Determined to do whatever she could to help Ying Jie, Man An meets with the professor's daughter and was able to persuade the girl to fess up the truth to her father. (The daughter had sneaked back to the dance club later by herself but chose to blame it on Ying Qian).
Impressed with Man An's ability, Ying Jie decides to reward Man An by officially offering her a job at the company. Ying Qian and Xuan Xuan both happily congratulate Man An for her new job but judging from Man An's expression she is not so sure that working for Ying Jie is such a good idea.
Out on a romantic date, Li Qi confesses to Man Li that he always made sure to show up to their school club because she was there. Sheepishly, Man Li also admits that Li Qi was the whole reason she joined the club in the first place. While Li Qi is teaching Man Li how to play the guitar, the mood gets cozy and our couple shares a kiss.
However, one close encounter with Ying Jie when she stumbles on a boat dashes all of Man An's confidence and in despair she realizes that she is still very much in love with Ying Jie. Knowing that she can't possibly keep her feelings in check while Ying Jie is parading around in the company with his fiancee, Man An makes the difficult decision to turn down the job offer.
While surprised by Man An's declaration that she will not be working at the company, Ying Jie gives no visible reaction to how he truly feels inside.
Seeing Daddy Xia's stunned reaction when he is informed that Man An has turn down the job offer, Ying Jie stops Daddy Xia from interrogating his daughter and volunteers to talk to Man An himself.
As Man An sobs out all her sorrow for missing her chance with Ying Jie and how terrible she feels at disappointing her dad, Ying Jie can't help himself and pulls her into his arm to comfort her.
Murmuring "Don't cry, don't cry Man An" as he pats Man An's back, Ying Jie's own eyes start to fill with tears as well.
What an awesome scene! Great acting by Bobby Dou, he totally nailed the emotion of Ying Jie who loves Man An so much but can't say or do anything about it.
It is interesting to note that Daddy Xia is actually not happy about the sudden turn of events. Suspicious after seeing Man An sobbing in Ying Jie's arm, Daddy Xia is starting to wonder maybe there is a real reason why Man An turned down the job in the first place. I don't think Daddy Xia suspects anything is going on between Ying Jie and Man An. I think Ying Jie is probably too sacred of a person in Daddy Xia's mind for him to suspect that anything is going on between the two.
At this point of the story we are given pretty obvious clues that Ying Jie is probably not his parents' biological son, so that explains why he feels the necessity to follow his parents' every wish.
Ying Jie finds out from Mama Xia that Man An is feeling unwell and a slight freeze in his expression shows how much Ying Jie is affected by the smallest detail concerning Man An.
Admitting that she knows all along that she has no place in Ying Jie's heart yet, Xuan Xuan assures Ying Jie that she is happy as long as she is by his side.
Standing still as Xuan Xuan cries with her arms around him, Ying Jie makes no move to hug her back but just closes his eyes in sorrow.
I am a bit undecided when it comes to Xuan Xuan. Is seems kinda unbelievable that she would be so naive as to have no clue that Man An like Ying Jie, but if she does know then has she been just trying to befriend Man An so she could use the "we are friends so you can't touch my man" kinda of thing? I am leaning that she is probably really just that nice of a girl, but will probably turn crazy once she realizes Man An is the one Ying Jie loves.
While this show is certainly not breaking new grounds in terms of plot developments BUT I really like the two leads and can't wait when Ying Jie is finally forced out of his hiding when someone else starts pursuing his girl. Although, I would be happy too if Man An decides to really move on from her crush and Ying Jie has to starting chasing her this time around.