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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: Family Member

FADE IN.


Act 1


INT. SITTING ROOM - NIGHT


KAJI sees the PACK LEADER unwrapping a parcel.


KAJI (V.O.): What's that?


PACK LEADER: It's your birthday gift from Japan.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Let me sniff it.


As the pack leader is unpacking, Kaji jumps to sniff the stuff inside.

KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, I can smell the familiar scent of a gang member. I haven't seen her for months in the family now. I believe she wants me in her life.


PACK LEADER: You'll enjoy stuff at your birthday party.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Something tells me I'm into something good.


Kaji smiles.


ACT 2


INT. SITTING ROOM - DAY


Peter talks to Kaji.


PETER: Kai-kai?


KAJI (V.O.): Going out?


The pack leader helps Kaji wear a harness.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've been going out rather frequently these days.


EXT. ROAD - DAY


Standing at the passenger seat, Kaji sticks her head out of the window of a moving car.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Apart from the breeze, I feel like I'm having a all-I-can-smell scent buffet.


EXT. PET GARDEN - DAY

Kaji's taking a lonely stroll as the pack leader and PETER watch.

KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's a hot sunny afternoon. All my friends must be enjoying their afternoon naps at home.


Feeling something.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): The ground is quite hot, and I don't want my feet burnt. Let me take my seat.


Kaji jumps up to a bench to rest.


SOMEONE approaches Peter: Should I spray water on the ground to keep it cool?


PETER: By all means.


Kaji watches the ground getting wet.

KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): How can I come down as the ground is now wet?


Act 3


EXT. PET GARDEN - CONTINUOUS


The pack leader carries Kaji from the bench to a dry ground. Peter then encourages Kaji to cross the wet zone.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Okay, I trust Peter.


Kaji crosses the wet zone.

KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Actually, it's quite cool and comfortable.


INT. DINNING ROOM - NIGHT


Gifts and foot stuff are put on the table. Images appear on a laptop. Wearing a high hat, Kaji sits on one side embarrassingly amidst the pack leader, Peter and a gang member.


KAJI (V.O.): I look stupid with the high hat. But they like to take photos of me with such a head wear.


As Kaji looks dull, they use toys and treats to cheer her up.


PACK LEADER: Smile!


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): It's quite degrading to me. But they'd do anything to see me smile. What can I say?


Reflecting.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): They feed me all the time. The let me rest and sleep anywhere I like. They let me lick heir faces.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd):They teach me how to learn and overcome difficulties. We've joy in each other's life. I'm a true family member.


As Kaji smiles a little smile for them, more photos are taken.


FADE OUT.

THE END


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