- Title: Love Between Fairy and Devil
- Also Known As: 苍兰诀, Cang Lan Jue, Parting of Orchid and Demon king
- Director: Yi Zheng
- Screenwriter: Bai Jin Jin
- Genres: Fantasy, Romance, XianXia, Comedy
- Country: China
- Episodes: 36
- Year: 2022
- Original Network: iQiyi
- Where to watch: iQiyi, WeTV
- Adapted from the novel “Cang Lan Jue” (苍兰诀) by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (九鹭非香)
List of Recap:
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 1-3 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 4-5 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 6-7 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 8-9 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 10-11 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 12-13 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 14-15 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 16-17 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 18-19 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 20-21 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 22-23 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 24-25 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 26-27 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 28-29 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 30-31 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 32-33 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 34-35 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 36 & Extras Recap) – The End
Hola readers… there were only 7 episodes left in this beautiful love story. I felt overwhelmed because this Love Between Fairy and Devil episode recap would soon be over. Meanwhile, in these episodes 30 and 31, Xiao Lan Hua almost had her lifetime of happiness on her hand when the situation turned bad. Would she be able to persuade both Dongfang Qingcang and Changheng to stop the war?
Xiao Lan Hua was busy preparing for her wedding. There were a lot of things to do such as preparing her wedding gown. The only thing that she should do but she could not do was preparing the Phoenix crown. The previous Moon Queens prepared their own Phoenix crown.
All of them came from wealthy and prominent families. Therefore, preparing a Phoenix crown was not a big deal for them. However, Xiao Lan Hua did not come from a wealthy family. Moreover, she did not know her family at all.
Xiao Lan Hua had an idea to make her own Phoenix crown from flowers but Jieli doubted her idea. A maid asked whether Xiao Lan Hua really did not know about her family, Xiao Lan Hua said that she did not know, but she already let go of everything since the past was no longer important. The most important thing was that in the future, she would be Dongfang Qingcang’s wife.
The maid also asked for her help because they had to measure the Moon Supreme Lord for his wedding suit, but he was too busy to do that. When Xiao Lan Hua told the maids to take Jieli’s measurements for her wedding dress, Jieli refused and got angry because of that.
Xiao Lan Hua chased Jieli. Jieli told her that she should not be nice to her again. She had been a very bad friend who deceived Xiao Lan Hua for the first time because she wanted Xiao Lan Hua to buy her potions. While in reality, Xiao Lan Hua’s immortal root problems could not be cured. But Xiao Lan Hua was not angry at all. She said that what Jieli did was to gave her hope, even though everybody she knew said that her immortal root could not be cured.
Because the maids could not take his measurement, it was Xiao Lan Hua who did it. Dongfang Qingcang’s expression was stiff. He was worried because the war was coming. It might be the biggest war between Shuiyuntian and the Moon Tribe. Dongfang Qingcang said that if they could not stop the Shuiyuntian’s army at the Xuanxu Realm, the Shuiyuntian army would attack the Cangyan Sea immediately. While the Moon Tribe lacked personnel, he also lost his Hellfire power.
Xiao Lan Hua pretended that she was okay with the news. She suggested moving their wedding date earlier by a week and they should have a simple wedding. Dongfang Qingcang told her that Changheng had retrieved his God Of War title and Dongfang Qingcang was not so sure about the war outcome. He told Xiao Lan Hua that she was not a member of the Moon Tribe.
Dongfang Qingcang wanted her to go because he wanted her to be safe. But she refused to acknowledge his intention. Xiao Lan Hua said that she would not go anywhere because the Cangyan Sea was her home now.
Dongfang Qingcang accompanied her to sleep that night. In the middle of the night, Xiao Lan Hua woke up because she heard sounds. She woke up in a dark place and saw a small flickered light, it was Xie Wanqing. She explained that she could not stay for long and warned her to run away. The sounds of crying and wailing were her and also not her.
She told her that the loss of Xiao Lan Hua’s life is her gain. If she could come back to life it meant Xiao Lan Hua died. Suddenly Xie Wanqing was gone and Xiao Lan Hua screamed for Dongfang Qingcang in fear. Dongfang Qingcang saw her in a restless state and tried to wake her up, but suddenly the evil spirit inside the Bone Orchid bracelet entered his eyes.
Dongfang Qingcang appeared in Tai Sui’s realm which was the most secretive and darkest corner in Dongfang Qingcang’s heart. He took his hellfire swords out and attacked the black masses of Tai Sui. But he could not harm it at all. Tai Sui laughed at him. He knew that Dongfang Qingcang had no choices right now. If he choose Xiao Lan Hua, the whole Moon Tribe would be destroyed and if he choose the Moon Tribe, Xiao Lan Hua would die.
Tai Sui persuaded him to cooperate with him. He has ways to release the 100,000 demon soldiers and save both Xiao Lan Hua and the Moon Tribe. Dongfang Qingcang returned from the realm and woke up next to Xiao Lan Hua’s bed. She told him about Xie Wanqing in her dream, but the Moon Supreme Lord reassured her that it was only a dream and she should not believe it.
Changheng suddenly appeared in the pavilion. He said that she could not marry Dongfang Qingcang. Changheng was there to tell Xiao Lan Hua, her real identity. But the little orchid refused to listen. She did not want anything to ruin her wedding plan. Changheng dragged her and took Xiao Lan Hua to Xilan’s clan ruins.
He told her the story of the Xilan clan that was destroyed 30,000 years ago. He also told her that her real identity was Xi Yun, the Goddess of Xishan. Her family and clansmen were killed by the Moon Tribe. Xiao Lan Hua was shocked but she managed to be calm and said that she did not know anybody from Xilan clan. She tried to feel the sadness of the land, but she could not feel any of it. However, Xiao Lan Hua felt the sadness of the Moon Tribe people when they pray for their beloved ones who lost their lives in the war.
She talked to Changheng about wars that brought neverending hatred and pain to people. Changheng tried to put some sense in Xiao Lan Hua. But she emphasized that she was not Xi Yun, the Goddess of Xishan. The only thing that felt real to her only her love for Dongfang Qingcang and his love for her.
When her hand touched the ruin, suddenly Xiao Lan Hua was transported to Xuanwu realms. She met again with the turtle god. Xuanwu said that her wedding to Dongfang Qingcang was not her destiny. As the Goddess of Xishan, her love must be selfless and her destiny was to cease hatred and protect the people. Xiao Lan Hua was not convinced. She did not want to believe Xuanwu’s words.
However, Xuanwu said that she came too early, she have not seen things that she should see or lost things that she was supposed to lose. When she returned to the ruins, Changheng asked whether she had changed her mind. But Xiao Lan Hua did not want to change her mind even though Changheng told her not to return to the Cangyan Sea. Changheng saw the determination in her eyes and let her go. But he told her that Dongfang Qingcang already knew her identity as Xi Yun but never told her the truth.
At the palace, Shang Que reported that Changheng has taken Xiao Lan Hua away, but Dongfang Qingcang was not worried at all. He believed that she would be back because he knew both of them well. That night Xunfeng said that Dongfang Qingcang would be a sinner that destroyed the Moon Tribe and he would be a sinner too because he did not stop his brother. Dongfang Qingcang snapped that he would sacrifice Xiao Lan Hua. His words shocked Xunfeng.
When Xiao Lan Hua went back to her room, she was detained by the guards under the command of Xunfeng and was imprisoned in her Arbiter Hall. Xunfeng told her that he was ordered to imprison her by his brother.
In the Fountain palace of Shuiyuntian, Changheng touched his armor and recalled when he return to Silent Moon Palace and met Xunfeng. He said that Xiao Lan Hua was recuperating in the palace and when the war started, she would sacrifice her life. Changheng promised that he would lead the Shuiyuntian army to take back the Goddess of Xishan. He remembered that Rong Hao also said that he could not avoid the war. Whatever happened, he would get involved in that war.
Xiao Lan Hua could not sleep since that night. She was confused, she did not understand why Dongfang Qingcang would do this to her. Suddenly she heard noises. Whe she went out of her room, she saw Xunfeng destroying the garden. He told Xiao Lan Hua that according to Dongfang Qingcang, she did not have to make the Phoenix crown anymore. Xunfeng showed her Chengying sword that had been reforged. With that sword, Dongfang Qingcang would kill her to destroy the Heart Curse.
Jieli hid among Xunfeng’s guard. She told her that everything was really ordered by Dongfang Qingcang. However, Xiao Lan Hua was not convinced. She believed that Dongfang Qingcang still loved her. Jieli remembered Die Yi’s threat and brought Xiao Lan Hua to the river bank.
Shang Que stopped her and intended to take her back to the palace. Jieli used her power to stop Shang Que when Die Yi appeared at the river bank. Shang Que was weak and fainted because of the poison. Jieli threatened Die Yi to destroy the Bone Orchid if Die Yi did not give her the antidote for Shang Que’s poison. Unwilling to take risks, Die Yi gave her the antidote to exchange it with a fake Xiao Lan Hua.
Dongfang Qingcang was unwilling to sacrifice Xiao Lan Hua. But because the war was inevitable, he had to use the evil spirit as his last resort. Tai Sui knew that in the end, Dongfang Qingcang would come to him because he was the darkest desire that hid in everybody’s heart.
Tai Sui was omnipresent. Xiao Lan Hua and Xunfeng were shocked to see the evil spirits. Even Xunfeng warned him about the evil spirits. But Dongfang Qingcang said that he could control the evil spirit easily. He also said to her that he had planned everything from the very beginning.
Dongfang Qingcang told Xiao Lan Hua that he knew her identity long ago, and used her power to nurture Chidi Nüzi’s primordial spirits inside the Bone Orchid. He did not give the bracelet to her out of love. It was her foolishenss that made her believed the lies.When the time came, Xiao Lan Hua would die because the Bone Orchid slowly ate her life. Xiao Lan Hua was shocked because what he said matched with what Xie Wanqing said in her dream. Everything made sense now. A wave of disappointment crushed her heart by now. She asked him to turn his head and face her if he never loved her.
Dongfang Qingcang slowly turned his back and took off the vine bracelet from his hand. It was Xiao Lan Hua’s love token for him and he threw it to her feet. Xiao Lan Hua cried she did not believe him and he must have lied to her. Dongfang Qingcang sneered that he coaxed and promised her anything because she was useful. And now he had a better choice and he did not need her of Chidi Nüzi’s primordial spirits. Xiao Lan Hua cried and ran from the hall. Dongfang Qingcang told Xunfeng to keep an eye on her.
He recalled what he said to Shang Que on the night when Xiao Lan Hua was taken by Changheng. Dongfang Qingcang deliberately let Changheng take his girl. He guessed that Changheng would take her to Xishan and reveal her secret identity. Dongfang Qingcang hoped that after she knew her identity and the story behind the death of her parents and clansmen, Xiao Lan Hua’s love for him was shaken and in the end, she would stop loving him.
When it happened, the Bone Orchid would be broken and she would be freed from it. That was the only way to save her. Suddenly a soldier entered the hall and reported that Shuiyuntian’s army have reached the Xuanxu realm. With icy cold tones, Dongfang Qingcang said that they should just die there.
Xiao Lan Hua stood at the pavilion when Xunfeng suddenly yanked her. He scolded her harshly. If Xiao Lan Hua did not coax Dongfang Qingcang and restored his emotional root, he would not lose his hellfire and would not fall into such a state. If he persisted to use the evil spirit, his primordial spirits would gradually be corroded and left him as a walking corpse. Xiao Lan Hua seemed dispirited, her eyes seemed bleak. With a small voice, she asked Xunfeng for Chengying sword and told him to take her to the Xuanxu realm.
They arrived at the ancient battlefield in the Xuanxu realm. The armies from both sides have prepared. The Shuiyuntian’s army consisted of 200,000 elite soldiers led by the God Of War Changheng and assisted by Dan Yin. Meanwhile, the Moon Tribe only has 80,000 people. Half of them were women.
They were led by the North and South Youxian Country Kings. Xunfeng took Xiao Lan Hua to the top of the ancient giant sword. Xiao Lan Hua was ready to kill herself with Chengying sword when she suddenly disappeared into a black mass. Xunfeng was shocked before he realized that he had made a mistake.
Dongfang Qingcang stood on a high platform so he could see the battleground. When he said that he was strong enough to control the evil spirits, it was the truth. With only a blink of an eye, he could enter Tai Sui’s realm easily. Tai Sui revealed his identity to Dongfang Qingcang. He said that he was the oldest and strongest god in three realms. He could release the demon soldiers and make them invincible for him if he knew what to do.
Xunfeng went to Dongfang Qingcang and reported that he failed to release the demon soldiers. However, Dongfang Qingcang seemed undisturbed by the news. He told Xunfeng to take his place while he handled the 100,000 demon soldiers. Dongfang Qingcang left the platform and went to the ancient giant sword. He pointed his sword to the pool of power that swirled above the sword. It was the seal that locked up the demon soldiers. Dongfang Qingcang aimed all the evil spirits to destroy the seal. It was an arduous task to manipulate a large mass of evil spirits.
Xiao Lan Hua was taken away by Rong Hao. She pointed the Chengying sword at him, but Rong Hao easily tossed it away. The Chengying sword fell several meters away from Xiao Lan Hua and was broken into two. Rong Hao furiously tortured her with evil spirits. He said that she should not die yet. She was too important for him. He has been searching for her in every nook and cranny of the three realms. He had waited far too long for this moment.
Meanwhile, Dongfang Qingcang suddenly stopped attacking the demon soldier’s seal when suddenly the Xilan seal on his forehead shone and he could feel Xiao Lan Hua’s pain. Immediately Dongfang Qingcang flew to find her.
Rong Hao still tortured Xiao Lan Hua because he wanted to take out Chidi Nüzi’s primordial spirits before Xiao Lan Hua died. And because Dongfang Qingcang and Xiao Lan Hua were connected by the Heart Curse, Dongfang Qingcang’s condition worsened too. He spat a mouthful of blood and fell to the ground. However, he continued to search for her on foot.
The battle of Shuiyuntian and the Moon Tribe has started. It was a brutal sight. Many were killed and hurt. Everyone fought as hard as they could. Xunfeng, Dan Yin, and the Kings were also there and swung their weapons to kill every enemy near them. Changheng saw Rong Hao used evil spirits to torture Xiao Lan Hua.
He attacked him to stop the torture. Rong Hao fled and Changheng chased him. Xiao Lan Hua was on the verge of dying when she saw Chengying sword that shone in the middle of the desert. She dragged her weak body to the sword because she knew that she could not die this way. If she wanted to save Dongfang Qingcang, she could only be killed by Chengying sword.
One by one soldiers fell on the battlefield. Dan Yin saw Qingchuan was killed by a Moon Tribe’s soldier. The North and South Yuoxian Country Kings were killed by the Shuiyuntian soldiers. And Dan Yin finally breathed her last after 2 women of the Moon Tribe stabbed her with spears. The battle was fierce. Although the Moon Tribe only consisted of 80,000 people, they fought as hard as they could against 200,000 Shuiyuntian soldiers. In the end, nobody was safe. Bodies were strewn everywhere. It was a tear-jerking situation.
Xiao Lan Hua was only a few meters away from the sword. But she was already weak and could not move at all. Meanwhile, Changheng pointed his sword at Rong Hao. But he stopped the attack when Rong Hao opened his face mask. Changheng asked Rong Hao why did he have to put them in a tragic situation. Rong Hao answered that he did not have a choice. He also mentioned that Changheng was his only friend. However, Changheng decided to cut their friendship. Only after that, he could fight Rong Hao with all his power.
Xiao Lan Hua used her last power to grab the fragment of Chengying sword. She pointed the sharp blade at the body. Her tears rolled one by one. She recalled her master once said that love is unreasonable. Because in this world, everything was fate except love.
Dongfang Qingcang finally found her sitting near the Chengying Sword. He immediately went to her, only to see the piece of the sword has pierced her body. The little orchid glanced at him and smiled before she explode into a powerful green light that pushed Dongfang Qingcang several meters away.
Xiao Lan Hua’s body floated in the sky. The Goddess’s power overflowed from her body, creating a green light pillar that illuminated the gray sky.
The sight shocked Changheng and Rong Hao. The green light dispersed the grey clouds and turned into a rain of green luminous particles. The particles brought life to everyone who died on the battlefield, including the 100,000 demon soldiers. The fallen soldiers woke up in confusion. They looked around and saw everybody felt the same.
Changheng woke up and saw the glimmering body of Xiao Lan Hua that floated in the sky. He cried and called for her name. Changheng realized that Xiao Lan Hua had sacrificed her life for the people of three realms. Under the sunlight, hundreds of thousands of soldiers kneeled to respect the Goddess of Xishan.
A small light flew out from her Bone Orchid bracelet and went straight to Rong Hao. It was Chidi Nüzi’s primordial spirits. Rong Hao took the last fragment of her master’s soul in his hand. His gratitude to the Goddess of Xishan was shown on his face.Dongfang Qingcang woke up and felt the Xilan seal has disappeared from his forehead. He ran to Xiao Lan Hua who lay on the ground. Slowly he took Xiao Lan Hua into his arm.
The little orchid told him that she wanted to feel the sunlight. Dongfang Qingcang carried her body to the top of the giant sword. Xiao Lan Hua touched his face and told him not to cry. His tears flowed out from his eyes and his lips were trembling as he saw Xiao Lan Hua’s body turn into dust under the glowing sunlight. Dongfang Qingcang cried and screamed after she was gone, but the pain in his heart was still there.
Shang Que woke up to see Jieli sitting near the fire. She said that the 100,000 demon soldiers were freed and returned home. Shuiyuntian and the Moon Tribe agreed to call a truce. Shang Que stopped Jieli when she was about to leave. He questioned her about her involvement with the Lord of Haishi City. Jieli told him that everything she did or said was fake. She did that to accomplish her mission.
In a courtyard near a bamboo forest, Rong Hao played his flute. It was the same tone that he used to play at Yunmeng lake. Inside the house, Chidi Nüzi slowly opened her eyes. When she stepped out and called Rong Hao, he was shocked but immediately hid it. This was the moment that he had been waiting for so long.
He told his master that she should sleep more since she was too tired. When Chidi Nüzi asked him how long she has been sleeping, he answered an hour. Chidi Nüzi Found it weird because she felt that she had been sleeping for a long time. Suddenly she remembered that she was already dead. Rong Hao explained that she did not die in the Great War, only seriously injured but the Goddess of Xishan cured her. Since then, her primordial spirit was damaged and she kept forgetting many things.
Dongfang Qingcang woke up from his slumber. He looked around in astonishment when he realized he was in the Arbiter hall and Xiao Lan Hua sat next to him. He held her tight to feel her. Everything seemed like a dream for Dongfang Qingcang. They continued their happy life. Every day was full of smiles and laughter.
But it was only a dream that existed in Dongfang Qingcang’s mind. In reality, his body was lying in the cold dark hall.