Crown Prince Xiao Ding-Quan is outstanding and respected, but under continuous attack for his position by his half-brother and corrupt court officials. He lost his mother, the Empress, and baby-sister at a young age while his paranoid father, the Emperor, favors the half-brother Prince Qi, the son of the Emperor's favorite Concubine. The lonely Crown Prince is hurt by the favoritism by the Emperor, but he still strives to earn the love and respect from his father. Ding-Quan tries to protect the handful of people he cares about from the court intrigues, and to keep them close to him. He then also falls in love with Lu Wenxi, with whom he only talked to behind screens (so he does not see her face). Before their love can blossom, they are separated but Wenxi does not give up that easily. When will Ding-Quan recognize that his love is closer to him, than he thinks?