Adijan and Her Genie by L-J Baker

By L-J Baker

Adijan, a negative messenger lady in an Arabian Nights myth international, needs she may well construct a world-spanning enterprise empire. Shalimar, her spouse, needs Adijan could spend extra time at domestic. Their landlord needs Adijan might pay the lease. Adijan's brother-in-law needs she could get trampled via a herd of camels in order that he might marry his sister Shalimar to anyone prosperous and influential. And of the entire needs on the earth, Adijan needs the genie she's saddled with could provide her needs rather than treating her with disdain. be cautious what you would like for in a global of genies, sorcerers, and flying carpets.

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Blessings be on you and your house,” Adijan returned. ” Hadim’s gaze lingered in looking her up and down. Ring-heavy fingers stroked his oil-slicked beard. ” Hadim gestured her to follow. A strong miasma of murris root perfume emanated from his spotless robe. His barber even shaved the back of his neck. Hadim stepped into what looked like his work room. The large polished desk sported a brass chest. An embroidered tapestry map of the world, with the main caravan routes and trading ports marked in red, filled most of the wall behind him.

Fakir will be only too happy to offer it. You’ll accept it with good grace. And bind your feet before you try walking on them. Fetnab is in your old room. ” “And take a bath. ” Damp from her cold wash at the courtyard well, Adijan dragged herself into the windowless gloom of the disused storehouse. At any other time, she would’ve stayed out in the courtyard to talk with Fetnab or Zaree, the all-work maid. Today, she wasn’t in the mood for teasing or chatter. Her eyes misted when she pulled clean clothes from the sack of her belongings.

Something must have happened while Adijan had been away. Footsteps approached from behind. Adijan turned too quickly on her sore feet and suppressed a wince. Hadim stopped a few paces away. ” Hadim traced the symbol of the Eye in the air above his chest. “Blessings be on you and your house,” Adijan returned. ” Hadim’s gaze lingered in looking her up and down. Ring-heavy fingers stroked his oil-slicked beard. ” Hadim gestured her to follow. A strong miasma of murris root perfume emanated from his spotless robe.

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