The Portal Heights Mortuary was a clean, yet nicely-decorated building from the outside. Beautiful cherry blossom designs painted with flecks of gold on white, frosted-glass walls from outside in, as well as the cherry wood furniture and jade lamps inside were a gift from Monkey Khan. He left these and other décor in Portal on his historical visit to aid the Island after the former Guardian Knuckles’ last transformation into the demon god that was Enerjak. A period that the present Guardian would rather not relive. As she walked through the ornate dragon-bordered door of this hallowed place, old feelings began to creep along the edges of her consciousness. She was well-trained in keeping them at bay. No measure of pink jade and blue eastern fine china could pull apart old, thick scars.
She walked into a very ornate elevator and rose to the third level. Next to her was a very pretty violet swallow named Mariah. She had red head feathe