Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:23 AM
Elizabeth sat on her bench, studying the group of people across from her. She couldn't quite gather what they were talking about, but it was still moderately entertaining watching them bicker with each other.
One of the men had apparently had enough, and was making his way through the courtyard back to the entrance. However, at that moment, a strange woman dressed as a rabbit erupted from a cake. Elizabeth felt instantly annoyed by this woman. Who would ever dress like that? And such a cliché appearance. Elizabeth stood up, thinking that she might want to talk to the rabbit woman anyway, motivated by her desire to get the power she had been promised; this might be the person she needed to talk to in order to gain these powers, and she didn't want to miss out just because this woman was a freak.
But then the other people in the group came over, and Elizabeth paused. The rabbit woman lost it when one of the men, in apparent anger and confusion, tossed a letter, which burst into flame before it could reach its target.
Although she hated to admit it, Elizabeth thought to herself that maybe she had misjudged the rabbit woman. She clearly was the type to not take shit from anyone. Elizabeth could respect that. A slight smirk came across Elizabeth's face as the rabbit woman berated the group of people standing before her.
And then, before Elizabeth had time to comprehend her movement, the rabbit woman was on top of the fountain. She hit the bell, and the loud ringing that emitted from it was enough to cause Elizabeth to lose her balance and fall to the floor. Slowly, the world around Elizabeth began to dissolve, until it was gone completely.
When Elizabeth could see again, she found herself in a forest clearing with the four other people. Slightly disoriented at first, she slowly began to take in more details as her head cleared. There were six paths leading in different directions, and a stump in front of her. The forest was thick, so she could at least be glad that there was no sun beating down on her through the trees.
Then she remembered the events that had led up to this, and with the memories of how she had ended up here came annoyance, mostly towards the people who stood with her for causing the rabbit woman to send them here. But there was also, to a lesser extent, annoyance with the rabbit woman, who had sent her here for seemingly no reason.
"Tch," was the only sound Elizabeth made before taking a seat on the stump, trying to decide which path she might want to take, and waiting to see what the others would do before making her final decision.