Every romance needs a rain scene.
In 16 BC, Wang Mang pays Zhao Yan Fei a visit, but she fakes ignorance about the whole scheme. She excuses all the followers and starts to seduce Wang Mang, telling him that if he can help her become Empress, she will definitely treat him well. In the meantime though, she suggests that they have some fun of their own, but Wang Mang rejects her. Probably because he loves Ying Yue and whatnot.
After leaving the Zhao residence, Wang Mang finds Gong Ming to warn him to give up the fight to restore Empress Xu for the sake of Ying Yue, but Gong Ming refuses, saying this might be the last time they walk together as friends.
Wang Mang sighs and comments that he might not be able to save Gong Ming from the Wang family. Gong Ming chides that he has already sent someone to kill, so why the crocodile tears now? Wang Mang is confused because he has never made such commands, especially since he specified not to hurt Gong Ming. Of course, Gong Ming doesn’t listen to the explanations and starts to walk away. It’s not a drama if misunderstandings don’t last for a couple of episodes at least. Wang Mang does agree to exchange Ying Yue for some monk.
Gong Ming reveals to Ying Yue his short haircut and the fact that he traveled to the future. She is all shocked because he cut his hair, but he tells her that short hair has its benefits. Man, he came around fast.
Gong Ming shows Ying Yue the words on the pendant 时移世易，遇死则生 which means “when time moves events will change, upon meeting death life will spring forth.” Excuse me for my bad translation ^^; He explains that he will use the pendant to travel to 2015 and learn about the future of Han dynasty so he can change the present. He pulls out a sword and asks her to stab him so he can successfully teleport. After some hesitation, she does so and he disappears into thin air.
Now in 2015, Xiang Xiang is getting ready to leave the hospital and Yu Fei comes by to visit. He apologizes for the rumors and she forgives him because she is at fault too for being impulsive and prideful. Yes, girl, you definitely overreacted.
Gong Ming also lands in the storage closet of the hospital. He goes to Xiang Xiang’s room, but she already left the room with Yu Fei. Of course, she forgets her phone so Yu Fei goes back to get it and finds Gong Ming in the room. Gong Ming insists on seeing Xiang Xiang and Xiao Nan suddenly identifies him as the man Xiang Xiang kept on talking about before. Everybody wonders if Gong Ming is some weirdo who is stalking Xiang Xiang.
Gong Ming senses danger and starts to walk briskly away. That’s right, this man doesn’t run, he just walks really fast.
Xiang Xiang learns that Gong Ming is back and goes to find him in the hospital. He pulls her into a room and they have a close moment together ❤ ❤ ❤
After confessing that he needs her help to locate information about the Han dynasty, she leads him to the library. And of course, it is raining outside! So Xiang Xiang insists on sharing an umbrella but he is all like men and women cannot be too close together. But like, who cares?
The rain stops and Xiang Xiang takes him shopping because Gong Ming’s cloth got wet. He has doubts about the “strange clothes,” in particular the super skinny jeans.
Xiang Xiang compliments Gong Ming on how he looks post makeover, and he returns the favor by saying she is very pretty today. Awwwww! But don’t aww for too long because he claims that she was like the devil the day before =.= Uhh…
Xiang Xiang pays the very expensive bill and receives a scarf as a shopping gift. She wraps it around him and the two set out for the library. Wait, it is like nightfall, isn’t the library closed by now?
Anyway, it is apparent that she is getting the chills and Gong Ming – ever the gentleman- gives her his jacket. He insists that she cannot catch a cold because of him. Cute!!! Xiang Xiang is also totally enjoying this.
Xiang Xiang pulls out her music device and suggests that they listen together. Cue cute earbud sharing moment!
Just as they are indulging in a moment of gazing, Yu Fei phones her asking her wherabouts because they had planned to go see the theater show together. Xiang Xiang tells Yu Fei that she can’t make it anymore and this pisses him off. Gong Ming, on the other hand, wonders if she had to cancel because of him. He asks if people in modern times are all so nice and generous like her, to which she replies that it’s because he is cute. Puhahahaha!
The pair arrives at the library and Gong Ming is amazed by how many books there are. He also finds the books fascinating because they are made out of paper, which is made out of trees. Xiang Xiang informs him that paper is invented by a man named Cai Lun in the Han dynasty. That would be in 105 AD, one hundred and eleven years after Gong Ming’s time so no wonder he doesn’t know what paper is.
Xiang Xiang finds Book of Han by Ban Gu for Gong Ming. To be honest, he probably can’t read it though because the words looked differently in the Han dynasty. Anyway, after freaking out, Gong Ming opens the books to learn that Zhao Yan Fei became the Empress and the disposed Empress Xu was given the death sentence.
Xiang Xiang and Gong Ming hide out in the library past closing time. He is still shocked and depressed that he wasn’t able to save Empress Xu. Following Xiang Xiang’s advice, Gong Ming decides to go forth with the plan to alter history. However, he decides to go ahead in solitude and this saddens Xiang Xiang a bit because it means she will not see him anymore. She wishes him success and they shake hands, after she teaches him how to first.
After he wraps the scarf around Xiang Xiang and sends her off, Gong Ming changes back into Han clothes. As he is about to read the pendant Xiang Xiang runs back into his arms. She warns him not to push her away and says that if he’s to return to two thousand years ago a handshake is simply not enough. To my surprise, Gong Ming hugs her back. Well, I guess it’s not one sided anymore!
Now, Hold on a Minute:
- Yu Fei invites Na Na out for dinner in order to make peace.
- Na Na wants to know if she is ugly because Gong Ming called her “strange looking” LOL.
- Wang Mang is not afraid that Zhao Yan Fei is trying to draw the line because once the Emperor is gone, she will have nowhere to hide. Dang.
- Gong Ming thinks Xiang Xiang is red because she is feverish, but she is just blushing! Teheheh.
- The clothing store cashier compliments Xiang Xiang on having a handsome boyfriend, and she smiles to herself. Somebody is falling fast!
- Xiang Xiang tells Gong Ming that his eyes are like x-ray because they can see through people.
- Gong Ming interrupts Xiang Xiang’s speech about farewell and asks how long they have to shake their hands for. LOL.