“Gabrielle.” Alice spoke the name aloud, filling it away in hopes she would be able to commit the name and face to memory. Her mind had become so full - bursting with dates, towns, cities, countries. Her quest to find her father had ended, but her mind was still so full of all the information that had lead her up to the point she was at now. Some days it was all still too much, too fresh.
“No, I’m not from around here.” Wherever here was, but she kept that comment to herself. “I am American.” Alice wanted to ask where Gabrielle was from, where they were exactly. She had hoped the looking glass would return her to wonderland, but it seemed she had been transported elsewhere.
"Gabrielle it is." She repeated once more with a strong nod. Flipping her long curly hair off of her shoulders with a certain flair Gabrielle sat in her hip. This woman wasn’t the type of woman she met on an average day. Not in the least. That sparked a large amount of curiosity to arise in her.
"So, what is it that brings you to England? Business? Pleasure? Or a lover perhaps?" Gabrielle raised a brow at the woman. The girl was a simple beauty. Which was far more striking in her opinion.
The compliment took Alice off guard. She didn’t often receive them, especially from strangers. Beautiful strangers. Her face softened slightly, a smile threatening to grace her lips. She’d never thought very highly of her name. It seemed plain – boring.
“Thank you. What’s your name?”
"Gabrielle." She replied with a small bow of her head. "Though I don’t like Gabby. Never call me gabby." It was true, Gabrielle sounded like an angels name, gabby sounded like a gobby four year old child. The though of it was enough to make her cringe. "You don’t sound like you’re from here, are you American?"
Toby faked a grin for a second before dropping it.
"Don’t assume you know everything. Besides they’re not very interesting anyway. Just boring research." Toby needed to steer the girl away from the anomalies, but she knew that if she said how dangerous they were, the girl would be running out trying to find them.
"Yet you seem so eager to find them you’re willing to ask strangers for your help, obviously you’ve no other option. A last resort if you will. Now what’s not to find intriguing about that?" Gabrielle took a couple of strides towards her, her hands linked together in front of her.
Out of habit, Alice pursed her lips together as she thought. Lips briefly parted, about to write the other woman off with a snide comment and walk away, but she really wasn’t in the mood. She didn’t need more enemies. There were already enough people unhappy with her mere presence here. Wherever here was.
“I’m no one really.” After hesitating a moment, Alice let her guard down, albeit briefly. “Alice. I’m Alice.”
"You said it not me, but a nobody still has a name." Gabrielle tilted her head as if to try and urge more of a comment from this woman. And it wasn’t long before she did in fact share a name at least. A simple name, easy to remember.
"Alice." Gabrielle repeated with a small smile. "You have a pretty name."
"It’s a government thing, so no, I’m not going to ‘enlighten you’. Though I’m sure you’d love that." Toby looked up and shock her head a little, before looking back at the girl.
"I just need to find out if they’ve been seen anywhere."
Now she had her attention. Gabrielle thrived on gossip, now matter how small or juicy. And anything to do with the government was sparking some kind of trigger in her head. She was going to find out everything she could now.
"Well, now I know what to look out for, I won’t need to ask you questions. Will I?" She mocked with a smile. And not a pleasant smile at that.
Alice canted her head to the side in a confusing manner. Eyes darted back and forth for a moment. She could have sworn she was alone. “I…” Eyebrows furrowed. “I’m sorry, I thought I was alone.”
"Clearly." Gabrielle raised a brow, judging the new brunette woman before her. It bugged her that she didn’t recognise this woman’s face. Gabrielle made it her business to know everyone around this town and not knowing this woman was a little uncomfortable to her.
"And you are?"
Toby rolled her eyes, it was obviously going to be hard to get any good information out of this girl.
"Strange balls of glowing lights, possibly surrounded by strange creatures. That specific enough for you?"
"It will suffice, but no I don’t believe I have seen anything that strange around here. I would ask why you’re searching for such weird things but I doubt i’d like the answer.” Gabrielle shrugged her shoulders casually. “But i’m sure you’re going to enlighten me anyways?”
If my teacher ask I’ll just blame you
But I do love you! I’ve given up anyway. I don’t know anything.
That’s fine by me, give her my skype i’ll tell the bitch
Fine I’ll just fail then.
Well, I’m still here. I’m just a bit slow because I’m half revising.
yes good fail then
well… no stahp it get back in here and love me