——So Wu Heng really copied it? Is this a real hammer? Is it a real hammer?
——I think it is a thorough beating. Isn’t Water Without a Trace’s reaction obvious enough?
——Who can tell the truth about this document and the screenshots? This document can’t be a fake.
——What NM, you don’t even know how to expect to reach out and chew on the ready-made ones, you better get out.
——If you can’t tell between nm and melons, you can’t eat melons. You’d better get out.
——Blogger, why didn’t you just give the evidence to prove that you are Murmuring Water? No one would’ve scolded you like that!
The dense barrage of comments quickly filled the screen one by one, with a set of words. After a period of suffocating silence, the public screen of the YY room number was also jammed with messages of exclamation marks.
Qi Cong just happened to see the bullet screen of swearing, and replied, “No, as long as I turn on the live broadcast I will definitely be scolded, because someone wants you to think that I am a fake and induce you to question every word I say.”
As soon as this remark came out, smarter audiences recalled it one after another.
——It seems to be true. As soon as I came in, I saw someone calling the blogger a stealing dog.
——Me too. There were also people who have been talking about the live broadcast and self directing and self acting and so on.
——Whoo -Hoo, I finally dare to speak. The atmosphere in the live broadcast room was too terrible. Isn’t the blogger the victim? Why do people have to be so mean and harsh to him?
——And blackmail!! I saw a marketing account outside issuing a confrontation summary, saying that Water Without a Trace was blackmailed by the hacker to come in!
—— Huh? We already have to counter the summary of a marketing account? But hasn’t the confrontation just begun?
—— Fuck! So those bloggers who shouted to everyone not to be taken in by the rhythm are actually the ones who made the rhythm? I feel like a fool.
The direction of the wind began to change and the comment section became more and more dense as the popularity of the broadcast room soared.
Everyone was very excited and only Wu Heng, who was in the center of the event, was quiet.
Qi Cong looked at Wu Heng’s YY account and asked, “Wu Heng, don’t you have anything to say to me?”
The air seemed to be frozen, as the sound of breathing from Wu Heng could be heard in the broadcast room.
Qi Cong’s expectation of what was left in his heart slowly weakened. He spoke again, “Wu Heng, if you don’t answer the previous questions, you don’t have to. I just want you to answer my one question. Was it your idea to issue a statement splashing dirty water and saying that I plagiarized you, or was it your PR team that asked you to do it?”
There was still no response, and the sound of Wu Heng’s breathing became louder.
Qi Cong’s mobile phone on the table suddenly rang. He already had a premonition as reached for his cell phone, and saw that it was a phone call from Wu Heng’s side. He closed his eyes hard and hung up directly, putting the number into the blacklist.
“I see what you mean.” Qi Cong put down his mobile phone and held the mouse. “If you don’t speak, I will. When you open your mouth, I will stop.”
The comment section became even more active, but Qi Cong didn’t look at it. He moved the mouse to close the first document. “As I said before, when Wu Heng comes I will bring out the evidence. Now that he is here, the confrontation will begin. In order to prevent anyone from questioning that these are all P pictures, after today’s live broadcast, I will upload all the evidence to Weibo. You are all welcome to verify the authenticity. And in order to avoid being asked later, I would like to say in advance that the social account I used to communicate with Wu Heng has been canceled, so I don’t have a complete chat record. I can only show some screenshots left from when I took notes. “
He then moved the mouse to open the second document.
“The first lie Wu Heng told was the day when the incident was revealed. He faced questioning, and said that he just borrowed the title of my book and protagonist name and didn’t continue to write from the beginning of my novel.”
“This is the discussion between Wu Heng and me about the beginning of “Chivalrous Bones”on June 27, the third day of my post. Wu Heng thought that my opening was too concise and I stuffed in too much information, which would make it difficult for online readers to read. He enthusiastically helped me to change the beginning of the first chapter. With the attitude of learning, I saved the screenshot of this beginning.”
On the opened document, a long screenshot was pasted on the top, and the content was really the beginning of a “Teacher Water Without a Trace”. At the bottom of the screenshot, the person who organized the document made a plain text version of the beginning, and made detailed analytical notes for this opening in red font.
Qi Cong gave the conclusion. “Wu Heng really didn’t continue to write from the beginning of my novel, nor was he just expanding it. Instead of just borrowing the title of my book and the protagonist’s name, he copied my entire plot framework.”
The sharp-eyed audience quickly found the main point after seeing this new document.
——Oh, my God! Isn’t this the opening to Water Without a Trace’s “Chivalrous Bones”? Except for the differences in individual writing styles, the content is almost identical!
—— Hiss, that is the hammer! My hair stood up.
—— Those who are still talking about the blogger making P-docs are mentally ill! Didn’t the blogger say he would tweet the evidence afterwards, so he couldn’t use them for this?
Qi Cong stopped talking after finishing this point. Seeing that Wu Heng still had no intention to open his mouth, he tightened his fist and closed the second document to open the third, fourth, fifth and sixth documents at once. Then the seventh one…
“Wu Heng’s second lie: he issued a statement in which he denied plagiarizing or continuing to write from other people beginning, borrowing plot or borrowing character settings.”
“This is part of my chat records with Wu Heng on July 13, August 26, October 30, December 1 and February 3, 2017. During these dates, Wu Heng and I discussed Liu Fengyue’s personal character, the world background of “Chivalrous Bones” , the division of “Chivalrous Bones” forces, the main supporting roles, character relations and the rough outline of “Chivalrous Bones”.
“Wu Heng, when you made the statement at that time, how did you type that line of denial so peacefully?”
Five documents packed with content were lined up on the computer screen, and all the viewers who saw the contents of the document were dumbfounded before they exploded.
——I thought before that the worst thing Water Without a Trace could do was to steal the beginning and settings of the newcomer. But this…
——Protagonists, supporting roles, world background, power division, plot outline and the character relationship map. With this, anyone with a little writing skill and know how of writing a novel can write “Chivalrous Bones”, right? My faith has collapsed, Water Without a Trace because of “Chivalrous Bones” I liked you. As a result, your TM is such an “original” work?
——I believe it. I believe it. It’s impossible to forge so many unknown details. I liked you for two years! Water Without a Trace…you have no heart!
——I also believe it. I can’t help but put myself in the blogger’s position and feel instantly suffocated with heartache. The novel was discussed for more than half a year. It shows how much you like it, how much you love it, and how much you prepare for it and as a result, it has been all stolen by Water Without a Trace.
——The blogger notes were made so carefully that even the wrong words and questionable sentences were specially made with different colors. I…I suddenly don’t know what to say.
The comment section was busy, but Wu Heng was still silent.
Qi Cong’s heart was completely cold, so after a pause, he continued. “The third lie Wu Heng told was posting chat records and identifying a person with the online ID of Gouache as me in this record -“
There was a sound of something smashing on a table, meanwhile, Wu Heng’s avatar light flashed.
Qi Cong paused and looked at Wu Heng’s YY.
Viewers in the live broadcast were also aware of something happening, and the number of comments in barrage skyrocketed after a slight pause.
——Water Without a Trace apologize!!!
——Water Without a Trace you ***，Why did you do this!
—— Water Without a Trace, quickly refute it! You say these are all fake, wuwu, come on!
At last, Wu Heng’s voice sounded, as a variety of mixed content showed up in the comment section.
“I….” His voice was still warm, but his tone was dry, “you…are you really Murmuring Water? I’m just…a little uncomfortable with you having your voice changer on.”
The barrage froze briefly and then was full of the question marks.
—— ? ? Is that what you should say?
—— After all of this, you are still asking the blogger whether he is Murmuring Water or not?? Have you been hit in the head?
——What the hell are you talking about? I used to think you were honest, but now I think you play dumb! If you stole something from some newcomer or not, say it clearly. Hurry up!
Qi Cong didn’t expect Wu Heng to say this after he opened his mouth.
Not facing the problem directly, still trying to struggle.
Qi Cong felt very disappointed, a kind of numb disappointment.
As soon as he came in, he specifically mentioned the details of his past relationship with Wu Heng, and gave the evidence without putting on an act. He just wanted to tell Wu Heng: I am the Murmuring Water and I have evidence to prove that you are lying.
He thought that if he told Wu Heng this way, Wu Heng would confess. He would stop continuing to lie and give him an explanation, or…give him an apology.
He pulled his microphone away to adjust his breathing for a moment, then returned it to its original position and asked, “Is that all you have to say?”
“No, it’s more than that. I’ve been worried about you all these years. I… “
Wu Heng’s icon suddenly turned gray as Qi Cong’s mobile phone vibrated again. This time, it was a text message.
Qi Cong picked up his mobile phone and clicked on the new text message.
Unknown number: Murmuring Water, everything can be talked out. More than two years ago, Wu Heng’s father was seriously ill and he was in urgent need of money. However, the only money making skill Wu Heng has is to write novels. Because he was worried about his father’s condition, he really didn’t have the energy to think about what to write in his new novel, so…you know Wu Heng, he isn’t the kind of scumbag who would intentionally hurt his friends.
Qi Cong chuckled.
Edited by: Antiope1