Hait Tian's army attacks Yun Kuang's. Miao Ge, at her wit's end, commits an unthinkable act, and only then does Yun Kuang understand her love for him. As three years flies by, the time to pick the crown prince looms upon the emperor.
Le Er leaves the palace to search for her son, but happens to find herself back in Yun Kuang's life along the way. Hai Tian misinterprets this chance encounter and believes Yun Kuang has captured Le Er, so he prepares to attack.
Miao Ge believes she keeps seeing Luo Feng not only in her dreams, but walking among the living. She runs into Yun Jiang during a festival, which seems to be a bit more than coincidence, and we find out what really happened to Luo Feng.
Xiao Hui resigns as commander for Yun Kuang's army, vowing to find a place where his skills will be put to good use. He reunites with a lost love on his journey to find Hai Tian, but runs into many obstacles along the way.
Le Er finally gets to see Yun Kuang after years of being apart from one another. Miao Ge worries Le Er will try to get him back but Le Er, Miao Ge, and Yun Kuang come to an agreement which leaves some happier than others.
Hsiao Hui, finds himself in trouble due to his feelings for Qing Guo. Meanwhile, trouble also crosses Le Er and Xi Bing's path during their search for Yun Kuang, and Le Er realizes he is not as favored by the people as she once thought.
Le Er runs into Xi Bing, a girl she was supposed to be buried alive with for the deceased emperor. Le Er, disguised as a boy, gets selected to fight for Xi Bing's honor which helps her find some new friends.
After a long year away from home, Miao Ge and Le Er reunite at the Lu Residence, but a lot has changed between the two girls. Miao Ge has finally devised a way to keep Le Er away from Yun Kuang just in time for his return to the Lu Residence.
As it turns out, the Emperor's suspicions were not unfounded. A shift in power occurs, and Miao Ge finally gets the easy life she has been after. Hai Tian's army grows in size and power, which brings Le Er a little closer to Yun Kuang.
Luo Feng continues to make sacrifices for Miao Ge when she is chosen to get married off to the Huns to form an alliance. Le Er and Hai Tian's father get captured by Zhang Ji's army while traveling to the Lu Residence.
Yun Kuang loses someone very important to him during a battle, but gains something far bigger. As the Emperor worries someone has it out for him, it is revealed that Luo Feng has some shocking familial ties.
Miao Ge returns to the Lu Residence with a new friend, Luo Feng, but he has more than friendship in mind. After a run-in with the Emperor, Le Er is summoned to keep him company at the palace, but Miao Ge offers to go in her place.
Zhang Ji and his army find out Yun Kuang and his uncle are hiding at the Lu Residence. Le Er's mother, Xue Ru, makes a shocking sacrifice for her husband and daughter. Miao Ge finds a helpful man during her time away from the Lu Residence.