No of Episodes: 61 + 4 epilogues
Author: 那时翩然 (Nà Shí Piān Rán)
Female Voice: 阿手 (Ā Shǒu); Male Voice : 生死朗读 (Shēng Sǐ Lǎng Dú)
FL (Mai Xiao Liang) met with ML (Zhao Yi San) at Xi Xiang City. FL’s dad got into trouble with the law, was arrested and sent to Beijing. Her cousin brother and uncle suggested to FL to go to Beijing to ask for help from her ex-boyfriend (Zhang Huai Zhi) who works for the government. When she was boarding the plane, she received a call from her ZHZ to inform that he is getting married to Qiao Ming Lang. She bumped into Qiao Ming Hua at the airport upon arrival and asked him for help instead. QMH went to ask ML for help since ML is in a better position than him. ML, ZHZ, QML and QMH knew each other because of their parents and practically grew up together. All their parents worked for the government. When ZHZ fell in love with FL, his parents were against it and wanted ZHZ to marry QML instead. During that time, ZYS was away from home hence he has heard bad rumors about FL.
ML was reluctant to help FL but was attracted to her. ML proposed that they tried courting to see whether it works. FL thought that in return for ML’s help, she needs to sleep with ML.
ML and his wife (Cheng Xing) were separated for 3 years. CX ran away to USA after her father went to prison. She was embarrassed and could not accept the talks behind her back. Their parents wanted them to seek a divorce.
ML had a long thought about his relationship with FL. He knew that his parent will never accept FL because of her family background and her past relationship with ZHC. After his divorce proceedings with CX is finalised, he is very sure that his parent will start to line up marriage candidates for him. ML asked to break up with FL but promised he will still help her.
After FL returned to her home town, she was coerced by her uncle to go work in her father’s company. ML called her once and even went to look for FL. ML confessed to FL that he missed her and has fallen in love with FL. FL did not want to accept his love and told him that she hated him. ML said he will prove to FL his love and allow FL to bully him in whatever ways she wants to compensate for the hurt he instilled on her.
FL found out later that she was an adopted daughter and her real mother is actually CX’s mother. Her biological father is a high ranking government official. FL ran away from home and got sick. ML found her and brought her back to Beijing.
FL has not put on 100% trust on ML and felt that ML was with her because of her biological father. Before her adopted father passed away, he advised FL to give ML a chance and gave her lots of money. FL was pressured to marry ML after she found out that she was pregnant.