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If you'll...Pardon the Expression
Alice Liddell
Master of Imagination || Warrior against the Past

A girl who took the shattered pieces of her looking glass to build a reality near better than her dreams.
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 Independent RP blog for a slightly AU Alice Liddell from American Mcgee's Alice/ Alice: Madness Returns (Post A:MR)

FC: Michelle Trachtenberg

#delusionalbeautyalice
"Maybe... maybe he was right..."

asklizzieandalice:

delusional-beauty-alice:

delusional-beauty-alice:

"…Maybe who was right, Lizzie?” This doesn’t sound like it’s going anywhere pleasant…

"Elizabeth." Alice’s tone is very, very serious now, and she’s gently tilting Lizzie’s chin up to look her in the eyes. "Whether or not you can have children does not define you having purpose. Perhaps in the eyes of society it does, but relatively speaking, it doesn’t." 

Her eyes soften, and she sighs. “I know you want children of your own, Lizzie- but if worst comes to worst, there’s plenty of children who could use a home….” 

Lizzie sighs, looking down. “Alice, I can’t handle taking care of an orphan. I just know they’ll find out somehow. Maybe they feel they look different from us, or that it slips out. I can’t handle that emotional pressure. I’ve thought about it Alice, really I have. But, it’s just too much.”

"No one says you have to keep it from them; you’ll be their family, no matter what." She frowns again, squeezing Lizzie’s hand. "Family isn’t always defined by blood; it’s who’s supported you and loved you. You never have to hide it- and they’re not going to disown you for not being blood related." 

  #asklizzieandalice  
"What WAS that?! I told you to stay away from the pond, not -- for the love of God, Alice, I thought those things were going to go into a feeding frenzy?!" Victor does not look happy about Alice doing some snark-hunting. Although if you look past his angry words, you'll see the terror in his eyes.

8butterflyboy8:

delusional-beauty-alice:

Yes, Alice can see the terror, and she understands it; part of her feels like a child being scolded. However, she could do without the yelling, and that’s when her immediate sarcasm and sharp tongue decide to burst into the action. So, after her immediate reaction of not meeting his eyes and being rather closed off… She narrows her eyes at him and places her hands on her hips. 

"I’m more than capable of handling myself, thank you very much. In case you didn’t notice, I finished the task I set out to do and suffered little to no damage to myself, or anything around us!” Little to no meaning that she was grazed by the teeth of one, and hit by one of them spewing that stinging spit at her; but all it would need was a bit of ointment and medicine and she’d be fine. 

The parent in Victor doesn’t really enjoy it either.

"You did, didn’t you…You’re the loud one and I’m the quiet one when it comes to fighting, I suppose," Victor says with a little shrug. And yes, he knows he brought that previous bought of yelling on himself, but he doesn’t like to think of it. "Though I’d rather we keep any sort of arguing, loud or quiet, to a minimum. I much prefer to see you smiling than screaming."

He kisses the top of her head. “What sort of scientist would I be if I didn’t cover all variables?”

"I’d much prefer we kept it to a minimal as well," Alice says with a nod. "I don’t particularly care much for yelling at people- especially not at you in particular.” 

"Not a very good one, I suppose," she laughs, taking his hand and beginning to lead him off. 

"Come along, then- perhaps a nice look at the bread-and-butterflies will be better than the view of the stream, wouldn’t you say?" 

  #8butterflyboy8    #near death meme    #almost done?  
"Elizabeth Williams," Alice hisses. "What the /hell/ were you thinking?! You could have gotten yourself killed- and all for some stupid action! I can't believe you would have done something so idiotic!" Really, this is Alice's release of her worry and fear for her friend. She could have lost Lizzie, after all- and then where would she be?

asklizzieandalice:

delusional-beauty-alice:

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Lizzie winces when Alice uses her full name. Lizzie sighs, her voice cracking. “I’m sorry! W-what was I supposed to do? Let him rape me?! You saw what he was doing, Alice, and you know it!”

Lizzie sighs as a small tear falls. She feels her eye, and yelps, pain coursing through the bruise. “Look, I’m sorry I got into that fight. I know how much you care about me, but I couldn’t just stand there and let him talk to me, and/or touch me like that. I’m not a thing, I’m a girl. Better yet, I’m me. I’m Elizabeth. And I have to start acting like myself again.”

Alice gives a small and sheepish laugh, looking away. Her smile sort of fades, and she’s silent for a moment. 

"I do hope so," she says finally. "I’ve done a lot things I’m not proud of- for as much as she’s smiling now that I’ve gotten my life together, I’m sure for a good majority of it that smile wasn’t present…." 

Lizzie turns Alice’s head back, staring straight into her eyes. “Alice, as long as she’s smiling, that’s all that matters. Alright? I know Lizzie should be proud of you. Because if you weren’t here, where the Hell would I be? Don’t you remember how hard it was for me when I kept having those episodes after the Infernal Train? Do you remember who pulled me up, even after I did something so horrible, and unforgivable to them? You did.”

"I suppose that’s true, huh?" Alice says with a reluctant laugh. "But…let’s not dwell too much more on it, alright? I think you and I have had quite enough sadness in our lives to dwell on it too much any longer. Bright futures are ahead of us," she says, squeezing her friend’s hand. 

"Let’s keep it that way, shall we?"

  #asklizzieandalice  

asklizzieandalice:

delusional-beauty-alice:

"Indeed," Alice says with a shake of her head, before they find themselves back at their table. "Besides- it would be a true outing between us if we didn’t make a scene at some point, right?" 

Lizzie nods, chuckling lightly. “That is very true, Liddell. Very true.”

Alice gives her a wink, before they sit back down. “Least now the food is cooled off enough, right?” 

  #asklizzieandalice    #modern verse  

asklizzieandalice:

delusional-beauty-alice:

"Well…" Alice says, resting her chin in her palm. "What else have you been learning? Either about psychology, or any of your other areas of study- I’m living vicariously through your educational experiences." Sure, Alice is getting an education too- 

But it’s at home with her father and some private teachers, or self taught; nothing like what Lizzie’s doing.

Lizzie shrugs. “Nothing much.. Just the basics of psychology… OH, And I have the most wonderful news! But, I would like to share it whenever we’re all together… It’s pretty exciting.”

"Still interesting enough," Alice says with a shrug and a smile- but as soon as the next bit comes out, she shoots straight up and raises an eyebrow. 

"What—- no you can’t just tell me that you have exciting news and then tell me I have to wait. You know what happens when you pique my curiosity like that!”

  #asklizzieandalice    #charitable hearts verse    #INDEED I AM    #I FEEL PROUD  

I’m so glad to be back role playing on this account like you don’t  understand 

I missed everyone

a lot 

Alice missed everyone 

a lot 

I missed all the interactions 

a lot

bUT I’M BACK NOW AND ALL IS WELL

  #ooc  

asklizzieandalice:

delusional-beauty-alice:

asklizzieandalice:

Lizzie nods. “Confusing? Yeah, I understand.”

"In the simplest form, yes, it is," Alice says with a giggle, before shrugging. "Perhaps I’ll study it one day; for now, however, I’ll just stick to reading my Shakespearean plays. It may not be psychology, but at least it’s an interpretive look into human nature, right?" 

Lizzie nods. “Alright, Alice. And, yes, it is. In a way…”

"Well…" Alice says, resting her chin in her palm. "What else have you been learning? Either about psychology, or any of your other areas of study- I’m living vicariously through your educational experiences." Sure, Alice is getting an education too- 

But it’s at home with her father and some private teachers, or self taught; nothing like what Lizzie’s doing.

  #asklizzieandalice    #charitable hearts verse    #surprising visitor  

"Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…"

8butterflyboy8:

Well that’s a given — Victor would say he’s much better at giving her gifts than most other people simply because he knows her so well too at this point.

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"I’ll think about it and decide once we get there," Victor says. "It could be there’s something new on the menu I simply have to try." He smiles back at her. "I love it — I love you. You’re the best present I could have, any day of the year.” He punctuates that with a kiss. “Thank you so much.”

They both know each other too well, really, to be giving bad gifts at this point. 

Alice smiles and nods to his point, and her smile only seems to grow with the kiss. “You’re welcome,” she says, taking his hand and squeezing it. 

"….You’re very, very welcome." 

  #8butterflyboy8    #pretrip birthday    #ANNNND WE'RE DONE    #ANOTHER THREAD DOWN YES  
There's a special treat waiting for Alice at the breakfast table today -- a red-and-white checkered rose, and a little box of Valentine's Day chocolate, wrapped with a pretty blue ribbon and bearing a card that reads "Happy Valentine's Day!"

8butterflyboy8:

delusional-beauty-alice:

She’s the first one up this morning- didn’t sleep too well last night, unfortunately-, but evidently she’d been asleep when Victor had gone to bed. Surely he must have set this up last night…

With a smile, Alice takes the rose in her hand, twirling it around a few times while shaking her head. 

"That man spoils me, truthfully," she quietly says, laying out his gift next to hers on the table. It’s a rather large box of chocolates, and a set of new, colorful ties. 

Moving towards the kitchen after setting the card with it all, she begins her work on breakfast, humming softly to herself. 

Sorry, Alice, but you’re not fooling him — he knows you too well at this point. Especially your fidgets. “Of course it is,” he reassures her. “You always have nice surprise for me.”

He chuckles. “Well, I didn’t get much of a chance to wear bright colors back in Burtonsville — I like indulging a little now that I’m here,” he says, picking out a tie at random and holding it against his neck. “It’s very nice to have extra options. I probably wear a little too much blue, honestly.”

"You’re welcome," Victor returns, smiling. "And it’s not over yet — how about a stroll through the rose maze this afternoon. Just you, me, and all this chocolate?"

"Perhaps not too much blue- but I’ll admit, you certainly have quite a bit of it within the confinements of your wardrobe,” Alice says with a laugh, clasping her hands behind her back again and rocking back and forth on her heels. 

"I’d be more than up for that," she says with a grin. "After all- a little hard to refuse an offer like that, don’t you think?"

  #8butterflyboy8    #valentines day  

asklizzieandalice:

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delusional-beauty-alice:

"But I don’t want to get out of bed; it’s far too early.” That said, Alice turns over on her side and curls up into a ball, pulling the covers over her head and holding on to them with an iron grip.

Let it never be said that Alice is a…

Lizzie sits by Alice, and lies down on top of her. “You promised you would help me pick out a dress for tonight, Alice. But whatever! Thirty more minutes.”

Lizzie stands up, throwing the blanket back to Alice. She sits in the nearby chair, sighing.

"Lizzieeeeeeeee," Alice whines as the girl lays on top of her. However, soon enough the pressure is released, and Alice sighs and pulls the blankets up over her head. 

"Thank you," she says, before closing her eyes again. It isn’t likely she’ll sleep, truth be told, but she’s resting and that’s good enough for her. 

  #asklizzieandalice    #modern verse