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Dreamy Holyday - Part 3 by hippo2 Dreamy Holyday - Part 3 by hippo2
Finally, Martha reached the edge of the forest. In front of her was the palace of the island. It was built in the style of the Arabian Nights. Around the palace were wonderful gardens, in which several different female golems stood watch. Most astonishing, all golems were asleep. No golem moved; many snored. Martha was afraid that the golems would wake up if somebody came too close to them. She decided to sneak in. Martha blinked and turned invisible. It seemed her powers weren't limited on this island. Quickly, she moved through the gardens. Even though she was invisible, Martha tried to avoid the direct gaze of the golems. She slipped around the corner of a hedge and nearly ran into a golem that looked like a giant scarecrow. Luckily for Martha, this golem was fast asleep. A loud snore came from the female body made of straw. Suddenly, the golem's eyes opened. The golem raised her hand and pointed her finger at Martha. "Halt!" she commanded.

Martha knew that she was detected. "Alright!" She made herself visible again.

Meanwhile, other Golems came near. "What are you doing here?" the scarecrow asked.

Martha worked up her courage. "I want to speak to the goddesses."

"Then follow us. I'm sure they want to have a word with you, too" a female clay golem commanded and led Martha to the palace.


On their way through the palace, they passed many female inhabitants: mostly other golems, many genies and only a few humans or human-animal hybrids. Her golem guardian explained to Martha that the inhabitants of the palace serve the goddesses, which is a great honor. Eventually, they arrived at the throne room. The room was decorated with many silken pillows, golden chalices and colorful carpets. Martha saw many female genies lying on the carpets, all of them asleep. There were also more female golems of many different kinds around. The centerpiece of the throne room was a semi-circle of seven thrones on which seven beautiful women slept. These were the goddesses.
The first goddess was a blond woman wearing pelt clothing. She somehow reminded Martha of the Vikings from the far north.
Next to the Viking goddess sat a woman with brown hair. She wore armor from ancient Greece. On one armrest sat an owl; on the other, the woman had placed a Greek helmet.
The third goddess had slightly more tanned skin. She was wearing skimpy clothes: a bustier made of golden chain and a long skirt, but with slits running along the length of both legs. Her outfit was completed by golden sandals. The horns of an antelope were growing from her head. In the middle sat a really strange goddess. She was much bigger than her sisters. The massive impression she made was enforced by the fact that she was pregnant. Since she was only wearing a bikini, her nearly- spherical belly was completely exposed. Her hair was green and her skin was mostly blue. On her belly, however, there were green and yellow markings, as well. It took Martha a moment to recognize them as the patterns of continents.
The fifth goddess had blue skin and long black hair. She was wearing skimpy clothes, too. A necklace of skulls hung from her neck. Most surprisingly, she had six arms in total, three to each side.
The sixed goddess was clad in an Egyptian dress. Also her hairdo looked Egyptian. The most strange thing was a pair of wings growing from her back.
The last goddess was a bit bigger than her sister but not as big as the earth goddess in the middle. She was clad like a hula girl from Hawaii.

When Martha and her two guardians approached the goddesses, they and all other genies and golems in the throne room awakened. "Kneel down!" the clay golem commanded Martha.

Martha soon felt the power and authority of the goddesses overwhelm her. She knelt down and bowed before the goddesses.

"You want to talk to us, young genie?" the pregnant goddess said.

"I'm Martha! I come to you with a severe problem. But who are you, exactly?"

"How rude of me. This is Freya, the Norse goddess of love." Gaia began to introduce her sisters. "Next to Freya sits Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. Then comes Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love. I myself am Gaia, the goddess of the earth. Left of me sits Kali, the Hindu goddess of love and death. Then comes Isis, the Egyptian goddess of love. And finally, we have Pele. She's the Hawaiian goddess of fires and volcanoes."
"Nice to meet you." Martha replied. "I came here with my friends to relax on the beach. But then something strange happened. My friend Babette fell asleep and I couldn't wake her up again. Shortly after, my other friend Amelia fell asleep. I couldn't wake her up, either. Now I plea to you to help me and let us all go."

"That's perfectly normal to happen. See, we seven goddesses created this world as a refuge for all women to relax." Pele explained. "Here, you are safe to stay as long as you wish to. No boyfriend troubles, no boring work. Noone will tell you how you should behave or what is right for you. Just search out a nice place and have some rest."

"And what are the Golems doing? They took me prisoner outside." Martha asked.

"We created the Golems as guardians. They make sure that none of our guests and subjects are harmed, neither by another woman nor by a man." Freya explained.

"You have men here, too?" Martha asked.

"Not permanently. Occasionally a man visits this world. But they are not allowed to disturb the women. If they do it, the golems will interfere." Isis said.

"And what about the other genies? I saw a few outside, but this here looks like a nest of them."

"The genies inside the castle are our servants. They also act as our missionaries." Athena said. "See, if a guest stays here for longer, we send one of our genies to them. The genie asks them to become a permanent inhabitant of this island. If our guest agrees, she has to choose one of us goddesses whom she will worship from now on. This will also increase the power of the goddess chosen."

Martha was very suspicious "And if a woman refuses? Do you let them go? Or do you keep them prisoner?"

"Not at all. You can stay here as long as you wish to. When you want to leave, you are free to go." Kali said.

Now Ishtar spoke. "Why don't you rest yourself. You look tired and quite troubled about many things. Maybe boyfriend problems? Or is it something else? Would you like to tell us about it?"

Martha sighed. Then she started to tell her whole story: how she was turned into a genie; how she had to serve several evil masters; how she found the job at the hotel and met Sami. She also told the goddesses about David and how difficult it was to decide between David and Sami. Finally, Martha told them about the most recent experiences as a genie and the fix she was in now: on the one hand, she liked being a genie and felt like one. She like to use her powers. But on the other hand, she wanted to live among humans and that meant to be in control of her powers, not the other way around.

When Martha had finished her narration, Gaia looked her deep in the eye and spoke: "Young genie, here all of this doesn't matter. You've earned a break from all these burdens. I invite you stay here as long as you wish. Have a good sleep now. Later you can talk to our genies and accompany them on their tours. And if you decide to stay, we can liberate you from being a slave to your lamp. Doesn't this sound good? Maybe you should sleep over our offer. Wouldn't you want to sleep now?"

As Gaia spoke, Martha felt more and more tired. Gaia's words sounded thorough her head. The constant fight between Sami and David over her, using her powers responsively; she really needed a break from that. "I guess a short nap won't hurt. Yawn!"

Athena gave one of the genies a wink. A bespectacled genie of a similar skin tone, but with green hair approached Martha. "I'm Rimiana. I'm a Qitabunah. I serve goddess Athena. If you like, I can show the palace to you. We have a big library."

Martha covered her mouth with her hand and yawned again. "Thank you, maybe later. I'd rather have a nap now." Martha could barely keep her eyes open now.

"Alright!" Rimiana said. She lead Martha over to the other sleeping genies. Rimiana changed her legs into a smoke trail and connected it to a book. "That's my vessel, you must know. Where's yours?"

Martha blinked and her lamp, which she had left behind with Amelia, appeared. She placed her lamp next to the book and connected her smoke tail to it. Soon, Martha and Rimiana were hovering over their vessels. Both genies fell asleep.

TO BE CONTINUED...

Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]

Part 4: [link]
Part 5: [link]
Part 6A: Accept Babettes choice. [link]
Part 6B: Try to rescue Babette. [link]

Proofreading by :iconjorrun:

The story is set in the World of SSU by :iconnayzor: and :iconemperornortonii:
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magicshoppe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Sadly I find this whole story line uninteresting. Knowing the end of the series is nigh makes me sadder still. Not the writing of course, just the subject matter I find less than interesting.

And if they don't return to Earth, it'll be even less interesting since the story of Rip Van Winkle is not the 20 years asleep, it is what happened after he woke up.
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Nayzor Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Page 3 is the nicest page yet! I look forward to more!
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I hope I can meet your expectations.
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DanStanding Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Hmmm...too good to be true me thinks...
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
If you think of walking into this world full of sleeping, sexy females, think twice: Male visitors are accepted if they behave. If they don't behave, you will have to deal with the golems, amazons or other guarians.
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great to see this!
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Can't wait to see your continuation of this story.
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoo, something tells me this is going to have consequences for the three when they return to earth.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
If they return at all...
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah!
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Punisher2006 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah, been enjoying the story so far.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Glad you like it.
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