The Monkey, the Kappa, the Healer, and the Monk

"Hey, Sanzo-"


"But I haven't said anything yet!" whined the brunette boy in the back of the jeep.

"You always say the same thing, you stupid monkey," mocked the red-haired, red-eyed man next to him. A cigarette was held between his lips, and there was another between the lips of the monk in the passenger seat.

"And all you talk about is girls and sake, red roach kappa!" Now the two were yelling insults back and forth at each other, the boy and the red-head.

In the front seat, the blond monk was getting annoyed. "I wish those two would shut up."

"Ah, but you know, they always do this. It's routine for them," replied the driver with a soft smile. The two in the back continued their bickering, and the younger one turned to the monk in the front seat.

"Oi, Sanzo, I'm hungry."

"Stop bothering him, damn monkey!"

"Would you both like to die?" Sanzo held a gun up, pointing it up at the sky. The two automatically silenced themselves. They weren't ready to find out what it was like to die.

"Ah, just like always." The driver slammed on the brakes, causing the boy to yell out again.

"Hakkai! What is it this time?" But Hakkai didn't answer, for his eyes were looking ahead. In the road was a woman and a somewhat old man. They all recognized the woman; all except for the boy. "Huh? Who are they?"

"Ah, so your memories still haven't come back?" the woman said, walking up to the car.

"What do you want?" Sanzo wasn't in a very good mood, and seeing this woman didn't help. You see, this woman was known as Kanzeon Bosatsu, the Merciful Goddess. Why she was in the Lower World, they did not know.

"The Heavens are boring. And just watching you guys was getting boring. So I decided to come down here."

"And I'm here to make sure she doesn't do anything," said the older man from behind her. But the Merciful Goddess wasn't exactly a girl. She's actually a hermaphrodite. The creators just could prove it under the current rating.

"And what makes you think we're doing anything?"

"Well, the four of you always tend to get into some sort of interesting predicament." A smile shone across her face, but her eyes showed little.

"Ah, now we'll never get to a town and get some food."

[To be continued...]