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Even if he read it again, there were no instructions for his acting. The only instructions given were for his voice tone.
The screenplay also specifies that the Blue Dragon is entirely constructed from props, and thus only the actor’s voice will be audible.
“They would only hear your voice. Is that okay?”
Seojun’s nodding persisted despite An Daho’s concerns.
“Yeah! This is good.”
An Daho’s eyes turned towards Kim Hee-Sung.
Kim Hee-Sung smiled and nodded.
An Daho’s face brightened up at Kim Hee-sung’s heads up. He acted as though he were his superior, mentoring him.
“Okay. I’ll read the terms of the agreement and send your application.”
‘Finally, I found my next work.’
At the thought of acting in a play, Seojun was very delighted, suddenly he thought of something.
“What kind of play is where only kids appear?”
Kim Hee-sung retrieved his smartphone and began browsing the internet once again.
It was a play planned by the Milky Way Troupe. They would usually organize musicals and plays in a fairly large concert hall in Seoul.
“Children’s play. There are many children who want to act, but they have no stage were to act, so they created this type of play that would only happen every summer. It’s their first time trying it, so they will only accept applications from experienced child actors for now.”
“I see! I can do it!”
“It may be difficult to practice because it is not a free play, you are the one paying to act. Also, the role may change in the middle of practice depending on the actor’s competence. It is recommended that inexperienced actors should apply for roles with fewer lines.”
Other than that, there were all kinds of Notice.
From physical problems to being able to follow instructions. In any case, it was still something that parents would be okay with. They can also watch the practice at any time, but it was impossible to intervene during practice.
“It’s literally a play where children are the main characters.”
An Daho, who was reading the Terms of Conditions, look at Seojun with a confused face.
“I don’t want to do this anymore.”
Despite the comfort words from Kim Hee-sung and An Daho, Seojun shook his head silently.
* * *
Seojun sighed. Ji-Yoon tilted her head at the sight of Seojun.
“Seojun, are you sick?”
“No. I am just thinking of something.”
“What are you thinking about?”
Ji-hoo and Ji-ho, who were sitting in front of him turned around and asked. Mina quickly intervened in their chatter too.
This was something that Seojun needed to think about.
‘How can I explain it to these children in a comprehensible way?’
He thought for a while but decided to be honest.
“I am famous.”
“Seojun is very famous.”
Even now, students from the upper grades still come to their classroom during breaks simply to see Seojun.
“I’m worried that if I appear in a play, everyone will only come to watch me.”
“Isn’t it good that they came to watch you? If it is me, I’ll be so happy!”
At Ji-Yoon’s words, the children said they would like it.
“Hmm. Ji-hoo. Ji-ho.”
“What if people only like Ji-hoo?”
Ji-ho, who quickly became emotional at his words, cried.
“What? Do people only like Ji-hoo?”
“No. My mom and dad like both Ji-Ho and Ji-hoo. This is just an example; in reality, nothing like this occurs..”
When Seojun quickly explained, Ji-Ho still couldn’t believe it.
“…People don’t like me but I really hope they will like me too.”
At Ji-ho’s words, Ji-hoo also nodded.
“I don’t like it that they would only like me, me and my twin should be liked together!”
“Me, too. I hope people would like the play even without me in. But I’m worried that it’ll be hard because I’m too famous.”
The children seemed to understand halfway.
“Then what should I do?”
“What should I do to make them like not only me?”
They were just children who thought of a solution for Seojun. Even in class, they were mulling about a solution, but as soon as school ended, they put it all aside and got ready to go to Seojun’s home with anticipation..
The school is only half-day for today so the children could hang out with friends.
They opted to stay inside due to the rain. Seo Eun-Hye came to pick up the children by car.
“I brought a toy!”
“I didn’t bring any. I guess I forgot.”
“I’ll lend you mine!”
Seojun decided to put aside his worries and play with them for about a day.
The children ate snacks, played with each other, and took a nap. After waking up they played again and it quickly became evening.
Seo Eun-Hye was worried about Seojun after hearing about what had happened yesterday, Lee Min-Joon left work early with the same worries as his wife.
He arrived home together with Kim Hee-sung.
They breathed a sigh of relief when they saw Seojun’s beaming with smile.
The children sat side by side and watched television. They were watching a popular cartoon that is currently being broadcasted now.
“Let’s go back home after watching this.”
Everyone replied in unison at Seo Eun-Hye’s words.
The three adults sat on the sofa and watched television.
“We used to watch those cartoons back when we were children like them.”
“Right. Wasn’t there an old version of that cartoon?”
As they were watching the cartoon, the opponent suddenly bounced out from the stadium.
Now the wall crumpled while the opponent fainted.
Unlike adults who were surprised, the children cheered, saying that the main character won.
“When we were young, the opponent wasn’t punched out to the point of breaking the hall. He would either step back out of the ring or give up.” Kim Hee-Sung grumbled.
“I know. Nowadays, opponents either are in the worst state or put to the hospital…”
“I thought my heart was going to drop.”
After that, the next opponents either give up
However, the three adults spoke with serious expressions as opposed to youngsters who applauded for the main character’s winning streak.
“Isn’t it too easy? It feels like my heart is falling every time the opponent is massacred.”
The cartoons in their memories are quite different, the main character usually cried if defeated and return stronger.
“Is this a generation gap?”
The adults went silent.
The main character advanced to the finals. The other person was wearing a mask. In Seojun’s eyes, no matter how much he looks at it, he looked like someone.
“Is he a Ray?”
“Is Ray a villain?”
It was Ray, the main character’s friend.
However, neither the main character nor the main character’s friends nor the people in the audience noticed.
In addition, Ray’s name in the competition was different.
It was the appearance of a new villain. After the introduction of a new villain, the episode ended. Parents, of Seojun’s friend, went to their house to pick up their child.
“It was so much fun!”
“His name is X! The name is so cool!”
The children followed their parents home while chattering to each other. Seojun waved his hand as he sent them off.
For dinner, they ordered jokbal. (TL: Braised Pig’s trotters)
Seojun skillfully put a piece of meat on lettuce, salted shrimp, and pickled onions. He ate it in one bite.
“Really? Eat more.”
Seojun headed to the bathroom to brush his teeth after finishing his delicious jokbal.
Seojun squeezed the toothpaste on his toothbrush and brushed his teeth,
The three people who had been paying attention to Seojun all day came running to him quickly.
“Why, why, Seojun!”
“What’s going on?”
Ugh! Seojun, who spat out the foam, smiled brightly.
“I got an idea!”
Adults followed Seojun, who rinsed his mouth and excitedly headed towards the living room.
The three people sitting side by side on the sofa looked at Seojun and waited for him to speak.
“Can I hide my name?”
Name? The three people tilted their heads. Why hide his name all of a sudden?
“What’s wrong with your name?”
Seojun looked at the three people’s faces and realized that he may have worded his thoughts wrong.
They must have thought he didn’t like Seojun as a name and wanted to change it. In reality, he just wants to hide his name with an alias like X, Ray’s friend did.
Seojun quickly explained what he thought.
“Well, children’s play is a play in which only children take part. Everyone would want to act cool and get attention, but if I participate, most of the audience will only come to see me. I want that every one of us gets the same attention.”
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