It's late, and the priest is late. He's going to perform the sword sacrifice at the imperial palace, and he's worried that the kid will recognize him. He asks the priest to bring the kid to the bathroom so that he can investigate him. The kid wants to play with the priest, but he can't stand the idea of being alone. He wants to be with his grandpa and his new friend, little bai. Little bai is a favorite sacrifice for the shang-xuan practitioners, and they use little kids like him to build up their power. The priest is worried that sima-yingbo is trying to take the blame, since she's the only one who can perform the spell.