The couple tried to tell Ryan Will to go back after spending at least a night in their guest room to rest in between flights, but they had their mouth shut seeing Ryan Will’s excited appearance, who had only spent 3 hours in Korea.
Seojun’s acting in person had a different atmosphere from the video.
Wanting to go back quickly and read the 1st script off again, Ryan Will flew back to the U.S. on the fastest flight.
After Ryan Will left, Seojun showed off to his mom and dad for a long time. The couple who watched Seojun’s performance praised him for being so good.
In that night Seojun fell asleep with great satisfaction.
He was excited to enter the Evil library and from the two opened doors.
Only two were opened, whether there was still a shortage of Black Mana or it requires more time. But soon the number of doors were the same.
“I hope it opens up soon, too! What kind of book is there?”
Unlike the past eight months where the atmosphere surrounding their house was depressing, the couple watch their son sleeping with a smile happily went to bed.
And the day went by like that.
Since it was the weekend, Seo Eun-hye went out to meet her friend, and Lee Min-joon will stay with Seojun.
Seojun was brushing his teeth after lunch but he suddenly looked in the mirror.
‘What was that?’
There was nothing on his head.
“Is it gone!?”
Seojun spat out the toothpaste bubble. Then he quickly rinsed his mouth with water and looked again in the mirror. There were no numbers. The Numbers were missing!
“Dad, call the brothers! A Video call!”
“Call the brothers!”
Lee Min-joon made a video call with a puzzled look on his face. The only brothers Seojun was talking about were Brown Black.
Brown Black were busy with either practice or schedules, so he contacted Seo Eun-chan, who became the new president of Cocoa Entertainment, who looked like someone with many free.
Seo Eun-chan, who was with Brown Black, picked up the phone and handed it over to Brown Black.
What? What’s missing?
Seojun’s eyes widened.
There were no numbers indicating the connection between the orchestra conductor, which would usually float above Brown Black’s head.
For a moment, he recalled the beads that fell off when his two Mana combined.
Then, did it fall and reset? Isn’t it too easy to be reset?!
How long has it been since the beads fell? Seojun couldn’t even hear Brown Black’s voice calling him, and he fell into a deep thought while counting with his fingers.
He open the library door, wake up and send the video, Ryan comes the next day, and it’s morning again.
‘It’s been three days now!’
Three days is fine. Brown Black was on a break in order to fix the problems left by the former president of Cocoa Entertainment.
Of course, even if it was a break, they would have sing to prepare for the next album.
It’s only been three days.
Seojun asked urgently.
“Hey, how was practice yesterday?”
“Practice? It was the same as usual.”
“No… How can I say it? You don’t get along or you were not good enough.”
Brown Black shook their head in bewilderment.
“We’re in perfect harmony even after Christmas Eve.”
Seojun held his forehead. ‘No, they must not know the effects of the skill. What should I do?’
His mind was in a state of tension.
Seojun raised his head.
“What are you guys doing today?”
“There’s a fan meeting later. We have been on hiatus since the beginning of this year so we decided to held a small even to meet our fans. Seojun, will you come?
“If we have a fan meeting, you’ll be performing, right? Will there be a lot of fans coming?”
“Everyone had a hard time this time, so we invited as many as we could. Of course, we will be performing on stage. Our nickname is ‘Performance Kings’.”
Seojun nodded at Park Seo-jin’s words.
“I’ll be there. What time does the fan meeting start?”
“It would start at one o’clock, but if you come now, you’ll be a little late. There would be another at 6 o’clock time. You could still catch up for that event.”
“Okay! We are leaving now! Dad, let’s go!”
Lee Min-joon was surprised and looked at Seojun. ‘We will be late if we leave now, so how about six…’ Lee Min-joon, who was about that sentence, shut up and quietly put his cell phone, wallet and car keys on his packet.
Seo Eun-chan sent them a text message.
The venue was quite far, so It would take more than half an hour to arrive.
“Come on, Dad! Quick!”
Seojun stamped his feet. Lee Min-joon drove at the speed limit for his son’s safety despite Seojun’s urging.
Fortunately, there was no traffic jam, so they could arrive at the fan meeting location soon.
Seo Eun-chan was waiting outside the fan meeting. He also looked at Seojun with a confused face.
Seo Eun-chan guided the two inside the fan meeting. The passing employees and stage production employees greeted the president and Seo Eun-chan with a bow.
“What’s going on all of a sudden?”
“Uncle, have they already started?”
“They just started. They’re on stage right now.”
Seojun opened his mouth. Oh no!
Seo Eun-chan’s voice sounded like a calamity to Seojun.
“After part one, you can meet at the backstage.”
“Don’t they sing in part one?”
“They already sang a song since the fan meeting started after that they are going to talk to the fans and sing another song at the end. There are more stages in part two.”
Seojun let out a sigh of relief. Even if didn’t arrive on time he can make up for it in part two. Their Idol Live’s reputation can’t be damaged!
Seo Eun-chan and Lee Min-joon made eye contact as Seojun, was stamping on his feet.
‘Hey, what’s wrong?’ Seo Eun-Chan whispers to Lee Min-joon Away from Seojun.
‘I don’t know.’
Lee Min-joon shook his head.
Seo Eun-chan scratched his cheek a few times and opened his mouth.
“If you go over there, you can see you guys having a fan meeting. Do you want to go?”
“Okay, you have to watch it quietly.”
Seojun took Seo Eun-chan’s hand and headed to his seat.
It was close to the audience seats where the fans were sitting, but they didn’t notice Seojun and Seo Eun-chan coming in because their eyes were on stages.
Choi Si-yoon, who was on stage, noticed them and winked at the two. Seojun waved his hand, too.
Lee Min-joon, who was talking to Seo Eun-hye on the phone, also sat next to Seojun.
Brown Black was talking to fans on stage. The three sat down and watched the fan meeting.
It was time to read the notes written by the fans in advance.
Hwang Ye-joon grabbed the microphone and said with a smile.
“It’s the same thing. ‘CEO Seo Eun-chan, please take care of Brown Black! I’d appreciate it if you could do it exactly as you did on you manager days did.’ Eun-chan has already received this many notes.”
Hwang Ye-joon put a note on the table. The contents of each notes were quite similar.
“We’re really happy that Eun-chan became the CEO. We are now able to talk comfortably about what we wanted. I hope we can continue to stay the same.”
Fans clapped hard at Park Seo-jin’s words. It was because Seo Eun-chan, who looked ugly among fans, was very trustworthy. They wish all good luck for Cocoa Entertainment’s future moves.
“Uncle, you’re cool!”
Seo Eun-chan smiled awkwardly. He was embarrassed at his nephew’s compliment. It was his first time doing it, but many people supported him already, so he thought he must really do well.
The first part of the fan meeting passed by in an instant and Brown Black announced the end of the first part. They now begin to prepare for the next part.
Seojun, who became nervous again, clenched his fists.
The older members are really good at it, but he was worried if they could satisfy their fans, without the skill, who had seen many of their performances so far.
The stage was now over. Seo Eun-chan headed backstage with the airheaded Seojun..
Seojun was very weird today.
“Seojun! You’re really here!”
“What’s wrong with him? He look lost within his mind.”
“I don’t know. He’s been doing it since this morning.”
Seojun came to his senses and called Brown Black, who were busy wiping their sweat.
“Hey. How was the performance just now?”
“The stage just now?”
Kevin, who was closest, answered with a tilted head.
“It was good. Somehow it felt better than usual.”
“I know. I danced better, too.”
Choi Si-yoon, who was stretching around, nodded. Park Seo-jin and Hwang Ye-jun, who were drinking water, also agreed.
“My voice came out well and it was okay.”
Seojun opened his mouth wide.
It was because even Seojun thought Brown Black’s stage was cool.
There wasn’t even an orchestra conductor! Why?
“How do you compare it to Christmas Eve?”
“Christmas Eve, it’s been over half a year. Do you still remember?”
Seo Eun-chan crossed his arms and asked back, but contrary to his opinion, Brown Black recalled the memory without hesitation.
They remembered clearly on Christmas Eve. It was the time when they overcame their slump. It was a performance that they would never imagine.
Park Seo-jin, who was thinking hard, opened his mouth first.
“It was incredible back then, too. It was like someone was directing me to do this in the middle. Then I thought about that direction ‘Oh, I should sing like this next time.’ I must aim higher. That’s how I should have to sing.”
“The same goes for me. As if someone was teaching me, everyone must follow the right direction. But now I think I can even do a solo dance.”
All the four members nodded their heads. Hwang Ye-joon, shook his head and said.
“The Christmas Eve stage? I feel like it was fixed and we just have to follow it. Compared to then, I didn’t think about it, but I felt a bit free on this stage.”
“Now I don’t feel that you say it that way. Ye-joon is right. I didn’t know until now, but I kept thinking about you guys on stage, so I felt a little frustrated.”
Brown Black nodded at Kevin’s words.
Frustrating. They were used to great performances and beyond imagination, so they didn’t feel it, but they could feel it clearly with today’s performance.
“Then it’s goodbye to the old times. Do you like yourself more now?”
“Of course, We feel better this way.”
Seojun nodded at Brown Black’s answer.
The staff just came in time and announced the start of part two. Brown Black is ready to go back on stage. Choi Si-yoon asked Seo-joon.
“Then shall we go eat something delicious after part two? There’s a really delicious marinated bulgogi restaurant near here.”
“Yeah! I’m leaving, guys. Good luck on the stage!”
Seojun went back to his seat with Seo Eun-chan. Lee Min-joon, who was still sitting, welcomed the two. Seojun was lost in thought in the soft chair.
Why? The usefulness of ability is undeniable. And yet they like how they are right now. Why?
Seo Eun-chan and Lee Min-joon, sitting next to Seojun, made eye contact again. Lee Min-joon asked.
‘What’s wrong with him?’
‘I don’t know.’
Seo Eun-chan shook his head.
Seojun could hear a conversation not far from him. It was a conversation between Brown Black fans sitting closest to him.
“I think today’s stage is really good.”
Park Sung-ah asked Lee Mi-yeon’s words.
“I didn’t see much difference from the last time I watched them.”
Lee Mi-yeon shook her head.
“What should I say about the previous performance? If it was a perfect performance that was made without any gaps, today’s performance was a performance that showed their individuality well. There weren’t any ad-libs on the Brown Black stage, but there was a lot today.”
“That’s true, isn’t it?”
The audience became quiet.
Everyone pricked their ears.
They were fans who felt the difference between the previous stage and today’s stage. They wondered why it felt different. Lee Mi-yeon didn’t know that and smiled brightly and continued talking to her friend.
Seojun also listened to the conversation between the two.
“If the previous stage was an orchestra with a ‘perfect conductor’ who had to hide and hang out with other instruments, I think today’s stage was a stage where various instruments playing in harmony with other instruments while showing off their skills and personality. They like today’s stage better because each and every one of them shows their individuality well.”
Back then they can’t play as they pleased and they have to move according to the conductor’s hand.
Seojun looked at the palm of his left hand. The pattern of the orchestra conductor glistened.
He would not have felt the limitation of “Orchestra” if his skills were at the Lowest. He sure Brown Black’s skills were weak.
However, his skills have become stronger as his rank has risen to the lower level. And Brown Black’s skills have also improved brilliantly over the years.
The key was ‘time’ where the ability was not activated for a moment.
Their previous stages were so perfect without any gaps that they couldn’t show off their own selves.
On the contrary, on this stage they could express themselves more.
And Brown Black was better with expressing themselves.
‘I don’t need this anymore. I’ll put it in the library when I get home.’
Then, two months later, Brown Black made a comeback with a new album that showed off each member’s personalities.