Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
The family had a great time having breakfast. After the meal, just as Fangzheng was about to help clean up the cutlery, he immediately garnered the attention of two pairs of eyes.
Zhang Huixin and Fang Ke stared at Fangzheng with almost the same look, as though what he was about to do was the most outrageous thing in the world. It gave Fangzheng such a fright that he retracted his hands and held them in midair, afraid of even moving.
Only then did Zhang Huixin take Fangzheng’s bowl away from under his hand. She looked up, turned, and left.
As for Fang Ke, she took away the chopsticks from Fangzheng’s hands. After taking the three pairs of chopsticks, she took away the remaining plates. After also looking up, she grunted, turned, and left.
Fangzheng sat there, rubbing his nose, at a loss whether to laugh or cry.
By the side, Lone Wolf looked at Fangzheng before looking at his food basin. Apparently no one cared about him! Immediately, he felt disgruntled as he said, “Master, this is racism.”
Fangzheng shot a glance at him and grinned. “You wish to be served by others?”
Lone Wolf instantly had an ominous foreboding when he saw Fangzheng’s smile. He hurriedly shook his head and said, “No, I’m hardworking.”
With that said, he bit down on his food basin and carried it to the kitchen.
Following that, Fang Ke was heard exclaiming in delight. “Wow, Jingfa. You’re so smart. You even know how to pick up after yourself! You are more impressive than Daddy!”
A dark cloud hung over Fangzheng’s head the moment he heard that. What the hell?
Soon, Zhang Huixin came over and wiped the table clean, as though the entire family had returned to normal.
At this moment, there was a knock on the door.
Fang Ke was puzzled as she said, “Who would come at this time?”
Zhang Huixin asked worriedly, “Could it be that hooligan?”
Fang Ke shook her head. “No way. He would bang the door whenever he came. He’s never that polite.”
With that said, Fang Ke ran to the door and opened it, only to scream suddenly. “Ah! A baddie!”
Upon hearing Fang Ke’s shout, Zhang Huixin dashed over, protecting her like a mother hen. She nearly slipped and fell as Fangzheng hurriedly caught her. “It’s fine.”
Just as Zhang Huixin was about ask what was fine, she heard Song Bin’s voice by the door. “Keke, don’t be afraid. I’m not here to take things away. I’m here to bring them back.”
Fang Ke immediately ran to Fangzheng’s side when she heard that, as she tugged at his hands. “Daddy, they are here to move things again.”
Zhang Huixin turned anxious. “You still want to take our things? I’m telling you, I’ve already called the police. You better scram!”
At this moment, Song Bin had already entered the house. He looked miserably at Zhang Huixin and Fang Ke, only to be stunned. Clearly, it was because Zhang Huixin could now stand and see. However, when he looked at Fangzheng, he immediately came to realize why. He bowed towards Fangzheng and said loudly, “Master, Zhang Huixin, Keke, I’m here to admit my faults. I was wrong in the past. I was a bastard, doing completely inhumane acts. I know I was wrong. I’d sold all the things I took away and can’t get them back. So I bought brand new furniture instead—I promise. I got the most popular items on the market!”
Song Bin turned around and waved his hand before Zhang Huixin could even snap to her senses. He shouted. “What are you waiting for? Move them in!”
Following that, a bunch of people entered. They carried a sofa, a washing machine, a refrigerator, a 70″ television…
After each item was moved in and placed on the floor, Zhang Huixin finally believed that Song Bin was really there to apologize. However, she was also a little stunned seeing so many things. With her medical condition plaguing her for years, she had not kept abreast with the world outside. She had never seen all the new technological products and didn’t know much about them.
However, even a fool could tell these were expensive items from their packaging!
It was especially easy to tell with Song Bin deliberately leaving the price tags on… With many of the items easily costing above ten thousand yuan, Zhang Huixin’s jaw nearly dropped. Somewhat at a loss, she leaned towards Fangzheng and asked, “What… What’s happening? Aren’t these a little too expensive?”
The moment Song Bin heard that, he hurriedly went forward. “Expensive? Not at all! These are things that can be bought with money. No amount of money can buy one’s conscience, right? I thought about it for an entire night, and I have figured everything out. Being a good person takes a day, and so does being a bad person. Yet when a good person dies, he gains tranquility and liberation. For a bad person, he goes down to…” Upon saying that, Song Bin trembled, his knees nearly buckling.
Clearly the trip to Hell had struck terror into his bones.
However, Fangzheng could also tell that Song Bin had completely repented. Yet on second thought, a typical person could be rehabilitated after just a few days in prison. Even an evil person might turn mellow after a few decades in prison. Only the most heinous, unrepentant fellows would continue committing evil after being released. However, comparing prison and hell was like comparing night and day. In hell, there was no such thing as human rights. The pain one experienced there was something that could even cause demonic devils to capitulate, much less humans. As such, using hell to promote good conduct was rather effective.
Hence Fangzheng said, “Amitabha. Patron Zhang, since he’s sincere, accept it. Patron Song, will buying all these things burden your family?”
Song Bin said with a wry smile, “Definitely, but it’s not too bad. The trade I was in in the past gained me quick money, but I also spent it fast. In a way, I’m spending all my savings now. But that’s good too. I’m cleaning myself of that money, putting an end to my past. In the future, I’ll turn over a new leaf and be a good person.”
With that said, Song Bin bowed towards Zhang Huixin and Keke in apology.
Zhang Huixin and Keke were somewhat at a loss for words. They were ultimately kind at heart, so they forgave him.
Only then did Song Bin smile happily. He ordered the movers to help install the furniture.
After Song Bin left with the movers, the originally empty house was suddenly furnished, looking brand new.
After Keke closed the door, she ran to Fangzheng and asked cautiously, “Daddy, are these all ours?”
Fangzheng nodded. “Yes, they are all yours.”
“Yeah! Mommy, we have a television! Wow, it’s so huge! There’s a fridge too! I want to make some ice! There’s also a huge washing machine. We don’t have to hand wash our clothes anymore! Wow! Wow! Wow…” The little girl ran around the house, touching everything she saw.
Zhang Huixin laughed extremely happily as she subconsciously looked at Fangzheng. “Thank you, Abbot Fangzheng. You were the one who gave us a new life. Thank you.”
Fangzheng said with a smile, “Patron, you are being polite. It was fate that Keke called This Penniless Monk daddy. It was what This Penniless Monk should do.”
While they exchanged pleasantries like that, Keke ran in and shouted excitedly. “Daddy, Mommy, come quick! There are a lot of things in the fridge. So, so much…”