Kate vigorously shakes a tablecloth over the railing and turns back inside, talking as she goes.
Augie, I’ve had enough of this. Kiss your father and get in bed.
She closes the door behind her. Mal sees the cowboy called Red coming down the street and hurries away in the direction he came from.
Red comes up to the WATCHING COWBOY.
INT. RAE’S ROOM – MIDNIGHT STAR (SECOND FLOOR) – NIGHT
Rae is finishing her evening’s makeup in the cracked mirror of her cramped, little room. Mal slides in the door behind her, closing it quickly. He carries his rifle. She sees his reflection and stiffens but continues making up.
Get out. We have nothing to talk about.
Rae, I need help.
Why come to me?
Because you’re my sister. There’s nobody else.
The men who killed Daddy are after Jake. I gotta talk to him.
What’s stopping you?
They’re watching the Hollis place. I can’t get through.
What makes you think I could?
Why would they stop you?
Because I’m your sister.
Mal sits down on her bed. She looks at him a moment.
No sign of him yet?
He ain’t at the saloon either.