Little Empire, part 5

I’m going to stop promising which will be the last scene I post today. This one was mine:

LEIA: (softly) Dantooine.

[Leia lowers her head.]

LEIA: They’re on Dantooine.

TARKIN: There. You see Lord Vader, she can be reasonable. (addressing Motti) Continue with the operation. You may fire when ready.

LEIA: What?

TARKIN: You’re far too trusting. Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration. But don’t worry. We will deal with your Rebel friends soon enough.

LEIA: No!

INTERIOR: DEATH STAR — BLAST CHAMBER.

VADER: Commence primary ignition.

[A button is pressed which switches on a panel of lights. A hooded Imperial soldier reaches overhead and pulls a lever. Another lever is pulled. Vader reaches for still another lever and a bank of lights on a panel and wall light up.]

IMPERIAL TROOPER: Computer says no!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.