Han & Chewy take care of two scout troopers,
but two others get away on speeders.
Luke & Leia follow, cruising over
logs, under branches, Luke bossing his sister
around, a back seat driver, until he
finds his own damn bike.* Leia falls off her speeder
& into the ferns. When she’s eventually
woken up by a small furry creature
with a wooden spear, she leans against a jungle-wet
log & invites the little furball to sit
next to her. The Ewok sniffs the air
& grips his spear just before a trooper
yells freeze. This is team work: the Ewok gives him a quick
jab, & Leia hits him on the head with a stick.
* If they weren’t orphans, their back-speeder conversations would totally have gone like this: Leia: Queen, I mean Senator, I mean Mom… Luke totally crossed onto my side of the seat. Luke: But Leia looked at me funny. Anakin: I’m gonna turn this speeder around unless I get some peace and quiet (and also to be supreme ruler of the galaxy).