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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: Like Pet, Like Master

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. EXT. STREETS - YESTERDAY


  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


  15. FLASHBACK


  16. EXT. STREETS - DAY (LAST WEEK)


  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.


  51. END FLASHBACK


  52. Act 3


  53. INT. STREETS - TODAY


  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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