Thomas stood in front of Abner and took all the punishment for him. It shocked everyone on the site.
“Thomas, this has nothing to do with you. Please don’t drag yourself into this!” Abner said in a trembling voice.
Thomas answered, “The two-headed snakes were not created by you alone. Speaking of which, my teacher was also part of it. He made the same mistake, so I should receive the punishment on his behalf. So, how can this have nothing to do with me?”
Although Thomas explained it to him, Abner knew that Thomas was just protecting him.
When the patients’ families saw that Thomas had stepped out, they stopped. After all, Thomas had saved their families and had done them a great deal of kindness.
Could his contribution cancel the mistake?
“Please don’t be fooled by Thomas’ hypocrisy! His teacher created the two-headed snakes, so he’s also at fault for our suffering!” someone said ungratefully.
One tossed stone would cause ripples.
“Yes, you’re right. Thomas should also be punished!”
Therefore, they continued to throw rotten eggs. They did not hold back just because Thomas had saved their families. Instead, they threw the eggs more ruthlessly than before.
They felt that Thomas had deceived them and was pretending to be a good person now.
Everyone hated to be fooled!
In a building not far away, Dragon Claw held up a telescope. He chuckled as he watched the smelly eggs rain upon Thomas. His grin was so wide that he could not close his mouth.
“Great! This is awesome!”
“Thomas Mayo, now you know how it feels like to have your kindness repaid with grievances, right?”
“How do you feel when the people, whom you saved with your very hands, turn around and criticize you?”
Heron, who was standing by his side, said, “I’m a bad person, and I’m glad to see Thomas being blamed, but the situation still irks me a little. He shouldn’t be treating those idiots so well!”
Dragon Claw gave him a thumbs-up. “You’re right. If you want to treat people well, you have to see if they deserve your sacrifice.”
Thomas had become everyone’s target now.
The security guards tried their best to stop the crowd and avoid large-scale chaos. Even Eric, the district chief, rushed over.
He supported Thomas because he knew what Thomas was like. He tried his best to defend Thomas, but it was useless. The crowd, whose flames of anger had totally been ignited, refused to listen to anyone.
Thomas and Abner needed to be punished!
Amid that atmosphere, Thomas raised his arm and asked everyone on the site to quieten down.
Then, he said to all of the patients’ families, “Yes, the two-headed snakes were created by my teacher and Mr. Porter, but they never intended for this crisis to happen. They weren’t even the ones who released the two-headed snakes!”
“Of course, my words alone definitely won’t quell your anger, and it’s also impossible to offset the mistake they’ve made…”
Thomas glanced around before he said, “In order for everyone to vent their anger, I’ll take full responsibility today! I’ll just stand here without budging, and all the patients’ families can punch me to express their dissatisfaction.”
As soon as he said that, everyone was shocked.
He would just stand in place like a punching bag?
Just to let everyone vent their anger?
Each person throwing a punch did not sound great, but it also depended on the number of people who were present.
There were 113 patients, and each of them had about nine friends, right?
If they added everyone up, there would be up to a thousand people!
In other words, Thomas needed to stand there as one thousand people each gave him a punch. He could not hide or fight back. Was he not risking his life?
After all, Thomas’ current physical condition was only so-so.
He had been working continuously for a few days, and he had experienced several sleepless nights because he had been studying how to get rid of the two-headed snake’s venom. He even had zero sleep last night as he treated patients nonstop.