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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: Like Pet, Like Master

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1


  4. KAJI, the PACK LEADER and PETER exit from a pet garden.

  5. KAJI (V.O.): Let me lead!

  6. PACK LEADER: Follow us!

  7. As Kaji hesitates, the Pack Leader and Peter walk in front of her.

  8. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't like to follow.

  9. Stopping.

  10. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Why don't we've a change of scenery?

  11. Pausing.

  12. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): And you two don't even walk beside me.

  13. Kaji holds on.

  14. Act 2



  17. Kaji, the Pack Leader and Peter see birds hanging around the shrubs along the walkway.

  18. KAJI (V.O.): The Pack Leader and Peter must expect me to chase the birds.

  19. The Pack Leader and Peter focus on Kaji's reaction.

  20. KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I won't chase the birds. I've done that before.

  21. Pausing.

  22. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd):I've learned that they can fly, but I can't.

  23. Pausing.

  24. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): We live and let live.

  25. Pausing.

  26. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I like to go where there' s no path so that I may leave a trail behind.

  27. The Pack Leader is pulling Kaji's leash.

  28. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I insist that we should be adventurous.

  29. Kaji stays put.

  30. PETER: Follow us!

  31. KAJI (V.O.): No, I know the scenery will be the same.

  32. Pausing.

  33. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Apart from some food and a little affection, this is a small thing that I want.

  34. Kaji holds on.

  35. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't know why they insist on walking the old way.

  36. Thinking.

  37. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): If we start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

  38. The Pack Leader is staring at Kaji.

  39. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): You don't have time to do it right?

  40. Pausing.

  41. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): To give up too easily leads to regret.

  42. Kaji refuses to walk.

  43. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I know our difference will create a trust barrier.

  44. Abruptly, the Pack Leader picks up Kaji and puts her inside a carrier cart that Peter is handling.

  45. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh dear, at least I've tried.

  46. Sitting inside her moving carrier cart, Kaji looks embarrassed.

  47. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Even if the world falls apart, I'll be there for the Pack Leader and the Gang.

  48. Having crossed a few junctions, the Pack Leader puts Kaji back on the ground.

  49. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I believe the Pack Leader can hear my heart.

  50. Kaji does her wet dog shake before moving on.


  52. Act 3


  54. Kaji, the Pack Leader and Peter exit from a pet garden.

  55. KAJI (V.O.): I'll lead you to the right direction.

  56. Kaji on a leash leads.

  57. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Trust me, unfamiliar paths can lead to beautiful places.

  58. Side by side, they walk along happily.

  59. KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): They've hearts like me. Like pet, like master.

  60. FADE OUT

  61. THE END

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