Lost at HomeByAsukafan2001             My wife Sondra and I had been working in our labat home. We had a small grant from the government to pay for our work howeversince it was so small we decided we could save costs if we would use one of theguests room as our lab. We saved close to a 100,000 dollars by doing so.

           Sondra was never much of a scientist though. Shewas a fair one but she was much better with keeping the books and doing thepresentations. I was the main creator of all our work. I think that's what madeour team so great we excelled at what the other was weak at. That also lead toour marriage being strong but I could tell being away from the kids so much wasstarting to bother Sondra. We have two daughters Leah and Anna.  They were greatkids, but I guess all parents say that about there kids. However, being awayfrom them so much lately was hard on Sondra and the kids. You see we recentlybroke the big news to them. That they were indeed adopted, it was hard to tellthem because we were afraid of what might happen but we knew they had a right toknow that we weren't really there parents more like guardians who cared dearlyfor them. They seemed to take it well but it's hard to tell with kids thesedays. Legally we aren't there parents we just sort of take care of them butthat's not really important. We love them even if they aren't legally ours, evenif we aren't there biological parents. We just never got around to signing thepapers to make it all official and how important could a piece of paper beanyway.

           They are both great girls though and twins toboot. We weren't really looking to adopt to kids but we fell in love with themand didn't have the heart to just adopt one of them so we took them both in.

           When we first got them we always thought theywould grow up being similar because they looked alike, shared the same genes andall but we found them to be actually very different. Leah was an athlete, shewasn't a great one but she loved playing sports. She played Volleyball andBasketball at school. Leah was always training, always working on trying to bebetter while Anna who didn't even particularly enjoy any sports was naturallygreat at them. If she wanted to be I'm sure she could go pro in a number ofsports but her heart just isn't in it. Anna is just plain lazy. She's a computernerd, excuse me computer hacker as she likes to be called. She watches TV, liesaround the house, while she has a number of friends and people she talks to atschool it seems like outside of school she never wants to do anything with themwhich is odd because Leah is always coming and going.

           I know they don't like me to say so but they arepretty girls, they have shoulder length blonde hair which Anna has died brownwith highlights, hazel eyes, smallish pert breasts, trim. Who ever therebiological mother is must have been beautiful.

           Even though I love my daughters and I loveworking with Sondra I have found that I don't love her like a husband shouldanymore but I can't afford to break up with her because I know that would be theend of our team and we are working on such an amazing project right now. It is amatter reducer, you see our goal is to be able to shrink human beings but thereare several problems with that, like sight, strength of bone structure, andseveral more complicated things that don't really need to be gone into. Needlessto say it's a whole mess of problems but over the past 14 years we have reallyruffled out the feathers. We have actually shrank rodents and brought them backjust fine along with several other species of animals.

           However, with this success comes a lot morepressure and that is how I met Jamie. She was a gorgeous woman. Long blondehair, a bit on the short side at only 5'2” but she runs track professionally andwe really seem to have this connection. Sondra and I actually met her when wewere invited to the white house. It was such an honor to be there, we wereshocked that the president had even heard of our work and he seemed genuinelyinterested in it. He told us to call him when we were gonna start testing it onpeople as he wanted to be there when we did. Sondra and him talked for quiteawhile and I excused myself to take a look around a bit. That is when I bumpedinto Jamie. We spent the rest of the night talking. That was almost two yearsago and we have gotten pretty serious. In fact I am glad that our matter reduceris in its final testing stages before we begin testing it on people because thanI can get that divorce from Sondra.

           But, that is all in the past. As for right nowSondra is meeting with a few companies who are interested in our research. Thismade for a perfect opportunity to bring Jamie over. Leah was out somewhere andAnna was in her room doing something on that computer of hers.

           I was beaming ear to ear as I saw Jamie come upthe walk way. I opened the door and greeted her with a hug and kiss. We smiledat each other as I guided her in. I told her Sondra was out but Anna was upstairs. She had a bit of a nervous glare in her eyes so I told her we could goup to the lab since the girls new not to go in there and Sondra was out wewouldn't be disturbed.  Jamie seemed relieved a bit with this and began toloosen up as we went up stairs.

           As soon as we were in the lab and the door wasclosed we began to kiss more passionately. We both fell to the floor laughingand began kissing further as I massaged her tits through her halter top. My eyeshowever kept moving down to her short black skirt that was really turning me on.

I was getting ready to just rip them off when I heard the voice of Sondra downstairs.

 â€œShit, shit, shit, shit! My wife is here” I blurted out abit nervously.

 â€œWell what are we going to do? There is no where for us tosneak out is there?” said Jamie as she darted her head around the room.

 â€œNo, but no nevermind” â€œBut what?” â€œWell we could use my matter reducer, set it up on a delaytimer. Sondra must just be showing some clients the machine. We shrink ourselvesput the machine on a two our delay and then all we have to do is wait for themto leave.” â€œI don't know, maybe we should just tell her? I mean youlove me don't you?” â€œOf course I do, you know I do baby. You are the only one Ihave eyes for. I mean I married Sondra out of convenience but I proposed to youout of love” â€œOkay let's do it!” â€œAre you sure?” â€œYeah, Positive”           I ran over to the machine and quickly seteverything up. I was punching in numbers and warming up the machine. I glancedover everything to make sure it was alright and then I nodded to Jamie. I sat upfrom the console in a hurry unknowingly bumping the size ratio control. I ranover to Jamie as I only had ten seconds before the machine would work. I smiledat her and hugged her tight as our eyes were flooded with bright light. Theprocess went quickly and I heard the machine powering down but it took ourvision a few extra moments to return.

           The door to the lab was pushed open and inwalked my wife and the clients. I could hear there foot steps echo across thefloor creating seismic vibrations. The room shook violently as Jamie and Itumbled to the floor. I held Jamie tightly as the room continued to shake. Ourvision gradually returned but mine returned first. I looked around nervously asI knew something must have gone wrong. There were think brown tree trunks everyaround us but none of them had leaves or anything its like something cut off anyand all branches so it was just a single limbless trunk extending up into theair.

 â€œJamie? Honey, baby, now I don't want to worry you but Ithink something went wrong. We might have been transported somewhere.” â€œWhat? Transported? What is going on! I can hardly seeanything. It's all so fuzzy” â€œWell it looks like we are in some dead forest”            I looked up towards the sky but it wasn't reallya blue sky, it was more like it just wasn't there. It was just an odd blurryhaze like the sky was up farther and we just couldn't see. However, by this timeJamie's vision had returned and she was freaking out. I ran back over to Jamiewho was screaming and jumping up and down. As soon as I made it over to her, herarms wrapped around me in a death grip as she sobbed on my shoulder.

 â€œIt's gonna be okay, we just have to wait this out.” â€œLook at us, we are bug sized and your all this is okay,it's gonna be alright, Why didn't you just tell your damn wife the truth!” â€œI'm sorry, I will, I promise, Lets just get through thisokay. We can do this together. It's only two hours” â€œwhat do you mean bug sized? I think you have to be crazy,something obviously went wrong.” â€œTake a close look at those things you call trees, They areall the same length, and see those things in far off distance, those pillarsthat are moving around, those are ankles.” â€œIf you were right do you realize how small we would haveto be? About a millimeter high, that's just crazy, right? â€œWell it makes more sense then being transported to anotherplanet doesn't it? I mean let's think about this logically. We were gonna shrinkright? The logical thing would be that something went wrong and obviously shrunkus to this smaller size” â€œThat's why I love you” I reply as I kiss Jamie gently oncheek “However we do have a  problem, if your theory is right, the machine wontbe able to get a lock on us without the targeting sensors. I didn't plan on usbeing this small so I didn't give us any.” â€œWhat!” â€œSomething must have gone wrong. When I left we were onlysuppose to be 6 inches tall that would have made the lock on us automatic. Allwe have to do is get help from someone.

 â€œOh yes Jared, Everyone pays attention to tiny gnat lookingbugs like us. All we have to do is walk up to your wife and wave our hands andshe will look down at us and help us out and I can be home by tomorrow.” â€œOk, ok let's just get out of here, and try to find somehelp.” â€œWhat do you mean out of here?” snaps Jamie â€œWell look, we can't ask Sondra. Oh honey here meet myfiancée, I don't love you anymore please just change us back. That just rollsoff the tongue” â€œOkay, you have a point. Then who?” â€œMy daughters will surely help us. Anna is home right nowif we can just get to her room.” â€œDo you realize how long that will take at this size?” â€œyeah, That's why we better get walking”            Neither of us talked to each other for awhile.

We just walked towards the door, the door we couldn't even see. I knew Jamie waspissed at me and this was partly my fault but I wasn't going to admit that justyet.

“Do you hear that Jared?” whispers Jamie in a nervous tone.

She darted her head from left to right quickly as if looking for something.

 â€œHear what? I don't hear a thing” â€œShhhhh listen carefully”            A low murmur careens through the landscape. Ilook over at Jamie and I take a step closer to her. We both look out ahead as wesee the tree like carpet strands being shoved out of the way.