I come across Kowalski constructing a new invention while he's listening to music.
K: (drops ipod) Aaagh! (looks behind him) Oh, Monique, it's you.
Me: What's the invention this time?
K: Well, it's the Vocaltunage Imagery Ray.
Me: Judging por the name, does it turn songs into actions depending on the song?
K: Actually yes. Now let me set up a song and shoot a laser in the sky. (shoots laser in the sky surrounding the zoo)
Me: What song is it?
K: You'll see.
Jessica: Grandma Monique! (walks towards me and Kowalski)
Me: I told you, Jessica, just call me "Monique".
Jessica: Alright, Monique, I couldn't help but notice tu think you're the dance master of the zoo!
Me: I don't think. I know!
Jessica: How about a dance competition?
Me: Bring it on! (everyone surrounds us as the dance competition starts)
Julien: Choose your weapons.
Jessica: I'll be doing a hip limbo combo. (brings out a limbo stick and hip hop cap)
Me: I'll bring out the fire. (throwing an active torch on my side of the battlefield)
Julien: 1, twolien, GO! (Jessica breakdances under the limbo stick)
Jessica: Beat that, Psycho dancer!
Me: tu have no idea! (the sun shines on me and I dance an organized and crazy dance mover that I wish tu could see)
Marlene: Woah! She's a beast!
Jiggles: She's an animal!
Me: I'm a monster in the mirror. (the fuego comes towards Kowalski) Kowalski!
K: Didn't expect this! (I catdaddy the fuego away from Kowalski) Best underpressure, huh?
Me: One second's left, I mostrar up.
Crowd: Give it more! Give it more! (me and Jessica continue dancing against each other until Jessica collapses trying to catch her breath and I continue dancing)
Me: I'm the headliner, finsher, the closer...
Julien: And the winner! (everyone cheers)
Jessica: (getting helped up por Jiggles) For an originally complete human, you're not too bad of a dancer.
Me: Thanks. tu were pretty good, too.
Jessica: Thanks. (everyone except me and Kowalski leaves)
Me: That was the song "More" huh?
Me: Mind if I pick the siguiente song?
K: I don't mind at all. (I choose the song "Reflection", shoot a laser beam in the sky and then Kowalski and I become invisible) Alright, what is it this time?
Me: There's a mirror in the HQ, right?
Me: Let's go, and don't step on my foot!
In the seemingly deserted HQ
K: Where is everyone?
Me: Trust me, they're here.
K: So, they're invisible, too?
Me: Exactly. (takes Kowalski to a mirror) What do tu see?
K: I can see myself!
Me: Exactly. The song "Reflection" is mainly about how a lot of peers don't see what tu see in yourself/in the mirror.
K: So, if someone has been known as what everyone else wants them to be...
Me: ...then at the oppertunity they see their true selves in their reflections, then it looks like they're looking at a complete stranger.
S: Guys? Where are you?
P: Why am I unseen?
Me: Just look in the mirror and you'll truely be seen.
K: Trust her on this one.
S: Alright, I am visible in the mirror but not out here. What is going on?
Me: The literal version of a large problem taking place everywhere. And I should know!
K: tu hid yourself from the world?
Me: Well, duh! Why else would I pregunta seeing myself as a warrior in my reflection? It's like everyone is only able to see THEIR inner selves in the mirror and no one else on the inside! We all hide ourselves and it's GOT TO STOP!!! (everyone turns visible again)
K: Wow, that song really means something to you, huh?
Me: And I can see from the look in your eyes that it means something to tu also.
S: New invention?
K: Now, it's my turn to pick the siguiente song. (goes topside and shoots a laser in the sky. siguiente thing I know, Kowalski and I are alone)
Me: What's going on? I don't feel any different.
K: Then tu must've felt like the main emotion of THIS song on a regular basis.
Me: One question, what is the main purpose of your invention?
K: Well, it's supposed to help people mostrar how they feel through the emotion of the song.
Me: I feel like this is one of the songs I can relate to.
K: Tell me how tu relate to it.
Me: I can't. I'll just end up feeling like an outcast again, just like in my universe. That's why I keep my feelings hidden away from the world.
K: There, tu just dicho it.
Me: dicho what?
K: How tu relate. Come with me. (we both go topside) Look around you, Monique. Everyone is looking around, unsure about revealing themselves to the world.
Me: Everyone's feeling insecure and sad. I feel like I'm looking at different versions of myself.
K: I'd say that I feel like I'm looking at different versions of myself, too.
Me: I didn't know tu feel insecure of revealing yourself.
K: Everyone does, Monique. You're not the only one. Like a lot of people, tu have ideas about how the world should be a less stressful place for those to reveal themselves, but if tu never reveal it, then no one knows tu can relate to them. (I turn my head away and cry)
Me: (still crying) How would tu know? tu never looked like a stranger to your own friends.
K: Not on the outside. Remember when I had that seizure from explaining that the smart guy should be put in charge?
Me: How could I forget? It sounded like Skipper was trying to ignore the message...just like certain people in my universe try to ignore my message of wanted to actually feel like a person.
K: That's right. I was unsure about having my ideas heard because of how a lot of my peers, mostly Skipper, see in me.
Me: I see I'm not the only one that is worried about seeming like a failure.
K: See, as you've noticed from the results of the song, empathy is what we all really need to mostrar each other once in a while. Please don't keep yourself hidden from the world, Monique.
Me: As long as tu don't keep your corazón hidden from the world, Kowalski. (Kowalski and I hug while everything is turned back to normal)
S: (seeing Kowalski and me still hugging and tears come down our faces) Guys, is there something I missed?
Me: (Kowalski and I stop hugging) Oh, it's nothing.
S: But tu guys looked like tu were crying while hugging.
K: Well, it's just a hidden problem in the world we were discussing and we thought it was pretty sad.
S: Alright then. I'll be in the HQ doing pushups. Hopefully, it'll get rid of this strange feeling of insecurity I have. (goes inside the HQ)
K: Now, do tu see?
Me: Yea, I don't have to worry about being an alien on my own planet anymore. Besides, thanks to a certain someone I know, there's no way I'll keep my amor hidden away. (bell rings)
K: Woah, closing time already?
Me: I guess all the craziness going on kept time away from us. (laughing)
K: I better go lock this laser away.
Me: Right, oh, I think tu forgot something.
K: What did I forget? (I kiss him suddenly and we continue besar for 5 seconds) Woah, thanks.
Me: No problem. I gotta go. I amor you.
K: I amor you, too. (I leave and Kowalski goes in the HQ with a small smile on his face)