Once again I have been assigned to Senator Ask Aak's detail. This assignment did not seem to be too bad. It turns out that the Senator is an avid, but lousy hunter. Every year he travels to different world with his hunting buddy to try and bag some big game.
MY FAVORITE BIG LAME HUNTER (Sen. Aak)
Senator Ask Aak informed me that he and his buddy will be hunting Krayt Dragons on Tattoine. They had a successful hunt on the planet several years ago. My job will be to pilot the two “hunters” around planet side.
We head out into the Dune Sea, traveling for several days. Senator Ask Aak finally tells me to set down in a barren valley that he remembers from his last trip.
I set up a base camp at the skiff, while the Senator and his buddy head off into the desert. I spend a peaceful two day on my own (only contemplating leaving the Senator to perish in the Dune Sea once or twice).
JUST FRACKING KRAYT
I get a com call to come pick-up the Senator. As I land at the site I see a massive Krayt Dragon and both men with big smiles.
We begin to load the dead beast on to the skiff, but I start to get worried about the weight of the beast.
“Senator, I don’t think we can take this thing out of here on the skiff. It is just too big.” I explain
The Senator’s buddy replies, "Look the pilot told us the same thing last time, but in the end we took out a Krayt bigger then this one."
All three of us argued for several minutes more. I finally gave up and agreed to fly everything out.We load up the Krayt and fire up the skiff.
The skiff shudders and strains trying to take off. It finally gets the off the ground. We are flying low and I try to pull the skiff higher to get out of the valley and crash into a large sand dune.
The three of us, dazed and confused, make there way out of the wreckage.
I look at the two of then and snap, "Where the heck are we?"
The Senator looks around, "About half a mile further than we got last time!"