~Tuesday, April 14, 1931~

YarnKittymon: DN: ::is happily walking home from school with his closest friend, who seems to be a little reserved lately::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::pads along beside him, her jet-black ear flicking as a fly buzzes past it::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::sees the fly and bats at it idly, not really hoping to catch it::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::shakes her head:: I wish we didn't have to spend so much time in school - it's boring
YarnKittymon: DN: ::cheerfully:: We could run away!
Quantum Catz: SA: ::her eyes light up a bit at the thought:: Into the forest?
YarnKittymon: DN: Yeah. We could eat rabbits and play all we wanted!
Quantum Catz: SA: ::swishes her tail; looking happy:: Sounds like fun to me
YarnKittymon: DN: ::grins, then frowns a little:: I should probably tell Becky though.
Quantum Catz: SA: Don't think she'd be too happy...neither would Sammy tho
YarnKittymon: DN: ::grins:: We can go 'til tea time, anyway.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::nods:: I like the sound of that ::bounds playfully ahead of him and turns to see if he's following::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::follows Sara, nearly pouncing her in glee::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::laughs and butts him with her head before turning towards the trees::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::walks alongside Sara happily; quietly:: We'll have to be quiet if we want to catch rabbits.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::nods and lowers her body, pretending for a moment, to be stalking something::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::stays quiet, walking a bit in the other direction, as they reach the forest::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::seems to be quite enjoying herself::
Maeve Owens: :::farther into the forest a small slender figure can be seen ducking into a thick clump of bushes:::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::his eyes follow the motion, and he freezes::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::moves closer to Dan; whispers:: Did you see something?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::nods; quietly, not shifting his gaze:: I think it had a tail.
Maeve Owens: :::the bushes move again and they see a big mouse-like tail disappear inside:::
Quantum Catz: DA: ::creeps quietly forward::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::follows much more slowly, so as not to startle the creature, which seemed to be nearly as big as him::
Maeve Owens: :::the bush moves again:::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::tail swishes slightly as she moves towards it::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::continues on after her::
Maeve Owens: :::a thin cream colored tail, not unlike a mouses, moves out of the bush again before quickly disappearing:::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::follows as well, just wondering what the creature might be, as it doesn't smell familiar at all::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::finally, her excitement gets the better of her and she punces at the creature::
Maeve Owens: KY: :::she goes flying backwards as the cat lands on top of her. She whimpers a little, bringing two dainty hands to cover her face::: Get... off of me! :::she coughs a little, her sleek cream colored body heaving from the effort.::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::stares at her in surprise and jumps off of her::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::chases after Sara once she's pounced, stopping to look at the creature as well::
Maeve Owens: KY: :::her small round mouse ears are drawn back against her head, and two red eyes stare up at her attackers in fear. Theres red streaks adorning her face and limbs:::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::mutters:: You're not supposed to talk, you're supposed to be an animal
YarnKittymon: DN: ::primly:: You look like a big mouse.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::half-jokingly:: Maybe she tastes like one too
Maeve Owens: KY: :::she struggles to get to her feet; weakly::: Yes, I suppose I have some mouse like qualities. Although I don't ever recall meeting abnormally large talking cats. ::she gives them a small friendly smile::: You dont eat mice do you?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::sullenly, tail twitching:: Would if I could catch 'em.
Maeve Owens: KY: :::looks a little worried, even taking a few steps backwards:::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::looks at Daniel:: She's boring - want to go look for rabbits?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::looks back at the mouse-woman for a moment, then turns away:: Yeah.
Maeve Owens: KY: :::quickly::: You might want to... :::coughs::: stay in the forest for a while. :::she has another coughing fit, almost doubling over from the force:::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::looks back, mrring, tail twitching more:: You smell sick.
Quantum Catz: SA: Are you okay? We could go get someone...
Maeve Owens: KY: :::weakly::: no, no... you might... I was on my way. Do cats catch people colds?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: Sometimes.
Quantum Catz: SA: On your way where?
Maeve Owens: KY: :::she glances down at the ground, backing up some more; quietly.::: To get help..
YarnKittymon: DN: Why? Are you hungry? We can catch a rabbit for you!
Maeve Owens: KY: ::::shakes her head::: Vegetarian but thanks anyway. :::her stomach grumbles but she ignores it::: Now that you've stumbled across me I think it might be best if we all went in to see the doctor. :::she looks at them sadly:::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::tilts her head:: Why? We were going to stay here till dinner
Maeve Owens: KY: :::quietly::: You might be sick now too. And I have to hurry...I have to get back...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::growls softly:: Sick?
Quantum Catz: SA: ::shakes her head:: I don't feel sick at all
Maeve Owens: KY: You might later. And you shouldn't get around others.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::ears go back, unhappily; he looks about ready to bolt::
Maeve Owens: KY: I'm sorry. Really I am, but you shouldn't endager anyone else. :::coughs again:::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::swishes her tail:: Who says you're not lying?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::nods, looking back at Sara, though he seems scared:: Let's go back to town.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::turns to go::
Maeve Owens: KY: NO! If you go back into town you should see the doctor. You cant... :::sighs, tears coming to her eyes::: You cant take the chance that anyone else might get sick! :::her small body is racked with another set of coughs and she sinks to the ground, her energy draining:::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::suspiciously:: What's *wrong* with you anyway?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::eyes widen more, so the white membrane around his eyes is visible; mrrs::
Maeve Owens: KY: :::weakly::: Just need to rest for a few minutes....
Quantum Catz: SA: ::growls slightly:: Yeah but what are you sick with?
Maeve Owens: KY: A bad strain of the flu... :::tears come to her eyes::: my son died of it ::her voice catches::: my daughter... she's even sicker. I need to get back to her. With help.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs; he's too young to remember the flu pandemic of 1918, but he's heard stories::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::looks a bit concerned now too but says:: But you're a mouse, maybe it's just bad to you cos you're weaker than other people - i bet we wouldn't die - we're stronger
Maeve Owens: KY: ::::shakes her head::: I dont know. For your sake I hope it's true.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, looking back at Sara:: What should we do?
Maeve Owens: KY: :::she takes a few more clensing breaths and struggles back to her feet again. She brushes the dirt and leaves from her clothes::: Come to town with me, to the doctor, just as a precaution.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::looks at Daniel; twitching her nose:: I don't like the doctr
YarnKittymon: DN: ::nods; quietly:: But I don't wanna die.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::makes a noise that's half a growl and half a meow:: I guess we could go...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::goes over to Sara and licks the side of her face:: We won't die.
Maeve Owens: KY: :::sadly:: Then we should start moving. Try not to get close to anyone.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::rubs her head against Dan's neck:: This's stupid, i bet we're not even ill ::though she starts to move back towards the town::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::nods, following Sara quickly:: Crazy mouse-lady.
Quantum Catz: SA: She just wants to distract us from tryin to eat her
Maeve Owens: KY: ::::she follows behind them; sadly::: If my daughter dies, you're welcome to me.
YarnKittymon: DN: Probably doesn't even taste good.
Maeve Owens: KY: I might if you liked a kind of human taste to your mice.
Quantum Catz: SA: Don't be silly, we don't eat humans...
Maeve Owens: KY: :::shrugs::: Maybe you should try being vegetarians. Would you like a dog person to try and eat you?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::turns away:: We're *cats.*
Maeve Owens: KY: Yes, but you can also talk. :::she smiles a little, humorously, like you would when teasing small children::: Ever try being friends with the poor helpless rabbits you eat?
Quantum Catz: SA: We've got to eat something ::bares her teeth:: We were built for eating meat
YarnKittymon: DN: And it tastes good!
Maeve Owens: KY: :::tries not to laugh and ends up coughing:::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::is quiet for a while, then, as they're approaching town:: Becky's gonna be mad.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::lowers her head:: And Sammy
Maeve Owens: KY: :::wacthes them sadly, thinking about her daughter, she picks up her pace a little:::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::mewls::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a couple at the edge of town, and they look rather startled to see two cats and a mouse-person together, even though they know the cats::
Maeve Owens: KY: :::whispers::: Lets move around them. Dont get too close.
Quantum Catz: SA: ::slowly does as the woman says; though she doesn't look too happy about it::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::looks down, trying not to even take many breaths::
YarnKittymon: : ::they go deeper into town, and reach the doctor's office::
Maeve Owens: KY: :::looks down at the two of them and then pushes the door open.:::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::pads after her, looking unhappy::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor isn't one for keeping a poker face, and when she hears the story, she looks rather upset, and immediately quarantines them in the back examining room, putting on a flimsy paper mask, and giving one to each of her new patients::
Maeve Owens: KY: I cant stay here... my daughter... someone needs to go help her...
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor frowns:: I don't want to risk anyone else getting infected, unless the cats can do it...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::clawing at the wall a little:: What if we're not sick yet?
Quantum Catz: SA: I bet we're not sick, i don't feel sick
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor nods:: That could be...I'd better separate the two of you from Karayan, then, just in case.
Maeve Owens: KY: :::looking up at the doctor, quite pleadingly::: my daughter...
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor looks troubled:: I'll see if anyone else will risk it. I don't know...don't know what's going to happen; they might quarantine the town.
Maeve Owens: KY: :::attempts to get out of the bed::: Then I'm going back for her myself, even if I cant... ::::tears well up in her eyes:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor looks back at Karayan:: I'll go if I have to. I'm not going to let a child die alone in a cave. Don't worry. ::looks back down at the cats, trying to smile:: Come on; we'll go next door. I'll bring you some toys and something to eat, okay?
Maeve Owens: KY: :::she still looks a little perplexed::: Hurry.. please...
Quantum Catz: SA: ::moves towards the door::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::stays close to Sara::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor cringes, though it's hard to see her expression behind the paper mask hiding her nose and lips:: I'll do all I can. ::leaves the room with the cats in tow::

YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor comes back to her office well after sunset, exhausted, but carrying a little mouse-eared girl on her back, who she delivers to her mother's room::
SP00KY One: KY: :::is over joyed to see her daughter and pumps the doctor with a lot of questions about how she is while trying to move and check for herself:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor just gives the girl to her mother, without making any definite comments on her condition::
SP00KY One: KY: :::holds her daughter close, rocking her back and forth:::: Are you alright? I'm so sorry.
YarnKittymon: PQ: ::snuggles into her mother's arms, touching one of her furry stripes, which match those on her own face:: I love you...
SP00KY One: KY: :::whispers softly::: I love you too baby, so much. We're gonna be alright. :::fights to keep the tears from falling:::
YarnKittymon: PQ: ::softly, closing her eyes:: You don't believe it...
SP00KY One: KY: I believe it! We're gonna be just fine. :::tries to smile:::
YarnKittymon: PQ: ::softly:: You don't and the doctor doesn't. I can hear you, remember?
SP00KY One: KY: :::sighs::: I'm sorry baby. So sorry... ::::hugs her daughter closer:::

Quantum Catz: BM: ::after finding out about Dan being quarantined Becky went to the doctor to try and see him, if even through a window, but the blinds were closed and now she's standing outside, pacing and looking frustrated and annoyed, especially since all she'd really have to do to see him is to teleport::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::had been out on his bike and finds Marquis itself is under quarantine when he gets back; he frankly thinks the guards are fools, and goes in anyway, though they tell him he won't be allowed to leave until the quarantine is lifted. He parks his bike back at his house and goes to the doctor's, knowing that if the guards were right in saying a couple cats brought it in, that's probably where Becky will be::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't notice him as she's rather distracted by her frustration::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I've never seen a government overreact this much.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::turns to look at him:: There was some flu thing ten years back apparently...they're worried it'll happen again
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns when he sees Becky's expression; softly:: You don't think it's that bad, do you?
Quantum Catz: BM: They won't let me *see* him
YarnKittymon: TY: Is he in there? Why don't you tap on the window?
Quantum Catz: BM: The stupid blinds are closed ::flexes her hand, glancing towards the building as if tempted just to teleport in::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: I'm sure he's fine.
Quantum Catz: BM: I just want to *see* him - they can't tell me he might have some deadly flu thing and then not let me *see* him!
YarnKittymon: TY: I could make a peephole...if you're sure that's the room he's in.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sgihs:: Well, i'm not, since i can't see in there
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Becky, and then tries it anyway; it takes a while to get a inch-square pane of glass in the wall, since he's careful not to let any air out of the quarantined room::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves towards the peephole, desperate to see if Dan's alright::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::is sleeping curled up at the foot of the bed, leaning against Sara::
Quantum Catz: SA: ::is lying with her head resting on her paws, looking bored::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Tell me I got the right room, at least.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is rather calmed at being able to see Dan:: Yeah...he...doesn't look ill...but then i guess he wouldn't right now... ::keeps looking for a moment and pulls away, sighing::
YarnKittymon: TY: Well...if he does, can't you just zip forward a couple hundred years? I'm sure they'll have a medicine by then, if we haven't all killed each other.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down:: You know i've never gone to the future
YarnKittymon: TY: I'd suggest you keep it from happening, but I know you're not fond of *that.*
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wrap her arms around herself and winces:: Please don't start on that right now
YarnKittymon: TY: I told you; they're paranoid. He'll be fine.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::agrees:: Yeah, it's just the whole 'safe than sorry' thing...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a pause:: Anything I can do to help?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head:: I feel better now i've seen him
YarnKittymon: TY: ::takes her hand:: Good.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly and wearily:: You know when you said Christa only got upset over kids and Clayton...i don't suppose Dan would count as a kid to her...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes:: I...don't know. She didn't love cats or anything...
Quantum Catz: BM: Well...that's... ::hesitates at the thought of saying it's good:: better for Dan anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: And if it was about him, don't you think she would've warned us anyway?
Quantum Catz: BM: She promised she wouldn't
YarnKittymon: TY: I know...and she hasn't...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rubs her eyes, rather wearily:: You kow some people go through life without ever being in danger, without ever worrying about their friends lives...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: Not in our time. Even if you're not a variant, you usually get in a car accident, or find out someone has cancer...and a few hundred years ago you didn't know if you'd die of plague or smallpox.
Quantum Catz: BM: But worrying that bad things might happen isn't quite the same as them really happening
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, if it weren't for Dominick, I guess you wouldn't've had so much to worry about.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Toby, a bit sadly:: But then i wouldn't have you either
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles weakly:: That's life, isn't it? Full of trade-offs.
Quantum Catz: BM: Yeah, cept no one knows what option they're gonna get till they've got it...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rather quietly:: Except maybe you.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces then says:: I'm just some scientist's lab rat - i don't have any right to have a say in what does and doesn't happen in people's lives
YarnKittymon: TY: I wish you'd stop thinking like that. I wouldn't fall in love with someone who's not a *person,* and no matter what you are, if someone wants help, you're allowed to give it to them.
Quantum Catz: BM: But i shouldn't be allowed to change what's already happened in their lives - it's like taking a big huge shortcut instead of dealing with it
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: And I think you're wrong.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles wearily:: I know you do
YarnKittymon: TY: ::kisses her wordlessly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::kisses him back for a bit and then pulls away; smiling weakly:: What was that for?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: More fun than just saying "I love you," isn't it?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles a bit more warmly and then adds:: I love you too
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a pause:: I'll bet someone could get a note into Daniel if you wanted. And I'm sure Sara's folks are upset too.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: I'll bet they are
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, a few days and when they don't have any symptoms I'm sure they'll let 'em out.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces at the thought of having to wait for days::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a moment:: If they'd bring a microphone in to the other side, I could probably rig up some kind of way for you to talk with him...
Quantum Catz: BM: They won't let anyone in except maybe the doctor and apparently she's gone of to find the daughter of the woman who turned up with the flu in the first place
YarnKittymon: TY: Shouldn't she be back by now? I was gone most the day, and it had to have taken at least a few hours to get the town blocked off...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: I don't know...i don't know where the girl was
YarnKittymon: TY: Well...Daniel didn't spend much time with the woman, did he?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::feeling a bit frustrated again:: I don't *know*. He was probably in the forest so he had to go from there to here and who knows how long he and Sara talked to the woman first
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, he's not a person, exactly. You can't catch a cold from your cat, so I don't think he could've caught anything either.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: He can sometimes catch colds from people though
YarnKittymon: TY: ::weakly:: Well..he's young, though. At the height of his health. It's like measles; kids get over it quicker than adults.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods slightly:: yeah...
YarnKittymon: TY: When you...thought you were going to fade away, you were chanting something. Don't Buddhists have anyone to pray to when they get scared?
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't pray *to* anyone...cept i guess myself...to teach myself not to be scared...
YarnKittymon: TY: Well...I guess that's good enough, since he's going to be fine anyway.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly and nods:: I hope so
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: I'm sure he will be...because otherwise I'd be writing a threatening letter to Christa about now.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: Don't say that
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, I didn't say she'd write *back.* It's not like I'll ever see her again.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down:: No, i guess not...
YarnKittymon: TY: So any threat's pretty idle, unless I live to see 100 or so, and then I'll probably be too feeble to do much.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Although you might well try...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks a little surprised:: Well, I don't think I'll *threaten* her.
Quantum Catz: BM: No...i just meant...you might try to talk her round again or something... ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns; after a moment:: You want to go find some stuff to buy Daniel and Sara? Or have me make 'em some toys? Keep 'em busy for a little while?
Quantum Catz: BM: There were some toys in the room already, i think and Dan's asleep right now anyway ::smiles weakly:: And i don't think any toy's going to keep Sara much amused after she's been stuck there for a full day, she's never seemed like much of an indoors cats...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles:: A scratching post, then? I guess she might have more fun destroying the toys, though.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs:: Probably
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, stop worrying, OK? I'll write Christa tonight, but since she's not getting the letter for another 70 years or so, I'm not really in a hurry.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: You won't write to her about this, though, right? I mean, you already know she won't tell you...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: I thought that's what you wanted, though.
Quantum Catz: BM: I just wondered if you thought she'd get upset over a cat. I don't...i don't want to know ::sighs and looks away from him::
YarnKittymon: TY: I told you not to worry. And I'm sure not gonna change time so that Daniel doesn't have to be locked up for a few days. Because that's all that's gonna happen.
Quantum Catz: BM: Yeah ::sighs:: Oh, this's useless... i might go home and try to meditate for a while or something
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods:: Then I'll just go home, I guess, but I'll be there if you need to talk or see me or anything.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances back at the building again:: Yeah, okay...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: Nah...I'll come see you in a couple hours. Unless the guards quarantine my house, too.
Quantum Catz: BM: They're not likely to do that are they?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smirks:: Makes about as much sense as what they're doing at the edge of town, doesn't it?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: They're just worried...
YarnKittymon: TY: I guess. But it's not like they're gonna get sued or anything; they don't have to be *that* careful.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well...in the worst case scenario...someone they know dies...i guess they think it's worth being cautious just in case
YarnKittymon: TY: I guess. And don't worry; I won't leave town or anything.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: If the guards'd even let you
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smirks:: They can't watch *everywhere,* and there's some houses near the edge of town....easy in, easy out. They wouldn't be expecting me to come out a wall, right?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly::Well they might if they know u
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, I wouldn't have much to lose; they couldn't "quarantine" me in a jail cell for long. ::grins:: I'll see you in a couple hours, OK?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: Okay
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles at Becky, and then heads off back home::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes one last look at the doctor's office and then goes back to her house::


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