A handsome youth in exquisite brocade,
Under one but above ten thousand.
The young man loses his support,
The brothers fight against each other,
The father and son dread one another,
And the courtier betrays his ruler.
Under such a rule, what branch can one even rely upon?
Amidst the sorrow of parting, what feeling can thee even trust?
Meeting you was not something I wished for.
But now that we met, I plead you to lighten up thy lamp;
Let its illuminating light,
Light up this beautiful hell for me.
Maybe then, I can climb Nanshan hand in hand with you in the late spring.
Let’s witness the meadow above which the orioles fly,
And hear the cries of cranes.
Watch them leap over the lake like broken shards of glass,
And flap their wings
Before journeying to the clear open
Blue sky.In the autumn of the first year of Jingning, Gu A-Bao, a washermaid of the laundry house in the crown prince's residence had finally succeeded in getting the attention of Crown Prince Xiao Dingquan after months of planning and patiently waiting. After many struggles, the crown prince finally opened up to A-Bao. The two promised each other to go to Nanshan in late spring and listen to the cranes together. However, soon, a rather unfathomable, and shrewd, Prince of Zhao suddenly emerged in politics. Using Xu Changping's past, the Prince of Zhao aims to bring down the crown prince who was already plotting to usurp the throne. With the intention to help the crown prince, the Prince of Zhao was reported with a false letter by A-Bao at the very last moment. As the end approaches, the two are yet again confronted with a choice. Will they be together? Or perhaps…