Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
EXT. TOWNOWI DOCKING PAD 1138 - DAY
Thenna leads the boys, Minch and Artoo out of the end of the cargo shaft and onto the landing pad. There they see Thenna?s ship surrounded by stacks of cargo boxes.
There it is.
The boys look over the cargo freighter.
The Quantum Pixie.
You named the ship didn?t you?
Yeah, so what?
Thenna shoots Kane a look.
I?ll go get my dad.
She turns to Minch.
You better hide. If my father sees you he?ll toss you off the edge.
Minch sneers at her.
Feh! [Not if I toss him first.]
Really? I?ll let him know.
Minch withdraws and hides. Kane turns to Ben as the foursome continues towards the Pixie. Thenna reaches up and hits a call button near the ship?s ramp.
Dad, I?m back.
The ramp clicks and lowers. Thenna?s father, DREKKA MONTORRA, begins to walk down, rubbing the grease off of an engine part.
I was wondering what was taking so long. Find anything interesting?
Thenna gestures and Drekka looks up to see the Jedi. He snarls.
What business do they have with us?
It?s a long story. They?re stranded here and need a ride back-
Forget it. I ain?t helping any Jedi. I don?t owe them anything.
Drekka storms back into the ship. Ben begins to follow him back in, but Thenna stops him.
Better leave him alone. He?s not too fond of the Jedi, or the Republic. I?ll go see if I can talk some sense into him.
Looking deflated, Thenna enters the ship.
INT. QUANTUM PIXIE - COCKPIT
Drekka is sitting in the pilot?s seat of the six-person cockpit, still fiddling with his engine part. Thenna enters and sits in the co-pilot?s seat.
Dad, we have to help them.
Drekka huffs and keeps cleaning. He grunts and throws the rag.
Why are these damn things so hard to clean?
They just need a ride.
Drekka looks at his rag, now out of reach.
Dad, we come into this world and
can either do some good, or do some harm. It?s not like I?m-
Stop it. You sound just like your mother.
You?d know better than I would.
Drekka sighs, Thenna gets in his face and forces him to look at her, but seeing she?s hurt him, stops being angry.
At least let them use our comm to contact the Jedi Temple. Maybe they can get picked up.
Drekka looks out of the cockpit at the boys and their droid.
Ok, but just one call.
This daddy?s little girl routine is going to get old one day.
Thenna goes over and kisses Drekka on the cheek. Drekka gets up and exits.
EXT. TOWNOWI DOCKING BAY 1138
The two Jedi are huddled, but turn as Drekka exits the ship.
All right you two. You can use my comm - but that?s it.
Thank you Mr. Sunshadow.
Ben and Kane begin to follow Drekka into the ship.
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