Threepio stands in a hallway, somewhat bewildered. Artoo is nowhere in sight. The pitiful screams of the doomed Rebel soldiers can be heard in the distance. THREEPIO: "Artoo! Artoo-Detoo, where are you?" ==== Artoo-Deetoo, meanwhile, is moving down a hallway, when suddely, he finds himself in front of Princess Leia Organa, who is sneaking about the ship, trying to avoid the Imperial Stormtroopers. PRINCESS LEIA: "Are you scared, little fella? (ARTOO beeps furtively) Me, too, but I guess A droid can't be that scared... Anyway, come here, I have a mission for you." She program's the coordinates for Obi-Wan Kenobi's hut on the desert world of Tatooine, inserts a memory card, containing the plans for the Empire's Ultimate Weapon - the Death Star, into a slot in the droid's body, activates the little droid's holorecorder and speaks quickly and precisely: PRINCESS LEIA: "General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope." "All well, and good." Princess Liea thinks to herself "...Even if I don't make it out of this alive, this brave droid will contact General Keno-" Suddenly there's a readout on one of Artoo's logic function displays: "ERROR - INSUFFICIENT MEMORY!!" PRINCESS LEIA: (Highyl annoyed) "What?!" She, looks around sheepishly, hoping the Imperial troops didn't hear her outburst, and smacks Artoo's dome, trying in vain to fix this unexpected turn of events, as the little astromech wails in surprise. PRINCESS LEIA:"Sorry, little fella, I didn't mean to... Now, let's see what's really going on here." Artoo beeps softly. She Searches through the data-bank and sees a large block of memory. Upon playing a small portion of the holographic recordings, she is sickened to realize that the memory block in question must consist of over 200 hours of Captain Antilles engaged in the most of vile carnal acts with a pair of Twi'leks. Artoo quakes nervously, as Princess Leia stifles a strong urge to vomit and attempts to delete the block of excess memory. The readout flashes an unwelcome display: "ERROR - DUST CONTAMINATION ON MAIN MEMORY DRIVE!!" PRINCESS LEIA: (screaming, crying) "Oh, damn you, Antilles! You've doomed us all!" ==== A familiar clanking sound attacks Threepio's attention and he spots little Artoo at the end of the hallway in a smoke-filled alcove. A beautiful young girl stands in front of Artoo. Surreal and out of place, dreamlike and half hidden in the smoke, she finishes adjusting something on Artoo's computer face, then screams and scurries away, sobbing, her hopes utterly dahed, and the little robot joins his companion. THREEPIO: "At last! Where have you been? Who was that?" Artoo beeps. THREEPIO: "Yes, humans are quite odd, aren't they? Quite odd..." Stormtroopers can be heard battling in the distance.