EXT. BAGODAH - BOG - CLEARING - DUSK The mist has dispersed a bit, but it is still a very gloomy-looking swamp. Lew ignites a little fusion furnace and warms his hands before it. LEW (sighs) Now all I have to do is find this Aoeui... if that's even how it's pronounced. Nervously, he looks around at the foreboding jungle. Something's missing, and he's talking to himself, which is never a good sign. LEW There's something familiar about this place. I feel like... I don't know... STRANGE VOICE Feel like what? Lew jumps out of his skin. The young typist grabs for his keyboard as he spins around, looking for the speaker. Mysteriously standing right in front of Lew is a wizened, bluish creature, barely two feet tall. LEW (looking at the creature) Like I'm being watched! CREATURE Away put your keyboard, I mean you no harm. After some hesitation, Lew puts away his keyboard, although he really doesn't understand why. CREATURE I am Wun Derring. Why are you here? LEW (offers hand) Pleased to meet you, Mr. Derring. My name's Lew. Have you seen any Dvorak Masters around in this... fetid, stinking swamp lately? CREATURE (thrown off guard) What? Name not 'Derring,' Aoeui! LEW (concerned) 'Ow'? Are you in pain? CREATURE Awwww... no, not 'Ow,' need say 'Ah-wee'. LEW (puzzled) You need a wee? Lew backs away slowly, alarm in his eyes, as a chance similarity of syllables strikes him. The rushing sound of a nearby waterfall suddenly seems overpowering. LEW (alarmed) I can't be the the only Lew around here; isn't this slimy mudhole your home? (looks around, then points) There's a bush over there. CREATURE (agitated) Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is. LEW (fed up) Right. Will you move along, little fella? I've got a lot of work to do. The creature turns away from Lew and speaks to a third party. CREATURE (irritated) I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience. Lew's head spins in the direction the creature faces: but there is no one there. The boy is bewildered, but it gradually dawns on him that the little creature is Aoeui, the Dvorak Master, and that he is speaking with a ghost. GHOSTLY VOICE He will learn patience. Lew runs off and hides behind a nearby tree. His voice is faint but just audible. LEW (faintly, scared) Ahhhhhh! A ghost! AOEUI Hmmm. Much fear in him. GHOSTLY VOICE Was I any different when you taught me? AOEUI Hah. He is not ready. And... he is too old. Yes, too old to begin the training. Lew peeks out from behind the tree. LEW (plaintive, faintly) But I've learned so much. Aoeui turns his piercing gaze on Lew, as though the Dvorak Master's huge eyes could somehow determine how much the boy had learned. AOEUI (sighs) Will he finish what he begins? LEW I won't fail you - I'm not afraid. AOEUI (turns slowly toward him) No? EXT. BAGODAH - DAY With Aoeui strapped to his back, Lew struggles to hit the right keys. Panting heavily, he continues his course - his fingers tapping, flipping through the air, hurdling, and racing about. AOEUI Run! Yes. A typist's strength flows from Dvorak. But beware the QWERTY side. Fear, yes, fear of unknown - and complacency. The QWERTY side are they. If once you start down the QWERTY path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will. LEW Is the QWERTY side stronger? AOEUI No... no... no. Slower, harder: yet, more seductive. Many allies it has. LEW But how am I to know the good side from the bad? AOEUI Sit a QWERTY typist by a Dvorak one and watch. Then, you will know. LEW But tell me why I can't - AOEUI (interrupting) No, no, there is no why. Nothing more will I teach you today. Clear your mind of questions. Mmm. Mmmmmmmm. Lew lets Aoeui down to the ground. Breathing heavily, he takes his shirt from a nearby tree branch and pulls it on. EXT. BAGODAH - BOG - DAY Lew's face is upside-down and showing enormous strain. He stands on his hands, with Aoeui perched on his feet. Lew stares at his keyboard and concentrates. It lifts from the ground and floats toward him. AOEUI Use Dvorak. Yes... Aoeui taps Lew's leg. Quickly, Lew lifts one hand from the ground. His body wavers, but he maintains his balance. AOEUI Now... complete the page. Feel it. Lew concentrates on the task. Words begin to appear. But Lew loses his balance and collapses. Aoeui jumps clear. AOEUI (shaking his head) Hmm. Control, control. You must learn control! LEW Oh, no. We'll never do it now. Aoeui stamps his foot in irritation. AOEUI So certain are you. Always with you it cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say? LEW Master, this layout is totally different. AOEUI No! No different! Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned. LEW All right, I'll give it a try. AOEUI No! Try not, DO. Or, do not. There is no 'try'. Quietly Aoeui takes the keyboard frow Lew. With his eyes closed and his head bowed, he raises his arms and begins to type. The entire manuscript appears majestically, surely, on the screen. Lew stares in astonishment as the last few characters settle down onto the final page. He looks at Aoeui. LEW I don't... I don't believe it. AOEUI That is why you fail. EXT. BAGODAH - BOG - CLEARING - DUSK In the bright lights of the Z-wing fighter, Lew loads a heavy case into the belly of the ship. Aoeui stands nearby on a log. AOEUI Lew! You must not go! You must complete the training. LEW I can't keep the vision out of my head. AOEUI Eh? Vision? Vision what? Heh? Lew stares off into the distance. LEW I saw... I saw a city in the clouds. AOEUI Mmm. Friends you have there. LEW They were in pain. AOEUI It is the future you see. LEW Future? Will they have to suffer QWERTY forever? Aoeui closes his eyes and lowers his head. AOEUI Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future. LEW I've got to go to them. AOEUI For you this time dangerous is: tempted will you be, by the QWERTY side. Choose the quick and easy path, end your training now, and become you will an agent of QWERTY. LEW Master Aoeui, you're amazing: you've taught Dvorak for eight hundred years and yet you still speak weird. But, I promise to return and finish what I've begun. You have my word. Lew clambers into his ship. AOEUI Lew, give in not to fear - leads to the QWERTY side, that does. Lew nods. AOEUI Mind what you have learned. Save you it can. LEW I will. And I'll return. I promise. Aoeui stands watching as the roar and wind of the engines engulfs him. GHOSTLY VOICE (cautious) Has he gone? AOEUI (sighs) Told you, I did. Reckless is he. Now, matters are worse. GHOSTLY VOICE That boy is our last hope. Lew's tiny Z-wing can still, just, be seen, high above. AOEUI (looks up) No. There is another.