|Alice in Wonderland
Author: iEXIST PM
She was the beauty and he was the creep. She said something and he liked it. Though they tried to avoid each other, they still messed up. She just can't help liking him when he comes everyday with useless excuses to see her. AlicexMasquerade Completed!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Alice G. & Masquerade - Chapters: 16 - Words: 41,137 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 03-18-11 - Published: 05-14-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5060850
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Important Point: Alice and Masquerade are not the same here. Alice is not Masquerade. This is their fic so it'll be really weird for me if I kept them like one person… -shrugs- We'll pretend that they're two different people with two different bodies and characters.
Another point, if Alice and Masquerade and Alice are two different people then that means Alice doesn't have Bakugan so she doesn't play Bakugan here, just the usual advice thing-i she does.
Alice in Wonderland
My eyes, your eggs
"Wow… Creepy" the light blue haired girl muttered as the picture flashed onto her computer. "Hey Alice… You should come see this" she called over to her friend and guest.
The red-ginger haired girl looked up from the magazine she was reading and walked over to the computer placing the paper stack on the PC. "Oh my" she commented as she placed a hand to cover her mouth while observing the picture.
"I always knew Masquerade was a creep but now I know he's off the charts when you compare him to monsters!" the pitchy silver haired practically shrieked into the web cam.
Runo murmured a small agreement as she listened to the comments from the rest of the brawlers that were online, the whole group was!
"Who got the picture?" Dan's voice asked through the speakers. "I outta find the guy and give him a something worth millions! He sure did do a great job of punching the living daylights outta that freak behind the mask and bring proof!" The rest of the brawlers laughed while Shun shook his head and Alice simply smiled.
"Oh Danny you're so funny" Julie commented and Runo rolled her eyes. "By the way Marucho, where did you find this picture?"
"It was mailed to me" the youngest in the group replied.
"I don't know" Alice also decided to join in the conversation "I think his eyes are beautiful" she honestly spoke up and immediately all grins and laughs fell as they all stared blankly onto their computer screens while Runo turned around in her seat to get a better look at Alice, gaping at her. The red haired girl immediately realized her slip and her eyes widened. Her hands flew to her mouth covering it as her eyes traveled all around the room.
"Never mind" Dan lowly said, his eyes disbelievingly staring at the prettiest girl in town. "Anyway, night guys, I've gotta go, I have school tomorrow" and the small screen that held his face blacked out and was removed from the computer screen.
"No Dan, no Julie" the dark skinned girl signed "Bye guys" and she logged off as well.
"I have to leave too" Shun's voice added and his face disappeared too.
"No good chatting to myself" Runo muttered and signed out of the chat room. Then she turned to see Alice still staring at the picture that Marucho had sent to her. The host also gave it one last careful look before closing it.
It was a picture taken by some kid who seemed to have been battling Masquerade. As the story went, the creep had sent off his Bakugan to the Doom Dimension. The kid was short tempered and maybe God doesn't even know how he got near the blonde but he punched the masked villain square in the glass of his mask aiming for his eyes. His mask cracked from there and tip of it broke. Another brawler who was with him during the battle snapped a shot of it. Now he had proudly displayed it on every Bakugan sight he could find. This was a rare glimpse of his face.
His mask wasn't completely broken, only one of the glasses was broken but from the top, its lower part was still miraculously attached. The only thing visible was his eye. And it wasn't a pretty sight either with red color covering half of it; the color of his blood, the rest of his eye was sore pink. The glass also had a stream of the red fluid. It was the shade of his eye that was the most visible; it seemed as if it was bulging out from the blood. It was a mixture of strange colors, green and blue, maybe some grey and brown too with strange yellow streaks. You couldn't exactly point out the color combo.
Poor guy The Russian red head thought to her-self as she began reading through the magazine again. Runo had sensed her uncomfortably shifting so she didn't push the 'beautiful-eyes' subject and simply changed her clothes to her night dress.
"Monday alarm! Monday alarm!" Runo jokingly said as she jumped into bed. Alice understood her message and took out the mattress from under the bed and went to change as well. Soon the lights turned out and both girls went to sleep.
Alice woke up early as usual. Runo was getting ready for school. Both girls exchanged a greeting. The blue haired teen rushed off with some friends and Alice started setting the tables and preparing the kitchen. There were often early morning visitors, kids from nearby schools and people buying a quick snack before running out to work.
It was past ten and business was slow today. Mrs. Masaki checked the refrigerator and found the eggs finished.
"I'll go buy some more" Alice volunteered as she suddenly popped up from behind the woman. She just needed an excuse to get out of the restaurant. The weather outside was beautiful and staying in here was a shame.
"Buy a few dozen" she handed Alice all the money and a basket to carry the ingredients in "Here is a small shopping list too"
Double checking the money and the need for any more things the girl rushed out side barely hearing Mrs. Masaki's thanks and good-bye.
"What a beautiful day to be outside!" She cheered and mentally congratulated herself. Calculating the distances she decided to walk back while taking the bus there. It would give her some exercise too. The shopkeepers were quick to recognize her and the waitress set off considerably soon.
On the way she came across a park for small children. Alice couldn't help but stop and stare at the empty play ground. She didn't really expect anyone to be here on a Monday morning but the view of children playing was far better then gawking at an empty place. Right now she felt like running over to the slide and playing on it all over again like she did in her childhood. Unknowingly she did take a few steps inside but immediately came back out and began her journey back to the restaurant with quick hasty steps. The others might be getting impatient. She knew she wouldn't be enjoying the weather for long.
As the girl practically ran she remained unobservant of the eyes that watched her with slight amusement moving with her in the cover of the trees.
Just then Alice made a mistake that she dreaded most, especially when returning from grocery shopping and when her basket seemed to be full of eggs. One of the pavement's blocks was slightly bulging out and the toe of her heeled shoes connected with it. She wasn't ready for was such an event so she tripped. It was almost as if in slow motion, a loud gasp, followed by her hand loosening on the basket and releasing it. Her hair swishing in front of her face as the pavement floor began to come closer and closer to her face.
She felt a grip on her arm and somebody yanked it. Pain shot out on her shoulder and the arm joint. The pavement seemed to go more and more far away and she realized she was being helped to her feet, but that didn't change the fact that the eggs were busted and the money gone to waste.
A hand shoved something in her face but she didn't seem to identify it immediately as her vision tried to clear itself from the multi colored things she was seeing floating in front of her. She blinked. That was her basket… and all of its contents were inside it… save a few.
"Thank you so much" she turned to face her hero while taking the basket away gently and ended up staring at a reflection of her own eyes. Then it hit her like a bullet through the brain – "Masquerade!" Her head began to swirl with emotions and her eyes gave her away; fear, confusion, pity and a strange sparkle. She immediately remembered the picture that had become so popular on the internet recently, a picture of his busted eye. Her mouth remained open but no words came out.
"Hey, a fly might move in" never in her life had she heard his voice, well never in real life at least. And computers did alter the voice a slight bit. But she did feel the comment funnier then an insult and a smile pasted itself on her face. Next thing she knew, he was gone, vanished in thin air. The weight of the basket suddenly pulled her hand to her side and she realized he wasn't holding it any more, it didn't feel so light anymore, so duh.
Signing she looked around for any bystanders and found none. Thanking the heavens that majority of the eggs survived she picked up the fallen vegetables and started back, more carefully this time. But not before looking around one more time for any sign of him.
"Sorry Mrs. Masaki, I tripped on the way and…" the sentence trailed from there.
"Ah no need to worry dear, knowing that you're staying up with Runo I knew she was bound to leave some effect on you, I guess you're catching her clumsiness" and the older woman burst into laughter. The Russian simply nodded her head whilst smiling. "Funny though most of our orders today were for eggs and we lost many of our customers" she added.
"I'm sorry Mrs. Masaki"
And then as usual, business walked at turtle pace. Alice wasn't stupid; she knew the cooking here was horrible. On Mondays Mr. Masaki cooked, he cooked on every alternate day while on Tuesdays and alternatively, Mrs. Masaki cooked and they had comparatively much more customers, to tell the truth, other restaurants locally were better then this little family one.
There weren't many customers so her duty was very light, almost unneeded. And she used this time thoughtfully. All the while as she was smiling and nodding, but her insides were burning with questions. Why? Why would he come to me? I'm not even a brawler.
When Runo came back Alice was mentally debating whether to tell her about the incident or not. She decided against it. It was too embarrassing and pointless. Runo wasted no time and immediately went online checking for mails.
Masquerade silently sat in front of his computer. His hand wasn't on the mouse clicking away rather it was simply crossed across his chest, tangled with the other one. His head was heavy with thoughts. What he couldn't shake away was the humiliation, the picture that had somehow appeared out of nowhere. Next time he would be sure to battle only kid at a time, not two.
All over the web brawlers were congratulating the photographer and the stubborn puncher. The blonde felt sick whenever he saw any comment on that picture. He checked with the battle brawlers that day to see if they had the picture and sure enough one of them had it, he had forwarded it to the rest of the group and everyone had had a good laugh. They drove him over the edge until that red haired one spoke up. He had never paid any attention to her, she was useless, and she didn't even brawl. But she caught him by surprise, and she caught him good.
"I think his eyes are beautiful"
His head was continuously running with her soft voiced comment. Whether she said it out of pity or honesty, it was affection to him.
He simply got up pushing away the chair on which he was sitting. He wasn't going to waste more time thinking about what was done and what was to be ignored. He walked numbly and silently back the way he came.
His hand carefully gripped one of the glasses of his mask and he slid the mask off his face, examining his eye in the mirror. A smirk came onto his face. One of his fingers went up and brushed against the delicate part. He winced. Putting the mask back on he fixed it in place. It wasn't broken anymore, it was fixed. The mask was like a face to him now. His mouth twitched as he recalled comments about his… looks… Fools, they were. He was beating them all up now, sending each one on his knees begging for mercy. The scary smirk came back.
End Chapter 1
Well, that's just the start but please don't turn back if you think it's boring because this was pretty much the only start I could think of. Things will get better soon ^^
And I know that Alice is supposed to like Shun and all but I'm kind of twisting it in this fiction. Shun will have his fair part too… somewhere ^^