Join Date: May 2005
Davy Crockett and Robin Hood Fought the Law But Who Won? Story by Tim Frady
A month had passed since Davy Crockett and Robin Hood had been brought to our time. ATTA, the secret government institution that dealt with all things time travel, was extremely interested in the idea that Hood and Crockett's exploits were not all tall tales, but early world explanations for what was really, by all definitions, super powers, the first mutants, or meta-humans, if you will. Maybe they were born that way, who knows, but neither one had an explanation for their remarkable abilities. Each one had marksmanship well beyond that of ordinary humans. Each contributed it to lots of practice, not realizing their ability was way beyond what is physically possible for a normal human, practice or not. Crockett's strength and speed were off the charts compared to the best modern day athlete. In fact, it is not far fetched to believe he could indeed wrestle a grizzly bear just as folk lore would have us believe. It is believed that Hood's ability is in some part due to a latent physic ability. In fact, he is now capable of creating an energy bow and arrow out of thin air thanks to the hours of prodding from ATTA scientists.
Unfortunately, the high spirited Robin Hood and his freedom loving new friend Davy Crockett had had about all they could take of tests and training. ATTA promised them high adventure and big important missions in the future, but a month was too long for these men to sit still waiting for something to fight. The two somehow managed to escape stealing one of ATTA's prototype time cars, the kind that Time-Rider himself drives.
Davy and Robin manage to get themselves out of Area 51 and far down the road coming up on their first town. Suddenly, Crockett looks down and with shock and amazement remarks to Hood, "Dang Robert, you ain't going to believe this!"
"What perplexes you my friend," said Robin Hood.
"We are going 45 miles an hour in this here contraption without horses yet."
Hood- Do you not remember my friend, in Time-Rider's horseless carriage we were going well past that, so fast we broke into another time.
Davy- Yeah you're right. We musta been going 65 easy in his horseless carriage. We went so fast we took off the dang ground!
Hood- I believe the term is get it the gas friend, Davy. After all, are we not men seeking adventure!
Davy- Well let's go ahead then! Yee Ha!
Crockett punched the accelerator just a bit more, which sent the time lost pals down the road going 110. This of course got the attention of a policeman who had just been waiting for the opportunity to fulfill his ticket quota this month. He almost decided this one was probably too much trouble and perhaps maybe he would just phone it in, but what the heck, he'd take a chance these guys were just kids on a ride, and not actual real honest to goodness crooks.
Hood- Davy, do you see the horseless carriage with the Christmas lights? Do you think he wants our attention?
Davy- Let's just pull over and see, Robert.
The police officer walked carefully up to what seemingly looked something like a Dodge Challenger muscle car and asked Crockett for his license.
Davy- License? What's a license?
Police Officer- All right funny man, who are you?
Davy - Well sir, maybe you've heard of me, my name is Davy Crockett of Tennessee and this here is my good friend Robin Hood.
Police Officer - What did you say?
Davy turns to Robin and quietly remarks, "He must be a little hard hearing. I'll tell him again, this time a little louder. Davy bellows in a really loud voice as if talking to a deaf man, "I say,... I'm Daaavy...Crockett... and this here... is my friend..... Robin... Hood".
Police Officer - Oh, funny. Real funny. Get out of the car now mister!
Davy - whatever you say little feller.
Davy was a big man and he towered over the smaller police officer. It was at this time that Davy got out of the car that he made his first big cultural error in our time. In his time it was always taken for granted that a man always had his rifle in hand almost everywhere he went, so of course he got out of the car rifle and all. The police officer being quick to act and thinking Davy a dangerous criminal did what most police officers tend to do these days. He tazed him. The only problem with that approach is for a fellow that took on the entire army of Santa Anna at the Alamo, and thought grizzly bear wrestling was a sport, a modern taser just didn't do anything for him other than make him a little cranky. It made him cranky enough to rare back and knock the police officer off the ground with one powerful move of the butt of his rifle.
Davy - Sorry mister, but you shouldn't ought to have done that. You caught me off guard just a mite. Are you alright?
Robin Hood - Davy, I think this man akin to the type of lawman as the Sheriff of Nottingham, perhaps we had better make haste and depart for the nearest village.
So that's what they did. They headed down to nearest town and as they drove somehow Robin managed to find an old radio station that just happened to be playing, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" to which Crockett replied, "Hey, hold it right there Robert, I think I like that song." Crockett hit the gas even harder as they rocketed down the road hitting 150, 200, and beyond till they reached their destination.
So what happens when two legends of the distant past hit modern day America? Only time will tell.
Also check out Time-Rider Meets Davy Crockett and Time-Rider Meets Robin Hood to find out how our heroes got here in the present.