Amelia fled to her room. She closed the door and laid down on her bed, pressing her face into the pillow. Tears were running down her face. This was by far the worst day of her life. First, mean persons insulted and attacked her because she still had mousy features. Then Svetlana threatened to turn her back into a mouse. The only positive event would be David visiting her, but his shift wasn’t over yet. It took Amelia a while to calm down, when suddenly there was a knock on her door. Amelia rushed to the door hoping it was David, but it was just Babette. She was carrying a parcel.
“Here, Amelia. This just arrived by mail for you.” Babette passed the parcel, which was sent from the USA. “Is something wrong, Amelia?”
Amelia took the parcel. “You can say that. I had just the worst day.”
“Sorry to hear that. Hey, how about we girls hit the town this evening? It will be fun. Just we two girls?” Babette proposed.
“Thank you for the offer. I can’t promise that since David will be over later. But we can do it any other day.” Amelia replied.
“Okay. See you, dear!” Babette waved her hand and left Amelia behind.
Inside the room, Amelia opened the parcel. Inside was Martha’s lamp. Immediately, Amelia summoned Martha.
“Ah, finally home!” Martha smiled happily, until she saw Amelia. Then she realized that Amelia was looking pretty sad. “What’s wrong, Amelia?”
“I had a terrible day. First, I was in town with Andy, when some really nasty people insulted and attacked me. They called me an abomination because of my looks and that I don’t belong here.” Amelia started her tale. “Man, my mouse ancestry must make me look really hideous for other people.”
“Wait a second.” Martha felt her anger rise. “What did these people look like?”
Amelia gave a description and Martha nodded. “Amelia, I don’t think they insulted you because of your ears or front teeth. They insulted you because of the color of your skin. Such people are called racists. And they are stupid, but very dangerous. They think that people of different skin color or origin are of less value than themselves. And to drive other people out of the country, they use violence. But they are not the majority here. Most people here have no problem with you.”
“Glad to hear that. Still, I wouldn’t let such evil people run around freely.” Amelia replied with a determined voice.
“What do you have in mind?” Martha also felt like getting back at the racists.
“We’ll get back on them in a fitting way. I’ll need you to grant me a few wishes.” Amelia replied. “Martha, I wish that you would teleport us to a place near the current position of these racists.”
“Your wish is my command!” Martha blinked and both disappeared from the hotel.
Martha and Amelia appeared on the outskirts of town. On a field, partly covered by some bushes, there were several sheds. The estate was protected by a fence, but Amelia saw the two racists. They were preparing some tables outside the sheds. The two women also saw several posters and symbols with racist or extreme right-wing content.
“There, those are the two!” Amelia said.
Martha nodded. She looked really grim now. “Let’s deal with them.”
Martha and Amelia approached the gate to the estate. When the racist couple saw them, they rushed to the gate: “Hey, piss off. Half-humans are not allowed here.” The woman barked.
“You attacked my friend here today. Do you have anything to say about it?” Martha asked sternly.
“Oh yes!” the man replied. “If it wasn’t for her cur, we would have rid the world of this abomination back then. But we’ll finish that now, since you are alone!” The man fetched a club and prepared to attack Martha and Amelia.
“Ok, let’s teach them a lesson!” Martha nodded towards Amelia.
“Right! I wish that you would turn them into black Africans so they will learn how it is from the other side of the fence.” Amelia wished.
“With pleasure.” Martha blinked and the couple went through a dramatic change. Starting at their hands, their skin turned really dark. The dark skin crept over their bodies. Eventually their facial features turned African.
“Ahhhhh!!! What did you do to us? Turn us back immediately!” the woman pleaded.
“Turn us back immediately or else…” the man threatened.
“Heinrich, the others will be here soon.” The woman shouted.
“Turn us back right now!” The man tried to hit Martha with the club, but the genie simply turned to smoke and the stick went right though her.
“Am I right, that your racist friends will be here soon?” Martha asked with an impish smile. The two black people nodded in panic. “Then you better run before they have some ‘fun’ with you.” Martha turned towards Amelia. “We better go, too!”
Amelia nodded. “I wish us back to my room in the hotel.” With a blink by Martha, both women disappeared from the scene.
Back in her room, Amelia asked: “What will happen to them now? Not that they don’t deserve it.”
“If they escape their former friends, they are still in trouble. They don’t have any papers on them and if the police catch them, they will most likely deported to Africa as illegal immigrants.”
Amelia was silent for a moment. “That’s harsh… But still, they had it coming. Anyway, what’s wrong with people from Africa coming here?”
“The immigrants flee from poor living conditions there. But many people in Europe fear that the immigrants will bring crime or just don’t want to work. Or that the immigrants will take away their jobs. That’s why they put such regulations up” Martha explained.
“But isn’t that just what the racists say?” Amelia asked.
“Partly, yes. Of course, there are also immigrants that are criminal, but I guess most of them just want a better life and are willing to work for that.” Martha replied. When she saw that Amelia was very concerned, Martha decided to change the topic. “It’s good to be back home. How are David and Sami doing?”
“I haven’t talked to Sami at all. And David has his day off.” Amelia said. She was looking forward to meet David, and frankly, Martha seeing David right now was the last thing she wanted to happen.
“I see. Then I’ll go and visit Sami in his lamp. I’ll also take my lamp back to its place. See ya, Amelia.” Martha took her lamp and left her friend behind. Amelia closed the door. She felt a bit sad that she deceived Martha, but she was looking forward to seeing David again.
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