The next morning, Lingyan wakes up in the middle of nowhere. He's been traveling for two thousand miles, and he can't believe that he's just arrived in Shanghai. He wonders what's going on with his father, who has fallen asleep in the back of his truck. Lingyan is worried that his father's presence in the city will attract the attention of other hell messengers, and that he won't be able to get a "hell messenger certificate" to prove his identity. He tells himself that he doesn't want to try to drive his father away, but he does want to prepare for the possibility that he will be captured again. He says that he just wants to get the hell messenger certificate so that he can prove who he really is.