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Taking a deep breath, Ian managed to pull himself the rest of the way up the huge foot. Climbing the enormous appendage was actually easier than he had anticipated because of the many firm hand-holds the huge sock offered and the fact that Ian felt lighter and more energetic than he ever had before. Because of the huge sock threads that served as easy handholds and footholds, he was able to climb his brother’s 7 foot high big toe in a minimal amount of time. What was not easier than he had anticipated was ignoring the stench of the body part he was scaling. At his minuscule size, every mild smell seemed to be magnified greatly. The heat radiating off of the foot didn’t help him either. By the time Ian had reached the climax of the foot, he was drenched in sweat, mainly because of the heat.
Once Ian had successfully heaved himself onto his brother’s oversized foot, he looked around. At that moment, he was sitting on Cole’s massive big toe. The toe alone had to be 10 feet long and 5 feet wide. The foot continued for about 50 feet from where he currently sat, gradually sloping upwards into the ginormous pillar of flesh also known as his brother’s leg.
He had two options, the first being to jump up and down and try to attract the giant’s attention, or try and climb the skyscraper of a limb Cole’s leg offered. Opting to go with his first choice, Ian started hopping up and down on the gently sloped surface, yelling and waving his hands in a desperate attempt to attract the attention of the great being he was on. Soon enough, the immense foot started to move, raising up towards the 500 foot long bed.
As the foot started shifting, Ian was overcome with joy. His plan had worked! Cole was going to help him get back to normal. Dropping to his knees, Ian grabbed fistfuls of the cloth beneath him and tried to stabilize himself as the foot started speeding up.
Feeling a slight tickle on his left foot, Cole brought his foot up onto the bed, unaware of the tiny passenger on it. Resting the foot on the bed, he momentarily put down his book and reached down to scratch his foot. As his hand made contact with his foot, he was surprised to find something small and warm on it!
Clinging onto the foot for dear life, Ian felt the foot start to ascend towards the top of the bed. As the foot raised up higher and higher, Ian squeezed his eyes shut and felt as the air particles shoved him into the warm surface beneath him. The g-force was incredible and Ian was sure he had never experienced such high speeds before. Finally, Ian felt the foot come to a rest on what he assumed was the bed. Opening his eyes slowly, he realized that he saw that he had been holding onto the black cotton so tightly that his knuckles were white. Forcing his hands to release the sock, he started to feel pain as the blood rushed back into the hand.
Shakily shifting into a sitting position, Ian couldn’t believe that the plan actually worked! He didn’t fall to his death or accidentally get crushed by his giant brother.
But the worst of his troubles were far from over. His world suddenly darkened as a shadow passed over him. Looking up, Ian was greeted by probably the scariest thing he had ever seen! It was a huge hand, the size of a small house, with fingers 12 feet long. Quickly pushing himself to his feet, Ian got up and tried desperately to stumble away from the incoming hand, but it was no use. The rapidly descending fist was closing on him quickly. Soon, the surprisingly soft phalanges made contact with his body, pushing him into the sock.
Cole quickly retracted his hand and peered over at his foot. What had he touched? Looking down, Cole saw the thing on his foot quickly recover from before jumping up and trying to run away. It seemed like a tiny human! It was wearing a small black shirt and what seemed like faded jeans. Surprised, Cole reached forward and easily thwarted it's pitiful attempt at getting away by gently plucking it up. Bringing it to his face for a better look, he dropped the squirming figure into his open palm and widened his eyes with surprise. It looked like... Ian!
Seconds after the huge hand made contact with Ian, it quickly retracted. Cole had noticed him! At first Ian was relieved beyond belief. Quickly jumping up, he looked up at the ginormous figure looming in the distance, and immediately lost his nerve. As the landscape sized version of his little brother leaned in towards him, Ian's fight of flight instinct took over and he promptly turned around and fled. Jumping off of the foot, he stumbled across the bed, trying to escape the attention of his gargantuan brother.
He felt the warmth only a few moments before an enormous digit plowed into him.
Without any warning, a thumb that was bigger than his entire body came out of nowhere and pinned him against the other finger. He was pinned lightly enough so that it didn’t necessarily hurt, but firmly enough so that he couldn’t move.
His face was shoved into the front of his brother’s thumb, and once again, he felt the nauseating sensation of zooming up in the air at hundreds of miles per hour. It was a feeling Ian would never get used to. Abruptly he felt the wind rushing past him as he was dropped onto Cole’s other hand.
Everything was moving WAY TOO FAST for Ian's liking. He felt the enormous hand beneath him get raised up towards his brother's barn sized face. Pushing against the warm flesh beneath him, Ian shakily looked up at his brother's eyes. As the realization of who Cole was holding in his hand struck him, his eyes widened and Ian saw the enormous, cavernous mouth form a silent word of confusion. Ian?
Cole was shocked beyond belief. He still couldn’t believe that he was holding his big brother who was now barely an inch tall IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND. The fact that he had to hold hold Ian up to his ear alone amazed him. Cole looked down at his loud and dominant brother that was now under an inch high and wondered how tall he was exactly. Gently lowering his palm onto his desk, Cole muttered, "I'm going to get a ruler, I'll be right back".
Walking down the hall past Ian's room, Cole remembered Ian telling him about the pills that did this to him and the mysterious note attached to it. Taking a detour into his brother's room, he walked over to the nightstand, expecting to see the pills there, but to his surprise, there was nothing there! After a few minutes of desperately searching the room, Cole had to admit that the pills were gone.
Troubled, Cole grabbed a ruler and headed back to his room, musing about the pills. Why were they gone? Did they ever even exist? Entering his room again, he found Ian exploring Cole’s now-huge desk. The tiny 14 year old was now examining Cole’s homework that was laying messily on the desk. Ian seemed amazed that the pencil Cole was using was now bigger than he was.
As Cole entered the room, Ian looked up and swallowed. Cole was just so intimidating, and it was near impossible not to run away. When the huge boy approached Ian, he tried to act casual and looked down at the giant piece of paper sprawling in front of him. Noting several apparent math errors on the paper, he scanned the gigantic desk until he found the 30 foot long pencil. Walking over, Ian sized it up, put his arms around it and tried to pick it up. To no one’s surprise, he failed.
Hearing loud chuckling coming from behind him, he looked around and saw his brother, laughing. Turning red with embarrassment, Ian let his eyes travel down Cole’s gargantuan body until it came to rest on his hands that were pretty much perpendicular to the surface he was currently on. Cole, noticing his brother's discomfort, stopped laughing and mumbled an apology.
Following Ian's eyes down to his hands, Cole frowned at the ruler in his hand. He wasn't sure how to ask for his brother's permission to measure him without it sounding awkward.
Shuffling forward, Cole wondered if he should tell his brother about the missing pills. Afraid that it would just worry him, he pushed aside the matter for now and focused on his current reality.
Holding his hand forward Cole asked, "Um, can I measure you?" Immediately cringing internally, he wondered if that was the wrong question. What was wrong with him? Why was he acting so weird? Ian was his brother for goodness sake! Without waiting for an affirmative from Ian, Cole moved forward and held up the ruler next to Ian.
For Ian, it was quite frightening to suddenly have a huge skyscraper sized organism suddenly move towards you at impossibly fast speeds. Falling on his rear end and hurriedly scrambling away from the incoming hand, Ian tried to calm himself down. He knew that Cole wouldn't try to intentionally hurt him, especially at this size. Hopefully.
Flinching when he saw how scared Ian was of him, Cole retracted his hand and looked down. Getting used to having Ian at this size was going to be a challenge.
Just then, Cole heard the jangle of keys as someone tried to open the door.
“Dad’s home!” He said excitedly. “He’ll know what to do with you! Stay here” Their dad was a large, burly man that worked as an engineer.
But for some reason, Ian didn't quite want to meet his dad at this size quite yet. Knowing that his dad was almost twice as large as his huge brother in front of him was just sickening. He couldn't imagine anything being that big! Panicked, Ian reasoned that maybe it'd be better if he had a day or two to get used to his new size before seeing his dad. Waving his arms to get Cole's attention, he knew it was useless trying to yell at Cole from across the room.
But Cole had already been on his way out of the room, moving towards the front door to greet his dad and tell him about Ian. Ian knew he needed to act now. Hearing the door squeak open, Ian reacted impulsively, running towards the back of the desk where there was more hiding places.
Hurdling over pencils and erasers, Ian was met with a choice. The best hiding places were probably his brother's RV sized pencil case, or inside his binder. From the doorway, he could hear Cole starting to tell his dad about him. Making a quick choice, he dived into the pencil case just as the door to the room opened.
Wow! Every time more interesting!
We'd love to read what happen soon! Amazing job!
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Good story. Look forward to the update soon.
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