Upon leaving the Tower of Springs and the Lady Guardian of Time, Alice was a little lost with little Dinah carried snugly in her arms. She was now wearing the watch locket and it seemed that each time she checked, its hands remained frozen pointing sharp at 12 o'clock. Alice began to wonder if it signified midnight or midday, with Dinah responding with a quiet shake of its head when Alice questioned the little companion. It appeared that the pathway leading out of the tower was no different than when she mysteriously ended up in Wonderland for the first time...It was dark and obscured with giant foliage of an overcast forested area. Light was elusive that Alice felt as though she was groping inside an unlit theater awaiting the mercy of a radiant spotlight being shone on them both, for even Dinah was intimidated...

A little surprised wiggling of her locket nearly frightened the wits out of them. Both Alice and Dinah was startled so abruptly that they stumbled over a pricky pebble and fell bracing themselves on the ground...For a moment, they struggled to be still and quiet, until the locket resounded with a catchy jolly tune. Dinah then nudged and swept up Alice's fringes uncovering her face to urge her young mistress to open her eyes again. Calming her fear, Alice took note of Dinah's hint of the playing locket, which reminded her of the songs she once heard sung during MadHatter's and March Hare's tea party.

Gathering herself back on her feet again, Alice beheld the once again moving hands of the watch, which slowly and then rapidly increased its turning speed, keeping pace with the swift emergence of scenes Alice once was involved in with MadHatter and March Hare flashing inside the screen of her mind...

Holding close the locket pendant, Alice decided and said to her dear Dinah, "Alright, I see now where we should be going, sweetie...Perhaps, it's about time we begin our journey to rediscover the mystery of this Wonderland! This place ought to have its light restored...I should have caught the signs of its disordering state much earlier, though I still could not put my finger on how severe it has gone...just as was revealed by Madam Guardian...Things are just about the same, here, there, and everywhere we can see..." She looked and felt about the oversized and overgrown bushes and canopy against an unclear backdrop around and above, allowing only a narrow, yet firm trail for them to tread on...Now, Alice recalled that she used to rely greatly on misleading signs back then on her first adventure...Only that, Mister Caterpillar and the singing Pansies seemed to be nowhere around here...