EXT. ZOO — TIGER EXHIBIT — DAY
MARTIN the meerkat sky-gazes in the tiny enclosure’s sun. FRÄULEIN the tiger lounges in background shade.
…Why is it, do you think, that we
have these visits? How do predator
and prey prove company? You ever
You be not for thinking. You be
only for protection. No other
housemate would have you.
Luck do not push.
No, really. Think on it. Who else
will give such thought? Why the
hard exterior if not holding on to
…Like your own company, for
This pen be fitting me.
As they fit theirs…?
Be no room for more.
Which explains me…
Rodent is not full knowing it.
He being just new.
A sigh. A beat.
Being cat comes with stigma. And
not worth disproving it. The less
they think her door open, the
less work for Fraülein. This be
Have you ever stopped to think you
might enjoy the misconception?
After all, who are we to deserve
No response. Then after a moment…
Why is rodent even being here.
Even Fraülein does not like being
here. There’s no use for this
antagonizing—not as if she
But isn’t that the curious part?
How it’s the obvious that surprises?
Tell me, how many animals have
you said two words to?
And is that their fault? …Or would
you rather it weren’t so you can
Nothing. A beat. Finally…
Rodent should no more be
welcome—he is not knowing what
good come of fear. He’s lucky
Fraülein is not for bothering with
pest. Now… Go be quiet somewhere.
Your voice be giving headache.
And your words are what giving
temper. Away with you.
Grinning, Martin exits.