Lucy met Alice when she was young. She’d just recently got back from Narnia and the ache of returning was still fresh. She found herself wandering around a nearby park, her siblings sitting at one of the benches talking, when one day she stumbled on a girl with cuts and bruises all over her. At first Lucy thought something bad had happened to her and worry took over. She found herself rushing to the girl in an attempt to help. The girl, Alice she later learned, just laughed as if Lucy was the funniest thing she’d stumbled on that evening. “I’m okay,” Alice said after her laughter had subsided a little so she could talk. “I just fell down a rabbit hole.”
“and above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” - roald dahl
Don’t move, Sassenach,“ Jamie’s voice came softly, next to me. "Just for a moment, mo duinne—be still.”
I obligingly froze, until he touched me on the shoulder.
“That’s all right, Sassenach,” he said, with a smile in his voice. “It’s only that ye looked so beautiful, wi’ the fire on your face, and your hair waving in the wind. I wanted to remember it.”
I turned to face him, then, and smiled at him, across the body of the child. The night was dark and cold, alive with people all around, but there was nothing where we sat but light and warmth—and each other.