You know, Paden, what makes all this work is me doing my job. The fellows you came to town with are causing some trouble. It’s going to take a little straightening out. I have my responsibilities. I want you to understand. It has nothing to do with us.
Paden looks at Cobb a long time, then at his drink.
What is it you want from me?
Nothing. Do nothing. Don’t get between us.
I’m a great believer in doing nothing.
So we understand each other?
Don’t worry about me. If you’re taking on Emmett, the last place I want to be is between you.
EXT. ARROYO – OUTSIDE SILVERADO – DAY
We move along the burnished barrel of the old Henry .44 rifle to Emmett’s eye, sighting along its length.
Now we see his target. In the distance is a small cactus plant. Emmett squeezes off a shot. The cactus does not move. He aims again and fires quickly. Again, nothing at the cactus.