~Friday, June 29, 1928~

YarnKittymon: LB: ::is out front, promoting the show, even though she has a rather pitiful turnout of acts today; looks around impatiently for that Russian-type freak she spoke to a couple days ago::
BBohusk: NL: Hello miss Williamson!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Becky is sitting alone in her room, with her legs crossed and her hands clasped together, silently meditating::
YarnKittymon: LB: Oh, good; you're here. Your costume's backstage; go inside and change into it. You did come up with an act, right?
TilotheClown: jm: ::sitting quietly backstage::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::has learned to leave Becky alone when she's sitting all quietly (he doesn't grasp it any more than that); goes back to see Jasmine:: Hi!
BBohusk: NL: Yep. I'm going to make exotic animals from iron batrs and give them out as souvenirs! I "found" them myself. ::produces 3 iron rods::
TilotheClown: jm: ::smiles:: Hello, Daniel.
YarnKittymon: LB: Well, you'd better make those last for at least two acts.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::yawns, and stretches; suddenly starts chewing at and licking his left paw::
BBohusk: NL: I have more in my coat.
TilotheClown: jm: ::watches him absently::
YarnKittymon: LB: Very well. Go inside and change clothes, please.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::keeps licking his paw::
BBohusk: NL: ::nods:: Yes miss.
YarnKittymon: : ::the door's already open, and there's already over a dozen people seated in the stands::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::opens her eyes and sits staring at the wall for a few minutes before standing up and going through to jasmine and daniel::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::is still licking his paw, though he tries to stop when Becky comes in::
BBohusk: NL: ::goes backstage and changes. comes out in costume:: to LB::'sit look O.K.?
YarnKittymon: : ::a few members of the crowd laugh::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::notices daniel's odd behaviour but not his paw:: You okay?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::whispers fiercely:: Get back inside! You'll ruin the surprise!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: Yeah. ::sniffs at his paw again::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns uncertainly:: Is your paw okay?
BBohusk: NL: :shrugs shoulders:: to himself:Well;you're the one who wanted to be a performer. ::sets supplies on stage and waves to audience::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::hisses briefly:: I'm fine!
YarnKittymon: : ::a little girl waves back, but another person again giggles at the outfit; it's obviously handmade, and not that well-fitting::
TilotheClown: jm: ::blinks:: You don't sound fine.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::curls up, his paw under him, cringing::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::kneels beside daniel, watching him, but doesn't say anything::
TilotheClown: jm: ::after a moment:: If there's something wrong with your paw, Daniel, if might get worse if no one sees to it.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::sharply:: I'm not hurt! ::gets up and walks to the corner, and curls up there; it looks like he might have a limp::
BBohusk: NL: Ladies,Gentlemen and children of all ages...::winks at little kid::...I,Niklaus Leonov,of a centuries old family of Russian strongmen am here to present the art of metallurgic manipulation through means of muscle and mind!
TilotheClown: jm: What happened to you? Did you step on something sharp?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::hears this, and runs to the stage, appalled:: Get backstage! The show hasn't begun yet!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::sullenly:: Nothin'.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: pretending nothing's wrong won't make it better
BBohusk: NL: Huh? ::clearly has no idea what he's doing::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::grabs Niklaus's shoulder and drags him backstage:: Stay here 'til you're called for!
TilotheClown: jm: ::looks up at Nikalus:: What are you doing back here?
BBohusk: NL: Y'okay. ::sits down and starts whistling idly to keep his mind off of his latest goof::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::ears go back; looks at the stranger defensively::
Quantum Catz: BM: It's okay Dan
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at Daniel for a moment:: He seems in a bad mood.
BBohusk: NL: ::taken out of his stupor by the appearance of DN:: Iya...hello. ::extends hand to DN::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::just hisses at him::
BBohusk: NL: :::Scratches head::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::reaches out to touch Daniel's head:: Come on, calm down
TilotheClown: jm: ::slightly irritated; repeats herself:: What are you doing back here?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrows::
BBohusk: NL: to jm:: Something about thre act not starting yet.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::irritated:: This is Niklaus, and he'll be joining our show, I suppose.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances up from daniel for a moment:: Hey, Niklaus
TilotheClown: jm: Oh, I thought you were trying to sneak backstage or something. ::smiles and offers her hand::
BBohusk: NL: Hi there. So...who's who? ::shakes hand::
TilotheClown: jm: Well, I'm Jasmine. That's Becky and Daniel ::points to each of them in turn::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs::
TilotheClown: jm: ::sighs:: Daniel has something wrong with his paw, but he won't let anyone see to it.
YarnKittymon: LB: Oh, my. Well, you work in a zoo, right? Can't you help him?
TilotheClown: ((who?))
YarnKittymon: ((Jasmine. Libby's in the ballpark, isn't she? though she doesn't pay as good attention as she should to people's lives ^^;))
TilotheClown: jm: No, but I could see what I could do if he'd let me look at it. ::frowns::
TilotheClown: ((she works at a library. ^_^))
BBohusk: ((zoologist as well?
TilotheClown: ((yup, she's funny that way. ^_^))
YarnKittymon: ((The whole point is that she SAID she was a zoologist earlier and I was trying to give an opportunity to prove her wrong ^^;))
YarnKittymon: DN: ::just mrrs::))
Quantum Catz: BM: If he doesn't want you to look at it, maybe we should just leave it. it's his choice
YarnKittymon: LB: What if it gets infected and he dies?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::ears go back, and eyes get wide enough they can see the white covering-things that cats have over their eyes::
TilotheClown: jm: See? You should let someone look at it.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::murmurs:: I'm not sick.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::watches daniel, wants him to let them look but doesn't want to force him::
YarnKittymon: LB: Why would he be acting like this? Is it an animal characteristic?
TilotheClown: jm: ::hesitates:: It seems like he'd act that way if something was wrong.
YarnKittymon: LB: Well, what should we do? If we try to hold him down, he might get hurt more, right?
TilotheClown: jm: ::uncomfortably:: I'm more afraid that someone else would get hurt...you wouldn't scratch, would you, Daniel?
YarnKittymon: DN: I'm not sick!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Daniel...what's wrong? If you're not sick...then what is it?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: Nothin'. I don't wanna die.
Quantum Catz: BM: You're not going to die
BBohusk: NL: Die?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::just mrrs again::
TilotheClown: jm: ::sighs:: Just let Becky see your paw and if you're all right we'll leave you alone.
YarnKittymon: DN: No! I'll get better!
BBohusk: NL: If you don't wanna die the logical thing would be to let 'er see your paw,right? Anyway,they won't stop hassling otherwise.::winks::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs; under his breath, his voice shaking:: They shoot the horses.
Quantum Catz: BM: What horses?
TilotheClown: jm: ::blinks:: What?
BBohusk: NL: Horses don't talk.
DN: ::makes a little whiny sound:: In the circus.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: This isn't the circus and besides, i promised i'd protect u - i wouldn't let them shoot u
YarnKittymon: DN: ::whimpers:: Or they'll leave me behind.
Quantum Catz: BM: I'd never leave u behind
YarnKittymon: DN: ::after a long pause:: I'm not hurt.
Quantum Catz: BM: Then what is it?
TilotheClown: jm: ::kneals beside Daniel and takes his paw before he can say not to:: Just let met see...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::cringes and mrrs, and nearly snaps at Jasmine, but stops himself::
YarnKittymon: : ::his paw has a small, deep bite in it, like one created by a small animal; Daniel mrrs when it's touched::
TilotheClown: jm: ::bites her lip:: That looks nasty...Did a horse bite you? Is that what you were saying?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs again, his ears back:: When a horse gets hurt they shoot him.
Quantum Catz: BM: we wouldn't shoot u - how did you get bitten, Dan?
YarnKittymon: DN: I picked up a little cat.
Quantum Catz: BM: A cat? Why?
BBohusk: NL: When were you bitten?
YarnKittymon: DN: Dunno.
BBohusk: NL: It seems like victims of hydrophobia died after a week;but i can't remember exactly.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::pales:: Oh, my...
BBohusk: NL: old way of saying rabies
TilotheClown: jm: ::goes pale as well:: We should clean this out...
Quantum Catz: BM: Who says he's got rabies?
BBohusk: NL: I'm not. But that sounds like what he's afraid of being shot for.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, tries to get away::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to stop Daniel:: It's okay, calm down
YarnKittymon: LB: Can you help him, Jasmine?
TilotheClown: jm: ::helplessly:: I don't know...I don't think there's a cure for rabies.
BBohusk: NL: If we found the cat;at least he'd know.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: What's rabies?
Quantum Catz: BM: It's...an illness
TilotheClown: jm: ::quietly:: Something I hope you don't have...do you have soap and water, Libby? And a bandage? ::to Daniel:: Can you tell us better what happened, Daniel?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes back to fetch the things Jasmine asked for::
YarnKittymon: DN: I saw a little cat outside and I wanted to be its friend, like Rarriff, but it didn't like me.
TilotheClown: jm: So it bit you?
YarnKittymon: DN: Yeah. It was mean.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::strokes Daniel's back:: Most cats are
BBohusk: NL: Tell me about it.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: They are not!
TilotheClown: jm: ::trying to calm him down:: Maybe it was just afraid of you.
YarnKittymon: DN: Yeah...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::brings back the soap, a bucket of water, and some strips of cloth; hands them to Jasmine, silently::
BBohusk: NL: Yeah afraid!
TilotheClown: jm: ::quietly:: Maybe you'd better clean him up, Becky; he likes you best.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::to Jasmine:: But you have more knowledge of how it should be done, right?
BBohusk: NL: Becky can hold him while you do your stuff. Hows'at?
TilotheClown: jm: Anybody could do it; and Daniel would take it better if he was calm. It might sting a little.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Daniel:: Is that okay?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs; tries to edge away again::
TilotheClown: jm: Come on, Daniel; you're not afraid of a little soap and water, are you?
YarnKittymon: DN: I'm not scared!
Quantum Catz: BM: Pain...isn't important. Just imagine it like this big black cloud, and you can just push it away. it isn't important, it's nothing to worry about
TilotheClown: jm: ::whispers:: You'll scare him!
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm not trying to scare him
YarnKittymon: LB: ::under her breath:: You can't push clouds away, anyway; your hand would pass right through.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::just mrrs::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns at libby:: A *solid* black cloud then. All he has to do is focus his mind, and stop focussing on his worrys, or on the pain
YarnKittymon: LB: He's a child! You wouldn't talk like that to a five-year-old, would you?
Quantum Catz: BM: Yes i would - if i was talking to an adult i'd tell him just to get over it and live with it cos the pain isn't going away
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs again, whining:: Don't fight. I'll be good.
TilotheClown: jm: Yes, will the both of you calm down?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::turns away:: I should go pacify the crowd, anyway.
BBohusk: NL: Hoky Smokes! I forgot!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Come on then, we'd better get on with washing daniel's paw
YarnKittymon: LB: ::goes to the stage, explaining they have a situation they need to tend to, and asking for their patience::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs::
TilotheClown: jm: Come here, Daniel; we'll have this done in a moment.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::finally holds out his paw, mrring::
TilotheClown: jm: Okay, Becky; Clean him up.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::calls Niklaus onstage, asking him to lift a few people to divert the crowd::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::picks up one of the strips of cloth and goes to clean Daniel's paw:: It won't take long, Dan
BBohusk: NL: Aye Aye,Cap'n! ::does as he's asked::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::cringes, his ears back, even before Becky touches him::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rubs his ear with her other hand:: It's okay Dan ::starts to wipe his paw::
YarnKittymon: : ::the only person who volunteers is a girl in a knee-length dress::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::inhales deeply, and almost snaps at Becky, but doesn't, and looks extremely sorry::
TilotheClown: jm: ::just stands by looking akward as she watches::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks sorry too - she doesn't like to see dan in pain::
BBohusk: NL: I hope you're wearing a slip. ::proceeds to pick the girl up::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::tail twitches, but tries not to squirm::
YarnKittymon: : ::it's a hot day, and the lady is wearing no such thing, nor does she seem to care::
YarnKittymon: : ::the audience seems more thrilled by the pretty girl than Niklaus, though one man audibly complains that she's not very much to lift::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::finishes cleaning dan's paw and smiles at him:: See? It's over now
BBohusk: NL: Ahem. ::appears very uncomfortable:: Wanna see me make a giraffe?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: Am I gonna die?
TilotheClown: jm: ::looks relieved:: Great ::sits down::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl looks up at the ceiling:: It's not *that* low--could you toss me?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::adamantly:: No, you won't die
YarnKittymon: DN: All right. ::starts licking his paw again, grimacing; it tastes like soap::
BBohusk: NL: As you wish. ::tosses girl into the crowd: ((kinda like crowd surfing,i guess))
TilotheClown: jm: ::You should put a bandage on it-to keep it from getting infected.
Quantum Catz: BM: okay ::goes to fetch a bandage::
BBohusk: ((oh! in the air! *lol*))
YarnKittymon: : ::no one actually catches the girl; she lands right on another woman, and the both of them fall backwards; the woman being landed on hits her head on the bench behind::
BBohusk: NL: ::to himself:: 'hope no one sues. 'my first show too.


YarnKittymon: DN: ::continues licking at his paw::
YarnKittymon: : ::someone down in the audience, near the woman that got knocked down and hit her head, yells:: She's bleeding!
BBohusk:NL: : Is there a doctor in the house?
YarnKittymon: : ::a well-dressed man next to the unconscious woman, weighing all of 120 pounds, stands, taking off his suit jacket, calling Niklaus a couple choice curse words::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hears the noise and hurries back to daniel and jasmine with the bandage:: I think something's happened out on stage
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, and starts walking in that direction, with a pronounced limp, which he quickly tries to hide::
Quantum Catz: BM: Hey, hang on, let me put the bandage on Dan
JopDance: jm: ::looks out at stage from the doorway:: Looks like someone got hurt!
BBohusk: NL:: HowazItaknow noone would catch her?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man jumps on the stage, aiming a punch at Niklaus's jaw::
OnlineHost: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 1 5
YarnKittymon: : ::the punch hits::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::steps back from the fight, wanting to break it up, but also knowing a crowd likes a fight))
BBohusk: NL:: Attempts to push the man trying not to use too much force. (7)
OnlineHost: BBohusk rolled 2 6-sided dice: 4 4
YarnKittymon: : ::Jasmine suddenly disappears::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man is lighter than Niklaus had expected, and hits one of the stage walls, pretty hard; angrily tries to punch again::
OnlineHost: YarnKittymon rolled 2 6-sided dice: 4 5
YarnKittymon: (4)
Quantum Catz: BM: ::kneels beside daniel:: come on, let me put the bandage on, okay?
BBohusk: NL::'sorry about that mister! Can't we settle this in court?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs unhappily, but doesn't struggle::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man smirks:: After I get my satisfaction.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::puts the bandage on his paw, smiles slightly:: Don't worry Dan, it'll all be okay
YarnKittymon: LB: ::jumps off the stage, surprisingly gracefully, considering she's wearing heels, and forces her way through the crowd, trying to wake the woman::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs; softly:: I'm not that hurt.
Quantum Catz: BM: I know. You should've just told us you were hurt instead of hiding it
YarnKittymon: DN: Is that what people do?
Quantum Catz: BM: Yes. They let their friends help them when they need it
BBohusk: NL::Wouldn't it be more productive if you called for help?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man sneers:: So you can get away?
BBohusk: NL::Only one thing for it,then. ::Attempts to knock the man out with his pinky.
YarnKittymon: ((That wouldn't fly at all if you were fighting a real character, but since he's nobody...))
YarnKittymon: : ::the man falls down unconscious; the crowd gasps in horror::
BBohusk: ((i figured you would just roll to see if it worked.))
YarnKittymon: ((No, because you can't knock someone out with one hit unless their HP is down low enough. You can punch at someone but if you attempt to knock someone out who has 4 HP and the most damage you can do is 2 HP, it's not going to happen))
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs again, his tail twitching:: Is that why people are different from animals?
BBohusk: ((so i should write:NL:: throws punch. Or something like that.))
Quantum Catz: BM: Some animals work together to help each other too
YarnKittymon: ((Yeah--even though it's possible to knock someone out in one hit in the real world, it just doesn't work here--at least, not when you're fighting another player. But this guy is an NPC and you're a kazillion times stronger than him so you might as well))
BBohusk: NL:: Runs into the crowd to check on the wounded.
YarnKittymon: DN: Like who?
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman's groaning, her eyes closed; the back of her head is bleeding quite a bit::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: They already sent for a doctor.
BBohusk: NL: Do you think it would help if we put some ice on it?
YarnKittymon: LB: I don't know, but go back and see if there's any bandages left.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well... ::hesitates:: there're animals that work in packs and groups to survive
BBohusk: NL: ::Runs backstage to look for bandages::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: But if someone gets hurt they leave 'im behind.
YarnKittymon: : ::there's probably still some there left over from Daniel::
Quantum Catz: BM: Well...i guess that's cos with animals it's about survival...it isn't so much with humans, not in the same way
BBohusk: NL: ::grabs handful of bandages hastily and returns::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: I don't want to die.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::gently wraps the gauze all the way around the lady's head, several times, hoping to stop the bleeding, at least::
Quantum Catz: BM: buddhists believe that there are many lives we all live...one life is just a small part of ur existence
YarnKittymon: DN: ::blinks, utterly lost::
BBohusk: NL: ::goes to check on man. NL to self: 'hope he doesn't have a concussion...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::realises who she's talking to and smiles apologetically:: Dying is just another change, like moving from the circus to here - u know?
YarnKittymon: : ::the lady Niklaus tossed follows him, smiling:: I meant for you to toss me into the air. Silly.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man's still unconscious::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs:: What if I go someplace worse?
Quantum Catz: BM: Where u go...it'd depend on the kind of person u were...do u think u deserve to go someplace worse?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::quietly:: The cats said I was happy before I went to the circus. I didn't do anything wrong, but they took me anyway.
Quantum Catz: BM: But...if you hadn't been taken away u would never've ended up here
BBohusk: NL::sheepishly:: Sorry about that miss. I thought for sure someone would try and catch you. I'm sorry about the tussle with your husband too. It was the only way I could think of to calm him down
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: I don't want another change, even if it's someplace nicer. I wanna stay here with you.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman laughs:: Ain't my husband, fella.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: if u did have to leave...i'd find a way to follow u - i promised i'd look out for u remember?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::sniffles, and licks Becky's arm, then nuzzles her, his nose still wet::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hugs Daniel::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::puts a paw around Becky, but pauses:: How come they aren't done with the show yet?
BBohusk: NL: Oh? Boyfriend,perhaps? ::Continues walking towards man::
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't know. i wasn't really paying attention]
YarnKittymon: : ::smiles:: Nah; he belongs to the other lady. The one you darn near killed.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, and goes out front to see, still trying to hide his limp::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::follows after Dan::
BBohusk: NL: Oh. hmm....::finishes making his way to the injured man::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, seeing an unconscious man on the stage::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man's still out cold, not moving, but still breathing::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman frowns:: You don't have to be so serious. It's not like you actually killed anyone.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks over at Libby:: What happened?
BBohusk: NL: Well,that's one less charge. I don't see miss Williamson keeping me after this.::pauses::So,do you have a boyfriend?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs:: Niklaus isn't any more responsible than any of our other acts...
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman laughs:: Oh? There were a few fellas interested in me after they got to see up my skirt today...
BBohusk: NL:So if I'm not in jail next weekend would you like to come back and see the show?
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman smirks:: Sure. Will you be back tomorrow? The show runs every day of the week, though of course you already knew that.
BBohusk: NL:Of course. Alhough,you might consider other attire if you want me to toss you in the air.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman laughs:: Hardly. ::glances at her wristwatch:: Well, strongman, I have to be going, but I'll see you next time! ::hurries off::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man groans, opening his eyes::
BBohusk: NL: Uh-oh. Tell him I ain't here. ::runs past the others:: Scuse me!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, stepping back::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor comes in about then, and almost gets knocked over by Niklaus:: Oh my.

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