Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
INT. DOOM KEEP ? PRISON CELL
The spikes in front of Luke rise back up and two Coalition Guards enter. One has a gun trained on Luke at all times, while the other carries a tray with several instruments, including a ration bar and a syringe.
The guard huffs and picks up the ration bar.
I know you need to keep me alive.
The guard looks at Luke and bends down and shoves the bar in Luke?s mouth. Luke spits it out.
I?m going to starve myself.
The guard bends down to pick up the bar.
You?re going to eat it.
He pinches Luke?s nose and shoves the bar hard into his mouth. Luke gags, and this time spits the bar towards his right hand. The guard, now angry, punches Luke in the face and bends back down to pick up the bar. Luke jerks slightly, his hand inching closer to the gun in the guard?s holster. The gun is drawn magnetically next to Luke?s hand. He reaches it with his hand and aims it at the guard?s face. The second guard points his weapon at Luke.
If you shoot me your master will be very unhappy.
Reset the magnet!
The second guard nods and hits the control panel. The magnets shut off for a split second. Luke begins to drop, but the magnets reactivate, trapping Luke in a strange position. It disorients him and the alarms sound.
The first guard tries to wrestle his gun out of Luke?s hand, but Luke jerks his wrist sideways and fires at the control panel. It explodes in a shower of sparks and Luke drops to the ground. He hits the first guard with the gun, and shoots the second one.
Luke then tries the door, but it?s locked. He looks up and sees a ventilation panel on the ceiling. He attempts to force-leap, but falters, unable. Then the door to the cell opens. He shoots the first guards coming in and runs out of the cell. More Coalition Troopers are headed his way. He fires some more shots and runs off.
The Quantum Pixie continues through hyperspace. Drekka gets up to leave the cockpit.
INT. QUANTUM PIXIE ? LOUNGE
Drekka enters the lounge.
Look, honey I?m sorry-
He sees the Skywalker boys.
What are they doing here!?
Dad! You just took off-
This is unbelievable! I risked my neck to bring you home and now you?re right back onboard.
Just let us contact the Temple again. We?ll explain everything.
The lounge shakes violently.
We?ve dropped out of hyperspace.
That was the emergency cut out. Something large just got in our way.
Everyone runs to the cockpit.
INT. QUANTUM PIXIE ? COCKPIT
They look out of the window and see Doom Keep sitting in front of them.
It?s a prison station.
A prison station!
Kane concentrates for a moment.
Dad?s on that ship!
No, he?s right.
We can?t go back now.
Oh yes we can, I?m not taking you there.
Ben, get on the comm. Tell mom we?re getting our father back.
Ben goes to the comm to contact Mara.
I said we?re not going.
Well, they?re going to start launching fighters at us pretty soon.
Drekka doesn?t budge.
How would you like it if you died and Thenna was left alone?
Don?t tug at my heartstrings kid.
We?re Jedi. We?re warriors. We?ll go in there, get our father, and be gone.
I don?t want to hear?
Just help them one last time.
How? You think we can just fly right into a prison ship?
Ben has finished explaining everything to Mara.
Ok, I?ll recall the search. I don?t like this, Ben. Be careful.
We?ll make you proud.
I know you will. May the Force be with you.
Ben smiles, nods and cuts the holo.
I don?t like this at all.
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