10. Chapter 9
I laid against Cobalt in the middle of the forest, humming the unbirthday song from Alice in Wonderland. I was resting after a long day of trying to find my next victim. I had gotten news that the Gagers are starting to call me the Cheshire Cat. A little offended by the cat part but I still find it funny how they chose to name me after a character from the story I was named after "Alice in Wonderland". I stared up at the sky and laughed to myself and drifted off into sleep.
I woke up with a start. It was still dark out but I could hear the sound of twigs and branches snapping along with the sound of many footsteps. Gagers I thought. I quickly and quietly got up, tied Cobalt to a tree and climbed the tree armed with my bow and arrows. Sure enough a group of about 7 Gagers marched into my camp armed with guns. "Where is he?" I heard the one ask "I don't know, this looks like his camp, look and here's his horse, black as night like the stories". Stories? I thought, cool! "Ya, it's a strong horse, since the Cheshire Cat's not here, let's head back, and take his horse, it can serve us well.". They were starting to untie him when I shot an arrow at the man untying Cobalt and he fell along with every single other Gager in the group except for the main speaker. He just stood stunned, I shot him in the shoulder, pinning him to a tree, then I jumped down from the tree and landed on Cobalt's back, he didn't even flinch. I walked him over to the man where I still kept my face hidden by my hood. "I don't like people trying to taking my horse." I said to him sweetly. He still had a pained expression but he asked sounding confused "Wait, you sound feminine...are you a girl?" I flipped my hood back, releasing my brown hair that fell over my face. "Aw, did you expect an easier fight from a guy?" "What's your name?" He asked in a tone that sounded like he was trying to make me sympathize for him. "I'm the one you call the Cheshire Cat however, I am Alice, welcome to my Wonderland" I said darkly, then I stepped back shifted and seeing the look of shock on his face made me grin, I lunged and ripped out his throat.