Alice in the Country of Clover: Twin Lovers

October 31, 2015

QuinRose / Kei Shichiri – Seven Seas Entertainment – 2015 – 1 volume

Okay!  My waning interest in this series coincided with finishing up the back catalog of titles, so now I think I’m mostly up to date (give or take 5 books).  This one came in the mail the other day, and I couldn’t resist.  I was weirdly taken with the first Dee and Dum book.

Again, this has the potential to go into creepy territory.  Dee and Dum are children in the Country of Hearts, but can turn into adults in the Country of Clover (they stay adults pretty much the entire time, except for one notable scene).  But they basically act the same either way.  It’s important to note that it’s Dee and Dum who are affectionate towards Alice.  And it’s also important to note that their relationship isn’t sexual.  It’s affectionate, but the Twins clearly don’t want Alice sexually.

This and the other Bloody Twins book are also notable because not even in BL have I ever seen an implied threesome.  This is pretty bold, even if it isn’t terribly sexual.

This story’s really freaking cute.  Alice realizes that everyone is scared of Dee and Dum, and while they are talking about people who give gifts to Blood (who are apparently killed by Dee and Dum, but whatever), she realizes that everyone is too scared of them to give them gifts.  So she gives them hair decorations (a tie and barrettes, one has long hair and one short when adults), and they are floored.  Later, a plot point is that one of the barrettes falls out, and the two are panicking because they lost the present Big Sis gave them.

They also have a contest to see who can give Alice the best present.  They split up for this, and it’s cute to see people’s horrified reactions to seeing one, but not both, of the Bloody Twins.  The outcome of this contest is predictable, but still cute.

There’s a weird plot point where Alice mentions that she may have to choose between them one day, and she gets really upset.  The twins decide to fight to the death about this.  I’m not sure why they go along with it, other than they like to fight.

Lots of small cute stuff goes on.  At one point, Alice is almost injured, and the twins are really worried about her.  They seem to worry constantly that she may love someone else more, and they’d lose Big Sis.  Just… unexpectedly cute stuff.  It still made me feel bad and creepy for liking it, but like it I did.  What can I say, the twins are a novelty in the long line of Elliot/Ace/Julius/Blood stories that all sort of work the same way.

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