||[08 Apr 2008|11:44pm]
"Chapter 1: A New Beginning"
-Rikuo walks to the tree where he and Princess Ayano have first met. He then looks over at the castle at her bedroom window.-
Rikuo: "My best friend..."
-He smiles as the calm wind blows through his fur.-
-7 year old Ayano walks across the bridge by herself. She walks past a rabbit 5 years older than her.-
-The rabbit turns his back on her.-
Ayano: "Umm... I'm the princess of this kingdom! My name is Ayano!"
RABBIT: "I know who you are, what do you think I'm stupid?"
RABBIT: "Look, just don't bother me, human."
-Ayano walks off slowly...-
Ayano: (quietly) "Human..."
-She looks up and sees animal children playing in an open field-
PUPPY: "Here Lani! Catch the frisbee!"
KITTEN: "Throw it here!"
CHICKEN: "I got it! I got it!"
-Ayano walks over to them.-
PUPPY: "Uh-oh. Don't look now but here comes the human."
CHICKEN: "Let's play somewhere else."
-They all walk away... Ayano looks down at the ground, sad. She walks over to the tree and sits down with her face buried in her knees, crying.-
Ayano: (sobbing) "Human... me... why me?"
-Above her, laying on a branch is a young Rikuo. He accidentally drops an apple on Ayano's head.-
-She looks up and sees Rikuo.-"
Rikuo: "I'm sorry, I wasn't finished eating that."
-Ayano gets up and walks away.-
Rikuo: "Wait, what's your hurry?"
Ayano: "Go ahead. Call me a human, that's what I am, huh? A worthless human with no friends!"
Rikuo: "I can be your friend!"
Ayano: "I don't need your jokes or your pity. If I can go so far away from here, where no one would treat me nasty, I would!"
Rikuo: "I'm not joking... I don't... have any friends either."
-Ayano turns around.-
Ayano: "Why not...? You're not a human."
Rikuo: "That's not it..."
-He climbs down the tree so Ayano can get a better look at him."
Ayano: (laughs) "Ah, you're cute! You're a cute fox!"
Rikuo: "Wow, you're the first person who hasn't called me a cat!"
Ayano: "Are you a cat?"
-Ayano laughs, then Rikuo begins to laugh too.-
Ayano: "I'm Ayano by the way."
Rikuo: "I'm Rikuo. It's so nice to meet you."
-Rikuo, in the tree, thinking of Ayano.-
Rikuo: "Hang in there..."
-Foxy the vixen walks by the tree and sees Rikuo.-
Foxy: "Hey! Hey you!"
Rikuo: "Are you talking to me?
Foxy: "Yeah! You don't have any friends do you?"
Rikuo: "Yes I do, I have--"
Foxy: "We should be friends! How about it?"
Rikuo: "I don't think so... The talk of the town says you're a bad person."
Foxy: "What!? What do they know!? They don't know jack about me! You don't even know me."
Rikuo: "I know you're up to no good, and it doesn't take an idiot to figure that out."
Foxy: "Screw you! You stay in that tree then, kitty-cat. You'll always be a cat! You're no Fox, poseur!"
-Foxy blows Rikuo a raspberry and leaves. Rikuo sits up and watches Foxy walk away.
Rikuo: "What was that about...?"
-In the castle...-
King Kiro: "You left for the human world again!?"
King Kiro: "No! This needs to stop, Ayano. You are the princess of Kunai, you are safe here."
Ayano: "Dad, I have realized that I am no animal. I do not belong in this world, the whole kingdom hates me!"
King Kiro: "That's not true!"
Ayano: "It is true! I get no respect whatsoever! I can't live here... I can't..."
-Ayano looks away.-
Queen Tara: "Ayano... your father and I want what's best for you. The human world is dangerous. We don't want you to get hurt!"
-Ayano looks up at her mother."
-Ayano: "You don't understand because you both are wolves. I'm all human, blood and all. If I live here I'll only be living a fool's a life!"
King Kiro: "Ayano!"
-Ayano cries as she runs up to her bedroom."
Queen Tara: "I knew this day would come..."
King Kiro: "I love my daughter, no matter what she may be. She musn't set foot in the human world, even if she is human. They'll come for her."
-The King and Queen hold each other close.-
-Later that day, Foxy rounds up her 4 other clan members of FOX-Z.
Foxy: "Okay gang, here's the scoop..."
-Inaudible from a distance. Rikuo walks by.-
Foxy: "What do you want?"
-Rikuo continues walking.-
Foxy: "Ah--Hold on there, Rikuo!"
-Rikuo stops and looks at Foxy.-
Foxy: "You want to join our clan, FOX-Z? We'd have an even number of members. Foxes only, of course."
Rikuo: "No thanks."
Foxy: "Tsk... I should've known you were really a cat."
-Rikuo shakes his head.-
Rikuo: "You'll never learn..."
-He walks off.-
Foxy: "Come say that to my face!!" (To FOX-Z) "Forget him. We start at nightfall."
-The castle again, Ayano's bedroom.
-Ayano is seen laying down in her bed with her face in her pillow. Queen Tara knocks on her door and comes in.-
Queen Tara: "Sweety..."
-She sits on Ayano's bed with her., stroking her hair."
Queen Tara: "I know life in the kingdom has been very stressful for you. But just know that in one special day, things will change for the better. Your father and I love you very much and we want you to be happy.
Queen Tara: "I love you, honey."
-She kisses Ayano's head, leaves her bedroom and shuts the door on her way out.-
Queen Tara: (sighs) "Please be happy..."
Foxy: "Our plan is a go."
-FOX-Z gives her a thumbs up, then spreads out to keep a look-out as she climbs the castle wall.-
Foxy: "Piece of cake..."
-Meanwhile in Ayano's bedroom, Ayano is up and wide-awake, getting dressed.-
Ayano: "I'm not crazy. I'm finished with this animal kingdom. I'm done with royalty, I'm done with the hatred, I'm done with it all."
-Ayano takes her power pendant off the cabinet-
-Foxy jumps through Ayano's open window as Ayano was about to climb out. They stare into each other's eyes.-
Ayano: "Hey! Who are you!?"
-Foxy looks down at Ayano's power pendant and snaps her necklace off her neck.-
Foxy: "This is just what I need. Peace out!"
-As Foxy turns around, Ayano tackles her from behind and fights for the pendant.-
Ayano: "That's mine!"
-They beat each other up as they fight for the pendant. Suddenly, the jewel in the pendant chips. Small shards come out.-
-Foxy rounds up as much shards as she could, and makes a jump for it out the window.-
Ayano: "Damn it! Guards!!"
-Ayano hits the emergency alarm and jumps out the window after Foxy. Foxy makes a run for it.-
Foxy: "Wait, where'd my clan go!?"
Ayano: "Stop! Stop now!"
-The guards of the castle come out of the castle. Foxy is nowhere in sight.-
-Behind the castle...-
Foxy: "Way to bail out on me now guys..."
-She clenches her fist with the shards of the jewel. They glow. She looks over at the well and sees the well glowing.-
Foxy: "I wonder..."
-Foxy jumps in the well without hesitation. She disappears.-
-The whole kingdom is awake, and nobody saw a thing. The guards never caught Foxy, nor did they get a glimpse of who she really was.-
King Taro: "Ayano, what happened?"
Ayano: "That vixen broke into my window and chipped my pendant and she got away!"
Queen Tara: "Vixen?"
Ayano: "You guys didn't see her!?"
PUPPY: (To his mother) "I bet she was faking it. She just wants attention."
PUPPY'S MOTHER: "Now now... Let's go back home and get some sleep. I'm sure it was nothing..."
-Everybody glares at Ayano as they return to their homes. Rikuo doesn't move.-
Rikuo's Mother: "Come along, Rikuo."
-Rikuo double looks at Ayano, making eye-contacting with her, knowing she's telling the truth. He walks away with his mother.-
Queen Tara: "Say, our windows are full-proof from intruders. How..."
King Taro: "You were going to sneak out again weren't you?"
-Ayano sighs and just gives up. She felt so hopeless on getting out. Her parents made sure she would never leave the kingdom... or so we think...-