Chapter 1. Eve of Destruction
Part 1. Coming Home
The engines roared to life in the Silver Horn, Jordan’s Corellian Jumpmaster 5000. He was to return to Coruscant after a quick mission on his homeworld Corellia. The ship blasted out of the atmosphere when trouble began. “R5, set course for Coruscant right away. I feel a great disturbance in the Force.” R5-D4, Jordan’s astromech droid started to beep loudly. “R5, I dont have time fo…”
“Beep beep boop!”
“What?! The ship’s been overridden and taken… Wait, R5, where’s it taking us?”
“Into the sun! … R5, you prepare to set course. I’ll see what I can do.” Jordan ran to the back of the ship and found the hyperdrive, now a mess of sparking wires. Time was running out. He could see the sun getting larger and larger. It was coming up fast. He quickly used the fusion cutter to burn the damaged wires together.
“Communications lost, landing gear lost,” boomed the ship’s voice.
Jordan ran to the cockpit. The ship was spinning. “R5 tell me when to start the hyperdrive. I’ll need to straighten the ship first. Turn the shields to max, then fire torpedoes at the left side of the ship.”
“Just do it.” Outside the ship, Jordan saw the torpedoes firing off like shooting stars and then a moment later hit the side of the ship he had been aiming for. After a slight shock he regained control of the ship. “Great, we’re straight. Let’s go!” The ship went into hyperspace. “We’ll be arriving at Coruscant shortly. I’ll take manual control.”
“Ship stabilizers down,” boomed the ship’s voice again.
“R5… this will be an interesting landing…”