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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: True Character

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1


  4. Going to her favourite spots, KAJI is getting very light.

  5. KAJI (V.O.): It seems there's nothing left in my guts. Good!

  6. Kaji kicks the grass a few times, as the PACK LEADER and PETER watch happily.

  7. PACK LEADER: Do you want some water?

  8. As Kaji is being served, Kaji avoids the water dispenser. Her FRIEND#1 comes along to drink it.

  9. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): A thirsty dog isn't loyal. It will drink with anyone who has water, revealing his true character.

  10. Kaji walks towards the exit.

  11. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Away from home, I'd explore rather than to eat and drink.

  12. Following Kaji to the exit, the Pack Leader and Peter leave.

  13. Act 2


  15. Kaji is resting on her floor quilt as the Pack Leader and the GANG are having dinner.

  16. KAJI (V.O.): I'm not joining them.

  17. The Pack Leader and the Gang are staring at Kaji.

  18. PETER: OMG: She's not joining us for dinner.

  19. PACK LEADER: She's just very tired.

  20. GANG: How long was the walk?

  21. PACK LEADER: Less than an hour. And the surroundings were familiar.

  22. PETER: Do we have to worry about our Darling?

  23. GANG: She eats anything. She drinks dog beer too.

  24. PACK LEADER: But she hasn't eaten or drunken anything outside.

  25. PETER: True. What causes her losing appetite all of a sudden?

  26. KAJI (V.O.): I've the compulsion to stay put and remain silent.

  27. Leaving her seat, the Pack Leader goes to the window to check.

  28. PACK LEADER: Oh, it's raining!

  29. PETER: There aren't thunderstorms. But she may be more sensitive than us.

  30. KAJI (V.O.): I only feel comfortable lying here.

  31. PACK LEADER: Well, I'll prepare a full dinner that she can't resist.

  32. Finishing their dinner, the Pack Leader sets up a laptop and other Gang MEMBERS appear on screen.

  33. PACK LEADER: Our Darling must join us!

  34. The Pack Leader grabs Kaji to appear before the laptop screen.

  35. KAJI (V.O.): Could you please leave me alone? I'm not feeling well.

  36. The Pack Leader and the Gang take no notice of Kaji's frustration.

  37. Later, Peter passes a treat to Kaji.

  38. KAJI (V.O.): Even Peter gives me his heart, I can't give him mine.

  39. PETER: Oh, she's not eating!

  40. PACK LEADER & GANG: it's totally out of character.

  41. KAJI (V.O.): I really don't have any appetite.

  42. Putting Kaji back to her floor quilt, the Pack Leader kneels down to hear Kaji's stomach.

  43. PACK LEADER: I can hear rumbling sounds.

  44. KAJI (V.O.): Have I got a serious disease?

  45. Later, when a full dinner is served in her meal bowl, Kaji doesn't bother at all.

  46. PACK LEADER & GANG: Oh Dear!

  47. Kaji continues to rest listlessly.

  48. PETER: I prefer seeing her in character all the time.

  49. KAJI (V.O.): I'm not sure about my true character now.

  50. Act 3


  52. Leading the Pack Leader and Peter, Kaji runs towards the pet garden.

  53. KAJI (V.O.): I'm neither hungry nor thirsty.

  54. Running.

  55. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I woke up this morning, I felt hungry and finished my uneaten dinner.

  56. Running.

  57. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Then I had breakfast with Peter, my day meal and breakfast again with the Pack Leader and the Gang.

  58. Seeing her FRIENDS#2-5 welcoming her, Kaji passes the entry gate first.

  59. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't care what's my true character. Now's the time to be happy.

  60. FADE OUT

  61. THE END

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