Red Long Kui: Listen up! I’m looking for this Runestone. Anyone who successfully finds it will be richly rewarded.
The individuals from Ancient China traveled through time and space to help Li Hsiao-Yao find the Evil-Sealing Pagoda. To return home, they needed a Runestone of great power to reopen the passageway. Jing Tian’s team followed the guidance of the Celestial Master’s crystal, and learnt that the Runestone was in underworld.
Underworld only permits souls of the deceased’s entry, so Long Kui was the sole individual suitable for the job. While Jing Tian and Tang Hsue-Jian kept the three-headed hound occupied, she alone sneaked into underworld.^ However, the order Red Long Kui had just issued did not receive its expected effect as it would have in Ancient China’s underworld — ghostland...
Zombie: Hehe. What an arrogant soul!
Water Demon: Souls like this often taste good...
Red Long Kui: What do you want? Can’t you see I’ m much more powerful than you are?
Water Demon: The more powerful the soul, the better it tastes. Even if we split you between ourselves, we would still grow quite a bit stronger.
Red Long Kui: Darn. How could this underworld be so different from ghostland? You don’t even know the rule of “power means everything” here?
Red Long Kui: Hmph. You brought this on yourself!
Shaking off their enemies, Long Kui switched between her red and blue selves as she contemplated how to locate the Runestone. This also allowed her to take her blue form when the pursuers of Red Long Kui neared.
Red Long Kui: Darn it. The crystal that can track the Runestone is with my brother...
Just as Long Kui realized that she could use the crystal to seek the Runestone, she remembered that she had left it with her brother. Jing Tian was busy fighting Cerberus; even if she turned back for the crystal, she might distract him and hence, put him in danger. Thus, she could only rely on herself now.
However, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.^ Even while Long Kui remained stumped as to where the Runestone was, those pursuing Red Long Kui had arrived with company.
Zombie: Arrogant girl. We meet again.
Red Long Kui: If you dare come at me again, I’m gonna kill you!
Water Demon: So, you are a pompous little girl, aren’ t ya? Let me teach you a lesson.
Red Long Kui: How annoying! They won’t stop getting in my way of finding the Runestone? Switch!
Blue Long Kui: Ah...I...I...
Actually the souls of the deceased were after her only because Red Long Kui was being condescending. But as Blue Long Kui demonstrated her kindness and politeness, they decided to give her a hand in her search of the Runestone.
Blue Long Kui: There...is immense power flowing from over there. Could that be the Runestone?
Heeding the souls of deceased’s advice, Long Kui tried to sense places with ample power. There were not many that possessed immense power in underworld; this could be an effective way to save time.
“If you happen to see powerful individuals of this place like the God of Underworld, you just need to avoid them.” All the souls had repeated this warning to Long Kui, but unfortunately, this advice would not exactly work when that particular individual suddenly appeared right in front of her...
Immortal Judge of Afterlife Osiris: Hm? You do not look familiar to me. Yet, souls new to underworld should not be able to get here.
Blue Long Kui: This...I...
Red Long Kui: Let me deal with this.
Immortal Judge of Afterlife Osiris: Speak your name, soul of the deceased. I shall look for it in the Book of the Dead.
Red Long Kui: I’m here just to search for something; I don’t plan to apply for naturalization.
Immortal Judge of Afterlife Osiris: The two of you are souls of the deceased, but you do not belong to this place! Where exactly are you from?
Red Long Kui: “The two of you”? You are able to see that we’re actually two souls. Not bad!
Long Kui narrated the events about the Evil-Sealing Pagoda and the way for them to return home, leaving the judge’s expression vexed —
Immortal Judge of Afterlife Osiris: Barging in here like this will disturb the souls of the deceased.
Immortal Judge of Afterlife Osiris: I will help you find your desired object, and please return to where you belong as soon as possible.