Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
INT. DOOM KEEP - CONTROL CENTER
Darth Nyx continues to oversee the Control Center. Warden Kvez walks up to her to report.
M’lady, they appear to have spilt up. We believe one group is heading for one of the power cores.
It must be Skywalker. Leave him to me.
INT. DOOM KEEP – CORE ROOM 7 CORRIDOR
Drekka, Kane and Thenna blast two Coalition Troopers guarding the entrance to the Core Room.
The Core Room.
INT. DOOM KEEP – CORE ROOM 7
The Core is a giant empty sphere with a huge generator running vertically down the middle. A long platform circles the room, with an expandable bridges extending to the generator in the middle, 4 in all.
Drekka, Thenna and Kane enter. The room is engulfed in, pulsing generator-type sound, rendering the three unable to hear each other.
I can’t hear a thing in here!
Drekka points to the charges and then to the Core. The kids understand and wait while Drekka hurries to the bridge and hits the controls. The bridge begins to slowly extend.
Thenna starts to say something when someone walks past the door. She backhands Kane in the arm.
Kane – look!
Kane looks around.
Thenna points the core where Drekka is. Kane shrugs, not seeing anything. He looks again and sees Darth Nyx striding towards her father, who is now walking down the extending bridge. Thenna begins to run towards it.
Drekka attaches the charges to the core and types in the detonate code. Before he can hit the button to activate it, though, Nyx appears out of nowhere at the control panel, and begins to retract the bridge, then destroys the panel with her fist.
DARTH NYX (V.O.)
Not who I expected.
Drekka shakes his head to get her voice out of it, then turns to see her standing at the end of the bridge with her two sabers lit.
Nyx turns and looks directly at Thenna, who is now screaming. Nyx uses the Force to push her back towards Kane and away from Drekka. Kane runs forward but is thrust back, hard against the wall. Nyx turns back to Drekka.
DARTH NYX (V.O.)
The Force is strong with your daughter.
Drekka’s face turns angry. He plants his feet, stands his ground.
You leave her alone!
DARTH NYX (V.O.)
You’re awfully brave for someone who’s about to die.
Drekka looks across the room to Thenna. She’s in tears, shaking her head. Kane is next to her, frantically trying to move, but remaining pinned to the wall.
Drekka gives Thenna a salute. He draws his gun and fires a shot at Nyx, distracting her. Thenna, hysterical, screams, unheard, kicking her legs.
Drekka turns and leaps forward. Nyx hurls one of her sabers into Drekka’s back as hard as she can. As the saber pierces him, Nyx drops the kids to the floor. Drekka slams his hand down on the activator before falling into the cavern below. The charges begin to blink red. Darth Nyx pulls her saber back to her from the cavern and turns towards Kane and Thenna.
Thenna begins to fire at Nyx, who deflects every bolt. She gets ready to attack Thenna, but a bolt goes wild and hits a pipe. It bursts, sending a cloud of hot steam where Nyx is standing. The loud hum in the room dissipates. Nyx as she screams as the steam blasts her towards the edge of the platform. When the cloud clears, she’s gone. Kane is runs to Thenna, who collapses in a heap on the floor.
Come on, we still have to get out of here.
Thenna slowly rises and they run out of the room.
INT. DOOM KEEP – DOCKING BAY 1015
Ben and Jaytoo, who is helping to carry Luke with a hoverbeam, have entered the docking bay, which is occupied by several Troopers. They and pin the three of them down by the entranceway. Ben deflects two blasts with his saber.
This is crazy! We’ll never get to the ship.
Ben deflects a few most blaster bolts, one of which hits a Trooper nearby. He concentrates and waves his hand towards the ship. The lower belly cannon activates starts to fire salvos upon the troopers, taking most of them out. Ben runs to the ramp and lowers it, before waving for Jaytoo to bring Luke over.
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