~Monday, July 23, 1928~

JopDance: ti: ::tries to open the door::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the door rattles slightly, but the knob won't turn; it's locked::
JopDance: ti: ::curses and tries to force it open::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man holding Michelle glares at Tony:: I told you, don't try it. I'll snap her neck like a pencil.
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::stays silent::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I told you it'd be locked ::looks up at Toby:: I'm sorry you got mixed up in this...but i *know* we get out of here alright...i'm just not sure how
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks up at Becky, trying to wipe the tears from her eyes::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::frowns:: What's happening, anyway? ::looks at Libby:: You were calling her...Michelle...?
JopDance: ti: ::scowls and steps away from the door::
SP00KY One: MV: And if you do kill her then nothing will be standing in the way of you and a fireball.
Dot Wrnr: : ::not smiling:: Just some thick glass, little lady.
Quantum Catz: BM: *Michelle* is a variant who can switch bodies with people - she's taken Libby's body...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::eyes widen:: Oh....
Dot Wrnr: ((I'm still calling LB the one with Libby's body and MI the one with Michelle's, despite the location of their souls...))
JopDance: jm: ::stands up and looks at Michelle:: So that's Libby there?
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::looking rather frightened:: Yes, it's me. I told you; get out! Becky, take whoever you can!
JopDance: jm: ::looks to the man holding Libby:: What are you going to do with us?
SP00KY One: MV: I am so confused. So it was Michelle that was with us the whole time? She was in on it... and Libby has been held up here?
Dot Wrnr: : ::looking coldly at Jasmine:: My orders are to keep you here, and kill her if I need to. That's all I care to do.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: Yes ::looks at Michelle: I can't just run away with one person and leave the rest of you!
Quantum Catz: ((well..looks at libby in michelle's body..this's hard ^^;; ))
Dot Wrnr: MI: If they do what I think they're doing...you might die...
Quantum Catz: ((the yes was to meave by the wya))
Quantum Catz: BM: I know that...but what about the rest of you?
SP00KY One: MV: Becky you can't stay here and let them absord you. We'll find a way out. Leave me, I'm the one who insisted we come.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks rather terrified:: You can't go!
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::quietly:: I'd not trade my life for yours, Becky...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at Toby, as if hoping for some definitive answer on what to do::
JopDance: ti: ::frowns at Michelle in Libby's body:: Why'd you have to shut the door?
SP00KY One: MV: :::whispers to Becky::: Cant you teleport over there, grab Libby, and go?
Dot Wrnr: LB: That's what Mr. Quinn told me to do!
JopDance: ti: Not while we're still in here!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::to Maeve:: Not without having to fight the guy holding her
SP00KY One: MV: Oh. I thought you might be able to just make her disappear out of his hands. I knew that sounded to easy.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::miserably:: He promised no one would get hurt if we didn't fight...
SP00KY One: MV: Easy for him to say, he's hiding behind glass. Coward.
Dot Wrnr: LB: Not him; Mr. Quinn.
SP00KY One: MV: Still, there isnt anyone here for us *to* fight. At least no one we can get too.
JopDance: jm: ::to the man behind the glass:: How long do we have to stay here?
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man shrugs:: Until it's all done. I was under the impression they're bringing more people in.
SP00KY One: MV: More people in to do what exactly?
Dot Wrnr: : I don't know.,
Dot Wrnr: : It's late; you might want to get some sleep.
SP00KY One: MV: :::smirks::: Oh yes, thats the top thing on my to do list right now. Take a nap.
JopDance: jm: ::whiispers to Becky:: Couldn't you just take Dan? And then maybe you could find someone to help.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitantly:: I...guess. But who's going to believe me? Think the cops'll come running if i say my friend've been kidnapped by an evil madman?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::frowns, looking at the man and Michelle, saying nothing::
JopDance: jm: Make something up. Anything plausible.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man watches them coldly, not able to hear their conversation, but not loosening his hold on Michelle one bit::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at the window:: What if he hurts Libby when he sees me leave?
JopDance: jm: ::sighs:: Isn't there anyway out of this?
SP00KY One: MV: :::starts to pace back and forth across the room:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::through clenched teeth, trying not to move his lips:: I say we wait...if they're bringing others, they'll have to open the door again.
SP00KY One: MV: :::still walking::: Yeah but if we do *anything* he could kill Libby. We're stuck.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::kneels down on the floor again, stroking Dan's fur::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::leans against the wall, sighing:: Maybe we should rest...if something *is* gonna go down, we need to be alert...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at him, a sad smile on her face:: I really am sorry you got mixed up in this... ::wryly:: It was supposed to be *safer* here
SP00KY One: MV: :::mumbles::: I hate waiting. :::she keeps on pacing:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: What are they going to do to us, exactly?
SP00KY One: MV: drain all of our energy until we end up like Dan and that poor woman? Or worse. Until we're all dead. We need a plan.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: I'm sorry...I never should've...even if Father *is*.....::wipes her eyes::
SP00KY One: MV: I dont get it. Whats in it for these guys if your father lives?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: I don't know...I don't know what's happening...
Quantum Catz: BM: Who says they're even going to help her father? They probably lied to her to get her to help them
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::wipes her eyes again; her make-up is pretty smudged by now::
SP00KY One: MV: Probably. Because I cant see these guys wanting to help her out of the goodness of their heart.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: I wish Hugo were here...he'd know what to do...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves away from Dan to sit down against the wall, near Toby; not replying to Michelle's comment about Hugo::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she brings her left hand up to her mouth and starts chewing on her nails nervously:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::leans over and pets Daniel a few times; a bit of a purr rises in the cat's throat::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she continues to pace back and forth across the room, getting more agitated with every lap she makes:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at Dan when he purrs, smiling slightly::
SP00KY One: MV: ::::turns around to head in the other direction, her toe catches on the ground and she stumbles forward. She regains her footing in time before she hits the ground:::
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::starts to look slightly calmer::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks up at Maeve, a little worried::
SP00KY One: MV: :::continues on with her pacing, while her eyes are intently fixed on the floor:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::murmurs:: I was so sure something like this would end up happening when i first came here...and then i just...let myself believe that it wouldn't, cos i didn't want to think about it
Dot Wrnr: LB: It shouldn't've happened. It's my fault.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the door suddenly rattles::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man holding "Michelle" stands up straighter, more ready to act::
SP00KY One: MV: :::stops pacing in mid stride and looks over at the door:::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the door opens slowly, a large, limp figure being pushed in with some difficulty::
Dot Wrnr: MI: Ethan!
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::at the same time, not meaning to:: Ethan!
SP00KY One: MV: :::rushes towards the door::: Hey! Whats going on!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::under her breath; looking upset:: And then there'll be Erin and Alisha and Niklaus...and everyone else they know about...
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::through the door, not showing himself:: Get back, Maeve...
SP00KY One: MV: Donald! You could at least show yourself and tell us whats happening. :::tries to keep the door from closing::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::is stronger than Maeve, but poor Ethan's foot is in the way, so it won't shut:: I promise no harm will come to you, Maeve!
SP00KY One: MV: i dont care about me. What about them! :::her voice lowers and it shakes a little when she speaks:::Donald, who else are you bringing?
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::shows his face through the crack of the doorway--he's pale, and looks pretty distraught; his eyes are red:: Alex and his father have already left, but everyone else.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up:: Where did Alex go?
SP00KY One: MV: :::shakes her head, looking him in the eyes, trying to plead with him::: Donald... please... dont.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: To Europe, with his father and Miss Williamson's mother. ::looks back at Maeve, rather torn; wipes his eyes silently::
SP00KY One: MV: You don't have to do this. It can all end here and now. No one else gets hurt and we all just walk away.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: My father's heart gave out when he was twenty-four. What chance do you think *I* have?
SP00KY One: MV: :::her eyes harden and she looks at him coldly::: So you're willing to sacrifice all of these people to save yourself? You *are* sick.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, as if she's not really paying attention:: You don't make much of a bad guy Donald - you're supposed to be laughing at us and slamming the door in our faces now
Dot Wrnr: DL: Maeve, dearest, I won't let anyone *die*! And once Mrs. Madison and I have been helped, any of you will have the opportunity to live forever! ::doesn't seem to hear Becky::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she glares at him::: Dont. Call. Me. Dearest. And I told you, I dont want to spend eternity on this miserable planet with people like you!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wearily:: Nothing lasts forever
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looks at Maeve, stunned and heartbroken; after a moment, kneels miserably to nudge Ethan's foot back inside the door::
SP00KY One: MV: :::tries one last time before he shut the door all the way:: At least let Becky out of here, you try to use her energy and you might end up killing her.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::his voice shaking:: I'm sorry...if I stopped now...she'd have you all killed... ::gets Ethan's foot inside the door, and holds it most of the way closed, still open a crack, looking at Maeve one last time::
SP00KY One: MV: :::the coldness leaves her eyes, replaced by sadness:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::after a moment, looks towards Tony:: Tony, if you want to leave now...we'll take you into custody, but you can come become immortal later, if you wish.
JopDance: ti: ::steps towards the door:: Into custody?
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly:: Unless you really *want* to help with the rest, but you don't look so eager anymore.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly starts crying again at the thought of all the others being caught as well::
SP00KY One: MV: :::sits down with her back up against the door, folding her arms across her knees and hiding her face in her arms::::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::sits next to Becky and puts an arm around her:: Don't cry...we'll be all right.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::leans against him, trying hard to stop crying:: You'd think you'd be more upset about this than me - you've only just escaped from one prison
JopDance: ti: ::sighs: I guess anyplace is better then this. ::goes out the door without looking back::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::puts his other arm around Becky; softly:: But this one, they're at least *pretending* not to want to kill us at the end.
Dot Wrnr: DL: Try to rest, everyone. I'll bring breakfast when I return. ::slowly closes the door::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::ignores Donald:: You should've just gone home ealier...you'd've been a lot better off
JopDance: jm: ::finds a corner to sit down in::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she rocks back and forth:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::is still sitting, crying softly::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: I'd sooner risk getting killed than see one of my parents die.
Quantum Catz: ((parents? i'm confused...))
Dot Wrnr: ((Remember that conversation they had about when Clayton and Christa went back to see their parents after they escaped...?))
Quantum Catz: ((oh yeah... well i meant back to raymond's but hey ^_-))
Dot Wrnr: ((Yeah, once you said confused I figured that, but hey. ^_^ Besides, you think Donald didn't know anyway...?))
Quantum Catz: BM: You shouldn't have to risk anything....none of us should
SP00KY One: MV: :::bitterly::: Yeah thats never fun. :::lifting her head up:::: Why would they die?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::raises his eyebrows, frowning a little:: It's not a very cheerful story; I'm not sure you want to hear it.
SP00KY One: MV: :::shrugs::: Something to talk about but then again I guess we all dont need to be even more depressed.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: Anyway, this is nothing compared to the labs.
Quantum Catz: BM: Although the whole 'trapped in a small room' thing's got a rather familiar ring to it
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::almost smiling:: At least we're not alone. Though a TV wouldn't hurt.
SP00KY One: MV: :::restlessly, she stands up and starts to pace again.:::
SP00KY One: MV: :::still walking:: So, tell us about your wonderful television thing.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::laughs:: It's a box, sometimes kinda small, sometimes big--::he shows the sizes with his hands::--and they send pictures through the air, just like radio signals, only with...well, pictures too. There's a screen that shows the pictures and stuff.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::seems to calm down now that they're talking about something other than the immediate threat to her friends and smiles slightly:: The Saturday morning cartoons were always the best
SP00KY One: MV: :::frowns::: Cartoons?
JopDance: jm: So you're from the same place Becky's from?
Dot Wrnr: TY: Like Mickey Mouse, you know. ::nods to Jasmine:: Different country, but the same time.
Dot Wrnr: ((Mickey Mouse came out in 1928...but November ^_^;;;;;; ))
Dot Wrnr: ((though there were other cartoons))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: They don't know mickey mouse...cartoons are animated drawings
SP00KY One: MV: :::nods:: Oh
Dot Wrnr: ((The VERY first was in 1914, "Gertie the Dinosaur"))
JopDance: jm: So how did you meet?
Dot Wrnr: TY: Becky's friend Dominick...I just stumbled across him and he brought me here. ::smirks:: Said it'd be safe.
JopDance: jm: ::smiles:: I guess it isn't as safe as any of us thought.
Dot Wrnr: ((Felix the Cat was around though))
SP00KY One: MV: :::grumbles:::: Which is why I cant understand why anyone would want to spend eternity here.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: But she said it worked out alright...i think i'd've known if she was lying about that
SP00KY One: MV: :::looks at Becky curiously::: Who said it worked out alright?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks up sullenly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances at Michelle in Libby's body:: Michelle did. In the future.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::in a subdued voice:: Oh. Well, I don't lie.
SP00KY One: MV: :::her brow crinkles in confusion::: Then you knew this was going to happen?
Quantum Catz: BM: No...just...that something...bad...was going to happen...but that it'd work out okay - that's all she told me
SP00KY One: MV: :::sighs::: That would figure
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::sighs::
JopDance: jm: Well...that's a little comforting.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles wryly:: I guess i should've made a connection when Donald started spouting all that stuff to me about living forever...but i guess i just wasn't thinking...
Dot Wrnr: LB: I wouldn't have mattered...if you hadn't come to Mr. Quinn's estate yourselves, I was to trick you into coming...
SP00KY One: MV: :::says quietly::: I trusted him. Stupid me.
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm sorry, Maeve...i guess i should've told you at least about what he said to me...but part of me was still kind of hoping he could make me...normal
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: Maybe you can make him feel guilty...
SP00KY One: MV: ::looks sadly over at Becky and nods::: Its not your fault I let my guard down and actually aloud someone to get close to me. I should have known better. and for what its worth I think your fine just the way you are. Whats normal anyway? :::trying to cheer her up:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wryly:: I think normal's not dying when some madman decides to drain your energy to heal himself. But i guess it doesn't matter much now
SP00KY One: MV: Isn't that whats going to happen to all of us? Despite of what Donald says. :::she glances over at the woman on the floor.::: Is she still breathing?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::checks Ethan first, nodding slightly, then goes to check the woman:: Yes...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::reaches over to stroke Dan:: Maybe once they get their energy back they'll get better
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::frowns:: Why would he have drained them? To keep 'em quiet?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Might've been a test to see if their plan would work...i've only ever seen Charlie drain one person at a time before
SP00KY One: MV: Whose Charlie? Why was he draining them?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: First time he drained Alex to heal a kitten...the other time i teleported him out of some sort of cell so he could help Dan...he drained Libby to do it that time
SP00KY One: MV: oh. and now he is helping Donald?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: Or he's being forced to
SP00KY One: MV: :::heads back over to the wall , near the door and leans up against it::: How did Libby get here?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: I switched with her in a bar, and Donald restrained my body and brought her back here.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: When Libby drinks she talks with a German accent...i didn't even notice it wasn't there before
SP00KY One: MV: Oh.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::more quietly:: It's no one's fault but mine, and Donald's, and whoever he's working with. Like that doctor.
Quantum Catz: BM: What doctor?
Dot Wrnr: LB: You know, the one who we met in the kitchen.
Quantum Catz: BM: He's a doctor?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looking down:: He said he was.
Dot Wrnr: : ::they hear the door rattle again as someone's unlocking it::
JopDance: jm: ::stands::
SP00KY One: MV: ::::stands up:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tightens her grip on Toby, sure that this'll be another of their friends::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the door finally opens; Donald has Erin in his arms, and is struggling to keep from falling. Someone Maeve probably recognizes as Mrs. Madison's butler is holding Alisha, and there's a dark-skinned woman behind them, holding a couple paper bags::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::with difficulty, sets Erin down by the pillows; his breathing is a little strained::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces, biting her lip and looking away from Erin and Alisha as they're brought in::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she watches them intently:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::takes Alisha from the butler's arms and sets her down next to her sister, looking rather pained::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man holding Michelle watches them all, just waiting for a false move::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::goes back to the miserable-looking woman and takes the bags from her; brings them inside:: The others can't eat...it's about 7 AM.
JopDance: jm: ::ponders how successfull they'd be at rushing Donald and using him to bargain with::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looks around to see if anyone will take the food from him, his eyes kind of dull::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she looks away and down at the floor:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up:: Going to give it over then? Or d'you expect us to go over to you and get libby killed cos your goon thinks we're attacking you?
Dot Wrnr: DL: He'd do it, too. I wanted to work with decent people, but no matter how *dull* they are, they won't go through with things properly. ::slowly walks to Becky, handing her the bags::
SP00KY One: MV: :::grunts::: Would you call yourself decent? Keeping us held up in here? and with that guy holding Libby?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes the bags without another word, not opening them::
Dot Wrnr: DL: Of course not. I'm worse than any of them. We can't start for several hours yet; there's no sense in working yourselves up.
SP00KY One: MV: Does that mean you are done collecting people?
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::flatly:: No. When I'm done, we'll begin.
SP00KY One: MV: :::she nods and bites her lip, looking away:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::leaves them without another word, locking the door behind him::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::puts the bags down beside her, not even paying them much attention::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she sits back down:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::kneels next to the bags to see what's in them:: We should've asked him to feed that Libby in there too... Looks like pancakes and stuff. Nothing to drink.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::gets to the bottom of the bag, a little puzzled:: And a chocolate cake.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wryly:: Well at least we'll be well up on our sugar intakes
Dot Wrnr: LB: I'm not hungry. I just feel sick.
SP00KY One: MV: :::cringes and looks at the cake and then looks away:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: You might be grateful for it later...when someone takes you prisoner they tend not to feed you according to your schedule
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::pulls out a plate from the other bag:: I'm going to eat, anyway; you don't know when we might get another chance.
SP00KY One: MV: :::bitterly::: I wouldnt give him the satisfaction of knowing *I* ate the cake he brought.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::raises his eyebrows:: Then don't eat the cake.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Maeve:: You should still eat something
SP00KY One: MV: I dont plan to. :::stares at it for a moment and then shakes her head::: I'm not hungry.
JopDance: jm: ::scoots closer to the contents of the bag:: I'm eating.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles vaguely at Becky:: I'll hold her down; you make her chew.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles slightly:: She'd probably fry us both
SP00KY One: MV: ::raises an eyebrow at him::: Go ahead, try it, I dare you.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::opens the boxes of food and arranges them on the floor; takes what he wants:: I guess I'll leave it up to my enemies to hurt me, not my friends.
SP00KY One: MV: ::her eyes widen in suprise and she turns away:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes some of the chocolate cake; smiles weakly:: i'd never've imagined being fed this as my last meal anyway
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smirks towards Maeve:: Can't we be friends? We're all together in the same mess.
SP00KY One: MV: ::shrugs::: You just suprised me thats all.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wryly:: Nothing like a shared enemy to bring people together
SP00KY One: MV: awe, and I thought it was the time we spent squished together in a cab.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles, eating silently::
JopDance: jm: ::picks up a plate:: At least this way I won't have to listen to the two of you argue.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: Is this what it feels like to be hung-over?
JopDance: jm: How old are you?
Dot Wrnr: LB: 14.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly laughs:: Well this's one way to put yourself off drinking
Dot Wrnr: LB: I wouldn't drink; it's hardly proper behavior for a politician. ::pauses:: But neither is *this*.
Quantum Catz: BM: You still want to be a politician? You'll have to get a bit better at stopping yourself being manipulated if you're gonna manage that
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::nods:: I'm sorry.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the door opens again about half an hour later; the butler is the one who comes in, setting Aldez down; Donald doesn't even show himself::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she gasps and runs over to her twin:: Donald! :::shakes her::: Aldez?
JopDance: jm: ::was dozing in the corner, but starts awake::
Dot Wrnr: : ::Aldez doesn't wake; her eyes are half-open, blinking occasionally, and her heartbeat is a little rapid; she doesn't move::
SP00KY One: MV: :::angrily she looks at the door and even if it is futuile::: Get in here so I can throw your stupid chocolate cake in your face!
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::comes to the doorway silently, looking at Maeve with a steady, miserable expression on his face; the butler quickly dodges out of the way::
SP00KY One: MV: :::sits down next to her twin, half holding her, not paying any attention to Donald:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::closes his eyes for a few moments, and then leaves without a word, locking the door after the butler::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::has taken to sitting against the wall, stroking Daniel with a vague expression on her face, not really paying attention to the others except to occasionally glance up at Toby or look towards the window at Libby::
JopDance: jm: I guess it isn't time yet. I wish he could get whatever he's going to do over with.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::eventually falls asleep, leaning against a wall near Becky::
SP00KY One: MV: :::closers her eyes and tries to keep herself from sobbing:::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::softly:: Really, if you can escape...do it...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks away:: He might kill you...and i don't want to go back to the way i was before
Dot Wrnr: : ::quite a while later, Donald brings in John, who was only in the show a few times, and then the playwright Orion another hour later::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::after another hour and a half, returns, dragging Niklaus by the collar, with quite a bit of difficulty; the sad-looking dark-skinned woman follows, looking rather exhausted, and behind them is Charlie, miserable like the others::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::whimpers when she sees Charlie and looks like she's seriously considering running away::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly:: Mrs. Madison will be in the other room; she's frightened to come in here.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::rouses from his sleep, slowly getting to his feet::
SP00KY One: MV: :::clutches her sister tighter:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::just motions with his head, looking at Charlie; the man walks over to the window and kneels. The butler comes in the other room and bends down near the wall, opening a small sliding door that Charlie can put his hands through::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stands up, leaning against the wall and closing her eyes; the fear seems to drain away and she just looks tired:: 'S been nice knowing you, Toby
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks rather alarmed:: Don't say that!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: 'S probably true...we both know they'll probably kill us all eventually anyway - i just get to be first
JopDance: jm: ::stands, unsure of what's going on::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::is about to say something, but the man strengthens his grip on her, so she stays silent::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::takes her hand:: Then get out of here, if they're just gonna kill us anyway! Then at least you'll be alive!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: Don't wanna be alive without my friends...i'm tired of being alone
Dot Wrnr: TY: *I'll* be here! I won't let them get me!
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::watches the conversation, looking a little disturbed::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at the ground, miserably but it doesn't look like she's planning on going anywhere::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::tears roll down her face, and her hands aren't free, so she can't dry them::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::sharply:: No one's going to die, all right? All of you, join hands. ::goes to do it for the ones who are unconscious::
JopDance: jm: ::just watches the scene, wearing a worried frown::
Dot Wrnr: : ::a very old woman, Mrs. Madison herself, comes into the room where "Michelle" and the big man are; she looks at the scene before her rather distastefully, but meekly sits down on a chair, waiting::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tightens her grip on Toby's hand but doesn't look up::
SP00KY One: MV: ::doesn't move from her spot on the floor::::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::takes Becky's other hand miserably, and kneels to hold hands with the unconscious Ethan::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::puts Aldez's hand in Maeve's::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::puts his free hand in his pocket, frowning::
SP00KY One: MV: :::pushes him away::: No! They are unconscious, they might not be strong enough! Please Donald, just leave her out, she's all I've got left. She cant die.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::cringes; hesitantly:: She's not weak...just...frozen...
SP00KY One: MV: Frozen?
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looks back at the dark-skinned woman, who's nervously holding Charlie's hand:: That's his sister's power.
SP00KY One: MV: :::looks at the woman but doesnt say anything else, she doesn't look like she believes him:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: If I thought it would do any harm, I'd never let you do this, Maeve.
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::Mrs. Madison taps her fingers, glaring at Donald impatiently::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::just hopes that charlie leaves her enough energy to hold on...it's the only way she can think of that she can survive without killing libby::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she just glares at him:::I dont like being used.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::hoarsely:: I'm not using you, Maeve. I know you'll hate me for the rest of your days, but I still love you.
SP00KY One: MV: :::she turns her head away, barely containing her tears:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::after a very long pause:: Take your sister and go.
SP00KY One: MV: :::shakes her head in disbelief::: And you think I could live with myself leaving them behind? Take her out of here.
Dot Wrnr: DL: You can come back if you wish. Just--::looks up, and sees Mrs. Madison's butler at the door, aiming a gun right between Donald's eyes::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::maybe it'll be like when she lost control when Dominick found her - as long as she concentrates hard enough on who she is, and struggles to stay together, maybe she'll be okay - and Libby too; doesn't even notice the gun::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::squeezes Becky's hand tighter::
SP00KY One: MV: ::follows his gaze, and looks at the man, she sucks in a deep breath:::
JopDance: jm: ::stairs blankly at the gun::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler narrows his eyes at Donald:: Just do what you promised. I think we have the idea of how it works, so it wouldn't mean much if we had to lose you.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looks at the floor:: I swear, no one will get hurt...
SP00KY One: MV: :::mutters::: Somehow I dont think thats your promise to make. :::glares at the butler and then Mrs. Madison:::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler looks sharply at Maeve:: Unless we need the little Negro lady to put *you* to sleep too.
SP00KY One: MV: :::continues to glare at him::: The only reason all of you havent been fried alreay is because you're hiding behind tough guy over there holding Libby. Cowards.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::starts to mutter a Buddhist mantra under her breath::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler cocks the pistol, still aiming at Donald:: It's your choice, lady.
JopDance: jm: ::hisses:: Shut up, Maeve!
SP00KY One: MV: :::her gaze jerks up to Jasmine and then her eyes soften and she looks away from them:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::his voice shaking in fright:: Do...do as you will, Maeve...I told you...I'd trade my life for yours...
SP00KY One: MV: Hmph
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up, seeming to have gained some strength:: Is this thing gonna start anytime soon or are we just gonna stand here holding hands like a bunch of idiots for the next few hours?
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler steps one step closer to Donald, looking at Maeve:: Last chance. I won't miss.
SP00KY One: MV: :::grits her teeth and obeys, cluthing her sister's hand and reaching out to Jasmine with the other::::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler steps back a step again, motioning with his gun to the others:: Finish it.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::soberly finishes linking their hands all together; Becky's near the end, with Toby behind her::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::squeezes Becky's hand:: You said I said it would be OK, right?
Quantum Catz: BM: Yeah, i did ::smiles slightly at Michelle:: I'm still terrified but...deep down i believe it
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::doesn't look so sure::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly, to Charlie:: Put your hands over Mrs. Madison. Please.
Dot Wrnr: CH: ::does so, looking rather defeated::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks away from Michelle again, her smile quickly fading::
Dot Wrnr: : ::Charlie's sister has her hand on his arm; looks back at the rest of them apologetically, though she suspects they won't appreciate it::
SP00KY One: MV: ::hides her fear behind an icy glare:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::stands in a corner to watch, soberly::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at Toby and then, with a sigh, looks down again::
SP00KY One: MV: :::harshly::: Well? Can we get this over with?
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::very quietly:: Yes. All of you will feel your powers being drained, but they'll return in half a day. Charlie, concentrate as you did with the rat.
Dot Wrnr: CH: ::nods, and hesitates for about thirty seconds, but suddenly everyone conscious can feel themselves becoming weaker, albiet somewhat slowly::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::loses some of the wrinkles in her face as Charlie concentrates::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::begins to flicker and wonders if Donald considered the fact that her being transparent might well break the chain; groans slightly as she tries to remain solid::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks at Becky, alarmed, and suddenly realizing she should've been at the end of the chain, not him, but it's a little late for that now::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::has his eyes on Becky now, his shoulders trembling a bit::
SP00KY One: MV: :::her eyes flutter shut and her shoulders sag:::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::seems to be getting younger and younger, as the variants find themselves growing weaker::
SP00KY One: MV: ::straightens her shoulders and tries to sit up more to keep herself from falling over:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::her hand starts to pass through Toby's, a bit but not entirely, but while she makes a slight attempt to pull away from Michelle, she can't seem to diconnect herself from the flow of energy::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::yells:: Becky, let go! ::the man puts a huge hand over her mouth to quiet her::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::doesn't feel very weakened at all, maybe because of Becky's transparency::
SP00KY One: MV: :::opens her eyes to look down at her twin, trying to make sure she is still breathing:::
Dot Wrnr: : ::Aldez seems to be fine; she's not pale, anyway::
SP00KY One: MV: :::satisfied, her eyes drift close again:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::her hand passes through Michelle's but she doesn't seem to be able to pull it away, like she's connected to something on the *inside*; isn't only flickering now but fading; softly:: I don't think i can let go
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looks anxiously between Becky and Mrs. Madison, the latter of whom doesn't seem to be quite young yet, let alone immortal::
SP00KY One: MV: :::hearing Becky she opens her eyes and looks over at her. Frantically she looks over at Donald::: Donald, you have to stop this. Pretty soon Becky is just going to disappear. :::weakly::: Please.
SP00KY One: MV: :::softly::: What happens if we break the chain
JopDance: jm: ::looks worriedly at Becky::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looks at Becky, trying to convince himself she'll be fine::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::closes her eyes, whispering the Buddhist mantra under her breath again::
SP00KY One: MV: :::looks at Becky, and then to Donald. If someone doesnt do something she knows Becky is history. Praying that this works right she puts on a show:::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she makes her eyes roll back and she slumps forward, pulling her hand from Jasmines, and slumps downn to the ground:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: Maeve! ::runs to her, shaking her::
SP00KY One: MV: :::doesnt move a muscle, and completely relaxes herself::::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::feels Maeve's neck; there's still a pulse::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler aims his gun again:: Put her back.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::holds Maeve close to him, silently::
Quantum Catz: ((i take it the chain's broken right? becky isn't still being drained or connected to michelle?))
Dot Wrnr: ((Yeah))
SP00KY One: ((you at the end of the line... it should be broken right...))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::with the chain broken she falls down to the floor, whispers:: I don't want to fade away ::but she's faded so much that she can barely be seen::
Dot Wrnr: TY: Becky! Don't! Just hang on! ::kneels next to her, trembling in fright::
SP00KY One: MV: :::not able to stop it, Maeve tenses a little in Donald's arms and she prays he doesn't notice:::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::looks even more horrified; almost whimpers:: Please let me go...
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looks up steadily at the butler, squeezing Maeve:: It's dangerous. I won't let you use her--or them--a moment longer.
Quantum Catz: BM: If i just...concentrate ::frowns slightly but her image is flickering erraticly::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks up at Jasmine desperately, as she seems to be the only one of his friends left conscious:: How can we help her?
SP00KY One: MV: :::afraid if she lets on that it was all an act they might hurt libby, she remains limp:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::holds Maeve's ear close to his face, as if he's grief-stricken; in the faintest whisper:: If I let you go, can you dash to the mail slot and threaten Mrs. Madison?
SP00KY One: MV: :::she nods her head just slightly, barely noticeable but just enough for Donald to feel it:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: Becky...don't leave us...
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quite suddenly stands, running towards the butler:: Get out of the way, Charlie!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to sit up, but being drained like that seems to have affected her consciousness and she's having trouble staying awake, never mind holding herself together::
Dot Wrnr: CH: ::rather shocked, moves his hands from the slot in the wall, as if he's used to taking orders::
SP00KY One: MV: :::she springs up and leaps towards the mail slot, drawing out her hand and forming a fireball she sticks her hand through it. In a gruff voice she demands::: Tell your boys to back off or you'll know what it feel like to slowly burn to death
Dot Wrnr: : ::that same moment, the butler fires a shot, but freezes quickly afterwards::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::looking thirty years younger, and rather terrified, tries to back away:: What do you want?
JopDance: ((who is MG?))
Dot Wrnr: ((Mrs. Madison))
SP00KY One: MV: I want you to let my friends go. Now.
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::nods slightly, edging away further; she looks up at the man, and he drops Michelle, who falls to the ground::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::gets up shakily; sees the door on the side of the wall and fumbles with it, but it's locked::
SP00KY One: MV: Tell him to let her out.
SP00KY One: MV: :::not looking away from Mrs. Madison she calls out to the others::: The rest of you get out of here if you can!
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man unlocks the door without being asked, and Michelle runs off, around the outside and through the still-open door to the cell; kneels down next to Becky, trying vainly to touch the girl's hair:: Becky...Becky...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: Dan...I promised Dan i'd protect him... ::seems to have trouble keeping her eyes open::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::wipes her eyes:: Just...stay with us...
SP00KY One: MV: :::turning slightly so she can keep her eyes on the room and on Mrs. Madison;:: Really, you guys should go....or find something to tie these people up with...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks at the floor, gently turning one of the tiles to putty with his index finger::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::suddenly:: This is my fault. I'll trade bodies with her.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Don't...even...have a...body
SP00KY One: ((there are still bad guys left in the room right?))
Dot Wrnr: ((The butler's still in the cell, and Donald's there, though not exactly standing. Mrs. Madison and the big guy are in the other room, though Mrs. Madison is kind of edging towards the door))
SP00KY One: MV: :::sees her edging towards the door::: Hey! Not another step lady.
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::freezes::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler sees that Maeve's attention is elsewhere, and aims at the woman's back::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quickly, though rather weakly:: Maeve!
SP00KY One: MV: :::not looking at Donald::: What?
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man's about to fire, but suddenly gets a throwing-knife stuck in his shin; he still shoots, but his aim is probably pretty poor::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the bullet strikes Maeve in the leg, grazing her--enough to make her bleed, but not kill her::
SP00KY One: MV: :::feels the bullet graze her skin, ripping through her flesh and she lets out an involuntary shriek of pain. Her leg buckles but she grabs onto the mail slot thing for support. Managing to keep a hold of the fireball:::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::looks back at the butler fiercely:: You get out, or she'll fire!
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler retreats::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looking down at Becky; softly:: How can it turn out okay, if she just fades into nothing...for want of a body...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::fades away entirely for a few seconds and then says:: You should...get out of here...
SP00KY One: MV: Is there anyway for her to draw on someone to lend her their strength? For her to absorb someone elses?
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::softly:: I don't know...she'd need an empty shell, wouldn't she...?
SP00KY One: MV: :::weakened from the events, she struggles to maintain her fireball:::: Um would guys mind figuring out what to do with these two first?
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::suddenly:: Melt the door closed. Then they won't be able to bother us!
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::gets up and melts the door's lock, keeping it closed:: Now we can't get out....::looks at Becky worriedly::
SP00KY One: MV: :::sighs in relief, her fireball flickers and dies and she sinks to the floor:::
SP00KY One: MV: Ouch.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::fades a bit more though the flickering seems to slow so that she really does seem like some kind of ghost::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: I wish I could manipulate her *soul* and make it solid...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks at the floor in front of him, slowly making not much of anything with his hands::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::works with the now-putty in his hands, forming it into a large pewter cross and silently praying over it, though his eyes slowly open, as if he's thinking of an idea:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly, from the corner where he's slumped over:: All she wanted was a body...I'm not ready to give her mine...
SP00KY One: MV: :::sitting over by the mail slot thing, wincing in pain. She looks down at her bleeding leg::: Now *that* is really gonna leave a mark.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks up at Maeve; slowly:: I could fix it. It'd hurt worse than anything, but I can shift your cells back to being healthy and stuff.
SP00KY One: MV: ::doesn't know whether she likes the sound of more pain and doesn't answer right away:::: Ummm. Ok. I think.
JopDance: jm: Why don't you make Becky a new body?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::blinks:: Do you think I *could*?
JopDance: jm: You made all those other things. Why not?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks back at Becky, turning pale:: But if I make a mistake...even a little one...
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::a pleading tone in her voice:: Please try!
SP00KY One: ((where is donald's wound?))
Dot Wrnr: ((In the side; it missed his major organs, but he's not doing so good))
SP00KY One: MV: ::gets up slowly and makes her way over to her twin. Stumbling a little. She checks her again and then looks over at Donald and states flatly:: Your bleeding.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::frowns, his eyebrows drawn together, but without a word, sets to work crafting a model of Becky's body; the basic form is done in seconds (taking a bit of the floor to make it), but the detail work is really slow::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: So are you.
SP00KY One: MV: ::smirks::: Yours looks worse.
Dot Wrnr: DL: I'm a worse person.
SP00KY One: MV: :::bites her lip::: But you helped us in the end. :::sighs disgustedly::: Darn it! I dont know whether to help you or leave you there to bleed to death. :::sadness washes over her features.:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::tries to form the insides as well, knowing it will be a miracle if this works::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::weakly:: I told you...my life is yours...
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::quietly:: Don't forget the kidneys.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::just looks more nervous::
SP00KY One: MV: :::grumbles::: stop saying that. :::she sighs and kneels down next to him, she rips off a small piece of her skirt and tries to staunch the flow of blood::: Now dont read to much into this. Im only saving you so you can rot in jail. :::the corners of her mouth lift up in a half smile:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::grins, despite the pain; after a moment:: If anyone has any energy left, Charlie could heal your leg...
SP00KY One: MV: My leg is fine. It'll heal.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hardly seems to know what's going on; her face still frowning in concentration as she tries to hold on:: What...?
Dot Wrnr: TY: Hold on, Becky. I'm almost done. ::is kneeling over something that looks eerily like Becky's dead body, or at least a wax sculpture of her; it's utterly pale, but a pretty close match--although its figure is slightly more like a model's than Becky's was::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks around for approval, more than a little concerned::
SP00KY One: MV: :::whispers softly, not looking at him::: I wish things were different. Why did you have to be involved in this?! I was finally alloying myself to *feel* something for someone but as usual, it all falls apart.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: Do you think...I can ever...make it up to you...? If Becky comes out all right, I mean?
SP00KY One: MV: :::wryly::: Don't push your luck. :::smiles sarcastically at him::: I'm going back to trusting no one. :::quietly::: Its safer.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: It's lonely....::after a pause:: But if I make it out alive I suppose I'll be on the run from Mrs. Madison for the rest of my life. Not that that should be long.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::finally, to himself:: I guess that's it... ::seems too tired to lift another finger to fix anything anyway::
SP00KY One: MV: Well, how much damage can she do if she is in jail also? if they even decide to call the cops.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: She won't go to jail. She's rich.
SP00KY One: MV: :::wryly::: Then I guess we have to figure out something else to do with her.
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::looks at the faint Becky, as if willing her to go into her new body::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::weakly:: Besides waste the million dollars she gave me for this project on chocolate cake and Coney Island?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is slipping out of consciousness, which makes her fade even more::
Dot Wrnr: MI: Becky!
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly:: He can do any spell...maybe...
SP00KY One: MV: :::ignores Donald and looks over her shoulder::: Hey Toby, nice work. Is she gonna be able to get into it?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::weakly:: I knew I should've put that door in...
SP00KY One: MV: ::smilles, and watches the scene quietly:::
Dot Wrnr: CH: ::stands up tiredly, frowning:: Maybe I can help...?
Dot Wrnr: CH: ::quietly:: If there's someone about who ain't too tired, maybe I can use their energy t' move her into that body...
JopDance: jm: I'm not *very* tired. Try me.
Dot Wrnr: CH: ::rather nervously:: You sure, miss?
JopDance: jm: ::firmly::Yes. Let's just get it over.
Dot Wrnr: CH: ::takes Jasmine's hand briefly, then pauses:: If you can touch my arm, miss; I'll use one hand to try to move her into the body. ::takes the body's cold hand with one hand and reaches the other towards Becky::
JopDance: jm: ::touches Charlie's arm::
Dot Wrnr: CH: ::immediately concentrates on joining Becky's soul with the body::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly vanishes and for a long moment it looks as if she's just gone...but then the body's eyes, just as suddenly, snap open and she starts to gasp for breath, as if she's just resurfaced from being underwater or something::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::weakly goes to hug Becky, rather scared:: Are you all right? Do your lungs work?
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::turned rather pale at Becky's disappearance, and doesn't seem to have recovered yet::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't answer, breathing deeply and quickly, she raises her arms and touches her eyes:: Why...do...i...?
SP00KY One: MV: :::smiles::: Hey Becky, welcome to the land of the living.
Dot Wrnr: TY: If anything's wrong...I'll try to fix it...
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't...i don't.... ::her breathing slows and becomes more normal; she closes her eyes for a moment and then looks at Toby confused:: What?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: Jasmine suggested I make you a body, since you were fading away...
SP00KY One: MV: She okay? Good. Now can we get the hell out of here?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at him for a moment like he's crazy and then flexes her hand like she does when she's flickering seeming surprised at the movement of her fingers; digs her nail into her wrist, tears welling in her eyes::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::breathing hard:: Stop it...don't hurt yourself...
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::tries to get to his feet, without much success; murmurs:: And all those to carry...
SP00KY One: MV: When are they going to un-freeze?
Quantum Catz: BM: But it...it really hurts ::a smile starts twitching at her lips:: And i feel *cold*!
Dot Wrnr: : ::Charlie's sister suddenly concentrates, and everyone who was frozen can now move again, though they're all very tired, and Daniel's still out for the count::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: I don't know why you want that, but you're alive...I was so scared...::hugs Becky tightly::
SP00KY One: MV: Oh. well I guess that answers my question.
SP00KY One: MV: :::runs over to her twin and pulls her up to a standing position::: I guess we should get some of these people out of here.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hugs him back:: I...i don't know what to say... I was so sure i was going to fade away that time...
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::has tears in her eyes::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks up at Maeve tiredly:: You might have to melt the door...the lock I mean...I don't know...if I....can.
SP00KY One: MV: Oh. :::sets her sister back on the floor and goes over to the door to try and melt the lock:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Toby worriedly:: Are you okay?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles weakly:: I already have a body, and I'm not planning on leaving it for a while.
SP00KY One: MV: :::makes a fireballl, although its not a strong one, and hold it up to the lock:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins and then runs her tongue over her teeth:: Hey, my teeth are, like, perfect now ::moves away from him so she can look down at her body:: And i'm sure i didn't look this thin before ::begins to laugh::
Dot Wrnr: : ::it's as if the lock is already almost liquid, and Maeve melts the rest enough to get the door open::
SP00KY One: MV: Yay. We're free. Lets get out of here.
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::Mrs. Madison is at the door, holding a gun; her butler is at her side:: Where do you think you're going?
SP00KY One: MV: ::rolls her eyes::: Oh great. :::gets fed up and throws a fireball at her:::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::dodges with reflexes she didn't have an hour ago::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::eyes narrowed:: If you say a word about any of this to anyone......unpleasant things will happen. I haven't decided what yet, but ask Mr. McHenry, and multiply that by five, if you must know.
SP00KY One: MV: :::glares at the woman::: Sure. Fine. Whatever. :::is itching for another excuse to throw another fireball:::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::just stands there, looking somehow smug::
SP00KY One: MV: I have a *burning* desire to permanately remove that smug look from your face.
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::just looks at Maeve calmly, which is rather more irritating than if she'd said something::
SP00KY One: MV: ::grits her teeth::: You. Are. Seriously. Testing. My. Patience. Lady.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly, trying to drag Daniel as he goes:: Come on, Maeve. Let's--::inhales through clenched teeth as he bends uncomfortably::--go.
Dot Wrnr: MG: Should I assume you're refusing my generous offer?
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::to Maeve::
SP00KY One: MV: ::pretends to think for a moment::: Umm. yeah. Thats about right.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::slowly moves to stand up, her happiness fading slightly as she worries about how they're going to get out of there safely; feels slightly dizzy as she stands::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::cocks the pistol, smirking at Maeve::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::is weakened too, but tries to steady Becky, probably not helping any::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::holds onto Toby, her eyes on the gun aimed at Maeve::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::slowly fires the gun, but almost as quick as gunfire, an older man materializes out of the shadows beneath Maeve's feet; the man is shot right in the chest::
SP00KY One: MV: :::without even hesitating, she pulls her arm back and launches a fireball at Mrs. Madison:::
Dot Wrnr: MG: ::the fireball is too big to dodge this time, and she screams in pain as her clothing, hair, and skin catch fire::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stares in shock:: Oh God...
SP00KY One: MV: :::her jaw drops open in shock as she watches the woman, she briefly glances down at Patrick. She trembles but snaps out of it::: Everyone out!
Dot Wrnr: : ::the butler tries to put Mrs. Madison out, but without success; they can smell her flesh burning::
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::is looking up towards Maeve rather blankly, a strange, satisfied expression on his face::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::covers her face in her hands at the smell and stumbles slightly as she tries to move::
SP00KY One: MV: ::::she kneels down next to Patrick::: You didn't have to do that. I didn't deserve it. But thank you.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::is still trying to drag the still-unconscious Daniel; everyone else seems to be able to get out, at least::
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::groans:: Maybe...I'll catch a glimpse of them again...
SP00KY One: MV: Maybe. Lets get you out of here shall we?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::notices Daniel and goes to try and help Donald, although she probably won't make it all that easier on him::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::goes over as well:: This body seems strong, and I'm not drained, at least. ::grabs Daniel's back legs, with some more success; soberly:: And welcome back, Becky.
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::looking towards Mrs. Madison's body and the horrified butler; softly:: Give me the gun.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles and says:: I'm glad they didn't kill you when the chain broke...i was afraid they might...
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::softly:: It was because of Maeve...if she hadn't acted like that, they would have. You should have left...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::jokes weakly:: And miss out on this brand new body? ::she sighs:: I couldn't...i've done the whole loner thing and i didn't much want to do it again
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::when Maeve makes no move, laboriously sits up and drags himself over to where the gun has fallen on the ground, near Mrs. Madison's charred hand; picks it up and shoots the butler before the man can get away, and then puts a bullet into Mrs. Madison's chest as well, though she's already dead::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::too tired to try to stop Patrick, and many of the others have already left by the time he fires a shot::
SP00KY One: MV: ::::at the sound of the gunshots she flinches and she stares disbelievingly at the dead bodies::: oh my god.
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::rummages laboriously through his suit pockets; pulls out a book of matches and hands it to Maeve:: See? I killed them. Light a couple of those and set them down wherever you start the fire...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::puts her hand over her mouth:: I feel like i'm going to throw up...
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::picks up the gun again, struggling to stay sitting up::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::doesn't throw up, but starts crying, almost hysterically::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::looking at Becky sadly; quietly:: Nothing we can do now...
SP00KY One: MV: :::shrieks::: What! You want me to light the place on fire? What are you going to do?
SP00KY One: MV: I think I've done enough damage.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rubs her temples for a moment, as if not sure which part of her feels worse:: I forgot how hard this body thing was...
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::coughs:: And why...was that woman's body incinierated...?
SP00KY One: MV: You want me to lay the blame on you? I dont think so. Why would you do that? I killed your daughter. Hell! I just roasted a woman to death, not to mention the other people.. :::trails off silently::: I might as well stay here and burn too
Dot Wrnr: DL: If you do, I'm staying too, and then Daniel will never get out.
SP00KY One: MV: :::turns to glare at Donald::: Well, I'm not lighting one match until everyone is clear.
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::glares at Donald too:: All of you...just get out!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::groans and stumbles away; doesn't get far as she starts to retch at the end of the hall::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::suddenly runs out towards the stairs, not able to take it anymore::
Quantum Catz: ((im assuming there wasn't anything in her stomach for her to throw up tho ^_-))
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::is left to try to drag Daniel by herself, because Donald stays behind, just out of sight of Maeve::
Dot Wrnr: ((Shouldn't have been; he's not THAT detail-oriented ^_-))
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::stands several feet away from Becky; in a subdued voice:: It'll be all right. C'mon.
SP00KY One: MV; :::looks at Patrick and hesitates::: I cant let you just burn
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stops retching and closes her eyes for a moment, weakly:: The only other body i've ever really seen was my own...or rebecca's...or whatever... ::reaches for Toby's hand before she attempts to walk up the stairs::
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::looks up at Maeve:: I guess not...::puts the gun to his temple:: Don't look, Maeve. Get out of here.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::adds softly:: Cept Serena's...but i ran away from there
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::takes Becky's hand, squeezing it tightly; softly:: I've seen a lot more...
SP00KY One: MV: ::looks horrified::: Patrick!
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::softly:: Look at me. I'm dead anyway. Set fire to the place once I'm gone.
SP00KY One: MV: :::looks like she is about to cry::: I can't do this. Letting you take the blame.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Maybe this'll be the last
Dot Wrnr: PK: Just...say a little prayer...that maybe I can see my family for a moment before I'm sent to hell...
SP00KY One: MV: :::nods and closes her eyes:::
Dot Wrnr: PK: ::pulls the trigger; the gunshot echos through the hallway and into the stairwell::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks back to the room, her eyes wide::
SP00KY One: MV: ::she flinches and crying softly she pulls out a match::: May God forgive me.
SP00KY One: MV: :::she then strikes a match. She watches it for a moment before letting it slip through her fingers. It hits the floor at her feet and she watches it, entranced:
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: Make sure the whole place catches; the floor is of tile.
SP00KY One: MV: ::she whirls around to look at Donald:::: I thought you were ordered out of here. :::she lights another and drops it by the boddies:::
SP00KY One: MV: They are gonna wonder who lit these matches. :::she watches the fire burn::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::takes the matchbook and places it back in Patrick's pocket:: He did.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks at Becky softly:: I'm too tired to go back downstairs...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: Me too. I hope Maeve's okay...
Dot Wrnr: TY: I'm sure she is. ::eyes narrowed:: They'd have done worse to us if we'd let them.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::closes her eyes for a moment:: Yeah...
SP00KY One: MV: Think thats good enough?
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::finally wakes up about halfway up the stairs, mrring::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly:: Set fire to the cell. There's some blankets and pillows that will burn.
SP00KY One: MV: :::goes over to one of the cells and throws a match
SP00KY One: in it::: I cant believe I am doing this
Dot Wrnr: : ::it catches a pillow on fire, which burns spectacularly::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: They're already dead. Once we're out safe, I'll telephone inside and tell the servants to get out.
SP00KY One: MV: So? I'm letting a man who saved my life take the fall. I should be locked up.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::shakes his head:: It's entirely my fault, all of this, and you know it.
SP00KY One: MV: :::mutters:: We can argue the hell out of this now and burn or we can save it for later and leave. And as much as I am feeling guiltly right now, burning to death isnt how I want to go. Not that I should even get a choice at this point
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::doing his best to hold his wound closed; nods:: Come on. ::walks slowly towards the stairs; the fire's already started to go pretty well::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::notices Dan's woken up and grins: Dan!
SP00KY One: MV: :::follows him up, looking back once more. Smoke fills her lungs and she starts to cough:::
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::mrrs sleepily:: Becky?
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::hits Maeve rather hard on the back:: Don't you dare die!
SP00KY One: MV: Ouch! I'm only coughing! ::coughs some more:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: It's okay Dan, we've escaped now
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::crouches:: Get down lower; the air's better. ::makes it to the stairway, coughing once or twice himself::
SP00KY One: MV: :::crouches down also, practically crawling up the stairs:::
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::blinks, looking up at Becky:: You look different.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::grins slightly at Toby; wryly:: Yeah, i noticed
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::completely serious:: What? I tried my best...I think it's pretty impressive it worked at all.
SP00KY One: MV: :::stumbles out into the hallway, gasping for air:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: You're a miracle-worker, i know ::leans over and kisses his cheek:: Best miracle-worker i've ever met
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::once he makes it upstairs, heads over to the servants' quarters, having a hard time walking::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::grins, squeezing Becky's hand tighter:: I don't think it was just *me*...Someone or Something didn't want you to fade away too.
SP00KY One: MV: Do you need help?
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly:: No; just get out. I'm already implicated in this. Get out of here; get cleaned up.
SP00KY One: MV: And what about you? Im not leaving you in here to die.
Dot Wrnr: DL: I'm just warning the servants to get out. ::pauses:: And maybe rescuing that photograph of you.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles:: Well, whatever it was...i'm grateful
SP00KY One: MV: :::smirks::: I'm sure you'll find a way to get another one.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::sleepily goes towards the front door, holding Becky close::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::weakly:: Only with your permission, this time...
SP00KY One: MV: ::rolls her eyes::: Fine, make the call and lets go.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looks suddenly downcast; takes a few more steps and knocks on the door to the servants' quarters; to the maid who answers:: A man went mad downstairs and set the house on fire...hurry; get everyone out.
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::is waiting near the far wall of the estate, with "Libby," just waiting for the latter to regain some of her energy so they can get their rightful bodies back::
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::is mrring at Becky, seeming a little jealous of Toby::
SP00KY One: MV: Shall we go then?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly at Michelle:: Guess you didn't lie...it did turn out alright...as alright as it probably could anyway
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::nods, getting outdoors as quickly as he can::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: What a terrible person I am...to say that...
SP00KY One: MV: :::folllows him out:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::sits down near the wall, still bleeding:: I hope the paramedics come soon, though I'll likely be arrested...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: We could've all died....we could've all suffered a lot more - trust me, this isn't a bad ending
SP00KY One: MV: :::wryly:: Most likely. Although I could end up in a cell right next to you. If they find out the truth.
Dot Wrnr: DL: That wouldn't be so bad, but I'm afraid men and women are in different prisons.
SP00KY One: MV: Oh. yeah, forgot about that.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::after a while longer, gets enough energy together, and kisses Michelle to switch them back::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::the proper Libby hugs Becky hard:: I was so afraid for you...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: I was afraid for *you*
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::laughs nervously:: Well, I certainly didn't want to *die,* but better me than you.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly:: The fire engine's already on its way. We'll be questioned.
SP00KY One: MV: Yep. That we will.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Libby, sadly:: That's what i was thinking too...cept the other way round
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::sighs:: Tell them whatever you like; just don't get Maeve in trouble.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::smiles silently at Becky::
SP00KY One: MV: Who says anyone would have to? Maybe I should just turn myself in. I mean, I just outright killed someone. On *purpose*. This time wasn't an accident.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Smiles at Libby too and then kneels down in front of Dan:: Are you feeling better now?
SP00KY One: MV: :::is getting a little hysterical::: And now I am about to let the man who saved me, take the fall. What kind of person am I????
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::is still rather shaken, sitting on the ground miserably::
Dot Wrnr: DL: There's no sense in you going to prison, Maeve, and a dead man can't spend any time incarcerated.
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::mrrs:: I could hear and see you but I couldn't move. It was scary.
SP00KY One: ((huh?? my brain stopped functioning...if it was even working to begin with.))
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm sorry...i couldn't protect you from these people..
Dot Wrnr: ((Donald's saying, Patrick's dead; why *not* let him take the fall?))
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::mrrs, his ears backwards, suddenly looks at Libby rather suspiciously:: She took me.
SP00KY One: MV: Gee I don't know... because its wrong!!!?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances at Libby and then says:: It wasn't really Libby...and you're safe now... ::avoids saying that it was Michelle in case he gets mad::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: She was going to kill you. She tried.
Dot Wrnr: DN: She smelled like Libby, even if she didn't walk like her.
Quantum Catz: BM: :She was...being controlled. Libby'd never *really* do anything to hurt you, you know that
SP00KY One: MV: :::she sighs, not having enough energy to argue anymore:::
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::mrrs again:: Can someone control me?
Quantum Catz: BM: No, not anymore ::tries to smile:: The bad guys're all gone
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::lowers his head:: We're both injured, Maeve. If we play our cards right they won't question us until tomorrow.
Dot Wrnr: DN: Oh. ::looks more comforted; rubs his head against Becky's leg:: You feel different too.
Quantum Catz: BM: Yeah ::grins at Toby:: Coming back to life kinda does that to people
SP00KY One: MV: Lucky us. I only have a scratch. If they think they are taking me to the hospital they have another thing coming.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the fire truck makes it through the gates, and some fire fighters rush into the house, though the flames haven't reached the ground floor yet (if they ever will)::
Dot Wrnr: : ::an ambulance closely follows::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::once she's sure Libby and Dan are both okay, she runs over to Maeve, hugging her before she can say anything::
SP00KY One: MV: :::is knocked off balance and quite suprised, not sure what to do at first but eventually returns the hug::::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::softly:: You did save her life, Maeve.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::pulls away and smiles gratefully, nodding in agreement with Donald's words:: If it wasn't for you i'd just've been sucked away and there'd've been nothing left to put in a body. I'll never be able to repay you
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::looking at Becky; softly:: I'm sorry. I like to think I would have gone over and stopped them, but....I didn't.
SP00KY One: MV: :::looks down sheepishly::: um, your're welcome? And theres no need to repay me. :::wryly::: I dont think I rightly deserve it anyway. Wasn't sure if you all would even want to look at me anymore.
Quantum Catz: BM: Of course we do ::her smile fades slightly:: If that Madison woman hadn't died...she'd probably've just come loking for us again one day...i know it's a horrible thing to say but...i'm kind of grateful she did
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::sadly:: Or maybe she would have been happy with her youth...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Until she got old again
SP00KY One: MV: :::winces::: I still killed her. :::she bites her lip:::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly:: In self-defense. The courts will see that, even if you tell the truth.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sadly:: What else were you supposed to do? At least...we all know it's over now
SP00KY One: MV: :::mutters::: not if they look up past records. too many "accidents"
Dot Wrnr: DL: You haven't done anything in this country, right? ::pauses, recalling the sentiment towards "freaks" at the moment::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles wearily:: Well i'll stand by you...you shouldn't be punished for this
SP00KY One: MV: Does a boat on the waters between here and Ireland count?
SP00KY One: MV: :::smiles at Becky::: Thanks.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::nods::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles back:: Least i can do
Dot Wrnr: LB: We'll make it through somehow.
SP00KY One: MV: Then yes.
SP00KY One: MV: ::looks over at Libby::: Hey, you doing okay? How is everyone else?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: Fine. Some of them are on their way home already, hoping not to be caught up in this at all.
SP00KY One: MV: :::nods::: Thats good. :::sighs::: What about my sister? Where did she go?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::goes over to hold Toby's hand again, ready to just collapse on the ground and sleep now that she knows everything's okay; wearily:: I'd quite like to go home now

Dot Wrnr: TY: ::squeezes Becky's hand, then sits down against the wall:: Hey, wake me if the fire comes this way, would you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::murmurs:: Sure ::looks like she's like to sleep as well::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks at the both of them, smiling, though a bit sadly::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::is looking a little paler, and doesn't speak::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::stirs slightly and wakes up, looking around lost:: what's going on?
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::is bloody tired::: I wonder if its possible to just slip away without them ever knowing. :::yawns and looks over at her twin::: About time you woke up.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::stares at her twin blankly:: care to enlighten me on what just happened? What happened to everyone?
Dot Wrnr: ((She'd probably remember either seeing Donald and/or a dark-skinned woman (Charlie's sister), and/or just falling unconscious in the middle of whatever she was doing))
Dot Wrnr: ((Well, not exactly unconscious; more like frozen, still aware of being picked up by Donald and taken to a car and Mrs. Madison's...))
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::yawns again::: You were frozen,I saved Becky from being absorbed, Toby saved me from taking a bullet, I killed the bad guys, burnt down the place, Patrick took a bullet for me then killed himself so he would take the blame...
Dot Wrnr: ((Though she probably went unconscious for real once she got her power drained))
EVIL TWlNS1909: did i leave anything out?
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly:: Your former beau bled to death on the lawn...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::finally gives in and goes to sit down, beside Toby; only half paying attention to the others::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::is already starting to nod off::
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: ::looks over to Donald and smirks::: Oh yes, and the master mind behind all this just happens to be the guy i fell in love with.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::eyes grow big:: okay then...
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::still has the fabric from Maeve's skirt pressed against his side, though it's soaked through with blood; doesn't reply::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::miserably:: We'll have to tell the police what happened...
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::yells over at the ambulance::: Hey! A man is bleeding to death over here! Can we get some assistance! :::she sways on her feet:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Michelle:: That we were kidnapped so some woman could become immortal on our powers...?
Dot Wrnr: : ::a paramedic comes with his partner, carrying a stretcher:: What the devil happened here?
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::softly:: I don't lie...
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: ::sarcastically:: What does it look like?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::falls asleep, his head on Becky's shoulder, his mouth slightly open::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly at Toby and then murmurs to Michelle:: No one'd believe it
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::softly:: So what do we do?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::just as softly:: Tell them parts of the truth...
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::sitting there lost in thought, vaguely remembering what happened::
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: ::she sways a little and unsteadily lowers herself to the ground::: Can we go home now?
Dot Wrnr: : ::the second paramedic sees that Donald is the most injured, and kneels by him, forcing Donald's hand off of his side, though Donald's fist reflexively clenches around the fabric it's holding::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the other paramedic frowns at Maeve:: You're injured too.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::grabs her twin:: she's fine
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::shrugs:: Nah, just a scratch. I;m fine.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the first paramedic frowns:: Then the police will want to speak with you.
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::turns a little palers and sighs::: great.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::jumps at the mention of the police:: i don't think that's necessary
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: Yeah, not much to tell.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic smiles, a little forced:: Then you won't mind giving a brief statement.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::lowers her voice and whispers to her twin:: can we just get out of here...
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::whispers back through gritted teeth::; not without them chasing us and I'm not sure I am up for the run.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks at the twins, concerned::
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::seems to be babbling something, though the man tending him just tells him to hush::
Dot Wrnr: : ::a police car arrives on the scene::
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::she looks over at the police car and gulps::: This just keeps getting worse.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::forms ice in her hand behind her back and glares at the approacing cop::
Dot Wrnr: ((That's gonna further drain her BTW; everyone's powers are just about gone from being drained, so two ice shots would be the very most she could possibly do))
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly, his eyes closed:: Make sure she's all right...I could've had...could've lived forever...or had the love of a woman...but...lost 'em both...could only have one or the other...
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::glares at donald:: you could do worse right now
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::her eyes are half closed and she looks like she could fall over at any moment::: uh hum. :::yawns:::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: Can we reserve questioning until later? We're kind of tired right now
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::murmurs:: Don't let her forget me...at least I won't be nothing...wish...die in her arms...beside her...::quieter::...like Dad...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::her own head's now tilted to lean against Toby's and her eyes are half closed but she's still listening; jokes:: If this was a computer game all it'd take is an elixir or a full potion and we'd be fine ::closes her eyes::
Quantum Catz: : ::the policeman comes over to them and smiles slightly:: This's a terrible fire we've got here, eh? Would one of you like to explain what happened?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: no, not really
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::yawns::: A fire started. thats why there is a fire here.
Quantum Catz: : ::blinks slightly at Aldez's response:: Do you know how it started?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: I would assume by a match, smoker maybe?
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::bites the inside of her lip and her eyes dart from side to side:::
Quantum Catz: : ::notices maeve's expression:: From your face and your clothes...it looks like you were pretty close to the fire - did you *see* who started it?
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::blinks several times and nods. She looks up to Libby briefly, an unsure expression on her face.::: Ummmm.
Dot Wrnr: DL: ::quietly, with his eyes still closed, and amidst his ramblings, so it's hard to take him seriously:: I did it...mostly my fault...
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: I don't think we *saw* anything, per se, but a frightening-looking man--I've forgotten his name--was speaking about it, I think. It's hard to say; we were all rather frightened.
Quantum Catz: : Do you people live here? Or work here? Why exactly were you frightened by him?
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::her voice sounds far away and her eyes are closing::: I dunno? Cause he was big and mean and had a gun.
Dot Wrnr: LB: We were brought here against our will, sir.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the other paramedic takes his attention from Donald and grabs Maeve:: Miss, I need to bandage your leg.
Quantum Catz: : By this *frightening* man? ::frowns::
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: ::jerks away from him:: NO! I'm fine!
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::grabs her twin's wrist and holds on tight:: don't worry about her
Dot Wrnr: : You're bleeding.
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::frowns and shakes her head, her mind foggy::: Not going. no. go away.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: she's fine, I'll look after her
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic glances at the officer:: I'm not sure *she's* in a position to talk...
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::scowls at the paramedic's shoes, willing him to spontaneously burst into flames:::
Quantum Catz: : ::nods:: I think you should take her to the hospital...we'll question her later. ::looks at Libby:: You seem fine, however. Can you tell me exactly what happened here?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::on inspiration ties the paramedics shoes together while he's looking in the opposite direction::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic is already kneeling by Maeve:: If you don't calm down we'll have to tranquilize you, miss.
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: No! I am not going to the hospital! :::tries to stand up:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::rather pale:: We were kidnapped, sir, like I said. This woman and her butler and a big man wanted us for some purpose; something evil, though they never told us the details.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic tries to stand to catch her, and falls flat on his face because his shoelaces are tied together::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::stands up and helps her twin up as well::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the other paramedic quickly stands and goes back to the ambulance to get a sedative::
Quantum Catz: : ::a slight smile plays on his face:: Something *evil*?
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::leans against her sister.::: Lets go, please.
Quantum Catz: : ::glances at Maeve:: You're not going anywhere, unless you want me to arrest you
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: Well, what other purpose would they have in kidnapping men, women, and even a child?
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::scowls::: Fine, but you are *not* taking me to the hospital.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::glances at the cop:: if you don't mind I need to take her home so she can get rest
Dot Wrnr: DN: ::mrrs, nuzzling against Libby weakly::
Quantum Catz: : I do mind actually - if the paramedic thinks she needs treated then she will be
EVIL TWlNS1909: MV: :::nods::; even better. rest. sleep. nice comfy bed. wait do we have bed? oh yeah thats right, the apartment. nice new apartment.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: She's not seriously injured to end up in the hospital, she just needs rest so if you'll excuse us ::starts to walk away still supporting Maeve::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic has untangled his shoelaces by now, and he gets up, trying to forcibly stop Maeve and Aldez::
Quantum Catz: : ::quickly moves to block their path:: Don't try me lady - i *will*arrest you
Dot Wrnr: : ::the other paramedic is coming back from the ambulance, holding a syringe::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::forms ice in her hand and holds it up:: come any closer and i'll freeze you're sorry butt to the ground, now get out of the way before I make you
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::turns pale, watching Aldez; kind of squeaks, but doesn't say anything::
Quantum Catz: : ::frowns:: You know i was willing to believe your story...but now i'm starting to wonder why you're behaving so suspiciously
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::sighs, very annoyed:: look, we're all tired, we've been through a lot right now, what we've told you is true, now can we please go?
Quantum Catz: : No, you can give me your names, your addresses and then let the paramedic examin you. Then i might consider letting you go home
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::muttering:: I am thinking no...
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic with the syringe goes to Maeve and sweetly tells her to sit down::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::turns around quickly and grabs the paramedic:: don't even think about it...
Maeve34: MV: :::scowls at him::; If you plan on sticking me with something then you can forget it!
Dot Wrnr: : ::the man yells out a few curses; the only word that isn't a curse is "ice"::
Maeve34: MV: ::would laugh but is way to tired:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::just groans, certain every one of them is going to prison, now::
Quantum Catz: : ::grabs Aledez's arm; mutters:: Would you like me to handcuff you and throw you in a cell for obstruction, or are you going to behave?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::jerks her arm away from the cop:: don't touch me again and I'll consider your offer
Dot Wrnr: : ::the now-recovering paramedic looks coldly at Aldez, then Maeve, then the officer, somehow feeling all three are responsible for this mess::
Quantum Catz: : ::smiles coldly but doesn't reach for her again:: How nice of you. Now...calm down for half an hour while we sort out statements and i'm sure you'll all be free to go - deal?
Maeve34: MV: :::frowns, looking between her sister and the cop:::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::reluctantly agrees and sits down next to her twin::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the second paramedic doesn't seem at all interested in helping Maeve, but the first rather gingerly sets to work on her leg::
Maeve34: MV: ::slumps against her sister, closing her eyes and appearing to go to sleep, she mumbles sluggishly::: come near me with a needle and suffer the consequences.
Quantum Catz: : ::looks at the twins for a moment and then turns to Libby while Maeve is treated:: Now...tell me again exactly what happened here?
Quantum Catz: : And then you can give me your name and your address as well ::takes out a notebook::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: Elizabeth Williamson, West 16th Street, Coney Island. I already told you; what else do you want to know, sir?
Quantum Catz: : Could you give me a description of this man you say was holding a gun?
Dot Wrnr: LB: The one who claimed responsibility was quite tall, wearing a suit. A rather homely man, really.
Quantum Catz: : And was it this man you say started the fire?
Maeve34: MV: :::she peaks up at Libby:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: As soon as we got the chance to leave, we did, so we didn't see. But he was speaking of it.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic cleans up Maeve's wound; it hurts a bit::
Quantum Catz: : He said he was going to set fire to the house?
Maeve34: MV: ::scowls at the paramedic and pushes him away::: Ouch! ok enough already! Are you people satisfied!?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::pushes the paramedic away:: for the last time she's fine, now leave us alone
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::softly:: He had the matches...
Maeve34: MV: :::looks over at Michelle and blinks, she looks rather stunned:::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic scowls at her:: Would you like your wound to get infected? You'd die just like Valentino, just like that fella over there might. ::nods at Donald::
Quantum Catz: : ::nods as he writes, then looks up:: And how exactly did you escape from these *kidnappers*?
Maeve34: MV: :::she looks at the paramdedic, sadly::: He's going to die?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly, her voice shaking just slightly:: There was a disagreement among them, and they killed each other.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::looks at her puzzled:: who cares...it's his fault all of this happened
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedic shrugs:: I'd give it even odds.
Maeve34: MV: :::sighs::: I know. I just have to keep reminding myself of that.
Quantum Catz: : ::nods again:: Thank you, Miss Williamson ::looks at Maeve:: Are you prepared to talk calmly now?
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::wipes her eyes, trying not to cry::
Maeve34: MV: :::nods her head::: Sure. Fine. Whatever.
Quantum Catz: : It's obvious that you were still in the house once the fire had started - did you see who lit it?
Maeve34: MV: :::she has the "deer caught in the oncoming headlights" look:: Ummmm. :::her voice a little shaky::: .yes.
Quantum Catz: : And who was it who started the fire?
Maeve34: MV: :::tries to look serious, her words slurring a little::: The matches. Yep, it was all the matches. Those little suckers just lit themselves on fire.
Quantum Catz: : ::frowns:: Are you serious?
Maeve34: MV: :::she giggles and nods her head::: yeppers. sure am.
Quantum Catz: : You're telling me the matches lit themselves?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::looks up:: yes officer that's exactly what happened
Quantum Catz: : ::sighs:: Of course. What were your names again?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::with a mock accent:: I'm the queen of England, bow before royalty you insulant fraud
Maeve34: MV: :::starts to laugh but then goes into another big yawn::::
Quantum Catz: : ::blinks and then says softly:: Do you know what i think happened? I think the two of you were angry at being *kidnapped* if that is even true...and you decided to get revenge when you escaped. What do you think?
Maeve34: MV: :::blinks at the man::: She was unconscious. So she couldnt have started anything.
Quantum Catz: : ::with a cold expression:: Then maybe she's acting like this to protect someone
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: gee officer did you come up with that conclusion all by yourself?
Quantum Catz: : ::smiles humourlessly:: Then i'm right? Should i get out my handcuffs now and arrest your sister?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: I didn't say you were right, I just asked if you came up with that by yourself
Maeve34: MV: :::she takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly::: A friend of ours. He saved my life but then he set fire to the place. :::she winces:::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::looks at her twin and whispers:: what are you doing?
Quantum Catz: : ::looks at Maeve:: The man with a gun was your friend?
Maeve34: MV: :::frowns::: No, one of the other ones. :::rubs at her eyes with the back of her hand:::
Quantum Catz: : And he was the one who set fire to the place? Why didn't you just say this before?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: Because he was her friend.
Maeve34: MV: I told you. He was a friend of ours. He saved my life. are you deaf?
Quantum Catz: : I hear you fine. Just give me your names and addresses - real ones or you *will* be tracked down - and i'll leave it at that for now
Maeve34: MV: :::grumbles::: Maeve Owens
Maeve34: ((and i dont know where i live))
Maeve34: ((i live in the card board box on main street, the third one down since my cousin and uncle deserted me))
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: My name is Aldez Owens and I live in a cardboard box
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks up at Aldez, startled::
Quantum Catz: : ::rolls his eyes:: You're not going to start this again, are you? Just tell me your address
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: actually I don't remember my address, see we just moved and I haven't memorized it yet
Quantum Catz: : ::smiles:: Then i suggest you stay and you can get a police escort home so we can find out the address ::turns to look at Michelle:: And what's your name?
Maeve34: MV: ::mumbles::: at least we dont have to walk.
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::miserably:: Michelle McHenry. ::gives him her address::
Quantum Catz: : ::looks over at Becky and Toby:: What about them? I think someone will want to speak to them when they wake up - *before* they can talk to you - if their story matches yours then you'll have nothing to worry about, will you?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: well that's a blinding flash of the obvious, can we go now?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::groans slightly; softly:: Then you might speak with them now...
Quantum Catz: : Care to wake them up then?
Quantum Catz: : ::looks at Aldez:: You can go when we can spare a car to drive you
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::sighs; goes to shake the two people's shoulders:: Becky, Toby...c'mon; the policeman wants to talk to you.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: I'm capable of walking you know
Dot Wrnr: : ::the paramedics have taken Donald to the hospital by now::
Quantum Catz: : We need your address. Are *you* deaf?
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: Oh yeah sorry, memory lapse
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::slowly opens his eyes, yawning:: What?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::slowly wakes up with a yelp and quickly pats her face again, as if shocked she still has a body::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: It's all right, Becky. The officer just wants to question the two of you.
Maeve34: MV: ::slumps over, asleep:::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::looks down at her twin, decides that's a good idea and joins her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at the police man and murmurs:: They kidnapped us, there was a fire and we escaped.... ::closes her eyes again::
Quantum Catz: : I need a bit more detail than that
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::nods, turning quite serious in front of the officer; quietly:: What else would you like to know?
Quantum Catz: : Can you describe the people involved in this...kidnapping?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::glances at Becky; slowly:: One was a woman, and the other a man in a suit...
Maeve34: MV: :::whimpers::: no... no.. didn't do it...didn't mean it... no....
Quantum Catz: BM: ::opens her eyes again but doesn't say anything::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: They killed each other...they were arguing...and there was a gun and we just...ran from them when we got the chance ::hopes that the others included Patrick as one of the bad guys::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::mumbling:: green men...they're back...no...
Maeve34: MV: :::mumbles softly::: and they have sparkly objects.
Quantum Catz: : ::glances at Maeve and then looks back at Toby and Becky:: Did you see who started the fire?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::shakes his head:: We were just trying to get away. We smelled the smoke.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::still sleeping, reaches out and grabs the cops leg and screams:: don't let them take me
Maeve34: MV: :::jerks awake::: No! i didn't do it!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks like she's about to cry:: There were gunshots but we were already up the stairs by then...
Quantum Catz: : ::sees that Becky's upset and nods:: We'll have to talk to you again once we've investigated the crime scene - just give me your names and addresses and i'll not upset you any further
Dot Wrnr: TY: Tobias Hamilton. I don't know the address, but I live upstairs at Raymond's Arcade on Coney Island.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::finally wakes up and sits there totally silent, listening::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::in a choked voice:: Becky Mitchell...West 16th Street... ::begins to cry::
Maeve34: MV: :::stares straight ahead, not blinking for several minutes:::
Quantum Catz: : ::nods, looking nervous in the face of her tears:: That'll...do me for now...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::puts an arm around Becky, silently::
Quantum Catz: : ::hurries away to talk to the other policemen::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::as soon as the man's gone she stops crying and smiles slightly:: Great actress, aren't i?
Maeve34: MV: :::she looks over at Becky and smiles::: Brilliant. I should have tried that. Although I think I have a good shot at the insanity plea.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: whose to say we aren't insane?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::stands weakly:: We'd best hire a taxi to take us home, then...::glances at Maeve and Aldez:: I guess the officers can take you...?
Maeve34: MV: :::smiles at them::: Thank guys, I know that wasn't easy but... thanks.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: ::looks at her:: great plan there....
Maeve34: MV: :::sighs::: Yay, time to be shoved into a police car. I just hope they drop us off and keep on driving and dont come back. :::looks uneasy:::
Dot Wrnr: MI: ::does start to cry, for real, this time::
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: with our luck they'll be dropping us off in prison
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: If not, tell them you're between houses and have them take you to the Freak Show. It'll make things easier for them anyway, when they come to arrest the lot of us; they'll only need to make one trip.
Maeve34: MV: Well, I hope they dont arrest all of you. After all, we didn't cause this. I just want to go home and go to sleep.
EVIL TWINS1909: AZ: Sounds good to me ::yells over to the cop:: are you going to keep your end of the bargain or what?
Dot Wrnr: : ::another officer comes over to take the twins home, and another follows, offering to take the others; Libby weakly accepts on behalf of her group, but Michelle just asks to call home::

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