Title: Love, When You Are Loved Again
Author: just_a_dram
Fandom: Burton, Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Pairing: Alice/Hamish
Rating: T
Word Count: 20,019
Summary: Alice and her daughter come back to London after the death of her husband, Tarrant, and she finds a most unexpected friend in Hamish.
Disclaimer: This is a work of fanfiction for which the author receives no profit.


Prologue

The pain was always there, lingering like a hollow place carved in her heart, but she had a child and she could not afford to fully indulge her pain as she might have cared to otherwise. She had come home to lick her wounds and build a life for herself and little Charlotte without her husband. Where he was now was wholly beyond her reach, and London, though a world away, was just a step through the gilded looking-glass.