As expected, things are not going well for Liu Bing's job search at all since Sha Xing's father has made sure that no one would dare to hire him.
Seemingly undaunted, Liu Bing sweetly asks Xiao Xi to "recharge" him so he would have the energy to keep trying.
At first overjoyed that Liu Bing has finally found a job, Xiao Xi's happiness is soon turned to unease when everyone around her (especially Sha Xing) warns her how beautiful and smart Coco is.
Trying to be her usual friendly self, Xiao Xi shyly greets Coco but it seems pretty apparent from Coco's suppressed mirth that Xiao Xi's presence is as foreign as an alien.
Setting the half eaten lunch box aside, Liu Bing teases Xiao Xi and asks her if she is getting jealous over Coco. Surprised when Xiao Xi grumpily admitted to being jealous, Liu Bing tells Xiao Xi that she needs to be confident of herself.
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Knowing how much of a fool she made of herself, Xiao Xi promises Liu Bing to not dress so out of character again. Remembering how Coco had whispered something to Xiao Xi during dinner, Liu Bing asks Xiao Xi about it but Xiao Xi decides not to tell him about Coco's warning of "Don't focus so much on the enemy you can see that you forget about the enemy lurking in the dark..." I am assuming Coco is referring to herself as the enemy that can be seen and Sha Xing as the enemy in hiding.
Before Liu Bing can even thank Xiao Xi for saving him though, Coco suddenly collapsed because of her asthma and Liu Bing had to turn on his proper hero mode to take Coco to the hospital.
Xiao Xi's happy mood doesn't last long though, since the very next night Liu Bing had to to break the news to her that he had decided to accept Coco's invitation to start a company together. Unable to hide her overwhelming disappointment and fear, Xiao Xi sobs as a rather helpless Liu Bing follows behind.
Displeased to get a phone call from Liu Bing informing her that he can't partner with her after all, Coco figures out right away that Xiao Xi is the reason for Liu Bing's sudden change of mind. Confronting Xiao Xi in person, Coco asks her "Are you so afraid to lose your precious Liu Bing that you are going to cut off his chance to shine? Because he will only shine if he takes the chance I am giving him."
Giving no warning at all, Coco suddenly attacks Xiao Xi. Stunned after she instinctively blocks Coco's attack, Xiao Xi can only stare when Coco remarks "The Ming Family fist..." Interesting. Is the writer suggesting that not only is Coco everything Xiao Xi couldn't be but she can even beat Xiao Xi at the one thing she is good at?
However, the role of an understanding girlfriend takes its toll on Xiao Xi as she personally sends Liu Bing off to work in Coco's car day after day.
Unable to hide her increasing unhappiness from Jian Che, Xiao Xi breaks down in silent tears. Giving in to his inner desire, Jian Che wraps his arm around Xiao Xi and comforts her. Watching the whole thing not too far away, Hao Xue's heart breaks as her worst nightmare is played out right in front of her.