Xiao Xi receives a surprise visit from Daddy Mu and is touched when Daddy Mu confesses that he cares about Liu Bing's mother as much as he does his son. After receiving a confirmation from Xiao Xi that she is indeed sincere in her feelings toward Liu Bing, Daddy Mu asks Xiao Xi to take good care of Liu Bing.
To "pay" Lucy back for her help, Rui Xi had to do a wedding shoot with her. Ha!
Glad to be of help to Liu Bing, Sha Xing charges right home to ask her dad if there is anything wrong with the project he is working on with Liu Bing's father. Despite President Tie's assurance that nothing fishy is going on, Sha Xing could sense from the way her father is acting that something must be up. Taking out her phone to call Liu Bing with her suspicion, Sha Xing hesitates when she sees the group photo of everyone ... and Xiao Xi. Resentment bubbling up inside her, Sha Xing puts away her phone and comforts herself that her dad is not going to hurt Liu Bing... probably.
Proving that Jian Che is magical after all, Xiao Xi hugs him with excitement when she gets a phone from her mom laughingly informing her that his dad's "bloody stool" was only from the dragon fruit he ate.
Regretting that she asked Liu Bing to remember something so terrible, the only thing Xiao Xi could do was to wrap her arms around him.
Ready to join his father against President Tie, Liu Bing runs to his father's company. Immediately realizing something is terribly wrong when he sees an unconscious female employee, Liu Bing rushes into his father's office only to find him collapsed on the ground. Everything points to that Daddy Mu's death is probably not an accident. Liu Bing saw a suspicious stranger coming out of his dad's company. Moreover, we were show that President Tie had send someone to Daddy Mu's office to get some incriminating information Daddy Mu had on President Tie.
Moon River Episode 23
Walking Xiao Xi home, Jian Che asks "Are you okay?" Putting on her brave face, Xiao Xi replies "Yes, I am fine."
Shaking his head, Jian Che replies "When you say I am fine, that means there is a problem."
Tearing up, Xiao Xi cries "I just can't help but think that I am the reason so many bad things has happened to Liu Qing."
His heart breaking at the sight of Xiao Xi crying, Jian Che pulls her into his arm.
Sitting in the dark, Liu Bing stares at his father's picture and sobs his apology repeatedly.
Standing in front of Xiao Xi, Liu Bing simply informs her that he is resigning from his part-time job and that he is going to start working for President Tie's company. To give Liu Bing credit, he did try to give some explanation but Xiao Xi just assures him that she will support him no matter what.
Not mincing words, Jian Che simply tells Liu Bing "If you hurt Xiao Xi I will never forgive you."
Sitting with a very quiet Liu Bing, Xiao Xi asks: 1. You told me before you would call me when you reached a decision but you didn't... did you not call because you didn't want me to worry? 2. Despite your parents' past with President Tie you still decided to work for him... so you must be fully prepared right? 3. When you asked me if I would wait for you no matter what... that really mean you want me to wait for you no matter what. Am I right?
Talking by herself the whole time, Xiao Xi goes on to tell Liu Bing "Actually, the expression in your eyes changed from the moment you thanked President Tie. To be honest, I have no choice but to trust you... because I really really care about you."
Feeling a bit sheepish after talking by herself all this time without getting a single peep out of Liu Bing, Xiao Xi starts to suggest that maybe it's time to head back. Pulling Xiao Xi to him in one smooth move, Liu Bing plants a kiss on her as his answer. In a voice over, we hear Liu Bing's voice "Thank you Xiao Xi for supporting me. Meeting you, is the best thing that has ever happened to me. No matter how difficult things get in the future, I will be able to keep going with the courage you have given me."
I have a bad feeling about this. That last hug sure looked like a parting scene. In two episodes time, Liu Bing's fight with President Tie has escalates into something that is much more serious than your simple school feuds. While his friends are still immersed in the simple things of life, Liu Bing is now embarking on a path of revenge.
In a way I do understand why Liu Bing is choosing to distance himself away from Xiao Xi, because the path he is walking on is too bloody and too dangerous to involve Xiao Xi now. Plus I think Xiao Xi represents his soft side and right now he doesn't have the luxury to to be soft.
As much as I feel for Liu Bing though, I do wonder if Xiao Xi is going to be better off with Jian Che. We are already seeing a disturbing trend that Xiao Xi will turn to Jian Che for comfort but hides her pain from Liu Bing. It also kinda disturb me that Liu Bing doesn't seem to take Jian Che as a threat. Yes, he is your best friend but he is also your best friend who seems to hug your girlfriend more than you do. Sigh... I am just torn. I would like for Liu Bing to pay more attention to Xiao Xi's suffering but I guess Xiao Xi's pain probably seems like a very small matter in the face of avenging BOTH of his parents' death.