Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
INT. TOWNOWI - GARBAGE BOG - DAY
The ship is half buried in the muck. The cargo door opens and Artoo, Minch, and the boys leave, wearing gas masks and riding in their MPT - Multi-Personal Transport - a small, open cockpit walker. One leg is damaged, but still able to move, albeit slowly. The MPT lumbers on the unsure ground towards the shore. Kane looks over the side of the walker and sees large white worms writing through the muck.
Minch looks over the side as well.
Feh! Grolgnaks. Nasty [creatures, don?t step on them]
Ben looks at Minch, unsure of what he said. Minch illustrates by bringing his fist down on his other arm and making it violently wriggle.
On the next step the leg comes down on a grolgnak. It?s face snaps out of the muck and slams the side of the walker, causing it to shudder. Minch panics.
Stupid Jedi boys [what are you doing? I said don?t step on them.]
Oh come on, that wasn?t so bad.
More grolgnaks start to slam into the walker, now from both sides.
The walker?s not going to hold together if this keeps up.
The attacks increase, with over a dozen worms fiercely smashing into the walker. Kane looks and sees the shore somewhat far off.
I think we?re going to have to jump.
Ben looks and sees how far away the shore is.
I don?t think we can make it.
I?ve jumped that far.
Not with a passenger.
Kane looks back at Minch.
You take him.
Then you have Artoo.
Ben calls Minch and Artoo over the front of the cockpit. The foursome steps out onto the nose.
If we miss it won?t be pretty.
A large worm hits the walker so hard that it almost tips.
I don?t really see how we have much of a choice.
Ben and Kane force-leap, taking Minch and Artoo with them. As they leave the walker, it finally topples and the worms writhe on top of it, dragging it below.
EXT. TOWNOWI - SHORE
The four barely make it to the shore, and the boys huff with exhaustion.
Two craft in one day - a new record.
The boys look down at Minch who?s begun to walk away.
[I guess I?ll be going then.]
Ben gets up quickly and grabs Minch.
You?re not going anywhere.
Kane comes to his brother?s side.
I should slice your head right off.
Ben ignites his saber, shocking Kane.
It?s your fault we?re in this mess to begin with. What?s your name?
My name Repuper.
And why?d you steal our ship?
Coalition pay good money for good ship.
Aunt Leia was right - The Coalition is stockpiling.
What else do you know about the Coalition?
Minch points to the large mountain in the distance.
[They occupy Port Olath.] We go this way.
Minch begins to walk towards the large rock columns up ahead. The boys and Artoo start to follow.
See, he?s coming in handy all ready.
The group continues towards the distant mountain.
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