Last weekend Andrea had a unique experience. Her best friend Victoria invited her to visit a very special and mysterious place: the magical market, a place where everything is possible and where you can find the most unlikely objects. That day Andrea acquired a lamp in the shape of a bird for her room.
Since then her life has changed. Every morning she awakens with a strange sensation. She feels that she has not stayed in his bed but has traveled to some remote place. That’s why she feels a little tired.
Later, Andrea prepares her English breakfast with toast, eggs, bacon and beans, but just as she is about to start the feast she receives a call.
-Yes, it’s me.
-You have a strange object that belongs to us: a wonderful lamp.
-With whom I am I speaking?
-It does not matter. We want the lamp and point.
-I’m not going to give them anything. It’s mine and I do not know you at all.
-Very good. You have already chosen. Face the consequences. See you soon, Andrea Johnson.
Andrea hangs up the phone. She is trembling. The cold voice of that man has paralyzed her. She does not want to eat, she has no appetite. She decides to call her friend Victoria.
-Hello Victoria, I’m Andrea.
-Hello Andrea! How’s your lamp? It works well?
-Yes very good. But I want to tell you something. I received a phone call from a stranger who claims to be the owner of that lamp. He told me that if I do not return the lamp I will have problems. I’m very afraid Vicky.
-Quiet Andrea. The person who threatens by phone is a coward. Do not worry. Let’s talk to Julian.
An hour later the two friends go to Julian’s store. The puppeteer is surprised because he was not expecting anyone at that time.
-Hi girls! What a pleasure to see you again! Doesn’t the lamp work well?
-No no. Quite the opposite. We have a serious problem. There is someone else who wants that lamp. (Victoria)
-Julian, IShe received a threat this morning from a strange man. He says that that lamp has hidden powers. Since I bought it, my life has been different. Yesterday I had very strange dreams and I woke up sweating and a little confused. On Sunday I could not sleep. I do not know what is happening to me.
-Dear Andrea. I’m sorry about all this you’re living. I’m going to tell you something. The lamp that I gave you is special. I did not tell you anything at that time. To manufacture that lamp I traveled to several different countries only to find the right materials. When I was in Baghdad I took a sacred stone, of great value.
– You stole the stone?
-Not quite. I bought that stone from a street vendor.
– That is, in the black market.
And now they have found the stone.
-It looks like it i…
-Why did you give it to me?
-That lamp is special because it only works with some people. The lamp chooses the person. When I saw the reaction of that object, I understood the situation.
-A chance to forget the danger of that object, right?
-I am sorry…
-It is best to return the lamp to its owner, Andrea.
-Okay … I think it’s the most convenient.
Both girls leave the store a little scared and after turning a street on the left a tall and thin man dressed in black goes towards them.
-Good morning, Andrea.
– Again that voice!
-Quiet, it is not necessary to complicate things. You give me the lamp and I disappear.
– Tonight in this same place I return it to you.
-Thank you Andrea. You have no idea what kind of object it is.
– How dangerous is it?
-If you do not know how to use it, it controls you completely. But if you control the lamp, you can do incredible things you can not imagine. The cornerstone of that lamp has belonged to my family for a very long time. That’s why you can not have it.
-I understand … See you tonight.
– See you soon Andrea.
That same night Andrea went to meet the strange man and returned the object to its owner. The last thing the girl saw were very bright black eyes and a moment later, nothing. The man or the shadow vanished completely. That night Andrea was able to sleep.