Disclaimer: The Power Rangers and all associated indicia are property of Saban and Toei Inc. The Syber Soldiers and all associated indicia are property of Jason C. M. Festa. Please do not use any of my characters with out my permission. Alex Jamison, and her incredible personality, are on loan to me by my good friend Akiko. Please do not use Alex with out Akiko's permission! I also stole Jeremy Ray's Quadruplet fic idea . . . . I have found that it is an easy way to get a lot of stuff accomplished at the same time. So, this is the first of the four. The next one will take place at the same time but from a different perspective, as does the third, and the fourth story will wrap it all up into one. I know it's kinda confusing, but hopefully you'll get it as you read them all. Also, when Jc has to go through the three doors, I got that idea from Akiko's stories when Alex received her Turbo powers. Also, the description of the Dilophosaurus was taken solely from the "Jurassic Park" version of the dinosaur.
Author's Notes: I know that this story has taken me a while to finish, but I just haven't been in a Power ranger mood lately, since the season finale of PR:LG. However, since I saw Turbo: A Power Ranger's Movie this Saturday, I was inspired to write again, so here we are! I have to give credit to my good friend Lamont Stewart. I got the idea of using the Blue Mechanizer from a story he wrote where he crossed his characters over into my world. Thanks buddy! I hope that everybody enjoys this story, because I like it. Although I didn't go into big stuff with the Space Ranger scene, I will explain it a lot more in a future story. *Now I HAVE to thank my brilliant editor, Jeremy Ray Logsden for pointing out all my mistakes with this fic! Jeremy has been editing my fics for me for a long time! Thanks buddy!*
Dedication: I would like to dedicate this story to my best friend, Harmony Seaman. She is an incredible writer and she inspires me to do so much with myself. She has been there for me when I needed her the most in the past year, and I just want her to know that I'll never forget her for that! I love you Harmony, this one's for you!
"Man, I take it back, it feels good to see sunlight!" Jc stated as he got out of Tommy's white jeep. It had been nearly two months since Jc had last been in the park, and it felt good to see the beautiful green trees and grass. As the sun beat down on his skin, he relished the heat. Jc had grown tired of being cooped up in the Power Chamber and had decided that he wanted out for a day. Dimitria had been running several tests on him and Collin ever since they woke up, and it was driving Jc crazy. The night before, he was released from Alpha's care and spent the night at Tommy's with him and Jason. "It really feels good to be back."
"You should have seen the look on Kim's face when she saw that you were all right. Her eyes lit up and she was just . . . . extremely happy. I've never seen her like that before." Tommy stated.
"Can I ask you something?" Jc asked as he closed the door and turned to face Tommy on the other side of the car.
"Yeah, anything, bro." Tommy smiled.
"Will you answer me honestly?"
"Of course I will."
"How do you feel about my and Kimberly's relationship?" Tommy thought about it for a moment before answering.
"I am all right with it." He started. "It did bother me at first, but I got over it. You two are very happy together and you belong together."
"Ya know, for a little while there, I thought that you and Alysa had a real chance of hooking up." Jc joked.
"Nah," Tommy blushed, "I like her, a lot, but not enough to try and establish a relationship. Ya know what I mean?" Jc nodded.
"I know exactly what you mean. That's how I felt about Kim, at first, but then one day my feelings just did a total 180." Tommy walked around the front of the car and came up next to Jc. He threw his arm around him and they began to walk into the park.
"Kimberly tends to have that effect on men . . ."
"Okay, Collin, I need to take another blood sample." Alpha stated.
"Oh god, not another one . . . hasn't my body been drained enough??" Collin asked, exasperated.
"No, you still have a few gallons of blood inside of you . . ." Alpha joked as he wrapped the rope around Collin's biceps. A moment later, he poked a needle into Collin's arm once more.
"Don't worry, Collin, this is the last time that we need to draw your blood. This is the last test that Alpha needs to perform before you can be deemed in good health." Dimitria explained.
"Wonderful." Collin stated sarcastically. He looked up as the room was filled with purple light. A moment later, Alex materialized in front of him with a large smile on her face.
"Hey buddy!" She cried as she threw her arms around him. "How ya feeling?"
"I'm doing just wonderful." He lied. "I'll be happy when I can just get out of here . . ."
"You gonna stay at Kim's house?" Alex asked.
"No, there's no more room! She ran out of bedrooms after Aisha came back." He joked.
"Well, why don't you stay with me? I have an extra room that was my office until I gathered up enough money to buy my office." Alex stated.
"No problem! And since the house is completely paid for, when I leave, you can continue living there."
"Whoa, when you leave?" He asked. Alex lowered her head.
"I only have about a month and a half left on this Earth before I have to move onto the next."
"Do you have to move on?" Collin asked.
"Yes. I haven't been able to find what the disturbance is yet, so I'll have to move on. The closer I get to the world where the disturbance is taking place, the easier I can detect it."
"Will you come back? After you find it and help your world?"
"Yeah, I think I will, just because I feel like I really fit in here. On my world, the Rangers have split up a lot and there is a lot of bitterness between us all. And my history with Adam makes it very hard for us to just be friends. On this world, we don't have any history and he is my friend. It's a lot easier."
"I understand." He replied. "I just hope that it doesn't take you a lifetime to return." Alex smiled at Collin and then he smiled back. The next thing they both knew, Alex had leaned in for kiss. As they broke apart, they felt no awkwardness. It felt very right to them.
"Hey guys." Alysa stated as she teleported in a moment later. Alex took a few steps away from Collin as Alysa walked up. "How ya doing?"
"I'm feeling much better now that Alpha is done pricking me!" He joked.
"Hey, if you're not careful I will run another test on you called an anal probe." Alpha joked back. Collin moved away from alpha and they all laughed.
"So, if you're done here, can we go talk?" Alysa asked.
"Yeah, I don't see why not." Collin stated as he looked over at Alex.
"Where are the Turbo Rangers?" Tommy asked.
"They left for weekend fun at Disney World last night." Kim stated. "They'll be back Sunday night."
"Where's Alex and Alysa?" Jc asked as he leaned down and kissed Kimberly full on the lips.
"One word: Collin." Sanchez stated.
"Ah. That ought to be a fun triangle to watch unfold . . ." Jc thought aloud as he pulled away from Kim.
"So, what do we wanna do today?" Aisha asked. "There's not a lot to do around town . . ."
"I wanna see what the new powers can do." Jc stated. "I saw the suits in the Power Chamber after Collin fixed the grid, but I wanna know what they can do."
"I see no problem with that." Jason stated.
"I'll clear it with Dimitria." Tommy stated. He raised his communicator to his mouth and pressed the button. "Dimitria, come in."
"Yes, Tommy?" Her voice came back.
"We just wanted to clear something with you. We wanna show Jc what our new powers are capable of." Tommy responded.
"I see nothing wrong with that, as long as there are no civilians around." Dimitria replied.
"All right, Dimitria. Thanks." He lowered his communicator and then smiled. "Let's do it." He moved over to join the other Ninja Rangers by the table. "Ninja mode, first." Everyone nodded. "NINJA RANGER POWER! WHITE FALCON NINJA POWER!"
"BLACK FROG NINJA POWER!"
"BLUE APE NINJA POWER!"
"YELLOW BEAR NINJA POWER!"
"RED COUGAR NINJA POWER!" In a bright flash, the six Rangers donned their Ninja suits and stood tall.
"This mode is what we would call on to fight Puttengatrons." Tommy replied
"Puttengatrons?" Jc asked, wide eyed.
"Whoops . . ." Kim stated, "guess I forgot to fill him in . . ."
"I'll explain to ya later." Michael stated as he stood next to him.
"Okay, IT'S MORPHING TIME!" Tommy cried.
"This is where I step out." Kim stated.
"WHITE RANGER POWER!"
"BLACK RANGER POWER!"
"BLUE RANGER POWER!"
"YELLOW RANGER POWER!"
"RED RANGER POWER!" A wave of light rushed over them as their new armor covered their Ninja suits. As their helmets fell into place, a light burst out of the collar of their suits, in their respective colors. After they finished, they dropped into defensive stances.
"Wow." Jc stated. "These suits look awesome . . ."
"Our suits are now made from the same armor." Michael stated. "It was another side effect of Collin's energy burst. We decided to keep them that way."
"I wanna see!" Jc cried like a little child. Michael and Sanchez smiled as they stepped back and held out their rings.
"IT'S MORPHING TIME!" Michael shouted. "SYBER SOLDIER BLUE, VELOCIRAPTOR!"
"SYBER SOLDIER GREEN, STEGOSAURUS!" In green and blue lights, they transformed into their altered armors.
"Man, blue looks good on you, Michael." Jc stated.
"I know." He boasted with his chest puffed out. Jc couldn't help but laugh.
"These suits look totally awesome, guys! What else has changed with them?" Jc asked.
"Well, I have a different weapon than you are used to." Michael stated. "VELOCISWORD!" In a bright blue flash of light, his sword appeared in his hands and he swung it around. The blade shimmered under the sun light and Jc was captivated by it.
"Wow." He stated.
"It gets better!" Tommy stated. "Let's see how our weapons have held up." The five Rangers placed their hands behind their backs and then, one by one, they all spun around. White light flashed from Tommy's hands as he spun around. "SABA!" His white enchanted saber appeared and he looked it over. "I'll wake him up later . . ." Black light flashed from Adam's hands as he spun around.
"POWER AXE!" As his axe appeared in his hands, he transformed it into a cannon and blasted a nearby empty trash can. "Still works." Blue light flashed from Rocky's hands as his new lance appeared.
"POWER LANCE!" He looked it over a few times. "I think I could get used to this thing . . ." He stated as he swung it around. As Yellow light flashed in Aisha's hands, she spun around and produced her daggers.
"POWER DAGGERS!" As she spun the daggers around in her hands, she smiled. "Man do these feel good." Red light came from Jason's hands as he spun around and pulled out his sword.
"POWER SWORD!" As he held the sword in the sky, he admired it's beauty. "I like swords much better than staffs."
"Man, these new powers are awesome! Syberia doesn't stand a chance!" Jc stated.
"There is a lot that you need to be filled in on." Kim stated. "You are a few months behind."
"I wanted to talk about what happened between us after your first appointment with Alex."
"God, I felt like such a moron!" Collin cried as he slammed his fists into his forehead. He was in Alysa's car and they were driving down the highway. "I practically screamed out, 'I know the Rangers' true identities!' God!" He cried as he slammed his fists into his head again.
"Collin, it's okay, we'll just have to let her in on the secret so that she can help you out further." Alysa said.
"Man, I totally blew it!" He cried.
"Relax! It'll be okay!"
"I knew something like this would happen, but Michael just wouldn't listen!"
"Collin, shut up." Alysa ordered. Collin obeyed. "We'll just go back tomorrow and let her in on the secret. Then she can help you."
"But what if she decides to take it to the press?"
"Then we'll have Dimitria scramble her brain cells!" Alysa joked. Collin looked at her.
"But it was weird, when I shook her hand, she was giving off this total vibe of power . . . ." Collin began.
"Power?" Alysa asked.
"Yeah, like . . . Ranger power . . ." He began to ponder the idea, but pushed it way out of his mind.
"I doubt that, Collin." Alysa stated.
"But it felt like that. I just, can't describe how it felt, but, it was weird!" Alysa giggled.
"Well, it's called an erection." She joked.
"WHAT?" He cried, caught unaware to her joke.
"I'm joking, Collin! Get a grip on reality! There are only thirteen Rangers and she ain't one of them!"
"I wouldn't be surprised if she was!"
"But she's not, it would be impossible!" Alysa said as she revved the engine and continued to soar down the highway.
"Hey, hasn't being on the team taught you anything yet? Anything's possible."
"Okay, if she is a Ranger, why have we never seen her before?" Collin thought for a moment.
"She may have recently acquired her powers. Or, she may have been hiding in seclusion."
"It's ridiculous. You were probably just feeling physical attraction to her, and didn't realize it."
"Yeah, whatever. I know what I felt." Collin shifted in his seat and looked to the trees at his right. Alysa looked over at him and then sighed.
"Look, all I'm saying is that it doesn't make sense for her to be a Ranger. Dimitria would have felt something about her and told us." Alysa stated as she pulled into Kimberly's driveway. Alysa pulled the car up to the front of the house and shut it off. She and Collin unstrapped their seatbelts and got out of the car.
"Since when does Dimitria explain anything? In two thousand years I have never known her to explain anything."
"What?" Alysa asked as she walked over to Collin.
"She never explains!" Alysa shook her head.
"No, I meant, you just," She paused, "you just said that you've never known her to explain anything in two thousand years."
"Collin, you haven't known her for two weeks let alone two thousand years! You just experienced one of Jc's memories!" She stated excitedly.
"Yeah, I guess I did." He scratched his head for a minute as Alysa smiled.
"This is awesome! You remembered something!" She cried as she threw her arms around him. Somewhere in all of the excitement, they found themselves kissing, but neither stopped. Suddenly, Alysa's communicator sounded. They broke away and Alysa slowly brought her communicator up to her face.
"Power Chamber to all Rangers, emergency! Teleport in immediately!"Alpha's voice cried before Alysa could get a word out. She looked at Collin for a moment and then he raised his communicator and they both teleported away.
"What's there to talk about? We kissed. End of story." Collin stated as he began to walk around the room. Alysa followed him.
"No, it's not. There had to be something behind that, something more than just the excitement of the moment." She stated.
"Yeah, you were hoping to bring more of Jc's memories back. Good job, you did it."
"Collin, that may have been the reason behind my motives, but what about yours? You weren't objecting to that kiss."
"Well, duh!" Collin stated as he faced her. "Look at you, you're absolutely gorgeous! I'd have to be dead not to kiss you back!" He cried as he continued to walk away. "Or gay."
"Collin, I am not gonna accept that as an answer. If my reason was because of Jc, then why did I kiss you after you and he were restored? Why didn't I go kiss him?"
"Because, you know that he's Kim's now, and that drove you crazy. You wanna make me into your own little Jc because you're not over him. I'm not gonna be made as your fill in for Jc until the little mortal girl dies and you two can get it back on!" Alysa suddenly slapped Collin.
"How dare you even suggest that." She stated as she walked off.
"What bugs you, Alysa? The fact that I could be that mean, or that I'm right?" Alysa stopped walking and turned around with tears in her eyes.
"So what if you may be right? Is it so wrong for me to still love him? Is it wrong for me to try and have him, whatever little part of him I can get? I love him, but I can't have him, and I accept that. But I do have feelings for you. Why can't you see that?"
"I can, but why can't you see that I don't?" Collin stroked the side of her cheek before leaving the Docking Bay. Alysa stood frozen for a moment and then teleported away.
"Okay, that should bring you up to speed." Kim stated. Jc sat there for a minute and consumed
everything he just heard. He shook his head and then looked at everyone.
"Hey, be glad you're not in my shoes! I had to hear the entire story from the beginning in ten minutes!" Jason cried. Jc sighed.
"Man, I really did miss a lot." Jc stated. "Mike, I'm glad you decided to stick around and take my place. It means a lot to me."
"Hey, no prob. You're my only brother, and no matter what has happened between us, I love you, and I'll always be here for you." Michael stated. Jc smiled as he stood up and they hugged. Kim leaned over to Aisha and began to whisper in her ear.
"Is it just me, or does that completely turn you on?" She asked. Aisha giggled as she smacked Kim's arm. "What?"
"All right, now that we've gotten that part done with, I say we go to the Juice Bar and have a round of smoothies on me." Tommy suggested. "In celebration of Jc's return." Everyone cheered.
"Let's do it! I haven't had one of Ernie's smoothies in forever!" Jc cried. As everyone powered down, Jason threw his arm around Jc's shoulders.
"That's another thing we forgot to tell you." He stated.
"What? Did Ernie stop serving to Aliens?" Jc joked.
"Well, sort of. Ernie doesn't own the bar anymore. Jerome Stone does." Jason stated.
"Lt. Stone? As in Bulk, Skull, and Lt. Stone?" He asked exasperated.
"Yep." Kim stated as everyone began to walk to their cars.
"Next thing you'll tell me is that Alysa and Kim wrestled in mud!" Jc joked.
"Well, there was no mud . . ." Kim stated as she stepped into her car.
"WHAT?" Jc cried out as he looked at Jason. Jason pushed Jc into the back seat and laughed. Aisha got in the front passenger seat and Kim started up her car. Tommy, Rocky, and Sanchez got in Tommy's jeep and he started it up. Michael and Adam got into Adam's Amigo and they all got going.
"So, how did it go?" Alex asked as Collin returned to the Power Chamber. He sighed heavily and
then sat back on the table. "That bad, huh?"
"I completely blew up at her. I don't know where any of it came from, but I totally blew up. I really hurt her, and I know I should be feeling sorry, but I really don't." He stated.
"Well, what happened?" She asked. Collin shrugged.
"I don't know, we started out talking normally, and then suddenly, I got very defensive. I mean, I regret some of the things I said, because I know that they hurt her, but I really meant them."
"Collin, if you really meant them, then there must have been some logical reasoning behind what you said." Alex sat up on the table with him. "Don't feel sorry for the truth."
"I don't," He started, "but I do."
"Look, you need to get out of here. Why don't we go to the Juice Bar and just relax?" She suggested.
"Yeah. I think being cooped up in here has fried my brain. I need to get some fresh air."
"Then let's go." She hopped off of the table and took Collin's hand. "Come on." Collin rose off of the table and stood with Alex.
"I think I should apologize, though."
"Then apologize." Alex raised her communicator and teleported away in a streak of purple light.
"Yeah, maybe I'll do that." Collin raised his communicator and disappeared in a white streak of light.
"Man, this place hasn't really changed much." Jc stated as he and the other Rangers walked into
the Juice Bar. Jerome came around the counter and greeted them all.
"Jc, good to see you again. How was your vacation?" Jerome asked. Jc looked at the other Rangers, and they all looked in another direction.
"Uh, it was great. Had a lot of fun." He stated.
"That's great! I've always wanted to go there. Kim said you were staying with family."
"Yeah, my uncle Bruce." Jc lied. Jerome made a face.
"Kim said you were at a cousin's house."
"Uh, well, yeah, Bruce's son. They live together."
"Oh. Well, I'm glad you had fun. Why don't you guys have a seat and Emily will be with you in a minute." Everyone walked over to their table and pulled up chairs.
"Okay, what other lies have you guys told?" Jc asked.
"No more." Kim stated. "We told everyone that you had gone to New York to visit some family and that Collin came down and was thinking about moving to Angel grove."
"Well, now that I'm back up to speed." Jc joked.
"Hey, look who's here." Aisha stated as Alysa walked in the door. She slowly walked over to their table and pulled up a chair next to Jc. He put his arm around her and kissed her forehead.
"Hey babe!" He joked.
"Hi." She stated solemnly as he removed his arm.
"Are you okay?" Kim asked.
"No, I had a fight with Collin and he just said some stuff that upset me. But, don't worry about it." she stated.
"Do you want us to go beat him up for you?" Jason joked. Alysa let out a giggle and then smiled. "Ah, there's that beautiful smile." Jason replied.
"You guys are too much." Alysa joked. She looked over at Jc and smiled.
"Uh oh." Tommy stated as Collin and Alex walked in. The entire table grew quiet as Collin walked up to Alysa.
"Can I talk to you?" He asked. She looked up at him and sighed.
"Yeah, I guess." Alysa stood up and the two of them walked into the hallway. Alex took Alysa's seat.
"Do you know what happened between them?" Kim asked her.
"Only slightly. It seems that Collin is having some problems adjusting to the new setup here. He just let out his anger on Alysa. He realized he was wrong to do it though, so now, hopefully they can make up." Alex stated.
"Man, it's gonna be weird with Collin around." Adam stated.
"Yeah, it was hard for him to fit in when he was Jc. Now that he's just Collin, he's gotta find out who he really is." Michael stated.
"We need to make him feel welcome if he's ever gonna warm up to everyone." Alex stated.
"Man, that ride was awesome!" Justin cried out as he and the other Turbo Rangers walked
through the amusement park. They had just gotten off of a roller coaster and were currently
making their way toward a food booth for lunch.
"That ride was boring." Ashley stated. "I've been on much better."
"I hate roller coasters . . ." Carlos stated as he held his stomach and sat down on a bench.
"Are you gonna be okay?" Cassie asked. Carlos nodded as his face turned green. He quickly turned around and emptied his stomach into a nearby bush.
"Oh, gross." Cassie stated as she turned around and walked away from the sick Ranger.
"Dude, do you have to do that now?" TJ asked as Carlos sat back up and wiped his face.
"I think I wanna go lay down somewhere." Carlos stated.
"Come on, buddy." Ashley stated as she helped him to stand. "I'll take you back to the hotel and help you lay down."
"We'll get us all some food and then wait for you at the entrance." TJ stated.
"Don't bother, I'm just gonna stay in with Carlos. I don't wanna leave him alone." Ashley stated.
"Are you sure?" Cassie asked.
"Yeah, you guys have fun. We'll see you guys later." Ashley helped Carlos to wobble his way out of the park and toward her car. As they passed by a group of teenagers, Ashley smiled. She remembered what it was like to be a teenager and not have to worry about monsters attacking. She enjoyed this time that they were spending outside of Angel Grove. They had no worries, and they were enjoying themselves. As Ashley arrived at her yellow Sedan, she opened the passenger door and helped Carlos to sit down. "If you even think about spilling your breakfast in this car, I'll kill you." Ashley joked.
"Don't worry, I won't spill it. I'll just pour it out carefully." Carlos joked back. Ashley smiled as she strapped him in and closed his door. She walked over to the driver side and got in. She fastened her belt and started the car. "Can we get some ice cream?" Carlos joked.
"Sure." Ashley stated as she backed up and then drove out of the amusement park.
"So, talk." Alysa stated as she faced Collin in the hallway. Collin stared at the ground for a
moment and didn't say anything. "I didn't walk out here to listen to myself speak." she stated as
she started to walk back into the bar. Collin grabbed her by the arm and pulled her back.
"I just couldn't think of how to say what I want to say." He stated. Alysa crossed her arms and looked at him. "Look, I'm sorry for the things I said to you. I have been having a hard time adjusting to being me. I don't know how I'm supposed to act, or who I'm supposed to act like. I don't know who I am, and I have just been having some frustration with that. I took it out on you and I really shouldn't have."
"Look, you don't have to apologize." Alysa started. "A lot of the things you said are true. I do still love Jc, and wish he wasn't with Kimberly, but he is. I guess by me kissing you, not only was I fulfilling my desire for Jc, but I was also kinda slapping Kim in the face. I want so much to hate her for being with him, but I just can't."
"I know what you mean. It's very hard to have bad feelings toward Kimberly."
"Collin, I want for us to start fresh. I want to get to know you for who you are, and not for who I want you to be."
"First, I have to figure out who I am."
"I would like to help you, if I can." Alysa smiled at him. He nodded.
"Yeah, I'd like that." The two of them hugged tightly and then broke apart. "Why don't we go get some food?"
"Sounds like a plan." She smiled. Collin threw his arm around her as they walked back into the Juice Bar. They both pulled up chairs and sat back down at the table.
"Are we lovey-dovey now, or what?" Alex asked. Collin and Alysa smiled.
"We're friends again. Let's just leave it at that." Collin answered.
"I'm glad." Jc stated as he smiled at Alysa. "So, Collin, What are you gonna do about living arrangements?"
"He's gonna come stay with me. I've got enough room in my house for him to stay." Alex explained.
"I was wondering something," Kim began, "you said that you're sliding through dimensions looking for a temporal disturbance and you have to keep sliding, so why did you buy a building for your office?"
"Well . . . I bought the office because my stay here was going to be a long one." Alex explained. She quickly looked around before reaching into her bag and pulling out a small remote. "This is my sliding device. It activates the wormholes that I slide through. However, it isn't perfected yet, so I have to wait certain periods of time on each world for the device to reset itself and to recharge. On this world, I had to wait for a year." She explained.
"Wait a minute, we only met you a few weeks ago, and you said you'll be here for about a month more . . ." Collin began, "so, you were here for ten months before you came to us?"
"Yes, and no. I was here for ten months, but I didn't come to you, you came to me. I have made it a general rule to never get involved in any dimension unless it's necessary, and it was necessary here. I didn't come to you guys because I didn't locate the disturbance here. My sliding device is also a tracker for the disturbance, and I had only found a fraction of it here. I have discovered that the disturbance exists in only five dimensions. One, being mine, two being here, a third being in a dimension where the Power Rangers don't exist, and a fourth being in a dimension where they have the Zeo Rangers, and two extra Rangers, one a Vampire Slayer, and another a Vampire."
"And the fifth?" Tommy asked.
"I'm not sure. I haven't been there yet, but that's my next stop. The Zeo Rangers that slid with me have each taken up a place in each dimension where it exists, but no one has been to the fifth yet."
"Why is it that you never get involved with the Rangers on each world? They could help you." Alysa asked.
"Well, my life as a Ranger has been full of pain, and regret. I had to stand by and watch as a close friend of mine died. I had to stand by while my best friend's heart was broken in two by her boyfriend. And I had to deal with my broken relationship as well. I didn't wanna get involved with the Rangers because I don't wanna be a Ranger. I tried to leave the Rangers in my dimension, but I couldn't because my Ranger powers are associated with my telepathic powers. Since I retired from the team, I've been called back several times to help. I hate having to come back and face everyone, but I had to do it. That's why I told Dimitria that once this is all over, I plan to settle down in a Ranger less dimension and live out my life as a normal human."
"You aren't serious, are you?" Collin asked. Alex nodded.
"I'm ready to move on from my Ranger life." She answered.
Beep beep beepbeep beep beep. Tommy looked around before the group squeezed in and he activated his communicator.
"Dimitria, what's up?" Tommy whispered.
"I need for Collin, Jc, and Kimberly to come to the Power Chamber. It is not an emergency situation, Rangers, so just relax." She responded.
"We're on our way, Dimitria." Jc answered as he and Kim stood up. Collin slowly stood and sighed.
"Alex, I know how you feel." He stated. The three of them made their way into the hallway as the rest of the Rangers relaxed. A moment later, a slight tinge of light could be seen in the hallway as the three of them teleported away.
_I wonder if you would come with me, Collin . . ._ Alex thought to herself as she stared off into space.
As the three powerless members of the Ranger clique teleported into the Power Chamber, They
quickly noticed the large blue being in the center. Although Jc and Collin had no idea who he was,
Kimberly knew him very well.
"Ninjor!" She cried as she ran to him and wrapped her arms around him.
"Kimberly, it is very good to see you again! I have missed your perkiness all of these years!" Ninjor joked. Kimberly smiled as she rejoined Collin and Jc.
"Ninjor, I would like for you to meet Prince Jc Odin of the New Syberian Empire." Dimitria stated as Jc stepped forward and extended his hand. Ninjor grasped it firmly.
"It is good to meet you, Jc. Your brother Michael has told me much about you." He stated.
"When did you meet Michael?" He asked.
"Many years ago, shortly after he left the empire." Ninjor answered.
"And, this is Collin Odin, the young man I was telling you about." Dimitria continued. Collin stepped forward and grasped Ninjor's hand.
"Well, for Jc's 'twin,' you both look very different, almost a contradiction to one another." He stated.
"Their personalities have deciphered their looks. When the two of them were combined as one, Collin looked just as Jc did. But as they were separated and Collin became his own person, he developed his own looks." Dimitria explained.
"Ninjor, what's going on? Why are you here?" Kim asked.
"Well, Kimberly, I think it's about time that you became a full fledged Power Ranger, don't you agree?" Ninjor asked. Kimberly smiled and grew excited.
"Absolutely!" She stated.
"Kimberly, I will leave you in the capable hands of Ninjor, and the next time I see you, I hope to see a new Pink Ranger." Dimitria stated. Kimberly smiled as Ninjor placed his hand on her shoulder. A moment later they were both engulfed in a blue light as they disappeared. Jc and Collin then turned to face Dimitria.
"So, what are we here for?" Jc asked.
"Well, I know that you are eager to get back out into the battlefield, Jc, so I am extending an invitation to the both of you at a chance to become Soldiers. I am not certain if you can do it, but I would like to help you find out." Dimitria stated.
"Why wouldn't we be able to do it?" Collin asked.
"Well, I am uncertain if you can gain access to the Syber Grid or not. That is very dependant upon your powers. The only way for you to attain your powers is through your natural powers. If you have none, your bodies could not handle the power." Dimitria explained.
"Well, I'm more than willing to give it a shot." Jc stated, excitedly. Dimitria looked over to Collin to find him lowering his head.
"Collin?" Dimitria asked. Collin raised his head and took in a breath.
"Dimitria, I really do appreciate the offer, but I don't really wanna be a Soldier. I honestly don't feel that I could handle the life that comes with it." Collin explained.
"What do you mean?" Jc asked.
"I don't like being depended on. And I don't want to have that big of a responsibility right now. I'm at a point in my life where I wanna explore what this world has to offer me." He answered.
"It is good that you have answered honestly Collin, for the power would not take to you if you didn't want it." Dimitria explained.
"Yeah. I really do appreciate it and all, it's just that I'm not ready for it."
"Well, maybe someday." Jc stated.
"Yeah, maybe." Collin replied as he raised his communicator and disappeared in a hale of white rain.
"Well than, Jc, are you ready to proceed?" Dimitria asked.
"I've been ready for weeks." He responded. Light flashed around Dimitria's warp tube as she exited it and floated down to Jc's side.
"Then follow me." She responded. Dimitria floated over to the wall behind her warp tube and the wall opened up to reveal the Power Room where the Turbo Rangers transferred their powers. Jc quickly followed her into the room, and looked back as the wall came back down behind them. As they walked through the dark room, lit up only by the light of the Sword of Power, Jc tried to look around them but found it still too dark to see much. He looked forward as Dimitria stopped and turned to face him. "Now, you will have to pass certain tests of emotion and will power before you will be able to gain back your natural powers. These tests will be extremely difficult and sometimes unbearable. Are you sure you wish to proceed?" Jc took in a deep breath before speaking.
"Yes." Dimitria nodded and then moved aside. As she did, three doors appeared from nowhere. On the first door, there was a symbol on the top of it. The symbol had an upside down triangle in the outside of a rectangle. On both of the angled sides of the triangle, were smaller right triangles. Seeing this symbol seemed to bring about anxiety in Jc's facial expressions. On the second door there was the image of a man and woman kissing, but their faces could not be seen.. Then, on the third door was an image of a small blue orb.
"The first door leads to the first test you must pass in order to begin the path to your powers." Dimitria explained. Jc nodded as he slowly approached the door.
"How do I open it?" He asked.
"It will open when you are truly ready to begin this path." She stated. Jc nodded as he looked at the door again. He sighed heavily as he continued to stare at the symbol. Dimitria moved over to him and began to whisper to him. "Jc, what you will face in there cannot hurt you."
"You have no idea how much it already has." He answered. He brought his hands up to his face and covered his eyes. "I don't think I'm ready to face what's behind that door."
"You will have to do it sometime, Jc." He lowered his hands and looked up at Dimitria's eyes. Without saying anything, she mentally nudged him to move forward. He nodded slowly and then faced the door. As he sighed, the door slowly swung open. He could see nothing but blackness as he looked in. Jc slowly began to move forward until he managed to enter the doorway. Dimitria silently prayed for him as the door closed behind him.
As Collin reappeared on the side of the Juice Bar, he looked around to be sure that no one was
looking. After being sure, he began to walk around to the front entrance. As he opened the two
glass doors, and entered the small hangout, he could already hear the excitement of everyone in
the bar. He began to walk faster as people began to cheer someone on. As he entered the main
room of the bar, he noticed the large crowd of people gathered around the exercise floor. As he
made his way over to the group, he could hear the distinct sounds of two voices grunting as they
fought. He easily pushed his way through the crowd and was surprised to find Michael and
Tommy sparring at an expert level on the floor. He watched, captivated, as the two went at it.
First, Tommy swung out with his right arm and barely missed Michael's head, but Michael
retaliated by throwing a punch into Tommy's stomach. As Tommy stumbled back and regained
his composure, he dropped down and kicked out with his leg and caught Michael's legs. As
Michael fell to the ground, Tommy hopped up and then came down on top of him and pinned him.
"1 . . . 2 . . . 3! Tommy wins!" Jerome cried as Tommy hopped up and raised his arms into the air. Michael smiled before he enclosed his legs around Tommy's and brought him to the ground. Michael quickly grabbed his arms and pulled them behind his back and then pinned him to the floor. "1 . . . 2 . . . 3! Michael wins round two!" Tommy pushed up and Michael fell back. Tommy spun around and hopped up in time to catch Michael's fist in his chest. As Tommy stumbled again, Michael spin kicked him to the ground and quickly mounted him. "1 . . . 2 . . . 3! Michael wins the tournament!" As Michael stood, Tommy hit the floor and then stood with him.
"Good match, man!" Tommy stated as he high fived Michael. Michael nodded and smiled.
"You were pretty good yourself, but 2000 years of experience beats ten!" Michael joked.
"You guys were awesome!" Collin stated as he came up to the two. The crowd that had gathered was quickly dispersing. Tommy picked up two towels and handed one to Michael.
"Thanks." Michael responded.
"So what got you two involved in a match?" Collin asked.
"We felt like blowing off some steam." Michael stated.
"You'd be surprised how much tension is relieved in a good fight, which we haven't had from Divatox in a while." Tommy stated.
"Well, you guys really did look good out there." Collin answered.
"So, what did Dimitria want?" Tommy asked as the three of them began to walk back up to the table with the other Rangers.
"Yeah, we're dying to know." Aisha joked.
"Well, she offered Kim, Jc, and I a chance to get powers. Jc and Kim accepted, and I didn't." Collin explained.
"Why not?" Jason asked. Collin shrugged.
"I'm not ready to handle the responsibility of being a Ranger. For now, I think I'd rather spend my time trying to find out who I am." He answered.
"Well, I think you made the right decision." Alex stated as she picked up a fry and ate it.
"I think so too." Alysa replied. "We wouldn't want you to get into something that you weren't ready for."
"I just wanna move on and try to put everything behind me. I wanna start fresh." Collin stated.
"Don't we all." Alex replied.
"AY-AH!" A woman's voice called out in the darkness. As Jc stumbled around and tried to figure
out what was going on, he could hear battle cries all around him. As he looked around in the dark,
he could see nothing, but he heard so much.
"What's going on!" He cried out.
"BACK OFF!" Another woman's voice cried out. Jc jumped back as he felt the breeze of a body drop by him.
"Get a grip!" Jc cried as he closed his eyes tightly. A moment later, as he opened them, he found himself in the middle of a battle. Smoke was everywhere about him as well as several men dressed in grey armor. As he looked around, he noticed a girl in pink Ranger armor fighting some of these men. Her helmet had a simple design, and a flat mouth piece. There was a stripe across her chest that held five colored rectangles. In the center was red, to the right was pink and then blue. To the left of the red was yellow then black.
"Jc, don't just stand there!" She cried out to him. As Jc looked down, he found himself in blue armor, similar to the girl's pink armor. Jc began to look back up in time to see another woman in yellow armor flip over the girl in pink and join her.
"Jc, get your ass moving!" She cried as she blocked a hit from one of the men and then flung him into another. As Jc continued to look around, he also noticed three other men in Ranger armor. One in black, one in red, and one in silver.
"This isn't happening!" Jc cried as he pulled his hands up to his head and began to back away. A moment later, one of the grey men hit Jc in the face and sent him backwards.
"Leave him alone!" The Ranger in red cried out as he spin kicked the grey man away. "Are you all right?" He asked as he bent down to Jc.
"Andros?" Jc asked.
"Come on buddy! The others need us!" Andros stated as he helped Jc up. As Jc got a grasp on the situation, his entire demeanor changed. Jc jumped into the battle immediately and began to fight many of the grey men. He grabbed one by it's arm and then flung it into another. As they both fell to the ground, he flipped over them and threw his feet into another one of the men.
"Welcome back into the game!" The Ranger wearing black stated as he slammed his fist into the stomach of one of grey men. As the being stumbled backwards, the black Ranger brought up his right foot and kicked him to the ground.
"These Quantrons must not have gotten their rest last night!" The silver Ranger joked as he flung a Quantron over his shoulder.
"Zhane! Double kick!" Andros shouted as he began to launch himself into the air. Zhane, in the silver armor, quickly joined in and the two of them led their feet to meet the chest of an unsuspecting Quantron. As the Quantron flew back and slammed into another, they fell to the ground. Jc spin kicked another Quantron in the chest and watched as it joined the pile.
"Andy, duck!" The girl in pink armor cried out as she jumped into the air. Andy, in the black armor, dropped to the ground as the pink Ranger slammed her feet into the stomach of a Quantron, sending it backwards into the growing pile.
"Thanks, Cally." Andy responded.
"No problem!" Cally, in pink, responded.
"My turn!" The girl in yellow cried as she flipped past the two and then came up to spin kick a Quantron in the face. As she came back around, she began to deliver a series of blows starting at the face and working their way down to its stomach, and finally ending by throwing the Quantron over her shoulder into the pile. As the six Rangers gathered together again, they watched as the pile of Quantrons disappeared, as well as a few stray Quantrons.
"That battle was a piece of cake!" Cally stated.
"Like Quantrons are ever a challenge!" Andros stated as he high-fived Zhane. They were all startled as they were hit by a large amount of green lightning. As the six of them fell to the ground, Jc looked up to see a large green man lower down from the sky. He had a rocky shaped body, but it had a graph plane graphed over him. His large red eyes stood out the most as he lowered his large green sword.
"You Rangers are pathetic! You're nothing compared to Zordon's Earth Rangers! They are at least a challenge!" The large green being cried.
"Ecliptor, what are you doing back here? I thought we took care of your sorry ass a year ago!" Andros cried out.
"Yeah, but fortunately, Dark Specter likes me!" Ecliptor cried as he began to shoot out green lightning from his eyes. As the lightning connected with everyone's bodies, they fell to the ground again. Jc was the first to get up, and he launched at Ecliptor.
"ASTRO AXE!" He shouted as he pulled out his blue axe. He brought it down upon Ecliptor and smiled as he stumbled backwards. As Ecliptor came back at him with his sword, he brought up his axe and blocked his hit.
"You are getting on my nerves, Ranger!" Ecliptor cried out as he lunged at Jc. Jc brought his axe up and caught Ecliptor's chin and sent him to the ground. Before Jc could react, Ecliptor grabbed Jc's foot and pulled him down as well. As Ecliptor stood, he grabbed Jc by the throat and pulled him up as well. "Now, you're gonna pay for that hit!" Ecliptor shouted as he raised his sword again.
"SPIRAL SABER!" Andros cried out as he brought his sword up to meet Ecliptor's sword. Ecliptor threw Jc to the side and then grabbed Andros by the throat and threw him over to Jc. He raised his hands to his eyes and as he pulled his hand away, red lightning flew out of his eyes and jumped for the other Rangers. While Zhane saw this and jumped away, the other three Rangers didn't have time to. As the red lightning hit the three Rangers, they dropped down to their knees and cried out in agony.
"BRANDY!" Jc cried out as he tried to move over to the yellow ranger, who was closest to him, but Andros held him back. As Ecliptor finished firing upon the three, they fell to the ground, lifeless. _Not again!_ Jc cried out in his thoughts.
"SUPER SILVERIZER!" Zhane cried out as he pulled out his weapon and struck against Ecliptor's chest. As green light flooded out of the wound Zhane made, Ecliptor's eyes grew wide. He grabbed onto Zhane as he fell to the ground, and before Jc or Andros could do anything, the two were caught in a massive explosion.
"ZHANE!" They both cried out as they ran to his side. His armor was badly burned and damaged, but he was alive. They both moved back as he was engulfed in silver light. When the light cleared, it revealed a blonde man in a black suit with burn marks all over him.
"DECA, get Zhane out of here!" Andros cried into his morpher.
"Brandy!" Jc cried as he flew to the yellow Rangers' side. As he cradles her in his arms, her armor melted away, as well as Cally and Andy's armor. As Brandy's did, it revealed a young woman with dirty blonde, shoulder length hair. She had blood flowing out of her nose and mouth, and her eyes were wide open. As Jc buried his head in her shoulder, Andros sorrowfully closed her eyes. Andros moved over to Cally, who was a young woman with waist length brown hair, which was badly singed. Her eyes were filled with blood which was slowly spilling out of the sides. As Andros looked over to Andy, who was a young man with short black hair, he closed his eyes at the site of Andy's charred body.
"DECA, get their bodies out of here." Andros stated sadly into his morpher. He watched as the three bodies were teleported away in three white streaks. "Jc, I'm sorry." Jc continued to sit on the ground, crying.
"How did this happen so fast? Why?" Jc asked as he looked up. As Andros knelt down, he de-morphed and revealed himself to be a young man with shoulder length brown and blonde hair.
"Jc, it just happened. There's nothing we can do about it." Andros stated.
"I knew this was gonna happen, why didn't I do something to stop it?" He asked.
"You couldn't have known this was gonna happen, it's not your fault." Andros stated.
"Yes it is." Jc replied as he closed his eyes again. This time, when he opened them , he found himself surrounded in darkness, but he could see his own body. As he looked down, he was no longer wearing the blue armor, but a blue t-shirt tucked into white pants. "Why did I have to see that? What purpose did that serve?!" Jc cried out into the darkness.
"Jc," A soft voice started, "calm down." As Jc turned around, he found himself facing Brandy, Cally, Andy, and Zhane. It was Cally that had started to talk to him. "You did nothing different the second time around because we were meant to move on."
"Jc, you fought valiantly for KO-35, and we are very thankful." Andy stated.
"Yes, we died, but it was in no way your fault." Brandy stated.
"But why didn't I go with you? Why didn't I die instead of you? Why did any of you have to die?" Jc asked.
"Jc, everything in life happens for a reason. Our deaths were not in vain. As sad as they may have been, they were for good reasons." Zhane answered.
"But I could have stopped Ecliptor." Jc stated.
"No, you couldn't have. We were meant to die, and one way or another, we were going to die in that battle. Everything in life has reason. It's called cause and effect. If we hadn't have died, the future of the Power Rangers would be very different." Cally answered.
"Don't mourn our deaths, celebrate our lives." Andy stated.
"You don't blame me or Andros for not helping any of you?" Jc asked.
"Of course not. There was a reason why we died and why you two didn't. You two are going to be very vital to the survival of all that is good." Zhane stated.
"How? I mean, what good could I do? If I couldn't help you guys as a Ranger, what good could I do as a Soldier?" Jc asked.
"It's not your abilities as a Ranger that are in question. Syberia knew that you would question your abilities, that's why she made you the blue Soldier. She knew that the color would haunt you. But your abilities as a Ranger were incredible, and your success as a Soldier depends on you remembering us, and what we fought for." Brandy stated.
"We died, not because of you, but for you. Within our souls we knew that you were destined to lead goodness into the light and out of the darkness that plagues it. If you give up, then we will have died without reason." Zhane stated.
"I'm sorry that you guys had to die for me." Jc stated. "I wish that it hadn't have happened that way, but it did and I can't change that." Jc stated. Suddenly, he found himself in front of the doorway leading back into the Power Chamber. As he stepped through and turned around, he felt relief as the door closed and disappeared.
"Are you all right?" Dimitria asked.
"Yeah, for the first time in a while, I really am." Jc stated. "What's next?" He asked. Dimitria moved aside to show him the door with the shadow of a man and woman kissing.
"After that test, nothing could be worse." Jc stated as the door opened and he slowly stepped inside.
"I hope you're right about that." Dimitria stated as the door closed behind him.
As Ashley helped Carlos into the hotel room, she kicked the door closed behind her. She helped
Carlos to sit down in the black chair closest to the door, and then sat down on the sofa across
"How ya doing, buddy?" She asked.
"I'm felling better now that we're on solid ground." He joked. "You don't have to stay here with me, Ash, go back and have fun! We're only gonna be here for one more day. This is Disney world, go have fun." Carlos stated.
"You're not getting rid of me that easily. I'm gonna stay here with you. Disney world will always be there, you're my best friend. I'd be pissed if you died of nausea while I was out having fun." She joked.
"Thank you, for staying." Carlos stated.
"It's no big deal. I didn't really wanna leave you here alone. I heard that the woman staying across the way is a big slut, and I wouldn't want her to come in here and take advantage of you while you were sick!"
"Oh no, God forbid!" Carlos joked.
"I'm gonna go get you some Mylanta. Mint flavored!" Ashley joked as she stood up and made her way to the bathroom.
"Has anyone ever told you that you have this great knack for ruining sick moments?" Carlos asked.
"Nope, you're the first!" Ashley joked as she brought out the green bottle and handed it to Carlos. "Start chugging." She joked. As Carlos unscrewed the cover and began to gulp down the liquid, Ashley sat down on the sofa again.
"Thanks. I needed to feel like throwing up again." Carlos complained as he put the cap back on the bottle. "So, how are things going with TJ?" Carlos asked. Ashley shrugged.
"Nowhere, really. We never had our date, and every time we've tried since, we kept getting called away for Ranger duties."
"What Ranger duties? Divatox has been gone for several weeks now!" Carlos cried.
"Well, I guess we just sort of let it go. I don't think it would have worked out anyway." She stated. Carlos sort of perked up at that.
"Why?" He asked.
"Well, I think we would be better suited as friends, than as boyfriend and girlfriend." She replied.
_YES!_ Carlos cried out mentally. "So now what?" He asked.
"I don't know. Maybe I'll just check out the locals and see what happens."
"All right, this is my home." Alex stated as she entered the door to her house and turned the lights
on. As Collin came in behind her, he closed the door. She led him past the living room, which was
mostly coordinated with purple and white, and led him straight to a large, empty room. "I haven't
done anything with it since I moved my offices, but feel free to do with it as you like." As she
turned on the lights, Collin looked around and noticed the large window on the other side of the
room. The walls were purple, and the curtains were white.
"I think the first thing I do will be to paint it." He stated as he looked at Alex. She smiled.
"What can I say, I love purple, but as I said, feel free to do what you want with it." She stepped out of the room and back into the living room and sat down on the purple sofa, lined in white. She put her feet up on the purple table in front of the sofa as Collin sat down next to her.
"So, this house is completely paid for?" Collin asked.
"Yep, you'd be surprised how much money you can collect sliding through world after world." Alex joked.
"Well, this place isn't so bad if you overlook the abundance of purple walls." Collin joked. He started to laugh as Alex playfully slapped his arm.
"So, are things really all right between you and Alysa now, or what?" Alex asked.
"Yeah, we left it at friendship. She wants to help me find out who I am, and I don't mind having the company."
"Collin, there's nothing to find out. You are who you are. Having to live up to who Jc is, didn't change who you are. You just haven't realized that yet."
"Well, I wanna realize that on my own, I don't want it pointed out to me."
"I would like to help you realize it, if you want me."
"I do, but not yet. I just wanna relax and just see what happens." He stated. Alex suddenly moved in and kissed him passionately. "What was that for?"
"I just kept staring at your lips, and I just had to do it." She stated. "Besides, it was a good way to get you to shut up." She joked.
"Well, don't let my talking get in your way." Collin joked as he leaned in and started kissing Alex again.
As Jc walked through the door, he found himself in a room buried in the Power Chamber, He
recognized this room as the one he and Collin were kept in to be regenerated. As Jc looked over,
he saw Alex, Michael, and Sanchez in the room, as well as the two tanks holding Jc and Collin.
As Jc looked at Alex, he watched her smile as Michael helped Collin out of the tank. Jc watched
as he was being detained by straps in a medical chamber across the room. A purple beam was
scanning over his body.
"God, I feel so weak." Collin stated.
"You probably will for some time. Your body needs to be exercised some. It's been asleep for a while." Dimitria explained.
"I still can't believe you're back!" Alex cried as she swept up Collin in a big hug.
"Ow." Collin stated as Alex set him back down. Alex smiled sheepishly.
"Sorry." Collin smiled at her.
"It's all right. No harm done." Collin stated.
"Collin?" Alysa asked as she stumbled into the room, along with Kimberly.
"Guys, you're not supposed to be up yet!" Ashley stated as she and Cassie came up to help hold them up.
"I don't care." Alysa stated as she walked towards Collin. The two came together in a passionate kiss. As Jc watched this, he became inflamed with anger. He couldn't figure out why, but he knew that the site of the two of them together, bothered him. He watched as Kimberly also looked away in anger.
"Why does this bother me?" Jc asked out loud. He watched as the entire room melted away and he saw just Alysa and Collin kissing. "What do I care if they kiss?" He watched as they once again came together to kiss. "I don't have feelings for Alysa anymore." He stated. As they came together and kissed again, he grew confused. "Why am I seeing this? I don't care if they kiss! I don't have feelings for Alysa, and I don't feel jealous." He stated. Yet again, he had to watch as they kissed again. "Would you two stop that already?!" He shouted. They both broke apart and looked at Jc.
"What's wrong? If you don't love me anymore, why should this bother you?" Alysa asked.
"I don't know! But it does!" He shouted.
"Why? Do you still want her? Or are you just jealous that I get to kiss her and you can't?" Collin asked.
"No, that's preposterous! I can kiss Alysa anytime I want to." Jc stated.
"No you can't!" Kim cried as she stepped up next to him. "You can't lay a finger on her as long as you're with me." She stated as she grabbed his arm.
"I didn't say that I wanted to." Jc stated.
"But you don't want me doing it, why?" Collin asked. "Why?"
"Why?" Alysa asked.
"Why?" Kim asked.
"Why?" Collin asked. Jc backed away and covered his ears at their repeated question.
"ENOUGH!" He cried out. "I don't want you to have Alysa! I don't want you to take over my life! I don't want you living in my shadow! I wish you had never came around! I lost everything because of you! I lost my powers, my life, and my soul!" He cried out. He didn't know where any of these words cam from, but he felt some truth to them. He watched as the three of them dissipated and a door opened in front of him. As he stepped out, he was angry. "What was the point of that?" He asked. As he fully stepped out, the door behind him disappeared.
"How can you function as a part of a team if you have ill will toward your team members?" Dimitria asked.
"I didn't even know that I did have ill will toward them!" He cried out.
"How could you not know something that is obvious to everyone? I have seen how you look at Collin. You resent him, but you won't admit it."
"So what? Collin's not a part of the team, why should it matter?"
"He's not a part of it, yet. As you learned from your first test, everything happens for a reason, and everything has it's destiny. Collin's destiny will shine through someday."
"I guess I understand. But I don't see why I had to see that."
"Everything has it's reason." Dimitria answered.
"Well, what's next?" Jc asked.
"This next test is the most important. You MUST pass it in order to get your powers. Do you understand?"
"Yeah, important, gotcha." He stated. Dimitria moved aside and revealed the last door. It contained the image of one of the blue orbs on it.
"Pass through carefully, for this test will change your life forever. When you have passed this test, your new Dinosaur power will make itself known to you. Call out to this power to accept your new destiny." Dimitria explained. Jc nodded as the door swung open. He slowly stepped through, and Dimitria watched as it closed behind him.
As the Ninja Rangers, Sanchez, and Michael entered Kimberly's home, they each found their own
seat and made themselves comfortable.
"Man, Kim has got a pretty awesome bachelorette pad here!" Rocky joked as he looked all about him from his stretched out position on the large white sofa. "I think I need to shack up in here."
"No way, Rocky! We've got enough mouths to feed in this house, I don't think that Kim wants to add all 70 of yours to the pile." Tommy joked.
"You people make fun of me for my eating habits, but when you're hungry, you all have no problem with turning to me for food!" Rocky pouted.
"He's right, he does serve some useful purpose." Adam joked. He curled up as Rocky threw a pillow at him.
"I think that Rocky must be doing something right with his eating since he has an incredible body!" Aisha stated. Everyone laughed as he started to blush.
"So, how do you think that Kim and Jc are doing?" Michael asked.
"Hopefully, They're doing good." Tommy stated. "But, I think that they will have some problems along the way."
"I know Jc will. He's got a lot of issues to deal with, and knowing Dimitria, she's gonna confront him with all of them." Sanchez stated.
"I just hope they get their powers. If we have all three teams at full strength, then nothing that Divatox, Zedd, and Rita will be hard to handle." Michael stated.
"That assuming if the turkeys ever return. Knowing how this teams luck has been, a new villain is gonna pop up and our powers will be obsolete against them." Rocky joked.
"I don't even wanna think about that right now! I've been through enough wardrobe changes to last me a lifetime!" Tommy cried out. "I wish I could have been like the girls, their colors stayed the same!"
"Amen to that!" Aisha joked. "I don't think my father's credit cards could have handled a color change . . ."
As Jc stepped through the doorway, he found himself in the middle of a forest. The sky was dark,
so he could tell that it was night out. As he looked around, he didn't see anything other than trees,
and he heard nothing other than the steady chirp of crickets.
"Okay, so what am I supposed to do now?" He asked. His question was answered suddenly as two mechanizers jumped out in front of him. "WHOA! Where'd you two come from? There's no metal out here!" He cried out as he jumped into a defensive stance. The two mechanizers began to slowly circle around him as he stood still. His eyes followed both of their movements, but the rest of him was completely still. As one of the mechanizers lunged out and tried to grab him, he jumped aside and hit the mechanizer in the back of the head. He watched as it slammed into a tree. He turned around as the other mechanizer tried to grab his arms. He kicked it in its stomach, and then hit it across the face. He brought his right leg up behind him as the other mechanizer came back at him. He caught the mechanizer in the stomach, and it stumbled back into the tree. He came back up and kicked the other mechanizer in the stomach, but this time, it grabbed his ankle and tried to throw him back. But Jc expected this and simply did a back flip over the mechanizer behind him which had tried to grab him again. As he came back up, he kicked the mechanizer in the back and sent it flying into the other mechanizer. A moment later, the two of them broke apart and flew away to join back with the rest of the metal they came from. Jc looked around him and started to walk through the forest again. "Was that it?" Jc asked. He turned around quickly as a blue light appeared behind him. "Of course not." As the light began to grow brighter, Jc had to cover his eyes to protect them. As the light cleared, he opened his eyes and looked upon the large mechanizer before him. This mechanizer was not like others, for it was at least seven feet tall, and blue. Plus, this mechanizer had a more clear, and definite shape to its body. "What are you supposed to be?"
"You." He answered. As Jc looked on in confusion, the Blue Mechanizer began to walk around. "I was created by Syberia, as a sort of joke. She managed to get a hold of the orb that contained your natural powers, and she placed it within me. I am sort of a reminder to the others of what she did to you. And now, you have to destroy me in order to get back your powers."
"No problem there." Jc joked as he looked up at the mechanizer.
"Well, we'll see!" The Blue Mechanizer cried out as it lunged forward and kicked Jc in the chest. As Jc fell to the ground in agony, the Blue Mechanizer stood over him. "Come on now, your teammates are in trouble, you better help them!" The Blue Mechanizer taunted as he lifted his chin to show him the other three Soldiers tied up to various trees.
"Jc, help us!" Alysa cried out.
"Free us so we can take care of this prick!" Sanchez pleaded.
"Come on, bro, don't let us down!" Michael cried. Jc pushed himself up in anger and faced the Blue Mechanizer. He suddenly unleashed a river of anger on him as he began to spin kick and punch the Blue Mechanizer. He threw hit after hit at the being, but nothing worked, he still stood. As Jc stopped, the Blue Mechanizer laughed. He reached out and grabbed Jc by the throat and lifted him up to face level. As Jc struggled to loosen the being's grip, he glanced at his eyes and saw red lightning. Suddenly, Jc flashed back to his last battle with Ecliptor. He remembered seeing the lightning fly out of Ecliptor's eyes and hit his fellow friends. They were everything to Jc, and in an instant, they were dead. He cried out as he thought of his friends. As he came back to the present, he saw the Blue Mechanizer start to raise his free hand up to his eyes. Jc grew angry and grabbed the being's hand holding his throat. He clenched the hand with all the strength he could, and he managed to hurt the Blue Mechanizer. As he cried out in pain at his hand, he raised his eyes to the sky and fired the red lightning up into space. As Jc was dropped, he began to hit the Mechanizer in the stomach over and over again. This time, with his increased strength, Jc was having an effect on the being and it began to stumble backwards. As it stumbled to the ground, Jc picked it up by its feet and began to swing it around. He finally released the Mechanizer and watched as it slammed into a tree. As he fell to the ground, the tree fell over and slammed into the ground. The Blue Mechanizer began to rise up slowly. Jc started to run at him, and when he was within a few feet of the being, he jumped into the air and threw his feet into the being's chest. As it fell backwards, Jc felt a surge of energy flow through him. When the Mechanizer stood and began to feel angry, he looked at Jc and saw that he was collecting a ball of energy between his hands. The ball was purple, and bright.
"No! You're not going to win!" The Blue Mechanizer cried out as he started to lunge at Jc.
"FOR MY FRIENDS!" Jc cried out as he pointed the ball of light at the Mechanizer and watched as it connected to his head. As the mechanizer passed through the ball of light, he turned to dust and fell to the ground. The ball of light floated in the air for a moment and then turned blue. The light faded away to reveal the last orb. As it fell to the ground in the pile of ashes, Jc looked over to the other Soldiers. They melted away and he was left with just the pile of ashes and a glowing blue orb. Jc moved over to the pile slowly, never taking his eyes off of the orb. As he reached the pile, he knelt down and looked at the orb. He carefully lifted it up out of the pile and stood up. As he looked within the orb, he saw his dinosaur. It was a small dinosaur that looked much like the Velociraptor, but in an instant, a large flap of skin raised around the neck and began to shake as the creature screeched. "Dilophosaurus." Jc stated as the orb melted away and joined his body. Jc raised his right hand and began to admire the new ring on his middle finger. It was the same as the other rings, but it's jewel was purple. On the sides was a picture of an eagle holding a star in it's talons, and behind the eagle was an image of the New Syberia colony. As Jc stared into the purple jewel, his eyes sparkled. Suddenly, he raised his hand into the sky, and the jewel began to glow brightly. "SYBER SOLDIER PURPLE, DILOPHOSAURUS!" He cried out. Purple light began to rain down around him and cover his body. The light made a light coating around his entire body. Around his legs from the knees down, and around his arms from the elbows down, the light turned white. A moment later, the light flashed and then cleared away to reveal Jc in his new armor. His chest held a white diamond on it that contained a robotic looking purple 's'. His helmet was much like the others, it had a black visor which was the mouth of his dinosaur, and above the mouth there were two black eyes, and the upraised 'mo-hawk' that made up the top of the dinosaur's head. As Jc looked down at his new armor, he smiled. A door appeared in front of him and he proudly stepped through it and entered the Power Chamber. As he stepped out of the doorway, the door closed and it disappeared. Dimitria smiled at him under her mouth piece as he removed his helmet.
"So, how does it feel to be a soldier again?" She asked.
"It feels great!" He stated. "I can't wait to see what everyone thinks of it all."
"I'm sure they will love the look." Dimitria responded.
"What about my Zord? Is it ready?" He asked.
"No, not yet. But Alpha is almost done with it." Dimitria stated. "Come, let's see how Kimberly's doing." Dimitria stated. Jc came up to her side and they both began to walk back into the main corridor of the Power Chamber. As they came up to a computer terminal, Jc rested his helmet on the top of it.
"She's coming in now, actually." Jc stated. They both turned around as pink light began to rain down from the ceiling.
To Be Continued in "A Recharged Spirit."