EXT. ZOO — RAINFOREST EXHIBIT — DAY

REX the lemur and WANDA the peacock haggle near the ground. ZEE the fly busies himself throughout.

REX
You want I should take it back?

WANDA
S’not what I’m sayin’! Jus’
thought a girl’s diamonds’d be a
bit bigga.

Wanda admires herself in exhibit glass, clearly coated in glitter.

REX
You ask jewel? I get jewel! These
are jewel! What more could want?

WANDA
(a beat)
I mean, they’s sparkle okay, but
they’s jus’ so tiny… ‘N’ they’s
stick to ya feathas like nuttin’
else! Where’d ya even find this
stuff, anyways…

REX
Look. Bird want refund, Rex give
refund, no having question. What
more fair could bird ask.
(a beat; to Zee)
Fly! Tell bird Rex can whatever
bird ask. She want jewel? She
want refund? Rex get! He be fine
with this.

ZEE
Squirrel wait. Zee busy.

WANDA
I don’t think thissa come off, Missa
Rey… These wet bits s’posed’ta be
heres?

REX
Always with the ‘plaining! How can
run business with such ‘plaining…
Need sparkle, it sparkle—not hard!

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