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Inside a room between the walls, hidden from the attention of the three exhausted farmers, each of them is being watched by a small pair of eyes, gazing through a hole in the wall as they shift to dreamland. After each of those sentinels got assured of the giants sleeping, they turn to a panel of buttons next to a tiny doorcase inside the wall, pressing the top one which set off an alarm bell in a small room below the the house. In this room, on a chair next to a table sleeps a small man who jumps up as the alarm starts to sound. The man yawns and rubs his tired eyes before grapping a megaphone which was placed on the table before him. He leaves the room through the door behind him and shouts through the megaphone into a wide hall full of beds, and a sleeping person in each, some women, some men.

"The giants are sleeping, the giants are sleeping!" he shouts repeatly, causing the sleephall to slowly awaken. One little person after the other opens the eyes and gets out of the bed. All around the farmhouse hidden behind walls, below floorboards and in the ground similar scences are happening. Hundreds of tiny 3 till 5 inches people wakes up caused by three exhausted farmers to fall asleep.

This `world` below the farmhouse is really huge, it contains what could be seen as a whole city with several thousand tiny citizens. Many thousand years ago, these tiny people came on an expedition from another world, were everything is at their size but lost the ability to return. So they were forced to settle in this strange world, hidden from the giants in order to survive. Luckely their stage of technological development back these days was already higher than we are on earth present time. However most knowledge of their heritage and technology got lost in the centuries, so they ended up at the technology level of earth around 1920. Because of the ever present danger with even the smallest insect being a menace for them, not to mention the giant humans themself, they saw no use in an attempt to use their technology advancement in conquering this world. They rather build their whole civilization around hiding from the dangers of this world.

Of course not all of them were sleeping during the day, the majority of them was as busy with their duties as the farmers above were at the same time. Only a small part of them, the so called "collecters" were sleeping to be ready and fit when the house gets safe for them to roam around. They arent dependent on collecting from the giants, the cities surrounding underground and the many deep mines they digged into the ground, gives them many if not all needed ressources to survive. But the point of collecting is to get stuff they dont find in the vicinity of their city. So even if collectors are asked to bring certain things wich are noted on their lists, a collectors first and most important order is the gather up everything foreign so the scientists can improve their knowledge about this world. Often it would be simple things, things that wouldnt even be missed by the giants, a spoon for silver, a coin for gold and the like.

Inside the walls of the kitchen, at the floor level 11 collectors are preparing their equipment. An armor made by thin steelplates covered between two lays of leather, boots with tiny claws to climb up wooden surfaces, a rope with an ironhook for climbing, a low caliber handgun to defend themselves against any kind of hostile encounters and a backpack to carry the various treasures each collector has on his or hers ´list of needed things´. This time they are preparing themself for a ground level mission but climbing tools are standard for every mission in case of unexpected circumstances. A woman with a star painted on the front of her helmet, which marks her as the leader of this group, walks to the exit of the wall to take a first gaze around the the kitchenfloor. She then turns around to the group to give orders to each of her subordinates, which she addresses simply by gazing at them. All of them giving her full attention so they wont miss the commands directed to each of them at the given time. After she has handed out her orders, she forms 5 groups of two collectors each and directs them to various locations around the kitchen with walking through the exit into the huge room, and points with her indexfinger in the specific direction while calling a number for the respective group. She watches the groups spread out through the kitchen to perform their assigned tasks before she checks her own scavengelist and heads in the direction of her first destination.

Her name is Domino, she is 3 and a half inches tall, has shoulderlong red hair, C cup sized breasts, slightly tanned skin and a well curved, athletic body. She worked hard to achive a leader role in a collector group, a job which is normaly reserved for men, so it was even more difficult to assert herself. With her disciplined way of working she earned herself the respect not only of her own collector group but also from her superviors. Beside that, her appearance, mostly her sexy body in her tight leathersuit wich covers her body like a second skin and her cute and exotic face offers her many admirers which she always blows off. Not because she is a diva, but because she lives for her job and she waits for the right one that didnt show up yet. However she is treating her admires very nice and gentle and not coldhearted.

This is meant to be a standard groundpatrol mission and she expects nothing really special. While she runs along her own controlepoints along the wall, always keeping her eyes open for valueable objects to scavange, she stays in radiocontact with her subordinates. Every five minutes they have to give her a report of their progress. As Domino carefully walks around the corner of a cabinet, she notices a movement. The spider she spotted fighting a catched fly about fifty meters around the corner of the cabinet, would barly reach her knee, so she should not be in danger if just she keeps her distance. But in close combat, it could become a real danger. Thats why she gets her gun from her holster, aimes carefully for as long as the spider is busy with its prey, because it doesnt seem to notice her presence yet. But because of the continous movement of the spider around the fly the bullet only hits one of its legs sligthly, which makes it aware of Domino´s presence but also slows it down. Quickly the spider gives the fly its deathblow and runs directly in Domino´s direction with still an amazing speed. Two more times she shots at the beast which aproaches with hissing sounds. The first shot hits one eye, causing it to slightly pauses from the pain which gives Domino the needed time for another aimed shot at now much closer distance, hitting the spider directly in the opened maw, penetrating its back is enough to finally kill it.

"what a disgusting monster" She mutters, as she approaches the unmoving body, firing two more shots from close distance to be sure its dead, and then she returns her gun back to her holster.
The rest of her patrol passes without any further encounters and she returns to exit at the wall at which she entered the kitchen, waiting for the rest of her team. As the last two teammembers returns she signs them to enter the the wall while letting them report to her team by team. She listens to them while the group walks along the steelmade corridor inside the wall. In the time since her people settled in this area, after their arrival, they build themself a full world inside the house and below it, hidden to the eyes of the `giants´. Every wall in the house, below every floor and above the ceilings was made walkable with steelfloors, rooms, elevators, electric light all for their size. So that nearly every spot in the huge house can be reached by them. Now Domino and her team aproaches the elevator which brings them from the groundlevel of the kitchen back to the main living area, between the ceiling and the floor of the groundfloor and the first floor. The trip in the elevator takes a few minutes while the teams starts to unequip their climbing equipment and armors, eager for some spare time. As the elevator stops and they step into the living area, they walk to their change room wich is located right ahead of the elevator, a few minutes of walking.

"Dont forget to drop your written reports on my desk before you leave guys" Domino says to her subordinates with a soft smile. Everybody returns a nod or a brief "Yes mam" before they enter the change room to get out of their work clothings, storing them in their personal lockers to then approach a table to write their reports. Domino walks through the change room and enters her personal room to change into something more casual and then enters her office, waiting for the reports while writing her own. She looks up from the paper everytime a subordinate enters her office to drop a report on her desk and with her own report finished, she leaves her office, locks the door and walks to the next train station to drive home to an appartment deep below the ground outside the farmhouse somewhere below the apple trees.
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