Since people keep telling me to just post here, I’m doing it. NOTE: The genetic classism the prequels introduced will dealt with so that they can eventually be debunked. It seems that midichlorians aren’t really that bad of a thing, but they take what was a metaphor for spiritual enlightenment and turn into a superpower. Also don’t be biased against this because THERE IS ZERO ROMANCE HERE.
STAR WARS Episode VIII: A GALAXY TORN APART
Based on characters created by Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, JJ Abrams, and Michael Arndt
Since the destruction of THE NEW REPUBLIC, chaos has engulfed the galaxy, and many factions are fighting for dominance of the galaxy.
Rey of THE RESISTANCE traveled to Ahch-To in search of Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi, and discovered him. Kylo Ren travels to a mobile base to be punished for allowing her to do so.
Little does she know, THE FIRST ORDER, vengeful from the destruction of Starkiller Base, has tracked down her ship and is preparing to strike…
EXT. GALAXY - FIRST ORDER MOBILE BASE
Surrounded by Star Destroyers, a dark giant mobile base hovers ominously in space. KYLO REN’s ship hovers toward it. The mobile base’s hangar bay blast shields open up like the mouth of a monster, and the ship enters it and docks alongside TIE Fighters and other shuttles in a hangar bay organized like a gun, mechanical and dangerous.
INT. HANGAR BAY - KYLO REN’S SHIP
Black. Exit hatches open up, and let the light from the hangar bay flood in. Kylo Ren, facially scarred from his battle with REY, hesitantly exits his shuttle.
Some of the previously hyper-organized stormtroopers stop to stare at him with condescension or, worse, pity. Kylo Ren feels guilt from losing his battle with Rey and dread for his inevitable punishment but hides it with growling anger. He marches forward but falls down because of his injuries. A nearby trooper tries to help him up but Ren pushes him away, now filled with rage and intimidation, marches forward to GENERAL HUX, unfazed by his injuries. Some troopers show restrained awe.
Need a doctor?
No. We lost the search for Skywalker because of me, and I deserve the punishment.
Hux and a nearby trooper exchange an expectantly bored look.
Kylo Ren and Hux march into frame. Ren kneels. A red First Order guard stands by. The room is only lit where they are. The rest is darkness. Both men try to conceal their terror. Hux considers speaking, but an unnervingly long and bony clothed arm slowly lifts down from the shadows towards Ren and near his face.
Unsurprisingly, once more, you have failed me.
Ren subtly tightens in sadness and fear, but has a flash of hope on his face when he realizes what he should say.
(choking out the words with guilt)
I did it, you know. I killed Han Solo.
The arm retracts back into the shadows. Ben sighs in relief, but SNOKE limps forward and hunches into the light, revealing his disgustingly scarred and decrepit face, which towers above them.
Finally. That wretched scum deserved to die.
Hux rejects and restrains his shock. Ren jolts up, boiling with rage.
Anger? As pathetic as you are, you of all people should know this,
He needs medical attention.
So do I.
Starkiller Base was destroyed under my command. I take full responsibility, and I will tolerate any punishment you deem neccessary.
Damn fool. You desire punishment?
General Hux clenches his fist in anger but keeps his mouth shut.
(tired and annoyed)
Very well. Fail again, and you will lose everything you hold dear. Is that satisfying for you?
Hux can’t restrain his shock and anger anymore, but-
Hux gives Ren a genuine look of pity then storms out of the room. Snoke steps toward Ben, no longer hunching, and more clearly visible. A towering giant that dwarfs his holographic appearance.
How is it possible for somebody to be as incompetent as you?
I don’t know.
Watch your tongue! You are in the presence of the future Supreme Leader of the galaxy’s First Ord-
You think I don’t know that?
Let’s just go over the reports. You were defeated by an untrained child in your specialty; lightsaber combat; you failed to obtain the map to Skywalker, and you let Starkiller Base, the key to galactic order and one of our three main bases, get destroyed. 20 years of Hux’s work down the drain.
Ren’s anger wanes and is replaced by more guilt and shame. He looks down.
I also think that you will be happy to know that billions of stormtroopers, Hux’s men, died pointlessly in flames at Starkiller Base… because of you. Even if he forgives you, I can order him not to and you would lose the closest thing to a friend you even have. It seems no amount of genetic talent can make up for your stupidity, but people have to apprieciate what they are given. I will still train you.
Despite his best efforts, tears stream lightly out of Ren’s face.
Luckily, the Millenium Falcon has been tracked down to Ahch-To, one of the farthest planets in the Unknown Regions. A place I’ve recently sensed to be the hiding place of Luke Skywalker. If that bastard wants us to find him, he will have a plan, but let him live, and you die. Now-
Ben looks up with dread.
Let us begin with your training.
TO BE CONTINUED