Chapter 974 - My Name is Yu Tian
"Yuan, we have some trouble." White Lotus suddenly approached him.
"Well, it's nothing serious, but Yu Rou and her friend are currently stuck in traffic, so they'll be late."
"Oh, all right. It's fine. I can wait."
Sometime later, Meixiu approached him and said, "Yuan, I should've told you this earlier, but…"
She proceeded to explain to him what she'd told Yu Rou last night when she called.
"You told her that I was hospitalized from training?" Yuan couldn't help but laugh at this news.
"She's probably going to be angry once she realizes that I'd lied to her."
"I'm sure she'll understand your intentions. Also, she'll probably forget about it after the concert." Yuan chuckled.
Meanwhile, somewhere inside the city, Yu Rou and the others were stuck in traffic.
"Are the roads usually this busy in the city?" Yu Rou asked, as this is her first time leaving the faction since her arrivial several months ago.
"No, not at all. These people are probably fleeing the city." Elder Yin said.
"I would be fleeing the city too if I wasn't living outside the city." Yu Rou smiled.
About half an hour later, Elder Yin received a call from White Lotus.
"Yes, we're almost there. In fact, we can probably walk the rest of the distance."
"Okay, I understand."
After hanging up, Elder Yin said to Yu Rou and Xia Jingyi, "We're going to be walking the rest of the way since we're already half an hour late."
Yu Rou and Xia Jingyi nodded their heads, and the three of them left the car shortly after.
After another ten minutes, they arrived at the city square, where a crowd of people could be seen sitting in front of what appeared to be a portable stage.
"What is going on here?" Yu Rou mumbled in a low voice.
"It looks like a concert… There's even a piano on the stage." Xia Jingyi said.
"A concert at this time? Who would be stupid enough to do something like this?" Yu Rou shook her head.
However, Elder Yin suddenly started leading them toward the concert.
"Elder Yin? Should we really waste our time here?" Yu Rou couldn't help but ask.
After all, their faction leader was waiting for their arrival.
However, Elder Yin didn't say anything to her, so they just stood there in silence.
Suddenly, a person walked onto the stage with a microphone in his hands.
Yu Rou didn't immediately recognize the person on the stage, but when she took a closer look at his face, her eyes widened with shock.
"N-No way…" She muttered in a low voice that was filled with disbelief.
Yuan stopped at the center of the stage and lifted the microphone closer to his mouth.
"Thank you all for coming today. My name is Yu Tian. Some of you might recognize my name because I used to be a professional musician, but I was forced to retire early due to some misfortune. However, I am proud to announce that I have fully recovered!"
"Yu Tian? I recognize him! He's that child prodigy who took the world by storm with his music! I remember going to his concert once! It cost me an arm and leg, but it was definitely worth it!"
"Now that you mention it, I have heard of his name before, too!"
"Y-Yu Rou… Isn't that your…" Xia Jingyi turned to look at Yu Rou, who was standing there with a baffled look on her face.
"Brother…?" Yu Rou's eyes began turning moist, and before long, tears appeared at the edge of her eyes.
After taking a deep breath, Yuan continued to speak while his gaze looked directly at Yu Rou, "Although I have already retired from my career as a professional musician, I have decided to temporarily come out of retirement just for today as a special occasion to celebrate my precious little sister's 17th birthday."
Yuan walked to the piano and took a seat.
After taking a deep breath, his hands started dancing on the piano's keyboard, officially starting his concert.
The audience were immediately enchanted by the heavenly music produced by Yuan's fingers, feeling as though they were being led above the skies by his music notes.
Of course, Yuan wanted this concert to be as realistic and official as possible, so he made sure to have it broadcasted live on television.
Meanwhile, at the Yu Family.
Yu Yong, who was cultivating in silence inside his room, suddenly opened his eyes when all four of his cell phones began ringing almost at the same time.
"This is Yu Yong." He randomly picked one and answered it.
"Yu Yong! You bastard! How long have you been keeping this secret for?!" His colleague's voice resounded.
"Huh? What are you talking about?"
"You're still acting like you don't know anything? Spare me from your humor!"
"I-I'm really confused right now. What are you talking about?" Yu Yong was genuinely puzzled by the situation.
"Turn on your television and go to any music channel!"
Yu Yong immediately turned on the television in his room.
After changing the channel, he could see the live broadcast for a certain public concert.
Yu Yong didn't recognize the person sitting behind the piano at first, but when the camera zoomed in on Yuan's face, Yu Yong quickly realize who he had been staring at, and he cried out loud, "What the fuck is going on?!"
"I should be asking you that, Yu Yong! When did your son, Yu Tian, recover?! You should've told us about it the moment it happened! Do you have any idea how much he means to the music industry and our wallets?! And what's with this shabby-looking concert?! This is his first concert in a decade! You should've prepared something more grand! All of our investors are fuming with anger as we speak!"
However, Yu Yong was so shocked by what he was seeing that he didn't even hear what had been said through the phone.