Qing Rou is adopted by the Yin family and stays at their place before she gets married.
Days at the Yin Estate, Qing Rou is bored and asks Xi Er, her maid, for things to do.
At this moment, General Yin arrives to bring her out. Qing Rou praised him for knowing her well, but the General says the third prince suggested it.
Kong Xuang Xuang finally finds the second prince. She pitifully tells the prince that she fell in love with him and refused to see other guests so she was kicked out of the brothel. She only wanted to see him and with a last sad look she turns to leave when....... the second prince hold her back, Still turned away, she smirked triumphantly before pitifully turning around to look at him.
Qing Rou says seeing him save Yin Ran and having the same worried expression as last time when she fell into the pond. she questions his feels for her. Yan Qi responds that he thought she was the only one prone to falling into ponds. Meaning he thought Qing Rou was the one who fell in hence his worry.
And to answer why he's not letting her go, its not because she injured or disrespected him, its because she took his first kiss.
Touched, Qing Rou starts to questions her feelings.
That night, Du Gu tells Qing Rou to run away with him. He knows she doesn't like Yan Qi. But Qing Rou needs to marry Yan Qi to get home so she rejects him. Hurt he leaves.
That night, General Yin goes back to pick up Yin Ran. Deathly afraid, Yin Ran runs into his arms.