Despite being worried about Xiao Xi's reaction when Coco tells him honestly of her conversation with Xiao Xi, Liu Bing ends up choosing work instead of rushing to her side.
Intercepting Xiao Xi at school, Liu Bing tries to explain the whole hotel thing to her but Xiao Xi is much too upset to listen. Feeling like he has done nothing wrong to deserve Xiao Xi's anger, Liu Bing gives up explaining and turns to leave.
With neither of them willing to back down, Xiao Xi and Liu Bing officially enters in to a cold war.
Proving that he really does understand Xiao Xi better than anyone, Jian Che pretends that he has no clue that it's Xiao Xi's birthday and invites her out for dinner. Cheered up considerably to not spend her birthday alone anymore, Xiao Xi tries her best to come up with a nickname for Jian Che when he laments that he couldn't have a cool nickname like Liu Bing's. (Xiao Xi's nickname for Liu Bing is a play on the sound of his name ... which mean Old Grandma Skating.)
After bidding Coco goodbye, Liu Bing is dismayed when Coco all the sudden asks for a "simple good night" kiss from him. Perhaps feeling indebted to Coco since she was the one that paid for the ring Liu Bing had bought for Xiao Xi, Liu Bing awkwardly kisses Coco on the forehead. Hiding in the dark, someone takes a picture of the kiss.
Furious with one another, Liu Bing yells "I don't like you spending your birthday with Jian Che!" while Xiao Xi yells back "And I don't like you working with Coco and (looking at her watch that is past midnight now) the fact that you didn't wish me happy birthday yesterday!" Needless to say, the cold war is still on.
Fortunately, Hao Xue's kind heart doesn't allow her to stay angry at at Xiao Xi for long and soon Hao Xue is apologizing to Xiao Xi for getting jealous when she knows full well that Liu Bing is the one Xiao Xi likes. Upset to see Hao Xue so sad over her one sided crush, Xiao Xi tries to cheer her up but Hao Xue just replies "This is just what happens when I fall in love with someone that is impossible for me." Reminded of her own situation with Liu Bing, Xiao Xi hangs her head and agrees with Hao Xue's words.
Seemingly to prove that Xiao Xi has truly fallen in love with someone that is impossible, Liu Bing is informed by a very excited Coco that their proposal has just been accepted by a big American company and they are to spend the next five years at US. Sha Xing's dad is actually behind the whole thing so Liu Bing is still firmly in President Tie's control.
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The happy mood between our two leads dies a sudden death when Liu Bing blurts out "I am going to America." Staring at Liu Bing in shock, the only question that came out of Xiao Xi was "Are you going with Coco?" Liu Bing tries to assure Xiao Xi that he is only going with Coco because of business but Xiao Xi refuses to listen and runs out of the restaurant.
Running to where Xiao Xi is, Jian Che is back to playing his familiar role of a white knight for her. Beaten down by her broken heart and a night of crying in the cold, Xiao Xi finally faints in Jian Che's arms.
A frantic phone call from Rui Xi brings Xiao Xi home in a hurry. Looking at her room empty of Liu Bing's things, Xiao Xi mutters in disbelief "He really left without saying a word to me."
Tracking Sha Xing to the club, Hao Nan shakes his head with concern as he watches Sha Xing and Xiao Xi getting drunk together. Noticing the almost unconscious Xiao Xi, a few thugs decides that they have picked out their prey for the night.
I wonder what evil plot President Tie is planning that involves BOTH Liu Bing and his dad? I still find President Tie's interest in Liu Bing rather odd and can't help but keep wondering if he has something to do with Liu Bing's mom's death. I am hoping that Liu Bing's vendetta against President Tie is big enough that will justify the many jerky thing he has done in this week's episodes to Xiao Xi.
Because frankly I am going to need some good sob story to redeem our hero in my eyes. Not to say that Liu Bing has really done anything that blackened him permanently but he is sure coming off pretty selfish in his expectation that Xiao Xi should keep her distance from Jian Che when it is perfectly fine for him to spend day AND night with a woman who obviously is interested in him. Moreover, what's up with that "friendly" forehead kiss?! Liu Bing's character is much too smart not to know what Coco is really asking.
Slightly taken back when Hao Xue presents herself as Rui Xi's girlfriend, a concerned Hao Xue immediately wonders out loud "Oh, that means I can't spend time with Rui Xi anymore or you would get jealous."
Shaking her head confidently, Lucy assures Hao Xue "Oh, No. I don't mind at all. I know Rui Xi likes you but I know you would never like him." Such an odd duck... but so funny!