The chapter opens with the narrator wondering why the soothsayer kidnapped Zhang Haiyang. He wonders if she is just trying to keep the secret, or if she has ulterior motives. He also wonders why she is making a fuss over the disappearance of feng san. He realizes that the deadline for the second mission has passed, and he doesn't know whether he has completed the first mission or not. He decides to focus on the missing man to find out more about the truth.