Yue Buqun insists that it is his
duty to get rid of the traitorous Linghu Chong, thus this fight is inevitable.
LHC, who always has the utmost respect for his teacher, hesitates but
eventually relents because he knows that if he refuses, the lives of Ren
Yingying ang Ren Woxing might be in peril. From the countless strokes
exchanged, it is obvious that LHC is the more highly skilled one, despite YBQ’s
repeated vicious strokes. Being a sore loser, YBQ publicly expels LHC from
Huashan and severs all ties with him.
It is winter. In the cave, RYY is
mischievously teasing LHC about his deep affection for Yue Lingshan. LHC plays
along with her jokingly. RYY makes LHC promise to take care of her forever. On
the other hand, RWX has sustained serious injuries since the fight at Shaolin
Temple. In order to aid him in recovery, LHC and RYY transfer inner strength to
him. This process takes a long time and all 4 of them are covered with snow.
Meanwhile, Zuo Lengchan once again tries to coerce Priestess Dingyi into assenting
to a merger of the 5 sects but is refused for the discerning priestess has
already seen through his real scheme.
LHC, RYY, RWX and Xiang Wentian
are still recuperating in the heavy snow…
ZLC, on the other hand, instructs
his trusted subordinate Lu Bai to carry out his plan, that is to spread a fake
piece of news to Priestess Dingyi to lure her to Fujian Province and then seize
this opportunity to annihilate the entire Hengshan Sect. At the other side,
Ning Zhongze is displeased at YBQ’s vicious attitude towards LHC, nonetheless,
YBQ still manages to placate her through his eloquence
After they have left, YLS and Lin
Pingzhi, riding horses side by side, also gallop into the forest which is now
covered with snow. Unaware that the there are people beneath the 4 snowsmen,
both of them talk about love and marriage and YLS even writes words which has
the overall meaning of everlasting love on one of the snowman (LHC). Just then,
a group of ruffians come along and being attracted by YLS’s beauty, insults and
attempts to humiliate her. LPZ is angered and both of fight the adversaries
furiously but are still no match. Just as YLS is being taken advantage of, all
of a sudden, LHC bursts out from the snowman. He kills all of them. Upon
learning of the words on the snowman, he is sad.
YLS and LPZ are planning to
leave, however unexpectedly, at this moment, RYY also bursts out and
immediately brandishes her sword at YLS’s neck, demanding her to express her
gratitude to LHC first before leaving. Shocked, LHC holds the sword with his
hand (bleeding now), urging YLS to leave quickly. RYY, upon seeing that LHC is
willing to disregard his own safety for YLS, is utterly disappointed and turns
away in tears.
RWX consoles her. Once again, he
tries to persuade LHC into joining Sun Moon Sect but LHC, as usual, refuses
adamantly. This action of him angers RWX. Seeing that conflict is boiling, RYY
tells LHC, “We don’t own each other anything now. If you still don’t go now,
then we shall let the swords be our spokesmen.” LHC is reluctant and looks at
her with deep affection, before turning away. With teary eyes, RYY stares at
LHC’s back as he disappears gradually into the thick forest.