Himalaya 6 – Harp

Story so far

Craig a medical student, had been climbing in the Himalayas during a solar eclipse when he saw two Unicorns who had licked his hands. When he touched an injured climber, who he was looking after, Ben was miraculously healed. Later in Katmandu Craig sat by an unconscious girl holding her hand and telling her the story of the Unicorns. She too was miraculously healed.

Back at University, Craig now feared that either he had been hallucinating or he had the power to heal. Either way he faced problems.

On the first day of term he received a letter from Katmandu. He dropped it and it picked up by a girl, Tania (Titania).

When Craig opened the letter, from a nurse in Kathmandu, it also contained a drawing from the girl (Alissa) who he had healed. It showed him, with the two unicorns and also a fairy wearing a crown. The picture was a accurate depiction of the event in Himalaya and he was surprised the fairy even looked like Tania.

Craig’s other letter from his twin sister Ali (Ailsa) told him she was moving to be closer to him.

When Craig met up again with Ben he discovered that Ben, a police detective, could now see people’s auras. Ben could tell if someone was telling the truth. However Craig and Tania didn’t have a coloured aura to read.

Ali rang Craig on his mobile before he went to the Hospital. Ali was again worrying. She insisted as only a twin would, that ever since Craig had been to Tibet, something was different.

Just don’t keep harping on.” Craig informed his sister. “There is nothing the matter. I am fine.”

Ali had arrived in Abingdon and started her new job. At the moment all she got to do was muck out stables. She hoped that when the yard got to know her, she would get to look after some of the famous horses. Apart from stallions like ‘White Orchid’ who had won the Grand National, some of the mares were well known too, like ‘Golden Harp’. But Ali could tell Craig all about it if he would met her on Saturday in Oxford. Craig had no choice but to agree.

For Craig it was one more thing to fret about. It was his first day on the geriatric ward. He would have to go round with the registrar Doctor Roberts who had a reputation for being hard on the students. Craig’s worry was what if he touched a patient and they were cured? There would be a lot of questions he could not answer, especially as the two people he had healed seemed to have developed strange side effects.

He cycled up to the Hospital. He arrived in time. He needed to keep a low profile incase he got distracted, as he had in his last lecture. He didn’t have Tania to help him out today. He did wonder why she was going to be late but that was the least of his worries.

Craig found the ward rounds were disturbing, any moment something could go wrong. Craig touched a number of patients. Doctor Roberts asked him a number of pointed questions. He stumbled through his answers but he thought he had given credible replies. The other two students in the group had been equally anxious, so he had not stuck out like a sore thumb.

By the end of the shift Craig was exhausted but he breathed a sigh of relief. He had expected the day to end in disaster but it had been surprisingly normal. No one had been miraculously healed, in fact one patient had died, a man in his eighties. The man’s family had been at the bed side, as the death was expected.

Craig cycled into South Park. He found a bench and sat down to take stock of the day. It had just been ‘normal’. The only odd thing was that Tania had not turned up at all.

He looked out across the city at the magnificent sight of Oxford’s spires. He watched as a teenage boy and girl pushed a harp precariously balancing on a scooter down a steep path. It could only happen Oxford.

It was then it occurred to him to search for the similarities between Ben and Alisha’s cures. It had to be the Himalayas. He had healed them both in Tibet. He hadn’t healed anyone today so therefore he could heal people in Tibet not Oxford. He was safe after all his weeks of worry.

Craig’s mobile pinged. It was text from Tania. ‘Meet me. The bench where you were yesterday. We need to talk’

“What was wrong now?” Craig thought.

Craig was about to get on his bike to ride down to the river, when he heard a scream and a boy’s voice shouting ‘help’. It was the two teenagers and both the scooter and the harp were on the ground a short distance away. He rushed to see what was wrong. The girl was lay on the path, her leg twisted at an angle which suggested to Craig that it was broken. She was screaming with pain. Craig prevented her from trying getting up. He held her hand and told her he was a medical student and she was in safe hands. If she could answer a few questions it would help.

“What’s your name?” Craig asked trying to sound calmer than he felt.

“My sister’s name is Jane.” Interrupted the boy, which wasn’t what Craig wanted.

“Ok Jane, I am going to give your brother my phone and he’s going to dial 999 and get an ambulance.” Craig passed his phone to the boy and instructed him to go a few yards away so he can talk to his sister.

“Tell me where it hurts and I can see what I can do to help.” Craig hoped that Jane had calmed down enough to speak to him.

“Mum will be so cross. I don’t need an ambulance. I will be in so much trouble. Where’s my harp?”

The girl sobbed.

“No. Your Mum will understand. Does your leg hurt? The ambulance people have this special splint that will make it feel easier. Now tell me if you hurt anywhere else?”

By this time the boy had come back and held out the phone.

“They want to talk to you.” The boy insisted.

Craig was able to explain to the operator that the girl, was Jane Morris, and she had a leg injury. He also managed to get the parent’s phone number from the boy, so the operator could contact them.

Jane’s top had a Unicorn on it, so Craig commented about it to try to distract Jane, Who now seemed more worried about the harp.

Craig could hear the ambulance’s siren and he looked across in the direction of the sound. To his surprise he could see Tania standing by his bike, surely she was a mile away by the river?

Within a minute the two ambulance men were beside the girl. They didn’t think the girl’s leg was broken. To Craig’s surprise it no longer looked twisted. For a moment he was speechless.

“We will take you to the hospital and we will get it X-rayed to make sure.” One of the Ambulance men told Jane. “The operator has phoned your Mum and she is going to meet us in A & E.”

“Your brother is going to come with you to make sure you are OK. The ambulance will take your things as well.” Craig informed them both, as they appeared lost and confused. Jane was still fretting about the Harp. Was it damaged? Craig assured her it looked ok.

As the ambulance drove off Craig looked back at the bench and there was no sign of Tania. Where had she gone? Had he healed Jane? Had he got it all wrong? Could he heal people in Oxford too?

6 thoughts on “Himalaya 6 – Harp

  1. Wow, you got a lot more use out of Harp than I anticipated when I first started reading the story! Nice job of making us think Craig figured out his powers must work only in Tibet, and then at the end leaving us wondering if that’s not so. I’m also really pondering Tania and suspecting she might have a story similar to Craig’s … looking forward to finding out. When you first introduced the teenagers pushing the harp, I wasn’t sure if they were male or female, and for a reason I can’t explain assumed they were two of one or the other. When the screaming started and Craig saw the girl on the ground, I at first thought she was a pedestrian they accidentally ran into. It took a little more reading for me to sort it out that it was always the brother and sister with the harp. I’m enjoying how the mystery continues to deepen!

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