Langston takes a long time reacting to this information. Now he slides his chair back a foot, giving his gun hand a little
I know where that gentleman is.
INT. CELLBLOCK – EVENING
A lean, young man is bouncing around his cell. This is JAKE.
Langston opens the door to the cellblock and speaks over his shoulder to Emmett and Paden, who have removed their guns.
Now I want everyone to behave himself.
At the sight of Emmett, Jake’s face lights up. And then he does an extraordinary thing: with one long stride he is across
the cell and into the air; he hits the bars halfway up and clings like a monkey. Paden reacts as if he is one.
Emmett! Am I glad to see you!
Howdy, Jake. What’s going on here?
You got me. This is a crazy town, Emmett. I think we ought to get out of here.
Jake lowers himself and darts about as he talks.
All I did was kiss a girl.
That’s why they got you in jail?
Yeah, I kissed a girl and uh, this guy didn’t like it and we had some words, so I decided to get out of there.
Jake looks at Emmett as though that should make it perfectly clear. Emmett waits.
So I did, I got out of there, you know me. I don’t want no trouble.
(indeed, Emmett does)
So I walked out on the street and the fella tried to —