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Forever  Genie? - Part 1 by hippo2 Forever  Genie? - Part 1 by hippo2
"You can enter now." M. Sprüngli's secretary said. Svetlana nodded with a grave face. Her boss M. Sprüngli had called her to his office this morning. Svetlana had the feeling that it was to be an unpleasant affair. But, she was prepared. In her apron was a corked, purple bottle.

M. Sprüngli sat behind his desk. He barely looked up at Svetlana. "Please, have a seat" he said. When Svetlana had sat down, M. Sprüngi disclosed to her why he had summoned her: "Svetlana, you know that the economic situation is quite tense at the moment. We have to prepare, and that means I'll have to cut corners."

"That would mean diminishing the workforce?" Svetlana asked.

"Most likely." M. Sprüngli said. "But, we aren't there yet. You're a clever woman, and you surely already figured out that there is a reason why I called you here. I'm not going to fire you now, but since last summer, your work performance has become worse and worse."

'No wonder' Svetlana thought. 'You loaded more and more work on my shoulders since that vermin Amelia isn't working here anymore.'

"My nephew had hired a new maid on probation when I was on my holiday. She's still on probation but from what I see, she's doing a good job. When her probation time is over, I'll definitely fire one of my maids. The only question is, whom will I fire?" M. Sprüngli explained. "I think you should know this, so you can show me that you are worthy to stay with us."

"I see, Boss. And I think you are right: We should diminish our work force." Svetlana produced a purple bottle from her apron. "I think we should start by exchanging management." Meanwhile, lots of smoke had poured out of the bottle and formed into a muscular man with purple skin and a bald head. Now, Svetlana turned towards the purple genie. "Gregorios, I wish that you shrink M. Sprüngli to the height of three inches."

"Your wish is my command." Gregorios said and blinked.

Instantly, M. Spüngli began to shrink, along with his clothes. Before he was too small, he slipped from the chair and ran for cover. He didn't made it far, though. A giant Svetlana blocked his path. Svetlana bowed down and caught the tiny man with her hand. She raised him to her face.

"Please, make me normal sized again!" M. Sprüngli begged. "You'll keep your job. I'll give you raise, too. Or do you want a better position?"

"Why should I accept this 'generous' offer now?" Svetlana asked, with a mocking voice. "I can easily take over your position, now. Actually, I think I will." She turned to Gregorios again. "Gregorios, I wish that, to all the world, I was the owner of the hotel."

"Your wish is my command!" Gregorios said again, and blinked. Svetlana's clothes changed into a business suit. Svetlana sat down on M. Sprüngli's chair and placed the shrunken, former owner of the hotel on the desk.

"Hey, what about me?" M. Sprüngli asked.

"Don't worry, I'll keep you as a pet. Gregorios, I wish for a cage to keep my pet safe."

Gregorios blinked and a cage manifested around M. Sprüngli.

"Excellent!" Svetlana rubbed her hands. "Next, we will take care of Martha and David."

TO BE CONTINUED...

Part 2A (Codeword Mouse): hippo2.deviantart.com/art/Fore...
Part 2B (Codeword Goddess): hippo2.deviantart.com/art/Fore...

Proofreading by :iconjorrun:
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:iconmnmega:
mnmega Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
The beginning of the end.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Yeah, but it will be have a lot of branches.
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Genie-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Codeword Goddess
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
With this codeword, you story continues with Part 2B next weekend.
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:icongenie-girl:
Genie-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
wooot Yay
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think I've ever seen M. Sprüngli in your stories before.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
That's right. It's the first time he appears in a picture.
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hooboy, it begins.
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