Chapter Two: Stranger in a Strange Land:
When Anna opened her eyes and looked around, a wave of confusion hit her. ï¿½What theï¿½?ï¿½ she asked aloud. The flashing pink neon lights blinded her eyes. She turned away and noticed by sound that traffic was coming toward her. Anna turned when she heard a horn honking. She looked and saw a taxi parked in front of her.
ï¿½Hey!ï¿½ the driver yelled. ï¿½Are you trying to hitch a ride?ï¿½ Confused, the woman shook her head. The driver sneered at her.
ï¿½Then get out of my way!ï¿½ she yelled. ï¿½Move it!ï¿½ Anna nodded as she wandered off to the side of the road.
ï¿½Weirdo,ï¿½ she muttered as the driver snorted and drove off. Anna watched as the taxi disappeared down the bright pink road.
What is this place? The woman looked up at the sky. Thatï¿½s strange, she thought. When did it get so dark? Anna reached into her pocket and pulled out her cell phone.
ï¿½Itï¿½s only 12:10?ï¿½ Anna looked up at the sky again. ï¿½Only noon,ï¿½ the woman muttered. Anna looked at her phone again.
ï¿½No reception either,ï¿½ she grumbled. ï¿½Damn it.ï¿½ Anna bit her lower lip as she pondered what to do. She looked up and down the road. That probably was the last taxi of the night, too.
ï¿½Now what?ï¿½ she asked. The woman decided to look for a town or any passing cars for help. Without much else to do, the woman began her walk. So many questions circled her head. What happened to her back there? Where was she now? Where did the time go?
Something in the distance caught Annaï¿½s eye. She squinted for a better look.
ï¿½Welcome toï¿½ Wonderland?ï¿½ Anna blinked at the bright pink sign. ï¿½What theï¿½?ï¿½
ï¿½Okayï¿½ï¿½ Somehow, the bright sign drew her closer. The woman didnï¿½t really do much thinking as her feet began to move. Before she knew it, Anna found herself standing before big purple gates. She felt so small just by looking at them.
The sign shined profusely close up.
ï¿½Good evening!ï¿½ a voice greeted her. Anna jumped at sound and looked around, then down at her feet. A tiny lady smiled and waved at her. Anna stared with big eyes.
ï¿½Who are you?ï¿½ she asked. The tiny lady giggled with her round fat cheeks.
ï¿½I am the Doorway Girl,ï¿½ she answered. Anna slowly built up an idea of what was going on in her head.
ï¿½Okay,ï¿½ she said. ï¿½So what is this Wonderland Place?ï¿½
ï¿½Delighted you asked!ï¿½ the Doorway Girl chirped. ï¿½Itï¿½s paradise!ï¿½
ï¿½What?ï¿½ Anna asked. The tiny lady giggled at her confused guestï¿½s blinking.
ï¿½Anyway,ï¿½ the Doorway Girl said, clapping her hands together. ï¿½Any more questions?ï¿½ It took Anna a second to regain herself.
ï¿½Yeah,ï¿½ she said. ï¿½Uhï¿½ how do I get home?ï¿½
ï¿½Home?ï¿½ the tiny lady questioned.
ï¿½Yeah,ï¿½ Anna replied. The Doorway Girl perked up as if a light bulb went off in her head.
ï¿½Oh,ï¿½ she chirped. ï¿½You want to go back to where you came from?ï¿½
ï¿½Yes,ï¿½ Anna answered.
ï¿½No problem,ï¿½ the Doorway Girl said. ï¿½You have to enter the city through me.ï¿½ Anna tilted her head.
ï¿½What did you say?ï¿½ she asked.
ï¿½Well, you see, you have to be my height,ï¿½ the Doorway Girl said as she looked up at the ï¿½averageï¿½ height Anna displayed before her. Anna quickly saw where this was heading.
ï¿½Okay,ï¿½ she said. ï¿½Where is the potion that I need to drink or whatever?ï¿½
ï¿½Oh, so youï¿½re familiar with our customs?ï¿½ the Doorway Girl said with a twinkle in her eyes.
ï¿½You can say that,ï¿½ Anna replied.
ï¿½Itï¿½s in the jug to your left,ï¿½ the Doorway Girl answered. Anna looked over in the light pink grass. She spotted a pearl white jug on a silver tray. A small card hung around its neck.
ï¿½Drink me,ï¿½ Anna read. She shrugged her shoulders. ï¿½Heh, kind of expected that one.ï¿½ She picked up the jug and took a drink. Instantly, she began to shrink down to the Doorway Girlï¿½s small size.
ï¿½Holy shit!ï¿½ she exclaimed. ï¿½It really works.ï¿½ The woman turned her attention back to the Doorway Girl. She looked rather cute now that Anna had a better look at her. The Doorway Girl wore a bright yellow low-cut dress with a white button-up blouse and matching stockings. Her bright orange locks spilled around her shoulders. However, that wasnï¿½t the biggest thing to flag Annaï¿½s attention.
ï¿½Wakaba-chan?ï¿½ she asked. ï¿½What are you doing here?ï¿½ The Doorway Girl gave her a blank stare.
ï¿½Wa-ka-ba?ï¿½ she asked. ï¿½Who is that?ï¿½ Anna shook her head.
ï¿½Never mind,ï¿½ she said. ï¿½How do I get in?ï¿½
ï¿½Iï¿½m locked,ï¿½ the Doorway Girl chirped.
ï¿½Oh,ï¿½ Anna said as her face dropped. ï¿½So, whereï¿½s the key?ï¿½ The other girlï¿½s heavy chest bounced as she pointed above them. The woman looked up and found the silver key hooked onto the wall. A slightly frustrated look came over her face.
ï¿½You serious?ï¿½ she complained.
ï¿½Thatï¿½s right!ï¿½ the Wakaba look-alike said in chipper voice. Anna frowned in disappointment at her predicament.
ï¿½Butï¿½ Iï¿½m too little,ï¿½ she said. However, the woman paused as she remembered how this part of the story went. ï¿½Wait a minute,ï¿½ she said. Anna raced over to the tray and found a pile of sugar cookies next to it.
ï¿½Eat me,ï¿½ she read on the card in from of them, ï¿½Just like in the story.ï¿½ So far, everything was turning out like she predicted. She dragged a sugar cookie towards her using her weight and took a bite. Like a wild weed, Anna grew big enough to grab the key. The Door Girl clapped her hands.
ï¿½Well done,ï¿½ she said. ï¿½You got it.ï¿½ Anna took the key from the hook on the wall and picked up the jug from the tray. One drink and she shrank down again.
ï¿½Where do I unlock you?ï¿½ Anna asked as she looked around on the other girlï¿½s body. The Doorway Girl giggled as she unbuttoned the white blouse under her yellow dress. The other woman watched in shock with a red face.
ï¿½Hey!ï¿½ she yelled. ï¿½What are you doing?!ï¿½ The Wakaba look-alike giggled.
ï¿½Like what you see?ï¿½ she asked as she flaunted her heavy bust. Just above her ample bosom rested a small black keyhole. ï¿½Use the key in and I will let you in,ï¿½ the Doorway Girl said. Anna blinked at her.
ï¿½Thatï¿½s it?ï¿½ she asked.
ï¿½That, and you have to kiss me,ï¿½ the Doorway Girl said. Anna looked at her with big eyes.
ï¿½Wait, what?!?ï¿½ she screamed. The Doorway Girl giggled.
ï¿½Come on,ï¿½ she cooed. ï¿½Do it. You want to go back to your home, donï¿½t you?ï¿½
ï¿½Wellï¿½ yeah, butï¿½ï¿½ Anna said with her head darting around as if to look for help, though in vain.
ï¿½Go on,ï¿½ the Doorway Girl pushed. ï¿½Kiss me.ï¿½ The other woman looked rather reluctant about this set-up.
ï¿½And there isnï¿½t any other way?ï¿½ she asked in a whisper. Wakabaï¿½s double shook her head.
ï¿½Nope,ï¿½ she said. This lady seemed adamant about getting her kiss tonight. Anna dropped her shoulders; not much she could do at the moment. Tsuzuki was probably wondering where she was right now.
ï¿½Fine,ï¿½ Anna said at last. The woman slipped the key in the hole above the Doorway Girlï¿½s plump breasts. As she turned it, Anna planted a kiss on her lips. The Wakaba look-alike pulled her in closer and slowly untied her lacy white shirt. Her hand then disappeared down the black shirt underneath. Anna yelped as the Doorway Girl slipped her tongue into her mouth. The woman jumped back to her vanishing and the gate opening wide. She raced inside, trembling. Inside, the little purple rabbit sat waiting for her as it stared with its beady amber eyes.