The Male Lead Knelt Before Me - Chapter 145
“Hmm, hmm, I think of you in the stars that revolve around us.”
A dressing table leaf with a vase with a bouquet of mango tulips with a clear yellow color.
A woman sweeps down her black-purple hair that comes down to her waist with her hands.
“Mother of spring, my child……”
The song was about to begin in earnest.
The door opened like it was going to break.
At the same time, the woman who had been singing so far looked back in surprise.
There stood a pale wheat-haired woman with a grim face.
“As expected! You little bitch. You don’t do the cleaning you were asked to do, but here and imitate LLena-nim-nim!?”
“Oh no! I’m done cleaning!”
“You said you’ve done cleaning but the mop was left on the stairs just like that!? Hah!”
Shrugging her shoulders, a sarcastic wheat-haired woman approached and grabbed Julia’s hair, and pulled it off.
“Wait, Eunice! That’s my hair!”
Julia’s hair was completely removed by Eunice’s hand before she could stop it.
At the same time, Julia’s dark blue hair was revealed.
Eunice, with a dark purple wig in one hand, smiled proudly.
“Your hair, huh? It’s a wig!”
“Jeez, you even grabbed my real hair!”
“I’m sorry about that. Anyway, get this sorted out quickly.”
Eunice threw the wig at Julia.
Frightened by that, Julia snatched her wig and made a dissatisfied face.
“Would you mind not throwing it at me? It’s LLena-nim-nim’s precious hair.”
“To be exact, it’s just a wig made out to mimic LLena-nim’-nim’s hair, and it’s the item that that mannequin was wearing.”
Eunice pointed to the mannequin right next to the dressing table.
There stood three faceless mannequins.
The mannequins were wearing fancy dresses.
On the wall behind it, portraits of Veloka, LLena-nim, and Rina were hung in order.
It was an exhibition made in commemoration of the time when the performance in the Imperial Palace which was originally prohibited, was held again.
Unlike the mannequins on both sides, each wearing rose-red hair and bright blonde hair like the owners of the portrait, the mannequin that embodies LLena-nim had clean hair.
“It should not be in your hands, Julia.”
“Do you really have to pinch me like that?”
“There’s still more left! That one!”
Eunice pointed to the vase on the dressing table.
“Why on earth do you keep bringing that vase inside? Putting it on display at the door!”
“Well, I prefer to put it on the dressing table than in front of that door. You can’t leave out mango tulips when you think of LLena-nim-nim?’’
“Of course it is, but why do you want to change what the theatre’s owner told you? Anyway, put it back in its place.”
Before I tattled you to the theatre’s owner!
Eunice threatened harshly with her hand on her waist.
Julia scrambled to her feet with a pale complexion.
“Okay. I’ll do it the way it was, so don’t tell my mom.”
“Just do it!”
“Oh, please! Eunice-nim, please!”
Despite Julia’s pleading, Eunice lightly snorted at her.
And Eunice watched Julia put a wig on the mannequin with her arms crossed.
“It’s fascinating to see you, too. Your mother is Veloka-nim, but you like LLena-nim-nim even more.”
“Of course, my mother must have been a great actress, too, but LLena-nim-nim is just so cool. What can I do about it? Even Aunt Asther acknowledges this.”
“Oh, I hope Aunt Asther comes back soon. I want to hear her talk about LLena-nim-nim.”
Julia, who returned the wig to its place, held her hands tightly and looked at the mannequin.
“Julia, you do not resemble Veloka-nim. You rather looked like you’re Rina-nim’s daughter.”
“Even my mother told me that, too. She said that every time she looks at me I looked like Rina-nim’s daughter. Even Rina-nim’s children aren’t intense as I am.”
Julia giggled and added.
“But I think it would have been nice if it was really Rina-nim‘s daughter. If so, she would have been able to cling to LLena-nim-nim’s side not only on stage but also in social circles!”
“Can I tell the master what I just heard? Master! Julia said she wanted to be born as ‘Julia Vessel’!”
“No! When did I ever say that? I love my mother!”
“That’s not it, but you’re afraid of the master.”
“Well, anyway! There won’t be an actor who surpasses Lena-nim for the next thousand years.”
The inside of Julia’s buck gleamed with her envy. Eunice replied casually at the familiar sight.
“Yes. It includes you, doesn’t it?”
“Of course! How can I surpass Lena-nim? Oh, I wish I could follow her at least on her toes.”
“To be honest, even after ten years you would still lack to be compared to her toes……”
“Thank you very much. Anyway, I like Lena-nim so much…”…
“Let alone her superb skills, she even made His Majesty the Emperor allow the performance to be performed in the Imperial Palace again, right? Thanks to her, our theatre grow up very big and active.”
“It is, indeed.”
“In addition, she hired a scriptwriter and a music troupe like Aunt Asther, made a video ball, and introduced our theater company to the public! She is so amazing.”
“Someone else invented the video device. Lena-nim added an idea to that. Though, I agree she’s an amazing person.”
“I know right……!”
“Not only her achievements as an actor you mentioned but her personal achievements as well, isn’t it? In addition to being members of the royal family of the Principality of Adele, her daughters born after marrying Egon became the first female emperors and duke.”
“I didn’t say that was amazing! It’s not that important! What I think is amazing is only Lena-nim‘s achievements as an actor……”
“Is that so?”
“You know that Duke Egon always brings the famous mango tulip for Lena-nim whenever Lena-nim’s performance was over, don’t you?”
“The Duke brought it because it resembles Lena-nim’s eye color!”
“I mean it! It’s the truth”
“It would be more mysterious to say that you wanted to meet a man like Duke Egon.”
“You know, Eunice.”
Julia, who had always been excited, suddenly looked serious.
“I know that there is no man like Duke Egon in this world.”
Julia, who said so, couldn’t find any image of her raising her voice earlier.
“He always came to see Lena-nim every time she performed, brought her a bunch of flowers, and cheered for Lena-nim. She even went to the grave every weekend to protect and take care of Lena-nim until he died two years later.”
Few knew how dearly the Duke of Egon had been a lover of his wife.
There are so many anecdotes handed down that it’s not enough to count them with both hands.
Among them, the most famous anecdotes were the two that Julia just said.
Julia, in particular, had met with Lena-nim several times on the preferential treatment of being the daughter of Veloka, a friend of Lena-nim.
Every time she looked at Caleb, who was trustworthy, she thought that she would also like to meet such a husband.
“Do you know why the flower language of the mango tulip that the Duke always gave to Lena-nim has changed to ‘Unconditional Love’? It’s something that no one can do but Duke Egon, because everyone is impressed by their love. That’s how it changed.”
“It’s good enough to know. Rather, go ahead and pick up that vase. The mop you threw away after cleaning is waiting for you. We have to get rid of it before the master sees it, don’t you think?”
Julia frowned at Eunice’s words as if she were holding back her anger.
However, as Eunice said, she held the vase on the dressing table in her arms because she didn’t want to be scolded.
It was the moment when Eunice saw that and tried to grab the door handle.
Julia shouted from behind.
“Wait! Wait for me!”
Julia pointed to the ring on her left ring finger.
The illuminated jewels sparkled brilliantly.
“I forgot to put it back!”
“Did you take off the ring and wear it?”
“Since it’s an imitation of the ring that Lena-nim wore all her life, I thought I’d get some energy…… Hold the vase anyway.”
“You really a trouble.”
Eunice reached out her hands reluctantly.
Then Julia gave her a vase with a little smile and approached the mannequin.
Then she put a screed ring on the ring finger of the mannequin’s left hand.
Unlike the real ring studded with diamonds, which would have been treasured by the Duke of Egon’s family, it was a fake ring with crystals imitating the design, so there was no need to pay close attention to it.
But Julia, her hands were extremely careful handling the ring because the ring was so meaningful and precious.
Eunice, who was waiting behind her, can’t stand the boredom.
“Are you done yet?”
Julia only raised her head after pushing it all the way to prevent the ring from falling out.
The portrait of Lena-nim on the wall naturally came into view.
Only a part of one eye in the direction of the light coming in was gold and the rest silver-grey eyes were staring at Julia.
Facing the gaze, Julia drew up the corners of her mouth following the expression that Lena-nim‘s portrait was making.
Then she turned around and ran to Eunice, who was waiting for her.