That was very beautiful. I love how you portrayed both Tezuka and Ryoma- Tezuka wanting the challenge of playing against Ryoma again, and Ryoma just wanting his mentor to live a little, to know that there's other things besides tennis. Beautiful, wonderful read.
Once again, I fail at keeping track of comments here, and I apologize for the late response. Thank you for your feedback, and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed this story.