-she’s going to get hurt.
Paden stares at Cobb, but now his eyes follow Cobb’s right hand, which swings up to Paden’s shoulder.
I’m just trying to save you from yourself. Don’t change your luck.
Cobb lets his hand drop and begins to move away.
INT. CAVE – NIGHT
The low fire illuminates Emmett, who is sitting on the hay. He is sweating badly and seems to be concentrating on some rigorous task. Now we see what it is — to stand up. He struggles to his feet, wincing in pain, his hand steadying
against the rock. When he is upright, he tries to clear his head and finally lets go of the wall. For a moment he seems
all right. Then, suddenly, he drops heavily back to the floor. The fall sends more pain shooting through his ribs. He’s
INT. SALOON – MIDNIGHT STAR – NIGHT
The place is nearly deserted. Paden sits alone at a table killing a bottle of the good stuff. Stella watches him pour
Paden throws her a look as she takes one of the empty chairs.
What is it that I can’t figure?
What do you mean?
Cobb’s got something on you, and it must be pretty good.
Paden is impressed, even at this late date, by her acuity.
What makes you say that?
If he didn’t you’d never sit still with all this going on.