They tenderly kiss again. John and Quatie hear horses running on the opposite bank of the brook.
EXT. OPEN MEADOW
Five horsemen dressed in white sheets and hoods ride fast, dragging a Cherokee man and woman behind them with ropes.
A scream is heard. A hooded horseman falls to the ground with a Cherokee dart in his eye from a blow-gun.
All of the remaining horsemen stop. They move into a defensive line, guns ready.
Suddenly, The Ridge blast from the underbrush mounted on his powerful horse. He attacks hitting a man in the skull with his hatchet. He quickly shoots another.
A hooded horseman shoots back.
The Ridge is hit in the side, but is not slowed down he turns his horse and charges.
Ridge slashes the man with his hatchet. He jumps from his
horse onto the last man. The man's neck is broken as they fight on the ground. The Ridge yelps, stands and holds his arms up toward the sky in victory. The man and woman stand and untie themselves in the background.
THE RIDGE P.O.V.
The Ridge sees John and Quatie across the way.
BACK TO SCENE
He appears proud and domineering.
John and Quatie watch as The Ridge mounts his horse and rides toward them.