Rene has brought along a mask that he used to wear as a kid to the
_(Rene (in a tiger mask), drinks wine from the box on the aft of the ship. It seems peaceful if cheaply decadent. Gene enters.) _
GENE: Is that supposed to be a joke?
RENE: I'm sure it is, but it never felt like it.
GENE: I mean your costume.
RENE: Let me guess, you don’t like tigers. It’s understandable. They’re number two on the big cat list. Everyone prefers lions.
RENE: When April and I were little, we looked very, very alike. Because we're twins—if you couldn't tell—anyway, Dad used to make me wear this to tell us apart. So, no, it's not a joke. It's a tribute, it's why it never felt like a joke.
GENE: It's funny.
GENE: No, I mean, it's a funny tribute.
RENE: Thank you.
GENE: I don’t think we’ve officially met. I’m Eugenio.
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