Daughter of the Jedi - Page Five

Daughter of the Jedi

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EXT HANGARS - CONTINUING

Danna gains the upper hand. She works every angle against Sharla. Sharla feints left, then sweeps out Danna's feet. Danna falls hard.

Sharla moves in for the kill. Danna thrusts out her hands, using the force to throw Sharla backwards.

Sharla crashes against the side of the hangar. She glares at Danna through hate-filled eyes.

SHARLA TIMRI

So, the demon awakens. The Council will kill you if I don't.

DANNA TIMRI

No.

Danna climbs slowly to her feet. She brandishes her sword in front of her. Then she lowers it and sheathes it.

DANNA TIMRI

I have nothing to prove to you, Sharla.

CUT TO:

INT FAULKERK'S SHIP - CONTINUING

Menaria quickly glances over the control panel, trying unsuccessfully to locate the front turbolaser battery.

MENARIA FOLTEC

This could be a problem.

She hits the communicator switch.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Um, hi, guys. I don't suppose it would help if I said I was sorry?

CUT TO:

EXT HANGARS - CONTINUING

Faulkerk races the hovercar toward the open hangar. He sees the Imperial Tank facing his ship.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

He's going to shoot my ship!

TEK WYZER

Ram him!

FAULKERK TILLO'U

What? Are you insane?

TEK WYZER

Just a thought.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Get on the cannon back there.

Tek raises the small cannon on the back of the hovercar.

TEK WYZER

Want me to shoot the tank?

FAULKERK TILLO'U

No, how about that stack of crates?

TEK WYZER

Okay.

Tek shoots the stack of crates. They explode, sending shards of wood flying everywhere.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Of course you shoot the tank! Shoot it!

Tek fires at the Tank. He hits the broad side, not causing any noticeable damage.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Nice shot, bullseye.

TEK WYZER

Hey, I'm just following orders.

The Tank rotates its turret to face the new attackers.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Crad. Hold on to Paij.

Tek jumps to the floor and spreads himself over Paij, protecting her.

Faulkerk wrenches the controls sideways, sending the hovercar into a tight bank. The Tank fires, narrowly missing the fleeing hovercar.

CUT TO:

INT FAULKERK'S SHIP - CONTINUING

Menaria looks and finds the firing controls right in front of her.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Oh, here it is.

She hits the communications switch again.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Bye bye boys. It's been fun. Call me.

She hits the firing control.

EXT FAULKERK'S SHIP - CONTINUING

The front turbolaser batter unleashes a furious volley of deadly fire. The Tank explodes in a shower of light and molten metal.

INT FAULKERK'S SHIP - CONTINUING

Menaria settles back into the captains seat.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Breaking up is never fun. Oh well, I'm over it.

She takes the controls, and the ship lifts off the ground and hovers out onto the landing pad.

CUT TO:

EXT HANGARS - CONTINUING

The warriors from the Timri Clan take up defensive positions against the oncoming hovercar.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

How's Paij?

TEK WYZER

She's still with us. Barely. You might want to hurry.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Oh, you think so?

Faulkerk stares into the blockade ahead.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

I hope she remembers.

Faulkerk swerves left, then right, then starts left again.

The spaceship lets loose a volley of laser fire to the left of the hovercar. Timri warriors go flying in the explosion.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Good. She remembered.

CUT TO:

INT FAULKERK'S SHIP - CONTINUING

Menaria breathes a sigh of relief.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Good. He remembered. I didn't hit him like last time.

She gets up and heads toward the cargo bay.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Better let them in.

CUT TO:

EXT HANGARS - CONTINUING

Danna walks toward Faulkerk's ship. She doesn't look back at Sharla.

Sharla gets up and rapidly follows Danna.

SHARLA TIMRI

You can't run from me, Danna. I know you. You never walk away from a fight.

DANNA TIMRI

I don't have to prove anything to you.

SHARLA TIMRI

You're a coward, just like your father.

Danna stops cold. She slowly turns to face Sharla. Her voice is cold as ice.

DANNA TIMRI

You don't even know my father.

SHARLA TIMRI

Your mother never told you what really happened, did she? She never told you anything. Your father left her. He left her to be a jedi. Left her to carry you and raise you on her own. Only cowards leave before their work is done.

DANNA TIMRI

Liar.

Danna grits her teeth and continues toward Faulkerk's ship.

In the distance, Stormtroopers rush after the hovering ship.

SHARLA TIMRI

Are those tears in your eyes? Could it be that your father isn't as good as you thought he was?

DANNA TIMRI

Shut up.

SHARLA TIMRI

You don't deserve your name. You're not a Timri. You never have been, and you never will be. Nobody will miss you when you die, Danna.

Sharla races toward Danna's unprotected back. Her sword arcs down in a killing slash.

Danna whirls and whips out her lightsaber. She slashes Sharla's sword in two. The two pieces clatter to the ground. Danna holds the lightsaber menacingly in front of Sharla.

Sharla slowly backs up. The lightsaber glows right in front of her face. The heat from the blade causes beads of sweat to rise on Sharla's face.

DANNA TIMRI

And what about you, Sharla? Will anyone miss you? Well?

SHARLA TIMRI

Where did you get that?

DANNA TIMRI

I have powerful friends.

SHARLA TIMRI

Be careful, you could hurt someone.

DANNA TIMRI

That's the idea.

Danna circles the tip of the lightsaber right in front of Sharla's face.

DANNA TIMRI

You tried to kill me.

SHARLA TIMRI

Your mother told me to bring you back.

DANNA TIMRI

But you couldn't do it. You had to kill me yourself. What do you think of me now?

SHARLA TIMRI

I'll kill you.

DANNA TIMRI

Not if I kill you first.

FAULKERK TILLO'U (O.S.)

Danna!

DANNA TIMRI

I'm going to leave, and never come back. If I ever see you again...

Danna turns away.

SHARLA TIMRI

You're a traitor to the Timri name.

DANNA TIMRI

I am a Kenobi, like my father.

SHARLA TIMRI

You'll never find him.

DANNA TIMRI

Yes I will.

Sharla watches Danna walk away. Suddenly Danna turns to face her cousin.

DANNA TIMRI

Oh, and Sharla, how was that parry?

CUT TO:

INT FAULKERK'S SHIP - COCKPIT - CONTINUING

Faulkerk and Menaria pilot the ship. It lifts off the landing pad and races toward the sky.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Is Danna on board?

Tek hollers up from the rear of the ship.

TEK WYZER (O.S.)

Yeah, she's here.

A warning light flashes and beeps.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Company.

MENARIA FOLTEC

How many?

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Four drop ships, couple squads of fighters. Uh oh.

MENARIA FOLTEC

That's not a good uh oh, is it?

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Another Star Destroyer just dropped out of hyperspace.

An IMPERIAL OFFICER calls over the comlink.

IMPERIAL OFFICER (O.S.)

You are leaving a restricted area. State your security code.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

This is the starship Minotaur's Greed. We have a viral outbreak onboard. I'm transmitting the quarantine code.

(to Menaria)

Let's hope they buy it.

IMPERIAL OFFICER (O.S.)

Hold your course while we verify quarantine.

Faulkerk's hands fly over the controls, calculating the jump to hyperspace.

MENARIA FOLTEC

It's going to take us at least five minutes to get free of the planet's gravity.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

How good are you at stalling?

CUT TO:

INT FAULKERK'S SHIP - PRIVATE QUARTERS - CONTINUING

Paij lies on the cot, cold and pale. She is hooked up to an intravenous facilitator.

Danna sits beside her, stroking her hair softly.

DANNA TIMRI

You can't leave me yet, Paij. I have so much to learn.

Tek stands in the doorway, unsure of what to say.

TEK WYZER

What if she does die?

DANNA TIMRI

Don't even say that. She's going to live.

INT FAULKERK'S SHIP - COCKPIT - CONTINUING

Faulkerk does his best to imitate sickness.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

(weakly)

I don't know how much longer I can pilot the ship.

IMPERIAL OFFICER (O.S.)

That contagion is not known in this sector. Transmit quarantine code again.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Hello, this is the copilot. I'm sorry, the captain just collapsed. We're having some difficulty over here.

IMPERIAL OFFICER (O.S.)

We'll send in a medical team.

MENARIA FOLTEC

No! I mean, you can't. We're all dead anyway. There's nothing you can do for us.

Menaria hits the switch to mute transmission.

MENARIA FOLTEC

How much longer?

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Two minutes.

MENARIA FOLTEC

(to Imperial Officer)

Look, just let us go. You can send a ship to follow us and destroy the ship as soon as we don't respond. I don't want my ashes to fall on this backworlds place.

IMPERIAL OFFICER (O.S.)

That contradicts all protocol. I cannot allow it.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Listen to yourself. I'm going to die alone. Everyone else is gone. Just let me go in peace. Don't you have any human decency?

IMPERIAL OFFICER (O.S.)

I'll send a squad of fighters to disintegrate your ship. You have twenty minutes.

Menaria turns to Faulkerk. He smiles successful in his computations.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Um, could you cancel that last order? It seems we've experienced a miracle here.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Yeah. I'm feeling much better. Thanks.

MENARIA FOLTEC

Give our love to your superiors.

EXT FAULKERK'S SHIP - CONTINUING

The ship blasts into hyperspace. A squad of Imperial fighters races by. But their objective is gone.

CUT TO:

INT CAPITAL BUILDING - EVASTIA'S QUARTERS - NIGHT

Rinna looks out the window through macrobinoculars. She watches the ships drop down to the planet.

RINNA A'LI'S

Now this planet truly is in the Emperor's hand.

EVASTIA LYACEUM (O.S.)

What? Did you say something to me?

RINNA A'LI'S

No, my Lady. I was just admiring the beauty of all this.

CUT TO:

INT FAULKERK'S SHIP - LOUNGE - DAY

Paij sits up, wrapped in a blanket. Danna sits across from her, idly toying with the lightsaber hilt.

Tek looks over the circuitry inside the Stormtrooper helmet.

DANNA TIMRI

How did the Jedi come to be? I mean, have there always been Jedi?

PAIJ ZELVA

It depends on who you talk to, Danna. Everyone has their own story. But it's all the same.

DANNA TIMRI

Tell me.

PAIJ ZELVA

The original Jedi all came from one planet-

DANNA TIMRI

Which one?

PAIJ ZELVA

That's what is disputed. Though the force is everywhere, no one knew how to use it before the Jedi came. They left their planet to teach the truth about the force to the whole galaxy.

Faulkerk and Menaria emerge from the cockpit.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

The course is set. We'll be in hyperspace for a couple of days, at least.

DANNA TIMRI

Where are we going?

MENARIA FOLTEC

I've got some friends in the outer rim. We can hide there for a while.

PAIJ ZELVA

We'll never be able to hide. There is too much that we need to do.

FAULKERK TILLO'U

Speak for yourself, Paij. I don't go for all that mystical mumbo jumbo.

DANNA TIMRI

The force is real.

PAIJ ZELVA

More real than you even know, Danna. Let me tell you about the first and greatest of these Jedi Prophets. He was a man named Vader Keskar.

FADE OUT:

To Be Continued...

Do you know who Vader Keskar is? If not, read Star Wars Legends.

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