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The Capture
By Backlash

Sam was having trouble sleeping so she decided to take a walk. she headed to her usual spot but saw Leo sitting there. Just watching the sky. “Leo is everything all right?”

“Yeah. Fine why do you ask?”

“Because it 4:30 am in the morning what are you doing out here?”

“just watching the sky.”

“Leo is something wrong? You know you can talk to me about anything?”

“Frustrating isn’t it?”

“What?” Sam became confused,

“How many times have you come to this same spot with something troubling you but you wouldn’t let me help?”

“Are you in some kind of trouble? just tell me.”

“I was waiting for you.”

“How did you know I would be out here?”

“Alpha told me you had been having trouble sleeping so I figured I’d see what the problem was”

“thank god I thought you were stone walling me.”

“Doesn’t feel to good does it?”

“I can’t help the way things are I learned a long time ago not to trust. But I think I’m leering .”

“So why can’t you sleep?”

“I’m not sure. When I’m asleep I get flashes but I don’t know if it’s a dream or one of my visions. It’s confusing and when I wake up I just can’t get back to sleep.”

“What’s the dream about?”

“Being trapped.”


“Yeah I’m always trapped behind an invisible wall. You’re trying to help me but I pass out. I don’t know but it looks like I’m dead or dying.”

“I’m sure it was just a dream. You usually only have a vision when you’re awake. I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about.”

“You’re probly right.” Sam fell asleep in Leo’s arms.

The next day

Sam went to the guys quarters to see if Leo was there and saw Kai moping around he looked troubled. “Kai?” “Oh hi Sam”

“What’s wrong?”

“Nothing of great importance.”

“If it’s something important to you than it is important. Come what’s the problem?”

“well there’s this girl. She asked me to a dance.”

“So what’s the problem?”

“I can’t dance.”

Sam smiled, “Well something I can fix. I can teach you.”

“Oh come now I have two left feet I cannot be taught.”

“All you need is the right teacher some one patient.”

“I thought you said you wanted to teach me.”

“Ohh fuuunnnyy. Come lets get started.” Sam spent the afternoon help Kai learn to dance he wasn’t as bad as he had thought. Sam could see great potential in him and knew he would impress the girl he was taking. “I thought you said you had two left feet. You’re doing great.”

“Thanks. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

“No kidding.”

“we’ve been at this for hours how about lunch. My treat.”

“sure I never pass up free food.”

Meanwhile Trakeena was putting a plan into action this plan would destroy one of the rangers if successful a beam would transport a ranger into a forcefield where it would drain them until there was nothing left. The first target would be the blue ranger. She wanted to test it on him first she drew his name out of a hat.

Leo and the others were playing soccer at the time when they were attacked by a horde of stingwingers the purpose was to keep them away from Kai. This way they wouldn’t be able to interfere. They had there hands full.

Meanwhile at the lunch stand Sam and Kai had just finished there lunch. “so who is the lucky girl anyway?”

“Her name is... uh oh trouble. Look stingwingers.” they got into fighting positions

“Let’s take out the trash.” Sam yelled, Trakeena appeared “Guardian you always have something witty to say. Well take this.” she pointed the beam at Kai. “KAI LOOK OUT!” Sam did a backflip and jumped in front of him. The beam hit her and she disappeared. So did Trakeena and the others. “SAM!”

The others arrived to late. “Kai where’s Sam?” asked Maya,

"They took her. They were aiming a beam at me she jumped in front and then they all vanished. I’m sorry.”

“The dream.” Leo said

“What dream?” Damon asked,

“She dream that she would be captured.” they all hurried to the mega ship maybe they would be able to pinpoint her location. But it wouldn’t help Kai he was feeling major guilt.

Sam woke up to see that she was inside some sort of forcefield. “Well I see you are awake not my intended target. But at least now I can get my revenge on you for all your interference.”

“Revenge on me? You bitch you killed my brother and you want revenge what an ego.”

“Even in the face of death your a smart ass”

“Yeah well I see your clothes haven’t improved latex girl.” Sam felt herself become weak like she hadn’t slept in a year.

“what’s the matter Guardian feeling weak? You will keep getting weak until.. Well I think you get the picture.. Why not just give up?”

“Yeah right. I’d rather be dead.”

“And so it shall be. Tis the end of the guardian.”

“Stop talking like that Shakespeare you are not.”

* * * * *

“Alpha any luck with the scan?” “Not yet it will take some time.”

“Time is the one thing we may not have.” Kendrix added. Damon noticed that Kai was sitting very quiet and went to see how he was.


“it’s all my fault. They wanted me why did she get in the way?”

“Because you’re friends. She thought you were going to get hurt.” Leo joined the conversation. “Kai it wasn’t your fault.”

“Leo I caused your girlfriend to get captured why don’t you hate me?”

“Look Sam puts herself on the line. Trakeena is to blame not you. Now you can either mope or help us find her. What’s it gonna be?” Kai went to the computer and started imputing figures. And thought himself I know we started out on the wrong foot Sam but you have become one of my best friends hold on we no I will find you I promise. Just hold on.

“Not only did I capture the guardian but, I have the privilege of watching her die.” Trakeena laughed. Sam looked up at her as she was on the floor and said. “Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched my friends will rescues me.”

“you over estimate their loyalty.”

“You are pathetic.”

“Soon I will rule the universe. And you will be a mere memory.”

“Blah blah blah. You are a broken record. Do I have to listen to this all day. Then death will be a relief from your unrealistic dream.” Sam felt herself grow weaker and weaker she couldn’t even stand up. I can’t believe I’m going out like this. Sam thought finally she passed out.

The others busted in. Trakeena laughed, “you’re to late. I killed the Guardian ranger I’ll go down in history. Leo saw Sam’s body laying on the ground he tried to reach her but the forcefield was still up. “that stick maybe if we destroy it we can save here.” Kai yelled.

Leo agreed, “All right ready guys GO GALACTIC!” The blue ranger jumped over Trakenna and grabbed the stick then he broke it in half. The force fiels went down but Sam was still lying on the ground, They saw her energy return to her but still no sign of life. “The day will come when I defeat you.” Trakeena yelled before disappearing. The others ran to Sam. Leo held her in his arms “Sam wake up. Fight your way back.”

Sam could hear his words but an image appeared in front of her. It was a familiar image. “Ryan? is that you?”

“Yes it’s me.”

“Am I dead?”

“that is up to you. If you want to live you must fight your way back.”

“but if I don’t I can be with you and our family?”

“Yes. Is that what you want?”

“I’m sorry but no. I want to be with my friends.” Ryan smiled and said, “Don’t worry it’s just not your time we will be together one day.”

“Will you tell everyone I love them?”

“Of course” he kissed her on the forehead and then she woke up. Sam looked and saw all her friends around her.

“Sam are you OK?” Leo asked,

“yeah I’m fine.”

“I thought I lost you.”

“You can’t get rid of me that easily.” they all left. Leo carried her to her room since she was still weak.

“Hey Kai.” she said as he entered her room. “Are you Allright?”

“Yes. Why aren’t you at your dance?”

“I wanted to check on you first. Why did you do that for me?”

“Hey you’re not that bad a dancer.”

“you know what I’m talking about.”

she took his hand and said, “Because you’re my friend. I always act without thinking when it concerns my friends. Even if I had thought about it I would do the same.”

“Do you need anything?”

“Well just one thing.”

“Name it.”

“Go to the dance.” she ordered then hit him with her pillow.

“Allright all right I’m going.” he smiled then as he left Sam added “I expect a full detailed report.” Kai agreed and left. Leo entered, “He looks a lot better.”

“He’ll be all right.”

“And you?”

“I’m always fine when you’re around.”

“Well then I let you sleep.”

“Leo would you stay with me?”

“bad dreams?”

“No I just liked falling asleep in your arms.”

“Me too.” Leo put his arm around her and they fell asleep.