Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mr. Blue

The sun painted Wonderlandia's sky and Lacie was still there. Both of them seemed shy and surprised. Lacie blushed at her own thoughts. Lacie loved Hatter's sleeping face. She slipped from bed and out the door the sky was transparent purple still. She'd never been able to explore the circus grounds. Not really. Cat's tent did not count. She was blushing. The first tent she came to was blue. Really bright blue. She stopped. "Come inside," called a soothing voice. "Hello?" Lacie said walking inside. The tent was chaos. "I know who you is so I'm Mr. Blue." The man smiled at Lacie looking at her.
"I'm...” Lacie started to speak. Mr. Blue leapt up. "I said I know. Some fortune teller I'd be. Although I'm off the clock so I'm just me."

"Oh. That's wonderful." Lacie said sitting down. Mr. Blue took a drag off his pipe.
"You think so Lacie?" He asked.

"It must be. I see." Mr. Blue sounded sad.

Lacie reached out and held his free hand. "You could you're between worlds." He said it. She knew it Finally an answer. It still stopped her heart. But confirmation does that. "I am sorry I am too blunt. Hatter says it’s a fault."

Lacie smiled. "It’s okay. He says I'm too soft." Mr. Blue smiled back. Mr. Blue peered down. "I've over spoke, words are stupid."

"No, I've never spent the night, I knew." Lacie smiled. "Most would take the news badly." Blue mused puffing on a pipe.

"Lacie is not most people." Came The Hatter's voice. Mr. Blue grinned. "Come in if you must." He called. Lacie could sense something. Hatter rushed in and sat down. "Now I see." Mr. Blue said his lips smirking.

"See what?” Lacie asked.

"Something special," Mr. Blue spoke calmly. Hatter seemed reassured. "You didn't know hatty man?" "A moment of fear isn't the same as not knowing." Hatter said reaching for Lacie's hand.

"Speaking of, say hello to my wife."

"I will when we see her. She's not taking visitors." Hatter said softly.

"I'm aware, it’s just I think Lacie could be a friend." Mr. Blue smiled. Lacie hated feeling talked about which she was. "What's her name?"

"Red Valentine," Mr. Blue said with a sigh. Red and Blue. It wasn't lost on Lacie. She wondered quietly if Red would be her friend. She never really had a girlfriend before.

"I should get her home. We've got cleaning to do." Hatter said. "You've got something involving kneeling but...” Blue said chuckling. "Tell my wife I love her." Mr. Blue said hugging Lacie. Once they started walking away, Hatter muttered. "She knows you silly man." Lacie liked it when the Hatter held her hand. It made her braver.

"What is she like?" Lacie whispered. "You'll see." Hatter said full on grin. Her face flushed. So many questions.