Underland. Underneath the City.Chapter 3She gasped, snapping her eyelids open and jumping up and away from the till, her cheek hot from resting it on her hand. She looked up slowly and very nearly died on the spot. A tall lanky boy with spiky hair the colour of ginger biscuits sticking out from his hat was standing nearby flicking through a box of CDs. His damp blue-black leather jacket with the bright stripy scarf clashed brightly but the baggy rugged looking jeans dulled them letting the colours become pleasing rather than an explosion. He defiantly knew how to dress, if not a little oddly, he really looked relatively normal, if not attractive, so why was he in Adagio? She frowned, but remembering that she was actually there to work she waited a few minutes watching him browse the boxes his lips pursed slightly before clearing her raw throat and smiling, "Can I help you?" The words were foreign but she smiled through it, her heart skittering a little when he lifted his icy eyes to hers, "No, thanks, I'
Underland. Underneath the City.Chapter 2The ancient music shop on the corner of the main street, sat groaning under the shadows of the skyscrapers that surrounded it. It belonged to ally's uncle and had been there since before the tall buildings that blocked out the light were even in the minds of architects. It hadn't always been a music shop, it was once a carpenters or something years and years ago, didn't surprise her; it looked older than her great aunt. The concrete walls sagged under the weight of the years of weather it had withstood and slumped slightly forward in shame. No one ever went in, ask anyone in town if they've heard of the 'Adagio' and they'll probably laugh in your face and say 'what?' and walk off going back to their busy lives. Ally's uncle was oblivious to this of course, stating 'if they had good taste then they'd know to go to Adagio!' it was something he always told her when she tried to get him to sell it to the company's that hounded him for the small amount of land. Her moth
Underland. Underneath the City."Oh, what do you want now child?" Grumbled the caterpillar; his chest glimmering with each wave of his hand as he wafted the pipe around, the smoke circling Alice's face. She coughed and wafted her hand through the swirling blue smoke. "I want to know why I'm back here. And why everything is so different now, the room I fell into, this time the walls were bare and the curtains torn. And the key was gone."He gave a long sigh "If the key was gone, then how did you end up here?""I followed the rabbit again, so why is it different? Look around, haven't you noticed?" Her delicate eyebrows arched in confusion. She had a point, Underland was changing and fast. The once beautiful plants had all either grown glistening mouths with knives for teeth or died all together, shrivelling up and turning to dust. The sky was a deep purple, the clouds soaking the original misty blue until it dripped with rich oily black rain, which hadn't stopped once since Alice had re-entered Underland. Currently she