I'm flattered Sorry I'm late, shall I get changed now? ::to Ethan:: Oh hi, so are we all here today then?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks down a bit::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::nods:: Yeah Alex just got here..
Griffchook: ER: Really? He actually came? ::looks at Libby:: Well...that's good isn't it?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods soberly:: But I don't know where John is...I tried to call on him earlier this week but he wasn't there...
Griffchook: ER: John?
YarnKittymon: LB: I don't recall if you met him or not. He has a talent. He helped find Daniel when he was injured.
SquirtLaWort: EM: I'm sure he'll come back.
Griffchook: ER: No, I've not met him yet. What's his power?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::half-laughs:: We never actually saw him use it, but he says he can age things. ::quickly:: Not people, of course.
Griffchook: ER: Wow! ::frowns:: *Everyone* has better powers than me.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::cheerfully:: I don't!
Griffchook: ER: Hmm, prehaps... Anyway, should I go and get changed then?
YarnKittymon: LB: Please. ::sees someone else walking by:: Hey, handsome! You look like you could use a half-hour's diversion!
Griffchook: ER: ::giggles at Libby's approach, goes inside to get changed::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man blushes::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::winks:: Only a dime...
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::shakes his head, and approachs the man:: It's a freakshow.::Pointing to the sign::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man's face is still red:: Oh...er...good; otherwise I was going to have to alert the police.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs:: Still, you can spare a dime, can't you? You might have fun--though not quite as much as you'd hoped, I suppose.
Griffchook: ER: ::walks back outside in costume, leans in the doorway::
EM: ::puts his hand over his face:: Libby...
Griffchook: ER: ::stifles a giggle::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man sees Erin, and finally smiles a bit; reaches into his pocket:: Well...all right. ::hands it to Libby::
Griffchook: ER: ::grins:: Wonderful!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles broadly:: Go right on in and sit anywhere you'd like. We should be starting pretty soon.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man heads inside, rather surprised that there's no one else there in the audience::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::walks up to the man holding a bag of sweets:: Want one?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man looks rather taken aback:: I know it's wrong to take candy from babies, and children shouldn't take candy from strangers, but adults taking candy from children...?
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::frowns at Libby:: I hope your not going to try to attract all the costumers like that.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grins:: It was all in good fun. ::tries to attract another group--this one with a child--in a more family-friendly way::
Griffchook: ER: ::grins at Ethan:: Well it worked, didn't it.
Quantum Catz:
BM: ::grins:: I think you're safe since i offered it
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::shrugs::
Griffchook: ER: ::laughs:: She's good though, listen to her now.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man smiles:: Well, in that case...::takes a piece:: Thank you. My name's Caleb.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::manages to get half a dozen more people in, but the sky's cloudy, and after a little while, it starts to drizzle::
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm Becky
YarnKittymon: CB: So you're here to see the show too?
Griffchook: ER: ::goes inside once the rain started, walks over to Becky::
EM: Libby, you think we should go back inside?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: I'm doing the lights
YarnKittymon: CB: ::laughs:: How wonderful! Are you her child, then?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head:: Hopefully it'll rain a little harder. Hey, you! Ten cents will get you out of the rain!
Quantum Catz: BM: Who, Libby? No...i live with her though
Griffchook: ER: ::laughs:: Better not tell Libby he thought that, remember when Raymond thought *I* was her daughter?
Quantum Catz:
BM: ::laughs:: yeah, she didn't like that much
YarnKittymon: LB: ::stays out in the rain, trying to catch any last unforutunate people who may be out in it; it rains harder:: You might go inside and get ready, Ethan; you don't want to get wet.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::sighs:: Alright, but what about you? Are you just going to stand out in the rain?
YarnKittymon: LB: Under the awning, yes. I'd be remiss in my duty as a human being if I didn't try to get shelter for anyone going by. At a modest charge, of course...::pauses:: I'll bet Raymond would come; ask Erin if she'll find him.
SquirtLaWort: EM: Hmm. Okay I'll see if she's willing to. Don't catch a cold now. ::goes into the Freak Show::.
Griffchook: ER: ::is chatting to some other people waiting in the audience::
YarnKittymon: : ::a few people in the audience are kind of confused at the fact that no one looks like "freaks" or anything::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::manages to draw a few more people in as the rain starts pouring; comes back inside when it looks like there's no one else to bring in; she's a little damp, but has over 20 people in the audience::
Griffchook: ER: ::explains th existence of varients to the audience. Surprised to find that so few have heard about us::
YarnKittymon: : ::most of the people seem to think that's just part of the show::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::walks up to Erin:: Excuse me Erin, can I talk to you a second?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head as she stands near Caleb and turns away from Erin::
Griffchook: ER: Sure ::steps down from the audience seats:: What is it?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes over to them:: Actually, perhaps Becky should do it; she might not get wet...
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::to Libby:: Yeah I don't think Erin would want to anyways..
Griffchook: ER: ::frowns:: Tell me.
YarnKittymon: LB: Well, it seems rude to have the show without telling Raymond.
Griffchook: ER: ::coughs:: Ermm...he's probably busy anyway...
Quantum Catz:
BM: ::steps up behind libby:: who?
YarnKittymon: LB: He didn't strike me as very busy--unless he has the same idea as us and can get people to come and play games to get out of the rain...
YarnKittymon: LB: I figured if we told Raymond about the show we could get a dime from him, anyway.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rolls her eyes:: Oh great, the cat guy
Griffchook: ER: ::quietly to Libby:: ...but I find him so creepy ::shudders:: Does he have any idea how old I am?
YarnKittymon: LB: He's not *that* much older than you...he just likes you. ::sighs a bit:: But I suppose it wouldn't do to make you even more nervous on your first show, not even for a dime...
Griffchook: ER: ::sighs relief:: Second show though, I promise!
YarnKittymon: LB: At any rate, let's all get started. Everyone get backstage, all right?
SquirtLaWort: EM: Who's the first act?
YarnKittymon: LB: Um...you first, to get their attention. Then Erin, once they're convinced some strange stuff's going on here. Daniel, and then Alex. ::looks around:: Where *is* Alex?
Quantum Catz: BM: I...haven't actually seen him since he went to get changed...
Griffchook: ER: ::heads off backstage, returns to Libby:: He's not back there...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks both angry and concerned:: Then where *is* he?
Griffchook: ER: ::looks at Libby::
EM: I haven't seen him since he went inside. Maybe he ran off to get to get something..or.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::walks off quickly to check the back room, but he's not there either; comes out, looking pretty dejected::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs; bites her lip:: Well. We'll have to do the best with what we have. Erin, you'll be first, then Daniel, then Ethan.
Quantum Catz: EM: ::frowns:: I can't belive that guy.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head; quietly:: I don't know if it's his fault or mine...
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm sure he had a good reason
Griffchook: ER: Wait a minute, first? ::pales slightly:: Alright...no problem.
Quantum Catz:
LB: ::smiles at Erin:: You'll do fine. Besides, I'll get them warmed up for you. I've been practicing too...
Griffchook: ER: ::relaxes:: Okay, I've never done anything like this before though. ::takes a few deep breathes::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles encouragingly:: Just get backstage and you'll do fine.
Griffchook: ER: ::smiles and walks backstage::
YarnKittymon: LB: Becky, if you'd do the lights... ::takes a deep breath herself, and comes out onto the stage, waiting for the lights to come on::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::turns on the lights::
YarnKittymon: LB: Welcome one and all to Libby's Freak Show, home of the finest and most amazing freaks you've yet to see! And me too. ::smiles:: I've always fancied I had some kind of talent...but it's neither impressive, nor under my full control...::takes an bouncing ball and bounces it across the stage, concentrating, but the ball travels uneventfully; sighs:: If I were better, that ball would have disappeared. But no matter; I'm sure you've all seen that sort of sleight of hand at other shows. But I doubt you've seen what you're about to see anywhere else. May I bring out our first act, the woman with second sight, Erin! ::claps; the audience does the same, though rather doubtfully::
Griffchook: ER: ::walks on stage slowly, attempting to look mysterious but the effect is more of nervousness. Blinks in the stage lights::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles warmly at Erin:: This lovely young woman can *see* through the eyes of others! May I have a volunteer?
Griffchook: ER: ::searches through the audience, praying someone will volounteer::
YarnKittymon: LB: Come on; don't be shy!
Quantum Catz: : ::a young boy slowly raises his hand, after being cajoled by his friends::
YarnKittymon: LB: Very good! Come up here! What's your name?
Griffchook: ER: ::looks visabely relieved::
Quantum Catz:
: ::steps up uncertainly:: Uh, Ben...
YarnKittymon: LB: All right, Ben. Erin, do your thing!
Griffchook: ER: Emm, right...uhh...if you would like to sit over here please? ::motions to one of two chairs set out on stage::
Quantum Catz:
BN: ::moves over and sits on one of the chairs::
Griffchook: ER: Alright, now give me your hand.
Quantum Catz:
BN: ::raises his hand, frowning:: What d'you need my hand for?
YarnKittymon: LB: What, you scared of a girl?
Quantum Catz: BN: ::defensively:: No
Griffchook: ER: ::laughs nervously then clasps her hand around Ben's:: Trust me, you'll see.
Griffchook: ER: You arm may feel a little strange, but that's normal. Do you want me to go on?
Quantum Catz:
BN: I'm not scared if that's what you mean...it's probably just some trick anyway
Griffchook: ER: ::sharp intake of breath:: Whatever you want to believe ::closes her eyes and concentrates for a few seconds::
Griffchook: ER: ::opens her eyes and lets go of the boys hand::
Griffchook: ER: There.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::hands the boy a blindfold:: Would you please put this on Erin?
Quantum Catz: BN: I guess ::looks from libby to erin sceptically, then stands up to put the blindfold on erin::
Griffchook: ER: ::smiles slyly:: You're colour blind, aren't you?
Quantum Catz:
BN: ::stares at Erin, surprised:: H-how'd you know that?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grins::
Griffchook: ER: Still believe it's just a trick?
Quantum Catz:
BN: ::uncertainly:: Y-you coulda just guessed
Griffchook: ER: ::smirks:: Prehaps.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::still smiling, helps Erin out of the chair and turns her so she's facing the back wall:: All right. Does anyone have a book? You *can* read, Ben, can't you?
Quantum Catz: BN: 'Course
YarnKittymon: LB: I thought so; you look bright enough. Anyone?
YarnKittymon: : ::no one seems to have a book::
YarnKittymon: LB: All right...::steps backstage and picks a book up; hands it to Ben:: Please turn to any page you'd like and start reading silently.
Quantum Catz: BN: ::flips through the book and starts reading from about the middle::
YarnKittymon: LB: Erin?
Griffchook: ER: ::still facing the wall, speaks loudly in a steady voice:: ...Carrying it on my shoulder is out of the question. I couldn't bear having it so near. Kicking it along in front of me, although pragmatic, seems needlessly cruel.
Quantum Catz:
BN: ::stares at erin and libby in amazement:: That's what it says
YarnKittymon: : ::much of the audience looks impressed, but not all::
Griffchook: ER: ::continues:: ...and surely the head would protest. I've left my satchel back in the hollow tree trunk where I slept before the wolves disturbed me...
Griffchook: ER: ::looks to Libby::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grins:: How about a round of applause for Erin!
YarnKittymon: : ::pretty much everyone claps, though a couple people look unconvinced::
Griffchook: ((a blessing on the moon - Joseph Skibell. I don't know what he's talking about either ^^))
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smirks, and goes down off the stage, grabbing someone who looks skeptical:: Come, now. You pick a page for her to see. Or even better...::drags the person onstage and hands them a pen and paper:: Write something. If you think we've mirrors here, feel more than free to write off the stage, and take Ben with you. She could see it even if you were out of the building, you know.
YarnKittymon: : ::the person looks rather puzzled, but does as asked, standing near the back of the room::
YarnKittymon: LB: Go on and look at it, Ben.
Quantum Catz: BN: ::moves over to the person and looks down at the piece of paper::
Griffchook: ER: ::appears more relaxed:: Thomas Mitchell, 3 Fairgreen Street - If you can read this then I believe you ::smiles::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man looks a little surprised, but smiles:: Well...and I do...
YarnKittymon: LB: Let's hear it for Thomas and Ben, our talented volunteers! And one more time for Erin!
YarnKittymon: : ::the whole crowd claps this time; even the few who still don't believe it's not a trick are impressed at how thorough a show it was::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::removes Erin's blindfold, smiling widely at her; whispers:: You were wonderful...
Griffchook: ER: ::grins. Faces the audience and curtseys::
YarnKittymon: : ::the applause continues for a fair amount of time::
Griffchook: ER: ::curtseys again then races back stage::
EM: ::smiles at Erin:: You were a real hit.. it was great.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::waits until the applause dies down:: This next act is something completely different, so don't be too frightened. Come on out, Daniel!
Griffchook: ER: ::face is flushed:: Thanks...wow, that was exhilirating ::grins::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::comes out on stage, rather nervously, wearing his sparkly collar::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrows a bit at the bright lights::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks around at the audience from her position by the lights; wryly to herself:: Hope this next act goes down as well
YarnKittymon: LB: ::pets Daniel's head encouragingly; the audience seems rather more impressed by that act than Daniel's existence, and look like they're just waiting for her to lose a hand::
YarnKittymon: LB: What's the matter? You act like you never saw a giant housecat before!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowning:: What do *you* think of the audience, Daniel?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::tail twitches:: They don't look very happy.
YarnKittymon: : ::the audience looks a little surprised::
YarnKittymon: LB: I didn't mention he was a *talking* cat...would anyone care to come up and talk with him?
YarnKittymon: LB: Come on, it's a talking cat! I promise he won't hurt you.
CleoDominic: AX: ::comes on back stage::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::kneels next to Daniel:: I didn't think New Yorkers were such all cowards...
YarnKittymon: DN: Awww...I won't hurt nobody...::looks dejected::
Quantum Catz: : Daddy! I wanna see the kitty! ::a wee girl runs up onto the stage before her parents can stop her::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::notices Alex:: Where have you been? Erin has already gone on and Daniel's on now..
YarnKittymon: DN: ::smiles at her:: Hi! I'm Daniel.
Quantum Catz: : ::giggles and strokes his head:: You're pwetty!
CleoDominic: AX: man I guess I disapeared again...is it my turn yet?
SquirtLaWort: EM: Oh I thought you took off. you'll go on last after me.
YarnKittymon: : ::the door of the show opens slightly; a couple people come in and set a quarter on the stool near the door, then walk to the back of the room::
HJennyG: ER: ::hears Alex's voice:: Alex! Your back, I was worried you'd miss the show.
AX: I know, I would of just died if I missed it!:
YarnKittymon: LB: See? He wouldn't hurt a child. Anyone else want to get a closer look at Daniel?
HJennyG: ER: ::grins:: I had to go on first because of you...it was fun, actually.
Ax: well I had to go last anyway, knowing I'm all powerful, whahahahah!:
YarnKittymon: HG: ::one of the people who just came in, a well-dressed man, and, coincidentally, the one who came to see the show earlier that month but left after being linked with Erin, whispers to his companion:: Do you think that cat's really a freak?
CleoDominic: : ::A woman with red curly hair, stands up, and walks up to Daniel:
YarnKittymon: DN: ::looks up:: Hi!
CleoDominic: SA: Hello kitty....and you can talk....hmmm..
CleoDominic: AX: ::his ears perk up:: nah...just hearing things, couldn't be Stella's voice..:
YarnKittymon: DN: Yeah! Libby said I should talk a lot but I guess I don't have anything to talk about.
HJennyG: ER: Whose voice?
SA: Ah, your smart aswell?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::shakes his head:: Nuh-huh. I've never been to school.
CleoDominic: AX: My ex girlfriend Stella, she has a voice of an angel...::drools::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::pleasantly enough:: Are you convinced that he's not just a performer in a costume?
CleoDominic: SA: hahaha! I dont imagine they send cats to schools, so your pretty smart for not going to school!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quickly raps the backstage wall; she can hear whispers on the stage::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::grins:: Really? No one's called me smart before either!
CleoDominic: SA: Well I guess I better sit back down, Hugo will miss me. ::pets daniel and has a seat next to Hugo::
HJennyG: ER: ::listens carefully to the voice:: An angel...hmm.
AX: Yeah.....hmmmmmm...::sits down indian style::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::after a pause, picks up the ball she threw earlier, and throws it to the back of the room:: Go after it, Daniel!
HJennyG: ER: ::looks at Alex in surprise:: What *are* you doing?
SA: Hey Hugo, that talking cat is real...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::runs after the ball, looking pretty impressive (and just a little scary) in motion::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::nods; whispering:: I figured as much. But does he have a *power*?
CleoDominic: AX: ::humming to himself::
CleoDominic: SA:I suppose his power would be talking, have you ever saw a talking cat before?
HJennyG: ER: ::waves her hand in front of Alex's face:: Alex?
AX: Oh, Hi Erin, am I up yet?
YarnKittymon: HG: No...you're probably right. We'd better be safe, anyway.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::grabs the ball, and looks rather surprised at the woman nearest to him, who's completely pale with fright:: Hey, you look kinda like Erin did when I met her!
CleoDominic: SA: ::whispers:: eww look how many children are here...
YarnKittymon: HG: ::softly:: That's not our concern right now.
HJennyG: ER: ::stares at Alex:: No, not yet. Ermm, just carry on...whatever you were doing.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: Very well. Come on back, Daniel. Let's hear it for Daniel, the giant talking cat!
CleoDominic: AX: Huh, oh! ::stands back up:: She wouldn't come to a place like this anyways..
YarnKittymon: : ::the audience claps, but they seem to be mostly more puzzled and afraid than amazed::
CleoDominic: SA: ::claps silecety::
YarnKittymon: LB: Now this act might knock your socks off--but I guess he'd have to untie your shoes and get them off first--it's Ethan! And you'll see what he can do soon enough.
HJennyG: ER: What, Stella again? Why not just go and see?
EM: I'm up next.. ::to Erin:: Wish me luck.
HJennyG: ER: ::winks:: Luck.
AX: dont break anything..!
YarnKittymon: LB: Come on out, Ethan!
CleoDominic: AX: ::whispers:: booooo!
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::walks out on to the stage with the box of props he brought in weeks ago::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::hears the 'boo' clearly, and gives the back wall a rather vicious kick, then smiles at Ethan, waiting for him to start his show::
HJennyG: ER: ::frowns, hisses:: Alex!
AX: what?
HJennyG: ER: ::rolls her eyes:: Why can't you two just get along?
SA: Ethan, do you know of his powers yet Hugo?
CleoDominic: AX: Get along, bah, with that dork, I'd rather die...by eating out of date hot dogs.
SquirtLaWort: EM: Good afternoon Ladys and Gentelmen, ::Takes out two hoops from the box:: Don't worry I won't be jumping though these..
CleoDominic: SA:hoops? hmm...
YarnKittymon: HG: ::shakes his head:: But we'll find out soon enough.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::lets go of the hoops and the hover in mid air::
HJennyG: ER: ::sighs, walks away to find Becky::
YarnKittymon: : ::half the audience laughs at Ethan's joke, but they're fairly amazed by the hoops::
CleoDominic: SA: ::points:: whoa...Hugo...look...
YarnKittymon: HG: ::nods:: That's more like it...
CleoDominic: AX: Hey...Okay I'll say something nice about him..wait...ummm...hes got nice hair!
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::plates come flying out of the box and zoom though the hoops and cirles and then land in a neat stack::
CleoDominic: SA:Thats talent.
YarnKittymon: : ::the audience looks awed::
SquirtLaWort: EM: Now, can I have a volenter from the adiance?
CleoDominic: SA:tugs at Hugo.
HJennyG: ER: ::smiles, but doesn't turn around. Exits onto the main floor and walks to where Becky is::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::looks a little disapproving, and doesn't stand, though Stella's nudging of him might be obvious::
CleoDominic: AX: man, Now I'm back here all alone..
CleoDominic: SA: Come on Hugo, it might be fun. ::winks::
YarnKittymon: HG: But...
CleoDominic: SA: ::hisses::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::points:: You, in the back! If you come in late with your girlfriend, the least you can do is help us out a bit here!
HJennyG: ER: ::looks around at all the switches for the lights:: How's the new job Becky?
YarnKittymon: HG: ::stands and walks to the stage hesitantly; Ethan, Libby, Becky, and Erin probably all recognize him from having come to the show earlier::
CleoDominic: SA: ::claps her hands together really loug:: Ha!
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::he seems fermilar but can't reconize him:: Thank you for volentering. Mr...?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: At least i get a good view of the show...hey, isn't that that guy who came to see us before?
YarnKittymon: HG: ::looks sidewise at the audience, a little uncomfortably:: Smith.
CleoDominic: SA: ::Waves at Hugo with a big smile::
HJennyG: ER: ::looks at guy:: Hmmm, I don't recognise him...
EM: Mr. Smith have you ever wanted to fly?
CleoDominic: SA::giggles::
YarnKittymon: HG: Not particularly, no.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::watches him suspiciously, knowing full well the man's last name is not Smith::
SquirtLaWort: EM: Oh really? That's too bad. But maybe the adience would like to see you fly? ::turns to the adience:: How about it? Who wants to see him fly?
YarnKittymon: : ::the audience cheers as loudly as they did for Erin's act, very amused at the prospect of a proper man flying::
CleoDominic: SA: ::whistle loud::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns uncertainly:: Are you sure? It looks like that guy who came in...said he was curious or something
YarnKittymon: LB: ::claps as well::
SquirtLaWort: EM: Well you heard it Mr. Smith, you can't let your fan down. ::Hugo is slowly lifted into the air::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::struggles for a little while before realizing how undignified that looks (a point mostly driven home by the audience's laughter), so stays stock still::
HJennyG: ER: ::has a closer look:: Yeah, I *do* remember him...I tried to demonstrate my power to him but he wouln't let me. What's *he*doing back here. He's letting Ethan demonstrate to him ::frowns::
SA: ::laughs:: so sweet...
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::lifts him higher up and flies him over the adience a few times::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::can't help but whimper a little; he's not enjoying this at all, and being laughed and cheered at is making things worse::
Quantum Catz: BM: He didn't seem like the kind of guy who'd enjoy flying round the room
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::finally set him back down on the stage::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::glares at both Ethan and Libby::
CleoDominic: SA: ::oh hes going to be mad at me:: But that looked fun.
YarnKittymon: LB: Let's give a big hand to Mr. Mc--*Smith,* for being such a good sport!
SquirtLaWort: EM: Thank you Mr. Smith!
HJennyG: ER: Exactly ::looks dismayed that Hugo landed safely:: Wonder what he wants.
YarnKittymon: : ::the audience does cheer for him--at this point, they don't really care if it was a trick or not; it was a good show!::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::bows to the adience::
CleoDominic: SA: claps wildly::
YarnKittymon: : ::the audience cheers for Ethan too; one of the women whistles at him::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::quickly walks back to Stella, not looking at her::
HJennyG: ER: ::claps too::
SA: aww...come on, that was fun, we all need fun once and a while...::giggles hugging his arm::
SquirtLaWort: EM: Thankyou all! ::walks off stage with his props floating back with him::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::squeezes Ethan's shoulder, grinning at him::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::drily:: I'm glad *you* enjoyed it.
CleoDominic: SA: heheh, I did, believe me I did so much!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: And now, our final act. A million times more dangerous than a talking cat, it's Alex, the Angel of Lightning!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::smiles at Alex:: You'll do great!
CleoDominic: AX: ::runs on, doing a back flip, and landing on his feet infront of the audience::
HJennyG: ER: ::whispers to herself:: Good luck Alex.
YarnKittymon: : ::this gets their attention, but they want to see something really cool::
CleoDominic: AX: ::Stands there, looking at the audience:: I heard my name, who has summons me? Aww, do you wish to see some spark?
YarnKittymon: : ::the crowd cheers::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::watches Alex critically; this is the first time he's seen him, but he already doesn't like him::
Quantum Catz: BM: Alex doesn't look nervous at all
CleoDominic: AX: ::Looks once more at the audience:: I will need a volunteer, who wishes to come!
CleoDominic: SA: Look Hugo, thats Alex! Doesn't he look great!
HJennyG: ER: ::looks at all the electrical equipment, says nervously to Becky:: Dont you feel at all worried you're sitting next to the giant lightening-rod in the sky?
YarnKittymon: HG: ::whispers:: He looks like a deranged monk.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins:: Nah, i'm sure he can control it
CleoDominic: SA: He looks like a priest.
YarnKittymon: HG: No priest would be caught dead on Coney Island.
CleoDominic: AX: ::sees Stella and freezes:: ...........................
HJennyG: ER: ::unconvinced, backs away from the lights:: I'll, ermm, see you downstairs Becky ::heads downstairs::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::pauses, looking at Alex, then shakes her head:: Come now, a volunteer!
SquirtLaWort: ::A young man stands up:: I'll volenter!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head, chuckling, and then turns back to the show::
CleoDominic: AX: Thank you young man, may I ask of you, your name?
SquirtLaWort: ::walks up onto the stage, I'm James::
CleoDominic: AX: James, what a wounderful name, Infact, James was Jesus brother! Now let the show begin!
SquirtLaWort: Ja: ::really hyper:: What do I do?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::steps back several steps::
CleoDominic: AX: So James do you have a sister in the audiece?
HJennyG: ER: ::continues to watch the show from the safety of a wooden doorway::
AX: ::Grabs James to him, and lefts him arm up to the air::
CleoDominic: AX: ::wings appear behind him, having some stray feathers go into the audience::
YarnKittymon: : ::a cute girl grabs one and holds it close::
SquirtLaWort: Ja. ::gets a little frightened..but dosen't move::
CleoDominic: AX::whispers to James:: don't move an inch, if the lighning hits you, it will be enought to kill you:
HJennyG: ER: ::a feather floats down and falls into Erins lap. Checks no ones looking then slips it into her purse::
YarnKittymon: : ::the rest of the audience looks interested, though not quite awed; most of them think it's some impressive trick::
SquirtLaWort: Ja What?! ::suddenly wishes he didn't volenter::
CleoDominic: AX: :Lighning comes from nowhere, surrending them. Its blue and purple lightning, turning red::
YarnKittymon: : ::the audience stares; the people near the front mostly shy back::
CleoDominic: :: the lightning pops into the air, then turning gold::
SquirtLaWort: Ja: ::closes his eyes and mutters a prayer:: God please don't let me die..I'm sorry I stole that candy..
CleoDominic: ::The lightning slows, turning to white...it then fades::
YarnKittymon: : ::the crowd pauses, then spontaneously claps::
CleoDominic: AX: ::lets go of his grip apon James:: Thank you for you help!
SquirtLaWort: Ja: ::just stands there for a moment in shock:: I'm alive..
CleoDominic: SA:OH my Goodness! Hugo, he has wings, I never knew he had wings, I saw his birthmark, but never his wings....!!
YarnKittymon: HG: Birthmark??
CleoDominic: SA: He has wings on his back, like a birthmark!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::mutters:: I'm not sure why he needed a volunteer... ::aloud:: Let's hear it for Alex!
YarnKittymon: : ::the crowd claps louder::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::doesn't lift a finger:: His *back...* ::looks a little relieved, but not much::
CleoDominic: AX: Thank you, but I want to mostly Libby, lets hear it for Libby!
CleoDominic: SA: hoping Hugo don't ask why shes knows about his birthmark.
SquirtLaWort: Ja: :walks back to his seat thinking 'That must of been a message from God to change my life'::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::blushes, rather surprised; walks out closer to Alex:: Let's get all the acts out here! Daniel, Ethan, Erin! Take a bow!
CleoDominic: AX: Alex takes Libby hand and bow with her.
YarnKittymon: HG: ::doesn't ask about the birthmark, not wanting to hear the answer:: Shall we cut out early, or did you need to speak with that gutter rat?
HJennyG: ER: ::jumps to her feet and joins Libby onstage::
EM: Walks out onto the stage and bows::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::comes out cheerfully, but has to copy the others to know how to bow::
CleoDominic: SA: Lets take the gutter rat out..to town...::winks::
YarnKittymon: : ::some of the crowd stands; they overall look rather pleased with the show::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: I guess Libby's going to get her wish ::claps along with the audience::
YarnKittymon: HG: ::shakes his head:: We'll have time for you to do whatever you want with him later....
HJennyG: ER: ::quietly to Alex as she stands beside him:: Alex, I had no idea you could do that! You were brilliant!
AX: Thank you Erin, thank you!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs; quietly:: I wish we had a curtain to close to tell them the show's over...::louder:: Thank you all very much for coming to our Freak Show! Please tell all your friends! We'll have shows all weekend 'til the season starts, and then every day in season, rain or shine!
CleoDominic: SA: No I think we should take him out, he did a great job tonight.
YarnKittymon: HG: ::shakes his head:: Why should we?
HJennyG: ER: ::grins excitedly at all the applause::
YarnKittymon: : ::finally, the applause dies down, and people head for the door; the rain's mostly subsided, and it's just slightly drizzling now::
CleoDominic: SA: Because I said, besides you might like that gutter rat!
YarnKittymon: HG: ::laughs:: How *could* I?
CleoDominic: AX: :Hey Libby, Erin, Ethan, and you Daniel, that was great!
CleoDominic: SA: Just for supper! I want to find out what he does for a living now, how he gets his money...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: You were too...
HJennyG: ((I *still* get confused when you do hugo's initials. They're the same as mine, and I keep thinking someones talking to me))
YarnKittymon: HG: ::eyes narrow:: Fine.
YarnKittymon: ((Oh no! Sorry. I can make him HU if you'd rather; I just made that one up.))
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::smiles at Alex:: Thanks, You were really amazing out there.
CleoDominic: AX: you had the funniest act, making that rich guy fly like that! ahahah!
YarnKittymon: HU: ::hears this, and glares::
CleoDominic: SA: Well Hugo darling it was funny...
CleoDominic: AX: ::noticing Stella and Hugo, he turns around::
YarnKittymon: HU: Would it have been so funny if it had happened to you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::notices that there are still some people in the audience so decides to walk down to the others instead of teleporting::
HJennyG: ER: ::stands, dazed with a fixed grin, watching the last of the people leave::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: Mr. McHenry and his girlfriend are still here...perhaps we should apologize...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shakes her head, and smiles at Erin:: I take it you enjoyed that?
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::Shrugs:: I suppose I should apologize, but still it was funny.
HJennyG: ER: ::smiles:: I've never felt anything like that before...and I can't wait to do it again!
SA: Well I'm wearing a skirt...it wouldn't be proper for a woman to do that.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::walks over to Hugo and Stella:: Mr. Smith?
YarnKittymon: HU: ::looks up:: Yes?
CleoDominic: AX: Hey Erin, Libby, that was fun! Umm...Stella and Hugo are still here though...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::walks over to the others:: Who's Stella?
HJennyG: ER: Ah yes, the voice of an angel ::looks at Alex::
SA: Mr.Smith?...heh...
CleoDominic: AX: Yeah my pretty lil angel is right over there, with that demon.
YarnKittymon: LB: Neither of them look particularly angelic to me.
CleoDominic: AX: It's a subject to speech....Libby...
YarnKittymon: HU: ::frowns:: I couldn't exactly let the audience know that *the* Hugo McHenry was attending such a lowbrow diversion.
HJennyG: ER: ::laughs::
YarnKittymon: LB: I know...but even so...even *you* look more angelic than that pair. With or without the wings.
CleoDominic: SA: Yes acourse, lowbrow.
CleoDominic: AX: ::blushes:: thank you.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::finally realizes it's Mr. McHenry:: Yeah, well I just wanted to apologize for flying you around the room.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smirks; she hadn't exactly meant that as a compliment::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks confused:: So you know that woman too then?
HJennyG: ER: ::I'm not sure that was such a great compliment actually, Alex.
YarnKittymon: HU: Oh? ::pauses, then glances at Stella, then back at Ethan:: It wasn't entirely your fault, I suppose.
CleoDominic: AX:Huh? I thought it was, I like being an angel.
YarnKittymon: LB: A relative compliment, I suppose--I just meant to say you look more innocent than either of those two. But I suppose it doesn't do to speak of them like that...::pauses:: Not that I care what the rich think of me anymore.
SquirtLaWort: EM: What are you doing here, if I may ask. Last time you were here you got upset about the whole thing.
YarnKittymon: HU: ::smoothly:: I had no intentions of coming back, but dear Stella here so wanted to see the show after I told her about you.
CleoDominic: SA: Yes it was me, I just dragged him along, my I speak with Alex?
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::points to Alex:: He's right over there.
CleoDominic: SA: Ah, good.::Walks over to Alex::
CleoDominic: AX: Stella!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs and goes over to sit on the stage, giving up on her questions being answered::
CleoDominic: SA: ::invites Alex to leave with them::
YarnKittymon: HU: ::looks less than thrilled, but doesn't say anything::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes over to Becky; softly:: What's the matter? You aren't disappointed that the show went well, are you?
YarnKittymon: : ::Hugo, Alex, and Stella go off without much of an explanation::
HJennyG: ER: ::sits on the stage beside Becky. Looks confused:: So what was all that about?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shrugs:: All *what*?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at them:: Who's Stella?
YarnKittymon: LB: Mr. McHenry's girlfriend, I gathered.
HJennyG: ER: And Alex knows Stella, calls her his 'angel'.
HJennyG: ER: ::wrinkles her nose::
Quantum Catz:
BM: So how come he knows her? ::shakes her head:: I give up. I'm glad the show went well, Libby...you all seemed pretty happy about it
YarnKittymon: If you'd like, I could probably ask Mother to find out about her; she's usually up on gossip. ::grins at Becky:: Thank you.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::smirks at Erin:: Do I sense some jealousy?
HJennyG: ER: ::blushes...very deep red:: Of course not! Whatever gives you that idea?
EM: ::smiles at her:: Hmm I just it was just my imagaination then.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smirks:: I saw a few girls taking Alex's feathers
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: As did I. ::to Ethan:: Too bad you didn't drop anything in your act...
HJennyG: ER: ::dismissively:: Yes, he has quite a fan club.
EM: ::nods:: you sure your not one of them?
HJennyG: ER: ::nods vigerously:: Quite sure thankyou.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: What if he grew up a bit?
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::laughs:: then he wouldn't be Alex, would he?
HJennyG: ER: ::laughs::
EM: But I guess you wouldn't want to be part of the Raymond fan club either.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs at all of them, then gets to work picking up anything the audience may have dropped::
Squidged: ER: ::shivers at the thought::
YarnKittymon: LB: No, but I'd wager you'll have your choice of suitors, Erin...
SquirtLaWort: EM: I'm gonna go change out of this, ::walk off to the back room::
Squidged: ER: ::looks down:: Well, I dunno...I dont really get out much. My work takes up a lot of my time.
YarnKittymon: LB: And I suppose the show will take up all of your weekends...
Squidged: ER: ::sadly:: Yeah...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs:: But you enjoy it enough. And if a suitor likes you enough to attend the show a few times a weekend, that would be even better!
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::comes out of the back room wearing his regular clothes::
Squidged: ER: ::laughs too:: You're right. ::quietly reaches into her purse and holds Alex's feather::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: I'll go change as well. And if you'd like we can all get some hot dogs for lunch. I'm afraid I don't have much more than that to spend; it costs money to run the show...

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