EXT. ZOO — RHINO EXHIBIT — DAY

[MATURE]

STITCH the pygmy jerboa forages while RED the rhino eats. VIN the jerboa panics just outside the exhibit’s edge. Stitch has fallen in.

VIN
(to Red)
I’ll kill ya!

STITCH
Yea. Kill. Yea. Kill…

VIN
I’ll murder ya!

STITCH
Yea. Murder. Yea. Kill…

VIN
I’ll slaughter ya!

STITCH
Yea. Bite. Bite. Chew…

VIN
Stuff of legends!

STITCH
Chew…chew…
(sniffing)
Breakfast… Breakfast…

Stitch catches a scent, wanders deeper. The world doesn’t exist outside himself.

VIN
No, wait! Come back! Little bro!
Little V! That ain’t breakfast! You
ain’t hungry! Can’t eat veggies!
Can’t eat seeds!

STITCH
Yea. Yea. Breakfast. Breafast.
Seeds. Breakfast. Lunch…

VIN
NOOOOOOOO!

RED
(across the exhibit)
Man, I ain’t done no muthafuggin’
thing ta y’all, ‘cept maybe provide
you foo’s some shade. ‘Choo take
your sorry-ass car alarm ‘n’ park
it elsewhere, dawg. Tryin’ ta eat a
goddamn lunch.

VIN
I can do things! I’m a monsta! I’ve
hurt people! I’ve hurt friends!

STITCH
Chew…chew… Watta…

VIN
You’re a rug! Go down easy! Stepped
on easy! Stepped in two! You want
death sticks! I got death sticks! I
got fire! I can punch!

STITCH
Spring…

Stitch makes for the edge of Red’s pool.

VIN
Wait! WaitWAIT!

RED
Damn, foo’—jus’ let ‘im have drink,
a’ight? Damn kid’s exhausted jus’
listenin’ you screamin’—‘n’ he
ain’t even muthafuggin’ hear you.

VIN
Little V! Little Vin! He ain’t eat’cha!
He ain’t win! You can take him! Go
from unda! That’s his weak point!
At his weak point!

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