The next morning, ziang wakes up to find that he has fallen asleep next to his sleeping bag. He tries to convince himself that he and his friend are innocent and that they have not committed any crime. He tells bai that he is writing a novel and that he cannot leave her alone because he has to care for her. When bai asks him what he is doing, he tells her that the gem fragment has been stolen and that zi has to protect it. He also tells her to bring a cat to bring to the reunion. .