C20 The Truth
"Yesterday, I went to ask Master Ku Ku, and learned of a secret message. Master Ku'e was once a member of the great army, and the scar on his body must have been left over from when he used a soldering iron to tattoo."
"At this point, I finally understand the motive of the murderer. That is, his previous status as an army subordinate of Master Crossing."
Li Chang turned around suddenly, "Don't you think so? Master Miao Feng!
Miao Feng was startled when he heard his name, and he looked at Li Lang in shock.
Li Cheng shook his head and chuckled: "You may not believe me, but all this suspicion started with a single set of clothes. On the day that Yuyang and I met the abbot, you wore an old monastic robe, and Yuyang said that you did not have a high monk's appearance. However, when Miaoyun passed away, I asked you about martial arts, and accidentally discovered you changed into a new robe."
At first, I didn't think much of it until I found the Mandala Fragrance, then I remembered your clothes and became suspicious. However, before the incense ignited, it would stick to the clothes and after a long time, many people in the Western Regions would use it as a substitute for spices.
"So, I immediately had the young monk secretly take out the old clothes."
As he said this, he reached out his hand towards the back. The young monk looked at Miao Feng timidly, gritting his teeth. After hesitating for a long while, he finally took out the clothes on his back and gave them to Li Lang.
Li Cheng took the monastic robe, sniffed at it and threw it in front of Miao Feng. "The fragrance is still lingering up till now. What else do you have to say for yourself?"
Miao Feng's eyes slightly quivered.
Li Lang continued, "In the days of the Kingdom of Chen, they had established a mighty army and absorbed all the evil people in the world. Until the internal strife in the army twenty years ago, these evil people disappeared without a trace, as if they had disappeared into thin air. Those who had committed heinous crimes had their hands stained with the blood of innocent people, so their enemies were not few.
"About half a year ago, Master Cross could not bear the torture of the past anymore and suffered a soul-leaving symptom. That young monk who served the old abbot discovered that the abbot's suspected nocturnal tour happened almost at the same time as your descent from the mountain."
"So I wondered if you were one of those survivors of the slaughter. After returning from Youzhou, because of the soul-leaving sickness of Master Wuyou, he discovered that he was an old soldier, and thus developed killing intent, so I asked where you came from, saying it was Youzhou, Youzhou was the fiefdom of Ning Wang, and in the past, King Chen charged into battle. After ten days of fierce fighting, the people of Youzhou did not even exist, and you, as a ghost of Youzhou, were orphaned from a young child."
At this time, Miao Feng's expression was no longer calm. His eyes could not conceal the deep hatred that seemed to gush out of them. He gritted his teeth and said, "To kill for your own life is a matter of course."
Li Cheng stared at him and said coldly, "So you did not hesitate to kill your own junior brother, just so that the abbot could experience the pain of killing his own kin, and even attempted to frame Chu Qingsi, causing a war between the two temples, and caused the two hundred year old barbarians to kill each other and destroy each other?"
Miao Feng stretched his neck and said, "That's right! Not only that, I even told him how he killed his own disciple with his own hands. "
His smile was overflowing with hatred as he said, "When that old devil found out, he was actually so furious that he died of anger. He really got away with it."
Li Lang took a deep breath and said slowly, "It's been more than ten years and it's already been hard for you to quell the anger in your chest? Do you know that there's a cloud in the Buddha family, so you could turn it into a buddha on the spot with a butcher's knife? "
Miao Feng said harshly, "What about the people who died under the butcher's blade? What should I do? "
"Do you know how big of a sin the Vast Expanse Army committed in the ten days of Youzhou? They did not even let their children off the hook under the killing of so many innocent civilians! Have you ever seen a seven or eight year old little girl tortured to death? "
As he spoke, he couldn't hold back the tears in his eyes anymore and they rolled down onto his cheeks. He sinisterly accused the great army of crimes, but there was no trace of regret in his eyes. There was only endless hatred and fury.
No one in the hall dared to refute him, and most of them only lowered their heads as they did not want to listen. Zen Master Du Ku and Yu Yang then painfully closed their eyes.
No one has the right to force a victim to forgive the perpetrator.
His revenge was so natural.
Yu Yang could not bear to look down at the wind, when suddenly he heard Li Lang shout: "No!"
He hastily opened his eyes and looked towards Miao Feng, only to see a dagger slipping out of Miao Feng's sleeve and stabbing towards his heart.
Yu Yang only had enough time to let out an "Ah!" before dashing forward to catch Miao Feng's falling body. The dagger in his chest had pierced straight through his heart, going deep into his hilt. One could see how firm Miao Feng's death wish was.
It all happened so fast that no one thought it would turn out like this. When everyone realized that Miao Feng had already committed suicide, other than accusing the army, he didn't say anything else.
Li Cheng looked at the fallen Miaofeng on the ground and let out a long sigh.
Three of the high monks had passed away in a row, and the conference could no longer be held. In this tragic event, how many people had been directly or indirectly destroyed, Li Lang could not help but begin to doubt the correctness of his search for the truth.
Before Li Cheng descended the mountain, he asked Yu Yang, "Miaoyun was brought to Lanruo Temple by the old Zen master, do you think there might be any relationship between them?"
Yu Yang sucked in a cold breath and said, "What do you mean?"
No one knew.