~Friday, August 13, 1948~

Quantum Catz: BM: ::is sitting alone near a stream in the woods near one of the towns on Kitar Island. She isn't really sure of it's name and she isn't particularly bothered. Her eyes closed, she listens to the sound of the stream, trying to clear her mind through meditation, though she's having trouble because her thoughts keep turning back to Toby and her friends::
YarnKittymon: : ::Becky hears some whispers not that far away, the kind of whispers children use when they think they're spying on someone::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::can't help but smile when she hears them. She tilts her head slightly to try and listen to what they're saying, not opening her eyes::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::one voice says:: She'll think I'm a ghost!
Maeve Owens: AL: ::the other voice:: You're not really going to go over there and scare her are you? What if she falls in?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::teleports behind them and says, innocently:: I don't think that's likely
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks back, nearly as startled as if he'd actually seen a ghost, and can't help yelling::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::shrieks, grabbing a hold of her older brother as she spins around to face the woman::
Quantum Catz: BM: Sorry ::chuckles:: I think you two need a bit more practice at sneaking up on people if you actually want to manage it
YarnKittymon: BN: ::glares at the stranger with red eyes, though he looks more cute than dangerous:: How'd you do that?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::whispers:: Probably the same way mommy does it.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is a bit distracted looking at the boy, as his eyes remind her of Dominick's, but she turns and smiles at the girl:: Your Mum can teleport?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::nods, her dark brown pigtails swinging back in forth as she does so. Her big brown eyes are looking at Becky rather curiously::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks a little jealous:: She can go back in time too. It's not fair.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at the boy, blinking:: She what?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::blinks back at Becky:: Maybe she's your sister.
Quantum Catz: BM: Uh...no... ::takes a hesitant step back, looking a bit pale:: I, um, think i should go
Maeve Owens: AL: ::she frowns, running her hand over her little yellow dress::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::eyes widen as it dawns on him:: But you're not old!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::groans and covers her face with her hands:: I must have it in for myself, i really must. I just *want* to torture myself
Maeve Owens: AL: ::her eyes widen also as it finally sinks in and she glances up at her brother with a worried look on her face; whispering:: Did mommy go back in time and make herself younger and forget about us?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::sharply:: Don't be stupid, Lana. She can't make herself younger. Dad made her body for her. ::pauses:: Unless he made her a younger one 'cuz he got tired of her being old.
Maeve Owens: AL: :gapes at her older brother and then hits his arm:: He did not!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::can't help but laugh:: I'm sure she can't be that old ::but then she hesitates and says softly, and a bit sadly:: Made her body...
YarnKittymon: BN: ::nods:: He can make all kinda stuff.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: I know
YarnKittymon: BN: You didn't have a fight again, did you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks tired; wryly:: Your parents fight a lot then? There's a surprise
Maeve Owens: AL: ::nods:: but they're still happy.
YarnKittymon: BN: They don't fight *that* often. Not as often as we do.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: That's good...i guess
Maeve Owens: AL: ::smiles:: When are you going to go back and see Daddy?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Alana blankly and then turns away to hide the fact that she's blinking back tears:: I'm not; not yet anyway
YarnKittymon: BN: Why not? If Daddy did something bad just make him sleep on the couch.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: Some things aren't as simple as that
Maeve Owens: AL: ::frowns:: But you will go back wont you? Daddy will be really sad if you dont.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::simply:: I promised i would
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks down, rather sullenly:: You'd better not get a divorce.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Wryly:: Well i'm not married to him... ::hesitates, not wanting to upset the children with anything she says:: ...yet...so i can't really do that...
Quantum Catz: : ::Alana's vison suddenly blurs and she sees a car, moving in a rain storm, with a woman inside struggling to wipe away her tears as she drives. Alana doesn't know her - she's just a stranger who's been influenced by the domino effect begun by Becky's presence in the past, sometimes the changes are something as simple as a person picking a different dress from what they would have before. Other times, it's bigger things.
Quantum Catz: Suddenly the car hits a person in the road and the woman's car screeches to a stop, her face pale. At the same time Alana becomes aware of the fact that, originally, the woman would have kept on driving until she reached a curved curved road bordered by a steep incline and ended up, with the rain making the road so slippery driving over the edge. The vision ends before she finds out whether the person on the road is dead. or whether the woman would have died originally::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::she gasps, squeezing her eyes closed and she doesn't open them until the vision is over. She glances over at her brother, a scared look on her face as she reaches out for him::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::puts his arm around his sister, rather protectively; murmurs:: It's OK, Lana.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes a step towards them, concerned:: Are you okay?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::shakes her head, sniffing:: yes, but someone else isn't.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::kneels down so she's closer to Alana:: What d'you mean?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::softly, the same way he's asked many times before:: What happened?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::quietly:: A woman was upset, and she was driving and she hit a woman. So that woman isn't okay. But if she hadn't hit her... she would have driven over a cliff.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks more than a little confused:: How d'you know what would have happened if she hadn't hit her?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::shrugs:: sometimes I see the way it should have happened.
Quantum Catz: BM: Should have happened?
YarnKittymon: BN: How things might've been. At least, that's what she thinks it is.
Maeve Owens: AL: ::frowns at her brother::
Quantum Catz: BM: Might have been if what? ::although she's starting to think she might have an idea and not liking it much::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::she stays quiet, still looking at her brother, hoping he'll answer for her::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::very softly:: If you and Daddy hadn't come here.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::stands up, muttering under her breath:: Maybe it's not me, maybe the *world* just wants me to suffer
Maeve Owens: AL: ::walks over to her:: Don't be sad. Not all the things are bad.
Quantum Catz: BM: Don't tell me - Maeve's alive - that's always been a high point - Toby keeps bringing it up anyway ::suddenly winces, realising that Maeve might well not be alive by 1948, and tears spring to her eyes::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks at Becky like she's mad:: Of course Maeve's alive.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly at Ben:: Well i guess that's something...
Maeve Owens: AL: ::nods::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::sounding a little miffed:: She ate most of my birthday cake.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs:: Well if it was chocolate it wouldn't surprise me
Maeve Owens: AL: ::rolls her eyes:: It was, he just wants to blame someone else because he snuck pieces during the night.
YarnKittymon: BN: I did not!
Maeve Owens: AL: Did too.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks to the sky, sounding rather silly:: I'm not going to argue with a *kid.*
Quantum Catz: BM: ::chuckles, looking at the children with a rather tender smile, thinking of them being her own::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::giggles:: You're a kid too.
YarnKittymon: BN: Well, I'm older than *you.*
Maeve Owens: AL: ::shrugs:: so?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::smugly:: Sew buttons.
Maeve Owens: AL: ::folds her arms across her chest and turns her head away:: Well I'm not going to argue with a *boy*.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs:: She's got a point there
Maeve Owens: AL: ::smiles brightly at Becky:: I always win anyway.
YarnKittymon: BN: ::looks rather miffed, and seems to disappear through the nearest tree::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::frowns:: Ben! Get back here!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::blinks and looks around for a sign of him:: Guess that's what he was gonna do to scare me before
YarnKittymon: : ::Becky just sees Ben sinking into the ground behind the tree::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::nods, looking around for her brother:: Yeah...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly and calls:: You know it's rude to randomly disappear on people
YarnKittymon: BN: ::pokes his head up out of the ground:: Now I'm just a head. Aren't you sorry?
Quantum Catz: BM: Sorry for what? ::jokes:: The wind could change and you'll be stuck like that but i'll be fine
YarnKittymon: BN: ::climbs up out of the ground, the dry-ish dirt showing rather badly on his dark clothes:: I'm gonna be a bank robber someday.
Maeve Owens: AL: ::giggles::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::Raises an eyebrow:: Well i guess it makes good money if you can get away with it
Maeve Owens: AL: ::rolls her eyes:: You make too much noise, they'd know it was you.
YarnKittymon: BN: At least I wouldn't stop dead in the vault and start screaming.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::sticks her tongue out at her brother::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::sticks his tongue out back, then looks back at Becky:: Aren't you gonna stop us, Mum?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::glances over at Becky::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks a bit surprised and then says, with a weak smile:: I'm not your mum yet, i'm pretty sure i don't have to stop you
YarnKittymon: BN: ::pauses, recalling something between an argument and a conversation that his parents had a few months ago:: So if we're not good you'll never marry Daddy?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::she glances over at her brother, frowning::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::pales:: That's not...I mean... ::winces; wondering if she ever *will* marry Toby and if she doesn't; looks down:: Don't be silly - I love your Dad
Maeve Owens: AL: ::quietly:: Then why did you leave him?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Because sometimes love isn't... ::sighs:: I just need time - it's one thing i can quite happily give myself bucketloads of
YarnKittymon: BN: Is that why you're so old now?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::glares at her brother:: Mum is not old! Stop saying that!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs:: You make it sound like i'm geriatric
YarnKittymon: BN: ::frowns:: Well, you look a lot older now. ::pauses:: Maybe it's 'cuz of the war.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Yeah, well, war isn't a nice thing, i guess
YarnKittymon: BN: ::lightly:: Well, it's over now. Maybe we should take you back to talk to Daddy now.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::blinks:: What?
YarnKittymon: BN: You don't think he'd like to see you?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::smiles, reaching for Becky's hand:: Yeah! Come on! You can come see the house, and our rooms, and everything!
Quantum Catz: BM: No ::shakes her head strongly and backs away from Alana to avoid the girl taking her hand:: I don't think that's a good idea
Maeve Owens: AL: ::looks a little hurt:: Why not?
Quantum Catz: BM: Cos I...I don't want to do anything to hurt you
YarnKittymon: BN: He'd be happy to see you, though, wouldn't he?
Maeve Owens: AL: Why would you hurt us?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: I could change things just by knowing...and besides, i doubt he would be happy - the Toby i left probably isn't too enamoured with me right now
YarnKittymon: BN: ::frowns, not saying anything::
Maeve Owens: AL: Maybe if you talk to him you'd feel like going back now...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::weakly:: I don't think talking to him a decade or so on is really gonna help much
YarnKittymon: BN: Then you should go back and see him now.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::doesn't even bother to try to be gentle about it; simply says:: No.
Maeve Owens: AL: But you still want to be our mum, right? And marry daddy?
Quantum Catz: BM: Of course ::though she covers her eyes with her hand, rubbing them as if she's tired::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::softly:: Promise? No matter what Daddy does?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces, feeling more like Maeve every second:: You make it sound like he did something bad - we only argued, i just needed time to think
YarnKittymon: BN: ::softly:: I think he did something worse.
Maeve Owens: AL: ::nods::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs:: Great! ::murmurs:: But it doesn't matter - if he did then your mum forgave him...guess that means i will too
YarnKittymon: BN: Unless we messed it up. ::grimaces:: Come on, Lana.
Maeve Owens: AL: ::sadly, she reaches for her brother's hand::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: Nothing you could've said'd affect how much i love your dad - believe that, please. ::sighs:: I should've just teleported away - i didn't mean to worry you
Maeve Owens: AL: ::softly:: Well, I'm glad you didn't. Dont be mad at daddy for too long, I'm sure he's real sorry.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: I won't... ::looks down sadly:: And who wouldn't want to have two beautiful kids like you with him?
YarnKittymon: BN: ::grins::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::smiles::
YarnKittymon: BN: And don't forget about Fiona!
Quantum Catz: BM: ::blinks:: Fiona?
Maeve Owens: AL: ::nods:: Our little sister. She's too young to come out and play with us yet.
YarnKittymon: BN: She's very cute.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: I used to have a friend called Fiona
YarnKittymon: BN: ::more cheerfully:: We've met her.
Quantum Catz: BM: Really? ::a bit surprised since she herself hasn't seen Fiona since she left the labs::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::nods::: We call her Aunty Fiona. ::grins::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly:: That's nice...i guess she was like a sister to me...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head, a bit annoyed with herself that she keeps listening to what the kids tell her about their present:: I should go now though
YarnKittymon: BN: Maybe you can find a better place to meditate next time.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smirks slightly:: Would've been fine if it wasn't for the little boy planning to try and scare me
YarnKittymon: BN: I told you to get a sign to put up so I'd know for sure. ::grins::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::laughs and then suddenly moves forward and hugs him tightly, closing her eyes::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::grins, bouncing up and down, anxiously hoping, and waiting for her turn::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::hugs her back, though he looks a little scared:: Make sure you come back.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::pulls away and runs a hand through his hair, tears welling in her eyes, though she doesn't answer, she just quickly turns and hugs Alana::
Maeve Owens: AL: ::she wraps her little arms around Becky and hugs her tight:: I love you. ::kisses her cheek::
YarnKittymon: BN: ::softly, trying not to sound scared:: 'Bye.
Maeve Owens: AL: ::grins, waving:: Bye! ::takes her brothers hand again::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: I love you too ::smiles slightly:: Although i guess it'll be another few years before i get to meet you again ::takes a step back, looking at them one last time, half wishing she could have met Fiona too...just in case...::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::teleports away before she starts to cry::

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