Spring quickly took the bag she had on her back. Three glass ball came out.
She took the glass ball and lifted them up so that the blue dragon could see them well.
“Blue Dragon! Is this your magic pearl?”
Blue Dragon’s eyes, which were half-closed, were now fully opened. He smiled.
[Yes, it’s my magic pearl. Thank you so much. I’ll make your wish will come true in return!]
“Good for you, Blue Dragon! My wish is to rain on my hometown!”
[Do you have any other than that?]
[Okay. Wait a minute.]
When the blue dragon winked, the pieces of glass in the hands of Spring came up into the air and turned shiny and round. The magic pearl fit perfectly at the feet of the blue dragon.
The Blue Dragon’s head slowly disappeared into the screen, and the adults among the audience sighed out of relief. They saw the blue dragon moving around on the screen.
Seojun recalled the laughter of the only family member of Blue Dragon Hatchling and the owner of the ability.
A pleasant, reliable, dependable laughter that makes them forget all their worries.
Thanks to the book of life, he laughed with the laughter of his grandfather back when he was just a Hatchling Dragon.
As the blue dragon laughed, it began to rain. The sound of his laughter was refreshing as if they were swept away by the rain.
Rain-like things began to fall on the stage too. Of course, it was a stage effect that could be done because of the big amount of budget.
After a few days, Spring arrived in his village.
Perhaps the rain falling due to the Blue Dragon has a mysterious power. The fields and rice paddies have already grown to the point of being ready to be harvested. Everyone was harvesting with a happy face.
Autumn, the younger brother of Spring, was now cured. He could now welcome Spring back with his open arms.
The play ended with the hug of the two siblings. The heavy black curtains came down covering the stage.
Clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap!
The sound of applause rang throughout the theater.
* * *
After the first stage presentation, there was a small party. There are still many performances left, but everyone happily celebrates and ate the foods prepared by their parents. Director Park sat around with the children.
“Change some lines?”
Seojun was sitting next to Director Park Ji-soo, at her question he nodded. Seojun had pizza and a glass of milk in both of his hands.
“Yes. As I watch the audience, it felt like their attention was somewhere else in some scenes. So I wanted to change some lines.”
“That’s true. There are some plays where we also changed some parts before.”
Seojun continued to speak after Director Park Ji-soo’s words.
“But at the end, I could see that they become completely immersed.”
At first, the children were quite interested with the play but as it goes on, their interest diminished. Their attention wasn’t on the play anymore till the Blue Dragon appeared.
The children’s attention weren’t only on the Blue Dragon, but also on the Magic Pearls. The president of the Milky Way prepared magic pearls as a souvenir and it was sold at a price higher than the ticket’s.
On their way out, adults and children bought the blue magic pearl one by one.
Everyone knew that it was a made-up story, but they have this intuition that these Magic Pearls would give them luck.
“Anyway, this is all thanks to Seojun.”
“Director, what if there was a real blue dragons in front of them?”
“Hmm. Like a blue dragon crying after losing its magic pearl?”
Choi So-young came closer at Seojun’s words, sat down and said.
“Wouldn’t the scene be boring?”
“But noona… Even the laughing blue dragon attracted the audience attention…”
The laughing was really part of the script.
Hatchling’s grandfather laughed like that, but when he think about it, his grandfather wouldn’t got to any human place and laughed like that.
His Grandfather Dragon always pretended to be stern and always wore a serious face, but he smiled when he is in front of his grandson.
“What do you mean change some lines?”
Lee Da-jin and the children approached them and also joined the conversation between Seojun and Director Park Ji-soo. Everyone added their opinions one by one.
The children’s opinions gathered and eventually decided to add and change some of the Blue Dragon’s lines.
The next performance will be in three days, so they decided to practice it in the meantime.
“Are you okay, director Park? The kids changed their lines.”
Director Park laughed at the words of the assistant director.
“We will see how it will be after that, let them do their things now. There must be a world on the stage that we don’t know. It would be different if we planned it with the hope for success, but this project was designed for children, so if they want to change some parts they could do it.”
They were watching Seojun as he talk to the other actors to plan the changes for the lines.
“But I still have to guide them.”
Coach Park Ji-soo caught children’s attention with clap as always.
“You shouldn’t change your lines carelessly in other plays. It’s possible because this play is yours.”
The word stuck in the hearts of Seojun and the children.
The children and Seojun know. The fact that such a free and fun theater stage is just a one life time opportunity.
So they wanted to work harder and make this successful.
On the second day of their performance.
A group of students flocked to the Milky Way Center. They were brought by Kim Soo-Han and his friend, who came to watch the first performance.
“That was amazing!”
“I thought I was going to faint!”
The other three friends shook their heads as they saw the two people expressing their feelings with all kinds of gestures.
“No, there’s nothing to watch in a children’s play!”
“If you don’t like it, I’ll pay for an internet cafe.”
“What about a cup of ramen?”
The students were coming in with joy but stopped at the thought of food One student said.
“…Can we even watch it quietly?”
The lobby of the Milky Way was full of children and parents.
“I want to be Blue Dragon too! I bought magic pearl too!”
“Blue Dragon! Blue Dragon! I have to make a wish!”
“MA.GIC. PEARL! Buy me a magic pearl!
The atmosphere among the children in the lobby is divided into three.
Children who showed off to their first timer friends their Magic Peals. They came to the Milky Way for a second time in hope to meet the Blue Dragon and beg his parents to make a Wish.
There were also those who cry and whine. They were children who came because of their friends boasted it in their kindergarten or elementary school. Aside from the play, the children came to buy the Magic Pearls.
The last group is the children brought by their parents at the recommendation of an acquaintance. They were children who were not interested in plays and did not care about Magic Pearls.
Students ears were ringing due to the children’s high pitched voices. They blocked their ears and headed towards the ticketing office. The employee looked tired as she gave the tickets, she must have suffered a lot.
“Do you have any tickets left?”
“What would you like to watch?”
“Children’s play, Spring.”
The friends, who followed Kim Soo-Han to watch the play, pretended to be strangers because it was embarrassing to let others know they are going to watch such childish plays at their, but Kim Soo-Han talked to the staff without much thought.
“Yes. There’s still room.”
“Then I will buy 5 tickets.”
“You must have watch the first show.”
“Yes. I even bought a magic pearl.”
“What? Did you also buy a magic pearl? Are you a kid?
“Hahaha. You’ll buy it after you see it, too.”
They look at their backs where the children were shouting, “Spring! Blue Dragon!”. then, they look at Kim Soo-Han, who also bought a Magic Pearl, made the three first timers speechless.
“What kind of play is this?”
* * *
When everyone entered the theater, the audience seats were half full. The students, were expecting chaos, sighed. It seems that the children knows how to behave properly.
They initially thought it was because of their parents, but there was no way that the excited children would listen.
Most of the Childrens were holding the blue Magic pearl they bought before the performance.
They were enjoying themselves as they play with their Pearls, but the children who were dragged in by their parents had empty hands.
“You really don’t need to buy it? All of your friends bought it.”
“It’s just a marble. Buy me a car later!”
However, he was a child who didn’t know he would regret only less than an hour later.
Beep- the sound was heard, and soon it became dark in the theater.
Even before the curtain rose, the sound of thunder and lightning rang in the whole theater.
“What’s going on?”
The audience who watched the performance on the first day turned their heads toward the direction where the sound came out. This was different.
Seojun, was on one side of the stage. He smiled slightly and turned on the microphone.
[Hatchling Blue Dragon’s Aura Low-Level]
They heard something sobbing.
The children felt a sharp pang in their hearts, they also wanted to cry. While, the adults felt sympathy at the crying child.
[My magic pearl…!]
After that, the audience was immersed in the play. They leaned over and didn’t took their eyes off from the stage.
When Spring was in danger, the Audience reacted as if she were really in danger, and when Spring cried, they cried together.
Then, the blue dragon appeared.