|Riceball in Wonderland
Author: syaoran no hime PM
In the tradition of this fairy tale classic, but with the romantic Yukiru twist. Just read on!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 34,775 - Reviews: 294 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 04-25-03 - Published: 03-11-03 - id: 1265513
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Jack-kun, I don't want to let go!
Tohru opened her eyes weakly and blinked when she saw that once again, she was back under the cherryblossom tree, holding on to the Rewritten Adventures of Alice in Wonderland book. In front of her was Yuki, kneeling down at her, peering curiously at her.
"Why did you fall asleep in here?" he asked gently. "You're going to get cold."
"Yuki-kun?" she asked uncertainly.
"Who else?" laughed the Sohma.
"I-I dreamed that I was in a strange place…called Wonderland…" She then realized that she was pouring out to him all the adventures she had. About the Cheshire Cat, the Fashionable Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, his lovely assistants, the Ace of Hearts, the Maid of Diamonds, the Lord of Diamonds, the Duchess, the Dorm Mouse, the Mushroom twins, the King of Hearts…the Jack of Hearts.
He listened to her, a small smile on his face. "Why, you just dreamed all of the characters in the book I gave you."
She looked at the cover then back at the smiling nezumi. "Y-Yes, a fantastic dream."
He held his hand out to her. "Come on, let's go back inside the house."
She accepted his hand. "Y-Yes!"
He started to walk ahead of her. "Momiji and the others were worried when you didn't return to the house yet. They thought you thought that you were still playing hide and seek…"
She smiled timidly, then looked back at the book. She decided to browse through the pages, and gasped when she read all the adventures she had written in the pages of the book! Even her thoughts about returning to her own world!
The last few pages of the book continued what happen when she disappeared from Wonderland.
"I, the King of Hearts, hereby give my throne to my rightful successor, the Jack of hearts," announced the Hare as he glanced both at the seated outgoing king and the incoming king. "I am most certain that he can adequately take care of this kingdom and make it prosper, not only because the good Queen blessed us, but also because we have renewed our faith in the strength of the kingdom."
"He shall rebuild the palace, along with the spirits of the constituents under his care."
The Jack of Hearts was then crowned, followed by the celebration of the matrimonial unity of the Ace of Hearts and the Maid of Diamonds.
The Jack was then given the privilege to speak.
"Allow me to express my thanks to the trust and confidence that our outgoing king gave me, as well as your trust in me, people of the Hearts Kingdom," began the former Jack. "From this day hereon, expect my hundred percent non-stop labor to make this kingdom a better place for us to live in."
"Also, along with my congratulations to the Ace and the Maid of Diamonds, is my hope that all the four kingdoms of Wonderland will find a way to be friendly with each other. That, in the spirit of reconciliation, we may be able to live peacefully with each other in Wonderland."
"Lastly, I now appoint the Mad Hatter to be the next Jack of Hearts."
As the king left the stage, he spotted at the corner of his eye the Lord Diamonds, who was blending in the crowd. His former sensei was smiling at him approvingly.
He smiled back.
"You let her go," said the Mad hatter, who was now the Jack of Hearts, when he visited the new King of Hearts, who was supervising the rebuilding of the palace of the Hearts kingdom.
"I want her to be happy," said the former Jack simply.
"Love knows no bounds," said the Hatter quietly. "The person in her world will be the extension of yourself."
"That's a nice way to put it," said the King thoughtfully.
"Besides, one of my lovely assistants got the hots for you all of a sudden. Now he has a fighting chance because the Queen is gone," said the Hatter, smirking.
"He?" echoed the King dumbly, knowing that there was only one male among the Hatter's present lovely assistants. His face turned dark. "God…"
That night, the new King of Hearts returned to the spot again where he found the Queen. He sat down on one of the rocks and looked up at the evening sky.
"You came and disappeared so quickly," he began. "But you made so much difference in our lives. In my life. I can never thank you enough."
"Everything fell into its place, everything is so right. Yet I still am missing you so much. I know I will never see you again, but then, I won't change any of the events that happened to us, even if I have the power to do so."
His purple eyes crinkled into a smile. "Because then, I wouldn't have met you."
He stood up, letting the breeze play with his hair. He then beamed at the night sky. "Good night, Your Highness, and sweet dreams." He gave the sky the final bow of the Jack, and started to walk away.
She looked up from the book, and realized that she was crying,
He looked at her, somewhat surprised. "Is the book really that good?"
"I loved it," said the onigiri, hugging the book close to her chest. "With all my heart."
He took out his hanky and wiped her tears. "Then why are you crying?"
"My heart is breaking…for the characters," she said, smiling. "I really love the Jack of Hearts."
"My, my! I think I'm going to get jealous of a character from a story," said Yuki lightly.
She blushed. "Yuki-kun!"
"Maybe you can lend that book to me some other time, and I'll read it."
"You'll love it!"
"If Honda-san says so…" He grinned, just as the Jack of Hearts used to do to reassure her in times of danger.
Her eyes softened.
I will never understand what happened to me. How that wonderful Wonderland was all just a dream. But then, when Yuki-kun smiles like so, all my troubles and uncertainties disappear.
YOU CAN STOP READING NOW. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS HERE ARE BUT RANDOM CHAT BY THE AUTHOR.
*syao raises her arms and stretches* Yes! Done! Hurray!!! Now I can work on the revised plot I have for For Keeps! Wee!!!! I really had fun working on Riceball, esp. on the Cheshire Cat and the Fashionable Caterpillar. ^^ I'm glad that you guys enjoyed them too.
Somebody said that this got Fushigi Yuugi influence. *sheepish smile* yup, it does. Oh, how I love Hotohori! Anyway, since we're on that Fushigi thingie, I was thinking of making a Fushigi-like Furuba AU (yet again à one of the curses of being an E+T writer, always an AU plot creator.), and here are my characters:
Miaka – Tohru
(not as sleazy, but she's the main character, what can I do?)
Tamahome – Yuki – Tamayuki *lol*
(reminiscent of Riceball? Sowee…this is strictly Yukiru!)
Hotohori - Hatori - Hatohori * another lol*
(oooh…toriru scenes? Can Syao the Yukiru fanatic pull this off? Syaowee's got some ideas!)
Tasuki – Kyo – Tasukyo *wahahahahahahahaa!!!!*
(little Kyoru on the side???)
Nuriko – Ritsu – Nuritsuko
( Ritsu x Hatori? Hee hee…at least Nuriko and Ritsu both crossdresses!)
Nuriko – Ayame - ???
(suggest a name? Ayame crossdresses too, plus, he and Hatori…hee hee)
Chichiri – Shigure – Shichire
(because both of them are cute when they are in chibi form!)
Chiriko – Momiji – Mijiko
(because they are both kids!)
Mitsukake – Hatsuharu - Hatsukake
(because that's the closest thing to his name that sounds good)
I still am debating how to use the rest of the Characters like Kagura…Akito may be Nakago, I dunno…I still am brainstorming.
Of course, it won't exactly follow all the events…I mean, I'll try to stay wholesome…I'll stay with torrid kisses, ok? And no Tama-Miaka mushiness! ^^)
That's it for me! ^^ Please check out the more politically correct version of Period, my first ever Furuba fanfic, and a oneshot too.