The adventure continues series two episode eight 2014 edition

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August Wayne Booth, Neal Cassidy and Rose Tyler have all now suddenly found themselves trapped as prisoners in the cold enchanted dark realm of Narnia to the new white witch there. The protector of Narnia Aslan now seems to have turned evil, and so he is now a great big fret to the three new friend who are strangers to the snowy realm. Will Aslan ever remember just who his true self is? Read on to find out!

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The Adventure Continues

Series two episode eight

(2014 EDITION)

Chapter one

The beast of a lion Aslan the dark golden powerful lion is standing guard outside both August Wayne Booth and Neal Cassidy’s prison cell, that lays within his mistress the white witch Morgana Pendragon’s incredible looking stone cold white Palace (Cair Paravel). Within the prison cell August is sitting miserably upon the freezing cold cell that he’s currently locked up inside with his arms crossed over his legs, while his current companion Neal is angrily pacing up and down the fairly big cell. August takes a look up at Neal, and he’s actually not surprised to discover that he’s as angry as he himself is right now.

“Do you reckon that someone is going to come along and bail the two of us out of here, rescuing us from this god forsaken cell?” Pinocchio questions Neal with a tone of sarcasm in the tone of his voice.

In truth August knows for a fine fact that there is no such guardian angel out there within the universe for him. Neal shakes his head in anger in response to August’s question to him.

“No, who would come and rescue either of us from this cell, neither of us know anyone from this new land that we’re now in!” He snaps out both sharply and angrily at him in response to his question.

Somewhere deep down within him August is actually hoping that the new enemy within his life Rose Tyler is actually a good person, and that she’ll turn out to be the one who bails both he himself and Neal out of this cell, but August knows that there’s absolutely no cat in hells chance that Rose is a hero who will rescue him being the damsel in distress from this cell, because after all Rose was the one who turned both Neal and August into Morgana (the white witch) in the first place.

Chapter two

The Knave of Hearts who is otherwise known as Will Scarlet appears out of nowhere in the middle of a snow white mountain within the magical land of Narnia, directly before a disgusting looking minotaur, whose under the command of the white witch (Morgana Pendragon). It was the Minotaur who brought the Knave to Narnia, because he did this while carrying out and following the orders of his Queen Morgana. Morgana wants to capture as many fairy-tale characters as she can, and that’s why she has both August and Neal locked safely away within her Palace, and that’s also why she’s brought the Knave to her completely new magical land. The Knave is both unarmed and defenceless, but the Minotaur however is carrying a gigantic spear, and it has a great big dark black metal sword attached onto its chainmail. The beast lets out a gigantic terrible roar that seems to echo the snow cloud’s high heavens of Narnia, before proceeding to begin to round on the small man (the Knave). Will has no idea at all where he’s been sent to now after leaving Wonderland. The brave Knave doesn’t waste any time at all, he knows that he’s got to get armed up, and so he launches himself at the creature, pushing his two arms out as far as they can go before him. Will then directs his two hands within the direction of the beast’s sword. The Knave then closes his two hands as firmly as he possibly can around the Minotaur’s weapon, and then he begins to pull it both as hard as he can as well as how quickly as he can out of its chainmail. Will now has the great big heavy tall sword, and now he’s trying to balance it as well as he can within his two hands.

“LET THE BATTLE COMENCE!” Will cries out at the top of his voice at the scary looking creature as he starts to launch himself into battle against it.

They met in combat; the Knave’s sword met the Minotaur’s spear quickly within battle. The Minotaur lashed out at the man with all of his strength, and he actually sent him flying backwards off his feet, but the Knave quickly got to his feet jumping up as fast as he could from the hard ground surface. The battle was far from over, for it had only just begun. The Knave knew now from getting knocked off his feet that he stands no chance at all of defeating the beast, but Will is ready to go down fighting for his life. The Minotaur lashed out at the man again with his great big spear, but this time Scarlet managed to avoid the blow of attack by douching it. The Minotaur had his spear below him now just readying himself to pull it up and strike his new enemy once more, but that gave the Knave an advantage. As fast as he possibly could the Knave flew forward, and he struck the mega sharp blade of his tall strong sword deep into the creature’s chest. The Knave had surprisingly won his battle; he had unexpectedly defeated his enemy Minotaur. The beast’s body just simply collapsed onto the snowy surface of the mountain. The victorious Knave stood alone simply looking down at the enemy who he has just killed dead body in triumph. Victory has come to the Knave today.

Chapter three

The Knave of Hearts reached the bottom of the snow white mountain within the magical world of Narnia, and at the bottom he looked up at the night sky with shame within his two eyes, knowing that he had now unfortunately become a murderer. Will had failed within his attempt to be a hero in life. Before back in his old home land which is Wonderland he was a heroic role figure, because he helped a lady called Alice to be reunited with her one true love called Cyrus when they were separated, because Cyrus the genie had been killed by the red Queen, and then brought back to life as a prisoner to a powerful magical sorcerer known as Jafar.

The Knave’s past, before Queen Regina’s dark curse: within the enchanted forest our new character Will Scarlet, and his one true love who was known as Anastasia went in the search of finding a way of travelling to a different world. After he helped Robin Hood’s group of merry men steal some rich processions from a man who was wealthy on a road, the Knave is accepted into Robin’s band as a new recruit for them to have within their company. Will suggests to both Robin and his men that the next location that they should for gold processions is the evil sorcerer who is known as Maleficent, her castle. In the evil witches castle there’s enough gold stored to feed an entire army of soldiers, and more importantly enough gold to share out between a whole kingdom. However Robin refuses the Knave’s request to break into Maleficent’s castle, and to steal her supply of gold from her there, because at that time in his life Hood was afraid to be going against someone who could use magical powers against him, but Will manages to persuade Robin for both them and their band of brothers to break into the witches Palace. Robin knows that he’s got to break into Maleficent’s Palace, he’s left with absolutely no further but to break in there, because he needs to retrieve the supply of gold from there to share out evenly between the poor people who he comes into contact with on a daily basis, who upset him, because it pains our Robin to find people suffering within the world with not a lot to eat, and also not enough clean water to drink. In the end Hood also agrees to go ahead with Scarlet’s suggestion, because he knows for a fine fact that the evil witch isn’t within her Palace right now, and there for he’s not within the danger o her using her own magical powers against him.

The plan to break in Maleficent’s Palace and to steal all her gold from her there is now all set to go ahead, and before leaving for the Palace with his new leader Robin Hood, and his new band of brothers the merry men Will rushes as fast as he can back to his home, and there he meets his one true love Anastasia there. Scarlet tells his love within his home that everything went absolutely fine and dandy with Robin Hood, and he makes a vow to her that they will soon be getting what they need from the castle.

Once inside Maleficent’s castle, Robin Hood warns both Will Scarlet and all the rest of his merry men to only take what is completely necessary for them to take from this Palace. Will however wanders off away within a different section in the Palace to what all the others are heading off in, and within that different section he steals a looking glass.

Robin Hood, Will Scarlet and all the rest of the merry men take all the gold that they have stolen from the Palace to celebrate together stealing it, but however that night Maleficent’s loud booming voice rages echoing out at them across their camp fire telling them to return a certain stolen item to her. After the voice fades away, Robin angrily commands the thief who stole the certain stolen good from the Palace to step forward and to face him, but however none of his men obey him, and so none of them step forward to confess themselves to him.

That night Will Scarlet tries to slip away from the camp undetected, but however his leader Robin Hood finds him leaving, and he confronts him about the looking glass that he stole from Maleficent the witches Palace. Robin allows Will to leave his band alive and free without receiving any punishment from him at all for his crime, because Robin truly believes that Will receive his punishment for his crime within the near future.

After leaving Robin Hood Will Scarlet returns to his one true love Anastasia, and they make their way hurryingly into their house together, and once inside their house both Will and Anastasia open up a portal by using their looking glass, and they both prepare to jump into their portal together, but first they need to make the decision together about just which land they are going to be travelling to together, and in the end they both decide to travel to Wonderland, and together both Will and Anastasia prepare to jump into their portal together.

Seconds later however both Will Scarlet and Anastasia’s leave for Wonderland is given a delay, because Anastasia receives a visit from her mother. Anastasia’s mother is strongly against approving that her daughter is planning to throw away a life of privilege that she could have for Will. The Knave promises his one true loves mother that he no thief anymore, and that he is a completely changed man. Anastasia’s own mother believes that she is a failure, and the mother tells her daughter that if she were to return home again her new duty that she would set out for her to undertake is to take on the cleaning of the chamber pots. The mother leaves, and Will is left to comfort his one true love her daughter. Will makes a promise to Anastasia that he will create a life for them both to share, and this will be done because of his own powerful love for her, and Will tells Anastasia that he doesn’t wish for her to be any different than to how she is now. Anastasia leaves with her one true love through the portal that is leading them to their new land together which is Wonderland, but when they arrive at this new land however both Will and Anastasia become poor together, and they pretty soon end up searching the land for different kinds of berries for them to eat.

A wagon passes both Will Scarlet and his one true love Anastasia on a road within Wonderland and on the wagon there is a heavy load of goods that are freshly baked, and that are all being taking now on their travel journey to a royal ball. Will and Ana both attend the ball by stealing nice clothes, and also by forging invitations to get themselves into the castle. Will steals food from the castle by hiding it within his clothing when he is thrown out of the castle by the Palace guards for forging the invitation. Anastasia is also thrown out of the castle gates for wearing a stolen crown. Time passes by, and soon Anastasia makes out the suggestion that they both steal the crown jewels from the castle together. Will is uneasy about this suggestion that his one true love has just shared out with him, but in the end he agrees to it when Anastasia manages to persuade him that they are in need of the money since they are poor. Anastasia intends to sneak her way undetected into the castle, and to steal the jewels and to drop them down to the one she loves from a upper window within the Palace. Anastasia then agrees to after she has done this to return home through the looking glass with her Will, but instead she doesn’t. Will waits for Anastasia to finishing collecting the jewels that she’s stealing from inside the castle outside the castle. Suddenly Will witnesses the Red King announcing to his whole entire Kingdom his new Queen. Will is then left feeling rather stunned when Anastasia is led out onto the balcony of the Palace to greet the open public of her new Kingdom, dressed in rather looking fine clothes, and also wearing a red crown upon her head. Will briefly at this moment catches Anastasia’s eye, and then she simply pretends not to have noticed him.

The night before the royal wedding ceremony Will Scarlet hops into the castle from the balcony to receive answers from Anastasia about her previous actions. Although Will hopes that all this is just a simple con that Anastasia is playing at to gain both the castle throne and riches before leaving Wonderland with him, Anastasia claims to Will that she is doing what is best for both of them. Will proceeds to remind Ana of all the good happy times they shared together, the guards of the Palace burst in on them while Will is reminding Anastasia about all the happy memories of their life that they shared together. Will takes to seeing to the guards, and then before escaping the same way that he entered the Palace through the balcony he requests to the woman that he still surprisingly loves that she must come to the old wagon to meet him there, and that they then must run away together. The next morning waits by the old wagon for Anastasia to come and meet him there, but instead it’s Cora who is the Queen of Hearts who meets him there and not his dear one Ana. Cora proceeds to tell Will that his former flame of heart will not be arriving. Feeling absolutely destroyed now, because of what the Queen has just told him Will begs the witch to take his heart out from his body. Will’s just basically just determined to get rid of the pain in his heart that he’s experiencing right now. Will knows that without his heart he’ll never be able to love again, but that’s a price he’s much more than happy to pay out. After the request is fulfilled, after Cora the Queen has taken out Will’s heart, the Knave is sent out upon his way by the Queen. Will leaves his wagon with all of his belongings. Cora then simply takes to pocketing his heart.

Pretty soon after this Will Scarlet begins working in the service of the Red Queen (Anastasia). Will becomes the Knave of Hearts. The Knave has very little choice of disobeying his new mistress the Red Queen, because she after all controls his heart now, and that means that she actually has full power over him to do her bidding now. He’s sent out on a petrol within the woods in Wonderland along with the Queen’s other soldiers, and there they are all searching for the most dangerous criminal in all the land. As the Knave is chasing the suspect, he is caught off guard by their point of sword. The criminal surprisingly turns out to be a young lady who is called Alice. Alice claims to the Knave that the wanted charges that are set up against her are completely false. The Knave allows Alice to simply walk away from him. However the Knave promises Alice that they will meet again. He tracks her down, but he lands caught up within her trap net that she set up to protect herself from intruders against. Alice takes to insisting to the Knave of Hearts that her only crime is stealing, or much rather attempting to steal, because she didn’t succeed in doing so a weeping willow flower from Queen Anastasia’s garden. The Knave takes to believing Alice’s story, but however because of the Red Queen’s control and her power over his heart he still wishes to kill her. Will admits to Alice his lack of free will, and this leads to Alice heading to steal the Knave’s heart back for him from the Red Queen’s vault. When Alice has the Knave’s heart within her hands she uses it to command him to not try to bring any form of harm towards her.

As a favour for her retrieving his heart back for him the Knave promises to help Alice find the proof that she needs to proof to her father that Wonderland is real, and so before setting out to find their proof the Knave and Alice share out a drinking contest together within the tavern. The Knave becomes friends with Alice, and their friendship deepens further when Will tells Alice about his sister called Penelope who died at a young age. Together the Knave and Alice find the white rabbit within Wonderland’s maze. Will stays behind from Alice, and her proof (the white rabbit) to fight off incoming guards.

After Queen Regina’s dark curse: following on after Emma Swan broke Queen Regina’s dark powerful curse, the Knave of Hearts is living a peaceful life, he’s slowly beginning to free himself from his whole past within Wonderland. During a storm that has raged out throughout the whole of Storybrooke, Will shows up at Granny’s Diner within the town, just as two resident’s of the town both Ashley and Leroy are leaving their Diner from their day of working there for a one of duty towards Granny, who had found herself caught up within bed that day with the flue. Secretly without being seen by her Will steals the Diner key from Ashley, and he proceeds to break into Granny’s with the intention of just having a nice cup of warm hot coffee there, but instead he is visited by an unexpected visitor there. A portal explodes open onto the floor of the Diner, and the white rabbit pops out of the portal. The white rabbit then proceeds to inform the Knave that Alice’s one true love Cyrus is both alive and is within Wonderland. The Knave after seeing the rabbit breaks into an asylum where Alice is being locked up inside, and he hauls Alice out of the asylum and they head back to Wonderland together with the high hope of finding Cyrus there.

Both the Knave of Hearts and Alice locate the white rabbit, and he opens a magical portal for them within an alley, but at first Will refuses to go through the portal, remembering just how he left Wonderland under bad terms, but Alice reminds Will that she once helped him to get back his heart, and now he’s going to help her get back her own heart. After travelling through the magical portal to Wonderland both the Knave and Alice arrive in the mellow mash within the enchanted land, and there. Here the rabbit confesses to both Alice and to Will that he himself actually hasn’t seen sight or heard from Cyrus, but apparently according to the rabbit the Dormouse told him that the genie is alive, and that he’s no living at the Mad Hatter’s old abandoned house. Both the Knave and Alice are now slowly sinking deep into the mash, and it seems that the rabbit is rushing off to get help for them when he races away from them. Alice however manages to haul both herself and the Knave out of the mash, and she does this by using a dragonfly to toast the sticky mash into a solid form. Will wishes to leave Wonderland just as soon as possible, and this is so that his dark past doesn’t come back to haunt him, but he is persuaded to stay when Alice bargains with him that if he was to help him she would give him one of the three wishes that her Cyrus gave to her. Together the Knave of Hearts and his companion Alice go to Tulgey woods, and this is where Alice takes off her shoes, and climbs up into a tree. She does this so that she can have the access to a much better view of the Mad Hatter’s house.  Temptation gets the much better of Will while Alice is up the tree, and he snatches up her shoes which contain all three wishes inside, and he hurries away with them while Alice is up the tree.

But however Will Scarlet soon feels guilty, and he makes a return trip to Alice, rescuing her from the Cheshire cat. The Knave manages to defeat the villainous cat by hauling a piece of shrinking mushroom into its feline’s mouth. The Knave has managed to upset Alice by his betrayal towards her, but Will finds his betrayal redeemable by the fact that he came back to save her.

Continuing on their journey to track down Cyrus the genie both Alice and her travelling companion the Knave of Hearts come across the talking enchanted white rabbit once again.  All three of them head to the Mad Hatter’s house together, and there they all make the discovery much to their disappointment that Cyrus isn’t inside the house. After leaving the house Alice comes across her one true love (Cyrus’ glowing necklace), and this indicates to her that her one true love is still alive. Knave however on the other and has doubts that Cyrus is still alive, but tells him that when you really love someone proof isn’t necessary. The white rabbit, the Knave of Hearts and Alice all continue to travel together journeying on throughout Wonderland.

The very next morning Alice tells Knave that they should locate the genie bottle, and use up all three wishes, and then Will then will rub the bottle to draw Cyrus back into it. After she has ordered Knave to do that Alice will find a way of permanently freeing Cyrus from the bottle.  Together Alice and Knave make a journey together to where the bottle was buried in Mimsy Meadows which is under the Tum, Tum tree.  As the Knave and his companion travel to the Meadows they leave the rabbit behind.  On their journey to the Meadows, the Knave questions Alice about what she would do if Cyrus knew where she was, and that he wasn’t coming for her, and also what would she do if Cyrus had moved on from her. Alice closes down the conversation by allowing Knave to know that he would never understand the love that both she herself and Cyrus have for one another. A riverbed blocks both Will and Alice’s path, but since the Knave can’t swim, Alice suggests to her friend that they should call upon the assistance of a magical fairy to help them find their way across. A fairy known as Silvermist gets into a dispute with Knave over their past romantic relationship experience. Silvermist agrees to help them over the river, but drops Knave after he makes an indecent comment towards her. He is saved and pulled onto a floating island by Alice, who then berates him for breaking Silvermist's heart and messing up their journey. She perceives something in the past caused him to be so cold about love, but he changes the subject to warn her that Cyrus may not the same as in the past. After discovering the floating island is actually a Mock Turtle shell, Alice forces the creature to take them to the other side of the river. At shore, Silvermist threatens to turn Knave into the Caterpillar. Knave tries to patch up things with Silvermist, but she takes a jab at him about Anastasia. Finally, Knave offers a sincere apology and asks her not to hinder Alice's quest due to his terrible deeds, to which Silvermist allows them to go. He avoids giving an answer when Alice asks him about Anastasia. They arrive at the Tum Tum Tree to see Jafar trying to unearth the bottle. Alice reveals the location is fake and takes Knave to the real burial site at a pasture near a dandy-lion shaped tree; however, the bottle has already been removed by someone else. That night, Knave consoles her about Cyrus since someone who truly loves another can never move on. She is saddened until a flying paper crane carrying a message from Cyrus lands in her palm. Though Cyrus wants her to leave for safety reasons, Alice writes back to affirm she'll be rescuing him.

Seeking knowledge about who dug up Cyrus' bottle, Knave suggests fetching a special item the Caterpillar called the forget me knot, which allows the user to see a past event when placed in a specific spot. The Caterpillar states that Grendel of the Whispering Woods now possesses the item. Additionally, he promises to forgive all of Knave's debts if they get the knot for him. The two fall into a pit hole outside Grendel's house and awaken bound up in a kitchen. Grendel, a hideously disfigured man, begins to prepare his dinner, which will include Knave and Alice. Knave sees the knot hanging over the kitchen table as an image of a happily married man and woman interact. From this, Knave gathers that was Grendel's old life and attempts to convince him the only way to move on from the past is to let go of it, but he is not interested. While he is away, they escape from their constraints and open the front door just as Grendel comes back, but an angry Bandersnatch awaits them outside. Alice closes the door, but the beast tears right into the house. After the Bandersnatch is tricked into charging into the forget me knot's loop, Alice pulls the rope to secure the creature as Knave kills the Bandersnatch with a knife. In sheer gratitude for saving his life, Grendel gives them the knot. The two go back to the pasture near the dandy-lion tree and use the forget me knot to see their culprit is the White Rabbit, who in turn, handed the bottle over to the Red Queen. Knave changes his mind about giving the knot back to the Caterpillar, as it is a stolen object, and returning it will make himself a thief. On the other hand, letting Alice keep the knot will be helpful, but he chooses to burn it out of existence.

When Alice suspects the Red Queen has the bottle and perhaps Cyrus as well, she intends to face off with her, but Knave thinks it'd be a better idea to force answers out of the White Rabbit. They are alerted to nearby shouts of the Caterpillar's henchmen, the Collectors, looking for Knave. Though they run, Knave splits up from Alice with the promise to meet her at Tugley Woods. He witnesses the Collectors being taken out by someone, who he thinks is Alice until the Red Queen kidnaps him to her castle. She belittles Knave for coming back to Wonderland and thinks whatever Alice, dubbing her his "girlfriend", offered him must have been worth the risk. The two proceed to throw personal insults at each other. He is satisfied to know that despite her exterior as queen, he knows the real person hiding underneath. A short while later, the Red Queen returns with an escape plan for Knave to leave Wonderland with the White Rabbit. Knave suspects she is faking it and only wants to catch him while he's leaving as a reason for capital punishment. She, however, wants an excuse not to kill him as it is also a way of making up her betrayal to him. He refuses to comply and blames her for making him a fool because she has committed inexcusable, terrible deeds. The one thing he thinks she can't do is kill him, and dares her to try. She assumes the challenge and goes ahead to order his public execution. Knave is put on the chopping block, but Alice disguises herself as the executioner to save him. They escape by launching themselves into the catapult and land in a maze. Lizard, Knave's long-time friend, regroups with them and leads the way to the exit. They are swiftly cut off by the appearance of Jafar and the Red Queen. With Lizard knocked out, Knave is strangled by Jafar and only let go when Alice makes a wish; asking for her own death if he were to die as well. Next, Jafar exerts physical pain on Alice to force her to make another wish, but she refuses. After she is dropped, Jafar turns Knave into a stone statue as punishment for Alice's stubbornness.

By some magical force, Knave is freed from stone and collapses on the ground in pain. He manages to get a bottle of water from a passing peddler to alleviate the side effects and then meets two camp-goers who direct him to Alice in the Black Forest. Assuming it was Alice who saved his life, he chases her down to repay the debt. Knave makes it through the Black Forest into the Boro Grove to discover Alice has completely forgotten anything of importance to her. He is disturbed by the sight of the only other person there, a Carpenter, and believes the man harmed her. After some interrogating, Knave realizes the man is turning into a tree, which is the same fate Alice will have if she doesn't leave. She even starts to forget her own name, which is all the more reason he presses her to depart with him. Annoyed, she swings the sword at him as Cyrus' necklace drops to the floor, and refuses to go anywhere as vines and branches flourish to trap her in place. Knave almost confesses something relating to when Alice helped him get his heart back, which she ignores. At one point, he shows her the necklace, but loses his grip as vines trap him in place, to which it lands in Alice's hands. The necklace helps her to remember and she cuts both herself and Knave free. They make it outside as Knave mentions owing her since she unfroze him from stone, though Alice attests that she did no such thing and guesses it must have been Anastasia. This leads her to recall what he said earlier about a confession, and Knave's full disclosure that he never put his heart back in to avoid feeling heartbreak over Anastasia.

He and Alice approach Jafar's floating lair and begin making a basket out of bird bark branches to carry themselves up to the island. While doing so, Alice's father, Edwin, stumbles out of the forest. Despite that Edwin went to great lengths to find Wonderland and now believes everything Alice once spoke of, she can't forgive him for having treated her like an obligation, and not a daughter, for years. Edwin consults Knave for advice on how to gain Alice's forgiveness. Knave thinks Alice needs a good father, so Edwin can start by helping her find the man she loves, Cyrus. Though Alice herself is unsure whether or not to forgive her father, Knave believes she eventually will because it's the right thing to do. In a surprise attack, a dragon spits out fire as Knave and Alice use the branch slants to shield themselves. All three attempt to flee, though Edwin is nearly swiped away by the dragon until Alice kills the beast. Following a father and daughter reconciliation, the trio share a meal out of the slain dragon's meat. After supper, Knave goes with Alice to fetch wood, but once they are alone, she relates her suspicions that the man claiming to be her father is not him. The pair leave camp to walk up a mountain cliff when Jafar flies by on a magic carpet and dangles Edwin as a threat. Alice sees right through Jafar's plan of using an impostor of her father. However, this person proves to be the real Edwin, and he makes amends with Alice as well as revealing Cyrus escaped the prison before being dropped into the sea. Alice saves Edwin by wishing him home. Afterwards, Knave comforts her over being forced to use another wish. Instead, she is grateful since it gave her knowledge her father understands her, and that Cyrus is free.

As they make their way to a place Alice is certain Cyrus would go, a stop is made at the White Rabbit's house. They learn that the White Rabbit has only been obeying the Red Queen's orders because she kidnapped his family. Knave and Alice both sympathize with his plight and decide to rescue them. Knave has an idea of where the Red Queen might have taken them, and they arrive at an abandoned wagon, which he and Anastasia once lived in. Inside, he finds an empty box that once contained Cyrus' genie bottle and comes out with the White Rabbit's wife and two children. While the White Rabbit's family venture to a secure place to stay, Knave follows Alice to the Outlands and enters into an invisible hideout. Before joining her, he warns the White Rabbit against trying anything sneaky. Inside, Alice is disappointed again to see Cyrus is not there. Knave reluctantly suggests they should leave Wonderland, but Alice refuse to accept a life without Cyrus. A moment later, she runs out to reunite with Cyrus. Knave is dismayed to see the Red Queen tagged along as well. The Red Queen proceeds to urge everyone to leave Wonderland before a dangerous storm cloud Jafar summoned reaches them all. Alice refuses to go without an explanation for the Red Queen's actions thus far, including her reasons for taking away Cyrus and desiring the bottle. In an emotional outburst, the Red Queen admits to Knave that she wants him back. He stoically recalls a time when she did have his whole heart, but threw it away. She pleads that by breaking the laws of magic, they can go back to the past and resume their relationship, but he wants nothing more to do with her. Even to this, Alice doesn't believe the Red Queen, but Cyrus does, so she asks the White Rabbit to dig a hole to someplace safe for them. As the storm cloud closes in, the Red Queen uses the bottle as a shield against a lightning bolt, which then bounces off and fatally wounds Knave. As he is near death, Alice, too, begins to die as her first wish comes into full effect. Knave is given the third remaining wish by Cyrus and uses it to "end Alice's suffering". Cyrus is freed of servitude as Alice is revived, but Knave pays the price by becoming trapped in the bottle as a genie.

While in the bottle, Knave is found and brought out by Lizard. He attempts to leave, but is forced to stay on Lizard's command since she has become his master and must be granted three wishes. In town, Lizard asks for one wish only before allowing him to go. Before she voices the wish, he tells her one of the laws of magic, which prohibit using a wish to make someone fall in love. Lizard changes her mind and instead offers to let him have the first wish, which he then uses to give beer to everyone in the town. Later, after having a drinking contest, Knave finds Lizard sitting alone in an inn room. From the starry-eyed look on her eyes, he easily guesses that she is in love with someone. She refuses to state the man's name and instead asks him what kind of qualities he finds desirable in a woman. After he lists them, Lizard eagerly demands to be granted the same traits, and the second wish is used to transform her into a feminine and lavishly dressed young lady. Knave pushes her to strike up conversation with her dream guy, but she balks until admitting the man she loves is him. Knave apologizes, stating he is very fond of her, but love is no longer possible for him. She insists that what he feels for her doesn't have to be love, but wishes for it to be at least something; anything. Having used the word "wish", Lizard inevitably uses her last and third wish, which causes her untimely death as a helpless Knave is forced back into the bottle. Afterwards, the Red Queen picks up the bottle and summons him out; making her his next master. Cyrus discovers that the two other bottles in Jafar's possession contain his brothers and wants to save them. Since Knave is bound to the Red Queen, he believes that this is where they part from Alice and Cyrus since she is only invested in her own desires. Instead, the Red Queen opts to stay and help rescue Cyrus' brothers.

Knave remains sceptical of the Red Queen's motives, though she fully admits her desire to take back Wonderland from Jafar for the people's sake and not her own. The two head to the White Rabbit's house where she tries to convince him to help her gain the citizens' trust, but then they learn Jafar has released the Jabberwocky. While on the move in the woods, Knave is ordered into the bottle by the Red Queen. Both are captured by the Jabberwocky and later strapped down to chairs in the castle jail cell. On Jafar's command, the Jabberwocky mentally breaks down the Red Queen by taunting her about having lost her mother's love as well as Knave's. The Red Queen is coerced into making two wishes for frivolous reasons, though Knave tries to intervene, and the third is used to make the Jabberwocky stop torturing her. Directly after, Knave is forced into the bottle, which Jafar now possesses.

While attempting to get some shut-eye in the bottle, Knave is brought out by Jafar after the sorcerer failed to break the laws of magic and believes he is somehow resisting the spell. The Jabberwocky tries reading Knave's fears, but strangely, is unable to. After Jafar interrogates the Red Queen, the Jabberwocky inadvertently discovers, from reading Alice's fears that Knave is without a heart. Then, Knave himself is locked in a cell while being questioned about the location of his heart, but he refuses to say until Jafar threatens to slit the Red Queen's throat. Despite the Red Queen's pleas for him not to reveal anything, Knave complies since his heart has caused him enough suffering and no one needs to die because of it. He asks about her intent to change the past had she broken the laws of magic, which she admits was to keep herself and Will from crossing realms to Wonderland. She apologizes for resorting to magic to win him back, as the laws weren't meant to be broken, and asks for his forgiveness, which he accepts. Jafar re-enters the dungeon, shoving the heart into Knave, who collapses in shock. While overwhelmed by the return of his own heart, the Red Queen tells him to look at her. In the instant their eyes meet, they share a kiss until Jafar separates them. Knave is locked up; while he fearfully watches Jafar force the Red Queen out, and witnesses him kill his beloved Anastasia.

Desperate to revive Anastasia from death, Knave agrees to fetch Jafar's stolen serpent staff from Alice and Cyrus so the laws of magic can be broken. He pleads to them that even Anastasia deserves a second chance, but they refuse his request. Alice shakes sense into him, insisting that Jafar could resurrect Anastasia, but if the laws of magic are broken, he can also kill people without question. Seemingly, Knave reluctantly accepts that there is no saving his lover. The three begin journeying to the Well of Wonders hoping to return Nyx's water, which Cyrus and his brothers stole years ago to save their ailing mother, Amara, who was later turned into Jafar's serpent staff. During a camping night, Knave knocks out Cyrus and steals the staff. While fleeing, he gets lost as Alice and Cyrus chase after him. Knave corners Alice at a cliff edge, insisting that his endeavour to reunite with Anastasia is just as worthy as her rescuing Cyrus. As he turns to walk away, she slips into the river below the cliff. Overcoming his fear of water, Knave jumps in to save her. Though Alice is sympathetic to his dilemma about Anastasia, she convinces him that it's wrong to help Jafar. After regrouping with Cyrus, they are ambushed by the Jabberwocky, whose desire to gain freedom from Jafar prompts her to strike a deal with them. While the Jabberwocky brings Cyrus into the castle as a "prisoner" and distracts Jafar, Alice and Knave sneak in through the underground tunnel. In the dungeon, Knave runs away from guards and is later summoned by Jafar for an interrogation about the staff's location. Amara, now human, arrives to magically spar with her former apprentice. Knave is thrown into his bottle, which tips over during the magic battle, allowing him a view of the room. He sees Jafar stab Cyrus and then force Amara, out of concern for her son, to help him break the laws of magic.

Entrapped by Jafar in a triangular force field, Knave is surprised to learn the sorcerer kept his end of the bargain and revived Anastasia. However, his joy is short-lived, since Anastasia has been magically manipulated her into believing she and Jafar are in love. Knave watches in disgust and anger as they kiss, and later averts his eyes altogether. Alice is captured, but refuses to give up Amara's whereabouts. Jafar learns she is at the Well of Wonders and has Anastasia tell him about the location's magical nature. Once Jafar leaves, Anastasia stays to guard his captives. Noticing the White Rabbit is trying to sneak in, Knave distracts her by asking for water, but she notices anyway. Before Anastasia can tell Jafar, Knave makes a last bid attempt to convince her what she feels for the villain isn't love. To prove it, he reaches out of the force field and gives her true love's kiss; breaking Jafar's mind control. Anastasia frees Alice, allowing the White Rabbit to take her to the Well of Wonders, where Jafar is enslaved as a genie by Nyx for stealing the water that Amara was attempting to return. As a result, the laws of magic are reversed and the genie curse is lifted, but Knave loses Anastasia, who becomes deceased once more. While he is mourning, Alice and Cyrus return with a canteen of well water that Nyx gifted to them for Anastasia since it is not yet her time to die. Knave restores her to life and they are happily reunited. He and Anastasia later attend Alice and Cyrus' wedding in England and bid the couple farewell afterwards. Sometime after returning to Wonderland, Knave and Anastasia rule as the White King and Queen. 

Chapter four

The Knave of Hearts is now left reflecting over all the memories of his past within the magical world of Narnia. Will Scarlet is now travelling alone within the wild lands of the north. He has no idea at all where he is. The Knave has no idea at all that he’s in Narnia, because he’s never before been to this strange enchanted land. The part of Narnia that Will is within right now is mostly inhabited by giants. The scenery around is the Knave is mainly high mountains, but also within this part of the enchanted world there is also stony valleys and both deep and narrow rivers. Will believes that the part of Narnia that he’s in right now is really rather beautiful, and he believes that this place is full of both great and powerful magic and wonder.

It was this part of Narnia that the current white witch (Morgana Pendragon’s) Aunty the former white witch was banished to for nearly nine thousand years by the golden lion, whose now under Morgana’s control (Aslan). Jadis (Morgana’s Aunty) assembled most of the forces for her dark and powerful army here. Minotaur’s at one Narnian decade were known to have lived here within the wild lands of the north.

The Knave of Hearts has entered the ruined city of the giant’s within the wild lands of the north within the enchanted world of Narnia. Just to clarify the dark forces of the giant’s don’t live within this city anymore, no giant’s lived within this city throughout the age of conquest. The Age of Conquest was the very earliest period within the history of Narnia. This period of conquest lasted for a large total of nine hundred Narnian years.

The Knave of Hearts finds the whole city deserted, and he believes himself to be completely alone within this actual part of Narnia, but however all of a sudden while he is heading down a large road which is very much like a high street within the planet earth in the city of the giant’s, a rock is launched, thrown out of an upper window within a building in the direction of the man, and it hits him hard on the head. Will Scarlet shivers in pain once the hard rock has struck him.

“OUCH! WHO THREW THAT! SHOW YOURSELF NOW, COWARD!” He rages out in a tone of agony at the top of his loud voice.

What happens next is ever so unexpected that at first the Knave can’t quite take it in, a little mouse jumps out of the upper window within the building, carrying a little tiny sharp sword within his little small hand. The Knave blinks his eyes in astonishment at the little creature.

“Bloody hell!” Will cries out sounding surprised.

The little mouse lands just before the Knave on the road, and it raises it’s sword up at him. The mouse narrows its small eyes at the tall man.

“Allow me to introduce myself to you; I am Reepicheep, the high chief of the mouse tribe here in Narnia.” It informs him sounding proud.

The Knave now isn’t too surprised that he’s found himself talking to a small little mouse, because he used to hold many different conversations with a talking white rabbit back in his old home world Wonderland. Will is however slightly troubled about something, and he rounds on the little tall mouse ready to kick him away with his boot if he doesn’t receive an answer that he wants to.

“Are you a friend to me or are you a foe to me?” The Knave commands an answer sharply from Reepicheep.

The little mouse smiles up happily at the former thief.

“Why I am a friend to you off course! I know all about you, Knave of Hearts, for you are destined to become the new King of Narnia after the white witches dark reign comes to an end!” He explains to him while informing him about the facts of his destiny.

Will is left absolutely shocked by what the small mouse has just told him.

“How do you know this fact about me?” The Knave demands an answer from Reep.

The mouse clears his throat in response to the question that he’s just received from the Knave of Hearts.

“Before he became the white witches pet lion, Aslan the magnificent read up a prophecy about your good self, and the prophecy proclaimed that you are one of the son’s of Adam who will help to bring an end to Queen Morgana’s dark reign of terror within Narnia, and then you among five other sons of Adam will become a King of Narnia!” Reepicheep informs the Knave in response to that question that he’s just received from him in an explaining tone.

The Knave folds his arms across one another in wonder.

“Who are the other five lads who will become great King’s with me?” He questions his new acutance in response to his information.

Reepicheep takes a look up at the Knave with his two small eyes in response to the question that he’s just received from him.

“Well two of the men are in great need of you recuing them from where they are being held captive within the white witches freezing cold Palace at the moment, and three of the other men are within Narnia, and they are all in need of you finding them at the moment, and beginning a brotherly alliance with them all!” Reepicheep explains to the Knave.

Will is left shocked to discover that this mysterious unknown Queen to him Morgana has captured two innocent, or so he believes to be innocent men, and that she’s holding them both prisoner within her stone cold white Palace here within Narnia. The Knave knows that he’s got to rescue these two men. Will takes a look down at the mouse.

“We don’t have a moment to lose! Or rather the men who are in need of us recuing them don’t have a moment for us to lose! Take me to this Queen’s Palace, and take me straight to where these two lads are being held prisoners within it, and I shall then rescue them, for I am the red King, the one and only!” He commands him.

The little tall mouse then nods his head, and smiles in happiness in response to the command that the Knave of Hearts has just given him before using his magical powers to send both he himself and the Knave of Hearts to the white Palace, Cair Paravel.

 

Chapter five

Reepicheep the little tall knowledgeable mouse and the Knave of Hearts, the Red King who has such a great fun destiny to come both appears just outside out of nowhere both Neal Cassidy and August Wayne Booth’s prison cell within Cair Paravel, the white Palace. The little tall mouse points to inside the freezing cold prison cell to the Knave.

“They’re in there!” He informs him.

The Knave of Hearts then takes a look into the small prison cell in response to the mouse’s information to him at both August and Neal.

“Yeah I can see that!” Will tells Reepicheep in response to his information that he’s just given to him.

The Knave then tries to break open the door leading into Baelfire and Pinocchio’s prison cell, but he is disappointed to find that he can’t. The door seems to be firmly shut! It seems to have been locked using powerful magic! The Knave shakes his head in disgust at the locked door.

“How the bloody hell am I going to get in there!” Will complains to the mouse.

Inside the prison cell both August and Neal are having an uncomfortable sleeping while laying flat out upon the cold hard surface of their cell floor. Will can see that both of the men who he recognises now from living within the town of Storybrooke are having an uncomfortable sleep inside their cell, but that doesn’t stop him from saying the words.

“Ah nice for some!” The Knave snaps out sounding angry.

His sharp word of anger suddenly wakes both August and Neal abruptly from their sleep. Once they have woken up and struggled onto their feet off the stone cold floor of their cell, both August and Neal come rushing over to the bars of their cell to face the Knave. Will nods his head at both of the two men.

“Baelfire, Pinocchio, I’d like to say it’s nice to see you both, but seeing how hard it is to share a bloody handshake with either of you I won’t being saying those words! Don’t worry lads hopefully it won’t be too long until I can get you both out of here!” He informs them both in a loud tone.

Neither August nor Neal have ever seen Will in their life’s before. They exchange troubled look with one another. Neal takes a look back at the Knave with suspicion within his two eyes.

“Who the hell are you?” He questions him sounding eager to know who he is.

The Knave smiles back at Neal in response to his question.

“It appears that I’m not as famous within the town of Storybrooke as you yourselves are! I remember reading up on a separate article each about you two which the Sheriff of the town of Storybrooke Emma Swan had written about either of you!” He informs both him and August in response to his question.

The Knave closes his eyes and he concentrates within his mind’s eye on opening the door, and then he suddenly does. The prison cell door all of a sudden swings open, and both August and Neal hurry out of the place where they were both held captive together. Neal rounds on the Knave.

“Listen I don’t know who the hell you are man, but cheers lad, I couldn’t have gotten out of that place without you!” He tells him sounding cheerful to be out of his stinking cell.

Neal then pulls the Knave into a firm man hug. August smiles at Will.

“You did alright my friend!” He says to him.

August then shares a firm handshake with the Knave. Will knows that he’s got to get both he himself and the others out of this Palace just as fast as he can. Neal takes a look from August to the Knave.

“We’ve got to get out of this Palace as fast as we can! The Queen’s white guards will notice that we’re not in our cell soon!” He urges them both.

Suddenly all three lads and the little tall mouse can hear the warning bell ringing out not just throughout the whole Palace, but it seems to be echoing throughout the whole world. Reepicheep knows what that bell is for, and he’s about to explain to the others why it is ringing. Reep takes a look at the Knave, and then at the other two men.

“Morgana’s used her powers to detect that you’re not in your cell!” The mouse informs both Neal and August within a warning tone.

The Knave smiles at the others.

“Time for us to go!” He tells them all.

Reepicheep then smiles at all three son’s of Adam who are now stood before him.

“I think that I can help with that!” He informs them all.

Reepicheep the small tall mouse then uses his magical powers to make himself, Neal, August and the Knave of Hearts all disappear out of Cair Paravel Palace together. Both Reep and Will have just succeeded in rescuing both Neal and August from their cell. Three of the son’s of Adam have now been assembled, but the question remains who are the other two sons’ of Adam, and are they in Narnia?

To be continued!


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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