Jiu Chen blames himself for not noticing Yuan Zheng had turned demonic. Jiu Chen was the commander, so he takes full responsibility for what happened at Mount
Jiu Chen arrives at Ziyun Platform, where he will receive his punishment.
Lightning strikes Jiu Chen seven times.
Seeing Jiu Chen enduring his punishment, Yuan Tong cries.
Ling Xi, Shi San and Hua Yan hear thunder in the distant. Since it’s coming from Ziyun Platform, Shi San guesses an unlucky fool is being punished. Ling Xi suddenly worries about Jiu Chen.
When the punishment ends, Jiu Chen collapses.
To save Jiu Chen from falling into a deep sleep again, Qing Yao seals his power for 49 days. If Jiu Chen rests and takes care of his health, he will recover.
Ling Xi stays in Jiu Chen’s room to care for him. Afraid he would be cold, she places burning braziers around his bed. She also shuts the windows and doors to keep in the heat. Eventually, she falls asleep by his bed.
After a week, Jiu Chen wakes up, feeling dizzy and weak like he has been poisoned. He asks Ling Xi if she knows that placing burning braziers in a closed room for a prolonged period is dangerous. This can kill humans, or in his case, a
Ling Xi tells Jiu Chen not to sit outside in the damp air. Jiu Chen ignores her. Now he has to blow on his tea to cool it before drinking it. Ling Xi tries not to laugh.
Yu Li sees Ling Xi at Jiu Chen’s residence and realizes this is the maid who saved Jiu Chen. Yu Li warns Ling Xi not to have romantic hopes about Jiu Chen. In terms of looks, cultivation level and status, Yu Li beats Ling Xi in all aspects.
Yu Li gives Jiu Chen a heat box made by Zhu Rong, the God of Fire. Yu Li wants to replace Qing Yao and be Jiu Chen’s physician, but Jiu Chen says that isn’t necessary.
Jiu Chen can sleep while sitting straight, so Ling Xi mimics him
Ling Xi places the heat box near where she sleeps. In the middle of the night, the mark behind her ear emits demonic energy, which goes into the heat box. Her necklace’s pendant alerts her father in the peach blossom forest, but he is sleeping and misses the warning.