Eye of the Dragon
The war didn’t start with the envelope, or when the steel ball started spelling out a name. Bobby lotus. He didn’t pick the name, you end up with these things, a special kind of curse. Bobby lotus was a winner. A special kind of winner. He had a knack for heroin. They say he predates the boxers, but that’s probably superstition. He can cook like no other, cut like a tailor. What comes out of his labs is magical. It increases in value with every cut, gram for gram. He is a magician.
That is why the enlightened want him. They want to spill his heartblood and learn his secrets. They want to know his gift for taste.
My part in this is hiding in a tree for a month.
You can find the complete version of Eye of the Dragon in issue 55 of TBD.