Forgiven

Chapter 2:

[Later that day, in Marlene's habitat]

Marlene was laying in her bed, her eyes still red form all the crying, when she heard a sound outside her habitat. She got up and went outside, to be stunned by the fact that she saw a small stage set up, and Skipper was standing on it.

"Marlene", began Skipper, "I came to say I'm sorry for earlier, and that I do think you're beautiful. As a matter of fact, I think you're the most beautiful animal in the universe. I dedicate this first song to you Marlene."

Skipper walks up to the microphone, and the background music starts. Skipper then opens his mouth, and out comes the voice of an angel.

Forgive me now 'cause I have been unfaithful
Don't ask me why 'cause I don't know
So many times I've tried but was unable
This heart belongs to You alone

Now I'm in our secret place
Alone in Your embrace
Where all my wrongs have been erased
You have forgiven

All the promises and lies
All the times I compromise
All the times You were denied
You have forgiven

Forgive me I'm ashamed, I've loved another
I can't explain 'cause I don't know
No one can take Your place and there is no other
Forever Yours and Yours alone

Now I'm in our secret place
Alone in Your embrace
Where all my wrongs have been erased
You have forgiven

All the promises and lies
All the times I compromise
All the times You were denied
You have forgiven

I get down on my knees
Feel Your love wash over me
There will never be another
You're the only one forever
And You know, I'm Yours alone

I'm in our secret place
Alone in Your embrace
Where all my wrongs have been erased
You have forgiven

All the promises and lies
All the times I compromise
All the times You were denied
You have forgiven

You have forgiven
Forgiven, forgiven
Forgiven, forgiven
Forgiven, forgiven
Forgiven

As the song finishes, Marlene walks up on the stage and suddenly kisses Skipper.

"Skipper", she begins, "You are forgiven, and I love you."

The crowd of zoo animals that have gathered let out a collective "aww".