13. A Man in a Hat13. A Man in a Hat4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
Stiffly, I walked down the stairs, having trouble breathing because of the corset-type thing on the dress I had been forced to wear. The lace around the bottom scratched my legs through the fishnet stockings and God, did I hate high heels.
Tillie held tightly to my hand, her small palms sweaty. With my other hand, I trailed the railing to keep my balance in both the heels and with the difficulty breathing.
"There are my darlings!" simpered the Red Queen. "Now, why don't we three go out to the garden for a nice cup of tea and a pretty little game of croquet?" While she spoke, she linked arms with me and my sister and moved us toward the patio.
"Alice, my dear, I do hope that that nasty boy, Hatter, didn't wreck you with his lies, did he?"
I didn't answer.
"Come, come, girl. Answer me."