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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: Under My Shadow

Act 1


EXT. STREETS - AFTERNOON


One side is brightly lit under the sun.


KAJI (V.O.): It's a hot afternoon.


KAJI is leading the PACK LEADER and PETER on the other side which is in shadow.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Taking a different route, it's hard for me to retrace my steps to the Pet Garden.


They arrive at a junction.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Left or right?


Kaji takes the left turn.


PACK LEADER: That's not right.


Act 2


EXT. PET GARDEN - LATER


Kaji is on her own, choosing her favourite spot.


KAJI (V.O.): Here's the spot where I can feel some magnetic force.


After obeying the call of nature, Kaji looks relieved. It's the pack leader's turn to pick up what she has left behind.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Am I enslaving the pack leader?


Kaji walks around leisurely.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Unlike home, there's no air-conditioning here.


Holding a dog water bottle, the pack leader passes it Kaji.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes, I'm thirsty.


Having taken her drink, Kaji's FRIENDS want to engage her.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): No, I'm not in the mood. Go away little boys!


Avoiding the boys, Kaji jumps up to a bench to sit next to the boys' MASTERS. They're taken by surprise.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): There's nothing special. I've a powerful bond with humans.


FLASHBACK


INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT


In Kaji's company, the pack leader and the GANG are skyping.


KAJI (V.O.): Yes, I can see someone with no scent on the screen.


Then, the Gang put Kaji and her meal bowl filled with food on the table.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): High up here, I'm fully exposed. But for the food, I wouldn't compromise myself.


RETURN TO PRESENT


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Sitting on this bench, I feel higher and more in control, although I'm still living under the shadow of the pack leader and possibly the boys' masters.


ACT 3


EXT. STREETS - LATER


They wait outside a store as the pack leader buys some drinks.

KAJI (V.O.): With air-conditioning, here's much better than the pet garden.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Have I changed my mindset?


Kaji walks under the sun, casting a shadow.

KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Are they actually living under my shadow?


FADE OUT.

THE END


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