HAN: Oh, what about you need?
LEIA (mystified): I need? I don't know what you're talking about.
HAN (shakes his head, fed up): You probably don't.
LEIA: And what precisely am I supposed to know?
HAN: Come on! You want me to stay because of the way you feel about me.
LEIA: Yes. You're a great help to us. You're a natural leader...
HAN: No! That's not it. Come on. Aahhh - uh huh! Come on.
LEIA: You're imagining things.
HAN: Am I? Then why are you following me? Afraid I was going to leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?
LEIA: I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee.
HAN: I can arrange that. You could use a good kiss!
Angrily, Han strides down the corridor as Leia stares after him.
ANOTHER ICE CORRIDOR: A familiar stream of beeps and whistles herald the approach of Artoo- Detoo and See-Threepio, who appear around a corner and move along an ice wall toward the main hangar.
THREEPIO: Don't try to blame me. I didn't ask you to turn on the thermal heater. I merely commented that it was freezing in the princess' chamber. But it's supposed to be freezing. How are we going to dry out all her clothes? I really don't know.
Artoo beeps a stream of protesting whistles.
THREEPIO: Oh, switch off.
MAIN HANGAR DECK: The two robots stop at Han Solo's space freighter. Han and Chewie are struggling with their central lifters.
HAN (to Chewie): Why do you take this apart now? I'm trying to get us out of here and you pull both of these.
Chewie grumbles in irritation.
THREEPIO: Excuse me, sir.
HAN (to Chewie): Put them back together right now.
THREEPIO: Might I have a word with you, please?
HAN: What do you want?
THREEPIO: Well, it's Princess Leia, sir. She's been trying to get you on the communicator.
HAN: I turned it off. I don't want to talk to her.
THREEPIO: Oh. Well, Princess Leia is wondering about Master Luke. He hasn't come back yet. She doesn't know where he is.
HAN: I don't know where he is.
THREEPIO: Nobody knows where he is.
HAN: What do you mean, "nobody knows"?
THREEPIO: Well, uh, you see...
HAN: Deck Officer. Deck Officer!
THREEPIO: Excuse me, sir. Might I inqu...
Han abruptly puts his hand over Threepio's mouth as the deck officer approaches.
DECK OFFICER: Yes, sir?
HAN: Do you know where Commander Skywalker is?
DECK OFFICER: I haven't seen him. It's possible he came in through the south entrance.
HAN: It's possible? Why don't you go find out? It's getting dark out there.
DECK OFFICER: Yes, sir.
The deck officer leaves hurriedly, as Han takes his hand off Threepio's mouth.
THREEPIO: Excuse me, sir. Might I inquire what's going on?
HAN: Why not?
THREEPIO: Impossible man. Come along, Artoo, let's find Princess Leia. Between ourselves, I think Master Luke is in considerable danger.
MAIN ICE TUNNEL: Entering the tunnel, Han approaches the deck officer and his assistant.
DECK OFFICER: Sir, Commander Skywalker hasn't come in through the south entrance. He might have forgotten to check in.
HAN: Not likely. Are the speeders ready?
DECK OFFICER: Not yet. We're having some trouble adapting them to the cold.
HAN: Then we'll have to go out on Tauntauns.
DECK OFFICER: Sir, the temperature's dropping too rapidly.
HAN: That's right. And my friends out in it.
ASSISTANT OFFICER: I'll cover sector twelve. Have com-control set screen alpha.
Han mounts a Tauntaun.
DECK OFFICER (off screen): Your Tauntaun'll freeze before you reach the first marker.
HAN: Then I'll see you in hell!
Han maneuvers his mount out of the cave and races into the dark bitter night.