Mal splashes into the water, tripping and sliding on the slippery rocks. Finally, he is able to reach Ezra. Mal sits in the water and hugs his father to him.
INT. SALOON – MIDNIGHT STAR – MORNING
Only a few customers. Early light streams in over gambling tables draped with dust covers. Stella is busy behind the
bar. Paden and Emmett are nursing cups of coffee at a table.
Hannah’s a smart, pretty woman, but she’s got a hard idea for living.
All I’m saying is, you won’t trip over me if you look her up.
(understands, but –)
I’m going to California with my brother.
Cobb comes in the swinging doors, heading for the bar. Paden waves him over.
Cobb, I want you to meet Emmett. He’s a friend of mine.
This is Sheriff Cobb.
Pleased to meet you, Sheriff.
Pleasure is mine. Always happy to meet a friend of Paden’s.
(yelling to Stella)
Stella, bring Kelly out here, will you?
Cobb turns back to Emmett with an odd smile on his face.
You’re Kate Hollis’ brother, aren’t you?