~Thursday, August 9th, 1928 second take part 2~

YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks up at Maeve rather fiercely:: *Someone,* go give them to her!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks up at Toby, worriedly but doesn't say anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her head jerks up towards him in response and she jumps. She turns around to find the girl:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::squeezes Becky's hand; his own hand is trembling slightly, but he doesn't speak::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: It's okay...they're just memories
YarnKittymon: : ::a man bumps into Maeve, but she doesn't seem to have any luck finding the woman::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head a little:: They weren't, Becky. I know what a memory is, and...it wasn't.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks at the man angrily::: Hey! Watch where you're goin buddy!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::murmurs:: But it's not....it's not *real* either...if she does it again...just....remember that....
YarnKittymon: : ::the man apologizes::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::stalks off, and continues to search for the woman:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Becky, fear in his eyes:: Stay with me, okay? If you're there, maybe...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: I'm not going anywhere - i promise
YarnKittymon: TY: ::suddenly squeezes Becky's hand harder, and then releases it; his eyes are open wide, but unseeing; after a few moments, he sounds like he's trying to speak, but can't::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, worriedly:: Toby?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't reply::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::mumbling to herself::: She wanted these... :::looks down at the pendants, making the light hit them::: oh sparkly. :::she stops for a moment to play with them. Soon she shakes herself and continues on her search::: and now sh
Maeve Owens: e just disappears. How nice of her.
Maeve Owens: :::the last part said rather sarcastically::
YarnKittymon: : ::one of the passers-by looks at Maeve, rather interested in her trinkets::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman almost seems to appear next to Becky and Toby, since neither was really on the lookout for her; she scowls:: Well?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::holds them close to her chest::: Back off buddy, find your own.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::almost jumps when the woman speaks; her eyes still on Toby:: Our friend's got your money....
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman smiles a little:: Then I guess we can just wait for her.
YarnKittymon: : ::the man looks closely at Maeve, but apparently decides against attacking her, as there's too many people about, and he walks the other way, whistling::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glares at her; blinking back tears:: What the hell gives you the right to do this to people?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::watches him walk off, a smirk on her face. After a moment she continues her search:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman looks a little surprised; almost moved, but only for a moment:: You do what you have to to get by, I guess.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she makes her way around the stadium and winds up back where she started.:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sharply:: Yeah right, you're just doing this cos you're a sadist evil.... ::drifts off unable to find the words::
Maeve Owens: MV: piece of no good pile of flesh that enjoys making other people suffer just to get some money to buy her a new ward robe?
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman sees Maeve, and smirks a little:: There's your friend. What did she bring me?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::holds out the pendants::: here, enjoy. and get lost.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman's eyes widen:: You must be quite a thief...::suddenly reaches out, trying to grab Becky's hand::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks back at Toby, squeezes his hand to try and get some kind of response::
Quantum Catz: BM:: ::barely even notices the woman::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::stll holding the pendants, she swings them back and forth::: Yo, over here lady. You want these or not?
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman takes Becky's arm, just briefly, then turns and lets go, taking the jewelry:: Thank you. Shall we continue this outside the ballpark? The crowd's almost gone.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::glares at her::: Continue what? You got what you wanted. And now we are leaving.
Maeve Owens: :::after a pause::: Without you
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman shrugs:: Fine. ::quite suddenly, Maeve and Becky feel cold air on their skin and cold metal at their backs, their wrists and legs restrained, and a sharp feeling right at the center of their chest--and then they're
YarnKittymon: back at the ballpark::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shudders and closes her eyes, leaning against Toby::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she blinks several times, shaking her head and absently rubs her wrists::: What the hell was that?
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman looks at them steadily:: What you'll be feeling for the rest of your life if you don't do as I say.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::the emotion in her eyes seems to fade away; softly:: You think you can make me feel anything worse than i've already felt before?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she narrows her gaze at the woman, she clenches her fists and takes a step towards her::: You got what you wanted! what more do you want! For crying out loud! :::looks like she is about to fry the woman::::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman shrugs:: I want to be set up for life. Hurt me if you wish...but if you do, he'll never wake.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she forgets about frying her and just imagines strangling the life out of her but she doesn't make another move towards her:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::reaches up to touch Toby's face:: Why him? Why not one of us? Why not me?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::goes over to the nearest wall and starts banging her head against it:::
YarnKittymon: : Or why not all three of you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: You wouldn't get your money that way
Maeve Owens: MV: Just once, :::bang::: can't we get. ;::bang::; through one, :::bang::: day without :::bang::: something. :::bang:: going wrong! :::stops with her head against the wall::::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman speaks softly:: True...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::the expression on her face suddenly just looks very old and very tired::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::backs away from the wall and rubs her head:::: Ouch.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman suddenly looks just a little surprised, and then Becky and Maeve find themselves back in the same thoughts they had a brief flash of::
YarnKittymon: : ::neither can see anyone around but several doctors, which all look like doctors or other scary authority-figures they've seen before. Each of them slowly comes to realize she's not wearing any clothes, and there's a bit of metal in their mouths, keeping them from opening or closing them. They can't moved, being shackled to a metal table, and if they try to scream, their voiceboxes won't work::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't try to scream....her face and emotions just freeze when she recognises the familiar settings of a lab::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::doesn't know where the hell she is and fights against the restraints. She also tries to scream and struggles even more when nothing happens:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor puts a firm hand on his/her victim's chest and then presses down with something that makes a little humming noise; it goes straight into Maeve/Becky's chest, easily sawing through bones...and they can feel it all::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::closes her eyes; forcing herself not to cry like she always did, though tears still spring to her eyes::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her eyes are squeezed shut and she struggles some more, trying to create a fireball to fry this man where he stands:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the fireball never materializes, but just the attempt gives Maeve--and Becky--a bit of hope somewhere in the back of their minds::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she bites the inside of her mouth, desperately fighting tears and even though she knows with her hands tied that it is hopeless, she continues to try and produce that fireball:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to block out the feeling...cos hope is pointless in the labs::
YarnKittymon: : ::after some amount of time--it's impossible to say how much--the doctors stitch their subjects back together, rip the metal mouthpiece out, and leave them there, strapped to the table; it's eerily quiet, and everything still
YarnKittymon: hurts::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::licks her lips weakly and shudders slightly ,trying to block out everything::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::wimpers, and pulls hard against the restraints:::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve and Becky both feel their wrists starting to bleed::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::seems bent on getting her wrists free even if it means her hands being cut off in the process::::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::just seems to be giving in to it all, refusing to let them see her upset by it::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve still can't get out, and eventually the both of them find themselves to be rather tired, and drift off to sleep--when they wake, the doctors are back::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her eyes slowly open and when she sees that she is still at the same place, she squeezes them shut again::: no, no, no, go away. go away. this is not happening. :::continues struggling again:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Toby....
YarnKittymon: : ::the lead doctor draws nearer, holding a syringe:: Aren't you happy? I'm the angel here to answer your prayers, freak.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her eyes widen at the site of the needle::: Get away from me!!! :::struggles even harder:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: rat....i was always called a rat
YarnKittymon: : ::a couple of the other doctors or nurses hold the subject down, and the doctor puts the needle in, right in the chest...almost immediately, they feel a sharp pain in their chest, and their hearts start to slow::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::a single tear falls from one eye and she bites her lip so hard it bleeds::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::wimpers, and even though it was useless, she pushed herself against the metal, trying to get as far away from them as she could:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the two of them slowly drift off; oddly, Maeve at least feels a bit of a sense of peace as her eyes fall closed...::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::is relieved and hopes that this is the end, ready for death to claim her::::
YarnKittymon: : ::...and then everything's black for just a little bit, before they wake up again, the doctor smiling, and a little winged boy standing over them; they still feel terrible pain, as bad as before::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor says:: One minute twelve seconds. Excellent.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at him blankly; not Dr Mitchell...::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::::she narrows her eyes at them and pulls at the restraints, wishing she could make toast out of them::: who the hell are you people! let me out of here!!
YarnKittymon: : ::they suddenly feel a warmth in their chests, as their hearts start beating, and then, their lungs start working, but before all the pain fades, the healing stops::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor doesn't seem to hear Maeve; he does a cursory check of vital signs, and then discusses whether or not to repeat it tonight, or wait for morning::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::closes her eyes again; she didn't really expect the pain to go away::
Maeve Owens: MV: Go ahead, wait till morning! by then I'll find away out of these restraints and you people will know what its like to feel every part of your body on fire!!!
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor looks back at Maeve, and suddenly there's a prick in the soft part of her neck, and she finds she can no longer speak::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::flinches away from him but of course she cant go anywhere. She works at sending him telepathic death threats and continues to glare at him:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the doctor smiles down at Becky and Maeve, running a hand along their cheek::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::turns her head and attempts to bite his hand:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries not to respond but it's been years since she was in the labs and she shudders::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man suddenly shies back from Maeve and Becky; the both of them taste blood:: Hey!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::spits the blood at him:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't understand why there's blood, assumes it's from her bitten lip; moans:: Toby....
YarnKittymon: : ::Becky and Maeve both suddenly feel someone squeezing one of their hands, as if to tell them they can get through it::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::despite that, she attempts to pull her hand away:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::wishes she could stop herself speaking...giving names to scientists is bad....::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she squeezes her eyes shut and attempts to think of her sister. Anything but being locked away again and unable to get free:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::thinks:: i escaped, i was free, why am i not free?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::and most importantly, about them coming back in here again with their needles. She trembles and bites her lip to stop the tears:::
YarnKittymon: : ::both of them hear words in their head, in Becky's voice:: It's not real.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::grumbles::: sure as hell feels real to me. :::struggles against the restraints again:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::repeats in her head again:: I escaped ::speaks softly:: Toby...
YarnKittymon: : ::another thought goes through their heads, this one voiceless:: If we all work together...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::thinks: I can't....fight it...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::groans::: if you break out into song and dance.... ::::her words trail off:::
YarnKittymon: : ::they suddenly hear a thought quite clearly in Toby's voice, singing:: The shackle's connected to my wrist but, if I twist around a little I can break it, and then Maeve can set them all on fire and Becky can get us out of here
YarnKittymon: ....
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: They make it hurt to use my powers....hurt so much
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks around puzzled, and then bangs her head against the table:::: great now I am hearing voices. what is wrong with you people!!
YarnKittymon: : ::they both feel a hand in their again, and the word "please" forms in their heads::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tears spring to her eyes:: Toby, help me, i don't want to be here again
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shakes her hand free::: dont touch me! :::looks around wildly::: who the hell is that!!!??
YarnKittymon: : ::amid Maeve's struggling, the shackle on that hand suddenly just melts away, and the near doctor pulls a gun, ready to shoot::
YarnKittymon: ((ditto for Becky ^_^;;; ))
Maeve Owens: MV: :::screams and tries to create a fireball to blast him to the abyss::: What? I didn't even do anything this time?!!!
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve's fireball forms just slightly erratically, due to her weakened condition, but it's certainly big enough::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to teleport away automatically without thinking::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::throws the fireball at the man and then tries to create another one to free her other hand:::
YarnKittymon: : ::suddenly, they're back in the ballpark; Toby's holding Becky's hand, and his other hand is near Maeve's; Maeve's hand is on fire, rather faintly::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::jerks away, screaming,and she backs herself up against the wall, looking around her wildly:::
Quantum Catz: BM: :tries to pull her hand away from Toby and wrap her arms around herself, her expression still blank::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::blinks a couple times; looks around quickly to see if Maeve and Becky are there, and grabs Becky and puts his arms around her when he sees her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't really respond, her eyes staring without really focusing at anything::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::murmurs:: Becky...::rests his head against hers; his cheeks are wet::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::backs up against the wall and draws her knees to her chest, putting her arms around her and rocking back and forth, hiding her face from everyones view. Her shoulder's slightly shaking:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, stil not really like she's entirely there:: Are you okay?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man who bumped into Maeve earlier leans down over her; quietly:: Miss?
Quantum Catz: ((that was to toby ^^;; sorry maeve ))
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, holding her tighter:: Are *you*?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::screams and scrambles back away from him::: get away from me!
Maeve Owens: ((thats okay, figured that anyway...))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs, still not looking at him:: That was my life...s not that hard to deal with
YarnKittymon: : ::the man backs off, a little afraid, and after a moment, goes to deal with the other whimpering woman on the ground, several feet away from Maeve::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: If you think that, you're a lot stronger than me....
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: You weren't...born....there
Maeve Owens: MV: :::curls back up into her little ball:::
YarnKittymon: TY: I'm so sorry, Becky...I didn't mean...for it...
Quantum Catz: BM: :suddenly turns to focus at Toby:: You are okay right?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man crouches next to the woman, shaking her:: Miss, miss...
Maeve Owens: ((shakes who?))
YarnKittymon: TY: ::pulls back from Becky a little so he can look her in the face; he still looks rather scared:: Depends on if she does it again.
Quantum Catz: ((i assume the woman who tried to blackmail us))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly hugs Toby tightly, squeezing her eyes shut again::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::holds her; very quietly:: Becky, I love you...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::while Maeve sits alone in her corner fighting back the images of whatever it was she was just put through:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman suddenly whimpers, loud enough for Maeve to hear:: I'd rather die...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, smiling slightly:: Don't ever let pretty women smile at you again or i swear i'll kill you
Maeve Owens: MV: :::gets up and stalks over to the woman, staggering slightly. She attempts to form a fireball::: I would be happy to ablige.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::trying to smile, though his voice shakes a bit:: I'll wear a *blindfold* if it'll help.
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman looks up at Maeve, then back down:: That's still better....
YarnKittymon: : ::the man steps back a couple steps, his eyes wide:: What...
Maeve Owens: MV: Well hey, as long as your out of our hair then I really dont care! ::::raises her arm to fire at the woman:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: i love you too ::rests her head against his chest rather wearily::
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman closes her eyes wearily::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finally looks around to make sure he's really free from the lab; sees that everything looks fine, but then does a double-take:: Maeve!
Maeve Owens: MV: ::::jumps, throwing her hands up in the air and releasing the fireball, her eyes dart around::: What? Who? when where? I didn't do it!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::isn't really up to responding to much and so doesn't even open her eyes::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man blinks, stepping away, and then suddenly steps in front of the woman, looking wide-eyed at Maeve, silently::
YarnKittymon: : ::the fireball hits a stone wall and extinguishes::
YarnKittymon: ((At least I *think* the walls were stone ^^;; ))
Quantum Catz: ((lol...no they were wood!! bwah-ha-ha-ha!!!!))
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks::: Oh please. Dont even try me buddy. You have no idea whats going on here so why dont you run off to your blissfully normal uneventful life?
YarnKittymon: : ::the man looks up at Maeve, then yells:: Police!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Maeve, a little scared, and then suddenly kisses Becky on the cheek::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::throws her hands up in the air and groans::: Oh this is lovely. From one hell hole to the next. OH wait, I wont get the chance to get out of the next one because I'll just be killed. *again!*
Maeve Owens: MV: :::throws a fireball at the ground and attempts to light herself on fire.::: just make it go away already!!!
Quantum Catz: BM ::blinks and opens her eyes, not entirely with it:: What...?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: In case I don't get a chance to do that again. ::looks back at Maeve, whose clothes have caught fire:: Maeve, you idiot!
YarnKittymon: : ::the woman doesn't look at up, but tosses the jewelry towards Maeve's feet::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at maeve blankly, and takes a step back from everything, including toby, her arms wrapped round her body:
YarnKittymon: TY: ::belatedly forms a bucket of water as he runs forward; throws the contents at Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::stands there soaking wet, and pushes her wet hair out of her eyes.::: Gee, thanks
YarnKittymon: : ::the man watches this, rather aghast::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks down at the pendant::: Oh so now you decide that you dont want it!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::back away another step::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::thinks about killing the woman one last time but ends up stalking away before she can follow through:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::once he's sure Maeve is leaving, walks towards Becky::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::::gives up her struggle and turns around, creates a fireball, throws it at the woman, and continues on her journey, this time at full speed. Looking to put as much distnace between her and the events as possible.:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is trembling slightly, though not enough for anyone to notice without looking closely::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man has kept himself between Maeve and the woman, and he takes the fireball, screaming::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::curses upon hearing the screams; he has to make another bucket of water, rather dousing both the man and the woman (though the woman hardly seems to notice any of it)::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she has already disappeared, not even aware that it happened:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't respond at all::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head, and goes back to Becky, taking her arm, and looking around for Maeve::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to pull away, though she doesn't make much effort::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::drops Becky's arm when she pulls away, looking rather hurt; softly:: Come on.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she has reached the exit to the ballpark, and is trying to keep her mind completely blank, not thinking of anything, just moving::::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a couple police officers outside; apparently, they've gotten a call...and apparently no one described the person they were looking for, because they let Maeve pass without incident::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::for a moment, she doesn't do anything then she silently follows, looking rather shaken::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::once she gets passed them she takes off running, convinced that they will figure it out and reach out to grab her:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::puts his hands in his pockets, slowing so Becky's next to him, and then speeding up, hoping she'll keep up::
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve gets a lot of stares, a couple catcalls, but no one hassles her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::loud enough forToby to hear:: I hate the screams
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: I...never heard them...work on anyone else...
Quantum Catz: BM: Doesn't matter...sometimes they knew...they weren't going to come back
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes, cursing softly:: Right...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::watches her feet as she walks, not saying anything::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: You must think I'm a coward.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Why would i think that?
YarnKittymon: TY: I only got tested like that for a few months...you...were there for how long...?
Quantum Catz: BM: Ten years.... but it's not the same...that was all i had.....
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Well, I had *hope,* except for when...what you saw.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she takes a couple of side streets, effectively getting herself lost, and looks over her shoulder to see if any cops had followed her. She slowed her pace down, wrapping her arms around herself and continued to walk. Pretty s
Maeve Owens: ure that Becky and Toby would take care of each other::::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::murmurs:: I...never had that....
Quantum Catz: ((hope, i mean...if that isn't clear ^^;; ))
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs, then looks up:: Where's Maeve?
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve's not being followed; she's in a rather run-down neighborhood, though::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shrugs::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::doesnt even pay attention, just keeps on walking:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::groans:: Not again.
YarnKittymon: : ::Maeve trips over a garbage can::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: We should look for her i guess
Maeve Owens: MV: :::her knees hit the garbage can and tries to put her hands out to brace her fall. The can slips out from underneath of her and she rolls off, slamming her head against the cement:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Are you all right? We can get a room, or I can make you a place to hide, if you need to rest.
YarnKittymon: : ::a sweet-looking little girl, dressed rather poorly, cries out when she sees Maeve, and runs forward:: Are you hurt?
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm fine
YarnKittymon: TY: ::reaches out for Becky's hand:: Let me know if you need to rest.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she moans sofly and glares at the trash can. Thinking about turning it into a big pile of melted steel. She then looks up at the girl and shakes her head::: I'm perfectly fine. :::she slowly staggers to her feet:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::starts to jerk her hand away...but then lets him take it:: I'm fine, really
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl reaches into her pocket and pulls out a grey handkerchief, handing it to Maeve:: I think you're bleeding.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::walks forward, looking around for Maeve; quietly:: Is there anything I can do?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she blinks at the girl several times before carefully putting a hand to her head. She winced but made no move to accept the handkerchief::: Thank but I think I'll just be on my way. :::she half smiles at the girl and limps
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly: I just...i always froze everyone out...i started to do it again back there...
Maeve Owens: off down the street:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Christa did too...but she cried anyway...
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl follows cheerfully:: How come you're all wet?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head, pulling her hand away from Toby:: You're not supposed to cry...or call out names....
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she stops for a moment, her shoulders slumping and she almost tears up::: Oh no way, after all this a little kid is not going to be following me around.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shakes her head at the irony of it::: Go away.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, blinking:: She was important to them, though. And they couldn't hurt her. And...after some of what she went through...
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl keeps up alongside Maeve:: Your skirt's dirty, though.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks at the girl::: Yes, thank you for telling me that. I really had no idea.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't say anything::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl suddenly grins:: But mine is too. We're twins.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::stops cold in her tracks, and turns to face the girl::: What?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Tell me you'll be all right, Becky...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks down at the girls clothes and shakes her head::: Oh yeah, twins. ha ha ha.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::repeats:: I'm fine
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl grins wider:: I always wanted a sister.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Let's find Maeve...then we can go hole up for a few days and recover.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::tries to hide a grin::: Hey kid, dont you have a home to go to?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::has no idea which way Maeve went, but can't stand the thought of spliting up, so he just goes along the bigger of the streets he sees::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl blinks at Maeve:: Do you?
Maeve Owens: MV: I asked you first.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl nods, looking off into the distance:: But I gotta sleep on the roof.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks confused::: Umm. why?
YarnKittymon: : ::without a bit of bitterness:: We only got the one room, and it's hot.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::frowns::: So you sleep on the roof? outside?
YarnKittymon: : Unless it's raining.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::under his breath:: We're getting nowhere. I think we'll have to ask if anyone's seen her.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks around, trying to focus on finding maeve, looks for someone to ask::
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh. But you what? live in an apartment? what?
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a friendly-looking man sweeping the sidewalk in front of his fruit stand; he nods to Becky and Toby:: Are you two lost?
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl shrugs:: Just our room. It's nice; there's a bathroom on our floor and everything.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Don't suppose you've seen a woman with re....brown hair run past here have you?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods slowly;:: Okay. Well, kid, maybe you should be running on home. I have places to go. It was nice seeing you. :::smiles at her and silently begging the kid to get lost:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man frowns:: One did; I'm still sweeping up the water after her.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl frowns:: But do you have a place to sleep?
Quantum Catz: BM: Where did she go?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smiling as big as she can::: Yeah, I sure do! Thats where I am headed right now! So run along! And have a really nice evening. :::picks up her pace:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the man shrugs, motioning down the street:: That way, towards the tenements.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl trots alongside Maeve:: Can I see it?
Maeve Owens: ((tenements? apartments? whats a tenement))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly at Toby:: There you go
Quantum Catz: ((a bad kind of place to live))
YarnKittymon: ((According to my 1925 dictionary it's basically an apartment, but in modern-day terms it's really slummy apartments.))
Maeve Owens: MV: :::rolls her eyes heavenwards and groans::: No, its much to far away. now please, leave me alone?
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl slows, her eyes wide; quietly:: Don't trip...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::smiles weakly:: Good...::walks a little quicker::
Quantum Catz: ((yah, slummy and dirty and cramped...from what i've learned of glasgow tenements ^_^))
MV: :::frowns::; What?
YarnKittymon: : ::softly:: There's other garbage cans.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::follows behind::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks down just in time to narrowly miss running into another one::: Oh, yeah, thanks.
: ::the girl follows:: C'mon; I can help you...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks::: No one can help me but just out of curiousity what makes you think that you can?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::almost laughs::: Trust me, I can handle trashcans
YarnKittymon: : You'll knock your head open.
Maeve Owens: MV: The hurray for me
YarnKittymon: TY: ::nearly trips over a garbage can; blinks::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, smiling ever so slightly:: Think this's the first sign of Maeve's trail of destruction?
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl's eyes widen:: You don't want to die too?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, smiling faintly as well:: I'd bet an ice cream on it. C'mon. ::walks faster::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't really speed up much::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::frowns, looking rather confused:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finally catches sight of someone:: Hey! Maeve!
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl looks behind her, hearing Toby's call:: Is that you?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods::: unfortunately.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl shudders:: Poor...both of them...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: Yep, poor them indeed. Stuck with me. The catalist behind everything that goes wrong. I'm mildly suprised they figured out I was gone so soon.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl shakes her head:: They're terr...terri...*scared.*
Maeve Owens: MV: :::groans::: Oh no, please. Dont tell me you have powers too. :::looks around for a place to escape too::: I dont feel like being yelled at. uhg
YarnKittymon: TY: ::just keeps walking towards Maeve, a little faster when he's sure it's her, but not calling her name again::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's an alley half a block behind Maeve, but it's probably not a good hiding place; they can hear squeaks coming from it, from where they are now::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she keeps walking, not even wanting to go anywhere near an alley::: So how do you know they are terrified?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::slows right down when she realises Maeve's up ahead...not feeling up to chasing after her::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl follows beside Maeve, thrilled to be talked to:: I feel it. Just like I feel someone wants to su..s...kill himself.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glances back at Becky, then walks more quickly::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::walks a little faster, sighing deeply::: Fine. Fine. I'll take the bait. Okay, who wants to kill himself?
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl frowns:: I don't know. ::looks behind them:: Not one of them...I don't think. Someone else you know.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::frowns::: the only other... :::she trails off::: Donald.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl cheers a little:: I don't know if he *does* it.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shakes her head::: well, no it could be Alex I mean after all :::shakes her head again:: What am I thinking? this is ridiculous. How could you possibly know? You've never met these people.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finally gives up and runs forward to Maeve:: Hey!
Maeve Owens: MV: ;::groans::: if your going to yell at me just go away. :::picks up her pace:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sounding annoyed:: Look, I'm sorry for what I put you through.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shrugs:::
Maeve Owens: MV: You didn't put me through anything
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: Forget if you want...but...being in the lab... No one should ever have to see that...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she supressed a shiver::: Already forgotten. Lab? What lab? I know of no lab.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: We'll talk about this later. C'mon. Becky's tired, and we need to get a room somewhere.
Maeve Owens: MV: There is nothing to talk about. You two go ahead.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stops walking and leans against the wall with one hand, trying to force herself not to tremble::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Don't fight, Maeve. We're sticking together.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::sighs:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::reaches out to take Maeve's shoulder, but pulls back:: Come on.
Maeve Owens: MV: The two of you will be better off without me. I wont get in the way. Besides you two probably need to deal with this. :::frowns, wondering where the girl went to:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl's still there, watching silently::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: You went through it too.
Maeve Owens: MV: I have to make sure. :::pauses realizing she doesn't know the girls name; she frowns::: she gets home. :::smiles at Toby::: I'll be just fine.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl smiles weakly:: He's worried about you.
Maeve Owens: MV: No need to be really.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hasn't moved any closer::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::suddenly:: Well, if *you're* not having any trouble with this, then come take care of *us*!
Maeve Owens: MV: :::jumps at his outburst, edging away. she stares at him blankly:::
YarnKittymon: TY: You think I *liked* reliving my own personal hell? You think I liked dying a dozen times?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::takes another step back, flinching everytime his voiced raised:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::ca hear what Toby's saying and it makes her cringe, the trembling getting worse rather than better::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Please, just come with us...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::too scared to argue, she just nods:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::heads back towards Becky, looking back at Maeve::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::doesnt move, staying frozen in the same position:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl nudges Maeve:: What are you waiting for?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::yelps, glancing down at the girl::: I dont know? For the ground to swallow me up?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::closes her eyes::
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl smiles:: Not gonna happen. I don't think.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::smirks::: Whats your name anyway?
YarnKittymon: : ::smiles wider:: Mercy.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::tries not to smile but loses the battle::: Very fitting.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Maeve; softly:: Come on...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::tries not to sound too interested, and ignores Toby for a moment::: So... do you know why Donald wants to commit suicide?
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl looks a little surprised:: I thought you said you didn't know who it was. ::closes her eyes, not speaking::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shrugs:: you seemed to think it was him. And if I was still locked up behind bars I would still be wishing for... never mind.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::quietly:: He did it, when you were dead.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::turns around to look at Toby, her mouth open in suprise::: What?!
YarnKittymon: TY: ::still quietly:: Christa told me. Jumped out his window.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::glances down at the ground::: Guess he was going to get life. :::forces a fake laugh:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't smile:: Come on, Maeve. If something happens to you he's gonna get out of jail and kill us.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::takes a few tentive steps forward but watches Toby warely, prepared for anymore outbursts. She stops to glance back at the girl::: C-ya Mercy.
YarnKittymon: : ::the girl smiles at Maeve:: Be careful.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs in relief, muttering something about handcuffing Maeve to himself::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she half smiles at her and waves, following Toby:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::walks over to Becky; softly:: Are you ready?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::wraps her arms around herself, rocking back and forth on her feet.::::
Quantum Catz: BM: Sure.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::exhales deeply, his hands shaking; heads back the way they came, looking to find a hotel in a decent part of town::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::notices his shaking hands and reaches to take his and in her own::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::squeezes Becky's hand, looking at her gratefully::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly back::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sees a nice-enough hotel down one of the cross-streets, and walks towards it, glancing at Maeve or Becky every so often::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::walks slowly behind them:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::spends most of the time looking down at the ground as she walks::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns as they approach the hotel; it's really pretty nice; softly, half-looking at Maeve:: I should dry you off, or you'll have to wait out here while I check in...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks down at her soaked clothes, and shrugs::: I'm fine
YarnKittymon: TY: ::frowns, then goes into the lobby, feeling a little underdressed, but the clerk gives him a room on the third floor, and they don't insist on escorting him to the room, which is a plus::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stays near to Toby the whole time::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::keeps her distance but follows them:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::finds the room, which is quite nice, with a small couch near the door and two beds farther back. He turns the lamp on, then sits down at the edge of the far bed nearest to the wall::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::walks in, just standing there, feeling out of place:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly, to Toby; standing nearby:: *Are* you okay? You never answered me when i asked before
YarnKittymon: TY: ::flops down on the bed, his back to Becky, curling up a little; softly:: I'll...probably be fine.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::still standing there with her arms wrapped around herself. Wondering what to do with herself:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sits down on the edge of the bed, near him, not saying anything; glances a Maeve::
YarnKittymon: : ::there's a radio on the dresser, and a couple books on a shelf near the door::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she gives becky a forced little smile and then nervously looks away::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::murmurs:: I just wanted to die...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I know
Maeve Owens: MV: :::winces:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glances back at them; quickly:: I'm glad I didn't...now. As long as...::turns away again, shuddering::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::reaches over to touch his arm::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::trembling:: What if it happens again?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::hugs herself tighter and watches them, not knowing what to do or say and that uncertainty evident on her face::::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hesitates, not liking the thought much herself; softly:: It probably won't
YarnKittymon: TY: ::his voice breaking:: What if it happens for real? And it's still happening...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: It's not happening to you
YarnKittymon: TY: What if it's happening to Clayton? And there's people...better people than me...and I left them all...every one of them, except Christa....to die...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::starts to tremble again; whispers:: Everyone for themselves. None of them would've wanted you to stay there just cos they couldn't escape...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::chews her bottom lip and watches them:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::his voice breaking again:: I can't...can't talk about this. You two...listen to the radio or go get supper...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves closer to him and reaches for his hand::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::lets Becky take his hand, but doesn't respond to her otherwise; his face is against the blankets now, so they can't see if he's crying::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks weakly at Maeve, she herself still looks rather pale and shaken::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nervously bounces up and down, and shrugs, feeling quite helpless:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Just give me a couple days...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::murmurs: Long as you want
Maeve Owens: MV: :::nods, bringing her hand up and chewing on her nail:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shoulders start to shake::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves her other hand to his shoulders; softly:: I love you, it'll be okay
YarnKittymon: TY: ::when he speaks, it's clear he's crying:: Both of you...tell me we're safe...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::forces a laugh::: Sure we are, she's dead right? All gone. No more bad memories for you guys to relive. :::she tries to sound optimistic:::
Quantum Catz: BM: She didn't die ::wryly and a bit sharply:: Not that that killing people makes things all better anyway
YarnKittymon: TY: ::under his breath:: It doesn't hurt...
Maeve Owens: MV: :::winces::: yeah so you should have let me die, I'm the worst person on earth to still be walking around!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters darkly:: Maybe we should have
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she gulps and eyes the door warely.::: I was giving you all the chance to leave me behind. Why you didn't take it who knows! If ya hadn't gone back for me you would never have met this girl!
Quantum Catz: BM: That's my point
Maeve Owens: MV: :::swallows a sob and bolts for the door::::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly regrets being so cold when she sees the look on Maeve's face and says:: Maeve...wait... I didn't mean....
Maeve Owens: MV: :::quietly, her voice catching::: of course you did, its okay.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: No, it's just...what toby went through....i grew up with stuff like that...it's just... hard to cope with
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she reaches for the doorhandle, intent on getting out of there before she ends up breaking down herself::: And you would never have had to if it wasn't for me. ::::she really does not want to deal with this:::
Quantum Catz: BM: :softly:: No, i'd've had to deal with you dying instead
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks up, his eyes red from crying:: Maeve, don't leave....please...
Maeve Owens: MV: Are you kidding me? I would think my death would seem insignificant next to that. Maybe even welcoming. :::she trembles a little::: I dont know what else to do other then leave! Why do you even want to travel across the country
Maeve Owens: with a cold blooded killer anyway/
Maeve Owens: ?
YarnKittymon: TY: When we were...back in the lab...you're the only person who fought. If you hadn't...we'd still be there...::softly::...and you're hot-blooded.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::still standing in the open doorway, not looking entirely convinced and trying to shut out any flashbacks that might resurface. She is completely lost as to what to do:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't say anything::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::lays back down on the bed; softly:: Just cool down. You don't...you don't know what could happen to you, if someone really bad got ahold of you because of your talents. Well, now you have an idea of it...
Maeve Owens: MV: Yeah, but that doesn't exist now. Right?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::darkly:: What do you think that woman who kidnapped us was up to?
Maeve Owens: MV: :::quietly::; Yeah, but that didn't hurt as much as.... :::her voice trails off:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::mutters:: There's always worse people than that in the world
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks away:: Even if whatever they have now's only a tenth as bad as that...you'd be an idiot not to be careful.
Maeve Owens: MV: :::she glares at him::: I survived four years on the streets. I could do it again.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::rubs her eyes and the stands up and heads towards the bathroom to splash some water on her face::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::lays back down, turned away from Maeve; coldly:: You're pretty lucky to survive four years in a lab.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stands with her hands resting on the sides of the sink, feeling ill. For a moment her hand goes to her chest and she winces::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks out into the lonely darkness before her and slams the door shut. Angrily she walks over and sits down by the wall. Sighing heavily:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs, and lays back down; after a moment, he kicks his shoes off and buries himself under the blankets::
Maeve Owens: ((well ... never mind...))
Quantum Catz: BM: ::knocks over the glass, shattering it on the bathroom floor::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::looks from Toby to the bathroom door and then back to Toby again. When she was sure he wasn't moving she figured that she should go and check. She got up and softly tapped on the door::; Becky?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::opens the door, looking pale:: I just...knocked the glass....
Maeve Owens: MV: Oh okay. Just making sure everything was okay. Everythings okay right?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::nods, although her hand's shaking the door as she uses it to support herself::
Maeve Owens: MV: YOu dont look okay
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I'll be fine
Maeve Owens: MV: :::shrugs her shoulders and mentally kicking herself:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::moves her hand from the door and clenches them both together::
Maeve Owens: MV: :::sits back down in her corner, staring at the floor:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::goes over to sit on the other bed without saying anything::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::props herself up against the wall, preparing herself for a night of no sleep:::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Toby then at Maeve, not sure what to say to either of them::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't look up or speak::

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