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Jing and Yami
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Jing and Yami
Part Three First encounter
Mar 8, 2016
29 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!TzaSjXVl6dZTye1y7ggZposted 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 protection116PENANA01wkc03BO4

I thought, by chance he could have meet Jing just walking down the road which starts lovely friendship.copyright protection116PENANAZHEazX7vie

Again for legal reasons I have changed the names, but I know my die hard fans will know who I am talking about.copyright protection116PENANAIi8gx9PFp6

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 protection116PENANAEq7bLkcOV0

   “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 protection116PENANASVHw5hudMM

This makes the young man run over to him and quickly asks, “Are you Sung Jing?”copyright protection116PENANAsv5AMCJBi9

The Dragon looks down at him and replies in a soft emotionless voice, “Hai, that’s me.”copyright protection116PENANAHXAP8l9l95

The young man performs a deep bow and replies, “Hamasak Yūka.”copyright protection116PENANAl203y6l3k7

   “Nice to meet you dear boy. Do you need me for something?”copyright protection116PENANAPMDVmpy61Q

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 protection116PENANAfJNQyVbHhk

Jing smiles and replies, “I see, bless you and here.”copyright protection116PENANAMCmMGVT1Yd

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 protection116PENANA8OZMKmbisd

Yūka performs a deep bow as he takes the card and replies, “Arigatō and hope to see you again soon.”copyright protection116PENANA8IWWyuSJb9

Jing nods and replies, “Hai.”copyright protection116PENANA4YLrLrnEtm

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 protection116PENANASCbRoVeAdG

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 protection116PENANANmoJjWebGq

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 protection116PENANAkKo6c9yAO1

This makes the young man quickly turn around and say with a bit of a squeak, “Jing!”copyright protection116PENANAWGD7y13MBh

The Dragon waves his heavily ringed left hand and asks, “Care to join me?”copyright protection116PENANAspER9XNn8u

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 protection116PENANANsfcyrl61a

Jing empties two packets of sager into his mug of black coffee and asks, “Do you live round here?”copyright protection116PENANA7YRL6pM9co

It takes a moment for the young man to reply, “Hai, in an apartment just up the road.”copyright protection116PENANAqFO4wX1kka

   “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 protection116PENANAO8C3kbvGix

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 protection116PENANARqvIbB7YKk

Jing nods and replies, “Hai, they are. However, they are not that big when you have a set of wings to stretch.”copyright protection116PENANAmbZbgw8iQt

Yūka places a hand over his mouth and says, “Oh dear.”copyright protection116PENANAsFC5IWgeDy

   “Meh... I can stand on the balcony to stretch them wearing nothing but my underwear,” replies the Dragon, winking his left eye.copyright protection116PENANALuZgcaSk8D

The young man giggles and says, “You’re lucky, I don’t even have a balcony.”copyright protection116PENANAEvOEG5aPn0

   “Ah that’s a shame.”copyright protection116PENANAiPGUUpRbDv

   “Maybe one day I will be able to afford to live where you are,” says Yūka with a smile.copyright protection116PENANAKo0JFdTyx2

   “Anything is possible, my boy,” says Jing, raising his scaled eyebrows. “So what do you do?”copyright protection116PENANAbcx0Re513s

   “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 protection116PENANA2liIgd78oL

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 protection116PENANAD89DSPQLno

   “Really!” Yūka gasps, looking him all shocked.copyright protection116PENANAOyBlyszEuD

Jing nods and replies, “Hai, really.”copyright protection116PENANA6xYpgfCon0

This makes the young man perform a shallow bow and say, “I feel so honoured.”copyright protection116PENANA919jF28wOw

   “Bless. However, you must know, dear boy I’m one for listing out and supporting new bands.”copyright protection116PENANAVC4wXDZxiu

Yūka nods and says, “One day you might be supporting my band... Oooh that would be so cool.”copyright protection116PENANAao29OipqGM

Jing laughs and nods in agreement, then goes on to drink his tea.copyright protection116PENANArPOB8tDhZr

The young man takes a few sips of his coffee before he asks, “Is that why you’re here? Forgive me I-”copyright protection116PENANANV3Ss1wszO

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 protection116PENANAWJdYT1hirX

   “Ah I see and are you enjoying the band you’re with?”copyright protection116PENANA5TMTuVn7cm

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 protection116PENANAzZiDRKEnce

   “Oh my goodness that’s not good.”copyright protection116PENANAb9Xo8Rqp9R

Jing shakes his head and replies, “Iie, and they only have themselves to blame.”copyright protection116PENANAmeL97f4unh

Yūka nods in agreement and notices the god is now looking at his watch and he says, “Gomen, I’ve got to go.”copyright protection116PENANARXg9A8Ufv6

   “That’s all right and see you soon,” replies Yūka, rising to perform a slight bow.copyright protection116PENANAtHgr6oiwOr

Jing finishes his tea, then rises and as he passes the young man he gives him a pat on the shoulder.copyright protection116PENANAoaF9kNppiM

Yūka is so happy to see him again and this time had a conversation with him, he leaves the cafe feeling very excited.copyright protection116PENANAGaJWkk4ezA

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 protection116PENANAl2hBuo0MUO

The vocalist folds his arms and says, “I wonder what he could do for us?” copyright protection116PENANAdiZTskHRJZ

   “How’s about I ask him when I see him again?”copyright protection116PENANAEp9nmtIqHh

   “Great idea Yūka,” says the vocalist, patting him on the arm.copyright protection116PENANA13kjFOHFAC

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 protection116PENANAuOVuHnOoey

The young man smiles and sends one back saying, sure I’ll sign it.copyright protection116PENANAoTXxgj1YKJ

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 protection116PENANAgMMB5rpM70

   “Cute,” says Jing with a smile.copyright protection116PENANApCOk7wHVVW

   “Do you like it?” Yūka asks full of intrigue.copyright protection116PENANAtkPrR6LT5v

   “I do and I hope you do more.”copyright protection116PENANACmioXnQnaY

The young man nods and replies full of excitement, “We’re planning to.”copyright protection116PENANAnzBcTIJBDF

Jing pats him on the arm and says, “Glad to hear it my boy.”copyright protection116PENANAy7ZnyRukKz

   “Emm... I was wondering... That’s if you’re free to go-”copyright protection116PENANAQmV8LTvCgG

The Dragon is unable to hear anything else the young man is saying with a train passing through the station. “Pardon my boy?”copyright protection116PENANAADfcQ9UzLy

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 protection116PENANAfjFeHe5byP

Jing nods but before he can answer another train comes through the station. They both laugh and head outside.copyright protection116PENANALocGxXA2zQ

   “I will be happy to help you out dear boy. Just let me know when and where?”copyright protection116PENANAJauZmk8hUU

Yūka performs a deep bow and replies, “Arigatō gozaimashita.”copyright protection116PENANAP9dvnUKt5i

   “Hey it’s what I do,” says Jing, patting him on the shoulder.copyright protection116PENANAjQHvxet7h2

The young man looks up at him and asks, “Why were you riding the train?”copyright protection116PENANAY0dsZAM8RG

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 protection116PENANA3HPgcdbWGg

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 protection116PENANAfZ7XuFcXNu

   “Exactly my boy. So care for a lift? As the wind is not so bad here.”copyright protection116PENANA0LueduPZDG

This makes the young man look up at him all wide eyed and mutters, “Fly me home?”copyright protection116PENANAGGowXAJ8xq

Jing nods and replies, “Yep as you won’t make it in time.”copyright protection116PENANApMpxJUcWSZ

   “Oh ok,” replies Yūka with a smile.copyright protection116PENANAqTLV8YqXY3

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 protection116PENANAEFK2bICUQ9

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 protection116PENANAkfWKNGEZCx

   “You might as well stay until it passes over,” says Jing, dropping the young man’s legs.copyright protection116PENANAZ2qKXyJovI

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 protection116PENANAranccyUPtL

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 protection116PENANAYN1VyOBcOd

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 protection116PENANAKNgayeJhCf

Jing returns to the room carrying a small tray, he sets it down on the table and says, “Come sit.”copyright protection116PENANAZ4pngCVbro

The young man takes a seat on the settee and smiles at him.copyright protection116PENANAXqcYlKMWXB

The Dragon pours him a cup of tea and says, “I hope you like jasmine tea?”copyright protection116PENANAaHoqSXFCfh

   “Hai, I do.”copyright protection116PENANARflhCCTxOk

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 protection116PENANAVLK8K6Sx2P

   “Are you all right?” Yūka asks, growing concerned.copyright protection116PENANA8cxxDpui1J

   “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 protection116PENANAATYWaBy48n

The young man giggles and says, “I was going to ask you that. So they just block out loud noises?”copyright protection116PENANAo489cTf5qi

Jing nods and replies, “I wear them when I’m doing shows and recording as the music is way too loud.”copyright protection116PENANAVyvs59RzrT

   “I can understand as your ears are very sensitive,” replies Yūka, looking at the god’s heavily pierced left pointed ear.copyright protection116PENANAj2MiYXTx12

   “Hai, they are. I can hear things miles away before you mortals can,” replies Jing, winking his left eye.copyright protection116PENANAUq63AjWPpm

The young man starts to relax and asks, “So what do you like to do in the evenings?”copyright protection116PENANA8kVDM0NEAe

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 protection116PENANAxThkcfh5Mi

Yūka gets all excited and says, “I love it when you play that, as you play it with such passion.”copyright protection116PENANA7HIeKiyG8X

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 protection116PENANA3hiYV4ZIIz

The young man places his hands over his mouth and mumbles, “Gomen.”copyright protection116PENANAXgteAFtRLg

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 protection116PENANAaTXT8IcHpk

Yūka removes his hand from his mouth and gives him a smile.copyright protection116PENANAEsCWrx1qfK

   “Would you like me to play for you?” The Dragon asks, placing his right index finger to the young man’s nose.copyright protection116PENANA0c0uqBaUsW

   “Iie,” says Yūka, waving his hands back and forth.copyright protection116PENANAbDP8wYQIFf

Jing laughs and replies, “Really, you’re going to pass this opportunity to have a personal show?”copyright protection116PENANA3jIFgaciBs

The young man’s cheeks flush and he replies in a soft voice, “You’re right I can’t miss this.”copyright protection116PENANA2BE365Eg06

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 protection116PENANAcbK2kg0bYF

The young man listens to him play a very moving tune and when he finished he gives him a clap.copyright protection116PENANAr1ZaHfkUyV

   “Arigatō,” replies Jing performing a slight bow.copyright protection116PENANAmAx1DD6hT7

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 protection116PENANAo6j88Dp8Pn

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 protection116PENANANgpMq62L1B

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 protection116PENANAGnbdoPQu6K

   “Ah ohayō, dear boy,” he says, without turning around.copyright protection116PENANACvQVEYy36o

Yūka takes a seat at the breakfast bar and replies as yawns, "Ohayō."copyright protection116PENANArUFRH5YKRZ

The Dragon glances over his shoulder and asks, “Would you like coffee or tea with breakfast?”copyright protection116PENANAlxmxLKmCft

   “I’ll have what you’re having,” replies the young man, pointing his hand towards a teapot.copyright protection116PENANAmRYcMDblGi

   “Ah that’s Chinese breakfast tea. Help yourself, dear boy.”copyright protection116PENANAJ7doYUuWFm

Yūka nods and pours some of the clear, slightly sweet smelling tea into a cup which has been decorated with Koi.copyright protection116PENANAW1UiyF2Uhi

Jing places a bowl of rice down in front of him which has been topped with spring onions, mushrooms and Fuki.copyright protection116PENANAnE9mRWZ2iG

   “Ooh this looks nice,” says Yūka,picking up a set of chopsticks.copyright protection116PENANAl2OyrMtWJ9

The god smiles and says, “Don’t wait for me.”copyright protection116PENANAiFacYIS0Da

   “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 protection116PENANAj0OsnFpmIH

Jing takes a seat next to him and starts to eat.copyright protection116PENANA34KRDbE67n

Yūka finishes his mouthful and says, “Wow you’re an amazing cook.”copyright protection116PENANAfq3pC28v2L

The god giggles and replies, “Arigatō dear boy. My parents where good teaches.”copyright protection116PENANAFmMtO99ewS

“I have to agree,” says Yūka and carries on eating.copyright protection116PENANAWzXGqAS4H0

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 protection116PENANAsWqwm3yvyB

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 protection116PENANAgdX2HMcR1I

   “Nani!” squeaks the vocalist.copyright protection116PENANAJXiHEJhwOY

Yūka laughs and says, “I’m telling you the truth.”copyright protection116PENANAxhVXOi1mNz

   “Hai, I believe you... Why are you there?”copyright protection116PENANAY3NW6uJimK

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 protection116PENANA16IkNn34UR

   “You could ask him to play for you as he quite enjoys it.”copyright protection116PENANA3r9ZpXhqk5

   “Really, how could you tell?”copyright protection116PENANAZi9MffhYyE

   “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 protection116PENANAJAKsUxPYCK

   “Wow amazing. Oh did you asked him?”copyright protection116PENANAPGbZFAWW0g

   “Hai and he’s happy to play keyboards for us.”copyright protection116PENANA20zbNOr5NZ

   “Awesome!” Takashi says all excited.copyright protection116PENANAJxAtZu1PsD

Yūka laughs and says, “I will be down in a bit.”copyright protection116PENANAAijLhYmdVn

   “Hai, see you in a bit,” replies the vocalist and ends the call.copyright protection116PENANAuXn38bSAgG

   “Is everything all right dear boy,” comes that handsome soft voice from behind.copyright protection116PENANAzZd9tdEu36

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 protection116PENANA8DprpHqMUm

   “Hai, my vocalist Takashi was just wondering where I was.”copyright protection116PENANA9pjxtsIl2Y

   “Ah I see, you need to get going?”copyright protection116PENANA1CYfMrsqWv

The young man nods and Jing goes on to says, “Allow me to take you.”copyright protection116PENANAx49WwyDWky

   “Arigatō,” replies Yūka, performing a deep bow.copyright protection116PENANAiuYC1r5KN7

   “I’ll just give my hair a bush and grab a jacket,” says the Dragon as he disappears out of the room.copyright protection116PENANAIOKH3w9wX6

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 protection116PENANA2vabsGK6C5

   “Iie, I’ve got it,” replies Jing as he comes back into the room.copyright protection116PENANAEVzDxB4DlR

They both walk over to the window that leads out on to the balcony to put on their shoes before stepping outside.copyright protection116PENANAK4GvLK2Vg0

Jing slides the door closed, then picks the young man up and unfolds his wings.copyright protection116PENANA1ivbuXSe3v

This time Yūka watches him rise up into the clear blue sky to come to land near his apartment .copyright protection116PENANAjIqTlYuqBQ

   “Arigatō and I had a great time.”copyright protection116PENANAimUYSGJUBZ

   “I’m glad to hear that dear boy and see you soon.”copyright protection116PENANAVDiqPMnH0r

The young man performs a shallow bow and replies, “Hai, I will send you everything.”copyright protection116PENANAdk9EdvDIWf

The god smiles and replies, “Bless you. Later.”copyright protection116PENANAyeBtdu9WpL

   “Later,” replies Yūka, giving him a wave.copyright protection116PENANAWkpeKe08W1

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 protection116PENANAAalKOzfric

Yūka giggles and says, “Come on in.”copyright protection116PENANAGRrikENuBc

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 protection116PENANAfywFMhTNpQ

Yūka quickly writes back informing him that’s fine and we will all see you there.copyright protection116PENANAOZ09JOJZg1

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 protection116PENANAcXSDgci3HT

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 protection116PENANAfXsMCe3w1t

   “It is so good to see you. Come.”copyright protection116PENANAmQtm0dbJcs

Jing follows him over to table were four nervous looking men are seated, they all rise and perform deep bows.copyright protection116PENANALppD2FQkJx

   “Please, all of you sit, sit,” he says.copyright protection116PENANAeYuGL7VODX

All the young men sit back down and vocalist goes on to introduce everyone, “I’m Takashi, and they are, Eito, Hibiki, Kaminari.”copyright protection116PENANAiZNLmOYyxb

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 protection116PENANA0iAqWC6NXP

This makes Yūka reply with a sharp, “Right,” then heads off over to the counter to order drinks.copyright protection116PENANAkbOPSAWOoz

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 protection116PENANALHzzsWnruV

   “That’s fine as it is better than just once,” replies Jing, extending his left index finger.”copyright protection116PENANACvddVaP2XN

   “Once?” Eito gasps. “There was no point in asking you.”copyright protection116PENANASiZG8Rh4FF

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 protection116PENANAErne0PaogF

   “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 protection116PENANAjTaw66HW8E

   “And did they ask you back?” Hibiki asks, leaning forward in his seat.copyright protection116PENANAJ0XIH5AYag

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 protection116PENANAEPH13IRe67

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 protection116PENANATp14W7aD3j

The others nod in agreement and give the god happy smiles.copyright protection116PENANAiNjfv1k60u

Yūka returns with a tray of drinks and says, “Jing, I’ve got you a green and jasmine tea.”copyright protection116PENANAmFj3GnLyCR

   “Lovely, arigato dear boy. So when are you playing?”copyright protection116PENANAGvgHzcOKQS

   “In three days time at Seventh Heaven,” replies the vocalist, looking all nervous.copyright protection116PENANA38FnnboIhp

    “Plenty of time for me to gets to grips with what you’re wanting me to play.”copyright protection116PENANAcD4wGLUsjw

The vocalist gives Eito a nudge and whispers, “Show him the music.”copyright protection116PENANAkZ1BHBOwmE

   “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 protection116PENANAopN3NaebSv

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 protection116PENANAA59ECQqwiJ

Jing moves his cup of tea to one side before he unfastens the item and rolls it out across the table.copyright protection116PENANA2DJ4eqG2W2

“No way a flex electric keyboard!” Yūka gasps.copyright protection116PENANAHlsuofFDry

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 protection116PENANA92DiHf87Lr

   “Please play,” encourages Hibiki, looking to the others who all chime in with, play, play.copyright protection116PENANAQO4zSj0ylX

Jing emits a soft giggle and starts to play the tune.copyright protection116PENANAB3i3xHjckK

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 protection116PENANALtMoMtEVBp

Eito looks up at the god with an expression of wonder upon his young face and says, “You’re amazing.”copyright protection116PENANAmrer16K2F6

Jing smiles and replies, “Arigato. Can I ask who plays guitar?”copyright protection116PENANAZg9hjGYDTj

Hibiki and Kaminari slightly raises their left hands and the god continues, “This bit after the intro, who I’m following?”copyright protection116PENANAnENa3zEHvf

“You’re following me,” replies Hibiki, pointing a hand towards his chest.copyright protection116PENANA7RHliJs2L7

   “Ah now I see,” replies Jing, and starts press some of the keys on the keyboard.copyright protection116PENANA8Kni2HZ1kT

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 protection116PENANAlIy8TBIxjd

The Dragon performs a shallow bow and says, “Arigato, everyone.”copyright protection116PENANAMr5uNodfqY

The guitar player goes onto show the god the next song which again Jing plays with grace and passion.copyright protection116PENANAmzJKSMsRNM

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 protection116PENANAK8vihoTZWd

Jing looks to them and says, “Practice my dear and one day you will be as good as me.”copyright protection116PENANAdIEicrGqH7

The group of girls all blush and just giggle.copyright protection116PENANAo3H7OzTgrH

The Dragon turns his attention back to the computer screen and asks, “Who plays drums?”copyright protection116PENANA3bQyt7Xn7T

Eiro slightly raises his hand and replies, “Me.”copyright protection116PENANABlCfDPHkfo

   “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 protection116PENANAsEs9MgJFxa

The band members nod and Jing sees he does not come in again until near the end.copyright protection116PENANAnAme9Pm7dt

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 protection116PENANA1OOD4stMNJ

It takes a moment for the young lads to compose themselves and they all nod.copyright protection116PENANAafnDp9U9Pr

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 protection116PENANAjc2GrbvNiJ

They all head outside, down the street to a crossing, this is when Yūka realises they are heading for the train station.copyright protection116PENANAgjy5XDyrpm

   “Huh... Jing, where is your studio?”copyright protection116PENANAaABxd1G8av

   “Gomen, I should of told you all, it is one stop away.”copyright protection116PENANAzuIBa9NGW6

   “But... But I don’t have the money for a train journey.”copyright protection116PENANAqdqYjnBSO1

   “Not to worry as none of you will need to pay.”copyright protection116PENANAeYBPwPRcX1

   “What? How?” Takashi gasps, looking up at him.copyright protection116PENANAIxwr9GBWmy

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 protection116PENANA2NMsL5QnXF

   “No way! That’s awesome,” says Kaminari, his face full of delight.copyright protection116PENANAobE01aPSnN

The others agree and they all carry on to the train station.copyright protection116PENANAU6lqyu69qt

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 protection116PENANAItguW2zNpx

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 protection116PENANAsOI6OKhDCF

The man performs a shallow, then sits down and carries on reading his newspaper.copyright protection116PENANArwLMWjg3tH

It takes less than five minutes to reach the next station where Climbing rose get off and follow the god outside.copyright protection116PENANAxbaOF7QeUg

Jing leads them down a side street to a large building, he unlocks the door and says, “We’re here.”copyright protection116PENANAMm4utSeKwR

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 protection116PENANApYobKlu1oY

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 protection116PENANAIW9TKO0B3U

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 protection116PENANARPhWkKOzvl

Takashi even asks him to teach him to play the piano and the Dragon is more than happy to give him lessons.copyright protection116PENANAqVjO739C5y

Jing stays with them until they are fully established, then goes on to help another new band.copyright protection116PENANAAOvJHgyIRC

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 protection116PENANADJsUFMFulb

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 protection116PENANAPM78BecLQh

   “I know that look, you were told it was not treatable right?”copyright protection116PENANAkq5PaN5JwX

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 protection116PENANAl9GN4mAJQV

Yūka gasps, “Oh my goodness, that’s amazing.”copyright protection116PENANAVGI2Pjg157

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 protection116PENANAjpxpeIdkrJ

The young man’s eyes open wind in shock and he gasps, “Really?!”copyright protection116PENANAhMSYAWkaGb

Weisheng laughs and replies, “Really, really.”copyright protection116PENANA6BRODG8UIe

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 protection116PENANA12DzrSiFcJ

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 protection116PENANAouwhs6dMhU

   “Oh my goodness,” replies the young man, placing a hand in front of his mouth.copyright protection116PENANAXnvPc9vl3e

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 protection116PENANAz5gdFI5Xni

Yūka performs a deep bow and replies, “Don’t worry I will listen you. I promise to slow down.”copyright protection116PENANAHLMd2ekg1B

The Healer pats him on the arm, then gets him to lie down on a settee and starts to treat him.copyright protection116PENANAaZZGOcPkxT

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 protection116PENANAz7YPkDxqBV

A few minutes later the Healer’s eyes open and Yūka sees a metallic red like glitter drift across them.copyright protection116PENANAJiHvvKKQ0M

   “How do you feel my boy? Any dizziness? Feeling sick?”copyright protection116PENANAsbLsRAEHVc

   “Iie, I feel fine. Arigato gozaimashita,” replies Yūka, with a bow of his head.copyright protection116PENANAAujyjEcR4O

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 protection116PENANAMN6ujCe4sf

   “I hear your warning and I will do as you say.”copyright protection116PENANAQVqCnid1Z8

   “There’s a good lad,” says the Healer, giving him a pat on the arm before he heads out of the room.copyright protection116PENANAdzDx8WblOg

When Hibiki sees him enter the kitchen, he quickly goes to him and asks, “Were you able to help him?”copyright protection116PENANA9B4f5nRjsk

Weisheng nods and goes on to tell him exactly what he told Yūka.copyright protection116PENANAzifZVCi8Eh

The guitarist performs a deep bow and says, “Arigato gozaimashita. I will also make sure he takes it easy.”copyright protection116PENANAhSRUpZRBlF

   “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 protection116PENANASuhWKnkCHM

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 protection116PENANAWg4bg0Oy9s

   “Now you need to drink this slowly whilst it is hot, careful not to burn your tongue.”copyright protection116PENANAPqlGkKGcm1

The young man gives him a nod and does exactly what he tells him.copyright protection116PENANASew9agwuSe

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 protection116PENANAhOul0KmPiv

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 protection116PENANAh8VCOgnvsK

   “Huh? Who said anything about money?”copyright protection116PENANAwlY2u9j1Eb

Hibiki looks up at him all confused and says with hesitation, “He can’t treat for free?”copyright protection116PENANAfV0Jh0uDPM

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 protection116PENANA97U4KJl8fO

   “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 protection116PENANASM9RPE08FF

The Dragon starts to laugh and mutters, “Mortals.”copyright protection116PENANAkVAkFRl9vb

Hibiki grabs hold of his arm and asks, “Nani? Why can’t we treat you gods?”copyright protection116PENANAWEjRJ3B5cQ

   “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 protection116PENANAT5C3WsHXAn

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 protection116PENANADUjdfY5A7A

Hibiki then waves to him and trots again out of the room. copyright protection116PENANAL4f4VY8w3l

Jing carries on placing the bento boxes out on the table along with drinks and calls, “Foods ready!”copyright protection116PENANAnXq00nsIl3

The others come through and they all sit down at the table to eat.copyright protection116PENANA6YYpcdohOv

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 protection116PENANASzA7Ev5M29

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 protection116PENANA7p6yp7VRPh

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 protection116PENANAVWfTls7JJV

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 protection116PENANAfCuPJ9lPVn

   “Ah you’re awake. It’s god to see. I am Xuě yuèliàng, I have been treating you.”copyright protection116PENANAZ3M5Cbcx32

The young man’s eyes nearly pop out of his head and he gasps, “M-my lord!”copyright protection116PENANAPYY4SkwZ3g

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 protection116PENANAUjSp9Cyusu

Yūka takes a few deep breaths to calm himself and asks, “How long?”copyright protection116PENANARryEwaPJIT

   “Just a week. You’re recovering well. But not well enough to be sent home yet. I will go and inform your family.”copyright protection116PENANALxSKCL49K8

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 protection116PENANApFri5BVD5n

Yūka’s mother and father both bow, then they go on to give their son a hug.copyright protection116PENANA8XOGBlQr4z

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 protection116PENANAlQ6dBIYFRJ

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 protection116PENANAOhogAtRv7W

The end.copyright protection116PENANASfTGWv1NW6

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