~Tuesday, April 12, 2005~

Quantum Catz: BM: ::a couple of weeks after Becky argued with Toby over the merits of changing Maeve's future, Becky decides to go see Christa at roughly the same relative age as Toby so as not to mess up any messages Christa would have sent to him::
YarnKittymon: : ::Becky pops up right in-between a conversation Christa is having with her mother in a general store in a small town on the other side of the island from Gate Town::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::backs away a step and then smiles weakly:: Uh, hi
YarnKittymon: CR: ::is a bit startled herself; blinks:: Becky!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles, although it's a bit half-hearted:: Well, you still remember me, that's a good start
YarnKittymon: CR: Just because you're a few years older doesn't mean I wouldn't *remember* you. How are you?
Quantum Catz: BM: Well we only met once. I'm...good, yeah
YarnKittymon: CR: ::excuses herself from her rather bemused mother and leads Becky out of the store:: I'm glad. ::suddenly sobers:: Did you come here to get a message for Toby or something?
Quantum Catz: BM: Um...not exactly
YarnKittymon: CR: ::frowns:: Oh. Because that Oliver kid he was asking about...he died a few years ago...I met his mother...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns slightly:: He asked about Oliver? What else has he asked about?
YarnKittymon: CR: When...Maeeve? Is that how you say it? Last name's Owens. When she was killed.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: Nice of him to tell me when he does these things, isn't it?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::a little surprised:: He didn't? Then how come you knew about Oliver?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: My brother took us to 1999 a few years ago cos Toby and Maeve were both hurt and needed a decent doctor...we met Oliver then...and found out a bunch of stuff that Toby didn't like the sound of...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::eyes widen:: Like that Oliver was sick?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down:: There was nothing anyone could do for Oliver, toby would've probably at least attempted it by now, if there was
YarnKittymon: CR: ::looks down:: Then this Maeeve person? But he...I thought he loved you; he sure sounds like he does.
Quantum Catz: BM: Toby wants to save Maeve cos he can't just sit back and leave things the way they are. Sometimes bad things happen for good reasons...but half the time i get the feeling he doesn't even care what i think about it all
YarnKittymon: CR: ::after a pause:: He didn't mention you that way...when he asks for help, I mean...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rather annoyed at Toby:: Then how does he mention me?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::shrugs:: That things are pretty serious with you, and he's really glad he met you. It's a good thing I'm not the jealous type.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs, some of her annoyance fading:: I'm glad i met him too, i just wish... ::leans back against the wall of the building, resting her hand on her forehead::
YarnKittymon: CR: ::after a long pause:: You wish he'd let his friend die?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: She's my friend too...i don't want her to die anymore than he does. But then i bet he didn't want to go to the labs either and if he hadn't...he'd never even've met me...or you...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: Then I'd still be there, and Clayton'd still be dead.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: The world's a great place, huh? But at least, with it happening the way it did, you got to escape...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: So you're saying...I shouldn't tell him...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up:: I came here to ask if you'd at least consider it... I know Maeve dying is bad, it's terrible...but...if anything worse happened to someone because he had changed it... ::looks down again:: I hate this, why can't everything be easier?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::puts a hand on Becky's shoulder; softly:: If it gets worse, can't you change it?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wryly:: What? Go back and *help* the person who kills her?
YarnKittymon: CR: Well...do *something...* Isn't that what Toby thinks?
Quantum Catz: BM: Toby's just thinking about protecting Maeve...but changing it wouldn't just affect things in her lifetime...she might affect someone else, who affects someone else...it's like a domino effect
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: He might make it so we're never born, you're saying. Wouldn't that be weird.
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't know what might happen...but then neither does Toby and i've seen things go badly from changing time before
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: I'm going to let something slip if I keep talking to him...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: I didn't come here to ask you to stop talking to him completely...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::sighs:: Do you even know what happens to Marquis?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head:: No...i've never tried to find out. I already know more than i want to about the things that happen on the mainland...without finding out the future of the island too...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::looks like she's about to cry:: If something happens to the two of you, I don't know what I'll do...
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm sorry...maybe i shouldn't have come here
YarnKittymon: CR: ::starts to cry:: But what if you *are* killed? I haven't even told him yet...
Quantum Catz: BM: Told him what?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::puts her hand on Christa's shoulder, not sure whether to comfort her or not::
YarnKittymon: CR: That Marquis is *bombed* right after Pearl Harbor! They couldn't...even keep track of the dead, there were so many! I don't know if you two were killed! What if you were?
Maeve Owens: ((when was that?))
Maeve Owens: ((i dont know my dates...))
YarnKittymon: ((December 7, 1941, wasn't it? A day that will live in infamy?))
Maeve Owens: ((ah))
Quantum Catz: BM: Oh... ::looks down:: I guess i was stupid enough to ask..
YarnKittymon: CR: ::anxiously:: I don't care if it changes history! Promise...promise you'll at least get out of there with Toby safe, okay?
Quantum Catz: BM: It's years away from now...we might not even still be living there
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: I won't...won't say a word to him about the other stuff, if you promise you won't let him get killed there.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Christa for a moment, hesitating, then she nods:: Okay, i won't, i promise
YarnKittymon: CR: ::nods:: I'll tell him...I couldn't find any record of it...that should cheer him up, right?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't look very happy, despite getting what she wanted:: I guess...he might think it'd already been changed
YarnKittymon: CR: Right. ::softly:: I don't want to lie to him and tell him a false date, though. And do...do you want me to tell him about Oliver?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: He already knows Oliver's dying...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::nods:: I guess it doesn't matter, then. ::cringes:: I feel like...like I'm killing her.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes a deep breath:: How d'you think i feel? She's my friend...and i'm going to be there...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::shakes her head:: Maybe it won't even happen.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Yeah...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::sighs:: Isn't saving Toby going to make just as big a mess, though?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: Toby wasn't even meant to be there in the first place...neither was I... Dominick made him promise not to interfere with things so he didn't mess it up too badly... ::sighs:: Who ever thought time travel was a good idea?
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: Hitler didn't die early, yet.
Quantum Catz: BM: If he had you probably wouldn't even know who he was
YarnKittymon: CR: You think the second I slit his throat, I'd remember some other German name instead?
Quantum Catz: BM: Second you slit his throat he'd never've become the guy you wanted dead....and yeah, someone would've probably just taken his place
YarnKittymon: CR: ::quietly:: I know you think I should stop trying...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: I guess it's your choice what you try with your talent
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smirks:: I'd thought about killing Sadaam, but they found him anyway. I could've done it, you know.
Quantum Catz: BM: AT least if it's someone in your own time you don't end up having to worry about what you've done to the timeline you know
YarnKittymon: CR: ::nods:: That's what I mean. But then who knows what would've happened?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Try explaining that to Toby
YarnKittymon: CR: ::sighs:: He was born to fix things, wasn't he? You break a priceless vase or whatever, and he makes it good as old. I can understand why he wants to make this better.
Quantum Catz: BM: If it was as easy as a broken vase i'd let him, i really would... But i'm so tired of arguing over the whole issue
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: If I don't help, won't that make things worse? He'll just bother you more, won't he?
Quantum Catz: BM: At least he can't go doing things without telling me...i guess... And if he thinks Maeve's going to be alright, then it won't bother him so much
YarnKittymon: CR: ::sighs:: I hate to lie to him, though.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: Me too
YarnKittymon: CR: ::sighs again:: But I'll do it. ::nods weakly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::in a small voice:: Thank you...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: Good luck with Toby. It'd be awful if you two didn't get along...
Quantum Catz: BM: We love each other...i guess...we'll find a way to get past it somehow
YarnKittymon: CR: ::quietly:: I hope so. Anyway, you won't need to worry about me bothering him anymore.
Quantum Catz: BM: He'd worry himself sick if you didn't talk to him at all though
YarnKittymon: CR: ::nods:: I'll keep talking to him; don't worry. ::sighs; suddenly:: Clayton's not coming back.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I'm sorry...i guess it must be hard for you...with clayton gone and Toby so far away...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::softly:: I have Mom. That's more than Toby has.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Weakly:: Yeah
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smiles:: But he has you.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles and jokes weakly:: Although it does mean he has to put up with a jealous giant cat half the time
YarnKittymon: CR: ::laughs:: How big *is* he? Toby never was very clear on that.
Quantum Catz: BM: Small tiger size? ::puts her hand out to show where Dan comes to when on all fours:: He can knock down a full-grown man, anyway
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smiles:: I guess Toby's brave, then.
Quantum Catz: BM: Nah, not really ::smiles:: Just lucky that Dan wants me to be happy more than he wants Toby to stop staying over
YarnKittymon: CR: ::laughs weakly:: Think you're gonna tie the knot anytime soon?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: I don't know...i've been happy with the way things are...but i guess it'll happen one day
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smiling, softly:: You're gonna have some cute kids.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles and then smiles:: Having kids would be good one day...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::quietly:: You want to do something while you're here?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: I can't go back for a bit...but i'm not bothered
YarnKittymon: CR: ::nods; quietly:: We can go have some sweets. Do they have any back where you are?
Quantum Catz: BM: Yeah, course we've got sweets - how could people get by without healthy doses of sugar every once in a while
YarnKittymon: CR: ::grins:: Toby hasn't gotten any better at making food, has he?
Quantum Catz: BM: A little...though it's still pretty bad...
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smiles:: I don't know why, but I'm glad to hear it. It's like nothing's changed, or something.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: I guess it is
YarnKittymon: CR: ::smiles at Becky:: Mom's waiting; let's go home. We have some candy there, and it's not so hot we can't make a cake.
Quantum Catz: BM: Yeah...okay...


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