..., and by his side, servants
approached him with edicts requiring his authority or problems that
could only be solved by one of his great wisdom. When Minerva
entered the chamber, however, Gia froze. She'd come back. He didn't
know how, but Minerva had come back from the dead, and she was there
for her revenge! Gia trembled; half from fear and half from
attraction as Minerva drew closer and the servants started to back
away from her, leaving Gia alone to face her."G-gen-geneeeeek!"
Gia exclaimed, unable to even make a simple wish."No. Minerva."
Minerva replied, looking back and forth through the throne room, then
said "Not bad, really. I like what you've done with the place."Gia whimpered."Of course, I
didn't forget. We're to share the fruits of the artifact I helped
you recover. You and me... we're going to be the most legendary
royalty this town's ever seen. Now let's have us a kiss..."Gia's nervous system
did flips and cartwheels inside him as Minerva drew closer, puckering
up, and Gia could see inevitability in those lips. He could see
finality. He could see death, and that was when he fainted dead
Minerva said, taking pity on the poor man, "That's sweet. He
wants more. Well, I can't say I can blame him."In that moment, Minerva
removed the lamp from Gia's satchel and carried it, with a short
whistle, into the royal chambers where, as...