[Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, The Children’s Play ‘Spring’ is sold out!]
[Veteran child actor, Choi So-Young’s amazing feet!]
[Child actors who shouldn’t be missed out!]
[8 years old, Najin, A Talented voice actor!]
[Is this the rise of the Second Lee Seojun? Najin the voice actor!]
-I feel like these days, they call every child actor the Second Lee Seojun Ke Ke Ke.
-It’s just a play between the kids. It’s obvious that it’ll be childish.
-Kids are working hard, so you should compliment them. It’s the reporter who gave the title like that.
With the last performance just around the corner, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism hoped for extended performance, but the Spring team just shook their heads. This was because the children’s school was about to start, and adults wanted to let the world know that Lee Seojun acted in the play.
The last performance after the three-month-long play.
That one word came heavily to the actors of ‘Spring’. Seojun watches the faces of his friends sitting in a circle in the practice room.
After this, they won’t be able to get together and eat snacks, and they also won’t be able to change the lines on their next stage either.
Someone made a sniffling sound. The sound made all the others’ eyes red, no matter who started. Seojun’s eyes turned red, too. His vision was blurred by tears.
They felt fun, excited, and happy in the past three months. It was so hard to let go of the time spent together. It’s not that they won’t meet in the future anymore, but they wondered if there would still be a day when they would be on stage with this same team. Knowing of this fact, Seojun was even sadder.
“Don’t cry! The makeup will be removed!”
Choi So-young jumped up. After saying that, So-young also had a red tip on her nose.
“Let’s cheer up! Since it’s the last one! Let’s act with our very best capability!”
Everyone nodded at Choi So-young’s words. In the last three months, she would always be the one leading the whole team.
Everyone put their hands down together. Each person looked at each other’s faces and shed tears.
The children shouted loudly.
Seojun grabbed the microphone.
“This would be the last time I would be holding the Microphone.”
He felt warmth from the hard microphone.
His role requires only his voice, but when he was like this, he would really become a blue dragon and felt like he was acting on stage. Seojun looked around the whole place where he was standing.
“It’s really the last one.”
His tears were about to burst.
He can meet his friends again, but he doesn’t know why it was hard to part like this. He didn’t felt like this during the time he filmed movies.
That was the sound that marked the start of the performance.
It was really the last performance.
“Since it’s the last one, I should work harder!”
[Hatchling Blue Dragon’s aura Low Level]
Seojun activated his ability. His eyes and the tip of his hair turned blue. Two horns gradually grew on his head, and dragon scales sprang upon his cheeks.
Seojun closed his eyes tightly and began breathing.
[E.L.F’s basic breathing]
At the end of the five fingers of both hands holding the microphone, his nails turned blue as they became dragon sharp claws.
Realizing something from the ability, Seojun soon knows how to use it properly. Seojun opened his eyes and looked toward the side.
The blue light hovering around Seojun’s body headed toward the blue dragon model hiding behind the screen on the wall.
The blue light wrapped around the blue dragon model. The Blue Light brought the model of the Blue Dragon to life.
Its large eyes were gently closed and the beard, which had been moving regularly, gently shook. The stiff mane seemed to shake gently in the wind. The blue scales covered with artificial colors became vibrant sea lights.
Now, Seojun became the real blue dragon.
The low cry of the beastly blue dragon marked the beginning of the performance.
The audience was curious about how it would be today, while the first-timers got goosebumps at the sound.
Everyone was immersed in the play without saying a word.
The sound of coughing, the sound of the chair shaking due to the movement of the body and the noise made by the children, were as if muted. Everyone looked at the stage with tension all over their bodies.
The children on the stage acted harder than ever because it was their last performance.
Their heart pounded with their heartbreaking performance.
Soon the blue dragon appeared on the screen. Not only the audience who watched the play for the first time, but also the audience who watched the play several times, and the staff who installed the Blue Dragon, opened their mouths without realizing it at the sight of the seemingly alive Blue Dragon.
The mechanically moving long beard, stiff hair, and the still movement of its eyelids all disappeared.
The hard scales of the blue dragon sparkled. The blue-painted paint turned into the shade of the mysterious deep sea.
As if breathing, they felt a weak coming out from the tip of the blue dragon’s nose.
The picturesque blue eyes of the dragon were mysteriously lively, and its two claws that were previously attached awkwardly were sharp as if it could pierce anything. The blue mane of the blue dragon shook due to the wind.
This was the real thing.
A living dragon was now in front of them.
A large blue dragon reaching up to the ceiling of the theater, looked down at them.
[You found my Magic Pearls, Thank you.]
‘That mouth shouldn’t have open……?’ These were the thoughts of the Stage Director.
In line with the movement of the mouth, the beard and mane moved gently.
The heavy voice penetrated the hearts of the audience.
Seojun, who became a dragon, recalled the Hatchling’s life that he discovered in the library of life.
He remembered the grandfather who lived with the Hatchling. A big body and a kind face.
Blue Dragon, the guardian deity of the human kingdom.
Although he was friendly to the Hatchling, his grandfather did not forget to put distance from humans.
While protecting them, he maintained his cold attitude toward humans. The Hatchling wanted to be a Dragon like him.
In the first stage, Seojun copied the grandfather. However, as he went through many stages, his connection with Hatchling grew.
He didn’t copy any other personalities for the next performances.
The Hatchling never grew up as the Dragon he wanted because he died early.
[I’ll grant your wish in return]
At the words of the vividly alive Blue Dragon, children and some of the people in the audience naturally joined hands. In Seojun’s eyes, he could see people with desperate expressions.
Although it is false, Seojn thought that at this moment, he had become the guardian dragon that Hatchling wanted.
The play is now over. Heavy curtains came down covering the whole stage.
Although the theater was brightened, only heavy silence remained among the audience as the impact of the vividly alive Blue Dragon was enormous.
Soon the curtain rose, and the children appeared on the stage to say their goodbyes.
Clap clap clap!
Clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap!
Those who jumped up from their seats applauded and shouted.
“It was the best!”
When someone called his name, Lee Da-jin, dressed as a hunter, came forward to greet him and waved his hands.
The audience memorized all the actors’ names from the pamphlet. Those who came to see the play several times, called out their names one by one, perhaps because they were acting unusual.
Lee Da-jin smiled and just waved because he didn’t know what to do.
The children were shy but could still bow and smile towards the audience.
And, there is one last person left. He has never appeared on the stage, but his voice alone captivated the hearts of every children and adults who watch the play.
He is an actor who has made a sacred and heavier voice than ever before.
The audience’s eyes turned to one child. Among the children in hanbok, there was a child wearing a T-shirt and pants alone.
Kim Soo-han, who came to watch the play with his friends again today, shouted.
Seojun, wearing a hat, took a step forward at the call.
Soon the children’s voices could be heard. Seojun looked through the audience once again and bowed down to greet them. Then he raised his hands and waved them.
“Show your face on the next play!”
The audience burst into laughter at those words.
The actors also stood side by side smiling. They each held the hands of the person on their side.