Madness and Muchness ch 1 Alice awoke from her sleep in a glorious bed. At first she thought she was at home, but it didn't quite feel like it. She rubbed her eyes and saw that she was indeed, in Marmoreal Castle, the home of the White Queen.Madness and Muchness ch 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Am I I "
The White Queen rubbed the side of her face with her soft creamy hand.
"Alice, my champion, you're alright now darling. Just relax and go to sleep."
Alice sat up, "But how did I get here?"
Mirana, the White Queen, had a puzzled look on her face. "Why I don't know Alice. I was out with my court, checking up on the good people of Underland and we saw you lying face down in the garden. Your clothes were soaking wet, and you looked so sickly. Why we carried you to my castle, and put you to bed."
Alice tried to think about what she did last, but she couldn't remember. She had no recollection about her dreaded fall, or her doomed
Madness and Muchness ch 7 It was almost like any other day for Alice in Marmoreal castle. She wandered aimlessly through the halls, admiring the paintings, smelling the flowers, all of the usual things. Except this wasn't like any other day. The servants were hurrying, tidying up the castle, talking extra sweetly to the plants, and making sure everything was right for the wedding that would occur the following day, between the Queen's Champion, and her Hatter.Madness and Muchness ch 75 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Tarrant " Alice sneaked into his sewing room, where he was working.
He turned around and covered her eyes, "Alice, you know you aren't supposed to be seeing what I'm working on, you naughty girl you."
"Don't I get at least a little peek at my wedding dress."
"Now Alice you know it's bad luck for you to see the dress before the wedding."
Alice pondered that thought for the moment, "Well, I'll have to get dressed 'before' the wedding, and I'll see my dress then. So ei
Madness and Muchness Ch 14Those words rang in Tarrant's head. He had to have Alice repeat them over and over again so he could process it.Madness and Muchness Ch 145 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Why Alice that explains everything! The weight gain, the moodiness, your headaches, and your appetite. Oh Alice, we're going to have a baby!" Tarrant hugged her and sobbed tears of joy.
"I know, isn't it wonderful! We're going to have a little baby sometime in the summer."
Tarrant paused and counted backwards a little bit. "This must have happened on my return from Marmoreal."
Alice blushed, "Yes, that was one of our more interesting moments."
Tarrant hugged her closely, "Oh Alice this is absolutely perfect!" He scooped her hp and began to futterwhack with her in his arms. "This is better than the Frabjous Day!" He hugged her closely and danced around the room shouting, "We're going to have a baby! We're going to have a baby!" Over and over
Madness and Muchness ch 3 Alice walked aimlessly around the castle, which had been her home for the prior three weeks. The Queen decided to let her stay in the castle, because after all, Alice was her champion. Usually she helped with tending the garden, or she spent her time reading books in the library, or embroidering pillowcases with silver floss. But the best times was when Tarrant wasn't too busy sewing clothes and making adjustments for the Queen.Madness and Muchness ch 35 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Alice peeked her head in the door. "Oh hello Tarrant, I was just passing by and I thought I'd come and see you." This was a partial lie, she stopped by every day to see him. Tarrant had taken up residence in the castle for the past several weeks also.
Tarrant clipped a string from the hem of the dress that he was sewing. "It feels nice now that things are back to normal. I'm working in my trade again, for the White Queen, and you're as you shoul
Madness and Muchness Ch 5 Tarrant was going through a mad rage. He was tearing up his house, throwing the sheets off the bed, tearing pages out of books, and sifting through the ashes in his fireplace looking for something. The problem was he didn't know what he was looking for though.Madness and Muchness Ch 55 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"SLIM SCUM SLACKING URBAL SCUM!!!" He threw his wardrobe into the wall. He screamed and started rolling around on the floor.
"Where is it! Where is what? Where is it! Where is what? Where is it! I'VE GONE MAD!!!"
Meanwhile, Alice was sitting in the dining room eating dinner with the White Queen. She felt a strange sensation in her chest.
"What's wrong Alice?" asked Mirana.
Alice suddenly felt cold all over, "I don't know, I just have this bad feeling all of a sudden."
Mirana leaned forward and whispered to her, "Is it the soup?"
Alice looked around the room, "No, the soup is fine."
Madness and Muchness ch2 "Tarrant, it's high time you come out and have a Tea Party!" The dormouse and the March Hare were knocking on the Hatter's door. For the past several weeks the Hatter wouldn't leave his house, as he claimed that he was 'working.'Madness and Muchness ch25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The dormouse grabbed her sword. "Let me at him! He can't be sewing every minute of every day."
Thackery grabbed her. "Wait!!! Let's try again. Hatter, please come out for tea!!!"
Tarrant sat quietly in his armchair in the drawing room. He stared blankly at his unlit fireplace.
"No, I cannot, I'm working!"
"Come on we've got better things to do!" Mallymkun said, angrily.
The both of them sat at the table in front of the Hatter's house and began to have their daily tea. As they have done, without him, for the past two months. Tarrant sat shut his eyes and tried
Madness and Muchness ch 6 Alice and Tarrant cuddled on his half-torn-apart sofa staring at the fireplace. Everything wasn't in it's proper place, except for their own hearts. Alice had her head rested on his shoulder, and Tarrant was brushing her hair.Madness and Muchness ch 65 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"You know, I'm glad I found that ring." He smiled softly, "It was my mother's."
Alice admired the loveliness of her engagement ring. It had intricate engravings of gardens and flowers on the silver band. The gem was a light shade of periwinkle, and if you softened your eyes just so, you could see a small heart in the center.
"It's lovely Tarrant." She snuggled into his chest. "What do you suppose you're going to do when I head back to Marmoreal?"
"Wait, I have an idea!" He reached into his pocket and pulled out a small pair of scissors. "Hold still Alice." He snipped off a small lock of her blonde hair and put it
AIW: The Path.... Suppressed MemoriesAIW: The Path....5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She was done. Closing the log laying heavily on her desk, with a satisfied sigh, Alice had finished what she had set out to do. It had taken nearly 6 years but she had surpassed her late fathers dreams and extended his trade route all the way to china, and done so successfully. Pushing back the chair she walked over to the the ancient globe spinning it ideally and watching as it spun wildly. Instead of feeling complete though she felt empty.
Looking in her mirror she didn't look much different then she had the day she had laid out her plan to her fathers old friend and colleague. Her hair rarely worn up anymore, fell around her face an shoulders. It was a waste of time to try to tame it, her hair had a mind of it's own and her fine strands always ended up escaping even the most elaborate style. She gathered it up into a messy bun in the back to better study her reflected features.
There were no wrinkles marking time across her visage yet, but they
Madness and Muchness ch 13Mirana stood in the grand foyer with her court. She couldn't go outside anymore, for fear of getting killed by the Crims.Madness and Muchness ch 135 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Have you been speaking kindly to the " before she could finish the front door flew open. She screamed because she thought that one of her sister's supporters had broken into the castle to kill her. But to her luck it was only the Hatter
"My Queen!" Tarrant Hightopp screamed. "Help! Alice is dying!" He sunk to his knees and held Alice out to her. He was covered with many different colors of blood and some of it had rubbed off on Alice, making it a garish sight.
Mirana fanned herself, nearly fainting at the sight. "Somebody get a doctor, get two no three! Please do something!"
Several hours had passed. Tarrant sat outside Alice's old room, from before their marriage. His sword was lying in it's holster o
Madness and Muchness Ch 4 Alice tenderly hugged Tarrant, as they stood at the entrance of Marmoreal Castle.Madness and Muchness Ch 45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I'll miss you Tarrant, do come and visit."
Tarrant whispered in her ear, "Only if you promise to come visit me."
Alice let go of him and watched as he rode into a royal carriage off to his home in Tugley Woods. She suddenly felt incredibly sad. There were many things to do in Marmoreal castle, much more things to do than in the entire country of England. But it wouldn't be the same without Tarrant. She knew that she would miss his laughter, no matter how mad he was. She missed the rhythmic sound of his sewing machine, she often fell asleep in his sewing room just listening to him delicately sewing a lace trim on a dress. Whenever she woke up, she was back in her room. Tarrant always sent the guards to carry Alice back to her room, because the court would suspect an affair was going on. It didn'
Madness and Muchness ch 10'Alice was sitting comfortably in her husband's favorite chair. She quietly embroidered delicate flowers on her husband's shirt. As she set down her embroidery hoop she gazed lovingly at her wedding portrait on the wall. A friend of the Queen's painted it for them. She started sobbing quietly, for it had been about two months since she had seen him and she was worried about the revolt that was going on at Marmoreal. Just when Alice started wiping her eyes with the hem of her petticoat the door was kicked down!Madness and Muchness ch 105 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
'"Seize that girl!" It was Ilosovic Stayne, the Knave of the once all mighty Red Queen.
'Red knights stormed the house, smashing things and causing much mayhem. Stayne grabbed Alice by the hair and carried her out of the house, as the red knights set it on fire.
'"Tarrant! Tarrant!" Alice screamed for her husband.
'"Shut up!" Stayne screamed at her.
Madness and Muchness ch 11Alice cried softly in Tarrant's armchair.Madness and Muchness ch 115 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I wish he was here!" She sobbed for a moment. "I wish I could save him, I really do but I have no sword." She shrieked loudly, "I have no sword! I can slay the Jabberwocky but I can't save my husband. My husband my sweet dear loving "
Suddenly, the front door flew open. In came Tarrant Hightopp, who was out of breath, dirty, tired looking, and only wearing his hat, which he used to cover himself.
"Look Alice " he paused for breath, "I know what you're thinking. But "
Alice ran towards him and jumped. She wrapped her legs around his waist and started sobbing tears of joy. She kissed him repeatedly, "I never thought I'd see you again!"
"Alice I I "
She covered his mouth with her dainty index finger. "Don't talk, take me upstairs Tarrant."
Tarrant carried her upstairs, trying to unbutton her dr
Madness and Muchness ch 8 "Come on Alice, no need to be shy."Madness and Muchness ch 85 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Tarrant, you know I don't know how!"
"Here Alice I will teach you to futterwhack."
Tarrant took Alice's hand and led her to the dance floor. Everybody was dancing all sorts of dances that Alice had never seen in her life. Tarrant held her hand and tried to show her how to move her feet. They both grinned and giggled in the process and smothered each other with gentle kisses.
Mirana watched them lovingly, "They are such a lovely couple," she said to McTwisp, the white rabbit in the waistcoat, "I hope they spend many happy years together."
"Your Highness, couldn't you check the Oraculum to make sure?"
"I've considered that, but I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise. I'm afraid if I look I'll want to tell them things that they shouldn't know about, and that could ruin the future. No, I think I'll just wait and see."
A small group of Tarrant and Alice's friends stood ou
Madness and Muchness ch 12Tarrant walked all the way to Salazen Grum, he couldn't teleport himself there (it didn't work if you wanted to go to a place for a bad intention). Even though it meant that he had to travel through the dreaded Red Desert he was prepared to do that. He intended to kill to get Alice back.Madness and Muchness ch 125 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He had been walking for about a week, not stopping. When you are mad you can go along time without needing to stop to eat or drink. Eventually the desert winds started to pick up, spitting light colored crimson sand in his face. His hat flew off, but he kept going.
"Hatter!" Chessur suddenly appeared, ready to claim his beloved hat. "It seems that you've forgotten your hat.
Tarrant kept walking, taking the sword out of his holster. He twirled it around in his hands.
Chessur appeared in front of him. "Tarrant, you dropped your hat. Aren't you going to go get it?"
Tarrant stopped and turned aroun