I thought you were done with our family.
Rae seems to sway, then sits down on the stairs above Mal. For a moment she is somewhere else, but when she returns, her look is as hard as before.
He was murdered.
Who did it?
I’m not sure, but I got an idea. And when I am sure, they’re going to pay.
Oh that’s just fine. Where were you when Ma and Daddy needed you? It’s too late, Mal. Now you finally show
up and all you can think of is to get yourself killed.
Now Slick comes down the stairs behind Rae, pulling on his jacket. Mal glares at him; this is who can buy his sister
Are you all right, Rae?
Yeah, I’m okay.
Slick seems unperturbed by Mal’s glare. To Rae —
Will you introduce me to your friend?
He’s not my friend. He used to be my brother.
(offers his hand to Mal)
Calvin Stanhope… but my mother called me Slick.
Mal just looks at the proffered hand. Slick retracts it without offense.