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We Belong
By Bob Schroeck

 

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from "Finnegans Half", by James Joyce

(Robert M. Schroeck, July 1998)









Open on long crane shot: Tendo home and dojo. Audio:

environmental noises -- birds chirping, a jet passing overhead,

bicycle bell, wind, traffic. No human voices. Dolly down to

front of building, then around to garden and koi pond. We see

the shattered remains of the failed wedding of issue 38. The

Tendo and Saotome families, for the most part, are still in shock

and dealing with it each in their own way: Nodoka huddles with

Genma, Soun sobs in the dining room, Nabiki is counting gift

money, Kasumi is beginning to clean up, and Ranma and Akane are

arguing.



We can't hear what they're saying; all we hear are the

environmental noises. But it is a fast and furious argument,

interspersed with quick reaction shots of the other family

members, who are becoming increasingly agitated. The argument

grows in vehemence, to the point where it begins to crack even

Kasumi's calm facade.



The argument ends as an expression of rage, betrayal and fear

flashes onto Akane's face and she slaps Ranma; the crack of flesh

against flesh is the only sound from the argument that we hear,

and it echoes like a gunshot.



Closeup on Ranma as he struggles with his own feelings of anger

and betrayal. He spins on his heel and stalks to the far end of

the yard, beyond the koi pond.



Closeup on Akane as her face runs a gamut of emotions; then she

turns and flees into the house.



Closeup: Alarm clock. It reads 8 PM. Pull back to reveal it is

on the nightstand in Akane's room. Akane is seated crosslegged

in the middle of her bed. She is crying. Outside her window, it

is dark.



Music up.



AKANE

Many times I've tried to tell you

Many times I've cried alone

Always I'm surprised how well you

Cut my feelings to the bone



She gets up and steps to the window. Looking down, she sees

Ranma lit in stark relief by the light from the house. He is

sitting in zazen on the boulder by the koi pond, brooding.



AKANE

Don't want to leave you really

I've invested too much time

To give you up that easy

To the doubts that complicate your mind



Kuno bursts into Akane's room and tries to embrace Akane; he is

reciting something to her, but as before, we cannot hear what is

being said.



AKANE

We Belong to the light

We Belong to the thunder



Akane absently swats Kuno out her window, then leans back against

the wall to its side. She closes her eyes and hugs herself.



AKANE

We Belong to the sound of the words

We've both fallen under

Whatever we deny or embrace

For worse or for better

We Belong, We Belong

We Belong together





Cut to over-the-shoulder shot of Akane in the darkened garden

looking in on the family as they eat a late dinner. Ranma seems

to have recovered from their argument and is fighting with his father

over morsels. As the camera zooms into the open doorway, only

Kasumi looks concerned that Akane isn't present, and after a

glance upwards, leaves the table. Camera pans from the doorway

to Akane's face, which is still tear-streaked.



AKANE

Maybe it's a sign of weakness

When I don't know what to say

Maybe I just wouldn't know

What to do with my strength anyway



Akane closes her eyes. Dissolve to rapid flashback montage of

arguments and fights.



AKANE

Have we become a habit

Do we distort the facts

Now there's no looking forward

Now there's no turning back



Montage ends. Kuno appears from behind the boulder near the pond

and approaches Akane from the rear, his arms open as if to hug

her.



AKANE

When you say

We Belong to the light

We Belong to the thunder



Akane spreads her arms wide and without knowing it knocks Kuno

unconscious.



AKANE

We Belong to the sound of the words

We've both fallen under

Whatever we deny or embrace

For worse or for better

We Belong, We Belong

We Belong together





Cut to interior darkened Tendo house, late at night. Medium

shot: Akane at the door to the guest room. Carefully and

quietly, she pushes it open just a hair. Inside, a thin wedge of

moonlight illuminates Ranma, sprawled on his stomach on his

futon.



Closeup on Akane. Love and desire war with fear in her eyes as

she steps fully into the room.



AKANE

Close your eyes and try to sleep now

Close your eyes and try to dream

Clear your mind and do your best

To try and wash the palette clean



Ranma rolls onto his back, and seemingly in his sleep...



RANMA

We can't begin to know it

How much we really care



Closeup on Ranma as his eyes snap open.



Cut to Akane, surprised and fearful.



Cut back to Ranma, as he sits up and holds out his hand to her.



RANMA

I hear your voice inside me

I see your face everywhere



Medium shot as Akane hesitates a moment, then drops to her knees

and wraps her arms around him. Ranma's arms are around her in a

flash. Camera pans in closeup around the two as they sing, and

we see tears in the eyes of both.



RANMA AND AKANE

Still you say

We Belong to the light

We Belong to the thunder

We Belong to the sound of the words

We've both fallen under

Whatever we deny or embrace

For worse or for better

We Belong, We Belong

We Belong together





As the vocals fade away, the camera pulls back to show the two in

a deep embrace that leads to their first real kiss. And as they

kiss, the camera pans up and off them to reveal the despondent

face of Kuno pressed against the window.



FADE OUT





"WE BELONG"

A RANMA 1/2 SONGFIC



by Robert M. Schroeck



Staged around the song "We Belong", by Pat Benatar

From her album "Tropico".

Written by D. Navarro & R. Lowen Time

Copyright 1984 by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.



Ranma 1/2 characters trademark and copyright Rumiko Takahashi

and her licensees and syndicators.



All rights revert to their original owners.



Dedicated to my wife Peggy on the occasion of our 8th wedding

anniversary, 6/23/98.

 

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