When he had been humiliated by Meng Jifang, he had felt like an animal when so many students had looked at him. He felt useless.
Now, he, Meng Jifang, wanted to be forgiven?
There were many people in the academy. Everyone knew Meng Jifang.
Meng Jifang clenched his fists. He thought of his father’s distressed look and his mother’s heartbroken face. He gritted his teeth and knelt.
Wang Duo was shocked, he even took a step back.
Everyone who saw this scene was stunned.
Meng Jifang… had gone mad?
What Wang Duo had said was completely out of anger. He knew that Meng Jifang would never do it… However, now, seeing Meng Jifang kneel down, his heart jolted.
The person he hated was right under his nose, groveling and kowtowing…
“Why are you doing this?!” He was still not used to it.
Could it be that he was thinking about how to scheme against him again? However, was there a need to do this to scheme against him?
Meng Jifang gritted his teeth. He thought about how he would kneel if he wanted to. Was it not just a crawl? This young master was born with the ability to bend and stretch without fear. With that thought, he nimbly circled around the courtyard and began to move.
His knees were in pain from the blue bricks on the ground. The suspicious and shocked gazes around him made him feel that his dignity was gone. It was as if he had been torn off, and his face was beyond recognition.
He crawled around and was about to continue when Wang Duo blocked the way. “Young Master Meng, are you really admitting your mistake?”
“I don’t know.” Meng Jifang told the truth.
What was he wrong about? He was not wrong, right? His family had money and ability, and he was born superior to others. The current Wang Duo was only a scholar, and his family was not as good as his. What was wrong with being bullied by him?
“Heh… if you don’t admit your mistake, then why are you doing this?” Wang Duo found it ridiculous.
“You want to hear the truth?” Meng Jifang was not prepared to hide it. “The master read my fortune and said that I won’t live to be thirty. If I want to live to be a hundred years old, I have to become a monk. Master Mo said that if she takes me as her disciple, you have to let me repay the debt I owe you first.”
With that said, Wang Duo came to a realization.
The others came to a realization too.
Wang Duo was initially angry. He was angry that he had clearly lowered his head but did not sincerely admit his mistake. This made him feel suffocated in his chest, which made him feel even more uncomfortable.
However, when he heard that, the gloominess in his heart suddenly disappeared.
“Young Master Meng, what are you going to do after becoming a Taoist master? I heard that Master Mo often does good deeds and is very kind-hearted. Are you going to do the same by following Master Mo?”
That did not seem like him.
“I don’t know. If I become her disciple, I can only follow whatever the master says. It’s quite annoying.” Meng Jifang sighed.
“A rich and noble young master like you was born unaware of the hardships of the people. Even if you were forced to admit your mistakes, I’m afraid that you won’t know what you did wrong no matter what. I, Wang Duo, came from a humble background and didn’t bow down to you in the beginning. Now, I don’t want to take the opportunity to humiliate you. Since you’ve made things clear, then…”
Wang Duo looked at him and said, “I understand. The conflict between us in the past is over. You can go and become a master.”
He wanted to see Meng Jifang do good deeds under Master Mo…
The humiliation he was facing now was of no use. On the contrary, becoming a master was the best punishment for him.
After becoming a Taoist master, it was no longer good to be arrogant and unbridled. It was also no good to have no one in front of him.
He knew that Master Mo often traveled around. If he followed her, then Meng Jifang… would no longer be a wealthy young master. He would spend his entire life redeeming himself. Even if he lived a long life because of that, he was willing to do so.