Spare Tire is Gone – Chapter 17 – “Evidence? I don’t have” (R)

Two million yuan could pay off his debts, he could buy a more comfortable house for his parents and if he saved a little, he could even have his dad stop doing hard work, and directly retire to enjoy himself.

For a moment, when he saw the words “two million,” Qi Cong only thought about how to spend the two million.

He wavered for a moment, but Qi Cong soon calmed down and showed a cold expression.

To use money for reconciliation, Wu Heng was trampling on his self-esteem.

Also, if he chose to reconcile, what should Gu Xun, who has been trying to help him, do?

“Reconcile my ass!” Shen Jia, who had just gone around to the other side of Qi Cong, exploded after seeing those short messages and anxiously pressed against Qi Cong’s shoulder. “Brother Cong, you will earn 2 million in the future. Don’t be fooled by him!”

Zhao Zhenxun also looked at Qi Cong. “The money Wu Heng earned by relying on the IP of ‘Chivalrous Bones’ is conservatively estimated to have exceeded 10 million. Two million has no sincerity. Qi Cong, I won’t suggest you settle. Continuing to fight will only hurt Wu Heng. Your pen name originally has no foundation, but because of the current situation, you are already benefiting. Later you will only benefit more. Unless Wu Heng has something on you in his hand. Does he have anything? “

“No.” Qi Cong clenched his mouse again and took a screenshot of the short messages from the website, then chose to reply to the messages. As he typed, he told them, “Don’t worry, I will never reconcile with Wu Heng.”

Thin white fingers quickly tapped on the keyboard and few words appeared in the input box before he sent them out.

[Murmuring Water replies to Wu Heng: Water Without a Trace, see you on Weibo. ].



This day was not destined to be peaceful.

From noon, the bloggers, screenwriters in the novel circle, and even the film and television circles have become restless. At different times, with different writing and styles, they sent out Weibos with the same meaning: Why don’t you show up in the evening? I’m in a hurry!

Among them, the most urgent were fans of Wu Heng and Gu Xun.

For others, today’s confrontation was just a lively way of eating melon seeds, but for them, today was a key battle related to their idol’s reputation!

Wu Heng fans wished that Murmuring Water wouldn’t appear, or if he did appear, he just said some ridiculous things full of loopholes. Gu Xun fans were looking forward to Murmuring Water appearing soon and they will fight hard as soon as he appears!

The two sides faced each other silently, and the atmosphere ignited as soon as they touched.

In addition to these fans, on the popular list of Weibo, Wu Heng’s statement was still hanging high, as well as Gu Xun’s Weibo posted yesterday with a link to pirated text. Also another post that reminded everyone that Murmuring Water had published a new chapter.

Below them, several marketing accounts made a summary of the plagiarism event, and each one has a high number of comments.

At a glance, the hot list was almost full of the content about Water Without a Trace and the accusations of plagiarism. As a result, many people who usually didn’t pay attention to the online literary circle and entertainment circle were attracted to this situation.

On Weibo’s real-time hot search, the topic of #Murmuring Water confrontation# began to climb slowly till 5:00 p.m. then #Murmuring Water confrontation# entered the top ten of the hot search list.

Unexpectedly, under the influence of various factors, this plagiarism war, which originally belonged to a small circle, has become a hot topic that all Weibo was focusing on. Everyone was anxiously waiting for a result – whether Water Without a Trace plagiarized Murmuring Water or Murmuring Water plagiarized Water Without a Trace.

The sun gradually set, and it was finally becoming dark when news came from the old website of – Murmuring Water uploaded a chapter again, and the content was still only one sentence: [Water Without a Trace, I’m waiting for you on Weibo. @Murmuring water, the Wind and the Moon Bones]

This information was immediately spread on Weibo by countless bloggers who followed the movement of Murmuring Water. Like a drop of water splashing into the oil pot, all the circles that were paying attention to this matter were boiling. Countless people typed the words [@Murmuring Water, the Wind and the Moon Bones] into the Weibo search box and clicked search.

On the real-time hot search, the topic of “Murmuring Water, the Wind and the Moon Bones” suddenly appeared, and then with rocket-like speed rushed to the top.

A large number of people flocked to the homepage of “Murmuring Water, the Wind and the Moon Bones” and saw a piece of information just released on the homepage, which was huge enough to explode.

Murmuring Water, the Wind and the Moon Bones: First, I am not ‘Gouache.’ Second, Water Without a Trace and I met on the author’s internal forum at’s old website. Third, Water Without a Trace did not borrow the title of my novel, protagonist name or just used my beginning text, but stole the plot framework of my whole “Chivalrous Bones” and rewrote it, basing it on my original plot. Fourth, I won’t accept the two million settlement fee. Water Without a Trace, you are welcome to refute my words. I’ll wait for you in the live room. @Water Without a Trace.

Weibo seemed to stand still for a second before it exploded with bang.

He wasn’t ‘Gouache’? Stole the whole plot framework? Two million settlement fee?

What the fuck! This amount of information caused an explosion, and it was a huge blast!

Countless people, filled with shock and the desire to eat melon seeds, poured into the live chat room created by Murmuring Water, the Wind and the Moon Bones.



Zhao Zhenxun swiped his mobile phone and looked at Qi Cong, who was adjusting the microphone. “The number of viewers has broken through 500,000, and your popularity is rising faster than when some small celebrity starts live streaming.”

“That right, Brother Cong is Brother Cong, he is good at anything.” Shen Jia proudly blew rainbow farts. He wasn’t anxious at all and after blowing, he asked Qi Cong excitedly, “Brother Cong, when are you going to show the evidence?”

Qi Cong plugged the microphone with the voice changer into his laptop and replied, “When Wu Heng comes. I want him to see with his own eyes the complete collapse of the lies he has built. “

See for himself?

Zhao Zhenxun’s eyes swept over Qi Cong’s calm expression. He tapped his finger on the back of his mobile phone then looked down again. “Pay attention, there are many people involved in the “Chivalrous” IP, so there will definitely be a water army trying to dictate the rhythm.  You have to be careful when you show how many things you have in your hands.”

Qi Cong, who was talking with Shen Jia, withdrew his gaze and looked at the live broadcast room, which was displayed on the computer screen and was in muted state. Then he pulled the microphone to his mouth, “Waiting for the water army to come.”



In the live broadcast room, which was already crowded with hundreds of thousands of viewers, the comment section was very lively.

——Ahhh, why is it always a computer screen? What about Murmuring Water? Isn’t this a confrontation? Why is he so quiet?

——It’s already been twenty minutes, twenty minutes of only that picture, ahhhhh! I want to eat melon seeds!

——Wu Heng hasn’t come yet? Wu Heng hasn’t come yet? Wu Heng hasn’t come yet?

—— If Wu Heng came here he would have a brain problem! What about Murmuring Water? I suspect this is some fame stealing dog, doing these to gain popularity! Look at the Weibo he just posted, it looks full of information, but there is no evidence. He is just faking it, let’s just go.

——By the way, I think it’s a little fake. Murmuring Water disappeared for three years. During this period, “Chivalrous Bones” was so popular. If Water Without a Trace really copied him, why didn’t he come forward before? Why come forward now? I think this is a stolen account, Jiangwan’s old website is so broken that stealing an account would be very easy.

——Get the hell out of here! Report this thief!

——What? Is this a hacker? He isn’t Murmuring Water?

The first rhythm finally appeared, and the quiet live room finally made some noise.

“Ka.” The sound of something being put on the table sounded, then a deep male voice that clearly used a voice changer said, “I’m Murmuring Water, I didn’t steal this account.”

The comment section was quiet for a moment, and then it became even more densely packed with comments.

——Ah ah, this voice!

——Wait, this is a voice changer, uh…

——Actually using a voice changer to hide himself. He really stole this account! Let’s report him together!

A lot of insults and accusations appeared, and the wind was about to be led astray.

The male voice continued to speak, “Nearly four years ago, Wu Heng left a Penguin account under my post and I added him. At that time, his screen name was “Hengwu Emperor”. He used the high school ID picture of Youyi, the protagonist of the anime, “April “. The first thing he said after adding me as a friend was, “Your post format is wrong, it will be deleted soon. Are you newcomer? ‘”

As soon as his words came out, the old fans from the novel circle couldn’t help bubbling.

——Shit! The avatar of Water Without a Trace four years ago was indeed Youyi. At that time, I was one of his readers so I still have some impression of it.

—— I have an impression, too. At that time, I complained that this unmarked penguin had a good screen name.

Several comments appeared confirming Qi Cong’s statement, before a rebuttal statement from Wu Heng’s fan appeared.

—— This can only prove that you knew Water Without a Trace four years ago. Not that you are Murmuring Water! Wu Heng is so approachable and there were a lot of people who added his penguin account then, this can’t prove your identity.

——Take out the evidence, take out the evidence! One side of the story cannot be trusted!

“Evidence? I can’t.” The tone of male voice was stable, the speed of speech was slow and the pronunciation of Mandarin was standard, which was clearly a common way of speaking, but the words were inexplicable: “But you can ask Water Without a Trace if the first sentence he said to me was this or not. Or you guys may call him to the live room and I’ll ask him personally.”

The comment section was clearly choked for a moment, and the fans and the Water Army of Wu Heng hesitated for a moment before they made a comeback.

——He wants Water Without a Trace to accompany this lying dog. That is just a waste of time, he is thinking so beautifully! Either give the evidence and prove your identity, or get out!

——Stealing dog, stealing dog, stealing dog, stealing dog!

In the midst of a dense stream of stealing dog insults, the male voice seemed to compromise. He said, “Okay, I’ll bring out a piece of evidence.”

As his voice fell, the mouse cursor, which always stayed in the corner, moved on the live room that had been showing the computer screen. It moved to a folder on the screen and clicked it open. Then he selected one of the small folders that appeared. Inside there was only one image.

The picture of Wu Heng using his second account to send Qi Cong a plea for reconciliation was lying quietly inside the folder.

The comment section became quiet for a moment, before it became lively again.

——Ah, ah, here comes the hammer at last!

——God, this account name is Wu Heng?

——Is Wu Heng an account of Water Without a Trace? Is that right? Is that right?

“This was sent to me by Water Without a Trace.” As the man spoke, he clicked the mouse to open the browser, entered the address of the old Jiangwang website and logged in his account. He opened the blacklist, and poked at an account that showed it had been canceled. “He used this account to send a request. After I refused his request, he turned around and canceled this account. There should be a lot of old fans of Water Without a Trace here and some of you should know that he has such a trumpet. What’s more, do you want to know why he took the risk of sending me these messages with this trumpet, even though I could get this evidence of reconciliation? “

The comment section was full of melon eating people demanding, “hurry up” and there was no sign of the water army or Wu Heng’s fans.

The male voice sounded calm. Clearly it was a mechanical voice tuned by the voice changer, but it inexplicably had a dangerous taste of  temptation and depravity. “Because there was nothing else he could do about it. Apart from this, he had no other way to contact me. He also knows that what he said before were all lies and the “Chivalrous Bones” he wrote was all from my stolen ideas. Once I stand up, his reputation will never be recovered. He panicked, so he didn’t care about leaving evidence. He just wanted to buy me off as soon as possible. “

“His trick was very practical. Unfortunately, he offered a price that I was very dissatisfied with.”


Edited by: Antiope1


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Danmeimei

    Qi Cong your seme power in this chapter is so strong!!!

  2. mufti hanbunkamio

    Wuu.. wuu.. 😭
    I can’t find the next button..

  3. qyura

    Thank you for the chapter!

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