YarnKittymon: : ::a horse with two riders approaches
Marquis near sunset; before they've even entered the town proper,
they can probably hear one of the passengers, a small boy, complaining
that he's tired::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::calmly since he's tired too:: We're nearly there now, Josh
YarnKittymon: JH: ::quietly:: I'll bet she'll be here. ::in a rather subdued voice:: If she is, I'll tell her if you want me to.
Quantum Catz: IS:: Frowns:: Why would i want you to?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::more cheerfully:: So she doesn't always think of you as the man who told her her beau died.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::frowns again, sitting up straighter on the horse:: Why would it matter to me if she thought that?
YarnKittymon: JH: Well, she's pretty.
Quantum Catz: IS: We're just here to tell her what's happened and find out his name ::although there's a hesitation in his voice and a slight smile on his face, that suggest that he agrees at least a bit with his brother's comment::
YarnKittymon: : ::when they get to Marquis, a guard points them towards the stables and the two inns, if they're interested (and have the money)::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::takes out one of the photos he has while he's talking to the guard and asks if he knows the woman on it::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard nods:: Her name's Maeve. ::pauses, frowning suspiciously:: Why're you asking?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: We've got some bad news for her from Saxton
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns, still looking a bit suspicious:: I'll fetch her for you if you'd like.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances at his brother, thinking of what the boy said about him breaking the news:: Alright, although she might be better sitting down for what we have to tell her
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard shakes his head:: Last time a stranger came to town asking for her, he was a criminal. I'm just tryin' to be careful. ::turns to get her::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::sighs and dismounts from the horse as he waits::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::slides off the horse too, rather soberly, and then takes his brother's hand::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard checks Maeve's house first::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard knocks on the door, asking for Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::She's dressed as if ready for work, and was about to leave for Libby's shop. Her hand was just reaching to open the door when the knock came. She froze; hesitantly:: Who is it?
YarnKittymon: : ::without missing a beat:: Guard Timothy Younger, ma'am. There's a man outside town who says he has some news for you, but I didn't want to just tell him where you lived after the last...unpleasantness.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her breath catches and theres a long pause before she opens the door, looking rather confused:: What man?
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard shrugs:: I don't think you know him. He had light brown hair, brown eyes, looked pretty young.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: No, I don't. ::she looks around her, rather hesitant about meeting this fella and is sure Libby is going to be mad if she's late::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard frowns:: He said it was bad news. I'll be right there--me and Gavin both--if he tries anything.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her frown deepens and she nods:: I wasn't all that worried about that, its just I gotta be at work. But my curiosity is going to get the better of me anyway so lead the way. ::smiles weakly::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard smiles weakly:: I'm sure she'll understand. ::leads Maeve to the waiting visitors::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::keeps his eyes on maeve when he sees her, not sure what to say::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks up at Maeve too, then at the ground, then back up at Maeve again; then, suddenly extends his hand:: I'm Joshua Kindall.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::She looks down at the kid in front of her and hesitantly reaches out to takes his hand:: Maeve Owens. ::glances up at the other stranger:: Why are you looking for me?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::blinks, trying to hide the fact that the first thing that spings to his mind to say is how beautiful she is, athough his brother could probably guess what he was thinking. He pulls out the photos of Maeve and silently hands them to her::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she takes them, silently flipping through them, trying to determine where they came from. When she glances back up at them, her eyess are clouded with suspicion and her tone is somewhat accusing:: Where did you get these?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates:: From the man who saved my brother here. We felt it only right that you should know what happened...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods, suddenly looking rather sober::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glances back and forth between them, trying not to get to alarmed:: What man? ::although she does have her suspicions; quietly:: And what happened?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks at his brother silently, wondering if he should tell it::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looks down, rather uncertain about telling the story since what his brother said as they reached the town:: We don't know his name - all we had were those pictures. We travelled around, looking for you...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks up at Maeve:: There's some monsters around Saxton, and I got caught in one of their traps, but he rescued me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking a little more nervous now:: Well, I'm glad you're okay now but I... Donald? I guess? Did he...um.. send you here to get me or something? Where is he?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::cringes, looking down, before his brother can speak:: He died, ma'am.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::glances at his brother for a moment and then looks at Maeve, sadly:: I think it was his heart in the end...he was just too weak to go on...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her mouth drops open a little and she stares at them for a few minutes before shaking her head:: You're lying... he cant be... I mean.. he isn't suppose to... ::looks completely lost as to what to do, or what to believe::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks up at Maeve; quietly:: He's happy now.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glances around her, somewhat bewildered:: My god, I killed him. ::she turns away from them, shaking her head:: No... this is not happening.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::takes an uncertain step towards Maeve:: You didn't kill him. The monsters...he gave up his life to save my brother when i couldn't - he is...was...a great man...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::just nods::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::softly:: I sent him away... ::keeping her back to them, her voice a bit unsteady now:: When... um, was there a funeral?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::softly:: Yeah, and a lot of people cried, but we didn't know his name 'cuz I forgot it.
Quantum Catz: IS: I owe him a debt - that's why we came looking for you - so that his name could be remembered by everyone...
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh god... ::she swallows hard, trying to push down the emotions threatening to envelope her. Her shoulders shake from the effort and she wraps her arms around herself::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::steps forward and hugs Maeve instinctively, like only a child can get away with::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::curbs a jealous wish that it could be him hugging Maeve:: I'm so sorry you had to find out this way
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still it catches her off guard and for a moment she freezes, unsure of how to respond. Shyly, she puts one hand on his shoulder, squeezing gently:: I'm... glad he was there for you... ::her other hand covers her mouth as she fights the urge to cry::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::quietly:: I don't know why you think you killed him...but if he hadn't been there, I would've died instead.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::winces at that thought::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::still looking rather bewildered and very close to tears, she nods her head but keeps silent::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::lets go of Maeve, stepping back, and not knowing what else to say::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::wipes away one stubborn tear and faces them again, forcing a small smile, but it wavers:: Thank you for coming all the way out here to tell me. It was nice of you. I... I um... have to get to work. ::she has to bite her lip to keep it from quivering::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::looking concerned:: I don't think work is the best place for you to go. I mean...you're too upset - let us walk you home
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods, taking the horse's reins::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::numbly, she nods:: You're probably right, but I can't trouble you. You must be wanting to get back... ::looks down, sniffing a little:: um, where? Wheres he...at?
YarnKittymon: JH: In the graveyard right at the edge of town. It's not sand--never gets waterlogged at all--and there's lots of nice trees you can climb if you like to.
Maeve Owens: MV: Thats good. Um, what town? I guess.. I should at least go... visit.
Quantum Catz: IS: Saxton and it's no trouble for us to stay a while
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods:: We can send you a picture once we have his name on the gravestone.
Maeve Owens: MV: After everything I can at least go up there. Um... I guess I should be heading back home. Thanks again for... stopping by.
Quantum Catz: IS: If...you want to go to Saxton then we could at least wait and take you there...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head:: No, no thats okay... I cant ask you to do that. ::takes a deep breath and then slowly lets it out, knowing if she doesnt get out of there soon she's is going to lose it in front of a complete stranger::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods; quietly:: Maybe we'll see you tomorrow.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: Goodnight. ::she quickly turns away:::
Quantum Catz: IS: ::softly:: Goodnight
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she hurries home where she fully breaks down behind closed doors and away from watchful eyes.:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard looks at Isaac and Joshua, frowning; quietly:: Maybe I should go tell his other friends? Maeve doesn't seem to be in any shape to do it.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::uncertainly:: If he has other friends then maybe we should tell them too...that is what we came here to do...
YarnKittymon: : ::the guard nods thoughtfully:: You might stop by the radio station and tell his boss, and stop by the bar at the inn; the barkeep there was probably his best friend. I don't think either of 'em will be nearly as upset; they can probably do the rest.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::nods:: Alright, thank you. Come on, Josh
YarnKittymon: JH: ::follows, leading the horse:: Shouldn't we let Sandy rest?
Quantum Catz: IS: WE'll put him in the stables before we go see those other people - we should be able to afford it if it's just for one night
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods:: Can we buy him some sugar too?
Quantum Catz: IS: We'll see
YarnKittymon: : ::no one gives Isaac much of
a second look as he comes into the bar, just taking him to be
an ordinary traveler passing through; Joshua stays close by him,
since they'll probably be staying there tonight::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::moves along the bar to meet them:: What can i do for you?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::hesitates again, disliking being the bearer of bad news::
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks up at Jack with big eyes:: Did you know Donald?
Quantum Catz: JK: ::frowns and glances at Isaac before turning to look at Joshua again:: He's a mate, yeah. Why?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::hesitantly:: He...died a couple weeks ago, saving me.
Quantum Catz: IS: ::adds quickly:: We felt it only right to come and let his friends know...and to find his name for the gravestone...
Quantum Catz: JK: ::for a moment, Jack says nothing, watching them, and then he says softly, looking at Joshua:: He saved you, huh? What happened?
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks up at Jack:: I got caught in a trap that the monsters around town set and then he came and tried to help me, but he got caught too, and he pulled me out just before the monsters came to kill us. So he told me to run but he went back for some photos and then they caught him and drained some of his energy out. We got away but...::more slowly::...I guess it was too much for him because he died when we got back to Saxton.
Quantum Catz: JK: He went back for some photos? What a bloody idiot ::pauses and then sighs:: They were of Maeve, weren't they? The twat
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looking a little upset:: He's not an idiot! He saved me!
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles reasurringly at Joshua:: I know. He was a good guy, a good mate. Came all the way out here to save Maeve a few months ago too. ::sighs:: 'S a shame he ain't getting to get on with his life now but i guess it's a good way to go if you're gonna
YarnKittymon: JH: ::quietly:: Were they married?
Quantum Catz: JK: Nah. That's what he wanted but women are hardly ever on the same page as us blokes
YarnKittymon: JH: ::nods, then looks rather panicked:: I forgot! What was his last name?
Quantum Catz: JK: Quinn ::sighs and runs his hand through his hair, glancing at Isaac:: You two wanting a room for the night then?
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles weakly:: Yes, if you have one
YarnKittymon: JH: ::looks at Jack; very softly:: If he hadn't come I would've died. Everyone at home's calling him a hero.
Quantum Catz: JK: ::smiles at Joshua:: I guess he is. And i'm sure he'd be glad to know you two're doing good by him to come n tell us...
YarnKittymon: JH: ::smiles a little, then yawns widely::
Quantum Catz: JK: ::looks at Isaac:: I'll get you a key for a room
Quantum Catz: IS: ::smiles:: Thanks
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