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Legend Of The Black Dove - Part 12 Final

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Legend Of The Black Dove - Part 12 Final

                          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.         
                                      THE END

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