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29 January 2010 @ 10:38 am
Drabble: honesty (is such a lonely word)  
title: honesty (is such a lonely word)
fandom: SyFy's Alice
characters: Duchess
rating: K
summary: written for the new_wonderland quarterly challenge; Duchess wasn't just a blind servant to the queen. She had feelings and emotions -- and not just the sort that came in a bottle.
disclaimer: the characters in this story are the property of SyFy and Nick Willing and are only used for fan related purposes; any dialogue used is from the actual mini-series and is only used to further the story.

Duchess was a creature of duty, made to be the queen’s maid. Born to listen, raised to obey, she did what she was told. No questions asked, no answers given.

But in a land where emotions were prohibited—except for the sort in a bottle—a complacent servant was engaged to the prince… and then, against all sense, she fell in love.

The queen wanted to use her to ask Jack questions. As she reached for the bottle of Honesty and headed towards his quarters, she decided there were answers she desired more.

She wanted to know about this Alice.

klcthebookwormklcthebookworm on January 29th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Short and sweet, but sums up the Duchess well.
curse the flame: a friend... I hope (Alice)cursetheflame on January 31st, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
karahalliwell: Alice ; Alice/Hatterkarahalliwell on January 29th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
I like it, its exactly what I thought of the Duchess<33
curse the flame: a friend... I hope (Alice)cursetheflame on January 31st, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Rin: Hatter! Alice greyscalerincredible on January 29th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
Very nice little snippet about Duchess.

I find she's far more a complex character (or at the very least, has the potential to be) than most people give her credit for.

*thumbs up*
curse the flame: All Hail Prince Cockblock (Alice)cursetheflame on January 31st, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
I agree. I think poor Duchess (and Jack, for that matter) definitely got the short end of the stick when it came to appreciating her character. Minor characters need love too :)
elektraxthe_mad_hatter on January 29th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
very interesting premise - gives you just enough of a glance into the Duchess' head without spoiling any of the mystery. This could really be an epic book kind of thing.
cursetheflame on January 31st, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I love writing drabbles for just that reason. I like to delve into the characters without having to stay too long :)
Tiffany Marie: Hatter Whasucrosesanction on January 30th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Duchess needs more love. Good drabble and interesting premise (of emotions being forbidden).

Thanks for sharing.
curse the flame: a friend... I hope (Alice)cursetheflame on January 31st, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
I agree. Duchess definitely needs more love :) And thank you for reading!
sheepfairy: alice - i love you stillsheepfairy on February 1st, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Oh, nice! I really like this take on her motivations.
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