THE VALLEY OF THE MOON
The valley floor, a mother hunting cat (Emerald) and two kittens, Tuft and Flurry.
LENDYA: Now don’t be too disappointed if my kids don’t like you. It’s not something we control, after all, they are the ones who do the choosing.
TULA: That’s right – and they’re still pretty young, and they can be skittish enough within the tribe itself.
LENDYA: Best to just be as still as you can.
LIRI: Do you hear, Emmon? Be still and wait.
EMMON: Okay …
TULA: It can take some time for them to get used to you, and even if they –
The kittens immediately begin walking toward Emmon.
Tuft reaches out and touches Emmon’s face gently
TULA: On the other hand, some people just hit it off right away.