~Monday, July 9, 1928~

YarnKittymon: LB: ::is alone in the Freak Show building, sewing a cape, sitting on the stage::
EM: ::walks into the Freak show sees Libby sitting on the stage:: Libby.
LB: ::looks up at Ethan; pauses, and folds the cape into thirds, setting it down on the stage:: Good morning, Ethan...
EM: Good morning. I've been meaning to talk to you.
LB: ::softly, looking up at him:: I know.
EM: ::walks over and sits down on the stage next to her:: Everything has been so crazy around here and I don't want to make it worse for you. ::sighs:: I'm sorry for everything I've put you though already. YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks down; her voice is cold:: I'm sorry too.
EM: Right now... It's just Helen showed up, and I can't just throw her out. She refusses to sign the papers and I don't know maybe.. well I need some time to think about everything.
LB: ::doesn't look up, and her voice doesn't really have much emotion:: Because she's your wife, and you still love her, and I can't ever be that to you.
EM: ::looks down:: I don't know.. I thought I didn't love her. maybe I can't but, I'm sorry Libby.
LB: ::turns her face away quickly, not replying::
EM: It'll probably be best if I don't come here anymore. And since this isn't a freak show anymore you won't need me anyways
LB: ::finally looks back at Ethan, her eyes wet:: I still love you, Ethan. I know--that won't affect you in any way...but I wanted to say it.
EM: I know, and I still love you but I have to do the right thing.
LB: ::narrows her eyes:: But if she doesn't even love you...!
EM: ..She does love me that's why she came all the way here by herself.
LB: ::looks at Ethan for a moment, then away, at the stands:: So that's it.
EM: If I'm just making a mistake I'll come back.
LB: And you think I'll just sit here, waiting for a married man? Ethan, I'm not *that* pathetic!
EM: You're right. I don't expect you to wait for me.
LB: ::stands, walking towards the door:: You've made your choice, Ethan. I hope you're happy with it.
EM: ::walks to the door:: I hope so too. ::looks at Libby:: Goodbye, I'm still glad I met you.
LB: ::softly:: Come back, if you can...I'm a fool, but I'd still like to see you...
EM: ::smiles weakly:: I'll try.
LB: ::quietly, wiping her eyes:: Take care, Ethan. Don't let your wife make you too miserable.
EM: Okay, you take care too. ::walks out the door::
LB: ::watches him walk away, then closes the door; goes back to her bedroom, closing that door as well, and cries into her pillow::


Quantum Catz: BM: ::is walking by the lake (there was one right) with Daniel on a lead so no one gets upset by the sight of a giant cat in the park::
YarnKittymon: : ::some people still seem upset by the sight of a giant cat in the park, though no one gets the police, which is something::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::walks politely, occasionally scratching at his harness::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rubs Dan's ears when he scratches the harness:: I'm sorry you have to wear this but at least we get to go to the park this way
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, then looks up, right at Ethan, who's several yards away::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::notices Dan and Becky, but doesn't quite feel like talking to them::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::follows Dan's gaze and calls out to Ethan:: Heya
SquirtLaWort: EM: Hello. ::walks over to them and since he probably won't get to talk to them for a long time::
Quantum Catz: BM: It's been a while since i met you here
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, looking at Ethan:: What's wrong?
SquirtLaWort: EM: Yeah it has been awhile, ::looks down at Dan:: lots of things are wrong but that's normal with us isn't it?
Quantum Catz: BM: Anything we can help with?
YarnKittymon: DN: ::nuzzles Ethan's knee::
SquirtLaWort: EM: No, just look after Libby. I won't be coming to the Freak Show anymore.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns:: Why not?
SquirtLaWort: EM: Well, I've decided that I have to work things out with my wife. Going to freak show will just complicate things.
Quantum Catz: BM: But...what about Libby? I thought...i thought you.... ::drifts off::
SquirtLaWort: EM: I know, but I'm married and I shouldn't be with Libby. ::looks away:: I have to do the right thing.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, looking down, his tail twitching::
Quantum Catz: BM: I...guess...but then...i never really saw why marriage should stop people from being with the ones they really love
SquirtLaWort: EM: maybe I don't know who I really love.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down:: Oh...
SquirtLaWort: EM: I don't know everything has been so crasy latley.
Quantum Catz: BM: Then...maybe it is better if you take a break from the Freak show for a while
YarnKittymon: : ::a rock suddenly strikes Daniel right between the eyes; he hisses and leaps towards the little boy who apparently threw it--depending on how tightly Becky's holding the leash, he may or may not get very far::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::isn't holding very tightly because she trusted Dan to behave and he easily escapes her grip:: Dan! Stop!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::doesn't listen to Becky; pounces at the child, his claws out::
SquirtLaWort: ::he didn't think the big cat would attack:: Help! Mommy! ::starts crying he doesn't want to die.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::teleports right next to Dan and grabs his neck, trying to pull him back::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::snarls; he's already scratched the boy, but Becky manages to restrain him, or at least keep him from biting::
YarnKittymon: : ::the child's mother comes running towards them, eyes wide::
SquirtLaWort: :::the scratch hurts and he's crying loudly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::snaps: What were you thinking Dan?!
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::run over to Dan and Becky::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::murmurs:: He hit me with a rock.
YarnKittymon: : ::the boy's mother turns pale at hearing a talking cat; she's too shocked to even check on her son::
SquirtLaWort: EM: Is he okay? ::looks down at the little boy::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman gets control of herself and looks at Becky fiercely:: Why would you bring a wild *beast* to the park?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glares at the woman:: He isn't a wild *beast*! your son was the one who attacked him!
SquirtLaWort: :::he gets up and runs to his mom hugging her and crying::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman looks down at her son, holding him tightly:: Did you hurt that mean cat, Eddie?
SquirtLaWort: :::just crys and shakes his head::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::under her breath:: Lying little brat
YarnKittymon: : ::a few people are gathered around by now; one of them yells:: They're part of that Freak Show!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Ethan, sighs:: Not this again
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::trys to talk to the kids mom:: We're sorry, it looks like he's going to be okay though, Dan doesn't attack people like this.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, looking down miserably::
YarnKittymon: : He's a giant cat! How can you not think that's dangerous?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::annoyed:: He's no bigger than a dog - you think all dogs are dangerous?
YarnKittymon: : He's the size of a wolf!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs again:: I'm sorry.
Quantum Catz: BM: So're alsations and dalmations and labradors - so what?
SquirtLaWort: EM: He's not dangerous, your kid threw a rock at him. We'll make sure Dan won't hurt anyone else.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman looks back at her son, examining his wounds::
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the onlookers laughs:: Maybe we should call animal control and let them put him down! Just like we should've called 'em on that lightning freak!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::licks his paw and tries to groom his forehead; it's bleeding a bit::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::steps forward:: They'd have to go through me if they wanted to put him down. And Alex never did anything to you - no one died, did they? He was just upset
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::looks Dan:: Wow that kid must of hit you hard.
YarnKittymon: : ::the same onlooker, who smells strongly of beer, just laughs again:: It takes one to know one! Go home, freaks, or we'll call the cops!
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, shooting an angry look at the kid; the child's mother doesn't notice::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Come on, Dan, let's get out of here. You coming Ethan?
SquirtLaWort: EM: Yeah.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Ethan:: This's what i was afraid of happening when libby started the freak show. Wish i'd been wrong. For her sake at least
YarnKittymon: : ::as it looks like a fight's not going to break out, most of the crowd disperses, though one rather sad-looking girl follows Daniel, Ethan, and Becky at a distance::
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::nods:: I wish things had turned out different. but it wasn't just people treating us bad. All kinds of things just went wrong.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::notices the girl and looks back at her but doesn't say anything:: Yeah, I guess. Have you told libby you're not coming back to the show?
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl finally approaches them; she's not quite grown--but she doesn't interrupt Becky's question::
SquirtLaWort: EM: I just told her.
Quantum Catz: BM: Right...guess she wasn't too happy then
YarnKittymon: DN: ::looks back at the girl; mrrs::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl looks at them all fiercely:: That little boy comes here every day and throws rocks at the pigeons or even the sparrows if he sees any. So thanks for teachin' him something. Sorry 'bout all the trouble you're in.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: Thanks
SquirtLaWort: EM: ::Looks back at the girl:: Well at least one person's not against us.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl grins:: Nah; you guys are all the cat's! Uh, not to make a pun. ::smiles again:: I wish you could still have your show--I wish *I* could do something nifty!
SquirtLaWort: EM: be careful what you wish for. It's not all it's cracked up to be.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiling weakly:: We're putting on a play now if you want to come see it when it starts
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl snaps her fingers:: So *that's* what that is! Sure; I'll try it. Good luck, all of you--I have to get back to the shop. Take care!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: See you round
SquirtLaWort: EM: bye.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl blows them all a kiss before she hurries off::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs quietly::
Quantum Catz: BM: Come on Dan, we'd better get home before something else happens
SquirtLaWort: EM: Yeah I gotta get home too.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::looks at Ethan; mrrs:: I'll miss you.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Ethan:: Maybe we'll see you around sometime though
SquirtLaWort: EM: I doubt I'll be able to stay away too long. I'll miss you guys/
YarnKittymon: DN: ::licks Ethan's hand::
Quantum Catz: BM: Bye, Ethan
SquirtLaWort: EM: Bye, take care you two. ::walks off:

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