Down the line of bars, Mal’s right arm is extended into the corridor, as it was when he released the knife.
INT. SALOON – MIDNIGHT STAR – NIGHT
Paden pours them each a drink and hands Stella’s to her. This brings her back. He clinks his glass with hers and toasts –
To my midnight star.
They exchange a long look, then drink.
Cobb’s using me to stop you. So good people are being hurt because of me.
That makes me mad.
Listening closely, he finds this last bit endearing.
Some people think because they’re stronger — or meaner — they can push you around. I’ve seen a lot of that. But it’s only true if you let it be. The world is what you make of it.
I like your attitude. But it can be risky.
I’m ready for that.
There is a challenge in her eyes as she reaches out and slides the whiskey bottle away from him.
What about you?