“I don’t get what is happening,” said Pip.
“It’s unnatural,” said Tot.
“What do they think they are doing?” asked Pip
“Got me flummoxed,” replied Tot, “only yesterday Dot was all but stepped on by one of the oafs.”
“Yes, she was beside herself, she went all red in the face, fluttered her wings and exclaimed ‘I’m feeling violated’.”
“It’s a dreadful state of affairs, what do they think they are up to?” asked Tot, “the middle sun is our time. We have free range of the place, and now we find these creatures invading our space, it’s just not right.”
“It’s disrespectful is what it is. Why only yesterday Madam Cof and the Kinders were almost skittled as she took them down to the creak to do their natural science lesson.”
Pip and Tot were getting quite hot between their wings, and they were steaming for a fight of some kind. As far as they were concerned, the fairies owned the back yard and how dare the humans, or as they referred to them as the giant creatures, infiltrate their space.
Word had spread around the fairy community that it was the same everywhere, in every house, the giant creatures we not going out. This was a worry as the giant creatures were not the brightest of beings and the fairies wondered what mischief they might cause them.
They seemed to be taking an unhealthy interest in things they normally avoided or neglected, like mowing, gardening, sitting around in the garden and listening to music the fairies found abhorrent to their ears.
The fairies were forced to go to ground, to change some habits, and do all they could to avoid contact, not that the giant creatures were smart enough to recognize a fairy if they saw one.
Madam Cof and the Kinders started night lessons, Mistress Tuf started running her Fairy Wing Treatment Salon in the interval before sunrise. Fairies were always very adaptable, and they liked that they were.
Meanwhile, around them the giant creatures continued to hang around, often unsure of what to do, having no place to go and given to reoccurring bouts of boredom.
Hof the wizard fairy came up with a solution, a spray designed to put the giant creatures off. It was used if the giant creatures came to close, and the effect was to make the giant creatures feel they needed to go back to where they came from and have a cup of tea.
All the fairies in the back yard breathed a sigh of relief and bowed to the superior skill of Hof, the wizard.