For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. - Newton's Third Law

"You said we were done here. That now..."

"Call it Plan B."

"No Plan B. You said..."

"I know what I said, Face. Now I'm saying something else."

"And after that? Something else again? And again?"

The door slammed as the remaining four men looked at each other.

"Shoulda told him, Johnny."

"No way."

"I dunno, Hannibal. Maybe Frankie's right. He'd be mad, but least ways he'd know you ain't, well... "

"Breaking my word? Turning my back on him - again?"

"He's just confused, Hannibal. If you tell him why..."

"He'll get over it."

Cigar smoke slid through the sunbeams. No one looked at Hannibal.

"Look, if he knew Stockwell was involved in his personal life again, he'd never forgive any of us. Better it's just me he's mad at."

Hannibal was still staring at the wall long after the others left.

"He'll get over it."