AM Alice fic: LonderlandThe luckiest of the Houndsditch children had been deposited at orphanages or assigned to alternate, under skilled, doctors. While the rest had either been "unaccounted for," left in the hands of street criminals and vagrants, or suffered fates as a new wave of factory workers.More Like This
As for Alice, quiet frankly, no one gave enough of a damn to find a use for her. A so called troubled girl with no relations and no real inheritance was low on London's priority list.
It had been predicted, Alice recalled Houndsditch neighbors' whispering loudly behind limp hands, that she would not last a week before running into the arms of a pimp. And although teen girl's former nanny had offered her a place among the working woman she managed, Alice's acceptance of proposal was as true as flying pigs.
Instead nineteen year old found her own way of survival after what news papers called "Dr. Angus Bumby's Unexplained Disappearance" and "Unfortunate Close of Leading Home for Wayward Youths." Even if