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Now it's the genie's turn for the surprise of her life

A chapter in the book 12 Wishes Around the Globe (2nd ed)

Chapter 7

by Ben B.

Chapter 7: Four Masters...

"Barry..." Ryan heard a voice in the distance. "Barry, wake up!"

Ryan wouldn't wake. The giant genie caved in and whistled straight into his face, jolting the big hairy guy away. At her size she minas well have been a screeching chalkboard as large as a building.

"Sorry about that." The genie shrunk down to normal size. She was hovering over Ryan with her face right over his. "That opening was a bit over the top. Force of habit."

Ryan got up and crawled backwards till his back found the couch. He pulled himself up and sat down on it. The genie caught on that he wanted space and didn't approach.

"I guess it's been a while since I've seen you." The genie's eyes looked up and down on Ryan. "A long while. I must have been sleeping for like what, ten years? I mean look at you. You've grown..." the genie examined Ryan's enormous structure further, "...big." She examined Ryan's arms. "And hairy," she added.

Ryan tried to say something but couldn't.

"I'm getting the impression the professor didn't fill you in on much." The genie lowered herself from the air till her smoking purple tail was touching the floor. "You weren't expecting me, were you?"

"You knew our grandfather?" a voice asked the genie without showing himself.

Surprised, the genie rubbed her yellow eyes when she didn't see Ryan's lips move. It was possible that after six thousand years on the job she finally lost it.

"Professor Barnes was my grandfather," the voice told her.

Now the genie was sure the voice came from behind. She looked around questionably and finally caught Barry peering from behind the desk.

Barry took his chances and rose up from the desk before asking the genie, "Did you know him?"

Baffled, the genie looked back and forth between Ryan and Barry. She flew up to Barry and looked at the picture of the eight-year-old kid she was expecting.

"You're Barry?" the genie asked him.

Barry barely nodded yes, obviously a little overwhelmed.

"Then who is...wait a minute." The genie flew back to Barry's terrified cousin and reexamined him. She imagined him shorter and fatter with less hair. "Cousin Ryan?" she guessed.

Ryan nodded violently.

"This..." the genie thought of many explanations but none made sense, "...this isn't possible. Only the wish master can see me. One. Possible. Master."

With that declared, Wesley sprung out of the curtain, grabbed the Chinese spear from the weapons wall, and screamed his head off as he plunged the tip right through the genie's torso. The genie burst into a cloud of smoke when the spear made impact. Wesley ran right through her. The spear tip impaled the wall and got jammed in good.

The genie materialized once again from the smoke cloud. She blinked once before looking back at Wesley who was trying to tug the spear out.

"Oh, come on!" The genie couldn't believe this was happening.

Wesley gave up on the spear and asked her, "Who are you?"

"Me? Who are you?" The genie sized Wesley up. "Another meddling relative?"

"I asked first, sugar plumb." Wesley puffed up.

Taking offense from the remark, the genie huffed, "I guess I wasn't loud and clear enough for all three of you. I'm the genie of the," she pointed at the desk, "...lamp?"

The oil lamp she was expecting was nowhere found. She remembered now that would have been impossible because she watched it dissolved into ash in the professor's hands. Noting that the gemstone globe out of place on the desk, she flew up to it and touched it with her fingertips. A purple spark ignited between the globe and her finger on impact.

"What's going on here?" the genie wondered aloud.

"Question of the day," Lilly answered from afar.

The genie looked at the book shelves. Her jaw dropped when she saw Lilly coming out of the cabinet. The poor purple girl looked around and counted the four faces staring at her with many expressions.

"Masters," the genie asked around, "are there any more of you here?"

All four of them shook their heads no.

"I see..." the genie twirled her thumbs nervously and looked around aimlessly, "Would you all please excuse me?" she asked pleadingly.

Everyone all nodded yes.

"Thank you," spat out as she flew up full speed into the ceiling ghost style.

Gina (formerly known as â??the genieâ??): found by her four masters inside a gemstone globe. She serves her four masters twelve wishes.
ï?§ Originally Gina was purple with a traditional purple and gold harem costume and covered in gold jewels. Her eyes were yellow and her hair is black. Her hair used to tie on the top of her head. She wore golden bracelets which kept her tied to her curse.
ï?§ Gina spends most of the story green. She wore a blue shirt and a dark blue leather jacket with a golden zipper. The golden bracelets remained on.
ï?§ For the duration of the Christmas chapters, Gina wore a red jacket with a red scarf. A streak of her hair was dyed red.
ï?§ When Gina arrived in the Realm of Expulsion, she lost her tail and gained legs. She wore jeans and brown boots.
ï?§ After her curse broke, her skin became tan and her wrists became scarred. Her hair was blue and her eyes became an unnatural shade of blue.
Barry: college freshman and grandson of the professor. His second wish turned him into the Mistery, a superhero that turns him into a cloud of smoke and craft smoke screens. He is one of Ginaâ??s four wish masters.
ï?§ Before the fourth wish, Barry was short and skinny.
ï?§ The fourth wish gave him muscles.
ï?§ The sixth wish gave him his super hero costume. The costume consists of a light gray Gentlemenâ??s cloak, dark gray boots and gloves, a dark gray cowl, a gray scarf, and two single edged swords.
ï?§ He was T-Rex during the second wish.
Ryan: Barryâ??s loyal but obnoxious cousin and the professorâ??s second grandson. He is also one of Ginaâ??s four masters.
ï?§ He is large and hairy.
ï?§ The fourth wish gave him muscles.
ï?§ After the fifth wish, he gained a scruffy beard and a tattoo of a gorilla head on his chest.
ï?§ He was a giant bumble bee during the second wish.
ï?§ During the seventh wish, he was temporarily an anime cartoon with fancy armor and spikey hair. His anime eyes were ridiculously huge.

Lilly: College senior and an athlete. She is one of Ginaâ??s four wish masters.
ï?§ She is half Asian with an athletic build.
ï?§ Prior to the fifth wish, she kept her hair short down to her neck.
ï?§ After the fifth wish she allowed her hair was grown passed down her shoulders.
ï?§ During the second wish she was a red dragon.
ï?§ During the seventh wish, she was an anime cartoon with fancy armor, purple hair, and huge eyes.
Wesley: College senior and son of the late CEO to Welsink Industries. He is one of Ginaâ??s four wish masters.
ï?§ Usually, he is handsome with wavy blonde hair.
ï?§ He gained a beard after the fifth wish.
ï?§ The eighth wish turned him into an exact lookalike of the Artificer.
The Artificer: lead antagonist that was released from the Cage of Atlantis.
ï?§ His appearance is a hybrid of a vulture and a gargoyle. He has the legs of the bird and feathered wings on his back. His skin is gray and rough. His eyes are yellow and blank.
ï?§ Sometimes he wore bronze plated armor. Whenever he battled he used a crystal sword and a weaponâ??s belt full of trinkets.
The Professor: the original own of the genie and professor of archeology. His final wish misfired which is the reason why Gina was living in a globe rather than an oil lamp.
ï?§ He is an old man with glasses. He walked with a cane due to his bad leg.
Captain Mech: robot that was created as part of the first wish. He is in charge of the submarine
ï?§ He is a steel man with a line of green glass for an eye and a speaker for a mouth. Each hand has six finger with two opposing thumbs. He also has a jet pack built into his back.
ï?§ When the submarine
Chiyoko: an anime cartoon character who crossed over to the real world by mistake. She is a medium who can see spirits and therefore can see Gina.
ï?§ In both the anime world and the real one, she is a 2d cartoon in black and gold armor. Her long hair is white and braided.
ï?§ She carries a silver sword with red edges and a ruby on it pommel.
Alninza: Deceased priestess of Atlantis. She fused her spirit into Gina without telling anyone so she could guide Gina to her freedom someday.
ï?§ During the tenth wish, she is described as a transparent woman in purple robes, pale skin, blue hair, white eyes under golden eye liner, and a golden ceremonial staff floated in the air. The edges of her body shimmered white.
Tar Twin: Minions devised by the Artificer. The only way to kill one is to slice off both of their head simultaneously.
ï?§ They are enormous beings made out of tar. They each have two heads with four arms
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