Slick comes down past Mal and moves off. Mal watches him go, then turns to Rae.
What are you doing here, Rae? This
ain’t for you.
It’s none of your business.
Rae, all we got is each other.
I don’t have any family any more.
She brushes past him and is gone.
EXT. BRADLEY’S PLACE – NIGHT
Carol, Bradley’s daughter, and a Friend are playing on the roof of the farmhouse, above the noisy activity of the
welcoming celebration. It’s a festive scene all around: tables are laden with food near a large bonfire, a few of the covered wagons are pulled up nearby, children dart about before the pick-up band of musicians.
Now we see, here among the sodbusters, whirling by with a comely lass, Jake, looking mighty slim without his double
gunbelt. He and his partner glide by Emmett, who stands shouting over the din with Hannah and Mr. and MRS. PARKER.
I’m surprised to see you out here tonight.
I just came out to say goodbye.
Yeah, me and Jake will be heading out for California soon.
Hannah is silent for a moment.