~Tuesday, December 15, 1931~

Quantum Catz: BM: ::appears outside Libby's shop - she's changed back into the clothes she was wearing when she left, since the rest of the time she had been wearing more modern clothes. She thought about going to her house first but was too afraid that Toby would be there, for whatever reason, and she's not ready for that. With a sigh, she pushes open the door, uncertain as to how Libby or Maeve'll react to her being back::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::is helping a customer but looks up when someone else comes in, and looks rather shocked--a mix between relieved and joyful; softly, to the customer:: Pardon me. ::goes rushing over to Becky::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles weakly, looking rather nervous:: Hi...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, suddenly looking a bit nervous herself:: How are you?
Quantum Catz: BM: I'm...okay...I...I'm sorry I didn't say goodbye properly...I just... ::sighs::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::suddenly reaches out and hugs Becky:: At least you...left a note for Toby...::cringes::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::hugs Libby back, grateful:: Well I...didn't want anyone to worry...i just needed some time....
YarnKittymon: LB: ::thinking that Becky took too much time, though she doesn't say anything of the sort; softly:: Welcome back...I hope you stay this time.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: Well i kinda missed you guys too much...it wasn't much fun....
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns a little:: I'm sorry.
Quantum Catz: BM: What for? I'm back now...though i'm not sure if i'm really up to facing Toby yet... ::sighs again::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she rushes through the doorway, not paying much attention to her surroundings before she starts mumbling apologies:: I'm sorry Libby...I meant to be on time.. ::she catches site of the girl standing in front of Libby and she stops in her tracks, her mouth dropping open::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles at Maeve, a little gratefully, not speaking::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::smiles slightly:: Hey Maeve...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she half smiles at Libby before looking back at Becky:: Hey, long time no see. ::nervously her eyes glance back up towards Libby::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::finally, looking a bit more sober:: Um...if you just let me finish up with this customer, I'll close up for an hour or two and we can catch up, all right?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks from Libby to Maeve:: What is it? I mean...i didn't think you'd be too happy about me running off like i did...but you too look like your best friend just died
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smiles nervously::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::frowns; softly:: Actually, Donald *did*...::goes off to wait on the customer, hoping to avoid saying the rest::
Quantum Catz: BM: Oh... ::looks at Maeve; thinking of Maureen:: I'm...sorry...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks in Libby's direction before turning back to Becky; sadly:: S'okay. Happened a long time ago. ::shrugs::
Quantum Catz: BM: I...met this girl...I think she was a daughter of Paelith so i...guess she found some kind of happiness...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looking rather surprised:: Oh? Where did you meet her?
Quantum Catz: BM: When i was visiting my friend Fiona
Maeve Owens: MV: You didn't see Paelith?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::shakes her head:: No...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns, she briefly thinks about asking but shakes her head:: I dont think I want to know anything else about the future.
Quantum Catz: BM: Me either...i don't plan on going through time again any time soon
Maeve Owens: MV: ::the nervous smile returns to her face:: Can we hold you to that?
YarnKittymon: : ::the customer passes by them carrying a shopping bag, looking a little curious, though he minds his own business::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances at the customer as he passes and then turns back to Maeve:: There's that nervous look again - i'm not going anywhere, really
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she looks like she doesn't believe her at all:: Yeah... sure...
YarnKittymon: LB: ::follows the customer out and swings the sign from "Open" to "Closed", then comes back in, frowning at Becky::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns at Maeve and then looks over at Libby, as if hoping she'll explain it better:: Really, what is going on?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sighs; softly:: It's Toby. He's alive...just...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly looks worried:: What? What happened to him?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly, not looking at Becky:: He's married.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::blankly:: Oh... ::looks down:: Well I...guess i didn't have any reason to expect him to wait around for me
Maeve Owens: MV: ::cringes; watching Becky carefully, fully expecting her to leave once again::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::takes Becky's arm; firmly:: He had no right to do it--after you said you were coming back, too, and it hasn't been *that* long. He doesn't *deserve* you. Please don't leave.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::swallowing back tears:: I said i wouldn't, didn't i? But it...it's okay...he has every right to want to be with someone else ::though she doesn't really look like she accepts what she's saying::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::chews the bottom of her lip; looking like she knows something but not wanting to voice it just in case its not really her place and no longer accurate::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::softly:: We couldn't believe it either. I thought he was better than that.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::closing her eyes tightly and swallowing again:: Well i did leave him, Libby...
Maeve Owens: MV: ::not being able to keep her peace:: If it helps... he only married her cause she got pregnant. I dont think he...loves her... :::looks like she expects Becky to explode on her::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks at Maeve; coldly:: So you're saying that the reason i've lost the guy i love is that while i was gone he went and got some random woman pregnant? And you think that'll help?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::cringes::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::cringes as well::: Well the good news was supposed to be that he's still in love with you...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly teleports away, probably worrying libby and maeve greatly, although she's actually gone to Toby's house. She appears outside the door and, after a long hesitation, knocks on it::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::a petite looking woman with short silver hair and bright green eyes answers the door. She's very pretty and once her eyes land on Becky the sides of her mouth lift up in a smirk. She doesn't speak, instead waiting to hear whatever Becky has to say::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::goes rather pale when she sees Lu and swallows again:: Is...is Toby here?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she glances over her shoulder to see if Toby is about or close enough to hear her. When she is satisfied that he's not, she turns back towards the woman before her; coldly:: He doesn't want to see you. I think it would be best if you went back to whereever it is that you've been *hiding*.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces:: You don't know anything about it. I just want to talk to him.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::shakes her head; still glaring at the woman before her:: I dont want you upsetting him. Now please, just leave. ::moves to close the door in her face::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::puts her hand up to block the door; momentarily annoyed:: What, are you afraid that he'll remember what it is he gave up when he went near you?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her eyes grow even colder and she hisses:: Not likely my dear, after all it was I that was there for him when you left him to *die* of that flu.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: If i thought he was going to die, i wouldn't have left. Now are you going to let me talk to him or do i have to teleport past you?
Maeve Owens: LU: If you *cared* sooo much then why have you been gone so long? I really think its best if you just stay away.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::they hear one of the upstairs windows rasp open, and Toby pokes his head out, looking rather numb--though they probably can't see him for the overhang:: Becky?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes a few steps back from the doorway so she can see Toby:: Are you going to talk to me or do you think it'll upset you too much? ::she says the last part of her question rather scathingly::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::blinks a couple times, looking nearly as pale as Becky had been when she first saw Lu; softly:: Can you come upstairs?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she's standing there, glaring coldly at Becky and when she hears Toby she turns quite pale::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::glances at Lu, still blocking the doorway, and then with a sigh, teleports into the room Toby's in, not facing him::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::horrified, she slams the door shut and rushes up the stairs taking them two at a time:: Toby?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is in the nursery he hadn't had the heart to change since Lu lost the baby; Becky's facing the door, and can see it's been sealed up from the inside; Toby doesn't speak to either of the women::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::frowns:: Why have you locked yourself in?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::doesn't respond to that; turns back to look at Becky; softly:: I'm so sorry...
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she reaches the landing on the second floor, slowing down her pace, she makes her way to where the nursery is and leans up against the door::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::sighs, feeling tempted to cry again:: What was it? Did you actually care about her? ::darkly:: Or were you just missing the regular sex?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::his voice breaks; softly:: It was just the one time...and when she told me...I wanted to stay with her...I wanted to be the baby's father...::a look of pure misery crosses his face::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she tries opening the door:: Toby?
YarnKittymon: : ::the door sticks, and the knob only turns about half an inch::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::turns to look at Toby; her anger and hurt temporarily put on hold by the expression on his face:: What...happened?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::louder:: Leave us, Lu. ::he leans against the wall; softly:: She miscarried. I know...I know I probably deserve it--it's probably my fault--but-- ::he closes his eyes tightly, trying not to cry::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::angrily, and sounding somewhat hurt:: Leave? And what? Do you even remember how much this woman hurt you?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::takes an automatic step towards Toby, wanting to comfort him, although she freezes in her tracks when she hears Lu's words:: You don't deserve that...you couldn't have caused the miscarriage... ::looks down::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::wipes his eyes, still not looking back at Becky:: But I couldn't *help*...I didn't even get to hold her...I might've...been able to help...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::suddenly feels wary, feeling herself tense, wondering if he plans to ask her to try and change it in some way. She folds her arms tightly around herself::I'm...sorry....
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Becky; softly:: I shouldn't...be bothering you with this...you're the one I cheated on. Why *should* you feel sorry for me?
Quantum Catz: BM: ::in a small voice:: ...Because i love you...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks rather surprised, and he suddenly crosses the room and hugs Becky, tears finally rolling down his cheeks; doesn't speak::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::for a while Becky hugs him back, wishing that that could somehow help him, but then she pulls away, trembling and folding her arms protectively around herself, not looking at him::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks away, putting his hands in his pockets; softly:: So this is it.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::is holding her breath on the other side of the door::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::swallows:: Well you're married now - what am i supposed to say?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::very softly:: I love you too. ::quickly, and not so quietly:: And it was a mistake, but I'll have to live with it now. It's sure not *Lu's* fault.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::a bit darkly:: I'm sure she would've been perfectly capable of fighting you off in the first case if she'd wanted to
YarnKittymon: TY: ::after a very long pause; softly:: Are you going to stay in town?
Quantum Catz: BM: I've already promised Libby and Maeve i won't leave What is it with you lot? It's not like i ran off just for the hell of it - i wanted to make things better. I wanted time to make things better...for us... ::winces:: What is it with guys and thinking with their-- ::winces again, thinking of james::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::very slowly:: I wouldn't...wouldn't even ask you to go change it, Becky, even if you would...I'm not a masochist, but...maybe this is how it's supposed to be...
Quantum Catz: BM: ::looks down, not replying since that was exactly what she'd been afraid he would ask her::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sighs, going to the door:: All I can do is say I'm sorry. And...we'll leave Marquis if you want. I don't...know if I can handle it anyway.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::softly:: It doesn't matter where you are...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::puts his hand on the door; softly:: I guess not. ::takes a deep breath and then melts the door back into place, as quietly as he can--he then yanks the door open in one swift motion::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::is struggling hard to hold back her tears, wondering if her children are out there somewhere, hating her for ruining everything by leaving::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::falls to the floor at his feet::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly, not moving to help Lu:: I told you to leave us alone.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she picks herself up off the floor, and looks up at Toby with all the concern she can muster:: I was just worried about you. ::smiles sweetly at him:: Are you okay?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::turns away; rather coldly:: Becky sounded more concerned than you. ::pushes past her and heads downstairs::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she scowls at his retreating form::
Quantum Catz: BM: ::tries to force herself to stay calm by taking a deep breath and moves towards the door and past Lu:: I can't teleport any more - don't worry, i'm not chasing after him
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smirks:: Oh I wont be, you lost the moment you left him.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::winces but she's still upset enough that she turns to look Lu directly in the eye:: At least he loved me - what do you have?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::looks at her coldly and holds up her ring finger:: More than you ever will now.
Quantum Catz: BM: ::a bitter smile crosses Becky's face:: A ring isn't worth much if you can't make him want you. If he can cheat on me...what's to stop him turning away from you? ::although her heart isn't really in it, and she just hurts herself more with what she's saying. She moves towards the stairs::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smirks:: Its not exactly turning away when you *left* him and never came back. I mean seriously? Did you expect the guy to wait forever?
Quantum Catz: BM: Of course i didn't - and maybe if i actually thought you were important enough to him to give up waiting for me...then i wouldn't care so much. But i think we both know that isn't true and i haven't even been home ten minutes
Quantum Catz: BM: ::keeps walking down the stairs, not turning back::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her gaze turns even more cold, calling from the top of the stairs:: And if you would be so kind as to *never* step foot in *my* house again I'd appreciate it. ::she pushes herself away from the railing and goes to find a nice quiet place to sulk::

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