Barnes turns his attention on the other villagers, his intentions apparent. Everybody feels them. They're next. Barnes is unperturbed, very much in command of the situation, no rage, no emotions expressed.
Chris has never seen such a thing in his life- but can't react. Can't stop it, just watches it like he's not quite there.
The same goes for Lieutenant Wolfe, for all of them. They very outrageousness of Barnes' killing seems to quell all protest.
ACE (sensing the impending massacre) Hey Sarge can we get in on this.
Tony advances, the hairy Italian kid from Boston.
TONY Let's go all the way, let's go for it! Let's do the whole fucking village. Come
Chris' eyes... Rodriguez next to him, neutral but willing.
Francis is hesitant.
Fu Sheng and Junior are ready to go for it. Lt. Wolfe is powerless, frozen.
The Villagers know it, kneel in prayer, mutter.
Barnes suddenly grabs and drags a young 19 year-old Woman, the Village Chief's daughter, across the pen, throws her down on her knees, in front of the stunned Village Chief. She is screaming.
BARNES This is his daughter, right?
Lerner nods. Barnes pulls his .45, puts it alongside her head.
BARNES (to the Village Chief) You lie... You Vee Cee...I caca dao Vee Cee!
He chambers the .45, the Woman begging Barnes for her life, cradling his knees. He sticks the gun down above her skull.
Chris wanting to cry out, to do something- but can't!
Barnes looks around. They all look around.
Elias walks right up to him, followed by his men- King, Rhah, Crawford, others form the rear party. He looks around. The corpse of the Wife...the Young Daughter sobbing.
ELIAS WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!
BARNES (pissed) Stay out of this Elias. This ain't your show.
ELIAS YOU AIN'T A FIRING SQUAD, YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!
The mock of his riffle swings up fast and hard smacking Barnes full in the face, breaking two teeth.
Barnes staggers back, hurt, bleeding. Elias is on him like a leopard. Battering him with his fists.
They struggle in the dust, two titans, their faces equally consumed with rage, clawing, spitting, punching, kicking, pounding each other's skulls in the dirt. A dust storm swirls around them, the men closing around like excited apes at a bloodfeast.
Most of the men seem to be pulling for Barnes- Chris just watching, neutral.
LT. WOLFE BREAK IT UP! ELIAS! BARNES!
But they both roll on, smashing each other's faces in. Both quick, fast, agile, mean fighters. Sgts. O'Neill and Warren drag them apart.
Wolfe and Big Harold jump in, hold them apart.
BARNES You're dead, you're fucking dead Elias!
ELIAS YOU- you're going to fuckin' jail, buddy, you ain't getting away with this
WOLFE All right! All right! All right!!! NOW BREAK IT UP. LET'S GO...