There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Loss was something Jongdae had never known, had never really experienced before, but his life gets its axis when he experiences firsthand the devastating consequences of an illness that takes away the only thing he wanted to protect: his voice.
Reeling from the knowledge of never being able to sing again, he has to look deep within himself to come to terms with the loss and what it means to be a true artist - no matter how painful and terrifying it is.
“Appa, umma! Please believe in me! I can do this!”
“... Why? Why do you want to put yourself in such a risky business like this, Jongdae? There are countless other fields for you to take...”
“We accepted the fact that you decided to join this music school, but being an idol? That’s something we can’t accept, no matter how you put it.”
“But... But... You know how much I love singing! I want to show the world just how good I am, what an amazing singer I can be! Please, just let me have this chance! I promise, I won’t let it go to waste.”
“... One chance, Jongdae. You must realize that once you dedicate yourself to this path, there is no turning back. No other option for you to go besides being an idol and throwing yourself out into the harsh world out there. It's not as easy and simple as it may seem.”
“We’ve supported you all this way, my son. Ever since you wanted to go to that music school, we’ve always been behind you to catch you in case you fell. But if you become an idol... We can’t be there to break your fall as we always had. You have to think about this carefully, Jongdae. Think about your future, what sort of life you will lead. The road ahead won’t be an easy one, and we will only fear that you will reach a moment down the road that will devastate you forever. And we won’t be able to be there when it happens.”