Curious to see what Qian Gu deepest desire is when she falls into a trance (part of the entrance test), Zi Hua enters into Qian Gu's dream only to turn thoughtful when he realizes that Qian Gu only ever wanted an ordinary life with her deceased father... and him.
Standing at his super awesome deck, Zi Hua ponders the conundrum he is facing. Zi Hua doesn't feel justified in killing an innocent Qian Gu, but then if she lives then things will surly end badly for him. With no easy answers, Zi Hua comforts himself that even if Qian Gu passes the entrance tests, it is still questionable if she could pass the 1st year training.
A surprise visitor (thanks to Zi Hua's letter to him) shows up to finally remind Qian Gu her status as the Shu Shan leader and urges her to hurry back since the sect has been mired in power struggles without a leader. (Shu Shan is the sect that Qian Gu tries to join in the very beginning of the show and ends up becoming the temporary sect leader.) As much as Qian Gu is reluctant to leave, she is reminded of her promise to help Shu Shan and agrees to go back as the leader. Taking into consideration that it would be quite embarrassing for Qian Gu to arrive back at Shu Shan without even the ability to fly on her own, Zi Hu gives her a last minute private tutoring and even gives her a famous sword his own teacher gave him for her own protection.
While it wasn't easy to prove herself, Qian Gu was able to successfully become Shu Shan's leader. Unfortunately, Qian Gu's leadership is immediately put to use when Shu Shan is suddenly attacked by the Demon sect.
Thanks to Dongfang Yu Qing (2nd male lead) who uses his mysterious skills to single handily holds the demon sect's attacking force back for a while, but soon everything Yu Qing has up his sleeve is exhausted and Qian Gu sends everyone away to safety.
Determined to face the attacking army on her own, Qian Gu makes a bet with the demon army's leader that if she can take three attacks from him then the leader agrees to stop attacking Shu Shan. Already coughing up blood after the Demon leader's first attack, Qian Gu still confidently faces the rest of the attack even knowing that the third attack would probably kills her.
Zi Hua holds an unconscious Qian Gu and faces off the real leader of the Demon sect (Sha Qian Mo) who apparently never ordered an attack on Shu Shan. Seriously, for a guy who is suppose to be super powerful, Sha Qian Mo's subordinates sure has a habit of ignoring him outright.
Left completely alone with Zi Hua in his sky mansion, Qian Gu starts her life as Zi Hua's student and judging by the previews there are going to be some challenges ahead as Zi Hua is not used to living with another person.
I didn't cover a lot about the second male lead, but I am taking a guess that Dongfang Yu Qing is probably the same person as the big baddie that pushed Qian Gu to Zi Hua's side in order to destroy him. Of course, it looks like if Dongfang Yu Qing is the big baddie then things are going to end badly for him since he seems to be falling in love with Qian Gu as well.
As much as I love scenes like the above picture I do want to cringe knowing the hurt that is going to follow for our two leads. Still, I do love the fact that Zi Hua is starting to show his possessive side especially whenever Yu Qiang shows up around Qian Gu.
So far, Journey of the Flower has been an extremely easy watch. There are some points one just kinda had to overlook in these kinda of show (ie. how Qian Gu could win one of Shu Shan's respected elder in such short amount of time) but overall I am really enjoying the story and find the acting quite good. There are quite a bit of criticism online about Huo Jian Hua's Zi Hua character who is always expressionless, but I personally don't have a problem with it since Zi Hua's character is suppose to be an immortal who has cut off all emotions so his stoic face makes sense to me. Plus, I really enjoy how Zi Hua's character is slowly showing more emotions as he is finding harder to keep his perpetual calm when it comes to Qian Gu.