Kehtil stirred in his bed. He couldn’t fall asleep. He decided to head to his study. Kehtil tried not to wake Georgiana up. She looked like she was in a deep slumber. His beloved sweetheart.
When he got to his study, he picked up his favorite book ‘The Count’, (a story of a young man who ends up meeting a strange ruler who lives in a castle on a hill in Transylvania). Kehtil turned to the Prologue, and before he started reading something that sparkled caught his eye. Hmm. He got to his feet and walked away from his reading desk. Kehtil had never seen this ancient lamp before. Maybe Georgiana had bought it while he was out & about in the busy town.
The lamp seemed to be calling his name. ‘Kehtil.’ He scratched his head. Huh. This was truly strange. Kehtil placed his book on the shelf, and held the lamp. He rubbed it a few times. For a short while, nothing happened. Then the lamp glowed with such brightness that Kehtil had to shield his eyes with one hand. In a snap, right before Kehtil’s eyes~ there stood a powerful spirit. It was the genie.
Kehtil: (in shock) Whoa! (stares at the genie).
Genie: (stretches her hands) Woo. (spins around) How long have I been in that old thing? (points at the lamp).
Kehtil: (shrugs) I have no clue.
Genie: (sighs) Let’s get this over with. I hope you’re familiar with the wish granting process. I am the genie. (smiles) You have one wish that you can request to be granted. The only catch is that I will only provide a solution to a problem. Now what’s your one wish Sir?
Kehtil: I..ey. I don’t know what to wish for. (strokes his chin) Wait. (laughs) I’ve got it!
Genie: Oh. Wow. That was quick. What is it?
Kehtil: (calls the genie forward) Can you grant me this one wish? I want to get to have access to Georgiana’s head.
Genie: (chuckles) You want to know what she’s thinking all the time.
Kehtil: Yes. (frowns) Well, sometimes she looks at me...& I don’t have the slightest idea what her expression means.
Genie: (places her hand on Kehtil’s shoulder) Listen, I don’t think you have to worry about that. It’s all part of your life and growth together. You shouldn’t stress about it. Just find time to communicate. Talk to her to figure out what she’s thinking. Don’t be afraid to ask her, too.
Kehtil: (takes a deep breath) Okay. I think you’re right. Thanks for listening Genie.
Genie: (winks) No worries. Are you still going to make that wish?
Kehtil: No. I think my problem can be easily solved. I shall take your advice, Genie. Thanks again.
With those last words, the Genie bowed her head, and went back into her lamp. Kehtil looked around the study room, the lamp was no longer there.