Short story course work - Galaxy wars
Whiles’ speeding through the galaxy a noise was herd “Beep, beep, beep - Short story course work - Galaxy wars introduction. ” It was the Narvon-computer; it went off to alerting the ship and its passengers that we were coming out of hyperspace. “We’re coming out, captain,”52 said. 52 is short for EE52 Assassin Droid. I found it out in my Uncle’s junkyard when I was about thirteen. He gave it to me as payment for helping him. It has a flat, disc like head connected to a thin neck extruding out the chest part of its large body. There are two small arms with pincer like hands sticking out a cavity under its head.
Above and on ach side of its head are two larger arms with a blaster rifle and ion cannon connected to one and a plasma rifle with a laser sight on the other. It has treads for legs. “Mmmm, ok, copy, “I said drowsily. I hated being woken up during a nice dream. So, I got up out of my bed and went to the refresher. I splashed cold water in my face and ran the ultrasound cleaner over my teeth. This is my first hunt. Tracking Dr. Evanza, as he was called, was hard, but I finally found out where he is hiding out.
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After I was done washing, I got dressed and went into the cockpit. Status report, “I said, buckling my holster around my waist. “How are we doing? ” “Everything is running at optimal efficiency, captain, “it said,”We’ll come out of hyperspace on your mark. ” “Whenever we’re ready. “It felt nice being called captain. We landed at the Taanabian spaceport, Pandath, for a refuel and a quick bite to eat before we started searching for our prey. “Stay here and look after the ship,” I said, “I’ll be right back. ” “Yes, sir. ” And with that I was off in search of some food. I ended up in a small bar with an assortment of different species some of which I’ve never seen before.
The walls were kind of circular all around the bar. The bartender was a large four armed Ychthytonian with an eye patch over one eye. His voice was kind of gruff as he asked, “What’ll it be? ” “I’ll have some of that, “I said, pointing to a bluish liquid, “and a nerff sandwich. ” As he went to retrieve my meal, I used the time to take a look around. In one corner there was a Twi’lek, an Aqualish, and a Weequay playing sabacc. In the corner across from that, there was an Ithorian and a large, fur covered Talz arguing in a language I haven’t heard before. In the table next to heirs were two Gotal lovers petting each other. “Here ya’ go, “The Ychthytonian said interrupting my train of thought. “Thanks.
“I flipped him a five credit piece as payment for the food. While I was eating, I pull out a picture of my prey and asked, “You seen this guy? ” He made a negative grunt and went back to work cleaning the glasses. I tucked the picture away and finished my meal. As I got up to leave, I left a tip for the bartender and left the bar not realizing that the Ychthytonian going to his holoprojector. I was walking down the hallway to my ship when a blaster bolt whizzed past the ight side of my head. I slammed my back against the closest wall and pulled out my blaster. As I was looking around, I saw that Weequay that was in the bar! I fired off a couple of shots and ran into the nearest room. Luckily, it was unoccupied. I waited a few moments before I decided to take a look.
When I stuck my head out to take a look, I saw the Weequay trying to pick up his weapon with opposite the hand that he was shooting at me with. When I saw his shooting arm, it was black from a blaster shot. By luck, I had hit him! I stepped out of the room, pointed my blaster at his head, and elled, “Hold it right there! ” He froze evidence that he heard me. “Stand up and put your hands-er-hand in the air. “He did what he was told. “And don’t try any funny stuff, “I added with authority. After I had picked up his blaster, I escorted him to the room I had been hiding in.
I shut the door and turned on the light. “All right, who sent you? “He didn’t say a word. “I said, who sent you?! ” “Who wants to know, “He said sarcastically. He let out a yell of pain as I shot him in the leg. “You wanna run that by me again, “I said, keeping the weapon pointed steadily at his head. All right, all right! I’ll tell you, “He finally said, “Evanza sent me. ” I obviously knew why. “Where’s he hiding? ” “I don’t know. ” I started to pull the trigger. “I don’t know, really,” he said. “Ok,” I said, putting my blaster on stun, “I’ll let you go . “I pulled the trigger and he fell limp. I ran back to the ship only to find two smouldering corpses lying ten meters forms the ship. 52 was tinkering with the spacecraft. “Greetings, captain, “it said, “Did you find an adequate eating establishment? ” “Not only that but I may have found out where our friend likes to eat,”
I replied, referring to the bar I was just at. “Our friend? ” “Evanza,” I answered. 52 was so literal, I thought; now that’s annoying. I heaved a heavy sigh, entered the ship and sank into the pilot’s chair. That night, while I was in bed, I thought about tomorrow’s objective. I can’t go back into the bar without raising any suspicion, I pondered, and 52 can’t go in. I need some sort of a disguise. I stayed up for about an hour thinking about my disguise before I drifted off to sleep. That’s when it all went wrong. An explosion rocked the ship and threw me out of my bed, the second threw me against the wall.
Dazed, I jumped up and grabbed my blaster. I opened the door to take a look outside. The sight was horrendous, fires were everywhere! I dodged fires right and left just trying to get to the cockpit. “52,”I yelled,”52! “I found it, shut down, in the cockpit, where I had left it. I flipped the “on” switch and went to the control panel to assess the damage. Engines 1 and 4 were out. “Captain, “it inquired. Just then another explosion rocked the ship and took out engine 3. “Take the controls, “I ordered, “I’ll man the guns. We’re getting outta here. “I ran as fast as I could to the quad cannons.
They were all ready powered up when I got there. I climbed down the ladder and jump into the seat. After turning the sensors on, I spotted my attackers. There were what looked to be two humans and a Twi’lek with a missile launcher. Just as he fired a missile headed straight for me, the ship lurched forward into the atmosphere and missed me by a hair. I fired as best I could as we flew away and may have hit the Twi’lek. “52, damage report, “I commanded through the intercom. “Engines 1, 3, and 4 are out and 5 is on fi-” another explosion the ship, “-is out.
Captain, we’re losing altitude. ” Just great. ” I couldn’t wait to put a blaster bolt in Evanza’s head. “Keep the ship steady, I’ll be right there. ” I climbed up the ladder and ran back to the cockpit. The fires were put out this time by the sprinkler system as I ran through the halls. I jumped into the pilots chair and put on the crash webbing. 52 already had his special webbing on. “Ten seconds to impact, “it said as it started to count down,”7-6-5-4-3-2-,” I winced just as the craft crashed on the ground.
“Zhok, it’s time to get up, “I heard a voice say. “Uh, mum? “I awoke only to find myself in my old room on Corellia. Your father and I are going on our last hunt and I wanted to say goodbye,” she said. Suddenly, the door was kicked in, a shadowy character stepped in, blaster drawn, and started firing on my mom. “MUM! “I slung myself forward and looked around. My mum and her shooter had vanished and I wasn’t on Corellia any more. I was back on Tanaab in a small hut. I had some bandages around my waist and on my head.
It was just a dream. “Oh, you’re awake,” the lady said, “are you okay? ” “Yeah, I’ll be fine. Where’s my shirt? ” She went to a rack and grabbed my shirt. As she gave me my shirt, I ask, “How did I get here? “My father saw your ship crash about a kilometre west of here. We all went to see if there were any survivors. We found you and your droid and brought you back here. ” “Oh. ” Memories about the crash flooded back into my head. “Where is my droid? ” She pointed me to my droid and I reactivated it. It hadn’t suffered much damage thanks to the military grade armour. “I need to get back to town; do you have any transports we could use? ” “I guess you could borrow my land speeder, “she said a little reluctantly. “Thanks. “The droid and I got into the land speeder and started for town.
I decided to go to the ship first to assess the damage. When we got there, it was apparent that it had suffered through a crash. It was also apparent that it needed some major repairs that may take weeks. Great, I thought, I’ll be stuck here for a long time. We got into the land speeder and headed for the spaceport to hire someone to tow the craft to a repair shop. We got back to the port and I completed my first objective. Now it was time to search for Evanza. I acquired a cloak and pulled it tight around my face. Then, I took out my picture and asked around for the location of my prey.
Just when I thought all hope was lost, a human gave away the needed information. He had been last seen at a dock preparing to take off. I relayed the information to the droid and ran to the specified bay. When I got there, his ship had already activated its repulser lifts and was moving forward. I fired my blaster in vain. It was too late, he was gone and I will be stuck here for a long time. I screwed up my first mission. A few years later and lot of successful hunts later, I received word that Evanza was working as a smuggler for Jabber the Hut. “Then that’s where I’m going,” I decided.