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Kaji: The Air That I Breathe


FADE IN:

INT. SLEEPING ROOM - DAY

Waking up from a long afternoon nap at her bed spot, KAJI stands up, extends her head and neck, pulls back her lips and inhales repeatedly and forcefully through her nose, making a loud and strong grunting sound.

KAJI (V.O.)

Oh My God! What's wrong

with me!

The PACK LEADER and the GANG rush in and are horrified by the sight.

PACK LEADER

(Alarmed)

Oh My God! What's wrong

with you!

KAJI (V.O.)

How would I know, I simply

can't control myself.

Kaji then turns her elbows out.

GANG MEMBER#1

Oh! She can't breathe properly.

KAJI (V.O.)

Yes, I've a problem in getting

air into my lung.

The pack leader rubs Kaji's sides to comfort her.

GANG MEMBER#2

She can't be choked. No one

have fed her with anything.

It looks as if Kaji is suffering from a seizure.

KAJI (V.O.)

(Confused)

Will I be suffocated? Am

I going to die?

Then, the pack leader keeps calm.

PACK LEADER

Remember what the Vet

said last time? H'mm...

this's reverse sneezing.

PETER quickly researches with his smart phone.

GANG MEMBER#1

Oh yes! She has had similar

episodes before.

Gang member#2 nods.

KAJI (V.O)

Just sneezing? I'm not

going to die?

It seems Peter gets what he wants from the web.

PETER

(Referring to screen texts)

This's a fairly common

respiratory condition for

dogs. It will end on its own

after a few minutes.

KAJI (V.O.)

Nothing extraordinary? Is

that right?

Kaji's reverse sneezing stops.

KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Yes, it has come and gone.

The pack leader & the gang look relieved.

PETER

It's just a sneezing kind of

conditional reflex to expel

an irritant from her respiration

system.

KAJI (V.O.)

Oh yes, I'm OK now.

Peter continues to refer to the screen texts.

PETER

To help her to end her

episode quicker, we can

massage or rub her

throat gently.

The pack leader and the gang hear that.

KAJI (V.O.)

Okay, they know how to

help me next time.

The pack leader and the gang dismiss as everything returns to normal.

KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd)

You all are the air that I

breathe and the beats

of my heart!

INT. SLEEPING ROOM - NIGHT

Peter goes to bed first. He is later joined by his wife and Kaji. As Peter rolls over to his wife's side, Kaji rolls over to Peter's.

KAJI(V.O.)

H'mm, you've been away

for many nights. This's

my another conditional

reflex...

They sleep well.

FADE OUT.

The End

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