~Saturday, April 18, 1931~

YarnKittymon: : ::the whole party was too exhausted to make it back to Marquis last night, and Libby at least had the sense to insist they camp out; luckily, it doesn't rain; she wakes with the sun, her head on Jack's chest and one arm around him::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::is still sleeping heavily, snoring slightly although not particularly loudly::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she turns over on her side, grumbles, pulls a stick from underneath of her and flings it away from her in disgust before settling back down to try and sleep:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sits up slightly to see that Maeve is still at least trying to sleep, and then rests her head on Jack again, waiting for one of them to wake; she's not tired, but it feels good to be near him::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::after a while he groans and stretches his arms out above his head, yawning::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sits up; softly, her hand still on his chest:: Good morning.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::::something fuzzy crawls across the arm that is pillowing her head and she jerks awake. Her eyes widen as they settle on a strange looking bug. She quickly sits up, letting out a small shriek as she does so, while flailing her arm about to dislodge the unwelcome guest from her arm::: Get off of me!
Quantum Catz: JK: ::turns to Maeve:: You alright?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::grumbles::: Yes, unless you count every muscle in my body protesting to any kind of movement. :::she turns her head, stretching out her neck but winces when the cramping intensifies:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns, stretching:: I know the feeling...but the sooner we get home the sooner we can sleep somewhere soft.
Quantum Catz: JK: Ah, it's not so bad
Maeve Owens: MV: :::rises to her feet::: Hmph. :::looks at Jack:: *You* practically had a blanket. :::moving her gaze to Libby::: And you practically had a mattress! Of course it wasn't *that* bad.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::laughs:: I don't think Libby quite works as a blanket, it's not like she was draped right over me
YarnKittymon: LB: ::flushes rather deeply, turning her attention to her pack, and not replying::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::bites back a laugh and turns away:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::trying to regain her dignity; stands:: Let's just get back home, OK?
Maeve Owens: MV: Works for me.
Quantum Catz: JK: Yeah ::stands up and stretches again::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at Jack for a moment, silently, then straightens her shirt and starts off towards Marquis again::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she follows behind the two love birds, a wistful expression on her face::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::walks quite cheerfully towards the town::
YarnKittymon: : ::they continue on but when they're about a quarter mile from the town a guard approaches them, looking rather worried, his crossbow drawn:: Halt!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::the shout startles her, almost as much as the crossbow::: Well, so much for a warm welcome.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::stops walking, looking at the guard, a bit pale::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::stops:: Alright, mate, no need to look so worried, you're te one with the weapon here
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns, looking around him suspiciously, then, softly:: Jack, ladies, they're gonna arrest the lot of you if you go back in town.
Quantum Catz: JK: Bugger, i guess they noticed we were gone, then
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard looks around again:: You three did something to make everyone healthy, didn't you?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods, looking rather pale::: Yeah but it might be better if we extended our vacation. :::glances over at Libby nervously:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I don't want to leave town...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::mumbles::: I don't want to go back to jail.
Quantum Catz: JK: That ain't really in my future plans either
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, not looking up:: Well, we could hire a lawyer; perhaps he could get us freed.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::grumbles::: That is if we even *live* to see our trial.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns:: I think...I think most the town understands....it's just the mayor insists on playing by the rules.
Quantum Catz: JK: Well so they should since we got rid of all the disease for them
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard speaks quietly:: Still, we were under quarantine. ::quickly:: The mayor said he'll get the governor of Gate Town to send guards after you.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::winces:: And its back to being on the run.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::a little sharply:: Well, we're running out of continents, Maeve!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::cringes::: I'm sorry! At least this time its not completely my fault!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: It's not your fault; it's mine. Perhaps if I explained how I coerced you two into it...
Maeve Owens: MV: I wasn't blaming you either! *Someone* had to stop him!
Quantum Catz: JK: Arguin' with each other ain't goin' to help anything
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looking through the forest in the direction of Marquis; softly:: I just wanted to settle down...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::sighs:: How are we going to get the mayor to believe it was us that aided in everyones recovery?
YarnKittymon: : ::they hear a couple voices in the distance, and some rustling::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::pales even more::: Too late, they founds us. :::attempts to start running in the opposite direction of the noise:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at Jack silently::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at Libby:: I'm seriously tempted to run, Libby - coupla days and i can be off the island and gone...but....
Maeve Owens: MV: :::calls over her shoulder::: You two just going to stand there and be carted off to jail?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::not quite sure what to say; softly:: I love you, Jack...I'll...go back to town, and you wait for me.
Quantum Catz: JK: But...you'll be arrested
Maeve Owens: MV: :::yelling::: And most likely killed for your trouble!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I'm tired of running. This will blow over in a few days; you'll see. ::glances back at Jack, then walks towards town::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::shakes his head:: I ain't got a trusting bone in my body for the authorities, Libby....I'm sorry... ::hesitates and then turns to follow Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::turns around for a moment to watch her head into town::: Thats what you said the last time! :::moans::: Libby come on! I don't exactly feel right about just abondoning you to go to jail *alone*. But I'm with Jack on this one.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nudges the guard; softly:: Looks like you caught me. ::goes on towards town, ignoring Maeve::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks back at Libby too; softly:: It's her decision, Maeve
Maeve Owens: MV: :::groans::: I'm a horrible friend but I cant go back. Maybe her experience in jail wont go as horribly wrong as mine did. I hope anyway.
Quantum Catz: JK: Jail ain't ever a great experience...but I doubt the jails here are as bad as you can get on the mainland
Maeve Owens: MV: Thats true and I've never been inside a jail on the island so I wouldn't know what steps they've taken to make sure certain variants remain inside their cells. Anyways, I guess we should keep moving if we dont want to be caught.
Quantum Catz: JK: Yeah
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she continues on in the direction she had been going:::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::suddenly grabs onto Jack's arm and pulls him back towards town::: We *have* to go back! Maybe we can get to her before everyone finds out she's back. :::theres a sense of urgancy in her voice:::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::frowns at Maeve:: But she don't want to come with us
Maeve Owens: MV: Too bad, she is going to have to. They might kill her off if she goes back into town!
Quantum Catz: JK: I don't think they'd kill 'er - not if most've the town is on her sid
Maeve Owens: MV: :::puts her hands on her hips::: We dont have time to argue. The law doesn't care who is on whose side. I just might have a reason to believe that they might so maybe we should just go and drag her back. Alright?
Quantum Catz: JK: *why* have you got a reason to think that? I doubt breakin quarantine is that bad, especially if it fixes the whole damn thing
Maeve Owens: MV: Because she doesn't seem to be present in my future okay! So maybe I'm overly paranoid but I'd rather be sure...
Quantum Catz: JK: In yer future? For God's sake, what happened to that normal world i got used to where everythin doesn't seem to have some crazy *magical* thing to it all the darned time?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smiles::: You entered my world, thats what.

Quantum Catz: JK: ::rolls his eyes:: 'S what I get fer offering a friendly ear to my lovestruck cell-mate anyway - won't be doing that again in a hurry - come on, i guess we can check it out or something..maybe we can find out what they're gonna do with Libby - rather than runing along and forcing her to come with us
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods::: Sounds good to me.
Quantum Catz: JK: Me too - I still ain't rested enough to deal with puttin' Libby in a bad mood
Maeve Owens: MV: I'd say going to jail should already have her in a bad mood. I would be. :::she heads back towards town::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::sighs:: She didn't have to go
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she moves along without comment, growing more nervous the closer they get:::
YarnKittymon: : ::they get within sight of town without being approached by any guards::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks around for any signs of Libby:::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::watches out for any guards, sure that no matter what Libby says, that the guards will still take them for being as guilty as libby::
YarnKittymon: : ::Jack spots two guards near the edge of town, both with spears, neither paying all that much attention to their duties; Maeve doesn't see any sign of Libby::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::whispers::: Do we try to go any further? Cause I'm thinking we're already too late.
Quantum Catz: JK: I dunno...but i'd rather those guards didn't see us anyway
YarnKittymon: : ::they spot Toby walking near the edge of town, looking rather pale and thin, his hands in his pockets, his gaze fixed on the ground; he doesn't spot Maeve and Jack::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks::: Now if I had telepathic powers I'd tell Toby to go after Libby.
Quantum Catz: JK: Can't you use your fire powers to grab his attention somehow - without burnin down the forest of course
Maeve Owens: MV: :::still smirking::: Sure... and also the guards while I'm at it.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::rolls his eyes:: Well, i don't know - i just think it'd be a hell of a lot easier to get him to find out what's goin on than t'try goin into town ourselves...
Maeve Owens: MV: Fine, but if the guards spot it prepare to run. :::she makes a fireball, tossing it up and down to get Toby's attention:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finally looks up; he looks a bit angry, and silently tries to shoo them away::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::the fireball disappears as she motions for him to come over:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::does so, still looking rather angry; whispers:: You two get *out* of here!
Maeve Owens: MV: What have they done with Libby?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::walks past them, farther into the forest, without speaking::
Maeve Owens: MV: Toby! :::follows him:: They didn't kill her on sight did they?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::folds his arms and follows them both, looking tense although not so worried as Maeve obviously is::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glances back at Maeve; softly:: No.
Maeve Owens: MV: Then what is going on then? Why do you look so angry?
YarnKittymon: TY: Because you were stupid enough to show up. They're gonna whip her, and they'd do the same to you if they caught you.
Maeve Owens: MV: What?! We've got to get her out!
Quantum Catz: JK: ::the look on his face instantly freezes over, hiding his emotions; coldly:: It's nice to know they're civilised about things on this island anyway
Maeve Owens: MV: I knew it. :::turns around to head back into town:::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::grabs for her wrist:: You can't just barge into town - they'd just arrest you too
Maeve Owens: MV: :::jerks her arm away::: Well we cant just stand around and let them do that to her! We don't have time for another plan either!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, not looking up:: They won't do it 'til tomorrow, and I can heal her when they're done.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::softly::: That doesn't take away the emotional scars Toby.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles weakly, athough still rather coldly:: Reckon they'd let her off if i said i'd take her turn too?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks ready to object, then, softly:: I don't know...
Maeve Owens: MV: Then we have time to think of a way to break her out overnight. Any suggestions?
Quantum Catz: JK: Knowin Libby...she'd prob'ly rather have the whip than go on the run ov'r it, Maeve
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks over at Toby::: Have you spoken to her?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: I just heard they had her, and yesterday the mayor decided the punishment for you three.
Maeve Owens: MV: I don't feel right about leaving her in there, regardless if she *might* want to stay.
YarnKittymon: TY: Why'd you guys leave town, anyway? Didn't do you any good.
Quantum Catz: JK: I ain't now...ain't no point in runnin' from a whippin, if that's all they're gonna do
Maeve Owens: MV: To stop everyone from dying. We found the man responsible and with the help of his children we got him to cure everyone. Maybe we should go back for them...see if they could help.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::leans heavily against a tree, sighing::
Maeve Owens: MV: You probably shouldn't be hanging around with us Toby. Might get you in trouble.
Quantum Catz: JK: Screw that, Maeve. They obviously don't care about *why* we did it ::turns and heads back towards the town::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::straightens, looking back at Maeve:: So you're back on the run?
Maeve Owens: MV: I guess not. I mean, they both went back... so I guess I better go to. Where else am I going to go? It would only be a matter of time before they caught me.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Unless you could really convince them that you three saved the town...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods, looking farther into the woods::: I suppose. That is if I don't get lost on my way. :::laughs::: And its better than going to jail.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods silently::
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, wish me luck then. :::smiles at him before heading off in the direction the three of them had come from:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Good luck, then...
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the guards finally spots Jack, though he's practically in town, and grabs his arm:: You know where I'm taking you, right?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::mutters sarcastically:: Don't suppose it's down the pub for a drink, is it?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard smirks, a bit sadistically:: Sorry. Mayor's orders, you know. ::escorts him to the small jail near the center of town; it's built of simple wooden planks, with three barred cells on the inside; Libby's alone in
YarnKittymon: the one nearest the door, looking pretty scared in the lantern light, and more scared upon seeing Jack:: They caught you?
Quantum Catz: JK: Well, they'll probably say that but i dunno if walkin' up to them really counts as bein' caught
YarnKittymon: LB: ::as the guard unlocks the cell next to hers; Libby's eyes widen:: Why?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at her for a moment and then turns to the guard and says:: I want to talk to your mayor by the way ::sarcastically:: And preferably before tomorrow
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard opens the door wide for Jack:: He's your mayor too, you know.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::doesn't reply to that, he simply steps into the cell::
Quantum Catz: JK: Just get him alright?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard slams the cell door; a little sarcastically:: Yes, sir. ::he heads off, though there's another guard sitting at a desk across from the cells, looking a strange cross between bored and uncomfortable::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks around at the cell, a slight grimace crossing his face, and then stretches out on a cot, folding his arms behind his head:: Good thing i ain't ever been claustrophobic, anyway
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sits on the cot next to Jack's wall; softly:: You shouldn't have, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: You think a whip scares me? M'dad could do just as well with a belt
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: At least it'll be done soon and we can get back to our lives...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::after a pause, still quietly:: I'm sure Toby will heal you when it's done with, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: Like i said, i ain't scared of whips and besides ::smirks slightly:: There's nothin' a good shot of dutch courage beforehand can't cure
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiling weakly, though of course Jack can't see that:: You happen to have some on you? Or is that what you're going to ask the mayor about?
Quantum Catz: JK: Nope, but nothin like relying on the kindness of your bloodthirsty spectators
YarnKittymon: LB: ::lays down; sighs:: I'm gettin' too old for this.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smirks:: What? Jail?
YarnKittymon: LB: The lot of it. I'm ready to just settle down, get old and get it over with.
Quantum Catz: JK: Yer only as old as you want to be - although pers'nly i could do without this crazy island magic crap sometimes
YarnKittymon: LB: ::lightly:: But then you wouldn't have me, would you?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::shrugs and smirks:: Wouldn't still be here if you weren't - Don's an alright guy but he ain't any reason to stick around on this island away from m'old mates
YarnKittymon: : ::before Libby can reply the prison door opens and a well-dressed man in a full suit comes in, smiling slightly and combing his hair back in the doorway; it's the mayor, who's suddenly taken it upon himself to be involved in the
YarnKittymon: town's affairs. He stands in front of Jack's cell, far back enough that Jack couldn't reach him through the bars, and smiles warmly:: You wished to see me?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at the man for a moment and then sits up:: Yeah, i did - i want to make a deal with you
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor smirks:: I'm not sure you're in a position to be negotiating.
Quantum Catz: JK: Look, i ain't tryin' to get out of anything, alright? I left the town cos i guess i figured it was worth tryin' to help everyone. If you want to punish it, fine - but i want to take the punishment - not Libby or Maeve - you get all your lashings...you just get them all on me
YarnKittymon: LB: ::in a tiny, scared voice:: Jack...
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor looks rather taken aback as well:: You...thought it was helping everyone, to flee our town, in our time of need, endangering the lives of everyone on the island, maybe the earth?
Quantum Catz: JK: Everyone's better now, aren't they? Funny coincidence that
YarnKittymon: : I don't know about that. I just know you were breaking the law, and the law doesn't have any place for substitutions.
Quantum Catz: JK: I don't care about the law - i kidnapped Libby and Maeve, dragged them off with me, if that's what you need to believe - and it's not like you could ever say Libby wasn't your usual pstanding citizen
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor frowns, then steps back to Libby:: Did he really kidnap you?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks down at the floor, her back against the wall and her shoulders shaking; can't bring herself to answer either way::
Quantum Catz: ((have i just got jack headin for being blamed for kidnapping as well? oops ^^;; ))
YarnKittymon: ((LOL))
YarnKittymon: : ::rather sharply:: Well?
Quantum Catz: JK: Does it matter? Just let me take her punishment
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor looks back at Jack, glaring:: If you kidnapped two ladies--one of whom is still missing--that's a bigger crime than even breaking quarantine.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::groans and lies back on the bed:: Oh for God's sake, save the world from bloody politicians
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I wasn't kidnapped. I asked him to come with me, and he did. And if it weren't for him you'd probably be sick in bed right now. If you should free anyone, it's him.
Quantum Catz: JK: Libby...
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor smiles slightly:: Well, this is a little cute. Kind of a "Gift of the Magi" thing going on.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::sharply:: Look...i ain't the best of guys in the world but i don't like to think there are people in power here who can decide to have a woman whipped and not even flicnh at it. Don't you have a wife, a sister, a daughter? Wou
Quantum Catz: ld you want that to happen to them if ever they do somethin' wrong round here?
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor's expression changes a little, as if Jack finally said something that hit home:: I daresay Ella'd probably do something to deserve it...
Quantum Catz: JK: Well, deserving or not, i'd rather take the pain myself than let someone i cared about take it
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor looks down, away from Jack:: It'll be 45 lashes. Even the Jews stopped at 39 when they punished people.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::doesn't react to the number:: Fine
YarnKittymon: LB: ::gets tears in her eyes, and jumps up to the bars of the cell, reaching an arm through towards Jack's cell:: You can't do this, Jack!
Maeve Owens: ((does the 45 count maeve's lashes?))
Quantum Catz: JK: ::reaches through and takes her hand, squeezing it:: It doesn't matter...pain i can deal with
Quantum Catz: ((yeah, that's what i was about to ask ^_^))
YarnKittymon: ((Yeah, it does))
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor steps back, glancing at the guard:: Let Miss Williamson go, then.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard gets up quickly to get the key::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Are you sure?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::shrugs:: Well i ain't gonna change my mind now. Go on, get out of here before they go changin their minds
YarnKittymon: LB: ::lets go of Jack's hand so the guard can open the cell door, then runs past to face Jack with tears in her eyes; she grabs his hand again:: Thank you...
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles weakly:: What're the odds that when Maeve finds out she ain't gonna be sensible enough to be so grateful?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I wouldn't take that bet at 10 to 1.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::chuckles and then tilts his head toward the door:: On you go - i guess i'll see you tomorrow
YarnKittymon: LB: ::cringes, turning rather pale; softly:: I'll bring the Dutch courage, Jack. Take care...
Quantum Catz: JK: You too ::lies back down on the bed::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::leaves, suddenly more sober and nearly as frightened as she had been in her cell::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::turns slightly to look at the mayor:: Thanks, mate. I don't much like the lashings thing but i'd rather it was me than her or Maeve
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor looks rather taken-aback; quietly:: I never would've taken you for a gentleman, Jack.
Quantum Catz: JK: It ain't the act of a gentleman to not want to see a woman hurt - it's the act of a *decent* man
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor frowns, reaching into one of his suit pockets; a little drily:: It'll make a better show anyway.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::doesn't reply::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor shakes his head, pulling a cigarette out of his pocket, then pauses, looking back at Jack:: You want one?
Quantum Catz: JK: No thanks
YarnKittymon: ::the mayor nods, turning to go:: Until tomorrow, then.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::wryly:: Guess so
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor leaves::

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Maeve Owens: MV: :::is trying to find her way back towards Edusa and the others:::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve fairly stumbles into a guard as she's trying to find a path in the forest; the guard looks more surprised than anything else::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her eyes widen in surprise and she hesitates for a split second before taking off running:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard gives chase, running every bit as fast as her, and swinging his club:: Hey, wait!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she glances over her shoulder for a moment, the sight of the club making her turn slightly pale. She forces her legs to carry her even faster.::::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard slows down just slightly, hoping to tire her before he gets out of breath himself::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she keeps running, her eyes darting around, searching for Edusa, her attention not completely focussed on the ground before her:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard yells:: Look out for that log!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she had seen the log but his sudden shout startls her. Her left foot doesn't quite clear the top of it and it sends her crashing to the ground:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard catches up to her rather easily now, hauling her up by her arm:: Come on, now.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::struggles to wrestle her arm free::: You can't take me back! I've got to find someone.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard can't help but laugh, though Maeve's strong enough, he almost loses his grip:: Right; Mr. Whip and Mrs. Jail Cell. I'll take you to them right away.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she glares at him, one fireball forms in her hand she attempts to burn the hand holding her::: No, someone who can prove we helped stop everyone from dying. Let go.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard yells letting go of Maeve, but swings his club at her head::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::the club hits her hard enough to knock her down:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard hauls Maeve up again, trying to make her walk:: Come on now.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::moans, feeling the spot on her head where he hit her::: DId you have to hit me? :::she walks but she doesn't make it easy for him to hold on to her:::
YarnKittymon: : You were trying to run away, miss, and you nearly burned my hand clean off!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks::: Thats a bit much of an exagerration but I cant have you hauling me back to town and ruin any chance of our names being cleared now can I?
YarnKittymon: : What's this talk about clearing names, anyway?
Maeve Owens: MV: Like you'd believe me. :::gasps::: Look, whats that? :::points off to their right:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man looks, though holding Maeve's arm that much tighter as he turns his head::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::stomps on his foot to get him to release her:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man yells, letting go of Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::takes off running:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man runs after her, but slower this time, with a bit of a limp::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::::she suddenly feels something clamp around her left foot, jerking her backwards. She slides to the ground, turning to see what caught her foot. She tugs to free herself but cries out when it tightens around her foot, digging into her flesh:::
YarnKittymon: : ::a few minutes later the guard finally catches up, whistling when he sees Maeve trapped:: This is a bit of luck...not sure if it's bad or good...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::stares at him coldly:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard leans down:: What say I just leave you here 'til I get some backup?
Maeve Owens: MV: I'd say you'd be walking away with some burnt clothes.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns:: Well, don't struggle; you're just making it worse. ::approaches carefully::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she stays still, smirking at the fact that he seems to be slightly scared of her:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard pulls up on a wooden pin that's planted rather deeply into the ground:: That's all we have to get loose, but it's not coming...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks rather worried::: What do you mean its not coming? I'm not going to be stuck here! :::suddenly reaches over to help him:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard cringes, moving his hand away from Maeve's::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::glares at him while tugging on the pin and trying to bite back the pain of moving her foot::: Dont be such a wimp.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard glares at Maeve, then suddenly digs the grass away from the wooden pin about a foot in diameter:: You can burn it away, can't you?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::forms a fireball and attempts to do just that:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the wood singes beautifully, not quite catching on fire, but quickly becoming weak and brittle so that it snaps, loosing the wire snare::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::pulls it off her foot and then moves to stand up:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard helps her, frowning:: You need that bandaged?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks down at her foot::: I'm fine. You still insisting on throwing me in a jail cell?
YarnKittymon: : Even fate itself seems to want you in a jail cell, from the trouble you keep getting into.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her head snaps up to look at him, her eyes cold::: I haven't been in *that* much trouble on this island.
YarnKittymon: : Well, you tripped and got caught in a rabbit trap; that's a fair amount of trouble, isn't it?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::rather sarcastically::: At least I didn't fall for the oldest trick in the book.
YarnKittymon: : "Look out for that log" is that trick's cousin, you know.
Maeve Owens: MV: I wouldn't give yourself too much credit, your shout startled me, thats all.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man doesn't reply, looking down::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::briefly contemplates attempting another escape but figures she'd only end up in more trouble. She resigns herself to her fate, sighing deeply, and allows him to lead her back to town:::
YarnKittymon: : ::as they approach town, the guard speaks, softly:: I'm sorry for this. Most the town's with you.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::angrily, and looking none to happy either::: Except we didn't leave to avoid getting sick.
YarnKittymon: : ::softly:: I wish I believed you. ::heads towards the jail::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::starts to get nervous the closer they get, her stride slowing significantly:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard murmurs:: Fifteen lashes never killed anybody. ::holds Maeve firmly with his good arm while using the burned one to unlock the jail door::
Maeve Owens: MV: Perhaps not but its the principle of the matter.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard throws the door open and drags Maeve in, slamming the door noisily behind him::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::puts up a little resistance being in no hurry to be locked away:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the other guard gets up from his desk:: Hey, Mark, that's Maeve Owens, right?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard nods, rather proudly:: And I brought her in all by myself.
YarnKittymon: : ::shakes his head:: Let her go. This fella's taking her licks for her.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::glaring at the guard holding her::: If it wasn't for that trap I would have been long gone! ::::her eyes snap over to the other one::: And what do you mean takiing hte licks for me?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::raises an arm in a half-wave without looking up:: ou're free, Maeve, just leave it at that
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her eyes snap over to Jack and she glances around::: Wheres Libby?
Quantum Catz: JK: At home now, i guess
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her eyes widen::; Are you out of your mind?!
Quantum Catz: JK: Nope. Go home, Maeve...or go check on Libby...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::rather stunned::: Jack...
Quantum Catz: JK: Just go already, Maeve - it's sorted and it'll be over by tomorrow
Maeve Owens: MV: Except I dont want you taking my so called punishment for me. :::turning to the guards::: And if the mayor is about I'd like to tell him just what I think about his punishing methods.
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard who brought Maeve in tries to mask his disappointment with a sneer:: And you don't get a choice to hang around here either. Off you go! ::he forces her out of the jail::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she resists his efforts to force her out::: Get your hands off of me before I make your good hand match its mate!
YarnKittymon: : ::the man just rolls his eyes, murmuring something under his breath:: Sam, a little help?
YarnKittymon: : ::the other guard laughs slightly:: I thought you brought her in all by yourself.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::grins rather evily::: He'd like to think so but it was merely luck I got caught in a trap. Either way I can leave on my own thank you.
YarnKittymon: : ::Mark looks at Maeve coldly:: You'd best watch yourself. You aren't always gonna have a gentleman to take the fall for you.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::angrily::: And no one would be taking a fall if you would have left me alone to do what I was going to do!
YarnKittymon: : ::Mark glares:: You're free *now,* aren't you? Go jump in a river for all I care.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::gives him one last cold look before turning on her heel and marching out the door, and trying to ignore the cuts on her ankle:::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she's walking down the street, a slight limp in her step, with a determined look on her face. She's heading straight for the mayor:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor's house is the nicest one in town, two-story, and brick, with a front porch; it's rather too large for one man, but aside from the occasional party he lives there alone; the door is closed, but a couple windows open
YarnKittymon: to let the air circulate::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she doesn't hesitate to walk straight up to the porch and pound loudly on the front door:::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a noise of footfalls inside, but no one opens the door or speaks::
Maeve Owens: MV: I know you're in there! :::pounds on it again::: Open up!
YarnKittymon: : ::there's still no answer::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::pounds on it again:: Come on, I really don't feel up to breaking into a house today.
YarnKittymon: : ::a sharp voice comes from inside:: If you break it down I'll have you arrested for good!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::clears her throat then forces her voice to sound sweet and friendly::: Its just that I would like to speak with you about you're choice of punishments.
YarnKittymon: : ::drily:: I didn't get to be mayor by being stupid, and I'm not going to make it to be governor if I let you in, Miss Owens.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks::: Do you honestly think I am *stupid* enough to kill the mayor?
YarnKittymon: : Maim, perhaps, or take as hostage. No, thank you, Miss Owens.
Maeve Owens: MV: Fine. Then would you kindly explain to me why you think *whipping* someone would be a suitable punishment for merely breaking quarantine? A few months in jail seems to be a little more ethical.
YarnKittymon: : ::a little sarcastically:: Well, who's to say he wouldn't break jail like he broke quarantine? And besides, I think he'd prefer it to be over quickly.
Maeve Owens: MV: That still doesn't excuse the inhumane nature of the ruling. You were about to have the same thing done to both me and Libby. Makes a person wonder what kind of a man they have holding the mayors position.
YarnKittymon: : The word came down from Gate Town. Take it up with them if you like.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::is rather speechless for a moment::: Still, you could have fought it. What about Jack? You've given him my lashings yet you hadn't even caught me yet. How can punishment be decided and ruled on if the guilty party is still mi
Maeve Owens: ssing?
YarnKittymon: : ::incredulously:: You really *want* to be whipped until your black is bloody?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks::: I'm pretty confident that wont happen since you've released me. Cant very well go back on that now can you?
YarnKittymon: : Well, you're right about that. He's taking the stripes for you and you'll just have to live with it.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shakes her head::: No, its not right. He should by rights only get 30. I wasn't present to give my consent. I should have at least had some say in it.
YarnKittymon: : And you don't. It won't kill him; if it even looks close I'll pardon him and be a hero.
Maeve Owens: MV: Not in my eyes you wont. At any rate this isn't over. :::she turns on her heel and walks away from the house, still limping slightly:::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::Daniel is suddenly sniffing at Maeve's heels; meows:: You're bloody.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::jumps about ten feet in the air and then cries out when she lands on her injured foot. Once she recovers she glances down at the cat::: Goodness Daniel, you scared me to death. Where'd you come from?
YarnKittymon: DN: Toby said I could go out. Are you gonna get whipped?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shakes her head::: No, and neither will Jack if I can prevent it.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::hisses briefly:: Who're you gonna fight?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::laughs::: No one, I hope. I have to go speak with Libby because I am going to need her help to do it. :::limps off towards Libby's house:::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::follows her, sniffing:: You're still bleeding a little.
Maeve Owens: MV: Yeah I know but I don't have the time to deal with it right now.
YarnKittymon: DN: But if there's any wolves around they'll smell you and eat you up!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::laughs::: Wolves are scared of fire so I think I'm safe from them.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, still not satisfied::
YarnKittymon: : ::aside from Daniel's asking questions, nothing else pesters Maeve on her way to Libby's::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she gets to Libby's house and knocks on the door:::
YarnKittymon: : ::it's a couple minutes before Libby answers; she looks like she's been crying, but politely says:: Good to see you again, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles::: Nice to see you aren't stuck in jail. However, we have to stop them from whipping Jack. The mayor wont listen to reason but if we could get Edusa to let them see *why* we left then maybe he'll put a stop to this nons
Maeve Owens: ense.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods instantly:: I was about to have a bath but I suppose there's no sense in that now. ::more soberly:: I doubt it'll work, but we don't have any choice but to try. I'm not sure we can make it in time, though.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::grumbles::: If I hadn't been caught then this might all be over with.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::helpfully:: She's bleeding.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks down at Maeve's ankle:: Caught by *what*?
Maeve Owens: MV: I kind of got lost on my way there and was found by one of the guards. ::::glances at Daniel, smirking::: And thank you so much for pointing that out. :::the wound is still bleeding a little and theres a trail of blood disappear
Maeve Owens: ing into her shoe:::
YarnKittymon: LB: For pity's sake, Maeve; get in here! I'll bandage it, at least, unless you want me to fetch Toby.
Maeve Owens: MV: That would take too long. We don't have enough time.
YarnKittymon: LB: If you're limping we'll move awfully slowly, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::not looking at all pleased::: Okay, then lets go fetch Toby.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods silently, and goes back inside to get a bottle filled with water, then leaves the house, locking the door behind her:: I wish Becky were here; this'd be so much easier...
Maeve Owens: MV: She still hasn't come back?
YarnKittymon: LB: I don't know if something's happened to her, or...::shakes her head, walking quickly towards Becky's house, where Toby's still living::
Maeve Owens: MV: Maybe she's just mad at Toby. :::her voice slowly fades off as she thinks about some of the things Paelith said:::
YarnKittymon: LB: If that were it, she could've at least said 'goodbye' to *me.* ::looks rather hurt, but tries to hide it, and knocks loudly on Becky's door::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::sofly::: true...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::answers, looking pretty tired; half-smiles down at Daniel:: So that's where you ran off to.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::meows:: Maeve's bleeding.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::tries not to laugh::: Daniel's afraid I'm going to be eaten by wolves.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::kneels next to Maeve to examine her ankle:: There's no wolves around here, Daniel. ::stands again:: Come inside and sit down, Maeve, so you don't fall while I'm doing it.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::limps inside::: Didn't want to bother you but we have to make good time if we plan to make it to our destination.
YarnKittymon: TY: Get your shoe off; if I'm gonna heal Jack tomorrow I can't be wasting my energy re-forming anything but your skin. What destination?
Maeve Owens: MV: If we make it in time you wont have to. :::slips off her shoe, wincing in pain::: Where I was headed before I fell into a trap and siezed by a guard with a large ego.
YarnKittymon: TY: Oh. ::gently touches Maeve's wound to get a feel for it, not healing anything yet::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Toby, if we don't make it back in time, see that Jack gets some whiskey or something before they start, and explain what we've done. I promised I'd bring him some....
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods; glances up at Maeve:: Ready?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods, stealing herself against the pain:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::takes a deep breath, then sets to work, carefully restoring Maeve's muscles and skin molecule by molecule, painfully, until they're as good as new::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::grits her teeth, one small whimper slipping past her lips before he's done.:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods to Maeve when he's done:: You're all set.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smiles::: Thanks Toby. :::gets up and heads towards the door:::
YarnKittymon: TY: Be careful, you two.
Maeve Owens: MV: Always. :::grins:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::groans lightly:: Seriously; I'm running out of friends in town.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smiles::: Don't worry. It turns out well in the end right?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: I don't know.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Come on, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods to Libby::: By Toby, we'll see you when we get back. :::heads out the door:::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::sees Maeve and Libby on their way out of town, and no matter how guilty he's feeling, he feels he has to see Maeve, and approaches her quietly::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smiles a little apprehensively at Donald but makes no move to strike up a conversation:::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::rather quietly:: I...I'm glad you're back safe.
Maeve Owens: MV: Safe yes, back...well not quite. Just leaving actually. We don't really have time to talk.
YarnKittymon: DL: You don't have to leave town now, Maeve. ::looks rather ashamed::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::frowns:: Why the guilty face? And we're not leaving town forever. Just have to see someone about getting Jack off the hook. :::she's still walking:::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::walking alongside them:: Jack's the one who's rescued you; I wish I could do something.
Maeve Owens: MV: Which is another reason why there is no way Jack is going to take my half of the lashings and theres nothing for you to do. We're just going to talk to some people.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she ads softly::: And Jack wouldn't have been there at all if it wasn't for you.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::just looks rather downcast; can't think of anything to say::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::walks along quietly, chancing a look at Libby to gage her reaction to Donald's presence:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::has a look not unlike she'd have if they were being accompanied by a dog that had recently rooted through several cans of garbage:: We don't need your help, Donald.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::glances back at Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smiles, not wanting to cause any unneeded tension::: We'll be okay, no need for you to trouble yourself.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::quietly:: I'd do worse than trouble myself for you, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: Then why don't you stick around here? If we don't make it back in time see if you can delay the lashing? That would probably help us the most.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::looks rather surprised:: Is that really what you want?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::glances back at Libby:::
YarnKittymon: LB: You'd just slow us down here anyway. Go keep Jack company if you like.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::frowns:: Maeve, if something happens to you, I don't know what I'd do...
Maeve Owens: MV: Nothing is going to happen.
YarnKittymon: DL: Something *always* happens when you go out.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::laughs, thinking of her adventure today.::: Yeah but I only come back with a few scratches and a bump on the head. Nothing serious. :::grins::: Cant say the same for anyone else though.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::takes Maeve's hand; softly:: Be careful, then.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smiles::: I will.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::looks at her for another few moments, then stands by and lets them leave::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::walks quickly to get past Donald, looking relieved when they've passed him::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::after a while, and once Donald is out of earshot, she breaks the silence with a tentive question: Uh, Libby? Hypothetically speaking, lets say if something were to happen and I ended up :::she pauses to force the words out::: marrying Donald... would you hate me? Most likely never speak to me again?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::eyes widen:: Do you really love him?
Maeve Owens: MV: Lets say I *might* in the future.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns:: That's not exactly what I asked, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: I think I might have before and once I get over the trust issues I will. At least thats what I guess. :::looks rather thoughtful:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I'd think you a fool, Maeve, but we'd still be friends.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sighs, looking rather relieved but it quickly fades:: What if say we had a son but neither me nor Donald survived to see his fifth birthday, and not saying that Toby wouldn't make a great uncle but you'd be the next logical choice since my sister is no longer around. Or would you just flat out refuse? Since it was Donald's?
YarnKittymon: LB: What are you talking about, Maeve?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shrugs, trying to make it seem like its not important::: Nothing, just curious is all.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I'd do anything you needed me to, Maeve; you know that, don't you?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods::: But do you think you would have? If we had never had this conversation and it happened?
YarnKittymon: LB: If I were still in town, of course I would. Unless someone else wanted to.
Maeve Owens: MV: So if Toby were to volunteer first you'd just let him? Which is fine. Would be absolutely wonderful. :::smiles:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::blinks:: Toby? He's a great fella but I don't know that he's father material.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::rubs her temple; sadly::: Oh.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: What *is* it, Maeve? What's the matter?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smiles::: Just promise me you wont do anything stupid to get yourself killed? I'm kind of tired of having people I care about die off or leave me all together.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: You know you're going to die?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::::frowns::: Becky say something to you?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::eyes widen:: No, but the way you were talking it's more than a little obvious!
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh. And here I thought I'd fooled ya with the hypothetically speaking. :::laughs a little nervously:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks rather troubled:: So you're saying once you marry Donald you're going to die? Why would you even *want* to, then?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::sadly::: It may have nothing to do with him. I'm sure I have enough enemies in my past. Anyways, we probably shouldnt talk about it. :::laughs:: I'm confused as it is.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Do you know when?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shakes her head::: No.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs:: So there's nothing we can do, except line up who'll take care of your child once you're gone?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks::: If there even is one this time at the rate I'm going.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::trying to smile:: Well, it sounds like you have more years in you than some of us had expected...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::laughs::: Glad I can prove you somewhat wrong.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I guess I need to be the one to tell you to be careful, though.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her expression turns sad once again::: Or I should tell you again since... well... yeah.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I'm not going anywhere; I promise.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods, although she still doesn't look too sure:::

YarnKittymon: LB: ::is silent for a few minutes; then, softly:: You probably think *I'm* mad anyway.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::frowns:: Why would I think that?/
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: You've seen who *I'm* crazy over, and he's not even sorry for being a criminal.
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh. :::pauses::: Well, it doesn't seem like he's in much of a hurry to return to his thieving ways. :::tries to suppress a grin::: Wouldn't be better to think of him for who he is now then what he was in that past?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smirks slightly:: He's not sorry, though. I suppose maybe he's true to himself, but still...::shakes her head:: Anyway, it doesn't matter; I'm completely mad over him.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::grins::: Yeah, I could tell.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks down at her water bottle, sighing:: But I'm not sure he's the type to settle down.
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, you're the only reason he's stuck around on this island. I think thats a pretty good sign that he may be willing to for you.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles slightly:: I'm pretty sure he loves me, never mind that he's not the type to *say* it. But the "M" word can scare the bravest man away.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shrugs::: You never know, sometimes they tend to surprise ya.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grins, though she doesn't look like she really means it:: And so what if he doesn't? It's not so bad to die alone--better than picking the wrong man, at any rate.
Maeve Owens: MV: Yep, sure don't want to be stuck with the wrong guy. And if you still have friends around you then you're not technically dying *alone* which is definitely better than no one.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::weakly, only half-smiling:: Until you and Donald get married and have a dozen children to take care of.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::laughs::: Only one actually and who knows, I'm probably gonna need all the help I can get which means I'm gonna have to recruit someone. :::looks at her grinning:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smirks:: I'm not so fond of kids myself. If it came down to it, you should ask Becky; she works with them....::trails off rather soberly at the end of the sentence::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sofly::: I never saw myself as mother really so it was all kind of a shock and I'm pretty sure Becky comes back. Eventually.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, still a bit downcast:: It's different, when they're *yours,* I've heard.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::frowns::: In fact I still cant see it happening. It just sounds weird to me. I guess I have to carry on the family tradition of being murdered and leaving children behind to fend for themselves. Hopefully the bad luck ends with me.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::turns away, frowning:: You're worthless, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: I know.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs; quickly:: That's not what I meant. It's just...what's the point in being determined that everything's going to work out so badly? If that's true you might as well jump off a pier for the insurance money.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::gives her a questioning look::: Well... I have it on good authority that life is pretty good up until then :::smiles at her::: Besides, pills dont hurt as much not that I'd give in just like that and let fate have its way.
YarnKittymon: LB: Pills aren't likely to look like an *accident,* though. ::sighs::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::frowns::: When were you about to jump off a bridge?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: I was sure someone had told you. I used to be rather wealthy.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shakes her head::: No, no one ever told me that. :::smiles::: I'm glad you didn't.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks away, not replying::
Maeve Owens: MV; What? You wish you had?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quickly:: No! And certainly not for my *mother.* ::grimaces::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::frowns::: Okay.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::after a pause:: There's no point in talking about it anyway.
Maeve Owens: MV: Are you sure? Cause you still seem a little upset.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks back at Maeve, rather fiercely:: I came about five breaths away from *dying* to ensure my mother and brother would be taken care of, and she didn't care one bit! Just married Alex's father when she sunk her claws into him!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::blinks::: Five breaths away? What stopped you?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::is quiet for a long time, then, softly:: The last man I'd fallen in love with.
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh?
YarnKittymon: LB: So you're not the only one unlucky at love.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::grins:: The first guy that saved my life held that over my head as leverage. That and several other things. So what did this guy do to break you're heart?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Adultery.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks a little surprised::: Ethan? That must have happened shortly before I showed up then?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods, silently::
Maeve Owens: MV: I'm sorry Libby. I hope it works out for you and Jack.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shrugs; quietly:: Me too.

YarnKittymon: : ::the two women continue on rather quietly for quite a while, apparently having no plan other than to walk around towards where they last saw Edusa in the hopes of finding her::
Quantum Catz: : ::as they're walking they hear someone moving quickly towards them::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::stops still in the path, then backs away towards the edge, looking ahead nervously, though the odds of someone wicked coming towards them are probably pretty low::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she pauses, her eyes fixed on the path in front of her::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::as the person gets closer, they realise it's Edusa, although she hasn't noticed them yet::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::recognizes the young woman ahead; returns to the center of the path:: Hey!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she relaxes and moves towards Edusa:: Just the person we were looking for. ::smiles::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::smiles weakly:: Well, i was kind of looking for you too
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Jack's in jail, and he's going to be whipped if we don't do something...
Maeve Owens: MV: We were hoping that you might be able to help the mayor see what went on...
Quantum Catz: EU: ::looks down:: Yeah...Ciama...well...i don't know if they'll change their minds but i said i wanted to come and try
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles:: Thank you. What do you plan to do?
Quantum Catz: EU: ::shrugs:: I could show what happened to your mayor in his dreams...though some people are very good at dismissing dreams...otherwise i need to be closer to him to show him while he's awake
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grumbles:: Hope you dont need to be face to face cause if you do, good luck, he likes to hide behind closed doors.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs weakly, then sobers:: But what if he doesn't care about the truth?
Quantum Catz: EU: ::doesn't look Libby in the eye:: Then there's nothing else my powers can do
Maeve Owens: MV: He probably doesn't... the man doesn't have much of a heart.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::slowly:: Can you lie to him in a dream?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grins:: I told him I'd find a way to get him out of office if he carried through with his plan...
Quantum Catz: EU: ::hesitates:: I can show what I need to be shown...
YarnKittymon: LB: Well, maybe the truth will do. There's only one way to find out. ::smiles slightly at Edusa, then turns around to go back towards Marquis::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::nods and follows Libby::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::turns on her heel and follows the other two:::
YarnKittymon: : ::it's pretty late by the time they make it back to Marquis, and Libby, at least, is pretty tired::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::is quiet most of the way to town, although she doesn't appear too tired::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::near exaustion from all of her adventures in the forest:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::very softly:: How near do you need to be?
Quantum Catz: EU: Not very to reach him in his dreams
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods:: My house is just a few blocks from his, if you'd like to try there.
Quantum Catz: EU: Okay
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes to her house silently and unlocks the door::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she follows behind them, looking like she could slump over and go to sleep any minute::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::sits down on a chair in Libby's living room, closing her eyes and searching to see if the mayor is asleep::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor isn't asleep::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::opens her eyes and looks up at Libby:: He's still awake
YarnKittymon: LB: But you said you could show him while he was awake?
Quantum Catz: EU: It's easier when someone's asleep but i should be close enough to try ::closes her eyes and attempts to project her memories of what happened with her father::
YarnKittymon: : ::Edusa can feel that the mayor's disturbed--though it's hard to tell how much comes from the vision::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::tries to focus on seeing if her vision has affected his decision over Jack before she stops, although she isn't sure if she'll be able to know for certain until or unless he makes some kind of action to prevent the punishment:
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she walks over and sinks down into Libby's couch before she loses her battle to stand upright. She leans back and closes her eyes::
YarnKittymon: : ::Edusa can tell the mayor's having another drink, and she gets the distinct feeling he's still going to go through with it, though she can't be certain::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::leans down next to Maeve; yawning; softly:: Go ahead and lay down if you like.
Quantum Catz: EU: ::sighs and opens her eyes, not looking at Libby or Maeve:: I don't...i don't think it changed his mind
Maeve Owens: MV: ::not expecting someone to be that close, her eyes pop open suddenly and her breath hitches a little. Maeve's eyes snap over to Edusa when she speaks:: Would you mind trying to show him what might happen to him if he doesnt?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods:: Please?
Quantum Catz: EU: Like what?
Maeve Owens: MV: He really wants to move up in office... kind of worried about not making it I think. ::yawns::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::Frowns:: You think that would change his mind?
YarnKittymon: LB: It might...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: I have no idea but thats all I got. ::glances over at Libby:: Well, anything that wouldn't be considered to evil anyway.
Quantum Catz: EU: ::closes her eyes again and tries to suggest to the mayor that his punishment for Jack could affect his chances of being promoted::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor's imagination seems to run away with him, past Edusa's suggestions, as he envisions being run out of town for having a man whipped on Sunday, getting beaten up by Jack, and various other rather unlikely occurences::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::can't help but smile a bit at the mayor's more unlikely scenarios though she keeps pushing to try and make sure he thinks it's a bad idea to go through with it::
YarnKittymon: : ::the mayor finally yells, aloud:: Stop!
Quantum Catz: EU: ::is surprised by his reaction and pulls away, her body jerking as she opens her eyes::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quickly:: Are you all right?
Quantum Catz: EU: He shouted for me to stop, it surprised me - he's certainly imagined things that could go bad for him if he goes through with it....although whether that makes him stop...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns, then, more brightly:: Maybe if he tries to go through with it you could warn him again?
Quantum Catz: EU: I could try - although i don't know what he'd do if i was too close and he somehow realised it was me
Maeve Owens: MV: ::flatly:: We could start a protest.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns; slowly:: I'm sure Jack wouldn't want you to get in trouble for him.
Quantum Catz: EU: ::shrugs:: I can still try though - i just won't push too hard...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods, still frowning:: Then I guess we've nothing to do but wait. You can have my bed tonight.
Quantum Catz: EU: That's okay - i've been stuck up a tree for ages - i don't need a bed to be able to sleep
YarnKittymon: LB: ::after a moment:: I wonder if Jack's asleep. Maybe they'd let me visit again...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::yawns::
Quantum Catz: EU: ::quickly checks to see if he is asleep:: No, he's awake....
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods, walking towards the door:: Then I'll be back in a bit. There's blankets in the hall closet if you need any, and really, it's fine if you take my bed. I doubt I'll be sleeping much anyway.
Quantum Catz: EU:: Yeah, okay ::yawns and leans back in her chair::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she gets up, stretching:: I guess I'll see you guys in the morning. ::smiles::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods:: Good night, both of you. ::yawns, and then heads out to see Jack::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::heads out with Libby, but turns towards her own house::


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