The young teenage boy screamed and fell to the floor, needless to say he was not much of a lady's man. Then a head started to form around the eyes, and then a body. Soon a tall red-headed, goggle wearing boy in a purple and pink striped shirt and with purple skinny jeans and fuzzy cat ears and tail appeared before Lawliet.
The cat boy kneeled before the frightened genius and gently placed a hand on his shoulder "Sorry I scarred ya, but that room just isn't safe. The last Alice to go in there never came out." he said. "Oh where are my manners? I'm the Cheshire Matt, and you must be the new Alice."
"Alice?" questioned the confused boy "What's an Alice?"
"Hmmm….. It's like…. You know, an Alice." replied the Cheshire Matt.
The new 'Alice' shook his head "No, I don't know."
"Well that's odd, I thought everyone knew about the Alice, but since you are the Alice I don't think I'm allowed to tell you what an Alice does…" the Cheshire Matt shrugged "But you're much more cute than the last Alice, all she did was complain about her five ex-cats and brag about her twenty furry husbands….. Or was it the other way around? Oh, anyway, since she and all of the other past Alices could not complete the job of an Alice, it is up to you."
"But how am I supposed to complete the job if I don't know what I have to do?" asked Lawliet.
"Beats me." the Cheshire Matt replied before he began to fade away, one strip at a time.
"Wait! Don't go! It's dark and I'm scarred!" the 'Alice' screamed.
The cat boy reappeared right in front of the frightened boy, hands resting on his hips as his tail swished irritably.
"Don't tell me you don't know what to do when it's dark either?" the Cheshire Matt complained, but received only another confused look from the boy. "Well obviously you are supposed to ask for Light."
"How do I do that?" Lawliet asked.
"Try saying please." the cat boy complained before he disappeared once again.
Lawliet shrugged "Light please?" he asked, causing a huge hole to form where the ground once was and for him to fall yet again.
He landed on a large bouncy mushroom next to a pair of long fancily decorated purple boots with a pair of feet belonging to a man standing inside. Lawliet looked up to see a tall handsome brown haired man who looked to be not much old than himself. The man was wearing a fancy colorful suit with a matching top hat and gloves.
"You called?" he asked as he held out his hand to help Lawliet up.
Lawliet took his hand and stood himself up "No, I asked for light." he replied.
The tall man chuckled "Well I suppose you did, didn't you? Pleased to make your acquaintance, I'm the Mad Hatter, Light." he said as he shook the genius's hand "Might I ask who you are?"
"Well you might, but to tell you the truth I'm not all that sure anymore. My name is L Lawliet, recently I've been informed by a cat that I'm actually an Alice." replied the identity confused boy.
This seemed to excite the hatter, for a large smile now sat happily on his face "Ah splendid, they finally got it right, and after all these years! You don't mind if I call you Lawliet do you?"
"Not at all, I prefer you did anyway." replied Lawliet.
"Great, I just knew you had to be the Alice when I saw you! Say you don't happen to have any ex-cats or furry husbands do you?" the hatter asked him.
"Ummm…. No." replied Lawliet.
"Even better!" exclaimed the Mad Hatter, who Lawliet believed was doing a good job of ling up to his name "Well come along now, you don't wan to be late, it is a very important date you know."
"I thought I already was late, the bunny said so." said the now once again confused genius.
"That must have been the White Near, the silly twit still hasn't fixed his pocket watch." Light replied with a chuckle.