Am I the only one who can’t help but liking the Second Prince’s quirkiness? He might be taken a liking to Fan Xian’s lack of deference towards any of the authority figures (himself included), but it’s also equally clear that he befriended Fan Xian because it’s advantageous to his reach for power. In the middle of the Capital’s complicated web of intrigues, his frankness about the political struggle he joined in was refreshing. And from Fan Xian’s reaction, I’m sure I’m not the only one who appreciate it.