First of all, the female lead Han Yunxi, is not a love struck fool when it comes to liking someone. She knows when is the bottom line and sees herself as nothing in front of the male lead, Long Feiye. She knows how to get disappointed and how to quickly face reality. At the beginning you'd see her get disappointed again and again with Long Feiye but I guarantee you, she won't be the one chasing him at the end.. Heh
Second of all, Long Feieye - the Giant Ice Cube. He's extremely cold to Han Yunxi at the beginning which irked me at first but now I just find it so amusing. Long Feiye kept Han Yunxi by his side even though he's known to be ruthless towards females or even to anyone else. Her being extremely knowledgable about poisons can contribute to that but at most he only acknowledges her intellegence and wit. So why did he kept her by his side? Also, him being cold to Han Yunxi has reasons, which I don't know the details of (see spoiler forums for that) Long Feiye is not detestable. Especially his treatment towards Han Yunxi. The girl is already lucky enough to be not killed after being around him, which says something cause who would care for a cannon fodder with no actual status and just status in paper only? No one. He could kill her and everyone would pass it as an accident. (Except maybe that emperor hmpf) And you'll get what I mean when I say he's not detestable cause HE'S FINALLY MELTING in the latest chapters I am at.
be it existing not in real life or mythical even
that third wheel Ouyang-something came. I was so frustrated with it that when I caught up in the novel, after binge reading it for a while, I cried in bed, whining how I wished I found this novel a bit more late because the wait was destroying my heart. It was super annoying.