As You Wish
The History of the Lamp
Many years ago, there was a kind and generous man from the ancient land of Siam. He worked closely with the royals, yet he always gave what he could to the poor. His name was Kiettisuk Sripuy.
He was handsome; with black hair that wasn’t too dark, but yet wasn’t too light in color that it could be considered gray. He had rich, gold eyes like the riches he had and shared with others, framed by glasses. He was tall and well-built, something the ladies favored.
Yet, he never seemed to be interested in finding a lifelong partner. He spent his time traveling and meeting new people. He spent most of his times in the land of Greecia. He stayed with a young, pregnant woman named Athena, who had curly brown hair and hazelnut colored eyes.
Her husband, the former ruler of Greecia, had long since died in war, leaving her and her unborn baby alone; so the kind Siamese man often gave her money and supplies needed for the child. “How can I ever repay you?” Athena asked, grasping his hands as she sat perched in a chair.
“You do not need too,” Kiettisuk smiled, his personality lighting up the room.
However, Greecia was at war with a neighboring empire called Ottoman at the time. A cruel man named Sadik Adnan, said to be a witch doctor – forever young and magical – was able to help aid in the capture of Greecia.
Kiettisuk traveled on a short notice to go to the ruined land and rescue Athena. He was stopped as he entered their home, finding the heavily pregnant Greek woman tied to a chair, Sadik hovering over her. “So, you are the kindest man in the world?” he questioned.
The Siamese man glared, but said nothing.
“Let her go,” he said sternly. “You would be no better than a monster if you killed the beloved queen and her unborn baby.”
“I am not concerned with what the Greek people think of me.”Laughing, he ran the knife over her stomach, but did not cut. Athena held completely still.
“I will make you a deal,” Kiettisuk said. “If you let her live and let me take the child, I will give you all the money and possessions I have.”
Sadik accepted, and the masked Turk set up a meeting place. Eventually, Athena gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Kiettisuk met up with the tan male, who brought his female assistant, Isis, with them to care for the baby before the time being.
“Here,” Kiettisuk said, throwing him the contract. “Now, the child.”
Sadik laughed and began to chant, throwing a lamp onto the ground. A dark aurora surrounded Kiettisuk and he suddenly felt himself become cramped up in a cold, metallic place. “Lesson learned, child: do not fuck with the Voodoo Man.”
Picking up the lamp, Sadik commanded, “Isis, go and throw that child in the river.”
“As you wish, sire,” she bowed and stalked off, leaving Sadik and the golden lamp to their own devices.
“You can only be released…” he whispered. “If true love wishes you to be.” He laughed hysterically, as no one would be that selfless. “And if that ever happens, I look forward to meeting again.”
And thus, this is how Kiettisuk Sripuy became a genie in a lamp.