Sitting in bed was rather boring, especially on a Saturday afternoon. But some like Luna had no choice in the matter, whose only friends were her dogs who sat in her room with her. There on the floor sat a tri color female Pembroke welsh corgi, her buddy curled next to their owner on the queen bed was a black and tan male saluki.
Their owner Luna was surfing the web looking at the BBC TV show "Merlin" wiki page. Suddenly, and much to Luna's annoyance and the dogs' surprise, a pop up shouted "congratulations!"
It read: congratulations, in ten seconds you and every living creature in this room are going to be transported to a magical world.
"Oh, that's cool" she said, then paused. "Wait, what?"
But it was too late. A bright flash filled the entire room and when sight was possible again it was obvious they weren't in America anymore.
The corgi named Triss yapped incessantly at the sudden change in surroundings. Luna and Solae, the saluki, were suddenly on high alert.
"Shit that thing was serious?" Luna was obviously trying to keep her voice calm for the sake of her dogs but she knew they sensed her distress.
Apparently others nearby heard Triss's barking because someone shouted "whose there?" and out of the trees came two young men around the age of eighteen dressed in mideavel clothing, one with blonde hair and the other with black.
"Who're you?" the boy with black hair (who looked suspiciously looked like Merlin from said series) asked. Luna just stared in shock and said the first thing that came to her mind.
"Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?" she asked nervously. The two men just stared at her as if she had three heads.
"I think you've hit your head pretty hard, you're talking in riddles." The boy in blonde (who she assumed was Arthur) said after a confusing moment's silence.
"At least she can talk," replied his equally confused counterpart. "We'd better take her back to the castle."
At the mention of castle Luna began to laugh nervously as she thought of what the pop up had mentioned of a "magical world".
"No I think I've hit my head just the right amount thank you very much. Look where I am after all, in Camelot with the fabled prince Arthur and Merlin! If I had known I would have worn my best Alice costume and covered my dreaded brown locks with the palest of blonde, because indeed this is getting curiouser and curiouser." Luna was quite the dramatic cosplayer and did indeed love dramas.
Again she was given strange looks, as this was Camelot, many centuries before Lewis Carol's time. Solae finally got the courage to get up from his master's side and circle the newcomers in curiosity. Triss was looking to Luna for instructions to attack the strangers. Luna looked at Triss before scratching her behind the ear and smiling a bit.
"What is your dog doing?" Arthur was tense with the Solae sniffing him and Merlin. Luna smirked and called the dog back to her side.
"I'm Luna Frostdragon." She said standing up from her previous situation on the ground. Arthur and Merlin looked confused for a moment before Arthur said, "Well, I'm Arthur Pendragon, and this is my servant Merlin."
Luna had her nervous smile plastered on her face again. Crap, they're not joking. I really am a real life Alice in Wonderland.
"Well then perhaps we should head off to this castle of Camelot, though I doubt anyone there can help me wake up from this dream I seem to have stumbled upon. Lead the way my friends, on the yellow brick road we shall go, to the wonderful kingdom of Camelot to speak to the king and earn ourselves a heart and a brain along the way." She spoke wistfully and dreamily, but not quite in the way the Lovegood does.
Again she earned strange looks but she ignored them as the boys led her off through the woods, and certainly not on any yellow brick road, but the destination was the same. And it was silence they walked in, apart from the barking from Triss and the crunching of twigs and leaves beneath their feet.
Arriving in Camelot was less dramatic than expected but still had an affect on Luna at the magnificence of a real castle so lively without jewelry and crowns on display and very much intact. She felt very out of place in her black skinny jeans and Kingdom Hearts t-shirt. Her dogs sniffed about curiously but never strayed far into the crowd of the town staring as she passed.
Arthur and Merlin took her to King Uther to see what could be done about her finding a way home, y'know, after they find out where she's from. But that won't help because where she's from won't be discovered for another few thousand years.
Uther, the senile old bastard asked where Luna was from, as she obviously wasn't from there with the way she dressed.
"I am from a place that won't be discovered until 1492. A wonderful place called America." Again with the dreamily spoken words from the girl in strange dress who came from thin air with the rat who would not be quiet and the deer with a fascination with everything, obviously protective of the girl.
"In other words, not from here. I think I was sent here by lord Voldemort out of a random act of kindness on his part, but like anything moldy shorts does it ended up being something gone completely mad with a hat and with a spoon full of sugar I kindly ask you to find it in the kindness of your heart to find me a place to stay for I could be here for a while. After all I have no ruby slippers to simply wish myself home, and the scarecrow and the tin man haven't found their brain and heart yet."
"Hmm, have it arranged that this young lady and her dogs have a place to stay and a job as your maidservant Arthur. Find her some proper clothes as well." Uther it seemed, had no interest in helping the girl find her way home or in helping her find her supposedly lost senses. Arthur grit his teeth but obeyed his father none the less.