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On the Wings of a Dream

On the Wings of a Dream

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You wake up in a strange place, you can't remember anything but something tells you you're better off this way. And then you find a strange person is trailing you, offering you their 'help'. Can you trust them? Can you afford not to? Literate/Semi-Lit RP.

3,964 readers have visited On the Wings of a Dream since Bani created it.

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hnn ... not sure what links to put here, so i'm providing links to the wiki instead. http://pandorahearts.wikia.com/wiki/pandora_hearts_wiki

Introduction

You wake up in a strange place, you can't remember anything but something tells you you're better off this way. And then you find a strange person is trailing you, offering you their 'help'. Do you take it? Can you trust them? Can you afford not to?

As you open your eyes to see bright sunlight, you realise you have no idea of where you are.
Of course, your brain tells you soon enough that you are in some sort of a great hall. A hall so large and high that you can't see its walls or ceiling no matter how much you try. You get up carefully and venture around the place, walking aimlessly, trying to understand where you are, not just your location, but some sort of recognition...
None is forthcoming.

You realise with some trepidation that its not just the hall, you can't even remember anything else. For example, how you ended up here, what you were doing before this or even who the hell you are.
Somehow, the only sensation you remember is that of falling down, down, down an endless dark hole.

As you stare at the darkness, a voice seems to whisper in your ears. You look around only to find you are alone.
The voice is calming, though. You can't tell if its male or female. Its not that its androgynous, its just that it feels as if you are sensing the voice, not hearing it.

"You are better off not knowing." it whispers in your ears. "Its better for you to not know."

And suddenly, you have the strangest feeling. Its as if someone is reaching out to you, waiting for you to take their hand. You don't know why or who - again, its more of a sensing than seeing.

"Come with me." it says. "I will make you forget. I will help you. Don't you want my help?"

Hey, I wonder what you will do now? What will you do?

Will you take the hand offered to you?
Will you try to run and see if you can escape the hall? What then?


You are whisked into a strange land, stranded without any memories. This decision might be the most important one you will ever make - the difference between life and death. And what's worse? You don't have a clue as to what you should do.

Ten will fall down the Rabbit Hole.
Ten will be guided to become that which is sought the most by the denizens of Wonderland.
Only one will become Alice.
Only one will go home.


Will you accept the challenge? Will you be the one to become Alice and go back where you belong? Or will you search for your memories despite being repeatedly warned not to? Will you endure the unknown, or will you risk the forgotten?

You will decide.
But then, do you really have a choice?

Plot:
Wonderland is more of a prison, under the dictatorial reign of the Queen of Hearts. Any and all dissenters are executed immediately.
There aren't any clear cut 'factions' in this RP. The residents of Wonderland are beings that can form a contract with a human and lend them certain powers. The terms of the contract are mostly up to the Chain (since really, the human beings are hopelessly lost and confused), but the apparent reason for the contract and why the Chains help the humans is because of a game ordered by the Queen of Hearts, where each of the ten major Chains are required to find a human to become 'Alice'.
The Chain whose human will become Alice as well as Alice will be granted freedom from Wonderland.
Or that is what the Queen of Hearts says.
Chains may have hidden motives other than this, the Queen herself might have deeper motives - or maybe she just wants to amuse herself. At any rate, they really have no choice but to go along with this 'game' and offer their contract to one of the Alice candidates.

Characters Needed:
● Ten Alice candidates. Ages should be 16+ and lower than 20. Can be of any gender you want. - 9/10 taken.
● Mad Hatter - Open
● March Hare - taken
● Queen of Hearts - taken by Bani
● White Rabbit - a servant to the Queen, but considerably powerful - as much as the Mad Hatter and the others - taken by Lukipyon
● Knave of Hearts - servant to the Queen, but powerful. Not as powerful as normal Wonderlanders, though. - Open
● Queen of Spades - Can be of any gender. As powerful as the Queen of Hearts, and holds the power to the mystery. But take note, she/he is NOT going to be a 'good' character, either. Better than the Queen of Hearts, maybe, but not without their shades. - Open
● Cheshire Cat - taken by NotSoHeartless
● White Knight - Open
● Red Knight - Open
● Dormouse - taken by Bashie L. Craft
●Caterpillar - taken by Ikuto Tsukiyomi Fan
● Tweedle Dee - taken by Orbweaver
● Tweedle Dum - taken by Orbweaver
[These two are siblings and at loggerheads with each other]
● The Duchess - taken by Orbweaver

Contractors:
● Eve V. Kimberly
● Rhiannon Jakalyn Pierce - Contracted to Cheshire
● Ariana Storm
● Belca - Contracted to Duchess
● Isaiah Grey Gris - Contracted to Caterpillar/Absolem
● Yumika Ivory Rae - Contracted to White Rabbit

Chains:
● Queen of Hearts
● Cheshire - Contracted to Rhiannon Jakalyn Pierce
● White Rabbit - Contracted to Yumika Ivory Rae
● Dormouse
● Caterpillar - Contracted to Isaiah Grey Gris
● Tweedle Dee
● Tweedle Dum
● Duchess - Contracted to Belca

Do Read:
● Chains can NOT participate directly in a fight between Contractors. Only Chains can compete against other Chains, and even then they put physical and mental strain on their contractors.

● The only Chains not required to take part in the game are the White Rabbit, Knave of Hearts, and the two Queens. But the Queen of Hearts does anyway.

● A command from the Queen of Hearts can't be directly defied by the Chains. If they do, it results in them getting their powers as a Chain and consequently their roles taken away. However, there are always loopholes, and roundabout ways, right? Also, Chains choose their own loyalty, alliances or lack thereof.

● The only requirement for the candidates to become Alice is to eliminate the other nine Candidates, through fighting or other means. You can surrender if you want, but in that case you'll be kept a prisoner by the Queen of Hearts.

● This is a player-driven RP. The basic plot is there, as well as the basic 'rules' that govern Wonderland, but that's really all there will be from my part. You can go straight into the action and attack other Candidates and Chains, or you can take it slow, look around and 'explore' Wonderland (by which I mean create new places in Wonderland, run into a few NPCs and do what you want!). As long as you don't contradict what someone already said about a certain place or say something ridiculous ( "The Palace of Hearts is made of cheese." = wut? ), you can basically do anything! On that note, feel free to add new areas and your own interpretations of Wonderland. Build upon the world. Its the most fun that way, right?

●Speaking of which, please leave the addition and basic description of a Chain's 'territory', so to speak, up to them. The Hatter will add his own mansion/ garden/ room/ whatever it is, and so on. Not to say you shouldn't build upon them, but do remember that a Chain's territory basically, like a person's room, represents their own quirks and characteristics, and you should give them the freedom to make it as they want.

● On the same note, this is more of a request, really, try to be descriptive. Details add the flavour to a post! Of course, I understand if that's not really your cup of tea, but I would be much obliged if you at least tried ^^

Post in the OOC reserving your character before posting up a profile, please ( because I'd hate it if I accepted someone's profile before looking at the OOC and then find out someone else already asked to reserve it ^^""")

Note: Your character won't remember any of their history, or even their own real names at first. Quite a few of the fields can be updated as you go along to provide for greater character development (because development is always fun!) and freedom. When all has been said and done, its entirely up to you.

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[b]Nick Name[/b]: [The name your character came up/ will come up at some point randomly to refer to themselves by]

[b]Age[/b]: [16-20]

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[b]Appearance Description[/b]: Extra information? Build? Height? Preferred apparel?

[b]Quotes[/b]:
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[b]Powers[/b]: [To Be Updated Later]

[b]Chain:[/b] [You might update this after RP-ing and finding out a suitable partner]

[b]Weapons/ Things They Are Carrying:[/b]

[b]Back Story:[/b] : [You can either make a rough guideline for your own use and update it later through RP-ing, or stick to one specific story you like, or just leave this to be updated later as you go along. I personally would recommend the first because its fun but you don't deviate too much from what you wanted your character to be, but its entirely up to you!]


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[b]Full Name[/b]: [Does your Chain have a  real name? Do they remember after so long of being in the Wonderland?]

[b]Role:[/b] [Mad Hatter/ Cheshire Cat / Duchess and so on...]

[b]Age[/b]: [Apparent and Real]

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[b]Personality[/b]:

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[b]Powers[/b]: [Choose something even remotely connected to the role you are playing. Like, the Dormouse can make opponents fall asleep or something.]

[b]Contractor:[/b] [You might update this after RP-ing and finding out a suitable partner]

[b]Weapons/ Things They Are Carrying:[/b]

[b]Back Story:[/b] : [You should update this slowly, revelaing a little bit of your story in the course of the RP, because that would make it interesting. But you might not want to do that, in which case you can write it out.]

Toggle Rules

1.All site rules apply.
2. I understand that violence and romance are both integral parts of an RP, but please don't overdo it. No explicitness unless extremely necessary. Do a timeskip or foreshadow - just don't be graphic.
3. Don't create unnecessary OOC drama.
4. If you have a problem with someone, tell me and I'll do my best to convey it to the person concerned without disclosing your name. That way, personal grudges can be avoided.
5. Respect everyone. Read Rule 4. If some one offends you, tell me and I'll deal with it.
6. Everyone has their own outlooks. Don't be offended if someone states an opinion that varies from yours.
7. And with regards to Rule 6, be respectful while stating your opinion.
8. Nothing done in IC is personal. Please remember that.
9. If you're going to be absent for more than three days, post in the OOC thread saying so.
10. Don't burden the main thread with too much OOC talk. That's why they made an OOC thread, eh? ^^;
11. Be literate. While I'm not asking for flawless spelling and grammar and three paragraphs per post, five lines per post and efforts at somewhat proper grammar and spelling would make it easier on the eyes ^^
12. Have as many characters as you like, just be sure you pay all of them attention.
13.Please take note that everyone is human. As you go along, you will choose powers according to the Wonderlander you are paired with, but not before that. On a similar note, don't godmod.
14.This RP is meant to be dark. No character killing, but I don't mind anything - except explicitly explicit stuff that might get us banned or something. Everything else is encouraged like whoa whoa whoa!

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Character Portrait: Ariana Storm Character Portrait: Queen of Spades [Millace Fiore Liddell]
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Aria was in awe of how the contract was formed. Looking at her arm she touched it with her left hand and looked back to Fiore, "Tea is one of my favorite beverages." Sitting on the ground as well and smiled, "I'm open to converse about anything. I'm not really picky about topics." She was hoping that she had answers for what he wanted to know since her memory is still clouded and filled with blanks. At least I know my name...or so I think, I like a wide range of music because I still have my ipod, I can't help but like the fact he has long hair and has a unnatural eye color. Well this being Wonderland his eyes are probably normal here. Just talking to herself was beginning to make her head spin.

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Character Portrait: Jabberwocky Discordia Character Portrait: [Lacey 'Alice' Liddell] Creator of Wonderland
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#, as written by Grahf
Pit

While the Jabberwocky's main self was away, it had not left the pit unguarded. A tingle, a warning- something was in it's domain.

With a sudden shift, perspective whipping back to the pit, the beast allowed one of it's 'pets' eyes to open. What looked at first to be three mounds of rotting flesh, set in a triangle around the pit's mouth, were in fact three guardians: Left over from the last time Jabberwocky had been free- Chains. Gryphon, Dodo and The Mock Turtle. The poor creatures had been taken by the Jabberwocky last time, and sealed away with it this whole time. Over the years it's whispers had driven them mad, made them break to it's will. Long thought dead, or lost..they had simply been cast off in the haste of sealing away the monster. They only knew hate now, and pain.

"A̡̙̯̖͗̈̾̊̉̆̒̋͠ͅW̬̠̤̯̝͓̗̽ͯ̈A͚̪̖̋ͧͧ̐̉̊K̞̮̖̘̗̭ͨ́E̫͍͒̋ͥ̑̆̏N̘̻̓̾̏̍.̣̒ͣ̒̅̚͞" the voice commanded- and echoed across the dead forest, every tree whispering the word, every blackened mouth on every creature. To take the blade, to free it's power, one would have to face the true power of the Jabberwocky- Alice or no..she would find herself at an impasse: Enter it's realm and face possible corruption, granting the creature her powers- which it would use to wreak havoc, or she could wait, and try to send a gathering of sane Chains in- even should they fail to free the blade..they may distract the creature enough to slip in. Either way...there would be no sneaking about, it knew all that entered it's lands- every tree was a spy, every creature a mouth. It saw the red mist through a thousand eyes, and grinned crooked teeth from a million mouths. "Ä́ͮͮ҉҉̨͔̥L̺̪̒̊̑͆̚Ḷ̛̬͔̱̜̺͇̳ͦ̐ͫ̐L̷̸͓̭̩̥͍͚̯̺̀ͭ͊̑Ĺ̡̺͔̦͇̦̣̲ͭ͢L̘̔ͭͦ͛͋̈́͜I̶͂̅̈́̈́ͣ̂̏̌͘͏̳̩͔̩͉͈̩C̬̹͚̰͂̄̎Ȩ̳̱̦̱͚͎̊̍ͪ̐̉̇ͧẼ̻̣̬̺̺̬̝̆͂̊̎̈͂̐E͍̮͇͕͔͈̻ͫ̈̎̀Ḛ̣̞̀͂ͯͩ̋̏̋̄͡Ẹ̝̯̟̪͚̠̎͑͒̌̉.̯̫̰̬̀ͦͣ̾.ͪ͆̔̍ͨ҉̫̩͕̥͕͉͇̬"

The girl's mind may be god in her Wonderland, but this place...it was no longer hers, it was an extension of the pit- the Jabberwocky's realm. Every god has a devil, and in this case he was on his home turf. The three mounds stir, as a blackened beak, a bladed paw and a skeletal wing rip free from their casing. The three ancient Chains were clearly changed.

Gryphon was the first to free itself, it's beak allowing for a swift tearing of it's mound- what emerged however was hideous; filth encrusted, with tumorus growths sagging from various points. It's claws gleaming like black diamonds, while it's beak looked caked in burnt mess. Wild eyes scan the area, swimming with black goo. Deformed, it's wings mere stubs, now just ruined bones. With a sound of rage and misery it screeches into the sky.

The Turtle and Dodo follow in rapid succession, each spilling forth in a torrent of gore. Mock Turtle looked to be even more mixed up than it had in the past. It's head was a snakes, while it's arms looked to be those of a tiger. The shell had grown spikes, in the fashion of a Snapping Turtle, while the legs bore hooves. A long tail completes the mutant, scorpion, with a massive sting at the tip. Dodo however still was a bird, though with far less skin, and more bone showing. Of the three he seemed the least horrible- until it opened it's beak. With a sound like wet meat sliding across a parking lot it's tongue slaps outward, revealed as a skinless arm. As if it was over there, the hand opens, revealing both an eye and a mouth in the palm. Jabberwocky was madness, and it's minions displayed it.

The three furies waited- should the mind of Alice come towards the pit, they would be waiting- while the smaller creatures of the forest would pose no threat to the body-less mist, three of the oldest Chains infused with Jabberwocky's taint would be much harder to battle. Not to mention the beast itself...it would not stand idle while someone went after the Vorpal blade...it was not stupid mind you. It had planned ahead, leaving three of it's most powerful thralls behind as guards. It would do one well not to underestimate the beast- it was violent and crude..but ever so smart.

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Cheshire

He lay, sprawled on the grass waiting for the news of his arrival to spread. His tail flicked back and forth upon the dirt in annoyance. He hated waiting, regardless of how quickly he knew flowers gossiped; and as always anticipation made his wait seem that much worse. His eyes were closed and his ears were perked ready for any news. For what seems like ages, his ears are finally granted the sound he yearned to hear: "He's been expecting you, they're inside the house~" With a growing grin he opens his eyes and watches Absolem's home appear. "It's about time." he yells, hoping they can hear him inside.

He begins to stand, his eyes narrowed at how slowly his body is moving. Damn thing. Only works when it wants to.. His eyes shoot up towards the giant mushroom as he hears movement at the door. His demeanor brightens as he begins to think of all the ways he may be welcomed back. Would he be given smiles? Gifts? Praise? His grin grows. Oh, he would love praise. He stops, finally standing, his stance tall and broad and watches the door burst open. His huge grin falters however as Rhia exits and begins running towards him. "What is she doing?" he asks himself taking a small uncertain step back. His body tenses as she nears, his ears flat upon his head. That wretched Caterpillar! Did he turn her against me?! His keeps his arms slightly raised at his sides, his clawed fingers fidgeting. His eyes are wide as he watches the girl rush him, unsure of what to do. He didn't want to fight her, especially the way he was currently feeling, but he wouldn't be taken down easily. During this moment of weakness, is when Rhia comes upon him. He yelps slightly as she embraces him, startled by the action. He remains frozen for a moment as he realizes she's not attacking. Confusion covers his face as he looks her over and sees that she's carefully minding his wounds. "You look terrible.."

His ears twitch at her statement. He was up for a hero's welcome. Hell, he would take full advantage of one, but this? This was completely unexpected and honestly, it terrified him somewhat. Finally, having some control of himself, he gently rests his hands upon her. Tiny tremors rush through his frame and he hopes she sees it as weakness from his ordeal. He pats her head, cautiously, still somewhat in denial of the situation. No one touched Cheshire. Being allowed to lay on people was one thing, but someone touching him? Embracing him as such? Of their own will, even? Was shocking. Everything before had been merely jokes and playful jests. That was how Cheshire understood and showed affection. Uncertain if others even cared for or just accepted him. Rhia's actions, her raw way of showing exactly how she felt was a lot to swallow and he wasn't sure he was ready for it..or even if he deserved it.

Carefully, he pushes her away, his hands remaining upon her shoulders. He couldn't deny being overjoyed seeing her in good health and his smile is soft as he studies her over. Not even a scratch on her. He bends down to stare into her eyes. Her sudden change in behavior towards him makes him curious, however. Was she truly happy to see him? She showed no signs of being drugged as far as he could see, but possession wasn't out of the question. She was with Caterpillar for a while. Perhaps he got into her head somehow? "Has that mint-haired, lanky excuse for a Chain done anything to you? Drugs? Brainwashing?" His eyes were fixed upon her. He hoped Absolem was smart enough not to mess with his child, but he couldn't be sure. The punishment would be severe that much was certain.

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♠ The 'Queen' of Spades ♠

Millace smiled benevolently around, directed more at the garden than this child sitting across him. He did nod appreciatively when she stated that tea was one of her favourite beverages, though.

"Personally, I fail to see what appeal alcohol or coffee holds to the Chains. We in the Wonderland are usually old-fashioned, and tend to lean towards the more traditional beverages. I am sure you have heard of the Endless Tea Party? But even before I was a part of Wonderland, I have always preferred tea over anything else." he calmly intoned, sipping at his tea, wondering if he should really have added that last sentence. But it was important she gave him her whole trust, and what better way to achieve that than try and make her sympathize with him? And what better way to have someone sympathize with him than to portray himself as someone who has lost something? That trick always worked, he had been employing it from the first time he came to Wonderland ...

"I am sure we could find a range of things to discuss, I would request you to tell me more about yourself, but that is rather impossible, isn't it? So how about you tell me what you do know about yourself? Anything might help us in trying to recover your memory ... bits of it, anyway."





My Name Is Alice


Alice stopped abruptly, sensing the presence of her Chains... no, that wasn't exactly right. She sensed the presence of three of her own, oldest Chains, tainted by the Jabberwocky.

This was exactly why the Jabberwocky had to be sealed. Spreading Its filth all around ....
The mist swirled in agitation, making stray swirly patterns stray people might have found beautiful had they been viweing her from a distance. Unless they were too creeped out by the whole red coloured mist thing, of course.

Only Alice knew that if someone had actually dared to reach out to these misty patterns she was currently making, they would find themselves with razor-sharp cuts along the point of contact.
Calming down somewhat, she considered her options. Apparently Jabberwocky wasn't going to let her carry out her aim without oppositiong, going to the extent of leaving Its possibly strongest thralls in guard.

......

What a bother.

Now she could go in, and most probably be trapped in that filthy taint once more, plagued by the nightmares she had tried so hard to throw away, or go back without the Blade. Seemed like Jabberwocky had marked this ground as his home.

Or she could turn back. and forget all about the Vorpal Blade, and settle for having the Jabberwocky out and failing in her real objective.

Or she could call out the Chains and risk them instead.

No matter how she viewed it, the last option sounded like the best.
She turned back, mist rolling back, seeping beneath the dark corpses of trees gradually, mind reaching out to the ones connected inherently with hers.


I'll take the Blade back, Jabberwocky, no matter who I have to sacrifice in the process.

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Character Portrait: Absolem "Caterpillar" Pillars Character Portrait: Cheshire Character Portrait: Rhiannon Jakalyn Pierce Character Portrait: Isaiah "Grey" Gris
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Isaiah "Grey" Gris

Grey didn't think his eyes could get any wider but was soon proved wrong when Absolem whispered in his ear. he wasn't sure he wanted to find out what wicked things the man would come up with. With satisfaction he watched Absolem close his eyes, pleased that he'd soon go to sleep.

"Oh no he didn't," thought Grey in alarm.

Absolem appeared to be falling asleep but he didn't appear to be showing any signs of letting Grey go.

"Well at least you're enjoying yourself," muttered Grey as Absolem pulled him closer.

If the man wanted to use him like a teddy bear then fine, as long as he got some sleep. With a sigh he tried to look out the window, if he craned his neck he could just see Rhia and Cheshire reuniting outside. He would have gone to meet the cat too but it didn't look like he'd be going anywhere for a while.

"Fine, if he's not going to let go then I might as well get comfortable," he thought, "I guess I'm kind of tired even after my fainting spell."

Shifting gently he rested his head on Absolem's chest and closed his eyes. He could hear the man's heart beating, it was probably just his imagination but was it getting a little faster? Imagination or not, the thought brought a smile to Grey's lips.

"I should totally braid his hair to get back at him," mumbled Grey sleepily, not caring if Absolem heard him or not, "I think it'd be worth having to endure wicked things."

Listening to Absolem's breathing he began to fall asleep.

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Character Portrait: Ariana Storm Character Portrait: Queen of Spades [Millace Fiore Liddell]
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Looking at her reflection in the tea she began to list off what she knew, "I know that my name is Aria, or so I think. I like a wide range of music because I still have my ipod." She paused and wondered if she should tell him about how she liked long hair and unnatural eye colors.I want him to trust me right? So I lied and said that's all that would ruin it...I need him to regain my memories and he needs me for whatever. Aria wasn't blind, she knew that making a contract that there had to be something to benefit Fiore. Sighing she decided she would since it's suppose to help her, "I also like long hair and unnatural eye colors." Taking a sip of her drink she closed her eyes and enjoyed feeling the liquid run down her throat. Hearing him mention how Wonderland was old fashioned and the endless tea party Aria nodded her head, "My mother always made the sweetest tea when I was growing up. We would always have a tea party with my younger brother." Setting the cup down it took a few moments for her to realize what she just said. Stifling a gasp Aria looked at Fiore, maybe making a contract with him was a good idea after all.

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Rhia


Rhia tried to hide the fact that tears caressed down her cheeks as she held Cheshire tight as she could without causing him pain. She did her absolute best in trying to not give off the impression of being as pathetic as she felt and almost certainly was. Who am I kidding? He most likely doesn’t want me anywhere near this close after everything I've said.. but I’m so relieved.. she thought with a long, deep exhale. He didn’t seem to want me near him at all.. she shook off the thought however. She instead ran a hand up and down along his back, half making sure he was truly there, half to congratulate him, “I’m sorry..” she whispers in a feeble tone, not looking him in the eyes. I need to apologize.. who knows what the last words I’ll say to him would be? So she musters up the courage and begins the rest of her apology, “I shouldn’t have said what I did.. you’re not a coward..” it wasn’t intentional, but her voice got softer as her sentence continued, she wasn’t comfortable yet, she wasn’t sure how she should be, if changing would become necessary.. she was so scared and she just came to the realization that she was lashing out at Cheshire for it. He seemed to know so much about everything happening, he was just so insistent and assertive.. I couldn’t help but blame him for my confusion and fear.. but then he protected us and ended up looking like a mummy..

Rhia closed her eyes when the hug was returned. For a little while, her thoughts calmed and slowed down a bit. I guess.. it's not as bad as I thought.. biting her bottom lip in anxiousness she continued speaking, “Are you sure you’re alright?” she asked after a second of just taking the moment into her brain to store the memory. She didn’t recall the last time she was this close to someone, but it was refreshing and calming so she was sure it had been quite a while. She wasn’t aware of why Cheshire was responding so awkwardly. He seemed to be the type that invaded others privacy.. so why was he acting so odd? Was she hurting him? She loosened her hold even more, barely touching him now as she took his pain into further consideration. Then an interesting thought hit her; what is Cheshire to me? He wasn’t exactly a friend, and she knew next to nothing about him, but she was so worried about his well-being. He was the first to reach out to her, to talk to her. Cheshire was the one who broke her from the agonizing silence of that dreaded hall. She couldn’t describe how she felt toward him, it was too complicated. Grateful? In debt? No. There was a level of her caring for his safety and health, so what exactly was this feeling? She hated him, but she didn’t want his company to cease.. she found him refreshing and fun, but also annoying and frustrating. It was.. too complex for the simple girl to fully grasp. How can I hate him and like him?

The next reaction she received was slightly anticipated by the blue haired girl, actually she expected to be shoved away from the very beginning to be quite honest. She broke the eye contact that he began almost instantly, attempting to pull from his touch. I can’t.. she felt herself getting nervous now. She’d acted on her relief and guilt when she pulled him into an embrace. She didn’t actually take what she’d done into consideration until he forced her to let go, took control of their situation. She turned her head away from Cheshire completely, arms folding, “N-next time I’ll just laugh at you..” she mumbles. She felt a bit insulted having opened up to him accidentally then being asked if it was a result of drugs or brainwash. What the hell!? See if I put my pride on the line for you again! “No he didn’t! He’s been sick for a while because of me.. everyone got hurt today because of me..” She was clenching her fists so hard that her skin was turning white, “It was because I couldn’t do anything.. Grey’s even accidentally stumbled upon his ability already..” she was feeling highly inadequate and incompetent. Is something wrong with me? Somewhere along the lines her heart had sped up a bit, and her cheeks lightly flushed, “So.. just shut up. I didn’t want the last thing I said to you to be something like that.” She ended her retort with a mumble. She was..embarrassed.

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Absolem / Caterpillar


Absolem sulks to himself, endeavoring to fight the urge to stand and greet his friend. Grey asked very little of him, sleep was the least he could do in order to repay the boy for the agonizing pain he’d endured for him. He’s got Rhia to welcome him, I’ll relax I suppose, “Quit your shouting!” Absolem snaps back, “I know you’re fine if you’ve got that sort of lung capacity!” he adds, twitching a bit. These two had that awkward relationship. It barely seemed like Absolem cared, but Rhia was the only one more worried than Caterpillar in truth. However, he wasn’t one to openly flaunt his relationships. Enemies abuse relationships between people.

Absolem chuckled a bit at the human male’s responses to his assertive behavior. He felt the seductive embrace of the dreadful forty winks creeping upon his eyelids. Soon he wouldn’t be able to control it. He would inevitably fall asleep. He looked peaceful and unintimidating as he laid there, holding the boy in his forceful embrace. He wasn't doing it as punishment anymore, this was because he wanted the boy near.

Laugh at me and you will regret it.. thought Absolem with an unhappy tone of thought.

“I am. For another male, you’re quite comfy Grey.” Absolem taunted further in a low frightening tone, at least it was frightening because Absolem never spoke in such a threatening and provocative tone with anyone in Wonderland before.

Absolem opened one rosy eye to see Cheshire and Rhia, “Heh.. why don't they go ahead and kiss and make up..? Actually it’s kind of disgusting, nevermind. Not in front of my house.” Absolem closed his eyes, not once loosening his grip on Grey. Perhaps it was fear of being abandoned, or his exhaustion was speaking, but he was acting quite childish and selfish over the blonde.

“Braid my hair and that blush earlier will compare quite pathetically to the humiliation I will put you through with Cheshire and Rhia as witness.” Absolem warned him with a glare.

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Smiling at Moonlight he pointed to the training dummy.

"All you have to do is just hit it in any way you can," he explained, "It'll show me and Destra what you're capable of, I'll go first so you can see how it's done."

Slowly he walked a few meters away from the dummy, bouncing a few stones in his hand. He stood with his back to the dummy and then suddenly spun around and launched the stones in quick sucession from his caterpault. As he had expected they all hit the dummy right in the center of the head, one after the other.

"See, just show us your moves," said Sinistra.


Destra/Tweedle Dum

"We also have abilities," said Destra, "You should develop some of your own soon too."

Looking over at Sinistra he nodded, Moonlight should probably see what their ability was. Forcing himself to calm down he began to focus. Silently he raised his hand towards the training dummy with his eyes closed. He was perfectly still for countless seconds. Suddenly his eyes snapped open, glowing silver as a murder of silver crows exploded from his hand and began to swarm the dummy, tearing at it mercilessly.

With a shudder he dropped to the ground and the birds dissappeared. Wrapping his arms around himself he began to shake violently, there had been more birds than he had expected. He wished that he could get over his crippling fear of birds, it wasn't any comfort that Sinistra suffered the same. He turned to gaze thoughtfully at one of the many birdhouses that adorned the cottage, if only he could go back to a time where he still liked birds and the Rattle was still here.


Duchess Sophie

"You're absolutely correct, that is a katana, an excellent sword, especiallly for your style I'd say," said the Duchess, "Although I'm more fond of using a wakizashi and tanto in combination, I'd suggest a dai katana but that may be too heavy and those are really just a bit much."

She sat there smiling for a moment, lost in thoughts of weaponry and martial arts. She couldn't remember why she knew so much about them but they certainly came in useful for her stories. With a start she remembered the contract.

"Oh yes, the contract," said the Duchess absentmindedly, "Well technically we're already contracted, don't you feel the bond? Still, it wouldn't hurt to do something official just to be safe, maybe it'll awaken your abilities."

With an extravagant wave of her hand a thick gothic volume appeared on the table before her with a quill and a pot of blood red ink. She had always love a touch of drama.

"Well now, all you have to do is sign your name and everything will be splendid," she said to Belca cheerfully.


Isaiah "Grey" Gris

He was just about asleep, he could sense a dream just within reach, all he had to do was wait a little longer and then...his eyes shot open, Absolem's remark had cut through the sleepy haze and forced him awake again.

"I wasn't being serious," he mumbled, shifting around a little, "Besides, I think braids would suit me better, I have the hair for it."

Satisfied he settled down again. This time sleep was faster in taking over and before he knew it he was somewhere inside the realm of his dreams.

The broken chess board sky raged around him, a furious tempest ravaging the wasteland so it became even more desolute, his tarot cards lay at his feet crumpled and tattered, drifting surprisingly gently in the violent breeze which whipped the branches of the tree he stood under around like a crazed puppet master. All around him lay bodies, some he recognised and some he didn't. Was that a hint of mint green he saw? What had happened here? In the distance he saw what could only be described as a seaside town but it didn't look right, it seemed to be sinking unevenly into what would have once been the sea but was now just a dusty crater. Why was everyone around him dead? Even Absolem, the man who had promised to protect him. Tears filled his eyes as he sank to the ground, a horrible noise forced it's way through the storm as a huge dark shape began to race towards him. The wind picked up, threatening to lift him into the air, desprerately he grabbed onto the tree, crying out in fear. He was terrified, he was sure that the noise belonged to the Jabberwocky, any moment now he'd either be killed by it or carried away by the storm. He felt so hopeless as he clung to the tree. He was shaking...

Through the haze of the dream he realised that the tree he was clinging to was warm and softer than it should be but he couldn't understand why, it just made him cling on harder as he shook violently.

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Moonlight's eyes widened in awe at the twin's abilities. Turning to Destra, she saw the pain in his eyes, and wished that she could do more to help him. "Maybe I should have a weapon or something?" she suggested tentatively.

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"As you can see, neither Sinistra or I are big fans of birds," explained Destra, "To tell the truth, they terrify us so it's unfortunate that our ability has something to do with them."

He looked at the girl, twirling one of his knives around gently in his hands. It probably would be a good idea for her to have a weapon but what would she suit? He began to compile a mental list of weapons, surprisingly he wished that the Duchess was there. Despite being a pain to deal with she had a vast knowlege on weaponry and martial arts, she'd be able to pick something for Moonlight in no time, still, he should be able to do just as good a job.

"What kind of weapon do you think you'd be most comfortable with?" he asked, trying to keep himself from laughing as he imagined Moonlight trying to wield a zweihander. "My thought would be something smallish and light so you can use it fast."

Several weapons in particular came to mind like a whip or rapier. He was sure they'd find the perfect one for her soon.

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"Well..." Moonlight hesitated. "I kind of remember having fencing lessons... I guess I could use something like a sword?" She thought, Though an ability like theirs would be cool. It definitely wouldn't work, though.

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Cheshire

Perhaps, asking whether she had been brainwashed was the wrong way to go. He didn't mean to cause any offense and his stomach dropped slightly on the thought that he may have reversed what they had made up in those few short seconds. However, her declaration of his heroic actions caused a wicked smile to bloom over his face and he decided to run with it. "Now what kind of knight would I be if I were a coward, eh, Princess?" He still wasn't exactly sure what to take of the situation, he was still fighting the lingering terror of it all, but it was uplifting to see her views of him had changed. For some reason he meant something to her and now that he knew that..he didn't want to give it up.

His features perked when his eyes found her tear-streaked cheeks. Oh no..not that..All this raw emotion was too much. Hesitantly placing a hand upon her cheek, he gently tugged her face towards him, wiping the moisture away with his thumb. He wasn't sure there were ways to comfort an upset woman, but he figured he'd give it a shot. "Why are you crying? Look," he pulls his arms out to his sides to emphasize his presence, "I'm fine. All in one piece, more or less. Stop acting like someone died. I'm alive. That in itself should be cause of celebration." He let a wild grin stretch across his face. Celebration, yes, that sounded wonderful. He stood, turning himself and Rhia towards Absolem's home. "Come. Let's bring some life to those inside, since they're too caught up to greet me!" He yelled the last words, playing off Absolem's comment on his lung capacity. It didn't really bother him that Rhia was the only one to meet him, it gave them time alone to mend things, but he was curious as to why the other two hadn't come with her.

Taking her hand he pulls her along towards the house. He remained quiet until they reached the door, thinking on Rhia's last comment. Why hadn't she found her ability yet? Was it because he forced his contract upon her and she hadn't truly excepted it yet? He gazed upon her with curiosity before going inside. "Don't fret about your gifts. They'll come when you're ready," he leaned back and looked upon her with a sheepish smirk, crossing his arms, "I didn't think it would matter, but maybe you need a physical action to accept the contract." Without waiting for her to acknowledge the statement, he leans down and takes her face in his hands, bringing his forehead to rest against hers. His voice is soft, but stern as he gazes upon her. "You can break this if you wish. All you have to do is pull away."His eyes then widen and a feeling similar to static posses them. He smiles feeling the slight tickle as an energy passes from his eyes into her, showing itself in a bright, swirling array of colours. For a moment the two are connected and he can't help but grin at the sudden excitement of it. Then as sudden as it began the energy disappeared. He stood and smirked at his child. He hoped she would accept him. She managed to get under his skin and it seemed he had managed the same in her. Perhaps, they would be fine afterall.

Placing a hand upon the Caterpillar's home he gives Rhia a wink and heads inside. A contract was a contract, regardless of how one was made. Though the theatrics of rituals never hurt, especially if it was in a person's mind that they may need something to help with their own transformation, all she really needed to do was accept him. "So," he began walking briskly inside, "What's so important that you couldn't-" He stopped in mid-gait as his eyes fell upon the couple. Were they..cuddling? The sides of his mouth twitched as he studied the two, holding eachother in blissful sleep. There would be no living this down. He fell to the ground letting loose a burst of laughter. He knew he would hear a mouthful from Absolem, but he didn't care. Currently, everyone was alive and well and the situation was just too good to pass up.

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Absolem sniggered at the youth’s response, a fulfilled smirk crossing his pastel lips. His eyes closed calmly as if he had time to be lighthearted and aloof. Absolem was compassionate when he sought to be, but also quite roguish and punishing when the condition called for such conduct. “ But of course.. ” Absolem retorted in a soothing tone, amused with the boy’s uneasy shift of his body. Do I make you this jumpy? Please don’t make it mind-numbingly easy! Absolem laughed softly to himself, shaking his head at the boy. He is too innocent. I am afraid this game of the Queen’s is going to destroy him entirely.. Absolem ran a hand through the boy’s blonde hair absentmindedly, a dark blush crossing his face when he was clung to. W-what do you think you are doing!? He didn't realize what the boy was dreaming about, but oddly he resembled a tree very well. However, if Grey told him that’s why he nuzzled the older man in his sleep, he’d be paying a disastrous price for embarrassing him so on accident. Absolem went openmouthed when abruptly stirred by Cheshire’s closer voice. I probably need to grab a book of riddles, leave, crawl under a rock and commence dying. This is cruel and unusual torture. He never actually ‘slept’ in the company of others, especially bearing in mind the Jabberwocky was stirring around. He instantly tried to wriggle his frame free of the blonde, “ I swear I’ll rip you apart if I get out of this death grip.. ” his snarled at the cat in irritation and masked humiliation, much like a sibling whom got teased for having being caught with an significant other. However, this made the feline lucky. Had it been anyone else, it would’ve resulted in a much more violent and messy intent. If he actually ever succeeded in catching and restraining Cheshire, he already had his plan long decided. I’ll shave off all your hair, fur, whatever that is… then I’ll rip you apart.. not that it would do much good.. He silently chuckled at the idea, letting the situation slide for now. “ Congratulations on cheating death.. ” Absolem smirked, trying to regain some of his rapidly fading dignity. He'd definitely punish Grey. One way or another, he would get revenge for this misunderstanding. “ How many of your nine lives are left? ” he teased, trying to overlook his… homosexual incident. Then he looked between Rhia and Cheshire, eyes sparkling with a hint of entertainment across his features, “ Kiss and make up yet? ” the man quirked an eyebrow amused. He seemed to enjoy making Grey and Rhia uncomfortable, meanwhile possibiliy irritating the feline. It was great fun annoying three people at once without fear of repercussions.

Rhia


Rhia opened her mouth to say something, but promptly sealed it shut, jerking when he nicknamed her princess, “ D-don’t call me that! “ she protests aloud, but was almost immediately silenced by his subsequent action. Her eyes widened quite noticeably when he wiped her tears away, biting her bottom lip. She further dries her face, jolting her head in the ‘no’ motion, “ I-I’m not! ” she stammers in denial, tensing in recognition that she was succumbing to her fragility, conveying it recklessly in front of Cheshire. She wanted to kick herself for being so blind to her burst of irrational behavior. She clenches her eyes shut before whirling around so her back faced him. She plead her diminutive aquamarine hair was sufficient to obscure it from his line of vision, but her cheeks were deeply flushed. This isn’t fair! Quit saying overwhelming things.. I can’t cope with it right now. I thought you died because of us! “ Well you could have. ” She mumbled defiantly. He wants to celebrate after getting mauled? What is wrong with his inner function? She ran a hand through her hair, trying to calm her embarrassment before he noticed. He’d never let her live it down. Rhia went wide eyed when twirled to reface Absolem’s house, opening her mouth once again as if to tell him something, but closing it for the second time. He’ll see soon enough for himself I suppose. She dropped her head, letting him yell at the mint man and the blonde. She was beginning to feel more and more regret as to the method in which she apologized. The longer she had to think about it, the more distressing the thought was. I did something embarrassing again.. crap. Well, now Cheshire will get to make fun of Absolem for the rest of his days about being homosexual.. maybe he will overlook me?

Rhia braved the hand holding nicely for such an physically introverted person, though it all went downhill when he stopped pulling her along. Gradually she sensed herself tensing up once he had stopped at the door, internally praying he’d just continue on into the house. She peered up at him apprehensively. Oh god, what now? I didn’t say anything! That nosy look on his face was unraveling her confidence. Just why are you staring at me like that for? We have two days until the games, not to mention the Jabberwocky appears to have a peculiar vendetta with you! Her gaze softened, becoming a little composed and more laidback. She opened he mouth to protest, but before she uttered a single syllable, she discovered they were temple-to-temple. Her face shifted between shades of pink, completely taken off guard, “ W-what do you mean by that!? ” she asks alarmed by the vagueness of his words. Physical action?! Is everyone from Wonderland a pervert? First, Absolem threatening to discipline Grey, then, Cheshire shifting chillingly close to her? She was unsure what he was referring to, but she decided to give him a minute of her trust. She blinks a few times, bewilderment crossing her features before shock overtook her expression, rendering her speechless. She was at a loss of words. It took her a moment to register she was allowed to move freely once he let go, but she quivered previous to adverting her gaze, “ Idiot.. ” she stated barely audible. She didn't mean it, insulting him was just how she coped with embarrassment. Rhia blinked a bit, hearing something inside of her head; -W-what do you think you are doing!?- She looked around, it was Absolem’s voice inside of her head..? She strained to keep her mind off it, but it was problematic to overlook something as concerning as that. What did Cheshire do..?

Rhia made a face at Cheshire, a sulky expression following. Today was still stressing her out, she felt the need to reflect on it and learn how to not repeat the mistakes made, but his major concern was having splendid time and it seemed he was enjoying himself in adding onto her list of stressful thoughts. No wonder he transforms so much.. he’s worse than a woman or man so he has to be both. That’s the only way to describe this walking enigmatic existence. She sighed when he burst out laughing, “ I tried to tell you sooner.. ” she muttered, walking to one of the empty couches, returning to her defensive, distant persona once under the other male individuals range of acknowledgement .

-I’ll shave off all your hair, fur, whatever that is…then I’ll rip you apart.. not that it would do much good- Rhia stirred again, feeling even further distraught. Am I.. hearing Absolem’s thoughts? She decided to test the theory, “ Absolem, does your revenge consist of shearing Cheshire’s hair..err..Fur? Whichever it is..? ”

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"I swear I’ll rip you apart if I get out of this death grip.." Absolem's words only added to Cheshire's merriment as he struggled to catch his breath. He had managed to sit up and was now clutching his stomach in agonizing amusement. Laughter definitely wasn't a friend. He grimaced, attempting to calm down as Absolem flailed in the boy's grasp. "Death grip indeed," he snickered, fighting off an other surge of hilarity, "Careful. If he hugs you any tighter I fear it may prove lethal." He turned his attention towards Rhia, who slumped pass him and jabbed a thumb at the pair, "No wonder you were so quick to meet me. They've been at it the whole time, haven't they?"

Cheshire's grin matched Absolem's snarl as he mustered his wits. Gruesome as the past hours have been, being back in this familiar territory was marvelous. Slowly, he stood, taking his time to place himself against the wall. "Thanks," Cheshire sighed as Absolem congratulated him. He folded his arms as a sarcastic smirk ghosted his lips, "You always had a way with words. You make it sound so much better than what actually occurred." His tone quieted somewhat upon returning to the numerous beasts he slaughtered, adding more fuel to Jabberwockey's flame. Hard as he tried, he couldn't rid himself of the blame he carried, knowing he aided in the Plague's contract or the bruising he took to his pride upon running. He shook his head and met Absolem's gaze. He could brood later. Now was the time to 'live it up'. He was alive and so were they.

"Do you take me for a housecat?" he scoffed, feigning insult, "I have more lives than you can imagine, Abs. Some might even go as far as saying I'm immortal." He caught Caterpillar's inquiring gaze and couldn't help but chuckle. He strode over to Rhia and plopped down onto the arm of the couch, giving them enough space as not to cause too much discomfort. Not only was it an excuse to bring about that forbidden tint to her cheeks, but it was a covert way for him to sink into something soft and restful. "Mmhm," he managed to mumble, waving his hand dismissively, sinking into the plush, "You can ask the girl all the scandalous details.." Maybe celebrating could wait. His body was begging for sleep and his eyes had nearly shut when Rhia asked of Absolem's revenge concerning his fur. He opened a narrowed eye, darting it between Caterpillar and the girl, "What's this about my fur..?" his voice growled into the couch.

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He was still a little jumpy from the bird display but managed to calmly walk to the cottage and rummage around for a rapier, he was sure that they had one lying around somewhere. At last he found it. Triumphantly he rushed outside and handed it to Moonlight with an extravagant bow.

"You said something about fencing so this should be perfect," said Destra, smiling at the girl and Sinistra, " Now why don't you try hitting the dummy as hard as you can and then as fast as you can?"

He looked forward to seeing what she could do, the only person he usually saw fight was Sinistra and that was usually when he was the opponent so he didn't really have time to admire his moves.

"Just give it your best shot," he said warmly, "I'm sure you'll do fine."


Isaiah "Grey" Gris

The tree was moving, wriggling, trying to slip away from his grip. With a gasp he realised that it wasn't a tree but some sor of giant snake and it was going to eat him. Eyes wide with terror he watched the snake's head come down and then everything went black...

His eyes snapped open, his mind was a whirlwind and he couldn't tell what was real and what was the dream. There were people here but his mind refused to recognise them. Panicked he pushed away from the figure next to him and desperately ran to hide under the table.

"Dead," he said shakilly, "They're all dead, why did they die? Why didn't I die?"

Tears streamed down his face as he wrapped his arms around his knees and began to rock back and forth.

"Absolem, why?" he cried quietly, "Where were you? Why did you let it happen? I need you Absolem."

Part of him knew that this was silly and that he was still waking up from the dream but it had felt so real that his mind was giving in to the feverish thoughts. As far as he knew, the three figures in the room were minions of the Jabberwocky, if any of them tried to get near him he would lash out. He wouldn't let any of them touch him.

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Rhia immediately raised her hands from the couch, “W-what do you mean by that?” she inquired getting uneasy. They’ve been at what the whole time..? She shook her head trying to recapture control over her thoughts, “The embracing? That started not too long before you arrived actually. We wanted Absolem to take a breather because he looked beat.. they both got pretty overworked.. Grey lost consciousness and Absolem looked pretty ill before he ate.” Rhia took a deep inhalation afterwards. She definitely overreacted; her panicked reaction was evidence enough.

She yawned softly, blushing a dim shade of pink subsequently. Her world was upside down. Strength was hard to show in these conditions. She was still adapting. She wasn’t even sure if what happened earlier was her new ability. She knew the two of the Chains were talking, but their words were blurred, incoherent to her ears. Too much happened recently. She couldn’t remember anything about herself, she woke up in an empty hall alone, then she met Cheshire. She got angry at Cheshire’s forward and insistent attitude, he left her alone, he returned and she met Caterpillar and Grey, then Jabberwocky attacked Cheshire and she had to go on the run with Absolem, then Cheshire thankfully returned, then he embarrassed her.. and now everything was normal?? She just wanted sleep again.. partake in something effortless and serene. I don’t know how to feel. I can’t tell the difference between who I am and who everyone wants me to be anymore.. but did I really know who I was in the first place?

She felt her face ignite into a glow of bright pink when she suddenly noticed Cheshire was closer to her, much closer than he was before she indulged in her thoughts. When did he come over here? She subconsciously chews on her thumbnail timidly, not breaking the nail, but just trying to release her nervousness on something else in a nonchalant manner. Her eyes shifted upon the room, pretending to examine it. She was calming down until Cheshire’s words broke through her attempts, “W-what scandalous details!?” she squeaked out in a startled, disbelieving voice, “N-nothing happened! Don’t give people impressions like that!” she snapped in a flustered tone, scooting towards the opposite arm of the couch that the two of them were on. Why would you say something like that!? Rhia pouted, resting her head against the one not inhabited by a chain bent of destroying her mental stability, “I dunno. I heard it somehow.” She shrugs. She wasn’t about to admit it was inside her head, especially more than once. She wasn’t raving mad! They’d definitely tease her for going crazy and starting to hear ‘voices’ in her head, “M-maybe I imagined it..” she tried to brush it off, biting her bottom lip nervously. Definitely can’t admit to hearing voices.. Cheshire would tease me or even worse, he might get even more worried about me.. I worry him enough as it is..

Thankfully the next event drew attention off of her and onto Grey before the situation about her hearing Absolem's thoughts in her head or perhaps even the possibility of the two chains brawling in the floor got out of hand. Though, she jumped out of her skin when he moved so suddenly, hiding her face in the unoccupied arm of the couch. Please tell me they were both too busy focusing on Grey and didn’t realize that I got startled so girlishly? She gripped onto the arm of the couch, Grey’s behavior was concerning her. He was so much more composed than her, just what would she go through?

Die? When did he come close to dying? She couldn’t help her inquisitiveness, but she knew now wasn’t the time for her to speak up. This was Absolem’s problem, his business. Not hers or Cheshire’s. She gave him a look to not intervene, hoping he caught on. It was tough enough to face him once due to her rosy cheeks undesirably being on display in the process. She knew she couldn’t do it twice. She returned her face to the vacant arm, nuzzling against it tiredly, trying to not be concerned with Grey. He’s frightening me.. am I going to break down like that? It looks painful, lonely..

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Absolem / Caterpillar


Absolem visibly twitched in his frustration at Cheshire. Damn cat quit laughing at me or I’ll finish what the Jabberwocky began! He was about to shout out a few insults, however his disposition calmed as he noticed Cheshire’s contorted expression, a smirk replacing Absolem’s signature frown when the feline seemed to have overexerted his wounds, his cold eyes glistening with their own delight, “Did you brush your wounds the wrong way~?” He teased in a ‘baby talk’ voice, or at least, his best attempt of one, “Despite common belief I’m not in as poor health as many think. I’m sturdier than porcelain glass.” The green haired man hisses, still in attempt to worm himself free of his contractor. He twitched a bit, snapping instantly, “At it!? What are you accusing me of!?” His face was furious, red. Almost as if he’d used the forbidden nickname.

“I could’ve worded it quite more exquisitely if I wasn’t exhausted and having gained an extra hundred pounds suddenly.” He ushers towards the sleeping Grey, then decides to taunt Cheshire, “Who knows, maybe there would have been a nice dinner waiting..” but he shrugs with an aloof nature just after using a hopeful, depressed tone. He was trying to irritate him in return, “Oh well. Do help yourself to soup. I figured you probably forgot to feed the poor child so I took the liberty in cooking.” He ran a hand through his now quite knotted green locks before returning his attention back to the feline, “You saved your contractor, that’s heroic enough I suppose. Considering this game, that’s all that matters for the moment.” He closed his eyes, shaking his head, “Would you rather me speak of your failures? I can bring out the old scrapbooks.. I’m sure Rhia would love to see..”

Absolem blinked, deciding to play along and follow in Cheshire’s display, feigning an uninformed disposition, “You’re not the Queen’s housecat?!” he inquires in false astonishment, mocking Cheshire, “Good, the only pet she’d be capable of keeping would most surely have to be immortal.” Absolem raised an eyebrow at the two. Something seems.. different about these two. Did something happen outside? Now this is curious indeed, very entertaining seeing Cheshire behave this way. I will have to pay much closer attention.. Absolem chuckled a bit, watching the girl’s face light up like a Christmas tree. One could surely fry an egg on her face by this point. So that’s how it is.. Typical female. He saved her life and now she’s gawking and fawning over him subconsciously? Don’t tell me he chose this feeble of a contractor.. Cheshire just what did you base your decision on? The green haired man sighed to himself, laying back and closing his eyes, “Are you two taking this serious or simply kicking it back and romancing..?” he asked exasperated with a hardly noticeable indication of concern. His eyebrows raised as Cheshire was informed of his thoughts, “Ah, I see she may prove useful yet! She snuck her way into my thoughts, it won’t happen again I assure you..” his jaw was tense, a bit angered that he’d for once been clearly bested, “I thought about shaving it if you ever anger me.. your new toy invaded my thoughts without permission.”

Absolem was actually almost asleep until Grey shot across the room and under a table. He sat up slowly, walking over to the other male regardless. He’s still asleep technically isn’t he? He sighed, deciding to try and calm down his own contractor. Apparently he was coping as well. How much was Grey silently enduring for him? Am I being selfish expecting so much from him?

He knelt down slowly infront of the boy, hand outstretched, for once, a full smile across his features. Absolem looked gentle and kindhearted as he spoke in a soothing voice, “Come on out. It’s me, Absolem.. I’ve been here the whole time..you were hugging me!” he chuckled, “Wake up Grey, you’re still having a nightmare.” He cooed gently, slowly reaching to touch the other male’s cheek reassuringly.

“You’re alive for the same reason Rhia is. You're alive because as long as me and Cheshire are here to protect you and Rhia, you’re both going to be fine. As much as we disagree I am sure by now he can agree with me on that.” Do I really care about leaving Wonderland? Leaving this poor child to become a chain without guidance? Though.. if we lose.. I’ll be imprisoned and never see the poor thing anyhow..
Absolem withdrew his hand, knowing it might only unset Grey further. “If I was trying to harm you, I would have already now wouldn’t I?” He tried to reason with the boy, “Here, I’ll prove it’s me…” He closed his eyes pondering for a moment before biting his bottom lip, jerking back to liveliness and a comforting expression after an idea hit him.

“If I’m not Absolem.. how would I know the first riddle he ever asked you? It definitely was; If you come across two men, one always lies, and one always tells the truth. One is an Saint, the other a sinner. What question do you ask to tell whom is who?” He smiled satisfied with his approach. Tease my child and someone shall be missing a hand.. he’s been so brave and loyal until now.. “Or would I know about the punishment threats?”

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Moonlight accepted the rapier gingerly, holding it gently in her hands, as though afraid that she would cut herself. "It looks nice," she ventured. Carefully taking hold of the handle, she swung it around a few times. "I like its feel." Smiling confidently now, she suddenly leapt forward and stabbed at the dummy. Pretending it was a real opponent, she slashed viciously, dancing around like she was dodging blows.

A few minutes later, Moonlight straightened up, flushed. "How did I do?" she asked, grinning.

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One of the figures was coming towards him, that definitely wasn't allowed. Heart pounding he tried to scramble away but got caught in the legs of the chairs around the table. He winced as the figure reached out towards him, it was speaking but the words made no sense. He was preparing to bite the hand and it drew closer to his face when something caught his eye, the figure had green hair, mint green hair.

"Wh-which hand is your left," Grey said with a nervous smile as Absolem brought up the first riddle he'd ever asked, "That would be the easy answer."

He didn't bring up the punishments, he was curious what Absolem had in store but decided that could wait till later. Slowly he crawled out from under the table and rubbed his eyes, looking down at the ground. He was sure that he looked a dreadful sight. His hair would be a tangled mess and his eyes would be red. He was embarassed that Rhia, Cheshire and Absolem had seen him act like that but more than that he was mad at how badly the dream had upset and affected him. Closing his eyes he placed his head in his hands and tried to refocus, he didn't want to appear weak infront of Absolem, it would be letting the man down. No matter how hard he tried though he kept seeing images of all those bodies surrounding him and other aspects of the dream, each time they would make him shudder and the tears would threaten to well up again. He cursed himself for not being stronger

"I'm so sorry Absolem," he said, refusing to look the man in the eye, "You're probably regretting your choice of such a weak person to contract with. I'm sorry that I've let you down."

Would Absolem want to replace him? Perhaps things would be better that way, at least then the man might win. In Grey's opinion that was all that really mattered now.


Sinistra/Tweedle Dee

Sinistra watched silently as Moonlight began to attack the dummy. It appeared that she had some skill and she was fast. Watching her dance and weave around the dummy reminded him of how Destra fought when he wasn't thowing his knives around. That was something Sinistra had always admired about his brother, the way he could be standing perfectly still one moment and then would become an elegant whirlwind of blades the next.

"I think that was pretty good," he said to Moonlight, carefully taking the rapier from her, "Of course you could always get better, do you use your whole weight when stabbing?"

As far as styles go he could see that Moonlight had a lot to work with but the question was, did she have the imagination to bring out its potential?

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Moonlight nodded and wiped away her perspiration. She handed the rapier to Sinistra. It appeared that they thought that she was pretty good; that would be enough.

"Um, yeah, usually I just put all my weight into it, but it depends, I guess. Sometimes I let my guard down, and just swipe with my arm." She thought a little more. She thought she could remember more about the classes. "Let's see... I have this faint memory of being beaten easily. So that means I really have to work harder on my fencing."

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Cheshire

He stared at the girl, eyebrows raised. Imagined it? Somehow that didn't seem logical, then again what was in His Wonderland? Did she really hear something or just guess what Absolem was thinking? She'd been in his presence long enough to know his threats, maybe it was just dumb luck. He studied the way she drew her hands to her face, gnawing on her nails. Obviously, it stressed her else she wouldn't be reacting as such, maybe she did hear something. His ears perked as Caterpillar agreed to her statement. Maybe it was her gift? Did she accept him so quickly? He tilted his head at the girl, smirking at her flush. Maybe it was all in her head and that ritual was all she needed to finally accept the contract. Ah, humans..they're so predictable.Turning his attention to Absolem, he opened his mouth to retort but quickly clamped it shut as Grey threw himself under the table. Cheshire immediately tensed and shot up fully alert. "What the hell?!" he shouted angrily, clutching at his sides. The sudden motion startled him and tensing as such hurt. He glared icily at the boy as he rocked back in forth under the table. Pain made him angry and unconsciously reacting to the sudden childish fit of fear made him extremely annoyed. "Oh, I can surely help with that," he hissed under his breath referring to Grey's question of 'Why didn't I die?'

Though, seeing Absolem's sudden take on the situation, he clamped his mouth shut. Livid as he was, seeing Absolem in such a tender state was immediately prioritized. Was he actually comforting the boy? And did he just chuckle? The cat's mouth dropped and for once he was speechless. The tospy-turvy twist on his and Rhia partnership and now the affectionate actions caught between Absolem and Grey was exasperating. He muttered incoherently, turning away, for once too embarrassed to partake on the situation and resumed to laying down. Let him play Mother, it was no concern of his. He glanced over, noting Rhia's silence and met her baleful gaze. He spread his arms in baffled confusion, mouthing the word 'what?' the resumed to pouting. Curling up on the arm of the couch he closes his eyes and tries to block out the odd couple's conversation though his ears twitch as he overhears Absolem's statement: 'You’re alive for the same reason Rhia is. You're alive because as long as me and Cheshire are here to protect you and Rhia, you’re both going to be fine. As much as we disagree I am sure by now he can agree with me on that.' His ears jingled as they lowered upon his head. Who knew taking in strays would carry such responsibility? He thought back on Jabberwockey. The pause was nice, but they would have to resume to figuring out what could be done about the Plague whilst they had the time. He clutched his sides tenderly, remembering the fight and snuggled deeper into the cushion. Could he really protect them when he barely escaped himself? He mentally sighed, Alright, I'll play along. Absolem looked after his child, the least he could do is return the favour.

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Bacon? MMm.

While the three beasts guarded it's pit, the three newest Chains were sent on an errand. Hatter and March were to wander- spreading the taint of Jabberwocky in their wake, infecting new realms and finding more Chains. Doormouse however had instructions of her own; she was to head towards the realm of pepper and pigs, Duchess' home. She would not go alone, with her strode minions of the two conquered realms- Spiderlike tea pots that dribbled steaming ooze from their spouts, large bear-beasts from the forests and a horde of smaller creatures. She lead a small army. Sword at her side she marched, the beings forming ranks behind her.

Jabberwocky itself would resume it's search for that cat; images and memories filled in gaps from the three newest Chains- they told a story of a mushroom land, secret houses that vanished from sight and singing-biting flowers. While none of the three knew EXACTLY where the home of Caterpillar was, they did know in a vague way where it was located. Gina had seen the Cat with the Green haired man, and Jabberwocky had a feeling Absolem may know where Cheshire had gone. Mentally praising the girl for noticing details, ones the beast was too busy to see, Jabberwocky sets off in the direction of the Mushrooms.

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Hatter had changed since drinking the black tea; his gut had rotted right out, as if the stomach had filled with acid and burst. Deep inside his head he knew that it should hurt, but the Jabberwocky had taken away such concerns. Instead he found himself more and more thirsty- but no matter what he drank it just poured right back out through the hole. "This is just unacceptable. Nope. Just won't do." he mutters, trying in vain to hold a hand over the gaping wound as he drank straight from a pot; needless to say he failed, the liquid just running out through gaps. "How is a man supposed to enjoy his tea, when it just falls right back out again?"

March, who had been toying with the pulsing black filled hole in her chest shrugged and paused in her stride "Least you have a heart. I have this...ooze beating away in my chest. This was a nice jacket too." She shook her head, the voice of the monster urging her onward- the fresh Chains still had free-will to a degree, but Jabberwocky controlled how alive they stayed. Should it tire of them it could simply turn them into puppets. "We should never have invited that thing."

Hatter blinks and looks over at his traveling companion "That is most true. It will be removed from tomorrows guest list."

Some things don't change- Madness is one of them.

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Doormouse didn't like her new eyes, they itched. Her old ones kinda worked still, but it was hard to see when she used them- being in her palms and all. The new ones were black, made from the Jabberwocky's own essence- they let her see not only from her point of view but from any of the monstrous horde she walked with. Unnerving, but interesting. She had initially hoped to go with Hatter on his easy walking mission, but the beast's voice in her head had other plans. SHe was to lead an army on Duchess' home.

Already the beast had filled her in on her army's abilities; the Pots would act as artillery- lobbing balls of steaming ooze down onto the area, while the smaller creatures would act as infantry and rush in to strike. The bears were her personally vanguard- heavy hitters that would wade into the thick of things to deal massive damage. She could either sit back or join the fray- Jabberwocky had left that upto her. "Duchess never did me wrong, but never did me good either." she yawns, looking about for familiar landmarks. It would be a long walk, she was already sleepy.

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"Why do you wanna hurt everybody?" Gina asked the doll, sitting on her little beach. She had joined willingly with the monster, and had since been treated good. She saw some of what happened and heard most, but the beast's mind remained locked from her.

"I just want to go H͈̜̼͒ͫ́͆ͦ͒̀O̔҉̥̥̥̘̥͓̳͍M̼͔̟̏̀͂ͨ͌̑͞Ë́͏͕͙̹͉̦́." it replied, oozing through her fingers to pool on the sand like melted ice cream. "This world is not mine, it belongs to a S̸̶͔̪̩͎̔ͫP̜̞͕̮͖̦̭̀͐͗ͦͦ́͡Õ̱͚̘̥̟̲̠̬̗ͮ̈̀͜I͍̲̞͙̝̺̠̝̍̐̅̎́͘͢ͅL̢̙͔̘̙͇̻̮̳͋̇̈́͘͞E̸͔̝͔͚̺̣̐̈́̐Ḍ̛̻͙̪̳̝̺͎̑͊̎͐͆͂̅͟ ̵̘̟̪̥͚͍̙ͣ̊̍̂̅͆̚B͉͙̬͖̺̟̜͙̭̂̀R̝̰ͧ̀͑̅͗̊͐͡A̪͕̣͎̟̍T̳̙̝̝̮̼̤̬̙̍͗̍͡. She treats this as her personal T͇̖͖͙̣͚͌̋̿ͯ͂ͧ͑́O̼͕͊̎͐̑͊Y̨͙̼͎͖̫̫̰̜̍ ̸̢̭̰ͫ̍̐̾̍͛̄ͥB̠͌ͯ̾̽͋̓̈́̀͘O̫̝̲ͨ͒̀X̷̭̪̯̝̝̘̬̳͂͆̅͂͊̎ͯ̚." at times when emotion seeped into it's voice it scared Gina, sounding like a crowd talking all at once. It's voice was so odd, never the same- like it was made of thousands of people.

"I wanna go home too. I'll help you, so we can both go home." she smiled at the goo, as it reformed into her dolls again.

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Absolem frowned a bit, raising an eyebrow. Bite me and it shall be the last thing you do Grey. He mentally warned the blonde, twitching a bit in irritation. How did I sign up for this babysitting job anyway? He desperately wanted to give the Queen a piece of his mind, but that wouldn’t end well for him or the child so he kept his thin lips clamped shut until the boy calmed. He nodded a bit. That’s better. Now you’re behaving.

“Good, so now you realize it’s me.” Absolem grinned at Grey, smiling at him as reassuringly as possible, “See. Absolem.” He chuckled, trying his best to keep up his kind façade. He wanted so much to taunt and tease the boy, but he couldn’t.. it would only make things much worse.

Absolem ruffled up Grey’s hair, rolling his eyes. Humans were so fragile. What did he think was attacking him while sleeping in my home? Doesn’t he realize just how difficult it is to penetrate the walls of my home? He dared Cheshire to taunt Grey, this wasn’t the time, as tempting as it was.

Absolem sighed a bit to himself, shaking his head at the blonde, “Even if I were to regret it, it’s too late for something as futile as that. I however, do not and shall not. So don’t even fret on such silly things.” He smirks at the blonde, “Now, regain your composure and pride. Take a deep breath and calm down..”

Why would I want to replace him? With whom? Humans are such touchy creatures. Who does he take me for? I’m much too accustomed to him already.

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Rhia opened one eye, snickering aloud at Cheshire’s reaction to Grey, “Scardy cat.” She smirked at him, satisfied with his embarrassing behavior. That’s what you get. She giggled a bit before finally she wiped her eyes, “You’re too jumpy.” She grinned at him, nuzzling the couch with a yawn. For once she was in a good mood while tired. Perhaps being in the soft couch brightened her mood? She stretched before giggling again, “Calm down, we all have nightmares..” she mumbled rubbing her eyes sleepily.

Rhia just blinked watching Grey. His behavior made her nervous. Was this supposed to happen to her? Was she going to react like that? These thoughts constantly posed a threat to her pride and nagged at her subconscious. She ignored it when Grey came to, closing her eyes trying to pretend she’d never seen what happened. I know what it’s like to feel so humiliated you wouild rather die, I won’t make fun of you or acknowledge it.. I’m not strong either, don’t fret. We’re going to have to grow according to this game, both of us, all four of us honestly.

She was also trying to ignore Cheshire who smirked when his taunting proved successful. I’ll push you off the couch.. she mumbled to herself. I won’t feel bad, you’re androgynous. She rubbed her temple with her fingers, trying to not get too irritated as she remained curled up in her corner of the couch. Her blue hair rested against the arm of the sofa that she’d claimed, letting the other pair have ‘a moment’ to themselves, as if she wasn’t present in the first place.


Rhia rolled her eyes when he seemed to not catch her drift, mouthing back the words; ‘forget it..’ she laughed aloud when he began to pout again, “I think I can get used to this..” she yawns, closing her eyes and actually attempting to go to sleep, not fighting it like before. I’m too tired to play it tough..and it feels so cozy here.. It took a few moments, but before Absolem even began to mention why her and Grey would be safe, she was breathing softly, aqua bangs sliding over her eyes.

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Grey smiled nervously, finally looking at Absolem with relief. The man wasn't going to replace him, that was good, he didn't want to wander around this strange place by himself and he didn't know how long he'd last by himself. Taking a deep breath he went and sat back on the couch, fiddling with the ends of his hair.

"I...I was in the wasteland again..." he said quietly.

Nobody had asked for an explaination but he still felt the need to tell the others about the dream.

"There were bodies all around me," continued Grey, "Everyone was killed by the Jabberwocky and then it came for me."

Tears welled up in his eyes as he remembered how sad he had felt when he'd seen Absolem's lifeless body lying before him and the fear that had taken over as the Jabberwocky attacked. What would the others think of him? Would they see it as a sign of weakness? Absolem was being nice at the moment but he seemed annoyed, Grey was almost hoping that the man would crack some smart remark or threaten him again, at least then he'd know that everything was back to normal.

"I'm sorry if I scared anyone," he said, hugging his knees to his chest, "And Absolem, I'm sorry that I tried to force to rest before."

But then a new thought crossed his mind. Why was he sorry? He just wanted the man to go to sleep so he could recover.

"But what I said before still stands," he said cheekilly, trying to keep a grin under control, "Go to sleep or I'll sit on you."

Talking to Absolem like this was like playing with fire, he knew that now but he still couldn't resist, it would be funny to see what Absolem's reaction would be.


Destra/Tweedle Dum

Destra was about to comment on the way Moonlight danced around while she fought but was interrupted by a squealing noise as a momerath shot out of the nearby bushes with a note attactche to it. Raising an eyebrow he leapt at the shrieking green pig. It appeared the Duchess had sent a note. Tackling the momerath he gently untied the note and read it, eyes widening in horror.

"No way," he mumbled, shooting a panic laden glance at Sinistra, "This can't be happening."

On the note was a simple message but still it was enough to frighten both the twins.

The Jabberwocky is loose. Run.

"Looks like the game just got a whole lot harder," said Destra, retying the note to the momerath and taking a seat next to Sinistra.

He didn't mention the contents of the note to Moonlight. If she asked then he would tell her but there was no point in terrifying her needlessly. Looking at his brother he was sure that this was something they agreed on.

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Belca ... ? That sounds about right ....


A smile spread on her face as she heard the Duchess list off so many weapons, completely at ease. She wondered why the other knew of such things, but why should she care? Talking about steel and blood made her feel much more at home than her - sh couldn't help thinking of the word 'foreign' - kindness and sensitivity.

"I have tried tantos and dai katanas, not wakazashi though, but I feel the most comfortable with this." she raised her slim katana. "Its not too heavy, its simple and clean."

Apparently even though she had forgotten her past, it had a way of catching up with her through unexpected interactions. Not that she was complaining but ... something told her she was just fine without any memories of her own.

Belca was startled at the sudden 'whoosh' and even more so at what appeared, staring at the thick volume pointedly. Anyone could tell the Duchess liked her drama, but really? Really?

Being a sensible girl herself, she found it rather unnecessary and overdone.

A wave of bitterness washed over her, gone as soon and abruptly as it had appeared.
You wouldn't have found time to be so extravagant if you had grown up in the real world.

Narrowing her eyes, Belca reached for the pen.

"I really should read the fine print, but it's not like I have a choice, right? Why delude myself?" she shrugged, speaking aloud mostly to her own self. For some reason the words sounded useless and fake to her own ears.

Trusting someone this easily, you really are a fool.

'Go away.' she sulkily told the voice in her head. It wasn't like she was trusting the Duchess or anything. WHat she had said was true, even if it rang false right now. She had no other choice than to sign or go wandering off all on her own in an unknown land - which would have been pretty fun if something like the Jabberwocky hadn't been running around.


♠ The 'Queen' of Spades ♠


Fiore nodded, looking a little absent minded as he stared at the rose bushes surrounding them but actually paying attention to the girl, smiling a little at her comment about long hair and unnatural eye colour - was this a contributing factor in the girl's readiness to form a Contract with him? - before he heard the surprise in her voice and looked sharply at her.

"I take it the last two sentences mean you just remembered a part of your memory?" he offered casually. To keep things smooth and casual was the best way to make the mind lower its guards. If their conversation was flowing naturally, bits and pieces of her past might come back to her - just like this one obviously had.

Thinking back, something else piqued his interest.

"An I-pod, you say? Would you mind telling me what exactly this I-Pod is, and what it does?"

From her words, it must have something to do with songs and though he liked silence the best, he was also somewhat fond of music. He couldn't remember such a device when he 'split', so to speak, from Reality. Even though he had the power to visit his real world at any time - just like his sister, Alice - he preferred to stay in his own little world - or to be more precise, his own little garden. It was comforting and familiar and it was everything he could ever want.


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Lake Lacie

Lake Lacie by RolePlayGateway

A lake surrounded by mountains, filled with tranquility, infested with monsters ... perfect spot for a vacation, or a survival trip!

Palace of Hearts

Palace of Hearts by RolePlayGateway

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here

Down the Rabbit-Hole

Down the Rabbit-Hole by Bani

You are standing in a large hall, so large you can't see the walls or the ceiling.

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"Isn't it just a beautiful day for tea?"

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Character Portrait: Ariana Storm
Character Portrait: Alde Beriel [Queen of Hearts]
Character Portrait: The Mad Hatter
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Character Portrait: Dormouse
Character Portrait: Absolem "Caterpillar" Pillars
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Character Portrait: Isaiah "Grey" Gris
Character Portrait: Sinistra "Tweedle Dee" Lato
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Character Portrait: Duchess Sophie Vespre
Character Portrait: Queen of Spades [Millace Fiore Liddell]
Character Portrait: [Lacey 'Alice' Liddell] Creator of Wonderland

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Character Portrait: [Lacey 'Alice' Liddell] Creator of Wonderland
[Lacey 'Alice' Liddell] Creator of Wonderland

Imaginary is a word to denote things that don't exist in your Reality.

Character Portrait: Duchess Sophie Vespre
Duchess Sophie Vespre

"Sit down and enjoy the pepper"

Character Portrait: Destra "Tweedle Dum" Lato
Destra "Tweedle Dum" Lato

"Being twins does not make us the same person"

Character Portrait: Sinistra "Tweedle Dee" Lato
Sinistra "Tweedle Dee" Lato

"I'm innocent, I swear!"

Character Portrait: Isaiah "Grey" Gris
Isaiah "Grey" Gris

"Still painting flowers"

Character Portrait: Belca
Belca

You wanna take this shit outside, brat?

Character Portrait: Absolem "Caterpillar" Pillars
Absolem "Caterpillar" Pillars

Who are you? I can't help you if you don't even know who you are, stupid.

Character Portrait: Dormouse
Dormouse

"We've been waiting,"

Character Portrait: The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit

"Well, you've taken your sweet time!"

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Character Portrait: Destra "Tweedle Dum" Lato
Destra "Tweedle Dum" Lato

"Being twins does not make us the same person"

Character Portrait: Ariana Storm
Ariana Storm

Try not to you lose your head, things aren't always what they seem

Character Portrait: Duchess Sophie Vespre
Duchess Sophie Vespre

"Sit down and enjoy the pepper"

Character Portrait: Dormouse
Dormouse

"We've been waiting,"

Character Portrait: Isaiah "Grey" Gris
Isaiah "Grey" Gris

"Still painting flowers"

Character Portrait: Belca
Belca

You wanna take this shit outside, brat?

Character Portrait: The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit

"Well, you've taken your sweet time!"

Character Portrait: [Lacey 'Alice' Liddell] Creator of Wonderland
[Lacey 'Alice' Liddell] Creator of Wonderland

Imaginary is a word to denote things that don't exist in your Reality.

Character Portrait: Absolem "Caterpillar" Pillars
Absolem "Caterpillar" Pillars

Who are you? I can't help you if you don't even know who you are, stupid.

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Character Portrait: Dormouse
Dormouse

"We've been waiting,"

Character Portrait: The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit

"Well, you've taken your sweet time!"

Character Portrait: Belca
Belca

You wanna take this shit outside, brat?

Character Portrait: [Lacey 'Alice' Liddell] Creator of Wonderland
[Lacey 'Alice' Liddell] Creator of Wonderland

Imaginary is a word to denote things that don't exist in your Reality.

Character Portrait: The Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter

"A very merry unbirthday to you, and you as well!"

Character Portrait: Sinistra "Tweedle Dee" Lato
Sinistra "Tweedle Dee" Lato

"I'm innocent, I swear!"

Character Portrait: Absolem "Caterpillar" Pillars
Absolem "Caterpillar" Pillars

Who are you? I can't help you if you don't even know who you are, stupid.

Character Portrait: Ariana Storm
Ariana Storm

Try not to you lose your head, things aren't always what they seem


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Lake Lacie

Lake Lacie by RolePlayGateway

A lake surrounded by mountains, filled with tranquility, infested with monsters ... perfect spot for a vacation, or a survival trip!

Palace of Hearts

Palace of Hearts by RolePlayGateway

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here

Down the Rabbit-Hole

Down the Rabbit-Hole by Bani

You are standing in a large hall, so large you can't see the walls or the ceiling.

Tea Garden

Tea Garden by RolePlayGateway

"Isn't it just a beautiful day for tea?"

Wonderland

Wonderland by RolePlayGateway

Anywhere in Wonderland outside the places already specified in the rp.

Wonderland

Wonderland Owner: RolePlayGateway

Anywhere in Wonderland outside the places already specified in the rp.

Down the Rabbit-Hole

You are standing in a large hall, so large you can't see the walls or the ceiling.

Tea Garden

Palace of Hearts Tea Garden Owner: RolePlayGateway

"Isn't it just a beautiful day for tea?"

Palace of Hearts

Lake Lacie Palace of Hearts Owner: RolePlayGateway

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here

Lake Lacie

Lake Lacie Owner: RolePlayGateway

A lake surrounded by mountains, filled with tranquility, infested with monsters ... perfect spot for a vacation, or a survival trip!

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