The director explains that his student, who is named Xiao-Xiao, has improved greatly in her sketching. He is worried that her lack of practical experience will hinder her progress, but she has changed her environment and moved into the director's house, and he thinks that this is the reason for her progress. The director also explains that he is not interested in the progress of his student. He thinks that she is like a "drowning man" who cannot be improved by the slightest touch of her heart. He explains that they have not changed much since the date of their first meeting, and that they do not have a lot of time to meet. He says that he does not worry about the relationship with shang-guan yan because more exposure to new environments and people will bring fresh inspiration to her, but he is uncomfortable to think of him as having ulterior motives for her.