Chapter Seven: Friend or Foe?

Spades frowned deeply as he looked at the broken cuff dangling from his wrist.

How in Wonderland had she gotten away?!

No one absolutely no one had ever escaped from him undetected!

But wait...

Tick... t-t-tock.

No!

Spades shook his head hard.

He wasn't letting that outsider get to him. No... He frowned deeply. It was her fault. Everything was her fault. If it weren't for her, well things would be different and he'd finally be able to get his brother to do his job properly.

If it weren't for her. For Alice.

Spades sneered.

There was no way she could escape from him for long. These woods... they were nothing like the safe haven of trees back in Hearts.

Spades lips turned up into a evil smirk.

No, these woods were cruel and dark.

She'd never make it out without help.

"Dear, silly, Alice. Did you really think you could escape that easily?"


Ace pursed his lips slightly.

Ten minutes...

It had been exactly ten minutes since Griff had regained consciousness and started glaring at Boris.

Well, this had been interesting but Ace had had enough.

"Let's go," he said as he got onto his feet.

"Go?" Boris twitched his ears. "Where?"

"To find Alice."

Griff winced as he also got onto his feet. "You can't go."

Ace raised an eyebrow. "And why not?"

"Because..."

Ace sighed. "Look, Spades is my brother."

Griff's eyes widened. "So you're Hearts?!"

"Yes... now would you let me go?"

Griff bit his lip. "I guess... since you're his brother."

"Thank you."

"But what about me?!" Boris whined.

Ace glanced back at the Cheshire cat. "You... and the griffin can look for the others and send them back home. I," he started walking away. "am going to go talk to my brother and find Alice."

"But-"

Boris huffed.

Too late. Ace had already disappeared into the dark woods.

Boris turned back to Griff. "So... it looks like we'll be stuck together for awhile."

Griff rolled his eyes. "You are on your own."

"Heeeey!"

Griff flapped his wings and managed to hover a decent distance over the ground.

"Oiiii!"


Lost...

He couldn't believe it.

And they had the map!

Blood ran his hands through his hair in frustration.

Where were they?!

Or rather... where was he?

He frowned as he realized he was alone.

No Elliot.

No Peter.

He was... alone.

*Snap!*

Blood tensed and whirled around.

Ah... oops.

He glared at the broken twig under his foot.

"Fool... This is his territory."

Blood curled his finger around his cane.

Who knew when that dark knight would appear?


Alice hugged her knees tightly as the sky blackened above her.

She couldn't go on.

First, she was too scared.

Second, she was too tired.

Third... well she was lost.

Lost.

Alice sighed.

It was awful being lost. But nothing made lost worse than fear.

Fear of staying lost forever.

Fear of never being found.

Fear of never waking up again.

Fear.

"Hello, Alice."

"AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!" Alice shrieked and curled into a tight ball.

"Wah... you pack quite the scream."

"Please don't hurt me!" Alice squeaked.

"Now why would I hurt you?"

"I... I don't know. It's just very... dark here."

"Isn't it?"

Alice nodded and slowly looked up. "Who... are you?"

"The name is Demetrius. I'm a Dodo."

Alice blinked and looked at him curiously. "A Dodo?"

Demetrius chuckled softly and helped Alice onto her feet. "Yes."

"How... why are you here?"

"To find you."

Alice blinked in surprise. "B-but why?"

"Because everyone is looking for you."

Alice frowned slightly. "That doesn't really answer my question."

Demetrius chuckled again. "But it does."

Alice huffed. "All right then. Why is everyone looking for me? Because I'm an outsider?"

Demetrius nodded. "Exactly. We can't have our outsider getting lost in dark woods."

"It's... not exactly my fault."

"Of course not." Demetrius took Alice's hand. "Nothing could be your fault."

Alice pulled away from the dodo.

"I... Where are you taking me?"

"Somewhere safe."

Alice pursed her lips slightly.

Could she trust him?

Everyone back in Hearts were fairly trustworthy.

But here in Spades, it was questionable.

Was Demetrius a friend or a foe?

She narrowed her eyes up at the blue-haired Dodo.

"And that would be?"


"Heeey! HEY!" Boris yelled as he ran after the griffin.

"Hulloooooo!"

Griff huffed as he looked at the cat below him. "Will he ever quit?!"

"We're suppose to be finding the others!"

Griff rolled his eyes and landed on a tree nearby Boris.

"You're just going to obey that knight?"

Boris frowned up at Griff. "Yeah. Got a problem with it?"

Griff fingered his goggles. "No. But I thought you didn't listen to anyone."

"I could say the same about you," Boris retorted. "We have practically the same role, don't we?"

Griff shrugged. "I suppose. But why... do you listen to the knight?"

Boris looked away from Griff. "Because... Alice likes him."

Griff raised an eyebrow.

"But does that matter?"

Griff shrugged again.

"Anyways, you should help me. You know this place better than we would. Those guys could be lost for all I know. Once we find them, we'll all go back to Hearts."

Gruff pursed his lips.

Should he help the cat? Or just find a way to lose the persistent feline?

He narrowed his golden eyes at Boris.

Should they become friends?

Or remain as foes?


Author's Note: Hullo hullo! I've returned! YAY! And yes... I know. ^^;; Another short chapter. I promise. REALLY promise I'll make a longer chapter very very soon! :) My other Alice fanfics kinda had me busy heh heh.

Author's Response to Reviews:

SamShamrocks- I think Alice should put, aha. It may be that Spade tryin' to find her, dun dun duuuun! Anywho, awesome as always! ;u;

Heh heh. Spades is looking for her! But someone else has found her first MWAHAHAHAHA... ^^;; Thank you! I'm glad you are enjoying it. :D

Guest- Update please! Also can you make a AliceXBlood fanfic where Blood inherits like 75 percent of wonderland and forces Alice to marry him or date him or whatever I really I love the couple please do this your such a fantastic writer!

Updated! :D And, I've been working on a AlicexBlood fanfic actually. X3 Sooo I just got it up! It will have a bit of your idea in it. :) I hope you'll like it! t's called 'What's Going On?' (here's a link hope it works!: s/9567333/1/). Please review with a name so I can give you a credit. :) And aw thanks. I'm flattered that you think I'm such a good writer. TTwTT