Yue Jin-Zhao, Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu had been roaming throughout Ancient China. Yue Jin-Zhao and Yue-Qi searched for their past, and assisted Ming-Hsiu in her investigation into Qi Hun Cult. Yet, their journey was suddenly interrupted by a mysterious power which dragged them into a passageway of time and space. They were brought to an unfamiliar world — the realm of Humans. When Yue Jin-Zhao opened his eyes, Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu were nowhere to be found.
He stood up slowly, and found myriad strange objects in the room, with dry goods, statues and jewelry everywhere. It looked like the warehouse of a wealthy family. He observed the area closely. The place was smaller and narrower than he thought; a careless mistake would leave one sprawling onto the ground.
Yue Jin-Zhao: ‘What is this place? Where is Qi and Miss Ming?’
All of a sudden, he heard fierce barking sounds coming from outside, and it was getting closer and closer! Then, the door began opening, and he had no time to hide...
Female Guard: Ah! Thief! How dare you try to steal from here!
Yue Jin-Zhao: Wait! Miss! This is a misunderstanding!
Female Guard: Hmph! Loads of thieves and bandits have wanted to steal our clients’ goods, but had dared not steal from here.
Female Guard: I must say, you guys are quite brave, huh?!
Yue Jin-Zhao: I am not interested in anything here at all!
Female Guard: How could I... lose to a thief... How am I supposed to face my father...?
Yue Jin-Zhao: I told you this is a misunderstanding. I am not a thief!
Female Guard: You know, you honestly don’t look like a thief. So why didn’t you say so earlier? And, what are you doing in our warehouse?
Yue Jin-Zhao stared at her, his helplessness palpable. He had tried to explain so many times already! And now, he was the one to blame?! Still, this indignation was nothing compared to his concern for Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu’s safety. He patiently explained to the female guard about what had happened, hoping she could understand his situation.
Female Guard: I will believe you for now.
Yue Jin-Zhao: Thank you for understanding. Now that I have explained everything, I will have to continue my search for my companions. Good day.
As Yue Jin-Zhao turned to leave, the female guard suddenly reached out and grabbed his shoulder:
Female Guard: Although I believe what you have told me, I didn’t say you can leave...
Yue Jin-Zhao, Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu had been dragged into a passageway of time and space by a mysterious power, which brought them to the realms. Yue Jin-Zhao was being transported to a warehouse where he was attacked by a female guard who thought he was a thief after her clients’ goods. After defeating the female guard, Yue Jin-Zhao explained his situation to her, resolving the misunderstanding between them.
Yet, just as Yue Jin-Zhao turned to leave, prepared to continue his search for Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu, the female guard suddenly grabbed him by the shoulder.
Female Guard: Although I believe what you have told me, I didn’t say you can leave...
Yue Jin-Zhao: I don’t have time for this. I still have to look for my companions!
Yue Jin-Zhao shook her off, and planned to escape by force...
Female Guard: Stop him!
Yue Jin-Zhao: Please... Could you please just leave me be?
Female Guard: There is a favor I would like to ask for. Can’t you just listen to me first ?
Yue Jin-Zhao: ‘Is this really how you ask for a favor?’
Feeling the helplessness inside the female guard, he could only withdraw his weapon, and said coldly with his arms crossed:
Yue Jin-Zhao: Okay, what is it that you want?
Female Guard: Well, basically, I am going to be a tycoon’s personal guard the day after tomorrow. Yet, I am not sure if I can handle this all by myself...
Yue Jin-Zhao: So you want me to accompany you? But...
Female Guard: The favor will not be the one-sided! I have friends all over. I can have someone search for your companions!
Yue Jin-Zhao was not familiar with this world. He might just get lost in this realm while searching for Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu. If he decided to offer his help for one night, he could receive assistance from locals in his search of Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu. It did not sound like a bad deal. And so, he smiled and replied:
It turned out that a tycoon in the city had suddenly announced that he will be marrying two young ladies. Yet, worries of a potential attack led to the need to hire guards. But it came all too suddenly, and the female guard did not have time to gather help.
Thankfully, that was when she met the skilled Yue Jin-Zhao while she was in trouble. Therefore she asked Yue Jin-Zhao to cooperate with her in being a tycoon’s personal guard; in return, she would get her friends to help search for Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu.
On the day of the wedding, the female guard and Yue Jin-Zhao watched from the side, silently scrutinizing the environment and guests for potential threats. Not long after, the tycoon’s two fiancees appeared to welcome the guests. But...this is not possible! It was Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu! Yue Jin-Zhao was extremely shocked. Just as he started rushing over to them, the gate was suddenly forced open suddenly...
Bandit Chief: Brothers! This is a great chance to make some money! Take as much as you want!
Everyone began fleeing in panic. The sole exceptions were the female guard and Yue Jin-Zhao, who were running in the opposite direction of the crowd.
Tycoon: Gua...Guards! Save me!
Female Guard: Don’t panic! I am here!
Yue Qi: Jin-Zhao! What are you doing here?
Yue Jin-Zhao: That is exactly what I wanted to ask you! Did he deceive you into becoming his fiancee? And you even put Miss Ming into this...
Ming Hsiu: Isn’t there something more urgent at hand we should deal with first?
In order to protect the others, Yue Jin-Zhao and the female guard drew their weapons and charged the bandits, while Yue Qi protected Ming Hsiu and the tycoon with her Psychic Sword. It did not take long for Yue Jin-Zhao and the female guard to defeat the bandits.
After driving off the bandits, Yue Jin-Zhao and Yue Qi ran to each other immediately. All expected a teary reunion, so what followed was surprising; Yue Jin-Zhao began yelling at Yue Qi:
Yue Jin-Zhao: What exactly happened?! You’d better explain!
It turned out that after they were dragged through the passageway of time and space, Yue Qi and Ming Hsiu had been transported to the tycoon’s manor. The tycoon took Ming Hsiu’s Spiritual Lamp and Yue Qi’s hair pin, and coerced them to marry him. With no other options, they could only obey him.
After learning the cause of the incident, Yue Jin-Zhao could only smile wryly. He walked to the tycoon, pointed his blade at him and ordered:
Yue Jin-Zhao: I am now taking them with me. Now give me the Spiritual Lamp and the hair pin!
Tycoon: How, how dare you seize my fiancees! Gua, guards, catch him!
Yue Jin-Zhao: Hmph! You think you can stop me, huh? With skills like that?!
It only took a brief moment for Yue Jin-Zhao to defeat the tycoon’s men, leaving the magnate enraged.
The tycoon grabbed a weapon from a downed guard and charged Yue Jin-Zhao!
In the nick of time, the female guard dashed out from the side and blocked the attack for Yue Jin-Zhao...
The tycoon crumbled to the ground; the female walked to him, helped him up and said:
Female Guard: The girls didn’t want to marry you, so why force them? There is no bliss in such a marriage.
The tycoon’ heart began dancing in his chest. The female guard was his dream girl; there was no doubt. He took her hand, and said earnestly:
Tycoon: You! You are the goddess I have been searching for! Please marry me!
Female Guard: What?! What the heck are you talking about?
This stunned Yue Jin-Zhao and the others. Although the female guard resisted, the tycoon did not give up. At this moment, the tycoon’s men not only returned the Spiritual Lamp and hair pin to Ming Hsiu and Yue Qi, but also handed Yue Jin-Zhao an embroidered box. The tycoon turned to speak to Yue Jin-Zhao and the others before leaving:
Tycoon: I am sorry. I cannot accept your love. Hence, I can only offer you this to assuage your sorrow!
Tycoon: Remove me from your minds. Find your own personal bliss!
Chasing the female guard, the tycoon left. Yue Jin-Zhao opened the embroidered box and found a Runestone inside. The moment they touched it, the Runestone flashed with radiance. The light was so bright that they had to immediately close their eyes! When they opened their eyes once more, they had returned to the familiar Ancient China. What they had experienced in the past few days seemed like an unbelievable dream...