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TrappedI walked through the woods, my bow slung casually across my back. I wasn't planning to shoot anything with it, though- just check to see if anything had gotten caught in my traps. Indeed, I had caught something, but it didn't look like a rabbit. As I got closer, I saw that it looked a lot like a boy, only- really tiny, only four inches tall. “Well, hello,” I said, crouching down. “You seem to be in a bit of trouble. Hold still and let me help you.”
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He jumped when I spoke, and then yelped. I supposed he was in pain, or else he was just plain scared of me.
“Hey, hey, calm down,” I said, hoping I sounded soothing. “I'm not going to hurt you, but if you keep struggling like that, you'll hurt yourself.”
To my surprise, he started to cry. “Pl-please don’t hu-hurt me,” he begged.
I was startled; I hadn't expected the tiny boy to be able to speak. I know, silly assumption, but still. “I won't hurt you,” I said again.
Found a Home: Part 1Found a Home
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Low quality shelters run by sadists. Horrible, clumsy owners. Degrading conditions. This was the state of affair for humans, seen as nothing more than pets to the giants that inhabited the world... twenty years ago.
While there's still debate, after twenty years certain things begin to come to light. More and more giants spoke up, saying it was wrong to keep humans as pets. That they were no different than giants save for their size. Many even spoke up about having relationships with humans, said humans being bold enough to speak up as well. The public view was shifting ever so slowly on just what a human was in the world.
Now, things aren't ideal, but they are getting better. Humans are allowed jobs where they're paid with shelter and food, if they so choose to not have a 'caretaker', as the new term is for giants that own a human. While it's accepted by the vast majority of giants that, perhaps pet humans isn't the right thing, it's also widely accepted that desp