The scene opens with yunfu, the minister's daughter, asking his father if he's been treating him like a fool. He says that when his father's accident happened, the elders of his family did not want the women in the family to be humiliated. He also says that zhibai has become a prostitute for him. He's not lying, he says, and he doesn't want to be a pawn of anyone. He asks if the previous emperor deceived the emperor. The previous emperor wanted to protect his throne, so he ordered the han family, leng, and li families to join forces against the yues. The leng family, the li family, and the han families pretended that they had evidence to back up their accusations against ruqi. . He feels sorry for yue, but he didn't do anything wrong. Even if yue's family had planned to plot a rebellion against the emperor, it would be too much for the emperor to handle. The minister says that he'll never let his father down.