YarnKittymon: TY: ::pretty much stayed in the
house with Lu the previous day, but it's getting to be too much
for him; he goes to church (something he generally does twice
a month at most) but makes no effort to sing, and hardly looks
up during the sermon::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::leaves the church building as soon as the service is over, not really looking where he's going--he narrowly avoids bumping into two congregants but winds up stepping squarely on the foot of a third. He glances up to apologize, his eyes dulled with despair, and hardly seems to register who it is; quietly:: Sorry, Maeve.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she sucked in a deep breath as she felt her toes being squashed and attempted to quickly pull her foot away from the big oaf that was flattening them. When she heard her name, her eyes shot up to the man and was a litte surprised to see Toby, but she was even more surprised at the dull look in his eyes:: S'okay, I'm just a little more flat footed now. ::after a pause:: How have you been doing?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't even try to smile; shrugs slightly, looking down:: Not so good.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::with genuine concern for her *friend*::: Why? Whats wrong?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glances up at her, looking a little like he's just been hit; softly:: Not here. ::starts walking away from the churchyard::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks a tad startled but she follows him; quietly:: Are you okay Toby?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, and rather unconvincingly, not looking back at Maeve:: Yeah. Fine. ::walks towards a small cafe near the edge of town, one with rather poor food, so it's never crowded on Sundays::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she frowns, clearly not believing him but looking more worried::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::still looking forward; very quietly:: I'll buy you lunch if you guess what it was so I don't have to say it.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her frown deepens more:: I'm not sure I want to guess. I mean theres a lot of things running through my head but they may not be the best things to say... ::clamps her mouth shut, then more quietly:: Just spit it out Toby, it might help to voice it.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a very long pause, still not looking up at Maeve:: She miscarried.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen, accompanied by an inaudible gasp:: Oh my... I'm sorry Toby. When?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::his voice shakes:: Friday. ::finally looks up at Maeve:: What am I going to do?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles sadly at him:: About what exactly?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::shakes his head; softly:: Nothing. ::goes into the cafe::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sighs, following him in:: Its obviously not nothing Toby. What is it that you dont know what to do about? How to help Lu? Yourself?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sits down and looks at Maeve, rather frustrated; softly:: That's the only reason I thought we might be happy.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she nods, sitting down across from him, hoping he'd go on because she had no idea what say to that::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::orders a sandwich when the waiter comes over, and some hot chocolate::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she orders a salad and a coke. Once the waitress leaves she addresses Toby quietly:: Hows Lu taking it?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Pretty hard. She's depressed; just sleeping all the time.
Maeve Owens: MV: And you? I know you were kind of getting used to the idea of becoming a... dad.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down at the table:: I couldn't even see her body...I didn't get to say goodbye...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods in understanding, she knows well what its like not to get say goodbye:: But you'll be able to have a service for her wont you?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::miserably:: How can I? Floyd says she didn't even have a soul, and they wouldn't let us put a marker in the graveyard for a baby that wasn't even born.
Maeve Owens: MV: She didn't have a soul? Well she was alive in there for a while wasn't she? What kind.. ::sighs:: I'm sorry Toby. Thats insane though. ::in a sad attempt to make him smile:: Want me to go threaten them with a fireball?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: You should've been hiding there in Lu's house when she said "hello" to me.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles weakly:: If you'd needed a chaperone all you had to do is ask.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks up at Maeve, then lays his head down on the table, covering his face::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::hesitantly:: Are you going to stay with her?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::very quietly:: You really think I'd leave her like this?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head:: No, I wouldn't think you'd up and dump her so quickly. But you had said you didn't know how you were going to be happy. If you didn't want to hurt her then there must be *something* there to build on?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sits up, wiping his eyes:: I hope so.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles sadly at him::
YarnKittymon: TY: I guess...someday...it'll be all right.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods::
YarnKittymon: : ::when the waiter brings their lunches, Toby eats silently, without much appetite, not even finishing half the sandwich::
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