Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
EXT. SPACE – DOOM KEEP
The Quantum Pixie accelerates towards the prison.
INT. QUANUTM PIXIE – COCKPIT
Drekka aims the ship towards an open docking bay.
This seems too easy. There should at least be a shield up or something.
Looks like you can just fly into a
Drekka shoots Ben a look, and brings the ship in.
INT. DOOM KEEP – DOCKING BAY 1015
The Pixie lands softly in the expansive docking bay.
INT. DOOM KEEP – CONTROL CENTER
Warden Kvez oversees the prison control center. Several Coalition Technicians are at control stations, diagnostic computers and other stations. Darth Nyx enters.
It seems our prisoner has escaped.
Warden Kvez walks up to her nervously.
We’re currently searching for him my Lady. The, um, troops will soon be ready for deployment, however, and-
Sir, an unauthorized freighter has just landed in Docking Bay 1015.
Kvez shoots the technician an angry glance.
He turns back to her, confused.
DARTH NYX (con’d)
The sons have returned to save the father.
INT. QUANTUM PIXIE – LOUNGE
Drekka, Thenna, Ben, and Kane have gathered near the landing ramp. Drekka grabs a blaster rifle and gives it to Thenna.
Drekka notices that Kane is looking sheepish.
Don’t worry, I have plenty blasters to spare.
After everyone is outfitted, Drekka nods towards the ramp.
Let’s get moving.
INT. DOOM KEEP – DOCKING BAY 1015
The group exits the ship and begins to leave the docking bay carefully.
INT. CORUSCANT – LEIA’S OFFICE
Leia presides over the meeting in the Chancellor’s office. In the middle of the room is a long rectangular table, lined with New Republic Military personnel and a few of the senior Senators, including GENERAL WEDGE ANTILLES. A holo projector lies in the middle of the table, but is not on. Leia is at the head of the table, passionately arguing her points, with a holo-projection of Mara at her side.
My sources show that the Coalition is poised to strike at the Jedi Training Center.
Madame Chancellor, you’re asking us to deploy the fleet to defend a planet that our sources tell us is safe.
We understand what we are asking for. Please believe that we need the fleet to protect the Jedi.
The Jedi need our help again?
Senator Golemun, what an unexpected surprise.
Senator Golemun enters in his chair, surrounded by his honor guard.
Thank you, General, I apologize for my tardiness to this meeting.
His chair strolls up to the table and looks to Leia.
I guess I missed the memo regarding its existence. Thankfully, you are all still in session.
We are wasting valuable time here. Kharam is about to be attacked.
How can this be? I thought it’s location was a secret?
Luke seems to think that the secret has been compromised.
Master Skywalker assured us that the Jedi would not need military assistance.
Yes, Senator, Luke is aware. He would not have requested this meeting if not absolutely necessary.
How predictable - the sister and the wife of the Almighty Skywalker putting the needs of the Republic aside to help the Jedi.
Without the Jedi, our enemies would have defeated us long ago. Luke and Mara have-
Why isn’t Master Skywalker telling us this himself?
Leia glares at Golemun. He has a suspicious look in his eye and a sly smile on his face. Leia maintains her cool.
We are here, asking for him. Can you help us?
Wedge looks to Golemun, then to Leia.
Leia, while your passion is duly noted, I am afraid we’re going to need a little more than that to justify such a strong military action.
Golemun leans back in his chair, smirking. Leia looks ahead blankly, with Mara over her left shoulder, with a distraught look on her face.
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