Bubble Boy – 13 –
Yes, it was definitely too late, as Barbra already sat there, only a few centimeters big, looking quite lost on her gigantic throne! She was so small now, that her eyes could hardly look over the edge of the table! And what her eyes saw there on the table, were two terribly big eyes, one close to the other, which stared at her!
She needed a while to to understand that these two eyes belonged to the ugly dwarf, who had now — become a giant! Or should we say: a giant compared to our tiny little Witch. And he was now on all fours on the table, examining the tiny Barbra with indeed much curiosity. Amused curiosity apparently….
But the truth was that Bub had simply stopped to wonder and ask, because too many weird things were happening in this strange world, and he could not see the point of asking himself questions about it. He was just there, a boy born in a bubble far away from Here and Now and actually …on a wondertable in front of a tiny little Witch.
In the meanwhile Tiwoo, the little owl, up there on her swinging perch above the wondertable., was staring down at Bub and Barbra. She could barely suppress a giggle glancing at the tiny little Witch sitting on the gigantic throne!
Also she couldn’t help thinking, once again, and with much despair, that Barbra really had much to learn before becoming a really big Witch, as she in fact, right now, was a really tiny Witch!
On the other hand, this new situation suited Tiwoo, because as long as Barbra was that size, she couldn’t be very dangerous to her1
But of course this whole thing didn’t suit Barbra at all and she surely couldn’t see any reason to giggle. On the one hand she was quite aware how ridiculous she must appear on the big throne, and on the other hand, she was simply terrified! And in fact, how couldn’t she be!? She was not silly and knew quite well that she had done wrong to the ugly dwarf, and now, she thought, he was surely about to take a cruel revenge! She had read many of these stories about giant ogres feeding on nasty little children, and it was obvious to her that she was caught in one of those stories right now! Of course she was not really nasty, or at least one could argue the point, and she was certainly not a child, though how should that ugly giant dwarf on the table know about it!?