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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: A Little Less Conversation

FADE IN.


Act 1


INT. SITTING ROOM - NIGHT


Sitting on the lap of the PACK LEADER, KAJI is having Facetime with a GANG MEMBER (20s) on the computer screen.


KAJI (V.O.): Yes, I hear and see the no-scent gang member again. Has he been trapped inside the screen?


GANG MEMBER (On-screen): It's great that she'd look at me occasionally. She looks fat.


KAJI (V.O.) (Jaw dropped): Me? Fat? I don't get any food reward to see you on-screen though. I want to go out for exercises but people are staying home.


PACK LEADER: Since my homeworking, she has been having 3 meals just in the morning.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Is that right?


Act 2

FLASHBACK


INT. SLEEPING ROOM - KITCHEN - SITTING ROOM - DAY


Sitting at the end of the bed, Kaji gazes at PETER who is lying in bed.


KAJI (V.O.): The maid isn't here. Get up, go get something to eat!


Getting Kaji's message, Peter goes to the kitchen, being accompanied by Kaji in earnest.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm going to have my first meal!


Taking out a white bun from the fridge, Peter puts it inside a microwave oven.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes, I like it warm.


Just when Peter sits on a sofa, we hear: Ding!


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, it's ready! Get the food!


Kaji rushes to the kitchen and then returns to the sitting room.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): While guarding the food, I've to urge Peter to get it at the same time!


As Peter goes and gets the white bun, Kaji licks her mouth and wipes her lips. When Peter throws some bun bits in the air, Kaji catches them as her preys.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Then, I've my standard brunch at 10 o'clock.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): When the pack leader has her brunch, she'd give away some of her food to me... not as generous as Peter though.


END FLASHBACK


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes, I've 3 meals just in the morning. H'mm, would the slim on-screen gang member suggest I should have less?


PACK LEADER (Cont'd): She'll have more treats when the other gang member's quarantine is over.


GANG MEMBER (On-screen): Oh dear...


KAJI (V.O.): Did I hear more treats? From whom? I can't smell the scent of any other gang members around.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): They're talking too much. Are they fooling me?


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm very hungry now. My dinner time has passed.


Kaji looks away from the screen.

KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): A little less conversation, a little more action please.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm not interested in staying hungry.


Facetime ends and Kaji is served dinner.


Act 3


INT. DINING ROOM - DAY


Returning home, Peter puts bags of food on the table. Kaji's ear posture changes.


KAJI (V.O.): Eating-in is good. Peter would endeavour to share some food with me.


Swiftly, Kaji jumps up onto a chair while Peter and the pack leader begin to eat.


After watching them for a while, Kaji jumps down and hides under the table.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's so frustrating to watch them eating and talking.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): And I've no problem in jumping up and down. So I'm not fat.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): At the table, there are rules and discipline. Under the table, there are hearts and imagination.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I expect nothing but anticipate everything.


Peeping at Peter.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): A little more action please.


FADE OUT.

THE END


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