Queen Genevieve, watching yet another extraordinary display of her daughter's
imagination, said, "Alyss."
Something in her tone made the girl stop what she was doing. The boots
thudded to the ground, still.
"It's all in your head," the queen sighed. "Remember that, love. Whatever
happens, it's all in your head."
It was both a warning and an expression of hope: Queen Genevieve, aware of
the dark forces at work somewhere in the wastes of the Chessboard Desert, knew
that joy and happiness didn't last forever in Wonderland; sooner or later the
queendom would come under attack, and it would require all of Alyss' imaginative
powersand then someto ensure its survival.
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