EXT. BLUFFS ABOVE SOLDIERS
Chief Watts stares as the soldiers riding away. The Ridge
steps beside him. They observe together for a moment. The Ridge speaks quietly to the chief.
We must go. Gillespie's Station
is receiving rifles today.
The chief nods. They turn and walk toward John Ross and Stan as they reach the top.
Chief Watts smiles and pats John on the shoulder as he passes. The Ridge turns to John and Stan. He speaks to a nearby warrior.
Take my brother to my home.
Ridge pats Stan on the back. His men take Stan to his horse.
The Ridge and John walk together toward their horses.
You saved my brother. I will always
think well of you.
John silently smiles.
EXT. DEEP FOREST
As the soldiers get further away they begin to feel safe and start to talk. Private Baxter speaks up.
Why are we on these peoples land
The worn down and traumatized troops begin to grumble among themselves. Sergeant Prince intervenes.
Save it. We got a long way to go.