Parallel Fates

By Crimson

The rider skirmishes down the rocky path in panic.
His oppresser riding close behind, cackling madly.
I must lose this headless demon quickly, he states.
But the headless soldier closes in, quite sadly.

FLASH

The girl runs through the house in fear.
Her oppresser stealthily stalking her with iron will.
I have to figure out how to get help, she states.
But no one hears her as The Shape goes for his kill.

FLASH

The rider sees a flaming pumpkin rush by his head.
His horse runs as if it has seen the devil.
With steel echo, a sword is drawn from sheath.
Confidently The Headless Horseman starts to revel.

FLASH

The girl is cornered in a bedroom closet.
The pale faced man hammers on its door.
She's almost sure that she has already lost it.
As his thunderous feet stomp down upon the floor.

FLASH

The rider sees a bridge just up ahead.
He knows that the headless one won't follow.
Maybe just maybe if he can.
The rider will survive this night in Sleepy Hollow.

FLASH

The man named Myers crashes through the door.
as the girl rushes to unwind a hanger.
She rams its wire through the killers eye.
And she cries in relief as she thinks she's out of danger.

FLASH

Just one last stretch as the hunter swings his sword.
Thanks to the riders horse he just can't seem to reach.
Mr Crane smiles in desperate hope.
As he closes in on the bridge, and knows he's on the breach.

FLASH

With the persistance of fate, the killer rises to retaliation.
and in ending patience squeezes away at her neck.
A doctor arrives and fires gun shots to save her.
The killer takes six bullets, and falls down like a wreck.

FLASH

Onto the bridge the rider sighs relief.
and turns around to face the image of the dead.
The Headless Horseman halts and puts his sword in sheath.
Then tenaciously throws a firey pumpkin at the riders head.

FLASH

As the girl sits in tears, the Doctor looks for Myers.
on the ground where he fell just before.
With the swell of fear, the site ignites his fires.
As he sees the killers body isn't there anymore.

FLASH FLASH

In Sleepy Hallow the rider did not live.
In Haddonfield the girl survived the night.
In Sleepy Hallow the rider had worries no more.
But for twenty years the girl continued her fight.