As Ava stood panting against a tree, she looked up and saw the infamous smile of the Cheshire cat. “You did this!” Ava cried out. “You brought the zombies down to Wonderland! I was happy here before you showed up!”
The cat’s smile widened a little bit, but the look in his eyes showed Ava that he’d rather it not have. “Don’t shoot the messenger,” he said. “I only came to help you. What, can’t I help the child of an old friend?”
And in the blink of an eye, Ava was gone from Wonderland, sent back to the little house on the riverbank from which she came. Back to the house of her mother, Alice.