Author: squeakygirl PM
Hatter's past comes back to haunt him when his daughter is kidnapped in order to get him back to Wonderland. Now he and Alice must travel back through the Looking Glass to try and save her before it's too late.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Alice H. & Hatter - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,800 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 01-08-12 - Published: 01-06-12 - id: 7716204
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A/N: Here is another chapter for you. I think this is my record for updating a story. Hopefully I can keep this up, but I might be getting sick so if I am, the next update might be awhile. Anyway, please R&R and enjoy.
Hatter slipped into his room quietly. He looked and saw Alice sleeping on the middle of the bed and he sighed. He had wanted to bring Alice and Hannah to wonderland for a vacation but there was something that had always concerned him about coming back. It was one of the reasons why he decided to stay in Alice's world. He didn't trust in Jack Heart's ability to lock up Mad March, he knew him too well. He sat on the edge of the bed and put his head in his hands. The only other time he had felt this helpless was when Alice had been capture by the Queen of Hearts. He sat there thinking about why it was his daughter that was kidnapped.
Hatter sat there on the steps of what was left of his parents' house, holding his hat in his hands. He was trying his best to contain his anger long enough to figure out what to do. He knew how the fire had started and why his parents couldn't escape before they burned. "I'll get him back for this I promise." Hatter was merely a young teenager but he knew what he had to do. He tossed his hat up on his head and started walking into the woods behind his house. "Why'd you do it?"
He stopped shy of a large tree and stood staring at it. His eyes narrowed down to the small hole that a young boy could easily fit through. Inside the tree had been his hideout when he was younger that he shared with his best friend, March. "You know why Hatter." A voice said from above Hatter's head.
Hatter looked up and saw March sitting up in some branches. "You'll pay for it. They did nothing wrong."
March jumped down in front of Hatter and smiled. "Back down Hatter before you get hurt."
"They cared about you." Hatter bawled his right hand up, ready to use it. "When you needed someone the most, they took you in, treated you like a son."
March cringed at the thoughts of his parents deaths. "That's the past Hatter. They were against the Queen and had to be stopped." He had been turning a tooth pick around in his mouth and decided to spit it out, "I'm glad you found me Hatter. It saves me the trouble of hunting you down. It's not as much fun, but it means that I have more time to umm, deal with you."
Hatter knew how this was going to end. He stood there staring down his old friend and knew that they could never be the same again. "Not going to happen." Hatter charged at March with his right fist poised to strike. His first strike hit March in the stomach knocking him back. Hatter knew that one way or another this fight was only going to end when someone died.
"Hatter?" Alice asked sleepily. She sat up and put her arms around him and rested her head on his shoulder. "What are you thinking about?"
Hatter just shook his head, "It's nothing."
Alice lifter her head up and moved around so she could sit next to him on the edge of the bed, "Talk to me Hatter. You can't shut me out, she's my daughter too."
"It's about Mad March." Hatter sighed, "He was once my friend, the best friend I ever had. His family had died when he was young and my parents took him in. After that, he became like a brother to me." He rubbed the back of his neck, "I didn't know it but he had started working for the Queen but my parents and I were just started out with the rebellion. He killed them and then wanted to kill me…"
Hatter faced his wife, "You ever wonder about the strange head he had on?" Alice nodded. "Well let's just say I killed him before he could kill me. When I saw him again outside of my tea shop I couldn't believe that he could be alive again."
"And this has something to do with why Hannah was kidnapped?" Alice asked lying back down. It had been a long day and as much as she wanted to go out and find her daughter, Alice was exhausted. Hatter nodded. "But how did he get to her?"
"I don't know" Hatter said shaking his head.
Jack had been pacing around the hallway, waiting to hear from some of his suits. As soon as he got word from Hatter that they were in Wonderland and needed help, he sent out as many suits as he could to try and find Hannah. As much as he had never like Hatter, that was in the past and he had started his own family with Duchess. He understood the bond between a parent and child and knew he would want as much help as possible if anything were to happen to his son.
"Father?" A voice said from down the hallway breaking Jack away from his thoughts.
"Ah Francis, what is it?" Jack said as he saw his son walk towards him.
Francis Heart looked just like his mother, but had his father's blue eyes. "I've just heard that there is a missing girl in Wonderland. Who is she?"
"No one you know son. She's the daughter of some old friends of mine."
"Well I want to do anything I can to help find her." His eyes glowed with passion. As future King, Francis had already understood the responsibility of taking care of his people at the age of 21. "I want to help."
Jack put a hand on his sons' shoulder, "I know you do. The first thing we need to do is figure out who took her and where she is."
"Sir, we've got something." The 10 of clubs said interrupting Jack and Francis' conversation.
"What is it 10?" Jack asked looking away from his son.
"I think we know where the missing girl is."
Jack burst into Hatter and Alice's room, "I think we've found where Hannah is being held."
Hatter and Alice both awoke with a start and as soon as Jack left the room, they dressed as quickly as possible. When they were ready they stormed into the throne room with Hatter in the lead where Jack was waiting to fill them in, "Where is she?"
"Here." 10 pulled up a map of a forest that had a pinpoint in the northwestern region.
"How do you know she's there?" Alice asked studying the map.
Jack stood up, "In the past two days there has been an increase of electricity to that area."
"And what would that have to do with Hannah?" Alice asked with growing impatience.
Jack sighed and looked at Hatter who had been staring blankly at the map, and back to Alice, "From what I saw during my mother's reign the only people that could possibly use this much electricity would be Doctors Dee and Dum." He looked towards Hatter, "They have also recently escaped from prison.
Alice turned towards her husband, "Hatter?"
"I'm going to find her." Hatter said looking coldly at the map. He should have thought about it sooner but looking at the map he realized that Mad March had gone back to their old hangout, he had gone home.