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Part Three First encounter
Barbara
Mar 8, 2016
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No Plagiarism!E8OzYUxlZGNPcQnjjVi1posted on PENANA

This story was done some time ago in memory of one of my favourite Japanese bass player who parted this world. It has since been completed 19/01/2018 and edited by Murakami Kiyoshi.copyright protection139PENANAHN7gQi9Ab3

I thought, by chance he could have meet Jing just walking down the road which starts lovely friendship.copyright protection139PENANAMQbBpawXvw

Again for legal reasons I have changed the names, but I know my die hard fans will know who I am talking about.copyright protection139PENANADilQ9J9tEs

One summer morning Yūka is walking down to a local cafe when he sees a man with hair like the rase of a setting sun which shimmers gold in the light, is making his way up the path, when he passes the young man he quickly turns around to see a set of gorgeous wings, the sales shimmer from blush green to gold and metallic red. copyright protection139PENANAulfCC6ULH5

   “No it can’t be?” Yūka whispers as he watches the graceful man comes to a stop and starts to look up and down the road.copyright protection139PENANAOuV06lbDiH

This makes the young man run over to him and quickly asks, “Are you Sung Jing?”copyright protection139PENANA9V0vM9eVCT

The Dragon looks down at him and replies in a soft emotionless voice, “Hai, that’s me.”copyright protection139PENANAo7eDJRKDCr

The young man performs a deep bow and replies, “Hamasak Yūka.”copyright protection139PENANAIrVEs1ZDEh

   “Nice to meet you dear boy. Do you need me for something?”copyright protection139PENANAlOdlkZuyV6

This question makes the young man’s handsome smiling face go blank and he replies, “Iie... I just had to see if it was really you. One of the most famous musicians in Japan.”copyright protection139PENANAsjeGXXxIAa

Jing smiles and replies, “I see, bless you and here.”copyright protection139PENANA9jC5Y47XIM

Yūka notices the Dragon is holding out a business card between the first two fingers of his slender left hand and he continues, “Should you need me? Just give me a call.”copyright protection139PENANAf3BtpVtTup

Yūka performs a deep bow as he takes the card and replies, “Arigatō and hope to see you again soon.”copyright protection139PENANA0WJeDGbboM

Jing nods and replies, “Hai.”copyright protection139PENANAly6XE42M2L

The young man feels the god give him a pat on the arm and by the time he looks up he is gone. He looks over the road to see him continuing down a narrow side street and starts to wonder, Could he live round here?copyright protection139PENANAyhP9Le5e8A

Yūka turns his attention again to the business card and notice it is written on one side in Japanese and the other in Chinese. He places it in his wallet then continues down to the cafe for his morning coffee before heading to the studio where he goes on to tell his fellow band members who he pupped into. They are all shocked and they all too hope to see him one day.copyright protection139PENANAD8wmn93zks

Few days later Yūka is again walking down to the cafe which lies at the end of his street, he is ordering a cup of tea when he hears that beautiful soft voice, “Why hello.”copyright protection139PENANAmG1sEFwGrz

This makes the young man quickly turn around and say with a bit of a squeak, “Jing!”copyright protection139PENANAs0RhaCwfRE

The Dragon waves his heavily ringed left hand and asks, “Care to join me?”copyright protection139PENANAPuNmRawVJR

Yūka is unable to say a word, he just performs a low bow before collecting his cup tea and follows the god over to a table for two that lies near a window.copyright protection139PENANAn5xoyb45Sw

Jing empties two packets of sager into his mug of black coffee and asks, “Do you live round here?”copyright protection139PENANAElwvCG89WZ

It takes a moment for the young man to reply, “Hai, in an apartment just up the road.”copyright protection139PENANANLuA8lKEhu

   “Ah then you’re not far from me, I live, for the time being, in that apartment block over there,” says the god, pointing his hand towards the window.copyright protection139PENANAvEA338f7e8

Yūka looks to see pocking above the shops is a block of quite expense apartments with balconies and large glass windows. “Nice,” he says looking back to the god.copyright protection139PENANADSt9o6QwfM

Jing nods and replies, “Hai, they are. However, they are not that big when you have a set of wings to stretch.”copyright protection139PENANAv2y0DGmolD

Yūka places a hand over his mouth and says, “Oh dear.”copyright protection139PENANATRhtUlC9sQ

   “Meh... I can stand on the balcony to stretch them wearing nothing but my underwear,” replies the Dragon, winking his left eye.copyright protection139PENANAi6JLg7R6D7

The young man giggles and says, “You’re lucky, I don’t even have a balcony.”copyright protection139PENANAT9asaN9wbu

   “Ah that’s a shame.”copyright protection139PENANA94lrygMaqf

   “Maybe one day I will be able to afford to live where you are,” says Yūka with a smile.copyright protection139PENANA1IlKuCRlJv

   “Anything is possible, my boy,” says Jing, raising his scaled eyebrows. “So what do you do?”copyright protection139PENANAtCFD5PqemC

   “I’m a musician, I play bass in a band called Climbing rose. We’re going to be launching our first single soon,” replies the young man all proud.copyright protection139PENANAJwH5XflKqM

He watches the god’s head tilt slightly to one side, he half smiles as he says, “Please let me know when it’s out and I will get a copy.”copyright protection139PENANA0rumbZY3kH

   “Really!” Yūka gasps, looking him all shocked.copyright protection139PENANAzOkerp4REq

Jing nods and replies, “Hai, really.”copyright protection139PENANAunWbtUqOEQ

This makes the young man perform a shallow bow and say, “I feel so honoured.”copyright protection139PENANABFi61u50xq

   “Bless. However, you must know, dear boy I’m one for listing out and supporting new bands.”copyright protection139PENANAH6e2lFspx7

Yūka nods and says, “One day you might be supporting my band... Oooh that would be so cool.”copyright protection139PENANAP1vMdYGDNk

Jing laughs and nods in agreement, then goes on to drink his tea.copyright protection139PENANAuoZNu1hz1P

The young man takes a few sips of his coffee before he asks, “Is that why you’re here? Forgive me I-”copyright protection139PENANAZJWeMhTeHr

The god places his left index finger to Yūka’s lips and says, “It’s all right, you can ask. Hai, I am. That’s why I said, for the time being, as I never know where I will end up next.”copyright protection139PENANAlwtQiGPYkC

   “Ah I see and are you enjoying the band you’re with?”copyright protection139PENANAjO0jCulT4m

Yūka could have sworn he saw the god frown a little, he seems to sigh and replies, “I can’t see them lasting long as their biggest problem is they don’t listen to their producer and in some cases me.”copyright protection139PENANAI45EiRWb6D

   “Oh my goodness that’s not good.”copyright protection139PENANADsa6jtM8s6

Jing shakes his head and replies, “Iie, and they only have themselves to blame.”copyright protection139PENANAKLVL5xgqqk

Yūka nods in agreement and notices the god is now looking at his watch and he says, “Gomen, I’ve got to go.”copyright protection139PENANAN9pTOHLLTR

   “That’s all right and see you soon,” replies Yūka, rising to perform a slight bow.copyright protection139PENANAowjzCD2pLu

Jing finishes his tea, then rises and as he passes the young man he gives him a pat on the shoulder.copyright protection139PENANAvwgrhmYyNp

Yūka is so happy to see him again and this time had a conversation with him, he leaves the cafe feeling very excited.copyright protection139PENANASAzhunZf9S

A month later Yūka sees Jing on the cover of a music magazine with the band he is helping, he buys it and shows it to his band members. In the article they read the band will be going their separate ways and Yūka says, “He did tell me they wouldn’t last long.”copyright protection139PENANA6yoq714arP

The vocalist folds his arms and says, “I wonder what he could do for us?” copyright protection139PENANAFWmWoEinc6

   “How’s about I ask him when I see him again?”copyright protection139PENANAM5HlnbJmqT

   “Great idea Yūka,” says the vocalist, patting him on the arm.copyright protection139PENANAexrDYyF2J6

Another month goes by, the band are launching their first single and Yūka remembers to send Jing in an email. The next day he receives one back informing him the god has been given one and the next time he sees Yūka he wants him to sign it with a winking face.copyright protection139PENANASo3ekrTDO5

The young man smiles and sends one back saying, sure I’ll sign it.copyright protection139PENANAKBarXxDHU3

A few days later Yūka and Jing meet on the same train heading home, the Dragon gets out the CD from the inside pocket of his coat and when they get to their stop the young man signs it with a heart at the end.copyright protection139PENANAA8B1MzAsCj

   “Cute,” says Jing with a smile.copyright protection139PENANAyuICJ34CGT

   “Do you like it?” Yūka asks full of intrigue.copyright protection139PENANAIquTSsrv9l

   “I do and I hope you do more.”copyright protection139PENANAzJtaLgKmIm

The young man nods and replies full of excitement, “We’re planning to.”copyright protection139PENANAGhRoTBrXe8

Jing pats him on the arm and says, “Glad to hear it my boy.”copyright protection139PENANAQWzlPrNhWW

   “Emm... I was wondering... That’s if you’re free to go-”copyright protection139PENANACwG6HsmrO5

The Dragon is unable to hear anything else the young man is saying with a train passing through the station. “Pardon my boy?”copyright protection139PENANAOumGTghkew

Yūka takes a deep breath and asks, “Would you like to help my band? You see we have a small tour coming up and we would like you to play the keyboard.”copyright protection139PENANAt4s2qiudzr

Jing nods but before he can answer another train comes through the station. They both laugh and head outside.copyright protection139PENANA9bXQiEiE66

   “I will be happy to help you out dear boy. Just let me know when and where?”copyright protection139PENANAKVB6BunTPB

Yūka performs a deep bow and replies, “Arigatō gozaimashita.”copyright protection139PENANApiGSl6aQjK

   “Hey it’s what I do,” says Jing, patting him on the shoulder.copyright protection139PENANAhtWfjeTCT0

The young man looks up at him and asks, “Why were you riding the train?”copyright protection139PENANAJDVkKxP7rE

The Dragon laughs and replies, “Simple, the wind is getting to strong to fly as it’s going to rain soon and I didn’t want to get caught in it.”copyright protection139PENANAIQXoIjvT9O

Yūka giggles and says, “Oh I see and you’re right the sky has grown very dark, but we could do with a storm.”copyright protection139PENANAEqiAFBPzeI

   “Exactly my boy. So care for a lift? As the wind is not so bad here.”copyright protection139PENANAAXlwi637du

This makes the young man look up at him all wide eyed and mutters, “Fly me home?”copyright protection139PENANALWlJl42QYb

Jing nods and replies, “Yep as you won’t make it in time.”copyright protection139PENANAFCBXdhy3RN

   “Oh ok,” replies Yūka with a smile.copyright protection139PENANALrK7X2d1ar

The god gently picks him up, then unfolds his wings and the moment they begin to rise off the ground the young man buries his face into the Dragon’s shoulder.copyright protection139PENANAvVnRFJVHzT

Half way in to their journey it starts to spot with rain and Jing heads to his place to come into land on a balcony.copyright protection139PENANASewucKLLND

   “You might as well stay until it passes over,” says Jing, dropping the young man’s legs.copyright protection139PENANAyy4jG2mU3w

It takes Yūka a moment to turn around to see a set of doors. The god slides one open and says, “Come on in and I’ll make a pot of tea.”copyright protection139PENANAlzsJq7smO2

The young man looks down to see there is a small entrance hall to remove his boots before he steps up on to the wooden floor and watches the Dragon disappear out of the room.copyright protection139PENANAgHhMbtwXfk

Yūka starts to take a look around, to see a TV is mounted on the wall which corresponds nicely with a three seater settee. In the top right hand corner there are two lovely guitars.copyright protection139PENANAANTE6zGsuK

Jing returns to the room carrying a small tray, he sets it down on the table and says, “Come sit.”copyright protection139PENANAZPjrzJy26n

The young man takes a seat on the settee and smiles at him.copyright protection139PENANA5m4n8gQFd5

The Dragon pours him a cup of tea and says, “I hope you like jasmine tea?”copyright protection139PENANAZNTTsZs9sW

   “Hai, I do.”copyright protection139PENANATrMcTlWso2

They both sit in silence for a moment until the room is lit up by a few flashes of lightning closely followed by a loud rumble of thunder which makes the god finch.copyright protection139PENANAPtoUQxaHdo

   “Are you all right?” Yūka asks, growing concerned.copyright protection139PENANANdbG6DGzM9

   “Hai, I’m fine. Just going to have to stuff my ears for a bit,” replies Jing as he places some purple earplugs into his ears. “Ah that’s better and don’t worry I can still hear you.”copyright protection139PENANAwFBiSuEPW2

The young man giggles and says, “I was going to ask you that. So they just block out loud noises?”copyright protection139PENANARMwgHmOS31

Jing nods and replies, “I wear them when I’m doing shows and recording as the music is way too loud.”copyright protection139PENANAgRerxk5eTS

   “I can understand as your ears are very sensitive,” replies Yūka, looking at the god’s heavily pierced left pointed ear.copyright protection139PENANAnpyZIqtnfq

   “Hai, they are. I can hear things miles away before you mortals can,” replies Jing, winking his left eye.copyright protection139PENANAp7cWoUicMm

The young man starts to relax and asks, “So what do you like to do in the evenings?”copyright protection139PENANAd2dsuLMz0G

Jing tilts his head slightly to the right and replies, “Sometimes I watch TV, or play a video game... Or just play my Koto.”copyright protection139PENANAro6ZnPqQcG

Yūka gets all excited and says, “I love it when you play that, as you play it with such passion.”copyright protection139PENANAhCOuycoQoa

The god laughs and replies, “I’ve heard you mortals say that so many times. Nonetheless, I don’t have the emotions to understand passion.”copyright protection139PENANAdCdq4IcRic

The young man places his hands over his mouth and mumbles, “Gomen.”copyright protection139PENANAyJAFJXuaOG

Jing pats him on the shoulder and says, “I am not offended, dear boy. It’s just one of the problems all us Snow Dragons have.”copyright protection139PENANAQ5iFzRRXHg

Yūka removes his hand from his mouth and gives him a smile.copyright protection139PENANA8VTmlX4yPm

   “Would you like me to play for you?” The Dragon asks, placing his right index finger to the young man’s nose.copyright protection139PENANAKn6k3Qix16

   “Iie,” says Yūka, waving his hands back and forth.copyright protection139PENANAdScwxMnoJ5

Jing laughs and replies, “Really, you’re going to pass this opportunity to have a personal show?”copyright protection139PENANAFS0yfmwkUl

The young man’s cheeks flush and he replies in a soft voice, “You’re right I can’t miss this.”copyright protection139PENANAGFJN0MEikF

In a blink of an eye the god is gone to return holding his Koto; Yūka helps him to clear the table so he can place the stringed instrument on there and watches a cushion from the settee shoot to the Dragon’s right hand which he placed on the floor before he sits down and starts to pluck the strings.copyright protection139PENANApyxB54ott8

The young man listens to him play a very moving tune and when he finished he gives him a clap.copyright protection139PENANAy80zHgWdAR

   “Arigatō,” replies Jing performing a slight bow.copyright protection139PENANAzhwj4x6IPq

The god continues to play tunes long into the night whilst the storm rages outside. By the time it passes over Yūka is falling asleep.copyright protection139PENANAnfYVR3Zfwt

Jing gently picks him up and carries him through to a spare room, to lie him down in a comfy bed before he too turns in for the night.copyright protection139PENANAn5CoFjECwe

The next morning Yūka awakes to the smell of rice cooking, he gets out of bed and heads through the apartment to find Jing in the kitchen.copyright protection139PENANAt6v0pAxvin

   “Ah ohayō, dear boy,” he says, without turning around.copyright protection139PENANAVGCUCuYCJv

Yūka takes a seat at the breakfast bar and replies as yawns, "Ohayō."copyright protection139PENANA56AHug19Sx

The Dragon glances over his shoulder and asks, “Would you like coffee or tea with breakfast?”copyright protection139PENANAomETm3uUyN

   “I’ll have what you’re having,” replies the young man, pointing his hand towards a teapot.copyright protection139PENANAhutUo5omI8

   “Ah that’s Chinese breakfast tea. Help yourself, dear boy.”copyright protection139PENANARNesvJJwTB

Yūka nods and pours some of the clear, slightly sweet smelling tea into a cup which has been decorated with Koi.copyright protection139PENANA4hYIbkLFfk

Jing places a bowl of rice down in front of him which has been topped with spring onions, mushrooms and Fuki.copyright protection139PENANAsxOWrd2QAK

   “Ooh this looks nice,” says Yūka,picking up a set of chopsticks.copyright protection139PENANAYsxdV3WEAQ

The god smiles and says, “Don’t wait for me.”copyright protection139PENANAgE7eniz9YO

   “OK,” replies the young man as he picks up the bowl and uses the chopsticks to shuffle some of the sticky rice into his mouth.copyright protection139PENANAtqlimNvoE6

Jing takes a seat next to him and starts to eat.copyright protection139PENANA9CyHPtKM8k

Yūka finishes his mouthful and says, “Wow you’re an amazing cook.”copyright protection139PENANADoZKCm3bv1

The god giggles and replies, “Arigatō dear boy. My parents where good teaches.”copyright protection139PENANA0ZrmhO9NdN

“I have to agree,” says Yūka and carries on eating.copyright protection139PENANAUmqs3gWN34

When they have both finished the god allows the young man to have the bathroom first to freshen up and even lends him some clean clothes.copyright protection139PENANA8Gs7r4uug0

Yūka is waiting for Jing to get washed and dressed when his mobile begins to vibrate in his pocket he answers it, “Takashi, gomen I stayed the night at Jing’s.”copyright protection139PENANAvgZXChLM5Z

   “Nani!” squeaks the vocalist.copyright protection139PENANAAZl1sohobl

Yūka laughs and says, “I’m telling you the truth.”copyright protection139PENANAsk2Vrt0VYg

   “Hai, I believe you... Why are you there?”copyright protection139PENANAVuwVr9ddVi

The young ma goes on to tell his friend everything which makes Takashi sigh and say, “I wish I was there to hear him play.”copyright protection139PENANAcwixxKWO88

   “You could ask him to play for you as he quite enjoys it.”copyright protection139PENANAaBscwTGwPE

   “Really, how could you tell?”copyright protection139PENANANL8jGAtTOp

   “Trust me. The way he moves with the music, he seems happy to play tune after tune with a smile,” replies Yūka, placing a hand to his chest.copyright protection139PENANAc0Vuysevhn

   “Wow amazing. Oh did you asked him?”copyright protection139PENANADrY5EvYk2O

   “Hai and he’s happy to play keyboards for us.”copyright protection139PENANAYPz79gHCav

   “Awesome!” Takashi says all excited.copyright protection139PENANA1nwXR5p6AH

Yūka laughs and says, “I will be down in a bit.”copyright protection139PENANAtd9sjNYi70

   “Hai, see you in a bit,” replies the vocalist and ends the call.copyright protection139PENANA66PGdYXUB7

   “Is everything all right dear boy,” comes that handsome soft voice from behind.copyright protection139PENANAqDuWAm20sC

Yūka turns around to see the god is now dressed in tight black trousers, a white shirt with a ruff and long lacy cuffs; still drying his hair with a towel.copyright protection139PENANAHWQQp9DnsL

   “Hai, my vocalist Takashi was just wondering where I was.”copyright protection139PENANAoyRef4ccZN

   “Ah I see, you need to get going?”copyright protection139PENANAjprOm1ao1D

The young man nods and Jing goes on to says, “Allow me to take you.”copyright protection139PENANA1IASz02dnu

   “Arigatō,” replies Yūka, performing a deep bow.copyright protection139PENANAYM3P0iUduU

   “I’ll just give my hair a bush and grab a jacket,” says the Dragon as he disappears out of the room.copyright protection139PENANA1OksDGtO5v

The young man hears the sound of velcro being ripped open a few times and begins to wonder what the god is up to? Then it dawns on him he must be placing the back of the jacket around his beautiful wings and decides to call, “Do you need any help?”copyright protection139PENANAr7e2ZN220q

   “Iie, I’ve got it,” replies Jing as he comes back into the room.copyright protection139PENANAwZczPdRJqm

They both walk over to the window that leads out on to the balcony to put on their shoes before stepping outside.copyright protection139PENANAErbYTOFnCL

Jing slides the door closed, then picks the young man up and unfolds his wings.copyright protection139PENANAS4S66ST9UU

This time Yūka watches him rise up into the clear blue sky to come to land near his apartment .copyright protection139PENANAzqTM0IZSsp

   “Arigatō and I had a great time.”copyright protection139PENANAe6Qp5KeK7Q

   “I’m glad to hear that dear boy and see you soon.”copyright protection139PENANAvZUo51gZab

The young man performs a shallow bow and replies, “Hai, I will send you everything.”copyright protection139PENANATJCMvCuuuX

The god smiles and replies, “Bless you. Later.”copyright protection139PENANAUJ3L98vnTC

   “Later,” replies Yūka, giving him a wave.copyright protection139PENANAepC8NHa4Hk

The rest of the band members come out of the apartment block to see the god take off and they all release at the same time, “Wow!"copyright protection139PENANAfA4RnAuS5Z

Yūka giggles and says, “Come on in.”copyright protection139PENANAPZISLS1gfV

All four lads follow him inside and later on they all take Yūka out to lunch. They all agree they too need to get to know Jing before the gig and show him what they would like him to play. Yūka emails him to see if he free next weekend, but it is not until the flowing day when he gets a reply which says, Hai, I’m free for now. I am happy to keep the whole weekend open for you and your band. How’s about we all meet at the cafe, at around 10:00?”copyright protection139PENANATtkvC8dNcU

Yūka quickly writes back informing him that’s fine and we will all see you there.copyright protection139PENANA7svckSNPKS

This makes the other members very excited to be meeting Jing, but they are also quite nervous as it will be the first time any of them have met him, let alone chat with him and they all cannot wait for the weekend to come.copyright protection139PENANAOASxtDpuUF

The week seems to go on forever, but finally Saturday arrives and Climbing rose head down to meet Jing at the cafe. Dead on time the stunning Dragon enters and Yūka trots over to greet him.copyright protection139PENANApN8KjLSwy5

   “It is so good to see you. Come.”copyright protection139PENANArGyWSSOGHz

Jing follows him over to table were four nervous looking men are seated, they all rise and perform deep bows.copyright protection139PENANAyw9r3C5s7Z

   “Please, all of you sit, sit,” he says.copyright protection139PENANA7xMgh62aCA

All the young men sit back down and vocalist goes on to introduce everyone, “I’m Takashi, and they are, Eito, Hibiki, Kaminari.”copyright protection139PENANAf3gN09GOQo

The Dragon smiles and says, “It is nice to finally meet you all. So how’s about we go over things with some tea?”copyright protection139PENANAooUyQYaVri

This makes Yūka reply with a sharp, “Right,” then heads off over to the counter to order drinks.copyright protection139PENANAUzQHP8NRiq

The vocalist places a hand to his chest and says in a soft voice, “I’m afraid you will be only appearing around five times to do the keyboard.”copyright protection139PENANAsyuJluT1jJ

   “That’s fine as it is better than just once,” replies Jing, extending his left index finger.”copyright protection139PENANAqH8kfYjqTK

   “Once?” Eito gasps. “There was no point in asking you.”copyright protection139PENANAJOjzw9Hk1Z

They are all shocked to hear the god laugh as they thought Dragons showed no emotions at all, but then it dawns on them he is the son of the highly regarded Ga-eul a Healer and they know they seem to have the same emotions as mortals.copyright protection139PENANALtxfcTJ6V2

   “That is exactly what I thought and the crowed agreed, they kept call my name until the band played another song where I played the piano. The band soon realised minority of the fans had come to see me and afterwards apologised. I told them you know what to do for next time.”copyright protection139PENANAPlKXGZWZqQ

   “And did they ask you back?” Hibiki asks, leaning forward in his seat.copyright protection139PENANAK9E3Ibcqwd

Jing shakes his head and replies, “Iie, they never did whilst they were with their old vocalist as according to the drummer he did not like me stealing his limelight.”copyright protection139PENANAphHXwURg0M

All the young lads eyes open wide with shock and Kaminari says, “How could he be like that with someone as famous as you? I can assure none of us are like that, we welcome your help as it is a true honour.”copyright protection139PENANAjP84NO4JOu

The others nod in agreement and give the god happy smiles.copyright protection139PENANAzyDeCmpOMW

Yūka returns with a tray of drinks and says, “Jing, I’ve got you a green and jasmine tea.”copyright protection139PENANA2cdKaKE11F

   “Lovely, arigato dear boy. So when are you playing?”copyright protection139PENANANkvWoiLs2z

   “In three days time at Seventh Heaven,” replies the vocalist, looking all nervous.copyright protection139PENANAXB8AQKXgzJ

    “Plenty of time for me to gets to grips with what you’re wanting me to play.”copyright protection139PENANAcCVpm5916b

The vocalist gives Eito a nudge and whispers, “Show him the music.”copyright protection139PENANAGUvbRUuCnw

   “Hai,” he replies, pulling a slim laptop from a cloth bag, setting it down on the table and opens it. “Here you go,” he says, turning it around face the Dragon.copyright protection139PENANAbl7kVX4SdE

They all watch the stunning god’s long heavily ringed left fingers tap the table as though he is playing a piano, which is closely followed by his right hand. Then he stops and pulls something from the left inside pocket of his coat.copyright protection139PENANACpgxPDDZEJ

Jing moves his cup of tea to one side before he unfastens the item and rolls it out across the table.copyright protection139PENANAakEGwvB07Z

“No way a flex electric keyboard!” Yūka gasps.copyright protection139PENANAwjkEDgCI8Q

The god nods and says, “It may not sound right, as this is a little limited on keys, nonetheless hopefully it won’t matter too much.”copyright protection139PENANAmLgDi5gV5U

   “Please play,” encourages Hibiki, looking to the others who all chime in with, play, play.copyright protection139PENANAFffkWMQxMX

Jing emits a soft giggle and starts to play the tune.copyright protection139PENANAxjhRYV7AEg

The cafe falls silent as the people all start to listen to one of the most famous people in action, when he finishes everyone claps, making him perform a shallow bow.copyright protection139PENANAq01GEkMUfR

Eito looks up at the god with an expression of wonder upon his young face and says, “You’re amazing.”copyright protection139PENANAPV74f4R5CD

Jing smiles and replies, “Arigato. Can I ask who plays guitar?”copyright protection139PENANA39Xl0Vh8wV

Hibiki and Kaminari slightly raises their left hands and the god continues, “This bit after the intro, who I’m following?”copyright protection139PENANAoXWqEAKqv0

“You’re following me,” replies Hibiki, pointing a hand towards his chest.copyright protection139PENANAikVqpbugh6

   “Ah now I see,” replies Jing, and starts press some of the keys on the keyboard.copyright protection139PENANAUkgRGhNXpk

This when the band realise he is also playing Hibiki pieces which sounds wonderful, again when he finishes there is a round of applause.copyright protection139PENANATOhPfVqZlV

The Dragon performs a shallow bow and says, “Arigato, everyone.”copyright protection139PENANA0EfV4E7zUo

The guitar player goes onto show the god the next song which again Jing plays with grace and passion.copyright protection139PENANAFPJWGpdunD

A group girls start to whisper from how does he do that? To, you can tell he is a professional and one wishes she could play like that.copyright protection139PENANAOgs55H1wHm

Jing looks to them and says, “Practice my dear and one day you will be as good as me.”copyright protection139PENANArH1GC5lKEg

The group of girls all blush and just giggle.copyright protection139PENANA8k5RhMhugE

The Dragon turns his attention back to the computer screen and asks, “Who plays drums?”copyright protection139PENANA85UAb0hcwY

Eiro slightly raises his hand and replies, “Me.”copyright protection139PENANAzXFAEiG03l

   “Ah I see you come in when I have played the opening peace, then stay with me along with Yūka, until the guitars comes in.”copyright protection139PENANAgbGl3X8kso

The band members nod and Jing sees he does not come in again until near the end.copyright protection139PENANAYAuTbFTsSp

They carry one going though the rest of the five songs the god is going to play, then he suggests something most unexpected, “Would you all like to come back to my studio?”copyright protection139PENANArrn722qI2t

It takes a moment for the young lads to compose themselves and they all nod.copyright protection139PENANA4iEKEIIM2a

Jing switches off the keyboard, rolls it up to place it back in the pocket of his coat, then goes on the drink the last of his tea whilst he waits for the young men get themselves ready to leave.copyright protection139PENANAb1LFUWlOpd

They all head outside, down the street to a crossing, this is when Yūka realises they are heading for the train station.copyright protection139PENANAeREBYHEoqG

   “Huh... Jing, where is your studio?”copyright protection139PENANASuZxfEfXqi

   “Gomen, I should of told you all, it is one stop away.”copyright protection139PENANA8CjUieRD2g

   “But... But I don’t have the money for a train journey.”copyright protection139PENANARg7wS6dwvD

   “Not to worry as none of you will need to pay.”copyright protection139PENANAdn8dUnRali

   “What? How?” Takashi gasps, looking up at him.copyright protection139PENANAstUMod0fR3

Jing holds up a green and red card between the first two fingers of his left hand and replies, “You all forget who you’re travelling with? I’m a god and this little baby is a pass that allows me and anyone I am with to go anywhere for free.”copyright protection139PENANAvIkDecJsJe

   “No way! That’s awesome,” says Kaminari, his face full of delight.copyright protection139PENANA5XCdawB1HW

The others agree and they all carry on to the train station.copyright protection139PENANAj9qeWOrW3i

Jing uses the card to get everyone passed the barrier and down onto the platform where they wait for the train to arrives and people ask the god if they can take a pictures with him.copyright protection139PENANA0z1kcfxWIh

Soon the train arrives and all get on. A man kindly offers the god his seat, Jing thanks him as he tries to get him to sit back down and informs him he is only going one stop.copyright protection139PENANAaOeM1ojDq0

The man performs a shallow, then sits down and carries on reading his newspaper.copyright protection139PENANAzKaZZ7Nq4R

It takes less than five minutes to reach the next station where Climbing rose get off and follow the god outside.copyright protection139PENANAJ4qKoD0WzI

Jing leads them down a side street to a large building, he unlocks the door and says, “We’re here.”copyright protection139PENANAdKwsxyRQbh

All of them remove their shoes and the god provides them with lovely soft slippers. He goes on to show them through to a large studio which is equipped with everything a band would need and they all spend the rest of the day practicing. In the evening Jing treats everyone to a nice take a way and with it being very late he even escorts them all home.copyright protection139PENANARL22K19yrd

For next few days they all keep rehearsing for the big day which soon comes around and the god finds it hard to keep them all calm.copyright protection139PENANAqbhQWGuWD4

However, he notices once they are up on stage all their fears and worry go away and they put on a great show. Word of the band soon spreads and Jing has to make it clear to the music magazines that he just helping them out.copyright protection139PENANAFQOcilLacX

Takashi even asks him to teach him to play the piano and the Dragon is more than happy to give him lessons.copyright protection139PENANAr3It6tvf1W

Jing stays with them until they are fully established, then goes on to help another new band.copyright protection139PENANAts8Li4sN15

Two years later the guitarist Hibiki contacts the god telling him he is concerned about Yūka as he has not been well for some time. The Dragon tells him he will fetch his brother Weisheng and pay them a visit.copyright protection139PENANARHWGTf1Fpd

The band is shocked to meet for the first time the founder of the clothing company Mystery Rose. Straight away he can tell Yūka is very ill, but it is treatable, he takes him in to another room to have a privet chat with him and the young man just looks at the Healer in shock.copyright protection139PENANACRhkkoNQEP

   “I know that look, you were told it was not treatable right?”copyright protection139PENANAM7hVTA0ln2

All Yūka can manage is a nod and Weisheng continues, “I have heard this so many times, and I always say come to us as we can heal and rid you of a lot of diseases. The only thing we cannot do is heal the brain. Correction, some of us cannot heal the brain, however my great grandfather Xuě yuèliàng can, he can heal things from concussion to bleeding on the brain.”copyright protection139PENANAqfJmVDCXi1

Yūka gasps, “Oh my goodness, that’s amazing.”copyright protection139PENANAbUSsfdR23v

The Healer nods and replies, “This is why he is one of the top Healers. And if I were unable to help you, I would have brought him in.”copyright protection139PENANASQD9LwJMR7

The young man’s eyes open wind in shock and he gasps, “Really?!”copyright protection139PENANAOimxFibhft

Weisheng laughs and replies, “Really, really.”copyright protection139PENANAiqobTDoKFr

Yūka places a hand to his chest and says, “To be honest I’m glad you can help me as I think I would faint, if you brought him in.”copyright protection139PENANAgxiTH4prQh

The Healer laughs as he claps his hands and says, “He would catch you and say, ha another fainter as it does happen to him a lot.”copyright protection139PENANAyEzVcfenwt

   “Oh my goodness,” replies the young man, placing a hand in front of his mouth.copyright protection139PENANAQPTe1NSpxy

Weisheng nods and says, “Anyway, you need to take it easy as you’re only going to accelerate your condition. I will treat you today and then in a months time I will perform another one. However be warned, I do not treat people who do not listen to me.”copyright protection139PENANARN69HNd7e4

Yūka performs a deep bow and replies, “Don’t worry I will listen you. I promise to slow down.”copyright protection139PENANAoNIYJUdXhK

The Healer pats him on the arm, then gets him to lie down on a settee and starts to treat him.copyright protection139PENANAq8zknA7f0F

The young man becomes aware of a warming sensation within his chest, he looks up at Weisheng wanting to ask him if this is normal? But he decides not to when he sees the god is concentrating on what he is doing.copyright protection139PENANANStT2aHghW

A few minutes later the Healer’s eyes open and Yūka sees a metallic red like glitter drift across them.copyright protection139PENANAkGK2EtXRqf

   “How do you feel my boy? Any dizziness? Feeling sick?”copyright protection139PENANABRnbbKMj0N

   “Iie, I feel fine. Arigato gozaimashita,” replies Yūka, with a bow of his head.copyright protection139PENANAZNFsHHDpXV

Weisheng helps him to sit up and says, “I am going to give you a tea, which will also help. But I will say it again, if you don’t slow down the treatment won’t last.”copyright protection139PENANAlhB5kfyi7Z

   “I hear your warning and I will do as you say.”copyright protection139PENANAxJRUV3FImF

   “There’s a good lad,” says the Healer, giving him a pat on the arm before he heads out of the room.copyright protection139PENANAvlsbOaSrzQ

When Hibiki sees him enter the kitchen, he quickly goes to him and asks, “Were you able to help him?”copyright protection139PENANAmV8Y1tdALl

Weisheng nods and goes on to tell him exactly what he told Yūka.copyright protection139PENANAzi4qd0tSIQ

The guitarist performs a deep bow and says, “Arigato gozaimashita. I will also make sure he takes it easy.”copyright protection139PENANAxdc0p0aisK

   “Bless you,” say the Healer, placing his left hand on the top of the young man’s head for a moment, then carries on making the tea.copyright protection139PENANA8OFhNGK0gw

A sweet smelling aroma soon fills the apartment, Weisheng places the pot of tea along with a cup on to a tray and returns to Yūka.copyright protection139PENANAmQOrh2rLU9

   “Now you need to drink this slowly whilst it is hot, careful not to burn your tongue.”copyright protection139PENANABrnOrMOC4g

The young man gives him a nod and does exactly what he tells him.copyright protection139PENANAmd52uSJfT0

Jing returns to the apartment with lunch and Hibiki goes on to tell him the good news, in which he replies, “Told you not to worry my brother will be able to help him.”copyright protection139PENANAMfQAH8D8Tx

They hug and the guitarist goes on to say, “I’m so glad he was... But there is no way we can afford him.”copyright protection139PENANAhvYFjqs72w

   “Huh? Who said anything about money?”copyright protection139PENANAopKurfmavg

Hibiki looks up at him all confused and says with hesitation, “He can’t treat for free?”copyright protection139PENANAbhw1Sdavl3

Jing smiles and says, “Dear boy, Healers are not doctors they never ask for money, or expect you to pay. They are happy to treat you mortals, pervading you do as they tell you. Don’t and they will refuse to treat you again.”copyright protection139PENANA2Dz1jSrL0u

   “Oh I see... Interesting. But I know Yūka won’t allow him to do this for free... He will want to give him something in return... I guess the question is, what can we give him?”copyright protection139PENANAhpT2TlhgwM

The Dragon starts to laugh and mutters, “Mortals.”copyright protection139PENANAxH33JVgTqC

Hibiki grabs hold of his arm and asks, “Nani? Why can’t we treat you gods?”copyright protection139PENANAXtgwuzpWkp

   “Dear boy, you mortals don’t have to give anything in return as us gods are always happy to help. Nonetheless, if you really insist on treating my brother, then I suggest a meal. You do one yourselves or take him out.”copyright protection139PENANAqCOkFIGWYc

This brings a large smile to the guitarist face, he gives a sharp nod, then trots out of the kitchen only to come back in a moment later to give the Dragon a kiss on the cheek, which makes him giggle.copyright protection139PENANAJvUNzEIPx9

Hibiki then waves to him and trots again out of the room. copyright protection139PENANAsvCJ27ir3D

Jing carries on placing the bento boxes out on the table along with drinks and calls, “Foods ready!”copyright protection139PENANAQufFOUnuRm

The others come through and they all sit down at the table to eat.copyright protection139PENANAHARCnqg6gO

Weisheng carries on treating Yūka for the rest of the year, and they even make a start on a dress at his home in Ōyokochō, Hachiōji which is never finished as young lads heath suddenly deteriorates and he is rushed to hospital, where the Healer goes on to place him in a coma whilst Jing is fetching their great grandfather.copyright protection139PENANAgJjTsl0LM4

Xuě yuèliàng only just manages to save Yūka’s life, he informs the band that the bassist must stop all activities otherwise he will not live to see another year.copyright protection139PENANAoDyEinzGSq

The members posted it on their website Masaki must spend all activities due to his falling heath. Do not worry his being treated by one of the top Healers Sung Xuě yuèliàng.copyright protection139PENANA2z1UcplswB

A week later Yūka is brought out of the coma, he opens his eyes to see a stunning Necrosis Deity leaning over him, as he checks his heart and mutters, “Who are you?”copyright protection139PENANAgNlAGOWHzJ

   “Ah you’re awake. It’s god to see. I am Xuě yuèliàng, I have been treating you.”copyright protection139PENANALXmkCFIbmA

The young man’s eyes nearly pop out of his head and he gasps, “M-my lord!”copyright protection139PENANACoaEjm4EPA

The Healer quickly gets him to calm down and says, “Easy dear boy. You need to take it easy for your heart sake,” patting him on the chest.copyright protection139PENANAg5nBG4pCLY

Yūka takes a few deep breaths to calm himself and asks, “How long?”copyright protection139PENANAlxWISynAJK

   “Just a week. You’re recovering well. But not well enough to be sent home yet. I will go and inform your family.”copyright protection139PENANAbm8l0rI46x

The young man watches the Healer gracefully walk out of the room to return a moment later with his parents and says, “Five minutes as he needs to rest as much as posable.”copyright protection139PENANAFmD3Xj7nVT

Yūka’s mother and father both bow, then they go on to give their son a hug.copyright protection139PENANAmgriYjRmUA

In the end Yūka has to remain in hospital for two weeks before Xuě yuèliàng allows him to go home, where his parents continue to watch over him.copyright protection139PENANA65XfrYH93N

Jing takes his place as bassist in Climbing rose and helps them to find a good replacement, a young man by the name of Kage not to be confused with the Grey Dragon Misuto Kage. To this day Yūka remains good friends with Jing, Weisheng and Xuě yuèliàng, he cannot thank them enough for saving his life and the dress still remains unfinished to remind him to take life easy and not work so hard.copyright protection139PENANAHI9kM7EUvz

The end.copyright protection139PENANANRQe9Py0bs

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