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Legend Of The Black Dove
(Part 12) "Terminal Paradox"
The story so far....Norrington and Jenkins board a ship they
eventually set sail back to England. On their way back the
ship is caught in strange fog, which transports them into
the future, then to the past, and finally back to their present,
and they are back home. Everything seems normal but for the
fact it is one day prior to the coach tragedy. Norrington prepares
to alter the events that would follow, but being a passenger
on the fateful coach he must act quickly now. As the outlaws
are coming closer to the coach with their guns drawn Jack
Wild cries to the passengers to get out of the coach,
Norrington leaps out the coach and jumps onto Jack Wild.
The other outlaws fire at Norrington. He falls to the ground
and lies there lifeless. While the outlaws chase after the
stagecoach to capture its passengers, the King's guards
approach from the opposite side and give help to
Norrington. who regains strength, then disguised as the
Black Dove chases the runaway coach. He has very little
time now for stopping the coach. Climbing on top of his horse
he takes a leap and descends on the roof of the coach, which
is now rounding the bend and heading for the edge of the cliff.
He applies a hand brake and flames leap up from the wheels.
The steering connection to the horses snaps up and the coach
grinds to a halt. The Black Dove climbs down to check on
the passengers. Finding his wife Beth alive he smiles at her,
then collapses to the ground. She climbs out of the coach.
Lifting his mask she sees in amazement that the man was
her husband John. She kisses him and asks, why he is
wearing this outfit, he tells her that he is the Black Dove
he wanted to prevent the tragedy from occurring again. Then
he dies and disappears right before her eyes, Beth is in tears
kneeling on the ground. Moments later John Norrington
materialises inside the coach, wondering where he had been.
Beth turns round and discovers her man is alive, but how
can this be? She is beside herself with joy as they succeed in
repairing the coach and continue their journey to Cornwall.
The Black Dove had served his purpose: by saving his friends
he had created a new timeline which never included the
heroic Black Dove, as in this timeline the Black Dove
has never really existed.