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Part Three First encounter
Barbara
Mar 8, 2016
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No Plagiarism!Id3JvLzdkcThRMYsnbApposted 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 protection130PENANAhQzgL1NhVT

I thought, by chance he could have meet Jing just walking down the road which starts lovely friendship.copyright protection130PENANA1E74oDQXQa

Again for legal reasons I have changed the names, but I know my die hard fans will know who I am talking about.copyright protection130PENANA9Kr0wqtTB4

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 protection130PENANAjSUS9GTWYP

   “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 protection130PENANAQZtY4SBUPs

This makes the young man run over to him and quickly asks, “Are you Sung Jing?”copyright protection130PENANA4Zcw0JWtDx

The Dragon looks down at him and replies in a soft emotionless voice, “Hai, that’s me.”copyright protection130PENANAxWqrPz7Jw6

The young man performs a deep bow and replies, “Hamasak Yūka.”copyright protection130PENANAym52l9UX3K

   “Nice to meet you dear boy. Do you need me for something?”copyright protection130PENANAp8KCEKmBdZ

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 protection130PENANA8LWzdL8luF

Jing smiles and replies, “I see, bless you and here.”copyright protection130PENANAr22w5nG0kJ

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 protection130PENANALKSvnxfJ8t

Yūka performs a deep bow as he takes the card and replies, “Arigatō and hope to see you again soon.”copyright protection130PENANAJgfFQsqZNU

Jing nods and replies, “Hai.”copyright protection130PENANAEeXGL34r4p

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 protection130PENANAbPa3kxAAhI

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 protection130PENANA40ZjGPL7Pz

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 protection130PENANA2tNZay3e07

This makes the young man quickly turn around and say with a bit of a squeak, “Jing!”copyright protection130PENANAEbWOehlPSD

The Dragon waves his heavily ringed left hand and asks, “Care to join me?”copyright protection130PENANAxWExgkn2rc

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 protection130PENANABtFptQYw4Y

Jing empties two packets of sager into his mug of black coffee and asks, “Do you live round here?”copyright protection130PENANAEJ9AxnSScK

It takes a moment for the young man to reply, “Hai, in an apartment just up the road.”copyright protection130PENANAvKHahXuFZW

   “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 protection130PENANARAqxZTnXqs

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 protection130PENANAV5b4FIsyBF

Jing nods and replies, “Hai, they are. However, they are not that big when you have a set of wings to stretch.”copyright protection130PENANAi7pZhHXMmW

Yūka places a hand over his mouth and says, “Oh dear.”copyright protection130PENANAIew9Lw29ut

   “Meh... I can stand on the balcony to stretch them wearing nothing but my underwear,” replies the Dragon, winking his left eye.copyright protection130PENANABpyNuewXN7

The young man giggles and says, “You’re lucky, I don’t even have a balcony.”copyright protection130PENANAC5f25xJ2j6

   “Ah that’s a shame.”copyright protection130PENANAZ2kvb62efw

   “Maybe one day I will be able to afford to live where you are,” says Yūka with a smile.copyright protection130PENANAIRWhFqvboi

   “Anything is possible, my boy,” says Jing, raising his scaled eyebrows. “So what do you do?”copyright protection130PENANAj0oz2u6Mxq

   “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 protection130PENANATwsd2Ek4TA

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 protection130PENANABBrxS7Xojm

   “Really!” Yūka gasps, looking him all shocked.copyright protection130PENANAGDm5cpAjc7

Jing nods and replies, “Hai, really.”copyright protection130PENANAJ5EciGQDLJ

This makes the young man perform a shallow bow and say, “I feel so honoured.”copyright protection130PENANAdmlFTdMRB6

   “Bless. However, you must know, dear boy I’m one for listing out and supporting new bands.”copyright protection130PENANAdiJAoWZYfb

Yūka nods and says, “One day you might be supporting my band... Oooh that would be so cool.”copyright protection130PENANA6ZhKbzr2dd

Jing laughs and nods in agreement, then goes on to drink his tea.copyright protection130PENANAMqz75tlSlX

The young man takes a few sips of his coffee before he asks, “Is that why you’re here? Forgive me I-”copyright protection130PENANAYyfI9EE9CU

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 protection130PENANAlJTCu5cV8p

   “Ah I see and are you enjoying the band you’re with?”copyright protection130PENANA8UPI2VbnOw

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 protection130PENANAkN5AveeaoR

   “Oh my goodness that’s not good.”copyright protection130PENANA4JAYl53x0c

Jing shakes his head and replies, “Iie, and they only have themselves to blame.”copyright protection130PENANAW96MS8I4ww

Yūka nods in agreement and notices the god is now looking at his watch and he says, “Gomen, I’ve got to go.”copyright protection130PENANAAQjGrPVFZj

   “That’s all right and see you soon,” replies Yūka, rising to perform a slight bow.copyright protection130PENANAw4272oc6Wd

Jing finishes his tea, then rises and as he passes the young man he gives him a pat on the shoulder.copyright protection130PENANAiSnpFgynk4

Yūka is so happy to see him again and this time had a conversation with him, he leaves the cafe feeling very excited.copyright protection130PENANAUUVdBm3w22

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 protection130PENANAQz6TH9hUfd

The vocalist folds his arms and says, “I wonder what he could do for us?” copyright protection130PENANA8y6vXMLva6

   “How’s about I ask him when I see him again?”copyright protection130PENANAA41viCSl9U

   “Great idea Yūka,” says the vocalist, patting him on the arm.copyright protection130PENANAnZuuSbDa5S

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 protection130PENANAndruJogvUq

The young man smiles and sends one back saying, sure I’ll sign it.copyright protection130PENANABuvC0NfT9o

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 protection130PENANAOxni1gtEqz

   “Cute,” says Jing with a smile.copyright protection130PENANAxOMYiwnz1h

   “Do you like it?” Yūka asks full of intrigue.copyright protection130PENANA0DMwfNjuGt

   “I do and I hope you do more.”copyright protection130PENANASu0gM1wgGX

The young man nods and replies full of excitement, “We’re planning to.”copyright protection130PENANAPeLCd48AE9

Jing pats him on the arm and says, “Glad to hear it my boy.”copyright protection130PENANASFNFb2svx8

   “Emm... I was wondering... That’s if you’re free to go-”copyright protection130PENANAYqCYGp0dFG

The Dragon is unable to hear anything else the young man is saying with a train passing through the station. “Pardon my boy?”copyright protection130PENANAbuUW771fIG

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 protection130PENANApBlcgwfI1M

Jing nods but before he can answer another train comes through the station. They both laugh and head outside.copyright protection130PENANAQ0ctYTSY7y

   “I will be happy to help you out dear boy. Just let me know when and where?”copyright protection130PENANAFi2zf9Hhpq

Yūka performs a deep bow and replies, “Arigatō gozaimashita.”copyright protection130PENANAXO1i1hPg0Q

   “Hey it’s what I do,” says Jing, patting him on the shoulder.copyright protection130PENANA2RQfkP9dOg

The young man looks up at him and asks, “Why were you riding the train?”copyright protection130PENANALtzO3OYL6n

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 protection130PENANAb3cdldvatv

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 protection130PENANA1wnSMHIVVw

   “Exactly my boy. So care for a lift? As the wind is not so bad here.”copyright protection130PENANAcH0Lv3AuOG

This makes the young man look up at him all wide eyed and mutters, “Fly me home?”copyright protection130PENANAS0J4d5iIgM

Jing nods and replies, “Yep as you won’t make it in time.”copyright protection130PENANAeiiBb5jT0e

   “Oh ok,” replies Yūka with a smile.copyright protection130PENANAqcWqYruyWi

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 protection130PENANAfOjZTw4bfl

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 protection130PENANAYtDh4PmoJn

   “You might as well stay until it passes over,” says Jing, dropping the young man’s legs.copyright protection130PENANAC9zzAy047X

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 protection130PENANAnmLGlEcqQr

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 protection130PENANAMPVq6ZfsoY

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 protection130PENANAQ17qAIYAM5

Jing returns to the room carrying a small tray, he sets it down on the table and says, “Come sit.”copyright protection130PENANAy9sjPOY2fP

The young man takes a seat on the settee and smiles at him.copyright protection130PENANAt1EorLoGeM

The Dragon pours him a cup of tea and says, “I hope you like jasmine tea?”copyright protection130PENANAF4ONuovsZh

   “Hai, I do.”copyright protection130PENANAyxr1QgQPi5

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 protection130PENANAEM7jby4Afi

   “Are you all right?” Yūka asks, growing concerned.copyright protection130PENANAnUmbIQzdjy

   “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 protection130PENANAuS5VTWcJLu

The young man giggles and says, “I was going to ask you that. So they just block out loud noises?”copyright protection130PENANAPqhWJsvN2K

Jing nods and replies, “I wear them when I’m doing shows and recording as the music is way too loud.”copyright protection130PENANA6pFsAnj9AC

   “I can understand as your ears are very sensitive,” replies Yūka, looking at the god’s heavily pierced left pointed ear.copyright protection130PENANAI5uO1oKd7w

   “Hai, they are. I can hear things miles away before you mortals can,” replies Jing, winking his left eye.copyright protection130PENANAIWW0TFsotv

The young man starts to relax and asks, “So what do you like to do in the evenings?”copyright protection130PENANA9zUO2vclFN

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 protection130PENANAYnTsbVQW8Y

Yūka gets all excited and says, “I love it when you play that, as you play it with such passion.”copyright protection130PENANAsRVoRO4kcy

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 protection130PENANAPm8JaafnwU

The young man places his hands over his mouth and mumbles, “Gomen.”copyright protection130PENANAbuh4XtZNp8

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 protection130PENANAMR0IgSwlcJ

Yūka removes his hand from his mouth and gives him a smile.copyright protection130PENANAT251Mgc1EI

   “Would you like me to play for you?” The Dragon asks, placing his right index finger to the young man’s nose.copyright protection130PENANAVPcdU9GUX5

   “Iie,” says Yūka, waving his hands back and forth.copyright protection130PENANA3KX3sdVYy8

Jing laughs and replies, “Really, you’re going to pass this opportunity to have a personal show?”copyright protection130PENANAIsaNuW4GXI

The young man’s cheeks flush and he replies in a soft voice, “You’re right I can’t miss this.”copyright protection130PENANAoTyB6sKMmI

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 protection130PENANASpsPtU3pTC

The young man listens to him play a very moving tune and when he finished he gives him a clap.copyright protection130PENANAxB4IpyFteD

   “Arigatō,” replies Jing performing a slight bow.copyright protection130PENANAcDwKeDcZpz

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 protection130PENANAIiZa8s5bRZ

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 protection130PENANANpBS71qNuF

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 protection130PENANAqHjXrxAEx0

   “Ah ohayō, dear boy,” he says, without turning around.copyright protection130PENANAefidqqGwCx

Yūka takes a seat at the breakfast bar and replies as yawns, "Ohayō."copyright protection130PENANAwpX7i58JSD

The Dragon glances over his shoulder and asks, “Would you like coffee or tea with breakfast?”copyright protection130PENANAojlHgNfQrN

   “I’ll have what you’re having,” replies the young man, pointing his hand towards a teapot.copyright protection130PENANAQG39TuzA1b

   “Ah that’s Chinese breakfast tea. Help yourself, dear boy.”copyright protection130PENANA7xB5FUaND3

Yūka nods and pours some of the clear, slightly sweet smelling tea into a cup which has been decorated with Koi.copyright protection130PENANAr1mMJCzZt1

Jing places a bowl of rice down in front of him which has been topped with spring onions, mushrooms and Fuki.copyright protection130PENANAMkHPtBj3bk

   “Ooh this looks nice,” says Yūka,picking up a set of chopsticks.copyright protection130PENANAfjSRoxLzlo

The god smiles and says, “Don’t wait for me.”copyright protection130PENANACMqYz9B895

   “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 protection130PENANAaVqRLUt5XE

Jing takes a seat next to him and starts to eat.copyright protection130PENANAqdYi5nPQWa

Yūka finishes his mouthful and says, “Wow you’re an amazing cook.”copyright protection130PENANAfyXGxwQ9FZ

The god giggles and replies, “Arigatō dear boy. My parents where good teaches.”copyright protection130PENANAePUEHFybKw

“I have to agree,” says Yūka and carries on eating.copyright protection130PENANAQaKOtPbjG7

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 protection130PENANAtVGrBdXrnD

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 protection130PENANArBtlgb1PmM

   “Nani!” squeaks the vocalist.copyright protection130PENANAlcX51qVdJB

Yūka laughs and says, “I’m telling you the truth.”copyright protection130PENANAldw1E8fCAC

   “Hai, I believe you... Why are you there?”copyright protection130PENANAf1eJnuUokh

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 protection130PENANAaFu8LvyGJi

   “You could ask him to play for you as he quite enjoys it.”copyright protection130PENANAh4vO6aXlMy

   “Really, how could you tell?”copyright protection130PENANAY2zdMXHGl1

   “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 protection130PENANAYwHsEtYdaH

   “Wow amazing. Oh did you asked him?”copyright protection130PENANAwsL2hRcedZ

   “Hai and he’s happy to play keyboards for us.”copyright protection130PENANAMb2moOj6vF

   “Awesome!” Takashi says all excited.copyright protection130PENANA8tcQWRjU4u

Yūka laughs and says, “I will be down in a bit.”copyright protection130PENANABBWnDdePrs

   “Hai, see you in a bit,” replies the vocalist and ends the call.copyright protection130PENANAPeESB3GVac

   “Is everything all right dear boy,” comes that handsome soft voice from behind.copyright protection130PENANAAiFM9CEtwI

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 protection130PENANAX7kTvX7KNz

   “Hai, my vocalist Takashi was just wondering where I was.”copyright protection130PENANAcCNQupTbk3

   “Ah I see, you need to get going?”copyright protection130PENANAnUm3HwFlZc

The young man nods and Jing goes on to says, “Allow me to take you.”copyright protection130PENANA4XkoRPmYz9

   “Arigatō,” replies Yūka, performing a deep bow.copyright protection130PENANAxLMlChKvs5

   “I’ll just give my hair a bush and grab a jacket,” says the Dragon as he disappears out of the room.copyright protection130PENANAzQZVUHsA3s

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 protection130PENANAM8p6xhWTfv

   “Iie, I’ve got it,” replies Jing as he comes back into the room.copyright protection130PENANA3NhQ8T7ToA

They both walk over to the window that leads out on to the balcony to put on their shoes before stepping outside.copyright protection130PENANAYYrYTlGmWK

Jing slides the door closed, then picks the young man up and unfolds his wings.copyright protection130PENANAOISdPquLkK

This time Yūka watches him rise up into the clear blue sky to come to land near his apartment .copyright protection130PENANAgoxxeGrlAP

   “Arigatō and I had a great time.”copyright protection130PENANAWyNnxHJd3F

   “I’m glad to hear that dear boy and see you soon.”copyright protection130PENANAYRoQ5ehAZB

The young man performs a shallow bow and replies, “Hai, I will send you everything.”copyright protection130PENANAkgZSOdzfza

The god smiles and replies, “Bless you. Later.”copyright protection130PENANA5vJTTgADuE

   “Later,” replies Yūka, giving him a wave.copyright protection130PENANAiswHjCVAcV

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 protection130PENANAcxbbq0p0fZ

Yūka giggles and says, “Come on in.”copyright protection130PENANAaluTeoaP1E

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 protection130PENANAtk701rDW1Q

Yūka quickly writes back informing him that’s fine and we will all see you there.copyright protection130PENANASeo3pO3PPj

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 protection130PENANAOZEjTTH3IJ

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 protection130PENANAIc3Pc5gQ2i

   “It is so good to see you. Come.”copyright protection130PENANAGUw4XWT1MI

Jing follows him over to table were four nervous looking men are seated, they all rise and perform deep bows.copyright protection130PENANAlAI0UBTCFB

   “Please, all of you sit, sit,” he says.copyright protection130PENANAloNpd0uuQw

All the young men sit back down and vocalist goes on to introduce everyone, “I’m Takashi, and they are, Eito, Hibiki, Kaminari.”copyright protection130PENANANwrkBohuq3

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 protection130PENANAcMEVMyxFac

This makes Yūka reply with a sharp, “Right,” then heads off over to the counter to order drinks.copyright protection130PENANAhwA4VO5qjW

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 protection130PENANAX7tor4NJyd

   “That’s fine as it is better than just once,” replies Jing, extending his left index finger.”copyright protection130PENANAML0rGMZera

   “Once?” Eito gasps. “There was no point in asking you.”copyright protection130PENANAqIH1NDQT3a

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 protection130PENANAP1hipJmcsV

   “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 protection130PENANAqeGqGndGBE

   “And did they ask you back?” Hibiki asks, leaning forward in his seat.copyright protection130PENANAR2ny4bcU4f

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 protection130PENANA5UgmcG5zTx

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 protection130PENANAujMbKszX8a

The others nod in agreement and give the god happy smiles.copyright protection130PENANAC0d0yicKcg

Yūka returns with a tray of drinks and says, “Jing, I’ve got you a green and jasmine tea.”copyright protection130PENANA0iahEnXJWR

   “Lovely, arigato dear boy. So when are you playing?”copyright protection130PENANAhra3CVwbSF

   “In three days time at Seventh Heaven,” replies the vocalist, looking all nervous.copyright protection130PENANAmvFzveRHY4

    “Plenty of time for me to gets to grips with what you’re wanting me to play.”copyright protection130PENANAYZm9g1weKs

The vocalist gives Eito a nudge and whispers, “Show him the music.”copyright protection130PENANA52Ug5wbCH4

   “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 protection130PENANAh4zXE4bvMa

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 protection130PENANAAK9XTqYpFJ

Jing moves his cup of tea to one side before he unfastens the item and rolls it out across the table.copyright protection130PENANASLLM2Rjdu1

“No way a flex electric keyboard!” Yūka gasps.copyright protection130PENANAhM5RJJVUfH

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 protection130PENANA5QreNlFMLl

   “Please play,” encourages Hibiki, looking to the others who all chime in with, play, play.copyright protection130PENANAwD6iq89JmE

Jing emits a soft giggle and starts to play the tune.copyright protection130PENANAKEqQv9zr4O

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 protection130PENANA89FAosW4fH

Eito looks up at the god with an expression of wonder upon his young face and says, “You’re amazing.”copyright protection130PENANApLkv3LEdv0

Jing smiles and replies, “Arigato. Can I ask who plays guitar?”copyright protection130PENANARgFi6arGBw

Hibiki and Kaminari slightly raises their left hands and the god continues, “This bit after the intro, who I’m following?”copyright protection130PENANAvKFal4Ch8S

“You’re following me,” replies Hibiki, pointing a hand towards his chest.copyright protection130PENANAYxDj3H5IUA

   “Ah now I see,” replies Jing, and starts press some of the keys on the keyboard.copyright protection130PENANAJMQo4XywDa

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 protection130PENANA28VIigMVyV

The Dragon performs a shallow bow and says, “Arigato, everyone.”copyright protection130PENANANwtqQw7Vf2

The guitar player goes onto show the god the next song which again Jing plays with grace and passion.copyright protection130PENANAvYOmmTjVpW

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 protection130PENANA5s50anhXiP

Jing looks to them and says, “Practice my dear and one day you will be as good as me.”copyright protection130PENANAS5mlvcSD87

The group of girls all blush and just giggle.copyright protection130PENANAGE5u0rokmO

The Dragon turns his attention back to the computer screen and asks, “Who plays drums?”copyright protection130PENANAhsgmtqJKn1

Eiro slightly raises his hand and replies, “Me.”copyright protection130PENANAAf7WBD8tgg

   “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 protection130PENANABWUGrV8Qfv

The band members nod and Jing sees he does not come in again until near the end.copyright protection130PENANAEwXUTrkCcI

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 protection130PENANAEMYLIzoR3F

It takes a moment for the young lads to compose themselves and they all nod.copyright protection130PENANA8EC2k3YsTe

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 protection130PENANAYyKWsEnNgz

They all head outside, down the street to a crossing, this is when Yūka realises they are heading for the train station.copyright protection130PENANAvUltG434V6

   “Huh... Jing, where is your studio?”copyright protection130PENANAJ3Kl65p4yj

   “Gomen, I should of told you all, it is one stop away.”copyright protection130PENANAiwR3skHQ7Y

   “But... But I don’t have the money for a train journey.”copyright protection130PENANApCTL6zQ9DM

   “Not to worry as none of you will need to pay.”copyright protection130PENANAgnP1JW681F

   “What? How?” Takashi gasps, looking up at him.copyright protection130PENANAsjcknFE5vL

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 protection130PENANA4VoXHuwxE9

   “No way! That’s awesome,” says Kaminari, his face full of delight.copyright protection130PENANAjUx9Wg52p6

The others agree and they all carry on to the train station.copyright protection130PENANAIRqUbOzQU5

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 protection130PENANACY00VHvrfa

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 protection130PENANABy48I0pN3O

The man performs a shallow, then sits down and carries on reading his newspaper.copyright protection130PENANAUMGlGS9gI4

It takes less than five minutes to reach the next station where Climbing rose get off and follow the god outside.copyright protection130PENANAlk2llY3Qqi

Jing leads them down a side street to a large building, he unlocks the door and says, “We’re here.”copyright protection130PENANA02R5az6Ana

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 protection130PENANAoiW5DCXNTF

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 protection130PENANARe0UAlTDcj

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 protection130PENANAWdlOiwop6M

Takashi even asks him to teach him to play the piano and the Dragon is more than happy to give him lessons.copyright protection130PENANAzv4wAI9xv2

Jing stays with them until they are fully established, then goes on to help another new band.copyright protection130PENANAdngdiQzbuL

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 protection130PENANAurZQfimDHs

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 protection130PENANAphYuOycX6I

   “I know that look, you were told it was not treatable right?”copyright protection130PENANAZj6gxo67AB

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 protection130PENANAT52SVhahVS

Yūka gasps, “Oh my goodness, that’s amazing.”copyright protection130PENANAKkaIOYh0Vo

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 protection130PENANAJVIPbfdhnN

The young man’s eyes open wind in shock and he gasps, “Really?!”copyright protection130PENANATgTV8Ocj58

Weisheng laughs and replies, “Really, really.”copyright protection130PENANAcQsmzhlQig

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 protection130PENANAf1bXQmd3EA

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 protection130PENANARxQLtZzGjF

   “Oh my goodness,” replies the young man, placing a hand in front of his mouth.copyright protection130PENANAOvvgS4xdVQ

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 protection130PENANAtaRF7H2lLG

Yūka performs a deep bow and replies, “Don’t worry I will listen you. I promise to slow down.”copyright protection130PENANAVDeLoHLXn4

The Healer pats him on the arm, then gets him to lie down on a settee and starts to treat him.copyright protection130PENANACbA8ssd0F8

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 protection130PENANAQ8jHOroQMa

A few minutes later the Healer’s eyes open and Yūka sees a metallic red like glitter drift across them.copyright protection130PENANAxINLubtf9Q

   “How do you feel my boy? Any dizziness? Feeling sick?”copyright protection130PENANAkM2UUum7u1

   “Iie, I feel fine. Arigato gozaimashita,” replies Yūka, with a bow of his head.copyright protection130PENANAglaA2Z1rPO

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 protection130PENANABmwo80ABgJ

   “I hear your warning and I will do as you say.”copyright protection130PENANAsAvuuqZRyu

   “There’s a good lad,” says the Healer, giving him a pat on the arm before he heads out of the room.copyright protection130PENANATOP4oS3qjT

When Hibiki sees him enter the kitchen, he quickly goes to him and asks, “Were you able to help him?”copyright protection130PENANAfVfLjoMUZ2

Weisheng nods and goes on to tell him exactly what he told Yūka.copyright protection130PENANAErCaW7AVZ8

The guitarist performs a deep bow and says, “Arigato gozaimashita. I will also make sure he takes it easy.”copyright protection130PENANApSXeWm60Nq

   “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 protection130PENANAT2l9OFxAAx

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 protection130PENANADeYfoVnZQm

   “Now you need to drink this slowly whilst it is hot, careful not to burn your tongue.”copyright protection130PENANA8ge5vbsCbf

The young man gives him a nod and does exactly what he tells him.copyright protection130PENANA24ioe63LHE

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 protection130PENANAikShAhcXg3

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 protection130PENANAjojyuOJWqV

   “Huh? Who said anything about money?”copyright protection130PENANAct0uReBVZi

Hibiki looks up at him all confused and says with hesitation, “He can’t treat for free?”copyright protection130PENANAziDsAdJMaZ

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 protection130PENANAQuo92TYLPp

   “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 protection130PENANAH2SHxKV8FV

The Dragon starts to laugh and mutters, “Mortals.”copyright protection130PENANArfd4HNiqAs

Hibiki grabs hold of his arm and asks, “Nani? Why can’t we treat you gods?”copyright protection130PENANAqrWOBZHzKx

   “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 protection130PENANAYsAR97B4gh

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 protection130PENANA0IwdMd14EC

Hibiki then waves to him and trots again out of the room. copyright protection130PENANAx43uTEtAee

Jing carries on placing the bento boxes out on the table along with drinks and calls, “Foods ready!”copyright protection130PENANA8dGJ4PQGU6

The others come through and they all sit down at the table to eat.copyright protection130PENANAXUOu8BIaGm

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 protection130PENANAMerQIkucVI

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 protection130PENANAq4V7N0WDGR

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 protection130PENANAKEMz9VbR5S

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 protection130PENANAeS6FIPZc1V

   “Ah you’re awake. It’s god to see. I am Xuě yuèliàng, I have been treating you.”copyright protection130PENANAVsZQzMQwpx

The young man’s eyes nearly pop out of his head and he gasps, “M-my lord!”copyright protection130PENANAnacaJl5Vdb

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 protection130PENANANs3U7LJ7XK

Yūka takes a few deep breaths to calm himself and asks, “How long?”copyright protection130PENANA2Sd2JMOAie

   “Just a week. You’re recovering well. But not well enough to be sent home yet. I will go and inform your family.”copyright protection130PENANA8GokQ8GW3T

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 protection130PENANA7RlaLtVuBT

Yūka’s mother and father both bow, then they go on to give their son a hug.copyright protection130PENANAfDMsGwfu6x

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 protection130PENANAIed7y4ff0j

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 protection130PENANA88auiWXery

The end.copyright protection130PENANA7GcU9Sqonw

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