The awards ceremony for the contest began while the staff are setting up the stage for the performance of the vampires and the werewolves.
All the lights on the stage turned off and only the vertical tip of the T stage brightened. The 13 participants appeared, side by side, the audience’s eyes looked at them.
[Monster Contest Awards will begin now, Orsay’s mayor will be the to give the trophy.]
The Emcee’s voice came out from the speaker, after his words, the mayor standing next to the trophy bowed. People applauded.
“Who is it?”
“I liked the Wizard & Witch team that came out as a Duo.”
[Number 2! The Comedic Pegasus!]
At that, laughter burst out from the audience. Everyone didn’t forget the ridiculous participant. Participant No. 2 came out to receive the trophy as he spun around.
“It was so funny!”
When the congratulatory applause were heard, the second participant danced hard without music. It was funny watching on the backstage screen, but it was another experience to personally witness it. Seojun and the participants, gathered behind, also burst into laughter.
“Agreed. Thanks to him, I was able to perform comfortably.”
“I think he is really incredible.”
The mayor handed over the trophy to the 2nd participant with a pleasant smile.
[2nd place! 1st participant! The Dancing Fairy!]
“Oh my god!”
The children’s shouts were heard. The 1st participant, walked gracefully to received a shining trophy and turned around with her colorful movements. Her two pairs transparent rainbows wings were really beautiful.
“It was the best!”
A shout broke out from the audience.
[The participant number 13! The werewolf who has transformed!]
Seojun walked forward. It was his second time receiving an award, but this was a different scale from the film festival. It really felt good to be able to personally see the the hearts of the people who congratulated supported and congratulate him.
When Seojun smiled and waved, applause burst out from all over the place.
Seojun walked zigzag with his wolf costume for a while, just as the other participants who received the award showed, and then headed to the mayor to get the trophy.
The audience, who could not forget the lingering feeling of his performance, cheered and applauded. They thought it looked better with his acting on the stage, but it was still great even without acting.
[Please give a big round of applause to the contestants who performed well!]
Once again, cheers and applause erupted from the audience. Participants who did not receive the award also said their thanks with bright faces.
[In a little while, a performance between vampires and werewolves will begin! Everyone, please wait at your seats.]
After the announcement, the participants sat in the seats prepared by the organizers. The group of participants who were sitting first welcomed the awarded participants with bright smiles.
Lee Min-joon, sitting from the audience seats, stood up and welcomed the two children and Seo Eun-hye.
“Good job! You really looked like a wolf!”
Seojun sat in the chair smiling at his father’s words. People sitting near the seats of officials also expressed their admiration.
“It was great acting even though you were young.”
“It felt like modern dance. Where did you learn dancing?”
Charlie, his friend, was so proud of the compliments pouring toward Seojun. However, the shower of praises soon stopped. It was because an announcement came out.
[From now on, we will start the last performance of Orsay’s Halloween Festival!]
They could hear a soft music and a ray of light fell on the dark stage. A golden box was placed on a tower built in the center of the stage.
Seojun, who was looking at the stage with his head up, took off his hat because the wolf’s head was a little uncomfortable. Seo Eun-hye, sitting next to him arranged the wolf’s ears and fur as much as possible so that it would leave no marks.
The other lights lit up, it pointed toward the five black coffins erected against the backdrop of the black castle on the left side of the stage.
“It’s the vampires.”
The lid of the black coffin opened to the side and white smoke flowed out. Inside the coffin, a man in a black suit with white skin and black hair has his eyes closed. The same was true to the other coffins.
They soon heard a flock of bats flying sounds. The vampires opened their eyes at the same time. Heavy music played as the vampires came out of the coffin.
They acted like greeting and talking to each other with noble faces. One of the vampires pointed with his fingers to a golden box on the tower in the center of the stage.
The light on the left stage turned off. This time, the light shone on the right side of the stage. Someone appeared on a rock-shaped prop installed in front of a rock-filled background. The yellow light shone on him.
“It’s the werewolf!”
And five werewolves appeared. Unlike vampires who looked stiff, the werewolves either sat or stood around in a free-spirited manner. One of the werewolves pointed to a golden box.
Even if there were no lines, the audience watching the stage understood. Both vampires and werewolves were aiming for that golden box.
The light that was shining on the right stage turned off and the stage soon brightened. Vampires and werewolves met.
One of the vampires pointed at them. The werewolves growled, bowing their upper bodies.
A tense music flowed. Vampires and werewolves began to fight like enemies who have met on a single wooden suspension bridge.
When the fight seemed to proceed, something yellow came out in front of the audience’s eyes. It was a pumpkin.
“Jack O’ lantern!”
The presence of pumpkin heads squeezed between vampires and werewolves fighting. While avoiding the two groups of attacks, this scene drew laughter from the audience.
In the end, it was Jack O’ lantern who won the golden box.
The performance ended with a loud applause. Vampires and werewolves, who performed sweating, bowed to the audience.
A relaxed Jack O’ Lantern passed by in front of them, holding a golden box. It was a entertaining performance until the end.
All the lights on the stage turned off,
Firecrackers went off. A pretty flame bloomed above the black sky. After the short fireworks, an announcement came out.
[Thank you to everyone who participated in the Orsay Halloween Festival! I hope everyone had a great time. See you at next year’s Halloween festival!]
The Halloween festival in Orsay is all over. People also left one by one with a satisfied face. Waiting among the audience seat until Charlie’s dad came, there was a little kid running from afar.
“Jun really won first place! I cheered for you a lot, your know?”
Grace’s family was behind. When they all met, the adult greeted each other while the kids started talking among themselves.
“I forgot to give you my phone number earlier, so I went looking for you. I thought you will left early, but you were still here!’
“I’ll give you my phone number too! What kind of messaging up do you use?
While the three children were exchanging contacts, Charlie’s dad, who had already changed his clothes, appeared. Charlie’s dad smiled and said to the group.
“If you don’t mind, would you like to eat something at our restaurant?”
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Charlie’s dad’s restaurant was close to the Square. In the chilly weather, they raised the temperature inside the restaurant, to warm people up, and prepared a place for everyone to sit.
Charlie’s dad has quickly made delicious dishes. Both children and adults ate with admiration.
“Do you want to play over there?”
When Charlie pointed to the other table and said, both Seojun and Grace nodded. They were busy chatting and playing but then, Seojun scratched his cheek.
He had been thinking about it since the performance, and he thought there should be least one person who would recognize him if the video went up on YouTube.
He met them for the first time today, but he still wanted to let them know who is he really.
“I want to say something.”
“What is it? Is it a secret?”
Charlie and Grace emphasize at the word ‘Secret’. Seojun smiled and took out his cell phone, then be showed them a picture.
It was taken just before Evan Block, Rachel Hill, and Seojun finished their makeup to film Shadowman 2.
Charlie and Grace, who saw the picture, blinked.
“Charlie, don’t you know Shadow Man?”
“I know Shadow Man… Is this Evan Block?”
“…Rachel Hill is there too.”
The eyes of the two children became round. Next to the two actors stood a child, the same one who had played with them so far.
Charlie looked at the picture and then at his friend alternately. No way!
There was no one around, but Charlie still lowered his voice.
“Is Jun really Jin natra?”
Grace, who realized a step later, covered her mouth in surprise. Seojun made eye contact with the two astonished children, then said with a big smile.
“I’m Jin Nara, Seojun Lee.”
Charlie and Grace couldn’t move for a few seconds and exclaimed deep inside.
What do you mean my friend is Jin natra? A Hollywood actor!
Grace and Charlie’s eyes sparkled. Seojun showed them another picture. It was a picture taken together with Redborn and David Garrett.