SCENE. Agrabah. Past. A peddler's house. The peddler is enjoying a meal in his house when a loud knock interrupts him.
Peddler: Can I help you?
Jafar: We shall soon find out. You are Farzeen Shahmed. You work in the marketplace selling scarves.
Farzeen: Yes. Ah, would you like one?
Jafar: May I? (Farzeen lets Jafar in.) Oh. You earn very little income and yet your home is well appointed.
Farzeen: Thank you.
Jafar: It was not a compliment but an observation. You have a bounty of fresh vegetables in your garden. And I couldn't help noticing you have two camels outside. Few men in Agrabah can afford even one. And yet here you are...with two.
Farzeen: I have been very fortunate.
Jafar: Indeed. It seems you have everything a man could possibly wish for. Perhaps you've met someone who can grant them: wishes.
Farzeen: I-I'm not sure what you mean? My good fortune is due to a family investment that has finally began to pay off.
Jafar: Is that so?
Farzeen: Yes. (In another room, a screech of boiling kettle is heard.) I can explain further if you allow me to turn off the stove?
Jafar: Yes. Yes, we wouldn't want you to overcook water. Go on. (He enters the kitchen. As soon as he closes the door behind him, he goes for the cabinet where he grabs the genie's bottle and summons him) Genie? (A orange mist comes out of the bottle and then appears Cyrus.)
Cyrus: Master mine, my will is thine.
Farzeen: He's here. The one you spoke of. The man with the serpent staff.
Cyrus: Steady. It's not you he's after.
Farzeen: My third wish! I want it now.
Cyrus: Have patience. I can help you.
Farzeen: I wish you gone as far from Agrabah as the earth from the sun. (Jafar burst through the door just to miss the bottle and its genie disappear. Jafar screams in anger. He then lifts Farzeen magically off the ground; choking him.)
Jafar: Where did you send him?
Farzeen: I don't know. Please...
Jafar: What is it you desire?
Jafar: Well, then. It seems neither of us is going to get what we want today. (The bottle is then shown spinning in the air with Cyrus tumbling around inside until it stops in an unknown land.)
Cyrus: Where am I? (He looks out from the end of the bottle to see where he landed. Unknown to Cyrus, he has landed in the Queen's maze found in Wonderland.)
SCENE. Wonderland. Present. Knave sleeps by a tree while Alice is practicing her sword skills. A ricocheting branch hits him; waking from his sleep.
Knave: What the bloody hell?
Alice: Good you're up. (She continues with her sword fighting.)
Knave: What are you doing?
Alice: I'm getting ready. I'm a bit rusty. (She once again starts hacking the tree.)
Knave: There. Now you've gone and hurt the tree. Happy?
Alice: I'll be happy once we get Cyrus back. We need to getting moving. We've been in Wonderland for too long. Our enemies know we're here.
Knave: Our enemies? Who would they be?
Alice: Excellent question. Come on. (Alice offers her hand to Knave. He takes it and she pulls him up.) I have a plan, Knave.
Knave: And a new outfit? Where'd you get that?
Alice: The clothes horse came by.
Knave: Of course it did.
Alice: Our biggest problem is that we don't know where Cyrus is. He could be trapped somewhere or captured...
Knave: Look, is there any chance of a coffee horse coming by? I can't really--
Alice: But then I realized, we don't need to know where he is.
Knave: Oh, we don't?
Alice: Because we know something, something nobody else does. We know where the bottle is hidden.
Knave: I'm not sure if you're clear on what the word "we" means.
Alice: It's a two step plan. Step one: We find the bottle. Step two: We make three harmless wishes and no matter where he is, he'll just get drawn back inside.
Knave: I thought you said, there's no such thing as a harmless wish?
Alice: True. But if you wish for something big but if you wish for something small and innocent like a...cupcake. It should be fine. Which, um...brings us to you.
Knave: Here it comes.
Alice: You'll grab the bottle and Cyrus will reappear and we'll be together again. Then we'll figure out a way to truly free him once and for all.
Knave: Um, Alice. Once I rub the bottle, doesn't that make Cyrus my genie?
Alice: I guess, I'll just have to trust you.
Knave: Alright, then. Where do we find this bottle?
Alice: We buried it in the Mimsy Meadows under the towering Tum Tum Tree. It's a place where nobody goes.
Knave: With a name like that, why would they? Unless they were a Care Bear.
Alice: What's a Care Bear?
Knave: Never mind. (Alice and Knave hear the snoring of the White Rabbit behind a tree) You oughta wake him or should I?
Alice: Leave him be. Poor Rabbit's been through enough.
Knave: Which is Alice speak for he's slowing us down.
Alice: Come on, Knave. Time to get the bottle. (Behind the tree, the White Rabbit pretends to be sleeping while eavesdropping on the conversation.) Time to get Cyrus.
SCENE. Wonderland. Present. Jafar's Lair. Cyrus is sleeping in a hanging cage.
Cyrus: Alice! (He awakens.)
Old Prisoner: What's going on over there? You alright?
SCENE. Wonderland. Present. Red Queen's Castle. Commoners are complaining before the Red Queen, who doesn't seem interested.
Tweedledee: One at a time!
Tweedledum: Your Majesty demands order.
Townsperson 1: The water supply's running out!
Townsperson 2: My crops are dying! Your Jubjub ate my Dodo! Please help us!
Red Queen: Darlings, can I be honest with you? Your problems bore me. (The group is shocked and outraged. Then, they all suddenly freeze. The Red Queen rises from her throne.) Dear Jafar. Come out, come out, wherever you are? (She walks through the frozen crowd.)
Jafar: I don't know how you can stand to listen to them day in, day out.
Red Queen: I'm the queen. It's my job!
Jafar: It's your flaw. You're trying to earn their respect. All you have to do is take it.
Red Queen: I took this throne. I took Wonderland.
Jafar: And yet still it's not enough, is it?
Red Queen: I think if either of us was satisfied with what we already had, we wouldn't be messing about with Alice and her genie, now, would we?
Jafar: If you can't find that bottle for me then maybe this is just a waste of time.
Red Queen: Actually, I am more concerned that you can do what you say you can, with the bottle's power. Will you indeed be able to change the Laws of Magic?
Jafar: To make the impossible...possible. You must truly have some unholy desires?
Red Queen: Oh, that I do. Can you do it?
Jafar: Of course. But this talk is foolishly premature until we have the bottle. So why don't you stop wasting time with these peasants. And focus on the task in hand.
Red Queen: Whether I like it or not, Jafar. I am the queen! I have responsibilities. (Jafar turns all the peasants to ash.)
Jafar: There. I've cleared your day. Now find the bottle so I can get Alice to make those wishes. And you can have your Tweedles sweep her up to. (Jafar walks out while the Tweedles sweep and the Red Queen stands in fear.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Alice hacks through the thick shrub.
Alice: (To Knave) Keep up, would you? We're making go time. If we keep at this pace we'll arrive at Mimsy Meadows before midday.
Knave: You may want to lower your voice. This walls in this place have ears, literally. There's walls with actually ears. You don't want the whole of Wonderland know where we're going.
Alice: Of course not.
Knave: You're thinking about what happens if we find him?
Knave: When we find him. What happens if it's nothing like you thought?
Knave: Well...I just mean to protect yourself, you should consider the possibility that things may be different. You've been gone a long time.
Alice: Cyrus is waiting for me. He needs me.
Knave: Then why hasn't he contacted you? If you know where he is, surely he knows where you are too.
Alice: The only reason he hasn't contacted me is because he must be in trouble. That's why we need to pick up the pace.
Knave: Or he's moved on.
Alice: Not a chance. What Cyrus and I have, well, you wouldn't understand.
Knave: No, suppose I wouldn't.
Alice: Nothing will get in the way of us being together. (They arrive at a clearing.) Except possibly this. (They stand before a large lake with no way of crossing.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Red Queen's Castle. The Red Queen is being pampered by the Tweedles, who are scrubbing her feet.
Red Queen: Harder. (The Tweedles scrub more vigorously.) Harder. (The Tweedles increase speed again.) Harder! (The Tweedles scrub at an even faster pace.)
White Rabbit: (Clears throat) Your Majes—
Red Queen: Bunny. What news do you have for me?
White Rabbit: Everything is moving along as you predicted. They left this morning. To get the genie's bottle.
Red Queen: So you know where it is, then?
White Rabbit: Uh, I...um...
Red Queen: Need I remind you of the consequences if you lie to me.
White Rabbit: No! I know exactly where it is. (The Red Queen smiles.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Alice and Knave are debating about how to cross the lake.
Alice: I suppose we could swim across.
Knave: No we can't.
Alice: If you're afraid of dangers lurking beneath the surface, I can handle it—
Knave: I can't swim!
Alice: How have you lived your whole life and never...
Knave: I was doing other things.
Alice: Like what?
Knave: Like being afraid of water, Alice.
Alice: Fine, we'll just have to wait for the ferry.
Knave: Or better idea. We walk, we walk round it.
Alice: Walk around the entire thing. That would take two days at least. We're taking the ferry. (Alice begins to clap. She stops and stares at Knave; motioning to him to join her. He reluctantly joins in.) There she is. Over here, fairy.
Silvermist: I am the fairy, Silvermist. Where may I...(She realizes who is in her company when she sees Knave.) I...
Knave: Hiya, Silv. (Silvermist slaps Knave.) How's it going? (Silvermist slaps him again.) There it is.
Alice: I take it you two k-know each other.
Silvermist: Awfully bold of you to show you're face in Wonderland. Do you how many people are looking for you?
Knave: It might be easily to figure out how many aren't.
Silvermist: You think you're funny?
Knave: I think I'm buggered no matter what I say right now.
Alice: Perhaps you two might continue reminiscing while we make our way across the lake.
Knave: I think we have to walk.
Silvermist: Not at all. I'm happy to take you.
Alice: The both of us? Are you sure?
Silvermist: Of course. It's my job and I'm very professional. I don't let feelings to get in the way of my work especially old feelings that I've completely moved on from.
Alice: Okay, thank you very much. (She hits Knave.)
Knave: Yeah, thank you very much.
Alice: Excellent. Well, then, we need to get to the Tum Tum Tree in Mimsy Meadows. (Knave grimaces at Alice.) What? I need to tell her where we're going.
Silvermist: Don't worry. You can trust me. I'm here to help. (She waves her wand and they all begin to fly across the lake.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Jafar's Lair.
Old Prisoner: That burn you got from the bars. I'm starting to understand why yours is the only one cage made of silver. Is it to keep you from escaping?
Cyrus: It's to keep me from even thinking of escaping. Genies and silver. We don't mix.
Old Prisoner: Perhaps we can take your mind off the pain. Last move was rook to D3.
Cyrus: Sorry, old man. I can't play with you today.
Old Prisoner: (He chuckles.) You have something better to do?
Cyrus: Yes. Actually I do. (Cyrus pulls out a folded piece of paper inside his jacket lining and begins to magically write on the paper with his finger.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Past. Queen's Maze. Cyrus and Alice stand in the maze after leaving the confines of the bottle.
Cyrus: Mistress mine. My will is thine. Open your hand.
Cyrus: Your hand. Open it. (Alice opens her hand to see three little red diamonds.)
Alice: What are these?
Cyrus: Your wishes.
Alice: They're so pretty.
Cyrus: As are you.
White Rabbit: (He coughs conspicuously.) Forget about me?
Alice: Oh, sorry, Rabbit. (Alice opens the bag she was keeping the Rabbit. He hops out.) No hard feelings.
Cyrus: Oh, I suppose it's my fault. I never should of lead you down here in the first place. It's been nothing but trouble for you.
Alice: You didn't lead me here. I followed you.
Cyrus: You always were a curious girl. Good luck, Alice. (The White Rabbit walks away)
Alice: (To Cyrus) So what happens now?
Cyrus: Anything. Everything.
Alice: So I can wish for anything I want.
Cyrus: There are a few restrictions. The Laws of Magic as it were.
Alice: Laws of Magic?
Cyrus: Yes. There are four of them. I can't kill anyone. I can't bring anything from the dead. I can't change the past. And I can't make anyone fall in love.
Alice: Reasonable enough. After the third wish what happens then?
Cyrus: I get returned to my bottle. Then someone else finds me.
Alice: So you spend your entire life—
Cyrus: Serving the pleasures of my masters. Yes. (Alice picks up the bottle.)
Alice: What if I wish for your freedom.
Cyrus: I-It's been tried. And it's never gone well for either party. Wishes come with a cost, Alice. The bigger the wish, the greater the consequence.
Alice: Sounds dangerous.
Cyrus: I get the feeling you like a little danger. You're still not sure what to wish for. Perhaps we could...take a walk. I could give you some suggestions.
Alice: I'd like that very much. (Cyrus picks up the bag for Alice. Then they walk down the maze with arms locked.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Alice and Knave continue to fly across the lake with the aid of Silvermist's magic.
Knave: I must admit, I do enjoy the flying.
Silvermist: You always did.
Knave: For what it's worth, Silv, I enjoyed some of the other bits as well.
Silvermist: Not nearly as much as I'm going to enjoy this. (She lets Knave fall.)
Alice: Will! (Knave falls into the water.)
Silvermist: I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for that.
Alice: How could y-you...
Silvermist: Trust me. He deserved it.
Alice: But we have to get him. He can't swim.
Silvermist: Sorry, no detours.
Alice: Oh, bloody hell. (She lets herself falls into the water. Knave is struggling to keep afloat. Alice grabs him and they swim to a nearby island.) What did you do to that fairy?
Knave: What did I do to her! She just tossed me into the bloody lake.
Alice: Which you clearly deserved. And now we're stuck in the middle of nowhere all because you broke a fairy's heart.
Knave: Well you shouldn't have given it away in the first place.
Alice: People can't help falling in love, Will.
Knave: Sure you can. You just sneak out in the middle of the night, grab your trousers, your keys and don't ever look back.
Alice: How did you get this way? Who did this to you?
Knave: This isn't about me, Alice. If it were I'll be stuck back at home happily watching the telly. Don't ask. Look, all I'm trying to tell you is you've got this picture of Cyrus in your mind. This perfect little memories of how things were. But maybe that's just how they were for you.
Alice: It wasn't like that. And if you really believe that, what are we doing here?
Knave: This is your quest, Alice. Not mine. I'm in it for the wish. Just like everybody else looking for a genie. (Alice shakes her head and looks away)
SCENE: Wonderland. Past. Cyrus and Alice enjoy a dinner outside at a local restaurant. Alice notices Cyrus has his guard up.
Alice: Is something wrong? You seem a little on edge.
Cyrus: Sorry. Being a genie is a lot like being a wanted man.
Alice: Someone's always after you. Do you know who that someone is?
Cyrus: At the moment, a man called Jafar. He carries this staff with the head of a serpent. If you ever see him...
Cyrus: Let's just hope you never do.
Alice: What does he want with you?
Cyrus: What everyone wants, what they don't have.
Alice: You don't have to stay out here on my account. If your safe in your bottle you should...
Cyrus: No. This is the closest thing I've had to freedom in a long time.
Alice: I could say the same.
Cyrus: If your home is such a prison why make your mission to return?
Alice: I have no where else to go.
Cyrus: You have the whole world, Alice. I can show it to you. All you have to do is wish.
Alice: But I have more questions.
Cyrus: What else would you like to know?
Alice: Everything. The people you've met, the things you've done. Have you ever slain a dragon?
Cyrus: Once. I can't recommend it. Required some death swordplay.
Alice: I've never been comfortable with a sword.
Cyrus: You've never felt comfortable with a sword. But how have you survived here for all this time.
Alice: There's other ways to fight. And in Wonderland you just have to be...creative.
Cyrus: Like this. (Cyrus hands Alice a flower made of folded paper.)
Alice: It's beautiful. And it actually smells like a rose.
Cyrus: It's magic paper. A little something I pick up on my travels.
Alice: You've traveled a lot, I take it.
Cyrus: Indeed. It's the price of many masters. I'm never in one place very long. They make their wishes and then they just...move on.
Alice: I'm afraid I know the feeling. I know what it's like to be moved on from.
Cyrus: I find it hard to imagine that anyone would wanting to move on from you. (He taps the paper flower and it magically folds open.)
Alice: Amazing. Can you teach me?
Cyrus: An origami lesson shall be yours.
Alice: Actually, I meant the swordplay. (Cyrus laughs. Unknown to the pair, the flower turns red.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Red Queen's Castle. The Red Queen is admiring her red roses. Suddenly, Jafar enters.
Jafar: The genie's bottle? You have knowledge of its whereabouts.
Red Queen: Dispensing of pleasantries so early on in our relationship. How tragic.
Jafar: This is not a relationship. And I'm a very busy man.
Red Queen: So you keep saying. But yet it appears to me that I am the one doing all the work. I brought Alice back to Wonderland. And I found out where the bottle is hidden.
Red Queen: I'm happy to share that information to you, Jafar. But first I feel like we need a little chat. I have needs. Before I am happy to play another hand in the game, I need proof that you can...satisfy them. (She begins to walk away. But Jafar magically freezes her on the spot.)
Jafar: What you need, my girl, is to be quiet. What you need is to be still. Silent, follow orders. Most of all be grateful for the air I'm allowing you to breathe. We're not partners. I don't owe you anything. I have given you my word. And that's most than anyone receives. Is that clear? Oh, let me help you with that. (He knocks her on the back releasing her from the spell.) Is that clear?! Tell me where the bottle is.
Red Queen: Mimsy Meadows beneath the towering Tum Tum Tree.
Jafar: See, we make a wonderful team.
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Alice and Knave are stuck on an island in the middle of a lake.
Alice: We're never gonna make it there. It's miles and miles away.
Knave: True. This is a bit of a setback, I'll give you that. (Alice rolls her eyes.) But I'm sure we'll find another way.
Knave: Give me a minute. (Alice looks towards him; waiting.) Two minutes.
Alice: We don't have two minutes! We need to get there today! (She stoops her foot. The island then rocks to one side and Alice and Knave fall off into the water. They both scramble to the edge of the island again.)
Knave: What the bloody hell was that, then?
Alice: I don't know.
Knave: What kind of an island is this? (They climb back to the top.)
Alice: This isn't an island.
Knave: Wha'? (Alice withdraws her sword.)
Alice: Hold on tight
Knave: Tight, to what?
Alice: Anything. (She runs and jumps off the island.)
Knave: Alice! (Alice reemerges on a large turtle head.)
Alice: Did that tickle?! (Alice withdraws her sword from the turtle's head.)
Knave: A turtle.
Alice: If you want to keep your head I suggest you take me where I want to go. (The turtle moans in accordance.) Good boy. Now go! (The turtle swims forward and Knave relaxes.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Past. Alice and Knave play fight with swords in a forest.
Cyrus: For someone who's not comfortable with a sword, you're quite good.
Alice: I must get one of these someday. No, that is not a wish.
Cyrus: Now all you have to do is learn how to use it. Well done. Now loosen your grip. You're holding it like a street fighter. Better. Have you always been a quick study?
Alice: I learnt how to play Mozart's sonata in C in under a week.
Cyrus: Amazing. How?
Alice: My mother used to play. Or so I was told. She died when I was born. I thought if I could play like her it would make my father happy.
Cyrus: Did it?
Alice: Well, it's hard to be happy again when you've lost someone you love. Sorry. I didn't mean to...
Cyrus: Don't be. (They continue to fight. He knocks Alice's sword out of her hand.)
Alice: Hey?! (Cyrus lifts her sword with his foot and point both swords towards her.) What do I do now?
Cyrus: The same thing you've always done. Be creative. (Alice tries to run, but he corners her against a tree.)
Alice: It's hard to be creative when your opponent is uncommonly creative too.
Cyrus: So I suppose the trick is to be smarter than your opponent. Which means you have to know who you're up against.
Alice: I'll remember that.
Cyrus: So Alice, what now?
Alice: I think I know my opponent. I think I know his weakness.
Alice: I hope so. (She kisses Cyrus.) Looks like I was right. (Cyrus kisses her back.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Alice and Knave reach the shoreline of the other side of the lake. Knave stops to catch his breath.
Alice: What are you waiting for?
Knave: I nearly drowned and was eaten by a mock turtle. Can I have a moment, please?!
Silvermist: Nope. (She magically appears.)
Knave: You again.
Silvermist: I'm actually glad to see you alive, Knave.
Knave: That's strange since you're the one that try to kill me.
Silvermist: That was before I heard about the bounty on your head. Turns out you're in pretty deep to the Caterpillar.
Knave: Okay, look. I made a horrible mistake. The thing is you were right about everything. I felt bloody awful after what happened between us.
Silvermist: If you ever had a heart, I don't know what happened to it. But then again, maybe, you're precious Anastasia used it all up.
Knave: You're right. I don't feel terrible. Not even a little bit. But that's because I don't feel much of anything anymore. So why don't we both agree that I'm a right bastard and go our separate ways.
We don't need to bring the Caterpillar into this.
Silvermist: Why should I care about your fate?
Knave: You shouldn't. But care about hers. She's a decent person and so is the man she loves who's life is literally hanging in the balance as we speak. Don't make the good guys pay for the bad guy's mistakes. I am sorry Silvermist. For everything.
Silvermist: Be on with you then.
Silvermist: Get out of here! Go. (She flies away.)
Alice: Was that you apologizing?
Knave: It happens. Don't dwell on it. Come on.
Alice: So, who's Anastasia?
Alice: Well, in any case, thank you.
SCENE: Wonderland. Past. Mimsy Meadows. Cyrus and Alice lie sleeping under the Tum Tum Tree. Cyrus is watching her sleep when she awakens.
Cyrus: Good morning.
Alice: All mornings are good since I've met you. So what should we do today? You mentioned that place the Boiling Sea. I've always wanted—
Cyrus: Alice...I think it's time.
Alice: For what?
Cyrus: For you to make your wishes.
Alice: Did I do something wrong?
Cyrus: No. In fact I can't imagine you doing anything wrong. Which is the problem.
Alice: I don't understand.
Cyrus: I'm falling in love with you, Alice.
Cyrus: I can't allow that to happen. Because at some point you're going to make your wishes and move on with your life. And while I've gotten used to being alone inside this bottle for years at a time, the thought of spending eternity there without you...is too much for me to bear.
Alice: But if I don't make my wishes, you'll never go back inside.
Cyrus: Everyone makes their wishes.
Alice: I won't.
Cyrus: You say that now. But I've lived countless lifetimes and no one has ever not made their wishes.
Alice: Why would I wish for anything. I have everything I could possibly wish for. You are everything I have ever wished for, Cyrus.
Cyrus: What if you change your mind?
Alice: I won't.
Cyrus: But what if you do?
Alice: You just have to trust me. How 'bout we make a deal? I'll never move on from you if you never move on from me. (They kiss.) What do you propose we do with this?
Cyrus: We bury it.
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Mimsy Meadows. Jafar flies on his magic carpet towards the Tum Tum Tree. He slams his serpent staff in the ground and thousands of scarab beetles pour out.
Jafar: Find the bottle. (Hiding a few hundred feet away is Alice in some bushes)
Knave: (Whispering to Alice) Wait for me! You just can't go run—
Knave: What is it?
Alice: We've got company.
Knave: I'm sorry, Alice but we're too late.
Alice: Actually we're in time.
Knave: What do you mean? He's just about to finish digging.
Alice: Let him. The bottle's not here.
Alice: It never was.
Knave: And, um...th-then why are we here?
Alice: I wanted to know who we're up against and now I do.
Knave: So that's why you kept telling everybody where we're headed.
Alice: The one thing you can count on in Wonderland is that you can't count on anyone.
Knave: You are clever.
Alice: His name is Jafar.
Knave: Do you know him?
Alice: I know of him.
Knave: Wait a second. You didn't tell me the bloody truth either. Does that mean you don't trust me?
Alice: Well, if it helps, I do now. Which is why you're coming with me.
Alice: To where the bottle is really hidden.
SCENE: Wonderland. Present.
Alice: Passage made of peas...tower of tigers...the windmill. This is it! And there's the Dandelion.
Knave: (He picks some peas and eats them.) This actually ain't half bad. You're lucky I didn't came and eat your bloody landmark.
Alice: Oh no. It's impossible. The bottle is gone. What you said before. Maybe you were right. Maybe he's moved on.
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Jafar's Lair. Cyrus painfully sticks out his hand from the cage and lets go of a paper bird which flies away.
Cyrus: Find her... (He watches it as it flies into the night and then faints from the pain.)
Jafar: Get up! On your feet, genie.
Cyrus: What do you want?
Jafar: Where is it?
Jafar: You know what. The bottle. Where is it?
Cyrus: Go ahead kill me.
Jafar: I don't have to kill you. I'll kill her. In front of you unless you tell me where the bottle is immediately.
Red Queen: I have it. Very good advice you gave me this morning. There was I thinking that I needed to earn your respect when really all I needed to do was take it.
Jafar: You have the bottle.
Red Queen: Stop underestimating me, Jafar! Very nice dungeon you have here. I can really see you enjoy dankness. Remind me to tell you the value of keeping pretty things around. Well, mm, there's one.
Jafar: Tell me where it is.
Red Queen: How 'bout we start by changing the game beginning with a new rule: Do not talk down to me anymore! You see I was planning on telling you where the bottle was hidden and then I realized something...I don't trust you. And the reason I don't trust you because this relationship is not mutually beneficial. What with you holding all the cards and me holding nothing. (She giggles.) But all that's changed now, hasn't it, darling? You have the genie. I have the bottle. (She storms out.)
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Night. Alice and Knave stand over the hole. Alice is distraught.
Alice: He's moved on...It's the only thing that makes sense. Cyrus and I were the only two people in the world that knew where that bottle was.
Knave: Or you weren't. Are you positive you never mentioned it—
Alice: Yes! Maybe this whole thing was a fool's errand and I'm the fool. (Knave hears growling in the distance.)
Knave: Alice we should get some shelter. It's not safe here.
Alice: Who cares?
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Wonderland Castle. The Red Queen enters the throne room.
White Rabbit: Everything went well, then?
Red Queen: Very well, thank you.
White Rabbit: So then...ah...
Red Queen: Yes?
White Rabbit: All due respect, your Majesty, I-I fulfilled my obligations. I-I went above and beyond the call of duty!
Red Queen: It's true. Indeed, you did.
White Rabbit: And you promised me if—
Red Queen: Promises were made to be broken. As for the bones of little bunnies who forget what they have at stake. Now, for the last time, when I get what I want, you will get what you want! Why is it such a difficult concept for everyone? Now, tell me, how did you really know where that bottle was hidden? You never did say.
White Rabbit: I-I saw them.
SCENE: Wonderland. Past. Cyrus and Alice are by the Dandelion ready to bury the bottle.
Cyrus: Before we do this, understand that life with me will not be easy.
Alice: Life without you hasn't been easy.
Cyrus: You'll always have to keep one eye over your shoulder. Someone will always be coming. Do you truly believe that love is powerful enough to give us our freedom?
Alice: I believe ours is. Do you? Because if you don't...
Cyrus: Alice, I've told you. I will never leave you. (Alice smiles.)
Alice: What are you waiting for? (She hands the bottle to Cyrus and he places it in the hole. Cyrus and Alice smile at each other and then begin filling up the hole. They walk away holding hands.)
(Nearby, without the couple's notice, the White Rabbit witnessed them bury the bottle.)
White Rabbit: (He casually looks at his pocket watch to check the time and then puts it away again) Ha, crazy kids. (He turns around to head home.) Honey, sorry I'm late!
SCENE: Wonderland. Present. Alice and Knave are camping out for the night.
Knave: Please go to sleep.
Alice: I can't. You sleep.
Knave: How can I sleep when you insist on thinking so loudly. (Alice stands quietly.) I'm sorry, Alice. Put that terrible idea in your head. Don't listen to me. Love, I don't know nothing about it.
Alice: I think you do. Who's Anastasia?
Knave: That is a tale of heartbreak.
Alice: Yours or hers.
Knave: Either way, does it matter? So there. You got me. I do know something about love. But that doesn't mean I'm right about you. Do you believe he truly loved you, Cyrus.
Alice: I did.
Knave: Well, that's good then. Because when someone truly loves you they can never move on.
Alice: My father did.
Knave: I'm sorry.
Alice: He loved me and he moved on. And now it's happening again. (A rustling sound makes her look up. In surprise and awe, she watches as the paper crane flies down into her open palm.)
Knave: What the bloody hell is that? (Alice unfolds the paper and begins to read the note.)
Cyrus: (Voice-over) My dearest Alice. It took several lifetimes to meet you but only seconds to love you. And it is a love that cannot be broken. Not by a thousand spells or swords. So it is with my heart in your hands, that I ask you to grant me one wish. Leave Wonderland. You are not safe here. And you cannot save me. The only thing worse than my own demise would be knowing that I caused yours. I beg you to go home. And know that I am with you always. Forever thine. Forever mine. Cyrus.
(As Alice reads the letter, the scene shifts to the Red Queen's castle. The Red Queen hides the bottle in a chest while Jafar in in his lair room magically flipping through a book. In a flashback, Cyrus writes his letter to Alice.)
Alice: (Smiles) He's alive.
Knave: I thought when you truly love somebody you didn't need any proof.
Alice: You don't. But it's still nice to have. (Alice flips the paper and writes on the back with her finger: I'm coming for you!. She folds it up into a paper crane and releases it. The crane flaps away into the night sky towards Cyrus.)