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Autumn Dawn - Through the Looking Glass

Autumn Dawn - Through the Looking Glass

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Published by Nicky Collins
Alice upside down. Ali met a biker named Rabbit in mirror, and now her life is a zoo. The wicked Queen of Hearts wants her dead and the handsome Cheshire Cat has come calling. Will their romance remain a fairytale, or can a man who lives in a mirror really share her life?
Alice upside down. Ali met a biker named Rabbit in mirror, and now her life is a zoo. The wicked Queen of Hearts wants her dead and the handsome Cheshire Cat has come calling. Will their romance remain a fairytale, or can a man who lives in a mirror really share her life?

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ThroughtheLookingGlassbyAutumnDawn©copyrightFebruary2004,AutumnBeadreaultCoverartbyElizaBlack,©copyright2004 NewConceptsPublishing5202HumphreysRd.LakePark,GA31636www.newconceptspublishing.comTheglassfeltcoolandsmooth.Aliranherfingertipsoverhergrandmother’smirror,rememberingthemanytimesshe’dseenhergrandmothercheckingherappearanceintheoldchevalglass.Tomorrowitwouldbeauctionedoff,alongwithallofhergrandmother’sthings.BacktaxesandalengthyillnesshaddrainedAli’sinheritancetoapittance,leavingherasdestituteasthedayshe’darrivedonhegrandmother’sdoorstep,anorphan.Itwasgrowingdimmerasthestormcloudsclosedin,andthegirlinthemirrorbecameabluesilveredshadow.Herdarkhairandeyesbecamecolorlessblack,almostlikethereflectioncastonadark window.Thiswasherlastnightinhergrandmother’sbrownstone.Tomorrowshe’dstarthernewjobinacoffeehouse.Atleastshewouldn’tbeadaycareworker--she’dmakeaterriblebabysitter,especiallyif thechildrenwerebrats.Hertemperwouldgetherfiredforcertain.Meannessinothersalwaysmadehewanttostrikeout."That’senoughofthat,"shetoldherselfsternly,chokingofftheurgetomope.Straighteningherback,shealmostturnedawayfromthemirror,thenstopped.Aglimmerofmovementinthecornerofhereyemadeherturnback.Therewasnothingthere.Frowning,shelookedbehindher.Thewindowwasshutonthestorm,andtherewasnocandletothrowshadows.What,then?Hopingtospythesourceofmovement,shestudiedthemirror.Itwasasitalwayswas,except…wasthatatreereflectedintheglass?Howcouldthatbe?Nowindowsfacedthemirror.Peeringcloser,shemadeoutdetails,thencolor.Thetreewasmovinginaslightbreeze,andnowtherewereothers,likenoneshe’deverseen.Shechancedalookbehindher,sawanordinaryroom,thenreachedouttotouchtheglass.Itwaslikeflowingthroughwater.Onemomentshewasbarefootinhernightgown,thenextshewaselsewhere.
 
Talltreesshadedthewood,butthetrackshestoodonpartedthemenoughtoallowgoldensunshinetowarmherfaceandtouchherhair.Gapingatthewarmbluesky,whichwasnothinglikethepewtergrayoneshe’dleft,shewondereddazedlyifsheweredreaming.Dreamsdidn’tcomewithstrawberry-scentedbreezes,didthey?"Hey,watchit!"Alijerkedhereyesdownandjumpedback,justasamanonabikeswerved,nearlyrunningherdown.Staringattheman,whoseseatedpositionbroughthimnearlyeyeleveltoher,shetriedtofigureoutwherehecamefromandwhatthedickenshewasriding.Motorcyclessheknew,andtheydidn’tlook likehissleeksilverbeast.Whateveritwas,ithadawhiterabbitpaintedonthe…tank,forlackofa betterword.Themanwhippedoffapairofdarkglasses.Hisgreeneyesnarrowedashelookedherover."Getoutotheroad,lady.Idon’thavetimeforhitchhikers."Shefrownedathistone.Hiswhitehairwascrewcut,buthisfacewasyoung,andheworeanodd black,shortsleevedshirt,leatherpants,andboots."Excuseme,"shesaidindignantly,movingasidetolethimpass.Justherluck.Oneoftheraretimesshedreamedaboutagoodlookingguy,andhehadtobea jerk.Figured.Insteadoftakingoff,hestaredather.Onepassofhisquizzicaleyeswasallittooktomakeherwonder.Shelookeddown--andstared."Whatthe--"Hernightgownwasgone,replacedbyblackboots,flowing burgundyharempants,andaclingingblackvelvettopwithredsilksleeves.Stumped,shetriedtoimagineherselfdreamingupsuchanoutfitandfailed.Badfashionsenseaside,she’dneverwornashirtthatflashedthatmuchcleavage.Themaneyedherheart-shapedneckline,seeminglyforgettingabouthisrushforamoment.Defensively,Alicrossedherarmsunderherbreasts,thenrealizeditmadetheproblemworse.Helookedawayandtookadeepbreath."Idon’thavetimeforthis."Mutteringsomethingunderhis breath,heshiftedintogear."Fine,"Alisaid,turningherbackonhim.Menneverlookedtwiceather,andshe’dbethervirtuethathewasthefirsttonoticeherbreasts.Ofcourse,howcouldhehelpit?Hertopmusthavehadabuiltinpushupbra--eitherthatorthey’dlearnedtodefygravity.Tryingtoforgetit,shelookedup,examiningthe brightredfruitjustaboveeyelevel.Itlookedlikearedbellpepperandgrewfromatwistedtree.Itseemedtobethesourceofthewonderfulstrawberryscentteasinghernose.Curious,shereachedforit."It’spoison,hotstuff.Onetasteofthat,andyou’llneverwakeup."Thebikerhadstoppedandwaswatchingher.Alisnatchedherhandawayandbackedup."Itlookedlikeapepper!"Hegrunted."Whateverthatis.Look,princess,juststayonthepathandkeepyourhandstoyourself.You’llgettothecitysoonenough."Hishandsflexedonhishandlebars,andhestartedtoroll.Shelookedaround,seeingnothingbutwoods,wonderingwhatlurkedwithinthem.Lionsandtigersand bears…."Er,howfarisittothecity?"This"dream"wasbeginningtoseemalltooreal,andshe’dneve beenonetokidherself.ShewasaStarTrekgirl.Sheknewaboutwormholesandalternateuniverses.Suddenlythebikerwho’dalmostturnedherintoroadkillwasstartingtolooklikeawhiteknight.
 
Hegrowledsomethingunpleasantandlookedatherwithdisgust."Miles,andyoudon’thavea babysittercomingalongatanymoment,doyou?"Helookedforwardandflexedhiswristonthethrottle.Hedidn‘tlookback."Geton,beforeIchangemymind."Unreasonablygrateful,shestraddledthebackofhisbikeandgingerlygrabbedhiswaist."MynameisAli.""Ididn’task."Withthatsoothingcomment,hetookoff.Aliclampedherhandsaroundhistrimwaistandheldon.Oh,thishadbeenbright.Romeoherewasgoingtosplatterthemagainstatree,andshehadonlyherselftoblame.Whenwouldshelearnnottothrowherselfonthemercyofcutestrangers?"What’syourname?"Incaseshesurvivedthecrashandhedidn’t,sheoughttohavesomethingtowriteonhistombstone."Rabbit.Doyoumind?I’mdrivinghere."Somuchforconversation,thoughshecouldn’targuewithhimkeepinghiseyeontheroad.Muchfaster andthemachinewouldtakeoffandfly,andshewasn’treadyforthat.Itwasdifficulttoseemuchoftheblurredscenery,butshegotageneralsenseoftheoddfloraandfauna.Fernsofimpossiblesizesdottedtheforestfloorandbrightredmonkey-likethingsswungfromtreetotree.Thedirtroadtheytraveledwasimpossiblysmoothandrockfree,andshebeguntowonderifitwaspavementofsomekind.Itseemedlikeonlyafewminutesbeforetheypulleduptoacottagewithtwomenseatedbeforeit.Thecottagewasmadeofbrickandshapedlikeanupsidedowntophat.Bothmenreclinedonwoodenlawnchairswithworncushions.Anupside-downwoodenbarrelladenwithbrownbottles,tallsandwiches,andaplateofbrowniessatbetweenthem,beggingtobeeaten.Ali’sstomachgrowled."Rabbit!"thefirstmancalled,tiltinghisbottletohimingreeting.Hisbootedfeetwerecrossed,andheworebrownpantsandavest.Lightbouncedoffhisbaldblackheadandtheearringinhisear.Hegrinned,flashingagoldtooth."Who’sthebabe?""Haveabrownie?"thesecondmanoffered,wigglinghisshaggybrowsasheheldouttheplateoftreats.HisHawaiianprintshirtwastwosizestwobigandmatchedhisbaggykhakishorts.Heworesockswithsandalsandbadlyneededashaveandahaircut."She’snothungry,"Rabbitcutin,beforeshecouldaccept.Thehippierolledhiseyesandputtheplateback."Howaboutabeer,gorgeous?"theblackmanoffered,snaggingonefromthebarreltop.Hetossedittoher.Rabbitcaughtitandtosseditback."Shedoesn’tdrink."Sheglaredathim."I--"

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