Wyatt has finished the bidness at the hardware store when Bullock arrives back there. "I've had a wire says your statement is true, far as having worked as a lawman," Bullock says. "Not asking why you put the work aside, I'll say only some that do find themselves ready, and uniquely able, to work the other side of the street." Eeeeverybody clenches. "Some do that," Bullock emphasizes, all I'm not talking about you guys! It takes a second, but everybody relaxes and the Earps step past him to leave. "I took the badge off myself once," Bullock says as Wyatt passes, "without losing my impulse to beat on certain types." Wyatt gets it. "No," he says, kind of sad, "'that seems never to go." Aw. One law man to another. I smell love in the air.
Hearst is pacing in his room when Aunt Lou comes in with the brooch she wanted Odell to take with him on his trip. "I'd pay a man three weeks of my wages, Mr. Hearst, [who] rode quick to catch my son and give him this from his mama," she says, desperately. "Would you send somebody, sir?" Hearst looks at her for a long beat. "My imagination resists the approach, in that however quickly he might catch Odell, until he did, the man would know he rode in the service of a colored person," he says. This causes me to renew my hatred of him by about a zillion percent. He suggests they pack it and ship it to New York, instead. Dude. Do you even understand what a crap shoot it is to ship something in 2006? You think United Pony Services are gonna get that brooch to New York? Lou doesn't look thrilled about it, either." Are you afraid that by his not receiving today the token of your love, something untoward might befall Odell?" he asks, full of portent. "Are you superstitious that way, Aunt Lou?" She doesn't answer, and I hope in the silence that she is cursing him with eternal back pain and neverending gout, because that's certainly what I'm doing. She simply picks up his boots to be cleaned. "Thanks for seeing to those," he says, thinking he's put her in her place. "It's the reason I thought you'd knocked."