Top Hat Society: Snippet
By: E. M. Peterson
When they arrived at her gravestone, Lucy found herself in shock. There, huddled around the grey marble, were dozens of Top Hats from the Society. Her brothers looked just as surprised but they also quite grateful. This time, when her brothers took the coffin back onto their shoulders, they did not argue when a number of Top Hats went to aid them. Lucy’s eyes began to shake as tears fell onto the snowy ground. This was what it meant to live as a Top Hat. This was a Society of brothers. Lucy’s eyes looked among the solemn new-comers. Lewis, “The Weasel”, Marley, Winston, and even her duel master Vaan had showed up. There were many faces she didn’t know but some Sebastian and Andrew clearly knew. And yet, she still couldn’t find his face. In the sea of Top Hats, her father still hadn’t shown up.
The priest began and Lucy found herself crying not for herself, but for her mother. It wasn’t fair that the man she had loved couldn’t show up even for a minute.
"Would anyone like some parting words?" the priest questioned the crowd.
Not a word was said as the wind whistled between each person. But then Lucy heard it.
"I will love you to my dying day. Forgive me, my Stella."
This is the story of how I died. Don’t worry, this is actually a very fun story and the truth is, it isn’t even mine. This is the story of a girl named Rapunzel.
OR perfume. That’s an awful time indeed.
Top Hat Society: Snippet
Lucy strode past the guards and pushed her way through the crowd of Top Hats returning from the funeral. Her brothers watched in absolute shock as she reached the front desk.
Winston, himself, was leaning with one hand against the desk to sort out the business that had passed while they were away. All it took was a simple slam of Lucy’s open palms on the wood to get his attention.
"I’ll stop the whole world. I’ll stop them from turning to the darkness. I’ll stop demons from eating our souls. And I’ll survive. I’ll prove to everyone that I can be a Top Hat."
Winston eyed the girl carefully and straighten himself up. Lucy never realized how he towered over her. But it didn’t frighten her. Not one bit. “You know that once you agree, you can never go back.”
Lucy threw down her veil and looked the leader directly in the eyes. “Where do I sign?”
And with that, my darlings, the Lady of Dawn entered into the world once more.
one of my new favorite songs~
Top Hat Society: Snippet
Lucy’s heart leapt, and she cried in delight. The source of her mother’s cure! Her hope existed in as dark of place as this. She cradled the bottle close before sliding it into her breast pocket. She may have lost her coat, but Lucy planned ahead in case such a thing occurred.
"Now to get out of here," she muttered. She had been lucky enough to escape the Top Hats for as long as she did. There was no need for her to press that luck much further.
Her eyes caught sight of what appeared to be the outline of a door in the wall.
"More secret doors. These men are more like foxes than Top Hats," Lucy sighed.
When she came out from the room, her eyes were stunned by the brightly lit hallway of chandeliers with a long red rug leading to more stairs. Lucy turned back to see the secret door had vanished.
"Bugger!" she muttered and began to creep down the hall as carefully and quietly as she could. Lucy’s eyes glanced at the long windows that lined one of the walls and realized she still had a ways to go before she hit the ground floor.
"This is all a terrible Wonderland," she grumbled as she made her way down the grand hallway. Along the other side were alternating doors and portraits of Top Hats that were well-known throughout the world. One painting in the center was covered by a white sheet, clearly not yet complete. As she passed, a door behind her opened.
"I can’t figure it out," Marley said as his dark curls bounced in aggravation. He threw his twany hands into the air. "We have people in emergency rabbit-holes. We have them upstairs and outside with Vaan too."
Lucy gaped as shock petrified her to her spot in the middle of the hallway.
"Come on Marley," Sebastian told his blue-eyed friend. "If she isn’t in the tunnels, upstairs, or outside then she must be right under our-" Sebastian stopped, his eyes widening as he realized who was in front of him.
Time stood still as the twins took in the sight of the other: Sebastian, with his disarrayed button up and singed pants and Lucy in her battered and blooded baker’s attire. Both in disbelief. Both unmoving - but only for a second.
"Master Lewis!" Marley shouted.
And the race began.
Lucy turned and took off, knowing very well that her life depended on it. Fire shot over her head.
1) Finish Top Hat Society
Finish Phi-Brain Watch Naruto
3) Finish Padam Padam
4) Plan a Hunger Games Night
5) Watch The Neighbors
6) Buy “Keep Calm and Relax”
Drive Watch Kissing Jessica Stein
8) Knit a Scarf
9) Read Asperity, Live the Life you Want for Less
10) Finish Editing
11) Go to a play
12) Re-read Alice in Wonderland
~ Love, E. M. Peterson