Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
INT. DOOM KEEP ? CORRIDOR
The group heads down the dark, scaffolding-like corridors of Doom Keep. Their weapons are at the ready.
This isn?t right. We haven?t seen a trace of the Coalition since we landed.
What kind of complaint is that?
Drekka leads the group around the corner.
Trust me, I?ve been around. I-
A blaster bolt slams into the wall, an inch from Drekka?s face. He moves back and waves the group back behind the corner.
Drekka motions for them to stay down.
Much better, yeah.
COALITION COMMAND TROOPER
Remember, we need the two boys alive. Kill the rest!
Drekka, Thenna and Kane try to shoot back while Ben deflects bolts with his saber, but the strike force is too much. As the troopers push towards them, the group begins to retreat backwards into the corridor.
Kane points to another corridor and the group follows him to a locked door at a dead end.
Locked! Just great!
Drekka tries to pry the door open when suddenly it opens and he falls inside.
With little choice, the rest of the group follows the voice and the door slams shut as the Coalition Troopers begin to fire at it.
INT. DOOM KEEP ? CONTROL ROOM
Drekka gets up and rushes at the man who opened the door.
You better be-
Luke Skywalker smiles and embraces his sons.
So - this is Luke Skywalker.
Luke releases his boys.
Pleasure to meet you.
I?m Drekka, this is Thenna.
Luke walks to an R2 unit plugged in to the diagnostics.
What?s wrong with your eyes?
Long story. I found this droid, R2-J2. She was scheduled for a memory wipe.
Plenty of room for her on my ship, so if you don?t mind.
We can?t leave yet.
This prison is a ruse. I?m the only captive here. They?re housing an
invasion fleet. The center of this station has been hollowed out and something massive is being constructed there.
How do we stop it?
Luke points to a belt of charges on the computer console.
We?re near one of the core conduits that runs to the main reactor of the ship. I was going to detonate it.
Ben looks to the charges, then to his father.
You weren?t planning on coming back were you?
Sometimes a Jedi?s duty to others outweighs his duty to self.
Well now you have a way off this rust bucket, so no one has to sacrifice themselves anymore.
Ben activates his lightsaber.
Let?s go before they can launch.
The Coalition Troopers on the other side of the door begin to burn through. Luke looks at Kane cradling his rifle.
Where?s your lightsaber?
The door bursts and laser fire pours through. Drekka, Thenna and Kane start shooting. Five Troopers try to enter, but are subdued.
The droid follows the group out of the room.
INT. DOOM KEEP ? CORRIDOR
The group continues down the corridor, with Luke taking the lead.
It should be down here some-
Luke turns, but is shot in the stomach and falls.
Kane, hearing his brother?s yell, and seeing his father on the ground, grabs Ben?s lightsaber from his hand and charges the Troopers, quickly slaughtering them. He then runs back to Luke, who?s now on the ground, with Ben propping him up. Drekka is tending the wound.
Lucky, lucky man.
Kane looks at Drekka, his eyes welling up.
Don?t worry, he?ll survive. But he?ll need to be brought back to the ship. Ben, take your father and Jaytoo to the Pixie and prep it. Thenna, Kane, you two are with me.
No. Take Ben, I?m not leaving my father.
Ben gets to go because he knows how to fly a ship. You?ll back me into the docking bay.
Kane glares at Drekka.
He cradles his gun and begins to march forward.
See you back at the ship.
Drekka and Thenna follow after Kane.
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