INT. CAVE – NIGHT
Emmett works by the light of the fire, checking one of the guns taken from the deputies. He hears something we do not, but continues to work for a few moments more. Now we hear it: an approaching rider. Emmett stands up gingerly and moves painfully back into the shadows. He is much improved but still tentative.
Mal comes into the cave carrying his Henry rifle. Emmett reappears, lowering his gun.
(reacts to Mal’s condition)
McKendrick’s men got him.
Is he alive?
Mal indicates that he doesn’t know. Emmett accepts that and picks up his gunbelt.
It’s worse than that, Emmett.
Emmett looks up, waiting.
They took him at your sister’s house. Her husband was shot. I don’t know if he’s going to make it.
Emmett feels real pain.
She was hurt… pretty bad.
(hates to tell him)
Emmett, they took the little boy with them.
Emmett lets this all sink in.