Two old villages in Guangzhou are separated by just a single road. During the Qing Dynasty it is said that these two villages fought and two families on opposing sides of the conflict swore an oath to never intermarry. If two people fall in love across the road, the elders will vehemently oppose their union. The villagers believe in this oath deeply, and say that if one betrays it one will be met with misfortune. Many couples are forced to break up because of this tradition, but yet more just meet in secret, although their futures are uncertain.