~Thursday, August 9, 1928~

YarnKittymon: : ::there's a knock on the back door to the Freak Show early in the morning::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is still asleep and doesn't hear it::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::hears it, mrrs, and goes back to sleep::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::wakes, yawning; goes over and unlocks the deadbolt, then opens the door; slams it shut upon seeing who it is::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::groans when she hears the door slamming::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a couple more gentle knocks on the door::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looking rather irritated:: He just won't go away, will he?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::slowly sits up and looks around to find out what made the noise that woke her::
YarnKittymon: : ::the knocks continue, then pause; a voice comes through the door:: Please open up. I won't be long.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::thinks she hears Donald's voice and groans again, lying back down and covering her head in her pillow::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::through the door:: We don't want to see you, Mr. Quinn.
YarnKittymon: DL: Please. It's about Maeve.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::pauses, turning a little pale:: What about her?
YarnKittymon: DL: ::quietly:: I won't say it through the door, Miss Williamson. Please open it, or I'll just have to send a telegram.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::eyes wide; glances towards Becky; softly:: May I open the door, Becky?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sits up after hearing what Donald said:: Guess you'll have to
YarnKittymon: LB: ::slowly opens the door again::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::stands in the doorway, unshaved, tired, red-eyed, and wearing wrinkled clothes; softly:: Sit down, Miss Williamson.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sits on the bed, her face losing more of its color::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::finally:: What's wrong, Mr. Quinn.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::doesn't look at her:: Maeve...was killed in prison.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks like she's about to cry:: No...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::inhales sharply; glares at Donald:: You're...lying...
YarnKittymon: DL: ::softly:: I heard a guard talking about it...got out on bail and went right to the newspaper. The story's coming out in tomorrow's edition. I don't expect the police will tell you, so I thought...::suddenly turns away, wiping his eyes with a dirty handkerchief:: ...I wanted you to hear it from someone.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: It never changes...no way to deal with her so they just get rid of her...
YarnKittymon: DL: ::even more quietly:: She's in the morgue...::pulls a few bills from his pocket; sets them on the dresser:: I don't know who will make the arrangements, but that should cover them. ::his voice breaks:: I'm...so sorry...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::tears come to her eyes:: I told her not to fight...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::covers her face in her hands::
YarnKittymon: DL: ::softly:: It's entirely my fault, every bit of it...::suddenly turns away from them, resting his head against the wall, his shoulders shaking::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly and not very emphatically:: 's not
YarnKittymon: DL: ::turns back to them, looking rather surprised, tears running down his face:: Is there...anything I can do for either of you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head, trembling slightly::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: Please leave us.
YarnKittymon: DL: ::quietly:: That, I can do. Goodbye, Miss Williamson, Becky. ::goes to the door, wiping his eyes again::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't respond to this::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::suddenly grabs the pillow from her bed and buries her face in it, sobbing::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't seem able to cry; she just stares in shock and curls up on her bed::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::suddenly wakes up; looks at Becky:: What happened?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: Maeve died
YarnKittymon: DN: ::ears tilt back:: Just like in the circus.
Quantum Catz: BM: I guess...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::softly:: When they took someone away and he never came back.
Maeve34: ((they killed people in the circus?))
YarnKittymon: ((Not people, but sideshow animals))
YarnKittymon: LB: ::just cries for several minutes::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::to herself:: She should've run...i should've known they wouldn't be any different now than they were later...
YarnKittymon: DN: ::goes over and lays at Becky's feet, looking rather unhappy::
YarnKittymon: : ::a few minutes after that, their door swings open, as Donald left it ajar; Toby comes in, fully dressed, and looking rather pale, but dry-eyed::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::doesn't look up::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at Toby, but can't think of anything to say::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: I take it he told you.
YarnKittymon: DN: ::glares at Toby, which makes the young man step back a step::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods, tears springing to her eyes now, although she blinks them back::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::goes over and sits next to Becky, putting an arm around her waist; softly:: Can't you just go back and fix it?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I can't even teleport all that far yet...time's out of the questions ::sighs:: And even if i did, what if i just made it worse like the last time i tried to change something...?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::eyes widen; quietly:: We're just...going to let her...die? After she saved you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::snaps; more annoyed with herself than Toby:: Well i can't *do* anything just now anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: ::suddenly holds Becky closer:: She's really...gone...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::bursts into tears, hearing Toby say that just sends all of her shock right out the window; holds onto him tightly::
YarnKittymon: DN: ::mrrs, rubbing his face against Becky's leg::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::starts to cry as well, not speaking::
Quantum Catz: BM: It shouldn't *be* like this...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Should've just gone to the island after all. It's not safe here.
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm sorry...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::just cries for another minute or two::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::finally gets up and finds some clothes, not really caring which ones:: I'm not...sure who he's told...
Quantum Catz: BM: He probably...told Aldez at least...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::nods:: I should...go see everyone, anyway, whether he's said anything or not.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: You want us to come too?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: If you'd like; it might...be good to get out.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods:: I'd...better get dressed then
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I'll go wait in the main room. ::goes to do so::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::gasps, then bursts into tears again:: I'll have to tell...all the actors...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wearily:: Why did this have to happen?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: We'll fix it someday, somehow, Becky.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly at Toby::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::goes out into the main room, and lays back on one of the bleachers, looking ahead blankly::

On to Friday, August 10, 1928 (sidestory)
On to Monday, August 13, 1928 (AIM)

Back to the Freak Show Archive of Events
Back to the Freak Show Page