(Episode Four – Recap)
The Boss of the Netherrealm showed up at Peter’s apartment, fired Millie the genie for breaking the genie rules, and blew her the kiss of life. Whistling “King of the Road,” he left her with Larry and Peter. Horrified she’d been made human, Millie trained her big blue eyes onto Peter and said…
Peter and Larry exchanged a glance.
“Okay,” Larry said.
“No way!” Peter exclaimed. “Unlike some people, I’ve got work in the morning.”
Millie’s lower lip began to tremble.
“Dude, you made the genie cry,” Larry said. “Feel like a big man now?
“Shut it, Larry,” Peter said. “We’re not going and that’s final.”
Five hours later, they were cruising down the Vegas strip with Peter behind the wheel of his dark blue Nissan Versa. Millie leaned back in the passenger seat and gave Peter a dazzling smile. “I love Vegas at twilight, don’t you? All the lights seem to come alive.”
From the back seat, Larry leaned forward and stuck a fistful of cold fries in between Millie and Peter. “You guys want? Otherwise I got dibs.” After a short pause, Larry shrugged, chomped the greasy potatoes down, and wiped his hands on his shirt.
As traffic came to a dead halt, Peter stared straight ahead. “I can’t believe I let you two talk me into this.”
“You just haven’t seen the benefits yet,” Millie said. “Get into the left-hand lane. We’ll check into Caesar’s Palace.”
“Is that where the Supreme Court of the Netherrealm is?” Larry asked.
“No, but I need a wardrobe and I love the Forum shops.”
“I can’t afford Caesar’s Palace,” Peter mumbled.
A little smile played on the corners of Millie’s perfectly shaped lips. “I think you’ll find you can.”
Traffic was moving forward. Horns began to sound but Peter could only gape at Millie. “You didn’t.”
“I kinda used your last wish to add a few zeros to your bank account, Peter,” she confessed.
“How many zeros?” Larry asked, his eyes bugged out.
Millie counted on her fingers until she reached nine. “That many.”
Larry burst out into insane laughter but Peter grew pale.