~Thursday, June 28, 1928~

YarnKittymon: ::it's another rainy day--Libby is up early, before the show's acts arrive, just looking idly out her bedroom window; she's fully dressed::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::walks into Freak show wet, he forgot his umbrilla::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::when she hears someone come in, gets up and goes to the main room; doesn't sound very enthusiastic:: Good morning.
SquirtLaWort: EM: Good Morning.. ::looks around:: Where's everyone else?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just shakes her head; after a moment:: There's a towel in the bathroom, and you can change into your costume.
SquirtLaWort: EM: uh thanks.. ::heads towards the bathroom::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sits down on the stage for a moment, then lays down, looking at the ceiling and the lights::
Tilotheclown: : ::A woman under an umbrella walks up to the building. She stares at it for a long time before she walks up to the door and knocks::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::rights herself and opens the door; her voice is almost monotone:: Welcome to Libby's Freak Show. Can I help you?
Hgriffithk: AL: Walks in quietly
: ::smiles weakly; she's wearing a blue dress and has green eyes and brown wavy hair pilled ontop of her head:: Hi, I was looking for an Ethan Mallove? Is he here?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at the woman for a moment, then narrows her eyes:: He'll be out in a few minutes. You *do* know he's already married, right?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quickly, absently:: Hi, Alisha.
Hgriffithk: AL:HI LIBBY!
: ::surprised:: Yes...I'm his wife.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::blinks, staring at the woman rather rudely:: I....see. ::unsteadily walks over to the bathroom; knocks on the door:: E--Ethan, you have a...uh...visitor...
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::walk out of the bathroom dressed in his costume:: who?
Tilotheclown: : ::uneasily walks inside::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just motions at the woman silently::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::mouth drops open he doesn't know what to say::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::after a moment:: I suppose I should leave you two alone. Come on, Alisha. ::heads towards the back room, her bedroom::
Tilotheclown: : ::is about to rush forward, but stops; slowly:: Hello, Ethan.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::nervously:: Hello, Helen.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::stands in her doorway, watching::
Hgriffithk: AL: watches::
hm: I...the landlord told me you'd be here.
SquirtLaWort: EM: What are you doing here?
Tilotheclown: hm: ::hesistantly:: I wanted to se...::more firmly:: I came to bring you back home.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::tries to sound cold, but her voice is shaking:: Good. Take him. I don't care.
Hgriffithk: AL: Hey! Ethan, you cant leave just like that!
hm: ::turns to Libby and just looks at her, perplexed::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::glares at Libby and Alisha:: Will you two stay out of this.
Hgriffithk: AL:looks down::
hm: ::after a moment:: You're part of this show aren't you? How could you be a part of something like this?
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::rolls his eyes:: It's nothing bad. Although I'm not surpirzed you think it is.
SquirtLaWort: EM: And.. I'm not going back with you. I just want you to sign the papers.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: Don't be angry with him.
Tilotheclown: hm: ::his words sting, and angrily decides to sting back:: Oh Ethan, you're nothing but a stupid, idiotic...::searches for a word:: heathan! ::looks as if she's about to cry; rushes up to him and takes both of his hands into her ::own:: Please, Ethan come back with me! Just talk with the pastor!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::turns away, her eyes stinging, themselves::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::looks away:: I don't want to go though all that again. Why can't you see that your wrong about me?
Tilotheclown: hm: ::quietly, but firmly; presses his hands closer:: I'm not wrong; you're just too stubborn to understand.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::sadly:: No you don't understand.. your not the same person anymore, that pastor tricked you.
Tilotheclown: hm: Back to that again! Ethan, you think we're all out to get you, but all we really want is to help! Ethan, please come home!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, almost under her breath:: You should talk to Alex.
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::pulls his hands away from her:: Help me?! That couldn't be farther from the truth!...
Tilotheclown: hm: ::looks at Ethan, too upset to speak and then with an exasperated yell she turns to Libby:: Who's Alex?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::half-smirks:: If we ever start a "Freaks for Jesus" club, he'll be the president.


YarnKittymon: : ::Libby and Ethan suddenly find themselves among several of the Freak Show acts, both of them in costume; Helen is nowhere to be seen::
SquirtLaWort: EM: what happened?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just looks dazed:: I don't know...::to Alex:: What day is it?
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::looks around:: Where's Helen?
MadScientist373: AX:: ::looks at Libby:: Its June the 28th why?
SP00KY One: MV: ::looks a confused:::
YarnKittymon: LB: Did you see a woman here? ::forgets how to describe her; looks at Ethan helplessly::
MadScientist373: AX: Well I see you Libby and I see Maeve...No Ethan is a man..
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::looks worried:: figures something like this would happen, you just had to make us disapear. Now who knows where she is.
YarnKittymon: LB: You think I did this on *purpose*? She's your *wife*!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frustrated; turns to Maeve and Alex:: Have you drawn the crowd for the show yet?
SquirtLaWort: EM: I know that! but us disapearing probably scared the hell out her.
SP00KY One: MV: umm sure... :::backs out of the room to do just that:::
MadScientist373: AX: ::looks at all the young girls behind him:: yes.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at Ethan briefly, then down:: I'm sorry about your wife. I didn't mean to do it. I....::sighs deeply::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::sighs:: I know you didn't mean to.. I don't think I'm going to perform today.
YarnKittymon: LB: I should've been the one to disappear...
mythrilhal0: BM: ::appears in front of them with Dan beside her and though she flickers she doesn't stumble as she sometimes does. She smiles at the others, looking more cheerful than she has in quite a while:: Hey guys
SP00KY One: MV: :::slaps her on the back::: Its ok libby, you didnt do it on purpose. Shall we begin the show? :::jumps up and down with nervous energy:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just blinks, blankly:: Becky, Daniel...
SquirtLaWort: EM: Don't start that again.. ::notices Becky:: Becky! where have you been.
mythrilhal0: BM: ::smiles:: I took Dan for a holiday
MadScientist373: AX: ::smiles at Becky::
SquirtLaWort: EM: I wish I could have gone too.. I need a holiday.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::purrs; nuzzles everyone present in turn::
MadScientist373: AX: Hey Daniel what up?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs in a confused tone:: I guess the roof.
mythrilhal0: BM: ::looks at libby:: I'm sorry i stayed away for so long but...it didn't feel right to just reappear at the same time we left...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: You're here now; that's all that matters...
mythrilhal0: BM: I'm glad we went away - i feel so much better about everything now
YarnKittymon: DN: ::goes over and pounces Alisha, who may or may not still be feeling kind of catlike from their last adventure::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just hugs Becky:: I'm just glad you're back...
MadScientist373: AX: ::walks over to Ethan:: so how is everything going?
mythrilhal0: BM: ::hugs Libby:: Yeah, it's good to be back
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::looks down:: Horrible.
SP00KY One: MV: :::watches Libby and Becky sadly, thinking it would be nice to have friends like that:::
LB: ::lets go of Becky after a few moments:: We'd best start the show, all right? ::looks at Ethan sadly::
MadScientist373: Ax: Oh why say that?
mythrilhal0: BM: But i wanted to tell you...i found this whole new way of life, of thinking about things....
YarnKittymon: LB: ::stops cold; looks at Becky a little strangely:: Oh?
mythrilhal0: BM: Have you ever heard of buddhism? I'm not sure if it's reached America yet...
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::glares at Alex:: you know what's been going on so don't ask. ::turns to Libby:: I.. I have to go, I'm going to look for her but I'll be back okay>
MadScientist373: AX: Let me come, I can help look.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Fine. ::turns back to Becky:: Yes, I've heard of it. I went to college, you know.
SP00KY One: MV: yay! search party! where do we start?
mythrilhal0: BM: ::shrugs:: I just didn't know if it existed in America yet... ::smiles:: I feel like i understand myself better now since i started following the Buddhist philosophy
SquirtLaWort: EM: You don't even know what she looks like how can you help?
MadScientist373: AX: Well we can still help..
SP00KY One: MV: ::shrugs::: I dont know.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::with a rather disapproving tone, though she tries to subdue it:: Becky...
SquirtLaWort: EM: I don't want your help!
MadScientist373: AX: Alright fine, go!
SP00KY One: MV: :::glares at him:: Well fine! See if I ever offer to help you again!
mythrilhal0: BM: It teaches about impermanence and how we have no permanent soul...but we're made up of these always changing bundles of existence...
SP00KY One: MV: :::turns around and stalks off:::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::turns around and leaves to look for Helen::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just looks away, half-shaking her head:: We'll talk later. Everyone, take your places, please. We need to start.
mythrilhal0: BM: ::sighs:: I better go get the lights set up then ::walks away, because she's still flickering slightly::
MadScientist373: AX: ::looks at Libby and frowns::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::yawns, and goes off to a corner backstage::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs; looks around:: Where did Maeve get off to?
MadScientist373: AX: ::Looks around:: maeve?
SP00KY One: MV: ::hears everyone calling and rushes back in, tripping and falling in the process::: I'm here!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles at her:: Good. You and Alex're on after Daniel.
SP00KY One: MV: Okay
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes off to start the show::
MadScientist373: AX: should I go on now?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::finishes his act uneventfully; goes backstage, mrring::
MadScientist373: AX: ::rolls his sleeves up and starts to walk out on stage::
SP00KY One: MV: :::looking around, not paying attention:::
MadScientist373: AX: ::starts up with his act::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::onstage, prompts Maeve again::
SP00KY One: MV: ::realizes that Alex has started and runs out. She gets almost to him when she trips over her own feet and stumbles. she tries to grab onto Alex's cloak to catch herself:::
MadScientist373: AX: ::the lightning that was in his hand, slips, catching his wings on fire::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::gasps; dashes backstage to get the bucket, and douses Alex::
MadScientist373: AX: ::smoke comes from his back:: owy..gee thanks Libby...::smiles and bows at the audience::
SP00KY One: MV: ::lands on the floor with a thud:::
MadScientist373: AX: ::looks down at Maeve:: Ladies and gentlemen, this is my clumsy cousin Maeve, give her a hand please!
YarnKittymon: : ::everyone claps for the both of them, finding it very exciting::
SP00KY One: MV: ::glares at Alex but then turns and smiles at the audience:::
MadScientist373: AX: ::looks at Libby:: should we do a closing act?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just shakes her head, looking rather pale, but then finishes the show, announcing there will be no "Meet the Freaks" segment right now; they'll have to wait 'til after the next show::
MadScientist373: AX: ::folds in his wings, sending some burnt ones flying::
SP00KY One: MV: ::picks herself up off the floor:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::crinkles her nose; burnt feathers don't smell very good:: Are you two all right?
MadScientist373: AX: yeah, I'm fine, wish Maeve would stop being so clumsy, I could of hurt someone!
SP00KY One: MV: Hey! :::sticks her foot out to trip him::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: Stop it, you two.
SP00KY One: MV: ::gives Libby an innocent look::: Stop what? I didnt do anything....
MadScientist373: AX: ::trips on to the floor, pulling Maeve down with him:: oft!
mythrilhal0: BM: ::leaves the lights now the show's over and goes down to see Daniel:: Hey, Dan. Glad to be back home?
SP00KY One: MV: :::screams::: Alex! :::hits him on the arm:::
MadScientist373: AX: ::Looks at Maeve:: Sorry, but I love my cousin, even if your clusmy!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: Yeah. But they're crazy. ::looks at Alex and Maeve::
SP00KY One: MV: :::glares at Alex::: It was your fault! You started without me!
mythrilhal0: BM: ::smiles:: Yeah, they are
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just watches them for a moment, then shakes her head and goes back into her bedroom; lays down::
SP00KY One: MV: ::takes his long coat and pulls it over his head so he cant see:::
mythrilhal0: BM: ::sighs:: I don't think Libby approves of my new...philosophy...maybe i should go talk to her...
MadScientist373: AX: ::Pulls the cloak off and sighs::
YarnKittymon: DN: What's a philosophy?
SP00KY One: MV: :::whines::: Come on Alex, play. :::gives him a shove::: We used to fight like this all the time.
mythrilhal0: BM: A pursuit for knowledge...or wisdom...a way to live your life...
MadScientist373: AX: ::Starts to tickle her::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, not quite understanding, but doesn't ask anything else::
SP00KY One: MV: ::laughs hysterically and tries to shove him away from her::: Alex stop!
mythrilhal0: BM: ::sighs again:: I know it sounds horrible...but i felt so much more at ease when i was away from here ::pauses:: I'm going to go talk to Libby
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, then pounces Alex, not using his claws::
mythrilhal0: BM: ::heads through to Libby, hesitating in the doorway:: Hey, are you alright?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks up from the bed; she hasn't been crying, at least:: I'll be fine. ::sits up::
mythrilhal0: BM: I guess...something happened with Ethan while i was gone...
MadScientist373: AX: philosophy doesn't mean much in the long run, contrary to popular belief, man (or woman) cannot accomplish one thing that is considered holy without the blessing of God, no matter how wise you become, in the eyes of the most wise, that is God, it is mere foolishness
mythrilhal0: ((ah, becky isn't in the same room as alex anymore or she would SO be about to start a big argument with him ))
YarnKittymon: DN: ::just looks at Alex, puzzled, then softly bites his wrist, playing::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: His wife came.
SP00KY One: MV: :::find a piece of rope and dangles it in front of Daniel to see if he will play with string:::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::chases it, claws out::
mythrilhal0: BM: Was that who he left to find?
MadScientist373: Ax: well, thats fine, but the ones who will appreciate it most heard and thats whats important
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods, then half-smirks:: If the Buddhists *are* right, I guess someday Ethan and I will be reunited in a big melting pot of souls. But I wouldn't even want that.
SP00KY One: MV: :::she laughs and runs the rope across the floor:::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::chases it; it's a bit dangerous, since he's so big, but he at least doesn't hurt Maeve on purpose...::
mythrilhal0: BM: There are no souls, Libby - there's nothing after enlightenment....what can there be after you've reached the ultimate goal? And you can't even reach it when you still have desire for something...or someone
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks away; softly:: That's the saddest thing I've ever heard, Becky.
SP00KY One: MV: ::decides that she doesnt like the size of his claws and drops the rope and picks up one of libby's balls and throws it across the room::: go fetch!
mythrilhal0: BM: It's not sad, Libby...not as sad as Christianity...where people waste their lives away waiting to find perfection after they die
MadScientist373: Ax: (pries Daniel out of the hug) well, in truth, it's more about Love, in his Love, God gave us salvation, not just from sins, but from this world too, he has made a place for us at his table and in this way we will live
YarnKittymon: DN: ::chases the ball and pounces it violently, but doesn't bring it back::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::isn't listening at all to poor Alex::
mythrilhal0: ((theya ren't in the same room as alex...are they?))
YarnKittymon: ((No))
mythrilhal0: ((i want them to be - i could so argue this with him! ^^;; ))
SP00KY One: MV: :::pouts::: Hey Daniel, you're suppose to bring the ball back!
YarnKittymon: ((Alex would have to come in then. ^^;))
YarnKittymon: LB: We try to grow closer to Jesus in this life, Becky...your enlightenment won't be reached until after death, either...
MadScientist373: Ax: the love of God is different than that which is found in the world, and our love for him is also different, so the souls that we will be reunited with in heaven aren't the souls that love each other because of earthly things, but rather those who rejoice in the blessings of Heaven
mythrilhal0: BM: It can be reached in life...if you dedicate yourself to it
YarnKittymon: DN: ::blinks:: I'm not a dog.
mythrilhal0: ((cleo, he can't hear them ^^;; ))
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Better people than me find peace though Jesus in this lifetime, too.
SP00KY One: MV: ::blinks back at him::: Oh. only dogs fetch?
YarnKittymon: DN: Don't they?
SP00KY One: MV: :::shrugs::: Never had a cat or a dog.
YarnKittymon: DN: I had a dog. He was nice, but he's gone now.
mythrilhal0: BM: Ever heard the phrase "religion is the opium of the people"? Believing in Jesus numbs their fears - i'm accepting my fears and realisuing that they aren't important - they don't mean anything...
SP00KY One: MV: :::looks a little confused::: One thing i do know.... arent cats and dogs suppose to hate each other?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::gets tears in her eyes; rather fiercely:: You will *not* speak of religion--of our Lord--like that!
MadScientist373: Ax: enlightenment after death? how about right now, Jesus doesn't numb anything, he gives us the world the same as everyone, he has called us not only to joy, but to persecution and death of ourselves, to deny ourselves thank him
YarnKittymon: DN: ::looks puzzled:: He was a puppy when he met me. I guess he never had time to hate me.
mythrilhal0: ((is alex in the same room as them now??))
SP00KY One: MV: Oh
YarnKittymon: ((Not unless he walked in there or Becky left, as I told her repeatedly))
mythrilhal0: ((cleo - u have to have alex come in if you want to talk! ))
mythrilhal0: BM: ::sighs:: I'm not going to tell you your beliefs are wrong - just don't tell me that mine are wrong
MadScientist373: Ax: (still talking to himself) the great thing about Jesus is that he does live in my heart, he sings to me and comforts me after the world has spit in my face and flung curses at me. I can trust that he has a path for me
mythrilhal0: ((has alex gained really great hearing abilities since i was last on?? ^^;; ))
SP00KY One: MV: ::looks over at Alex::: Why are you talking to yourself? :::gets up and pushes him towards Libby's room::: standing here talking isn't doing you any good.
MadScientist373: Ax: I can trust his grace to provide for me no matter what happens to me, no matter what I do, and I know that no matter how much I may suffer in this life, Jesus has suffered even more on the cross, dying and being raised to heavn
YarnKittymon: LB: ::after a long time; softly:: I'll try to hold my tongue.
MadScientist373: AX: ::looks down:: sorry bout that, I just felt it on my heart to start talking. ::Looks at Maeve::
SP00KY One: MV: ::pushes him inside Libby's room with him still talking::: Yes yes, i know Alex but it would be best if perhaps they heard it.
mythrilhal0: BM: ::sighs:: I never understood Christianity...i could never relate to it...that's not the kind of person i was meant to be
SP00KY One: MV: :::runs back over to Daniel and grabs the ball. She throws it again and it bounces off the wall:::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::wipes her eyes, silently::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::chases the ball, nearly knocking Maeve over in the process::
mythrilhal0: BM: I'm sorry...I didn't mean to upset you
SP00KY One: MV: Whoa there kitty. I have enough problems remaining upright thank you!
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: No...you might as well tell me what you really think, instead of lying...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::tail down:: Sorry.
mythrilhal0: ((hehe, and now alex is actually in the room he doesn't talk ^^;; ))
MadScientist373: AX: ::Looks at Becky:: Jesus suffered and died for everyone, past and present and future to redeem them, and thats what I believe.
SP00KY One: MV: :::walks over and scratches him behind his ears::: Its ok Daniel I was only teasing.
mythrilhal0: BM: ::looks at alex, sighs:: Why do you need someone else to redeem yourself? Shouldn't you have the power inside yourself to do it on your own?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nearly laughs::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::nuzzles Maeve's hand::
MadScientist373: AX: well, lets see, God created man, man being his creation but having his own mind strayed from God's will and God was willing to let him go, but out of pity for him when he stumbled and bleed he made a path back and essentially brought out the red carpet
SP00KY One: MV: ::sighs and pats Daniel on the head::: I should be going. Tell Alex I said goodbye and that I will see him at home later.
YarnKittymon: DN: Okay. ::licks Maeve's hand::
mythrilhal0: BM: And what if there is no god? Doesn't it seem just a bit like you've created this image of a perfect saviour who'll protect you...that maybe you're just trying to alleviate your fears by imagining that you;ll be protected?
SP00KY One: MV: :::his tongue tickles her hand and she giggles::: thanks Daniel. See you later. :::she quietly leaves the building:::
MadScientist373: Ax: unfortunately, (or actually quite fortunate if you think about what some idiots would do with it) mankind does not have the power to create the universe, we don't have the "inner holiness" that is God and can't save ourselves
MadScientist373: Ax: as for the question "what if there is no god?"; I know that there is a God, I've met him and he and I are on good terms with each other
MadScientist373: Ax: that is how I know that there is a God
mythrilhal0: BM: If that's what you believe then fine...a nice little hallucination you created in your head to make yourself feel better when you were down ::she looks rather annoyed that alex won't allow her to believe what she chooses to believe
YarnKittymon: LB: ::after a few moments, walks out of her room; sets to work determinedly cleaning up under the stands::
MadScientist373: Ax: that's the general consensus, is Jesus a hallucination that millions coincidentally have seen, or is he real, logic suggest that the more people who have met him the more likely that he is real
mythrilhal0: BM: I know Jesus existed, Alex...i just don't believe that he was the son of your non-existant god - and yours isn'tthe only religion, you know - there are millions and millions of others who don't even know who jesus is
YarnKittymon: LB: ::can hear the sounds of argument from the other room; mumbles:: I thought Buddhists were supposed to be tolerant of other religions...
MadScientist373: Ax: I realize this, I am talking about meeting him now, he didn't get raised from the dead just for the people in the time when he came to Earth, he broke death for all time and again those who seek him, see him in his time
mythrilhal0: BM: ::sighs:: I don't want to argue with you Alex...i don't want to tell you what to believe...Why do you feel such a need to make me believe what you do?
MadScientist373: AX: It doesn't matter to me, I just felt like talking about this great God I got that makes me happy! ::smiles::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes outside to dump the garbage she picked up; rests her forehead against the outside wall and sighs::
mythrilhal0: BM: ::shrugs:: I'm glad he makes you happy...as long as you and Libby can accept that the path i'm following makes me happy
MadScientist373: AX: I am glad that you are happy, but I cannot accept that the path that you have chosen will continue to lead you to happiness.
mythrilhal0: BM: No, it'll lead to nirvana...enlightenment...that's better than any emotion you can experience now
MadScientist373: AX: I have to agree, when God brings us to heaven we will be definitely be enlightened
MadScientist373: Ax: but he has only provided one road to hime
mythrilhal0: BM: ::shrugs:: I'd just rather reach it through my own efforts than be given perfection on a plate, like you believe
MadScientist373: Ax: the road that Jesus paved for us
MadScientist373: Ax: but what if you can't achieve it on you own I mean I don't mean that atagonistically, its just one of those what if questions For over five hundred years the people of Israel tried to reach the kingdom of Heaven on their own, when they failed to reach it on their own merits, that was when God made a new covenant with man and it's ultimate fulfillment was brought to Earth by Jesus Christ because they could not do it.
mythrilhal0: BM: Even before jesus existed...the Buddha sat under the Bo tree meditating on the nature of reality, extinuished desire, greed and illusion and achieved enlightenment...
mythrilhal0: BM: I'm not trying to reach the kingdom of Heaven, there is no kingdom...there's only a different state of being
YarnKittymon: LB: ::finally comes back in; stands in the doorway of her room::
MadScientist373: AX: Jesus was God on earth, and since God created the Earth and all those in it he definitely preceded Buddha, he even created him
mythrilhal0: BM: ::sighs:: If that's what you want to believe
MadScientist373: that's what heaven is, we take nothing that we have now with us, all that we receive is newly made, a different state of being
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Alex...I love Becky as much as anyone else in the world...::pauses, glancing at Daniel::...almost anyone...but no amount of arguing is going to get her to see things our way. If I thought it'd help a bit, I'd try it myself...
MadScientist373: that's what I believe, I'm sorry that it doesn't agree with what you believe
mythrilhal0: BM: ::looks at the ground:: This makes me happy - it makes me feel better about everything that's happened to be...i don't want to see things your way...your way only made me feel worse...i'm sorry
YarnKittymon: LB: ::quietly:: The meaning of life isn't to be happy...::shakes her head:: Come on. I think we can get one more show in today, even if half the acts have gone.
MadScientist373: AX: ::Looks at Libby:: That is right Libby the meaning of life isn't to be happy.
mythrilhal0: BM: ::looks annoyed again:: I'm not saying i turned to Buddhism to be happy...i turned to Buddhism to understand myself - i want to understand who i am, what i am, the way the world works...I'm not a child - i'm older than both of you, so don't try to lecture me
YarnKittymon: LB: I'm not lecturing. I just didn't think the point of Buddhism was to be happy, any more than the point of Christianity is, so don't say you're just doing this to feel good! ::pauses, then shakes her head:: I'm sorry. Here I am arguing too. Alex, can you perform again? Your wings shouldn't catch on fire.
MadScientist373: AX: ::nods and goes on stage::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes out front to bring in an audience::
mythrilhal0: BM: ::sighs and goes to get up the lights again::
MadScientist373: AX: ::does is act, this time without catching his wings of fire::


YarnKittymon: DL: ::is in the audience for the Freak Show, and stays there a little after it ends, just watching the stage silently::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::when the freak show ends, she leaves the lights and heads for the front door, not really wanting to talk to the others::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::sees Becky and gets up and approaches her, an almost shy expression on his face:: Hi, Ghost-girl...uh...you wouldn't have any idea where Maeve is, would you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::not looking very interested in talking:: She left before the show
YarnKittymon: DL: Oh. Don't look so down; things'll get better for you soon enough, Miss Becky.
SP00KY One: MV: :::opens the door to the freak show quietly and peaks in, looking to make sure no one is around before entering:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: I was fine till my friends started to try and change my beliefs to theirs
Quantum Catz: BM: Or one of them did anyway
SP00KY One: MV: :::She sees Becky and Donald and tries to sneak in without being noticed, she still has her costume on and there is a hint of a blush staining her cheeks:::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::notices Maeve out of the corner of her eye, but also notices she looks rather embarrassed and is trying to sneak past them, so turns away, keeping his eyes squarely on the door (which she'll have to pass through to get out again)::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::isn't paying much attention to poor Becky at this point:: That's unfortunate.
SP00KY One: MV: :::she goes to close the door but trips over her own foot and it closes with a bang. She ends up on the floor:::
YarnKittymon: ((Which door?))
SP00KY One: ((the same one she came in....she hasnt shut it yet))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::notices Donald pointedly avoiding looking at Maeve and shakes her head:: She's an airbrained klutz most of the time, i don't see what you see in her ::heads towards the front door::
YarnKittymon: DL: Pardon me. ::strides over to Maeve and helps her up:: I missed you in the show.
SP00KY One: MV: :::Allows Donald to help her up:: ummm. i was going to, but they took to long and something came up and :::she pauses and looks down::: I forgot to change.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles:: Well, at least I got to see you in your costume...I should give Miss Williamson a quarter.
SP00KY One: MV: :::smiles nervously::: I should go change. excuse me :::heads to the changing room:::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::steps back to make way for her, whistling a jazz tune::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::when he's done with the song, glances down at Becky; quietly:: I don't suppose you've ever been in love...?
Quantum Catz: BM: Even if i have they'd never've loved me back
YarnKittymon: DL: Oh...I'm sorry. ::pauses, then smirks:: I'll probably have that same problem myself, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Quantum Catz: BM: Just cos she looks good doesn't make her a good partner
YarnKittymon: DL: Well, that's what I'd like to see, while there's still time. Besides, it can't be just her looks; I don't feel anything for her sister.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: i've never met her sister
YarnKittymon: DL: Hm. ::shrugs, then pauses:: There's no back door she could have snuck out of, is there?
Quantum Catz: ((is there?))
SP00KY One: MV: :::comes back in now dressed in her normal clothes:::: Me? sneak out? Why would I do such a thing? :::smiles:::
YarnKittymon: ((There's a back door in the area Libby lives in, but that door's closed (Libby may or may not be in there moping right now). That's it))
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles widely at her:: Because all this attention from a strange man is frightening you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rolls her eyes::
SP00KY One: MV: :::looks a little defiant::: Nothing frightens me.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smirks:: Nothing? How about going to dinner?
SP00KY One: MV: :::says with as much confidence as she can::: Not in the least.
YarnKittymon: DL: And a car ride to get there? I'll take you back home after, of course.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::leaves donald and meave to go stand outside, so she doesn't have to talk to libby or alex::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, seeing Becky leave, but got yelled at last time he went outside, so stays in::
SP00KY One: MV: :::smiles widely::: Ok, you're on.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::face lights up:: Shall we be off, then? Your people won't be worried about you?
SP00KY One: MV: :::shakes head::: Nah, I disappear all the time. Lets go.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is standing by the entrance, looking like she's planning on disappearing for a while as well::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::looks at Becky:: Anything I can do to cheer you up?
SP00KY One: MV: :::mumbles under her breath::: dump me in a body bag somewhere and that should probably do it.
YarnKittymon: DL: Don't be silly.
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't need cheering up ::frowns at maeve's response but doesn't reply to it::
SP00KY One: MV: :::shrugs:::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles:: I guess you could chaperone if you'd like
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't much like the idea of playing third wheel
YarnKittymon: DL: ::pauses, then pulls out a quarter:: Go see a film, then.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: I can pay for myself, but thanks for offering i guess
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles; quietly:: If you need to find us, I suppose you can.
Quantum Catz: BM: I think i'd rather be on my own just now anyway
YarnKittymon: DL: ::frowns:: All right. Everything will turn out fine, Becky, so don't worry.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head and smiles:: I'm not worried. Not anymore really. Just sad my friends don't understand
SP00KY One: MV: :::finds a spot on the floor that is rather fascinating and starts tapping her foot:::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::nods silently, then looks back at Maeve:: Are you ready?
SP00KY One: MV: :::her head pops up and she looks up at Donald::: Yes. Definitely.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::walks off to his car, which is parked a few blocks away:: Do you take the subway to get here?
SP00KY One: MV: Sometimes, usually Fox will drive us. Or I walk.
YarnKittymon: DL: I thought you lived a little far for that...
SP00KY One: MV: I do. But what else can I do if I want to go somewhere?
YarnKittymon: DL: Take the subway. Or telephone me and I could take you.
SP00KY One: MV: That is nice of you to offer but I couldn't impose on you like that. Besides, I like walking. Gives me time to myself. Alex was teaching me how to drive but after that one incident :::she trails off:::
YarnKittymon: DL: What, did you run over a dog?
SP00KY One: MV: That would have been small compared to what happened. We got involved in a car chase. Again.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::eyebrows raise:: Again? ::gets to his car--a late-model, nice car painted a nice burgundy color (unless I said it was a different color somewhere else ^^;); opens the passenger door for Maeve::
SP00KY One: MV: Yes. You could say that wherever we go danger is sure to follow. :::gets in the car:::
YarnKittymon: DL: Sounds exciting! ::unlocks his side and gets inside; puts the car into gear:: Do you have any suggestions?
SP00KY One: MV: Nathan's? Thats the only place I really know of.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles:: I was thinking a sit-down place. Do you like to drink, or not?
SP00KY One: MV: :::wrinkles her nose::: No, I dont much care for the stuff but a sit down place is just fine.
YarnKittymon: DL: Well, it *is* illegal to sell liquor; we shouldn't have too much trouble finding a place that doesn't. ::smirks:: Even in New York. ::just starts driving, looking for a place that's nice, but not *too* nice, as Maeve isn't dressed too formally::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::finally stops in front of a small family-owned restaurant; parallel parks:: Does this look good to you?
SP00KY One: MV: :::nods::: Sure. Looks great.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::gets out of the car and tries to open Maeve's door before she can do it herself::
SP00KY One: MV: :::starts to open it herself but sees him coming and decides to let him have his way::::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::opens the door for Maeve; offers her his hand::
SP00KY One: MV: :::takes his hand and smiles::: Thank you.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::shuts the car door and goes to the restaurant; they're escorted to a table right away--it's a friendly-looking place, plain, but the food smells good::
SP00KY One: MV::::looks around, trying to think up something to say:::: This is a really nice place. Do you come here often? :::she smiles but its forced and she looks a little nervous:::
YarnKittymon: DL: It's my first time, too, but it looked nice enough. ::pulls back Maeve's chair for her:: You don't seem as...firey as you usually are. Are you sure you're not your twin?
SP00KY One: MV: Thats possible. Maybe we switched personalities? :::she sits down in the chair:::
YarnKittymon: DL: Well, I fancy I can tell you apart by now, but I could be wrong...::looks at the menu, a faint smile on his face::
SP00KY One: MV: :::shrugs::: Alex can't and neither can Serena. Fox cheats though, :::she makes a sour face::: he uses his dream power thing that he has.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::raises his eyebrows:: Dream power thing?
SP00KY One: MV: Yeah, he can read people dreams or something. I'm not completely sure how it works. :::softly::: or if I should even be telling anyone. :::smacks her forehead:::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles at her a little:: Don't worry; I won't tell anyone...
SP00KY One: MV: :::smiles:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the waiter comes, looking at Donald::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles wickedly:: I'll have the smoked chicken. And the lady will have the salad.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::watches Maeve for her reaction::
SP00KY One: MV: :::raises an eyebrow but doesn't speak for a moment::: Do you believe that I am incapable of ordering for myself? Or do you think that I am like most women and are conscience of their weight?
YarnKittymon: DL: ::grins, glancing up at the waiter:: Strike the salad, please. ::back to Maeve, his eyes sparking:: I *believe* I like to see you when you're a bit spirited!
SP00KY One: MV: :::smirks::: You are strange you know that? Most people hate it.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::laughs:: I was just trying to get you angry. Please, order whatever you'd like.
SP00KY One: MV: :::looks for the most fattening thing on the menu:::: A hot dog with a side order of french fries.
YarnKittymon: : ::the waiter writes it down::
YarnKittymon: DL: You might want to get two hot dogs, if you're hungry. ::smiling::
SP00KY One: MV: :::smiles back::: No thank you, one will do just fine. Unless of course thats a challenge?
YarnKittymon: DL: No, not today; there's no need for you to get sick!
YarnKittymon: DL: ::pauses:: That *did* sound like a challenge...
SP00KY One: MV: Yes it did. But if I took you up on that challenge it would save no room for desert. :::ponders this for a moment::: chocolate or a challenge...hmmmm...
YarnKittymon: DL: Oh, save room for dessert. You can have hot dogs any time you're at the show, right?
SP00KY One: MV: :::nods::: Yes, I suppose I could.
YarnKittymon: DL: Why did you agree to come with me tonight?
SP00KY One: MV: :::grins::: Because you asked and you might say "challenged" me. And I never back down from a challenge.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::laughs:: And if I challenged you to kiss me...?
SP00KY One: MV: :::her eyes widen in suprise but she quickly recovers::: I would think that you would be smart and not challenge a girl to such a thing on a first *date*.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles:: But perhaps I could challenge you to go out with me again?
SP00KY One: MV: That would be a more proper challenge that I should be glad to accept.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::smiles:: I'm afraid I'm probably not much of a "challenge" to you, though...
SP00KY One: MV: :::smiles secretively::: You never know.
YarnKittymon: DL: You haven't told me much about yourself, except for getting into trouble a lot...
SP00KY One: MV: :::shrugs::: You dont want to hear about my life, its not that exciting. How about you? Any interesting stories to tell?
YarnKittymon: DL: You'll hear about them soon enough, I'm sure. I work in radio, part-time, anyway.


SP00KY One: MV: What do you do there? are you on the air?
DL: No, just a producer. ::smirks:: Though if you're interested, I could probably get you a part.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::her eyes light up:::: Really? That would be neat. I've always wanted to do a show.
DL: ::smiles widely:: I'll arrange it sometime, then.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::smiles back at him:::: Thank you!
DL: You're very welcome! You have a beautiful voice, you know.
SP00KY One:
MV: ::: blushes, not quite used to be complimented ::: Thank you, so do you. :::laughs self consciously:::
DL: ::smirks:: I once considered trying to make my way as a movie star, but they told me I had a perfect face for radio.
SP00KY One:
((thats sarcasm isnt it? meaning he wasnt handsome enough or what?))
((You have a perfect face for radio is a way to say someone's ugly--you can't see how they look on the radio. Donald's not really ugly, and he has a very nice body; he's not being clear if he's serious or not anyway))
SP00KY One:
MV: :::smirks::: Well, I think they were crazy, I bet the camera would have loved your body-er I mean face.
DL: ::smiles:: I'm quite glad *you* think so, at least. ::is about to speak more, but the waitperson rather rudely brings their food, interrupting him::
DL: ::starts eating, looking slightly troubled::
SP00KY One:
MV: ::::nibbles at her food, looking from her plate back to Donald::: Is there something the matter? You looked as if you were going to say something before the waiter interrupted?
DL: ::smiles weakly:: Just strange musings--if someone were to offer you a drink from the fountain of youth, what would you do?
SP00KY One:
MV: :::looks thoughtful for a few long seconds::: I suppose I would accept it. Then again, who would want to live forever? I would be more curious to see if it would work or not.
DL: But if it would...?
SP00KY One:
MV: :::pouts::: Thats a tough question. Im not sure what I would do. Why do you ask?
DL: ::sets down his fork, still looking at the chicken on his plate:: Just something I think about when I have trouble sleeping...
SP00KY One:
MV: :::nods::: Oh. What about you? Do you want to keep living while everyone else around you gets older and dies? I don't want to live forever, it will be a miracle if I make it through this lifetime with my sanity intact.
DL: ::looks a little hurt briefly, then looks back down at his plate:: You aren't scared to die, yourself?
SP00KY One:
MV: :::shrugs::: No, not really. In fact about three months ago I was welcoming death, begging for it actually.
DL: ::looks up, startled:: Maeve! Surely--surely you don't feel that way now?
SP00KY One:
MV: :::shakes her head::: No, I found Alex and then I found my sister again. So everything isnt as bad as it was before.
DL: ::just has a blank expression for a little while; finally, slowly:: There's nothing I fear more than becoming nothing...
SP00KY One:
MV: :::nods::: That is pretty depressing. That is if you dont believe in heaven.
DL: ::quietly:: And you?
SP00KY One:
MV: Believe in heaven? :::slowly nods::: Yeah, I guess that I do. Alex talks about it a lot.
DL: ::looks at her for a moment, then down at the table:: Please don't let that cloud your judgement, Maeve.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::tilts her head to the side, puzzled::: cloud my judgement of what? Death?
DL: ::nods:: Whatever happens--you can't be *sure,* can you?
SP00KY One:
MV: :::says rather slowly::: I guess that none of us can really be sure of what happens after we die.
DL: ::nods, looking quite sober, then shakes his head:: Enough talk of death; it's not helping anyone, and our food is getting cold. ::smiles weakly, and starts eating slowly::
SP00KY One:
MV: :::nods her head in agreement and picks up a french fry and chews it slowly:::
DL: ::softly:: I'm always here if you need me, Maeve.
SP00KY One:
((so i was right to begin with, donald is a psycho stalker? he he he ))
((Stalker, yes. Psycho, I dunno. ^_^))
SP00KY One:
MV: :::smiles warmly at him::: Thank you Donald, that means a lot to me. :::looks down at her plate and says softly::: I'm here for you also, if you should need someone to talk to.
DL: ::looks quite surprised, but smiles widely:: Thank you... Good friends are hard to come by nowadays.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::smiles up at him and starts eating her food:::
DL: ::finishes his food, not speaking much, but still watching Maeve most of the time with a look that's hard to misinterpret::
SP00KY One:
MV: :::smiles shyly at him, she likes him, its apparent but she tries hard not to let it show:::
DL: ::puts down his fork:: Well, should I order you a cake or two?
SP00KY One:
MV: Chocolate? How could we leave without having chocolate?
DL: ::laughs:: That's your weakness, then? ::hails the waiter and asks for a whole chocolate cake; looks back at Maeve:: Though please don't make yourself ill on my account.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::grins happily::: I've never gotten ill over chocolate!
DL: ::still smiling:: Well, it's not a contest, I swear. You may take home whatever you don't eat.
: ::the waiter brings back the cake, looking at the two of them oddly::
SP00KY One:
MV: :::frowns up at the waiter::: What? Never seen two people order a cake before?
: ::the waiter blushes a little:: Not usually, miss.
YarnKittymon: DL: We can't help if we like cake, can we?
SP00KY One:
MV: Nope. :::grabs a knife and cuts two pieces, offering one to Donald::::
DL: ::takes the cake, eating it slowly, happily:: It's quite sweet.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::takes a bite, savoring the taste::: Delicious.
DL: ::laughs:: I suppose when you wed, the cake will have to be chocolate, too...
SP00KY One:
MV: Of course, no traditional white cake for me. Then again its only fitting.
DL: ::thinks a little about why a bride doesn't wear white, but doesn't speak the thought; smirks:: It does taste better.
SP00KY One:
MV: ::finishes her piece and eyes the rest of the cake::: There is no way I am going to finish that.
DL: Shall I help you? ::smiles::
SP00KY One:
MV: :::laughs::: You think that you can? Im not sure I can eat one more bite!
DL: ::laughs:: I'd get a horrible stomachache, but I'd do it for you. Or I'll just ask for a box.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::grins::: I wouldnt want you to suffer needlessly over me. A box will do.
DL: ::asks the waiter for a box, then looks back at Maeve:: I had a wonderful time with you today.
SP00KY One:
MV: ::smiles::: So did I.
: ::the waiter comes back with the box and puts the cake inside, without flair:: Shall I bring the check?
YarnKittymon: DL: ::hands the waiter a $10 bill:: This will cover it, thank you.
YarnKittymon: : Thank you, sir...
SP00KY One:
MV: :::smiles at Donald::: Thank you for dinner and the cake. :::holds the box posessively in her hands:::
DL: ::gets the door for Maeve, smiling:: Come. I'll drive you home. ::goes to his car, whistling a little tune that's been popular on the radio lately::
SP00KY One:
MV: :::nods and follows him out:::
DL: ::opens the passenger door for Maeve, then gets in the driver's side, still whistling, looking quite pleased; starts driving towards Maeve's place, without asking where it is::
SP00KY One:
MV: :::looks a little puzzled but doesnt say anything yet:::
DL: ::slows down; glances at Maeve:: I don't know the way from here...
SP00KY One:
MV: :::smiles and shakes her head::: Turn left up here. :::she gives him the rest of the directions:::
DL: ::smiles:: Now I'll know where you live...
SP00KY One:
MV: :::she raises one eyebrow and smirks at him::: Should I be scared?
DL: ::smiles:: No; I'd not as much as kiss your hand, without your consent. ::stops the car, not getting out::
SP00KY One:
MV: Thats good. :::makes a move to open the door::: Thanks again. I had a good time.
DL: ::pulls a business card out of his front pocket; hands it to Maeve:: It has my number, if you'd like to see me again, or if you need a ride anywhere.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::takes the card::: Ok. :::opens the door and gets out::: See you later then?
DL: ::smiles:: I guess that's up to you.
SP00KY One:
MV: :::smiles and nods::: Ok. Goodnight.
DL: Good night. ::watches until Maeve gets through the door safely, and even a bit after, before driving away::

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