Wo wei ni xie de," he said, as he raised the violin to his left shoulder, tucking it under his chin. He had told her many violinists used a shoulder rest, but he did not: there was a slight mark on the side of his throat, like a permanent bruise, where the violin rested. "You "" made something for me?" Tessa asked. "I wrote something for you," he corrected, with a smile, and began to play.