Cultivation Online - Chapter 552 - Harmonica
"After all, I got to meet with people like Meixiu, Yu Rou, and the others… If I hadn't joined the Yu Family, I wouldn't be in this position right now, so even if I had to suffer a little, it was all worth it in the end." Yuan said with a gentle smile on his face.
'Yuan…' Meixiu looked at him with an emotional gaze.
"By the way, how did you manage to find me? Even though I came here as 'Yuan', there are many Yuans in this world. How did you know I was the one you were looking for?" Yuan asked Chu Liuxiang a few moments later.
"I knew you would achieve great things in the future, so when I learned about Player Yuan, I was certain that you were the one I was looking for.".
"Of course, I followed 'Yu Tian', not Yuan."
"My family owns an intelligence agency so I have a lot of information, and I followed your information to the Jaded Garden."
"Ah, but you don't have to worry about your identity as Player Yuan being leaked since only my parents, my caretaker, and myself know about it. Of course, they can all be trusted."
Yuan nodded. Now that he can move around properly, he wouldn't care as much even if his identity is leaked.
After all, he now has the power to protect himself and those around him.
"Brother Yuan… Here you go."
Chu Liuxiang retrieved the silver harmonica again and placed it on the table in front of them.
"Now that I have reunited with you and fulfilled our promise, this harmonica shall return to its rightful owner."
Yuan looked at the silver harmonica for a moment before picking it up.
Even though it was much lighter than he remembers, it still brought back the countless memories he had with this harmonica.
"I still remember how you and the others would ask me to play this harmonica every chance you got, and how you would bug me until I agreed," he said with a gentle smile on his face.
He then placed the harmonica on his lips and began blowing air into it.
Music notes filled the room as Yuan played the song that used to fill the orphanage with joy.
Hearing and seeing Yuan play the silver harmonica again, tears began flowing from Chu Liuxiang's eyes, as she had dreamed of this scene nearly every day for over a decade.
A few minutes later, Yuan placed the silver harmonica back on the table and said to Chu Liuxiang, "You can keep this harmonica."
"Huh? Really? Why don't you want it?" She asked him in a surprised voice.
"It's not that I don't want it, but it has been in your possession for far longer, so you are now the rightful owner. Furthermore, I believe that you value this harmonica more, so I cannot convince myself to take it away from you."
"Are you sure, Brother Yuan?" Chu Liuxiang asked, feeling a little hesitant.
"Yes, I am sure."
"If you say so…" She picked up the harmonica and held it close to her chest.
Even though she has had this harmonica for over a decade and had only let it go for a few minutes, it gave her a completely different feeling in her hands now, and it actually felt like it belonged to her.
"Lulu, what are you going to do now that you found me? Are you going to return to the Chu Family anytime soon?" Yuan asked her a moment later.
"No, I have already completed my training, so I don't really have to return until my parents summon me for whatever reason, and I planned on staying with you for a while… If you don't mind."
"I don't mind, but there really isn't anything to do in this place besides training…" Yuan said.
"Are you staying in the Jaded Garden permanently?" Chu Liuxiang then asked.
"No, we're only here temporary as trial disciples. We were supposed to leave after a week, but we decided to stay here a little longer for more training."
"I see… Well, I don't really care where we are or what we are doing as long as I am by your side," she said.
The two of them proceeded to talk about their own lives after leaving the orphanage until it was late and Yuan was getting hungry.
"Let's go get some food to eat before we continue. I know this place that cooks extremely delicious food." Yuan said to her.
After wearing their mask, Yuan and the other two left the immortal caves.
"Sebastian, we're going to get some food." Chu Liuxiang said to the old man who had been standing outside the immortal caves like a statue this entire time.
"I understand," he said, and he began following them to the restaurant.
"Hm? Who is this young lady? Your girlfriend?" Chef San asked in a joking tone when he saw Chu Liuxiang with Yuan.
"Hello, I am Chu Liuxiang, a longtime friend of Yuan," she introduced herself.
"I see. What would you like to eat today? Or would you prefer I cook something random like usual?" Chef San then asked.
"Do you have any preferences, Lulu? We don't really care what we eat since everything Chef San cooks is amazing." Yuan asked her.
"I'm not a picky eater. I will have whatever they are eating," she said.
"Alright. Give me some time." Chef San then went to the back to start cooking.
While they waited, Chu Liuxiang went outside to play the harmonica for Yuan and the others.
"You have gotten really good at playing the harmonica, Lulu." Yuan chuckled, and he continued, "Especially compared to back then when you would blow it randomly and call it a 'unique song'."
Chu Liuxiang smiled and said, "Besides training and cultivation, I would spend all of my spare time playing the harmonica. Of course, I am still nowhere as good as you even if I were to compare my current self to you back then."
"Here. It's your turn now," she then handed the harmonica to him in a casual manner.
Yuan accepted the harmonica and began blowing into it without cleaning it even though Chu Liuxiang had played it just moments ago.
Chu Liuxiang blushed slightly when she saw this, but she didn't say anything.
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