Although his heart was full of doubts and contradictions, the screenshots didn’t lie, and various details showed that these words were indeed sent from his account.
Qi Cong turned off the screenshot and temporarily suppressed his sense of discordance as he looked at Lin Xiaozhi’s other Weibo posts. Then his frowning expression slowly loosened and his expression turned into a cold numbness.
After hearing that abusive phone call, he speculated that Lin Xiaozhi might be upset that he was rewriting Chivalrous Bones, so she took rhythm on Weibo. But he didn’t expect that Lin Xiaozhi . . . and Wu Heng would be so poisonous . . . and stupid.
He knows every word, such as showing off his wealth, purchasing fake goods, last wishes and trick, but he didn’t understand it well.
It turned out this was what Wu Heng thought of him.
It turned out that Wu Heng and Lin Xiaozhi still thought that plagiarism was very noble.
It turned out that Wu Heng’s guidance was in the hope of getting the reward of an “apprentice” who added votes and ranking rather than the thought connection between his peers and friends.
Everything was different from what he thought.
Friendship was just his wishful thinking. Perhaps on Wu Heng’s side, it has a rule of tacit exchange of money from the start.
But he didn’t understand. He didn’t give Wu Heng the feedback he wanted, so in the eyes of Wu Heng and Lin Xiaozhi, he was actually a rich and infamous liar.
How could he have been so stupid before!
Zhao Zhenxun, who sat in the front seat, had also gone to Weibo to learn the details. He looked back at Qi Cong and asked, “What do you want to do with it?”
Qi Cong regained his senses and thought of the release time he scheduled on Weibo this afternoon and shook his head. “No need to deal with it.”
Zhao Zhenxun frowned. “Don’t you have to deal with it?”
Qi Cong said, “Well,” and then added, “We’ll deal with it when today is over.”
Zhao Zhenxun looked at Qi Cong’s expression, understood, and asked, “Are you prepared?”
“It’s not preparation, but it should help . . . Let’s wait for tomorrow.”
Zhao Zhenxun nodded and turned around to ask no more questions.
After the two of them finished chatting, Shen Jia, who had already learned about the situation on Weibo through the tablet, immediately approached Qi Cong and said, holding his breath, “Brother Cong, they—”
The sound of a ringing cell phone interrupted Shen Jia words.
Qi Cong and Shen Jia looked down on Qi Cong’s cell phone, which was still in his hand.
The name Gu Xun flashed on the screen.
Shen Jia looked at Qi Cong immediately.
Qi Cong looked at the screen for a few seconds before he handed the phone back to Shen Jia: “Jia Jia, your phone.”
“I think he’s here for you. You should take it.”
Shen Jia pushed the phone to him.
Qi Cong paused, took back the cell phone and put it to his ear.
“Shen Jia, is Qi Cong by your side?” Gu Xun’s voice came at once in a fierce and urgent tone.
It was a strange tone to Qi Cong.
But Qi Cong’s name was in a familiar tone.
Qi Cong lashes trembled as he called out, “Gu Xun.”
The opposite side quieted down at once.
“Attorney Jin’s phone number, can you send it to me again?” Qi Cong explained. “After I saved his phone, I put it on the nightstand in the hotel room and forgot to take it. I can’t turn on my phone right now, but I need to contact him.”
A few seconds later, Gu Xun’s much gentler voice came out. It was gentle enough to make you somewhat cautious. “Don’t worry, I’ll send you the number first. Don’t worry. Qi Cong, why can’t you turn your phone on?”
“The number was exposed. I’ll go get a new one tomorrow.”
“. . . I see.” Gu Xun’s voice was still gentle, but the articulation was obviously a little heavy. “Don’t worry. I’ll send you the number first. Rest assured. It will be all resolved.”
Qi Cong responded with a thank you.
After ending the call, Gu Xun quickly sent Lawyer Jin’s phone number over by text message. Qi Cong saved it but didn’t immediately call Lawyer Jin. He returned the mobile phone to Shen Jia then replaced it with the tablet in Shen Jia’s hand and read the wind direction on Weibo.
The comments on Lin Xiaozhi’s several Weibo posts broke through ten thousand comments. The hot comments were all brainwashing speeches with connotations about Murmuring Water’s character. Obviously, the water army already took control of the rhythm.
In addition to Lin Xiaozhi’s Weibo, there were also several so-called secret disclosures on Weibo made by marketing accounts that were also popular. The content was all about the public welfare donation Wu Heng has made for Haicheng in recent years, including some plausible news such as, “I heard that Wu Heng goes to several large public graveyards in Haicheng every year to deliver flowers during the Qingming Festival.”
Public welfare was the easiest way to raise goodwill. After this the wind direction of scolding, Wu Heng changed unconsciously.
Clicking on this Weibo comments, at a glance, they were all, “Wu Heng is not a plagiarist, he just wanted to write the works of his dead apprentice,” “Wu Heng was cheated,” “Wu Heng is really nice, but that apprentice of his . . . never mind,” “Looking at it this way, I suddenly feel that Wu Heng is not so abominable, he did not deliberately plagiarize, but that Murmuring Water is stupid as Low and so on.
Then in the middle-to-bottom position of popularity, Qi Cong saw an expected Weibo.
The blogger, who was certified as a senior editor of so-and-so literary platform, said, “Everyone advised me not to speak and not to fight against public opinion, but I think and think that we in the literary circle still could not bow to marketing and capital so easily. First of all, I don’t support plagiarism, but I also don’t support the white-eyed wolf behavior of stepping on a master to climb up. In this matter, we should look at it not in terms of results, but in terms of subjective will. Wu Heng plagiarized not from ‘evil’ but from ‘good.’ He wanted to fulfill his apprentice’s last wish and make up for his apprentice’s regret. You can see a series of acts he did behind this, doing public welfare and going to the graveyard to lay flowers. These are all acts of kindness. Look at Murmuring Water showing off his wealth and subjective malice. Deceiving his master plus disappearing, it is subjective malice. Buying fake goods on behalf of others to cheat money is subjective and malicious. Decide for yourself.”
Later, he added: And again, the writing of Chivalrous Bones was something Wu Heng was very dedicated to; otherwise Chivalrous Bones wouldn’t be where it was today. If you look at Murmuring Water’s behavior of updating three chapters and disappearing, how irresponsible it is. Now reappearing, his target looks to be aiming for that reward of Jiangwang.com. All I can say is that he triumphed. Look at his old novel, the figures are hundreds of thousands, how great, other newcomers in a lifetime may not have his achievements. I also think that the writing of the author also does not necessarily represent the character of the author, but it can certainly reveal something. In the same plot, Wu Heng wrote Liu Fengyue as bright as the moon, a truly heroic hero. As for Murmuring Water, I only want to ask you one question, do you want to see Liu Fengyue written by the hands of a liar and a white-eyed wolf?
Under this Weibo, all Wu Heng’s fans were partying. They agree, thinking that everyone was drunk and I am analyzing, criticizing, and condemning it. The painstaking efforts of the original creator are not worth a penny, and Wu Heng’s “well-intentioned” plagiarism was worth thousands of dollars. They even put up the banner of “justice” in a dignified way, saying that Murmuring Water wanted to “defile” Liu Fengyue. They would not be defeated. Even if a thousand people criticize it, they must stop this “brassiness trampling art.”
The absurdity was extreme.
So this was what Wu Heng wanted. Anyway, Liu Fengyue can only be Liu Fengyue written by Wu Heng. Lin Xiaozhi came out crazy and just wanted to stop him from rewriting the Chivalrous Bones. Wu Heng wanted to protect the IP of Chivalrous Bones.
Qi Cong breathed softly and looked at the time on the tablet.
There were still twenty-three minutes left to midnight.
. . .. . .
At midnight, when the rhythm was slowly going up on Weibo turning it to “It was Wu Heng who wrote Liu Fengyue and Chivalrous Bones, let’s boycott Murmuring Water who only want to earn money badly and destroy Chivalrous Bones.” When Murmuring Water’s Chivalrous Bones was uploaded on Weibo, it was hour 0, 0 minutes, and 0 seconds.
Murmuring water, the wind and the moon bones: Times change but the wind and the moon remain the same. I will write out my Chivalrous Bones free of charge, and allow it to be reproduced on the whole platform. May the place where the wind and moon pass be clear and bright.
At the same time, on Jiangtianwang.com, Murmuring Water’s version of Chivalrous Bones officially began to update, three chapters of manuscripts were released at the same time, the title of the chapters were
“What is the hermit?”
“Who is Fengyue?”
“What is justice?”
Edited by: Faro