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Forever Genie? - Part 4A (Mouse, Humanity) by hippo2 Forever Genie? - Part 4A (Mouse, Humanity) by hippo2
A few days have passed since Martha and David had been fired. This evening, both met in David's flat.

"Hello Martha." David greeted the genie. "Did the Hotel de Suisse give you a position?"

"Sorry, but no. It seems they think of Svetlana as a good hotel manager and that we must have given her a reason to fire us." Martha explained. "It seems Gregorios has changed the mind of all people who knew your uncle."

"That can't be right. Genies should not be able to do that." David reasoned.

"We are not allowed to do this." Martha said. "But I don't know which court to appeal."

"I see, but what shall we do about the situation?" David asked.

"The best solution would be to force Gregorios to undo the wish. But Svetlana is always carrying his bottle around." Martha thought aloud.

"Sure you are strong enough to defeat him?" David asked.

"Don't overestimate my powers, David. It's true that I'm half a year longer a genie than he is. But he has grown stronger too. We could easily be equally strong by now. Bursting in and challenging doesn't sound like the best strategy."

"What shall we do then?" David asked.

"We need a plan. And all the help we can get. Amelia will surely be on our side. Svetlana always treated her as a slave. And Babette might help us too. But our strongest allie is of course Sami..." Martha proposed.

"No!" David shouted. "I don't want to have the blue genie in it."

"Why not?" Martha asked. "He's much stronger than my and Gregorios' powers combined."

"Because I don't trust him." David explained. "Do you know how many wishes he has twisted? Even when he is helping, like when we rescued you from the cat burglar, he couldn't restrain from twisting my wish. Even worse, he would have left me as a woman, if Amelia hadn't sacrificed her own wish to turn me back. If it is somehow possible, I wouldn't have Sami in."

"Point take!" Martha admitted.

"Do you know other genies who could help us?" David asked.

"There's Alex, a young genie in America. But I don't want to have her or her friends involved. If Svetlana does something to these kids, I could never forgive myself. Beside, Alex is much weaker than me."

"Ok. You've convinced me. But what shall we do then?"

"I propose, we first get our lives back on track. I guess you won't use my powers to get us some money?" Martha gave David a questioning look.

David shook his head. "I'd rather not do that either."

"I see. At least let me offer to use all the money I earned over the last years as a safety cushion." Martha proposed.

"How much savings do you have?"

"Quite a lot. See, as a genie, I don't have to pay for rent or food. My expenses were really small over the last three years. So my savings had been grown quite a lot." Martha explained.

David gave Martha a warm smile. "Thank you for your offer. How about we cook something together for dinner?"

"Good idea. Do we have to go to the supermarket first?"

David put on a sorrowful face: "It seems so. The fridge is pretty empty."

"Ok, let's write a grocery list and then go to the supermarket."


One and a half hour later, both were back to David's flat. While Martha was cutting the vegetables, David was frying some eggs.

"It's been so long since I last cooked with my hands, instead of conjuring up some food." Martha said.

"How long was that ago?" David asked.

"Mhhh... That's more than three years ago now. Before I became a genie." Martha answered. "I have nearly forgotten how much fun cooking can be."

"Is there anything else you miss? Things that humans do?" David asked.

"Mhhh..." Martha thought for a moment. "The more I think about it, even such tasks, that I didn't like when I was human, like doing the laundry, appear interesting to me now. As a genie, I just have to blink if I need fresh clothes or new ones. Or have my lamp cleaned."

David put his hand on Martha's shoulder. "Say, Martha. Can you imagine to become human again?"

Martha got quiet. She was about to tell David that she was now used to be a genie. But suddenly, Martha wasn't so sure about it anymore. She recalled so many wonderful and interesting things about being human. "I'm not sure..." She pushed the thought out of her mind and continued to cut the vegetables. Suddenly, the eggs spilled some hot fat. It hit Martha on her arm. Martha flinched. Unfortunately she cut her self in the finger. "Ouch!" she shouted.

At once, David was alerted. "Are you hurt?"

"Nothing serious, just a little cut." Martha was holding her finger, from which some drops of green blood fell.

David was astonished. "You genies have green blood?"

"You didn't know? Did you never see the TV series?" Martha asked.

"No, I didn't. Anyway, I'll get a patch." David was about to reach for the cupboard.

"That's not necessary." Martha pointed with the finger of her other hand on the wound and blinked. Small sparks flew and the wound closed wondrously. "See, a genies powers can be handy."

David scratched his head. "I guess I have to admit that. Sometimes, your genie powers are quite useful."

TO BE CONTINUED...

Codeword: Liberation

Part 3A: hippo2.deviantart.com/art/Fore…

Part 5B: hippo2.deviantart.com/art/Fore…
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kaaslave Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Aww, how cute.  And how nice to see Martha doing things without magic for a change! :)
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Yes, it seems she's comming closer to humanity again.
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kaaslave Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
That's great! :)
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Rod-Roger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Awwww that was a very nice scene they had together but they could ask Grace to help. 
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Who's Grace?
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Rod-Roger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
The witch that is Carrie's friend. YOu can ask P-z-p-Z and the world of magic he has
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I remember her. I already had her in one of the Martha stories.

Interesting idea, but I'm afraid they won't have her involved for the same reason Martha rejected the idea to ask Alex. Both are technically teenagers. If Grace got hurt in the final battle, Martha would never forgive herself.
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Rod-Roger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Ah, well ask P-z-p-Z about the world of magic he has
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
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Rod-Roger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
oh yeah
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