|Lori whimpered, trembling. She just wanted to get away. So of course this meant suddenly tripping backwards over a clump of dirt and sitting up only to see an enormous tree root rising high above her, blocking her path. She cringed away from the giant, eyes wide.|
"Relax, cara beag. I said I will not hurt you.” He remained still and curious, peering at her. She appeared very, very frightened, and she was so small—he thought it best not to move.