The landing ramp to the Scarecrow slowly opened revealing the jungle beyond. A horrendous screeching sound echoed through the ship as the ramp hit the open position.
“Awe, kriff! Tate, that tree did more damage than we thought. Don’t try to close the ramp. I’ll have to look at it after my training session.” A few beeps answered from the comm. “I know it’s bad for the ship and you to have this humidity inside, but you’ll just have to close all the bulkhead doors between the cargo bay and the rest of the ship. I’ll use the airlock on the side of the ship until it’s fixed.” There was a short flurry of beeps and whistles. “I’ll build a ramp or stairs or something, and you know you’ve said worse words than kriff in binary multiple times. You’re a bad influence on me.”
Sighing to get Ao’s attention Lousro hovered down the ramp. “I don’t need stairs or anything to get to the airlock, and you will be able to jump it eventually. You can start by building the stairs using only the Force. That will be your lesson for as long as it takes you to finish.”
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At the end of the day, Ao walked up a shaky ramp to the side airlock. “Well, it’s functional for now. I’ll have to do some more work on it later I guess.”
“Yes, you will work on that in the morning while I decide what we’ll practice the rest of the day. Think of it as walking meditation and it will be finished before you realize.” Lousro stroked his trunk thoughtfully. “Before it gets too dark let’s collect some wood for fires and outside accommodations. I’m sure Tate wants to keep as much of Dagobah out of the ship as we can.”
Nodding his head Ao activated the outer airlock. “I’ll just go get a pack to fill with smaller pieces for the fire real quick.”
“And let Tate know we’ll be back soon.”
Ao nodded as the outer airlock closed behind him.
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After taking a few steps into the jungle, or hovering for a couple meters as Lousro did, the light disappeared from the canopy and when Ao glanced backward he couldn’t see the ship.
Ao tapped on Lousro’s shoulder, “master, where’d the ship go?”
“What do you mean, it’s ri-” Lousro turned around to point where the ship should’ve been. “Oh, druck.”
“My sentiments exactly.”