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Ninjapug, Chapter 2:  "The Sad Reconnaissance of the Other!"
by Julian X  /  scripts  /  31 May 2008

TITLE SEQUENCE

 

Same as for the first episode.

 

EXT. NINJA COMPOUND – LATER

 

Ninjapug practices with the other ninja.  Suddenly, everyone stops as they watch a group of ninjas bring through the dead body of a fellow ninja.

 

KAIMUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

Another dead ninja.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

He was on night patrol?

 

KAIMUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

Like the others.  That makes four we’ve lost, all on night patrol.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

And the crops?

 

KAIMUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

Another patch was burned last night.  At this rate, we will soon not have enough food.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

And all the lookouts?  Still nothing?

 

 

EXT. NINJA COMPOUND – FLASHBACK

 

A ninja lookout sits on a roof, watching a field.  A fire starts in the field.  It rages, but there are no figures moving.  It is as if the fire is set out of nowhere.

 

ARUCHI

(voice-over, translated in subtitles from Japanese)

They see no human figures setting the fires, nor silhouetted by the flames.  Nor killing these men we send to guard the fields.

 

 

EXT. NINJA COMPOUND – PRESENT

 

KAIMUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

The men are all spooked.  They say the nightwalkers are responsible.  I don’t know what else to do.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

And you suspect the Arashumi clan?

 

KAIMUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

The red ninjas, yes.  They are our closest neighbors… and our oldest enemies.  But if they are responsible, their means are elusive.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

Quite a mystery.

 

KAIMUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

One we must solve if our clan is to continue to survive.

 

We see that Ninjapug is straggling after Kaimuchi, dragging his sword in his jaws.

 

 

INT. ARUCHI’S HOUSE – THAT NIGHT

 

Aruchi prepares for bed.  He sees Ninjapug, dressed, his sword in his mouth.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

Ninjapug!

 

Aruchi kneels and pets the pug.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

I see you are going to investigate these night attacks.  Truly, you are a brave pug!

 

Ninjapug licks Aruchi’s face, then heads out the door, sword in mouth.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

I hope that you are not saying goodbye.

 

TITLE:  “Chapter 2:  The Sad Reconnaissance of the Other!”

 

 

EXT. NINJA COMPOUND

 

Under cover of night, Ninjapug sneaks out.  He passes the lookouts, who see, only after it’s too late, the ninja pug running out into the fields.

 

Ninjapug, sword in mouth, sniffs along the ground.  He seems to smell something.  He follows the trail until he comes to a sloping field of crops.

 

In the field is a pug dressed in a red ninja outfit.  He is holding a small sword in his mouth and dragging a satchel of fire-starting equipment.

 

The camera zooms in on him.  He is like an opposite of Ninjapug, similar except for the red ninja uniform.  He is PUGNINJA.

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

At last we meet, Ninjapug.  I have heard tales of you.

 

Pugninja abandons his satchel, and the two begin to pace around each other, small swords in their jaws.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Another ninja pug!  This is impossible!

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from some barks)

No, I am not a ninja pug.  You are the pug who is a ninja.  The pug who plays at being a ninja.  I am a ninja who only happens to be a pug.  I am the only true ninja here.  My name is… Pugninja!

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Pugninja?  And you belong to the Arashumi clan?

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Yes, my dreaded adversary.  And we have heard of your clan’s cute adoption of you as a mascot.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

I am not mascot.  I am the ninja pug!

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Yes, and I am the pug ninja, your superior in every respect.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

My strength comes not only from my ninja skills, but from my royal blood.  From my puggishness.

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

You are weak.  Your clan is weak.  I have killed four of them already.  Soon, they will have no food.  All because of me.  A ninja too small for them to see on their nightly lookouts.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Where do you come from?

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

I was found by my master on a beach.  He raised me in the ways of his clan… the Arashumi clan.  He made me earn my keep.  He forced me to train every day until I became… Pugninja.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Great Pug, I know you.  I remember you.  We are brothers, Pugninja.  Do you not remember China?  How we slept on beds of silk?  How we shared saffron and the finest toys together?

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

You lie!  Like all your clan!

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

No, Pugninja.  You were the runt of the litter.  I protected you from the others.

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

You are well practiced in the art of deception.  But even if what you say is true, it makes no difference.  I am ninja now.  I am Arashumi.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from some barks)

You don’t remember, do you?  You must have been injured during the wreck.  I didn’t know you survived.  I… I wasn’t there to protect you.  To protect you from your so-called master and the Arashumi’s cruelty.  But I am here now.  Come back with me.  They will treat you well.  My human attendant, he… he will feed you fine fish.

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a whine)

Fish?

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Yes, all the best fish.  And noodles.  And anything you like.

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a whine)

Huh?  Anything… not just dog food?

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Dog food?  Do you mean food so special that it is only served to pugs?

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

You… you lie!

 

Pugninja charges Ninjapug, and the two clash swords.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Come home with me!  We can live as brothers!

 

The two clash splendidly, jumping in the air and twirling, but always matching each other.  They clash swords again and again, neither able to gain the advantage.

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

We are too evenly matched.  Let us finish this!

 

They charge each other, leaping in the air.  In slow motion, we see Ninjapug’s sword slightly cut Pugninja’s leg.  As they land, Pugninja is clearly hurt.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Brother, I’m sorry!  I didn’t mean o hurt you!  I should have protected you!

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

You got lucky this time, Ninjapug.  But I will return.  And I will destroy you.  You and your lies!

 

Pugninja runs off, carrying his sword but leaving his satchel.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a bark)

Don’t go!  Brother pug!

 

Pugninja pauses in the night, looking back at Ninjapug.

 

PUGNINJA

(translated in subtitles from a soft bark)

I am not your brother pug.  I am Pugninja!

 

Pugninja runs away.

 

 

INT. ARUCHI’S HOUSE – DAYBREAK

 

Aruchi waits for Ninjapug, fighting off sleep.

 

Ninjapug enters the house, carrying his sword and Pugninja’s abandoned satchel in his teeth.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

Ninjapug!  I’m so glad you’re safe!

 

Ninjapug jumps into Aruchi’s arms.  Aruchi hugs Ninjapug as the pug licks his face enthusiastically and cutely.

 

Aruchi notices the satchel.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

What’s this?

 

Aruchi opens up the satchel and pulls out some of its contents.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

Fire-starting equipment!  Ninjapug, you have saved our clan!

 

The two embrace again.  But Ninjapug looks sad.

 

ARUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

Why so sad, oh honored pug?  This is your moment of greatest triumph!  You have done what none other in our clan could do!  Tonight, the whole clan will celebrate!

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a whine)

What I cannot tell you is that tonight I met my brother – the runt I once protected – and made an enemy!

 

 

EXT. NINJA COMPOUND

 

Ninjapug is paraded around the compound, lifted aloft on a silk pillow, as all bow to him.  But we see the lingering sadness on his face.

 

Kaimuchi approaches Ninjapug.  Behind Kaimuchi are several other ninjas, who carry some covered item.

 

KAIMUCHI

(translated in subtitles from Japanese)

For saving our clan, Ninjapug, I bring you this feast.

 

Ninjapug’s eyes widen.  The ninjas behind Kaimuchi unveil a feast of sushi and various prepared meats.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a happy bark)

A feast?

 

Ninjapug leaps to the food and immediately begins to gobble it, bounding from one side of the food to the next, diving into it happily.

 

NINJAPUG

(translated in subtitles from a happy bark)

It’s good to be a pug.

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