There is a well-kept secret in the Beiyuan royal family of emperors being unable to escape the fate of dying in their prime. This is a story about the prince trying to pretend to be “worthless” and the ambitious princess.
In order to avoid being chosen as the crown prince and successor to the throne, eldest prince Xiao He and second prince Xiao Yu have been doing everything that they can to pretend to be frivolous and worthless. However, the arrival of Fu Qi, the Dongling princess, who has come to be wed to the royal family puts a dent to their plans. She is driven by her own motives to ensure that Xiao He will sit on the throne.