Seojun smiled broadly and headed to the playground with Charlie. When Lee Min-joon stood up from his seat, Seo Eun-hye asked.
“Are you going to supervise?”
“Yeah. I think I should.”
“Then I’ll be watching Seojun. Be careful.”
Lee Min-Joon walked away.
There were so many people on the booth’s side. Lee Min-Joon slowly walked towards Monster’s booth, which he already stopped by during the day.
“Oh, this is Seojun Lee’s badge, right?”
“Yes! I often see him with this badge.”
“I didn’t buy it online because I was afraid it will get lost while in the middle of delivery. I didn’t know I could buy it here!”
Lee Min-joon smiled. Most of the Monster’s adult costumers were Seojun’s fans. They either bought a badge or doll that Seojun posses.
Lee Min-Joon talked with a customer next to him.
“Have you watch ‘My Clinic’?”
“Of course. I cried a lot watching that drama!”
He didn’t expect a foreigner to talk in Korean and also he had watch the drama. As expected, the power of the media was great.
“Are you here to enjoy your vacation? Your wolf-ears look good on you.”
At the team leader’s words, Lee Min-joon smiled awkwardly and rubbed his headband.
At that time, Choi Yeseul, was wearing a shiny LED angel ring headband. She walked in front of Lee Min-joon and the team leader. The angel ring, which used to be white, turned red and blue. The team leader smiled and said, “We have this to somewhat participate to the festival.”
“The staff also prepared lots of them.”
Unfortunately, they couldn’t attend the festival because they are working, but still they didn’t feel left out like this. Lee Min-Joon looked at the booth of Monster. He was relieved that the employees were still enjoying themselves.
“You’re working hard.”
“No, we are fine. We never thought of participating in a festival like this. It’s more fun to just watch.”
“I agree. If nothing happens, we would be coming again next year.”
“I hope so.”
“Then, I’ll get going.”
The team leader looked at Lee Min-joon, who was slowly moving away. A flashing light appeared behind his back. It was faster than his voice.
“CEO, are you here again?” Choi Yeseul asked with her eyes shining.
“Yes. I came here to the festival with my family.”
Choi Yeseul became more excited as she lowered her voice.
“I guess actor Lee Seojun is here, too!”
“Oh… That’s right.”
Why can’t the CEO and actor Lee Seojun be related?
The team leader, who also wanted to meet Lee Seojun, sighed quietly.
Charlie was really popular here. Seojun went around the playground and played with Charlie. From time to time, toys and dolls with Monster’s logo were seen on each of the children’s hands.
Seojun and Charlie tried all the rides in the playground.
Seo Eun-Hye handed over drinks to Charlie and Seojun, who returned tired after having fun.
“Halloween festivals are fun, but the costumes are annoying. Right?”
“I know. My hat keeps falling off. This tail is uncomfortable too.”
“That’s why didn’t wear the costume that my dad I should wear. It’s more fun playing in the playground than dressing up.”
No wonder. Charlie’s dad was dressed up completely, but he was just wearing a wolf-eared headband. He could have made or bought a costume for his son, but it seems that Charlie refused it.
“But it’s still fun, right?”
Seojun and Charlie took a short rest and then stood up from their seats.
“Shall we play hide-and-seek?”
“Should we? Let’s invite more kids and do it together.”
Seojun and Charlie quickly went back to the playground. Seo Eun-hye and Lee Min-joon, who had just arrived, shrugged.
“They both have an amazing stamina. I’m already so tired.”
* * *
“JUN is tagged this time!”
The children took turns deciding the tagger. Charlie set the order like the captain, so there was no fight between each other.
“Okay. I will count up to 30?”
“Since there are zombies, you have to count till 60!”
“Zombies are fast these days… Okay.”
Seojun buried his face on the wall.
The children didn’t forget the setting game even during hide-and-seek. Zombies were slow, so they were easy to be tagged, while the witch or wizard gave them another chance to run away as soon as they say their incantation.
The children scattered like bees.
Even so, children often forgot the rules set, so they were quickly caught.
Seojun smiled as he counted. The playground, which was initially full of children’s laughter, suddenly became quiet. They could only hear Seojun’s voice.
“60! Ready or not, here I come!”
“I didn’t prepare this skill to use at times like this.”
Seojun decided to use his ability to find Charlie and the others.
[Shadow werewolf becomes a wolf]
He is a werewolf who lives in the shadow.
Usually, he lives with his human form and turns into a wolf under the full moon.
Using this skill, he becomes more comfortable on walking with four limbs and his sense of smell became more stronger.
There was some obvious change like the Blue Dragon Hatchling. When he tried it at home, the color of his eyes turned yellow, his fingernails and toenails became sharper, and his sense of smell became stronger.
Seojun growled quietly. His sense of smell has gotten stronger. Nail toenails covered by gloves and sneakers became sharper. His eyes covered by the shadow of the hat turned yellow.
He started tracking the children.
With Seojun’s enhanced sense of smell, he quickly found the hidden children. He found a young wizard with his back in the corner of the ride, next was a child dressed up as Jack O’ lantern. And finally Charlie, a werewolf skillfully hiding, was found.
No, there was only one person left.
Seojun’s nose flinched. This child smelled like a person mixed with water.
“I’ll be the tagger next… Jun, where are you going?”
“Wait! I think there’s still one person hiding”.
“What? We’re all here.”
The children walked toward the corner where Seojun walked to. In a corner of the playground, without any lights. There was one person there. A girl wearing a black cone hat, crouching down.
“I found her!”
The teary child looked up at the voice. When Seojun reached out his hand, the child, who was looking at the paw for a while, held out her hand.
* * *
Charlie told the children to play with themselves and ran back to where Seojun and the girl were. The girl and Seojun were still holding hands tightly.
“Hi. I’m Jun. I’m a werewolf.”
“I’m Charlie. I have no tail, but I’m also a werewolf.”
“What’s your name?”
The blonde girl, who was looking at his wolf’s head, slowly opened her mouth.
“So you are Grace. Grace, where are your parents?”
“I don’t know.”
Tears formed in Grace’s eyes.
“People with witch brooms passed by, so I followed them out of curiosity, and suddenly my mom and dad disappeared. The fun Halloween festival quickly became scary, waaahhhh!”
When she walked toward the brightest place, there was a playground where the children were playing. Everyone was having fun, but somehow she couldn’t get in, so Grace was hiding in the corner.
“Mom, dad…sister…Please find me.”
She was cold and hungry. Grace wanted to eat waffles, which she couldn’t because she was full a while ago. She missed her mom, who gave her a hug, and her sister, who often joke around her.
She held her hunger in and crouched against the corner because she thought she would become more sadder if she just cried.
“I found it!”
She then heard a bright voice right in front of her. When she raised her head, She saw a cute wolf. No, it was a child wearing a wolf hat.
The wolf child stretched out his fluffy paws to Grace. It was as if she had entered a fairy tale.
Grace also reached out and held his paws together. As expected, his paws were soft.
When they heard Grace story, Seojun and Charlie thought.
“We’ll have to contact the lost child center.”
“Let’s go together.”
Seojun and Charlie stood next to the girl and each held a hand. They headed towards the couple.
“What’s going on?”
Seojun and Charlie, who were initially playing around, brought a girl. Grace hid behind Seojun and Charlie, as if she was scared of this strange adult.
“She lost her mom and dad.”
Seo Eun-hye and Lee Min-joon stood up and started packing their bags in surprise at Seojun’s words.
“Then, let’s go to the lost child center.”
How anxious would the child’s parents be by losing this small child? Just thinking about it, their parental heart also broke.
Lee Min-joon held the bags and looked around the road. Seo Eun-hye bent her knees and checked Grace.
She was still hiding behind Seojun and Charlie.
“Do you want me to carry you?”
Grace held onto the two children’s clothes tightly. Feeling her hands trembling, Seojun soon noticed Grace’s fear. Seojun rubbed his wrist.
[Apple flower scent that calms you down]
A sweet scent came from Seojun. Grace’s heart, which had been beating irregularly, began to beat steadily.
Her anxious mind subsided gently. When Grace’s hand let go of his clothes, Seojun stopped his ability.
“If I carry you, you’ll be able to walk faster.”
Grace was held between Seo Eun-hye’s arms. Seo Eun-hye’s heart broke as she held her cold body. How cold and scary must it have been? Seo Eun-hye hugged Grace tightly as if she wanted to shared her warmth.
“Okay, let’s go.”
The couple and the children quickly headed to the lost child celter. Lee Min-joon and Charlie shouted “Excuse me,” and Seojun and Seo Eun-hye followed Grace, soothing her.
“Here’s a lost child!”
Employees at the lost child center stood up from their seats. The peaceful lost child center suddenly became busy. They asked Grace’s name and checked her description. The staff who were walking around the square on a walkie-talkie searched for child’s parents and started to radio broadcast.
[… Grace Welton’s parents from New York, USA, Grace Welton is at the lost child center. I repeat.….]
In the meantime, Charlie boasted his wide network. He succeeded in obtaining delicious cookies and warm hot chocolate from the staff.
“This is supposed to only be given to lost children…”
“Hey, we accompanied a lost child here!”
“Okay. Good job.”