her tiny pal
Andrew heard the Sergeant knock on the door. He knew it wouldnt
be long now. He had not seen his sister jennifer in 5 years and he
was certain she had changed alot. Not as much as he had! There was no
doubt about that. The sergeant waited for the door to be answered. It
took awhile. typical for a college dorm room. The girls had probably
been out late and were sleeping no doubt. Finally, Andrew heard the
voice of a girl- it was not his younger sister.
"Hey, what's going on?" The coed was obviously awaken
from her sleep. "It's barely 10 am" the girl said.
"what do you want?"
"I am here to see Miss Jennifer Voight. I have something for
her." It was weird for me to here him talking about me that way
but I knew I had to get used to that sort thing. "Jenn's not
here. You can leave whatever it is with me and I will make sure she
The man in the blue uniform from MOVAC had been given clear
instructions- he had to see Jennifer Voight to complete his mission.
"I'm Sorry miss. My orders are to give the object directly to
Jennifer Voight, no one else."
"Jenn and I are roomates, officer. Whatever you have, I'm
sure I can take care of for her till she comes back."
I waited uncomfortably in the Sergeant's valise. I was used to
traveling this way now but it had been a long time since I had been
this close to someone outside of the government and hearing the young
woman's loud voice made me nervous. She was probably 5 7 and cute, I
thought. I knew I had to get used to all this but it would be tough.
I prayed Jennifer would be back soon so we could get this
embarrassing situation over with as fast as possible.
"No Miss. I have my orders. Will she back soon or should I
come back at another time?"
I could tell by the girls voice she wanted us to stay as she
insisted that it wouldnt be long before my sister was back. As the
girl started to small talk with my courier, I wondered what Jennwas
going to be like 5 years later. The last time I saw her, she had been
15, a sophomore in high school and kind of immature. She and I had
gotten along pretty well even though I was almost three years older
than her. Dad had died when we were just kids and mom was sick now,
really sick with some rare disease that affects like one in a
million. Mom had married Dad 14 years earlier when Jennifer was just
a baby and I was just 4. Our father was killed in an accident the day
before my 7th birthday.
I heard the girl tell the sergeant her name was Amy and offered
him something to drink. He indicated he was just fine and inquired as
to when Jennifer would be back. Amy told him she expected her any
I recalled how the whole thing began and lamented my poor
choices. It had been for the right reason but now I wished I could go
back. It was too late and I was stuck with the consequences of my
decison. Mom had still died in spite of my brave choice to enter the
MOVAC experiments. I had just turned 18 and the family was in some
real trouble financially. I knew it would get worse as mom's
treatments got more and more expensive. So when the opportunity to
get all of her treatments taken care of by the government along with
additional monetary incentives, I decided to enter the MOVAC tests
for the good of my family. Besides, they promised me that after 5
years, I would be free and clear of my commitment to the government,
as well as set financially for life. Apparently, my father had worked
for the governent when he was younger and they had done some
experiments on him, so I was the perfect candidate for the new
experiments they were conducting.
I told my mom and Jennifer it was for the best and although they
hated saying goodbye to me, I was certain I was doing the right
decision. As I thought back to the past, I heard the key in the door.
It was Jennifer. It wouldnt be long now. I squirmed in the valise as
i awaited the inevitable.
"Hey Jenn, you got a visitor from the government and he's
got a package for you." My sister's roomate announced to her as
she entered her room and dropped her books down on the desk.
"This is Sergeant uhhh..." Amy apologized to him for not
remembering his name.
"It's fine Miss. I am Sergeant Andersen from the MOVAC
experiments and I am here about your brother Andrew."
I could hear from Jennifer's voice that she was interested but
annoyed at the same time. "You guys took my brother from me 5
years ago and now I have no family left whatsoever. What more is for
me to her from you?"
My courier explained to Jennifer that he understood her anger but
that if she just heard him out, he would make it all clear to her.
Jennifer sounded alot more mature than the last time I saw her. Of
course she was now a Sophomore in college and her Giant voice sounded
alot more forceful to my tiny ears. Nevertheless, I was certain my
kid sister had become a confident woman, transformed from the young
adolescent teenager I had left behind.
"If its allright, it is kind of a private matter. Would it
be a problem for us to discuss this without anyone else
present?" He looked over at Amy, hoping she would take the hint.
She did. Amy had her clothes on and excused herself so that Jennifer
could learn the secret of my existence.
I heard the door close and I knew it would not be long.
"Miss, I have some good news for you. But it is going to take
some getting used to." That was the understatement of the year,
I thought as I listened to the giants discuss my predicament.
"Well you know that we performed lab experiments on your
Jennifer nodded and sadly said "yes, of course I know about
the procedures which had gone wrong leaving my brother dead 5 years
The sergeant asked my sister to sit down because this was going
to be a shocker for her. "Well miss, your brother is not really
dead. We thought it was for the best for you and your mother to
believe that until the length of Mr. Voight's tenure with us was
completed. The truth is your brother is very much alive but quite
different than you remember. I'd like to show him to you if you are
Jennifer was beside herself with emotions. "What are you
saying? Andrew is alive? You are not serious. We attended his funeral
when I was 14. Mom and I cried and cried and then shortly afterwords,
I had to bury her too! You can't be telling me we suffered all that
for no reason!" My sister started to cry. I iwshed I could
console her but I knew that would never be possible at my height.
The Sergeant asked to her if she wanted to hear the rest because
she had not reeived the most startling news yet. "What do you
mean? What could be more startling than this?"
"Well, its very tough to accept this at first. Do you recall
how tall your brother was when you last saw him?"
Jennifer looked confused as she said, " Ummmm He was kinda
tall, probably about 5 10, why do you ask?"
"The experiments at MOVAC are in size manipulation so your
brother is not as tall as you remember. In fact, he was reduced
considerably from his original stature."
"O.K. this whole thing is a sick joke. Why are you doing
this to me sergeant? I dont think I deserve to have to listen to such
bullshit. I mean I lost my brother and my mom and now you tell me
he's alive but smaller than he used to be? What are you going to
gain form pulling this cruel joke on me?"
"Miss I told, this was going to be hard to understand but
I assure you I am not lying to you. Everything I have told you is
quite real and if you let me continue, you will see for yourself.
Shall I continue?"
"I am having a very tough time with all this sergeant.
This is all too crazy. But I will listen to the rest, please expain
what you came her to tell me."
"Very well then. What if I told you I was here to bring
your brother to you, if you want him?"
"Want him? Of course I want him. I miss him
terribly." I felt so bad for her. I could hear jennifer's tears
starting again. "Can you get him to some in right away?"
"Miss, I need to know something first. Are you prepared to
help him and take on the responsibility of looking after him. He
needs a guardina to look after to him in his present condition. You
see he can't get by on his own at his size and we need to leave him
with someone that will take good care of him."
"What the hell did you guys do to him! I want to see him
right away. Of course I will agree to take care of him. He's my
brother! Stop torturing me like this, please!" My sister was
The sergeant went over to his valise and picked it up.
"Miss please try to prepare yourself for the shock. It wont be
easy for you at first but in time I am sure you will get to accept
No matter how many times I am picked up by a giant, I still
never get used to feeling of being lifted by a giant hand, powerless
to resist and totally out of control, no mater how gentle the giant
tries to be. The sergeant picked me up and carried me over to my
sister Jennifer. The look on her enormous face was amazement and
terror. I suppose seeing your big brother reduced to the height of 1
1/2" is a pretty overwhelming experience for a college girl. I
waited to see her response as she regained her compsure.