Ichabod wakes up from a splash in the face, and finds himself floating in a river. All he remembers is getting hit in the head with a flaming pumpkin and seeing Brom emerge from the body of The Horseman right before he falls in the water. I all fit to Ichabod, Brom had probably wanted him dead after he danced with Katrina. Then he felt a hand on his shoulder and someone breathing down his neck. He turned around and there, right behind him was The Headless Horseman and his horse. Ichabod tried to tell the horseman everything and even though the headless horseman did not have ears he had already known about Brom’s plan to kill Ichabod and get him away from Katrina.
The Headless Horseman took Ichabod to Brom’s home just 2 years later, after he had learned witchcraft, and noticed that Brom and Katrina had one child that they had named Vincent, but all Ichabod thought was that he was going to take the child, raise him as his own and make Brom and Katrina suffer.
Ichabod broke into their house during the night and accidentally woke everyone up from their slumber and knocked the entire family out and took the child.
Brom and Katrina Woke up 2 days later and the town was quiet. “VINCENT!” They both yelled, trying to find their beloved son. Soon they found out that one of their neighbors had seen Ichabod riding on the Horseman’s horse with the knocked out child on his lap. They cried and cried for their son to come home.
As the child grew, Ichabod began teaching him witchcraft.
“Father,” the boy said one day. ” where is my mother?”
Ichabod thought that this was an absurd question and did not know what to say to the boy. Ichabod thought that it was time that he had told the boy the truth about his parents.
“I am not your father Vincent, your parents are dead. They died in a car crash just 2 years ago, but I was the only one to volunteer to take you home and raise you as my own.”
The boy started to cry,” But, but, but why would you lie to me, about my parents about me!?” Vincent says angrily still crying.
Back in sleepy hollow, 4 years later, Brom and Katrina have been looking for their child and have been so desperate to that they put up posters for him and opened a shop hoping that someone would know where their child was. So far nobody has seen him. In 3 more days was the anniversary of the child being gone, or as Ichabod said, his birthday. Vincent didn’t know that this was a lie, and had only just found out that Ichabod is his “father”. The had always wanted to go down to the village where his parents used to live, so Ichabod told Vincent that he could go to the village and buy a treat for his birthday. The next morning, the boy left.
Vincent was walking around and saw a restaurant and saw posters everywhere. It was about a missing child. It said:
Please help us find our son, he has big blue eyes and his name is Vincent. If you see him please come into the restaurant and tell one of the managers. Please help us and God bless.
Vincent was shocked and went into the restaurant. He walked in and yelled, “I need to speak to a manager.”
The managers came out thinking that he had found their son. Brom and Katrina stopped right in front of them and stared. He felt a connection. “Today is my birthday,” the boy said.
Brom and Katrina looked at him with a surprised face. “Today is the day that our son Vincent was taken by that awful Ichabod Crane.” They began to cry.
“M…my name is Vincent and my father, Ichabod, adopted me when my parents died in a car crash so they are dead and I don’t have parents.What they said next shocked Vincent. “There has never been a car crash in sleepy hollow, only attacks by ghosts.” Brom and Katrina said confused.
“Are YOU my mom and dad?!”
Vincent ran back to the home that Ichabod had raised him in to gather his things to go back to the village and live with Brom and Katrina. When he arrived, Ichabod asked him, “Where is the treat?” Vincent had totally forgot! So he replied, “they had nothing that I liked.” Ichabod became suspicious.
“Why is he packing his things? Why is he so happy? Why would he forget?” Ichabod thought to himself.
Then Vincent said, “Oh dad I forgot, there was something I liked, but I didn’t have enough money to buy it.” Ichabod gave the boy more money and as soon as Vincent left with his suitcase, Ichabod followed. Vincent had met his parents and was going to go live with them. They took they boy home and loved him and would never let him go again, but months later Ichabod knocked out the entire family just because Vincent had left him. Ichabod then lit the house viciously on fire killing Brom’s family inside. Ichabod and Brom’s family were never seen again.