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Dreamy Holyday - Part 4 by hippo2 Dreamy Holyday - Part 4 by hippo2
Three days later, David was very worried. Martha hadn't appeared for work for two days now and there was no news of her. It was the same situation with Babette who hadn't shown up either for three days. And he didn't know where Amelia was. Finding out that Martha's lamp was missing only worried him even more. He had just managed to calm down his uncle, who was about to call the police and report them missing. Now he returned to the lobby. David already suspected that some genie magic had gone awry. There was only one person who could help him now. He rubbed Sami's lamp.

Sami appeared very dramatically from a burst of blue smoke. "Oh, it's you, David. Why did you summon me?"

David wasted no time: "Martha's missing. And Amelia and Babette, too."

Instantly Sami put on a worried face. "What do you mean, missing?"

"It's three days now that nobody has seen even one of the three girls. Martha's lamp is gone, too. Maybe they were kidnapped - again? Or a wish has gone awry. I don't know."

"Mhhh... A magic accident sounds likely." Sami mumbled. "I'll help you, of course. What's your plan?"

"I... How about I wish us to the place where they are now? Would that work?" David proposed.

"Sure, but we could end up in the same fix they are in." Sami said.

"Then I have to word that very carefully." David said and touched his lips with both his index fingers.

"Right. Be very careful what you wish for." Sami tried to sound cheerful. Inside he was very worried.

"I think I have it figured out." David took Sami's lamp in his hands. "Sami, I wish that you teleport us as close to Martha as possible without putting us into any danger."

"I hope that works." Sami said. "Wish granted." David and Sami disappeared from the lobby.


The next moment, Sami and David found themselves hovering about 3 feet in the air inside some kind of palace. They didn't hover for long as gravity soon caught up and the two fell to the ground. Luckily, their fall was feathered by a heap of silk cushions. When David and Sami stood up, they realized that they weren't alone. Next to them were several genie girls sleeping. Their smoke tails all led back to their vessels.
Sami rushed forward and gently shook Martha. Martha kept on snoring. He shook her even stronger but the reaction was the same. Suddenly the hands of a big clay woman grabbed Sami by his shoulders and carried him towards seven thrones on which seven sleeping women sat.
At the same time, a mechanical woman that looked like she was from an old mad-scientist movie moved closer towards David. "I surrender. You don't have to carry me." David said and raised his hands. The automaton gave David a wink to follow the other golem and Sami.
The clay golem placed Sami in front of the seven women, who were now slowly awakening. "Kneel down, intruder. And explain why you are disturbing the slumber of our guests!" the woman in the middle, a very beautiful, pregnant woman with blue and green skin commanded.

"I have some questions..." Sami protested, but the clay golem pushed hard on his shoulders.

"Sami, kneel down." David, now standing next to Sami, knelt down. "These women seem to run this place. Show them some respect." Reluctantly, Sami did as he was bid.

"You are very intelligent, mortal." the pregnant woman said. "But we are no women, we are the goddesses who rule this land. My name is Gaia and these are Freya, Athena, Ishtar, Kali, Isis and Pele." she introduced the other goddesses. "Now, tell us what you want here."

"We are looking for our friends: Martha the genie and the women Babette and Amelia. Martha is sleeping over there but we can't wake her up. Did you bring them here?"

"No, they came here on their own and they stayed because they wanted to. If Martha is not waking up, it's because she doesn't want to wake up." Kali explained.

"You tell me that you are not responsible for her condition?" David asked.

"We created this world as a place for women to get some rest from their usual lives. Nobody is forced to stay here against their will. If they want to leave, they are free to go." Ishtar replied.

"Then we should ask Martha what she wants. Maybe we can convince her to leave this place with us." David proposed.

"Fair enough. You shall get your chance with all of your friends." Freya replied. "We'll allow you to wake up your friends and ask them. But if they want to stay, you must leave."

"Deal!" David said and turned to Sami. "Sami, we have to do this right. We have only one chance. There's Martha, Amelia and Babette. You should wake up Martha; I'll take care of Amelia."

"What about Babette?" Sami asked.

"We'll figure that out after we take care of Martha and Amelia." David replied. "Now you wake up Martha very tenderly. She has very strong feelings for you. Make her see that you miss her and what she is missing without you."

Sami nodded. He walked over to Martha and knelt down. Carefully, he embraced Martha and tenderly kissed her on her lips.

Slowly, Martha opened her eyes. "Hey Sami! What are you doing in my dream?"

"You're not dreaming, Martha. I came here because ... I missed you. You have been gone for three days and I started to worry." Sami said.

Martha caressed his cheek. "That's so nice of you. But you don't have to worry. Everything is fine here."

"I see that. But I can't stay here with you. Won't you come home with me?" Sami pleaded.

"That's really sweet of you, but you can always visit me here. The goddesses will allow that." Martha replied.

"That's not enough..." Sami replied. "Martha, I love you. Not because you are a genie, too but because I feel very connected to you... It's so hard to describe... Please come home with me. I don't want to live without you."

"It's OK, Sami. I waited so long to hear these words." Martha said and embraced Sami. "I'll come home with you. It's surely a nice place here, but it's not the same without you or David." She stood up and placed her arm around Sami. Sami repeated the gesture.

David sighted with relief. "Now for Amelia. Where is she?"

"She's sleeping in a clearing not far away. I will personally guide you”, the goddess Ishtar explained.

"What are we waiting for?" David asked.


Some time later, Ishtar, David, Sami and Martha arrived at the clearing. Amelia was sleeping there in an embrace with another mouse girl. David was seemingly surprised by that sight. He never knew that Amelia was into girls, too. Maybe it was an effect of this place? Or was it Babette's doing? Anyway, David lay down next to Amelia. Carefully, he moved the other mouse girl's arm away and turned Amelia around. Now that she was facing him, he embraced Amelia and gave her a soft kiss.

Amelia opened her eyes. "Hey David! What are you doing here?"

"I came here because I miss you, Amelia. You simply disappeared three days ago and I was terribly worried." David said.

"Three days? It didn't seem to me to be so long?" Amelia said.

"Time runs different in our world, Amelia." Ishtar explained. "And now you have to decide if you want to stay here or return with David.

Amelia thought for a moment. The last few months were quite an emotional roller coaster. First, it felt like in heaven. Then David nearly killed her when she was transformed to a mouse. It took her a long time to understand that he didn't do it intentionally. And when she was ready to forgive him, David had already veered away from her. Eventually, she had forgiven him and both had a very long chat. They weren't back together, yet. But Amelia realized that if she stayed in this world now, she could never win him back again. "I'll go with David. He risked his life to save me. What more could I expect from him?"

David embraced Amelia. She gave him a kiss.

TO BE CONTINUED...

Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [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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Nayzor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Very nice chapter!
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great! BTW, I understand you want to write another story set in the SSU.
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DanStanding Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Aw! :)
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GenreChallenger Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can't wait to see how this ends.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
One woman is left, but no man to bring her back to our universe.
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GenreChallenger Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I doubt it will be the last we see of her.
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
David and Sami, to the rescue!
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Yeah. I just hope it's not too clichee.
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nah man, someone had to do it and I highly doubt Svetlana and Gregorios would've helped, so who would've been left?
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Maybe some deus ex machina, but that would be a really bad twist.
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, no kidding.
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