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Security ch.7
Embry
I crawl through the hole in the baseboard in Jude's study. I'm so glad there was a hole so close to Miss Bartlett's. I was worried I'd have to retrace our steps from last night. I see the candlelight glowing through the cracks in her gate and illuminating the dark passage. Then a shadow blocks out the light. I press my back against the wall. Someone opens the gate and steps out. There's a squeal and clang as the dark figure closes it.
Then the light illuminates the figure's blonde hair.
"Logan." I whisper.
He turns quickly and scans the darkness. "Yeah?" He says, unsure.
"It's Embry." I step closer to him.
"Embry! Where have you been? Miss Bartlett is worried sick!"
"I've only been gone five minutes!" 
"Where?!"
"I went to talk to Jude."
His face brightens. "Really?! That's great! So is everything-?"
"Everything's fine." I assure him.
"Ugh! I'm so glad. Hey, now we can all hang out together."
Logan always seems to move faster than he thinks. "No, Logan. He apologized and exp
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Literature
Security ch.6
Embry
Footsteps stop outside my door.
"Embry? Can I come in?" Miss Bartlett asks.
"Yeah." I sit up. I've been lying here for the last hour, thinking over my argument with Logan. I've come no closer to understanding what he said than when I came in here.
Miss Bartlett enters and sits on the foot of the bed.
"You doin' better?" She asks, concerned.
"Yeah. I'm just sorry we fought. I only know two people here." I play with the bedspread, unable to make eye contact.
"Do you mind if I ask what you fought about?"
I sigh. "He wants me to talk to Jude."
"What?! That foolish boy." She shakes her head in disappointment. "Why would he want you to do that?"
"Jude asked him to so that he could apologize to me."
"Apologize for what?"
I know I don't owe Jude anything, but I did promise Logan I wouldn't say anything.
"Oh, for scaring me." It's not a lie, really. Just a major understatement.
"Well, of course you were scared!" She pats my knee. "You don't need to go see that giant. And as for Logan, he
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Security ch.5
Jude
I stand at the window and watch the birds in the garden as I drink my coffee. I tried reading the paper, but the words turned into hieroglyphics again. 
He's probably talking to her now. I hope he is, if he didn't put it off. My heart skips a beat when I think that any second he could come in with her. But then I would have to explain and apologize. I hope she comes with him, but I'm dreading it at the same time. I take another drink.
"Hey." 
I cough, coffee going down the wrong pipe. I set the cup on the windowsill and it clatters noisily.
"You're jumpy." Logan walks across the dining room floor towards me. I kneel down so I'm not towering over him.
He's alone. I sigh and rub my eyes with my thumb and fingers.
"Yeah, sorry. She's still pretty mad. And scared. I tried to tell her that you just wanted to explain and apologize, but we fought and Miss Bartlett kicked me out." His voice trails off.
I stare down at the floor. What now? Just accept that she hates me? I don't k
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Security ch.4
Embry
The bath made me feel human again. Now I lie on the bed miss Bartlett is letting me use. Safe, comfortable, and warm. A thousand times more safe than I felt in Jude's pocket. The voice above me has stopped. 'Just that giant', miss Bartlett assured me when I asked who it was. I should've recognized his voice. I couldn't make out what he was saying, but it sounded like he was talking to someone. I only heard one voice, though.
I lie staring up at the ceiling, the floorboards, listening. I hear someone clearing their throat. I match it to Jude's deep, resonate voice, recognizing it this time. Floorboards creak and squeal as he walks across the room. There's a ting of a light switch and a few more creaking footsteps. They fade away and leave me in silence. 
I curl on my side and drift to sleep.
A knock on the playing card door wakes me up.
"Embry dear? Logan's here to see you."
I groan. I could've used another two hours of sleep. "Okay, I'll be out in a minute."
I hear two sets
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Security ch.3
Jude
I've read the same words twenty times. I can't pull my thoughts away from the beautiful human girl. Embry. I give up and fold the letter. Leaning my elbows on the desk, I wonder how she's doing, where she is, and if I'll ever see her again. Why would I after what I did to her? I rub my eyes with the heels of my hands. 
"YOU PUT HER IN YOUR MOUTH?!!!" I jump and see Logan on my desk, his face red in rage. "What were you thinking?!! I don't blame her for being terrified of you! Why, Jude?! Why would you do that to her?!!"
I look away, ashamed. "It was the only thing I could think to do."
"What, because you were hungry?! Is it just giant instinct that took over?!"
"No, Logan!" 
His eyes darken and he waits for me to explain. 
I lean my elbows back on the desk and cover my face with my hands. "She was served to me as a special 'treat'." The word feels like poison on my tongue. "The others would've seen it as a waste if I hadn't-... If they didn't believe that I... ate h
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Security ch.2
"Wake up, little one."
A low, calming voice penetrates my deep sleep. I groan and rub my eyes. Definitely swallowed some of the port. My head feels like concrete. Something nudges my side and strokes my arm. 
"Who are you talking to?" A second, smaller voice asks. I hardly pay attention, still half asleep.
"A human girl. I brought her home from the party. Can you ask Miss Bartlett if I could borrow a dress?"
"I don't think she'll have one your size." The small voice jokes.
"For the girl, Logan. Please hurry." The deep voice sounds irritated.
"Alright, I'll be back soon." 
A second later, something brushes against my arm.
I realize all at once who the deep voice belongs to. I remember his grey eyes, dark hair, sharp features, and worst of all, his mouth. 
My eyes open and I see the same face peering down at me through the pocket's opening. I scream and cover my head with my arm.
"I'm sorry. I couldn't think of a way to wake you without scaring you." The deep voice says. S
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Security ch.1
I am only one of hundreds, sitting in their giant glass, waiting to die. Naked and terrified. Each port glass holds one human. The glasses are lined perfectly on the giant marble island in the giant's kitchen. Doomed human women surround me on all sides. I can see rows of them in all four directions. The young blonde on my right cries and rocks back and forth. She's lost her nerve in her terror. It takes every ounce of will to hold on to my own nerve in this situation. I pity her, I don't blame her. 
I rest my head back against the glass. My back curves with the shape of the bottom of the glass. 
The kitchen door swings open and raucous laughter flows in behind the footman that enters. Most of us, the ones who aren't in shock, watch him warily, waiting for the moment when we'll be served. The footman fills champagne flutes with the amber bubbling liquid, then sets them on a tray, and carries it out to the guests.
Good, get them drunk. That will make them more merciful. The di
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Elias glances up again at the middle aged man walking a hundred yards in front of him on the forest path. It's been hours since he's seen another traveler on this road. He is slowly catching up to the older man. The strap of his messenger bag digs into his shoulder and he adjusts it. He rolls his shoulder to try to relieve some of the soreness. Still another eight miles until he reaches Flintwood. Elias is a week early and hopes his uncle Colton and aunt Millie won't be too unprepared for his early arrival. Elias managed to finish his training a week ahead of schedule. His training officer called Elias his most promising student and that he is ready to train officially for the royal guard. Flintwood is only a mile outside the castle walls where his training will take place. His mother's brother and his wife just so happen to live in Flintwood and have a spare room available.
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Embry

I crawl through the hole in the baseboard in Jude's study. I'm so glad there was a hole so close to Miss Bartlett's. I was worried I'd have to retrace our steps from last night. I see the candlelight glowing through the cracks in her gate and illuminating the dark passage. Then a shadow blocks out the light. I press my back against the wall. Someone opens the gate and steps out. There's a squeal and clang as the dark figure closes it.

Then the light illuminates the figure's blonde hair.

"Logan." I whisper.

He turns quickly and scans the darkness. "Yeah?" He says, unsure.

"It's Embry." I step closer to him.

"Embry! Where have you been? Miss Bartlett is worried sick!"

"I've only been gone five minutes!" 

"Where?!"

"I went to talk to Jude."

His face brightens. "Really?! That's great! So is everything-?"

"Everything's fine." I assure him.

"Ugh! I'm so glad. Hey, now we can all hang out together."

Logan always seems to move faster than he thinks. "No, Logan. He apologized and explained, and I forgave him, but that's it. We aren't friends." I step past him to the gate.

"Why not?! Can't you see that he's different?"

"Yes, he seems to be. But he's still a giant and I'm still a human."

"That's pretty prejudiced of you." He frowns.

"So be it. I'll live longer." I unlock the gate.

"Wait. I wanted to apologize for last night. I shouldn't have pushed you so hard."

I look down and nod. "I'm glad I talked to him." I admit.

He cocks his head, trying to make eye contact. "So, we're good?" He gives me a crooked smile.

"Yeah, we're good."

He grins widely.

I chuckle. "Bye, Logan."

"Bye." He turns and heads toward the study entrance. "Oh, hey." He turns back to me. "Maybe sometime I can give you some borrower training. Especially if you're going to be wandering the house."

"Sure. Sounds good." I shrug. I thought I did fine today. Only Jude saw me and I didn't get eaten by a rat.

"Just maybe stay with Miss Bartlett until you're trained, or with me." He suggests. "It's fine if Jude sees you, but you never know if Mrs. Simmons the cook is here, or one of Jude's friends."

"Hey, I'm alive, aren't I?"

"Yeah, but you're still no borrower. Not yet, atleast."

I roll my eyes.

"I'll come by in the morning and we'll start."

"Okay." 

Now to deal with Miss Bartlett's wrath.
Embry

Footsteps stop outside my door.

"Embry? Can I come in?" Miss Bartlett asks.

"Yeah." I sit up. I've been lying here for the last hour, thinking over my argument with Logan. I've come no closer to understanding what he said than when I came in here.

Miss Bartlett enters and sits on the foot of the bed.

"You doin' better?" She asks, concerned.

"Yeah. I'm just sorry we fought. I only know two people here." I play with the bedspread, unable to make eye contact.

"Do you mind if I ask what you fought about?"

I sigh. "He wants me to talk to Jude."

"What?! That foolish boy." She shakes her head in disappointment. "Why would he want you to do that?"

"Jude asked him to so that he could apologize to me."

"Apologize for what?"

I know I don't owe Jude anything, but I did promise Logan I wouldn't say anything.

"Oh, for scaring me." It's not a lie, really. Just a major understatement.

"Well, of course you were scared!" She pats my knee. "You don't need to go see that giant. And as for Logan, he brings me things every day. You'll have plenty of opportunities to reconcile with him."

I nod, comforted by her words.

"Well, you come out when you're ready."

"Thank you."

She stands and leaves.

I lie back and sigh. My thoughts drift over my interactions with Jude, almost as if something is leading me to certain memories. It skips past all the terrifying moments and recalls the strange ones.

The way he tilted the glass so I wouldn't be sloshed around.

His first words to me- "I'm sorry for the terror I caused you. You're safe now."

And he let me go. He put me down on the floor and LET me run under the dresser. Was that just because he knew Logan would run after me? He told Logan not to, though.

Jude is either the most clever giant, or he's sincere, as Logan insists he is.

I don't owe Jude anything, but I want to know which he is- miss Bartlett's monster or Logan's trustworthy friend.



My heart pounds in my ears when I turn a corner and see him. He sits in a leather chair in what must be the living room. He's reading a book, his legs crossed, the book resting on his lap. How could I have forgotten how huge he is in just a day? Was he this huge last night? Well, of course he was, but it's still hard to believe.

I can't will myself to go come any closer, or to speak. So I just stare at him. This was a great plan. 

He glances up from his book and does a double take when he notices me standing next to the baseboard in the doorway.

His eyes widen.

I instinctively take a step back. Him seeing me takes away all the courage I worked up getting here. I duck around the corner out of his view.

"Embry, wait please!" I hear the leather crunch under him as he shifts.

I flatten my back against the wall, telling myself that if I hear him coming this way, I can run. There's only silence, though, no footsteps.

"I'm... I'm glad you came. I wanted to-" he pauses and exhales deeply, "Apologize to you. I know that doesn't mean much compared to the immense terror I caused you. I was going to explain to you why I did it, but why doesn't really matter. All I can really say is... I'm sorry and I hope someday you can forgive me."

I hang my head. I realize I didn't just come here because I was curious what his excuse could possibly be. I want to believe him. And Logan. I WANT Jude to be the exception to my rule. 

Gathering up my courage and resolve, I step around the corner. He's bent over in the chair, his elbows resting on his knees.

His face brightens when he sees me.

"I want to know why." I say decisively.

His smile fades and his eyes flicker. He looks down and fidgets with his hands, frowning.

He clears his throat, making me flinch. "Because... I thought if I didn't convince the others that I had, then someone else would have."

'Jude, if you don't want her, give her to me. I'll eat her.' The giant's words ring in my head. I remember how Jude glared so dark and cold at the giant. That was right before. So, he saved my life by pretending to end it? 

"I should've figured out another way-"

"I forgive you." I say loud enough for him to hear over his own words.

He looks at me. Tears fill his eyes and he smiles in relief. "You do?"

I nod, his smile is infectious.

He looks down and nods his head. When he looks back at me, tears streak down his cheeks.

"Thank you."

I hope he doesn't think we are friends now. He's still a giant, even if he is... different. 

I turn and step around the corner. Relieved not to be under his penetrating gaze. 

I'm glad I came, though.

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