Wow, I totally got lost in school and other stories. I am so very sorry to anyone who keeps track on this story! I'll try and write more, I promise!
I don't own Alice In Wonderland
8 Dreams in the Night
Retta closed her door and leaned against it. What an odd day she has had, and it was just presently dwelling upon her. She went to her bed and laid there well into the night, considering her new guest.
In the other room, Hatter lie in bed thinking upon his hostess. She held a striking resemblance to him. Yet not even his own family had held such likeliness to himself. For some had his changing eyes, others had his shade of hair, yet none had both.
She had the eyes of a changing sea, and hair of the brightest orange. She loved riddles and dined with a calm rabbit and mad mouse. She ranted on in fits of madness. She loyally served her King and had a passionate hatred for a certain feline. She did wonders with a needle and constantly donned on a hat.
He found that she would be a lovely friend and he hoped to grow a friendship with her. But there was one troubling feature in her.
Her eyes that glowed of the most brilliant blue…reminded him too much of Alice. He could not meet her eyes without imagining Alice laughing with him. Alice exchanging riddles with him. Or Alice smiling and traveling across a world with him.
His heart ached with every blink of Retta's eyes. At times it was too much to bear. But the girl would ask him what was the matter with such concern that Hatter brushed it off until he was reminded yet again. Something in his chest grew tight when remembering the girl who chased the rabbit. His stomach seemed to be filled with bread-butterflies and even the flowers he painted grew brighter. Could she possibly be missing him, as well?
Retta was reaching the same dilemma. Where was Ecilan…was it true that he could be in the Hatter's world? It would make an interesting way of sense. The Hatter did arrive just as Ecilan disappeared.
The King is known for his way of knowing the future, perhaps he wished for Retta to accompany the Hatter in hopes that she would go to Underland with him, where she would find Ecilan.
The Hatter…Tarrant Hightopp, his name was. She wondered how her family would look upon him. For they would need a night of rest on the way to the Blue Castle and her family's small town is right there in the middle. The perfect resting spot for their journey. Yet, with this stranger looking so akin to her, she wondered if he would be accepted.
Except his eyes, no one in her family had eyes of green.
The green reminded her of the gorgeous grass hill that she played on with Ecilan when he was just a little boy. Curious how he aged and she didn't, simply because everyone ages at their own pace in Topland.
But the little blond boy on that hill of green smiled up at her every time she looked at the Hatter. And she missed him all the more. She cared for Ecilan; she had watched him grow and protected him from the Blue King.
But when he grew older she found that she was seeing him in a new light. Perhaps it was as Chessie hinted at. Was she falling for Ecilan…falling down a certain type of rabbit hole that was never too easy to escape from?
In any case, she had to find Ecilan and fast. Hatter had promised to help her with that. How kind he is… To help her on a perilous journey with hardly knowing her in the first place. All because he needed her and saw she was uncomfortable with returning to the Blue Castle on her own.
Retta rolled onto her side and pulled her blanket around herself. She would find Ecilan, and she would do so with such a passionate determination that even the Blue King will have to bow to her in humble respect. Indeed, she would find him, under any means necessary.
Hatter only wished to return home, but he did promise the girl to help her find her friend. He would do so, with the same level of bravery that encouraged him to lead Alice, the White Queen, and the White Army into battle. Hatter tugged his blanket to his shoulders as he turned on his side.
Yes…They would help one another.
Really short. I just wanted to sum up what was going on.
More to come.