The Final Wish
“I can’t stand noisy crowds!” Cordelia yelled at the Genie, “I wish I had something that stops time for everyone except me.”
“Really?” he asked. “You do remember, this is your final wish?”
“Of course I do.” Cordelia tutted, anger only abating as a gold chain and pendant settled heavily around her neck. “So, what do I do?”
“Hold the pendant and shout ‘stop’.”
Cordelia did, rejoicing at the sudden silence. “And how do I make time restart?”
“Restart? You only said you wanted it to stop. Looks like you’re gonna be lonely.” He cackled, vanishing with a faint pop.