1. A sudden banging on the door.

2. BOY: Daddy! Daddy’s back!

3. Selena looks stricken, but opens the door.

4. Framed in the doorway is the stranger, bleeding from the shoulder, gun out. He doffs his hat, shaking.

5. STRANGER: My apologies, madam, but dire need . . . forces me to prevail on your . . charity-nngh. He collapses.