Notes: This is the start of my new series, Q-Wars, featuring Q, the Power Rangers, and co. This is set before the Power Rangers LG season finale last year, and before Mike returned and the Magna Defender died, but after the Rangers got the Lights of Orion. If anyone has suggestions for the directions the series should take, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org And now on to the Story.
Tommy finally decided on the placement of his newest trophy, when he heard a voice that fed terror deep into his veins.
"Well Red Ranger, you've come up in life from that pathetic thing you used to be."
Tommy whirled around to confront the creature that had been in his nightmares for years. His hair stood on end as he confronted his greatest challenge and rival, "Goldar. Thought you took a dive off the deep end. Can't say that I felt sad when I was told."
"Flattery will get you nowhere, Power Dweeb! You don't have any powers now, and my power has been increased to make me unstoppable. Prepare to die!" With that roar he charged forward, and even though Tommy was ready for him and tried to dodge aside, but Goldar moved faster than he had ever moved before, in the long time that Tommy had known and fought him. Goldar howled in triumph as his long cerrated sword pierced Tommy's side. Tommy gritted his teeth and tried weakly to pry the sword from his side, but his hands slipped off in the blood coating the sword and with a start he realized that it was his own. He clawed at Goldar with his last breath and the final thing he saw was Goldar's leering grin as he howled in triumph. Their long rivalry was over, and Goldar had won.
As the Rangers assembled on the bridge of the Megaship, Alpha briefed them as best he could, but soon the little robot lost his composure, and he began wailing for lost friends and people that he had always meant to meet and would now never have the chance to. The Rangers were respectfully quiet until Alpha could pull himself together and finish up.
Damon broke the silence, "Man, this stinks! He isn't targeting us, he's targeting former Rangers. Why? Damn, I always wanted to meet the Rangers before me, after we beat Scorpius and went back to Earth."
Kai said, "Actually, this makes perfect sense. He's eliminated any experienced help we could've sent for or asked for adivice. We've just taken a major blow and he didn't even attack us. This could really put a crimp in our defense plans."
Leo agreed, "Yeah, now we have no defense force on Earth. I was meaning to ask Alpha about contacting them, to try to bring them up to active status, so we would have some backup. I should've anticipated this, and I should've warned them, or we should've gone to Earth to protect them." He immediatly looked downcast and cast his eyes down to the ground. He felt like he had lost friends and family for the third time. First his parents in the major California earthquake before he had gone on Terra Venture that had left himself and Mike orphans. Then he had lost his brother to Furio. And now he had lost people whom he had never met or talked to, but he had felt an immediate kinship with the former Rangers. And it was all his fault that they were dead.
All of the Rangers were silent, in memory of
their lost comrades-in-arms. They realized that now
the fight had gotten serious.