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I'm back into Alice no Kuni again...


'Where am I?'

Her current surroundings were very strange as they only seemed to consist of darkness shrouded with a grey fog. There was nothing that she could physically feel – not even something as simple as hot or cold and she found that rather frightening.

It was almost as bad when she had been stuck inside the Shikon no Tama.

"Now, now," An amused male voice seemed to echo from all around her and Kagome was startled when she suddenly found herself sitting in a field of flowers, "Is this more to your liking?"

"English?" Kagome murmured, surprised with the language that was very different from her own native one, "What is this place?" She asked slowly, wondering if this were some sort of dream of the sort.

"You could say that this is a dream," The voice answered, as if it had just read her mind, "A sharp one indeed. Reading your thoughts is an ability of mine, though I can't really help it."

Kagome stood up, readying herself for a possible fight of some kind and received some laughter in return, "Oh, don't worry, little Priestess! I wouldn't dare to cross a holy one such as you!"

"Then at least show yourself," She said in shaky English, turning around swiftly when she felt a presence appear behind her as soon as she finished with her words, "What manner of demon are you?!"

The male laughed again and she took the moment to observe him carefully. He was grey-haired and possessed an eye-patch, "I am a dream demon," He answered, "More known to you humans as an Incubus."

"T-then...!" Kagome immediately flushed at the thought, "Y-you're here to...!" She could blink when he began to cough rather violently, hacking up some blood after he read her less-than-innocent thoughts.

"N-no, not that..." He muttered, regaining himself before sending her a charming look, "Not yet anyway," He chuckled as she gaped at him, "I wanted to welcome you personally to Wonderland!"

"W-won –Wonderland?" Kagome furrowed her brows, glancing around her surroundings, "Is this Wonderland?" She asked, staring at the never-ending flowers.

"When you awaken, you will find yourself in the Country of Hearts," The dream demon said, "The Outsider that will capture the love of all the Role Holders that Wonderland has to offer!" He smiled at her utterly confused expression, "I am Nightmare Gottschalk, my dear Priestess."

"What are you talking about!?" Kagome looked at him like he was insane, "I'm still at Higure Shrine... right?" She even doubted her own words as soon as she said them.

"Open your eyes and find out for yourself," Nightmare placed a hand on his chest and bowed, "It is time for you to wake up. I look forward to seeing you again, little Priestess." With that, he was gone and the field of flowers with him.

"Wait!" Kagome called out when everything around her went dark again before her body jerked up with a start and she was gasping her for air, "This..." Her eyes widened when she realised that she certainly was not home in her bed anymore and seemed to be in some sort of forest, "This is...?"

Was this Wonderland?