Paden looks at Emmett, then down at Kelly.
EXT. REAR OF HOLLIS HOME – DAY
Jake unhitches the pinto and begins to lead it away. Suddenly, Augie appears from nowhere on the back porch, jumps up to the railing, and leaps out toward the pinto’s back — just as Jake did in the escape from Turley. But Augie misses and lands in the dirt. Jake, irritated, watches the child dust himself off.
What’re you doing? I told you to practice with a horse that’s not moving.
Jake turns and starts away. Augie runs after him.
Where you going?
I got things to do, kid. I’m a busy man.
I’ll go with you.
(stops, looks at him)
A grown man can’t have a little boy with him everywhere he goes.
Jake walks away. Augie watches, then yells —
Who’s a grown man?
EXT. ROOMING HOUSE – DAY
A door opens on the upstairs porch and Rae emerges, giggling and buttoning her dress. A hand reaches out and pulls her back inside for another squealing embrace. She pushes herself free and comes outside again, then starts down the exterior stairs. She is almost to the bottom when she stops suddenly.
Mal stands at the bottom of the stairs. They look at each other a long time. Conflicting emotions race across Rae’s
face, but the winner is cold anger.
What are you doing here?