Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's standing in front of
Toby's door, waiting for enough nerve to knock. Finally growing
agitated with herself, she knocks quickly on the door and stands
there to wait, rocking back and forth::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::opens the door after about thirty seconds, a slightly confused, though not quite bewildered, look on his face::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks a little uneasy but gives him a small smile:: Hi. Glad to see you... um... made it back.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns; softly:: I...heard when I got in last night. I'm sorry.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glances down quickly, nodding:: It's my fault Toby, I know it is... I killed him, and Oliver... ::she catches herself on a small cry and turns to flee::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks rather surprised; he hadn't even thought of Oliver:: Maeve, wait!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shakes her head:: I dont want to cry all over you like a... ::lets out a frustrated sigh and furiously wipes the tears away, still not facing him::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I know...but you and I were the only two people here who knew Oliver.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs, wrapping her arms around herself:: No one else believed me and Jack hates me for what I did to Donald.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sounding rather incredulous:: Did you even *talk* to Jack?
Maeve Owens: MV: Kind of... why do you sound so surprised? ::she turns around to face him, although she never meets his eyes::
YarnKittymon: TY: He just didn't seem the type to hold a grudge. And it's not like it's really your fault.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head:: How is it not my fault? You know as well as I do he wasn't suppose to leave and get killed so soon! He only left this time because *I* couldn't make up my mind!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns; weakly:: He was going to do worse than that to all of us.
Maeve Owens: MV: He helped us in the end...but I still couldn't forgive him... because I let him go. And according to Jack I strung him along...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: He deserved it. ::looks back at Maeve to gauge her reaction::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the tears look closer to falling now:: You're just saying that because you're in love with Becky... ::she closes her eyes::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quickly:: Look...you told him the truth, right? If you weren't mean about it, that's all you can do. He had a good job here; he could've stayed.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: After I accepted his proposal...and he didn't even hear it from me... what am I suppose to do now Toby? The future that was there is now *gone* and if Donald was it... then...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Then unless we can convince Becky or Christa to fix it, he's gone.
Maeve Owens: MV: I promised Paelith I wouldn't do anything to change it...and I did.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: She doesn't know it, but she'll probably have a better life now, and be happier.
Maeve Owens: MV: Or it could be worse and I just killed the man she was suppose to find also.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is quiet for a little while, then, softly:: She married a descendant of Donald's, right?
Maeve Owens: MV: Yes...
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, now she'll find someone who *won't* just die on her.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glances down at the ground; quietly:: Or the opposite happens and we both die alone. You dont believe theres one person out there we're all suppose to find?
YarnKittymon: TY: I don't know...but it's an awful lot to ask for you to forgive him after what he did. If he *was* the person you're supposed to find, *he's* the one that wrecked it, not you.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sadly:: Some people would think pining away in jail for three years and then running all way out here to save a girls life is enough penance for it...
YarnKittymon: TY: And some people would think it was pretty pathetic. The pining away part, anyway, and Libby's the one who nearly died saving you.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::winces, then shakes her head again:: Yay, another thing to add to my growing list.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Blaming yourself isn't gonna help anything. I doubt Oliver would want you to, and I know Donald wouldn't.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::quietly:: If everyone knew of half the things I've done you'd all probably think Donald was a saint. ::looks like she's about start crying again:: So is it really not heartless of me to not trust *him* again? And Oliver... he
Maeve Owens: at least deserved a chance at life...even if it is awful.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a long pause:: I guess some of it's my fault, too--for acting like he was someone I scraped off my shoe. ::pauses again; quietly:: But I guess we could apologize to Oliver's mom if we wanted to.
YarnKittymon: ((My dad and I are making dinner now, so if I'm slow that's why))
Maeve Owens: MV: ::laughs bitterly:: Libby wont even take the story seriously... do you think she'd actually believe us?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns:: She might.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs, still looking hopelessly lost::
YarnKittymon: TY: If she saw into your head...and she'd even see Oliver, right? It's better than nothing.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head:: To know about something you'll never have now? Thats better?
YarnKittymon: TY: But at least he'd be remembered. ::shakes his head:: Or if you're *really* determined you did the wrong thing, go ahead and pester Becky to fix it when she gets back--as long as you don't drive her into leaving again.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she glances down at the ground; even more quietly:: Is it even more wrong to not want to fix it? ::brokenly:: I didn't want to marry him Toby... I didn't want him dead but I didn't want to marry him either.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Oliver would've died anyway, so to marry someone like Donald just for his sake...that would be silly.
Maeve Owens: MV: Then why'd I do it to begin with Toby!?
Maeve Owens: MV: I've been racking my brain for months trying to figure out how I got to that point where I had a happy life with Donald... but darn if I could figure out how. ::by the times she's done she once again close to tears, and her arms are wrapped tightly around herself as if to ward off a chill::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Maybe you didn't. My friend Sam's parents got divorced as soon as he graduated high school, and he couldn't believe it. He'd thought they'd been happy, but they really hated each other the whole time and were staying together for the kids.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sadly:: And now I wont even have any kids to even pretend to love Donald for... much less have something resembling a happy life before... ::her voice cracks and she stops, looking away::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::steps forward and puts an arm around Maeve; softly:: You know I'll do everything in my power to keep *that* from happening.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::surprisingly enough she steps into his embrace, probably a good clue she's hurting bad from all this; her voice is muffled from hiding her face in his shoulder:: What if something worse happens?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I don't see how it could be worse than what you've already been through.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::whimpers, shaking her head:: How about continuing to lose everyone around me one by one until I'm right back where I was seven years ago?
YarnKittymon: TY: They...say it was for a good cause, though, right? Donald, anyway?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she pulls back, glancing up at him:: Yeah.. they're calling him a town hero...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles weakly:: If your heart's gonna give out anyway...you don't get much better than that.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: Yeah...
YarnKittymon: TY: And hey, you didn't change the future so much so I just disappeared, so it must be OK.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles weakly:: Yeah well when the time comes just make sure you're not the one to go in my place. ::she still looks worried::
YarnKittymon: TY: I won't. You've been through enough.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles saldy at him:: So have you.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head:: Not that much, and she'll be back sometime. ::smiles, though his eyes aren't in it:: Don't you worry about me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods:: I know she will be. It gets worse before it gets better right? ::frowns:: Although I dont know how comforting thats suppose to be.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::squeezes Maeve's shoulder:: Not much, I guess, but I appreciate the sentiment.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles:: Thanks Toby, I guess I'll get out of your way now...
YarnKittymon: TY: Hey, why'd you come here anyway? Just for a hug? ::grins::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she shrugs, ducking her head to hide the blush creeping up her neck:: Well... I guess I just needed to... um, talk about Oliver...sorry...
YarnKittymon: TY: Well, I hope you feel a *little* better.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods, a little embarrassed at sounding so needy:: Yeah... see ya later Toby.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles at Maeve as she leaves::
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