Challenge #03304-I016: Faces of Gratitude

They have rescued thousands of Dereggers over their lifetime. And they are at home with their family bragging. Puffing up their feathers, they are so proud of themselves. They do it, not for money, not for fame, not for recognition, but because they care for the people they've rescued. But that doesn't mean they can't have a proud moment knowing of all those people who now get a new chance at life. -- Anon Guest

Tia Rruku had a wall of portraits in her room. Pictures, large and small, of Human families. Rubbery faces showing their teeth, and often holding little bundles that featured grumpy little faces.

They filled the wall from floor to ceiling, and it was a very big wall.

The first time Mev saw it, they had to wonder, "Who are they?" They were all strangers to Mev. They could put no names to the humans inside the frames.

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