Last episode, Ruo Xi met up with 8th and the other princes. 9th attempted to get her to spill the proverbial beans but 8th vehemently stops ‘Poison Snake 9th’ while warning them away from getting Ruo Xi involved with their plans.
She called out to 8th and Ruo Xi struggles with herself. She gives an oblique hint but she continues to debate it she …
Ruo Xi lifts her head, and asks with a tinge of heat, “That person. How did he die?”
Hidden from Ruo Xi, 8th’s face briefly shifts from pain to regret before his expression returns to its usual calm. He sits down saying that the men he send were careless and General Maertai caught wind of the investigation.
With the passing of a happy summer, so passes the happiest moments of Rou Xi’s new life. From now on, she lives with a growing chill and the arrival of winter heralds the cold in her heart. Rou Xi has had the fear of God, or in this care, the Emperor burned on her mind. The carefree existence she led with her sister is going to be changed soon. In what way? Onwards ho!
Winter arrives. The maids tell Ruo Xi that snow has covered the ground. She steps out, dressed warmly and savours the cool air as the snow crunches underfoot.