Shiro Ari Chapter 59
(haven’t been paying close attention to this series so forgiveness in advance if I miss things ;P)
We continue from the last chapter, with Alice in his new duds and look, posing dramatically for the crowd and readers. Snow White calls down to him, restrained by the Queen of Hearts: dude, you balding???
Alice: I GOT A HAIR CUT YOU STUPID SOW!!!
White paper takes to the air around everyone – those sheets of paper are the ballets everyone had been using to vote for their future king. Originally how it was supposed to go was Red represented a vote for the Red King while Blue represented a vote for Alice (the Blue King). So how did they turn to white?
Hatter: that would be little ol’ me tee hee! :D
Everyone: how did you do tha-
Hatter: just shut the fuck up and accept what happened :/ *points gun
Everyone: ok ok gotcha all good
Alice rolls on, ignoring Hatter’s input: AS YOU CAN SEE RED KING, THERE IS NO WINNER. FOR WE ARE ALL LOSERS. BUT THERE ARE ALSO NO LOSERS, FOR WE ARE ALL WINNERS.
Red king: wut?
Alice grins mischievously at the king, why so angry? To the people he tells them the votes are in and it’s a tie. To settle this, they’re going to have a final showdown to see who’ll rule as the next king. The masses throw their hands up in the air – hell yeah! Slaughterfest!!!! HE WHO LOSES HIS LEG FIRST, LOSES HIS LIFE!!!
Alice: …shit I was just thinking rock paper scissors you homicidal rats… o__O;
The crowd is going wild with excitement. A couple of the Card Knights get peeved and decided to crowd control the people with excessive force. However, before the blood can rain in the streets, Hatter once again interferes. To keep the populace safe, Name Holders will be transported to the Mirror Dome to battle. Somehow the clock tower Hatter has been chillin’ at this whole time grows tentacle arms and grabs Name Holders in its slimy yet sensual grip. The Name Holders are whisked away to the Glass Dome and gently slammed into the ground, like groceries after being carried from a car.
After putting his bones back into his body, the Red King looks around his surroundings. All around are mirrors. Before he has time to ask wtf, Alice’s voice rings out.
Alice: HELLO FRIENDS AND BITCHES. WELCOME TO THE MIRROR DOME, SO NAMED BECAUSE THERE ARE MIRRORS, AND THE BUILDING IS IN THE SHAPE OF A DOME. IT’S ACTUALLY IN THE SHAPE OF A CROWN FOR THE PERFECTIONISTS OUT THERE BUT MIRROR CROWN SOUNDED DUMB AND ANYONE WHO DOESN’T LIKE MIRROR DOME…really? There are starving people out there. We’re trapped in an endless time loop. The name gonna affect you that bad? *ahem
ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE OUTER PERIMETER OF THE DOME. YOU MUST NAVIGATE YOUR WAY TO THE CENTER WHERE WE WILL THEN BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER. BE WARNED THE WAY IN IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SEEMS. WHY? …ACTUALLY THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION BUT ONE I WILL NOT ANSWER FOR I DON’T KNOW. YOU MUST NAVIGATE A LABRINTH OF MIRRORS. BUT THESE AREN’T ORDINARY MIRRORS. THEY REFLECT EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU – YOUR PAST, YOUR PRESENT, YOUR FEEEEELLLLS. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO OVERCOME YOURSELF TO PRESS ON, OR YOU’LL BE STUCK WHERE YOU ARE. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN THE CENTER. PLEASE DON’T BE DICKS AND JUST STAY WHERE YOU ARE…CUZ HONESTLY, I DON’T THINK WE THOUGHT THIS PLAN OUT VERY WELL AND WONDERED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF NO ONE WENT TO THE CENTER. CHEERIO!
The Red King grumbles that this is fucked up and Alice pretty much sticks his tongue out at him. After all, Alice is in the same boat as everyone else. When Hatter grabbed him as well as the other Name Holders, Hatter had told Alice earlier he wouldn’t be able to keep only Alice away from the edge. He’s going to have to play just like all the others. Hee ~
Alice: my ass you couldn’t place me in the center :\
Alice takes his time traversing the path, eyeing his reflections as he passes them – little him, the new him, asshole him. Not liking how the asshole one is looking at him, he grabs his dick and is about to throw up the bird with his free hand when someone bumps into him – it’s Snow! Wut???
After the initial KJL;KSDFGJKLSDJGLK;SDGJ;LKSDJG;LKSDFJGOI; between the two, Alice reckons she’s here either because Snow is a Name Holder or it’s cuz she was being held by the Queen of Hearts and ended up getting mixed up into everything.
He stops talking when he notices her staring at him. Alice gets self-conscious and starts to blush. To hide his embarrassment, he tells Snow they should get moving and grabs her hand to pull her along after him. But just as he leaves…
“I love you” says one of his reflections
Alice: oh….shit ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )
All of the reflections start to add their comment – I love you. I’m so glad to see you again. Shake them hips, sweetie ~ Daddy likes!
Alice: just…just kill me now. Is the kingdom really worth it? ヾ(((;ꈡ▱ꈡ;)))ﾉ
The chapter ends with the Red King’s walk through the mirrored labyrinth. All his reflections keep saying the same thing: dirty. I’m dirty. I want to be clean. Everything is dirty. All this blood. I’m dirty. So dirty.
I’m a bad boy spank my dirty heinie YEAH.
One of his reflections says something different. The Red King looks over and sees it’s of him when he was younger, staring in the gate to look at Snow.
“I want to be…your prince.”