While the royal house servants were sleeping deep into the night, the warlock old man, Mahmoud, found a quiet place that he used once when he performed a ritual of his Sihr against the old Sultan Murad II to avenge his daughter. The place was just meters away from the servants’ quarters of the royal house.
He spread his prayer mat on the ground. He recited an incantation similar to a prayer while he poured a glass of water into the soil in front of him. He farmed on the negative energies of the sultan and Radu and called out some spirits as he went on with this ritual.
Moments later, he spread some black pepper on the ground while he continued to recite the same incantation. He spat on the wet earth when he finished. He closed his eyes and joined his hands together before he bowed three times with his palms down at either side of his head. He joined his hands together again and stood up. He looked down at the soil that formed into a human. The form stood up in front of him. Its dark eyes were looking at him with anger.
“You may follow Radu’s wishes from now on,” the warlock instructed the Jinn.
The Jinn bowed slightly to the warlock old man before it vanished into thin air.
Mahmoud looked up to the sky. He wondered if he had done the right thing as ordered by Radu, who saved him from the soldiers of Mehmed years ago.
He thought of his precious daughter. He remembered how sad she was when she left home to become a servant at the royal house years ago. She was forcibly taken by one of the sultan’s wives to serve her. He thought it would have been better for his daughter so that she could live in the royal house and would not starve. However, he mistook it as a good fortune when, in fact, it was not. He was merely informed one day by one of the royal house servants, who was dearly close to his daughter, that she was secretly raped and murdered by the old Sultan Murad II. From then on, he wanted to take his revenge, and he was successful through Radu’s indirect help.
‘But am I doing the right thing to release a Jinn to harm some people?’
The Jinn traveled like the wind. He entered Radu’s bedchamber through an open window. The curtains moved like they were blown by a strong wind. Then he found the sleeping young man. He looked at him curiously. His dark eyes were sizing up the sleeping figure.
And the Jinn vanished into thin air once again.
The next morning, Radu got up from his bed. A servant came inside his bedchamber and gave him a bowl of water for him to wash his face. Another servant followed with a glass of water for him to drink with a tray of food as well.
The servants went out when he started to eat. When he was about to eat another bite of bread, he suddenly dropped it on his plate as the Jinn appeared before him without warning.
“W-who are you?” Radu managed to ask, stuttering.
The Jinn smiled wickedly and looked down at his plate. “You summoned me,” he said in a creepy voice that seemed to be a combination of a man and a woman.
“What? I did not! I do not even know you!” Radu, although afraid, tried to act brave. Nonetheless, Radu backed off, his eyes were looking for a dagger or a sword, which were both near the headboard of his bed.
“You wish for your sword?” the Jinn asked and the sword appeared in Radu’s hand.
Radu stared at his hand in disbelief. He swallowed and looked at the Jinn who sat down in his chair and started to eat.
“The old man created me as you ordered him to. He particularly told me that I should follow your wishes. Now, I am wondering what your wishes are besides the dagger or the sword.” The Jinn’s head tilted at one side as he spoke in that cold voice, which gave Radu some goosebumps.
Radu slowly faced the Jinn while taking a tighter grip on the sword. “Are you for real?” he asked the big naked brown man.
But the person in front of him had no female or male sex at all.
Radu did not entirely trust this person.
“What do you wish me to do?” The Jinn’s eyes went red as he stared at Radu.
The prince could not believe what he saw. The Jinn’s image changed into a reddish brown cat. The cat smiled at him wickedly before the Jinn’s old image returned and ate some more bread.
“Alright.” Radu calmed himself. He thought that this Jinn would do as he wanted, judging by what he said to him earlier. “Go on. You wish to eat some more?”
The Jinn nodded. Radu sighed and took one of his clothes. He almost shoved them to the Jinn.
The Jinn was confused and reluctantly took it. “You should wear it. I do not want the others to wonder what and who you are. I do not want you to speak to anyone.”
The Jinn looked at him and nodded.
“I will just let the sultan know that you are my chamberlain. Is that understood?” Radu continued.
The Jinn nodded again without a word.
Radu took another chair and sat down across the Jinn. He laid down his sword on the table just in case.
“I am wondering how the warlock old man created you.” Radu rather talked to himself than the black magic itself that was in front him.
The Jinn looked at him in the eyes. “Is that important?”
Radu was thoughtful before he replied. “I just want to know what your weaknesses are.”
The Jinn smiled wickedly. His eyes sparked red for a moment. “I am powerful, if you wish to know that. I can do anything you want me to do.”
“Hmm… We will see that. But you are eating my food. Can you make me some food then?”
The Jinn put on the clothes and vanished into thin air. He was back in a few moments, and Radu wondered where he had gone to.
When he reappeared, the Jinn had some food with him in his hands.
Radu frowned. The Jinn did not make any food by something kind of his powers. He merely stole it from the kitchen of the royal house.
“I thought you can do anything!” he grumbled and took the food from the Jinn.
The Jinn smiled wickedly. “The result is the same.”
Radu’s lips became a thin line as he watched the Jinn scornfully. “Did the old man give you a name?”
The Jinn looked at the window and slowly shook his head.
“Then what shall I call you?” Radu was curious and pensive at the same time.
The Jinn looked at him with red eyes shining mischievously. “Jinn.”
“Yes, I know you are a Jinn. But what is your name?” The prince tried to hide his irritation upon hearing it.
Radu sighed resignedly. “Alright. I will just call you Jinn.”
The Jinn smiled at him wickedly, and his eyes were back to black.
Radu did not know if he could touch this Jinn, as he stared back at him.