Title: "Beautiful Music"
Author: Pirate Turner
Rating: G
Summary: They make beautiful music together.
Warnings: Drabblish, Slash, Established Pairing
Word Count: 212
Date Written: 15 February, 2012
Disclaimer: Jake, Mark, all other characters mentioned within, and California Dreams are ᄅ & TM their rightful owners, none of whom are the author. Everything else is ᄅ & TM the author. The author makes absolutely no profit off of this work of fan fiction, and no copyright infringement is intended.

Mark's fingers trembled as he started building the rhythm. Fear pulsated through his every being. He wanted to run, but he knew that tonight was his last chance. If he failed, he'd never be able to perform again.

He shook inside. His lips were too dry to sing. Eyes peered at him; he trembled all the way from the top of his head throughout the tips of his toes. Yet then he remembered what his new friend had said. "Look at me," Jake had told him in private. "Forget about them, and just look at me."

Mark looked towards his new friend with whom he was already beginning to feel a deep bond starting to grow. Jake's dark eyes gazed back into his with a steady reassurance. "It's okay," the leather clad young man mouthed and grinned at him.

Mark smiled back tremulously. Warmth flooded his heart and soul from Jake's tender smile and reassuring gaze. He was safe here with Jake and his friends.

Mark's smile grew as he continued gazing into Jake's dark and rich orbs. Music flowed from his fingertips, merging with Jake's and the rest of the band's playing to form a lovely melody. Mark's heart soared as he continued gazing into Jake's handsome eyes, and he sang.

The End