Disclaimer: The Rangers are Saban's not mine. Tripo 3, and the Tripox galaxy are mine. If you'd like to use them just let me know. The song "Iris" is not mine, it belongs to the Goo Goo Dolls.
Author's Note: What if Andros only trusted Ashley in the beginning, and instead of sending her off the Megaship with the others, he has her stay with him. If it's in asterisk's (*), it is most likely Andros' thoughts. This is during the end of "From Out of No Where" episodes of PRiS.

Stay With Me
by: Ashley

*The first person I saw on the Bridge when I walked back onto the Megaship was her. She was so beautiful. I had to have her. * the mysterious Red Ranger thought to himself. *Then he turned around. Who was he? What was he doing on my ship? I looked back at her. She had a confused look on her face. *

"Hi, I'm . . ." the other boy in red said. He didn't get to finish.

*I took off running. Hitting the door lock switch on the way out. He rolled under the door before it could close. I tried to hit the other lock, but she was already off of the Bridge. *

"Cassie, Carlos, get him," the boy in red told the girl in pink and the other boy, but this boy was in green.

* "Wait," the girl in yellow yelled after me. I turned around only for a second, but I quickly turned back around, and continued to run. *

"DECA, don't let them follow ..." he started, but the ship started to shake. "DECA, stasis report" he demanded when he reached the Bridge.

"We must land, or face serious damage from crashing," she told him.

*I landed my ship and looked outside. Quantrons. The intruders had followed me out. We went right into battle. *

"Red Ranger, look out!" the girl in yellow yelled. The Red Ranger ducked. They finished off the rest of the Quantrons with their great martial arts skills. The Red Ranger then demorphed. The girl in yellow walked around him trying to decide something. Then, she poked him twice in his left arm.

"Your ... your human," she said amazed.

"Of course I am. Not all humans are from Earth," he retorted. She went over and rejoined her friends.

"I'm Cassie," the girl in pink said.

"And, I'm Ashley!" the girl in yellow said next, trying to impress him.

*She has a beautiful voice. She is obviously trying to hide the fact that she likes me. I can read her so easily. It's strange, I feel like I know her. *

"Carlos," the boy in green introduced himself.

"TJ," the other boy, who was in red, introduced himself. He held out his hand to shake with the Red Ranger.

*At first, I was confused, but I took it and shook it. I then introduced myself. *

"I am called Andros."

*I began repairs on the Megaship, while Carlos started working on Alpha 6, the little android they had brought with them. The rest of them tried their best to persuade me into letting them come with me. I finished the repairs, then helped Carlos out. Alpha was as good as new. *

"DECA, set navigations for Earth," he told the ships onboard computer.

*The lift door opened. Ashley stepped out. I was so glad to see her, but I kept it hidden. *

"Hey, do you need any help?" she asked him.

*She extended her hand to me. I so wanted to take it, but didn't. *

He asked her, "Have you been on to the Simudeck, yet?"

"No, I haven't, but will you show it to me?" she asked him.

*How can I say no to such a beautiful face! *

"Sorry, but I can't right now. I have too much work to do. I'll show you where it is, though," he offered.

"Sure," she told him, letting him lead the way.

He took her to the Simudeck. "Name one place you'd like to see, more than anywhere else," he told her.

"Where are you from?" she kindly asked, trying not to pry.

"Um . . . I'm from the planet KO-35 in the Kerova system," he told her.

"I've never heard of it before, but will you show it to me?" she asked him.

He started, "Um . . . sure. DECA begin program. Add a holographic image of me." He then took her hand.

"Maybe you can show me around later," she said.

He kissed her hand and turned to leave, then turned back around and said, "Sure." He left her alone to explore and the simulation began.

"Andros, are you sure you won't need any of our help?" TJ asked.

"No, I'll be fine," he said. *Besides I have Ashley here, and I'm sure she'd be glad to help. * he thought. They left out the Megahatch. Then, the Astro Megaship lifted off and left the planet.

"Wait a minute. Guys, where's Ashley?" Carlos asked.

"She must still be on the Megaship. What about Alpha?" Cassie asked.

"You don't think . . . No way. They couldn't have persuaded Andros to take them with him." TJ said.

"Or maybe. . . No, Ashley would have realized we were leaving. I told her when we were leaving and where to meet us. " Carlos said. *Ash are you okay? Where are you? * he thought. The two had gone out on a few dates, but he could tell that she was interested in Andros when she went over and checked him out.

"Maybe she forgot." TJ said.

Carlos protested, "But that's not like her."

"She did say that she thought Andros was really hot." Cassie said to them.

"But she loves me," Carlos told them aloud.

"Did she tell you that, or is this what you think, Carlos? I mean Ashley is sometimes . . . well let's just say very easy to read." TJ announced.

"Well, this is the way she acts around me. All lovey, dovey, but you don't think she could actually. . ." Carlos started.

Back on the Megaship, "Hey, Andros. What's up?" Ashley asked.

"Huh? Oh, hi, Ashley. Nothing much. How about you? Did you enjoy the Simudeck?" he asked.

"Yeah it was so cool. Where are the others?" she asked.

"Um, they left," he said.

"Andros, why didn't you tell me? We have to go back. I lo. . . I like Carlos alot, but. . ." she started.

"But . . . but what?"

"I think I like you a whole lot more. But still, we have to bring them back. Please, Andros?" she pleaded.

"Alright. How can I say no to such a beautiful face?" he asked.

"What?" she asked.

"I . . . Ashley, will you go out with me sometime?"

"Sure, Andros, I'd love to."

"DECA, turn the Megaship around," he ordered the Megaships computer. Not being used to the turning of the ship, Ashley lost her balance, but Andros caught her.

"Thank you."

"Anytime," he told her. "Ashley, will you promise me something?"

"Sure, what is it?"

"Promise me you''ll never leave me. I've lost so much in my life. I don't think I could bear to loose you, too."

"I promise you, Andros, you'll never lose me."

He leaned forward and kissed her gently on the lips. "Um . . . wow!" she said, when they pulled apart. They were holding tightly onto each other, though.

DECA interrupted, "Andros, we have reached Tripo 3. Astronema has sent down her Quantrons to attack Carlos, Cassie, and TJ."

"Come on. Oh . . . here you'll need this," he said reaching into his pocket, he handed her the Yellow Astro Morpher. They then exited the Megaship through the Megahatch.

"Hey, guys. Need a hand?" Ashley asked. Carlos came up to, and tried to kiss her, but she turned her head and backed up.

"What's the matter, Ash?" Carlos asked nonchalantly.

"Later, okay," she told him. He agreed, and Andros handed them their morphers. He then yelled, "'Let's Rocket!'" A minute later stood the five morphed Astro Rangers.

"Wow! this is so cool." TJ said, seeing himself in blue for the first time.

Next came the Rangers battle cries.

"Red," Andros said.




"Black." Carlos said as they began to fight.

Ashley gave the Quantron in front of her a swift crescent kick, then the Quantron behind her received a nice, hard backfist. TJ had called on his new weapon, the Astro Ax, and slashed through four Quantrons. Then he saw a blur of Red dash toward a blur of Yellow and tackle two charging Quantrons.

"Thanks." Ashley told him.

"No problem. Spiral Saber." Andros called with a smile no one could see, taking out three Quantrons. Cassie had just dropped a Quantron with her Satellite Stunner and was heading back toward the rest of the group. Carlos had already over there. He had just finished off two Quantrons with his Lunar Lance.

"I'll be back, Rangers." Astronema yelled teleporting out.

"We'll be ready." TJ called back.

When they got back onto the Megaship, Carlos pulled Ashley to the side. "What's up, Carlos?" Ashley asked.

"I was wondering if you'd like to have dinner with me tonight?" he asked.

"Sorry I can't," she told him as Andros rounded the corner, "I'm having dinner with Andros tonight," she politely told him taking Andros' hand. Carlos watched them leave, then felt a hand on his shoulder.

"Oh hi, Cassie," he said shakily.

"Hey where'd Andros and Ashley go? "

"They went to go have dinner. I asked her if she'd go with me, but she turned me down, saying she was going to have dinner with him," he explained.

"Carlos, I'm so sorry."

"Don't be it's okay. I'm okay."

Meanwhile, on the Simudeck, "Andros, this is so beautiful." Ashley told him.

"It's beautiful because of you," he responded to her with a smile.

"That's the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me." She then leaned over and gave him a gentle kiss.


"For what?"

"For kissing me."

"I guess I should be thanking you."

"For what are you thanking me?"

"For getting my friends back here. And for letting me stay here, too."

"Hey, I'd do anything for you."

"Are you hungry?" she asked.

"Yeah. You?"

"Famished." They ordered food from the Simudecks Synthetron, and sat down. "Andros, this food is so good. What is it?"

"It's a Spanish meal, I think. Um, I think it is called Platel de Mariscos."

"Oh, you mean a Seafood Platter."

"Yeah. Spanish is KO-35's second language. I didn't get a chance to learn much, though."

"What do you mean?"

"Ranger training took all of my time."


"Do you like to dance?"

"Are you kidding me? I love to dance. That's my favorite thing to do."

"DECA, begin AK002, clearance number 035. Begin program."

"Program AK002 beginning now." DECA's monotone voice said.

"A ballroom?" she asked in surprise.

"Yeah, what kind of dancing were you thinking of?"

"Well, not ballroom dancing, that's for sure."

"What kind of dancing would you like to do?"

"Slow, but not ballroom."

"Okay. Should I change the scene?"

"No, this is fine. DECA, would you play the song "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls?" The music started. Andros wrapped his arms around Ashley's waist, and she put her arms around his neck. She then laid her head on his shoulder, and he tightened his grip around her waist.

And I' d give up forever to see you
Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest thing to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now.

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am.

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
And sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight.

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am.

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
Then everything seems like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know your alive.

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am.

I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am.

I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.

"That song was really beautiful. I really liked it." Andros said.

"That was alot of fun," she told him. He then put his hand upon her chin, raised it to where they were looking directly into each others eyes, and kissed her. It was gentle, then it became a very passionette kiss. When they finally broke apart a few minutes later she said, "Wow, Andros. Um . . . what do we do now?"

"Whatever we please, I um . . . guess," he told her, then he kissed her again.

"Andros, Ashley, the other Rangers wish to know if you'll be joining them for dinner" DECA asked.

"No, DECA. Tell the others we already ate. Maybe we will see them later though," he told the ships computer.

"I have told them. They said that they'd catch you later," she responded.

"I'm glad we get to be alone together for awhile longer. Well, not that we haven't already, but longer." Ashley told him.

"If I could, I'd spend all the time in the world with you, but . . . I have to do some work on the Bridge."

"Anything I can help you with?"

"Um . . . only if you promise not to tell the others what it is, yes," he told her.

She took his hand and shook it, "I promise, I won't tell the other Rangers."

"DECA, end the simulation," he told the computer. He then took Ashley's hand and lead her to the Bridge. "Alright, I've never told anyone about this, but I have a little sister. Her name was . . . is Kerone. When we were little, she . . . she was kidnapped. I don't know who did it, though. We were sitting in the park on KO-35. We were playing with a Telekinesis Ball. Well, she pushed it a little too hard, and it went passed my head. I went to go get it, and then . . . then I heard her scream my name. I turned around, she screamed it again, and I started to run to where we were sitting. By the time I got there, she was gone. The creature had carried her off into the woods kicking and screaming. " By the time he had finished his story, he was crying on her shoulder.

"Are you alright? That story was so sad."

He lifted his head off her shoulder, but didn't let go of her. "Yeah, I'll be fine. DECA, begin scanning in this galaxy for Kerone, please?"

"Beginning search of the Tripox galaxy." DECA announced.

"Ash, I . . . I um . . ." he started.

"What is it, Andros?" she asked him gently.

"I . . . I li . . . I love you, Ashley. I love you with all my heart."

"Andros, that's so sweet. I . . . I love you too," They hugged each other, then, he kissed her again.

"Kerone is not in this galaxy, Andros, Ashley." DECA interrupted their kiss.

"Um . . . thanks DECA. What do you want to do now, Ash?" he asked his newfound love.

"Well, can you teach me Telekinesis?"

"Anything you want. Let's go to my room."

"Okay," is all she said as she took his hand and was lead to his room.

When they got there, she saw three pictures. "Who are the other two people in those pictures?"

"This is my sister, Kerone, and that's Zhane, my best friend." He went towards his closet a minute later he came out. He was holding a very colorful ball. "Wanna try it?" he asked her.

To be continued...