WOW I am SOOOOO sorry for not updating...any of my fanfics! i'll get right onto updating!
I'll start with this one.
So this is the first ending version of this fanfic. There will be 2 more, one of them i think I will continue farther just b/c I like the idea.
Ending Version 1
"Alice," Hatter said softly. He coughed, causing pain to shoot through his body. "Please."
"I can't," Alice's voice was barely above a whisper. "I love you." Tears dripped off her cheeks and mixed with his own, he hadn't even realized he had been crying.
Hatter forced a smile; it turned into more of a grimace. I don't want to go! He thought as he looked up into her blue eyes. "I love you too," He told her, his voice fading.
"I'm not lea-" Alice was cut off as Hatter, through some magical feat, reached up and held her face tightly with both of his hands and pulled her down to kiss her. He tried to put all the love he felt for her in to the kiss, which he knew to be his last action.
Alice tried to pull away from him, knowing he needed all the air he could get so he wouldn't die. But Hatter held her tightly and didn't let go, even as his heart started to slow in its once constant rhythm. After a few slow heart beats Alice gave up trying to break away and started to kiss him back, all the feelings she felt for him making her heart race faster as his continued to slow, until it didn't seem it was beating anymore.
"Go," Hatter pulled away, his bright brown eyes were starting to dim and glaze over. "I'm sorry…" His voice was barely audible as his hands fell from her face. He tried to take one last breath, but couldn't. His heart stopped. Alice was his last thought before he was gone.
"Hatter," Alice sobbed, she touched her forehead against his. She closed her eyes as she felt her heart break, "No, please no!" This couldn't be happening, it had to be a dream, no a nightmare. Hatter couldn't be dead, he just couldn't be. But he was.
"Alice," Robert put his hand on her shoulders. "Jellybean I'm sorry, we have to get out of here." He gently started tugging her away from the dead Hatter. Alice resisted a little, not wanting to leave, but she allowed her father to pull her away.
The building gave a giant shudder, almost knocking them off their feet.
"We have to get out of here," Robert said. He started pulling her towards the door.
"Wait!" Alice broke from his grip and picked up Hatter's hat. She stared sadly at the spot where hatter laid, the pool of blood still spreading out around him. She looked away. "Let's go," She said softly.
The two Hamiltons ran out of the Casino. It blew up and collapsed a few moments later.
"Are you alright?" Robert asked Alice as they weaved their way through all the Oysters standing around. Alice didn't reply, she was looking at the hat, the only thing left of Hatter, except for the memories she swore she would never forget and his purple jacket she promised herself she would never get rid of.
"There she is!" The voice of the Red Queen broke through her thoughts. "Get her!"
Alice's father immediately stepped protectively in front of her as a couple of Suits started for her.
"Touch the lady and I'll shuffle your deck!" One of the Oysters pushed a Suit back. The Oysters all moved to stand between Alice and the Queen.
"What are you doing?" The Red Queen demanded of her men. "Off with her head!"
Alice gripped the hat tightly in her hands. "Take a good look at your queen first!" She said loudly, moving around the suits. "Make sure she's really worth fighting for!"
The Suits paused and turned to look at the Red Queen. They stood down.
"How dare you look at me?" The Red Queen spat.
Jack and Duchess suddenly appeared out of the crowd.
"Jack! Thank god you're here!" The Queen sighed. "Rally the troop! Make everyone stand in line!"
"Me, mother?" Jack scoffed. "Didn't you sentence me to death?"
"Don't be so sensitive!" She waved a dismissive hand. "I was only doing my job! Now come on! Rally the troops!"
"No one will follow you anymore," Alice said coldly. "You're just like the rest of us."
"I am still Queen!" She hissed at her.
"No one is listening to you!" Alice told her. "You're power is gone!"
"It's over," Jack said, Duchess clinging to his side. "You've lost."
Alice held out her hand. "The ring."
"Are you mad?!" The Red Queen laughed. "I'd sooner you cut off my finger!"
"That can be arranged." Alice said coldly, narrowing her eyes at the woman. It's her fault Hatter is dead! He would still be alive if it wasn't for her! She told herself.
There was silence as everybody looked at the Queen, wondering what she was going to do.
"Does anyone have a knife?" Alice demanded when the older woman didn't respond. She looked around. Everyone was staring at her in surprise.
"Here," Number 10 handed Alice his knife.
"Thank you," Alice turned to the Queen. "Well?" She opened the blade.
The Queen quickly took the ring off her finger and handed it to the younger girl.
Alice handed the ring to Jack who held it up triumphantly. Everyone around Alice cheered. She just stood there and looked down at Hatter's porkpie hat in her hand. A single tear fell from her eye and splashed onto the woven texture.
Jack broke away from his hug with Duchess and looked over at Alice curiously. "Alice?" He asked. "What's wrong?" He noticed the hat in her hand.
Alice didn't reply, she just turned and walked back over to where her father was. He pulled her into a hug and whispered quietly into her ear as she cried into his shoulder.
"The one called Hatter," Number 10's voice startled Jack, he turned to face the Club. "Was shot."
"What?" Jack asked. "How? Who?"
"Walrus," The man replied. "He was going to shoot Alice and Carpenter when Hatter stepped in the way shot and killed Walrus but taking a bullet himself."
Jack blinked. He had never liked Hatter, thinking him a cowardly man who ratted out his friends just to stay alive. A weak man with no sense of right or wrong. A fox pretending to be a man.
But now, after hearing what he had done to protect Alice and her father, he realized Hatter was a good man, a brave man. He wasn't a fox anymore, he might have been once but now he seemed to have grown into a lion, large and brave; sacrificing his own life for the ones he love.
It was then that Jack realized Hatter had loved Alice, even more that Jack himself had. I can't love her like he did. He told himself. Jack realized he didn't really love Alice at all; he loved the idea of her. He loved that she was the one to help overthrow his mother. He loved that she was dedicated enough to run after him through the Looking Glass. But she wasn't the one for him. He was the kind of man to try and control all the flames and heat that was Alice Hamilton, Hatter on the other hand was the kind of man that could match her fire, keep up with her fast pace, and stay with her no matter what obstacle got into his path. He had proven that by coming after her and trying to save her even after Jack had taken her from him.
"Jack?" Duchess's voice interrupted his thoughts. He turned and looked at her.
"Duchess," Jack smiled. He blinked and took her in, all of her, as if seeing her for the first time. "I have a question for you."
"What do you wish to know?" Duchess asked. Curiosity sparked in her gaze.
"Will you be my Queen?" He offered her the Stone of Wonderland. Everybody around them gasped and murmurs rippled across the crowd.
Duchess gasped softly, forgetting how to breath for a moment before looking into his eyes. She saw nothing but love, love for her, in them. She smiled softly. "Yes Jack, I will be your Queen."
Jack smiled and pulled Duchess into a kiss. Everybody in view of them oohed and awed.
"Alice!" Charlie's voice echoed through the hall, a bunch of people turned to look at him.
"Charlie," Alice went over to him and hugged him. "I'm glad you came." She pulled away and held his hands for a few moments. "You really showed them Charlie"
"Thanks to you, Alice," Charlie smiled sadly. "If only Harbinger was here to see you off, very fond of you, that one."
"Yeah," Alice gently took her hands from his, looking down at the floor. "Yes he was…"
"I shall miss you, Alice of Legend," Charlie said softly. She looked up at him and smiled softly.
Jack and his soon to be bride walked into the control room, with their posse of officials. They walked over to Alice and the White Knight.
"Thank you Charlie," Jack put his hand on his chest and smiled. Duchess did a small curtsy to the Knight and smiled.
"Your Majesties," Charlie bowed to both of them. He gave Alice one last sympathetic smile and walked off.
Alice looked down at Hatter's hat in her hands. She looked back up at Jack. "I tried to visit you but I guess you have a lot of thing on your plate now that you're King…" She half smiled.
"Alice," Jack frowned. "I am terribly sorry I put you through all this. I was blinded by my need to over throw my mother that I didn't think of the possible consequences." He bowed his head, then looked up at her and brought her into a hug. "If there is anything I can do to make it up to you…."
Alice closed her eyes for a moment then opened them and pulled away from his embrace. "You could send me and my father back to our world along with all the other oysters," She said softly.
Jack nodded his head. "Consider it done." He paused. "Alice, would you do me the honors of reactivating the looking glass?"
Alice nodded slowly. "What do I need to do?" Robert walked up behind her and put his hand on her shoulder.
"Take this," The Red King handed her the Stone of Wonderland. "And put it in there," he pointed to the small power box next to the mirror. Alice looked at her reflection in the mirror for a moment before going over to the box and putting the ring in it. After a moment, the Looking Glass shuddered and the hum of machinery was heard.
There was a cheer that went around.
"Ready to go?" Robert Hamilton asked softly in her ear.
Alice, the one that turned out to be the Alice of Legend in the end. Took one last look around the room filled with the Wonderlandians she had come to know in the past three days. Just three days, She had fallen in love, found her father, gone on a magical journey and lost her love all in three days. To her, it felt like a lifetime.
"Yeah let's go," Alice nodded to her father and stepped through the Looking Glass, leaving behind everything.
Thank you for being so patient with me! I'll be quicker to upload now... hopefully. If i'm not just put a bunch of review telling me to update xD