Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
INT. QUANTUM PIXIE - COCKPIT
Drekka shows Ben and Kane to the controls. They punch a few buttons, activating the holo. Mara answers, startled.
Boys! I?m surprised to hear from you. How?s your father?
Mara looks down and sees where the transmission is coming from.
Why aren?t you on Tatooine?
We?re on Townowi.
It?s all right, the Coalition doesn?t know we?re here.
We were near-
They kidnapped dad!
Some woman showed up with Coalition troops. I think she was a Sith.
That?s impossible - your
grandfather destroyed the Sith and fulfilled the prophecy.
Looks like the prophecy was wrong.
I couldn?t feel any of this in the Force.
Ben and Kane worriedly look at each other
Get back to Kharam immediately.
No. We?re going after dad.
Forget it. This is a matter for the Council.
Where do you expect to-
The transmission begins to break up.
What?s going on?
Drekka rises and hits a scanner button.
They?ve raised Lockdown.
High security shields. Someone did
something they shouldn?t, and they?ll search every pad until they find what they?re looking for.
Drekka looks at Ben and Kane.
How could I have been so stupid!
We sent a transmission to Kharam! I knew you Jedi would be trouble.
Drekka rushes out of the cockpit, Thenna follows. The boys look at each other confused and follow them outside.
EXT. TOWNOWI DOCKING BAY 1138
Drekka runs to his cargo, pulls out two hand-held anti-grav pads and begins to load them into the side of the ship.
Thenna, you Jedi, help me hide this stuff.
It?s contraband. The Coalition has been subjugating this planet and driving the natives underground. I?ve been smuggling supplies to them.
[Yeah and none to me!]
Who said that.
Minch jumps out from behind the cargo boxes.
You! What are you doing here?
Remember I told you I?d explain how I met the Jedi. Well, I was on the speeder...
(looking at Minch)
What?d you do to my speeder?
Me? I do [nothing. Blame your larva.]
Drekka angrily grabs a box and throws it. It busts open, spilling out several blasters.
Dad! I thought you said we need to hide that stuff!
Not only do we have two wanted Jedi, but we also have Minch. It?s hopeless. I?m going to put to death for this.
Nothing?s hopeless. Why can?t we just blast out of here?
No way could I blast through these shields. They?re even stronger then the docking pad itself.
Drekka looks down at the floor, and runs back into the ship.
Come on. All of you.
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