Alice Splendor laughed and about with her friends. She ran forward and touched Mykayla's arm gently and yelled "Tag, Kay! You're it!" Each of them were British, as all in this story will be.
"Alice, no fair! I tripped!" Mykayla yelled.
"Well it's not my fault you're such a klutz," Alice stuck her hands on her hips.
"You're one to talk, Little Miss Rabbit Hole," Brian mocked. Alice blushed.
Seven years ago, having only been seven at the time, Alice Splendor fell down a rabbit hole, to a place known as Wonderland. For months, she obsessed over Wonderland. She drew pictures an daydreamed, most of all over a "Mad Hatter," who she would talk about nonstop, sometimes for hours on end. But, her friends and family, even her own Father, would call her a liar. At first. Then insane. She heard them at night, talking about sending her away, so she pretended that it was simple imagination. Everyone calmed down, having assumed she grew out of it.
She never did.
"I was very little. Every small child is a bit touched in the head! I've far outgrown it!"
"Oh have you?" Brian smirked and crossed his arms. She did not realize, and Brian i not either, that he was madly in love with her.
"Yes! I swear!" Alice crossed her arms. "I don't even remember half the things now!"
"Prove it," Mykayla pointed to a rabbit hole. "Just stick your foot inside. If you don't feel a compulsive need to jump in, I'll believe you."
"Fine," Proud Alice grimaced and walked over to the rabbit hole and stuck her foot inside. She was wearing a blue dress that went to her knees, white stocking that went up to them, and black Mary-Jane's as shoes. "You see? I'm perfectly nor-" Suddenly, a small part of the ground collapsed, enough to swallow poor little Alice.
"ALICE!!" Both of the the other children screamed.
"What have I done?!" Mykayla clutched her own hair and looked down at the rabbit hole, which was already missing Alice. "I've killed her!"
"Mum is gonna skin you for this," Brian added.
Alice screamed and closed her eyes, covering them with her hands. After a minute of falling, she opened them. She was still falling?
"Curiouser and curiouser.." She muttered, then drained of all color. She remembered this. She remembered it well. She had never stopped believing, not even for moment, that any bit of had not been true. However, she also never though that she could return.
"Maybe," She began to wonder aloud. "I go every seven years. First seven years old, now fourteen. Curiouser and curiouser.."
She looked around and still didn't stop falling. Alice began to grope the dirt around her, which counted as walls. Unfortunately, they were quite smooth. She looked down and raised her hands to protect her face, considering the floor was seconds away. She hit the ground, which was actually pretty soft. She sat for a second, pondering what to do.
"Well, maybe someone will remember me," She said aloud. She didn't care if anyone heard. A smiling cat had already explained that they were all mad there, after all.
After nearly three hours of walking, she stumbled- Quite literally - over a small mushroom. She looked at the small watch on her wrist. 11:27, past bed time. She was tired, and so she laid down on the small mushroom, covered herself with the surrounding leaves (which she checked to ensure they were not living being), and fell asleep. Tomorrow, she would re-explore Wonderland.
"Mum! Mum!" Brian and Mykayla Houser called as they burst in the door of their house. They were twins, and unrelated to Alice.
"What?" Ananias Houser, the Mother, called back as she walked to them with a friendly smile. She was quick to change emotion.
"Kay killed Alice!" Brian didn't hesitate. The Mother's eyes widened and she stared at Mykayla.
"No, I didn't! I-I dared her to put her foot in a rabbit hole, that's! But, the ground caved in and- and sh-she fell and- and I-I..!"
"Go to bed," Ananias ordered. "We'll send a search party for Alice tomorrow."