"YOU, my dear feline friend! Oh, what little you understand." The hatter hopped up on a nearby coffee table and waved his arms dramatically. "You have only scratched the surface of understanding. And the surface, whether earth, or egg, or skin, or soul is always-ALWAYS-the very thinnest layer." He pointed to his chest, and then at the cat's. His eyes gave off a strange light. "We must bring you to the core."
Alice is gone.
But does the story end without her? Is there more to Wonderland than previously understood?
The asker of all these questions, is Luca.
Imaginative, shameless, rude, and occasionally sarcastic, he wonders if Wonderland will ever be the same without her. In addition to being estranged from his own home, he learns that the King of Hearts has gone missing, the White Rabbit has made a new acquaintance, and a strange person keeps crossing his path, inciting trouble.
In the face of loss, love, and downright madness, he must decide who he wants to be--with or without Alice there to guide his way.
I first wrote this story in eight grade, back when EVERYONE was into Alice in Wonderland. The theme may be overplayed and cliched now, but this story has evolved and changed over time, like I have. I've put a lot of thought and work into it. I hope it shows.
Inspired by: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the Country of Hearts, and the Looking Glass Wars