As soon as Gu Xun Weibo was posted, the public opinion, which had been “reversed” for a day by Wu Heng, immediately became lively again.
Wu Heng used a total of three points to wash white: (1) the time he befriended Gouache, (2) the plot analysis document of Chivalrous Bone he sent to Gouache and (3) Murmuring Water’s version of Chivalrous Bone was revised soon after he sent Gouache the document.
Through these three points, Wu Heng denied that he and Murmuring Water met on the forum after Murmuring Water published Chivalrous Bones and constructed a narrative that he and Murmuring Water had known each other for some time, and Murmuring Water deceived him into thinking he didn’t publish a novel when, in fact, he published a novel with only three chapters after Murmuring Water got the plot analysis of Chivalrous Bones from him to secretly improve the plot of his already published novel.
Because the hammer used by Wu Heng looked very solid, most people believed his statement. They thought that Wu Heng didn’t plagiarize, and it was Murmuring Water who stole Wu Heng’s idea that caused the current situation.
But now, the pirated site text link given by Gu Xun proved that the Chivalrous Bones published by Murmuring Water was the same Chivalrous Bones from the beginning. The content of the chapters was not greatly changed after receiving Wu Heng’s plot review. In other words, Wu Heng was lying.
At first, people sneered at Gu Xun, who was acting like the idiot who caused a car accident and then refused to apologize, and they frantically comforted the “victim” Wu Heng. Gu Xun’s fans, who were being sneered at by Wu Heng’s fans all day, were holding back. After reading Gu Xun’s comment, all their nervous tension directly jumped up, and they crashed in the middle of this party.
Weibo comments began to soar.
Gu Guchong duck: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Why are you so NB? I thank you so much for the first time! Wu Heng’s fans, come again to taunt ah, come again! Now my family Gu Gu doesn’t talk nonsense without proving the facts, is he? Do you regret it? And Murmuring Water steals your plot, how? Steal from himself?
Looking back at the warm spring: I knew that Gu Gu wouldn’t speak in that tone in public with a stranger who he only met for the first time for no reason. He only does that to people he doesn’t like! Gu Ge must have found there is something wrong with that Wu Heng a long time ago!! It’s really NM! Wu Heng, you are a thief! Yet you still want Gu Gu, who told the truth, to apologize to you, shame on you!
Today, Gu blogs: Wait a minute, sisters, don’t get too happy. There are actually loopholes in this matter.
Sure enough, after a moment, some of Wu Heng’s fans, whose brains worked fast, came over to exploit that loophole.
Water Babies: You guys can’t wait to pop it out. It is ugly. Can these screenshots prove that the newcomer didn’t copy? It’s a fantasy! First of all, chatting records prove that newcomer and Wu Heng knew each other earlier than this person posted. Secondly, the chatting records prove that the time when the newcomer expresses that he wanted to write a novel and asks for advice from Wu Heng was earlier than the time when the newcomer published this text.
Shuibao: These screenshots can only prove that there is a mistake in Wu Heng saying that “the newcomer changed his full text after seeing the plot document he sent.” It does not prove that murmuring water didn’t steal plot when he published his novel. A person as simple and honest as Wu Heng most likely mentioned the idea of Chivalrous Bones when he guided the newcomer, and then the newcomer, after listening, in a heartbeat sneaked off to publish it! Wu Heng probably didn’t know that the newcomer had published a text at that time, so wouldn’t it be normal for him to think that the newcomer had changed his text after receiving this document? He wasn’t lying. He was just trusting this new guy!
These two comments immediately gained many Wu Heng’s fans support and soon rushed to the front row of the hot comments occupied by Gu Xun’s fans. After reading these comments, Gu Xun’s fans calmed down slightly and argued reasonably.
Today, Gu blogs: Water Babies, your analysis is also reasonable, but please show us the evidence that you have mentioned that the plot of Chivalrous was sent or mentioned by Wu Heng to Murmuring Water earlier. Without evidence, everything is just your guesswork. We can also guess that Murmuring Water was too trusting and mentioned the plot idea of Chivalrous Bones to your Wu Heng, and then your Wu Heng made the plot analysis document according to the newcomer’s ideas. Now the key point is here. Who put forward the idea of Chivalrous Bones first? Please ask your Wu Heng to provide a complete chat record, which is key to determine who plagiarized whom.
At this point, the public opinion had reached a deadlock, and both sides needed more evidence to indicate the direction. Finally, fans gathered under Wu Heng’s Weibo and asked Wu Heng to give a complete chat record.
The people who liked to eat melon seeds were also fearful due to the constant reversal. They didn’t dare take sides casually, so they followed others to Wu Heng’s Weibo to let him give them more chat records to prove himself.
Wu Heng, who was called by the whole network, never appeared or responded.
It was also at this time that a blogger with many fans published a post on Weibo that bombed the whole circle, and also mentioned Gu Xun, Wu Heng, and Jiangwang.com official site.
Hard-working sweeper: My God, my God!!! Don’t make any noise! Murmuring Water appeared! He published a new chapter! He demanded a confrontation with Wu Heng! @Jiangwang.com check quickly if Murmuring Water’s account was not stolen! I’m so excited, just waiting for this confrontation! @Water without a Trace @Gu Xun
One stone stirred up a thousand waves, and the two sides’ fans and passersby gathered under Wu Heng’s Weibo were shocked by the news, and then rushed into the old website of Jiangwang.com.
. . .
Soon the mobile phone vibrated and a new message came in. Qi Cong’s awareness returned from his messy thoughts, and he tapped on WeChat.
Gu Xun: Did you post a new chapter?
This . . . Which Gu Xun will it be? Qi Cong dropped his eyes, typing, “Hmm.”
Gu Xun: Going to confront Wu Heng?
Qi Cong: Hmm
Gu Xun was quiet for a while, and then came a reply that Qi Cong couldn’t understand.
Gu Xun: Then I’ll wait.
Qi Cong wondered, typing: What and so on?
Gu Xun: The one I @ was Nantian, who brought you up in a post on Jiangwang’s old website at that time. I finally found him and wanted him to confront Wu Heng, but no one noticed him.
This sentence was followed by a meme with the villain touching the tip of his nose awkwardly.
Qi Cong looked at the meme. Is this what Gu Xun is really like? Or is it another illusion?
This time, after reading the news for a long time, he typed back again, “Thank you for today. was it hard to find my pirated text?”
Gu Xun replied in seconds, “Yes, it was very hard, so can I receive a thank-you gift?”
If you take the initiative to ask for a thank-you, it would not be the same. Qi Cong was in a trance before he relaxed slowly. So it was not an illusion—Gu Xun was really trying to show his real self.
Qi Cong thought of his poor balance in his account. That money didn’t seem to be enough to buy a suitable thank-you gift for Gu Xun. He suppressed the sense of embarrassment that arose and replied, “Yes. But can I give my thank-you gift later?”
This time, Gu Xun was quiet for a long time until Qi Cong began to feel uneasy and thought about whether to send a message directly to ask Gu Xun what thanks he wanted. Then Gu Xun’s reply finally appeared.
Gu Xun: Of course. Then may I go a little further and ask for the details of this thank-you gift?
Qi Cong breathed a sigh of relief and hurriedly replied, “Yes, you can.”
Gu Xun: When I’m done, let’s have dinner together [lovely].
Qi Cong was stunned, then he looked at that lovely expression, and his heart suddenly softened. After a while, he typed back: “All right.”
. . .
Shen Jia was so tired after a busy day that, after they got home, he went straight to bed and forgot to ask Qi Cong about Gu Xun. Qi Cong left him alone, settled him down, and went back to his own room.
Before going to bed, Qi Cong went to the old website of Jiangwang.com to have a look and found that his Chivalrous Bones had broken through one hundred thousand views, and there were tens of thousands of new chapter comments.
Without reading the comments, he opened the new website of jiangwang.com and opened the Chivalrous series written by Wu Heng, which he downloaded during the day.
The so-called “know yourself as well as you know your enemy” would be used when he confronts Wu Heng the next day. He had to figure out how much of his plot framework Wu Heng had used.
His hand moved till one o’clock in the morning. Qi Cong put down his mobile phone. He went to the bathroom to wash his face with cold water, but it didn’t work. The anger in his chest was still burning. Wu Heng actually changed the ending of Chivalrous Bones!
He wrote Chivalrous Bones as a screenplay, so the plotline was not long. The plot was compact and the development was extremely fast. The hidden lines of foreshadowing all pointed to one ending—the death of Liu Fengyue. Yes, he wrote Chivalrous Bones as a tragedy; the protagonist Liu Fengyue in the end would die and turn into a pile of white bones. This was also the origin of his book’s title, pun intended. But Wu Heng changed the ending. He let Liu Fengyue lived and embarked on the road toward domination of the martial arts world. He also added to Liu Fengyue a large amount of love drama, which was ridiculous. Liu Fengyue was supposed to be a hidden hermit. If it was not related to the survival of the country, he would not have appeared in front of the world with his broken sword. How could such a person lead the martial arts world!
From the point of view of the whole Chivalrous Bones series, only the first book was about his plot, and the later ones were all written by Wu Heng using the original world background of Chivalrous Bones. He did this by changing the fate of several characters and applying the plot structure model of the first Chivalrous Bones. He also took several abandoned side plots and continued to write them full of loopholes! Wu Heng not only stole his ideas but also smashed them to the ground, picked them up, and spelled them out into several other things.
Qi Cong bowed his head and washed his face again. After washing his face, he looked at himself and the dark circles under his eyes in the mirror. He clenched his hands into fists and hit the top of the table hard. Then he straightened up and went back to the bedroom.
Edited by: Faro