YarnKittymon: TY: ::left Marquis about a week
after Donald did, determined to ride his bicycle all around the
island on the very off-chance that Becky might be somewhere. He's
checked all the major towns and most of the small communities
when he comes up towards Redberry, a
small town centered around farmland (as many towns on Kitar Island
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rides more slowly into town, rather used to the sensation he generally causes when people see his bicycle for the first time, and prepared to ignore it::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::She emerges from the stables, hauling a bail of hay out to the few horses they have left. She has on a pair of capris, smudges of dirt here and there. She has on a loose fitting shirt with her silver hair pulled back into a pony tail, making her look much younger than she is:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::notices Lu, rather surprised to see an acquaintance, as he's had a lonely month or so; without thinking, shouts out:: Lu!
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her head snaps in his direction when he calls out to her, and the bail of hay drops from her hands as she gives him a charming smile and walks towards him while trying to brush the dirt off of her clothing:: Toby! What a pleasant surprise! What brings you all the way out here? ::she comes up to him, leaning her forearms against the fence that seperates her property from the road::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stops riding and looks down at the road, taking several seconds to figure out what to say; finally, without looking at Lu:: Just wandering.
Maeve Owens: LU: Oh? I'd say you've wandered pretty far then. Would you care for a place to rest for a while? My house is just right over there. ::she points to a two story tudor with red trimming several yards away:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at the house, frowning, then shakes his head:: I'm more hungry than anything else. ::glances forward, towards town::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smiles:: Well, we got food in there too you know but if you'd prefer restaurant food I know of a good little diner in town.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::gets off his bike:: I wouldn't ask you to cook.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her smile widens:: Well, lucky for you I'm offering.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head, starting to walk his bike towards town:: Really, I don't want to trouble you.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::laughs:: You are a difficult one aren't you? You know I might just be lookin for an excuse to break free from all this hard labor. Unless of course the rumpled stagehand :::theres a teasing glint in her eye::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::laughs, though there's a bit of a hint of nervousness in it:: I don't see why it would matter...
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smirks, not sure which way to take that comment:: Well, at any rate I'd enjoy the company. So suite yourself if you'd rather go eat with *complete* strangers.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Lu:: You have to show me where the diner is, anyway. I'll buy.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::laughs, and nods her head once:: Okay. You'll have to let me change into something a little more presentable though.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods:: Can I leave my bike at your place?
Maeve Owens: LU: Sure. ::she pushes away from the fence and turns towards the house:: Come on up. I'll just be a minute.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::follows Lu, somehow feeling a little guilty, though he doesn't say anything::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she opens the door and walks through, turning around to wait for him to pass through the doorway:: Make yourself at home. ::gestures to the sitting room off to their right::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, pausing at one of the outside walls:: I'm gonna lock my bike out here, OK?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::nods, still smiling:: Thats fine.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::leans his bike against the wall and then forms part of the wall into steel, melding it firmly to both of the bike's rubber wheels, so as to make it inoperable to anyone who would bother cutting it free; then goes inside, wiping his feet on the mat in the doorway, and into the sitting room, where he stands, looking around nervously::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::laughs a little at his style of locking up his bike and shuts the door once he's in. She shakes her head at his nervous looks:: I'll be right back. ::she heads towards the staircase, taking the steps two at a time.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks around at the room, still not particularly at ease::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she returns fifteen minutes later wearing a red outfit with a tight fitting top that hugs her curves in all the right places. Her short curls falling softly around her face. She's looks pretty confident as she descends the sta
Maeve Owens: irs and walks towards him:: Ready to go? ::she smiles warmly at him::
Maeve Owens: ((red casual outfit kind of but not pants..))
Maeve Owens: ((yeah... bleh. just kind of realized that the "red outfit" statement might have sounded like she was over dressed))
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks her up and down, still looking rather uncomfortable, though it's pretty clear a part of him likes it too:: You didn't have to dress up for me.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smiles slyly at him, noticing the look he gave her:: Who says I did it for you? ::she stands closely to his side, taking his arm to escort him out the door:: And you can stop looking so nervous. I'm not going to bite.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::flushes slightly at Lu's touch, though he doesn't shy away; walks alongside Lu, silently::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::She shuts the door, not bothering to lock it at all, and heads towards the town:: So where have you wandered to before you ended up here?
YarnKittymon: TY: The whole island. Spent three days in Gate Town, two in Marquette...I've been just about everywhere.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::nods:: Wow, you've certainly been around. See anything exciting on your travels?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head, frowning:: Not really. I tried to watch a movie in Gate Town but even though there was sound it was still pretty bad.
Maeve Owens: LU: Well, you wont find much excitement around here either. The only thing we have going on tonight is a local jazz band giving away a free concert out at the park.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::groans slightly:: That's no good at all. Well, at least eating should be interesting enough.
Maeve Owens: LU: :::She laughs as she leads him inside a tiny diner::
YarnKittymon: TY: You sure this place is good? You're not just taking me somewhere to get me sick so you can take care of me again?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::pouts:: Awe, you've done and figured out my evil plan. Whatever shall I do? ::grins up at him:: It looks old and its a little small but Aunt Nellie over theres the best cook in town. ::she points to a happy little woman with g
Maeve Owens: raying hair thats having a very animated conversation with several customers at the bar::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, frowning:: I'll be right back. ::goes over to the group of people talking, puling a photograph from his pocket::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::frowns, follwing a few steps behind him. She sees the picture when he pulls it out for show and tell, and her lips form a straight line. She looks away for a moment, tamping down her frustration before plaserting her best sm
Maeve Owens: ile on her face. She lightly taps his shoulder and gestures to a corner table:: Best seat in the house and the place is already filling up. ::which isnt a lie, theres a pretty good crowd packed into the place::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::just about jumps; he hadn't thought Lu was following:: Go on and sit down. I'm sure this'll only take a minute.
Maeve Owens: LU: Alright. ::she smiles again and turns around and once her back is to him the smile disappears, replaced by an annoyed pout::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::asks a few of the people if they've seen Becky, showing them the photograph; the look he has on his face when he goes to Lu's table shows their answers clear as words::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she smiles warmly at him again as he approaches and leans over the table to get just a tad closer:: So do you plan on staying the night here?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, sitting down rather heavily:: Might as well. Are there any nice places to stay here?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::grins:: Well, my mother is quite known for renting the guestrooms at the house away to strangers in town. Of course she is out visiting her sister at the moment and I'm feeling quite generous. You're welcome to stay up at the house for the night. You wont find anything else around here I'm afraid. We dont get many toursists.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns; quietly:: Maybe I shouldn't...
Maeve Owens: LU: ::shrugs:: Its a ways to the next town and as I said, I'm used to having guests stay up there. Its no big deal really. It beats an unfamiliar hotel room with uncomfortable beds. ::her grin widens a little::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, still looking a bit upset:: I guess.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smiles:: Well, then thats all settled.
Maeve Owens: LU: Would you care to go riding later? We have some beautiful country side, if you like that kind of thing.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sullenly:: I'm more comfortable on a bike, and besides, I've seen enough countryside to last me at least a couple years.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::when they've finished their dinner--which consisted of rather delicious food, though Toby, at least was in no mood to appreciate it:: I'd better buy some supplies for the trip back.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::nods:: Okay, theres a market just next door. I take it the trip back means you're returning home to Marquis?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nods, frowning:: I don't even know why I went looking.
Maeve Owens: LU: :::takes his arm again; with sympathy:: Because you loved her. Its obvious she's moved on Toby and I'd hate to see you hurt anymore over it. I think its a good idea for you to move on as well. For your own sanity.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::in a rather subdued voice, looking vaguely haunted:: She promised she'd come back, though.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she rubs his arm in a comforting gesture; softly:: But she hasn't. Its quite unfair of her to expect you to put your life on hold until she decides she wants to return.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: But what if she comes back tomorrow? Then what?
Maeve Owens: LU: Are you going to base the rest of your life on what ifs?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down; quietly:: You probably think it's bad that I even miss her.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::shakes her head:: No, not at all. Its hard to get over someone leaving and its only natural to miss her. I just would hate to see you wishing your life away, hoping she'd come back and then be devistated when she didn't.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Lu for a moment, silently, then starts towards the grocery store, not attempting to dislodge Lu's hand::
YarnKittymon: : ::Toby buys about a week's worth of food, then goes back to Lu's house with her, now seeming more sad than distressed::
Maeve Owens: LU: So what can we do now to cheer you up? Would you care for any deserts? :::she flashes him another one of her charming smiles::
YarnKittymon: TY: I'm not really hungry, and we just ate.
Maeve Owens: LU: Well then, lets see if I cant wipe that sad expression off your face. ::she gives him a sly grin before placing one delicant hand at the nape of his neck and pulling him up against her. She reaches up, practically on her tiptoes to press her lips against his::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::puts an arm around her and kisses back for several seconds before gently pushing her away, frowning deeply:: Don't.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she doesn't seem to take no for an answer and reaches for him again:: Let it go Toby. Stop thinking about what if and just feel. ::she deepens the kiss even more, trying to draw him further into her spell::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::kisses back again, softly touching her face and enjoying the feel; softly:: We can't...
Maeve Owens: LU: :::whispering against his lips:: Yes
YarnKittymon: TY: ::hadn't realized how much he'd missed having a woman next to him, feeling like he was loved, feeling so close to someone, and he finally completely abandons himself to Lu, without another word of argument::
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