~Wednesday, August 8, 1928 second take~

YarnKittymon: : ::it's very early in the morning, about 3 AM, when there's a frantic knock on the door at the Freak Show::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::groans and rolls over, wrapping her pillow round her head::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::wakes, yawning:: Go away!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::yells through:: Libby, Becky, it's Toby!
YarnKittymon: LB: I *said*, go away! Do you know what time it is?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mumbles:: I'm asleep
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frustrated; in a moment, the door's lock melts into liquid, and he swings the door open:: Becky, Libby!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::squints at him through her pillow:: You'd make a good burglar...less noise'd be better though
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, looking at Becky:: Maeve's gonna get killed today.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sits up:: What?
YarnKittymon: TY: The guards are going to shoot Maeve today.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::confused:: How d'you know that?
YarnKittymon: TY: That Donald guy sent me a message. Heard it from the guards, I guess.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rubs her eyes tiredly:: Why'd he tell you and not one of us?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shrugs:: I don't know, but we have to do *something.* ::pauses, making his hand into a fist; under his breath:: Yeah, I *know.*
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sits up; softly:: Am I awake?
Quantum Catz: BM: You know what?
YarnKittymon: TY: Nothing. We have to get her out of there!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: If i teleport, i won't be able to get her much further than out of the building
YarnKittymon: TY: She's upstate; it's pretty far from here.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::rubs her eyes, looking rather puzzled::
Quantum Catz: BM: We'd need a...car...or something then...cos running won't do much good if they notice she's gone
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: I wish I had mine...
Dot Wrnr: TY: If we can just get there, I can hide us, I think...
Quantum Catz: BM: Well, i can't do that...not if you want me to get Maeve out
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: Maybe we can hire a taxi...
Dot Wrnr: TY: I guess we could steal someone's.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: And if we get caught they could just add that to the list
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles a little:: Exactly.
Dot Wrnr: LB: Can either of you drive?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: Well i can't
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::shrugs:: I have a permit. Well...not on me.
Dot Wrnr: LB: How long do we have?
Dot Wrnr: TY: I don't know; it happened sometime during the day.
Quantum Catz: ((yay, he slipped up ^_^))
Quantum Catz: BM: Happened?
Dot Wrnr: TY: Yeah; because...it...we...oh. ::curses::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: How d'you know it *happened* if it hasn't yet?
Dot Wrnr: TY: If you don't help, I'm going after her anyway.
Quantum Catz: ((he said the murder *happened* past tense ^_^))
Quantum Catz: BM: You did something to try and change things, didn't you?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::sullenly:: Yes. Are you going to help or not?
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't have much choice, do i? There's more chance of her getting out if i teleport her out
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles slightly:: Thanks.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::frowns, looking troubled:: I don't even *know* anyone with a car anymore. Except Mr. Quinn. ::scowls::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't look too happy with the whole thing now::
Quantum Catz: ((didn't he use his car for bail?))
Dot Wrnr: ((To get out once he heard that Maeve had been killed. Maeve hasn't been killed yet.))
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::frowning:: Wish I knew where it was; I'd steal it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: It'd be at his house wouldn't it
Dot Wrnr: TY: Guess so. We'd have to wait 'til the subway starts running...
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::suddenly gets up, looking for her best dress:: We'll get a taxi to get there; I'll drive to the prison once we have the car.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::gets out of bed as well:: Guess that's a plan
Dot Wrnr: TY: We can't take a taxi to a burned-out building, can we?
Dot Wrnr: LB: I know the neighborhood; we'll stop at a former friend's house. You can start the car once we're there?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::nods silently::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::starts hunting out some clothes without looking at Toby or Libby::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: Look a little rumpled, Becky; we'll pretend we were out drinking. Toby, will you leave us to change?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: Right. ::goes back outside to fix the lock::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::slips into a nice dress, not shaking the wrinkles out first::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::pulls on a dress as well, not saying a word, a worried expression on her face::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::after a moment, calls through the door:: I'll call for a taxi from Raymond's. Meet me there.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::frowns, looking at Becky; softly:: It's dangerous. You don't have to, if you don't want to.
Quantum Catz: BM: It's less dangerous teleporting than it is doing it any other way
Dot Wrnr: LB: But you're out of practice, aren't you?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::puts a hat over her hair; it's messy enough, she very well might pass for drunk::
Quantum Catz: BM: It's just in then out ::shrugs:: I can do it - i wouldn't say i could otherwise
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::nods, putting on her stockings, then her shoes:: All right. Are you ready?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Yeah ::has paid so little attention to getting dressed that she looks rather messed up anyway::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::nods, picking up her purse:: All right. ::goes outside, and is rather annoyed when the lock doesn't fit her key:: Toby...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::can't help but smiles, although it soon fades::
Dot Wrnr: LB: Well, never mind. Daniel will notice if someone comes in, and scare the intruder out of his wits, most likely. ::walks towards Raymond's arcade, glaring::
Quantum Catz: BM:: ::follows behind, not saying anything::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::is waiting outside, his arms folded::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the taxi comes in about ten minutes; Libby half-stumbles into the front seat, feigning drunkenness::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::gets in the back::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::gets in the back as well::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks out of the window without saying anything::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the taxi driver follows Libby's directions and drops them a couple blocks away from Donald's house, in front of an un-gated mansion; miraculously, no one at the house spots them, and they can go on their way unmolested::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the Madison estate is indeed, a burned-out shell, deserted, but the garage is fine, and Toby breaks in, getting the door unlocked in a moment's time, and hot-wiring the ignition in another few minutes::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: We're headed for prison for sure.
Dot Wrnr: : ::she's a distance away from Toby as he's working, as if to pretend she's not involved::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Hope not
Quantum Catz: BM: ::goes over to Toby while he's working and asks softly:: So how did you do it? You sure as hell can't've convinced me
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: Christa told me. This doesn't look anything like a regular car!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::ignores the comment about the car and hisses:: I know Maeve dying is a terrible thing but if anything *worse* happens, if we cause something *worse* then i swear to God, to Buddha, to whoever the hell's listening, i will never speak to you again
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::doesn't reply for a while, busy with the car; finally, as he gets it going; sits up, not smiling:: If something worse happens, I swear I'll ask Christa to warn us before *that* and fix it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::still doesn't look happy but she doesn't say anything else, except:: We'd better get going then
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::goes over to the car:: Scoot over, Toby. Becky, you watch too. I'll give you a driving lesson on the way.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wryly:: I never knew there was an educational value to stealing a car
Dot Wrnr: LB: It's mostly full, anyway; that's something. Next time, just make a key, Toby, so we can *stop* the car if we need to. Now, where are we going?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::tells her::
Dot Wrnr: LB: That'll only take an hour or two. ::drives off towards it, telling them how to drive along the way; the setup is different from a modern car::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::listens to Libby, but she's only really half paying attention::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::is caught up in Libby's lesson in spite of himself::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::parks a fair distance away from the prison, frowning:: If we get much closer we might be noticed.
Quantum Catz: BM: I don't know if i'll be able to get as far as this with Maeve...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::frowns, thinking:: Maybe I could make...a tunnel or something...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::repeats:: A tunnel?
Dot Wrnr: TY: I don't know! But we can't drive this thing any closer, Libby said, unless it was camoflagued or something. You want me to put leaves on it?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::slowly:: Well, they certainly won't be expecting you to reappear right outside the prison. Maybe you'll have time to make it to the car...? Or I could just risk it and come closer.
Quantum Catz: BM: No, *I'll* try to get closer to here...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::frowns, suddenly looking rather worried:: If you don't come back safe, Becky, I swear to God I'll never speak to you again.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly at her own words being used against her:: I'm not that easy to get rid off
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: Just be careful.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: I second that.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Toby:: Hey this was your idea ::then she teleports to Maeve::
Maeve34: MV: :::Maeve looks up from her position in the corner, and jumps to her feet, she sways a litte from not having eaten anything for three days. She looks suprised::: Becky? What are you doing here?
Dot Wrnr: : ::there's a little metal-on-metal noise coming from the door, something sliding::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at the door:: Oh hell ::moves towards Maeve to grab her so they can teleport::
Maeve34: MV: :::hisses::: What are you doing! Are you crazy! they'll come after you!
Dot Wrnr: : ::a pair of eyes look through the small slit in the door:: Hey! You! How'd you get in there? ::there's a jingle of keys, and the door opens; an armed guard is in the doorway::
Maeve34: MV: Becky get out of here before you get yourself in trouble!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::snaps:: Give me your hand already!
Maeve34: MV: :::shakes her head::: No, Libby is right, they'll have me out of here in no time. I wont put you in jeapordy. Now go!
Dot Wrnr: : ::the guard draws his gun, aiming at Becky:: Get away from her, little lady, wherever you came from.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks tempted to strangle Maeve and then just tries to grab her arm and teleport out::
Maeve34: MV: :::she backs away::: No! I wont be responsible for ruining your life! I may want out of here badly but I wont cause anymore damage! Do you realize what will happen if you break me out of here!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shouts:: If you stay here you end up dead now give me your hand!
Maeve34: MV: :::looks at her puzzled::: What? :::she looks over at the guard and then back at Becky, a little hesitant::: You dont know that.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::pointedly:: I *do*!
Dot Wrnr: : ::the officer's eyes narrow:: Far be it from me to go against a fortuneteller's predictions. ::fires two shots at them::
Maeve34: MV: :Nooooo! ::She jumps at Becky, trying to knock her out of the way:::
Maeve34: MV: :::one bullet enters Maeve's right arm and she lets out a small grunt:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::as she feels a bullet hit her side she teleports away, holding on tightly to maeve as she does::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't manage to get very close to the car, although she's out of the prison grounds::
Maeve34: MV: :::grits her teeth::: I am really sick of people aiming guns at me!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly: Yeah, come on, we need to get to the car before they come after us
Quantum Catz: ((i have decided that becky has the equivalent of half a bullet hole, as in somehow she managed to stop it moving with her when she teleported...possibly...either that or it just grazed her side...))
Maeve34: MV: :::she nods, looking rather pale and weakly follows her out to the car, holding onto her injured arm::: Thanks, for um breaking me out. :::looks down gultily::: I've probably ruined your life now.
Quantum Catz: BM: Well...i kinda owed you it anyway...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::starts to get worried when they haven't shown up in a minute or two:: You think something's wrong? ::gets out before Libby can answer; starts walking in the direction of the prison::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::has to wait in the car, as it's still running::
Maeve34: MV: :::shakes her head::: Why not just throw me a welcome home party?
Quantum Catz: BM: You really would've died, Maeve... I'd rather this than you dead
Quantum Catz: BM: ::listens out for sounds of people behind them, clutching her side::
Dot Wrnr: : ::they made it far enough to escape the view of the watchtower, so no one seems to be coming, just yet::
Maeve34: MV: :::she looks at her quizzically::: How can you be so sure about that? :::looks down at Becky's side and exclaims::: Are you hurt?!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Just a bit, i'll be fine
Maeve34: MV: ::she trips over a fallen tree branch and lands on the ground, crying out in pain; gritting her teeth and mumbling::: i hate guns, i hate bullets, i hate prisons and cells and darn does that hurt!
Quantum Catz: BM: Are you okay? We have to hurry...
Dot Wrnr: : ::they hear somewhat clumsy footsteps coming towards them; it's hard to tell the direction::
Maeve34: MV: ::she manages to get to her feet but it takes a lot of effort::: Yeah, I'm fine. Glad you're fine too.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::signals for Maeve to be quiet and tries to hide in the nearby trees, pulling Maeve with her::
Maeve34: MV: :::allows Becky pull her:::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the person comes closer, not seeing them; he's coming from the side, not the direction they were going, but not from behind them either::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to see who it is::
Maeve34: MV: ::: lays her head against the tree and tries to get a moment of rest::::
Dot Wrnr: : ::the person is wearing a light-colored shirt, nothing like a guard; he comes closer and gets hit in the face by a stray branch he hadn't noticed:: D'oh!
Maeve34: MV: :::slips a little closer to the realm of unconsciousness:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::notices Maeve falling unconscious and turns away from the man:: Maeve, maeve, stay awake, please
Maeve34: MV: :::mumbles::: No, i dont wanna go to school
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::comes close enough to see them hiding there; face lights up to see them both; in a hushed voice:: Becky! Maeve!
Quantum Catz: BM: Help me get her to the car
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::puts Maeve's left arm over his shoulder, holding her close:: Is she all right?
Maeve34: MV: :::whimpers::: someone chopped my arm off!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: No, they shot it
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks rather worried:: Don't worry; once we get back, I'll fix it.
Maeve34: MV: :::looks a little dazed::: Again? huh? :: she lays her head against Toby and closes her eyes::: sleep
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to ignore the pain in her side and not bring attention to it as they try to get to the car:: Someone saw us - they'll be looking soon enough
Dot Wrnr: TY: Hey, you, stay awake, okay? Don't worry; the car's not that far.
Maeve34: MV: :::she mumbles something but doesn't open her eyes:::
Dot Wrnr: : ::they hear a couple more sets of footsteps, now coming from behind them; Toby freezes::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces then hisses:: Hurry!
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::stays paused a moment longer; in a moment, he's formed two fair-sized rocks, which he throws behind them and to the left; they rustle through the foliage::
Maeve34: MV: ::::leans a bit more on Toby, just wishing that sleep would finally claim her:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is desperate to get to the car and away from the prison::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::whispers to Maeve:: Wake *up*! You're heavy. ::heads back towards the car, but it's slow going while he's effectively dragging dead weight::
Maeve34: MV: :::would glare at him if she was up to it; mumbling::: awake, im awake :::tries to prove it by struggling out of his arms and walking on her own::: geesh not that heavy
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::sighs in relief::
Maeve34: MV: ::she makes it to steps before stumbling and falling. Wincing in pain::: what? cant handle a measily 115 pounds?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::grabs Maeve:: You're 116, at least. C'mon.
Maeve34: MV: :::stubbornly::: am not.
Dot Wrnr: : ::they can hear the Packard's engine by now::
Dot Wrnr: TY: What, did you skip breakfast?
Maeve34: MV: breakfast, lunch and dinner times three
Maeve34: MV: :::thinks for a moment::: or was it two?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to help Toby with Maeve but the pain in her side's too much; she groans and then looks towards the sound of the car:: We'll feed you once we're out of here
Maeve34: MV: food is ok, sleep is better.
Dot Wrnr: TY: You might be 110, then. My mistake. Just a little farther.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::finally catches sight of Becky through the trees; says a quiet prayer of thanks::
Quantum Catz: BM: You can sleep in the car ::presses her hand to her side::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::is too focused on Maeve to notice Becky's injury just yet; practically hauls her the rest of the way:: Come on.
Maeve34: MV: :::sees Donald's car and stops walking::: Whoa wait a minute, what is he doing here? I'm not ready to see him im not strong enough to give him a fireball with his name on it.
Dot Wrnr: TY: Calm down; we stole it.
Maeve34: MV: Oh.
Quantum Catz: BM: It was the only car we could think of, hurry up
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::gets Maeve to the car and opens the back door; half-shoves her inside; sits down next to her:: Let me see your wound.
Maeve34: MV: :::lets herself be pushed inside and practically curls up against the door to go to sleep ignoring him:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::gets into the front with Libby, softly:: We need to get out of here before they catch us
Maeve34: MV: ::she jerks awake once the pain registers to her brain that she is leaning against her injured arm::; Ouch!
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::grabs her right arm, finding the wound; puts his finger over it, pressing against the blood; Maeve feels some pretty terrible pain as the flesh re-knits to become solid and whole again::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::nods, putting the car into gear, glancing once at Becky:: You're hurt!
Maeve34: MV: :::she screams bloody murder this time and tries to wrench her arm free:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::holds her arm steady, not hearing Libby's words over Maeve's screams:: Hold still! I'm almost done! You want them to hear us?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: I'm fine, just get us out of here
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::starts off and gets the car up to about 30; she can't safely do any faster on the dirt road::
Maeve34: MV: :::she quiets down, gritting her teeth:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::closes her eyes, her hand pressed to her side::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: Sorry. ::finishes healing Maeve; her arm's as good as new when he's done::
Maeve34: MV: :::quietly::: Becky's hurt too
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: It'll keep till we're away from here
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::eyes widen:: Becky...
Maeve34: MV: ::::she leans up against the door, her eyes closed; mumbles::: didnt have to do that, could've killed yourselves, not worth it. thanks
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::rather anxiously, looking up at Becky:: Are you bleeding?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::smiles slightly at Maeve's words::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::eyes still closed:: Just a bit, i teleported before it went right in
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::forms a gauze pad and leans forward, putting it into Becky's hand:: Are you sure you're not gonna die up there? Do you feel faint?
Maeve34: MV: :::mumbles a few other things in her half sleep state:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes the pad and presses it to her side:: Just a bit...but that happened before when i had a body and i over used my powers
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: I'm sorry...::turns to Maeve and leans next to her; softly:: What do you want to eat?
Maeve34: MV: :::mumbles::: sleep
Dot Wrnr: TY: Your blood sugar's low. Come on.
Maeve34: MV: :::flaps her hands in his direction::: not hungry, want sleep
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::sighs, feeling rather useless at the moment::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: We're near the highway. We'll have to get a hotel room, I suppose.
Maeve34: MV: :::drifts off to sleep:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::to Toby:: If i'd died in there i would so have come back to haunt you *and* Maeve - if it wasn't for her refusing to leave he'd never've got those bullets out
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::weakly:: If you'd died in there, Maeve probably would've, too.
Maeve34: MV: :::once fully asleep, in her mind she sees the cell being opened again, and herself being shoved inside. She wakes up gasping for air; whimpering::: No! :::she starts trying to claw her way out of what she thinks is still the cell::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::gets a scratch mark on his arm from Maeve's struggles:: Hey! Stop it!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::her eyes snap open when Maeve shouts::
Maeve34: MV: No, no, want out
Dot Wrnr: LB: You two, hold off 'til we get to the hotel room, at least!
Maeve34: MV: :::snaps back to reality at the sound of familiar voices, she looks a little confused but sits back down. Making no move to go back to sleep again. She looks over at Toby; a little ashamed:::: sorry
Dot Wrnr: TY: You all right?
Maeve34: MV: :::she looks away::: yeah, just fine.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::after a long pause; softly:: You should've seen how I was the first few days I was locked up.
Maeve34: MV: :::winces, still looking away::: please, Toby, I know what you went through must have been ten times worse, but please, not now.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: I didn't mean...
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::once they've driven along the main highway for a few miles, pulls onto a smaller street and pulls over, stopping the car, though it's still running; softly:: Toby...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::gets out of the car and opens Becky's door; quietly:: Let me see.
Maeve34: MV: :::she turns to him, trying to smile but cant::: I know, i just dont want to talk about it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::has her eyes closed again but moves her hand away - there's a hole in her side, from the bullet hitting her, though it suddenly stops a wee bit in::
Maeve34: MV: :::she climbs out, leaning against the car for support, trying to take in the great out doors all at once:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::stays in the car, silently::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::cringes when he sees the wound; takes Becky's hand:: I'm sorry...it's going to hurt for me to fix it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: I used to be able to handle pain - guess we're about to see if i still can
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::squeezes Becky's hand, then uses his other to change the injured cells into healthy ones and form new ones that are briefly foreign to her body; works his way out::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::cries out, tears springing to her eyes, and grips his hand tightly::
Maeve34: MV: :::the scream startles her and she jumps, stumbling away from the car and landing on the ground. She looks around wildly::: What happened? did they find us?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::doesn't reply to Maeve; is whispering softly to Becky, trying to get the job done as quickly, and as well, as possible::
Maeve34: MV: :::crawls back inside the car, still looking around and finally notices Toby fixing Becky. She looks around, still checking for signs of the police:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::struggles not to scream again in case any one hears, but end up whimpering instead::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: Bullet hurt less...
Maeve34: MV: :::looks over at Becky, feeling rather guilty::: Im sorry Becky, I'll let you hit me if you want.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: If anyone should be hit it's me. I'm almost done, Becky. ::finishes the last bit of skin, and then mends her clothes as well, getting rid of the blood::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles softly:: Too weak - i'll hit you both later if you like
Maeve34: MV: What made you guys think I was going to die anyway? And why risk everything for all this?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: It happened, though.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: We should keep moving.
Maeve34: MV: What do you mean it *happened* and if it did then how do you know that it did?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::squeezes Becky's hand, then gets back in the back seat, frowning::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::closes her eyes again and sighs::
Maeve34: MV: ::tring to force her eyes to remain open, she yawns::: Maybe you guys should just leave me here. If there is a chance they catch up to us I dont want you guys to be caught with me. You've already risked enough.
Dot Wrnr: TY: Don't be stupid. We're in this together.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::with false brightness:: Yeah, now if one of us dies we all die
Maeve34: MV: What?
Dot Wrnr: LB: No one's going to die.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs and looks out the window:: If we get caught we will
Maeve34: MV: :::is too tired to argue:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::softly:: I've gotten out of worse spots than this.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: There's a motel a few miles from here. Not a very nice place to stay, but we can sleep there.
Maeve34: MV: ::mumbles::: we could always go the marina, hide away on one of the boats and skip the country. but then again i hate boats now so lets not
Dot Wrnr: LB: I'll think of something...::yawns::...today.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::as if to herself:: Toby's always got Dominick to take him away from here...
Dot Wrnr: TY: Yeah, like he could even find me. We don't have you to go find him so he can come take me away.
Quantum Catz: BM: He said he'd check up on you...he probably won't be much longer
Dot Wrnr: TY: Well, I won't be *where* he left me, will I?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sharply:: Then he'd *look* for you, wouldn't he?
Maeve34: MV: :::she starts to nod off again but an image of a gaurd swinging a club at her pops into her head, she yelps and covers her head with her arms:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::is about to reply to Becky, but is startled by Maeve; after a bit:: Then he'll take the rest of us too.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs and doesn't say anything else::
Maeve34: MV: :::she looks around confused, but doesn't see anyone that looks like they are about to hit her with a club. Still on edge she leans back and looks out the window::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: I'm not leaving any of you, if that's what you mean.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I'm just saying...you've got an easy out - this isn't your time and you haven't been here all that long
Maeve34: MV: :::gazing out the window, her mind flashes back to the cell, the door opening but instead of just one man there is about 12. Her hand shoots out and grabs Toby's arm, squeezing tightly:::
Maeve34: MV: :::she sees one of them pull a gun and flinches, pushing herself further into the corner, the image disappears and she lets out a deep breath:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::pulls away; Maeve's hand is a little warm:: Calm down, you...
Maeve34: MV: :::she looks a little pale and quickly turns to look back out the window:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: Becky, how much did they see of you?
Quantum Catz: BM: Well the guy who came in while Maeve was arguing with me got a pretty good look
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::under her breath:: The two of you may need to cut your hair...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: Wonderful
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::doesn't say anything else until they get to a rather out-of-the-way motel; it's the kind of place that young people come to enjoy themselves to various degrees, but it's pretty deserted at 10 or 11 AM::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::gets out of the car, although rather slowly::
Maeve34: MV: :::still staring out the window, not realizing that they stopped:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::has to have Toby shut off the car for her; he promises to make a key later::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::goes around to tap on the window to get Maeve's attention::
Maeve34: MV: :::jumps in response and then slowly gets out of the car:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wraps her arms around herself, looking tired::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::stands next to Becky; softly:: Are you all right?
Dot Wrnr: LB: I'll go in and rent a room for us; you wait outside. No sense in the clerk seeing all of us.
Maeve34: MV: :::still fighting to keep her eyes open, leaning against the car for support::::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Fine, just a bit worn out
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::comes back out a couple minutes later; motions to them:: This way. ::after a moment, goes over to Maeve and takes her hand:: Come on.
Maeve34: MV: ::numbly, she sways on her feet a little, allowing herself to be led to the room:::
Dot Wrnr: : ::it's a small, dark room with two small beds and no radio; Libby helps Maeve to the nearer bed::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::walks to the room silently::
Maeve34: MV: ::she sits down on it but doesn't make a move to lie down:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks out the window a bit before drawing the curtains closed most of the way; turns back to them:: Get some sleep, all of you.
Maeve34: MV: :::mumbles::: got enough sleep thanks
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: Don't lie to me, Maeve.
Dot Wrnr: TY: If you don't go to sleep I'll have to make you eat something, and you probably won't like it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sits down on the edge of the other bed, her arms still wrapped around herself::
Maeve34: MV: :::she stubbornly stays where she is at, not wanting food and not wanting to close her eyes either:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::sighs::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::sits down next to Becky; softly:: I'm so sorry about all of this.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs:: Maeve's alive isn't she? 'S better than her being dead
Maeve34: MV: :::yawns::: sorry I got myself killed.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks at the wall, silently::
Maeve34: MV: ::eventually it gets to be too much trouble trying to keep herself upright. She lays down but still tries to keep her eyes open. Soon she drifts off into a fitful sleep:::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly, to Becky:: You want to get some sleep, too? I'll lay on the floor.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head and brushes a hand through her hair:: Can't sleep
Dot Wrnr: TY: Can I do anything for you?
Quantum Catz: BM:: ::smiles weakly and then shakes her head again:: I'm fine
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::watches Maeve, silently::
Maeve34: MV: :::after a while she moves in her sleep and moans, her mind plays out the last moments of her life and she wakes up gasping for air, her hand clutching her chest; she cries out:::: You killed me!
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks over at Maeve sharply, tensing::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::sits down next to Maeve, grabbing her arm:: Maeve!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces and turns to look at Maeve worriedly::
Maeve34: MV: :::she startles at the touch and jerks away, not realizing for a moment that it was Libby; breathlessly::: I'm fine. :::She gets up and bolts towards the door:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: Maeve, don't! ::follows Maeve towards the door::
Maeve34: MV: :::she doesn't stop::: Need fresh air, just have to get out.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::tries to grab Maeve's near hand as the woman goes for the door:: Please!
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: This doesn't qualify as something worse, does it?
Maeve34: MV: :::she pulls her hand free and reaches for the door, trying to yank it open. She pulls on it several times before she realizes that its locked. Unexpectedly she bursts out into tears::::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly looking rather worried:: Hope not
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::puts her hands on Maeve's shoulders:: Please, Maeve. It's all right.
Maeve34: MV: :::murmers::: not its not.
Dot Wrnr: LB: You're going to be fine, Maeve. I'll come up with a plan.
Maeve34: MV: :::she leans up against the door, looking like her legs are about to give out on her. She doesn't respond:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rests her elbows on her knees and covers her face in her hands::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::after a long pause, softly:: Do we need to keep driving? I'll have Toby make a key and we can stop to fill up the tank.
Maeve34: MV: :::shrugs::: I should take off, get as far away from you all as possible before I cause anymore damage.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::through her hands:: They're after *me* now too
Dot Wrnr: TY: And I got you into this, Becky; you're crazy if you think I'll let you two go by yourselves.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: I've managed on my own before - a lot longer than you ever have
Maeve34: MV: :::groans and bangs her head up against the door:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::turns away from all of them, her shoulders slumped::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::looks at Becky; softly:: I don't want you and Maeve to be alone.
Maeve34: MV: :::still banging her head against the door::: On one hand I want to hug you all for saving my life but on the other hand I want to ream all of you forgetting yourselves into this mess because of me. This shouldnt be happening!!!
Maeve34: MV: Ugh this is so not fair. :::she slides down the door putting her back up against it.::::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly at Maeve:: You'd rather we left you to die?
Maeve34: MV: :::wryly:: that falls under the hug all of you part
Dot Wrnr: LB: You might have saved us all, Maeve. This was the least we could do.
Maeve34: MV: Turning your lives upside down? Are you sure I'm worth it?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks away, a bit guiltily::
Maeve34: MV: What? So it was just out of some obligation?
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles faintly:: Of course not.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::half-smiles:: I was hoping you could return to the play; it's not been the same without you...but I guess not.
Maeve34: MV: :::smirks at Toby::: For some reason I dont believe you. :::looks over at Libby::: Right, I would just blend right in, ex con and all.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't say anything::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::sighs:: No one *has* to move...you know how it would feel, but I could...make you *look* different, you know.
Maeve34: MV: :::she doesn't respond, just stares at the wall in front of her:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly takes Toby's hand as if she needs to know he's there::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::squeezes Becky's hand; softly:: Well, I never said it was a *good* idea...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles slightly::
Maeve34: MV: :::she gets to her feet and turns towards the door::: Not to be ungreatful, but your obligation to me is over, the score has been settled. Now before anymore obligations are do, I'll get out of your way and you guys can go back to you everyday nornal lives :::she starts to unlock the door and open it:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glares at Maeve:: Except *I* can't because that guard *saw* me, remember?
Maeve34: MV: :::pauses::: Toby can fix that. I'm sorry that it happened. I never meant it to. :::tearing up she pulls the door open and rushes out:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: Maeve, don't! ::pauses for just a moment, then chases after her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::jumps up to run after her as well, but her head swims when she does and she feels dizzy::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::catches Becky, holding her; softly:: You want me to follow her? We're not really the best of friends to begin with...
Maeve34: MV: :::runs out into the heavily wooded area::: Just go back Libby! Everyone's life will be ok if i just go.
Dot Wrnr: LB: That's not true, Maeve! We're your friends! Do you think we'd let you suffer alone?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Libby can talk to her
Maeve34: MV: :::she stops and turns around, feeling a little dizzy as the world keeps on moving::: Maybe if you only felt obligated just because I might have done something to get us all out of a tough situation.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::runs a hand over Becky's hair, still holding her close::
Dot Wrnr: LB: Is that what you think?
Maeve34: MV: Thats what it sounds like!
Dot Wrnr: LB: Friends help each other, Maeve! You proved your friendship to us, and when we try to give you something in return...you just pull away!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: I'm sorry about...what i said before...about never talking to you again
Dot Wrnr: TY: Oh, Becky, don't be. If things *do* wind up worse, maybe I deserve to not be talked to.
Maeve34: MV: :::she sighs and rubs her head::: I dont feel so good.
Quantum Catz: BM: She didn't deserve to die...whatever happens...she didn't deserve *that*
Dot Wrnr: LB: You need to get some rest, Maeve, maybe something to drink.
Dot Wrnr: TY: Christa said I was all shook up in the note I sent her.
Maeve34: MV: :::she nods, shaking a little from the exertion of her little rant:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Guess we all would've been after that
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::takes Maeve's hand:: Come on back, okay? No one's life is going to be ruined, I promise. Changed, perhaps, but I'd rather face some changes, than face life without you.
Dot Wrnr: TY: Well, I didn't know her that well, but I was...really upset anyway. Think we'll be friends now?
Quantum Catz: BM: Well...she can't really *not* like you after you helped save her life...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::laughs slightly:: Watch her.
Maeve34: MV: :::doesnt have much strength to resist her and lets herself be taken back inside; quietly:: I'm glad you decided to but i hope you all dont live to regret it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles:: Okay, anything's possible with Maeve
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: We'd have regretted not acting more, I'm sure of it.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::hears Libby's words as she comes back in; frowns, remembering something else Christa told him::
Maeve34: MV: :::before they reach the door she calls out quietly:::: Uh Libby? :::before she can say anything else, her world goes dark and she slumps to the floor, three days of not eating catching up to her:::
Maeve34: ((and trust me it sucks))
Quantum Catz: ((what else did christa tell him? what else? ^^; ))
Dot Wrnr: ((Just about what Donald did after Maeve died))
Dot Wrnr: LB: Maeve! ::curses softly at her::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::gets up and helps Libby pull Maeve to the bed and set her upright::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Is she okay?
Maeve34: MV: ::a few seconds pass and she moans, bringing a hand up to her head::: Who turned out the lights?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::softly:: Ssh. Just rest, Maeve.
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: Are there any glasses in the bathroom? If there are, someone fill one with water.
Maeve34: MV: :::she moans again but doesn't try to move, all energy completely drained:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::goes to look for a glass to fill with water, sitting up slowly this time so she doesn't get dizzy::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::stays with Maeve, still holding her hand::
Dot Wrnr: TY: She needs to have *something,* if she hasn't eaten since she wsa arrested.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::comes back with a glass of water in her hand and moves towards Maeve::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::takes the water from Becky, turning it into something not unlike a milkshake; looks back at Maeve:: Can you drink something for us?
Maeve34: MV: :::she eyes the cup and then looks up at him skeptically::: what is that?
Dot Wrnr: TY: Something like milk and sugar, but I'm a terrible cook. Better than nothing, though.
Maeve34: MV: :::she groans and turns her head away::: the thought of anything right now isn't too.... appetizing
Dot Wrnr: TY: If you don't drink it I'll have to make an IV and put some sugar water into your veins. And I don't know if that's safe.
Maeve34: MV: ::she half smirks and reaches for the glass, her hand shaking::: No needles.
Dot Wrnr: : ::the drink is quite cold, but, as promised, it's not very appetizing; it manages to be thick and watery, all at once::
Maeve34: MV: :::she takes a small sip and about gags pushing it away from her::: Thanks Toby but I can't, unless you want to be wearing it which I dont.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::can't help but smile::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::quietly:: Sorry.
Maeve34: MV: :::sighs::: its not your fault.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::pauses:: If you make me a key, I can drive to the market, Toby, and buy some food we can eat.
Maeve34: MV: :::looks down disdainfully at her wardrobe::: would a stack of new clothes be on that list?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::nods soberly:: If you're really going to go away...you'll all need your things.
Maeve34: MV: :::she sits up a little, her eyes wide:: Oh god, my sister....
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::pauses:: I...don't think I can bring her here; she might be spotted, and she looks just like you.
Maeve34: MV: What if they mistake her for me? And lock her up? Or kill her instead?
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: That won't happen, Maeve.
Maeve34: MV: :::looks at her skeptically::: I believe thats what you said about me not getting out of prison.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sits back down on the other bed::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::frowns; soberly:: Maybe she'll have to leave too...unless she wants to be a decoy for you...
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::after a moment, stands; quietly:: I'll go work on a key, all right?
Maeve34: MV: :::shakes her head but stops when the rooms starts spinning::: No way, not happening.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at Toby, not sure whether to follow him or to stay with Maeve::
Maeve34: MV: :::mutters::: I spent four years thinking that I might have killed her in that fire... no way, not another four years... :::she trails off::::
Dot Wrnr: TY: ::smiles back at Becky:: I won't be too long; you can just hang out here.
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: I don't want to be separated either...but sometimes that's what you have to do...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::turns to Maeve:: A big group'll guess caught easy...that's what tends to happen
Maeve34: MV: :::she closes her eyes and leans her head back, sighing::: I take it you're going back?
Dot Wrnr: LB: I think...we need to go to that island place Raymond mentioned. The place for freaks.
Quantum Catz: BM: You're kidding right? That's on the other end of the country!
Maeve34: MV: Huh? What are they there for?
Dot Wrnr: LB: It's the only place we'll be safe for sure. They could have police all over the country looking for you. They say it's an island where freaks live and can show their talents freely.
Maeve34: MV: But someone has to tell Aldez to run. She cant stay there, its not safe. They see her and no matter what they will probably shoot her on sight and ask questions later.
Quantum Catz: BM: Why don't we just leave the country?
Maeve34: MV: :::after a pause::: Isn't that the first place they would look?
Dot Wrnr: LB: I'll speak to Aldez. And where could we go? Europe doesn't seem to be safe, to hear Erin tell it; Canada's too close, and too cold, and I don't speak Chinese, so that's out, isn't it?
Maeve34: MV: So let me get this straight... you are going back and then coming out to meet us? And we are going half way across the world to an island.. oh my head hurts
Quantum Catz: BM: Well i don't know...but they're less likely to find us in a different country - getting to the island would mean crossing America
Maeve34: MV: Going to a different country mean getting on a boat.
Maeve34: MV: :::suddenly dawns on her::: Wait! that thing is an island! there better be another way to get to it!
Quantum Catz: BM: Well it'll take us long enough to get there - i'll be able to teleport you by then
Maeve34: MV: :::sighs in relief::: thats good to hear.
Dot Wrnr: LB: If you disguise yourselves a bit, you'll probably make it. I'll catch up with you, with Daniel, once the season's over.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks rather sad:: Dan...I'll have to leave Dan...
Maeve34: MV: And you'll bring my sister too wont you? Or try to anyway? :::looks a little hopefull:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: You could hardly take him across the country and be stealthy. I'll take care of Aldez; she can come with me if she likes, though I doubt she will.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::finds it hard to believe all of this is happening::
Maeve34: MV: :::nods slightly, still feeling a little weak:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::suddenly looks rather pale herself; turns away from them, wiping her eyes:: It's already August; it won't be long at all...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs::
Maeve34: MV: :::joins Becky in a sigh:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::quietly:: You two, try to get some rest. Toby and I will take care of everything; you've been through enough.
Maeve34: MV: :::grimaces at the word *rest*::: That means I have to close my eyes.
Dot Wrnr: LB: Or just sit quietly. You'll probably have better dreams once you eat something.
Maeve34: MV: ::too tired to reply:::
Dot Wrnr: LB: ::looks at them softly:: I'll be back soon. ::goes out the door::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wraps her arms around herself again, as if she's cold::


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