She was kidnapped
by a secret research institution that conspired to use zoanthropes as assault
weapons. Her latent powers as a beast were awakened in their experiments.
She escaped from the institution just before a brainwashing that would
have left her as a combat automaton. A girl named Uriko,
who was with Alice at the institution, failed to get away during the escape.
Alice decided to fight back against the institution to save Uriko. With
the help of Mitsuko, Uriko's
mother, Alice manages to save Uriko and escape to safety. The three then
set out to lead a happy peaceful life as a family.
Since then, Alice
has graduated from high school and left home to study and become a nurse.
During her training at the hospital she interns at, she is again confronted
with her past by an encounter with Yugo
Ogami. Yugo has been sent to the ER for treatment for some serious wounds.
Before the doctors can examine him, he rushes out of the ER but not before
bumping into Alice. Though Alice is somewhat excited to see him again,
Yugo is in too much of a hurry to talk and catch up with her. On her way
home after this unexpected encounter, Alice is confronted by a mysterious
woman who seems to know all about her past. This woman informs her that
Yugo is in serious trouble and gives Alice a piece of paper that contains
information on Yugo's whereabouts. Watching Alice disappear in the distance,
the mysterious woman whispers, "Phew, finally she took the bait. I haven't
been on a mission like this in a long time. What's next?..." Alice is also