For a short story, this packs a really incredible emotional punch. Well written story of a forced slave in a fantasy/historical world. I felt so incredibly sad for Micah and what he had to endure. Then, my heart broke for him as he struggled to understand his relationship with his rescuer-Eli. Had a nice little twist at the end. I cried in a few spots for Micah but he gets his HEA. Really good short.