A Reincarnated Love Story in ‘First Love Again’ EPs 1-3

‘First Love Again’ is a South Korean BL fantasy-romance web drama about the reincarnation of a long-lost love. Starring Jin Gun (Yeon Seok) and Jeong Chang Ha (Jeong Ha Yeon/David).

The story revolves around Yeon Seok a well-known web novelist, who is hiding a tremendous secret. He has been surviving for 300 years in an effort to find his first love. When he is looking for Ha Yeon, his first love, a 25-year-old man emerges in front of him unexpectedly. Yeon Seo first pushes Ha Yeon away, because he never imagined that his first love would return as a man. Yet, as HaYeon serves as Yeon Seok’s editor at Sin Bi Books, the two inevitably get more intimate over time.

Warning: Spoilers ahead! Read at your own risk!

Episode 1.

It starts with the introduction of Yeon Seok. Yeon Seok, a famous writer was having an interview, some fans have asked where he did his research about his novel “When the Second Moon Rises”. The story of his novel is about two star-crossed lovers. Some fans asked if he came from Joseon and if he is 300 years old because the story was very detailed. He said that he experienced it and that’s the start of his story.

Yeon Seok is in his third reincarnation. The reason why he remembers his past life is because of an impossible love. In his first life, the love between a servant and a young master undoubtedly would never have a happy ending. In his second life, they were each other’s first love and also each other’s last love. But his third life is way different because he is living as a renowned novelist in the year 2022. Mikael is the one who will grant his wish. Her real name is Shinbi, and they first met in his first life. He gave her food so she promised to grant him a wish, Yeon Seok asks for a requited love. And that’s the reason why they are still alive for 300 years. Crying under the moonlight, Yeon Seok is blaming the latter because he still hasn’t seen Ha Yeon after 62 full moons. Mikael went to a building where a signal suddenly show up after 5 years. There he saw Ha Yeon. The next morning, she followed him to the restaurant where he works. Unfortunately, he is not allowed to have private conversations with a customer. Mikael told Yeon Seok that he finally met Ha Yeon. Because of excitement, he suddenly went to the restaurant. Unfortunately, Ha Yeon finished his work that night. They went to a jewelry shop to buy gifts even though Mikael told him that he was not a girl or a boy. After buying the gift, he went straight to the restaurant and then he saw the waiter who had a nameplate ” Jeong Ha Yeon”.

 

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Episode 2.

Yeon Seok is shocked to see Ha Yeon is a man in person. While Ha Yeon looks amused seeing the famous writer in their restaurant. And that very moment, Yeon Seok realized that in this life, the love of his life was born a man. Flashback to his first life, he was called Dolsoi. At first, he thought Dolsoi was his name. Until Ha Yeon told him that Dolsoi, means a nomad slave. So Ha Yeon decided to give him a name. Yeon, from her name, means bonding, so he called him Yeonseok. In the present, Yeonseok is getting drunk at the restaurant while watching Ha Yeon. The restaurant manager noticed him so Ha Yeok decided to take him home. The next morning, Yeon Seok woke up and realized what happened last night. He asked Mikael why she didn’t tell him about Ha Yeon being a man and that he will stop writing for good. He also remembers that he hugged Ha Yeon that night.

At the restaurant, someone visited Ha Yeon. Yeon Seok tries to read a comic about two men in love. Ha Yeon came to the latter’s house to work as a new editor of his new book. He uses the pen name, David. At the office, someone came to Mikael’s office who looks like Ha Yeon in their past lives. Finally, Yeon Seok let David into his house and the latter brought flowers that looked like the flower that girl Ha Yeon gave him in the past. He asks for his name and the latter says that he uses the name David but his real name is Ha Yeon.

Yeon Seok had a flashback of the love of his life and realized that he had no choice but to love him back. In the epilogue of the 2nd episode, we will see that Ha Yeon is reading the book written by Yeon Seok when suddenly he receives a text asking if he met the person. And he replies, soon.

Episode 3.

Ha Yeon is starting to work with Yeon Seok at the latter house when Mikael calls him to come to the office after work. At night, the team celebrated the coming of their new employee and played a game. When David lost, Mikael let Yeonseok drink for him. Mikael asks Yeonseok if he is worried and the latter told him to come to the office because an investor wanted to see him and she is a fan.

Drunk David says that he wants to buy a glass for Yeon Seok but goes home anyway. Worried Yeonseok followed him to the taxi bay. David then asks him if he experiences what’s written in his novel. He says that it’s just images from the past. Jin Hyeok, David’s friend came to pick him up.

A flashback again to his first life, Jin Hyeok is someone who treated him as a slave in the past. The next morning, David asks his sister to act like he didn’t know him. At the office, Mikael asks David why he is wearing a mask, he said he has a sore throat. In the elevator, Yeon Seok asks the latter if he got home safely. He also asks who is Jin Hyeok. They finally met the investor. Jeong Ha Jin. David’s sister looks like Jeong Ha Yeon in the past.

In the flashback of his 2nd life, Ha Yeon was killed while on the operation at Yeonseok killed himself. At present time, Ha Jin wants to change the whole ending of Yeon Seok’s story. She wants the book and the movie to have the same ending without harming the writer’s work. The two also ask for David’s objective opinion and the latter says he wants a happy ending. But Yeon Seok refused and said that he will not change the ending. In the middle of the road, angry Yeon Seok asks Mikael why she didn’t tell her that she knows the siblings. Mikael says that Yeon Seok knows who is he looking for and is just upset because Ha Yeon didn’t come back as a woman this time.

That night, David came to his house and said sorry for the rudeness of his sister. But David notices that he is also rude to him so he asks why. Yeon Seok says that he doesn’t like him and doesn’t want to see his face again. David left his gift on the coffee table before leaving his house. When he looked at the paper bag. He saw a white cup and some bookmarks same as what Ha Yeon gave him in the past. Yeon Seok followed the latter ate the street and as soon as he realized that he can’t stop thinking about him, they shared a kiss under the moonlight.

 

The first three episodes of ‘First, Love Again’ showed us the reincarnation of love from 300 years ago up to the present. And difficulties of accepting that as time passes by, the people we love change. Sometimes in appearance and in gender but the feelings you had for them will never change. Stay tuned for the next three episodes.

 

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